Petition to Bulgarian Ambassador to the United States
Sign: Stop Horrific 'Dog Spinning' Ritual
Every year on March 6th, residents of a village in Bulgaria perform a horrific act called "dog spinning” in the mistaken belief that this will prevent rabies and keep away evil spirits. During this cruel ritual, a rope is tied around a dog's chest, and the dog is suspended above a body of water. The dog is twisted until the rope is as tight as it will get, pressing painfully into the poor animal. Then, the rope is released, and the dog spins around wildly. Before the dog even has a chance to catch its breath, it's dumped into the freezing water. Participants say that the dogs are not harmed during this ritual, but that's completely false. Some dogs have drowned because they're too disoriented to swim to the surface of the water. The dogs who survive are terrified and traumatized by their ordeal. The ritual was officially banned by the Bulgarian government in 2006, but the law is not enforced, and people continue performing the sadistic ritual. For years, animal advocates in Bulgaria have tried to put an end to this atrocity, desperately urging villagers to use stuffed dogs instead. But until police officers start enforcing the ban on the practice, it will keep happening, and more dogs will suffer and die. Sign this petition to tell the Bulgarian ambassador to the United States that you do not want any more dogs tortured and killed in this cruel “spinning” ritual.
Petition to Carrie Tergin, firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Replace Karen Jennings as Supervisor at the Jefferson City MO Animal Shelter
My name was Duke. The Jefferson City Animal Shelter killed me. I had a home. I had a family looking for me. On Sunday, 06/04/17, there was a storm and the thunder/lightening scared me so badly. I was outside and took off running as fast as I could. I was shaking and soaking wet from the rain when I found myself in a lady’s yard and she kindly took me into her garage and gave me soft bedding to spend the night on. I didn’t make a sound all night. I was so happy to be safe. The next day the lady took me to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter where the people there promised her that they would find my family and if not, they would let me be adopted by a new family. They locked me up in a cage from Monday, June 5th until the following Tuesday, June 13th. My family called to see if I was there but they were told there were no dogs matching my description. My family checked the Shelter's Facebook page every day for my photo but it was never posted. Why not? I WAS THERE! And then they killed me. Why did they kill me? I was in good health for a 13 year old dog. They said I was deaf and yes, my hearing was starting to fail but that's normal for a dog of 13! They said I was howling in my kennel but I was scared in there, locked up and without my family. My dad adopted me when I was just a puppy and I lived my whole life with him. I wanted to be with him! I kept trying to tell those people at that shelter but they didn’t understand. They didn’t TRY to understand. ********Routinely, situations like this at the Jefferson City Animal Shelter are made known and routinely, people are up in arms about how their tax dollars are being mis-used. There is a serious lack of transparency at the shelter, citizen complaints are ignored, and no changes are ever made to resolve the issues brought to the attention of City Administration. It's time the people who support the shelter with their tax dollars have a voice. Because lengthy tenure of animal shelter staff can be detrimental to their mental health, we, the signers of this petition, respectfully request that the Shelter Supervisor, Karen Jennings, be repositioned IMMEDIATELY with no future shelter contact, and that her position be filled with a new and qualified Supervisor with experience in animal welfare; and that the long term employees at the shelter be repositioned as well due to the same mental health concern. Jefferson City has had a black mark on its shelter reputation that has been ignored for too long. It’s time for change!
Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Ban M-44 Cyanide Landmines that Kill Dogs
The M-44 cyanide landmine is used to protect livestock by killing "predator animals" like coyotes. Using pregnant coyote urine, the bombs attract coyotes but also attract dogs -- between 2000 and 2012 the devices killed more than 1,100 dogs. Earlier this year, fourteen-year-old Canyon Mansfield was walking his family yellow labrador named Casey on public lands in Idaho. Canyon saw a piece of metal sticking out from the grown and, never thinking there would be a landmine on public lands, he touched it. The M-44 exploded, sending him to the ground and covering him and his dog in cyanide. Almost immediately, Canyon's beloved dog Casey was "writhing with convulsions, a reddish foam emanating from his mouth. In front of Canyon, the yellow Lab made guttural sounds then went still." Casey suffered an agonizing death and is only one of many dogs killed by M-44 bombs. It's also only a matter of time before these bombs kill a human being, like Canyon. Congress has a chance to prevent this from happening by passing H.R. 1817, "The Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017, also known as Canyon's Law, which would ban the use of M-44 landmines. Using cyanide landmines to kill wild animals is reckless, unnecessary, cruel and inefficient. Livestock can be protected without the use of toxic chemical weapons that put families at risk. Please, sign this petition in support of the The Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017 and help save the lives of not just dogs and other animals, but of people and young children.
Petition to Southfield Police Department
Justice for Stormy, Dog Cruelly Used as 'Bait' for Dog Fights
Tortured and used as "bait" for dog fighting in Southfield, Michigan, Stormy was found covered in cuts, bruises and painful infections. "His owner allegedly tortured him by cutting him up and throwing him to the fighting dogs," said Almost Home Animal Rescue in a Facebook post. "He cut him up so he would bleed and the dogs would smell the blood." Stormy somehow survived the brutal attacks, only to then be hung by a rope tied to the garage ceiling. All Stormy could do was stand there, tethered by the neck -- he could not even walk or lie down. Thanks to the care of the wonderful staff at Almost Home, Stormy will be OK. But even though Stormy was confiscated, his owner has yet to be arrested or charged with animal cruelty. Worse, at least three other dogs remain in the home of this animal torturer. Sign the petition to urge the Southfield Police Department to arrest Stormy's owner at once and remove ALL animals from the property! This man must be tried for his crimes, and never be allowed to keep animals again for the rest of his life.
Petition to CUI TIANKAI, Chinese Ambassador to the United States
Boycott Chinese Goods and Travel until Yulin Stops!
Lucky, was rescued from a Chinese meat market by TV celebrity, Lisa Vanderpump. Millions still suffer! The Yulin dog meat festival takes place every year on June 21, with thousands of dogs and cats – many of them stolen pets driven many miles across China by unscrupulous traders – beaten and killed for eating. It is an event that has come to symbolise a brutal year-round trade that sees more than 10 million dogs killed for meat every These poor creatures have experienced the very worst of humanity – brutal treatment by dog traders, crammed onto the back of a truck with hundreds of other terrified animals, only to end up at a slaughterhouse in Yulin. Their fate would have been to be beaten to death in front of each other, until international rescue organizations stepped in. "We found them in a horrifying state but remarkably, they still wagged their tails in hope of kindness. And kindness is exactly what they have received from the moment they were safely in our care. It’s so rewarding to see them alive and well, knowing that they will soon find loving homes and never again have to experience the fear of being eaten. Tragically though, millions of other dogs and cats still face that threat, and so the campaign continues to end the cruelty once and for all.”
Petition to Illinois State Senate, Illinois State House, Bruce Rauner
Dog Protection Act - Illinois
A horrifying headline as written in December 2016 by Fox News in Denver after two companion animals were shot in Battle Creek, Michigan: Federal court rules police can shoot a dog if it moves or barks when officers enter a home. The Department of Justice estimates that nearly 25 dogs are killed by law enforcement every day in the United States, which makes a total of 10,000 per year. It is as simple as this - in Illinois there is currently no means to protect companion dogs, including in your very own home, from being shot and killed if local law enforcement, in any way, deems your dog a threat to their safety. This is a petition to Illinois State Senate and House to put forward legislation that protects dogs from this possible fate. The statute would require local law enforcement to undergo training in order to prevent the shooting of dogs by local law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Specifically, this statute would put forth assistance in the training of law enforcement officers so that they can differentiate between threatening and non-threatening dog behaviors, as well as to employ non-lethal means whenever possible. I urge you to read Colorado's new legislation, Dog Protection Act, which was developed for exactly this reason: Colorado's Dog Protection Act. I am asking for replication of these efforts in Illinois and, eventually, U.S. wide. I have a Boxer who loves to bark and even run at the door. She would rather lick you to death than harm you, but it is a huge fear that if law enforcement needed to enter my home and my dog ran at them or barked that she could be killed for it. It is for this reason, and for all of the other dogs out there, that I propose this legislation.
Petition to Chris Pappas, Christopher T. Sununu, Joseph D. Kenney, David K. Wheeler, Joseph A. Foster, Maggie Hassan, Colin Van Ostern
Protect the public and companion animals from unscrupulous veterinary hospitals
Johnny White died after his intestine was partially torn away from his stomach over the course of 13 days. Veterinary records indicate veterinary employees suspected Johnny had a foreign body as early as day 3 of his ordeal. The veterinary employees did not disclose their suspicions until day 12, but happily took money for examinations and treatments that did not fix Johnny's underlying issue. On day 12, the veterinary hospital promised to conduct emergency surgery, but reneged 5 hours later and made Johnny wait an additional day. The following night Johnny was brought to an emergency and urgent care facility that also made him wait a second night to receive appropriate treatment for his critical condition. Johnny died from his injuries on day 14 at 7:30 am just as the day staff was strolling in. I filed a complaint with the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau (“bureau”) against two businesses on July 28, 2016 alleging fraud, false advertising, breach of contract, and deceptive practices. I promptly received a letter dated August 4, 2016 from James T. Boffetti, Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Consumer Protection Bureau, stating the complaints I filed raised issues of medical malpractice and not violations of the consumer protection act and as such should be dealt with by the professional licensing board. The complaints I filed were against two businesses, not individuals. The NH Board of Veterinary Medicine (“board”) has no authority over businesses that engage in commerce in the State of NH. The bureau is in fact the appropriate authority and agency to investigate and address complaints of businesses engaged in deceptive practices. NH does not exempt veterinary care from the consumer protection act. Specifically, I alleged the first animal hospital engaged in deceptive practices and breach of contract in the following ways:1. Charged me for unrelated tests for which I brought Johnny in for;2. Charge me for defective blood work due to a defect in the in-house blood machine;3. Charged me and failed to disclose to me the expert opinion that Johnny had a foreign body, while writing that diagnosis down on internal communications on day 3 and day 5 of Johnny's very painful ordeal. The basis of our contract was I paid the business for their employee veterinarian in exchange for the veterinary employee to examine Johnny and provide her expert opinion;4. Told me directly and unequivocally on day 6 Johnny did not have a foreign body even though internal communications (and subsequent diagnostics and surgery) indicated he did;5. Leveraged the fact Johnny needed urgent emergency surgery in order to secure my agreement to run a boatload of diagnostics, some of which that would exacerbate his condition, under the guise that there was no time to bring my dog to another veterinary hospital because he required immediate life saving surgery6. Reneged on that contract to perform emergency life-saving surgery after spending 5 hours running diagnostics that further confirmed Johnny needed that life-saving surgery, effectively cutting Johnny off from obtaining emergency surgery from another animal hospital I alleged the second business engaged in deceptive practices as it holds itself out as an urgent emergency veterinary facility that provides advanced veterinary care and diagnostics including complicated surgeries, in-house blood work, endoscopy, ultrasounds, CAT scans, etc. 24/7/365. I alleged that these services are not in fact available during overnights and I provided evidence from multiple consumers who also experienced this. This is the very definition of a deceptive practice. It puts the public and the public's companion animals at risk, and not only monetarily. It is unscrupulous for this business to misrepresent the level of care it provides to the public and charging a premium and pocketing that money without delivering on that promise. This business is acting like a charlatan snake-oil peddler. Protecting the public from these types of deceptive acts is the purpose of the bureau. The fact the businesses are engaged in veterinary care does not give them a free pass to deceive and fleece the public. Because the businesses are for the benefit of animals, a vulnerable segment of the population, rather than inanimate objects and it is widely recognized that animals are sentient, even in legal circles, and are capable of sensations and emotions, feeling pain and suffering, and experiencing a state of well being, it is even more paramount that veterinarians conduct business in an above-board, moral, and humane manner.
Petition to Ambassador Han Byung-Kil (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina), Ambassador Lee Kyu-Hyung (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China), Courtney Kessler (Samsung Semiconductors and LCD Panels), Chairperson Sam-Yeol Koo (Presidential Council on Nation Branding), Samsung, Ambassador Moon Tae-Young (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany), Ambassador Nam Joo-Hong (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada), Edelman PR (Samsung - Corporate Communications Team), Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA), Prime Minister Kyo-Ahn Hwang, President Geun-Hye Park, President Yang-Ho Cho, CEO Nick Hayek, CEO Don Thompson, CEO Andrew N. Liveris, CEO Jeff Immelt, Minister Dong-Phil Lee, CEO Charles W. Scharf, CEO A. G. Lafley, Ambassador Lee Key-Cheol (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands), Ambassador Park Yong-Kyu (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Zealand), President Kazuhiro Tsuga, CEO Thierry Breton, CEO Muhtar Kent, Ambassador Lim Jae-Hong, Ambassador Shin Gack-Soo, Mayor Lee Jae-Myung, Chairman & CEO In-Ho Kim, Mayor Park Won Soon, Mayor Byung-Soo Suh, Governor Kyung-Pil Nam, Governor Hee-Ryong Won, Danielle Meister Cohen, Fleishman Hillard, Allison & Partners, Robin Schultz, Current Lifestyle, Tom Beermann, Allison & Partners - Samsung, Christina Pantin, President Akio Toyoda, Gary Garfield, Chang-Kyu Hwang, Todd Spaletto, Yang-Ho Cho
To Sponsors of PyeongChang2018: help bring an end to the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea
To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: please help bring an end to the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea As sponsors of these Olympic Games, we are contacting you to ask for your help: please will you consider withdrawing your sponsorship of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics? You have the power to influence the South Korean government by putting pressure on them to end the horrific cruelty that is routinely inflicted on the animals involved in all areas of the dog and cat meat trades. Did you know that, in South Korea, each year an estimated two and a half million dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death? Were you aware that thousands of cats are slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics - often by throwing the living animal straight into boiling water? These animals are deliberately killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal is made to suffer, the more delicious or efficacious their meat products will become for the consumer. The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea; it gained popularity after South Korea was left devastated by the effects of war. What, then, can the justification be in 2017 for continuing this aberrant practice, with South Korea having become such a prosperous nation? What excuse can the authorities give for allowing these illegal trades to continue unpoliced, unpunished, and unchallenged? We now ask that you do not endorse a nation that endorses such unspeakable cruelty and shows so little consideration for the health and happiness of its citizens. Please insist that the dog and cat meat trades are ended now - and ended permanently – or take action by withdrawing your sponsorship.Respectfully, Click for Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ Korean Olympic Committee Homepage: https://www.sports.or.kr/eng/index.do Samsung Vice Chairman & CEO: Oh-Hyun KwonSamsung Electronics Building 40th FloorPost Office Box 170, Seochodaero 74-gil 11 , Seocho-gu Seoul, Postal Code 06620South Korea 1-800-726-7864 FREEContact email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; SamsungHEMedia@fleishman.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; SamsungDI@allisonpr.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; SamsungCIT@allisonpr.com; SamsungBusiness@allisonpr.com; Courtney.Kessler@edelman.com; Homepage Global: http://www.samsung.com/function/ipredirection/ipredirectionLocalList.do Send the online message: https://contactus.samsung.com/customer/contactus/formmail/mail/MailQuestionGeneral.jsp?SITE_ID=76&PROD_ID=2088Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samsungTwitter: https://twitter.com/samsung Click for more contact info of Samsung Companies: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/ Samsung USHomepage - USA: http://www.samsung.com/us/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungUSTwitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungUS The Coca-Cola Company CEO: Muhtar Kent P.O. 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