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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

CAGED Nationwide
159,091 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Xi Jinping, Liu Xiaoming, International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

END THE YULIN DOG EATING FESTIVAL IN CHINA!

STOP! The Yulin dog eating festival! Dogs are innocent animals, that deserve love, attention, care, and a family. First, dogs are stolen from owners, taken from puppy farms or taken from the streets as strays, next they are crammed into cages that are way too small for the amount of dogs inside, click this link to see: https://goo.gl/images/wnGjrN , which often twist their limbs into extremely uncomfortable positions and have to stay there for several hours. Once they finally reach their destination, then, like some sort of torture the dogs are boiled, beaten, strangled, electrocuted, burnt and skinned ALIVE! They think the dog tastes better and will be more tender if it has adrenaline! After the horrendous ordeal the visitors happily eat the dogs. Animal cruelty is not a crime in China! When a dog just bites a human, it usually gets euthanised, or, in China there was a policeman that beat a dog to death in public! Here is the link to that: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5228433/Golden-retriever-dies-beaten-policeman.html They eat dog meat because they believe that if you eat dog meat it gives the incredibly selfish men more sexual stamina and that it will keep them cool during the summer and it will apparently ward off evil spirits. I just can’t beleive that these people could torture the animals that help with the police, help disabled people, support and love each family they have, support and love children if they have been abused and many more.   If a human tortures a dog in China, nothing happens! PUT AN END TO THIS MADNESS!

George Bedford
8,718 supporters
Update posted 7 days 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
2,789 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Procurator Fiscal Mr A Richardson

#SaveBear

Bear is a loving, gentle and kind dog. Adored by his family, friends, adults and children. He is not aggressive, does not have behaviour problems, he is just a big cuddly dog who loves to spend time with people, play with his toys and get petted by everyone. He has been a massive part of our lives for nearly 11 years. Hes an avid traveller going around Scotland on camping holidays with family and friends, being social with all walks on people on his adventures. He has never scared anyone or been aggressive, he has a great personality and is always happy to see people and make new friends. It's hard to put into words how much impact Bear has had on us all, even my sister who is scared of dogs has never felt threatened or scared of him, there has never been any reason to be. He is a very loved member of the family and it would break all of our hearts if anything were to happen to him. Due to a freak accident, Bear has been taken into custody by the Police who are looking to destroy him.  On the 7th June 2017, Bear was in being lead to home having been walked around the area passing kids on bikes and scooters he was on his lead with his owner. Bear does not have an aversion to scooters or bikes. Whilst turning the corner the girl (we cannot give further details as this breaches websites rules) who was travelling fast on a scooter has collided with Bear, she and Bear had not seen each other before this, a large hedge blocked both their views. Both Bear and the girl got a shock at meet. The girl has fallen into Bear's face. This collision has caused the girl to fall from her scooter into bushes (that looked to be freshly trimmed by the council, leaving the bushes sharp and pointed), causing marks on the girls back. The girls then attempted to manoeuvre herself by pushing out at Bear, due to the nature of the collision and fright both  the girl and Bear experienced at unexpectedly meeting, this appears to have made Bear feel threatened and appeared to feel under attack. The girl has also got an injury to her arm, due this unfortunate event.  As you can image both the girl and the dog have misunderstood the situation and with no previous aggressive episodes or behaviour issues this is out of character for Bear. Bears owners acted promptly to this accident, following the girl home right away, securing Bear in his home and informing the parent of the girl straight away. Being responsible dog owners they also insisted on calling an ambulance and the police to stay within the law . The mother and girl both stated at the time of the incident they didn't want Bear destroyed.  We understand there is rumours and allegations circulating about Bear, we wholeheartedly refuse to accept these as anything other than malicious. We have stayed fair entirely through this campaign and we will continue to tell the truth. We understand conflicted opinion and have never stated that we will hold any judgement on those who believe Bear should be destroyed. We have remained in contact with the police and have continued to seek advice and support from them. We have stayed within the outlined rules set by change.org and legal framework. We appreciate the nature of this may conflict people's views, and as a family we are supporting and helping the girl as much as we are Bear. We hope that you will use this information and base your own opinion, sign the petition and leave positive words. Hurting people is not in his nature and we will do everything in our power to stop him being destroyed. Please help us save our Bear.

Bears Family
4,664 supporters