Petition to Theresa May MP - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
Is the time long enough before putting an unclaimed dog to sleep? 7 days is no time at all
It can take just 7 days for a healthy unclaimed dog to be put to sleep. Approximately seven thousand dogs are put to sleep because of this reason in the UK every year. If we are really a nation of animal lovers and loving dogs in particular, then it is time for change. Please sign this petition and lets get noticed. Lets make it law that local authorities must hold onto dogs for longer than 7 days before rehoming them or putting them to sleep. 21 days should be the minimum. I would like to make this timescale longer but I want to aim for something achievable. Lets give the owners more time to find their dogs. If the dogs are unwanted lets give the dogs more time to get a place in a rescue centre. I appreciate extra funding will be needed but these dogs die alone and afraid. They cannot stand up for themselves. We have to do it for them. Please sign and prove we are a nation to be proud of.
Petition to anyone in the USA who can help.
Free Krishna Maharaj.
Convicted of a murder that was almost certainly carried out by the Medellín drug cartel, 75 year old Krishna Maharaj is the victim of poor representation and prosecution misconduct. Kris was born in Trinidad when it was in British possession and has been a British citizen all his life. In 1987, Kris was convicted of the murders of Derrick and Duane Moo Young in Miami, Florida, and was sentenced to death. Kris has always maintained his innocence. He has six alibi witnesses all of whom place him more than 30 miles away at the time of the murder, but none of whom were called to testify at his trial. The original trial judge was led away in handcuffs for taking bribes in another case, and the new judge ordered the death penalty to be drawn up even before a verdict of guilt had been given. Subsequent investigation revealed that the victims had been laundering money in the Caribbean (to the tune of $5billion), and that the murders were carried out by the Medellín drug cartel. Reprieve has achieved partial success in Kris’s case - but it was a bittersweet victory. In 2002, due to the violations in due process at his trial, his death sentence was quashed; but instead of being released, he was resentenced to life imprisonment. Kris is now 75 years old. There is overwhelming evidence of Kris’s innocence and Reprieve continues to work to have him exonerated. Despite the rejection of attempts to secure a retrial in 2006, in December 2012, Reprieve counsel Clive Stafford Smith – working with Florida co-counsel Ben Kuehne and Susan Dmitrovsky – filed a further challenge to Kris’s convictions. Utilising the fruits of ongoing investigations, this challenge builds on the revelations in Stafford Smith’s recent book Injustice, and reveals a slew of additional evidence displaying Kris’s innocence. Highlights of the new evidence include: Admissions by former cartel members that they and not Kris Maharaj were responsible for the murders; admissions by former Miami police and those closely associated with law enforcement that they framed Maharaj and had a deal to help cover up Colombian cartel murders; proof that the only other occupied room on the 12th floor on the day of the murders – Room 1214 directly opposite the murder scene – was occupied by one Jaime Vallejo Mejia, a Colombian then wanted for his involvement in a cartel laundering case involving $40 million in cash. Mejia was deported to his native country where there is further proof of his drug associations; evidence that Tino Geddes, the witness who changed from alibi to incrimination, did so because he had been linked for years with the Shower Posse, the main drug cartel in Jamaica, closely associated with the Colombians; documents that show how ‘eyewitness’ Neville Butler was himself involved in the murders, failed a lie detector test, and has – on a number of other occasions – committed perjury in court to promote his own interests. All of this comes on top of Kris’s six alibi witnesses and overwhelming evidence concerning the Moo Youngs' own role in laundering drug money. On April 24th 2014, Judge William Thomas in Miami granted Kris a full Evidentiary Hearing on the strength of this evidence. A date has yet to be set for the hearing, but it represents the biggest step towards Kris' exoneration since his conviction in 1987.
Petition to Government, BVA, RSPCA
Stop Neutering Dogs at Six Weeks of Age
The RSPCA and a number of dog breeders particularly Australian Labradoodle breeders are neutering dogs at six weeks of age. I have written to numerous charities and dog establishments including Battersea Dogs Home, Blue Cross and The Kennel Club. All have stated that this practice is unnecessary and The Kennel clubs geneticist said: "In our view neutering puppies at 6 weeks old seems totally irresponsible".I have also written numerous articles on the effects of spay and castration and recently in depth research has shown that neutering causes, rather than cures aggression. Vets have come out and stated that this practice negatively affects dogs future health and well-being. Please sign my petition so we can get this disgraceful practice stopped.
Petition to EU Scientific Review Group Director General Daniel Calleja
Stop the EU again allows Zambian elephant trophy hunt products to be imported
Animal protection campaigners are outraged after the EU's Scientific Review Group reversed an earlier decision to suspend elephant trophy imports from Zambia, according to a report in the Mirror. Elephant trophies from Zambia had been stopped in April after concerns that population levels were dangerously low. However, the Zambian government claimed an aerial survey suggested there are now 33,000 elephants in the country, which lead to the EU changing its position. Conservationists strongly dispute the population estimates. It has been estimated that elephant numbers have dropped by 62% over the last decade, and they could be mostly extinct by the end of the next decade. An estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving only 400,000. remaining. The situation for the African elephant is dire - and the EU is contributing to its demise by allowing imports. Will you join me in urging the EU’s Scientific Review Group to maintain its position to end elephant trophy imports from Zambia? Please sign and share the petition. Dear Director-General Calleja, I am calling on the EU Scientific Review Group to reinstate a ban on elephant trophy imports from Zambia. It has been estimated that elephant numbers have dropped by 62% over the last decade, and they could be mostly extinct by the end of the next decade. An estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving only 400,000. remaining. [Your comments here] There is no scientific justification for allowing trophy imports. I urge you to stop these elephant trophies from entering the EU. Please Read : http://www.lionaid.org/news/2016/02/the-eu-again-allows-zambian-elephant-trophy-hunt-products-to-be-imported.htm Sincerely, Thanks
Petition to Councillor Aileen Morton, Councillor Gary Mulvaney
To broadcast all Council and committee meetings in Argyll and Bute.
The Argyll and Bute SNP Council Group's 2017 Manifesto for Change pledged; "To broadcast all Council and committee meetings, opening the Council's decision-making processes to democratic scrutiny." During the 2017 Council Election Campaign, SNP candidates campaigned hard on this pledge. For far too long Argyll and Bute Councillors have been able to tell their communities one thing and then do the complete opposite behind closed doors at Kilmory. There is already widespread support for our pledge in the communities of Argyll and Bute. Many Independent Councillors supported us on our pledge at hustings in their own communities. In opposition on the Council and as SNP Spokesperson for Building Stronger Communities, I will continue to be a champion for democratic scrutiny. I ask for your support to take this issue forward in order that we can effect a policy change to ensure that council meetings are broadcast. If you agree please sign the petition in order to assist me in applying pressure to the Leader of the Council - Cllr Aileen Morton, Depute Leader - Cllr Gary Mulvaney and their newly formed Tory/LibDem/Independent Council Administration. Many thanks Cllr Julie McKenzie
Petition to Twitter, Inc
Shut down Trump's twitter account
From tweeting about banning trans military personnel, to drumming up paranoia of immigrants, to threatening nuclear war with North Korea, Donald Trump is in clear violation of Twitter's terms of service. As explained in the Twitter Rules; "Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.Examples of what we do not tolerate includes, but is not limited to behaviour that harasses individuals or groups of people with: violent threats; wishes for the physical harm, death, or disease of individuals or groups; references to mass murder, violent events, or specific means of violence in which/with which such groups have been the primary targets or victims; behavior that incites fear about a protected group; repeated and/or or non-consensual slurs, epithets, racist and sexist tropes; or other content that degrades someone." Donald Trump has in the past year violated nearly every one of these, and his tweets continue call for harm against certain groups, reveal classified information, and destabilise the security of the nation and it's citizens.It's time Trump stopped tweeting.
Petition to The government and all U.K. MP's
Support Sarah Champion for stating a fact about the Muslim grooming epidemic in the U.K.
Reinstate Sarah Champion and recognise her bravery for saying what the majority of everyday people within the UK are thinking and worrying about. To resolve a problem we first must accept there actually is a problem. Sarah had the courage to try and highlight this problem enabling us to take that first step of acceptance which swiftly led to her forced resignation. Lets pull together and support the very few people that are willing to speak out on taboo subjects like this, because if we don't we will soon find no one will stand up for what's right and we will be forever consumed by this never ending political correctness.
Petition to UK Government
Stop UK State Visit of President Trump
Following President Trump's abominable response to the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville over the weekend of 12th August, I've created this petition to ask the UK government to reconsider their previous stance on his state visit planned later this year. Trump's response to the events over the weekend, which saw one woman killed and 19 others injured in a horrific "hit and run" incident, has demonstrated that he sympathises with white supremacists, neo-nazis and the alt-right: - A lack of condemnation over the actions taken by the alt-right protestors, who were shown in a documentary to be highly organised with violent intentions, armed with shields, helmets, guns and knives. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIrcB1sAN8I - The "many sides" speech, delivered only after prompting by senior White House aides, four days after complete silence (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-says-two-sides-share-blame-charlottesville-rally-violence-n793001 - A complete failure to acknowledge Heather Heyer for two whole days after she lost her life at the rally. To date, Trump has not offered condolences to her family either. (http://www.refinery29.uk/2017/08/168058/trump-condemns-white-nationalism-charlottesville-too-late - Endorsement of Trump's "response" by David Duke, ex-leader of the Ku Klux Klan (https://twitter.com/DrDavidDuke/status/897559892164304896 During WWII, Britain fought as part of the Allied Forces against Nazi Germany. We fought to rid Europe of this racist, anti-semitic evil - and succeeded. As a result of this history, and due to sheer human decency, it is unthinkable that we as a nation should extend our arms and welcome President Trump, who is morally bankrupt and sympathises with white supremacists. Previous petitions were addressed to the last UK government, which was dissolved for the General Election held on 8th June 2017. In light of recent events, we think this deserves a second consideration. We petition our Queen, our Prime Minister, and our new government, to reconsider past decisions and revoke the invitation of a State Visit to President Trump. A failure to revoke the invitation and therefore stop President Trump from visiting the UK can only be seen as our government's endorsement of this man's personal - and official - views. Let's show Trump and our government that we do not agree with him, that we will stand up to bullies and evil and he is not welcome in the UK.