Petition to Mr. Wei Tao, Yulin Mayor
Shut Down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival!
Did you know, every year, on the summer solstice, thousands of dogs are rounded up to be eaten in Yulin, China as part of a Dog Meat Festival? We believe that this cruel “festival” has no place in the 21st century. Help us end this cruel "festival" and trade:https://www.change.org/f/help-dogs-like-ellie-saved-from-yulin-slaughterhouse?source_location=petition_show There are so many reasons to end this horrific festival -- warning, the following information may be upsetting. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is also a dangerous food safety issue. Dogs sold on the market are sick, poisoned and dying animals. They suffer from horrendous conditions during the long distance, trans-provincial journeys, many days without food and water and may carry contagious disease. We appeal to you to act in the interest of public health, food safety, animal welfare, and the image of Guangxi and China. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is a business operation that undermines the national and public interest. The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region government is at a historical juncture. The Dog Meat Festival must end. By signing our petition, you’re joining a global movement with like-minded people who want to shut down this heinous festival and trade. In the coming weeks and months, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in both online and in-person events happening around the world. Thank you, Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project (www.duoduoproject.org)
Petition to Brian Sandoval, Harry Reid, Dean Heller, Dina Titus, Catherine Cortez Masto, Ruben Kihuen, Tick Segerblom, Nevada State Senate, Nevada State House
Change Nevada Law to Protect our Pets like we do our Children
In Nevada it is illegal to leave a child or animal in a hot vehicle, however, according to State Law you can ONLY break in the vehicle to save the child. You can be held civilly AND criminally liable to saving the animal. It's time that changed!Even on a perfectly lovely 70°F day, it only takes 20 minutes for the internal temperature of a car to rise above 100°F! And on a sweltering summer day where tempts can reach 110°F, it’s pretty much immediately too hot for an animal to be left in the car as temps can reach 150°F within minutes!In Nevada, the "Good Samaritan Law" protects Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Animal Control and other "First Responders" from any civil liability should they break a vehicle window to rescue a pet in distress that has been left in an extremely hot or cold car unattended. (NRS 202.575).What we need is a law the protects a private citizen, like you or I, should we come face to face with this situation. As it is now, a private citizen is required to call 311 (or their local non-emergency phone number) to report the situation. A call to 911 is ONLY allowed when the pet is in serious danger of dying. You are NOT PERMITTED to touch the vehicle!So, how do you know if there’s enough danger to the animal to require action?1. How hot is too hot?* In areas like Las Vegas, even 70°F is to hot, because in a vehicle with the windows rolled up, temperatures can fly well past 100°F in a matter of minutes!2. What can and should you do to help an animal in a hot or cold car?* According to Nevada State Law, you can't do ANYTHING, except call the police, and if and when they show up, hope the animal hasn't died by then.3. Not to mention, what can you legally do to rescue that animal, and is it legal to break the car window?* It is ILLEGAL in Nevada to attempt or break into a vehicle to save an animal.How State Rules Differ About Rescuing Animals From Hot Cars In many states, (AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, IN, MA, OH, TN & WI) ordinary citizens are granted legal immunity if they damage someone’s vehicle to rescue “an animal.” There is pending legislation in AL & OR. Other states, like Nevada, DO NOT have “Good Samaritan” laws that protect ordinary citizens who rescue animals that are trapped in hot cars.Does this mean that you could or should run around, willy-nilly, smashing car windows with rocks if you live in a state that grants you legal immunity? Of course not. What it does mean is that Nevada needs to get in line with several other states and protect our animals. Citizens can break a car window to save a child, but not an animal. This does not make sense!Sign the petition to send a message to our Elected Officials that it's time to protect our animals like we do our children. Because to some, our animals ARE our children!
Petition to Edward Bastian, firstname.lastname@example.org , Victoria.ForbesRoberts@delta.com , email@example.com
Prompt Delta to Repeal Their Breed Ban
Delta recently announced a ban on Pit Bull type dogs, including service dogs and emotional support dogs effective as of July 10th, 2018. We are asking Delta to repeal their ban and work with experts in the field to comprise a solution to adequately address their safety concerns for their crew and passengers.Not only are these new policy changes illegal in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, (ADA), they are also incredibly detrimental to the people that rely on their service dogs medically and physically. It is proven that discrimination targeting specific breeds is ineffective at preventing dog bites. Canines need to be evaluated on an individual basis and service dogs must meet the highest requirements of training and behavior. The solution is in service dog regulation, not breed specific regulation.Please join us in signing this petition to appeal to Delta to revoke their new policy. Delta not doing so will result in great detriment to those that need their service dogs in-flight with them, as well as the court systems becoming cluttered with cases against the airline for illegally disallowing Pit Bull service dogs on board.
Petition to Kay Ivey, governor of Alabama
Change the law making it illegal to leave a dog in a hot car in Alabama
The state of Alabama has no law protecting helpless dogs left in cars on hot summer days. I just recently witnessed a tiny puppy suffering while locked in a hot car while the owner went shopping at the mall. It was a 90° day. When it's that hot outside, the temperature on the inside of a car can quickly rise to 170°. Too many dogs die from being left in hot cars every year. Please sign this to help change the law.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives
Give the Animals Rights!
So many animals are being put to sleep in Kill Shelters and/or by Animal Abusers. The Abusers need stiffer punishment as what they do is not something to look over. If they kill an animal that should be the same as Murder as that is exactly what it is. So many abusers do not even get jail time. I want animals to be saved. They help with the Sick, in Wars, and they give you Love and that is something we all need. The Kill Shelters need to be illegal and more shelters need to be built for the animals to be kept in no matter how long it takes. You know the population of animals grow all the time so therefore shelters should had been built to hold them. I see so much of both of this on FB, Pinterest, (In which I post on both) and internet. It breaks my heart and I sit and cry over this subject. To watch a video is gruesome. To read this: Gone |7-27-2017 Manhattan RIP ♥ A1044436_GORGEOUS To be destroy 7/25,or this, Was euthanized on Jul 31, 2017. These animals have feelings just like we do. So please join me and and sign the petition to make this happen, SAVE THE ANIMALS.
Petition to Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives
Permanently Stop Abusive VA Dog 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! --- 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. Dylan Miller, US Army Ret.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 David Shulkin
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.
Petition to Honorable Judge Amy Ignatius
70 Great Danes lives are at risk if Humane Society of the United States is granted custody
The future is at stake for the 70 Great Danes whose future is still uncertain and who are under the current care of HSUS employees. In the hands of HSUS employees, four dogs have already died (9 puppies were taken out of 24/7 care with the owners personal vet before they were two weeks old and put in a shelter. and 2 of those puppies died. They were still being bottle fed as Mother dog was recovering from mastitis). There were two adult Great Danes that died of bloat and the other dogs are still at risk. You could change the future for these dogs by acknowledging this plea to ask that the rest of the dogs (except those that have medical conditions or are old and have been granted to be released to the former owner), to be placed in the 50 homes that are screened and available now. These homes have the experience, knowledge and the means to take care of Great Danes. Great Danes have special needs related to their size, health,daily care and temperaments. These families will offer that to the dogs. If rehoming these dogs is not an option, I would suggest Best Friends Animal Sanctuary or another trusted Great Dane organization that has what it takes to PROPERLY care for these dogs and have the means to do this to be granted custody. In June of 2017, 84 of these majestic animals were seized from their home. Ten of them have been deemed "unadoptable" due to age and/or medical issues. We ask that they are given to the former owner who will see them through the rest of their lives. The remaining 70 lie in the hands of Honorable Judge Ignatius's final ruling. These Great Danes have been living in a warehouse, in a parking lot, confined to 5x10 kennels since they were seized in June of 2017. There are no windows and no area for them to get any kind of exercise or fresh air. Though HSUS is monitoring them daily, (with no night care),these empolyees have little or no experience with this breed and can't give them the specialized care they need. Many Great Dane rescues will not allow this breed dog toeven be adopted to people/families that don't have giant breed experience as they know that without this experience many of these dogs will end up back in shelters or worse. I can't stress how important experience is when dealing with Great Danes. By sending them to homes, shelters, etc with no prior experience, you would be compromising their health and well being. This is VICTIMIZING these dogs! The dogs are not at fault and shouldn't be treated as victims. The plan to have HSUS ship the remaining dogs to various parts of the country will cause them further undue stress on already stressed dogs. HSUS would then find foster homes for the remaining 70 dogs, which is a MASSIVE undertaking to find the proper foster homes. This is a waste of valuable time and could cause more deaths and possibly health issues. Again, they are becoming VICTIMS! We ask why they should be put through anymore than they have already endured. This can break the spirit of any animal, especially that of a Great Dane, which are known for their sensitivity, devotion and dependence on a stable family unit. Danes aren't a dog that can be put in a backyard where there's no interaction with humans on a daily basis. I can't stress this enough! The screened families that have offered to do this are available NOW! We, how have signed this petition are pleading for you, Honorable Judge Ignatius, to place these dogs in homes where they will be taken care of and be able to live out their lives. They deserve HUMANE TREATMENT! To put them in future care of an organization or homes that are uneducated and equipped to handle this breed greatly compromises their fate for a future. Please consider this with utmost thoughts of the best interest of the dogs. We are most willing to help make this process and tremendous feat go as smoothly as possible. Picture taken by The Humane Society of the United States