Petition to Members of Queensland Parliament
Stronger laws to stop the cruelty of Puppy Breeding Factories (Puppy Farms)
Queensland has some of the worst 'Puppy Farm' laws in Australia because: Puppy factories and the sale of animals in pet shops remain legal. There is no cap on dog numbers or litter limits. Dogs can be made to breed until no longer physically able, and back-to-back. Dogs can be killed without a vet. There are no time requirements for exercise, socialisation or enrichment as long as it's 'once a day'. Soft bedding is not a requirement. Up to 600 dogs can be kept in disgusting, squalid conditions in cages and sheds and forced to breed all their lives until they are no longer useful. They can then be abandoned or killed. Nothing can be done to help these poor dogs who never experience love or sun or grass. They live in misery and loneliness because Queensland's weak legislation makes no effort to help them. Therefore, please show your compassion and care for these poor animals by signing this petition to demand that our MPs introduce and push legislation to strengthen these laws.
Petition to City Councils, Australia Government, Companion animals act
Let your dog defend you, your family and your home.
Break and enters have been getting worse and worse Australia wide, with laws still protecting offenders, it’s time for us to do something! It is currently illegal for your dog to defend themselves, yourself, your family and your home. If a trespasser enters your home, the trespasser can cause severe harm to your pet. If your beloved pet reacts, legally, they are faced with the possibility of being killed or you , the owner, being charged a hefty fine. (Under section 25 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 (NSW)) This law is so ridiculous that if your dog simply rips the offenders clothing, you can be charged! We need to band together to change this immediately. The new law is proposed as follows: The owner of a dog is NOT liable for damages in respect of: Bodily injury to a person caused by the dogwounding or attacking that person, and. Damage to the personal property of a person (including clothing) caused by the dog in the course of attacking that person if they are trespassing. This law needs to be changed, to allow you, your pet and your family to feel safe in your own home. Trespassers MUST be held accountable for their actions. My pup was recently injured due to trespassers attempting to break in (shown in title picture). Dogs should be able to defend themselves and the people they love, not be killed for it.
Petition to Mayor and Councillors - City of Swan
Save the wildlife from property developers in the Swan Valley
The community are deeply concerned with the plight of wildlife, in particular kangaroos, in the areas of Henley Brook, Brabham and West Swan which have been affected by property development. Property development has rapidly taken large tracts of habitat, impacting feed and water supply and displacing hundreds of local wildlife, predominantly kangaroos, which are now converging on the verges of busy local roads. There has been significant loss of life as a result of vehicle impacts, distress, dehydration, and starvation. In addition, there has been a considerable cost to residents who bear the brunt of repairing vehicles after collisions with kangaroos. The risk of serious injury or a fatality to road users is unacceptable. Immediate areas of concern are the roads comprising Youle-Dean Road, Woollcott Avenue, Murray Road and Park Street in Henley Brook/West Swan/Brabham and the land to the north and south of these streets, and east and west of Murray Road. We the undersigned, request the council: 1. Provide adequate feed and water for kangaroos and wildlife in the aforementioned areas of concern. 2. Provide a comprehensive relocation plan for kangaroos and other wildlife currently residing on developers' lands, public and private land within the areas bounded by the previously mentioned roads. 3. Provide flashing signs advising of the danger to kangaroos and other wildlife at the entry and exit points of Woollcott Avenue, Murray Road and Youle-Dean Road. 4. Engage independent environmental consultants to review the quantity and quality of water and feed available to the sites inhabited by wildlife within the Brabham/West Swan/Henley Brook property development sites as previously outlined, as well as the 'Bush Forever' bushland/Brabham Raceway sites between Youle-Dean Road, Isoodon Street, Harrow Street and west of West Swan Road. In addition, a comprehensive report listing the types and numbers of wildlife present in the above stated areas.
Petition to Westfield Group Corporate
Stop the sale of pets in Westfield Shopping Centres
Dear Westfield Management We request that you ban the sale of pets in your shopping centres. The quality of life of these animals during the time they are there is far from suitable. These young animals are denied the basic care and ability to thrive. It is a well known fact that allowing pet shops to sell pets encourages the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits from backyard breeders. What distinguishes backyard breeders from responsible breeders are the standards that the breeder meets and whether there is a known demand for puppies before they are bred. Where breeding has been accidental, the owner is often unaware of the special requirements for the mother and her offspring and it is often difficult to find good homes for the puppies or kittens. Inadequate nutrition, fleas and worms are common in these situations, placing the welfare of these animals at risk. Backyard breeding contributes to the unwanted companion animal population in the community. Uncontrolled breeding and overpopulation inevitably leads to the euthanasia of healthy unwanted animals. By not allowing the sale of pets in pet shops within your shopping centres it shows the community that your organisation does not support this unethical practice.
Petition to Valdis Dombrovskis (DG Trade), Stella Kyriakides (DG SANTE)
We Demand an Import Suspension of Cruelly Produced Kangaroo Body Parts and Flesh
We call upon the European Commissioners Stella Kyriakides (DG SANTE) and Valdis Dombrovskis (DG Trade) to immediately suspend the importation of Kangaroo body parts and flesh. Statistics have disclosed more than 70% of Kangaroo flesh derived from the Australian "harvests" is exported to Europe. The slaughter of Kangaroos for export of body parts and flesh for human consumption under an Australian Commonwealth Government approved “wildlife trade management plan” does not comply with the Legislation of the European Union namely Regulation 1099/200910, Killing of animals. Under the regulation, stunning animals before killing, ( to ensure the killing is humane and not cruel) is compulsory. This regulation applies to animals “culled” for depopulation, disease control or “other purposes” and farmed animals, and there is no evidnce to suggest this is taking place. Further, the regulation requires meat imported into the EU to be accompanied with an attestation certifying that requirements at least equivalent to those of the EU have been met. Investigations have revealed this cannot be certified. Kangaroo Killing "culling" "harvesting" is Cruel and Inhumane Due to the remote locations where commercial kangaroo shooting takes place there is no control or policing. Nobody is present to ensure animal welfare practices are complied including whether Kangaroos are stunned, and this practice is not happening. No statistics are available for the animals who are wounded and escape. Kangaroos have been found with blown-apart jaws from mis-shooting but have survived to endure a long and painful death from starvation. 'In pouch' joeys of shot mothers are either decapitated (if very small) or killed with a blow to the head. Quite often dependent 'at foot' joeys escape, and suddenly face a life alone, often falling victim to predators, exposure or starvation. Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroos are not weaned until they are nearly 18 months old. “A Shot in the Dark’ — a report on kangaroo harvesting, a 2009 report commissioned by Animal Liberation (NSW) estimates some '440,000 dependent young kangaroos are either clubbed to death or left to starve after their mothers are killed'. (Source:Animals Australia) Not only are the EU Legislation not complied with the Australian kangaroo industry Code of Practice requires that animals be killed by a single shot to the head, but even conservative estimates suggest that more than tens of thousands of the adult kangaroos for commercial processing each year, are not killed in this manner. (Source Animals Australia). The "culling" and "harvesting" of Kangaroos fails to comply with EU Regulations and the Australian Code of Practice. The "harvesting" is cruel and inhumane. Commercial Trade in an Australian Emblamatic and Iconic Native Kangaroos The Australian Governments’ support for a Commercial Trade in Kangaroo Body Parts and Flesh for human consumption is being challenged and there are calls for it to be banned. It has been asserted State and Commonwealth Legislation designed to conserve and Protect Native Wildlife does not extend to a commercial slaughter to satisfy a demand for trade in body parts or flesh for human consumption and particularly on a commercial scale. State Governments rely on claims of “overabundance” to justify “culling” or “harvesting” Kangaroos in order to satisfy local Wildlife Legislation and the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) to obtain a permit to remove or cull protected Native Wildlife. There are allegations that the population numbers of Kangaroos have been grossly exaggerated to justify a claim of "overabundance" and that in fact in some States Kangaroos may face extinction as a consequence of "harvesting" or the push to supply demand for the commercial exploitation of Kangaroos for body parts and flesh for the local and overseas market for human consumption on a commercial scale. The intention of Legislations is not to support the commercialisation and trade in commerce of Australian Native Wildlife body parts or flesh for human consumption, but rather the preservation and conservation of Australian native wildlife. Ministerial approval having been granted for a “wildlife trade management plan” under the EPBC Act, in order to achieve an export of Kangaroo body parts and flesh for human consumption on a commercial scale is being questioned. There is a Call for a Ban on Killing Kangaroos and an immediate ban on the commercial "harvesting" of Kangaroos, and to ban any further killing of Kangaroos; to revoke all current Permits and Plans for trade in Kangaroo body parts and flesh for local and export for commercial purposes. Kangaroos are not and have never been "farmed animals" in Australia nor were Kangaroos "farmed" by Australia's First Nations' peoples. To some indigenous Australians Kangaroos are totemic. Kangaroos are protected Native Wildlife. We call upon the European Commissioners Stella Kyriakides (DG SANTE) and Valdis Dombrovskis (DG Trade) to immediately suspend the importation of Kangaroo body parts for trade and commerce and flesh for human consumption as the EU Regulations are not being complied with. Photo Credit: Red Box Wildlife Sanctuary Elphinstone, Victoria Australia
Petition to Lismore City Council
Save our Sanctuary!
Contented Pig Inn is a rescue sanctuary for abused, abandoned, sick or neglected pigs in the Northern Rivers of NSW. We are currently facing orders from Lismore council to remove all but 4 of our animals and have not been given any options allowing us stay with our current residents. There must be alternatives to the impossible task put forward. We deserve the opportunity to make this work for us and the surrounding neighbours. Our zoning is RU1, which is rural primary production. We didn't go into this blindly or ignore council requirements, yet the current situation leaves us with the going to the land and environment court and facing huge fines for non compliance, or "disposing" of our pigs any way possible (this will NEVER happen). Please help us continue to help the animals and stay in our home. To move is a huge expense and the sanctuary simply cannot afford it. We are a small registered charity running off a property owned by the organisation's president and founder. The situation has become incredibly stressful and is affecting the mental and physical health of those involved. Over the past year there has been drought, bushfire, torrential rains, and now Covid-19. Communities need to work together in these crazy times, not against each other. Our ask to council is simple. Work with us to find a solution that works for everyone. This is important. Thank you for you support.
Petition to Australian Government, Joylene Froebel
Shade for Livestock in Australia
Having travelled to QLD and back to Victoria twice in the last two years, I was saddened not only by the death of Kangaroos on our Roads but also the plight of our Livestock, Cows, Horses and Sheep that have to stand every day under the hot sun, without trees, without shelter, without love for their lives. I have witnessed this also in Victorias farming land where sheep stand in a circle to shade each other because they have no trees to shade under. What a terrible human race we are to not provide trees and shelter to those that provide us with Milk, Meat and Wool. At least, we should give them shade and comfort on this earth instead of baking under the Australian Sun. All I ask is that we provide shade structures, by way of Government subsidies and local jobs until trees via Government subsidies and local jobs create permanent shade. If these animals were Unicorns struggling each day in the heat then maybe we might gather around them more for help. Please let us help all our livestock to have shade, shade and more shade. As humans we have fans and air conditioning and then we have a lamb or beef roast!! What are we doing to these poor animals!!! LETS MAKE SHADE AND LOTS OF IT!!!!xxx