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dogs

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Petition to mmayeda@animalcare.lacounty.gov; , JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.gov; , ACardona@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.gov , JGutierrez@animalcare.lacounty.gov , areal@animalcare.lacounty.gov , PWebb@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MLopez2@animalcare.lacounty.gov

Remove Alison Cardona as Deputy Director for Violating HAYDEN’S LAW!

Update: 9/4/18: 2 dogs have been found DEAD in their kennels in a 4 day span! Dogs are dying at Carson - in their kennels - on cold cement floors!________ Update 9/2/18: I am reopening this petition to bring awareness to the fact that 5 dogs were killed this past week for being labeled “aggressive”. One dog had already been there for 2 months before being killed. These are not peaceful deaths for these dogs. They don’t get the nice sedative, the arms surrounding them and soft whisperings of love and goodbyes.  THEY ARE P.T.D. (PUT TO,DEATH). Not sleep. Death. —————————————————————- UPDATE: Any dog who is in an LA COUNTY SHELTER for 60 days or more may be PTS with no advance warning! ************************************************* Mahatma Gandhi — 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' This was sent to the people who network to save RESCUE ONLY DOGS: This is from the former Deputy Direct of the Southern, CA Shelters: Carson, Downey, Baldwin, Lancaster and Agoura Hills.   I wanted to take the time to inform you that effective immediately there will be some changes in the animals in which you have been notified. All animals deemed "not safe" for placement due to behavior will no longer be made available to rescue's. You will no longer receive notifications on these animals and animals that fall under this category will be euthanized after there holding period is up. You will continue to receive notification on animals that are behaviorally sound and available. If you have any question please contact Allison Cardona the new Deputy Direct for the South County Operations. I will still be available but I encourage you to reach out to Allison for all your concerns, and let her know this is NOT OK!!!  We are asking that the recent Policy Changes implemented by Allison Cardona be revoked and that rescues be allowed the opportunity to once again give every dog a second chance by making them available to rescues!  Furthermore, we are requesting that Temp Tests be given on INTAKE and that they are administered by a TRAINED BEHAVIORIST, not a shelter employee!  Young, healthy dogs are being labeled NOT SAFE by a SHELTER employee. They use a FAKE RUBBER hand which is very human aggressive to a dog. Months go by without exercise, no toys, they develop open sores on their feet and legs, they become depressed and listless, they have no grass to roll in, no human contact, no love, no decent food, no baths, or even the simple act of being petted. They test them AFTER MONTHS in a kennel and almost ALL will fail.  LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! HAYDEN'S LAW:  SEC. 12. Section 31108 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:  31108. (a) The required holding period for a stray dog impoundedpursuant to this division shall be six business days, not includingthe day of impoundment, except as follows: (1) If the pound or shelter has made the dog available for owner redemption on one weekday evening until at least 7:00 p.m. or one weekend day, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment.  (2) If the pound or shelter has fewer than three full-time employees or is not open during all regular weekday business hours, and if it has established a procedure to enable owners to reclaim their dogs by appointment at a mutually agreeable time when the pound or shelter would otherwise be closed, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment. Except as provided in Section 17006, stray dogs shall be held for owner redemption during the first three days of the holding period,not including the day of impoundment, and shall be available for owner redemption or adoption for the remainder of the holding period. (b) Any stray dog that is impounded pursuant to this divisionshall, prior to the killing of that animal for any reason other thanirremediable suffering, be released to a nonprofit, as defined inSection 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, animal rescue oradoption organization if requested by the organization prior to the scheduled killing of that animal. In addition to any required spay or neuter deposit, the pound or shelter, at its discretion, may assess a fee, not to exceed the standard adoption fee, for animals released. LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! Please SIGN and SHARE this petition. Send emails, contact the media. Stand up and be an animals voice! We cannot allow this to happen! Thank you!  mmayeda@animalcare.lacounty.gov;  JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.govACardona@animalcare.lacounty.govJGutierrez@animalcare.lacounty.govareal@animalcare.lacounty.govPWebb@animalcare.lacounty.govMarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.govMLopez2@animalcare.lacounty.govjguzman@animalcare.lacounty.govAMota@animalcare.lacounty.gov

Terri McCabe
37,563 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Animal Planet

Animal Planet - Help Us Stop The Illegal Dog Meat Trade in South Korea, China and Vietnam

Each of us has a choice, to play the silent witness, act as an accomplice, or to choose every day to act and defend the right to life that is given to all sentient beings. The latter is the stance we choose to take, and we ask that you please stand with us. South Korea continues to support and permit a horrific and illegal dog and cat meat trade that subjects millions of animals to abuse, torture and murder on a daily basis. While animal protection laws have been put in place to prohibit these practices, the government and its law enforcement do nothing to prevent the continued butchering and sales of these animals. All we see are muzzled mouths, tied up feet, blinded eyes, and the same sad look which is fixed and doesn’t change, when the darkness comes and the smell of blood fills the air. Later we will know that the blood of those poor animals was on our hands, and those millions of dogs and cats locked in cages were waiting for us to give a hand, and we were their last resort.  We know that Animal Planet has inspired billions of people everywhere with its knowledge of science and culture. We believe that you can be a voice for these poor animals who have none; we are holding the fate of these animals between our hands and giving it to you - let's make a new history. An age of humanity and tolerance; let's win this battle against such dark forces, giving these beautiful creatures their right to live. We hope that you'll accept to show people - even in a short movie - some of what's happening to dogs and cats in Asia , and how they are sold there as food . Martin Luther King said once that: “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” 

KOREANDOGS.ORG
13,970 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리 (Prime Minister of S. Korea), Minister Jeong-Bok Yoo 행정안전부 유정복 장관 (Minister of Public Administration and Security), Minister Kihl-Jae Ryoo 통일부 류길재 장관, Minister Kwon Jae-Jin 법무부 권재진 장관, Minister Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관, CEO Cham Lee 한국관광공사 이 참 사장, Minister Nam-Soo Seo 교육부 서남수 장관, Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association, 2013 International Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association, Higher Education Forum, Myonghee Kim, Conference Chair, Dr. Genaro V. Japos, President - IAMURE Multidisciplinary Research, Jeon G. Han, Conference Chairman, Fransisco M. Linares and Hyung-Jo Jung, Conference Chairs, Il-Kwon Oh, Wan Doo Kim, Ki Dong Park, Congress Chairs, Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관 (Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Minister Sang-Jick Yoon 산업통상자원부 윤상직 장관, Minister Kwan-Jin Kim 국방부 김관진 장관, Minister Ha-Nam Phang 고용노동부 방하남 장관, Minister Yoon-Sun Cho 여성가족부 조윤선 장관, Minister Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장, Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관, Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관, Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관, President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령, Congressman Jae-In Moon 민주당 문재인 국회의원, Congressman Woo-Yea Hwang 황우여 새누리당 당대표, Congressman Han-Gil Kim 김한길 민주당 당대표, Congressman Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장, Secretary General Ki-Moon Ban 국제 연합 반기문 사무총장 (United Nations)

Boycott All International Conferences and Events in South Korea - Nation of Heinous Cruelty and Shameful Apathy!

Watch this undercover video by an animal protection group in S. Korea:  http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q Read this undercover investigative report by an animal protection group in S. Korea: http://www.careanimalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sh.pdf Dear prospective attendees of International Conferences to be held in South Korea: I urge you today to please boycott all International Conferences to be held in South Korea and stand against the appalling and despicable cruelty committed against the millions of innocent dogs and thousands of cats in South Korea every year. Harriet Beecher Stowe said, "It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done." In South Korea, 2 million dogs are tortured and eaten every year. Even though the country has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hanged, electrocuted and treated abominably by farmers and slaughters. And dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the minds of naive customers. These sickening practices have no place in the modern world. Other countries in Asia have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it many years ago: Taiwan in 2001, Hong Kong in 1950, Philippines in 1998, Thailand in 2000,... Why does South Korea lag behind these countries and other civilized societies? It's the responsibility of the South Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog and cat meat industries. Now is the time to cast off the absurd myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. Now is the time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions. And now is the time for South Korea to start taking animal protection seriously and show that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the South Korean government to better educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning animal companions, and about treating animals respectfully. Until these things are done, South Korea's reputation in the international community will continue to suffer, despite its dazzling modernization and global thinking. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. There is no appropriate animal-protection legislation to prevent the animal cruelty currently taking place in South Korea. As someone who believes strongly that animals should not be treated in this way, I urge the South Korean Government to strengthen the Animal Protection Law to prevent animal cruelty and to introduce basic animal-protection regulations. It must also provide penalties for violations and ensure that mistreated animals can be legally seized from abusers and given immediate refuge. I request that the South Korean Government create an enforceable law to ban the torture, killing, sale, and consumption of dogs and cats. Dear prospective attendees of International Conferences to be held in South Korea, You have the power to make a difference for these poor animals who are forced to endure the most agonizing and unimaginable suffering. Would you please stand by these animals today and be their voice? Sincerely,

Hyowon Jang
45,723 supporters