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Petition to Hon Mark Furner Agriculture Minister QLD, , , you can make this happen

Abusive dog training www​.​eventbrite​.​com/e/brisbane-australia-jeff-gellmans-2-day-

We call on the local parliamentary minister Hon Mark Furner and Queensland RSPCA to investigate why Australia is allowing dog trainers access to working/ holiday Visa's to our country to train pet animals and their owners using abusive tools and outdated teaching methods. This is a clear breach of the QLD animal welfare code ( protect animals from unjustifiable, unnecessary or unreasonable pain ). His training methods are outdated, archaic and painfully abusive. We call upon the minister to revoke his working visa so this training can be cancelled. Mr Gellman is open about his use of electronic shock collars and requests those attending his training purchase an electronic shock collar and bring it with them to this event. This is a clear and factual indication dogs registered at this event with be subjected to various zaps and shocks during the course of the weekend training event. Australia - we are better then this ! We raise millions of dollars to rehabilitate our bushfire ravaged wild animals, yet allow this 'trainer '  access to our country  'shock' and 'boop' our pet dogs. We encourage the general public to think carefully about the welfare of their pet should they be tempted by quick fixes for any behavioural issues they may be experiencing.  We encourage pet owners to seek help using modern science based rehabilitation via a qualified  VET  behaviourist rather than attend this abusive training. Its time we raised our standards Australia. Keep Mr Gellman away from our dogs. Animal welfare laws in QueenslandAnimal welfare in Queensland is regulated and enforced to ensure animals are treated humanely.The Queensland Government's animal welfare program has 4 main aims:promote the responsible care and use of animalsprovide standards for animal care and use that balance the welfare of animals and the interests of people whose livelihood depends on animalsallow for the advancements in scientific knowledge and allow for changes in community expectations about practices involving animalsprotect animals from unjustifiable, unnecessary or unreasonable painensure that the use of animals for scientific purposes is accountable, open and responsible.The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 sets regulations for animal welfare standards. These regulations are the basis for the Animal Care and Protection Regulation 2012.This guide covers laws that protect animals in Queensland and how these are enforced.

Lisa Westbury
357 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Alan Joyce, QANTAS, RSPCA

Stop animal neglect by Qantas airlines

My beautiful Boxer dog Duke died when flying with Qantas from Sydney to Brisbane. Duke suffered a terrible death- on a day that was extremely hot, he was left in a crate, out on the tarmac, with no shade for at least an hour. Qantas baggage handlers thought it was ok to leave Duke on the tarmac while they loaded all the passengers' luggage, and then continued to leave him out there after the flight was delayed. I became increasingly distressed as I watched him sitting out on the tarmac and each time I alerted Qantas staff of my fears for Duke's safety, they assured me Duke was fine. Qantas investigated Duke's death and have told me they accept no liability for what happened. Their response is that they followed standard animal handling procedures and then continued with their standard statement on 'snub nosed' breeds being at higher risk when flying. I want everyone to know Duke's death had NOTHING to do with the flying, he travelled from WA to NSW two weeks prior, a much longer flight without issue. Qantas, Duke died because you neglected your duty of care and left him out in the heat for so long, he became overheated. An extremely dangerous condition for any dog regardless of breed. If you left a dog in a car you would face prosecution. To me, this is no different. I know I can't bring Duke back, but I want to make sure no-one else loses their beloved pet this way. Sadly, since losing my beautiful Boxer, a Bulldog puppy has also died under the same circumstances on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Melbourne. I have also heard of other tragic stories pets going missing, pets being given to the wrong person, pets collapsing on arrival and needing medical attention and others that haven't survived. If this is Qantas' standard, we need change! Beloved pets cannot continue to lose their lives through Qantas neglect. That's why I'm calling on the airline to undertake a full review of their policies and procedures to ensure this doesn't happen again. Please, sign and share my petition and let Qantas know that our pets are precious cargo! You can read the full story here.

Kay Newman
72,671 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Australian Airport Association

#DeathsOnPlanes - Release & Report the Australian Aviation Animal Mortality Statistics

On Friday 31st March 2017, our 21 month old dog Kendrick boarded a flight from Darwin to Brisbane. We received a phone call that evening to notify us that Kendrick had been found deceased on the plane when he arrived in Brisbane. We were told that an autopsy and full investigation would be completed. It was our wish that Kendrick's body be returned to us as we felt that if we could not trust them to transport him alive, how could we trust them to return our dog to us cremated? Monday 3rd April, we were asked to choose between an autopsy or his body as we were advised that his body would not be in a state for us to bury, and the process of the autopsy would mean that he would have to be cremated. As such we made the decision to forfeit the autopsy, what felt like letting the airline and pet carrier 'get away' with his death, not ever knowing what happened to our dog and lay him to rest.  A month earlier we were assured that Kendrick would be safe and well looked after and remain in air conditioning throughout his transport. We were anxious and hesitant, but we thought, how many dogs die or are injured or unwell? We had never heard of it, so it must never happen? At the time of Kendricks death the only information we could find in regards to deaths and injuries of pets in Australia is one dogs death flying Perth to Auckland and another dogs bloodied injuries. On 15th April an article was published in America with the "Airline Incidents Involving Pets, 2016" statistics in America; comparing 7 airlines. On 27th April channel seven program Sunrise covered the death of a Rabbit flying England to America, he too past during his transport. We are advocating for the release of animal mortality and injury statistics in Australia. The deaths of our pets should not be hidden, go unreported or forgotten, nor should animals be subjected to a lonely death in unknown surrounds. We never want another person to be blindly led to believe that flying an animal is a safe option in Australia where deaths and injuries don't occur. Owners of pets should never be left to spend the rest of their life regretting putting their pet in this situation and spend their life wondering what their pet went through. How can we make educated and informed decisions without accurate and factual information? We want Kendrick and every other animals death to become a number. A number that is measured, monitored, compared, a number that tells an honest story and keeps Australian airlines and pet carriers honest. As no one in the Australian government or Australian aviation industry appears to be collecting AND sharing this data we are doing so here in the form of updates each time I’m contacted or deaths are reported on in the news. 

Jody Delfsma
2,518 supporters