Petition to RSPCA, MP Michael Keenan, Scott Morrison
Australian Emu killer should get maximum penalty
Most of us have seen this man and his proud video footage pop up in our feeds over the last week with what can only be described as a harsh, cruel and callous rampage on at least a dozen of our own protected wild native birds. Leaving them little chance at survival and all while laughing and enjoying himself. The common belief, is that our legal system is going to let us down again and we would like the government of Australia use this man as an example for other cruel hearted humans out there, who think this kind of behaviour is any kind of OK. We insist that this man be handed maximum penalty for *at least* 1 of the 12 native birds he butchered with his ute that day especially considering the sadistic enjoyment of his slaughter. Our justice system can not let Jacob MacDonald get away with his crimes by giving the man a slap on the wrist. ANIMAL CRUELTY STOPS HERE!
Petition to Minister of the Environment The Hon. Melissa Price MP
Ban the Ivory Trade in Australia
As a wildlife photographer, I've had intimate encounters with African elephants and have known all too well the story behind some of the pictures I've taken. Thirty-five thousand elephants are poached every year for the ivory trade. With less than 415,000 elephants left, if this rate of killing continues, it’s expected that they will disappear from our planet within a generation. The two largest ivory markets in the world, U.S. and China, have within the last couple of years banned their trades in a bid to save the African elephant from extinction. Hong Kong, the third largest market, is set to do so by 2021; the U.K. have also recently enacted a domestic trade ban. They’re all clear signs of the political will to protect elephants from extinction, and some of these bans are the best moves that the world could have hoped for. In Australia, however, an unregulated ivory market in Australia continues to thrive, which contributes to the mass poaching in Africa to satisfy the demand for ivory in Asia. Elephants are being lost at a rate of 8% per year due mostly to poaching. We need to end Australia’s trade- especially as it is contributes to the illegal wildlife trade- and implement a ban on domestic markets urgently, as per the recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement. Australia needs to act promptly on implementing a ban of the domestic ivory and horn market so that we can protect the elephant and ensure they will live on- and send a message to the world that we simply cannot let elephants head towards extinction on our watch.
Petition to Gladys Berejiklian
Ban the 'no pets' clause in NSW tenancy agreements
It's time to ban the 'no pets' clause in tenancy agreements. Too many families are forced to depart with their loved and adored pets/family members due to pet unfriendly landlords. These pets are almost always given up and placed into kennels, causing crowding and unnecessary euthanasia. These numbers are only growing. We were unable to find a home for years, and were forced to stay with many different friends over the years due to the utter lack of 'pet friendly' homes and unkind landlords, I know many people who have faced the same struggle. The RSPCA and Tenants Union of NSW have already begun to challenge the 'no pets' clause. This discrimination should not be tolerated, and a ban on the clause is well over-due. Renters should be able to own a pet without having to ask for permission from their landlord, as long as any damages (if any) are covered by the tenant there is no reason to continue disallowing pets. Keeping a pet is the individual's choice. As an adult, you should not need to seek permission for this. Keeping a pet is generally less damaging to property than having a child, it's time for change.
Petition to Dean Nalder, The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, Animal Welfare WA
Chaining up a dog 24/7 is STILL LEGAL IN AUSTRALIA! Help give these beautiful dogs a voice
I was so horrified when I found out that in Australia, regardless of the weather conditions, dogs are legally allowed to be chained up outside 24 hours a day, everyday. Can you imagine your little fur baby being chained up outside, with limited movement. It would be so upsetting for your pet dog to be left alone and chained up, in 41 degree days, and weather as low as 6 degrees at night! This is simply unacceptable!!! Dogs deserve better homes! All they want is love and approval from their owners. Many dogs have developed infections from rusted chains around their necks and small dogs whose chains are heavier than they are and cannot support their own heads anymore. The Animal Welfare Act has not been reviewed nor updated since 2002, and we think it's about time The Hon Dean Nalder MLC- Minister for Agriculture and Food in WA does something about this. We ask that he please work with Animals Australia and Peta to ensure these poor puppies are taken from homes they're obviously not welcomed and nurtured in. They should be given the right to new homes where they will be loved and looked after as part of the family, and not seen as an inconvenience.
Petition to David Littleproud, The Honourable President and Members Of The Senate Assembled., Senator Derryn Hinch, Senator Whish-Wilson, Senator Jordan Steel-John, Senator Rachel Siewert, Senator Nick McKim, Standing Committee On Petitions
Ban Live Export!
I started this petition because I have seen a lot of evidence involving incredibly cruelty to livestock that leave Australian Soil. If we do not speak up and take action these horrendous acts will continue. The latest pictures I have seen involve cows being hit numerous times on the head with a sledgehammer. I have seen video footage of cows and sheep having their throat cut without being sedated before the slaughter. The look in the eyes of these animals is heartbreaking and WE need to make sure there is NO live export and animals that are to be slaughtered are sedated prior to the kill. I'm not going to post videos or pictures, because believe me they are something NO one should ever have to see. So PLEASE sign this petition, I'm not asking a lot, it will take 3-5 minutes of your time, THANK YOU.
Petition to The Hon Anthony Roberts MP, The Hon Gabrielle Upton MP, The Hon Rob Stokes MP
Ban new development in Sydney's Wildlife Corridors
Wildlife Corridors were created to allow Fauna to move freely between Habitats. Any proposed residential development on Bayview Golf course will prevent wildlife from moving between the coast at Winnererremy Bay Mona Vale and major habitat areas around Katandra Bushland Sanctuary and Nangana Road Bayview. A second attempt for approval for a major building development was lodged in 2016 on this very Wildlife & Coastal corridor by REZONING from OPEN SPACE, that will completely cut this High Priority Wildlife Corridor (Map 9 Pittwater Council website) , isolating fauna from their feeding area in the remnant trees. Many old remnant trees (159 trees , yes 159 to be exact) will have to be removed for building purposes. Many Threatened and Endangered Native species owe their survival to these Wildlife Corridors and need this habitat for feeding and protection . Please stop any further development in these Wildlife Corridors, particularly the ones in Bayview / Ingleside & across Sydney.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian, Melissa Price
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 Hon. Mark Furner, MP
Stop whale entanglement
Gold Coast bay and Moreton bay in the urbanised south-east Queensland are home to a large number of marine mammals including the common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, dugongs, and the humpback whale. A recent study (https://www.humpbacksandhighrises.org/HW_behaviour.pdf) has confirmed that humpback whales use the Gold Coast as a resting area during their southern migration. Recent surveys show an increase of calving. In particular mothers and calves were found to spend hours or days on the surface to rest with their calves near the shore. Every year more whales and dolphins are being caught, injured and even killed in shark nets that are set 500 m offshore in attempt to kill large sharks. We have studied which nets catch most whales and dolphins and that we can stop a large number of horrible entanglements by lifting the nets for only a few weeks and still ensure safety for swimmers by replacing them with modern and better technology. We need your signature, your support. Every day we grow stronger building a community that respects the ocean and life. Join our facebook community http://www.facebook.com/HumpbacksandHighrises More infos on shark nets from the government here. An entanglement in a shark net can be viewed here. Alternative to shark nets: plastic nets, drones, tagging, shark spotters, enclosed beaches and in development: sonar barriers, electromagnetic fences. Thank you for supporting marine life.