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Petition to Jim Buckmaster, Susan MacTavish Best

Justice for Puppy Doe: Tell Craigslist to Help Stop Violence Against Pets

This petition will be sent to Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist's CEO.  On August 31st 2013, a young, small, female dog named ‘Puppy Doe’ was found brutally tortured in a Quincy, Massachusetts park, and we were all left wondering who could let this happen to any animal. The dog’s injuries were so violent and severe that the only humane thing to do was to euthanize her. She had been starved, burned, stabbed, and limbs pulled from her joints in what’s been described as a “medieval" style torture. It was later determined that the original owner of the dog had to give her up for undermined reasons. According to media reports, the owner decided to put the dog, named Kiya, up for adoption on Craigslist. The Pets category is often a go-to source for animal abusers looking for victims because it is anonymous and there is no accountability or screening process. I'm asking Craigslist to change their policies on these re-homing ads so that it is never again a part of tragedies like what happened to Puppy Doe. The before and after pictures of "Puppy Doe" speak for themselves. How many more times does this have to happen before Craigslist stops allowing people to give their pets away to strangers without any background checks or accountability? Craigslist already prohibits the sale of these animals according to your TOS, so I want you to update your policy to not allow the re-homing of pets by anyone not working for a registered shelter or rescue group that is able to conduct background checks to make sure animals are placed in loving homes. I'm a passionate animal welfare supporter who grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts and remember playing at the playground where Puppy Doe was found. I've personally tested the Craigslist platform since this horrendous incident and short of a buried link to a PETA article, there are no warnings on the "Pets" section about the dangers of posting these re-homing ads. These are breathing, feeling, loving animals we’re talking about, not old pieces of furniture-- we are challenging Craigslist to do better by adopting a new policy that protects these vulnerable animals! It's beyond words that this sweet, innocent dog, that once knew love had to suffer this violent, evil fate. If actions were taken to improve the safety of animals posted on Craigslist, there would be some justice in Puppy Doe's name knowing that another pet will never suffer such violence as a result of being dumped off on Craigslist. Mr. Buckmaster, while remembering the notorious "Craigslist Killer" murders which led you to ban the Erotic Services category on your site, I am asking your company to take a long hard look at your current policies on Pet postings to help keep these helpless animals safe. To Puppy Doe: Rest in Peace sweet angel girl, and know that there are thousands of people who love you and are seeking justice.  

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413,899 supporters
Update posted 4 hours ago

Petition to Delia Kaye

Keep Concord Conservation Lands Open For Off Leash Dog Walks

It is with great dismay and astonishment to hear that Harvard has permanently closed Estabrook Woods to off leash dog walking. And even more shocking, The Concord Natural Resource Commission (NRC), is strongly favoring leash laws in Punkatasset, Monument Farm, Mattison Field and White Pond conservation lands. In total, this means nearly 1300 acres will soon be unavailable for off leash walks. Much of Concord’s land has already restricted off-leash walking of our pets. Great Meadows, Minuteman Park, Old North Bridge, and Walden Pond are just a few. And now we are losing nearly 1000 acres in Estabrook Woods. We therefore seriously question the wisdom of reducing it by another 300 acres. This will create much greater stress on the few remaining areas where dogs can go off leash. The problem will not only be shifted, but it will be intensified and the nimby syndrome is likely to spread. The NRC states that this represents only 25% of the town owned lands, but unfortunately, it will only add to the already limited areas residents have for freely walking with their dogs. The NRC is making the case that because of Harvard’s restrictions, the Town should also restrict Punkatasset. The logic being that it will create a consistent policy throughout the interconnected properties. They are also claiming that off leash, dogs have a serious negative effect on the natural environment and create a hazard for other users who may be enjoying the property without pets. The evidence presented for this was anecdotal and subjective. No data was provided to substantiate these claims. Many long term users dispute the intensity of these assertions and the vast majority of walkers are responsible dog owners who practice proper pet etiquette. Recent changes at the entrance to Estabrook have resulted in cleaner pathways, and concessions to the neighbors over parking have significantly reduced usage. Our conservation lands are one of Concord's greatest assets, and it is indeed a privilege to use them. It is an attraction for many to move and continue to live here. They provide a much needed refuge and place for people of all means to experience the prosperity of wide open spaces. The joy of sharing them with our two and four legged friends actually connects us with nature and creates an even greater appreciation. Sadly, closing them to off leash walking will mean fewer, if any residents, will regularly engage them. Please sign our petition to allow dogs to walk off-leash in our Town conservation lands (which were purchased using our taxpayer funds). Thank you.

Jeff Young
1,066 supporters
Update posted 16 hours ago

Petition to Dr. Bae Jin Sun, DMV, Seung-Nam Kim 김승남 의원 (Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Members in Assembly), Minister Kwon Jae-Jin 법무부 권재진 장관, In-Jae Lee 이인제 의원, Myung-Hee Yoon 윤명희 의원, Seong-Bum Shin 신성범 의원, Jae-Won Kim 김재원 의원, Young-Rok Kim 김영록 의원, Mr. Kyu-Seong Choi 최규성 의원, Seoul Convention Bureau 서울 컨벤션뷰로, Yoon-Seok Jang 장윤석 의원, Tae-Gyeong Ha 하태경 의원, Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Ambassador Sung-Nam Lim 주영국 한국대사관 임성남 대사 (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom), Minister Jeong-Boo Je 법제처 제정부 처장 (Minister of Government Legislation), Moon-Pyo Hong 홍문표 의원 (Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Members in Assembly), Chairperson Sam-Yeol (Samuel) Koo 국가브랜드위원회 구삼열 위원장 (Presidential Council on Nation Branding), Choon-Jin Kim 김춘진 의원, Woo-Nam Kim 김우남 의원, Mr. Jin-Yung Woo 해외문화홍보원 우진영 원장, Byeong-Seug Park 박병석 대한민국 국회부의장, Mr. Han-Gil Kim 김한길 민주당 당대표, Mr. Woo-Yea Hwang 황우여 새누리당 당대표, Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리, Minister Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장, President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령, Minister Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관, Prosecutor General Han Sang Dae 검찰총장 한상대, Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관, Mr. Jae-In Moon 민주당 문재인 국회의원, CEO Cham Lee 한국관광공사 이 참 사장, Mr. Byung-Suk Lee 이병석 대한민국 국회부의장, Mr. Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장, Governor Kim Moon-Soo 경기도 김문수 도지사, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon 국제 연합 반기문 사무총장, Mayor Park Won Soon 서울특별시 박원순 시장, Vice Minister Young-Chan Lee 보건 복지부 이영찬 차관, Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림축산식품부 이동필 장관, Mr. Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관, Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn 주미 한국대사관 안호영 대사 (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA)

Seoul, South Korea! Enforce the Ban on Despicable Dog Meat Trade-Close down Illegal Dog Slaughterhouses & Restaurants in Gyeongdong Market!

Dear Mayor Park Won-Soon, In South Korea, the home of global companies such as Hyundai/Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, POSCO,... (http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/global-500-companies-based-in-south-korea/) estimated 2 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry. And one of the largest markets in South Korea that sells dogs dead and alive for meat is the infamous "Gyeongdong Market" in Seoul Metropolitan City(http://english.seoul.go.kr/?SSid=101_01) If you have ever wondered what a hell would be like, just take a visit or watch the videos on Gyeongdong Market (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tplMHTQjzpU) This place is a "Hell on Earth" with helpless man's best friends in cages after cages waiting for the heartless customers to order them to be slaughtered on the spot by electrocution, hanging, beating,...and thrown into boiling water. Dogs are being killed in full view of other dogs terrified in cages, in public and in broad daylight. Thousands of dogs tortured all their lives in unimaginable misery and agony in dog farms around the country meet their tragic ends at this market. Also, many abandoned former pets end up in this market as meat giving shame to the human race. Based on a recent news article (South Korea’s dog meat clash (http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/542514.html)도살장 뜰장에 개들이 구겨넣어지는 까닭은? 전국 식용견 500만마리? 문화상대주의에 도전하는 생명권 (http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/environment/542500.html) there are 8 slaughterhouses around Cheongnyangri residential area near Gyeongdong market alone. Seoul Metropolitan City is indeed a "Heartless, Lawless World(무법천지 無法天地)"! What is shocking is that all these unspeakable cruelties are illegal, even by the South Korea's weak Animal Protection Law and various other laws governing their country. Yet why are the laws consistently flouted? Shameful indifference by the Seoul Metropolitan City, the South Korean government and the majority of their citizens who do not care about these animals or indeed any livestock (having buried alive over 8 million creatures in 2011 during the Foot and Mouth Crisis (http://youtu.be/W62g6L9bHfQ) That is the reason why this illegal and gruesome industry is still thriving in this otherwise modern and industrialized nation. That and greed, not cultural difference or historical reasons. Brave and dedicated animal rights activists in South Korea have been campaigning to ban this illicit industry for many years without much success because they are a small minority compared to the total population.  There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for human consumption yet these laws are routinely and blatantly ignored. Seoul Metropolitan City Official Announcement No.94 (2/21/1984) bans the sale of dog meat as "repugnant food" but there is absolutely no enforcement. (https://goo.gl/oW5Bhs) Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3.  Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation. Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2.  Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation. Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11.  The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area. The act of slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of slaughtering of a dog, without a justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation. The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1.  Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally. Slaughter of dogs from unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article7 Section 1.  The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law. Slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 10.  The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act.  This is also a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2.  According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here. Display and sale of dog carcass in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5.  Violation of laws banning sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcass are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning which can lead to serious and life threatening health complications.  There are also strict laws which ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely. Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcass from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption. Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates):  http://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/ Also, routinely water is injected into the dog's blood vessels using a high pressure water hose to inflate their weight.  Evidence of violations are overwhelming and clearly documented. Below are few of many videos available that proves these violations:  ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul  http://koreandogs.org/street-horror-dog-slaughterhouses-heart-seoul/  Korean Dog Meat - Former Pets 3 http://youtu.be/_JPYK3yTqWY  Korean Dog Meat - Former Pets 4 http://youtu.be/hXe3GV0GOB4  Cruelty during transport http://youtu.be/MJ1Z4ZT1Sv8  South Korea's Cruel and Gruesome Dog Meat Industry - "Two faces of Traditional Markets" http://youtu.be/LHn8IDRdprE  It's time the Seoul Metropolitan City and the South Korean government stop turning a blind eye on this illegal and cruel industry and enforce their law. It's time they stop making excuses about "Legal Blind Spot" and pointing fingers at each other for the problem. In Korean adage, "So Tam Dae Shil (소탐대실 小貪大失 )" means you can suffer a big loss in going after a small gain. We urge Seoul Metropolitan City and the South Korea to realize that there is much bigger loss at stake while they are insisting on a small gain of another choice of meat. It is time that South Korea show the world that they are not devoid of compassion and conscience and that they take their Animal Protection Law seriously. We, the people of the world, will boycott all South Korean products and tourism until this shameful atrocity of dog meat trade finally comes to an end.

Isabel S. Han
56,958 supporters
Update posted 17 hours ago

Petition to President of South Korea, President Dr Robin E. MITCHELL, PRESIDENTE Carlos Arthur Nuzman, PRESIDENT Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH, President Patrick Joseph HICKEY, President Mario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, President Intendant General Lassana PALENFO, President Patrick Baumann, President Dr Raffaele CHIULLI, Mr Gian-Franco KASPER, President Ricci BITTI, President Thomas Bach, Vice President & Secretary General 문동후 사무총장, President & CEO, Hee-Beom Lee 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 이희범 회장, Chief Executive Officer Joachim Gossow, Hyung-Koo Yeo, Mr Richard W. POUND, Q.C., AD. E., Mr Franco CARRARO, Mr Iván DIBÓS, HE Mr Pál SCHMITT, HSH the Princess Nora of LIECHTENSTEIN, HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II, Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ, HRH the Princess ROYAL, Mr Ching-Kuo WU, Mr Willi KALTSCHMITT LUJÁN, Mr Richard L. CARRIÓN, Mr Nat INDRAPANA, Mr Denis OSWALD, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH, Sir Craig REEDIE, Mr Mario PESCANTE, Mr Gerhard HEIBERG, Sir Austin L. SEALY, Dr Robin E. MITCHELL, Mr Alex GILADY, Mr Shamil TARPISCHEV, Mr Valeriy BORZOV, Dr René FASEL, Mr Sam RAMSAMY, Mr Patrick Joseph HICKEY, Syed Shahid ALI, Mr Ung CHANG, Mrs Gunilla LINDBERG, Mr Kun-Hee LEE, Mr Guy DRUT, Mrs Irena SZEWINSKA, HRH the Grand Duke of LUXEMBOURG, Mr Ser Miang NG, Mr Samih MOUDALLAL, Mr Gian-Franco KASPER, Mr Timothy Tsun Ting FOK, Mr John D. COATES, AC, Mr Zaiqing YU, Mr Issa HAYATOU, Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad AL-THANI, Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE, HRH Prince Tunku IMRAN, Mrs Nicole HOEVERTSZ, Mrs Beatrice ALLEN, Mr Patrick BAUMANN, Mr Sergey BUBKA, Dr Ugur ERDENER, Mr Richard PETERKIN, Mr Habu GUMEL, Ms Lydia NSEKERA, HRH Prince Feisal AL HUSSEIN, Mr Barry MAISTER, ONZM, Mrs Marisol CASADO, Mrs Yang YANG, Mrs Angela RUGGIERO, Mr Adam L. PENGILLY, Mr José PERURENA, Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN, Mr Frank FREDERICKS, Mr Tsunekazu TAKEDA, Baron Pierre-Olivier BECKERS-VIEUJANT, Ms Aïcha GARAD ALI, Ms Danka BARTEKOVA, Mr James TOMKINS, OAM, Ms Kirsty COVENTRY, Mr Tony ESTANGUET, Mr Octavian MORARIU, Mr Bernard RAJZMAN, Mrs Mikaela COJUANGCO JAWORSKI, Mr Alexander ZHUKOV, Mr Paul K. TERGAT, Mr Lawrence F. PROBST III, Mrs Dagmawit Girmay BERHANE, Mr Camiel EURLINGS, Mr Stefan HOLM, Mr Poul-Erik HØYER, Ms Hayley WICKENHEISER, Ms Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL, HRH Crown Prince Frederik of DENMARK, Mrs Lingwei LI, Mr Mamadou Diagna NDIAYE, Mr Nenad LALOVIC, Mrs Nita AMBANI, Mrs Sari ESSAYAH, Mr Ivo FERRIANI, Mr Luis Alberto MORENO, Ms Auvita RAPILLA, Mr Anant SINGH, Ms Tricia SMITH, Mr Karl STOSS, Ms Britta HEIDEMANN, Mr Seung Min RYU, Mr Daniel GYURTA, Mrs Yelena ISINBAYEVA, Ms Sarah WALKER, HRH the Grand Duke Jean de LUXEMBOURG, HM King CONSTANTINE, Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV, Mr Niels HOLST-SØRENSEN, Mr Shagdarjav MAGVAN, Mr Richard Kevan GOSPER, AO, Mr Günther HEINZE, Mr Vladimir CERNUSAK, Ms Flor ISAVA FONSECA, Mr Phillip Walter COLES, AM, Mr Chiharu IGAYA, Mr Francisco J. ELIZALDE, Mr Lambis V. NIKOLAOU, Mr Borislav STANKOVIC, Mr Fernando F. Lima BELLO, Mr Walther TRÖGER, Mr Shun-ichiro OKANO, Professor Arne LJUNGQVIST, Mr James L. EASTON, Mr Toni KHOURY, Mr Mustapha LARFAOUI, Mr Antun VRDOLJAK, Mr Jean-Claude KILLY, Mr Olegario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de BORBÓN, Mr Hein VERBRUGGEN, Dr Julio César MAGLIONE, Mr Ottavio CINQUANTA, HM King Willem-Alexander of the NETHERLANDS, Mr Melitón SÁNCHEZ RIVAS, Ms Manuela DI CENTA, Mr Tamás AJÁN, Mr Kipchoge KEINO, Intendant General Lassana PALENFO, Mr Carlos Arthur NUZMAN, Mr Alexander POPOV, Raja Randhir SINGH, HRH Prince Nawaf Bin Faisal Bin Fahad Bin ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD, Mr Patrick S. CHAMUNDA, Mr Henry KISSINGER, HRH the Grand Duke de LUXEMBOURG, General Mounir SABET

Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!

To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Lee Hee-Beom, We ask you to please watch this video:  http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered each year and eaten as “health food”.  Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born untill the day they are slaughtered; dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme elements, and have no access to water, exercise, or medical care.  Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking. In broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating a dog (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and provides men with energy.  South Koreans genuinely believe that the more the dog is made to  suffer, it will enrich the quality of the meat and increase the health benefits to the consumer.  Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death.  Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism.  The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China. It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic powers and boasts one of the highest education levels in the world, is still continuing to commit this type of barbaric brutality in this day and age.  However, for the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare from which they can’t escape.   If South Korea wants to be respected as a  nation of conscience, South Koreans need to strengthen the animal protection law and permanently ban dog and cat consumption.  This has continued far too long, and it is now time for the South Korean government to take a moral leadership for its citizens and take a stand against this barbaric practice.  Not only would this save the South Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will be in South Korea’s economic interests because people of the world will not stop condemning South Korea’s cruelty. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” It is time for South Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and prove that South Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society.  That means it is time for the South Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner.  The first step must be to finally end the horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption! If South Korea does not take the above actions immediately, I will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and South Korean businesses and tourism.  The favor of your reply is requested. Thank you for taking swift action! ------------------------------------ I also urge you to write to the Olympic Committee that we you will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. International Olympic Committee Mr. Thomas Bach Château de Vidy Case postale 356 1001 Lausanne Switzerland Undercover videos: CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth), The Korea Observer. For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ International Olympic Committee Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea

KOREANDOGS.ORG Activists
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