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Update posted 14 hours ago

Petition to Hilda L. Solis, Holly J. Mitchell, Sheila Kuehl, Janice Hahn, Kathryn Barger, Marcia Mayeda, Don Belton

L​.​A. County Animal Care and Control Must Reinstate Open Access To All Animal Kennels Now!

Los Angeles County Animal Care And Control has discontinued OPEN ACCESS to all adoptable animals in their care despite rollbacks of Covid-19 restrictions. Director Marcia Mayeda has decided to permanently limit access of tax-paying Californians to our neighborhood animal pounds by forcing residents to use the Internet to find a pound animal they wish to adopt. Then, potential adopters must set an appointment (Government Identification Required) to preview animals.Public Information Officer Don Belton of Los Angeles County Animal Care And Control stated, "All of our animals are listed and posted on our website, available for viewing and inquiry by the public." He continued, "Based on this information and the benefit to the health and well being of the animals, we are continuing with the appointment-based system." This new hurdle is a DEATH SENTENCE TO THOUSANDS OF DOGS AND CATS caught in the Los Angeles County and City Animal Care and Control centers. We must force Director of Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control Marcia Mayeda and General Manager at Los Angeles Animal Services Dana Brown to IMMEDIATELY REVERSE this decision to limit Open Access to our public animal pounds despite the end of Covid-19 restrictions and allow tax-paying citizens unfettered access TO ALL LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND CITY ANIMALS IN OUR LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND CITY FACILITIES.Share this petition www.OpenTheShelters.comAlso, please email and/or call and let our Los Angeles County Supervisors know that we want OPEN ACCESS to ALL LOS ANGELES COUNTY ANIMAL POUNDS NOW!LA COUNTYDistrict Onefirstdistrict@bos.lacounty.govPhone: (213) 974-4111Supervisor Hilda L. SolisDeputy for Animal Care and Control District One is Tammy Omoto-FriasDistrict TwoSupervisor Holly J. MitchellHollyJMitchell@bos.lacounty.gov213-974-2222District ThreeSupervisor Sheila James KuehlPhone: (818) 880-9416   sheila@bos.lacounty.govDistrict FourSupervisor Janice Hahn(213) 974-4444 FourthDistrict@bos.lacounty.govDeputy for Animal Care and Control District One is Kelly CrossDistrict FiveSupervisor Kathryn Barger(213) 974-5555Kathryn@bos.lacounty.govCONTACT THE POUNDS:Care Center Contact EmailsAgoura: agoura@animalcare.lacounty.govBaldwin Park: baldwinpark@animalcare.lacounty.govCarson: carson@animalcare.lacounty.govCastaic: castaic@animalcare.lacounty.govDowney: downeyctaip@animalcare.lacounty.govLancaster: acclancaster@animalcare.lacounty.govPalmdale:

Theodore Trentman
15,707 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Tom Vilsack

Stop USDA's Kitten Cannibalism Experiments

VICTORY UPDATE: Following your advocacy and WCW's hard-fought campaign, the USDA has ended these experiments and adopted out the surviving cats to loving homes. ------ My name is Dr. Jim Keen. And I participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s taxpayer-funded experiments. For two decades, I worked for the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. Perhaps you've heard of my former employer -- it also runs the notorious USDA Kitten Slaughterhouse where thousands of kittens have been killed in wasteful tests.  Now I’m working with White Coat Waste Project and Congress to de-fund and defeat this government animal abuse. Here’s what you need to know: 3,000 Kittens Slaughtered and Incinerated: they’re only 10-weeks old. But USDA kills healthy kittens for its pointless Toxoplasmosis experiments. $22 Million in Taxes: we’ve been forced to pay the bill for nearly 50 years! USDA Defiant: government refuses to adopt out survivors, even though veterinary and public health authorities agree these kittens don’t need to be incinerated like trash. But it gets even worse: USDA buys dog and cats from China’s meat markets... and it feeds their hearts and brains to the Kitten Slaughterhouse's trapped lab victims! “Purchased from Asian meat markets to be part of experiments by the USDA.”–ABC News That's what we just exposed to Time Magazine, NBC News, the Washington Post, and the international media with our new investigation. As a former USDA employee, veterinarian, and scientist with over a quarter century of experience in public health, I know there’s no way to defend senseless government waste and abuse like this. Bottom line: taxpayers should never be forced to pay-off China’s worst dog and cat meat markets and slaughterhouses! That’s why I’m working with Congress to pass the KITTEN Act. This critical legislation will cut USDA Kitten Slaughterhouse’s tax funding … forever! Please join me: demand Congress pass the KITTEN Act. Let’s end the killings and incinerations, adopt out the survivors, and stop USDA’s Asian dog meat shopping spree! -Jim Keen, DVM, PhD

White Coat Waste Project
12,335 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Denis McDonough

Tell Congress to End VA’s Taxpayer-Funded Kitten Experiments and Adopt Out the Survivors!

"The Veterans Administration is doing things to cats that would land an individual in jail, and you’re paying for it." -NEVADA CURRENT A new White Coat Waste Project (WCW) investigation reveals the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is purchasing, crippling, and killing 6-month-old kittens in secret government labs, and forcing you to pay for it.The VA has wasted more than $11.1 million taxpayer dollars so far on these brutal experiments: splitting cats’ spines open implanting them with remote-controlled devices inserting “fake poop” into their anuses removing their brains ... all on your dime.Through the Freedom of Information Act, WCW’s investigators have uncovered photographic and video evidence of the barbaric experiments, conducted at taxpayer-funded VA labs in Cleveland, Louisville, and Los Angeles.We’ve exposed kittens who have names and histories, which are detailed in records we obtained.Kittens like Copper, described as "active, friendly, playful to personnel," who was cut up and implanted with a remote-controlled device to make him urinate on demand. Copper could’ve been adopted out, but cruel government white coats killed him just before his second birthday.Now, following our investigation, Congress is demanding answers. Led by Waste Warriors Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Army veteran Brian Mast (R-FL), 30 lawmakers from both sides of the aisle signed a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie expressing their “grave concerns about painful and outdated cat testing.” Rep. Mast is, in fact, one of seven veterans who signed the letter. And the media is also taking notice.The VA is slated to buy and kill more cats just like Copper soon. This is not a drill: we’ve gotten hold of the authorization documents, purchase orders, and receipts.WCW has made historic steps to find, expose, and defund the VA’s wasteful dog experiments. We’ve also shut down the government’s largest cat lab, the USDA’s notorious “kitten slaughterhouse,” and adopted the survivors into loving homes.With your help, we’ll knock this one out next. Let’s “cut the crap” and send these VA kitten experiments to the litter box!Please sign and share to END the VA’s cruel, wasteful, and unnecessary kitten crippling experiments — and make the VA retire out the survivors!Thank you,Anthony BellottiFounder and PresidentWhite Coat Waste Project

White Coat Waste Project
185,435 supporters