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Petition to Christopher Pyne, Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education and Training, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Help stop the mass poisoning of pets by vets

Imagine eating nothing but canned stew or kibble every day of your life without ever brushing your teeth. That’s the grim reality for the majority of pet dogs, cats and ferrets. In the film Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock ate McDonald’s meals three times a day for 30 days. He gained eleven kilos in weight (24 and a half pounds); his liver turned to fat; cholesterol shot up; and he doubled his risk of heart failure. Spurlock’s doctor had no difficulty making the connection. Morgan Spurlock was becoming seriously ill as a result of a constant junk food diet. The consequences for dogs, cats and ferrets fed canned and packaged junk food are the same or worse. See the mini-trial in the video above. Four previously healthy dogs suffered visible effects of vet-recommended Hill’s Science Diet in just eight days! Multi-national corporations Mars Inc, Nestlé and Colgate-Palmolive are the main junk pet food producers. Besides the cruelty, ill-health and suffering the economic costs run into the $billions. And this ruthless industry has pet owners poisoning their pets alive — thanks to the advice of their trusted local vet. Not that the local vets are entirely to blame. They’re brainwashed at vet school. Junk pet-food makers work secret deals with vet schools worldwide. In Australia, in an attempt to discover the junk pet-food deals, I am conducting Freedom of Information applications against the seven university vet schools. See for written and video progress reports and how the companies pay for access to the vet students. On 17 September 2015 Sydney University Vet School is due to appear before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to explain why it believes the public should be kept in the dark and that its deals with Royal Canin, a division of Mars Inc., and Hill’s, a division of Colgate-Palmolive, should remain secret. Please help the Minister for Education and Training understand how junk pet food grease lubricates the vet school brainwashing machine leading to massive pet ill health and cruelty. Please sign the petition and encourage all concerned pet owners to sign the petition. Pets, people and the wider environment need our help. Signed, Tom Lonsdale (Veterinarian)

Dr Tom Lonsdale
2,747 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to The Speaker and Members of Legislative Assembly of Parliament of Western Australia, Alannah MacTiernan, Mark McGowan

Plead to WA Government to review the Animal Welfare Act and enforce harsher penalties.

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled. We, the undersigned, say that in light of the tragic and horrific event on Wednesday 17th May 2017, in which Luna a beloved family labrador was fatally stabbed by a 37-year-old man at Polyantha Reserve in Apple Blossom Drive, Mirrabooka and animal welfare cases that have been failed by the system, the WA Animal Welfare Act 2002 does not provide animals with adequate protection, neither does it recognise the inhumane killing of an animal is a serious offence and the need to incorporate harsher penalties and punishments.  This is in particular reference to Part 3 of the Act: Offences Against Animals (under clause 19: 1 and 2) which does not include the inhumane killing of an animal as a serious offence, nor does it enforce harsher punishments and penalties to suit. Currently Luna's offender is on bail for not only killing an animal, but carrying a dangerous weapon and in line with the current law of the Animal Welfare Act 2002, if convicted is likely to face no more than a monetary fine and if deemed appropriate up to 5 years (maximum) in prison. Current penalties do not match the severity of these crimes and are not considered tough enough to deter animal cruelty and in particular, the inhumane killing of an animal.  Now we ask the Legislative Assembly to review the WA Animal Welfare Act 2002 and to enforce harsher penalties and punishments. Temporary animal bans, community service and monetary fines are simply too lenient. Penalties such as lengthy prison time needs to be enforced by the government, as well as permanent animal bans. For the people signing the petition this is the first step in making our voice heard and where animals are silent, it is hoped that justice can be served. In the memory of Luna and the many other animals who have suffered and tragically lost their lives. Thank you for your support!   

Charlotte Armstrong
35,884 supporters