Petition to Mayor of Yulin, Mr. Wei Tao
The Barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival Must Come to an End Once and For All
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is fast approaching. We must put pressure on Chinese officials to enact effective changes in procedure and law enforcement to stop this horrific event from taking place once and for all. The United States’ position on the dog and cat meat trade, and the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in particular, is clear and unequivocal: dogs and cats should not be killed for the consumption of their meat. In December 2018, the United States banned the dog and cat meat trade. Inroads into the banning of this cruel and senseless commerce have also been made in parts Asia. Taiwan recently took the monumental step of banning both the consumption of dog and cat meat and the overall trade in such meat. Significantly, Taiwan is also home to an international alliance that is championing the push to ensure all Asian countries outlaw these senseless and cruel practices in the region. Indeed, Hanoi, Vietnam is also taking action, progressively banning the trade of dog and cat meat in its central districts. Although these measures and efforts are important, we must continue to press China to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We proudly stand with the millions of people across the globe and in China, who wish to see this festival come to an end. The Chinese government would be wise to join our efforts and institute a complete ban of the dog and cat meat trade. The Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China dates back to 2009-2010, when it was launched by dog meat traders as a commercial enterprise to boost flagging sales. We find it completely outrageous that even though the Yulin city government withdrew as a sponsor of the Dog Meat Festival, Yulin authorities and the Chinese government failed to take any meaningful action to bring an end to this festival. The event celebrates the wholesale torture of dogs and is an abhorrent display of animal cruelty. During this barbaric festival, dogs are burnt, skinned, or boiled alive, have their paws cleaved off while conscious, and are staked to the ground and beaten to death. No one can see these images and walk away unaffected. Based on the work of animal activist groups, the number of dogs slaughtered at the festival has be reduced, but still far too many are suffering barbaric torture and death. In fact, even with the decrease of dogs slaughtered at the Yulin festival, there are still about 10 million dogs killed annually in China for the dog meat trade. It is absolutely shameful that this festival and others like it still continue. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank the countless activists who continue their tireless fight every single day in order to save and protect the voiceless and powerless animals across the globe. The Vanderpump Dog Foundation is on the ground 365 days a year with our two shelters and almost 500 dogs saved from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We see first hand the progress and are hopeful that we will be able to end the celebration of consuming our best friends. We must continue to shed light on the horrific treatment of the many animals that fall prey to China’s dog meat trade. Our efforts transcend cultural differences, party lines, state borders, and political stances. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this cause must be everyone’s cause. With the might of the American government behind us, we can continue to put pressure on Chinese officials to enact much needed changes. Many humane courses of action are already available throughout China. With regular monitoring and enforcement, we hope that one day soon will finally see the elimination of the cruel Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Petition to Charles E. Schumer, Peter T. King, Nicole Malliotakis, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Animal ACTion Network, Eric Garcetti, Eric Johnson, Corey Johnson, Edwin Lee, Annise Parker, Lisa Helps, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Susan Rennie
Grant retired military and police K-9's the same exemptions as service animals
The Retired Police Canine Foundation is supporting this petition and this is the goal: Give retired law enforcement, Military and off-duty k9s the same exemptions as service animals – let them live anywhere with their owners and accompany their owners on public transportation. In most places an off-duty police or military k9 is considered a pet when not on duty but a service animal can accompany their civilian owner in public and on public transportation. An off-duty police or military k9 can be denied housing but a civilian service animal can not. These rules are doing a disservice to these American heroes and their handlers. Police and military k9s are highly trained and certified by state, local and in some cases national organizations. Police and military k9s off duty or retired are a deterrent to crime and terrorism. K9s are one of the most effective crime fighting tools. They are in most cases trained to search for lost children and the elderly. They faithfully serve our country and community. Having an off duty or retired k9 living in your building or riding on a train or airplane with you offers you and your community an extra layer of protection and safety. Military personal are returning from serving our country suffering from PTSD and are unable to adopt there k9s because they cannot find housing that will accept the type of dog that they have. Police officers are experiencing the same resistance.These heroes and their retired and off duty k9s protect your community and our nation from all kinds of threats. Military working dogs fearlessly serve our nation saving thousands of lives each year. These animals deserve to remain with their handlers and need to be exempt from outdated housing rules and public transportation ordinances. These heroes deserve the same exemptions as civilian service animals when they are with their respective handler. www.policek9help.com
Petition to Venice Residents,, Dog owners, Venice Community, VENICE TOWN HALL, VENICE BEACH DOG OWNERS, Mike Bonin
SUPPORT USE OF OAKWOOD PARK BY INCLUDING LIMITED/ SUPERVISED DOG SOCIALIZATION CLASSES!
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE USE OF OAKWOOD PARK BY ALL VENICE FAMILIES AND INCLUDE SAFE, SUPERVISED DOG TRAINING / SOCIALIZATION CLASSES DURING LIMITED HOURS. Oakwood Park is truly a culturally rich park, with a large open green space used by Venice’s diverse residents. Yet, the park is often empty and rented out to organizations that charge fees for soccer, adult kickball, etc. Last year, a pilot program was created at the request of local residents who live near the park, to allow for limited, daily periods for unleashed dog training and socializing when the park was not in use by anyone including children, so no activities were displaced. In fact, dog owners each paid a $100 fee to the park, which helped cover the cost for underprivileged neighborhood children to participate in park activities. Despite rumors, there was never a desire to turn Oakwood into a dog park! The classes were from 7 – 9 am with a trial after work session in the works as well. The classes benefited local dog owners including families and especially seniors who live close enough to the park that they can walk there safely. Neighbors met each other while they trained and socialized their dogs and this has helped build a more connected community in Venice. Soccer and kick ball groups that rent the park and damage the grass, often comprised of non-Venice residents, pay fees to the park for maintenance. Dog Classes cause no more wear and tear than soccer or kickball and also pay fees to help cover park maintenance. Sometimes dog owners who were not in the classes have had unleashed dogs at the Park. To help address this in the future; onsite supervisor(s) will be at every class to make sure rules are obeyed, poop is picked up, vaccinations and licenses are up to date and other dog owners are made aware of the classes, etc. Signage will declare when off leash classes are being held. Dogs are part of our families and bring joy to all of us including our children who often accompany dog-owning parents to the classes. Despite statements to the contrary, vaccinated owned dogs that are allowed in dog classes, do not pose a threat to children’s or anyone’s health. The New York Times reports: “Strays, not owned dogs, may shed eggs of worms, contaminating parks…” 1/16/18 New York Times. Dog classes add a lot of happiness to Venice residents and our community without taking anything away. Classes bring extra funds to the park and underprivileged local kids. Leaving the park empty when it can benefit our residents makes no sense. Don’t buy into fear and misinformation being circulated regarding dogs and the classes. We are asking that you please sign this petition and support supervised limited hours for dog training classes and socialization at Oakwood Park.
Petition to David A. Trott, Brad Sherman
Help the Dogs & Cats of the Horrific and Devilish Yulin Meat Festival
The dogs and cats of the Yulin Festival are being made to suffer horrific means to an end, simply to justify an outlandish tradition while making a profit. The dogs are dragged from overstuffed cages and are stabbed in different parts of their bodies and left to bleed to death. They are also electrocuted, hung to death, skinned alive, and some possibly cooked before they are completely dead. To add Horror to Horror, some dogs and cats are burned alive (fully conscious) while being beaten with sticks. We need to unite and make a stand against The Yulin Meat Festival. We must urge every citizen to come to the aid and rescue of these helpless animals who are doomed. We must reach out to the people of the Province of Guangxi as well as the city of Yulin and implore them to come to an agreement in which dog/cat meat is banned and made illegal perpetually. They are concerned with the loss of profits and that seems to be the driving force. We need to figure out a solution, another more humane and civil Festival that will not affect the livelihood of the locals while freeing the dogs and cats once and for all...and if that’s not an option, Death to the Yulin Meat Festival nonetheless. I love all animals, yet none touch my heart as much as dogs. I love cats very much although. The unconditional love and loyalty these animals give naturally, show you they have a higher purpose and we have a duty as human beings to protect these Divine Creatures. Every dog I see, I am looking into the eyes of my own family.
Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Andrew M. Cuomo, Donald Trump, Bill de Blasio, Ruben Diaz, Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Dogs and Cats have a right to homes in all apartments in the USA
Having a Dog or Cat should be everyone's right to choose. Co op boards, Rentals, Condo's that don't allow them increase the number of homeless animals. Trying to find housing when you love your Dog and Cat is extremely hard. Many families that move are forced to leave behind their pets. They are family too and enrich the lives of the people.. Agreements can be made and people can pay an extra fee.. Dogs and Cats need more homes. If 1 % percent were opened shelters could be emptied. A Dog and Cat do well in apartments. If people don't take care of their kids they are taken away. The same should be for pets. I hope people promote share on Facebook and Tweet .
Petition to Donald J. Trump
The state of Michigan needs stop muzzling pit bulls at 6 months
Okay so i have a question for anyone whose against pit bulls. Why? Do you have a dog? If so what breed? If you say any other breed than pit. This would be my comment. So you are telling me your dog is better because of a breed. What about the way you raise it? How would you feel if your dog had to be mussled after 6 months simply because of the "breed". You wouldnt like it. Pits are like ALL breeds. Take time to read about them online ask questions. Before you instantly beileve media. They tell you in 2009 51% of dog attacks where from pit bulls alone. Why have we never heard about the other breeds. The thing is not all pits attack the ones that do were raised that way or is protecting its family. What about the pits that rescue people, and save people. We dont hear about them. They are there. I wanna ask all my friends and family to share this. I want to change michigans laws against pits. #pitsarefamily make them hear us. Take and stop banning innocent pits. Please dont ever make it a law to mussle a breed. Either mussle all dogs, or don't. I dont want to mussle my baby because people are ignorant. Its time to change. Maybe I cant make a change. Although I make it my life goal to make michigan a loving state to pit bulls. They deserve better. Stop blaming the dog and blame the person instead.
Petition to Royal Canin
Royal Canin:Speak out against the dog meat trade operating outside your facility in Korea!
For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/royal-canin/ Royal Canin: it's time to speak out against the cruel, in-humane and torturous practices in the dog meat trade operating right outside your own pet food facility in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, South Korea! Whilst we recognize the sizable investment of Royal Canin into the South Korean area of Gimje, which is expected to play an import role in revitalizing the local economy (approx $64 million of direct investment, direct employment of some 60 locals) we remain perplexed at how, a company with the welfare of dogs and cats at its heart, can seek to 'set up shop' in an area with a large dog meat trade operation and dog meat butchery and restaurant scene. We feel certain that Royal Canin would have hesitated to form such a relationship with North Jeolla Province had your company known about the abhorrent and cruel practices routinely carried out in the dog and cat meat trades in North Jeolla Province and all over South Korea. Lucrative, but illegal, unregulated (without even the most basic of welfare standards) cruel and unsanitary trade which carries on unchallenged: with no enforcement of the laws and no punishment for those violating them. How can your company and brand preserve its credibility and goodwill for caring for our closest companions, when just down the road, dog meat farms operate with dogs crammed into tiny metal cages, no sanitation, prevalent sickness and starvation, rotten waste as food (no Royal Canin for them!) and no water. Often, the corpses of their dead companions are left in the cage as food. This is battery farming in its most extreme. These dogs see no human kindness, standing on the wire rim of their cages looking out onto the rows and rows of others condemned to the same fate. The dogs are then slaughtered in the most cruel ways in the mistaken belief that this will make their meat 'tastier', such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and often this takes place in public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty. Even livestock have the most basic of rights. But our closest companions, our intelligent and loyal friends treated in such a way?! How can your iconic brand bridge the gap here between everything you stand for and what is going on outside your factory doors? In South Korea shockingly an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year; while the majority of those Koreans, who don’t actually participate in this offensive trade, show a profound indifference by doing nothing at all to stop it. We know how loyal and faithful our dogs across the world are; and we all ask a lot of them - they serve us in innumerable ways: farm work, war work, police and guard duties, search and rescue, help for the disabled, guiding and guardianship, and, of course, as our loving and trusting companions. Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for human consumption yet these laws are routinely and blatantly ignored. We believe that there must surely be some social responsibility for the representatives of a powerful dog friendly brand such as Royal Canin to take a stand against the dog meat industry taking place in North Jeolla Province and across Korea. Your voice would be a powerful one to add to the many whom have already spoken out against the industry. Therefore, we urge you to take action, to show your brand is on the side of these dogs suffering right now and to state that Royal Canin is officially opposed to the dog meat industry in Korea and demand that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges: · Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation. · Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation. · Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area. · The act of slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of slaughtering of a dog, without a justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation. · The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally. · Slaughter of dogs from unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law. · Slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here. · Display and sale of dog carcass in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcass are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning which can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws which ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely. · Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcass from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption. Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates): http://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/ We believe these demands are in line with the spirit and goals of the Royal Canin brand, goodwill and global reputation. International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained many Korean companies and cities as well as South Korea’s image. Don’t let it also tarnish your iconic brand or dissolution your core customer base! The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested. Will you speak out for the dogs?
Petition to President of South Korea, Mr. Thomas Bach, President & CEO, Hee-Beom Lee 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 이희범 회장, Jang Moon-Hyeok, Lee Ju-Woong, Park Chan-Won, Ji Kwang-Chun, Shim Hyun-Jung, Jeon Soo-Il, Lee Myung-Soon
Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!
Click here to take actions to help fight the South Korea's cruel dog and cat meat trade: http://koreandogs.org/petitions-korean-cities/ Thank you for caring! Please visit "Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center" for more actions you can take: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Lee Hee-Beom, We ask you to please watch this videos:Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat IndustryPart 1: https://youtu.be/_ZVQjgGb4RQPart 2: https://youtu.be/ivHffcM5B6w South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered each year in that country, and eaten as “health food”. Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment, from the moment they are born until the day they are slaughtered, dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives, with no protection from extreme elements, no access to water, no exercise, or medical care. Their eardrums are often burst to deter barking. Finally, in broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death. It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic powers and boasts one of the highest education levels in the world, is still continuing to commit this type of barbaric brutality in this day and age. For the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare from which they can’t escape; but it is unacceptable and shameful: South Korea is happy to take the benefits of an advanced society, but not the full responsibility. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating dog meat (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and provides men with energy. South Koreans genuinely believe that the more the dog is made to suffer, the more it will enrich the quality of the meat and increase the health benefits to the consumer. Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death. Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism. The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China. If South Korea wants to be respected as a nation of conscience, then South Koreans need to strengthen their animal protection laws and permanently ban dog and cat meat consumption. This has continued for far too long, and it is now time for the South Korean Government to take moral leadership for its citizens and take a stand against this appalling practice. Not only would this save the South Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will be in South Korea’s economic interest because people across the world will keep condemning South Korea’s cruelty. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” It is time, therefore, for South Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and prove that South Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society. This means it is time for the South Korean Government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a humane and decent manner. And, the first step must be to finally end this horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption. If South Korea does not take the above action immediately, I will boycott the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, and all South Korean businesses and tourism. The favor of your reply is requested. We thank you, in anticipation, for taking swift action! ------------------------------------ I also urge you to write to the Olympic Committee that you will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. International Olympic CommitteeMr. Thomas BachChâteau de VidyCase postale 3561007 LausanneSwitzerland Video: CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth), The Korea Observer. For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ International Olympic Committee Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea