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Update posted 9 months ago

Petition to Lisa Wilkinson, Sean Toal, Wilko's

Urge Wilko's To Stop Killing Hamsters!

Wilko's is one of the UK's largest chain of stores, selling DIY, food and pet products for 80 years! Sadly, the store knowingly sells a brand of Hamster bedding called "Soft 'n' Safe Bedding". They claim that this is a safe bedding to use for your Hamster, Gerbils or Mice. This bedding is killing animals! The material used in this so-called 'safe bedding' can choke and suffocate your small animal. The store is fully aware of this, however they continue to do nothing to change the product they sell to something more safe, despite many hamsters dying a slow and horrendous death! In one case, a Hamster spent hours trying to get the bedding out of her mouth and be able to breath normally. She had become so stressed that in an attempt to get her airways clear, she had torn the skin from her face. Hours later, she died. Wilko's are aware of this case, and still continue to sell the product. Please sign/share this petition to urge the store to take this product off their shelves, in all stores for good! With so many safe bedding options you can use instead, it's simply pointless and heartless to sell a product knowing it can kill! Until Wilko's removes this product, by singing, you pledge not to purchase any product from the store until they stop killing hamsters! This horrid madness has to stop NOW, before more small animals suffer a long, painful death again. Thankyou. Organiser's Email -  Donate to the campaign -  Get Involved - This campaign is run by Smokie's Haven

Smokie's Haven
7,874 supporters
Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to Ian Kellet

Pets at Home - Stop selling aversive vibrating collars for dogs

Pets at Home are the U.K.'s largest pet products retailer. With over 370 stores, their strapline is ' where pet's come first'. This statement is questionable considering Pets at Home sell a number of aversive training products such as vibrating collars. A battery operated collar vibrates around a dogs sensitive neck when he displays an undesired behaviour such as barking or wandering too far from the owner. Both of these are natural canine behaviours and can be a sign of fear. Since May 2017, emails have been exchanged between myself and Pets at Home requesting they withdraw from sale punishing collars and use their influence to help educate pet owners on more humane methods of training. They have refused to do this. In the last few years the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have funded many scientific studies on electronic collars. Defra (1402DWa) showed  detriment to dogs welfare whilst Defra (AW1402A) concludes that electronic collars are used incorrectly, even with instructions. Independent studies by Shilder & Van der Borg, 2004; Shalke et al, 2007; Herron et al, 2009 and Blackwell et al, 2012 have all had similar findings. It is time that Pets at Home lived up to their boasts and put pets first instead of profit for the sake of suffering. They need to listen to their customers, many of whom would like to see the end of these outdated training devices.

Sarah Brookes
3,527 supporters
Started 3 years ago

Petition to Nicolas Petrovic

Allow Dogs on Eurostar Trains !

Please sign this petition to urge Nicolas Petrovic, Chief Executive of Eurostar to change the Eurostar policy and allow customers to take dogs on Eurostar trains. Eurostar have admitted that their ban on dogs is a matter of internal policy - they need to change that policy and come into line with all other major forms of public transport. It's simple - if you can take a dog on a plane, or on Eurotunnel, or on a ferry then why on earth can you not take a dog on a Eurostar train?  There is absolutely no valid reason why dogs cannot go on trains in the tunnel. At the moment, if you want to go on holiday from the UK with your pet you have to take a car and travel by either ferry or Eurotunnel to Calais, then drive - the cost of putting a dog on a plane is way too expensive for most people. Think about it – if you can take a dog on a train either side of the Channel Tunnel but not on Eurostar why can you not take it on a Eurostar train? It is ridiculous!  Obviously guide dogs cannot be prohibited as this would be unlawful but this should be extended to all customers. The current ban on dogs causes real problems for dog owners  – If you're not a driver you're stuck; You can’t go on holiday to a major city like Paris because you'd have to drive and parking is impossible; You can’t go further afield unless you are able and willing to drive long distances; You can’t pop over to Europe for a short break; You can't take your dog out of the UK without major planning. This is totally unfair and unnecessary.  Think of the advantages of allowing dogs on Eurostar – Eurostar would make additional profits because obviously they would charge for dogs; Residents in the UK would be able to take dogs to Europe; You could take a train e.g. from London to Paris or Nice as a foot passenger …

Dog Owners United
554 supporters