dogs rights

125 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Hilda L. Solis, Holly J. Mitchell, Sheila Kuehl, Janice Hahn, Kathryn Barger, Marcia Mayeda, Don Belton

L​.​A. County Animal Care and Control Must Reinstate Open Access To All Animal Kennels Now!

Los Angeles County Animal Care And Control has discontinued OPEN ACCESS to all adoptable animals in their care despite rollbacks of Covid-19 restrictions. Director Marcia Mayeda has decided to permanently limit access of tax-paying Californians to our neighborhood animal pounds by forcing residents to use the Internet to find a pound animal they wish to adopt. Then, potential adopters must set an appointment (Government Identification Required) to preview animals.Public Information Officer Don Belton of Los Angeles County Animal Care And Control stated, "All of our animals are listed and posted on our website, available for viewing and inquiry by the public." He continued, "Based on this information and the benefit to the health and well being of the animals, we are continuing with the appointment-based system." This new hurdle is a DEATH SENTENCE TO THOUSANDS OF DOGS AND CATS caught in the Los Angeles County and City Animal Care and Control centers. We must force Director of Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control Marcia Mayeda and General Manager at Los Angeles Animal Services Dana Brown to IMMEDIATELY REVERSE this decision to limit Open Access to our public animal pounds despite the end of Covid-19 restrictions and allow tax-paying citizens unfettered access TO ALL LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND CITY ANIMALS IN OUR LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND CITY FACILITIES.Share this petition www.OpenTheShelters.comAlso, please email and/or call and let our Los Angeles County Supervisors know that we want OPEN ACCESS to ALL LOS ANGELES COUNTY ANIMAL POUNDS NOW!LA COUNTYDistrict Onefirstdistrict@bos.lacounty.govPhone: (213) 974-4111Supervisor Hilda L. SolisDeputy for Animal Care and Control District One is Tammy Omoto-FriasDistrict TwoSupervisor Holly J. MitchellHollyJMitchell@bos.lacounty.gov213-974-2222District ThreeSupervisor Sheila James KuehlPhone: (818) 880-9416   sheila@bos.lacounty.govDistrict FourSupervisor Janice Hahn(213) 974-4444 FourthDistrict@bos.lacounty.govDeputy for Animal Care and Control District One is Kelly CrossDistrict FiveSupervisor Kathryn Barger(213) 974-5555Kathryn@bos.lacounty.govCONTACT THE POUNDS:Care Center Contact EmailsAgoura: agoura@animalcare.lacounty.govBaldwin Park: baldwinpark@animalcare.lacounty.govCarson: carson@animalcare.lacounty.govCastaic: castaic@animalcare.lacounty.govDowney: downeyctaip@animalcare.lacounty.govLancaster: acclancaster@animalcare.lacounty.govPalmdale:

Theodore Trentman
15,682 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Sylvia Jones, Doug Ford

BAN dog tethering in Ontario *NO EXEMPTIONS* , NO MORE cases like these 14 chained dogs!

OUR GOAL IS 150.000 signatures. PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE! Tethering of a dog is inhumane, cruel and can be dangerous to the confined dog, people, and other animals. Constant chaining/tethering makes dogs neurotic, unhappy, anxious, and often even aggressive. They are often starving and out in the cold or heat, isolated and deprived of pretty much everything.  A change is needed NOW. We need your help to help the dogs. WHAT DO WE WANT? For ALL dogs, no exemptions, we want: * A law for a total ban on tethering of all dogs, no exemptions. *  Adoption of the CVMA guidelines for animal care to be used by all Inspectors, SPCA Inspectors and Law Officials investigating complaints of animal Cruelty of Distress. WHAT HAPPENS TO MANY DOGS IN ONTARIO? The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association denounces tethering. But....Ontario has NO LAWS to protect dogs from this fate! So, the cruel practice keeps happening. The government and its animal welfare division are not on top of this. Like with these 14 dogs, found in an open field on short chains, in the cold, without water and clearly starving. It took many calls from neighbours and Canadian dog lovers starting January 21, until the dogs were finally taken away from that horror place on February 13. This is shameful and gross neglect of duties! Would this even have been done without the build up of social media pressure in the past weeks?Read the terrible story of these 14 chained hunting dogs here on facebook Chaining/tethering dogs like this is very common in Canada, and very much so in Ontario, for instance with sled dogs, hunting and working dogs! Such cases pop up daily, to our sadness and despair.  This is cruel and should be stopped forever.  This petition aims at Ontario premier Doug Ford and Minister Solicitor General, Animal Welfare and Police in Ontario, Sylvia Jones. They have the power to make these laws. We will get your signatures to them.  WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? * Please sign and share this petition, so we can put pressure on authorities to ban tethering by law. Please Share, share, share! <3* When you see a constantly tethered dog, you can try to speak to the owners, and you can document by video and pictures, and share this with the right authorities and on your social media.* You can of course also do something extra and email the government in your area. Find your MPP here- Change is possible when we all speak up for a humane treatment of all dogs!  

Chantal Jonkergouw
130,636 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Michael F. Bennet, Jared Polis, Diana DeGette, Colorado State Senate, Colorado Governor, Colorado State House, Ed Perlmutter, Doug Lamborn, Ken Buck, Joe Neguse, Jason Crow, Dominick Moreno, John W. Hickenlooper, University of Colorado Boulder, John Cooke, Lauren Boebert, Rhonda Fields, Alec Garnett, Jerry Sonnenberg, Mary Young, Chris Kennedy, Leroy M. Garcia, Dylan Roberts, Chris Holbert, Susan Lontine, Kerry Donovan, Ray Scott, Terri Carver, Daneya Esgar, Leslie Herod

End Dog Fighting Now - Allow Harsher Punishment with Colorado RICO Act

This petition is to get animal fighting in Colorado as part of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) Currently, section 18-9-204 CRS of the Colorado Revised Statutes makes it a Class 5 felony to hold, sponsor or encourage a fight between or among animals for the purpose of monetary gain or entertainment. A conviction is punishable by 1 to 3 years in prison and fines of up to $100,000.00. "Applied to animal fighting, RICO … would give prosecutors increased muscle in seeking justice for animals abused … and executed by their owners,” as the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) reports. Racketeering is a class 2 felony, with penalties including up to 24 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines. The convicted person(s) could also be responsible for paying restitution for the trama caused to these animals.  This would make the risk much greater for people who host and participate in dog fights, cock fights and hog vs. dog fights and could help stop this inhumane act. It would also help bring the animals involved in these rings to justice and new lives. These animals need our help. Please help by signing this petition so we can strengthen the animal fighting law in Colorado.     

Katy Roehrs
483 supporters