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 Donald J. Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Cornyn, Rand Paul, U.S. Senate, Paul D. Ryan, Department of Veterans Affairs
Require the VA to provide service dogs to veterans in need
Our military veterans are heroes. They face struggles that we couldn't imagine, and they do it selflessly to protect our great country. However, their transition home can often be just as difficult because of mental and physical ailments from their service. The waitlist for the VA is far too long to quickly handle the care of every returning veteran, but their medical needs are urgent. Some of these needs can only be treated through direct medical care, but other needs can be met through a service dog. Service dogs can be trained to care for people with PTSD, visual impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments, and many other conditions. Furthermore, these dogs can ensure that the veteran is never alone while dealing with these conditions. Currently, the VA offers service dogs to those with hearing/sight loss and mobility impairments. However, they do not offer dogs to veterans with psychological issues, such as PTSD. I am advocating that, as part of the VA Compensation and Pension (C&P) evaluation process, the VA offer dogs to all veterans diagnosed with psychological or physical conditions. This small step would make a massive difference in the lives of these men and women. They've given everything for us. Let's give back to them.
Petition to Unbreakabull Bullies
6 neglected dogs/2 dead in Terril Iowa
On September 19th, 2018. 6 dogs were surrendered to Unbreakabull Bullies Rescue in Terril Iowa in front of a Dickenson County Sheriff. All 6 were suffering from something. Here is a list of some of their problems. Tape worm infestation, fleas, untreated seizure disorder, untreated ear infections, untreated mange, untreated ruptured tumors and partial paralysis just to name a few. The living conditions were horrid.....see photos. Sadly, 2 were beyond help. They were rushed straight to IVRC (24 hour emergency vet clinic). The suffering they were experiencing was enough for the vets to drop what they were doing just to put these 2 dogs out of their misery. One couldn't hold it's head up and had no teeth and was only ever fed dry kibble, and the other was paralyzed in its back half and covered in mange. Neither could control their bowels or bladder and they both weighed under 30lbs when they should have been 50+. An attorney contacted me today demanding 3 of the 4 surviving dogs back. The fourth they chained to the back of a barn and left for 10 years solid never leaving the chain once after killing a duck, they do not want her back. They also want their kennels back which were so filthy (see photos of the home) that they were disposed of at the first gas station along the way home. The condition of this home is deplorable. The photo of the white dog on the feces covered chair is in their living room, the whole house was beyond anything the rescuers had ever seen or imagined. Please sign this petition to let the attorneys and the judge know that these dogs SHOULD NOT be retunred to Mr & Mrs Kreutzkampf for further neglect.
Petition to Aruba Government
Take A Stand Against The Barbaric Procedures Of The Aruba Killcage
To: Aruba Government Be the voice of the abused and neglected animals of Aruba Now is the time to take a stand against animal abuse and the brutality that takes place inside the Aruba kill cage, and on the streets of Aruba. To be clear, the kill cage is NOT the Aruba Animal Shelter, which are both located in Wayaca. In an effort to show solidarity against the murderous practices taking place inside the kill cage, your signature on this petition is appreciated. The purpose of this petition is to raise awareness with the Aruban government about what takes place on a daily basis inside the Aruba kill cage, and to reiterate to the government that inhumane animal practices take place daily in the streets and in neighborhoods of our island. Additionally, signing the petition gives you a chance to be a voice for the helpless and often abused or neglected animals on the island, and support the concept of sterilization as a method to get the animal overpopulation under control. A kill cage is not a solution. Killing healthy or treatable animals is not a solution to reducing the street dog and cat population of Aruba. The government must acknowledge what is taking place, and become a bigger part of the solution. This is what should happen: *Financial support from the government to rescue and animal support organizations, and veterinary services, for mass sterilization efforts *Government sponsored pet care education in schools and in public seminars *Establishment of ethical rules and guidelines for maintaining the kill cage *Establishment of humane and ethical guidelines for euthanasia *The kill cage should not be connected to the Shelter. It should be located elsewhere. *All animals should be scanned prior to been euthanized. *Proper shelter should be provided for the animals while being in the cage, such as food, water and shade from the sun *All animals should have 24 hours to found by owners and have a chance to get adopted (open a Facebook page) Your signature tells the government that it is time to assume more responsibility, and encourage it to lead the charge against animal neglect and abuse, and kill cage cruelty, on the beautiful island of Aruba. Over 5000 animals are killed yearly in a barbaric way. That has to STOP!!! WE NEED AT LEAST 20,000 SIGNATURES TO BE HEARD.
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 email@example.com; , JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.gov; , ACardona@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.gov , JGutierrez@animalcare.lacounty.gov , firstname.lastname@example.org , PWebb@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MLopez2@animalcare.lacounty.gov
STOP THE CARSON SHELTER FROM VIOLATING HAYDEN’S LAW!
Update: 9/4/18: 2 dogs have been found DEAD in their kennels in a 4 day span! Dogs are dying at Carson - in their kennels - on cold cement floors!________ Update 9/2/18: I am reopening this petition to bring awareness to the fact that 5 dogs were killed this past week for being labeled “aggressive”. One dog had already been there for 2 months before being killed. These are not peaceful deaths for these dogs. They don’t get the nice sedative, the arms surrounding them and soft whisperings of love and goodbyes. THEY ARE P.T.D. (PUT TO,DEATH). Not sleep. Death. —————————————————————- UPDATE: Any dog who is in an LA COUNTY SHELTER for 60 days or more may be PTS with no advance warning! ************************************************* Mahatma Gandhi — 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' This was sent to the people who network to save RESCUE ONLY DOGS: This is from the former Deputy Direct of the Southern, CA Shelters: Carson, Downey, Baldwin, Lancaster and Agoura Hills. I wanted to take the time to inform you that effective immediately there will be some changes in the animals in which you have been notified. All animals deemed "not safe" for placement due to behavior will no longer be made available to rescue's. You will no longer receive notifications on these animals and animals that fall under this category will be euthanized after there holding period is up. You will continue to receive notification on animals that are behaviorally sound and available. If you have any question please contact Allison Cardona the new Deputy Direct for the South County Operations. I will still be available but I encourage you to reach out to Allison for all your concerns, and let her know this is NOT OK!!! We are asking that the recent Policy Changes implemented by Allison Cardona be revoked and that rescues be allowed the opportunity to once again give every dog a second chance by making them available to rescues! Furthermore, we are requesting that Temp Tests be given on INTAKE and that they are administered by a TRAINED BEHAVIORIST, not a shelter employee! Young, healthy dogs are being labeled NOT SAFE by a SHELTER employee. They use a FAKE RUBBER hand which is very human aggressive to a dog. Months go by without exercise, no toys, they develop open sores on their feet and legs, they become depressed and listless, they have no grass to roll in, no human contact, no love, no decent food, no baths, or even the simple act of being petted. They test them AFTER MONTHS in a kennel and almost ALL will fail. LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! HAYDEN'S LAW: SEC. 12. Section 31108 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read: 31108. (a) The required holding period for a stray dog impoundedpursuant to this division shall be six business days, not includingthe day of impoundment, except as follows: (1) If the pound or shelter has made the dog available for owner redemption on one weekday evening until at least 7:00 p.m. or one weekend day, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment. (2) If the pound or shelter has fewer than three full-time employees or is not open during all regular weekday business hours, and if it has established a procedure to enable owners to reclaim their dogs by appointment at a mutually agreeable time when the pound or shelter would otherwise be closed, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment. Except as provided in Section 17006, stray dogs shall be held for owner redemption during the first three days of the holding period,not including the day of impoundment, and shall be available for owner redemption or adoption for the remainder of the holding period. (b) Any stray dog that is impounded pursuant to this divisionshall, prior to the killing of that animal for any reason other thanirremediable suffering, be released to a nonprofit, as defined inSection 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, animal rescue oradoption organization if requested by the organization prior to the scheduled killing of that animal. In addition to any required spay or neuter deposit, the pound or shelter, at its discretion, may assess a fee, not to exceed the standard adoption fee, for animals released. LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! Please SIGN and SHARE this petition. Send emails, contact the media. Stand up and be an animals voice! We cannot allow this to happen! Thank you! email@example.com; JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.govACardona@animalcare.lacounty.govJGutierrez@firstname.lastname@example.orgPWebb@animalcare.lacounty.govMarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.govMLopez2@email@example.comAMota@animalcare.lacounty.gov
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 Xi Jinping
Stop the Yulin Festival
SPREAD THE WORD AND SAY NO TO YULIN The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which happens every year on the summer solstice, is a "festival," where over 10,000 dogs are slaughtered and served up as meals. Often it is wrongly assumed to be an ancient Chinese tradition. In fact, the festival only dates back to 2009 when it was launched in the city in China's southwest by illegal meat distributors. Thousands of dogs, 80% of which are imported stolen beloved pets, are boiled and skinned alive, dragged on ropes, set on fire, raped, chased with machetes, shot with poisoned darts, and so much more. The sellers claim that the adrenaline that the dogs release from being tortured makes their meat more tender. This however is proven to be incorrect. It is argued that this festival is part of China's culture. Although some cultures do eat different animals, it is not part of China's culture to purposely torture animals. Over half of China does not know about the Yulin Festival, and most of those who do deem this festival "absolutely repulsive" and "unnecessarily inhumane." We must spread the word, and educate others on what really happens during the Yulin Festival, and force it to come to an end. Only together can we make change. P.A.W will be selling bracelets to help raise money for this cause. Please donate: https://www.gofundme.com/rvgxr-stop-yulin