Petition to Chief minister of Nagaland, Indian Ambassador to the United States
End the Horrific Dog and Cat Meat Trade of Nagaland
Shocking new images have emerged of the cruel dog meat trade in Nagaland, India, where terrified stray dogs and stolen family pets are tied up, stuffed into sacks so they cannot move and transported -- sometimes tied to the roof of a car -- to restaurants where brutal slaughter awaits. The appalling new photos were taken by photographer and dog lover Surabhi Jaiswar, who documented the cruelty in the hope that "animal activists take action." And now, it is up to us to speak out against the horror and work to save more dogs from torture and death. Dog and cat meat are outlawed in India; however, the slaughter notoriously continues in this region. In 2016, Humane Society International investigated the "Nagaland nightmare" and found the same extreme brutality. Some smugglers even stitched the dogs' mouths shut to muffle the animals during illegal transport. The abuse must not go on. Sign now to urge the Chief Minister of Nagaland to enforce the dog and cat meat ban at once and file criminal charges against anyone caught engaging in this horrific trade.
Petition to Michael K. Young, Dr. Joe Kornegay, Texas A&M University, Dean Eleanor M. Green
Urge Texas A&M University to end their cruel and useless Muscular Dystrophy dog labs.
At my university, Texas A&M in College Station, experimenters led by Joe Kornegay breed golden retrievers to develop different types of muscular dystrophy (MD), including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which is a particularly severe disease. These diseases ravage their bodies, causing progressive muscle wasting and weakness. Studies with these dogs haven’t led to a cure or even a treatment to reverse disease symptoms, even after experimenting for 30 years.Dogs who didn't have the disease but carried the DMD gene were used for breeding. Deprived of loving homes, they frantically paced the slatted floors and bit the bars of small cages in frustration. They didn't even have the comfort of a blanket.To gauge just how much a dog's muscles have deteriorated, Kornegay has invented a crude technique that could pass for medieval torture: He repeatedly stretches them with a motorized lever in order to cause muscle tears.Kornegay has been at this for more than 30 years. Puppies in his laboratory who are born with DMD are so weak at birth that they require extra nutrition. By 6 weeks of age, their hind limbs have shifted forward, making walking difficult, and some are unable to open their mouths or jaws. You Can Help Put an End to the Needless Suffering!Please urge Texas A&M University to close their dog laboratories, stop breeding MD dogs, release all dogs for adoption into good homes, and redirect their resources into humane research methods. As Aggies we have so much pride in our school, and these useless labs need to stop.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee, Steve King
Get GOP Rep. Steve King to Resign
GOP Rep Steve King has been a long time supporter of the abuse, torture, and mistreatment of animals. Most recently, he has touched on dogfighting (this is not the first time he has). His reasoning to make dogfighting legal, is: since humans are allowed to fight, why not allow dogs as well? King said "It’s wrong to rate animals above human beings." But, last time I checked- humans are not forced to fight to the death, for the humor and enjoyment of a crowd. Humans have a choice. As I stated in the first sentence, King supports the abuse of animals- not just dogs. In 2010, King tweeted that he had chased and shot a raccoon, because the poor creature had tried to enter his house during a violent storm. This is just one of the dozens of times the congressman has publicly supported the death of animals, of all sorts. He has also voted against bills that would make the abuse and mistreatment of animals a larger violation. Sign this petition to say NO to the torture, abuse and mistreatment of animals, and pledge not to vote for Steve King during the next midterm elections.
Petition to GBHS Board of Directors, Jefferson County Commission
Return Promise to Two by Two and Hope for continued medical care
On Thursday at 12:15 pm a Good Samaritan posted about a dog that came up into a friend's yard needing urgent medical help!!!! When Heather Wyatt with Two by Two Rescue saw the condition of this girl she immediately committed to taking her into rescue and told the Good Samaritan to get her to Hope Animal Clinic in Bessemer. This precious soul that didn't deserve the horrible life she was dealt was given the name of Promise. Upon arrival at Hope they immediately took her back and began treatment. She was 1st given pain meds and blood work was done to see if she would be able to survive the surgery needed to remove the embedded collar. Her wound was infected and they were praying she wasn't septic. Once the test results were reviewed they were able to preform the surgery to remove the embedded rope. The doctor said she would have been dead within 48 hours if she hadn't broke free and found help. Less than 16 hours out of surgery animal control officers along with jefferson county sheriff's arrived at Hope with a court order demanding possession of Promise. It was said that an owner(s) were found and that cruelty charges were being pursued. Promise had to be held as evidence at their facility. Two by Two begged and pleaded with Allison Black Cornelius (CEO) of Greater Birmingham Humane Society to allow Promise to remain at Hope getting much needed medical treatment while charges were being sought. However to no avail their pleas went unanswered. (See the picture of her being taken from her safe haven and IV removed). Please explain why she had to leave the hospital, removed from her IV and taken to ACC. My prior experience with the shelter animals that are considered 'EVIDENCE' they are locked away from everyone, they don't see the light of day nor taken outside. They are in a dungeon continuing to suffer wondering when it will ever end. I have been told that she would be taken to AVS however I have also been told that she would be released back to ACC! Isn't the neglect and abuse obvious? Wouldn't pictures, videos and medical records suffice? I am sure Two by Two would hand over all evidence to them. It isn't like Promise can talk and tell the judge what her life has been? She doesn't have to talk, just look at her eyes! That is a face of a dog that had given up all hope, probably wishing she was dead to end the suffering. She was given a reprieve until AC came and took that away from her. For what???? Why???? What does GBHS and/or Allison hope to accomplish by their actions? Do any of you believe that the punishment, if any, will fit the suffering Promise has endured. Why allow her to continue to suffer. Are we certain that an owner was found? I am asking everyone to please help get Promise back to Hope to continue her recovery. Please let her recover from her past and have Hope for the Promising future that she deserves.
Petition to Elaine Hays Councilmember Place One, Ginger Nelson
Reform The City of Amarillo Texas Animal Shelter to a No Kill Facility Shelter
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. " Mahatma Gandhi City Commissioners City of Amarillo Texas Reform The City of Amarillo Texas Animal Shelter to a No Kill Facility Shelter Killing is the ultimate form of violence. While cruelty and suffering are abhorrent, while cruelty and suffering are painful, while cruelty and suffering should be condemned and rooted out, there is nothing worse than death, because death is final. An animal subjected to pain and suffering can be rescued. A traumatized animal subjected to savage cruelty can even be rehabilitated, this is scientifically proven. SEEKING JUSTICE FOR SHELTER ANIMAL MURDER AND ABUSE Make The City of Amarillo Texas Animal Shelter “Pound” A NO KILL SHELTER FOR ANIMALS Require it mandatory that all staff know State and Federal Law concerning animals, especially assistance animals and wild life. Named #1 for animal cruelty abuse in the past years this facility has been operating from the start of existence by The City of Amarillo while the general public watches in horror of exposed event after event. For many years I have personally witnessed these actions . . . This cruel and horrendous facility is operated in the name of revenue only for the City, consider the fact that there have been many previous complaints of animal neglect, abuse and torture. . Each animal who died or was abused at the hands of this operation deserved a better option. example : A Senior/Senior man in tears begging for mercy on his best friend “dog” asking them the please wait a day so he could pay them his Social Security check would be available, he didn’t mean to be bad when he crawled under the fence, is only one of thousands of incidents ; they killed his Best Friend anyway. There is plenty of room/land for expansion, if needed, many cages are empty now on a continued basis. Community volunteers constantly donate time and supplies. It would not be a tax payer burden nor has it ever been, only fund management has been a problem. The revenue will be increased actually and that is always been the goal . . I have watched The Amarillo Municipal Court and saw the terror and frustration to everyday working people with huge unnecessary high fines and tickets, that go beyond any reason and sometimes there was no actual real offence .. but it cost more to fight the situation than hand over their family grocery money for the month. Some must pay a ticket on their family friend that was already killed at the pound, trying to explain to their children why “Rover” can not play with them any more. Also violations of laws concerning wild animals, farm stock and even Assistance Animals..are ignored. ANIMAL TORTURE is defined as: “infliction of or subjection to extreme physical pain, motivated by an intent to increase or prolong the pain, suffering, or agony of the animal.”Conviction is a Class 3 Felony. In addition to other penalties provided by law, the person or persons will be required to undergo psychological evaluation and treatment. Why should this law bypass an Animal Pound Facility, and those who chose to do this there ? Previous petitions for change have been a Victory to some extent but past experience tells us that this facility will only return to it’s old mode of operation once it assumes the public is not watching, as quickly as possible for them. https://www.change.org/p/city-of-amarillo-terminate-employment-of-animal-control-administrators-currently-on-paid-leave-and-install-new-leadership-to-bring-the-facility-into-compliance?recruiter=2706795&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=des-md-no_src-custom_msg&utm_content=rp_petition_fb_share_desc%3Adescription&fb_ref=Default ; For decades, law-enforcement officers and psychiatrists have noted a consistent pattern: Violent criminals "start out" by tormenting, maiming and killing companion animals, wild animals or farm animals. The FBI has recognized the link since the 1970s, when agents analyzed in detail the life histories of various imprisoned serial killers, searching for patterns. When animals are abused, people are at risk. These findings deserves a RED FLAG, all over the Nation. !! A few short months ago, the ASPCA and HSUS co-presented an adoption seminar where they finally admitted that there is a huge market for shelter animals that vastly exceeds the number of animals killed for lack of a home (17 million homes vs. 3 million killed); that we can adopt our way out of killing; that we should; and that we will when shelters change their practices." "Animals in shelters are not being killed because there are too many of them, because there are too few homes, or because the public is irresponsible. Animals in shelters are dying for primarily one reason--because people in shelters are killing them. " -Nathan Winograd, founder of the No Kill Advocacy Center https://www.facebook.com/nathanwinograd/posts/832630653427847 * Begin to address the true causes of shelter killing.* Force shelters to change the way they operate so that animals are kept alive long enough to get into those homes. .have the Shelter open hours that the normal everyday working public can visit, view and adopt. • Stop promoting and defending the practice of shelters killing animals when there are empty cages. .• Stop working to defeat laws that mandate all the programs and procedures that allow shelters to replace killing with alternatives . .• Stop telling shelters that they are free to keep killing, rather than implement those alternatives to killing . .* Return animals to owners after being on the watched row.* Have payment plans for adoption and return plan of lost animals that is reasonable. . below cost for low income hardships. Google search will turn up widespread complaints continuing to this very day, concerns about lack of quality care and/or killing that fall on defiant ears. Statistics show the city violent crime rate for Amarillo was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 68.05%, this is the way Amarillo is seen by the world, also seen is the crime and conduct toward helpless animals. Does Amarillo really want the stigma, and disgraceful conduct allowed by City Officials concerning animals ? Have you ever looked into the eyes of a dog or any animal. . . Please don't tell me there's no soul in there. A soul is energy. And basic physics states "energy cannot be created or destroyed. . . . Only transformed". There is a big difference between a plant, a pet or any animal. A Plant or object cannot love or feel pain or sorrow or loneliness or feel fear. If an entity can feel those things it has a soul. And since a soul is energy it cannot cease to exist. If you took science in high school or have common sense this is obvious. The Animals belong to The Creator of All, not man to do as he choses. Protected by universal laws, how will he see what you do to them ? To: All Viewers of this Petition Please sign We The Undersigned petition a NO KILL SHELTER for “ Amarillo Texas “ to abolish the death chamber/manner of horrors there now.... expand, improve, update the 40 year old facility, remove any sadistic people who intentionally seek those jobs for their own motives in the joy of pain or kill, they can get by with it with the animals, but not humans.. . require strict compliance to all laws concerning animals, state and federal. . . these are easily available.. courses though the college online also. Many are there working diligently help them make it a compassionate model shelter. Animals have feelings too ! Please consider a forward to all you know are concerned distribute broadly to others for signature:
Petition to UK Parliament, Theresa May MP, Sadiq Khan
Change Breed Specific Legislation to Focus More on responsible Dog Ownership - Not Breed
Breed Specific Legislation, as part of the Dangerous Dogs Act, bans four breeds of dog from the UK. The issue here, is that despite being in place for over 25 years, the number of dog attacks is still rising. The reason for this is because the issue is not about the type of dog that is owned, but actually centres around responsible pet ownership. I have worked with vets for the last six years, and over that time have seen countless innocent dogs destroyed - not because they had attacked anybody or posed a threat to the public - but simply because of the breed they were (or look like in appearance) One personal experience that sticks in my mind, is when a dog warden had seized a pit bull type dog and brought it into the vets to be destroyed. This dog was only just a year old, still very much puppy like in nature. She had not been seized because she had attacked anybody, or because she posed a threat. The sole reason she had been seized was because she looked like a Pit bull. This does not coincide with the purpose that this legislation was created for. It does not prevent dog attacks, as these are rising, and in actual fact a lot of dog attacks are committed by breeds of dog that are not banned. In addition, the legislation does not even give stringent guidelines to determine if a dog is a "banned breed" or not. The dog can be seized based on nothing except it's appearance - if the police have the opinion that your dog is a banned breed, it can be seized and can be destroyed. Again I must emphasise, why are we basing any part of our laws only on somebody's opinion? To make a law effective we need to base this in a balanced way on facts - such as the increase on dog attacks and hospital admissions related to dog attacks despite the ban being in place - proving that this law is ineffective as there are less of these banned breeds that are owned. A puppy does not even have to be born as a banned breed. The parents of a dog can be two labrador retrievers, and yet if one of their resulting puppies happens to bear some resemblance in appearance to a banned breed, it can and may very well be seized and destroyed. This also means that owners who are otherwise very responsible with their dog ownership, are having their pets callously taken away from them and destroyed for no justifiable reason. I have seen the impact this has, and so many people have the same concerns with this legislation. People such as veterinary surgeons or dog wardens are often forced by the law to destroy dogs that do not pose a threat, only because of their breed, which is greatly upsetting when you have pledged to do everything in your power to uphold animal welfare. I am very passionate that no innocent animal should be condemned simply because it has the misfortune to be born as a certain breed. We should not punish these animals where the blame does not lie with them. It is great we have the dangerous dogs act to help keep the public safe, but this must be based on responsible pet ownership in order to be effective. Some banned breeds, such as the pit bull, are also naturally people oriented. They may have originally been bred for the purpose of dog fighting back in the 1970's and 80's, but they were also bred to be people friendly, to allow the handlers to be able to get near them and train them. There is no hard evidence to suggest that a dog is more likely to attack somebody because of it's breed - whether a dog attacks or relies on a whole number of different factors. These are just some of the faults and issues that greatly concern me with breed specific legislation. A great number of attacks on children are the result of a child not being properly supervised. Dogs are still sentient animals and ANY breed of dog can be provoked to bite if the dog feels threatened or overwhelmed by a child gripping the dog's neck or smothering it. This is where education on basic dog behaviour and a dog's needs - as well as how to keep vulnerable people such as children safe, is invaluable and sorely needed. The law should instead focus on educating owners on dog behaviour, and the responsibility of owning a dog. A lot has been done in this regard in terms of the microchipping law that is now in place, but more innocent dogs are still being destroyed. There is still more that has to be done so that no animal, not even one dog, is seized simply on the basis of it's breed alone. We can change the law so that this focusses on promoting responsible ownership by ensuring that not only are dogs microchipped, but that they are kept on lead except in a secure area. Even having to have a license in order to own a dog may help to promote responsible ownership, or making it compulsory to neuter a dog by a certain age, (unless you are a registered breeder) - there are a whole number of ways we can change this law so that it focusses on promoting responsibility among owners rather than simply a breed of dog. The penalties should also be more owner focussed, imposing fines and sentences on owners that allow their dogs to be dangerously out of control or do not comply with other aspects of the law, irrespective of breed. The bottom line, is that breed specific legislation is ineffective for the purpose it was created for - evident by the fact that so many innocent dogs are destroyed based on their appearance, where they would otherwise live long and happy lives without posing any threat to the public. If we construct and change this law in the right way, then the result will be an increase in awareness among the public, and an increase in owners taking responsibility for their animals, and a decrease in dogs who do not pose any threat from being destroyed. This, I believe, is the only way the number of dog attacks is going to be lessened in the UK, and is why breed specific legislation must be drastically changed or otherwise, ideally, abolished altogether. We are known as a nation of animal lovers - so lets prove that by making our laws fair not only for the public and people, but also for our animals who have nobody else to speak up for them. Picture by USPCA animal hospital
Petition to Burlington Coat Factory, Bart Sichel, Gavin Joyce, Wendy Siskind, Paul Tang, Stacy Haigney, Marc Katz, Thomas Kingsbury, Robert LaPenta, Jr.
Go fur-free to help animals
SUCCESS!!! Burlington Coats goes Fur Free~ Send a thank you to Thomas.Kingsbury@coat.com Every year millions of animals are killed for the fur industry. One of the companies to profit from this misery is Burlington Coat Factory, a company based right here in New Jersey where I live! Depending on the animal, the method of slaughter may include being stomped on, trapped, shot, electrocuted, or hung upside down and sliced open. All fur (coats, collars, cuffs, trim on hoods) comes from the same cruelly abused animals. Burlington Coat Factory was caught years ago selling fur from dogs! They stopped that thankfully. But they still sell fur from other animals. What's the difference between wearing a dog, fox, rabbit, or any other animal? And Burlington Coat Factory even sells fur from China where there are no real laws about how animals are raised, transported, or killed. So many companies like JCPenney, Express, Zappos, The Gap, H&M, Wet Seal, Forever 21, The North Face, Nike, and many more are fur-free. Why can't Burlington Coat Factory go fur-free? Please sign my petition if you care about animals and want Burlington Coat Factory to stop selling fur.
Petition to Michael Marcello (State Representative), Nicholas Kettle, Patricia Serpa, Adam Satchell, Gina Raimondo, Jack Reed
Boycott Perfect Puppy
“I got a puppy 3 days ago. She was vomiting, lethargic and couldn't hold her head up. Eventually her little body couldn't take anymore. She died." Rhode Island just got it's first puppy mill, a breeding rescue in the basement of a pet store! Perfect Puppy created a 'rental real estate' company and was approved for a permit to begin breeding and rescuing in the basement of their pet shop! Perfect Puppy imports sick pups from puppy mills and re-sells them to innocent families. Some have died, many may not survive and others are suffering. Dogs in the community have encountered these puppies and have become ill and/or died. They died from diseases such as parvo, infectious pneumonia and kennel cough. People continue to speak out and Perfect Puppy continues to threaten, intimidate and harass. It begins with emails & comments, escalating to visits at work & legal action. Why Should You Care: Perfect Puppy’s website says "All puppies come vaccinated, have been vetted, and we guarantee their health for two full years"... yet these 'Perfect' puppies aren't even surviving a week... Customer complaints show a pattern of neglect, sickness, pain, suffering and unethical business practices. The factual evidence will hold Perfect Puppy accountable for the harm they cause. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” Why Should You Support This Movement?: It's time to end the abusive commercial sale of dogs & cats. It's time to hold Perfect Puppy accountable. This is not about me- I’ve never even purchased a puppy from this store. They target me because I've refused to be bullied into silence. This is about our community and our tolerance for cruelty. People are speaking out and they deserve to be heard. These animals deserve to be spoken for. Despite mounting evidence and an overwhelming number of formal complaints, State officials have taken no action. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor” - Desmond Tutu Perfect Puppy's Threats, Intimidation, Harassment Threats to enter my workplace Threats to speak with my supervisors, in an attempt to have me fired Going to my spouse’s workplace, showing their picture, threatening staff Repeated threatening comments on the Boycott Facebook page. Comments on my business page Threats to have me investigated/arrested-"Let’s see who gets investigated now" Threatening emails Publicly and repeatedly calling me a “lezbo”. Screaming from his truck in the road: "Maybe you need a c**k, you f****** lesbian" Perhaps, most threatening, he made sure I was aware that he knew exactly where I live and exactly where I work Customer Truths: "My sister bought a dog there that did not even last 24 hours” · “A friend bought 2 puppies and they both died within 2 weeks” · “My friend purchased 3 German Shepherds. All had parvo, died within a week” · "We bought our dog from Perfect Puppy. She had multiple skin infections." · “We got sold a very sick puppy! Severe pneumonia, she is not getting better!” · "Our puppy was very sick- blind, pneumonia, multiple digestive infections.” · “I got a puppy from Perfect Puppy. In the ICU for a week, costing at least $3-4K." · "The vet said her face was literally rotting off." · “I purchased a VERY sick puppy with the deadly Parvovirus!! Our vet bills cost thousands." "My puppy was hospitalized for a week and Perfect Puppy did NOTHING to help!!!” · "My dog was extremely ill. Pneumonia, giardia, worms, EVERYTHING wrong! We were at the vet 2x a week for months! He might not have made it!” ~~~~~~~~ Break the Puppy Mill Trade in Rhode Island! ~~~~~~~~ Please share this petition with your friends and family. No puppy deserves to suffer and no family deserves this pain. It takes under a minute to sign this petition, take action and show that you care. Please, help us make a difference. *The Perfect Puppy is currently located in Scituate and West Warwick.