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 Westfield
Westfield: Ban The Sale of Dogs and Puppies in your Shopping Centres
Westfield Penrith has a pet store in it that sells live puppies to the public with little history or screening of the buyers. The sale of puppies in pet stores have already been banned in other states, they need to be banned in Westfield shopping centres too. Puppies belong in the home, not a shop
Petition to Brisbane city council, International Animal Rescue, Animal Planet, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Animal ACTion Network, Change.org Support Admin
Save Katie from being euthanised !
10 years old Brisbane girl begs council officers to save her beloved German Shepherd and let it come home for her birthday! Katie is a 6 years old German Shepherd, highly intelligent and much beloved family member was ceased on 30th May by council workers, taken to shelter and already been kept there since then in a tiny cage with only up to 60 min a day out of it! It suffers from depression and refuses to eat. Her health is deteriorating rapidly. Whilst in a park and been provoked by another small dog Katie allegedly (the only witness of this action was the complainer) followed her protective dog’s instinct and bit it on her leg. Despite the allegations of “severe attack” the claimant’s dog is being seen in the park everyday with its owner enjoying the freedom and being happy. Meanwhile Katie is held in a cage, away from loving home indefinitely for 3 weeks and facing “destruction order” just for demonstrating dog like behaviour. Katie is not just a dog. It is a much loved and missed family member who became a victim of human cruelty, negligence and greed. All attempts to get a civilized discussion with council officers and get explanation for their cruel actions towards animals get no results. Owners continuously encountering disrespectful and dishonest behaviour from the BCC animal team who is determined to order “immediate distraction” without proper investigation or any discussions with the owners and meanwhile busy sending skyrocketing bills.We are animal lovers and Katie is not just another pet. It is much loved and missed family member! My 10 years daughter asks me every day after the school: “Mummy, when is Katie coming back?” Please help us stop another crime against animals from happening!
Petition to Government of Japan
No more Japanese products for me until Japan ends all whaling
For the past three decades, Japan has brazenly killed whales in the name of “research”. But many of us have always known that science was not the reason driving the slaughter. This was confirmed by Japan’s decision last year to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission so that they can resume commercial whaling. Although they will only be whaling in Japan’s own economic zone and not in the southern ocean sanctuary, this means nothing to migrating whales who do not understand borders. Let’s be clear - Killing a whale is a slow, cruel, painful and bloody practice that is totally unnecessary in the modern world. The whale meat industry only survives because of Japanese Government subsidies. Without government welfare, this barbaric industry would not survive. So I ask the Japanese Government, why are they pumping an estimated US$57 million this year into an unnecessary industry that most of the world finds repulsive? There has been petition after petition and campaign after campaign to shut Japan’s whaling down. But they refuse to listen. So I’m asking people to sign this petition and by doing so, also pledge that they will avoid buying any Japanese products wherever possible. If the Japanese Government is prepared to waste US$57 million on this aberration known as “whaling”, let’s show them just how much it could cost their economy. Take the pledge – No more Japanese products for me until Japan ends all whaling.
Petition to McDonalds, Subway, Hungry Jacks
stop fast food joints from selling plastic straws
With these fast food joints selling plastic straws with their drinks it creates huge problems for the environment and animals like turtles, fish and sea birds. We have the chance to stop this before it gets out of hand. Without sea life, it can cause several problems for the environment and for US. If we don't act now it will escalate, so at some point in the near future, there will not be any sea life left to save.
Petition to Minister for Agriculture: Senator The Honourable Bridget McKenzie
Total ban on Halal/Ritual/Kosher Slaughter in Australia.
Australian livestock is subjected to barbaric slaughter through Halal/Ritual/Kosher killing, despite huge public condemnation. Government bodies have continually failed to address this animal welfare issue, despite RSPCA guidelines, and in some cases, abattoirs have been granted exemptions from pre-stunning (rendering the animal unconscious/brain-dead) and the animal dies in pain and terror ! The Australian consumer has a right to know how an animal had been prepared for slaughter and also the right to protect the rights and welfare of livestock, who cannot speak for themselves ! Further, we insist that Government, whom we elect, listen to the will of the people, and call for a total ban, Australia wide for Halal/Kosher slaughter ! Australia is a predominately Christian nation, with a high regard for animal welfare. Islamic Ritual Slaughter (also called Halal Slaughter), is the barbaric slaughter of livestock, requiring an animal to be killed facing Mecca, and having TWO Islamic slaughter persons on the kill floor. One MUST bless the animal to the Islamic God; Allah, and the other, slices the animal's throat - ALL WHILE IT IS CONCIOUS, feeling terrible distress and immense pain ! A qualified Australian slaughter person is not considered worthy of a Ritual Slaughter, it must be a muslim. Abattoirs across the nation are being granted "special dispensation" to allow Ritual Slaughter, with no prior Bolt-Stun to render the animal unconscious or brain-dead where it would feel no pain ! This abhorrent practice goes unchallenged and has NO PLACE in a civilised society, where animal rights & welfare must be at the forefront ! We seek to make Bolt-Stun Slaugter mandatory for ALL Abattoirs in Australia, WITHOUT EXCEPTION !
Petition to Australian Government
regulations regarding overbreeding pets while shelter animals are put down
Every year 130,000 dogs and 60,000 cats are euthanized in shelters in Australia because there are simply not enough homes this comes at a large cost... This is due too lack of regulations for maintaining a maintainable pet population without having too kill the homeless. Every year the Australian tax payer pays for homeless cats and dogs too be put down due to overbreeding. This is also contributing to depression in individuals who have to put these animals down. We can maintain pet population without killing the homeless with desexing and breeding regulations