Petition to Bulgarian authorities
Show your support for Rudozem Street Dog Rescue achieving shelter registration in Bulgaria
Please show your support for Rudozem Street Dog Rescue (RSDR) and how important it is for RSDR to be granted Shelter registration to government officials so RSDR can continue to send dogs and cats for adoption and therefore rescue more animals from the streets. The number of dogs on the streets in Rudozem is ever increasing since February when we were stopped from doing adoption trips. The shelter is over crowded with over 250 animals, and we explain that to people but still have dogs tied to the fence or pups dumped outside the yard. Winter is here and we will soon have snow. All we can do for the dogs and cats on the streets is make sure they get fed. Please sign our petition to show your support. BULGARIAN TRANSLATION Моля, покажете подкрепата си за "Рудозем Стрийт Дог Рескю " и колко е важно за "РСДР" да бъде предоставена регистрацията на приюта от държавните служители, така че "РСДР" да може да продължи да изпраща кучета и котки за осиновяване и следователно да спасява повече животни от улиците. DUTCH TRANSLATION Laat alsjeblieft zien dat je RSDR steunt en dat het heel belangrijk is voor RSDR dat het asiel officieel geregistreerd word door de autoriteiten. Op die manier kan RSDR weer dieren laten adopteren en meer dieren van de straat redden. Het aantal dieren op straat in Rudozem neemt alleen maar toe sinds we in februari gedwongen zijn te stoppen met de adoptieritten. Het asiel is overvol met meer dan 250 dieren en dat leggen we iedereen uit, maar toch worden er dieren aan ons hek vastgebonden of gedumpt rondom het terrein. De winter is begonnen en het zal snel gaan sneeuwen. Alles wat we nu kunnen doen voor de honden en katten op straat is ze voeren. Teken alsjeblieft onze petitie en laat zo je steun zien. ------------------- For shelter updates please go to https://www.youcaring.com/saveourshelter The story: Rudozem Street Dog Rescue (RSDR) has been a registered non-profit foundation since 2009 and have been TRACES registered since 2014. We have adopted thousands of animals since 2009 to the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and the United States. All of our animals must be transported by TRACES commercial imports/exports which is part of EU law, and is required for any animal with a transfer of ownership being transported from one country to another in the EU. Rescue animals go under this category and any adopted animals must be transported with a TRACES export certificate which is then validated by Authorities. At the end of January 2017, RSDR applied for TRACES export certificates for adopted animals that were due to leave on an adoption transport in February. The authorities refused to issue certificates due to a Bulgarian law being passed stating that animals rescued from the streets could only be adopted to other countries from a registered shelter. RSDR have been renovating a building purchased in 2010, for the last 7 years. This building we use to house our animals that are rescued. This building however is not registered as a shelter, even though RSDR is a registered foundation. This new law is a Bulgarian government law independent of European TRACES transport law. Since then we have been working very hard to get registration so that we can start sending adopted dogs and cats to other countries again. It has been a very stressful time and we have had to deal with complaints that despite all our efforts the shelter might be too close to other buildings for registration to be granted. Since 2009 when Rudozem Street Dog Rescue first achieved charity status, we have rescued thousands of street dogs and they have been adopted in other countries. We have done everything we can to follow things legally so we do not put the foundation, and our animals at risk.Our best chance at this current stage is trying to achieve shelter registration and RSDR are fighting to get this, even if we have to relocate and build another shelter, so our animals can be adopted and we can continue to save others from the streets. Rudozem Street Dog Rescue (RSDR)Foundation No. 175647065Rudozem, Smolian, Bulgariastreetdogrescue@gmail.comwww.streetdogrescue.com
Petition to The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Senator Fiona Nash
Ban Cosmetics Tested on Animals!
The ugly side of the beauty business… The 2017 Federal Budget has revealed that the Coalition Government's promise to save thousands of animal lives starting 1 July 2017 will not eventuate for another 12 months. "Implementation of the ban will start 1 July 2018 to provide industry with a transition period and align with broader industrial chemical reforms." Read the full release here. Thousands of animals will suffer and die because of animal testing within the next year. We will continue our campaign until Australia bans cosmetics tested on animals. NOW is the time to make the proposed ban happen. Not next month. Not next year. NOW. Testing cosmetics on animals has already been banned in the UK, the EU, India, Israel, Norway, New Zealand and several Brazilian states. Many other countries have pledged to introduce similar legislation in the near future. In Australia we continue to import cosmetics tested on animals even though such procedures are painful, cruel and unnecessary. By allowing these products to be sold in our country we are effectively supporting the animal testing of cosmetics. With your help, Australia will join the growing list of countries that stop torturing animals for cosmetics. Choose Cruelty Free (CCF), Humane Research Australia (HRA) and Animals Australia are asking members of the public to join us in petitioning the Australian Government to implement a ban on the sale of all cosmetics that are tested on animals. In support, 35 other Australian groups have endorsed the Petition: Adore Animals Animal Justice Party Animal Liberation NSW Animal Liberation Queensland Animal Liberation WA Australian Rat Fanciers Society Beagle Freedom Australia Beagle Rescue Victoria Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services (BAWCS) Big Ears Animal Sanctuary Brightside Farm Sanctuary C.A.T.S. Cats Assistance To Sterilise Inc Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses DeathRowPets Australia Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary Freedom for Farmed Rabbits Friends of the Animals PERTH Golden Retriever Rescue Halfway Home Animal Rescue Humane Society for Animal Welfare Ingrid's Haven Jane Goodall Institute Australia Melbourne Animal Rescue Monika's Doggie Rescue National Animal Rescue Groups of Australia (NARGA) Inc Oscar's Law Perth Advocates for the Earth Pound Paws Sentient, The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics Sydney Pet Rescue The Australian Vegetarian Society (NSW) The Mark's Ark The Winged Horse Equine Welfare ThinkKind Victorian Dog Rescue & Resource Group In 2003 the European Parliament and the 15 member states of the EU passed “The 7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive” effectively banning the use of animals in cosmetic testing throughout Europe and the import of any cosmetics being tested on animals – regardless of their country of origin. The EU 2013 deadline for a complete ban on testing cosmetics on animals has happened! The ultimate aim being to replace all animals used in testing cosmetics with alternatives that are already available. Under section 81(1) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) (“the Act”), the Minister for Health has the power to determine the standards for cosmetics imported into, or manufactured in, Australia. Please request that a standard be introduced under section 81 of the Act stating that no cosmetic shall be imported into, or manufactured in, Australia if the final product or its ingredients have been tested on animals. Photo: NZAVS
Petition to Greg Hunt MP, The Hon. Greg Hunt, MP, NHMRC
Ban Primate Experiments!
Australia continues to allow non-human primates to be placed in inappropriate environments and subjected to laboratory experiments that not only cause immense suffering, but can also be dangerously misleading for human medical progress because of the significant biological differences between humans and non-human primates. Your petitioners therefore request an immediate ban on the use of all non-human primates in medical and scientific research in Australia.
Petition to Greg Hunt MP, Malcolm Turnbull, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, The Hon Nigel Scullion, The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, The Hon Simon Birmingham, NSW Government Primary Industries-Agriculture
Take dingoes off the Australian wild-dog, lethal control list & stop council's bounty kill
The International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has red listed Australia's native dog, the Dingo, as 'vulnerable' to extinction because of interbreeding with domestic dogs which have either become feral or are free-roaming. These feral dogs are breeding with the dingoes diluting their DNA, leading to wild feral hybrid dogs. This crossbreeding is leading to total disruption of the dingoes normal family and hunting behaviours. This combined with lethal control of pure dingoes is causing the dingo packs to break up because often their parents have been killed, leaving vulnerable dingo pups to fend for themselves and learn behaviours from feral domestic dogs or they just fend for themselves. For the dingo pups, this is usually impossible and they often die. Yes dingoes and feral dogs and cross breeds wreak havoc on Australia's sheep and cattle industries. The livestock industry wreaks havoc on the environment. Feral cats, rabbits, goats and wild pigs also wreak havoc on the environment. Without top apex predators such as the dingoes, who keep these numbers down, the Australian environment will continue to deplete at an amazingly fast rate, as will Australia's native wildlife. The Australian Government both protects the dingo through providing conservation parks where the dingo is free to roam, but unfortunately outside of these areas, the dingo is vulnerable to many inhumane and lethal methods of wild-dog control such as 1080 poisoning, steel leg traps, beatings and shooting. The lethal killing of dingoes because they are included as a wild-dog under all lethal control policies, leads to further vulnerability for the dingo and inevitable extinction within 25-50 years (IUCN, 2012). The National Museum Australia has reported that recent research comparing sites in New South Wales with differing degrees of dingo control confirms the relationship between kangaroo numbers and dingo predation. This research showed a reduction in the dingo population resulted in a range of impacts on other species also, and the study concludes that culling dingoes is counterproductive in biodiversity. This may result in increased number of feral cats, rabbits, foxes, and wild pigs. The RSPCA is not opposed to the use of lethal control methods for pest animals provided that there is justification for such killing and there is no effective, humane non-lethal alternative method available. However, the RSPCA is opposed to any method of control that does not result in a humane death. Current methods of trapping do not meet this requirement, as animals that are caught in traps can suffer greatly for a considerable time before they are finally killed (RSPCA, 2011). The RSPCA further states its view that all toothed steel-jawed leg-hold traps and snares should be banned throughout Australia, as they cause serious physical injury and suffering to trapped animals and this view is supported by the findings of Fleming et al. (1998). 1080 has been used widely in Australia since the 1960s to control invasive animals, particularly foxes and wild dogs. 1080 blocks the major metabolic pathway in the body, starving cells of energy and causes central nervous system failure in carnivores (Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority 2008). This failure can cause howling, disorientation, depression, emesis (vomiting) and convulsions while the animal is unconscious. All jurisdictions have guidelines for using 1080 baits, partly because of concerns about their effects on non-target species, including domestic animals. This report proposes that dingoes be re-classified as 'native' and taken off the wild-dog list and lethal control list. The dingo is not a dog, it is a unique and separate species (Canis Dingo), its fur is soft similar to other Australian marsupials. Dingoes do not have course hair like many dogs (Canis Familiaris) do. The dingo has been in Australia for more than 5,000, possibly up to 18,000 years and is now vulnerable to extinction through interbreeding with domestic dogs and lethal wild dog control (IUCN). To save the dingo, the government needs to make mandatory laws where people are fined for letting their dogs roam freely at night. Council bounties need be stopped for dingo skins and scalps and people need be fined for harming dingoes unnecessarily, unless the dingoes are actually seen physically killing or harming livestock, then shooting may be allowed. If dingoes are not seen in the act of killing or maiming stock, then they must be left alone. Instead of spending money on lethal control, money needs to go toward alternative support such as guardian dogs, adequate fencing-fencing lambs and calves and education into ecologically supportive farming that supports dingoes, the top Apex predator's biodiversity and the benefits to the environment the dingo actually brings as an apex predator.
Petition to Australian Government
Farmers need to STOP supporting caged eggs. It is SAVAGE and BRUTAL.
Imagine yourself being put into a cage every day. You have the same food every day, and all you can smell is the poop of the other chickens. You can't even move properly, and your only job is to lay eggs. I believe that this is not what should happen in this free country, as this is a bad way to treat these chickens. No animal should be treated this way. Chickens are living creatures and we should appreciate the eggs they lay for us by treating them better. If it was a cat or dog, would you do the same? I believe not. So we should come together and stop treating chickens like this. We all wouldn't like to be treated in this horrid, cruel way. Don't forget we are also animals on this planet, we have no right to treat these innocent chickens ways we would never wish to be treated. I believe that you would not want to eat eggs that are laid from chickens treated in such bad conditions, so sign this petition to make a change. QUOTES AND FACTS: If humans killed each other at the same rate that we killed animals, we'd be extinct in 17 days... 285 million hens each year are kept in cages so small they can't even move a wing. 'Not a single creature on earth has more or less right to be here.' - Anthony Douglas Williams 'Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived.' - Anthony Douglas Williams 'I respect animals more than people - we're the ones messing up this world, not them.' - Anonymus
Petition to Travis Dowling, Jaala Pulford, Michael Burgess, firstname.lastname@example.org
STOP THE SENSELESS SLAUGHTER OF RAYS
OBJECTIVE: Ban the killing of rays in popular tourist region, Port Phillip Bay (Melbourne, Australia); to preserve their place in the ecosystem and their value to the local and tourist communities. STOP THE SLAUGHTER: Large, gentle smooth rays are iconic residents of the many piers and jetties of Port Phillip Bay of Melbourne Australia (a popular tourist, diving and fishing region). These animals are much loved and highly regarded as having community value by locals, tourists, divers, snorkelers and many fishers. Yet these marine creatures are showing up dead beneath the piers, along with many harmless, smaller fiddler rays (aka ‘Banjos’) every week, being caught, killed and discarded as both ‘wanted’ and ‘unwanted’ catch. By their own testimony, some fishers are removing the wings from the large and small rays to use as bait for catching sharks and discarding the remains. There is also concern that stingray meat is potentially being sold as 'sea scallops' and 'calamari' at some restaurants. CURRENT REGULATIONS AREN'T WORKING: The huge ray in this image was killed legally, and currently each fisher can legally kill up to 5 of these majestic animals per day in Victoria. Regulations need to be updated in line with public sentiment that these animals have greater value and interest to local, tourist, fisher and diver communities and the ecosystems they inhabit alive. Also of concern is the common but illegal practice of fishers frequently killing and throwing the smaller ‘banjos' back beneath the piers, not wanting to keep them or catch the same ray again. This is an offence against Fisheries Regulations 2019, Reg 101: Offence to fail to return fish to water without injury or damage - which is frequently not closely monitored and enforced. Some within the fishing community are either unaware of current regulations or have blatant disregard for them. Fishers can acquire a fishing license with no requirement to have read or understood regulations, and there is currently no signage on the fishing end of piers and jetties to reinforce the regulations and penalties in the absence of Fisheries officers. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS: In additional to illegal kills, there are many examples of cruelty where live, unwanted rays have their mouths torn out to retrieve fishing hooks before being dumped. While a smaller number of rays are killed for food, the process of their catch and slaughter is often inhumane. Some rays are cut in half while alive, removing their tail end and/or wings to be used as bait or food before being discarded back into the water which is currently legal (for disturbing video evidence, visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0KhjPXkgRQ ) We argue that current regulation regarding fisher treatment of both ‘wanted’ and ‘unwanted’ rays falls short of the best interest of the rays and the local and tourist populations of Port Phillip Bay. PRECEDENT: In 2015, Fisheries WA in conjunction with Westfishrec announced a ban on fishers taking two species of rays (smooth stingrays and black stingrays) at Hamelin Bay, citing that ‘Fishers acknowledged the tourism and conservation value of large tame residential stingrays particularly in holiday locations”. This protection was later extended to all smooth and black rays in the West and South Coast Bioregions (Kalbarri to the South Australian border). Recfishwest Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andrew Rowland said “Recreational fishers support protecting these species and their associated values”. Additionally, “Rays played an important role in the marine ecosystems as scavengers and predators … The public’s fascination with the winged wonders of the sea was reflected in their popularity with many residents who live on the coast and tourists who visit WA’s stingray aggregation areas.” (Department of Fisheries’ Aquatic Biodiversity Branch Team Leader, Dr Shaun Meredith) The same scenario applies to the rays of Port Phillip Bay, and the same ban is needed. WE ARE PETITIONING TO: 1. Ban the killing of rays in Port Phillip Bay2. Post signage on boat ramps and the fishing end of piers and jetties featuring pictures of these endemic species of rays, along with penalties for killing them against current and future regulation3. Further educate the Victorian fishing community about current regulations and the proposed incoming bans on taking ‘wanted’ and ‘unwanted’ rays and how to release and return them without harm4. Monitor piers, jetties and ramps more effectively with cameras, and position more Fisheries officers to deliver penalties to offenders This #raysawareness petition will be submitted to the Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, Fisheries Victoria Director Travis Dowling and VRFish CEO Michael Burgess.
Petition to Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Sally Arch, Coralie Cheney
Reconsider your decision to host the Professional Bull Riders Adelaide Invitational
The Adelaide Entertainment Centre has been booked to host the Professional Bull Riders Adelaide invitational this December. The intention of this petition is to show the venue management how the people of Adelaide feel about this horrific 'sport' and convince them to reconsider hosting such an abhorrent event.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten, NSWPremier
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!