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 Polk County Commissioners
Eliminate unwarranted euthanasia at Polk County Animal Control.
Sadly, Polk County has the worst statistics of any county in the state of Florida. In 2018, 10,932 animals were killed at Polk County Animal Services. That is about 30 animals PER DAY! Almost 2/3 of the animals that entered the shelter never made it back out. This is unacceptable. Polk County Animal Services is funded by taxpayer dollars through a budget approved by the County Commissioners for the Sheriff's Department. We, the taxpayers of Polk County, demand review and reform of the outdated sheltering practices at Polk County Animal Control with a goal of a no kill community and 21st century sheltering model for our county. All healthy or treatable animals should be placed for adoption, a comprehensive Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return program for community cats should be created, and low-cost spay/neuter programs should be offered for reducing pet population.
Petition to Eugene A. Vittone II, District Attorney, Washington County, Pennsylvania;, Judge Ethan T Ward, Trooper Sayles
Prosecute to the fullest the criminals who committed the Washington, pa puppy mill.
https://www.facebook.com/569813816490829/posts/1170212343117637/On August 22nd 2018 a suspected puppy mill was raided in Washington, pa. At the location of Hamilton acres lane 108 German shorthaired pointers were rescued. They were freed from a life of neglect, torture, and abuse. Now the people/owners responsible need to be held accountable for their despicable actions. We need a public outcry in order to invoke change. We need them to be charged to the fullest extent and be made an example to all animal abusers.
Petition to Peter Neronha, Rhode Island Attorney General
End Jeff Gellman's Abuse of Dogs
For too long, Jeff Gellman, owner of Solid K9 Training in Rhode Island has been engaging in and teaching dog training techniques that are scientifically unproven, harmful, and abusive to dogs - oftentimes using tools that are banned in other countries such as electric shock collars (banned in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Germany, etc.) and choke collars (banned in New Zealand, Austria, Australia, Switzerland and more). He promotes a "technique" that includes hitting as punishment. In a recent video, Jeff can be seen hitting a dog causing it to cry. A clip can be found HERE. (See the Pet Professional Guild's statement on the use of shock collars HERE. See the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's statement on the use of aversive training methods HERE.) Under Rhode Island state law, "Every owner, possessor, or person having the charge or custody of any animal, who...willfully, intentionally, maliciously, recklessly, and/or knowingly authorizes or permits that animal to be subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering, or cruelty of any kind; or who places, or causes to have placed, on any animal any substance that may produce irritation or pain...shall be punished for each offense in the manner provided in § 4-1-2." We are asking Attorney General Peter Neronha to SHUT DOWN JEFF GELLMAN and end his abusive animal practices including hitting, choking, electrocuting dogs, and teaching these methods to dog owners and guardians. Our dogs deserve better. They deserve HUMANE and scientifically backed training approaches.
Petition to R. J. Larizza, Tom Leek, Paul Renner, David Santiago, Jason T. Brodeur, Dorothy L. Hukill, Senator Greg Steube
Harsher punishment for animal cruelty-Ponce's Law
4/9/2017 I have presented a proposed amendment to our State Legislature for consideration of amending the current animal cruelty laws specifically F.S. 828.12 (2)(a)(b) which is a third degree felony to impose stricter, harsher punishment and penalties in the event of the abuse, torture,and killing of innocent animals. It will give the Judge more freedom to sentence these abusers to jail while also sentencing them to have no contact or owning animals, etc. at the court's discretion. http://clickorlando.com/news/ponce-inlet-man-arrested-after-beating-puppy-to-death-police-say
Petition to Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives
Permanently Stop Abusive VA Dog Experiments
UPDATE (September 2018): U.S. Congress and the President enacted a law extending restrictions on VA's dog experiments through 2019. Read more here. --- 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. 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 Wilkie
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 Leo Varadkar, Gerry Adams, Michael Noonan TD, Simon Coveney TD / Tanaiste, Deputy Prime Minister, Heather Humphreys TD, Joan Burton TD, Dept of Agriculture, Michael Creed TD, Josepha Madigan TD, Paschal Donohoe TD, Micheal Martin TD, Brendan Howlin TD, Labour Party, Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein, Mary Lou McDonald TD
Ban Blood Sports in Ireland
Blood sports have no place in modern Ireland. Using live hares as lures for greyhounds in coursing is unacceptable. So too is using a pack of hounds to chase and tear foxes to bits. A ban on coursing, foxhunting and all forms of hunting animals with packs of dogs is long overdue in Ireland.