Petition to Parliament of Australia
Mandatory Palm Oil labelling on all products in Australia by January 2020
PLEASE HELP SAVE THE ORANGUTAN! (Around 25 Orangutans die each day from Palm Oil deforestation). We, The People of Australia are seeking mandatory palm oil labelling on all products sold in Australia by January 2020. Why? Around 300 soccer fields per hour of precious rain forest in Malaysia and Indonesia (habitat of the Orangutan) are destroyed each hour for Palm Oil plantations. It is estimated that 25 Orangutans die each day from Palm Oil deforestation. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUNC) has classified the Bornean orangutan as Endangered with approximately 55,000 left with 5,000 killed a year. The Sumatran orangutan is Critically Endangered with approximately 6,300 left and 1,000 being killed a year. Each year, Australia imports approximately 130,000 tons of palm oil and it's found in a huge range of products. These include, (but are not limited to) biscuits, chips, crackers and batters, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and cosmetics. If an Australian consumer makes the decision to avoid purchasing products that contain Palm Oil, - under current legislation, (with Palm Oil not required to be labelled), this is an almost impossible task. Here are some examples of how Palm Oil is currently 'hidden' from Australian consumers. Names for Palm Oil Palm oil kernel “Palmitate” or “Palmate” Elaeis gunieensisHydrated Palm Gylcerides HexadecanoicPalmitic Acid Likely to be Palm OilVegetable oil (if product contains saturated fats, it's most likely palm oil)Anything containing “stearate, stearyl” Anything containing the words “cetyl, cetearyl” Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) Sodium Laureth Sulphate Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS) Sodium Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate Steareth -2Steareth -20 Emulsifier 422, 430-36, 465-67, 470-8, 481-483 Palm Oil is also high in saturated fat so there is a case for it to be labelled for health reasons as well as environmental. We are seeking transparency on our food labels so that we can make informed choices. We request mandatory labelling of Palm Oil on ALL products sold in Australia by January 2020.
Petition to "the Honourable, the Speaker of the House of Representatives".
Hold the Australian Government accountable for the aerial culling at Singleton Army base
The Petition of certain residents of the Hunter. Brings to the attention of the House our concern about the recent culling of brumbies on Federal land licensed by the Department of Defence at Singleton, in the State of New South Wales. The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the House of Representatives to immediately do all acts and things necessary to hold the Australian Government accountable and to stop any future aeirial culling on federal land.
Petition to RSPCA, Australian Parliament
Australia needs an Animal Abuse Registry for offenders
Australia's animal cruelty laws are disgraceful and in no way offer justice for so many innocent souls that are abused, tortured or neglected by the hands of humans. This petition is to raise public awareness of these (non punishable offences) and to finally give these animals some justice by naming and shaming the offenders and banning them from ever owning Animals ever again!! We must be the voice for the voiceless... it takes a village to make actual change so let's all ban together and fight for all animals in Australia.By the community showing their support and rallying together hopefully we can bring about a change for animal welfare.I have been a Animal advocate for many years and I see countless people get a slap on the wrist or just a fine for animal cruelty. Their lives matter just as much and it's time to stand up for them and be heard... we have a sex offender registry so why don't we have a Animal abuse registry? Both are abusing the vulnerable and the innocent.
Petition to Jokowi, Ahok, Jogjakota Government, Jokowi, Sri Sultan HB X, Suswono (Governor of Jakarta), I Made Mangku Pastika
DOGS ARE NOT FOOD - Stop the Dog Meat Trade in Bali
DOGS ARE NOT FOOD! Bali, known as the 'Island of Gods', is not as beautiful as it seems. Tourists visit, enjoy the beaches, peaceful culture and cheap stay but underneath there is a dark industry of animal theft, barbaric slaughter and profit! The Dog Meat Trade! We need the global community to be aware this is happening and gather support to close RW Restaurants (Dog Meat Restaurants) with the help of the local community, police force and the local government. SOME SIMPLE FACTS: - Over 100,000 dogs are slaughtered each year for human consumption. - A large number of these dogs are family owned pets stolen from their homes or out the front of the houses they protect. - The slaughter is brutal and in-humane. Dogs feet and mouths are hog tied and beaten to death (believing it makes the meat more tender). They are then skinned and boiled or fried - some still alive at this point. - There are approximately 70 public RW restaurants in Bali that cater to the local demographic - The local community have have been told various fallacies about eating dog meat such as it cures the common cold or makes them more virile. This is simply NOT true! - Rabies is present on the island. The RW Restaurants claim the extreme temperature of cooking will kill the virus however there are several proven cases of rabies being contracted through dog meat consumption which is a human health risk. Please sign the petition, share and help save the Bali Dogs. Created in collaboration with Yayasan Seva Bhuana
Petition to Hon. Mark Furner, MP
Stop whale entanglement
Whales are being entangled, injured or killed in the Gold Coast shark nets, Queensland, Australia every year. Whales and dolphins have the same fear of drowning and the suffering inflicted on them is tremendous. The entanglements are predictable, occur every year and most important are preventable. So lets stop this! How on earth can we justify the use of gill nets allowing to continuously catch whales in the 21st century? These nets are designed to kill. It is time to use new technology to ensure swimmers safety. Gold Coast bay and Moreton bay in the urbanised south-east Queensland are home to a large number of marine mammals including the common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, dugongs, and the humpback whale. A recent study (https://www.humpbacksandhighrises.org/HW_behaviour.pdf) has confirmed that humpback whales use the Gold Coast as a resting area during their southern migration. Recent surveys show an increase of calving. In particular mothers and calves were found to spend hours or days on the surface to rest with their calves near the shore. Every year more whales and dolphins are being caught, injured and even killed in shark nets that are set 500 m offshore in attempt to kill large sharks. We have studied which nets catch most whales and dolphins and that we can stop a large number of horrible entanglements by lifting the nets for only a few weeks and still ensure safety for swimmers by replacing them with modern and better technology. We need your signature, your support. Every day we grow stronger building a community that respects the ocean and life. Join our facebook community http://www.facebook.com/HumpbacksandHighrises More infos on shark nets from the government here. An entanglement in a shark net can be viewed here. Alternative to shark nets: drone surveillance, personal shark deterrents, education, prediction of shark occurrence, plastic nets, tagging, shark spotters, enclosed beaches and in development: sonar barriers, electromagnetic fences. Thank you for supporting marine life.
Petition to Auckland Council
Remove the Karaka trees from Meola Reef dog park to stop dogs from getting poisoned!
At Meola dog park there are Karaka trees present. The fruits on these trees are highly toxic to dogs, which can lead to paralysis, seizures and a painful & unnecessary death. Auckland Council is currently trying to come to a solution but we believe that removal of the trees is the only real resolution to this problem. If we do not get these dangerous trees removed more dogs can be negatively affected. A 5 month old puppy is currently trying to recover from the ingestion of one of these berries, he was lucky enough to get to the vet quickly but many other dogs have not been as fortunate as him.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian, Melissa Price
Save Australian Wildlife, Like Koalas & Their Habitats! #StopLandClearing #SaveTrees
I use to be a Wildlife Carer, Aussie Wildlife are the most important thing in My Life! Koalas and other Wildlife are very important to Australian Image, more so than New Train Lines, Highways or Mines! Koala should be named "Australian Treasure", like The Giant Panda is to China! Australians should care about our Unique Wildlife, before they all become Extinct! That includes Kangaroos! They should not be culled as Pest or killed for Food or Fur. Make a Law to Protect Wildlife Habitat all over Australia and over rule State Laws!
Petition to The Hon Anthony Roberts MP, The Hon Gabrielle Upton MP, The Hon Rob Stokes MP
Ban new development in Sydney's Wildlife Corridors
Wildlife Corridors were created to allow Fauna to move freely between Habitats. Any proposed residential development on Bayview Golf course will prevent wildlife from moving between the coast at Winnererremy Bay Mona Vale and major habitat areas around Katandra Bushland Sanctuary and Nangana Road Bayview. A second attempt for approval for a major building development was lodged in 2016 on this very Wildlife & Coastal corridor by REZONING from OPEN SPACE, that will completely cut this High Priority Wildlife Corridor (Map 9 Pittwater Council website) , isolating fauna from their feeding area in the remnant trees. Many old remnant trees (159 trees , yes 159 to be exact) will have to be removed for building purposes. Many Threatened and Endangered Native species owe their survival to these Wildlife Corridors and need this habitat for feeding and protection . Please stop any further development in these Wildlife Corridors, particularly the ones in Bayview / Ingleside & across Sydney.