Petition to Maj. Gen. (Retd) Dr. R.M. Kharb (044-24571024), Animal Welfare Board of India, Narendra Modi, Shri M Ravikumar
To stop the camel slaughter in India.
Camels and other innocent animals are openly slaughtered in the streets of India as well as in other parts of the world, in the name of religion, culture and tradition. We are not against any religious community but when it comes to violence against animals, someone has to take a stand. I'm sure everyone is aware of the horrors the animals have to go through when they're tied up, beaten and waiting to get slaughtered. Don't turn your heads, it's time to save our fellow earthmates. It breaks my heart when i see animals kept in cages in slaughter houses, seeing death everyday. One by one let's save all of them. Sign this petition so that the Animal Welfare Board can stop this inhumane slaughter of animals on certain festivals (not just Bakrid), so that they are able to take some action against this cruel practice. Don't be just another brick in the wall. Help us, help our animal friends. Please sign and share this petition. Thank you.
Petition to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Shri G. Harikumar, Shri. K. Raju, Shri OR Kelu, Shri CK Saseendran, Shri IC Balakrishnan, Shri. C.M. Vijayanand
Say it Now. Say it Loud. "Set him free in the wild!"
There is a wild tusker called Kallur Komban in Wayanad, who needs our help. He is in captivity, after being captured by the Kerala State forest department in November, 2016. Blamed for being a problem elephant, and straying into villages. But, he is very much a victim, of a conflict not of his making. A conflict started by humans, when they encroached the forests in which his kind has roamed freely for thousands of years. Humans suffer, but the elephants, and other animals, are the big losers. Like this tusker, who will lose his freedom, forever. Currently Kallur Komban is languishing in a small wooden cage stationed at the Muthanga elephant camp in Wayanad, Kerala, S. India. He is terrified and under severe stress from the trauma of capture, transport, and being confined in a small space. The stress from being alone in a new place, human proximity, change of diet, inability to carry out his natural behaviours etc. can even make him collapse. Compared to other countries, India is still conservative and complacent about its policies and attitudes to wildlife conservation. Conservation decisions are often made on the basis of what is socially and politically ‘safe’, ‘normal’ or ‘acceptable’. Expediency and convention override science, ethics and animal rights. We hope that the Government of Kerala will not abandon what is right in the name of convenience. Kallur Komban must be allowed to live a natural life. And not enslaved for the rest of his life. He needs us to raise our voices in unison, and call for him to be set free.
Petition to Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Help Save Tigers
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reported in 2016 that the number of wild tigers increased for the first time in a century, from 3200 in 2010 to 3890. Since the start of 2016, over 235 tiger deaths have been recorded in India. That accounts for 6% of the world’s wild tiger population. If the current trend continues the population increase will be in vain. Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are extremely powerful predators. They are at the top of the food chain and keep the deer population under control. An uncontrolled population of dominant herbivores eats up all the available vegetation and greatly affects the entire ecosystem. Tigers maintain the balance and keep forest ecosystems healthy. Tigers are an integral part of India’s identity. They are the national animals of India and share a picture with elephants and rhinos in the ten rupee note to signify the diversity of Indian wildlife. People come from all over the world to see tigers and help generate large revenue in tourism. An economic evaluation of six tiger reserves; Corbett, Kaziranga, Kanha, Sunderbans, Ranthambore and Periyar found that the selected reserves give annual monetary benefits worth 79.7 billion rupees. Now imagine the total economic value of all 50 tiger reserves in India. To avail these monetary benefits we just need to divert the flow of money into conservation. Forest rangers frequently get into trouble with poachers and illegal miners. An increasing number of them are being killed in the line of duty. This combined with the lack of resources has caused them to be spread thin. More vehicles and firearms need to be provided to the forest department to prevent this. Extra money should be allocated for camera traps and radio-tracking collars. They help track individuals and provide important information about their behaviour and movements to researchers. Buffer zones need to be increased to reduce man-animal conflict. This can be done by giving compensation to nearby land owners so that they can buy land elsewhere. Building artificial watering holes inside protected areas helps reduce man-animal conflict further. They are especially necessary because summers are getting harsher due to climate change. With more water sources animals will not need to venture outside protected areas in search of water. Wildlife corridors are also necessary because they allow animals to safely travel between protected areas. These measures will not only help tigers but numerous other animals. They need to be implemented as soon as possible to protect them. Please sign the petition and help save tigers.
Petition to Mr. Chen Wu, Peng Qinghua, Governor of Guangxi Autonomous Region, Chinese Embassy of India
Shut down Yulin festival permanently and save the cats (and dogs)!
Every year more than 10,000 cats and dogs are brutally butchered and eaten at Yulin "festival" en masse, otherwise known as Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, this takes place in a city called Yulin, located in Guangxi, China. Despite of all the protests from all over the world this inhumane festival is still not banned, local government officials say it is organised by private businesses and they are unable to prevent it. Yulin festival started officially in 2010 and has no cultural background whatsoever. While some of the Asian countries already eat dog and cat meat (the poor animals are kept in conditions unimaginable!) that is no excuse to get together and butcher these poor animals in broad daylight and eat them as if its some sort of a celebration. These terrified animals are cramped into filthy wire cages, denied food and water for days and are beaten up, tortured and finally killed by torching them or skinning them ALIVE! It is a popular belief that if the animal is tortured the meat tastes better. While a lot of organisations are working towards banning Yulin and the dog meat trade very little is being done for the cats. They suffer equally and its time we raise our voice, create awareness, protest, do whatever it takes to not only ban this so called festival but also rescue the animals from the slaughterhouses. This is not only extremely cruel and barbaric but questions the very humanity, such atrocity can not be tolerated in a civilised world that we live in. Some of the animals are even pets and are stolen from their homes. Can you imagine your pet cat (or dog) getting stolen just to be skinned alive or bludgeoned to death and eaten? The pictures of these poor cats (and dogs) cramped in cages or dragged out forcibly and skinned are sickening and grotesque. Cats are our friends and not "food", it seems unfathomable that some people see no ethical problem with consuming cats (and dogs, man's best friends). With more people educated on the issue, the pressure on Yulin to permanently cancel the dog eating festival may soon be successful. So please sign and share the petition.
Petition to Mr. RATNAKAR and the TRUSTEES, The Ashram Officers
Sai Baba Ashram: STOP NOW THE KILLING OF DOGS BY POISONING in Puttaparthi
In the ashram of the late Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Puttaparthi, Andra Pradesh, India, the well-known family of 9 dogs, a mother with her pups of different ages, has been completely exterminated by poisoning. A first wave of killings happened on Easter day (30 March 2013) and took the life of 7 of them, two could be treated in hospital and saved in extremis. A recent new wave of poisoning occured on 5th May 2013 which killed also the two surviving dogs. They were all young, kind, loving dogs, sterilized, vaccinated against rabies, born in the ashram, living peacefully and permanently there for many years, loved and cared by many animal lovers and above all they were dear friends to all of us. The joy they were giving to all can be seen in the photo album dedicated to these innocent victims ( http://sdrv.ms/16hJ795 ). Many other dogs in the ashram which are also all castrated and vaccinated by the Karuna Society are also often mistreated, some are strangely disappearing and the others are still in danger of being soon poisoned if the culprits of this deplorable killing are not exposed by a proper, legal and objective investigation. A complete and detailled unfolding of the situation and the recent events is available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/saibabaofindia/message/26674 A flow of personal complaints from many all around the world after the first poisoning remained unheeded by the authorities of the ashram. Now we plead the authorities to listen with compassion to the cries of those divine innocent creatures’ sufferings and of all our bleeding hearts after knowing about such cruelty against the animal kingdom. We pray them to take all initiatives to solve the case and to stop the repeated incidents of dogs poisoning and to promote their future protection and welfare e.g. by launching a SAI ANIMAL WELFARE PROJECT. OUR MIGHT as caring human beings IS OUR LOVE AND OUR DEVOTION TO RIGHT ACTION AND NON-VIOLENCE towards all living beings including the animals. EACH VOICE OF THE HEART COUNTS. So please join us in this movement of Love by signing this international SAI DOGS PETITION and by raising awareness around you, using Facebook and Twitter and informing all your friends and family members about this international action to save our friends.
Petition to Change.org, Maneka Gandhi
Justice for animals
Hello friends.. Everyday we read about cruelty against animals but no one can do anything about it as there are no laws nothing for this Injustice.. First I read a report where a man was seen throwing a dog from his terrace and in another case a dog was beaten by bamboos just because he was running after a bike.And in most cases when someone tries to stop it,that person gets harrassed or gets no proper support from anyone forget police..So let's come together and fight for the Injustice done to these poor creatures..We want strict laws so a common animal lover can do something instead of standing helplessly and watching .. Please come forward and sign this petition to get Justice for our fur friends.Thanks..
Petition to Steve Easterbrook, Joe Erlinger, muktesh pant, David C Novak, roger eaton, Francesca DeBiase, Robert Gibbs, Silvia Lagnado, Yum Corporate
Go for Free-range Birds
Like you and me, birds and animals have the right to a decent life for the while that they live on the face of earth. None of us hold the right to make their life miserable for the sake of meat or egg consumption. Industrial livestock production has grown exponentially over the past years. Thousands of birds are kept in cramped spaces for the duration of their lives, many of whom reach the slaughterhouse too sick to even stand. Watch the video in the link here for horrific scenes shot at sites. (Warning: Not for the faint-hearted). I was shocked too! This doesn't necessarily have to be this way. Lets wake up and do our bit to goad the industry in the right direction. "Cage-free" and "Free-range" are popular labels used to indicate that the hens are provided more space than the typical battery cages where egg laying hens are rared. Cage-free means that hens are able to walk, spread their wings and lay their eggs in nests, vital natural behaviors denied to hens confined in cages. Free range denotes a method of farming husbandry where the animals/birds, for at least part of the day, can roam freely outdoors, rather than being confined in an enclosure for 24 hours each day. It is to be noted though, that in countries where the labels are popular, like the US, they are also widely misused by the industry. According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), “no information on stocking density, the frequency or duration of how much outdoor access must be provided, nor the quality of the land accessible to the animals is defined” in the regulatory text and thus these are flexed to still maintain some of the old practices. This is especially true for those factory farms that rare tens of thousands of chickens. Hence the need for adequate regulation and supervision on the use of the labels by large farms. By virtue of what it implies, the cage-free egg movement has quickly spread throughout the world and a growing number of food companies are adopting cage-free egg purchasing policies. In India however this is yet to gain as much strength as say 'organic'. In 2016, McDonalds committed to a plan to switch to cage-free eggs in US, Canada and South Africa, a transition that could cost them big money. The important thing to note though is that once McDonalds had made the commitment nearly 200 competitors said they will do the same. The last major fast-food chain to announce cage-free was KFC that had committed to a timeline of end-2016, which is much ahead of McDonalds' 2025 plan. However for India (as also for the rest of the world), the announcements made in US mean that the large number of the popular McDonalds and KFC outlets continue to sell meat and eggs sourced from birds rared in battery cages, fed high doses of hormone, antibiotics and a diet that is largely uncontrolled. The lack of awareness about cage-free practices has slowed down the demand for a change in India. We should definitely say No to unhealthy food served to public by restaurant chains. This food may scale high in the tastiness index, but it will certainly prove harmful in the long run. The stress undergone by the chickens translate to harmful chemicals that in turn enter our body system while ingesting the burgers and muffins from the popular and fast-moving outlets spread across the country. Numerous researches done on broiler hens have established beyond doubt that hens rared in poultry farms suffer impact to their physiological functions at multiple levels, all caused by high concentrations of stress hormones in blood. See the link for one such article. As the most popular restaurant chains in India that consume chicken meat, we petition the McDonalds and KFC to lead the way...... by declaring that all their products sold in India come only from free-range, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and humanely raised birds. This petition goes to Steve Easterbrook, CEO of McDonalds and his executive team, including Amit Jatia, Joint Venture Partner & Managing Director, McDonald’s India [West & South Region] and Smita Jatia, Chief Operating Officer, McDonald’s India [West & South]. So also it goes to Muktesh Pant, CEO of KFC, David C Novak, Chairman and CEO of Yum! brands (KFC is a subsidiary of Yum!), and Roger Eaton, COO of Yum! and President of KFC. Please note. This is not about vegetarianism or non vegetarianism. This is about doing our bit to save a living being from extreme suffering. A suffering that is totally avoidable! We the people petition the biggest corporate houses in the industry to take steps to discourage cages and thus contribute to a happier, healthier world.
Petition to Government
Save Nature Wildlife Stop Night Stay at Kankai Temple in Gir Forest
Gir Forest & the Wildlife including Lions are on threat due to government policy to allow tourist or so called religious people for Night Stay at Kankai Temple in Gir Forest... Do you think it is necessary to stay at night to workship God. ? Night Stay will Lead to many such other issues that will lead to Noise Pollution etc and will again disturb personal life of Animals and specially Lion. Plus waste of plastic and other food items will disturb the environment... My request to government is to ban night stay at Kankai Temple in Gir.