Petition to Local Citizens of General Santos City
Construction of Animal Shelter for Stray Cats and Dogs in General Santos City
Almost every street in the Philippines is lined with stray dogs and cats. These stray animals are once family pets who got abandoned for the reason that their owners could no longer take care of them. Some of them come and go to their home as they please and roam the streets when they want. Animals living like this lack the proper care they deserve. Due to their situation, they may cause problems such as spreading rabies or people might abuse and kill them. These circumstances can be observed all throughout the country, especially in General Santos City, where there is no organization doing a task in helping the strays. People see stray animals on the streets, they feel sorry, but they do nothing to help them. Strays are caused by irresponsible pet ownership. A typical type of stray is a result of unwanted pets who are dumped in the streets. These stray animals mate with other strays and give birth to more unwanted dogs and cats then the cycle continues. In this cycle comes the importance of animal shelters. Animal shelters play an important role in the society because they rescue stray animals before they hurt themselves, hurt others, or never find their homes. They also provide health for sick and wounded animals. Our group, Furry Tails, wish to solve this problem by building an animal shelter in General Santos City. The first step our group would take for this project is to raise awareness on the issue to the locals by creating online sources. By using social media, we believe that spreading information to raise their awareness would be the fastest. Aside from creating an online petition here at Change.org to help us with our goals, we will also put up a blog to further discuss the issue and to let the readers know more about our goals. Furry Tails aims to provide education, information, and assistance for people in the communities. We will provide education and information about the rights of animals and the importance of taking good care of them and provide assistance by giving necessary help to the owners regarding their pets' needs or problems. Our project needs the support of people who are willing to take on such responsibility because this task cannot be done by one group only. By supporting our project, we can lessen the cruelty and neglect to the stray animals. Furry Tails is working together with Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which have the same goal as we do: preventing cruelty, alleviating pain, fear and suffering in animals and to promote a society based on humane principles. Come and Join Us! "Let's all be a building block and foundation to a better world for our pets, OUR FAMILY."
Petition to Keurig, Keurig
Keurig Commercial Downplays Pet Overpopulation Crisis
This recently aired Keurig Green Mountain Coffee Sourcing Commercial shows two dog characters, Pepe and Blanca, and how “things happened” and they produced a litter of puppies. The commercial boasts about the company's social responsibility and how it invests in its coffee farmers and their communities (which is great), but, it seems to make light of irresponsible pet ownership and pet overpopulation. We are asking Kreuig to edit the commercial or pull it, and, most importantly, to provide education on responsible pet ownership to their farmers and their communities, and provide them with free spay neuter programs for their pets.
Petition to The City of Zenica assembly, City of Zenica Councilors, Cantonal Assembly, Environment Ministry, Zenika Police Department, Zenika Environment Ministry, Zenika Ministry of Law, Marinko Čavara
Mayor of Zenica - 700 hunters ready to slaughter strays and doesn't care if Europe objects
In the town of Zenika in Bosnia hundreds of dogs and cats have died a horrific death by poisoning thanks to the Mayor Faud Kasumovic calling open season on strays. This week he goes even further, he states in a news conference that he has 700 hunters ready to butcher the strays and he does not care if all of Europe come for him. This is his plan and he will implement it. This individual is abusing his power, pushing his own bias onto the local community and sending out a very clear message that animal abuse and torture is tolerated in Bosnia. Well its not OK, not even by Bosnia's own animal welfare laws. Yet here is Mayor publicly thwarting the laws he is bound himself to keep and also encouraging Bosnian citizens to do the same. Bosnia is hoping to become a full European member, part of the conditions is that public funds are spent correctly and appropriately. That the applicant member state has control over its laws and is implementing them. The Mayor of Zenika is doing neither and yet the President of Bosnia is allowing this to happen and turning a blind eye. This then becomes a matter for the EU commission as an applicant member is deliberately defying the conditions of entry into the EU. Thanks to the mayor the strays are now at the mercy of all abusers who now hold no fear of recrimination because those in authority are blatantly committing animal cruelty themselves, in fact are promoting it. We the European community demand that President Marinko Cavara takes notice of what is happening under his governments nose and stops the Mayor from committing any further breaches of animal cruelty laws. How can President Cavara administration be taken seriously by the European community and citizens of European member states if he lacks control of his own officers? We the undersigned demand that these horrific, barbaric and illegal killings must stop and that the Mayor of Zenika be ordered to cooperate with the local Non Governmental Organisation Šapa to build shelters, promote responsible chipping and sterilisation of owned pets, and to initiate catch neuter and release programmes. The above is more effective, more humane and also is more economical with public funds. Bosnia will always be seen as the Barbarians of Europe if the President himself allows rogue Mayors to breach the countries own laws and promote animal cruelty in such a way. YOU ARE THE STRAYS VOICE, THEY HAVE NO CHANCE WITHOUT YOU 4 THINGS FOR YOU AND OTHER EUROPEAN CITIZENS TO DO AND HELP THESE POOR DEFENCELESS ANIMALS AT THE HANDS OF SUCH A MAN 1) Sign, comment and share this petition (Please dont stop at signing and sharing this petition, please do all steps below) Your voice, your opinion MUST count 2) Write an email to the persons below and send it from your own personal email telling them why you believe the actions of the Mayor of Zenika is wrong, how you feel about this and what you hope they will implement instead. ( Catch neuter and release programmes, Enforced chip and sterilisation of owned animals, public shelters built and overseen by local Non profit organisations to ensure humane treatment of strays is carried out) President of Bosnia Marinko Cavara firstname.lastname@example.org Zenika Ministry of Law - email@example.com Ministry of LawZenika Police Department - firstname.lastname@example.orgZenika Environment Ministry - email@example.com Cantonal Assembly - firstname.lastname@example.orgCity of Zenica Councilors - email@example.com City of Zenica assembly - firstname.lastname@example.org the . 3) Find your own MEP via this link and urge them to act on your behalf and to contact the administration of Bosnia themselves to stop this horror from continuing. http://www.europarl.org.uk/en/your-meps/uk_meps.html 4) Tell the president himself how you feel about the strays of Zenikas and what the mayor is doing on his own Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/predsjednikfederacijebihmarinkocavara/
Petition to Bernadette Fatima Romulo-Puyat
TO ACT WITH EXIGENT DISPATCH ON DANGEROUS STRAY ANIMALS
That there is a perpetual and wanton disregard by the Local Government Unit in urban Tanjay in addressing the lingering issue of stray animals and at present, the number of loose and wandering dogs increased, hence, worsening the situation. It is in the same manner to that of exploited minors, selling prohibited drugs, and roaming around freely in the urban locale like they own the streets, and the series of fire episodes (on a separate petition, soon) involving the schools. That the condition posed clear and great danger to the populace regarding public health and safety eventuating to the following incidents- a) deaths of motorists in vehicular accidents including that of a public school teacher, the late, Diosdado S. Navarro; b) severe physical injuries counting that of then-City Legislator and now, electric cooperative (NORECO) Director, Karl Condes, among others; and c) on record, some people were afflicted with diseases due to animal bites. A headache also emerges on stray dogs scavenging on uncollected garbages which is not only repulsive but also a sanitation hazard. Whereas, the tight corner has for several occasions been vocalized in the media, as the constant failure of initiatives despite public indignation. However, there was an assumption of authority by a presumptive city pound, but no concrete policies were made to provide efficient and or effective administration and operation, which shall establish a binding designation with the official name, Tanjay City Animal Pound. It sounded that there was an Ordinance treating the can of worms with no physical implementation as presumed in the existing Revenue Code requiring the registration of domesticated animals and pets with imposed fees. Enough is enough. This petition is without prejudice and shall form aggregate part on the chief complaint to be filed to the appropriate investigative bodies. ON PRESENTATION TO THE APPROPRIATE AGENCIES, THIS PETITION WILL BECOME A PUBLIC DOCUMENT.
Petition to The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau
Improve Health Care in Canadian Prisons!
Prisoners in Canada are suffering and dying due to inadequate health care. Many prisoners report long waits (up to years) for medical attention, misdiagnoses, poor pain management, a lack of mental health support, as well as difficult living conditions including sweltering heat in the summer, cold in the winter, poor quality food, disturbing noise levels, restrictive communication with families and more. On several occasions, the Correctional Investigator (CI) has raised serious questions about the quality of health care and diagnostic processes in federal prisons without any adequate changes from Correctional Services Canada (CSC). The release of healthy individuals from prisons is important to public health. Prison health is public health! Although this petition focuses on the federal prison system, the substance of these recommendations should also be implemented within prisons under provincial and territorial jurisdiction, in which prisoners also regularly experience poor health care. This petition calls on the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau to mandate the Hon. Ralph Goodale, the Hon. Dr. Jane Philpott, and the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould to work together to ensure those in Canadian prisons have full access to health care that meets the requirements of the World Health Organization’s Prison Health Policy guidelines, the UN’s Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the UN’s Bangkok Rules. This includes decent and compassionate health care of prisoners with respect to their dignity and human rights (note 1). Specifically, we call on the federal government to: 1. Ensure that all prisoners have access to: o full yearly physical and dental examinations based on a standard protocol for all prisoners in Canadian correctional institutions; o prompt professional medical appointments leading to swift diagnoses and treatment of potentially serious conditions, such as cancer; o prompt professional medical appointments, treatment, and support, which must include eye care, dental care, mental health care, and medical care for chronic and episodic conditions such as HIV and AIDS, hepatitis C virus (HCV), multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and others; o palliative care and simple, swift compassionate release when terminally ill; o culturally specific and holistic treatment in support of the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023; 2. Ensure conditions that protect and enhance health by not violating protections against cruel and unusual punishment under the Charter or international human rights law. This would, in effect, reduce the number of prisoners in each prison (note 2). 3. Transfer responsibility for the health of prisoners to community health care services away from correctional authorities. This is important because the prison system does not meet acceptable standards of care because of a lack of health resources and conflicts between healthcare and security protocols; 4. Fund community health care services to be able to provide health care services to prisoners and fund the training of community health care personnel in the provision of health care in the prison context, including the legal obligation to ensure equivalent quality health care for prisoners; 5. Support the rotation of health care personnel between working with prisoners and working with the public outside prisons; 6. Ratify Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture, and implement its mechanisms for monitoring places of detention; 7. Establish panels of independent specialist physicians and nurses to carry out mortality reviews on prisoners who die while in the custody or control of Correctional Services Canada; 8. Be accountable for implementing recommendations made by the Office of the Correctional Investigator, including by mandating publicly provided detailed rationale in the event any recommendations are not implemented within given time frames. This petition has been launched by the families of David Huxtable and Peter Collins. Both suffered extreme pain and died of cancer following a lack of adequate medical care and medical attention by Correctional Services Canada. Although this petition focuses on the federal prison system, these recommendations should also be implemented within prisons under provincial and territorial jurisdiction, in which prisoners also regularly experience poor health care. This petition is raised in the names of all prisoners who have suffered and died under inadequate health care in all prisons everywhere. Thank you for signing and circulating this petition both within and outside of Canada. Please go to the facebook page if you would like to connect more with us: https://www.facebook.com/Improve‐Health‐Care‐in‐Canadian‐Prisons‐Petition‐165516223988583/ The recommendations listed in this petition are endorsed by:The John Howard Society of Canada: http://www.johnhoward.ca/ The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies: http://www.caefs.ca/ Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network:http://www.aidslaw.ca/ St. Leonard's Society of Canadahttp://www.stleonards.ca/Rittenhouse: A New Vision: http://www.rittenhouseanewvision.com/ PASAN: http://www.pasan.org/ Prison Lives USA: https://prisonlives.com/ International CURE: http://www.curenational.org/ The West Coast Prison Justice Society: https://prisonjustice.org/about/ South Riverdale Community Health Centre https://www.srchc.ca/ Professor Terri Leclercq: http://www.prisongrievances.com/ Prison Justice Film Festival: https://prisonjusticefilm.wordpress.com/about/ St. Leonard's Society of North Vancouverhttp://halfwayhouses.ca/en/region/bcyhha/facility/st_leonards_of_north_vancouver/Journal of Prisoners on Prisonshttp://www.jpp.org/ Criminalization and Punishment Education Projecthttp://cp-ep.org/Writing Across WallsRestoring Dignity and Hope Note 1: Particularly via the use of ss. 29, 81, 84, 85, 86 and 87 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, accompanied by adequate funding as required. Note 2: By the use of ss. 29, 81, 84, 85, 86 and 87 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, accompanied by funding as required. References UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners including clear health guidelines latest revision 17 December 2015 (The Nelson Mandela Rules):http://16889-presscdn-0-48.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/1957/06/ENG.pdf The WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023:http://www.who.int/medicines/publications/traditional/trm_strategy14_23/en/ Corrections and Conditional Release Act:http://www.laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-44.6/FullText.html UN Bangkok Rules:https://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/Bangkok_Rules_ENG_22032015.pdf “Providing Better Health Services in Prisons can Help Improve Lives”:http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/fiona-kouyoumdjian/providing-better-health-s_b_7543884.html WHO Guide to the essentials in prison health:http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/99018/E90174.pdf?ua=1 Article in Canadian Medical Association Journal: (This is still the case.)http://www.cmaj.ca/content/185/6/E249Recording by Peter Collins about David B. (not the David mentioned in this petition) who died of cancer while in prison before Peter himself was diagnosed with cancer:http://pengraphics.altervista.org/Audio/20120721PeterLetterToOntarioCoronerOffice.mp3 Open letter to Justin Trudeau from prisoners demanding changes, including in health care:https://demandprisonschange.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/dear-liberal-government/ Articles giving details of the lack of care given to Peter Collins:http://cowstongue.com/2015/09/17/healthcare-in-the-csc/http://cowstongue.com/2015/09/22/palliative-care-in-the-csc/ “Report gives diagnosis of poor health in Canadian Prisons.”:http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/report-gives-diagnosis-of-poor-health-in-canadian-prisons/article29226606/ 2014-2015 Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator, including a large section on health care:http://www.oci-bec.gc.ca/cnt/rpt/annrpt/annrpt20142015-eng.aspx#s3 2015/2016 Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator, including a section on health care:http://www.oci-bec.gc.ca/cnt/rpt/pdf/annrpt/annrpt20152016-eng.pdf “An Investigation of the Correctional Service of Canada’s Mortality Review Process”:http://www.oci-bec.gc.ca/cnt/rpt/pdf/oth-aut/oth-aut20131218-eng.pdf In the Dark: An Investigation of Death in Custody Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices in Federal Corrections - Final Report. August 2, 2016:http://www.oci-bec.gc.ca/cnt/rpt/oth-aut/oth-aut20160802-eng.aspx The College of Family Physicians in Canada – Prison Health Program Committee- resource:http://www.cfpc.ca/Prison_Health_What_s_New/
Petition to Xina Bolden, Michael Sexton
Human Rights For Charles Manson
It has once again become apparent that there is a scandalous lack of administrative oversight at California State Prison Corcoran, with regards to the daily care, well-being, and medical treatment of Charles Manson. The application of rules and regulations in a torturous and punitive manner against Mr. Manson has been a continuing issue at CSP Corcoran; now illustrated dramatically by the hours-long use of an eight point strap-restraint tie down on the 82-year-old Manson, during his most recent medical procedure. The regulations in place for the CDCR are prohibited by law from being applied in a corrupt or punitive fashion by any staff or administration personnel, who, after all, are paid and supported by our own tax dollars. The public and the worldwide media are hereby notified once again, that certain CSP staff are hiding behind a false "good guy" mask in order to illegally punish and harass Mr. Manson. CM has the highest inmate privilege-group rating, but is being kept in a cell in the prison medical wing 24 hours a day. His only option for leaving his cell is a one hour "walk alone" outside, on a fenced concrete pad. Friends and supporters of Charles Manson, both international and American, are now demanding that this discriminatory treatment be halted immediately. In order to avoid another Federal oversight-panel investigation, which consequentially revoked CSP Corcoran's hospital license due to multiple lapses in effective patient care the last time it convened: CSP administration must immediately stop all harassment and discrimination against Mr. Manson, and cease any callous indifference towards his treatment, rights, and requirements.
Petition to Virginia Court
Getting my husband home
Thank you in advance for reading and helping anyway you can. I'm doing this on behalf of my husband. Back in 2005 he did commit a crime of burglary. He's a non violent offender meaning he doesn't hurt anyone physically in his crime. What did happen is he did this crime with others and he was a black man in Winchester VA. This was a high profile case because his codefendants did the unthinkable by raping a woman that was there. My husband saw this and starting fighting the people off of her. She wanted to help my husband in his case, her statement was never used, forensics showed he didn't do it and that he didn't use a gun. The DA wanted him to take a deal or they would give him the max on everything no matter what he did or didn't do. Well that's exactly what they did they gave him 53 years with 30 suspended and he also has to be on probation for 5 years once he's released. The girl he helped wrote a letter and thanked him and he sent to the governor and they said they would investigate and a year later sent him a letter saying they couldn't do anything. His case shows discrepancies and we can prove it we just want someone to take the time and read it and help us. Please share, sign whatever you can to get to as many people as we can and maybe it will get to the right person.
Petition to Charlie Baker
Support my son Arnie King by signing his petition to commute the life (without parole) sentence so that he can become eligible for parole release.
This is important because Arnie is requesting a 6th public hearing. Governor Patrick rejected a 6-0 favorable vote in 2008, and Arnie was granted another hearing in October 2010. Two months after the hearing, a police officer was killed by a lifer on parole. The governor then fired 5 parole board members and selected replacements. After that, Arnie received an unfavorable vote in March 2011, and he was denied another hearing request in March 2013. Arnie is responsible for killing a man in 1971, when he was 18 and had been drinking and drugging for several days. He has been clean for over 30 years now, obtained 3 college degrees, successfully completed more than 2 dozen weekend furloughs, participated in and created many support, rehabilitation, and education programs, and he remains very active in community service. Based on his age, the number of years he has served in prison, his level of educational achievement, and his community service while inside prison, Arnie is no longer a risk for danger to society. Over the years he has formed many significant bonds with people who are high achievers, and they support his reentry as a contributing member to society, including offers of employment and the prospects of becoming a taxpayer rather than costing the state $50,000/annually. Here are a few examples of support shown at Arnie's public hearings over the past 7 years: Charles Ogletree (Professor, Harvard Law), I have never seen anyone transform their life the way he has in the more than 40 years of service in prison. Gloria Fox (State Representative), I believe he is a changed man … and we support this commutation. Mel King (Professor Emeritus/MIT), What we need to see in this world is epitomized by Arnie and his change and behavior… Jill Soffiyah Elijah (Attorney), How many youth counselors have I met regularly, who have been impacted by Mr. King! Reverend William Dickerson (Greater Love Tabernacle), Arnie King is not the average inmate. He doesn’t play games. He is sincere. Reverend Dr. Ray Hammond (Bethel AME), I appreciate that he inspires young people to make the right choices and not simply scare them. We really need the voice and presence of Arnie King. Eva Clark (Executive Director, Judge Banks Community Justice Program), Nothing short of catastrophic illness would prevent me from being here today to support Arnie King. Lyn Levy (Executive Director, SPAN, Inc.), I met Arnie in 1976 and I will be one of the people holding his hand. Our agency will help him also. Dr. Fran Roznowski (Community Psychologist), I have known Arnie since 1979, and I will be joining many others to have his back. Robin Casarjian (Executive Director, Lion Heart Foundation), For 15 years, he showed up with a sense of purpose and encouraged other prisoners to participate in group activities. Bob David (Side By Side Community Circle), Of the large numbers of disciplinary reports, some may be questionable, while other were earned. Paul Marcus (Executive Director, Community Change Inc.), What Arnie’s life means to me is the power of transformation, and society needs to see this example. Abrigal Forrester (Street Safe Boston), I’m here as a product of Arnie King. Hope – Lifeline – Redemption. He engaged the ignorance within me and told me I had value. Peter McGuane (Student, Truck Driver), I was in for involuntary manslaughter, and he got me active with Prison Voices, which I continued upon release. I’m honored to be here for Arnie. Paule Verdet (Professor Emeritus/BU), It’s a way of life for Arnie. He is a superb model. Becky Thompson (Professor/Simmons College), Recognizing Mr. King as a man worthy of commutation, no one benefits if the policy exists theoretically but is never granted. Felix Arroyo, Sr. (former Boston City Councillor), The first time I met Mr. King, I was with his brother. I wondered about him and found a calm person, at peace with himself. We have a recourse… ‘cause I know it will help our community. Nancy Murray (ACLU), Why is the community present? We are interested in redemption… He couldn’t bring back the life, but he would do what he could to try to prevent others from going down that path. George Lee (Community Organizer), I heard a lot about him. He wasn’t about tooting his own horn. He was present for young folks and the other men. Seth Kirshenbaum (Director, The City School), Having Arnie with us in the community will help save young lives, and we have a job or volunteer opportunity for him. Banjineh Brown (Boston School Teacher), He works with prevention. The “Arnie” factor is about redemption, and we use him as a case study. He is an entrepreneur activist. Jason Lydon (Minister), Through Barbed Wire has been quite active at the Community Church of Boston. Aaron Tanaka (Boston Workers Alliance), I hope you will see his deep commitment to change and rehabilitation. Dianne Zimbabwe (Community Artist/Educator), My involvement with Through Barbed Wire allows me to witness the positive impact of Arnie’s community endeavors. Myriam Ortiz (Executive Director, Boston Parents Organizing Network), Arnie King has been an asset to us and students benefit from his example. Daniel King (Brother), I was a 16 year old teenager in 1971. We have prayed for the family of John Labanara for comfort and peace, and we hope for their forgiveness. Marva King (Sister), It matters that we heal together. Eddie Berkin (Attorney), People are much more friends than supporters. Because they are friends, they are also supporters. Margaret Burnham (Attorney), Your legal obligation is to review and decide whether this man has made exceptional strides in development. Walt Silva, Ed D (Professor Emeritus/BU), Arnie is the classic example of prison injustice gone way over the top. He's jumped through every hoop, made every effort to contribute to the community from behind bars more than anyone else that I have known in my 25 years involved in prison higher education, and remains in prison at a cost of what - $60,000 + a year when he could be out contributing and paying taxes with zero threat to anyone? I have written to Governor Patrick more than once, concerning parole in general and Arnie specifically. If Arnie King doesn't qualify for commutation, then who does? It sends a sad message back to the prison population. If Arnie doesn't get a consideration, what's the sense of trying? But I'm sure Arnie doesn't feel that way, and will continue to keep contributing from behind bars. Imagine what he could do if he were out. He's paid his dues several times over. Arnie is the 3rd of 9 children through which many grandchildren and great grandchildren are a major part of this family circle. I complete 82 years of living this month, full of tremendous joys and blessings. However, this journey will be incomplete until I’m able to welcome Arnie’s return to the world community. My son has been inside Massachusetts prisons for the 1971 murder of another human being. He was 18, under the influence of alcohol and drugs, in Boston, and responsible for the death of this young man. Our entire family-and-friends network was devastated, as well as that of the Labanara family. After Arnie was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, without parole, I traveled to Massachusetts with his younger brothers and sisters to visit him in the maximum security prison. I told him that “God would not forsake him and neither would our family-and-friends community”. Arnie has grown, matured, and progressed during this lengthy period of imprisonment. He obtained 3 college degrees, created major rehabilitative programs within the prison and offered services to communities beyond the walls. He has been encouraged by many people, while inspiring the success of others. By examining the volumes of documents, transcripts, and opinions, it will become clear - the need to support the eventual release of my son. God Bless and One Love! Please sign the petition and encourage your family members and friends to support this effort. - Mary King