Petition to Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Demand the Norwegian government stop killing family dogs now!
Urgent Update: Both Luk and Teddy were euthanized last week. Teddy 12.09.21, and Luk 12.10.21. We are in shock and mourning after trying to help fight for their lives for almost a year! Our sympathy goes to the grieving and devastated owners. KILL THE LAW. NOT THE DOGS.Demand the Norwegian government to stop killing friendly family dogs now. Imagine taking your dog for a nightly walk. It’s dark and the path is narrow. Suddenly, another dog appears and attacks him. The owner of the other dog falls, resulting in minor scratches and a bruise. She blames your dog and reports it to the police. They take your dog to a secret kennel and decide it should be put to sleep because the woman sustained minor injuries. That’s what’s happening today in Norway – a country with the reputation of being one of the happiest, healthiest and legally fair countries in the world. But that’s not the case for its dogs and dog owners. Please sign to stop the killing of Norway’s dogs and ensure a clearer, fairer dog law now! Since 2014, the government has killed over 117 dogs against the owners will, many based on accusations of scratches or accidents of normal dog behavior. Case in point: Just this August, a dog named Hayley was put to sleep for a slight nip because the owner couldn’t afford to fight for her. And, Luk, who was sentenced to death for a minor injury and lost his appeal in Supreme Court. His owner was informed that he was put to death in March but it turned out to be false. Then, December 6th, he was said to be euthanized November 16th — again, without the owner being informed or the body being returned. And the finally, the owner got a new death report, stating Luk was euthanized December 10th. Then, there’s Teddy, sentenced to death for biting a person who scared him awake from a deep sleep. His owner lost in court and her last chance to appeal fell on deaf ears. After a long, expensive fight, Teddy was put to sleep December 9th, even though many dog experts verified that Teddy was not threat. Just last summer, the Pyrenees dogs, Askot, Edna, Arko, & Abbey were taken by the police because they barked and got loose a few times. These four dogs are now sentenced to death and are in the police-kennels with a monthly $7000 fee. The owner is desperately fundraising money in order to keep them alive until trial. Sadly, since 2013, none of the sentences have been reversed after owners appealed. If a dog is sentenced to death, an owner has two choices: Let the police euthanize your dog right away, or send in a complaint to the National Police Directorate - a complaint that takes up to 6 months to process. You’ll pay about 4700 Norwegian Krones (over 500 US dollars) a week for six months of kennel fees. And that doesn’t include vet costs, court expenses and legal fees. So we have a legal system where only very wealthy or very resourceful people have the opportunity to fight for his dog. This can go on for over 3 years, and put you in debt for over a million Norwegian Krones, (over hundred thousand US dollars), regardless of whether or not you win the case. And, often, even if the court rules in the dog’s favor, the National Police Directorate can decide to euthanize anyway. Under the current Dog Law in Norway, a dog is guilty until proven innocent. And even if innocent, can still be put to sleep. Please sign to stop the killing of Norway’s dogs and ensure a clearer, fairer dog law now! This dog law was established to make Norway a “safer place for its citizens”. Unfortunately, this law can be interpreted at the discretion of local police with little or no knowledge of normal dog behavior and despite the efforts of world-renowned dog experts. After years of protests, complaints and demonstrations - plus delays due to Covid – the government is finally ready to amend the law dog this spring. To this end, we demand an amended law now, where no more dogs like these will be killed. As the police, media and politicians are not prioritizing the change of this law, we ask you help us put international pressure to clean up this law which is a stain on Norway’s good reputation. Recently, journalists in Norway have tried to talk to the police about Hayley and Luk. But the police refused to comment on single cases. We say Hayley, Luk and Teddy’s lives mattered! We believe all dogs matter. Together, we can stop the needless death of all victims of this corrupt and unjust law. PLEASE SIGN TO STOP THE KILLING OF NORWAY’S DOGS AND ENSURE A CLEARER, FAIRER DOG LAW NOW! Here are just a few of the recent heartbreaking stories about the victims: Luk 2021: Been at the kennel for over 20 months. Denied two appeals in District Court and now lost his last chance of a fair trial when the Supreme Court denied his appeal. After owner being told Luk was killed three times, she finally got a death report stating Luk was euthanized December 10th. Read his story here Askot, Edna, Arko, & Abbey 2021: These sweet gentle giants never hurt anyone, but are sentenced to death because the owner had another dog who bit a man in self defense. They were taken to a secret kennel that charges a monthly fee of $7000. The owner is currently fundraising in order to afford escalating fee.Read their story here Teddy 2021: Been at the kennel since January and between kennel fees, transportation fees, veterinarian visits, and attorney fees, his costs have exceeded 500,000 Norwegian Krones. (This is about 60,000 US dollars). Teddy's owner will submit an appeal to Supreme Court this fall, after it was denied in District court.Read more about Teddy’s story here Hayley 2021: In this case, his owner was heartbroken to learn Haley was put to sleep because he didn’t have and couldn’t raise enough money to pay for Hayley’s fees in time. Read more about Hayley here Nala 2019: Read her story here Quercus 2019: Read his story here Bob 2018: Read his story here Rambo 2018: Read his story here Loki 2017: Read his story here
Petition to Tony Evers
Stop Greyhound Racing
Greyhound racing forces greyhounds to run around a track chasing a lure greyhounds often get injured or die while racing when they aren’t racing they are put in tiny kennels, sometimes stacked on top of each other sometimes for 23 hours at a time- with limited interaction the cages have a standard size of 32 inches high, 42 inches deep, and 31 inches wide greyhounds usually spend about 95% of their time confined greyhounds are often given only shredded paper or old carpet to lay on greyhounds are often fed “4-D” meat, which is from dying, disabled, dead or diseased livestock- and 45% of it has been found to contain traces of bacteria from Salmonella in the US, the most common injury for a greyhound is a fractured leg, but many also suffer from puncture wounds, muscle tears, ligament tears, joint dislocation and sprains in a study, 23% of examined greyhounds suffered from diaphragmatic flutter after a race- a condition that could lead to collapse or sudden death at 2-3 months old, greyhound puppies in the US are tattooed with their registration number and birthday thousands of greyhounds in the UK have been killed instead of re-homes because they aren’t fast enough
Petition to Georgia State House, Georgia State Senate, U.S. Senate, Nikema Williams, Jon Ossoff, Felecia A. Moore
End Breed Discrimination in Georgia and beyond!
Breed discrimination laws, ordinances, and policies are unjust to both dogs and their owners. A dog should not be judged simply by its breed. These policies affect a large group of dog breeds including Dobermans, Rottweilers, and mostly infamously bully breeds such as pitbulls and boxers. This list is not all inclusive. None of these dogs are inherently aggressive; they have been portrayed in various types of media as aggressive guard dogs and killers that are threats to the safety of communities. These dogs are victims of harmful stereotypes. Every dog deserves a chance to have a loving home regardless of their breeds. Pitbulls were originally referred to as “nanny dogs” because of their love and gentleness around children! These laws and ordinances lead to kind, loving dogs losing their homes and being euthanized. The breed discriminatory policies of landlords, property management companies, and homeowners association limit owners of these breeds ability to find housing. This especially affects low income owners who already have limited housing options. Instead of judging dogs by their breed, dogs should be assessed on a case by case basis. Landlords, property management companies, and HOAs need to have dog interviews conducted by qualified dog professionals to determine if they are aggressive or a safety threat. Breed discrimination laws and ordinances should be outlawed, and any dog that is reported to be aggressive should be evaluated on a case by case basis by a dog behavioralist or other qualified professional who work with and understand dog behavior. Dog owners deserve to be able to more easily find housing regardless of their dog’s breed. The murder of and discrimination of innocent dogs based solely on stereotypes needs to end.
Petition to Animal Humane society, Humane society, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), International Animal Rescue, Animal Planet
More laws on breeding dogs
I see commercials everyday saying how we need to be donating to shelters in reality we need to make more laws on reproducing pups without any licenses. We need more laws on breeding two dogs without proper testing and we need more laws on these backyard breeders who are giving responsible breeders bad names. Only then will these shelters stop filling up when we fix the problem where it starts instead of where they end up. So many dogs are being born with health defect that can be prevented if responsible breeding was followed. They are not JUsT dogs! Change needs to start somewhere!
Petition to Kathryn Barger, Marcia Mayeda, Don Belton, William Saunders, Melody Emmick, Sheri Koenig, Janice Hahn, Lindsey P. Horvath
L.A. County Animal Care and Control Must Fully Reopen NOW!
JUNE 2021I started this petition after learning our Los Angeles County Animal Pounds were closed to the public. I went to go adopt MIMI (seen in this picture) when I learned this 15 year old doll face was dumped by her owner. I drove 8 miles in traffic at 3 in the afternoon to save her. When I arrived, they turned me away. I assumed it was because of Covid, but the staff corrected me. They told me it was just the way they wanted to do it from now on. Instead of allowing the public in the animal pound to see the animals, Los Angeles County residents would have to find an animal they wanted to adopt on the Internet and then schedule an appointment to see ONLY that animal. I asked them if they were joking. They told me no. In that moment, I knew I was about to wage war against their new policy but first I had to get Mimi out. I did get Mimi out but the next day, I showed back up to the pound with a sign in hand. "Open The Shelters" it read. A few employees secretly gave me a thumbs up. One employee asked me if I needed water. After seeing that, I knew I had the support to the pound staff. I also knew I had to dig in and that this fight was going to take everything I had. With a little over 20,000 signatures, we've got their attention. My goal is 100,000 signatures and a fully re-opened Los Angeles County shelter system. Over the last two years, I've realized that Los Angeles County Animal Pounds have zero oversight. The Director Marcia Mayeda can simply close down the shelters and she is accountable to NO ONE. Help me make Los Angeles County Shelters accountable to the people who fund it. I'm committed to use this petition to make REAL CHANGE. Please help me help them. Sign today.UPDATE JANUARY 2023Los Angeles County Animal Pounds continue to turn away adopters who show up during morning office hours without appointments. I've been successful in getting the pounds to open during the afternoon hours but we all know that's not enough. Meanwhile, they are killing our community homeless animals left and right. Over the last 6 months, our pounds have welcomed more than 12,000 animals. Sadly, more than 4500 of those animals were killed by staff members. We demand all 7 animal pounds return to their pre-pandemic kennel hours. The only way we are going to get them to fully re-open is with your signature and support. We've got them to partially re-open but now we've got to push those doors wide open.Update on Mimi who inspired this petition...Mimi lived with us for 6 months until she passed away from cancer. We did everything we could to save her live including flying her to Las Vegas to receive immunotherapy treatment. In honor of Mimi, please sign this petition so more lives can be saved.Share this petition www.OpenTheShelters.comPlease email and/or call and let our Los Angeles County Supervisors know you want OPEN ACCESS to ALL LOS ANGELES COUNTY ANIMAL POUNDS as it was before Covid hit.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 Lindsey P. Horvath ThirdDistrict@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: firstname.lastname@example.orgBaldwin Park: email@example.comCarson: firstname.lastname@example.orgCastaic: email@example.comDowney: firstname.lastname@example.orgLancaster: email@example.comPalmdale: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/527936550552521/permalink/2948752518470900/ 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-https://www.ola.org/en/members/ Change is possible when we all speak up for a humane treatment of all dogs!
Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bernie Sanders, United States Supreme Court, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States
Ban the use of Shock-Collars on Animals.
Shock-Collars are inhumane and torture. Help ban them like other countries have already done! Have any of you worn one and shocked yourself? no? why not? If you hesitate in putting one on that's because your brain is telling you it hurts. Let's stop playing catch up to the rest of the world and stand against this improper method of "training". Here is a petition to globally ban. http://banshockcollars.ca/
Petition to Greg Abbott, Governor Greg Abbott, US Senator Ted Cruz, US SENATOR, JOHN CORNYN, Representative Terry Wilson, Fire Marshal Jason Fryer, Texas State Fire Marshal, Chief John Sullivan, MayorJosh Schroeder, Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Steve Fought, Kevin Pitts, Tommy Gonzalez, Senator John Carter, Kathryn Pantalion-Parker
Establish & Enforce Laws for Innocent Pets placed in boarding facilities & Vet. Clinics
On Saturday, September 18th, 2021, 75 dogs (Family members), needlessly lost their lives due to a fire and smoke inhalation at the Ponderosa Pet "Resort" in Georgetown, Texas. Let's not ignore this and not make these tragic loses be in vain by creating legal and enforceable changes. Recognize Pets/Animals as Lives not Property or objects. The business owners legally, and as posted on their website do not have staff at the facility 24/7 (Overnight). Nor do they have a fire alarm, smoke or carbon monoxide detector, or fire sprinkler system, or a monitored alarm system in place that would alert safety officials of potential safety concerns: law enforcement or fire department according to officials reports. The Fire department was alerted to the fire taking place by 911 calls from citizens who were driving by the kennel, once flames could be visibly seen escaping the roof from the sides of the metal building these babies were trapped and ultimately died in. With today's technology, there is no excuse for not having fire/smoke alarms connected to sprinkler systems, remote monitoring systems, and possibly even doors that open to the outside connecting kennels (having this in place could have saved Lives!). Additionally, people pay exorbitant amounts of money $80+ per pup, per night (see the webpage for costs) and TRUST to have their babies Cared for, Supervised, and Most Importantly SAFE! Yet, not one human being is present for any type of supervision at the facility or for the beloved pets for many hours throughout the night (7 p.m., to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and even longer on the weekends). Regardless if it is in the Fine Print or not, this is IRRESPONSIBLE of any such facility who charges and has lives in their care and custody, and this Must change. Law makers, please create and ENFORCE laws to mandate monitored fire safety alarms: smoke & carbon monoxide detectors; fire extinguishers; sprinkler systems; 24/7 human supervision and care; bi-annual fire and code inspections for said business types, along with other safety measures to significantly reduce the chance of this happening again and prevent further deaths and loses. Please look at changing laws for "Grandfathering" buildings and instead look at when new businesses start and the type of the business in an established building verses the structures age. Additionally, mandate that clients, pet owners can physically view and have access to where their pets are being boarded at verses simply having a video camera set on one area of the facility. THESE ARE LIVES, NOT PROPERTY! Change the Fire and Legal Codes to recognize this Now! The State of Illinois has already put measures in place; Texas and the rest of the United States can and Should expand on their lead and follow suit! THANK YOU for Your SUPPORT! GOD BLESS THESE INNOCENT SOULS (BUNNY Richards, CLYDE Richards, SCOUT Shay, SHOES Jaeger, COASTER Jaeger, PENNY Sauseda, ZANDER Gattey, GRANGER Gattey, GRAYCIE Treadway, MACK Lamia, SAMMY Hardt, ROONEY Rogers, DEMPSEY Rogers, LILLY Ellis Jones, SUNNY Moore, LOLA Moore, SAMMY Lovelace, AURELIUS Lovelace, ACE Manzana, MOZART Atilano/ Manzana, GOOSE Quiroz, CHIPPER Hurd, TOBY White, TITAN Taylor, PIPER Taylor, BEARZY Gouthieur, GIZMO Huckins, DREXEL Huckins, MARGO-CLAIRE Hardy, BUDDY Wright, RUDY Wright, ACE Signorelli, CALI Hewa, SADIE Dobel, LEON Dobel, DANA DANE Jordan, ROCCO Childress, SAILOR Simmons, CANELO O'Connor, ARTEMIS Anderson, RICKY Gregory, EARL Gregory, MAVERICK Kirtley, TEDDY Rutherford, ZEKE Ahrens, MOLLY McLlellan, PARKER Craddock, MOTLEY Benefiel, NASH Lobo, LOUIE Lobo, SNOOP DOG Miller, KONA Affolter, ROXIE Bullard, BLUEY Bunditwong, GUNNERY SERGEANT Champlain, OZZIE Champlain, DUKE Edwards, DUTCHESS Edwards, ANGUS Goodrich, ZEKE Harmon, SHANDOW Holifield, ACE Howell, PIPER Huston, LUNA Kratzburg, DEAN Lockhart, MAIA Murray, DASH Ordonez, SHERLOCK Perry, ZANE Skinner, TOBEY Spangenberg, HOPE Streeter, HUNTER Wheeler, FIONA T., WALKER Williams, TINO Yerks AND THEIR FAMILIES! https://www.kvue.com/mobile/article/news/local/ponderosa-pet-resort-fire-georgetown/269-51dddd4d-e41d-4f0a-89fc-dbf1ee899c01 https://www.facebook.com/Protectingallpets Facebook: PROTECT ALL PETS Email: ProtectAllPet@gmail.com Website: ProtectAllPets.org