Petition to RSPCA South Australia
Release of The Border Collies
The RSPCA SA want to euthanise these 10 Border Collie mothers and hold onto their puppies. We at WISH Animal Rescue TEAM have offered to bring into foster care and rehabilitate these mothers, so that they have the chance to have a perfect life, as well as their pups. They can not be judged so severely, after they have been in a puppy mill environment and spent their entire lives in kennels. They deserve more. Please sign this petition to help us get the animals released. You can read more here.
Petition to Auckland Council
Loosen the leash on dog rules
Auckland Council is proposing to introduce more punitive and restrictive dog policies that punish responsible dogs and their owners. Around 20% of Auckland families have a dog and the vast majority are responsible and law-abiding. Yet Auckland has some of the most restrictive dog rules in the country. Dogs are banned from public transport and regional parks, and restricted on beaches and in public spaces. Owners face expensive and onerous registration costs. No other pet face restrictions or registration costs. And the council want to impose even more. They're proposing to extend the beach ban on dogs, restrict dog access in four more parks, and make it even harder to own more than one pooch. They are also planning to allow city bureaucrats to make any changes they like to any dog rules they like at a moment’s notice, if they think it will protect plant life. This is despite dogs generating millions in revenue to the city coffers. Council doesn’t reveal how or where this money is spent. It’s certainly not on dogs – there are only 37 dedicated dog exercise areas in the city. It’s time for Auckland to loosen the leash on dog rules. Have your say in the consultation by 10 May. Or sign our petition to send a message to Auckland Council to ease up on these rules and free the fur.
Petition to Pedro Sánchez, Carmen Calvo
Spanish Dogs Brutally Killed
We call upon the Spanish Government to help end the use and abuse of working dogs known as galgos and podencos. As reported in The Sun, we are horrified to learn that Spain does not impose harsh penalties to deter hunters who dump their working dogs at the end of the hunting season in early February. Dogs are commonly abandoned at this time of year because hunters want to avoid caretaker responsibility by providing dogs with food and shelter. Common means of disposal include starvation, hanging, being burned alive, dropped alive down wells or having their throats slashed with knives. It is estimated that 50,000 dogs are abandoned each and every year, many after living short lives fraught with regular beatings that are vicious and savage in nature. Because galgos are classed as "working animals" they are exempt from animal welfare laws but we want to see this changed to protect these poor animals. Hunters are getting away with animal abuse and murder and the government needs to step in and impose harsh penalties for those hunters or galgueros that are responsible for these atrocities. We urge the Spanish Government to ban the use of greyhounds for hare and lure coursing and make it illegal just as the UK has done. We also hope to see greyhounds protected by animal welfare laws and harsh penalties for those found abusing these animals. Dog charities do their best each year to save as many dogs as they can but without your intervention many thousands will perish. Spain, the world is watching. Help us save thousands of innocent lives. Show us you care and take animal welfare legislation seriously.
Petition to Mr. Chen Wu
STOP YULIN DOG MEAT FESTIVAL NOW AND FOR GOOD
The clock is ticking and we are only hours away from a horrific 'festival'. The Yulin Dog meat festival is once again taking place in China, after many attempts to stop this monstrous event from happening, China has still allowed the event to take place and many dogs have not only been killed for their meat but have been tortured to make this happen. This is a call for the Yulin dog meat festival to finally end. This petition asks for the Chinese government to end the Yulin Dog meat festival and stop these monstrous killings from ever occuring again. End this so called 'festival' now. There are many things in life worth celebrating and killing dogs for their meat is not one of them.
Petition to Andrew Mcdonald, Sandy Stockman
Please allow Morgan and Flynn to train at the Agility Dog Club of Victoria
Karen Hollis was awarded life membership of the Agility Dog Club of Victoria. She was a founding member of this club. She was a Club Instructor and served on Committee for 15 years, including 8 years as Club Secretary. There was never any issue with her performance as a Club Instructor or as a long-standing Committee member.In 2011, Karen raised her concerns about the manner in which she was being treated by one Committee member, on advice of Dogs Victoria. Unprofessional e-mails ensued. Karen has wanted to happily train her dogs at this club which happens to be convenient to her. Instead of discussing this matter with Karen, which is an obligation of the Club, Karen's life membership has refused to be recognised. Karen has put a lot into this club over many years. She believes she should be able to participate in this sport. Karen has not only been excluded from the club, she has been repeatedly called a "stalker" for attempting to resolve this problem. She has repeatedly asked to speak to Club representatives, this has in fact never occurred. Karen should not be kept out of a Club that she devoted so much time to.Other Club members are entitled to train their dogs. We ask the club to please recognise her life membership and allow her to immediately train her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Morgan and Flynn.Karen has helped many people in many ways over the years. Please sign this petition and show your support.
Petition to Australian National Kennel Council
ANKC to improve the health standard for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in Australia
Health standards for breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need to change. Breed Standards focus on appearance rather than selecting traits that are best for the dogs’ health and well-being. Unfortunately, the Peak Body ANKC who maintain the registry requires a dog to meet the Breed Standards to be put on the main register that allows this dog to be breed from. Health testing should be the primary focus for breeding; however, there are no current requirements nationally to enforce testing before breeding. The gene pool and health are being driven by rules designed for a show ring. Healthy breed gene pools require expanding or large stable populations. A lack of genetic variation increases the chances of inherited disorders, compromises the immune system and may lead to infertility. We ask the following: To change the main registry to be inclusive of all healthy Cavalier King Charles Spaniels regardless of colour, size or length of fur. To allow other colour cavaliers to that do not conform to the current four colour rule be included on the main register. To have health testing, genetic testing and genetic diversity to take precedence over appearance, including in showing of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. ANKC to initiate an accessible breeder register for all breeds to record results and enforce health testing and DNA compliance before breeding. A committee of health professionals to be formed to define an acceptable baseline for the results of all tests and optional results as per breed requirements. DNA results to be recorded on Pedigree papers. For pet owners to be able to contact the register to ensure that the breeder has been compliant to the health check policy. To remove, revise or include an appendix the reflect the current law for docking of tails.
Petition to Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM, Councillor Tania Brown, Councillor David Brown - Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Cath Blakey
Build a fully fenced dog park in Wollongong
Wollongong is a beautiful and thriving city, with thousands of households owning pets - particularly dogs. Residents owning dogs want to be able to have and access a large, fully fenced and off-lead dog park in Wollongong where dogs can exercise and socialise, and where the community can get together to enjoy the outdoors and their dogs. We are lucky to have some beautiful dog beaches, however some of them are not easily accessible by all members of the public or have restricted timed access, and none of them are enclosed. Having an enclosed space provides a safe and clean environment for well-behaved dogs to interact, play and exercise without annoying people or endangering wildlife. Many other councils have fully fenced dog parks, some of which have a smaller population than Wollongong. Given the size of Wollongong, its growth and the number of dogs, it is time to build such a park.