petition: Someone Is Shooting Live Deer With Arrows – Find the Abuser Now!

by: Care2 Team
target: Oregon State Police

40,882 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL
Last month, Central Point Fish and Wildlife Troopers were called to investigate a live deer who had been shot with an arrow in Shady Cove, Oregon. Sadly, that evening, a trooper found not one, but two deer who had arrows sticking out of them. On top of that, there’s reason to believe a third deer was shot too.

Please sign this petition urging the Oregon State Police to find the sick person who did this and bring them to justice now!

Luckily, the deer are expected to be alright, but the person or persons who did this must still be caught.

Whoever did these cruel acts isn’t just a danger to animals, but they’re a danger to people as well. There are plenty of studies that show an irrefutable link between violence against animals and and violence against people. Many of the world’s most heinous violent criminals got their start torturing or killing animals.

As a matter of public safety for all, Oregon State Police must do everything they can to find the perpetrators. Sign this petition now.
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/859/828/504/someone-is-shooting-live-deer-with-arrows-find-the-abuser-now/?TAP=1732

Petition:Ban sales from puppy mill in Texas · Change.org

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Ban sales from puppy mill in Texas · Change.org
Katherine Na started this petition to Texas State House

We have all seen cute fluffy puppies behind the glass window of a pet store. It is hard not to smile at their irresistibly innocent puppy eyes and their little paws. However, behind the glass display at pet stores and their title claiming to be “local breeders” and “USDA approved”, pet stores have been making profits selling puppies from puppy mills.

Puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding facility built solely to profit from sales of puppies. In order to make the female dogs more profitable, they are given little to no breaks in between pregnancies and are forced to be separated from their babies so that the puppies can be sold to pet stores. Females dogs that can no longer reproduce babies are often killed or abandoned. Dogs are caged and given very limited space and lack of veterinary care with their feces and urine piled up, causing a list of serious health problems.

California became the first state to ban sale of puppy mills. If puppy mills are banned in Texas, it would be a huge step toward animal rights and open doors for Americans who want to adopt healthy dogs fairly!

https://www.change.org/p/texas-state-house-ban-sales-from-puppy-mill-in-texas?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=13162165&grid_position=1&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAL8iwQAAAAAAWuz3cgW8mjY4N2FjNGU0NA%3D%3D

Petition · United Airlines: Dog owners need Hope from United Airlines

Petition · United Airlines: Dog owners need Hope from United Airlines
Noris Mendoza started this petition to Mike Hhogan

United Airlines was the ONLY airline in the US that traveled certain breeds that Delta or American have banned for years. Now they have decided to join those same regulations.

Some of those more than 17 breeds are the sweet Boxer, the curious Boston Terrier, the smart Pekignese, the world famous American Bully, the lovely Shih Zhu, the Pitbulls and other breeds.

There are too many families that own these breeds that are ad will be affected Worldwide, but Specially in US and they Territories. And they need from United to ship their pets. They have also limited the kennel size to a 30 inches height, that means no Great Dane, and many German Sheperd, Husky, Golden Retriever, Labradors and big dogs will never fly again. Not mentioning dogs breeders and shipping companies thet also will be afected. United have been their carrier for years.

We know the risks and danger that travel in cargo have. We as owners are the only responsible people of making a decision to ship a pet or not in cargo. Some of us will need to move from State to State or to other countries either for Work, Studies, Armed Forces Duties, Medical Treatments and those dogs are part of our families. They need to be with their owners too. United was the only Hope we have. We know thousands of shippings done worldwide in United all with a positive ending. Please help us to use Pet Safe for our loved ones. One bad inccident cant compare to thousands of good positive shippments.

We agree to sign any contract or waiver making only us the owners the responsible person of choosing Cargo for our dogs. United and anyone that handle our dogs are Not responsible for any accident, issue or death in transit or after. We are the ones choosing to ship via Cargo even if its a Risky decision. We are willing to do anything to make things happen. We want to decide over the future of our dogs, hopping always the best but also with knowldge that they could be as risk in cargo.

We only ask for a few open windows, for a time frame in year that people can take their loved ones. Example from October to March is a great time. Or from November to February just to give a example. Those are not hot months. But please help us to see a little Hope. Take a week in a month to ship big dogs in giant or 700 series crates but dont let those dogs behind. United is the only Airline that f9r years have helped those breeds and owners to re unite.

No pet should be left behind.

https://www.change.org/p/united-airlines-dog-owners-need-hope-from-united-airlines-dogs-in-cargo-in-favor-of-some-breeds-owners?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=12456622&grid_position=3&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uALXWyAAAAAAAWuz0v6Rg%2Bhs0YTI0ODM0Yg%3D%3D

Petition · Stop Cruel Capture of Zimbabwe’s Baby Elephants to Sell to Chinese Zoos · Change.org

 

Petition · Stop Cruel Capture of Zimbabwe’s Baby Elephants to Sell to Chinese Zoos · Change.org
Lady Freethinker started this petition to Zimbabwe Ambassador to the United States and 1 other

In a shocking and disturbing new video, the Guardian has released footage of a baby elephant in the wild, terrifyingly separated from their family by helicopters and shot with a tranquilizer rifle to be kidnapped.

A pilot then “dive-bombs the immediate vicinity so the rest of the herd, attempting to come to the aid of the fallen animal, are kept at bay.”

The captors swoop in to wrap up the motionless baby, drag them to a trailer and tie them up with ropes for shipment. The baby will most likely be sold off to a zoo in China, to live a miserable existence in captivity to entertain humans.

This sickening capture is actually performed by Zimbabwe wildlife officials, who claim what they are doing is fully legal. But the kidnapping of baby elephants from their families is not acceptable — and the government must end this brutal practice.

According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), trading live elephants is only legal if the animals are going to an “appropriate and acceptable” destination, and the sale benefits conservation.

But conditions at Chinese zoos are notoriously inhumane; workers have been documented whipping animals and even feeding a live donkey to tigers. And the serious neglect and abuse of baby elephants shipped from Zimbabwe to Chinese holding pens has already been documented. Therefore, Chinese zoos are not “appropriate” or “acceptable” destinations — and it is not legal to sell elephants to them.

Sign this petition urging the Zimbabwe government to stop the practice of capturing baby elephants for profit at once. No more elephants deserve to suffer.

https://www.change.org/p/stop-cruel-capture-of-zimbabwe-s-baby-elephants-to-sell-to-chinese-zoos?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=13142711&grid_position=4&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAK4SvgAAAAAAWuzyHTqWz0szMmEzNDY4Nw%3D%3D

Petition · New Zealand parliament. : Ban use of plastic bags in New Zealand by 2020 · Change.org

Petition · New Zealand parliament. : Ban use of plastic bags in New Zealand by 2020 · Change.org. Joseph McKenzie started this petition to New Zealand Parliament. and 5 others

Every single piece of plastic ever made, still exists. An extremely large amount of plastic bags will inevitably end up in our oceans, littering the floors and branches of our forests, killing both mammal and marine life alike. Plastic bags are responsible for the decline and extinction of thousands of species in New Zealand and around the world. It is hard to recycle plastic bags. Recycling may hold off some of the problem, but certainly does not eradicate it. By banning plastic bags in New Zealand we will be setting a global standard and example for the rest of this planet while saving it.

Plastic bags do not degrade in the marine environment. Plastic bags photo-degrade, meaning they break down into smaller and smaller bits of plastic but never completely go away. Marine animals, such as turtles, and seabirds – even some fish see these micro plastic particles floating in the water and think that it’s food. Plastic cannot be digested; thus the plastic blocks the digestive track and the turtle or bird dies from starvation because their food can’t be digested. It is estimated that over 267 species of seabirds have plastic in their bodies. Numerous studies have proven this fact.

Plastic bags also kill our land animals in huge numbers.

According to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), in a report released in 2006, 80% of ocean pollution is land-based. This means that no matter how far from the ocean that you live, an improperly disposed of plastic bag will eventually reach the ocean through our rivers or by the wind.

The NRDC says that “plastic pollution affects every waterway, sea and ocean” in the world. In 2006, UNEP stated: “Over 46,000 pieces of plastic litter are floating on every square mile of ocean today. In the Central Pacific, there are up to 6 pounds of marine litter to every pound of plankton”. That was in 2006, 11 years ago; imagine what the statistics are now.

To understand just how vast and devastating marine litter is to our oceans, you must read UNEP’s report from 2005 entitled: Marine Litter, an analytical overview. This report will sober you up.

I am urging the New Zealand government and New Zealand’s leading plastic bag distributors to take action towards this disaster and stop it while we can.

Thanks.

https://www.change.org/p/new-zealand-parliament-ban-use-of-plastic-bags-in-new-zealand-by-2020?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=13158523&grid_position=11&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAOiGmwAAAAAAWuznxVlWzTw1OGY3YzJmYw%3D%3D

Stop Interactive Aquarium Sea Quest Littleton · Change.org

Stop Interactive Aquarium Sea Quest Littleton · Change.or Linda Gonzales started this petition to GGP Greg.Sims@ggp.com

SeaQuest’s interactive exhibit is an atrocity in the making. With its current construction inside the Southwest Plaza mall, we believe the welfare of the marine life, birds, and other animals will be put at risk. SeaQuest is planning on having over 1200 animals subject to abuse and torture with its opening at the newest location in Littleton.

Colorado is a forward-thinking, animal-friendly state that cares about the environment and the planet, this latest addition is not welcome in our state.

There is a documented history of repeated criminal convictions involving illegal acquirement and trade of exotic animals, and lying to investors linked to SeaQuest Interactive Aquariums. Employee and customer safety marks from OSHA are on record, as well as eyewitness testimony of abuse, and neglect. These aquariums also see an unusually high mortality rate compared to averages across the country.

We believe that Colorado is an amazing state, full of caring individuals who stand against what Sea Quest stands for. It is up to us to stop the construction of this building and to stand up for what is morally right for these animals. We pride ourselves on supporting ethical businesses that bring revenue to the area and educates the public. The Interactive Aquarium by SeaQuest does not meet those standards.

Don’t be captivated by their captivity. #captivitykills #banseaquest

https://www.change.org/p/ggp-greg-sims-ggp-com-stop-interactive-aquarium-sea-quest-littleton?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=13158523&grid_position=1&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uALeKyAAAAAAAWuznxQpgoFoyMDM0NTUyZA%3D%3D

Petition: Don’t Ban Books in Federal Prisons. · Change.org

Don’t Ban Books in Federal Prisons. · Change.org
Tony Lewis started this petition to The Federal Bureau of Prisons and 1 other

People in prison need books, letters, and emails to learn new skills, stay in contact with family, and prepare themselves for reentering society. It’s one of the most key parts of rehabilitation. That’s why it’s so concerning that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is considering a policy to severely restrict books at federal prisons.

The new policy would ban all books sent to prisons from vendors like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, one of the most popular ways that inmates receive books: “Books from a publisher, bookstore, book club, or friends and family will no longer be accepted through the mail.” Incarcerated people would be required to submit electronic requests to staff, specifying the book title, author, edition, and International Standard Book Number. They are charged the retail price plus a 30% markup in addition to shipping costs. Money should not be a prerequisite to read!

These restrictions were already put in place in four federal prisons but thankfully, under pressure from families and inquiries from the Washington Post, federal prison officials rescinded memos from those prisons on May 3 and said the policy is now under review.

Lets make sure this policy stays reversed and is not implemented system wide. Please sign this petition to the BOP demanding prisoners have access to books.

I grew up with my father in federal prison. I became an author, writing about that experience, and I know how important reading and education is not just for people in prison, but for their families. Reading has the power to uplift and empower men, women, and children impacted by mass incarceration and preventing these families from sending books and cards to their loved ones is not just counterproductive, it’s cruel.

Why would the BOP take away the most powerful mechanism that can improve the lives of incarcerated persons? A 2013 RAND Corporation study showed that prison education was associated with an over 40% reduction in recidivism. Being able to receive books and other literature while incarcerated tremendously increases the chances of success upon release.

Sign this petition to let the BOP know that we need #PagesoverProfit!

https://www.change.org/p/pagesoverprofit-don-t-ban-books-in-federal-prisons?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=10061507&grid_position=8&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAHvIyAAAAAAAWuzmSiJ1E6ZlZjZlYThlNQ%3D%3D

Humans didn’t exist the last time there was this much CO2 in the air

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Humans didn’t exist the last time there was this much CO2 in the air
By Eric Holthaus on May 3, 2018

The last time atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were this high, millions of years ago, the planet was very different. For one, humans didn’t exist.

On Wednesday, scientists at the University of California in San Diego confirmed that April’s monthly average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration breached 410 parts per million for the first time in our history.

We know a lot about how to track these changes. The Earth’s carbon dioxide levels peak around this time every year for a pretty straightforward reason. There’s more landmass in the northern hemisphere, and plants grow in a seasonal cycle. During the summer, they suck down CO2, during the winter, they let it back out. The measurements were made at Mauna Loa, Hawaii — a site chosen for its pristine location far away from the polluting influence of a major city.

Increasingly though, pollution from the world’s cities is making its way to Mauna Loa — and everywhere else on Earth.

In little more than a century of frenzied fossil-fuel burning, we humans have altered our planet’s atmosphere at a rate dozens of times faster than natural climate change. Carbon dioxide is now more than 100 ppm higher than any direct measurements from Antarctic ice cores over the past 800,000 years, and probably significantly higher than anything the planet has experienced for at least 15 million years. That includes eras when Earth was largely ice-free.

Not only are carbon dioxide levels rising each year, they are accelerating. Carbon dioxide is climbing at twice the pace it was 50 years ago. Even the increases are increasing.

That’s happening for several reasons, most important of which is that we’re still burning a larger amount of fossil fuels each year. Last year, humanity emitted the highest level of greenhouse gas emissions in history — even after factoring in the expansion of renewable energy. At the same time, the world’s most important carbon sinks — our forests — are dying, and therefore losing their ability to pull carbon dioxide out of the air and store it safely in the soil. The combination of these effects means we are losing ground, and fast.

Without a bold shift in our actions, in 30 years atmospheric carbon dioxide will return back to levels last reached just after the extinction of the dinosaurs, more than 50 million years ago. At that point, it might be too late to prevent permanent, dangerous feedback loops from kicking in.

This is the biggest problem humanity has ever faced, and we’ve barely even begun to address it effectively. On our current pace, factoring in current climate policies of every nation on Earth, the best independent analyses show that we are on course for warming of about 3.4 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, enough to extinguish entire ecosystems and destabilize human civilization.

Climate change demands the urgent attention and cooperation of every government around the world. But even though most countries have acknowledged the danger, the ability to limit our emissions eludes us. After 23 years of United Nations summits on climate change, the time has come for radical thinking and radical action — a social movement with the power to demand a better future.

Of the two dozen or so official UN scenarios that show humanity curbing global warming to the goals agreed to in the 2015 Paris Accord, not one show success without the equivalent of a technological miracle. It’s easier to imagine outlandish technologies, like carbon capture, geoengineering, or fusion power than self-control.

Our failed approach to climate change is mostly a failure of imagination. We are not fated to this path. We can do better. Yes, there are some truly colossal headwinds, but we still control our future. Forgetting that fact is sure to doom us all.

https://grist.org/science/humans-didnt-exist-the-last-time-there-was-this-much-co2-in-the-air/

Save The Mackenzie Petition | GREENPEACE

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Save The Mackenzie Petition | GREENPEACE
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There are already too many cows for our rivers and our climate to cope with.

New Zealand urgently needs fewer cows but corporate dairy is so out of control it’s still trying to expand and convert more land into dairy farms, even in unique and fragile places like the Mackenzie country. Right now, a businessman and land developer from Dunedin has approval to convert a huge station in the Mackenzie to intensive dairy. He plans to put 15,000 cows right next to Lake Pūkaki.

Enough is enough.

The Government has said it’s going to release a new set of freshwater regulations in the middle of this year.

If we we act quickly now, together, we can get the Government to stop new dairy conversions. Together we can save the Mackenzie!

Please sign the petition to stop the expansion of industrial dairying and Save the Mackenzie

STOP INDUSTRIAL DAIRY EXPANSION

PETITION

David Parker, Minister for the Environment: For the sake of our rivers, our climate and the unique and precious Mackenzie country, I call on you to stop all new dairy conversions and intensification of existing livestock farming by making them both prohibited activities, effective immediately, in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater.

https://act.greenpeace.org/page/23869/petition/1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-list&utm_campaign=mackenzie&utm_content=Ag+Mackenize+petition+launch+D&ea.url.id=1354600

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Polynya refresher: open water in spring is due to winds & currents, not ice melt

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Arctic sea ice begins to open up in spring at predictable locations due to currents and prevailing winds and this was as true in the 1970s as it is today. Polynyas and widening shore leads that most often get mistaken for early sea ice melt are those in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas and in Hudson Bay.

Beaufort Sea male polar bear USGS_2005 Amstrup photo

But contrary to concerns expressed about possible negative implications of these early patches of open water, these areas have always been critical congregation areas for Arctic seals and are therefore important feeding areas for polar bears.

Seal habitat frozen open lead_Beaufort 2008_Miller Seals hauled out beside a lightly frozen over lead in Beaufort Sea ice, 2008. USFWS.

Polynyas and shore leads_Smith and Rigby 1981

From one of my posts three years ago on the topic (20 May 2015):

“The map of sea ice extent in Canada at 20 May 2015 is an almost-perfect example of the placement of recurring patches of open water polynyas…

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Justice for Buns

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Can you help bring this man to Justice.He brutally beat, smashed and choked young rabbits to death and than he posted it to Instagram. Don’t let him get away with it. Justice for buns@BunsFor