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dogs

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Petition to Illinois State Senate, Illinois State House, Bruce Rauner

Dog Protection Act - Illinois

A horrifying headline as written in December 2016 by Fox News in Denver after two companion animals were shot in Battle Creek, Michigan: Federal court rules police can shoot a dog if it moves or barks when officers enter a home.  The Department of Justice estimates that nearly 25 dogs are killed by law enforcement every day in the United States, which makes a total of 10,000 per year. It is as simple as this - in Illinois there is currently no means to protect companion dogs, including in your very own home, from being shot and killed if local law enforcement, in any way, deems your dog a threat to their safety. This is a petition to Illinois State Senate and House to put forward legislation that protects dogs from this possible fate. The statute would require local law enforcement to undergo training in order to prevent the shooting of dogs by local law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Specifically, this statute would put forth assistance in the training of law enforcement officers so that they can differentiate between threatening and non-threatening dog behaviors, as well as to employ non-lethal means whenever possible.  I urge you to read Colorado's new legislation, Dog Protection Act, which was developed for exactly this reason: Colorado's Dog Protection Act. I am asking for replication of these efforts in Illinois and, eventually, U.S. wide. I have a Boxer who loves to bark and even run at the door. She would rather lick you to death than harm you, but it is a huge fear that if law enforcement needed to enter my home and my dog ran at them or barked that she could be killed for it. It is for this reason, and for all of the other dogs out there, that I propose this legislation.

Laurie Krook
517 supporters
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Petition to Chris Pappas, Christopher T. Sununu, Joseph D. Kenney, David K. Wheeler, Joseph A. Foster, Maggie Hassan, Colin Van Ostern

Protect the public and companion animals from unscrupulous veterinary hospitals

Johnny White died after his intestine was partially torn away from his stomach over the course of 13 days.  Veterinary records indicate veterinary employees suspected Johnny had a foreign body as early as day 3 of his ordeal.  The veterinary employees did not disclose their suspicions until day 12, but happily took money for examinations and treatments that did not fix Johnny's underlying issue.  On day 12, the veterinary hospital promised to conduct emergency surgery, but reneged 5 hours later and made Johnny wait an additional day. The following night Johnny was brought to an emergency and urgent care facility that also made him wait a second night to receive appropriate treatment for his critical condition.  Johnny died from his injuries on day 14 at 7:30 am just as the day staff was strolling in.  I filed a complaint with the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau (“bureau”) against two businesses on July 28, 2016 alleging fraud, false advertising, breach of contract, and deceptive practices. I promptly received a letter dated August 4, 2016 from James T. Boffetti, Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Consumer Protection Bureau, stating the complaints I filed raised issues of medical malpractice and not violations of the consumer protection act and as such should be dealt with by the professional licensing board. The complaints I filed were against two businesses, not individuals. The NH Board of Veterinary Medicine (“board”) has no authority over businesses that engage in commerce in the State of NH. The bureau is in fact the appropriate authority and agency to investigate and address complaints of businesses engaged in deceptive practices. NH does not exempt veterinary care from the consumer protection act. Specifically, I alleged the first animal hospital engaged in deceptive practices and breach of contract in the following ways:1. Charged me for unrelated tests for which I brought Johnny in for;2. Charge me for defective blood work due to a defect in the in-house blood machine;3. Charged me and failed to disclose to me the expert opinion that Johnny had a foreign body, while writing that diagnosis down on internal communications on day 3 and day 5 of Johnny's very painful ordeal. The basis of our contract was I paid the business for their employee veterinarian in exchange for the veterinary employee to examine Johnny and provide her expert opinion;4. Told me directly and unequivocally on day 6 Johnny did not have a foreign body even though internal communications (and subsequent diagnostics and surgery) indicated he did;5. Leveraged the fact Johnny needed urgent emergency surgery in order to secure my agreement to run a boatload of diagnostics, some of which that would exacerbate his condition, under the guise that there was no time to bring my dog to another veterinary hospital because he required immediate life saving surgery6. Reneged on that contract to perform emergency life-saving surgery after spending 5 hours running diagnostics that further confirmed Johnny needed that life-saving surgery, effectively cutting Johnny off from obtaining emergency surgery from another animal hospital I alleged the second business engaged in deceptive practices as it holds itself out as an urgent emergency veterinary facility that provides advanced veterinary care and diagnostics including complicated surgeries, in-house blood work, endoscopy, ultrasounds, CAT scans, etc. 24/7/365. I alleged that these services are not in fact available during overnights and I provided evidence from multiple consumers who also experienced this. This is the very definition of a deceptive practice. It puts the public and the public's companion animals at risk, and not only monetarily. It is unscrupulous for this business to misrepresent the level of care it provides to the public and charging a premium and pocketing that money without delivering on that promise. This business is acting like a charlatan snake-oil peddler. Protecting the public from these types of deceptive acts is the purpose of the bureau. The fact the businesses are engaged in veterinary care does not give them a free pass to deceive and fleece the public. Because the businesses are for the benefit of animals, a vulnerable segment of the population, rather than inanimate objects and it is widely recognized that animals are sentient, even in legal circles, and are capable of sensations and emotions, feeling pain and suffering, and experiencing a state of well being, it is even more paramount that veterinarians conduct business in an above-board, moral, and humane manner.

Johnny's Journey
4,114 supporters
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Petition to Ambassador Han Byung-Kil (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina), Ambassador Lee Kyu-Hyung (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China), Courtney Kessler (Samsung Semiconductors and LCD Panels), Chairperson Sam-Yeol Koo (Presidential Council on Nation Branding), Samsung, Ambassador Moon Tae-Young (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany), Ambassador Nam Joo-Hong (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada), Edelman PR (Samsung - Corporate Communications Team), Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA), Prime Minister Kyo-Ahn Hwang, President Geun-Hye Park, President Yang-Ho Cho, CEO Nick Hayek, CEO Don Thompson, CEO Andrew N. Liveris, CEO Jeff Immelt, Minister Dong-Phil Lee, CEO Charles W. Scharf, CEO A. G. Lafley, Ambassador Lee Key-Cheol (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands), Ambassador Park Yong-Kyu (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Zealand), President Kazuhiro Tsuga, CEO Thierry Breton, CEO Muhtar Kent, Ambassador Lim Jae-Hong, Ambassador Shin Gack-Soo, Mayor Lee Jae-Myung, Chairman & CEO In-Ho Kim, Mayor Park Won Soon, Mayor Byung-Soo Suh, Governor Kyung-Pil Nam, Governor Hee-Ryong Won, Danielle Meister Cohen, Fleishman Hillard, Allison & Partners, Robin Schultz, Current Lifestyle, Tom Beermann, Allison & Partners - Samsung, Christina Pantin, President Akio Toyoda, Gary Garfield, Chang-Kyu Hwang, Todd Spaletto, Yang-Ho Cho

To Sponsors of PyeongChang2018: help bring an end to the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea

To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: please help bring an end to the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea As sponsors of these Olympic Games, we are contacting you to ask for your help: please will you consider withdrawing your sponsorship of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics?  You have the power to influence the South Korean government by putting pressure on them to end the horrific cruelty that is routinely inflicted on the animals involved in all areas of the dog and cat meat trades. Did you know that, in South Korea, each year an estimated two and a half million dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death?  Were you aware that thousands of cats are slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics - often by throwing the living animal straight into boiling water? These animals are deliberately killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal is made to suffer, the more delicious or efficacious their meat products will become for the consumer. The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea; it gained popularity after South Korea was left devastated by the effects of war.  What, then, can the justification be in 2017 for continuing this aberrant practice, with South Korea having become such a prosperous nation?  What excuse can the authorities give for allowing these illegal trades to continue unpoliced, unpunished, and unchallenged?  We now ask that you do not endorse a nation that endorses such unspeakable cruelty and shows so little consideration for the health and happiness of its citizens.  Please insist that the dog and cat meat trades are ended now - and ended permanently – or take action by withdrawing your sponsorship.Respectfully, Click for Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ Korean Olympic Committee Homepage: https://www.sports.or.kr/eng/index.do Samsung Vice Chairman & CEO: Oh-Hyun KwonSamsung Electronics Building 40th FloorPost Office Box 170, Seochodaero 74-gil 11 , Seocho-gu Seoul, Postal Code 06620South Korea 1-800-726-7864 FREEContact email: sanjose@sra.samsung.com; samsungblog@samsung.com; recruituk@samsung.com; d2.cohen@sea.samsung.com; SamsungHEMedia@fleishman.com; samsungmobile@allisonpr.com; r.schultz1@samsung.com; SamsungDI@allisonpr.com; samsungha@talktocurrent.com; tom.beermann@ssi.samsung.com; SamsungCIT@allisonpr.com; SamsungBusiness@allisonpr.com; Courtney.Kessler@edelman.com; Homepage Global: http://www.samsung.com/function/ipredirection/ipredirectionLocalList.do Send the online message: https://contactus.samsung.com/customer/contactus/formmail/mail/MailQuestionGeneral.jsp?SITE_ID=76&PROD_ID=2088Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samsungTwitter: https://twitter.com/samsung Click for more contact info of Samsung Companies: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/ Samsung USHomepage - USA: http://www.samsung.com/us/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungUSTwitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungUS The Coca-Cola Company CEO:  Muhtar Kent P.O. 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Box 150-721LG Twin Towers 128 Yoidae-ro, Yeongdungpo-gu, SeoulPostal Code 07336South KoreaTel: +82-2-3777-1114Fax: +82-2-3777-5331Email: john.taylor@lge.com; taryn.brucia@lge.com; Christopher.demaria@lge.com; kim.regillio@lge.com; franc.lee@lge.com; lgpr@lge.com; Homepage: http://www.lg.com/usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGUSATwitter: https://twitter.com/lgus LOTTEGeneral Chairman: Kyuk-Ho ShinChairman: Dong-Bin ShinLotte Shopping81 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, SeoulPostal Code 04533South KoreaTel : +82-2-2118-2020FAX: +82-2-2118-2028Homepage: http://www.lotte.co.kr/eng/index.jspFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LOTTEshoppingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LOTTEstory POSCOCEO: Oh-Joon KwonPOSCO6261 Donghaean-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-doPostal Code 37859South KoreaEmail: webmaster@posco.co.krHomepage: www.posco.comContact: http://www.posco.co.kr/homepage/docs/eng5/jsp/support/qa/s91f1010010l.jsp?news_cat_num=1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HELLOPOSCO      

Whang-Gu Kim
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