Petition to Gladys Berejiklian, Jay Weatherill, Daniel Andrews, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Will Hodgman, Adam Giles, Colin Barnett, Andrew Barr
Demand an End to Dog Experiments in Australia
According to the latest available statistics, over 6,600 dogs were used for research and teaching purposes in Australia in just one year.The limited information available on animals used for research does not specify what breeds of dogs are used, but published research papers indicate that greyhounds and beagles are often used - beagles because of their friendly, docile temperaments, and greyhounds because of their 'availability' when of no further use to the racing industry.Dogs are used in Australian laboratories for toxicity testing, infection inducement, aversive stimuli behavioural testing, and more. Humane Research Australia has also exposed the use of beagles for pharmaceutical drug testing, and the use of greyhounds in brain experiments, heart surgery experiments (where heart failure is induced to test blood pump devices, blood flow devices are tested, or circulatory death is induced to test heart preservation devices for transplantation), dental surgery experiments, terminal blood donation experiments, and others.Humane Research Australia is opposed to the use of all animals in research and teaching on both ethical and scientific grounds. The use of greyhounds however, is of particular concern when we consider they are discarded from another unethical and very cruel industry.Dogs are not simply laboratory 'tools' for researchers to use at their leisure. These experiments are unethical, unreliable, and unnecessary. Australian researchers should be utilising a battery of advanced human biology-based methods of research in order for results to be directly relevant to human health outcomes - not subjecting dogs to needless suffering and death.Join Humane Research Australia in urging Australian State and Territory Governments to immediately ban the use of dogs in experiments by signing the petition!
Petition to Rosedene Animal Rescue Centre, RSPCA
Bring Zeus back home
Zeus is a lovely mild mannered rottweiler - absolutely friendly and lovable with an excellent temperament, although if you ever raise your hand at him or he senses a repulsive negative energy exuding from you, he will get angry and show you his teeth. He has been known to bite those that are aggressive towards him. Zeus is approximately 15-months old, and has been living with Annette, his owner, since he was 7 weeks old. She has trained him as a security dog and can perform an arrangement of useful talents for Annette to make her life that much safer and easier – from turning on lights in her home and opening doors, to barking when intruders are near... he can even ride a scooter. Annette is a master practitioner of Reiki and has formed an incredibly strong bond with Zeus, she has even opened channel on YouTube to host videos of Zeus while he is receiving Annette's healing energy. They had only been apart from each other for two weeks previously, but since the rehoming of Zeus, they have now been apart for three. Zeus was rehomed by a very controlling and abusive man, who is the partner of Annette's daughter, after Annette was sectioned under the Mental Health Act a few weeks ago. She was released last Friday pertaining to legal reasons involving the CQC and has fought her hardest to reclaim Zeus from Rosedene Rescue Centre, only to be met with cheeky, ill mannered staff who have fallen in love with Zeus, contacted and sided with the abuser that put him in there, and refuse to give him back to his rightful owner. Zeus is on a specific diet that includes cooked minced beef that Annette cooks for him everyday. She would NEVER feed her dog regular wet or dry food. He also spends a lot of time inside and sleeps in the comfort of Annette's home. The conditions of the rehoming centre that Zeus has been placed in are absolutely horrendous, and can literally be classed as torture for him as he is being denied of all the creature comforts that he is used to. Annette wouldn't dare to hurt her dog like this and it is tremendously heartbreaking for her knowing that Zeus is caged, and sleeps on the cold and hard concrete floor, that she is left sleepless thinking about him. The staff, particular the owner of Rosedene Animal Rescue Centre – Kelly, have hurled abuse at Annette and even used the Mental Health Act against her. They've called her a nutjob, slammed the phone down on her, and even impersonated a police officer to unsuccessfully deter Annette from her fight. This has made the experience all the more traumatic as she is forced to use all of the available resources to reclaim Zeus. The only thing that is preventing Annette from displaying she has full ownership is Zeus' microchip, which is registered in her daughter's name. This has become a roadblock for Annette as an argument ensues as to who has power of attorney over Zeus. It's questionable whether a microchip can grant somebody the right over someone else's dog, as anyone can enter your backyard and insert a chip under the skin that traces to whomever they please. It is outrageously unfair for Annette as she has been the sole rearer of Zeus and absolutely loves him to the moon and back. All Annette wants is for Zeus to be back in his rightful home where he has all of his creature comforts and the love of his owner. It is beyond disgusting for Zeus and Annette to be put through this and has generated massive amounts of stress for the both of them, as well for her other dog Bleu who is missing Zeus dearly.
Petition to Department of Education, Urrbrae Agricultural High School
BAN THE USE OF PIG STALLS AT URRBRAE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL
Hello! Today I went to the Urrbrae Agricultural High School/Education Centre (15 mins from the CBD) and checked out the pig shed. Upon entering each individual was in fear, scared of more humans. Pigs are extremely smart creatures and within seconds realised we were here to try and give them some love. We pet them and as we did more mumma pigs (sow's) tried to stand up to say hello but struggled terribly due to the concrete and metal on the floors that they live their lives on (oh and the lack of muscle strength due to being kept like this). This is a high school! Kids are being taught that this is normal!! Do they teach kids that pigs live in mud or concrete and metal? Since when was making this shed easier and cheaper than putting some fencing on some dirt and letting them create mud? Why can't they live in a better environment and feel mud between their trotters?! Or be naturally cooled down by the mud and water (it was bloody hot in there and I can't imagine what it'll be like tomorrow, no fans at all). I'm appalled because I thought at the very least Urrbrae would be teaching kids about small scale free range, sustainable farming. I went there for multiple years and didn't know this was happening, if I went there now there would be a lot more discussion I can assure you that. Don't support mass farming and production, this is happening right now. If you want to eat meat that badly, go to small scale family farms that slaughter on site or locally, make better choices, it's not hard. PHASE OUT THE USE OF PIG STALLS : for one moment please close your eyes and think about what it would be like laying on that floor on a 42 degree day, not being able to move and never getting out. Make ethical choices. #eatkindly
Petition to Minister of Primary Industries and Minister of Justice
Sentenced for heinous act of puppy abuse BUT the fight goes on for all other abused pets
An unexpectedly quick plea and sentence meant our petition was not handed to the judge although the judge was asked to consider the level of support shown by the petition by the Police. The person in the story below received a 2 year jail sentence for killing the 5 month old puppy. Sentencing of 2 years jail for animal abuse is better than many punishments handed down but below the 3 years 9 months maximum possible (5 years less 25% for a guilty plea). Click here to read the Northern Advocate article about the sentencing. I am not letting this drop. This petition will now be used to help lobby for stronger sentences for crimes like this and to help change the standards judges sentence by. I am lobbying local MPs to help me get this petition to the Minister of Primary Industries. I will personally travel from Invercargill to Wellington to present the petition. The the aim is to ensure the recommendations provided to judges in regards to the sentencing of animal abusers is set at a higher level, a level that will actually deter future animal abuse and reflect the heinous nature of this crime. This puppy's suffering and death will NOT be for nothing. The original story is below. On Sunday July 9, 2017 53 year old Northland Hanuere Paul Witehira, struck a 5 month old puppy multiple times with a hammer because he could not get the lunch he wanted. He had been drinking. The puppy suffered skull fractures and broken teeth. It was subsequently put down by a vet. I just can't imagine the fear, pain and suffering the puppy would have gone through. According to the Northern Advocate article, howls could be heard blocks away and it was the man's own son along with neighbours who called police. The unnamed man is being held in custody. No animal deserves to be treated like this under any circumstances. I am calling for the maximum 5 year imprisonment penalty to be enforced in this case. It is a clear cut instance of extreme animal abuse causing massive suffering. I will ask Senior Sargent Brian Swann of the Mid North Police to present this petition to the prosecutor prior to the next hearing on July 18. This petition will provide evidence to show the sentencing judge that this behaviour will not be tolerated by New Zealanders and it should be punished strongly. Support this petition to help ensure this receives a punishment that truly reflects the crime. You can not stand by and allow another minimal punishment to be handed down in this case. The Northern Advocate article can be found by clicking here The Northern Advocate follow up story is here. Click to read.
Petition to Daniel Andrews, Jay Weatherill, Will hodgman, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Gladys Berejiklian, Mark McGowan
AUSTRALIA'S DOG MEAT SECRET; nobody knows exactly where all the dogs have gone
Australia has a diverse, multi-cultural population which includes people from countries where eating dog meat is seen as acceptable practice. Many immigrants strive to preserve their own culture and traditions on settling in a new country, why would the consumption of dog meat be any different? But....are you eating dog meat without knowing it? Here’s the problem In Australia, the Greyhound Racing industry, by its own estimation (nobody knows the exact numbers), kills up to 17,000 young, healthy dogs each and every year. These dogs are not considered “Retired” as they have never raced, hence lack of accountability with respect to the numbers killed. To all intents and purposes, these dogs NEVER EXISTED. This is termed “Greyhound Wastage” by the industry http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-are-the-animal-welfare-issues-associated-with-greyhound-racing-in-Australia_617.html Over-breeding of dogs is rife in the quest to find “The One”, a fast dog that will bring the lucky owner prize money generated from gambling profits. The greyhound racing industry considers dogs “Retired” when they have: - Been injured on or off the track and put down by lethal injection (many of these dogs suffer treatable injuries but as this is generally not cost effective to owners, the dogs are killed) - Been sold or given (transferred) to a second party after finishing racing either through injury or age; the new owner can then do what they like with the dog - Finished racing and put through industry programs; of the thousands of dogs currently racing, only a small fraction will be re-homed through the industry’s Greyhound Adoption Programs (GAP). The vast majority of dogs that have been bred into this industry are unsuitable for re-homing as pets having spent their entire lives without socialisation with other breeds. Many will be killed before their 5th Birthday. A dead dog is generally worthless to the Greyhound Industry and without proper records there is no guarantee they are not being acquired by dog meat traders. Human nature being what it is, there is a DEMAND and there a ready SUPPLY of dog meat, cheap and unregulated. This petition calls on the Premiers of each Australian state where Greyhound Racing is permitted, to hold the Greyhound Racing industry responsible for “WHOLE of LIFE” tracking of any dog bred solely for racing. This will ensure every dog is accounted for and provide tangible evidence that they have not entered the food chain. Furthermore, this information MUST BE MADE PUBLIC. As self-regulation by the Greyhound Racing industry has proven to be a dismal failure in a number or areas, Federal Governments must levy the Greyhound Racing industry in each state to fund the infrastructure required to police any failure to comply with tracking requirements. This action is essential to protect consumers, future tourism and the reputation of the Food and Restaurant industry within Australia.
Petition to Senator Richard Di Natale, Alistair Coe, Bill Shorten, Meegan Fitzharris, Mick Gentleman, Josh Frydenberg, Elizabeth Lee, Andrew Barr, Caroline Lecouteur, Malcolm Turnbull
PRIME MINISTER/Chief/TAMS Ministers: STOP THE UNLAWFUL VIOLENT KILLING OF PROTECTED NATIVE KANGAROOS
URGENT - CANBERRA/ACT KANGAROOS NEED YOUR HELP - Please sign this petition as individuals, and send to everyone else, if you have a website, please add this petition's link to it. VOTE OUT THE ACT GOVERNMENT VIOLENCE AND LIES IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS who ignore what the taxpayers and voters request abusing taxpayers money. For Updates and demands of the government please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/wildlife-carers-group-news-21415-stop-the-violent-roo-kill-invite-to-book-launch-animal-justice-party-more/ A more recent article that makes a small mention to my dedicated work with the Kangaroos in the Canberra Times http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-city-of-animal-lovers-20120714-222rk.html One misquote in the article: the final Canberra Times Poll results were the majority of 56% opposing the killing, with only a small minority of 39% showing support to the government and TAMS government dept, agreeing to the killing, 5% were unsure. Please click on this link to view final poll results: http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/canberra-times-final-kangaroo-killing-poll-results-closed-25512/?preview=true&preview_id=748&preview_nonce=0370f2d679 . This is an abuse of taxpayers money that cost over $200,000, and an abuse of the government and government department's positions, ignoring expert advice outside the government. Additional information given but not published: I stated that I did support and applauded the activists excellent job in exposing the violent unlawful killing of the Kangaroos. Please check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info for horrific photos of roo cruelty, this is the reality, and please follow us, and join us on twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/protected-native-violent-kangaroo-killing-in-the-act-7-june-2012/ This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson's media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays. ANIMAL WELFARE - Please copy and paste or click on the links below, to kangaroo cruelty into your browser, to view the horror. Kangaroos are killed in an extremely inhumane manner. Legally kangaroos killed are required to be killed by a single shot to the brain. there are instances where kangaroos are not killed in this manner. As a result, the kangaroo is shot agonisingly in the jaw, neck or the body, flees in response and will suffer a prolonged and painful death. These joeys are killed often by shooters smashing them into the ground, against tow bars of cars or with a metal pipe or other blunt instrument. Alternatively, when not caught, an out of pouch joey will be left to fend for itself and will generally die of predation, starvation or dehydration.This is not to mention the stress suffered by kangaroos from hearing shots being fired and from being chased down by shooters. Please check out This link 'KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION' from animal liberation which wildlife warriors also have the same link to on youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18MoxO9yJa8&feature=related that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos shot but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59. Kangaroos don't need to be killed with this spray, that deters them: If Kangaroos are a problem for your crops, we have a environmentally friendly soil spray that harmonises the environment, so Roos no longer wish to be there. There is no smell, no poisonous substances and no harm done to any plant or animal. "It all in the vibe" This product can be applied with any other spray round. Contact us on 04091166269 (ref: online Canberra Times ad choices) This product cannot be over used, since vegetation/native flora is there for our native wildlife to consume. If over used the kangaroos will starve to death. No evidence to support that this cull was necessary. No documented evidence that supported this 2012 unlawful violent killing. No figures of population of roos. No evidence of documented damage. Please check out this link that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored. The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I've been saying all along. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx The kangaroo management plan is conjunctional, incompetent, and not based on any scientific facts. The only objects that are causing the destruction of grasslands, woodlands, threatened species and ecosystems are tams staff and their shooters, the cattle they put into all the nature reserves after killing all the kangaroos from 2011-2013 because the grass was too long, and the government that fails to listen to the experts, to end this unlawful violent, unnecessary killing that will drive our protected native Kangaroos to extinction. Click on this link for more information: http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l We require the government department TAMS authority to deal with applications to kill protected native species, and to deal with applications for the native wildlife rehabilitation licence to be removed from TAMS, and handed over to Wildlife Carers Group. We require that the Eastern Grey Kangaroos, along with other persecuted macropods and native wildlife to be placed on the VULNERABLE Endangered list, AUSTRALIA WIDE. We require changes in the legislations/Acts and policies in the ACT, and Australia wide, to ensure that all protected native wildlife are protected and not be allowed to be killed. Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence to include SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 1.Full term rehabilitation for ALL sick, injured, orphaned native wildlife2.No records for TAMS – Privacy Act3.No Carers list for TAMS – Privacy Act4.No Vets list for TAMS – Privacy Act5.I do all the inspections6.Open licence, does not expire or get cancelled unless I cancel it or leave Wildlife Carers Group, as per TAMS original special conditions7.No interference by TAMS or any dealings with TAMS at all8.Rescue of all native wildlife9.Export Licence10.I’m appointed as advisor in all wildlife and animal welfare related matters to replace the RSPCA11.Wildlife Carers Group takes over all Wildlife Rehabilitation and Native Wildlife killing applications12.RSPCA shut down with shelters taken over by Animal Liberation if they agree13.TAMS prevented from working with animals14.Remove all Conservator/TAMS conditions. Public apology over the defamatory letters sent to all my carers, vets in 2008 and to anyone else these and other defamatory letters were sent out to referring to me and Wildlife Carers Group. One defamatory lie was that I did not comply with section 28, the other lie was that I hadn’t yet responded to their renewal licence which they had NOT sent out to me. I had to chase after them to get the renewal licence sent out to me; Public apology over defamation leading to and on10/8/12, and thereafter for the unlawful trespassing and theft of wildlife and my wildlife food etc taken against me; Public apology on 11/8/12 defamatory article in the Canberra Times;A HUGE COMPENSATION PAYOUT TO ME. I was repeatedly reminded by the ACT Government that we are an independent group. Independent – adj. 1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing. 2. Free from the control of another or others; self-reliant. Widllife Carers Group takes Legal action against the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, in the PRESIDENT'S REPORT: http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-antarctica-melbourne-aquarium-competition-ongoing-animal-cruelty-by-rspcamore-211212/?preview=true&preview_id=868&preview_nonce=c1ce95b73f http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/animal-justice-party-kangaroo-report-22513/ http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/autopsy-on-joey-tortured-to-death-by-authorised-tams-government-killing-4612/ The violence towards our Kangaroos should never have been allowed to continue in 2013. When you read the transcript you have to ask why ACAT did allow the violence to continue, and what action to take against ACAT. http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/acat-transcript-on-roo-kill-decision-10713/
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!
Petition to David Littleproud
End Prohibition of Exotic Meats
Australia is fast becoming an Asian majority country and the Australian agriculture laws will have to reflect this. Specifically the laws regarding selling of "Exotic Meats" I.E Cats, Dogs, vermin and other delicious delicacies :) Currently, Australians have to procure and consume their diverse cuisine through illegal means and whilst being "legal" to consume, these meats are nearly impossible to access, leading many to forgo indulging in these wonderful foods altogether for fear of legal repercussions. We are calling on the Agriculture Minister Hon David Littleproud MP to get the laws changed so that our beautiful country can become more inclusive to our rapidly growing Multicultural population. We will no longer accept this racist and bigoted view that eating animals like Dogs and Cats is wrong. This is NOT equality. We also demand the right to access these exotic meats easily, just as we procure our Chicken, Beef, Pork, Seafood etc. We should be able to buy our Dog meat at a butcher, we should be able to order our stir fried Cat at a restaurant. Please show your love of diversity by signing this petition. THANK YOU.