Petition to Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kılıç
Sign: Justice for Dog with Ears Cut Off for Selfies
In a now-viral image circulating throughout Turkish social media, two young men pose proudly next to a cowering dog with bloody stumps for ears, each man holding what appears to be a dog ear in his hand. According to Turkish news, the pair are suspected to be involved in dogfighting, and were reportedly punishing one of their losing dogs. The Turkish justice system has now let the men off with a fine of just over what is equivalent to $1,000 U.S. dollars. And no jail time. This lax punishment is not acceptable for inflicting such reprehensible harm on an animal. These men's shockingly light sentence is not even close to proportional to the pain and suffering they senselessly inflicted on an innocent animal — let alone the multiple dogs presumably forced to tear each other to shreds in fights staged for human entertainment. Animals are not toys. They are not property. They have thoughts and feelings, as backed up by research demonstrating that dogs are just as sentient as a human child. What’s more, cruelty to animals is irrefutably linked to cruelty to human beings. This incident of grossly inhumane treatment highlights the urgent need for the Turkish government to revisit their animal cruelty laws. Please sign this petition now to call on Turkey's Ambassador to the United States, Serdar Kılıç, to advocate for stronger punishment for animal abuse. Dogs like this deserve justice, and animal torture must be treated like the serious crime that it truly is.
Petition to CEO Yang-Ho Cho, Korean Airlines
Korean Air:Help us to end the abhorrent cruelty & suffering of cats & dogs in your country
Korean Air: Help us to end the abhorrent cruelty and suffering of cats and dogs in your country! To the Korean Air Group, Korean Air is a leading airline, which recognises that their advancement “would not have been achievable without the support and encouragement” of its customers. Therefore, it stands to reason that it is of great importance that these same customers, and many prospective ones, will continue to retain a positive image of your company. Equally important must be the positive image of your country, South Korea, which will be hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang - an event which your own Chairman and CEO, Mr Yang Ho Cho, has significant personal involvement in. However, across the globe, people are stating that they will not buy Korean goods or use Korean services, because of the shocking and brutal practices that are routinely being carried out within all parts of Korea’s abhorrent dog and cat meat trades. Internationally, these billion dollar trades - and their associated cruelty - have become common knowledge; this does nothing to further Mr Cho’s Vision of “Korea’s progressive reputation around the world”. South Korea is the only country in the world which commercially farms dogs for consumption. Each year, many millions of animals are being bred and raised in large and ‘backyard’ farms all over your country; and they are kept with absolutely no regard for any animal welfare: in cramped, filthy, barren cages, exposed to all elements - living with unending fear and pain. Finally, after all of this suffering, and because of ignorant Korean beliefs, these animals are condemned to hideous deaths by horrendous and deliberately prolonged methods of slaughter: inhumane and brutal methods, which are unnecessary, unacceptable, and illegal. Mr Cho states that his “dedication and leadership extends beyond business to education”; these ignorant Korean beliefs can be changed, and these brutal methods can be stopped completely through this vital education. And, despite continuous pleas, even from dedicated citizens within your own country, your Government does nothing to end this animal abuse - or even to monitor or enforce its own laws. This is not the action of a 21stCentury, major economic world power, with a leading education system; this is not the action of a civilized nation. This is a shameful denial of immoral behaviour that is rife within their society. Korean Air, you must carry on the dedicated commitment to the “advancement of the Korean People” shown by the late Mr Choong Hoon Cho, the Founder of your Company, by helping to bring an end to this suffering and cruelty. You must stand up for what is right: we implore you to urge your government to act now by strengthening and enforcing its animal protection laws, and by permanently banning the consumption of dog and cat meat. https://www.koreanair.com/global/en.html
Petition to Daewoo
Daewoo:犬猫の惨殺を禁止に! Help us to end abhorrent cruelty and suffering of dogs in your country!
韓国での犬猫の肉産業を根絶するためにDaewoo大宇に協力を仰ぎます！ご協力をお願いいたします！！ 以下は大宇宛ての請願書です。 Daewoo グループ殿： 御社は“fierce commitment to innovation”「革新への熱い約束」という言葉を唱えています。 革新とは：『特に新しい方法や考え方によって、確立されているものに変化をもたらす』事です。 とても優れた哲学であり、私達が望むものでもあります。 御社の母国は韓国であり、その国の人々が確立した考えをひっくり返すためにご協力いただきたいと思います。韓国で明けても暮れても行われている犬と猫の肉取引きは、その全ての工程において不道徳で、ショッキングな残虐行為です。それを終わらせる為に御社が全く新しい「感情」を発表し御社の母国とその人々に変化をもたらすことを私達は待ち望んでいます。 韓国は、国の需要に応じるために猫と犬を商業的に飼育する世界でも唯一の国です。そして哀れな動物に対する残虐行為はぞっとするものです。この動物達が味わう苦しみは計り知れません。 小さな裏庭企業から巨大な繁殖施設まで何千もの飼育場があり、何千もの動物が非人道的で哀れな扱いで飼育されています。犬は飢えと恐怖に怯えながら、狭くて不潔なオリに閉じ込められています。そして、わざと時間をかけてゆっくりと残忍な方法による死を最後に強要されるのです。これら全ての行為は違法であり、どのような人間の基準に照らし合わせてみても到底受け入れることはできません。 韓国国内でも熱心で思いやりのある人々は、この極悪行為を禁止するようにと長年に渡り政府に依頼してきましたが、韓国政府はこの問題について未だに舵を握ってくれてはおりません。世界で主要な経済大国であり、最高水準の教育レベルを誇り、文化国家である韓国で21世紀の未だにこのような卑劣な残虐行為を犯しているということはとても信じがたいことです。 犬肉取引は20億ドルの産業です。しかし、このおぞましい産業が止められなければ、韓国は国際社会において輸出収益の減少と信用の低下を招く恐れがあります。 そして、韓国が思いやりのある国として真に文化的な国々に加わり、世界から尊重されたいのであれば、動物保護法を強化し、それを行使することが重要です。 御社は韓国トップクラスの企業です。世界中に支店を持ち、御社の家電製品はどこでも目にします。 御社にはこの残忍極まりない状況を変える力があります。影響力も財力もある御社がこの極悪行為を止めるために何の行動もおこしていない事は驚きであり、恥ずべき事です。 他の韓国企業と同様に、御社は主に輸出市場に重きを置いていますが、御社が動物の権利と福祉について今どのように行動するかによって、御社のサポートを続けるか否かを見極めようとする愛犬家は世界中に沢山おります。自社製品である家電ブランドのイメージ落としたいとはお思いにならないでしょう。 韓国の代表企業としてこの問題を解決に導く道徳的責任があります。世界中の消費者が「信頼できる」、正しい選択をする、「質の高い」企業であることを示すためにこのおぞましい犬猫の肉取引を永久にやめるように韓国政府に要請して頂くことを嘆願いたします。 ピョンチャンで開催される冬季オリンピックを目前に控え、世界中が韓国に注目している今こそ犬肉や猫肉の食用消費に終止符を打つべき時です。 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Short link for this petition: https://goo.gl/TpLhq4 English petition: https://www.change.org/p/daewoo-daewoo-help-us-to-end-the-abhorrent-cruelty-and-suffering-of-cats-and-dogs-in-your-country
Petition to Asiana Airlines Group, Geun-Hye Park, Jae-In Moon, Ban Ki-Moon, Joon Oh, Cheol-Soo Ahn, Moo-Seong Kim, Jong-In Kim, Ui-Hwa Chung
Asiana Airlines:Help us to end abhorrent cruelty &suffering of cats & dogs in your country
Asiana Airlines: Help us to end the abhorrent cruelty and suffering of cats and dogs in your country! To the Asiana Airlines Group, Asiana Airlines is a leading Korean airline, with many international destinations, which is striving “to become the world’s greatest airline”. Surely, this goal can only be achieved by retaining the positive image held by your customers of your airline? Yet, across the globe, people are stating that they will not buy Korean goods or use Korean services, because of the shocking and brutal practices that are routinely being carried out within all parts of Korea’s billion dollar, abhorrent dog and cat meat trades. South Korea is the only country in the world which commercially farms dogs for consumption. Each year, many millions of animals are being bred and raised in large and ‘backyard’ farms all over your country; and they are kept with absolutely no regard for any animal welfare: in cramped, filthy, barren cages, exposed to all elements - living with unending fear and pain. Finally, after all of this suffering, and because of ignorant Korean beliefs, these animals are condemned to hideous deaths by horrendous and deliberately prolonged methods of slaughter: inhumane and brutal methods, which are unnecessary, unacceptable, and illegal. And, despite continuous pleas, even from dedicated citizens within your own country, your Government does nothing to end this animal abuse - or even to monitor or enforce its own laws. This is not the action of a 21st Century, major economic world power, with a leading education system; this is not the action of a civilized nation. This is a shameful denial of immoral behaviour that is rife within their society. Asiana Airlines, your Company is proud to quote that its Mission is to improve “the quality of life for all of Kumho Asiana’s stakeholders”; and you consider your stakeholders to include: “society as a whole”. Therefore, to achieve this Mission for your stakeholders - your society - it is incumbent on you to help bring an end to this suffering and cruelty. You must stand up for what is right: we implore you to urge your government to act now by strengthening and enforcing its animal protection laws, and by permanently banning the consumption of dog and cat meat. With the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics getting ever closer, now is the time to take action: please make your vision of a “Beautiful Corporation” and “Beautiful People” one with a real and compassionate meaning.
Petition to Alabama State House, Alabama State Senate, Jeff Sessions, Nathan Deal, Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, Robert Bentley, Richard Shelby, Daryl Bailey
Justice For My Husband Bernard Simpson
Hello everyone. Most of you all know somewhat of what my family and I are going through. These last few weeks have been so devastating but I have to remain strong for my husband and continue to fight for him. For those that may not know who I am, my name is Karla Simpson. My husband, Bernard Simpson was arrested December 30, 2016 on a warrant from Alabama stating that he was a fugitive from justice. My husband was then informed that he was released from prison “too early” back in May of 2011 due to a clerical error. He spent time at the local jail here in Georgia until Alabama Department of Corrections came to pick him up on January 8th where he is currently now an inmate at Kilby Prison in Montgomery, Alabama. My husband and I have known each other since middle school. We’ve been married now for 5 years and he is also a new father of a 9 month old daughter. As previously mentioned, Bernard was released from prison here in Georgia in May of 2011 and was placed on parole. He recently completed his parole in November of 2016. Since being released, my husband has completely turned his life around and has become a successful and productive citizen. He has maintained work since being released and has also started his own business in transportation and has made quite an impression on the transportation industry here in Georgia. As his wife and as a new mother, I am completely devastated. My husband and I have started this new life and it has completely changed due to this unacceptable error. My husband had no idea nor was he ever informed that he was wanted in the almost 5 ½ years he’s been out. I want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers but I am now asking for your support in signing this petition in hopes that the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole, the state's governor Robert J. Bently and the District Attorney Daryl D. Bailey take the state’s error and my husband’s contributions to society into consideration and release him. My husband made some mistakes very early in his life and has paid his debts to society. Financially and emotionally, this situation has hit us very hard. My husband doesn’t deserve to have his years of hard work and family stripped from him because of this error. I am asking that you please take a moment and sign this petition for my husband and me. We would greatly appreciate your support. Thank you
Petition to Terry McAuliffe
Please Stop the April 25 Execution of Ivan Teleguz, an Innocent Man
The Commonwealth of Virginia plans to execute an innocent man, Ivan Teleguz, on April 25, 2017. We need to make sure Governor McAuliffe knows that there is too much evidence of Ivan’s innocence to allow this execution to go ahead. Please join the call for the Governor to intervene. The government’s case against Ivan was based on false evidence. Three men said that Ivan hired Stephanie’s killer. But two of those men have since admitted that they lied in court – and sworn under oath that Ivan was not involved. The third, Michael Hetrick, confessed to killing Stephanie. He was offered a deal that spared his own life in return for saying that Ivan hired him to commit the murder. The prosecutor coerced the witnesses. The witnesses have sworn under oath that they gave false testimony at trial because of threats from the prosecutor and promises she made to improve their sentences. The prosecution tried to influence the jury by saying Ivan was involved in a made-up murder. At trial, the prosecutor argued that Ivan should be sentenced to death because he was involved in another murder in Pennsylvania, and was highly dangerous. It was later revealed that the testimony about the murder and the prosecutor’s argument were completely made up—the murder never even happened. There is evidence that calls into question every part of the Commonwealth’s case against Ivan. There is too much doubt for Governor McAuliffe to allow this execution to go ahead. Please help make sure he knows that The Commonwealth is about to execute an innocent man. Please help save an innocent man. Join the call for Governor McAuliffe to intervene. Visit ivansprayerforjustice.org to learn more about Ivan's case. Visit Facebook and Twitter for case updates.
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org / Jose Navarro ID#06420593 TDCJ#01806529, Parole Board
No Parole for Man Responsible in Sgt. Salazars Death
Jose A. Navarro is in prison for brutally murdering my Son Sgt. Orlando Caesar Salazar. My Son served his country with honor in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division with two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Navarro was sentenced to ten years and was denied his last parole May 2016 after serving five of the ten, thanks to the last petition. He is once again eligible for parole May 2018. He is serving ten years not only for attacking and killing my Son but for intoxication manslaughter on another case. Not only has he shown a pattern of violence and disregard for human life, he has taken the life of a young man who served his nation with pride and honor, and left his family with a grief beyond explanation. This letter campaign will help keep Navarro in prison for the ten years. Please help. Let's not give Navarro the chance to put another family through such a horrible and tragic life changing event. Thank You
Petition to Fox News
Tell FOX to bring O'Reilly back!
One of the foundational principles of our Republic is that all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty--a notion clear and just to all who choose to consult their natural reason. Recently, Bill O'Reilly was fired from his number 1 cable news program due to allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr. O'Reilly was on Easter vacation and unable to plead his case to the public and the company when he was "resigned", and was never convicted of any sexual misconduct in any court of law. Despite this, Fox moved ahead to terminate their number one host--a move that is essentially un-American as it assumes O'Reilly is guilty until proven innocent, and places the burden of proof on the accused and not on the accuser. Let's tell Fox News and it's parent company 21st Century Fox that it should do the reasonable, fair, and just thing and take back its decision to fire Bill O'Reilly.