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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Director-General Dr Yap Him Hoo, Minister Lawrence Wong, Mr Prem Nasir/Dr Javan Fan/Mr Adel Yusnin Norman, Minister K. Shanmugam, MP Indranee Rajah

Justice for Sophie, Solomon and Jasper

On September 9, 2017, while my Siberian Huskies Sophie, Solomon and Jasper were walking together on a leash through a narrow public pathway behind their home, a free roaming uncollared cat hidden in the bushes darted out, attacked Sophie and injured her nose.  Reflexively, Sophie caught the cat in her mouth. Seeing the attack on Sophie, her brothers Solomon and Jasper also held on to the cat with their mouths.  The Huskies freed the cat on the instruction of their handler, who released the cat when she did not see any injuries on it. While trying to keep the cat away from the Huskies, the handler also suffered a 25cm long deep scratch on her leg inflicted by the cat.  Most unfortunately, the cat passed away later in the day.  In October 2017, the Singapore Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) informed me that, acting on a complaint, they had to test each of the dogs for aggression.  We believe the Huskies passed the aggression test, especially since they are neutered and spayed.  AVA has refused to confirm or deny the fact.  They have also refused to confirm the cat's cause of death. Despite the fact that the Huskies are 6 years old and have never had any incidences of this nature in their history, AVA now proposes to impose a restriction against the Huskies, prohibiting them from being walked together in public places. In addition, AVA has informed me that it will not provide me any information in relation to the complaint - presumably to prevent me from mounting a defense or rebutting false or incomplete evidence given. Notwithstanding this position, AVA also requires me to pay a fine for not having the Huskies securely “under the control of the handler”.  When queried by me as to the reasonableness and fairness of expecting me to defend against an unknown complaint by an unknown person with unknown supporting evidence, AVA informed me that their position is that the Huskies and handler must per se be at fault when the cat dies, so there is no need for me to know more.  I believe AVA's position is not only logically untenable but patently wrong. Mr Anthony Ong, a professional dog trainer with K9 World in Singapore, with more than 40 years of experience training dogs in the Singapore Police Force and now privately, who is familiar with the Huskies, has opined that:-             “even with leash and collar, it can never be guaranteed that a darting animal (in this case a cat) which startled the dog will not result in the dog catching the animal out of sheer defence and natural reflexes.” I believe that AVA's requirement that the Huskies not be allowed in public areas together for the rest of their lives is an unreasonable penalty for an accident that could have happened to anyone. It is unjust that the Huskies' quality of life should be severely diminished over an accident that could have occurred no matter how responsibly leashed and controlled they were.  AVA also does not seem to understand the importance of the pack walk to the behavioral balance of dogs. By withholding critical information from me, presumably to render me unable to defend myself and my Huskies, AVA has also chosen not to avail itself of the mountain of evidence that shows the Huskies are beloved by the residents in the neighbourhood and that the free-roaming cat had a history of unprovoked aggression. Instead, AVA expects me to accept these restrictions on the quality of life of my Huskies lightly because, in their words, my fine could be much greater if I don't. AVA fails to understand that these strong arm tactics will not work on true dog lovers, as our dogs' quality of life is priceless and worth fighting for, especially when my Huskies were the ones attacked.  They, and their handler, did no wrong. Please sign our Petition to let the Ministry of National Development and AVA know that we:-  1.      where we are personally familiar with the Huskies,  (a)       have never observed the Huskies to be aggressive towards humans and other animals in the neighborhood.  (b)       have never witnessed the Huskies not being securely leashed or under the control of their owner or her helper.  (c)        have no objections whatsoever against the owner of the Huskies walking the Huskies together in public areas. (d)       have never felt that our personal safety or that of our pets or children have been in danger due to the Huskies being walked together. 2.          do not agree with the unfairness of AVA’s investigation and determination process. Written details of any complaint and the evidence gathered to support such complaint must be provided to the complainee to give the complainee a fair chance to respond. 3.          believe the incident could have happened to any of us that day, even if our dogs are securely leashed and under control.  The incident was an unavoidable accident as the Huskies were acting reflexively to the attack by the cat.  4.          given that the incident was an unavoidable accident, believe that there is nothing to be achieved by taking any action in respect of the incident and would request AVA to dispense with such action. Curtailing these docile Huskies' quality of life over a misadventure is not only unjustified but inhumane.

Justice for the Huskies
17,155 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to UK Parliament, RSPCA, Theresa May 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 my 13 year old Child, Along with Direct Animal Cruelty by the male neighbour towards my darling dog Bleue which has been reported and 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! Why hasn’t this Sorry excuse of a man been charged? Why has it all been ignored? Why is my Dog still locked up? WHY? Nottinghamshire Police are Neglectful and in this Case have caused us severe distress and Alarm and have successfully Victimised Me, my daughter and Bleue for being Victims. This is why Most people from Ethnic Backgrounds dont trust police because we automatically are labelled as the Villains and The Cause!! These are Facts and I am not afraid to be honest! Its a Matrix effect!!  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!   https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-me-get-bleue-home&rcid=r01-153270241275-2f906c09ce274a8b&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

chantelle simon
2,548 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to

Greyhound Racing should be Illegal

Greyhound Racing – a booming sport in the UK, playing a major role in the gambling industry and bringing in thousands of pounds each year. So the question you’re probably wondering is; what makes this sport such a controversial and upsetting act? A racing greyhound’s life will begin in a yard; they will stay for 8 weeks with their mothers, building muscle and playing with other puppies. They are moved to a racing facility at 12 months old and enter their first preliminary race at 15 to 18 months old. If the greyhounds are deemed unfit,or they do not fit the strict requirements set upon them from birth – for example if they are not fast or fit enough, they are then viewed as a waste of money, a waste of kennel space which could be used for a dog who will earn the owner money. The dogs are discarded. Heartless humans are exploiting these peaceful creatures for a profit. Every single day for a racing greyhound is systematic. Up to 20 hours a day in cages with little to no human interaction. They are starved before they race so they are famished. Their cages are often left covered in excrement and dirt; not cleaned out for days. The dogs do not have a voice to consent to this life- and they do not have a voice to fight back. Many racing greyhounds are lucky to live to the ages of 4, when their average lifespans are meant to be 10-15 years. They are kept in captivity all their lives, never experiencing real life; they will never go for a walk in the park, never wake up on their owner’s bed or wait for them after work. Greyhounds are very loyal dogs, and they trust humans to care for them - they are affectionate, intelligent creatures, yet we allow them to be abused in this way for their whole lives. In addition to this, we allow their lives to end abruptly and alone. Many die on the track. Many are euthanized. Many are sent to labs. Many are killed by the bolt gun - a lethal weapon often used unprofessionally to leave these innocent creatures on the floor in pain for hours, to die on their own. Surely anyone can see why this cruel sport should be banned, the dogs are killed in masses - it is estimated that over 1, 350, 000 greyhounds have been killed in the sport’s 90-year history.

S. F
9 supporters