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Petition to Matt Buchanan, Mr. David Smith

Boycott “Big Lick” TN Walking Classes – 2018 North Carolina Horse Show – Asheville, NC

Please SIGN this Petition to STOP “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses.  CCABLAC calls for a "WE, The People" BOYCOTT of the "Big Lick" Horse Show. Asheville, North Carolina, is a progessive beautiful city located in Western North Carolina.  It is known for gentle tolerance, enlightenment and kindness. Unfortunately,  Asheville is hosting the three day “Big Lick” North Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show, Oct. 4 - 6.  Sadly, the horse show will feature “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses.     Tennessee Walking Horses are TORTURED from an early age to learn how to do the “Big Lick”.   It is a pain induced gait. The horses throw their legs high while wearing Chains and SIX – EIGHT POUND stack shoes.   Caustic chemicals are applied to sensitive skin above the horses hooves, and then wrapped with plastic to “cook in” the chemicals which causes the skin to be blistered.   When the chains hit the skin,  the horses throw their front legs high while squatting down on their back legs – creating the cruel “Big Lick”.  “Big Lick” TWH are the only horses in America which wear Chains in the show ring.  And they are shown as TWO YEAR OLDS.
 According to Tennessean and Noted Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner,   the "Big Lick" is a "business built on the suffering and pain of horses".   Dr. Haffner is a member of the Horse Science Faculty at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) in Murfreesboro, TN. Even worse, the horse show will be held at the McGough Arena at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center owned by the State of North Carolina.  In 2015, the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the NC State Fair.  This action came after a Change.Org Petition gained almost 20,000 signatures, and a public Protest was held at the 2014 NC State Fair.  In 2016, over 123,000+ persons signed a Petiton against the Ashevile, NC Horse Show which features what Dr. Haffner says is "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty. This BillyGoBoy.Com video which shows World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse – “Honors” – pitifully trying to canter at Asheville, NC in 2016 has now been seen over  One MILLION TIMES – 1,280,000+ VIEWS. During 2017 - 2018, CCABLAC has protested “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty from Panama City Beach, FL at the Gulf of Mexico to the White House in Washington, D.C.  'WE, The People" - CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates have exercised First Amendment rights of citizens to take videos and put them on the internet for America and the World to see the "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses. After you SIGN,  please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. WE, The People, CCABLAC -                                                                           Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty -“We Speak FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Story of CCABLAC:

G. T. Fleming
11,233 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to humans, souls people, Souls , people, You

Fur traders are force feeding and imprisoning foxes to capitalize on profit More than 100 million animals are killed for their fur every year. And while the UK banned fur farming 15 years ago, blinkered shoppers are still able to buy imported pelts. Indeed, next week, MPs will debate a petition signed by a number of academics and conservationists, including Chris Packham, that calls on Parliament to ban sales outright. Currently, some two million pelts are imported into the UK every year. Over the past five years more than £2.5 million of fur items have been imported into the UK from Finland, according to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), while luxury labels — including Louis Vuitton and Prada — are reported to use, or have used, fox fur in their clothing and accessories. At the less expensive end of the market, fox fur may be spotted in the smarter High Street outlets in the form of fluffy keyrings or pom-pom charms for handbags which can cost around £50. Campaigners have been calling for fur farming to be banned in Finland, as it has been in many other European countries, including the UK, Austria, the Netherlands, and in the Czech Republic from 2019 onwards. But these ‘super-size’ foxes — which reach 40lb, five times their weight in the wild — are so big they can barely move and, according to the Finnish animal rights group, Justice for Animals, represent a sickening new low in an abhorrent industry. The group has released the images taken last year by its undercover investigators on five farms in the remote Ostrobothnia region in western Finland, where the majority of the country’s 900 fur farms are located. RELATED ARTICLES

Elizabeth House
35 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Mondelez International, Nabisco

Barnum's Animals: Keep PETA's hands off our crackers.

Let Mondelez International/Nabisco know that Barnum's Animals Crackers didn't need a "PC" virtue-signaling change. I believe the overwhelming majority of people had no issue with the familiar former box style and will miss it. PETA killed the circus, don't let them kill our circus cookies. "The crackers' namesake circus -- Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey -- folded for good. The 146-year-old circus, which had removed elephants from its shows in 2016 because of pressure from PETA and others, closed in May 2017 because of slow ticket sales." There is no place in the animal shaped cookie world for animal rights politics. The animals on the box aren't real and just virtue-signaling for the appeasement of a small group alienates the main consumer base who are tired of politics entering every aspect of our lives. Can we not just enjoy animal cookies in peace? The animals depicted on the boxes were happy and healthy where they were. Does it matter if animals in the real world are kept in cages? Most would say yes. Does it matter if animals in the cookie world are kept in cages? Most would say no.   Bit by bit, pieces of our past that are deemed "not PC" are being steadily erased by people like those at PETA. How is it that the few get to dictate how the many must live? If we do not hold onto our past, whether it PC, not PC, sad, angry, or wonderful, it will be gone and be too late to get it back. I want to be able to share the same cookies with my grandchildren that my grandparents did with me, caged animal box and all. Additionally, I never saw them as living in cages. To me, they were just being transported in the caged rail car to the next circus, happily enjoying the passing scenery. I would also like to suggest two possible roads to take going forward if we cannot achieve a reverse of the decision. The first path being that Mondelez International/Nabisco return the old box as it was but keep the new box as well. Let people decide whether they want to remember the past or begin a new future with their cookies. Give them different UPCs and see which the public chooses. The second path would be to change the name in addition to the animal depiction. If the treatment of the animals was so harsh that their being released from cages is being celebrated, the box should not depict the name of the alleged tormentor anymore either. The name should better represent the new free-rangedness of the animals. Possible ideas could be "Madagascar the Cookies: Ready 4 Snack Time" animal crackers, "Male Animals Allowed on the Box Only" animal crackers, "What Happened to the Baby Animals?" animal crackers, or finally "PETA Ruins Childhood Memories" animal crackers. TLDR; I loved the cracker box the way it was and feel the change erases fond parts of my childhood. I hope I am not alone in this. Thank you.

12 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Danny Leeper, Steve Kelley, Pat Edwards, George Spicer, Justin Taylor

End Dog Chaining in Nassau County, Florida

“Be humane, don’t chain.  Use some sense and build a fence.” In Nassau County, Florida it is legal to chain a puppy to a tree and leave him there until he dies. The only requirements are food, water and shelter.  No toys, no playtime, no love. There is County Commissioner meeting open to the public scheduled at 6:00 PM on Monday, May 8, 2017 in the general assembly hall (Commissioners Chambers) at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida that will pertain to ordinance. The language to protect animals in the Nassau County Animal/Fowl ordinance has not been updated since October 1, 2003.  Technology and a better understanding of animal behavior have made it necessary to update Nassau County's animal ordinance to protect our PETS, PEOPLE and TAXPAYERS. PROTECT PETS: Chained (tethered) dogs are often neglected, isolated and lonely. They are subject to extreme weather conditions. They are preyed on by mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.  They are often infested with hookworms, roundworms and heartworm. Improper tethering can cause the tether to become tangled resulting in injury or death. Tethered dogs are more likely to be attacked by stray dogs and animals carrying the rabies virus. Dogs in fenced yards or suitable outdoor enclosures are better protected from attack.   PROTECT PEOPLE: Animal researchers tell us that tethering dogs makes them aggressive because they are in a constant defensive attack mode. According to a study by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, tethered dogs are five times more likely to attack children. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) stated, "Never tether or chain your dog because this can contribute to aggressive behavior." Dogs in fenced yards or suitable outdoor enclosures are less likely to attack children and animals.  PROTECT TAXPAYERS: Tethered dogs often break free of their tether.  In January/February of 2017, Nassau County Animal Services collected ninety-five (95) dogs running at large.  Of those, twenty-eight were claimed by their owners leaving sixty-seven (67) in the shelter.  These do not include dogs collected by Nassau Humane Society.  Nassau County Taxpayer’s pay for the dog’s veterinary treatment including neutering, vaccinations, micro-chipping, worming, heartworm treatment, not to mention re-homing costs.  The cost of irresponsible pet ownership costs hundreds of dollars per dog. Dogs in fenced yards or suitable outdoor enclosures are less likely to run at large. County officials have submitted a proposal to add language to the current ordinance to limit, but not prohibit unattended tethering. The new language allows tethering “not to exceed twelve (12) hours” and will not apply to dogs kept on lands zoned open rural, or used as bona fide farm operations. Similar language has been introduced in other Florida counties and failed to end 24/7/365 tethering.  Tethering time limits are almost impossible to enforce and they don't protect PETS, PEOPLE and TAXPAYERS. Why should rural dogs be tethered 24/7/365? We need to let our commissioners know that this is NOT acceptable language and we want them to prohibit ALL unattended tethering. CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE UP-TO-THE-MINUTE EMAIL UPDATES ON THIS IMPORTANT ORDINANCE: unchainmyheart If you want to get dogs off chains in Nassau County: 1.Sign this petition and sign up for updates at unchainmyheart 2.Attend the meeting on May 8th and let Commissioners know that as a resident of Nassau County you want to remove loopholes from the animal ordinance and prohibit ALL unattended tethering in Nassau County, Florida. Wear a RED shirt/blouse/dress to show your support. 3.Email this petition to your friends and share it with your social media contacts. 4.Contact Nassau County Commissioners with the message below. Dear Commissioner: I live in Nassau County and I want you to pass an ordinance that prohibits ALL unattended dog tethering in Nassau County. “Be humane, don’t chain.  Use some sense and build a fence.” Thank you. your name your address, city, state, zip code  District 1:  Danny Leeper  904.430.3868 District 2:  Steve Kelley 904.556.0241 District 3: Pat Edwards 904.335.0260 District 4: George Spicer 904.568.3409 District 5: Justin Taylor 904.625.5624      

Dr. David Fashingbauer
3,830 supporters