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151. Save The Animals!
This is just going to far. People are hurting animals and i have just seen enough! As I went looking around on the internet I saw some things that made me want to cry. And it did. This is one of them.
If you follow this link it will show one of many sad videos. I may be only a 13 year old but im going to do something to stop this madness.
Jamie Gray gave lots and lots of horses ill treatment at Spindles Farm. No, He isn't in prison though many horses, donkeys and ponies died and were seriously ill and injured. NOW HE HAS MORE HORSES, PONIES AND DONKEYS!
Should this be allowed? Sign the petition and we can help stop this. He should never be able to have animals again.
Please sign the petition. Help horses and animals to STOP be abused and given ill treatment.
Every year at least 10,000 greyhounds retire from racing in the UK. Many of these simply 'disappear'.
Racing greyhounds may face a number of welfare issues during their lives including:-
* Overbreeding leading to thousands of unwanted dogs being killed.
* Injuries caused by inappropriate track surface and design.
* Being abandoned and killed when they don't make the grade.
When they retire greyhounds meet one of 9 fates, 6 of which are totally unacceptable.
1. Abandoned and end up being taken to the local pound.
2. Abandoned and die.
3. Abandoned and then found by a member of the public and kept as a pet.
4. Abandoned and found by a rescue organisation and rehomed.
5. Killed by their owner.
6. Euthanased by a vet.
The acceptable alternatives to this are:-
1. Kept by their owner as a pet.
2. Rehomed to a good home by their owner.
3. Handed to a rescue organisation and then rehomed.
154. Allow Animals to Fly
When a parent travels with a new born baby they do not need to buy an additional seat. If the seat next to the parent is empty they can get it assigned to there baby and place the car seat in the actual airline seat and place their baby in the car seat. If the seat next to them is full then they have to check the car seat as luggage and keep the baby on their laps. Studies show that about 45% of all military families are opting to not have children.
I created this petition because I am a Military Wife that has a problem traveling due to the fact that my dog cannot travel in comfort like we do. For my dog to go home with me I have to pay a $75 travel fee and his travel Kennel must fit properly underneath my seat. If his travel Kennel does not fit underneath the seat we must check him and his travel Kennel like a piece of luggage.
Customers with miniature dogs can travel with their pets as a carry-on luggage. Let us allow all of our domestic animals to travel with us.
I had 2 pitbulls and I have 2 rottweilers and they have never hurt anyone. Yes they have gotten lose but still they haven't hurt no one. There are other dogs that have attacked people too.
They need to be thinking of a law against the owners of those animals that attack not "lets just ban the whole breed". If so then they need to ban all animals because cats hurt people, snakes, rats, rabbits and there are other animals that hurt too. Also lil dog have hurt people.
I have been biten by a lil dog before and was more hurt by it then i have ever been by a big dog. A big dog you can stick your whole arm or fist in the back of there mouth and they cannot bite down that is a fact, a lil dog you cant do that with.
These are dogs they are trying to ban worldwide. There is also 15 other European herding breeds that is not on list cause no one will release them.
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Wolf dog
Australian Cattle Dog
Bouvier Des Flandres
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Chinese Fighting Dog
Chinese Shar Pei
Dogo De Argentino
Dogue De Bordeaux
English Bull Terrier
English Springer Spaniel
Estrela Mountain Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Mastin de los Pirineos
Miniature Bull Terrier
Old English Bull Dog
Pit Bull Terrier
Presa De Canario
Presa De Mallorquin
Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Raffeiro do Alentejo
Roman Fighting Dog
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
** Cross-breeds of these dogs or crosses of these dogs with any other breed are also being banned. **
The background information is pretty much that our environment is turning into a dump.
Rainforests are being cut down, and the ozone layer is completely disappearing. Global warming is for a fact, happening. The evidence of global warming is Al Gore's documentation called "An Inconvenient Truth".
Many animals are dying because of global warming, such as polar bears and penguins. They are dying at increasing rates and will end up extinct. In the documentation "An Inconvenient Truth", Al Gore shows stunning statistics.
The one that I found most stunning is that if we continue on like this, some of our major cities will be totally underwater because of the melting ice from the north and south poles. Some of the places are New York City, Miami, Houston, and many others.
Ok, so I'm not trying to preach to the world that ingesting animals is wrong....
By my own choice I try to eat meat as little as possible, due to some graphic
violent videos I've seen on how cruel Food Manufacturing Workers, are to the
animals that we do eat. To each their own.... right?
However, what really bothers me, is that now the FDA has approved cloning of
meats and allowing Biotech Firms, such as Viagen and Trans Ova Genetics of
Sioux Center, the 2 major firms in the U.S. involved, to integrate meats and
milk from these genetically identical cattle and other livestock, into our grocery
stores and restaurants, without having to label them???!!!!! Yes, we know
FastFood Restaurants are bad for us, but at least we are informed of their risks,
and we have the choice to eat it or not..... when this cloned meat, milk and its
byproducts (which includes, cheese, yogurt, icecream... and the many other
products derived or which include milk as an ingredient) are being allowed to be
intermingled with the real?
Astronomically, it really limits what we can knowingly or "safely," purchase or
ingest. I mean yes, there is always organic, however realistically, that is not as
easily accessible or affordable to the majority of the nation, which pretty much
leaves many with no choice.
Even as a very sporadic meat eater, I have a huge problem with this cloned
meat infiltration approved by the FDA. I have many friends and family, people
whom I care about and love that eat meat almost everyday.... I do not have a
problem with anyone choosing to eat meat, but I have a problem that they no
longer have a choice in where their meat comes from. And even, if I'm not
talking about "meat" itself, milk and the other byproducts are a staple in the
diet of many people in this country.
Cloned animals such as "Dolly the Sheep,"died prematurely of severe lung
disease and also suffered from arthritis at an unexpectedly early age.... and
even few cloned babies that appear to be normal at birth, we will have to wait
up to 20 years to make sure they are not going to have problems later, ie)
growing old too fast. Even a string of "healthy" clones produced, there is a
likelyhood that many clones born in the future may have severe medical
problems, as everytime a clone is made, it is like "throwing the dice." And yet,
that is what these Biotech Firms and the FDA are claiming is safe for us to put
into our system.
Though we may not see the possible effects of this in our generation, it breaks
my heart to even think about what birth defects, diseases and such, may
plague our generations to come.
And one also has to wonder..... why are we cloning meat to eat? Cloning is
actually is expensive and an extensive and time-consuming procedure, have we
injected and feed our livestock so many chemicals, anti-biotics, and hormones
that they are no longer able to reproduce on their own? It's not even so much
that my concern is that humans seem like they playing god, but in my opinion,
it seem very much like we keep sweeping the effects of us tampering with
nature under the rug and pretending that in our own little secretly, health
harming world, is nothing more than "perfect" and medically and technologically
advanced, instead of trying to solve the real problems.
Jallikattu is an age old tradition carried out in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
This tradition involves letting loose agitated bulls into large crowds of men (always). The objective of the game is to tame the bull without using any weapons. Sometimes, more than one bull is loose at the same time. The village farmers take this game as a display of their masculine strength.
It takes place on the eve of Mattu Pongal which is one of the four days of the Pongal festival which generally happens in January (around the 15).
Although the bulls are not killed they undergo the trauma of being chased and jumped upon by mobs of men who try to bring them down. And if this isn't enough The bulls are agitated by putting lemon juice and chili powder into their eyes, being starved and also given alcohol. Many a time their tails are cut as well which enrages them even more. The bulls are raised solely for this event.
The Supreme Court of India banned the sport on January 12th 2008 but right before pongal they lifted the ban due to a delegation sent by the TN government to them. Many people also said they would observe this pongal as a 'black pongal' if the ban wasn't lifted.
159. Stop NAIS
NAIS stands for National Animal Identification System.
NAIS is trying to be passed by the federal government. This will make anyone who has animals to register their property and their animal. At our expense. This is to make sure that there stopping animal diseases brakes out.
This also stops anyone from taking there pets off there property. If you go to the Vet your vet has to disclose if your animal is contagious or not. If so they are supposed to confiscate and destroy. You have to have promotion from the government to take you animal to the vet.
If you show your pet in FH or FFA you have to have promotion to do that as well. They want you to micro chip or brand your pets. They are going as far as micro chipping rodents and chickens. It has been proven that micro chipping causes cancer in animals. Some animals it would be very hard to micro chip let alone brand.
What this will do if it passes is most people will get rid of there pets do to expense. This will also stop 4h programs and FFA programs. A lot of these programs help keep kids off the street and out of trouble.
It will put grain growers, farmers and hay growers out of business. Vets and horses ferriers will be out of business. Our economy as we know it will be destroyed. The government is already trying to enforce NAIS in Kentucky, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
The mission of this petition is to stop the killing of adoptable animals in shelters. We are asking that every county in every state stop euthanizing adoptable animals in shelters. Every day there are thousands of animals that are dragged into gas chambers, stuck with heart sticks or euthanized by lethal injection. There are approximately 5 million dogs and puppies and many more millions of cats and kittens that are needlessly put to death every year in this country alone. America needs new and relatively obvious laws-- such as laws making it mandatory to spay and neuter every adopted pet and outlawing puppy mill breeding. These two changes would drastically reduce the huge numbers of animals being taken in to the shelters annually.
Most people care deeply for their pets and for animals in general, but they are unaware of how many are put to death--some by horrifically inhumane means every day. Please sign this petition to end the currently legal and inhumane killing of these loving animals--they are counting on us to save them! What an undertaking we are undertaking. But what a glorious feeling we will have when the impossible is achieved! And we can do it! It takes effort by everyone, to contact not just their friends, but their friends of friends! This grassroots effort could really give us the miracle these animals need. Thank you for signing this petition and for caring.
For those who cannot see past the enormity of the problem, and who is to blame, I completely agree that the numbers are astronomical and money is an issue, but, let's face it, we've had YEARS to start chipping away at the problem and the circumstances that created it. Yes, some owners SHOULD be more responsible, but really in the long run, does it matter? Mandatory spay and neuter clinics and a trust fund created at the local levels to help those who need help feeding and caring for their pets to draw upon are needed.
Additionally it costs taxpayers in the capital of California alone, approximately $308.00 per animal abandoned at the public shelters. There would be significant savings for tax-payers with an investment into subsidized spay/neuter programs, an infinitely more humane alternative to animal slaughter.There are more points to consider, but you see how we have to start somewhere, to bring enough people together ( power in numbers!) to effect changes once and for all! And as for the need to euthanize because of too many unwanted pets right now? Fine, but do it humanely at least. Gassing the sick, the elderly, the young, or the pregnant animals is illegal in most states because these animals cannot breathe in enough of the gas to kill them.
The entire process of gassing these animals can take as long as 40 minutes to complete. While the animals are in this gas chamber even before the gassing begins the animals can get very frightened and start to fight and as the gas starts to fill the chamber the animals start to howl for release. Even though these animals are unconscious within a couple of minutes, they slowly die from lack of oxygen. And heartsticks, and bashing and all the other violent means are sick and completely uncalled for.
Signing this petition shows our legislators that we are civilized and will no longer pay with our tax money for these atrocities. There is so much suffering in the world and so many innocents who suffer in silence that we are helpless to help. These innocents are within are power to help.
This is why I ask you to reconsider and sign this petition. Thank you!
In reliance of the Prime Minister's pre-election promises we the undersigned hereby petition the Prime Minister to Ban Live Exports in accordance with ALP`s then stated policy.
The petition of the undersigned protests in the strongest possible terms against the live export of Australian animals and the ALP broken pre-election promises.
The Prime Minister is aware that the ALP pre policy promises aired on ABC Landline regarding the cruel live export trade have been broken by his Government within weeks of the 2007 elections.
During transportation the animals are subjected to inhumane conditions resulting in unacceptably high death rates and suffering. Upon arrival they suffer extreme cruelty and barbarism prior and during slaughter- practices that are illegal in Australia.
South Carolina Law Reads: Allowable methods of euthanasia.
(A) Only the following methods of euthanasia may be used to kill animals impounded or quarantined in animal shelters, and the procedure applicable to the method selected must be strictly followed:
(1) Barbituric acid derivatives:
(2) Carbon monoxide gas:
(a) dogs and cats, except animals under sixteen weeks of age, may be killed by bottled carbon monoxide gas administered in a tightly enclosed chamber. The chamber must be equipped with: (i) internal lighting and a window providing direct visual surveillance of the collapse and death of any animal within the chamber; (ii) the gas concentration process must be adequate to achieve a carbon monoxide gas concentration throughout the chamber of at least six percent within five minutes after any animal is placed in the chamber. The chamber must have a functioning gas concentration gauge attached to the chamber and a strong airtight seal must be maintained around the door; (iii) the unit shall include an exhaust fan connected by a gas-tight duct to the outdoors capable of completely evacuating the gas from the chamber before it is opened after each use, except that this provision does not apply to chambers located out-of-doors; (iv) animals must be left in the chamber for a period of no less than fifteen minutes from the time the gas concentration throughout the chamber reaches six percent.
(b) no person may euthanize an animal by gas emitted from any engine exhaust system.
(c) in all instances where a carbon monoxide chamber is used: (i) no incompatible or hostile animals, or animals of different species, may be placed in any chamber simultaneously; (ii) every chamber must be thoroughly cleaned after the completion of each full cycle. No live animals may be placed in the chamber with dead animals; (iii) all animals must be examined by a veterinarian or certified euthanasia technician to ensure they are dead upon removal from the chamber; (iv) all chambers must be inspected quarterly by an independent, qualified technician who is thoroughly knowledgeable with the operation and maintenance of the particular euthanasia chamber being used; (v) an operational guide and maintenance instructions must be displayed in the room with the euthanasia chamber.
(3) Shooting: Shooting may be used as a means of euthanasia only in an emergency situation to prevent extreme suffering or in which the safety of people or other animal life is threatened or where it is considered necessary by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to eliminate or control the population of feral animals.
Meaning Gassing is still legal in SC.
This is a very inhumane way of euthanizing an animal. This form needs to be eliminated completely. Euthanizing should only be an option when determined as the best solution for the animal by a licensed Veterinarian.
Every year a small or big circus comes in Greece. The government does nothing. They let them advertise everywhere and do whatever they want. This has to stop now!
The science on suffering: ADI recommendations
17 May 2006
Please, send this petition to anyone you know! It's time we get a chance to stop this!!
The Animal Welfare Bill states that an animal’s needs shall be taken to include–
(a) its need for a suitable environment,
(b) its need for a suitable diet,
(c) its need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns,
(d) any need it has to be housed with, or apart from, other animals, and
(e) its need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.
Animals all over the world are being abused for no reason at all.
Please help stop it.
This video is all you need to be convinced to sign this petition.
166. Save the Animals!!
This is the 2nd petition for the AAAT girls.
We are very determined to get it through people's heads. Animal Testing is wrong!
Although we may be preteens, we have a passion for animals, and a heart big enough to admit it.
We are an organization called the A.A.A.T. Club.
We are a group of pre-teen girls, but we are determined to give the animals the love they deserve.
Animals have been killed and tortured just so they can tell you how much detergent will burn your eyes out on the warning! Just so we can have makeup, just for us to have shampoo! Is this right? NO!
Companies that test:
Johnson and Johnson
and thats barely any!
EXAMPLES: These companies usually test on chimpanzees, chickens, and rabbits. They torture them endlessly. An example of animal testing: A rabbit's eyes are taped open and a liquid acid is slowly dripped in (laundry detergent).
They see how much detergent it takes before the rabbit goes blind or they're eyes burn out. They do this just so they can put "Warning. Not safe if goes into eyes" on the label. Really?
EVIDENCE: A few years ago the goverment put up an under cover case.What did they find but another tape of scientists working for a company placing a baby monkey into a blender. Yet, more signs of abuse from animal testers!!!!
PLEASE HELP STOP THIS BY SIGNING THIS PETITION!!!
As many of you have heard and others have not, in Japan and surrounding areas, they are trapping and killing whales once again.
I personally have nothing against Japan or its people but i don't think that killing these animals is the right thing.
I purchased two puppies from a "Licenced Breeder" both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The owner lied to me about everything & my little puppy was extremely ill with Kennel cough & bronchitis. She nearly died & is half the normal weight.
It turns out they were bought from a PUPPY FARMER... who continues to sell sick & dying puppies....
My little puppy Lola has been on constant treatment costing £400 + and she is starting to recover. The puppies were suppose to be Kennel Club registered and they are NOT.
Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) is Europe’s largest contract animal testing laboratory.
They have about 70,000 animals on site, including rabbits, cats, hamsters, dogs, guinea-pigs, birds and monkeys. These animals are destined to suffer and die in cruel, useless experiments. 500 of them die each day.
HLS will test anything for anybody. They carry out experiments which involve poisoning animals with household products, pesticides, drugs, herbicides, food colourings and additives, sweeteners and genetically modified organisms.
HLS have been infiltrated and exposed a number of times in recent years. Each time horrific evidence of animal abuse and staff incompetence has been uncovered, including workers punching beagle puppies in the face.
Take action to have this disgrace of a company closed down. For more information please visit www.huntingdonlifesciences.com and www.shac.net. These sites can explain it much better.
Apologists for Ritual Slaughter claim that it is both quick and humane. We say that this imported ritual isn't - it is barbaric, cruel and wholly unnecessary. In addition ritually slaughtered meat should not be clandestinely fed to our kids in their school dinners - as is happening in hundreds of schools up and down the country at present!
Does your kids' school secretly serve up ritually slaughtered meat in their meals? If you don't know then we urge you to find out!
Parents and pupils alike should contact their schools to demand that any ritually slaughtered meat used in school catering be clearly labelled as such, so as to provide freedom of choice for the vast majority of pupils who, quite rightly, have no wish to participate in the most prolific form of animal cruelty practiced in Britain today!
Please sign this petition, this is for the rights of animals to stop animal cosmetics testing because many animals die every day/year, and I want to stop it.
174. ANIMALS FEEL PAIN
The dog in the picture was snatched from the streets by sick thugs.
It’s muzzle was bound so tightly with twine it could barely breathe let alone whimper.
Then callously forced into a sack she was tossed onto a pile of other terrified dogs ready to be butchered for meat.
She was one of the lucky ones because a team of police and volunteers intercepted the shipment and seized her and the other poor dogs.
We urgently need your help in our campaign to free dogs like her from the clutches of this heartless and illegal trade committed by criminals in Thurrock.
We demand severe punishment for anybody who abuses animals in any way.
It makes us sick to the stomach with the problem we have with animal torturers. These people are complete and utter cowards. They pick on defenceless animals because they know they can't fight back, it's disgusting and we feel ashamed to live in a society where animals can be treated this way.
Every day, thousands of chickens are tortured and slaughtered, just so people can eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
These chickens are stuffed in tiny cages, and given chemicals that make them grow so huge that they can't even walk. Then they are strapped upside down and put it in an acid bath that immobilizes them. Most avoid that in their struggle. Then their necks and wings are broken, and all this time they can feel it. Then their heads are cut off.
And when they're not going through that, they are being beaten by workers. The workers stomp them and throw them against walls. All out of boredom. This is wrong. Help stop it.
Behind the scenes, elephant trainer Tim Frisco instructs would-be trainers how to dominate elephants and make them perform circus tricks. “Sink that hook into ’em. When you hear that screaming, then you know you got their attention.”
An elephant trumpets in agony as Frisco’s bullhook, with its sharp metal hook and spiked end, tears through her sensitive skin. Frisco, a Carson & Barnes elephant trainer, learned the trade from his father, a former trainer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The fact is, animals do not naturally ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, or jump through rings of fire. To force them to perform these confusing and physically uncomfortable tricks, trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, and other painful tools of the trade.
We applaud trapeze artists, jugglers, clowns, tightrope walkers, and acrobats, but let’s leave animals in peace. Sweden, Austria, Costa Rica, India, Finland, and Singapore have all banned or restricted the use of animals in entertainment—it’s time for the U.S. to do the same.
The condition of the keeping of animals especially pet animals ie. cats and dogs in unhealthy and cruel conditions is way beyond belief.
A visit to the Sharjah animal market will guarantee you to be in shock after seeing for e.g. 2 large dogs in cages less than 2x4 no space for movement no water no food. Cats in bird cages even small dogs in bird cages!!!
Birds jam packed together in cramped conditions, some dead on the floor. This is only a fraction of the horrors there....
THERE ARE NUMEROUS CASES OF CHILDREN BEING ATTACKED, AND IN SOME CASES KILLED BY THESE ANIMALS.
179. STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!
Im only 13 and i have learned the world is a cruel place.
Animal abuse is wronge and its mean. I hate animal abuse and dog fighting and just in generally being mean to animals! They are living creatures and I just wish more people would report any sign of animal abuse and dog fighting.
PLEASE STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!
Currently New Hanover County offers space to fairs which raffle live animals to contestants. The raffled animals range from baby iguanas to goldfish.
People who win these animals receive little or no information on how to care for them. They may not even want them. The futures of these animals is unknown. It is possible that they are mistreated or even abandoned.