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pets

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Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to UK Parliament

BAN THE HUTCH!

Would you keep a cat or a dog in a hutch? Cottontails believes it is equally cruel to cage companion rabbits and that they deserve a better life. The average hutch on sale in pet shops measures just 90cm X 30cm X 30cm. This means the rabbit cannot stand up or take a few hops and has to lie in her urine and droppings. There is no room for toys, a litter tray or a companion. The hutches are cheaply made (though not cheap to buy) and offer little protection from predators and the elements. Rabbit Habitats Rabbits should have a living area of at least 2m X 3m, for example a spare room or part of a room (you can use a pet gate/room dividers to limit the space). In addition they should have access to a larger exercise area where they can RUN! e.g. another part of the house or a secure pen in the garden (in the daytime with supervision). Please Sign our Petition! We are seeking to ban the sale and use of rabbit hutches and cages. Even the biggest ones barely allow a pair of rabbits to turn around once you've furnished them with food and water bowls, hay, straw, litter tray, bed, toys, etc. And as long and they’re available to buy, they will be used to confine rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals, often for their whole lives. Please help us give them a better quality of life by signing our petition and spreading the word. Thank you. Need More Info? Cottontails has been promoting keeping rabbits completely free-range ever since it was founded in 1993. Our first rabbit Carolina and later our foster bunnies taught us that a home is not a hutch or an indoor cage. Please visit our website at bunny.org.uk for lots of advice on rabbit care, from housing to bonding rabbits and finding a rabbit shelter near you.

COTTONTAILS
1,186 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), International Animal Rescue, Change.org Support Admin, Amazon, Devendra Fadnavis, Human Rights Campaign, Michelle Obama, Google, Inc, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Donald Trump

Petition to withdraw Dog breeding & Pet Shop rules chapter from animal cruelty law.

In respect to PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT which was  passed by the environment ministry, i would like to ask  something. If Dogs, birds, fish breeding comes under cruelty then how will  you consider these below  1. Getting milk from Cows, buffalo, goat, sheep without  their wish.  2. Getting meat, leather, bones and other organs from   animals without their wish for taste and other products like clothes, shoes, belts etc.  3. Using Cows, oxen, buffallow etc mercilessly in agriculture without their wish.  4. Using Horses without their wish in army etc. Shaktiman was one example and many more died.  5. Using Dogs in bomb squads without their wish, who is responsible if bomb, landmines exploded and dogs dies.  6. Keeping forests wild birds and animals in zoos without their wish in artificial  environment and getting money in form of entry tickets.  7. Govt Vet hospitals, Shelters where these speechless animals  are treated worst than slaves under extremely unhygienic conditions.  On the other hand we are pet lovers who don't kill them but  keep them properly like our children, feed them properly, clean  them properly and also introducing smiles to new families  who are interested in taking a pet, how this is a cruelty. India is a democratic country and here decisions should not  be imposed on people, professionals, pet lovers without taking  suggestions, advice from them.  Families are crying aer this forceful decision implemented on them  and now they are worried about their children's, family future  as who will take care of them if this profession goes away  from them, will you give all those 10 crore affected people an  employment and if no then please get these rules back.

Commander's Kennel Nitin Sharma
843 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to UK Government, RSPCA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Implement a stricter law on minimum age for puppies to leave a breeders home in the UK.

At present, under the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999, Breeding of Dogs Act 1991 and Breeding of Dogs Act 1973, there is a law stating that a puppy must stay with the litter until it reaches the age of 8 weeks old. This law only covers those breeders who have a license, and only covers those breeders who sell to licensed pet shops or rearing establishments, meaning that it is technically legal to sell puppies on at ANY age to families and buyers outwith these establishments. There is no blanket to cover "hobby breeders", and no set laws in place to protect both breeders and dogs being sold. It is vital that new puppies stay with their mother until at least 8 weeks old to learn bite inhibition, receive vital nutrients and to aid development properly.  It has come to our attention that a reality star was sold a puppy at 5 weeks from a breeder and then had it outdoors with no vaccinations. The said reality star has been accused of paying extra to receive the puppy before the 8 week mark was reached. The rottweiler puppy then caught an infection, and had to have a leg amputated. The puppy died soon after. This is a combination of unethical breeding, and negligence from both parties, which could have been solved if there were a strict law enforced, with real penalties, to stop the selling of puppies before they reach an age that they can leave their litter and venture into the public.  Many breeders around the UK follow an ethical code, ensuring that all puppies stay at the breeders home until at least 8 weeks and receive basic vet health checks, and at least their first DHP injection and worming treatment before being sold. The optimum age to leave the litter would be between 8-12 weeks to allow for proper development and for them to receive the vaccinations appropriate to reduce the risk of fatal diseases such as Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus at the discretion of the buyer.  We ask that a law be put in place to ensure that all puppies leaving a breeders home - licensed or hobbyist - must be over the age of 8 weeks, and have at least the  basic vet health checks recorded as standard to stop this happening again in future. We ask that you amend the current Breeding and Sale of Dogs Act, or create a new act that protects hobby breeders, the puppies they are selling and the buyers of these puppies, and enforce stricter penalties for those who disobey the Acts. 

Lauren Dick
855 supporters