Petition to Toà án nhân dân tỉnh Kiên Giang, People's Court of Kien Giang province, Công an tỉnh Kiên Giang, Kien Giang Province Police, Phòng Cảnh Sát Cơ Động Công An Tỉnh Kiên Giang, Kien Giang Police Department, Phòng Cảnh Sát Thi Hành Án Dân Sự & Hỗ Trọ Tư Pháp Thành Phố Rạch Giá, Rach Gia Judicial Custody & Criminal Justice Enforcement Division, Tòa án Nhân dân Thành phố, tại Rạch Giá - 906 Nguyễn Trung Trực, Phường An Hòa, Quận 1, TP.Hồ Chí M, People's City Court, in Rach Gia - 906 Nguyễn Trung Trực, An Hòa, Tp. Rạch Giá, tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vie, Nguyen Official, Deputy Director Nguyen Hien Dieu / Nguyen Van Dieu
Petition for Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết)/Mrs. Snow to be relinquished of ownership rights to Mina
If Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết) / Ms. Snow does not voluntarily give up custody of Mina, it is a matter of public opinion that we the People support any legal actions taken by Mina’s rescuers, to fight for the custody of Mina. We are petitioning to declare that Mina stay in the care of and that ownership be granted to any one of Mina’s rescuers; Members of the Phu Quoc Animals Rescue, Duong Hieu, Joey T, or Cứu Trợ Chó Mèo Kiên Giang (Kien Giang Cat Dog Rescue) Background on Mina: Video clips were shared via social media from locals showing a dog lying on the floor, surrounded by blood. Clips included scenes of a woman cutting off the dog’s right front paw. The incident was recorded on 9/19/17 in Phu Quoc Vietnam, and the clip was reported to have been recorded by a neighbor. In an interview video, the owner stated that Mina chased her ducks and bit others. In anger, the owner cut off Mina’s front right paw. Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết) / translated to English is Mrs. Snow, is reportedly be the owner of the dog. In negotiations, Mina was taken away for medical treatment by a group of rescuers and an Association. It took 3 days for the people of the Association to be able to take Mina into Rach Gia (mainland) and because Mina’s leg was still strapped with a wire, his leg ended up necrosis and infected. To ensure the life of Mina, the Association initially agreed to do minor surgery to remove the infected part of the leg infection on 9/22/17 and provided follow-up care of injections; drug infection + infusion + drug Increases resistance. After seeing his health stabilized, on 9/24/17 Mina was moved to a Sasaki Veterinary Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Mina was provided with a week of wound healing by foreign experts and by the veterinarian medical team using the best medicine. Every option was to retain the rest of his leg. Unfortunately, all the efforts of the medical staff could not save Mina's leg. The necrotic wound in the skin had spread, which forced foreign experts to consult and it was decided that Mina would have to undergo a major surgery. They decided to remove Mina's wounded leg (his shoulder joint is also removed). On 10/23/17 a video footage showed Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết) / Ms. Snow had come to see Mina and possibly take him home. Mina fled away on his 3 legs from the owner in terror. Mina is traumatized at the very sight of his owner who had inflicted merciless cruelty onto him. It is in Mina's best interest for Mina to stay in the care of his rescuers in order to receive the best quality of life. We are petitioning that ownership rights for Mina, be revoked from Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết) / Ms. Snow and for ownership rights to be granted to any one of Mina’s rescuers; Members of the Phu Quoc Animals Rescue, Duong Hieu, Joey T, or Cứu Trợ Chó Mèo Kiên Giang (Kien Giang Cat Dog Rescue)
Petition to Jeju Mayor Ko Hee-Beom, Kang Min-Suk, Kang Seong-Kyun, Kang Seong-Min, Kang Seong-Ui, Kang Si-Baek, Kang Yeon-Ho, Kang Cheol-Nam, Kang Chung-Ryong, Ko Yong-Ho, Ko Eun-Shil, Ko Tae-Sun, Ko Hyeon-Su, Kim Kyeong-Mi, Kim Kyeong-Hak, Kim Yong-Beom, Kim Jang-Yeong, Kim Chang-Sik, Kim Tae-Seok, Kim Hwang-Guk, Kim Ui-Hyeon, Moon Kyeong-Hun, Moon Jong-Tae, Park Won-Cheol, Park Ho-Yeong, Bu Gong-Nam, Song Yeong-Hun, Song Chang-Kwon, Ahn Chang-Nam, Yang Yeong-Sik, Oh Dae-Ik, Oh Yeong-Hee, Lee Kyeong-Yong, Lee Sang-Bong, Lee Seung-A, Im Sang-Pil, Jeong Min-Gu, Cho Hun-Bae, Jwa Nam-Su, Han Yeong-Jin, Hyun Gil-Ho, Hong Yeong-Hwan
Jeju, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farms! 제주시에 불법 개농장 행정처분 시행을 촉구합니다.
We want Jeju to stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and to take immediate action to shut them down. Request to Jeju, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms. Below are dog farms operating in Jeju, South Korea: Jeju-do Province Jeju Geonip-dong 146 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 4947 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 781 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 784 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 792 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 825 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 825 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Deokcheon-ri 120-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Dongbok-ri 1103 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Sangdo-ri San 139 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Saehwa-ri 400 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Saehwa-ri 678-2 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Woljeong-ri San 41-21 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Nohyeong-dong 321-5 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Bonggae-dong 753-3 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Gwakji-ri 1187 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Napeup-ri 676 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Bongseong-ri 2418 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Sangga-ri 406 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Yusuam-ri 1356-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Haga-ri 56 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Haga-ri 644 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Haga-ri 713-8 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yeon-dong 1120 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yeon-dong 1120 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yeongpyeong-dong 864 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Orai-dong 468-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yonggang-dong 1177 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yonggang-dong 1220 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yonggang-dong 1750 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yonggang-dong 256 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Wolpyeong-dong 1077 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Daeheul-ri 1951-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Daeheul-ri 2364-2 2364-4Jeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Daeheul-ri 793 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Waheul-ri 2177 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Waheul-ri 533 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Jocheon-ri San 104 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Hamdeok-ri 3708-1 3708-4Jeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Hamdeok-ri 500-2 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Gosan-ri 655 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Dumo-ri 1032 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Dumo-ri 1998-4 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Yongsu-ri 609 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Jeoji-ri 1124 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Jeoji-ri 2083 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Panpo-ri 688 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Panpo-ri 74 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Myeongwol-ri 134-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Myeongwol-ri 1486 beonji 1352Jeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Sangmyeong-ri 1129 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Sangmyeong-ri 402 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Sangmyeong-ri 455 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Hyeopjae-ri 2401 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hwabukyi-dong 2687 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hwabukyi-dong 5554 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 103 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 1598 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 3-23 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 3-24 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 3-8 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 52 beonji The dog farm specified above is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to pollution of the environment and thus requires urgent administrative measures! 1. Under the current enforcement decree of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, any dog farm at least 60 square meters in size is subject to registration as a waste emission facility. Any illegal dog farms operating without proper registration must be ordered to suspend operation and close in accordance with Article 17 and Article 18 of the Act, and administrative actions such as the imposition of fines must be issued according to the Article 50 and the enforcement decree Article 20 of the same law. 2. Illegal dog slaughter may violate Article 8 of the Animal Protection Act. If a dog farm has committed an illegal dog slaughter, they will be sentenced to less than two years in prison and fined up to 20 million won. Please inspect the dog farm site to check if illegal dog slaughter is being committed and then report it to the police. 3. According to Articles 25 and 46 of the Waste Control Act, food waste feed recycling requires that dog farms are equipped with appropriate facilities and must be registered and authorized by the municipality government. Please inspect the dog farm to check if the food waste is being fed to dogs and take appropriate administrative actions in accordance with Article 66 for violations. 4. In the case of temporary buildings: Dog farms must obtain approval according to the Building Act Article 14 (Building Reports) and Article 20 (Temporary Buildings). Please remove the building if the building is unauthorized. 5. If sewage contamination is found: Personal sewage treatment facility must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures in accordance with Article 77 of the Sewerage Act. 6. If household waste is found: Unlawful dumping and loading of household waste is a violation of Article 13 of the Waste Control Act. After investigating the accumulation of household waste in the vicinity, please take measures in accordance with Article 66-1 of the Waste Control Act. We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and prevent recurrence! Click here to learn more about our epeople petitions filed to shut down each dog farms in the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)’s dog farm archives. https://koreandogs.org/epeople-petitions-to-shut-down-illegal-dog-farms-in-korea/Click here to learn more about KARA’s dog farm archives. https://koreandogs.org/report-dog-farms/ 제주시에 불법 개농장 행정처분 시행을 촉구합니다. 제주특별자치도 제주시 건입동 146번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 4947번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 781번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 784번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 792번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 825번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 825번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 덕천리 120-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 동복리 1103번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 상도리 산 139번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 세화리 400번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 세화리 678-2번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 월정리 산 41-21번지제주특별자치도 제주시 노형동 321-5번지제주특별자치도 제주시 봉개동 753-3번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 곽지리 1187번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 납읍리 676번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 봉성리 2418번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 상가리 406번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 유수암리 1356-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 하가리 56번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 하가리 644번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 하가리 713-8번지제주특별자치도 제주시 연동 1120번지제주특별자치도 제주시 연동 1120번지제주특별자치도 제주시 영평동 864번지제주특별자치도 제주시 오라이동 468-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 용강동 1177번지제주특별자치도 제주시 용강동 1220번지제주특별자치도 제주시 용강동 1750번지제주특별자치도 제주시 용강동 256번지제주특별자치도 제주시 월평동 1077번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 대흘리 1951-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 대흘리 2364-2, 2364-4제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 대흘리 793번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 와흘리 2177번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 와흘리 533번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 조천리 산 104번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 함덕리 3708-1, 3708-4제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 함덕리 500-2번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 고산리 655번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 두모리 1032번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 두모리 1998-4번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 용수리 609번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 저지리 1124번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 저지리 2083번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 판포리 688번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 판포리 74번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 명월리 134-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 명월리 1486번지, 1352제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 상명리 1129번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 상명리 402번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 상명리 455번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 협재리 2401번지제주특별자치도 제주시 화북이동 2687번지제주특별자치도 제주시 화북이동 5554번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 103번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 1594번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 3-23번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 3-24번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 3-8번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 52번지 위 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인 및 행정처분을 촉구합니다. 1) 가축분뇨의 관리 및 이용에 관한 법률 시행령 상 60㎡ 이상 개농장은 배출시설 신고대상에 해당합니다. 신고되지 않고 운영되는 불법 개농장의 경우 가축분뇨 관리법 제17조 및 제18조에 따라 사용중지 및 폐쇄명령, 동법 제50조 및 시행령 제20조에 따라 과태료 부과 등 행정처분이 내려져야 할 것입니다. 2) 불법 개도살이 이루어질 경우 동물보호법 제8조 위반 가능성이 있습니다. 해당 개농장이 불법 개도살을 할 경우 2년 이하 징역, 2천만원이하 벌금에 처해집니다. 불법 개도살이 이루어지는지 현장 확인 후 경찰에 고발조치 해주시기 바랍니다. 3) 폐기물 관리법 제25조 및 제46조에 따르면 음식물류 폐기물 사료 재활용은 적정 시설 장비를 갖추고 지자체 인허가를 받거나 신고하도록 되어 있습니다. 음식물류 폐기물을 개들에게 급여하는지 확인해 주시고, 위반 시 제66조 조항에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다. 4) 가설 건축물일 경우 : 건축법 제 14조(건축신고) 및 제 20조(가설건축물) 허가 후 견사를 지어야 합니다. 무단 증축된 건축물일 경우 철거 조치 바랍니다. 5) 하수도 오염 사항이 발견될 경우 : 하수도법 제 34조 2항에 따라 개인 하수처리시설 신고가 필요합니다. 공공수역 분뇨, 폐수 배출 상태 확인 후 하수도법 제 77조에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다. 6) 생활 폐기물이 발견될 경우: 생활 폐기물 불법 투기 및 적재는 폐기물 관리법 제13조 위반입니다. 주변에 생활 폐기물을 쌓아두고 방치하는 행위 조사 후 폐기물 관리법 제66조 제1호에 따라 조치해 주시기 바랍니다. 불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분이 이뤄지길 촉구합니다!
Petition to Corey Johnson, Charles E. Schumer, Peter T. King, Nicole Malliotakis, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Animal ACTion Network, Eric Garcetti, Eric Johnson, Corey Johnson, Edwin Lee, Annise Parker, Lisa Helps, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Susan Rennie
Grant retired military and police K-9's the same exemptions as service animals
The Retired Police Canine Foundation is supporting this petition and this is the goal: Give retired law enforcement, Military and off-duty k9s the same exemptions as service animals – let them live anywhere with their owners and accompany their owners on public transportation. In most places an off-duty police or military k9 is considered a pet when not on duty but a service animal can accompany their civilian owner in public and on public transportation. An off-duty police or military k9 can be denied housing but a civilian service animal can not. These rules are doing a disservice to these American heroes and their handlers. Police and military k9s are highly trained and certified by state, local and in some cases national organizations. Police and military k9s off duty or retired are a deterrent to crime and terrorism. K9s are one of the most effective crime fighting tools. They are in most cases trained to search for lost children and the elderly. They faithfully serve our country and community. Having an off duty or retired k9 living in your building or riding on a train or airplane with you offers you and your community an extra layer of protection and safety. Military personal are returning from serving our country suffering from PTSD and are unable to adopt there k9s because they cannot find housing that will accept the type of dog that they have. Police officers are experiencing the same resistance.These heroes and their retired and off duty k9s protect your community and our nation from all kinds of threats. Military working dogs fearlessly serve our nation saving thousands of lives each year. These animals deserve to remain with their handlers and need to be exempt from outdated housing rules and public transportation ordinances. These heroes deserve the same exemptions as civilian service animals when they are with their respective handler. www.policek9help.com
Petition to Mayor of Yulin, Mr. Wei Tao
The Barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival Must Come to an End Once and For All
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is fast approaching. We must put pressure on Chinese officials to enact effective changes in procedure and law enforcement to stop this horrific event from taking place once and for all. The United States’ position on the dog and cat meat trade, and the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in particular, is clear and unequivocal: dogs and cats should not be killed for the consumption of their meat. In December 2018, the United States banned the dog and cat meat trade. Inroads into the banning of this cruel and senseless commerce have also been made in parts Asia. Taiwan recently took the monumental step of banning both the consumption of dog and cat meat and the overall trade in such meat. Significantly, Taiwan is also home to an international alliance that is championing the push to ensure all Asian countries outlaw these senseless and cruel practices in the region. Indeed, Hanoi, Vietnam is also taking action, progressively banning the trade of dog and cat meat in its central districts. Although these measures and efforts are important, we must continue to press China to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We proudly stand with the millions of people across the globe and in China, who wish to see this festival come to an end. The Chinese government would be wise to join our efforts and institute a complete ban of the dog and cat meat trade. The Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China dates back to 2009-2010, when it was launched by dog meat traders as a commercial enterprise to boost flagging sales. We find it completely outrageous that even though the Yulin city government withdrew as a sponsor of the Dog Meat Festival, Yulin authorities and the Chinese government failed to take any meaningful action to bring an end to this festival. The event celebrates the wholesale torture of dogs and is an abhorrent display of animal cruelty. During this barbaric festival, dogs are burnt, skinned, or boiled alive, have their paws cleaved off while conscious, and are staked to the ground and beaten to death. No one can see these images and walk away unaffected. Based on the work of animal activist groups, the number of dogs slaughtered at the festival has be reduced, but still far too many are suffering barbaric torture and death. In fact, even with the decrease of dogs slaughtered at the Yulin festival, there are still about 10 million dogs killed annually in China for the dog meat trade. It is absolutely shameful that this festival and others like it still continue. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank the countless activists who continue their tireless fight every single day in order to save and protect the voiceless and powerless animals across the globe. The Vanderpump Dog Foundation is on the ground 365 days a year with our two shelters and almost 500 dogs saved from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We see first hand the progress and are hopeful that we will be able to end the celebration of consuming our best friends. We must continue to shed light on the horrific treatment of the many animals that fall prey to China’s dog meat trade. Our efforts transcend cultural differences, party lines, state borders, and political stances. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this cause must be everyone’s cause. With the might of the American government behind us, we can continue to put pressure on Chinese officials to enact much needed changes. Many humane courses of action are already available throughout China. With regular monitoring and enforcement, we hope that one day soon will finally see the elimination of the cruel Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Petition to LG (Bon-Joon Koo, CEO), Samsung, President & CEO Gregory Lee, President Oh-Hyun Kwon, CEO Kun-Hee Lee, President Daniel Eum (Samsung Research America), Hyundai Motor Company (Mong-Koo Chung, Chairman and CEO), Kia Motor Company (Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee, Vice Chairman and CEO), POSCO, SK Holdings, President Youngwook (“YW”) Park
Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, LG, POSCO, SK, FILA and all South Korean Companies: Adopt a company policy to ban dog and cat meat consumption!
Dear Owners of Samsung, Hyundai, Genesis, Kia, LG, POSCO, SK, FILA and all South Korean Companies, Please watch this: https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY Many of your employees and management are eating dogs and even cats, contributing to the uncivilized and inhumane dog and cat torture in South Korea, which you just saw in this video. When people in other parts of the world think of Korea, the first thing that comes to their mind is how Koreans horribly treat these dogs and brutally kill them to make them into soup. When this is their first thought, you have lost an opportunity to gain a customer and sell your product. Starting almost 10,000 years ago, dogs have held a special place in human society as helpers and companions in mutually beneficial relationships, and the rest of the industrialized world recognizes and protects them for this reason. To our fellow human beings, dogs symbolize love, affection, loyalty, and altruism, but in South Korea dogs are raised in cruel confinement and various methods of slaughter totally void of compassion are used on them. This is unbecoming of humankind. In the worst cases they are beaten to death slowly and deliberately in the belief that this softens the meat. Your customers do not support the cruel and barbaric treatment of these animals, and if they discover that you close your eyes to this brutality they will no longer want to spend their money on your products. Your customers will be horrified at your profound indifference and complete disregard of the unimaginable agony and suffering of these animals. Whether a dog or cat is a “farmed” animal or a beloved family pet, their savage slaughter is unacceptable to the rest of the world. You must let your company stand against these heinous crimes and this grisly illegal industry. We request that you: 1. Formally adopt and implement a policy to ban dog and cat meat consumption and terminate immediately those who violate this policy. This policy should be enforced at all your companies and their subsidiaries, as well as other companies with whom you have business transactions. 2. Adopt a policy to protect and provide a safe environment for your employees to report those who violate the dog and cat meat ban policy. 3. Provide a mandatory education to 100% of your employees about the horrors of the dog and cat meat industry and what they can do to fight this cruel industry. 4. Use your position and resources to petition your government to enact a law against the dog and cat meat consumption. 5. Donate generously to the Korean animal rights organizations, rescue groups, and the campaign against dog and cat meat consumption in South Korea. 6. Create a culture of compassion and empathy instead of apathy and indifference. By complying with these requests, you will gain the respect of your customers and the rest of the world. If you do not, we will persist with boycotts against your company that will continue to have a major economic impact on your business and brand image. Please act now and make a difference. Albert Einstein said, "The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.” It is better late than never. We are hopeful that compassion will prevail over grievous and rampant injustice to dogs in South Korea and that you, as economic leaders of South Korea, will take steps to help bring this terrible injustice to an end! Sincerely,
Petition to David Caretto, Jeff Mathieu, San Bernardino County Government Officials, Mayor Big Bear Lake, Randall Putz, Bob Jackowski, Bill Jahn, Nishalet Wilson, Kelly Papp, Greg Beck, Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, City of Big Bear Lake, Sarah M. Siep, Kathleen Smith, Robert Dalquest, Big Bear Lake Planning Commission, James Ramos, Dan Silverman, Robert Lovingood, Mike Ramos, Brian Cronin, Kelly Papp, Christopher Covington, Trudy Raymundo, CaSonya Thomas, Debi Pasco, Gary Mcbride, Supervisor Rutherford, Supervisor Ramos, Supervisor Lovingood, Supervisor Mitzelfelt, Susan Michl, Corwin Porter
We Declare Big Bear "No Kill" & Demand City & County Officials Update Policies Now!
Big Bear No Kill Declaration (provided by the www.NoKillAdvocacyCenter.org)This year, some three million animals will be killed in shelters. The vast majority can and should be placed into loving homes or should never enter shelters in the first place. But there is hope. No Kill sheltering models, based on innovative, non-lethal programs and services, have already saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals. But instead of embracing No Kill, many shelters—and their national agency allies—cling to their failed models of the past, models that result in the killing of millions of animals in U.S. shelters every year. No Kill is a revolution. And behind every revolution is a declaration—a statement of grievances, and a listing of rights and principles that underscore our great hope for the future. We assert that a No Kill nation is within our reach—that the killing can and should be brought to an end. Join us in endorsing The Declaration of the No Kill Movement in the United States. It is open to every individual, every group, and every agency that wants to bring about an end to the killing by implementing the programs and services that will establish a No Kill nation. Programs like allowing rescue groups to save animals on death row and offsite adoption events. These are not radical concepts, but in the current sheltering world, one can be ostracized for daring to proclaim the simple truths that population control killing is not an act of kindness and that free-living animals have a right to live. Join us in speaking for those who can’t. In the length of time it will take you to read the Declaration, nearly one hundred animals will be needlessly killed. I. Big Bear No Kill PreambleOne hundred and fifty years ago, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals and other humane organizations were founded to establish standards for humane treatment of animals, to promote their rights, and to protect them from harm. This marked the formal beginning of the humane movement in the United States. The scope and influence of these early humane organizations were testament to the public’s concern for animals. It did not take long for them to set their sights on the abuse of homeless animals and cruel methods of killing by public pounds. It was common practice at the time for city and town dogcatchers to beat, drown, or shoot homeless animals. Many humane agencies responded by entering into animal control contracts with towns and cities to ensure that the killing was done more humanely. But in taking on municipal animal control duties, these agencies abandoned their lifesaving and life-enhancing platforms when those beliefs conflicted with their contractual responsibilities. In the current era, where laws require killing by even more “humane” methods, these contradictions have become starker. Increasingly, the practices of both humane societies and municipal animal control agencies are out of step with public sentiment. Today, most Americans hold the humane treatment of animals as a personal value, which is reflected in our laws, cultural practices, the proliferation of organizations founded for animal protection, increased per capita spending on animal care, and great advancements in veterinary medicine. But the agencies that the public expects to protect animals are instead killing some four million animals annually. Lifesaving alternatives to the mass killing of animals in shelters have existed for decades. These lifesaving methods are based on innovative, humane, nonlethal programs and services that have proven that the killing can be brought to an end. Too many of these agencies, however, remain mired in the kill philosophies of the past, unwilling to or hampered from exploring and adopting methods that save lives. This is a breach of their public trust, a gross deviation from their responsibility to protect animals, and a point of view that we, as caring people and a humane community, can no longer accept or tolerate. We assert that a No Kill nation is within our reach—that the killing can and must be brought to an end. It is up to each of us working individually and together to implement sheltering models that have already saved tens of thousands of animals in progressive communities. If we work together—with certainty of purpose, assured of our own success, with the commitment that “what must be done, will be done”—the attainment of our goals will not be far off. II. Big Bear No Kill ResolutionWhereas, the right to live is every animal’s most basic and fundamental right; Whereas, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals and other humane organizations were founded to establish standards for humane treatment of animals, to promote their rights, and to protect them from harm; Whereas, traditional sheltering practices allow the mass killing of sheltered animals; Whereas, every year shelters in the United States are killing millions of animals who could be saved, and are also killing millions of free-living animals who do not belong in shelters; Whereas, life always takes precedence over expediency; Whereas, the No Kill movement in the United States has successfully implemented new and innovative programs that provide alternatives to mass killing; Whereas, lifesaving change will come about only if No Kill programs are embraced and further developed; Whereas, failure to implement No Kill programs constitutes a breach of the public’s trust in the sheltering community; Now, therefore, be it resolved that No Kill policies and procedures are the only legitimate foundation for animal sheltering; and, it is incumbent upon all shelters and animal groups to embrace the philosophy of No Kill, to immediately begin implementing programs and services that will end the mass killing of sheltered animals, and to reject the failed kill-oriented practices of the past. III. Big Bear Statement of RightsWe acknowledge the following:• Sheltered animals have a right to live;• Free-living animals have a right to their lives and their habitats;• Animals, rescuers, and the public have a right to expect animal protection organizations and animal shelters to do everything in their power to promote, protect, and advocate for the lives of animals;• Animal protection groups, rescue groups, and No Kill shelters have a right to take into their custody animals who would otherwise be killed by animal shelters;• Taxpayers and community members have a right to have their government spend tax monies on programs and services whose purpose is to save and enhance the lives of all animals;• Taxpayers and community members have a right to full and complete disclosure about how animal shelters operate. IV. Big Bear Guiding PrinciplesNo Kill is achieved only by guaranteeing the following:• Life to all healthy animals, and to all sick, injured or traumatized animals where medical or behavioral intervention would alter a poor or grave prognosis;• The right of sanctuary for aggressive dogs where behavior intervention cannot alter a poor or grave prognosis;• The right of free-living animals to live in their habitats; These conditions can be achieved only through adherence to the following:• Shelters and humane groups end the killing of savable animals;• Every animal in a shelter receives individual consideration, regardless of how many animals a shelter takes in, or whether such animals are healthy, underaged, elderly, sick, injured, traumatized, or not social with humans;• Shelters and humane organizations discontinue the use of language that misleads the public and glosses over the nature of their actions, such as “euthanasia,” “unadoptable,” “fractious,” “putting them to sleep,” and other euphemisms that downplay the gravity of ending life and make the task of killing easier;• Shelters are open to the public during hours that permit working people to reclaim or adopt animals during nonworking hours;• Public shelters work with humane animal adoption organizations to the fullest extent to promote the adoption of animals and to reduce the rate of killing;• Shelters provide care and treatment for all animals in shelters to the extent necessary, including prompt veterinary care, adequate nutrition, shelter, exercise, and socialization;• Shelters are held accountable for and make information publicly available about all the animals in their care. V. Big Bear No Kill StandardsThe implementation of these lifesaving procedures, policies, and programs must be the immediate goal of every shelter, and animal control and animal welfare agency:• Formal, active commitment by shelter directors, management, and staff to lifesaving programs and policies, and dedication to promptly ending mass killing of shelter animals;• Immediate implementation of the following programs by all publicly funded or subsidized animal shelters:•• A foster care network for underaged, traumatized, sick, injured, or other animals needing refuge before any sheltered animal is killed, unless the prognosis for rehabilitation of that individual animal is poor or grave;•• Comprehensive adoption programs that operate during weekend and evening hours and include offsite adoption venues;•• Medical and behavioral rehabilitation programs;•• Pet retention programs to solve medical, environmental, or behavioral problems and keep animals with their caring and responsible caregivers;•• Programs to release free-living animals back to their habitats;•• Rescue group right of access to shelter animals;•• Volunteer programs to socialize animals, promote adoptions, and help in the operations of the shelter;•• Documentation that all efforts to save an animal have been considered, including medical and behavioral rehabilitation, foster care, rescue groups, re-release, and adoption.• An end to the policy of accepting trapped free-living animals to be destroyed as unadoptable, and implementation of re-release programs;• Abolishment of trapping, lending traps to the public to capture animals, and support of trapping by shelters, governments, and pest control companies for the purposes of removing animals to be killed;• An end to “owner”-requested killing of animals unless the shelter has made an independent determination that the animal is irremediably suffering;• The repeal of unenforceable and counter-productive animal control ordinances such as cat licensing and leash laws, pet limit laws, bans on feeding stray animals, and bans on specific breeds. Please also sign the nationwide "No Kill Declaration" by clicking here. INFORMATIVE LINKSDoes Your Community's Shelter Measure Up?No Kill 101Economic Benefits of No Kill Animal ControlWe Can Do It! Adopt Your Way Out of KillingThe Myth of Pet OverpopulationA Guide for Legislators & Policy MakersDefining No KillHelping Community DogsThe No Kill Revoluntion Starts With YOU!Countering The OppositionThere Out To Be a Shelter Reform LawLegal Rights of Rescuers and VolunteersSuperhero For Animal SheltersThe Companion Animal Protection ActThe Animal Rescue ActThe Prevention of Cruelty To Animals ActThe Family Standard of Care and Protection ActPerserving Life: Protecting FamiliesWhat Shelters Owe Traumatized AnimalsNo Dog Left Behind: We Can Save Them AllCalculating An Animal Shelter's Live Release RateAnimal Matrix: Policies and ProceduresProtecting Community CatsBreak The Chains: Model Anti-Tethering Legislation Dear Mayor, City Manager and City Council, We now have a solution to animal shelter killing and it is not difficult, expensive, or beyond practical means to achieve. No Kill is a humane, sustainable, cost-effective model that allows open admission animal control shelters to save all healthy and treatable animals. Unlike the “adopt some and kill the rest” form of animal sheltering that dominates in the United States and is responsible for the needless killing of millions of animals every year, municipal No Kill shelters are saving as much as 99% of all animals entrusted to their care. By working with people, embracing lifesaving programs, and treating each life as precious, a shelter can transform itself. Here’s a free film that highlights several communities which have made the transition: https://vimeo.com/183035642 Here are free guides that demonstrate how they did it, including model policies and procedures for the operation of a municipal, No Kill animal shelter: https://goo.gl/V8rBc8 And here’s even more good news: the more animals a community shelter saves, the more money people in the community spend on those animals. A University of Denver study found that the total dollar value of additional spending and other economic impact realized by one city over a 6-year period as a result of passing a No Kill ordinance was over $150,000,000. Saving lives not only makes ethical sense; it makes dollars and cents: https://goo.gl/XA2yBL The No Kill Advocacy Center has helped numerous communities in their transition to No Kill and they can help ours, too. Please do not hesitate to contact them: https://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org
Petition to Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives
Permanently Stop Abusive VA Dog Experiments
UPDATE (September 2018): U.S. Congress and the President enacted a law extending restrictions on VA's dog experiments through 2019. Read more here. --- UPDATE (March 2018): Following your efforts, U.S. Congress enacted a law to de-fund the VA's dog experiments for 2018 and placed dramatic restrictions on the practice. Read more here. We're still working to end this waste and abuse for good! --- As U.S. military veterans, family members, and active duty members, we’re sickened that the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) has been using taxpayers’ money to purchase, breed, abuse and kill dogs in wasteful experiments. The VA’s painful and deadly experiments on dogs are a betrayal of these loyal animals who literally save soldiers’ lives on and off the battlefield. These projects also waste resources desperately needed to provide veterans with care and services. According to news reports and the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, some of the V.A.’s current projects involve: giving mixed-breed puppies heart attacks (Richmond V.A.) cutting into beagle puppies’ brains (Milwaukee V.A.) damaging dogs’ spinal cords (Cleveland V.A.) With the support of 75% of taxpayers and a coalition of influential Democratic and Republican lawmakers, in March 2018 Congress enacted legislation that cuts funding for and drastically restricts future dog testing at the VA. Now, please join us in urging the VA Secretary to PERMANENTLY end this waste and abuse. William Barko, US Army Ret.John Blaha, USAF Ret.Stan Benton, USN Ret. and USAF Ret.Bruce Bryant, US Army Ret.Chris Burand, US Army Ret.Gary Cantara, USAF separated, honorable dischargeWilliam Coll, US Army Ret.Michael Donahue, USNWayne Hair, US Army Ret.Ed Hernandez, USMCWill HubbardJennifer Johnson, USN Ret.Dr. Isis Johnson-Brown, US Army Ret.Ken Phillips, US Army Ret.Robert Reed, USAF Ret.Diane Solomon, USN SpouseTyler Spires, US ArmyVirginia Joy Stovall, USN Ret.Lyn StrangstadDanell Tomasella, US Army Ret.Nancy Warner-BrownJennifer Wilsbacher, US Army Ret.Merrie Wilson, USAF Ret.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary Wilkie
Dogs need your help! Tell Congress to stop cruel taxpayer-funded experiments.
UPDATE (March 2018): Following your efforts, U.S. Congress enacted a law to de-fund the VA's dog experiments for 2018 and placed dramatic restrictions on the practice. Read more here. We're still working to end this waste and abuse for good! --- An investigation by White Coat Waste Project revealed that more than 1,100 beagles, hounds and mixed-breed dogs—even puppies—are subjected to secretive, wasteful and cruel experiments inside government laboratories each year. As a physician, researcher and dog-lover –and someone who once reluctantly experimented on dogs—I know there’s no way to defend the government’s use of dogs for invasive and unnecessary experiments. It’s also a betrayal of a 10,000 year old bond between dogs and humans built upon mutual affection and loyalty. The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and other major news outlets have been documenting how the Department of Veterans Affairs, Pentagon, National Institutes of Health, and other agencies spend taxpayers’ money to abuse dogs: Death by Sand Flies: Infected sand flies are strapped to beagles’ bare skin, causing painful ulcers. Forced Vomiting: Dogs are cut open, their nerves severed, and electrodes are implanted on their intestines. They're then forced to vomit repeatedly. Forced Heart Attacks: "Snares" are tightened around dogs’ coronary arteries to induce heart attacks before they're killed and dissected. American taxpayers are forced to pay millions of dollars for these studies with virtually no access to information about what’s being done or why and how much it costs. Is this how you want your money spent? Please sign our petition to end wasteful spending and increase transparency and accountability about taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs! Most agencies including the VA, DOD, FDA and CDC do not reveal details of how our taxpayer dollars are being used for experiments on dogs, but on one of the few projects for which spending data is available, NIH experimenters have used nearly $6 million of taxpayers' money since 2011 to give dogs heart attacks. Bipartisan Members of Congress also recognize the ethical, scientific and economic problems with these controversial experiments on dogs. They’re now working to help spare dogs from abuse and cut wasteful government spending. Please join us and encourage Members of Congress and the administration to end this wasteful government spending on flawed research.