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pets

48 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Xi Jinping, Liu Xiaoming, International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

END THE YULIN DOG EATING FESTIVAL IN CHINA!

STOP! The Yulin dog eating festival! Dogs are innocent animals, that deserve love, attention, care, and a family. First, dogs are stolen from owners, taken from puppy farms or taken from the streets as strays, next they are crammed into cages that are way too small for the amount of dogs inside, click this link to see: https://goo.gl/images/wnGjrN , which often twist their limbs into extremely uncomfortable positions and have to stay there for several hours. Once they finally reach their destination, then, like some sort of torture the dogs are boiled, beaten, strangled, electrocuted, burnt and skinned ALIVE! They think the dog tastes better and will be more tender if it has adrenaline! After the horrendous ordeal the visitors happily eat the dogs. Animal cruelty is not a crime in China! When a dog just bites a human, it usually gets euthanised, or, in China there was a policeman that beat a dog to death in public! Here is the link to that: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5228433/Golden-retriever-dies-beaten-policeman.html They eat dog meat because they believe that if you eat dog meat it gives the incredibly selfish men more sexual stamina and that it will keep them cool during the summer and it will apparently ward off evil spirits. I just can’t beleive that these people could torture the animals that help with the police, help disabled people, support and love each family they have, support and love children if they have been abused and many more.   If a human tortures a dog in China, nothing happens! PUT AN END TO THIS MADNESS!

George Bedford
7,235 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Sadiq Khan, Camden Council, Keir Starmer, RSPCA, The Kennel Club, Islington council, Gumtree, Pets4Home , Preloved, Freeads , dogstrust , APGAW, Henry Smith MP

BAN UNLICENSED PET TRADING IN THE UK!

Before anything, I need to share my story. Last Thursday, someone broke into my house and stole my lovely companion - the handsome petition ambassador in the picture. Police did everything they could. The forensic officer warned me about the lack of police resources to recover him and she told me to make sure I make him "too hot to handle online". Thanks to all my friends who helped to spread the word online and special thanks to the animal welfare officer from Islington council who found him on the streets after being dumped by the criminals, he is back with his family, safe and sound. During the traumatic process of recovering him - certainly the worst experience of my life - I realized that this was a common crime in the UK. Did you know that FIVE dogs are reported stolen in the UK every DAY but only ONE is recovered? Did you know that literally ANYONE CAN SELL A PET ONLINE? If a pet is stolen, brought into the country illegally and/or comes from a terrible puppy farm they can still be sold online just like a pen or any other cheap product. Yes, that’s right! The so-called best friend, the perfect companion to so many people in need, a member of the family to so many of us, our priceless pets can easily be sold online just like any other undesired second hand item. Around 90% of pet trading happens online. As of TODAY, there are 4,185 Dog for Sale ads on freeads.co.uk, 5,398 on Gumtree, 11,941 on Preloved.co.uk and a staggering 16,730 on Pets4homes.co.uk: A TOTAL OF 38,254 ADS on only 4 websites. And this is just dogs. It is estimated that 70,000 puppies were imported into UK last year to be sold online via criminal gangs pretending to be reputable breeders. According to The Kennel Club, 20% of puppies bought online WILL DIE WITHIN SIX MONTHS. The UK government plans to tighten up laws around selling pets and breeding dogs and will require anyone breeding and selling three or more litters of puppies a year to apply for a formal licence. Irresponsible breeders who don’t stick to these rules face an unlimited fine and/or up to six months in prison according to its own website. This is clearly not enough to stop illegal and unhealthy irresponsible trading, we need to REGISTER AND LICENSE EVERYONE SELLING A PET. The whole process of selling a pet should be tracked and regulated. Micro-chipping is already mandatory by law, therefore there is no reason why this is actionable. In terms of the punishment of offenders, there was a new bill consultation that ended in January 2018 aiming to increase the maximum penalty for animal cruelty from six months to 5 years in prison.  If we can ban unlicensed pet selling along with the approval of this new law to include tougher punishments, we will be one step closer to a fairer world to our beloved companions. For all the priceless animals, with love.

Rodrigo Chenkel
890 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron

Justice for Chunky - stop people who abuse animals from owning ever again

This petition is for Chunky the Chihuahua who was attacked for hours in what the RSPCA called one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse they had ever seen. Chunky was, over a period of hours, beaten and drugged, his neck was broken, he was set on fire and finally he was dumped and left for dead. Despite serious injury, and against all odds, Chunky lived. The people who committed this abuse were only banned from keeping animals for five years. As an animal lover, who once owned a dog just like Chunky, I found this story highly upsetting. What shocked me is that these abusers and others like them will be able to own an animal again one day. There’s nothing to prevent them doing this again. I'm asking that anyone who abuses animals, regardless of their age, be placed on an Animal Cruelty Register which would follow them for life. In some states in the US they already have animal abuse registries. If this had happened in New York these abusers would have to sign onto an animal abuse list that would prevent them from ownership of animals. The UK need to introduce a similar law. A five year ban is not sufficient-- it is hard to implement in practice and why do we assume abusers attitudes will have changed after a few years? Our legal system should have an animal abuse list so that we are aware of people who have mistreated animals.  Please sign this petition for an animal abuse register. Let's get justice for dogs like Chunky. 

Maxine Berry
617,357 supporters