Petition to Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa, Claudia Lewy Sánchez Aldana, Dagmar Olivia Gerdes Barkow, Julieta Méndez Ruíz, Tanya Müller Garcia
Immediate Action To Be Taken On Behalf Of Ely An Abused And Neglected Elephant
A total of 3 elephants have died at The San Juan de Aragon Zoo. Maggie, an Asian elephant being the latest. Maggie was euthanized after suffering from degenerative osteoarthritis. Ely could be next on the list of dead elephants at San Juan de Aragon Zoo if nothing is done to help her. It is important to note that every animal at the San Juan de Aragon Zoo is insured and upon the animal's death the zoo receives compensation. We are calling for the immediate and prompt surrender of Ely, a female African elephant that is being held at the San Juan de Aragon Zoo. Ely is a former circus elephant who was bought by the Aragon Zoo. The Zoo proclaims they're treating Ely better than the circus, yet upon her arrival in 2012, her health and well-being has continually deteriorated. Her enclosure is made of concrete floors causing joint pain and pales in comparison to the vast lands she would roam in the wild. Elephants in the wild travel 15 - 30 miles a day, and for Ely to achieve this she would have to walk the back and forth in her enclosure over 300 and times a day. Due to confinement and the unnatural environment, Ely is forced to live in; she exhibits stereotyping a neurological condition conducive to animals held in captivity. Ely suffers from a broad spectrum of health issues, among those issues is a skin condition known as ulcerative dermatitis. The lack of shade in Ely's enclosure has caused her to become severely sunburnt on top of her already damaged skin. The lack of care and treatment to these injuries has resulted in an infection that is most visible on her back. We demand swift action be taken in regards to the treatment of Ely. We urge San Juan de Aragon Zoo to release Ely to a sanctuary that can provide her with the love and care; she so desperately needs and deserves.
Petition to Mark Herring, Jim Husband, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Send Asha the African Elephant to Sanctuary
Asha, a 35-year-old female, African elephant has been alone at the Natural Bridge Zoo in Virginia for an accumulative 22 years. She is forced to give over 10,000 rides a year, despite active tuberculosis findings in monkeys held at the zoo. This is a huge risk to the public who are in close proximity to her on a daily basis. Her toenails are cracked due to lack of foot care, and the zoo has been cited for failing to provide adequate veterinary care across the board. These are just a handful of the issues she faces on a daily basis. In April 2015, the Natural Bridge Zoo's permit to publicly exhibit wild animals was suspended by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). The zoo has since reopened despite numerous, ongoing complaints and inspections. To call this zoo anything short of a roadside attraction would be an injustice to those animals who have suffered and died during the many decades it’s been allowed to operate. The zoo has made it in the list of top 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants by In Defense of Animals for the last four years, and after public pressure and undercover footage from the Humane Society of the United States was released, the zoo has been cited uncountable times by the USDA for issues including, but not limited to, contaminated food, sanitation issues, rodent infestation, and improper containment. Due to the nature of these citations and disregard of many of them, we are asking that the DGIF step up and take permanent action. The DGIF has fallen short in assisting the USDA despite the fact that these issues are entirely within their jurisdiction. We ask the Attorney General to hold the DGIF accountable to taking appropriate action. Please consider sending Asha to a sanctuary, revoking the zoo's license permanently, and finding placement for the zoo's remaining animals that will meet their needs as a species.
Petition to Dr. G.V. Reddy
Help us save little Suman the elephant, and reunite her family!
Suman is a six-year-old elephant living in shackles, hidden away from authorities underground, isolated from her mother. Suman has already been through so much; she was born into an abusive circus, then sold to a notoriously cruel owner in the notoriously cruel city of Jaipur. Today she is being forced to live in a dark basement, isolated from her family, hidden away from anyone who could help. If her owner decides to employ her as a riding-elephant, men will beat her and break her spirit to make her “tame enough for work." And she will work long, hard hours until the day she drops. Baby elephants like Suman should never have to live like this! We rescued Suman's sister Peanut from the same circus that abused Suman several years ago, when Peanut was about the same age Suman is now. Today Peanut has a beautiful life, roaming green spaces with other elephants, full of energy and spirit. Suman deserves this life too, as do her mother and father. All together, one family, at our sanctuary. That is our goal. Suman’s mother, Chanda, has been bred to the point of exhaustion — only to watch her babies repeatedly wrenched away and sold into horrible lives. Chanda is being forced to give tourist rides through the scorching heat in Jaipur, heavy loads weighing down her spine. Suman’s father, Bijli, was also sold into a thankless life of labor in Jaipur. We cannot allow this. We cannot stand by and watch Suman's little spirit break through cruelty and neglect. We cannot allow her future to be five decades of abuse and neglect in Jaipur, instead of five decades of love with her family at our rescue center. Please stand with us for Suman. Help us reunite her with Peanut. Help us bring her family — a family that has already suffered so much — out of darkness and isolation and into a future together. Please sign this petition asking officials in Jaipur to do the right thing.
Petition to Garden Brothers Circus
Sign: Garden Bros. Circus, Stop Abusing Animals for Entertainment!
Despite an appalling record of beatings, illness and death, Garden Bros. Circus continues to exploit, degrade and abuse elephants and other wild animals for profit in the name of entertainment. It’s time to finally stop the abuse. The family behind Garden Bros. has run cruel circuses for decades under an assortment of names, like Wonder Zoo, Piccadilly Circus and Circus Matrix, racking up a mind-boggling list of animal cruelty citations, arrests and lawsuits for everything from fraud to nonpayment of bills. Notorious for failing to provide proper veterinary care to sick and injured animals, one of their elephants was previously taken by authorities following reports that it was sick and dehydrated. The young elephant later had to be euthanized. Several years ago, a whistleblower reported brutal animal beatings and withholding of food, leading to USDA citations for a sheep with an untreated leg fracture. The inspector noted that 17 animals were crammed into a trailer so small, they had difficulty even lying down or accessing water. In their upcoming tour, Garden Bros. is using an elephant act provided by Carson & Barnes Circus, which has its own sordid history of abuse. One trainer was caught on video beating an elephant with a bull hook and inflicting electric shocks on elephants while they screamed in pain. Many major circuses are ending the use of wild animals in their shows. Ringling Bros. has closed their doors due to failure to evolve from an animal-based circus. Now, it’s time for Garden Bros. to see the writing on the wall and finally leave the animals alone. Sign this petition to urge Garden Bros. to do the humane thing and end the use of captive wild animals in their circus.
Petition to Secretary-General, António Guterres, United Nations
United Nations: BAN Trophy Hunting. STOP Poachers. END Imports.
Ban International Travel for Hunting. More than 7,520,270,000 (billion) humans on Earth. Two-thirds of all animal species are being wiped out. 100,000 elephants killed in the last 3 years. Too many species with once robust populations now reduced to a few thousand, a few hundred or even less. Humans are rapidly destroying the natural world in a blood-soaked pursuit of false-power, ego, ignorance and stupidity. We are witnessing The Great Animal Extinction, the animal holocaust caused entirely by soulless humans. Tigers, elephants, bears, rhinoceros, wolves, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, gorillas, orangutans, so many bird species, sea life, are on the brink of extinction, and in a few years will be gone. The list is frighteningly long. Wild animals we love are being massacred at a terrifyingly rapid rate of destruction. Extinction is forever. EXTINCTION IS FOREVER!Natural habitat destruction, climate-change and greed are BIG problems, but the worst and most grotesque offenders are vile poachers and mentally diseased trophy hunters. These killers are an appalling example of mental sickness. They are aided by companies that profit from killing these beautiful creatures. These businesses & clubs are guilty of lobbying governments to let them break the law by importing exotic animals and their body parts. They must be stopped right NOW. It's going to be too late. We must act right now! Because there is so little time left to save the Earth's great land and sea animals. Actions taken by organizations and individuals have helped but are no longer enough to stop the massacre. We must act today, we must tip the balance for the animals! WE MUST BE THEIR PROTECTORS.What will the world look like if you do nothing? Do something. Please sign the petition and share it with everyone. It will be hand delivered to the United Nations. I thank you. The animals thank you. Mother Earth thanks you.
Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Chris Christie
I’d like to get all animals out of circuses, fairs and carnivals.
Yesterday I was at the State Fair with some friends having a great time until I saw an Elephant and llama that they had on display for rides. Bothe creatures looked like they were in complete despair pent up in a pen that wasn’t even big enough for the llamas let alone the Elephant. This site stuck with me and brought me to tears..animals are not here for our entertainment. They deserve respect and to be treated with kindness and love. I’m petitoning leaving animals out of fairs, carnivals and such because of this event and the thousands more around the world. Please Sign and save the animals. Bring them back to the wild where they belong !
Petition to President Widodo, Siti Nurbaya Bakar
Shut down the Bandung Zoo now!
"WE MUST KEEP UP THE PRESSURE!". Please visit petition updates below and http://behindbarsbandungzoo.blogspot.com/ for further information Note: I am keeping this petition in it's original format for historical purpose and because it is a fact that the sun bears were starving and for all the other animals of Bandung Zoo who are being kept in captive misery and exploitation. The second video from this link https://behindbarsbandungzoo.blogspot.com/2017/11/2016-may-video-captured-of-starving-sun.html showed that Kardit was, indeed eating his own feces! For those of you who may have missed my updates, on October 9th 2017, I posted an update about the sun bears https://www.change.org/p/president-widodo-shut-down-the-bandung-zoo-now/u/21627505 I am posting an addendum here for your convenience ... the sunbears are now being fed as stated in this October 9th update. They are being fed because all of you animal heroes signed and shared this pressure campaign. The sun bears and I thank you animal heroes! If you have been following my updates, you will also know that the sun bears are not the only animals held in captive exploitative misery and we must continue to fight for all of them, giving them a voice by signing and sharing this petition. Please take some time to read through all updates to keep yourselves informed and up to date. As always, thank you for advocating for the animals of Bandung Zoo. The Petition: Sun Bears kept in the Bandung Zoo are so hungry they eat their own feces. One of the zoo’s giraffes suddenly died and was found to have 40 pounds of plastic trash in its stomach. The Bandung Zoo has been coined Indonesia’s “death zoo” and must be shut down immediately. Perhaps the most upsetting was the recent loss of Yani, a 34-year-old Sumatran elephant, who was visibly weeping when she died shackled on the ground. She had been sick and neglected for too long. Yani’s species is critically endangered and she was one of about 2,800 of these majestic animals left. Tourists often report that the confined animals look emaciated and weak. The zoo is overcrowded and doesn't have a veterinarian on hand, so when animals fall ill they are left to suffer like Yani. These are not the only horrific events to have occurred within the zoo, and won’t be the last. Join me in imploring the President of Indonesia and his Minister of Environment and Forestry to shut down this zoo and relocate these animals to a conservation or sanctuary where they can be taken care of. Boycott all zoos and boycott Indonesia. "We are the Spartacus for the voiceless" Please sign and share the following 2 petitions as they linked to this petition and thank you for advocating for the poor animals 1) https://www.change.org/p/minister-of-forestry-and-environment-siti-nuraya-bakar-shut-down-indonesia-zoos-association-pkbsi 2) https://www.change.org/p/boycott-tourism-to-cruel-indonesia-now We need your help. Please consider donating. Every dollar helps. thx https://www.gofundme.com/sunbearsindonesia
Petition to Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United States, President Nicolas Maduro, World Organization of Zoos and Aquariums WAZA
Send Ruperta, the elephant starving at Caricuao Zoo, Venezuela, to sanctuary in Brasil NOW
The food crisis in Venezuela can not be ignored by the rest of the world. Ruperta, the elephant at the Caricuao Zoo in Venezuela, is an innocent victim of this crisis. This proposal asks for help to save this fellow citizen of the planet and to call attention to the problem of hunger in Venezuela that hurts both human beings and animals like Ruperta. This proposal is not meant to be political, but humanitarian in its intent. Let us help Ruperta the elephant and all of Venezuela to overcome the hunger crisis. Let us show our solidarity, our compassion, and goodwill. If we call ourselves good people, then we must do something. El problema del hambre en Venezuela es algo que no podemos ignorar. Ruperta, la elefanta en el zoológico de Caricuao en Venezuela, es una víctima más de esta crisis. Esta propuesta pide ayuda para salvar a este ser vivo y busca también llamar la atención a la crisis alimenticia que sufre Venezuela. Esta propuesta no tiene un fin político. Esta propuesta sí tiene un objetivo humanitario. Ayudemos a Ruperta y a toda Venezuela a superar el hambre. Mostremos nuestra solidaridad, compasión y buena voluntad. Si de verdad somos buenas personas, tenemos que hacer algo.