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rabbits

11 petitions

Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Rodney McMullen, Mike Schlotman, Chris Kirkland, Larry Binkowski, Brian Adams, Nicole Phillips, Lonnie Walp

Stop Selling Rabbit Meat

What would you do if you saw cat or dog meat in a store? Most people would be completely disgusted, because cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the United States.  So if it's considered barbaric to sell the meat of cats or dogs, why is it considered okay to sell the meat of the third most popular pet in the United States, the rabbit? This petition focuses on Kroger, which used to be one of my favorite stores to shop at until I saw that they were selling rabbit meat, specifically, Pel-Freez rabbit meat. According to an undercover study done by the LCA, (Last Chance for Animals), Pel-Freez workers: ·       Hit the rabbits on the head with the dull edge of a knife, which often doesn't knock them unconscious as it is supposed to ·      Break the rabbits' rear legs ·      Hang the rabbits upside down ·       Stun them (this is usually done improperly, meaning the rabbits remain fully conscious) ·       Decapitate the rabbits- depending on how sharp their knives are, this may take anywhere from one slice to a repeated sawing motion that makes rabbits scream in pain until their vocal cords are severed There are no breeds of rabbits that are exclusively, "Meat rabbits." The breeds primarily used as "Meat rabbits," are New Zealand rabbits, and Californian Rabbits, (as shown above in picture). In fact, New Zealand rabbits are the 8th most common rabbit breed kept as pets! There is no reason that we should be eating an animal that is kept as a pet by millions of people nationwide! So what can you do? 1.    Stop buying rabbit meat if you do 2.    Sign this petition! 3.    Share this petition with everyone you know 4.    Donate to the GoFundMe Page by clicking here 5.    Send a letter to Kroger urging them to stop the sale of rabbit meat  Mailing address-  The Kroger Co. 1014 Vine Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1100 6. Consider shopping at one of the following grocery stores instead of Kroger Walmart-   http://www.walmart.com/ ALDI-   https://www.aldi.us/ Meijer-   http://www.meijer.com/# Save-A-Lot-   http://save-a-lot.com/ The Fresh Market-  http://www.thefreshmarket.com/ Trader Joe's-  http://www.traderjoes.com/ If you prefer another grocery store, look online, or call them to see if they sell rabbit meat. 7. Like and share this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Online-Petition-to-get-Kroger-to-Stop-Selling-Rabbit-Meat/893722184049430?sk=timeline If you sign this petition, consider telling Kroger if you're going to shop at a different store, and how much business they're losing by losing you.  If you feel strongly about this issue, I urge you to complete the steps above and sign some of these other petitions that have been set up to stop production and commercialization of rabbit meat in other stores and companies. https://www.change.org/p/wholefoods-please-do-not-sell-rabbit-meat-in-your-stores?recruiter=354128748&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink   https://www.change.org/p/loblaw-companies-limited-galen-g-weston-exceutive-chairman-and-president-grant-froese-chief-operating-officer-sarah-r-davis-cheif-adminstrator-officer-stop-stocking-rabbit-meat   https://www.change.org/p/whole-foods-stop-selling-rabbit-meat?recruiter=354128748&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink   https://www.change.org/p/coach-inc-stop-selling-rabbit-fur-products?recruiter=354128748&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink   These are only some of them. You can find many more by simply searching the word, "Rabbit" in the search bar of change.org.   Thank you for signing this petition and setting us one step closer to stopping the sale of rabbit meat at Kroger.   Resources "Rabbit Slaughterhouse Investigation - Last Chance for ..." 2015. 4 Aug. 2015 <http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/investigations/investigations-in-the-field/rabbit-slaughterhouse-investigation> “Californian Rabbit- A Californian Rabbit with Several Kits” 2015. 4 Aug. 2015 <http://t3.gstatic.com/imagesq=tbn:ANd9GcRlGpOaqamh0S4aE4sC6zB9CllhoAzTSRCSwV6IhbGXaqa2eWZc> "How Many Pet Rabbits Are There in the US? - House Rabbit ..." 2014. 4 Aug. 2015 <http://rabbit.org/how-many-pet-rabbits-are-there-in-the-u-s/> "10 Popular Pet Rabbit Breeds - Small Pets Tips ... - Mom.me." 2015. 4 Aug. 2015 <http://mom.me/pets/small-pets/19118-popular-pet-rabbit-breeds/>  

Anna MacLennan
9,443 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Daniel Bzura, Angela Croft, Alex Garza, Charley Johnson, Tim Wooley, Governor Rick Snyder, Tom Leonard, Hoon-Yung Hopgood, Keith Boc, Michigan Department of Agriculture

Taylor Animal Control and Shelter: Save the Animals

The Taylor Animal Control and Animal Shelter need help. It is my opinion the staff needs to be fired and better training policies in place. I personally have called Animal Control for opossums, raccoons, snakes, groundhogs and more. In Michigan, you legally cannot travel with a caged animal to release it. However, when you call animal control they do not come and pick up the animal! They also do not provide traps. They do not patrol. They do not have their own phone line or emergency line. It is impossible to get help from this department.  The shelter needs help too! The animals are not properly taken care of. Nor is it adequately sought to get homes for the animals. I have called to adopt a dog on several occassions and cannot get a hold of anyone. Come to find out, they auction off the animals to the highest bidder first.  My son and his classmates have tried to volunteer there and they do not return our requests. There is absolutely no reason to turn away volunteers. Especially children who want to help the community when there really isnt much for our youth to do in this community. If I were an Animal Control officer I would host events to educate the community. I would try to set up a dog park. I would partner with schools, retirement homes, hospitals and more to get donated goods such as blankets, bowls, food etc for the animal shelter. I would provide more training for officers. I would update the adoption website. I would get a direct line and assure an emergency line works. I would have on call officers. These are just a few small changes that can be made and many more. The mere fact that the Animal Control officer has not made these simple changes demonstrates how he is not fit for the responsibilities of this position. He has had plenty of time in this position to make changes to the department. He has been in this position for 21 years! The Mayor has been quoted to say in the past 4 years there has been improvement. What about the other 17 years? How is the animal control officer even evaluated in Taylor?  It seems like this manager has job security for sure. However, someone else more qualified should be able to have the opportunity to make good changes for our animals and community.  When I contacted animal control to get a cat under my crawl space the manager said they do not come out for cats because cats can climb trees and get away easier than dogs. Umm what? Sounds like he needs some training on not only how to capture animals properly but so much more. It is his job to help these animals. Yet every time I call no one can come. I offered to help and there was no response. I asked if I could conduct the 100 hours of training needed to become an Animal Control Officer at Taylor's facility and he did not reapond. This manager just wants to employ his friends and do the bare minimum to secure his job. It is time someone more qualified be in the position. After 21 years of service, a lot more should have been done for these animals.  If you feel change needs to happen in the Taylor Animal Control Department and Animal Shelter, sign this petition to better help serve the public and animals. Animals are being uncared for an euthanized due to the neglect of this department. We need a change and these animals need our voice! I have contacted Mayor Sollars and am hoping for immediate action and change. However, after further investigation, it looks like although the mayor has visited the shelter and even donated one whole bag of food he supports the shelter! The current manager needs to be fired and the shelter needs to be audited. Stay informed of when the city council meetings are and voice your concern! Located at  22805 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI.  **If after signing, you are prompted to "chip in" that money does not go to this cause. It goes to the website. Please do not donate thinking it is going to help save the animals. It goes to Change . org. Not me or the cause** All I am asking is for you to sign and ask 5 others to sign or post to social media. Then I will present the signatures to the mayor. Thank you for your signature and help! 

Raleigh Minning, M.S.C.J, MSc, (MBA)
2,819 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, Nevada SPCA, DHHS Director Richard Whitley, Governor Brian Sandova, Barrett Evans, Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, Protect The Voiceless, 13 Action News, 3 News Las Vegas, Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, City Manager Scott D. Adams, Capitol Police Chief Martin Roberto, City Council Lois Tarkanian, City Council Stavras S. Anthony, City Council Michelle Fiore

Demand Justice For Dead And Dying Bunnies At Las Vegas Nevada Health Center

2/28/2018 - UPDATE:  There is a ongoing investigation being done by the Capitol Police Department.  Please review all updates listed under this original petition to stay current.  Thank you.(click on the red links for details)2/16/2018 -  Health Dept Press Release What was stated to be a "trapping and relocation" plan quickly turned into a Recover Mission  of rescues to help get the remaining rabbits and babies out of danger, sadly it was too late for many.  Bunnies Matter is in Need of DonationsHOW CAN YOU HELP?   RESPECTFULLY CALL OR EMAIL- DHHS Director Richard Whitley requesting an investigation or status of facts found to date regarding the rabbits inhumanely killed on their facility.  It is not known where or if there was an actual " trap and relocation" plan as stated by the Health Dept. or if they were destined to the same fate.  Director Richard Whitley, 775-684-4000, rwhitley@dhhs.nv.gov - Sheriff Lombardo who heads the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. requesting an investigation or status of facts found to date.  Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, 702-828-3111, pio@lvmpd.com- Nevada SPCA requesting an investigation or status of facts found to date.  Nevada SPCA, 702-573-7722, nevadaspca@aol.com Nevada Department of Health put out a Public Health Notice stating the Feral Rabbit Population at the W. Charleston Campus in Las Vegas were creating a "potential" safety risk to the public. What appears to be a Misleading notice, led to News articles putting fear in the public.  2 days later rabbits were mass murdered.Domestic rabbits are not wild animals, the Unsubstantiated Public Health Notice referenced one disease that is not active in the state of Nevada as well as two other diseases not found domestic rabbits in S. Nevada according to the CDC website.  (disease references below).The situation happened on the land of a Government Health Facility where humans and children were at possible health risk if the dead bodies of rabbits were poisoned.  Furthermore, the dead bodies were scattered over the grounds where Federally protected Raptors could eat them and die as a result.  Rabbit rescue persons were already in the process of removing rabbits from the property and seeking help from other rescues across many states prior the incident.  A Freedom of Information Records Request has been submitted to DHHS Director Richard Whitley.  The public has a right to answers on how such an unreasonable tragedy was allowed to happen where animals died a horrible painful death from unknown reasons, animals that have been reported to live on this property for several years, with no incidence or reports of disease.  Hundreds of rabbits are now dead or missing. We the petitioners respectfully request and insist the Sheriff, Police and SPCA properly investigate, find and arrest whomever is responsible for the unconscionable killing of hundreds of helpless domestic tame rabbits and their babies dumped by the humans to fend for themselves against predators, weather and starvation, and concerns for possibly putting the public and children at risk.  There are other dump sites of concern, we the public would like to be informed what the Sheriff, Police and SPCA are doing to assure this reprehensible tragedy does not happen again.  A person capable of such a heinous crime is capable of far worse crimes.  Disease References- Tularemia is not currently active in the state of Nevada, nor is it a disease carried by domestic rabbits.  Tularemia can be transmitted to humans via the skin when handling infected animal tissue, in particular, this can occur when hunting or skinning infected animals.  No reports found on the CDC website regarding domestic rabbits being carriers of Tularemia.- Salmonella live in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals, including poultry and other birds, amphibians, and reptiles.  No reports found on the CDC website of this disease relating to domestic or wild rabbits.- Rabies  Small mammals such as squirrels, rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rabbits, and hares are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to cause rabies among humans in the United States.  South Nevada - Some animals are not known to transmit rabies virus: Rabbits and hares.  No reports found on the CDC website regarding domestic rabbits as carriers of rabies, in fact, in Nevada, bats were the only rabid animals detected in 2015.News References- State, animal advocates at odds over feral rabbits problem- Scattered dead bunnies suspicious, Las Vegas animal rights group says- Dead rabbits prompt outrage, questions from Las Vegas activists- Outrage Follows Mysterious Mass Bunny Murder- National Geographic Outrage Follows Mysterious Mass Bunny MurderBunnies Matter In Vegas Too Facebook Facility ReferenceSouthern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services (SNCAS)6171 W Charleston BlvdLas Vegas, NV 89146

Linda Sue
8,129 supporters