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End The Tragedy Of Horse Blood Farms

Although bleeding one’s victims until they are emaciated and weak may sound like the horrifying work of vampires, many will be surprised to learn about a very real industry in South America that preys on the blood of horses in order to turn a profit.Horse blood farms in Argentina and Uruguay collect blood from pregnant mares to supply the agricultural industry worldwide with a hormone that regulates and synchronizes the ovulation cycles of pigs, cattle and sheep.  This hormone is known as Pregnant Mare’s Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG), and its production is a multi-million dollar international business.Numerous animal welfare violations have been identified on these blood farms: Violent handling of mares during the blood extraction process Installations and methods of restraint posing a high risk of injury Emaciated and cachectic horses left unattended on vast pastures, as well as weak, dull, lethargic horses Sick, injured and lame horses left untreated No veterinary supervision or care observed Horses dying on the pastures without euthanasia Abortions carried out systematically Insufficient or nonexistent hoof care Lack of man-made shelter or dry resting area. Horses who survive the repetitive cycle of impregnation, blood extraction, and abortion are so weakened that they are no longer able to become pregnant.  Such horses are either left to die in fields or are shipped to slaughter.Please view this excellent video by Animal Welfare Foundation/Tierschutzbund Zurich provides more information on the cruelties of the horse blood trade in South America:  https: //www. youtube. com/watch?v= Rc1rhfMVIO8 . For further information,  please read the November Newsletter of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition on the blood farms,  the extraction process,  and the conditions these mares endure - tentacles of this gruesome industry have even reached Canada, one of many countries where the product is sold!  Please add your voice to a rising tide of opposition against this cruel practice.We petition: 1) Mr. Greg Shewfelt,  President, Partnar Animal Health,, to stop importing PMSG from South America and to sell synthetic alternatives to PMSG instead. 2) Jean Szkotnicki, President, Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI),, to stop supporting the import of PMSG from South America and to support the sale of synthetic alternatives to PMSG instead.  Partnar Animal Health is a full member of CAHI. 3) The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association whom we encourage to take a leading position against the use of horses for the production of PMSG.    

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition
59,348 supporters
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Petition to Robert Cotter, Leon Benoit, Tim Alexander, Wayne Howlett, Heather Shears, Debbie Brake-Patten, John Finn, Gudie Hutchings

Save the Aucoin Family Farm, Kippens Newfoundland

Gerard Aucoin, born and raised in Kippens, Newfoundland, Canada is a recognized member of Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation. He is a long time resident of Kippens, NL and has maintained a small farm for personal use for the last twenty (20) years. The land on which he lives and works, has been utilized for agricultural and farming by his family for over 150 years and prior to the establishment of the Town of Kippens.  In 2012,  the Town of Kippens implemented a town plan for future development in which non-conforming properties were permitted to continue their existence. In March 2018, The Town of Kippens issued three (3) “Stop Work and Removal Orders” in which Mr. Aucoin was ordered to remove all livestock (animals), fencing (including longers, signs and advertising), and two sheds from his property by April 20, 2018.  The town subsequently rescinded the orders, however, that was short lived.  In September 2018, a nearby developer filed an appeal against the town at the Western Regional Appeal Board in respect to rescinding the orders. The appeal hearing was postponed until November 2018. While awaiting the appeal hearing, on October 15, 2018,  the Town of Kippens has re-issued "removal orders" against the property and owners of animals, sheds, fencings, and signs. Food sovereignty is a major issue in Canada and particularly for indigenous people. The actions by the Town of Kippens has caused undue hardship, anguish and harm to the Aucoin family. Further, it is a threat to Mr. Aucoin’s existence, survival as a farmer, and to his animals.  Together we can make change, and preserve the Aucoin family farm which has been a long standing integral part of the local community. If you support Gerard in his effort to have the orders rescinded and the harassment cease please make your support known to the Town of Kippens, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Farm Industry Review Board , Member of Parliament and the local MHA by signing this petition.

Shana O'Quinn
22,958 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Justin Trudeau, Kristine Elliot, Ginette Petitpas Taylor

Hospital Meals that Heal - It's the 'Food that Matters'

Summary: Hospitals are not appropriately accommodating for nutritional preferences. Patients need to receive foods that heal to promote health and wellbeing.Personal story: Change Day Ontario has provided a voice for citizens in Ontario to voice their concerns regarding health and wellness. The Nursing students at York University have proposed “Food that Matters”, a Change Day Initiative to address the nutritional needs of patients in the hospital setting. The issue: In October 2018, a survey was conducted by 'Food that Matters' (@foodthatmattersYU) assessing patient experiences in the hospital setting. Individuals were asked a variety of questions including "Were you satisfied with your food options?" and "Were you assessed for your dietary needs?". Results from the survey revealed that only 43.1% of individuals were satisfied with their nutrition, and only 29% were asked for their nutritional preferences/assessed. This is unacceptable for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Canada. Patients need to be taken care of in the hospital, and everyone needs to be assessed for their nutritional needs. Nutrition plays a key role in healing: Food in the hospital should (1) be better than normal; (2) promote health and healing; and (3) all should be assessed for their individual needs.Take action! There should: Be more jobs for dietary staff and dieticians  Be a larger focus on hospital nutrition and how to bring in local and holistic nutrition  Be more funding set aside for nutrition as hospital dietary staff are not being provided the correct budgets, or recognition they deserve through all their hard work. Be more awareness on the long term benefits of providing healthier food in Canada in hospital settings We: Advocate for adequate, supportive nutrition in the hospital setting that fosters better health and wellbeing to improve health outcomes. We are hoping to raise awareness regarding ‘poor nutrition in the hospital setting’ to better accommodate for health challenges that desperately rely on proper nutrition management (e.g. chronic health challenges). Link to our Facebook Page @foodthatmattersYU Link to our survey 'Food that Matters' Thank you for your time and consideration!  

York University Nursing Students
8,639 supporters