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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  If the world speaks up against the Canidrome’s outdated and barbaric treatment of these animals, Macau's government has to listen.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

GREY2K USA Worldwide
375,190 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to YuLin Government, Ambassador Cui Tiankai

Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

Dear Ambassador Cui Tiankai, China's rich cultural and traditional history spans thousands of years and now China is fast becoming a recognized and dominating super economic power, with its citizens enjoying a high standard of living as the result of economic and social progress.  However, with great success comes great responsibility, and as a global citizen, I am truly shocked and appalled to learn about the cruelty and suffering currently being inflicted upon the helpless companion animals, namely dogs and cats, of Yulin, killed during the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. This medieval way of treating animals sits at complete odds with how China has progressed as a society in recent years.  This is not about cultural differences this is about the most basic of ethics and about treating animals with compassion. It's plain to see that the practices carried out at Yulin represent a new low for China. Those animals we choose to be our working companions, our eyes when we are blind, our guardians of the family home, to share our food and to be our best friends for hundreds of years are suffering and are being slaughtered in the most monstrous of ways. There are many videos on YouTube to evidence this, although they are not easy to watch. Despite how you feel about eating any animal, no living, sentient being should be abused or tortured for any reason, and no right-minded person can rationally argue otherwise.  Dogs and cats suffer unspeakable horrors at the hands of farmers, traders and butchers - beaten, torched with fire, boiled alive, etc.  Not all these animals are "farmed" - many are beloved, stolen pets.  The medieval treatment of companion animals in Yulin provides a cruel contrast to the slick, sophisticated, modern image that China tries so hard to portray to the outside world.  Until Yulin and the Chinese government officials begin to legitimately and aggressively police, enact and enforce the companion animal protection laws as a first step in ending this shameful industry, I will be protesting for the tens of thousands of suffering, neglected and abused companion animals living lives of utter misery and pain unto death throughout Yulin and other cities that supply these animals to Yulin. ---------------------------------- To learn more and take action, please visit: English: Ambassador Cui TiankaiEmbassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America3505 International Place, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20008 U.S.A.Tel: +1-202-495-2266Fax: +1-202-495-2138E-mail: Consulate General Luo LinquanConsulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94115Tel: 415-852-5924 City of Yulin: Italian:  FERMIAMO LO YULIN DOG MEAT FESTIVAL  Spettabile Governo Cinese, La Cina, con la sua ricca storia di cultura e tradizioni millenarie, è ormai anche un paese dichiaratamente annoverato tra le superpotenze economiche mondiali, con una popolazione ad un alto tenore di vita frutto di un raggiunto benessere sociale ed economico.  Tuttavia, con il grande successo arrivano anche le grandi responsabilità e in quanto cittadino del mondo, sono scioccato e disgustato dalla crudeltà e delle sofferenze inflitte su inermi animali da compagnia, i cani e gatti di Yulin, uccisi durante l’annuale Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Questo barbaro modo di trattare gli animali si scontra fortemente con il progresso sociale raggiunto dalla Cina in questi ultimi anni. Le differenze culturali non c’entrano, c’entra la necessità di trovare modi eticamente corretti e compassionevoli di interagire col mondo animale. E’ sotto gli occhi di tutti che le inumane torture perpetrate a Yulin rappresentano una vera e propria macchia indelebile nella storia recente della Cina. Gli stessi animali che abbiamo scelto come compagni di lavoro, come nostri occhi quando non siamo in grado di vedere, come guardiani delle nostre case e delle nostre famiglie, con cui condividiamo il nostro cibo e che sono i nostri migliori amici da centinaia di anni vengono massacrati nei modi più mostruosi. Esistono molti video su Youtube, a testimonianza di ciò, che non sono facili da guardare. E indipendentemente da come la si pensi in merito al consumo di qualsiasi animale, nessun essere vivente senziente dovrebbe essere in alcun modo costretto a sottostare ad abusi e torture e nessuna persona dotata di logica e raziocinio potrà mai dire il contrario. Cani e gatti patiscono sofferenze indicibili per mano di contadini, mercanti e macellai venendo bastonati, bruciati e bolliti ancora vivi. E non tutti questi animali vengono “allevati” a questo scopo, molti sono animali domestici rubati alle loro disperate famiglie.  Il trattamento barbaro degli animali da compagnia di Yulin si pone in netta contrapposizione con l’immagine elegante, sofisticata e moderna che la Cina cerca da tempo di mostrare al resto del mondo.  Finché Yulin e i rappresentanti del governo cinese non cominceranno a combattere questa pratica con forza e decisione implementando una legge per la protezione degli animali da compagnia come primo passo per porre termine a questa pratica vergognosa, io protesterò per le decine di migliaia di animali da compagnia negletti, abusati e torturati, costretti ad una vita miserrima e pene indicibili e letali in tutta Yulin e in tutte le altre città che forniscono animali a Yulin. Distinti saluti,

75,424 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to President, President of the United States, NBC, ABC, FOX Broadcasting Company, CNN, United Nations

Media: Start Calling Yulin the “Slaughter”-NOT Festival

There is a “festival” in Yulin, China, where local merchants kill thousands of dogs to sell their meat to festival goers. This terrible SLAUGHTER has to stop. And we want to have our voices heard. In 2017, the Chinese government announced measures against sellers of dog meat, such as fines. But they gave up shortly before the start of the Yulin dog meat SLAUGHTER Since 2009, activists estimate that as many as 15,000 dogs are killed for the Yulin. And it was only with societal pressure that the Chinese government considered ending the sale of dog meat in 2017. We need to keep up the pressure this year! As a global community, sign and share today to help NAME THIS FOR WHAT IT IS! Stop perpetuating this is a festival - and refer to it as the Yulin Slaughter (known in China as the Festival). By allowing such a benign name-we hurt our campaign to bring this to an end!  Our goal is to launch a major campaign with thousands of signatures, and deliver it to the Chinese embassy, and all media outlets.  Let's show our outrage! We want the Chinese government to commit to animal rights. We respect the people and culture of China, and we understand that there are many Chinese who are also against the Yulin Slaughter as this article shows. Read this excerpt from the story: "More and more Chinese are campaigning to ban the annual festival held on the summer solstice." Let's join those who are against the Yulin Festival! I hope that activists from other countries are inspired by our action and also create campaigns in their countries!    

4,914 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Get El Al to stop listing Taiwan as part of China

Recently, El Al, the flagship airline of Israel, has followed the cue of several other airlines across the world and kowtowed to Chinese threats by listing Taiwanese airports as a part of China. This shameful act of supplication is an affront not only to the people of Taiwan, who democratically elect their own government and have never been under Chinese control, but also to supporters of democracy and opponents of authoritarianism and belligerent expansionism, two things embodied by the Chinese government in its actions. As the only democracy in its region, surrounded by forces hostile to its very existence, Israel should be no stranger to Taiwan's plight. However, the administration of El Al does not seem to share this sense of solidarity, preferring instead to buckle under China's financial pressure. By chasing mythical potential profits with a Chinese market, El Al has betrayed the core values upon which the free world, including the State of Israel, is based. El Al may think that it could have short-term gain in this, but there are supporters of Taiwan's right to exist and liberal democracy across the world who will hold it accountable. We have already seen major backlash against Air Canada for doing a similar action, and rest assured that El Al will feel the same. We, the undersigned, therefore call for a total boycott of El Al and all of its affiliates until they correct this egregious error and remove all references to Taiwan and its airports as being a part of China. Below is the reproduction of a letter that the petition organizer has written to El Al in Hebrew. נכבדי חברת אל על,זה עניין פוליטי על מזרח אסיה, כולל התוקפנות של סין כנגד מדינות קטנות ודמוקרטיות כמו טאיוואן.לאחרונה, אתר האינטרנט של אל על רשם את הנמל התעופה בין לאומי של טאיוואן (Taipei Taoyuan International Airport) כ"טאיפיי, סין", כאילו היה חלק מהרפובליקה העממית של סין.כמו מדינת ישראל, טאיוואן היא מדינה קטנה וריבונית, מוקפת עוינות, עם צבא, מפקדי גבולות הממשלה דמוקרטית משלה. למרות טענותיה, סין מעולם לא שטלה בטאיוואן אפילו אף פעם אחת. לכן, להשתחוות ללחץ תחת טענות מזויפות של סין הוא לזלזל בריבונות של טייוואן ובזכותה להתקיים.אע״פ שיש לנו כבוד גדול ואהבה רבה לעם ישראל ולארץ ישראל, אנו הטאיוואנים לא יכולים לציית לעובדה כי החברות נעופה הדגל של ישראל עקבה אחר הוראות של משטר סמכותי (בעל ברית עם איראן) נגדנו דמוקרטיה אחרת תחת התקפה. עד שאל על תראה כבוד ותתקן את השגיאה הזאת, אני אמשיך לעודד את העם הטאיוואני ואת ידידי הדמוקרטיה בכל מקום (כולל בא״י) לסרב להטיס עם אל על.

Barnaby Yeh
29 supporters