Petition to Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Help the Cats of Yulin, Too - Ban Dog AND Cat Meat in China
The vile Yulin Dog Meat Festival has sparked global outrage -- so much that the government of Yulin has reportedly banned the commercial slaughter or sale of dog meat during this year's event, slated to start June 21 and last for 10 days. But did you know that an estimated 4,000 cats are brutally killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, too? Just like dogs, cats do not deserve to be kidnapped, thrown together into cages so tight their bodies are crushed against the hard metal wire, then ruthlessly beaten before their throats are slit and they are butchered -- and sometimes still alive as they are skinned, burned or boiled. Cats are sentient, feeling, loving creatures just like dogs, and they must not be forced to endure an any more torture at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival or anywhere else. Some even speculate that if dog meat is indeed banned, more cats will die in their place. Sign the petition to urge Chinese officials to ban cat meat in Yulin, and put an end to the entire dog AND cat meat trade in China. It's time to stop the horror once and for all.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Ban Animal Traps
Hunting traps are devices of torture. The traps maimed and crush bones, most animals caught in it either bleed out or attempt to escape by chewing their own limb off. The problem is the traps are indiscriminate, which leads to cases of pet cats triggering the trap. Recently a kitten was found caught in one of these inhumane traps. The poor kitten was injured so badly that he had to be euthanized. He was found underweight, and in so much pain that he unable to eat or drink water. The little kitten was stuck in the trap for days, unable to move and constantly calling for help. By the time authorities finally responded it was too late. Sadly cases like this are far too common, as long as steel-jaw traps are legal more and more innocent animal will suffer. Even China, a country that eats about every animal has banned the use of such traps. Yet the traps are still perfectly legal in the United States. Please sign and share, together we can end the use of these torture devices that harm hundreds of animals every year. Animals like that poor kitten who life was cut short by human cruelty.
Petition to South Korean Government, Dr. Pyo Changwon
South Korean Government:Please stop the torture and consumption of dogs and cats in Korea.
Our goal is 200K signatures. Please sign and share for the Korean dogs and cats. For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/president-moon-end-dmt/ Thank you! Dear Dr. Pyo Changwon and the South Korean Government, Please watch these videos: Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q Documentary trailer: Man bites dog in South Korea https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea. With the ubiquity of social medias, every day we are seeing shocking and heartbreaking images and videos of innocent dogs being tortured and killed in your country. Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the minds of ignorant and gullible customers. These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies? It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions. And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and show that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner. Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking. With the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games being hosted in Pyeongchang, I would ask that you do all in your power to stop this barbarism and cruelty as the world’s attention will be on South Korea both before and during the events. From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended. Yours sincerely, [Korean] 표창원 국회의원님과 대한민국정부 : 잔인무도한 개, 고양이 식용을 즉각 중지해주세요! 다음의 동영상을 봐주시기 바랍니다. http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo 저는 대한민국에서는 반려동물을 고문하고 잡아먹는다는 사실을 접하고 엄청난 충격을 받았습니다. 산재해 있는 소셜 미디어를 통해서 한국에 있는 아무런 죄 없는 개들이 고문 당하고 죽임 당하는 끔찍하고 가슴 아픈 장면이 담긴 사진과 동영상을 매순간 접하고 있습니다. 비록 한국이 반려동물에 대한 동물보호법을 제정했지만 개들은 여전히 개농장 주인과 도살업자에게 구타당하고, 목 매달리고, 감전되고, 잔인하게 취급 당하고 있습니다. 또 보약이라는 미명하에 아직도 개와 고양이를 산채로 끓는 물에 집어넣고 있습니다. 아무런 의학적 효과가 증명된 바 없음에도 불구하고 무지하고 잘 속아넘어가는 사람들은 여전히 효험이 있다고 믿고 있습니다. 이러한 관행은 오늘날 어디에서도 찾아볼 수 없는 일입니다. 대만이나 필리핀 같은 다른 아시아 국가들은 이미 개고기와 개고기 관련 산업을 금지시켰습니다. 한국이 왜 이러한 나라들이나 다른 문명 사회보다 뒤쳐진 채로 남아있는지 이해할 수가 없습니다. 한국에서 이 잔인하기 짝이 없는 개고기 산업과 고양이로 만든 보약 산업을 영원히 근절시키는 것은 대한민국 정부의 책임입니다. 이와 관련된 산업과 혐오식품을 둘러싼 어리석은 괴담과 주장을 떨쳐버릴 때입니다. 낙후되고 불필요한 전통은 과감히 버릴 때입니다. 그리고 동물복지 문제를 심각하게 받아들여서 한국 사회가 자비롭고 윤리적인 사회라는 것을 보여줄 때입니다. 즉, 한국 정부가 대중들에게 반려동물의 중성화의 중요성, 유기금지, 동물에 대한 적절한 취급에 대해 더 나은 교육을 시작할 때라는 뜻입니다. 그렇지 않으면 한국은 국제사회에서 계속해서 나쁜 평판을 이어가게 될 것입니다. 한국 국민들 역시 수치와 곤란함을 겪게 될 겁니다. 한국이 근대화되었고 국제화된 사고를 도입하려 함에도 불구하고 여전히 “제3세계 후진국가”로 인식될 것입니다. 평창에서 개최되는 2018년 동계 올림픽 게임이 다가오고 있습니다. 이 행사 전과 과정 중에 전 세계의 관심이 한국에 집중될 터인데 아무쪼록 이 야만적이고 잔인한 관습에 종지부를 찍을 수 있도록 온 힘을 다해주시기를 요청드립니다. 저는 개와 고양이에 대한 학대가 한국에서 완전히 사라지기 전까지 한국 제품을 구매하지 않을 것이고 한국 회사를 이용하거나 한국을 방문하지 않을 것입니다. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- For the translation of this petition in Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Hungarian, visit: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest/sample-protest-letter/
Petition to Cecil Roars, Anita VanderKooi
Demand jail time for man that doused kitten in gasoline and set her on fire!
A cat was discovered badly burned in a cornfield in the town of Crawfordsville, Indiana. The inhumane act was noticed by retired firefighter Steve Wright; he spotted the flames and quickly went to investigate. He initially thought he was dealing with a car fire, but was shocked to discovered the wounded feline. The animal had been drenched in gasoline; she also had a firecracker placed on top of her, but that did not go off. The cat had been tied up and could barely move. The animal eventually landed in a puddle and that helpled stem the flames. The cat was rushed to Purdue Animal Hospital for immediate medical attention. The cat is expected to survive, but has a long road to recovery ahead. Her ears are torn apart, her fur is completely gone down to the skin – the director of the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, Misha Anderson, concluded. The attacker turned himself in to the police a few days later. 19-year-old Noah Riley stated that he had seen numerous posts on social media about the cat and wanted to make things right, because he was extremely bothered by all the attention the animal received. He gave no further explanations to the authorities on this matter. Please support my petition so this twisted man can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Such people do not deserve to be free, they are a threat to society and are likely to strike against if not punished accordingly. We, the undersigned, hereby demand mandatory jail time against Noah Riley and consider it would be a huge mistake if the defendant is not handed out the maximum penalty stipulated by law. Source: The Daily Mail
Petition to Henry Stern
Stop Declawing in California
California State Senator Henry Stern, you are well-known for your heartfelt concern for the well-being of all animals, so we request that you author legislation that would add declawing, or onychectomy, to the list of animal cruelty offenses in California. Declawing is amputation, whether performed by scalpel, clippers, or laser. We believe there is never a reason to declaw for non-therapeutic reasons (that is, unless surgery were necessary to treat animals' medical conditions). Declawing does not keep cats in homes, a fact acknowledged by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Eight cities in California - Los Angeles, San Francisco, West Hollywood, Burbank, Santa Monica, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, and Culver City - plus the City and County of Denver, Colorado have enacted declaw bans. Statistics available from those cities indicate that the relinquishment of cats to shelters in those cities, in the years since the bans were enacted, has not increased - in fact, the number of cats dumped in shelters has DECREASED consistently in the years since the laws went into effect. There is no reason to declaw cats to protect human health. The NIH, CDC, US Public Health Service, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Canadian Medical Association, all have specifically stated that the declawing is "not advised," even for the animals of persons who are severely immunocompromised, including those with HIV. This opinion is echoed in statements on declawing published by the AAHA and the AAFP. Senator Stern, we believe such a bill would be successful and would be a model for humane legislation in other states.
Petition to Troy Singleton, Carol Murphy
Support New Jersey's Anti-Declaw Bill S1209 (Singleton) - A347 (Murphy)
Thank you, New Jersey Senator Troy Singleton and Assembymember Carol Murphy, for introducing legislation that would add onychectomy, or declawing, to the list of animal cruelty offenses in New Jersey. Those who perform declawing would face a stiff fine, according to the provisions of the New Jersey Anti-Declaw Bill S1209 and Anti-Declaw Bill A347. Declawing is amputation, whether performed by scalpel, clippers, or laser. We believe there is never a reason to declaw for non-therapeutic reasons (that is, unless surgery were necessary to treat animals' medical conditions). Declawing does not keep cats in homes, a fact acknowledged by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Eight cities in California - Los Angeles, San Francisco, West Hollywood, Burbank, Santa Monica, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, and Culver City - plus the City and County of Denver, Colorado have enacted declaw bans. Statistics publicly available from those cities indicate that the relinquishment of cats to shelters in those cities, in the years since the bans were enacted, has not increased - in fact, the number of cats dumped in shelters has DECREASED consistently in the eight to 14 years since the laws went into effect. There is no reason to declaw cats to protect human health. The NIH, CDC, US Public Health Service, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Canadian Medical Association, all have specifically stated that the declawing is "not advised," even for the animals of persons who are severely immunocompromised, including those with HIV. This opinion is echoed in statements on declawing published by the AAHA and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Thank you, Assemblymmebr Murphy and Senator Singleton, we hope your bills will be successful and will be a model for humane legislation in other states.
Petition to Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Bill de Blasio, Ruben Diaz, Jerry Brown
Dogs and Cats have a right to homes 2 in all apartments in NY and USA
Having a Dog or Cat should be everyone's right to choose. Co op boards, Rentals, Condo's that don't allow them increase the number of homeless animals. Trying to find housing when you love your Dog and Cat is extremely hard. Many families that move are forced to leave behind their pets. They are family too and enrich the lives of the people.. Agreements can be made and people can pay an extra fee.. Dogs and Cats need more homes. If 1 % percent were opened shelters could be emptied. A Dog and Cat do well in apartments. If people don't take care of their kids they are taken away. The same should be for pets. I hope people promote share on Facebook and Tweet .
Petition to Sandra Sagert, Lucille Kring, James Vanderbilt, Kris Murray
Stop the Starvation of Community Cats of Disneyland Area/ Anaheim!
Anaheim Law said DISNEYLAND & Residents Must STARVE their BELOVED Stray CATS! The Ban was finally legally dropped but citizens are still being told by enforcement officers to starve cats! UPDATE: The city of Anaheim finally changed the law to make it LEGAL again now to feed stray cats - but the city's officers are still telling residents they must stop feeding hungry kitties!!! We are telling the city to train their officers to allow feeding of innocent homeless and abandoned kitties! It does no good to drop the feeding ban if people are still being told to stop feeding!! MORE INFORMATION: Three years ago, the City of Anaheim enacted a new code that made it illegal for residents to feed feral cats. Rather than spending their resources on humane spay/neuter programs, the city began harassing and threatening caretakers for simply feeding community cats; innocent creatures that depend on devoted feeders for their very lives. Not only did this hurt cats, it turned warmhearted people into criminals. Anaheim is home to Disneyland, which has its own famous feral cat community. Anaheim Fix Project/ OC Community Cats fought hard to get the law changed - and finally the ban was dropped. Anaheim Fix Project now works in cooperation with the city and has taken over the care, fixing and feeding of many community cat colonies that were out of control and filthy but now are under control and the cats are healthy and cared for. But some officers are still telling other people to stop feeding and Anaheim Fix Project / OC Community Cats is trying to get the city to retrain their officers. You may send a note to the city of Anaheim asking them to retrain their officers so they are aware that it is now legal to feed stray cats: City of Anaheim: Attention Sandra Sagart Community Preservation Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org More Info: Anaheim Fix Project is a project of the nonprofit (501c3) OC Community Cats and Healing the Strays. The project is providing spay/neuter (TNR), vet care, kitten rescue, adoptions and providing food for hundreds of homeless and abandoned stray cats and kittens of Anaheim and surrounding Orange County cities, but the project is underfunded. They are overstretched and overwhelmed. Let them know if you happen to live in Southern California and are available to volunteer or foster kitties - or any small donation helps. For more information please visit the Facebook page for Anaheim Fix Project / OC Communitry Cats: https://www.facebook.com/AnaheimFullertonTNR To Make a Donation: https://www.gofundme.com/hungrykittiesintheholidays They are in dire need of donations to help feed the 450 plus kitties who depend on them for food and care everyday! Thank you for any help at all! No amount is too small! Let us know if you live in Orange County, California and would like to VOLUNTEER with Anaheim Fix Project / OC Community Cats! Come Help the Kitties! Thank you for caring! Anaheim Fix Project / OC Community Cats - and Healing the Strays