Petition to Mr. Hong Lei
Chicago Chinese Consul General, help us to end the dog and cat meat trade
China has much to be proud of; many millennia of artistic excellence, its emergence into a manufacturing giant and resulting surging economy, but it also has the most reprehensible and dark side, preventing it from becoming a true world power; the barbaric dog and cat meat trade. 10 million or more dogs and cats, mostly stolen pets, die the most sadistically brutal death each year under the misguided belief that the more the animal suffers and the greater its adrenaline level before slaughter, the greater the medicinal benefit (virility and temperature regulation) to the consumer. Methods of torture include boiling, skinning, blow torching, dismembering and disemboweling them while conscious. Some are simply beaten for hours or days on end to tenderize their meat. Conversely, outbreaks of Rabies, Cholera and Trichinellosis have been connected to handling and eating dogs and cats. Children have also been desensitized and traumatized from observing the torture and slaughter of these sentient beings. 11 million Chinese citizens have signed petitions urging their government to stop this atrocity and many activists there have risked their lives trying to save these pets. An investigation by PETA has uncovered evidence that dog skin has been used in leather products manufactured in China, mislabeled as faux or other leather. It's believed that these products have entered the U.S. market. Since China is our largest trade partner, we have the right to speak up against the barbaric torture inflicted upon those who have no voice. The time has come to put an end to this nightmare for man's best friends! Attributed to Mahatma Gandhi: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Let's pledge to boycott as much as possible from China until this nightmare for dogs and cats ends.
Petition to Honorable Chui Sai On, Leong Vai Tac, Raimundo Arrais do Rosário, Chan Hoi Fan
Shut down the Canidrome, the world's deadliest greyhound racetrack.
383. This is the number of dogs that were killed in one year at Macau’s infamous greyhound racing track, the Yat Yuen Canidrome. That’s more than one dog every day. Many are destroyed for underperforming; those lucky enough to win their races meet a different fate -- fatal injury or illness due to the deplorable conditions they’re forced to live in. I run an animal rescue organization called ANIMA here in Macau, an island off the coast of mainland China, and the carnage that takes place at the Canidrome is a source of deep sadness and shame for me. But now there is hope! I’m working with U.S.-based greyhound advocacy group GREY2K USA Worldwide to convince the government of Macau to permanently end this horrific animal abuse. Can you help us? Tell Macau to close the Canidrome racetrack, where every single greyhound either dies from terrible injuries, or is killed for running too slowly. And before they die, these greyhounds suffer terribly. On just one racing day recently, greyhounds at the Canidrome suffered torn muscles, cuts, infections, and one dog named “Speed Baby” had his stomach twisted more than 180 degrees during a race. He later died from an intestinal rupture. Macau's leaders care a lot about how the rest of the world sees them. More than half of the island’s economy — and 70% of the government’s revenue — comes from international tourism. If the world speaks up against the Canidrome’s outdated and barbaric treatment of these animals, Macau's government has to listen. There’s a reason the Yat Yuen Canidrome is the only remaining greyhound racetrack in all of Asia. Other countries have woken up to the horrendous abuse involved in this pastime, and they’ve decided not to stand for it. Please help me call on the government of Macau to join them and make the humane choice to end greyhound racing here, too. Sign my petition, and help stop the Canidrome racetrack from racing hundreds of greyhounds to death each year. Truly, Albano MartinsPresident, Anima Macau
Petition to Leo Varadkar, Michael Creed
Stop export of Irish greyhounds to their deaths in China
The fight continues to close the Canidrome, the world’s deadliest dog track! The Macau Canidrome is China’s only legal dog track and thousands of innocent Australian greyhounds have been sent there to be used and killed since 1963. Thankfully, since December when Australian airlines refused to fly any more greyhounds to the region, no dogs have been sent to the Canidrome. Until now. Sadly, three greyhounds arrived in Hong Kong for transfer to Macau on March 16. Six more came packed in shipping crates on April 15. These are Irish dogs, the latest in a long line of four-legged victims who will soon die at a true slaughterhouse for greyhounds. And if something isn’t done, who knows how many more Irish dogs might be sent? Sign our petition to tell Ireland not to send any more greyhounds to their deaths in the Macau Canidrome, the world’s deadliest racetrack. The Macau Canidrome greyhound track is a place where no dog gets out alive. Previously, hundreds of dogs were imported from Australia each year, killed at a rate of thirty per month. We must now work harder than ever to stop this cruelty with new victims from Ireland! Here’s the thing: shipping dogs to the Canidrome is completely against government policy in Ireland. In 2012, the Irish Department of Agriculture issued a strongly worded warning against the export of racing greyhounds to Asian countries because there was not “sufficient assurance that adequate provision would be made to safeguard the health and welfare of greyhounds in China at the end of their racing life." But if they don’t enforce their own policies, then they don’t provide any protection to these greyhounds. Now is the time to remind the Irish government that its proscription on racing dog exports to Asian countries should be strictly enforced. Please sign the petition! The greyhounds of Ireland are counting on us to act now!
Petition to Governor Brown, Jerry Brown
Stop the Brutal Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Guangdong (Canton), China.
Governor Brown. Tell Sister State, Canton Province, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats. California and China’s Guangdong Province are now official sister states. Yet the province is responsible for much of China’s horrendous dog and cat meat trade. It accounts for 40% of the dog meat trade and 70% of the cat meat trade in China. That's about 4 million dogs and 2 million cats - many of them stolen pets! There are established laws in Guangdong against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored. Undercover investigators have gathered much first-hand evidence that dogs and cats are being stolen, transported long distances and brutally butchered in filthy slaughterhouses. Since many of the animals are captured through poisoning the meat is known to be toxic and is a public health hazard. Please inform Governor Zhu Xiaodan that California citizens and their friends insist that he issues an official document mandating that the following existing laws be enforced: -- Local police and the Animal Husbandry Bureau must follow the official document issued by the Chinese Agricultural Department on April 22, 2013 that prohibits any trucks without the required certificates to transport live or dead dogs and cats into or out of Guandong Province. -- Restaurants that are serving dog and cat meat should be made to stop and pay fines for violations of Chinese food safety laws. (Chinese FDA law penal code 85 and Criminal Law Code 143). Uninspected meat cannot be sold to consumers under Chinese FDA law, Code 28. -- The Trade and Industry Bureau must enforce commercial licensing laws and close illegal slaughterhouses and markets. We believe these demands are in line with the goal of sister states to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health. International and Chinese media coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in Guangdong has stained China’s image and severely tarnished California’s sister state relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now. Thank you for taking swift action. From the Duo Duo Project (www.duoduoproject.org) PS: Please also send Governor Brown a direct email if you can. It's very quick and simple. https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php
Petition to Cambridge University Press, Reed-Elsevier Group, Springer Publishing Company, John Wiley & Sons Publishing company, Taylor & Francis Group, SAGE Publications Publishing company, Oxford University Press, Thomson Reuters, Walter de Gruyter Company, McGraw Hill Education, Princeton University Press, Palgrave Macmillan Publishing company, Brill publishers, University of Hawaii Press, University of Chicago Press, Cornell University Press, Stanford University Press, University of California Press, Yale University Press, Indiana University Press, Columbia University Press, Duke University Press, Harvard University Press, SUNY press, Australian National University Press, University of Washington Press, University of Michigan Press, Amsterdam University Press, University of Illinois Press, Melbourne University Publishing, Monash University Publishing, Sydney University Press, University of Adelaide Press, University of New South Wales Press, University of Queensland Press, Presses Universitaires de France (PUF), Presses Universitaires de Rennes (PUR), European University Press, EBSCO Publishing, JSTOR , ScienceDirect , Web of Science, Association of American University Presses, Association of University Presses
Peer Review Boycott of Academic Publications that Censor Content in China
In recent weeks, the prestigious academic publishing house Cambridge University Press came under unprecedented pressure from the Chinese government to restrict access in China to hundreds of articles and book reviews and thousands of e-books in two of its flagship Chinese and Asian studies journals, China Quarterly and The Journal of Asian Studies. While Cambridge University Press initially agreed to censor articles in China Quarterly, it reversed that decision after outcry from the international academic community. Meanwhile, in the wake of the Chinese government's increasing efforts to tighten controls on academic institutions, other international academic publishers have admitted to quietly censoring their content in order to gain access to Chinese markets, and at least one database company, LexisNexis, pulled two of its products from China after pressure from authorities. As members of the international academic community, we confirm the fundamental value of academic freedom, which should override – in every instance – consideration of governments' demands or market access. We also confirm the right of our colleagues who are citizens of China to unfettered access to international scholarship in all fields. Academic publications are sustained through the social contract they enter into with their authors as well as with the larger academic community. That academic community provides the free peer review service and unpaid contributions of authors that uphold the integrity of publications' brands. As such, academic publications should honor their commitment to broadly disseminate the knowledge they produce without acceding to governments' demands. While we acknowledge that it can be difficult to discern which publications or their holding companies are censoring in China, we call for a peer review boycott of any non-PRC-based academic publication known to be censoring its content in the People's Republic of China. From now on, we will not agree to provide peer review service until editors confirm that their publications do not censor content in the PRC, and we call on all others to do so as well. With a large number of signatories, we can send a strong message to major academic publishers and/or their holding companies. This petition will be sent to the five major publishing companies that control over half of international peer-reviewed academic work (Reed-Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis and Sage); to all the major university presses in Asian studies in the U.S., Europe and Australia; as well as to the major academic databases (like LexisNexis and Web of Science) NOTE: To display your name on the website for maximum impact, when you sign, please leave the box checked for 'Display my name and comment on this petition,' and type in your academic affiliation, along with any comments you have, in the box for 'Reason for signing'. Your name will be included in the final downloaded list, but only if you add a comment to 'Reason for signing' will your name be displayed on the web page.
Petition to United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, United Nations
Stop Organ Trafficking In China
In the 21st century, we have amazing technology and more freedom than ever. But, organ trafficking is an issue has persisted for many years and still has not been stopped. China continues to participate in organ trafficking every year. Organ trafficking is the process in which you take a persons organs and sell them illegally on the black market, or without their consent. China continues to use this practice on prisoners. Prisoners come from the teaching center Falun Dafa, or known as Falun Gong. The center teaches people the Buddhist religion. China believes that these people will protest and overthrow the government. They are imprisoning these people and killing them. This is a direct violation of many human rights. Thousands of people are being killed and having their organs taken out just because of the religion they practice. China needs to stop this now. I am calling upon the United Nations to look further into this matter and help fix it. These people don't deserver to suffer any longer. Thank you. More Information can be found at organtrafficking.info
Petition to Carolyn Maloney, Bill de Blasio, Maurice Greenberg
Fund Bronx People not China "Panda Mills"
The Bronx has a median income of less than $35,000 and majority of Bronx residents relied on food pantries and lack nutritious foods. Yet Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and her Billionaire's Club, Former A.I.G Chairman Maurice R. Greenberg and Gristedes Owner John A. Catsimatidis, are raising over 50 Million for a Panda exhibit in the Bronx Zoo. "The 50 millions fund you are raising for a Panda exhibit in the Bronx just promotes captivity of wild animals. The safest place for a wild animal is in his/her own habitat Not to mention you are leasing these pandas from China breeding facility that are not more than "panda mills" that used these pandas for money and international distraction form their own human rights violations. There is undercover footage of pandas abused in China's panda breeding facility." Congresswoman Maloney invoked "after 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, it's about time to have something happy,". She stated that pandas are deeply personal for her since one of her daughters once aspired to become a panda scientist. For her whims, she used her Congressional office as bully pulpit to get support to lease pandas from China and exhibit them. In 2014, A senior official at the conservation society wrote in an email to City Hall "I think a statement saying that we appreciate her passion. but we are not interested in pandas....., Clearly she doesn't hear it when we say it..." Congresswoman Maloney even said she envisioned a bamboo forest upstate as a food supply for the pandas. If only she would envisioned a nutritious food supply for the people in the Bronx Sign this petition to stop our borough used for the whim of Congresswoman Maloney which only supports China and their animal abuse and does nothing for us in the Bronx. https://youtu.be/hY8RYPJ73NI https://www.facebook.com/BronxAnimalRightsElectors/
Petition to Xi Jinping
Stop Dog and Cat Fur Trades!
You might want to sign this petition if you are a fan of cats and dogs. This is a true story! In China, people are using cats and dogs for trading fur. Cats and dogs are being captured and then they are shaved. Millions of cats and dogs die because of this. Us humans are supposed to stop animals from becoming endangered, but now, people are doing the opposite. Don't make our favorite animals endangered or even worse, extinct!