Petition to Mr. Chen Wu, Mr. Peng Qinghua
Shut Down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival!
Please consider contributing to our efforts to end dogs being killed for delicacy foods in China. Knowing that stolen pets are the major source of supply is heartbreaking to us. Our projects change the hearts and minds of those who eat dog and cat as well as those who work within the trade. www.duoduoproject.org/donate 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. 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 Calcutta municipal corporation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Indian street dogs tortured & physically assaulted.
There are places in Kolkata where I have seen people throwing stones and kicking the stray dogs while they are sitting or sleeping. To get rid of them people pour boiling water and hot oil causing serious injuries. They even try to burn them with hot iron rods. I really feel like bringing them home and take care of them but I am helpless. I don't understand what has happened to people and how they turned so evil? This petition is a request from the deepest part of my heart to all the animal lovers and organisations that really care for the well-beings of the strays. Please take a stern action against all these inhuman acts that has devoured our society and help save these poor angels. We all need to stop the mentally retarded people from causing pain to this beautiful creature. People should be made aware that hurting them won't fetch anything. I beg the Government to kindly take initiatives and help control the growth of dog population by the means of sterilization. Everyone has rights to live freely but when it's about stray dogs the more the births the more pain they endure. I really am looking forward towards some really positive approach. Thanking you (Tanisha M)
Petition to The Honorable Judge from Bristol Superior Court
Punish woman that hung her dogs from tree, calmly watched them DIE and buried in yard!
A woman from Bristol, Connecticut has been placed under arrest after being accused of leaving her two pet dogs to hang, before having them buried in her yard. Local law enforcement were investigated a different complaint when they learned that 22-year-old Veronica Reyes had dispatched her two dogs in the most ruthless possible way. According to reports, a startled neighbor called the authorities when he noticed something hanging from a tree. At a closer look, the man was puzzled to discover there were actually two dogs out there. ‘I thought it was just terrible that anyone could act this was towards an animal’ the witness stated. ‘I just can’t understand how you can put something around a dog’s neck and let them go’. The witness also added that Reyes was just outside and was calmly watching her dogs suffer in agony and waiting for them to give their last breath. Afterwards, she placed the dogs in a trash bag and buried them in the yard. Vets have confirmed everything the neighbor stated. Reyes has been charged and is now held on a $10, 000 surety bond. Words fail me when trying to describe a person capable of acting this way. One thing is certain: this dog owner needs to be held accountable for her actions! Support this petition – sign and share now – and demand mandatory jail time for Veronica Reyes and ask authorities to impose a lifetime ban on owning animals.
Petition to Brian Kuester D.A. District 27
JUSTICE FOR SPIKE !
Oklahoma District (27) DA Brian Kuester is sending the wrong message to the community about animal cruelty. In February 2016, Kuester declined to prosecute Ruben Ray Kisner for felony animal abuse. Kisner let his dog "Spike" die an agonizing death from heartworm disease. Spike was also severely dehydrated and his stomach content was empty indicating that he was not receiving adequate food. His food dish was filled with leaves. Spike was also infested with hook and tape worms. Concerned members of the community notified the Sheriff's Department of Cherokee County when they discovered Spike on a heavy chain and in a deteriorated condition. When veteran investigator Harold Thomas arrived, Spike had already died. The photo indicates that Spike had been dead on his chain for some time. Kisner acknowledged that Spike had been sick but that he (Kisner) had not been able to take him to a vet due to his work hours (25.5 hrs). In his written statement to the Sheriff's Department, Kisner reported that his family had owner Spike for "13-14" years. Thomas charged Kisner with felony animal cruelty (case #1602-0586). A necropsy was performed on February 25, 2016, at OSU Stillwater, OK and paid for by the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals. The pathology report states that the dog was between the ages of 2-5 years of age. This is the second felony charge against Kisner in Cherokee County. Investigator Thomas confiscated two starved horses from him several years ago. Kisner received a misdemeanor conviction and suspended probation from Assistant DA Dry. Ironically, neither charge is listed in public records (www1.odcr.com). In early 2013, Kuester declined to prosecute Caisen Green, an 18 year old, who shot and killed a pit bull terrier, with his bow and arrow, and bragged about it on Facebook (along with a photo of the deceased dog). Green gave conflicting testimony to the Undersheriff stating that the dog was a stray that threatened him, the dog appeared sick, etc. However, the photo revealed the corpse of a healthy looking dog. This dog likely died a slow and torturous death from blood loss. The Greens burned the dog's body. A petition demanding that Kuester prosecute Green resulted in nearly 5,000 signatures and sparked world-wide outrage. Green was a star basketball player for The Cherokee Nation's Sequoyah High School. Kuester's refusal to prosecute these cases undermines and deters law enforcement from doing their job. It essentially condones animal neglect/abuse by not holding perpetrators accountable. Please sign my petition and demand that Kuester reopen the case against Kisner who voluntarily surrendered his two other dogs to a local rescue. Both dogs were treated for heavy parasite infestation, ticks, fleas and one dog is also heartworm positive. Kisner MUST be prosecuted and convicted. His sentence should include the maximum penalties allowed for felony animal cruelty (OK Statue Title 21. Chapter 67:Section 1685) and he should be prohibited from owning pets/livestock. Animals in our region are suffering immeasurably due to lack of prosecution. OAA is one of our state's best resources for animal welfare. Please sign my petition to encourage our judicial system to do it's job and enforce the laws designed to reduce animal neglect and cruelty in Oklahoma. DA KUESTER-PLEASE REOPEN THE CASE AGAINST RUBEN KISNER !. Contact info: 307 E. Cherokee St., Wagoner, OK 74467. (918)485-2119 fax:(918)485-4220. email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to Animal Control and Enforcement, Animal Care Services, Dog owners, San Antonio, Mayor Ivy Taylor, NW Crossing HOA
Stop Aggressive Dogs - Rest in Peace Aysia
On April 23rd 2017, two pit bulls broke into my backyard and attacked my 5 year old Yorkie (Aysia) and 4 year old Chorkie (Cyris). My wife and sister in law ran out to attempt to free my Yorkie from one of the pit bulls mouth as he ran around the yard holding her by the neck of her lifeless body. Cyris was able to escape after being bit numerous times. The pit that had Aysia took a shovel to the head and dropped my deceased baby and ran off. The other was injured by the shovel when it was struck in the arm. My wife rushed the Chorkie to the emergency vet for recovery and by the time I arrived home, cops had arrived. I told them to retrieve my baby girl Yorkie, when they did, the injured pit bull attempted to attack so the officer had to disable it. I was given my Yorkie to hold one last time as her body was still warm and soft but was motionless. My Chorkie is currently recovering 3 bite wounds, 2 broken teeth, and is on 5 types of medicine. These aggressive dogs broke a plank to enter my backyard. It was reported that the pit bull that was put down, had attacked and severely injured a dog in my neighbors yard one week prior. Why was this dog still in a household? Why was this dog not taken away? Why weren't we informed to be on alert if the dog was still in its household? I want to create a movement to keep any aggressive dog off the streets and either in their rightful homes or at the pound. All aggressive dog breeds should be registered to ACS, any that are bred and not registered are to be considered illegal and are subject to removal with fines to the ownership. If these registered animals are to remain in a household, they should be placed on high restriction, proper notification provided to the neighboring homes and communities, complete friendly behavior training programs, maintain a frequent visit for evaluation by ACS, and only allowed outside with supervision. Failure to abide by rules like these and the animal should be taken away. You may argue that, situations like these are probable to happen often, but what if my 2 year old niece had been outside... All it takes is one time for it to happen, mine was the second and now I wake up to an empty food bowl, dog bed, and a hole in my heart where my best friend used to be, because of someone else's negligence and inability to maintain proper behavior of an animal with record of aggression, my household will never be the same.
Petition to Danny Leeper, Steve Kelley, Pat Edwards, George Spicer, Justin Taylor
End Dog Chaining in Nassau County, Florida
“Be humane, don’t chain. Use some sense and build a fence.” In Nassau County, Florida it is legal to chain a puppy to a tree and leave him there until he dies. The only requirements are food, water and shelter. No toys, no playtime, no love. There is County Commissioner meeting open to the public scheduled at 6:00 PM on Monday, May 8, 2017 in the general assembly hall (Commissioners Chambers) at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida that will pertain to ordinance. The language to protect animals in the Nassau County Animal/Fowl ordinance has not been updated since October 1, 2003. Technology and a better understanding of animal behavior have made it necessary to update Nassau County's animal ordinance to protect our PETS, PEOPLE and TAXPAYERS. PROTECT PETS: Chained (tethered) dogs are often neglected, isolated and lonely. They are subject to extreme weather conditions. They are preyed on by mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. They are often infested with hookworms, roundworms and heartworm. Improper tethering can cause the tether to become tangled resulting in injury or death. Tethered dogs are more likely to be attacked by stray dogs and animals carrying the rabies virus. Dogs in fenced yards or suitable outdoor enclosures are better protected from attack. PROTECT PEOPLE: Animal researchers tell us that tethering dogs makes them aggressive because they are in a constant defensive attack mode. According to a study by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, tethered dogs are five times more likely to attack children. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) stated, "Never tether or chain your dog because this can contribute to aggressive behavior." Dogs in fenced yards or suitable outdoor enclosures are less likely to attack children and animals. PROTECT TAXPAYERS: Tethered dogs often break free of their tether. In January/February of 2017, Nassau County Animal Services collected ninety-five (95) dogs running at large. Of those, twenty-eight were claimed by their owners leaving sixty-seven (67) in the shelter. These do not include dogs collected by Nassau Humane Society. Nassau County Taxpayer’s pay for the dog’s veterinary treatment including neutering, vaccinations, micro-chipping, worming, heartworm treatment, not to mention re-homing costs. The cost of irresponsible pet ownership costs hundreds of dollars per dog. Dogs in fenced yards or suitable outdoor enclosures are less likely to run at large. County officials have submitted a proposal to add language to the current ordinance to limit, but not prohibit unattended tethering. The new language allows tethering “not to exceed twelve (12) hours” and will not apply to dogs kept on lands zoned open rural, or used as bona fide farm operations. Similar language has been introduced in other Florida counties and failed to end 24/7/365 tethering. Tethering time limits are almost impossible to enforce and they don't protect PETS, PEOPLE and TAXPAYERS. Why should rural dogs be tethered 24/7/365? We need to let our commissioners know that this is NOT acceptable language and we want them to prohibit ALL unattended tethering. CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE UP-TO-THE-MINUTE EMAIL UPDATES ON THIS IMPORTANT ORDINANCE: unchainmyheart If you want to get dogs off chains in Nassau County: 1.Sign this petition and sign up for updates at unchainmyheart 2.Attend the meeting on May 8th and let Commissioners know that as a resident of Nassau County you want to remove loopholes from the animal ordinance and prohibit ALL unattended tethering in Nassau County, Florida. Wear a RED shirt/blouse/dress to show your support. 3.Email this petition to your friends and share it with your social media contacts. 4.Contact Nassau County Commissioners with the message below. Dear Commissioner: I live in Nassau County and I want you to pass an ordinance that prohibits ALL unattended dog tethering in Nassau County. “Be humane, don’t chain. Use some sense and build a fence.” Thank you. your name your address, city, state, zip code District 1: Danny Leeper email@example.com 904.430.3868 District 2: Steve Kelley firstname.lastname@example.org 904.556.0241 District 3: Pat Edwards email@example.com 904.335.0260 District 4: George Spicer firstname.lastname@example.org 904.568.3409 District 5: Justin Taylor email@example.com 904.625.5624
Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Investigate Ann Marie Rogers and "No Place Like Home Rescue of Michigan".
I plan on sharing this to as many people as I can. This is a "animal rescue" group that is anti-Pitbull and proudly euthanizes Pitbulls. Ann Marie Rogers is the owner. No Place Like Home Rescue of Michigan IS MAKING FALSE CLAIMS. They claim to be a non-profit organization, but there is no data that backs up their assertion. They also claim to be on Petfinder; however, they have NO dogs listed on Petfinder. The phone number listed for them, 248-650-4752, is not in service. There is also proof that they are listed as child care services online and NOT a dog rescue. There is also video of a Husky that belongs to the "founder" of the group, whi...ch shows it aggressively going after dogs at a doggy day care center. There is proof that they are asking for donations and taking them in. BEWARE OF THIS ALLEGED SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT DONATE. Authorities, IRS, BBB, Attorney General's Office, News Channels, Petfinder and all other applicable organizations are being contacted in order to investigate the alleged CON ARTISTS behind this page. To date, there is NO legitimacy to their claims that they are a non-profit and/or a rescue. BEWARE!! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!
Petition to Alonso Ledezma
Please Allow Backyard Chickens in San Jacinto, CA
My name is Lisa Vollmer and I live in San Jacinto, CA 92583. In May of 2015, we moved to San Jacinto from Temecula, CA to get out of the city and into a more rural area. After looking at homes all around Hemet and San Jacinto, we decided upon our current home, due to the fact that it already had a chicken coop/run in the backyard. Today, we had a visit from animal control, in regards to our hens. We have 2 hens that moved here with us last May, from Temecula, CA. They are 2 1/2 years old, and we have had them since they hatched. We were told, that we have one week to "re-home" our 2 girls (Rosie & Cinnamon). We believe this to be unfair! We purchased our home here because it was surrounded by animals. In LESS THAN 1-2 miles of our home, there are bison (across the street), ostrich, goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and zebras... all in which we can see while driving by. Our 2 girls, are apart of our family. They provide us with 2 eggs a day, they eat bugs and weeds from the backyard, and they provide fertilizer for our gardens and fruit trees, entertainment, companionship, and they de-stresses my husband and I. And now, because we live about 6 houses from a Hemet zip code, we have to give up our 2 girls?? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RIVERSIDE COUNTYAmended Effective: (Ord. 348.3928) The keeping or raising of not more than four (4) mature female crowing fowl (chickens only) on lots or parcels between 7,200 square feet and 39,999 square feet ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hemet's new chicken ordinance7,200 square feet to one acre: Four hens, no roosters. The ordinance, which received final approval Tuesday, Aug. 19, will allow most people living on lots of at least 7,200 square feet to raise chickens at home. The change was made as urban backyard chicken farming grows in popularity. Councilwoman Shellie Milne was the main proponent of the changes. “It’s really part of the San Jacinto Valley’s history,” she said. “We’re a farming community.” ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BENEFITS OF BACKYARD CHICKENS: Their eggs contain two to three times more omega-3 fatty acids and one-third the cholesterol - along with food safety Create a Self-Sustaining Life, just like vegetable gardening Composting - Chickens also serve as great composters and reduces kitchen scraps/waste (On October 1, 2016, there is a Backyard Composting workshop, along with vermicomposting and building your own worm bin classes at the San Jacinto Community Center.. ewwww) Natural Fertilizer -You can then add the chicken’s waste to your compost pile and use it on your garden as a fertilizer. Natural Pest Control - chickens will happily pluck up any unwanted insects and pests in your yard.Roosters are NOT needed for a hen to produce eggs Encourages kids to go outside (away from tv, cell phones, and the internet) it teaches them science, responsibility, where food comes from, about nature and respect for animals. Chickens make social and even affectionate pets. Chickens are also known to be very friendly, reduce stress and provide emotion support. (Chickens are now becoming and providing emotion support "Therapy Chickens" for nursing homes, the elderly, people with anxiety and depression, military troops with ptsd, Coops for Troops program, etc...) There are several published/printed magazines and books regarding backyard chickens (backyard poultry magazine, backyard chicken magazine Chickens In Your Backyard, Choosing and Keeping Chickens, Tending A Small-Scale Flock For Pleasure, The Chicken Health Handbook, Chickens In Your Backyard, Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock, Keeping Pet Chickens: You don't need much space to Enjoy the Bounty of Fresh Eggs from Your Own Small Flock of Happy Hens, Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces, etc...) plus the hundreds of online resources on backyard flocks (The chicken chick, Fresh eggs daily, Coop Dreams, etc...) Size of area that chickens need. So for 4 chickens that free range, you should have a coop/run area that measures about: 4 by 4 feet (16 square ft) For chickens that will be inside the run all the time (never free ranging), you need to bump that number up to 8-10 square feet per bird. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have started this petition in hopes to get an ordinance change for San Jacinto, CA. San Jacinto should have the same backyard chicken ordinance as our sister city Hemet, CA. (min. 7200 sq ft, 4 hens, no roosters) If you would like to join our fight, for the right to have or keep a small backyard flock, please sign the petition and share with everyone you know. Every signature is important and will make a difference!