Petition to Rt Honor Michael Gove MP, Theresa May MP
Make Leaving Your Dogs In A Hot Vehicle Illegal! #keepdogscool
Many people are enjoying this heatwave, but the sweltering summer heat poses a huge risk for dogs who are left in baking hot cars. It’s dangerous, it can kill them, and it has to stop - so I’m calling on the government to make it illegal to leave dogs in hot cars. I work at a pet shop and I have four dogs of my own. While at work I keep hearing from customers who’ve seen dogs left in dangerously hot vehicles during this heatwave. A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn’t feel that warm. And leaving a window open or parking in the shade doesn’t make much difference. When it’s 22 degrees outside, in a car it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour. Many of the offenders get off with just a warning. This is because you can only get convicted under the 2006 Animal Welfare Act if your dog dies or falls ill from being left in a car. This means that dogs up and down the country are being tortured time and again, with no consequences for the owner. If it’s made illegal to leave a dog in a hot car, it will send out a clear message, act as a strong deterrent and help save many vulnerable dogs from unnecessary distress and death. The new law should also be signposted in car parks to help make dog owners aware and deter them from breaking the law. The heatwave is set to continue so we need as many signatures as possible to change the law and save dogs’ lives! Please sign!
Petition to Vladimir Putin, Yury Chaika
Stop Killing Homeless Animals in Russia! Stop Bloody FIFA 2018!
Русский / English / Deutsch / Italian / Polish / Turkish / Spanish / French / PortugueseThe World Cup is organised to be held in Russia from June‐July 2018. Before then we are urgently seeking support from animal protection activists, societies and generally kind people to help us STOP the awful practice our country has of killing homeless animals in the run up to international sporting events. The Russian Government says they are doing this to “ensure security and a pleasant stay” and to “present a good image” to visitors from participating countries. This terrible “tradition” needs to change! In Russia the system we have to provide shelter, food and medical support for homeless cats and dogs isn’t good - it definitely isn’t up to modern standards around the world. We’re yet to develop a system that is humane and ethical. At the same time a huge amount of money (the detailed information can be found at the page of our group in Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloodyFIFA2018 that could be used to create shelter and support for stray animals, gets allotted to putting down animals, that really just need love, support and care. These are animals being put down might otherwise have been adopted. Tenders worth $1.95million have been awarded in host cities to deploy “canine KGB” deaths squads. Soon 11 Russian cities could have the blood of homeless animals on their hands. Hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats and even birds will be killed by terrible poisons and in some cases even more cruel ways. We are asking our Government to reconsider allocating budget funds for the capture and elimination of animals, that are unlikely to get into any sport building or stadium in “threatening quantities”. We want them to withdraw this decisions and cancel plans that are already being put into action. This problem can be solved in a civilised way and the World Cup event can go ahead without innocent victims being sacrificed. WE’RE ASKING OUR GOVERNMENT: To reassign these funds to creating good shelters; redirect the efforts of the authorities to cooperation with volunteer organisations, enabling involvement and support to those who love, really want and can help animals; and find common and humane solution for the World Cup. We are pleading that the Governments of countries participating and the football teams taking part appeal to the Russian government to stop the killing of homeless animals and to adopt the law, which would provide the animals with protection. If the Government can’t do this, we ask you to insist on transferring the World Cup to a country where animals have the right to life! #bloodyFIFA2018
Petition to Pope Francis, Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung
Catholic Church in South Korea‐ Stop Promoting the Consumption of Dog Meat
(Spanish translation below) Please ask the leader of the Catholic Church in Republic of Korea (South Korea), Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, to stop encouraging his country’s Catholics to eat dog meat. Dog meat has become a symbol of Korean Catholicism since the 19th century, when Catholics were persecuted and had to flee to the mountains. They were starving and were forced to eat dog meat to survive. Obviously the situation is very different today- no one is starving in South Korea but the Catholic Church likes to celebrate their martyrs by eating dog meat. Indeed it is a major promoter and buyer of this product. They serve it at church events, and encourage their congregation to eat it and foreign visitors to try it. We feel this is a very bad reflection on the Catholic Church and on the current pope, Pope Francis, who promotes and has shown great compassion towards animals. In South Korea dogs raised for meat are kept in appalling conditions in dog farms until they are brutally tortured to death by such means of beating, hanging and boiling alive. Surely people who represent God and goodness should not be promoting such a cruel industry? We hope you will join us in encouraging Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung to end the consumption of dog meat amongst his followers. Le pido por favor que le la exija al lider de la Iglesia Catolica en la Republica de Corea, el Cardenal Andres Yeom Soo-jung, que deje de animar a los católicos de su país a comer carne de perro. La Carne de perro se ha convertido en un símbolo en el Catolicismo Coreano desde el Siglo 19, cuanto los católicos fueron perseguidos y tuvieron que huir a las montañas. Estaban hambrientos y se vieron obligados a comer carne de perro para sobrevivir. Obviamente la situación es muy diferente hoy en día - nadie está muriendo de hambre en Corea del Sur pero a la Iglesia Católica le gusta celebrar a sus mártires comiendo carne de perro. De hecho, es un gran promotor y comprador de este producto. Lo sirven en eventos de la iglesia, y animan a su congregación a comerlo ya los visitantes extranjeros a probarlo.Sentimos que esta es una muy mala reflexión sobre nuestra Iglesia Católica y sobre el papa actual, Papa Francisco, quien promueve y ha mostrado gran compasión hacia los animales En Corea del Sur los perros criados para la carne se mantienen en condiciones espantosas en granjas de perros hasta que son brutalmente torturados hasta la muerte por tales medios de golpear, colgar, incendiar, cortar sus patas y hervir todo mientras siguen vivos! Tienen una creencia equivocada de que cuanto más sufre el perro, mejor los beneficios para la salud y hace la carne más sabrosa. Seguramente las personas que representan a Dios y la bondad no deberían estar promoviendo una industria tan cruel? Para un excelente artículo sobre este tema, por favor lea: https://cadizrespira.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/el-consumo-de-carne-de-perro-de-la-iglesia-catolica/ Para la prueba de esta tortura cruel vea por favor este vídeo que fue introducido al Congreso de EEUU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_p71BjjCP8 Espero que se unan a nosotros para alentar al Cardenal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung a poner fin al consumo de carne de perro entre sus seguidores. Gracias por su apoyo.
Petition to Theresa May MP - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
Is the time long enough before putting an unclaimed dog to sleep? 7 days is no time at all
It can take just 7 days for a healthy unclaimed dog to be put to sleep. Approximately seven thousand dogs are put to sleep because of this reason in the UK every year. If we are really a nation of animal lovers and loving dogs in particular, then it is time for change. Please sign this petition and lets get noticed. Lets make it law that local authorities must hold onto dogs for longer than 7 days before rehoming them or putting them to sleep. 21 days should be the minimum. I would like to make this timescale longer but I want to aim for something achievable. Lets give the owners more time to find their dogs. If the dogs are unwanted lets give the dogs more time to get a place in a rescue centre. I appreciate extra funding will be needed but these dogs die alone and afraid. They cannot stand up for themselves. We have to do it for them. Please sign and prove we are a nation to be proud of. I've just updated the picture today (10.11.17) to show the reality of the situation. Dogs lined up after being killed ready to place in a bin bags. This is happening every day in the UK!
Petition to Mr. Wei Tao, YuLin Mayor
Shut Down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Did you know, every year, on the summer solstice, thousands of dogs are rounded up to be eaten in Yulin, China as part of a Dog Meat Festival? We believe that this cruel "festival" has no place in the 21st century. https://www.change.org/f/help-us-provide-direct-emergency-care-for-the-dogs-in-yulin-china?source_location=petition_show Many of the dogs that are killed are stolen household pets or are watchdogs of rural families. Allowing the Dog Meat Festival to continue is like endorsing dog theft, which supplies the dog meat industry.The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is also a dangerous food safety issue and animal cruelty issue. Dogs sold on the market are sick, poisoned and dying animals. Dogs suffer from horrendous conditions during the long distance, trans-provincial journeys, many days without food and water.By signing our petition, you’re joining a global movement with like-minded people who want to shut down this heinous festival and trade. Paul Fong, Director of International Policies, Duo Duo Project Visit www.duoduoproject.org to learn more and support our projects.
Petition to Responsible department: Department for Environment Food, and Rural Affairs
.@DefraGovUK: "BAN THE BOLT" ABOLISH THE USE OF THE CAPTIVE BOLT GUN TO DESTROY GREYHOUNDS IN THE UK.
C.A.G.E.D North West 'Ban the Bolt' Campaign [Petition Supported by Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon] Each year an estimated 10,000 ex-racing greyhounds are 'unaccounted' for -- puppies that don’t make the grade, dogs that sustain injuries, are pregnant or unable to find homes, most are less than five years old.Many of these dogs are disposed of in the most 'economical' way - by bolt gun. Under existing UK legislation, any person can use a bolt gun to destroy a greyhound, if they are the legal owner. Attempted destruction of greyhounds by bolt has resulted in innocent dogs being left to suffer in agony for hours, before being found and taken to a veterinary surgery to be finally put to sleep by lethal injection.These dogs should at the very least be entitled to a humane death. Destruction of greyhounds should only be performed by use of intravenous euthanasia, administered by qualified veterinary surgeons. Following the controversial use of bolt guns by RSPCA inspectors a few years ago, the RSPCA requested the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) comment on their review of its 2004 euthanasia rules and guidelines. In April 2010 the RCVS announced that use of the captive bolt guns on dogs was inappropriate.Defra have the power to end this cruel practice so we are calling on them to immediately abolish the use of captive bolt guns to destroy greyhounds in the UK.For more information please click on the links below to read about Milton the greyhound and use of bolt gun in destruction. http://www.cagednw.co.uk/ban-the-bolt.html http://www.cagednw.co.uk/greyhound-disposal.html http://www.greytexploitations.com/resources-and-reports/a-license-to-kill http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-396015/The-killing-fieldsof-10-000-greyhounds-old-race.html
Petition to Scarborough Borough Council
Whitby Beach Needs Safe Access for Dog Owners - limits need reverting to 2017 boundary
Dog owners in Whitby were shocked to find on 1-5-18 that the seasonal dog ban on Whitby West beach had been extended to the end of the beach huts, forcing them to use a set of steps that are slimy, steep and incomplete. This access leads onto rocks meaning that anyone who is less than agile and 100% fit is finding them unsafe to use. Some are putting their safety at risk trying, others are unable to go on the beach now. We believe the extension to be unnecessary, unsafe and discriminatory. The consultation cited as justification was on a borough-wide document in which this change was buried and unclear. Those affected the most were completely unaware of either the consultation or the proposed extension. We therefore consider it undemocratic. We request a return to the 2017 limit which allowed plenty of dog-free, prime beach for users and safe access to a small area for dog owners too.
Petition to UK Parliament, RSPCA, Kenneth Clarke MP
Bring Bleue Back! Alone, Afraid, UNHEARD! Give him the voice he doesn’t have!
Hi Everyone this is Bleue my 6 year old Stafford shire Bull Terrier who was Mercilessly Seized from me on 01/07/2018 under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 section 5 (2) by Warrant! Due to A pair of Neighbors where i live calling Nottinghamshire police back in March 2018 accusing him of biting and being Dangerous and a ‘Type’ dog in the UK. However Stafford shire bull terriers are not a banned breed and he shouldn't of been taken! On this particular morning Bleue for the first time ever had ran out into our hall when we were leaving out. A hall which I share with them neighbours and as myself and daughter were trying to get him back into our home this male appeared from the house next door, a male I had never seen before, a male i didnt even know was living at this property with the woman! all i did was ask him to close the door while we got the dog back in to our apartment and thats when the abuse and shouting started towards me and my child, I was shocked how vile he was all because i asked him to close his door for a min. The man refused on every occasion i had asked telling me 'dont F*****g tell me what to do' and opened his door more! The dog then ran into her house and thats when bleue was kicked and man handled in an unprovoked attack on him from the male aggressor neighbour! Bleue jumped at the male in shock after being kicked to the ground by him and thats when the accusations started telling me i have a dangerous dog, how he was going to call police on me, saying bleue bit him! I asked what seemed a million times to show me his phantom Injury to which he refused telling me he wasnt going to 'whip out his F*****g leg for me' He lied and said his jeans had been ripped, I Scanned his jeans and there were no tears no rips in his jeans! His girlfriend told police in her statement under Oath that she NEVER saw bleue bite, but now shes changed her Mind and lied to my home management claiming Blue did Bite!! The Contradiction and Lies Are wrong on so many levels! Now his Fate of being potentially Destroyed is now looming on myself and my daughter who is utterly distraught! There is a lot to the story including discrimination, aggression and Intimidation directed at me and Q by the male neighbour which has been completely neglected by the Police officer i reported this to in March 2018! The same officer who admitted he had never dealt with a dog case ever and didn't know the ins and outs of what happens! The same officer who Ignored every notification he got from the control room advising i had called for days and days when i was calling in to see if my dog was alive after they had taken him. The same officer who caught attitude on the phone with me when he had to call me back because i raised a complaint and told me 'he couldn't give me weekly and daily updates on the welfare of my dog who is locked up as it has nothing to do with him now he's been seized! and advised that me calling in to find out if bleue is ok 'isn't going to help my case'!!!! The same officer who promised to get me in for a statement about the discrimination etc directed at me and my child but instead neglected my concerns!! Im actually Disgusted! But for now i will start with a call of help and support in helping me get my Beloved Pet back! I am asking for everybody to sign this petition in helping me successfully getting my Beautiful Boy Home safe and sound he has been wrongly accused and seized from us and we dont know where his life lies now. I was lied to and misled when Bleue was seized and was told categorically by the Dog officer this is a Minor Case and blue would be returned home after 3 days and he didn't understand why since March 2018 my dog was being seized in July 2018! Bleue is still in Undisclosed Kennels away from the love and comfort he has always had from me, my daughter and family and friends at home. Our hearts are actually hurting.. I want to use this platform to begin what is going to be a tough journey ahead of me in successfully proving that he is a beautiful boy and family member and is not a danger to society and all dogs lives Matter! Its going to be blood sweat and tears however this sad situation will raise awareness to a number of issues that sadly not only myself is having to deal with right now but a lot of dog owners alike! My dog is basically sitting on death row and i have no clue where his life lies! He is in an undisclosed location! I cannot see him! He will be scared and prob not attended to properly while he is locked up! He doesnt deserve this and neither do we! I Demand Justice and I demand my dog is returned home to me. My dog is not Dangerous he is full of Love and Loyalty and His Life Matters, his Voice which cannot be heard matters and will be heard by myself and any support i can kindly get from the Public. Please Sign and Share and Please help me in having the safe return of my Dog back home where he belongs. He is not just a Dog he is my Family and my Child and this is breaking our heart to think he could be destroyed under BSL law due to Wrongful accusation, there has been a number of discrepancies on the authority's and accusers side and Neglect in helping me and my 13 year old daughter and had our beautiful Dog taken away in the Process! THIS SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED! Please Help in any way you can. I demand for Blues Release and safe return Home. Bleues Life Matters! All dogs lives Matter! Please support me with this!