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 David Templeman, WA Legislative Assembly, Kununurra Magistrates, Western Australian Ombudsman, swek, shire of Wyndham east Kimberley, Kununurra Shire Council
Stop our 3 Labrador fur babies from being destroyed by SWEK!!
As many know - SWEK (Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley) are trying to destroy our 3 fur babies based on, well basically nothing. One sided interviews and alleged fraudulent investigation, absolutely no process followed, still no paperwork received. Only a statement from the Shires “lawyers” which is full of holes and lies and even harassment. They are now taking us to court to destroy our 3 Labrador babies (family pets) claiming they are dangerous and are an immediate threat, yet basing this on a dog on dog incident gone wrong. We are fighting for the injustice, the lack of process and procedure this Shire claim they have followed and the absolute bollocks reasonings they have given us. We have been fighting this for nearly 3 months now (18th July they seized our babies and still yet to officially notify with appropriate paperwork), given false hope and face to face about investigating and reviewing only to find in writing now from the “lawyers” and under FOI it was all BS. But we can’t fight this alone. We, ourselves, need it known and need those who will fight in our corner and show what a mess this Shire is and prove all their wrong doings. For all the animal lovers, those who know us and know our fur babies and know just how far from aggressive and dangerous all 3 are, or those who just know that wrong is wrong and what they are doing is wrong - we could use your help. This whole process has been emotionally, not to mention now financially absolutely breaking (they are trying to charge US with everything they can because we refused to rescind our rights so they could kill our babies) and we continue and will continue to fight for and save the lives of our 3 Labrador babies (Allie, Thor and Xena). This Shire is hellbent on killing our babies without proof and a complete one sided, full of lies, BS approach. This Shire were the ones who want to destroy our babies, but did not destroy, or even remove two aggressive dogs who but two weeks earlier escaped and attacked a human (who required to be flown to Perth twice from Kununurra for surgery), someone we know and who is now fighting them also. We will fight this Shire and their failure to do right by animals. Not just for our babies but for every other poor animal that has meet with this inept, incapable Shire! We are not talking about uncared for strays roaming the street, this was a sad unfortunate neighbour to neighbour, dog on dog fight (that occurred after they were all playing) between 2 kelpies and our 3 lab babies. They are no way aggressive nor dangerous, they all acted with instinct and provocation and destruction is NOT the right answer! But this small town of Kununurra shows corruption and lies and we are met with nothing but harassment and elongated process just to delay because we refused to back down. Help us bring the attention against this Shire and prove how wrong they are!!
Petition to Department of environment and science qld
To whome it may concern, I am writing to you to not remove Howard from salt water creek but instead listen to the 10 year old boy that has the common sense to be croc wise in croc country.. People from all over the world come to see crocodiles in North Qld.. What will you do when there are no crocs for tours to showcase their beauty? What will you do when the population of other animals increase such as bullsharks.. What will you do ? This not only saddens me for the fact that I have came from Sydney to live up in the tropics coexisting with these amazing creatures (living dinosaurs) only been here 4 years. But for the fact that the government department that's put in place to look after the environment is the prime destructor of it. Hmmm ? Why why why why ? If a 10 year old boy can have the basic common sense why can't a whole government department can not ? SO I ASK AGAIN REMOVE THE CROC TRAP FROM A CREEK WHERE THERES NO BOAT RAMP AND THAT NOBODY SWIMS IN ANYWAYS. ALSO SAND IS DREDGED FROM A NATURAL ECOSYSTEM WHY IS THAT ? ONCE AGAIN THIS JUST DOESNT SADDEN ME BUT IT SADDENS THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. Warmest Regards Elias Mansour & The community of the World. He only has his mouth open to regulate his body temperature. Education. Not Eradication. Please Help Howard.
Petition to Gumtree
Ban “FREE” Animals on Gumtree
It is understandable that some people end up in situations where they no longer have the means to support their animals. However, posting advertisements for “Free” on Gumtree is not a way to re-home your pet. Many underground dog fighting rings scour these sites for free animals to either use as fighting dogs or live bait. These animals endure horrific trauma. There are also cases where animals have been handed over to “good homes” and have turned out to be anything but. A young dog named “Bow” was given “FREE to a good home”. A few weeks later, his body was discovered bound and bloodied. Stabbed to death. There was another case recently where a woman in Forster, NSW, was found guilty of torturing and mutilating defenceless animals. She had “acquired” most of the innocent animals off of “FREE” advertisements on Gumtree. There are many ways to re home your beloved pets. Adding a substantial price tag does help ward of offenders, however, surrendering your animal to your local rescue group is the best option. Rescue groups will do a background check and supply an adoption fee with all animals. Some rescue groups even offer to keep your animal at home with you whilst they search for their new forever home. PLEASE help us put an end to this horrific abuse and end “FREE” animals on Gumtree.
Petition to Parliament of New South Wales, RSPCA NSW, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Justice for Tweety. Reform the Law to protect young budgerigars from cruelty in pet shops
I purchased two young budgerigars from a pet shop in Sydney. Both birds had to be euthanised within days. Both birds had broken legs, had their primary wing feathers clipped and the latest one was diagnosed with not only a broken tibia but infection by at least two identified pathogens that were present at the time of purchase. I've referred this matter to the RSPCA who are conducting an investigation into the potential cruelty these creatures suffered at the hands of those who profited from their short brutal lives. This matter is now before you to consider signing and sharing this important Petition. Its purpose is to call on the law-makers to amend the law so that suffering of this kind is ended. All social problems begin with Rules. If the Rule is not clear or not enforced, then the law will not protect the vulnerable, including the animals in our care. Accordingly, it is time for the Parliament to consider this matter and make new rules or enquire into the existing law because it is failing catastrophically. I urge all who see this Petition to make it known to the Members of Parliament who make our laws, that we expect the Law to protect all animals traded by us for profit.
Petition to Hon. Christian Porter, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
Increase mandatory sentencing for domestic animal abusers
Many people in Australia now recognise the sentient nature of animals, both domestic, commercial and native and yet widespread acts of cruelty continues in our country. We request that harsher sentencing of Animal Abusers in made mandatory. We would like recognition of animals feelings and rights to a comfortable and safe life. To this end, stricter laws are needed regarding both animal breeding and ownership. Too many times in the history of humanity, animals have been abused and tortured without due justice and recognition. Whilst this situation continues today both in the meat industry and animal transport, there is no excuse to allow it to continue in the domestic region without giving pets a voice and a recognition of their right to feel safe, have correct housing and medical attention. Animals are sentient, empathic beings with a need for, and a right to, proper housing, care, food and due medical attention. Too many abusers commit outrageous acts of violence and cruelty to animals. In the current court system, the sentences they receive is an insulting slap to the animal and to the humans who care for them. I request that you reconsider the sentencing laws and increase them to a level that is appropriate. I also request that those who are convicted of any animal abuse are banned from owning, or living in the same domicile as a domestic animal. Kind regards, Carmel Bell, on behalf of domestic animals, Australia
Petition to Sussan Ley MP, Senator Bridget McKenzie, Lily D'Ambrosio MP, Jaclyn Symes
Stop Aerial Baiting with Toxic Poisons including 1080 #BAN1080
Toxic Poison including 1080 is Used to Kill Dingoes The use of Toxic Poisons in our environment to Kill Dingoes, aka "wild dogs" is having disastrous impact on the biodiversity of this country. The Dingo is our top order terrestrial predator, can maintain balance in our biodiversity without using any poisons. Using 1080 to Kill foxes is counterproductive and has achieved nothing but damage to the environment and leads to outbursts in breeding of foxes and feral cats. Governments must invest in research including immunocontraception, fund improved fencing and guardian animals. Toxic poisons, used for 70 years in this country, are unnecessary have achieved nothing except line the pockets of bait makers. Not only have toxins like 1080 brought about cruel and unnecessary deaths in millions of Dingoes, it kills native wildlife, has killed directly or indirectly the threatened Spot Tailed Quoll, lizards, birds of prey, and companion animals. 26 Scientists have endorsed NOT killing our iconic Australian Dingo on environmental grounds and both Federal and State Government must sit up and listen. Victorian Push to Renew Aerial Baiting On 31 December 2019 the permission to aerial bait in Victoria will expire, it is unauthorised, and Agriculture Department are seeking permission from the Commonwealth to renew this permission, most likely seeking to increase the areas of baiting. If approved, this will be nothing less than inhumane environmental vandalism. We must oppose this renewal loudly. To allow it to happen will be cruel and inhumane, leading to the potential extinction of threatened species including the Dingo and Spot Tailed Quoll. Use of aerial baiting in six zones in Victoria has killed thousands of Dingoes, protected in Victoria under the FFG Act and directly and indirectly killed the threatened Spotted Tail Quoll as well as native wildlife, birds, lizards and wallabies. 26 of our leading Scientists have stated in a letter to the Government they are opposed to the renewal of aerial baiting 1080 in Victoria, and should not be allowed to be renewed. Companion Animals Destroyed 1080 cruelly destroys dogs Please meet Betty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_1iHJQWgy4&feature=youtu.be Rex On 11 April 2014, Rex died a painful death after eating a Sodium Monofluoroacetate (1080) poisoned bait, in his suburban backyard in Collie, Western Australia. Tests undertaken showed 1080 dry baits caused the death. Betty and Kenya met the same fate. Betty died before her young owners eyes, the family had stopped in the outback, no signs, no warnings about 1080. Malu and 11 other camp dogs had a similar fate, no signs, no warnings. Baiting took place in a remote community near Indulkana, with absolutely no regard for local populations. Graziers have no regard for others when it comes to 1080 baiting. But these are only 3 of hundreds of thousands of domestic dogs that die each year in a cruel way.Thousands of companion animals die each year in Australia from 1080 poison, many go unreported because it is so distressing for the owners to observe. A long, painful death.
Petition to Albury Council
Justice for Molly
The local ranger has decided to take no action against a dangerous Staff cross that attacked my small Chihuahua Molly as both animals were on the street. Molly likes to go for a run whenever she was able to escape out the door, this was not that often and she was always promptly brought back home but Molly would also come back on her own. This day, Molly got out when my 4 year old nephew opened the door, and I immediately went after her but as she was very fast, I went back home (4 houses away) to get the car because Molly would always come to the car. Whilst I was inside getting the car keys, we heard a lot of noise outside and my mum told me Molly was being attacked by the neighbour’s dog. I immediately went out to help Molly, the owner of this dog had no concern for Molly and was abusing us for her being out on the street, he did nothing to get his dog away from Molly until I argued with him and told him I was going to the police. Molly having been raised with various animals: birds, cats, a mastiff and a bulldog is very friendly with all animals and had no fear of bigger dogs, Molly may have approached his dog but she would never have been aggressive or any threat to his dog, Molly would not have provoked an attack in any way, and her presence on the street should not be justification for such a vicious and sustained attacked. Molly has managed to escaped this dog, it pursued her on to my lawn to continue attacked her. Molly was left with several puncture wounds, she was shaken by the dog (Molly is a very small chihuahua), this did damage and Molly suffered damage to her liver. Molly has been left traumatized and fighting to survive. Molly has a beautiful nature and was our much loved family pet, it broke our hearts to surrender her so she could receive the treatment she desperately needed to survive as we couldn’t afford it. Molly is still fighting to beat this and the vet bills are on going, there has been zero consequences for the owner of this dog, even though his dog is clearly a danger to other animals and possibly people. This irresponsible owner, who had no compassion for Molly as she was being attacked by his dog, he abused us doing little to control his dog and save Molly’s life. This man did not care at all of his dog killed Molly, and he still walks his dog unmuzzled and on a loose leash. There is no concern for the safety of anyone else’s pets, he knows his dog will attack viciously and unprovoked. Please join me in demanding the Albury Council take action against this owner and ensure this dog poses no further danger to any one else’s animal. This owner needs to be held accountable.