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Petition: New York: Make Wildlife Killing Contests Illegal

New York: Make Wildlife Killing Contests Illegal

27,358 SUPPORTERS – 30,000 GOAL
Animal advocates and lawmakers in New York are working to ensure wildlife killing contests never take place in the state again.

These contests, which are also known as drives, derbies, and tournaments, reward people of all ages with cash prizes and weapons, among other things, for killing the biggest and most animals.

While native predators, including coyotes, foxes, and bobcats, are popular targets, many other species continue to become victims of these massacres.

Past events in New York targeting crows and squirrels have sparked outrage, and brought much-needed attention to these senseless events, while a recent undercover investigation released by The Humane Society of the United States has offered a glimpse into the little-seen culture that surrounds these contests and the dangerous, and indifferent attitudes they promote towards wildlife – which is especially troubling when it comes to what they teach children about our relationship with the species we share this earth with.

While some defend these contests as a perfectly reasonable means to deal with ‘pests’ and control predators, they’re ethically and scientifically unjustifiable, and it’s abundantly clear that they’re not about wildlife management or even hunting, but about glorifying the senseless killing of wild animals for amusement and personal gain.

Now, animal advocates and lawmakers are supporting legislation (A.4116a/S.5148a) that will make it illegal to “organize, sponsor, conduct, promote or participate in any contest, competition, tournament, or derby with the objective of taking or hunting wildlife for prizes for other inducement, or for entertainment.”

Please sign and share this petition urging lawmakers in New York to pass legislation that will make these cruel and senseless events illegal.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/603/947/468/new-york-make-wildlife-killing-contests-illegal/?TAP=1724

 

Satirical ad reveals how to live luxuriously like Scott Pruitt

 

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Satirical ad reveals how to live luxuriously like Scott Pruitt
By Kate Yoder on May 18, 2018
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt got ridiculed in front of the nation at a hearing this week, when Senate Democrats took him to task over his excessive spending and alleged ethical missteps.

But that wasn’t enough for the Sierra Club. The environmental group launched a satirical video making fun of Pruitt’s lush life on Friday. The premise of the parody advertisement? That you, too, could live in such a luxurious fashion — as long as you’re cool with doing a little dirty business.

“Looking to plan a luxury vacation to far off places like Australia, Morocco, or Italy? Try Do-it-Pruitt, your one-stop shop for outrageous pay-to-play deals at the Environmental Protection Agency,” the narrator says. “We have a lobbyist ready to make your plane, dinner, and hotel reservations for you — all you have to do is meet with their corporate polluter clients.”

The ad is part of the growing #BootPruitt campaign, the first coordinated effort to kick Pruitt out of office.

https://grist.org/politics/satirical-ad-reveals-how-to-live-luxuriously-like-scott-pruitt/

Petition: Justice for Suman, the 6-year-old Elephant That Faces a Terrible Fate

Justice for Suman, the 6-year-old Elephant That Faces a Terrible Fate

by: Care2 Team
target: Government of Jaipur

5,048 SUPPORTERS – 10,000 GOAL
Suman never got a chance to be a real elephant. She was born into the notorious Moonlight Circus where elephants like her were forced to do ridiculous tricks to entertain the crowd. But then, it looked like she was saved. Because of Moonlight’s terrible reputation, it was barred from using animals in its performances.

Unfortunately, that isn’t where the story gets better. Suman was then sold to a family known for buying, renting and abusing elephants. When she was only 3 years old she was sent to work on a TV show that was so horrific animal rights activists had it shut down.

Now at 6 years old, Suman’s fate still is uncertain. According to activists the Khan family — Suman’s “owners” plan to train her so she can give rides to tourists. The training process, known as “phajaan,” actually translates to “the crush” during which handlers beat the animal into submission so that it can be docile for the public.

This is not the life that Suman or any other elephant deserves.

Please sign the petition and ask Jaipur officials to rescue Suman and end this terrible treatment of Suman and other elephants owned by the Khan family.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/618/313/442/

 

Petition: This Mural Honoring Deported U.S. Veterans Could Be Torn Down

This Mural Honoring Deported U.S. Veterans Could Be Torn Down

by: Care2 Team
target: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

3,890 SUPPORTERS
10,000 GOAL
In the military, flying an American flag upside down signals distress. It’s a call for help, help from your fellow soldiers and your country in general. In California, along the border between the U.S. and Mexico, a giant upside down flag flies high above passersby’s heads but no one is answering the call.

This particular Star Spangled Banner is a mural, painted along the border structure in 2013 by United States Navy Veteran and artist Amos Gregory to symbolize the plight of deported American vets — those people who bravely served and fought for the United States but were still judged unfit to be called Americans by the U.S. government. According to some estimates, there are hundreds or even thousands of U.S. servicemen and women who have been pushed out of the country.

Now, this symbol of distress is in need of help itself. After President Trump visited the border area to inspect prototypes for the long-promised border wall, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) are threatening to tear down this poignant reminder of the brave heroes that are now relegated to the other side of the border.

This mural has been there for five years and now, after Trump’s visit, CBP is coincidentally considering removing it?

Our deported vets may be gone, but their struggle for citizenship isn’t over and they shouldn’t be forgotten. Please sign the petition and ask CBP not to remove this important border artwork.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/751/834/061/

 

Petition: This MMA Fighter Trains by Throwing Cats. He Should Be Banned From Competing.

This MMA Fighter Trains by Throwing Cats. He Should Be Banned From Competing.

by: Care2 Team
target: International Mixed Martial Arts Federation

56,109 SUPPORTERS – 60,000 GOAL
Albert “Machete” Duraev is the world’s 59th best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) middleweight but despite his title and muscular physic it seems he would rather pick on helpless little cats.

Earlier this month a video hit the internet showing “Machete” and a friend (also assumed to be an MMA fighter) tossing a grey cat back and forth more than 10 times while “training.”

By the end of this cruel game of feline catch, Duraev, 29 and his fellow cat tosser were throwing the poor cat so far and high that it was wildly doing flips in the air. The whole ordeal looks terrifying and the cat was helpless to do anything to get away.

People are outraged that this bully and his friend could think their actions were funny and harmless. Their behavior isn’t sportsmanlike nor does it represent the values of the MMA – a sport which pits two supposedly equal up against each other to see who is the best fighter.

In a match between a cat and a full grown man, we already know the answer.

The MMA should ban Mr. Duraev and his friend from ever competing in MMA again. If he wants to use violence against a fellow fighter in the ring that is one thing, but using violence against a helpless kitten is another.

Sign the petition and let’s get Albert out of the ring!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/408/078/038/this-sportsman-trains-by-throwing-cats.-he-should-be-banned-from-competing./

 

Petition: 40,000 Animals Are Neglected, Then Slaughtered for Fur at This Farm

40,000 Animals Are Neglected, Then Slaughtered for Fur at This Farm

by: Care2 Team
target: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

42,402 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL

Millbank Fur Farm — the Ontario, Canada firm that is responsible for supplying pelts to the notoriously cruel fur industry — has just been charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty. The charges, ranging from medical neglect to causing undue distress to the animals in their care come after a recent exposé shined a light on the horrible conditions their minks endure.

Animal rights activists also found several cases of animals with “open, untreated wounds and infections, and documents a lack of adequate and sanitary mink shelters and food.”

What’s even more shocking is the fact that while undercover, activists didn’t see a single veterinarian. Not one single vet at a farm that houses around 40,000 minks.

After the findings came to light, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took action by filing the charges.

It seems like the farm, which clearly has no issue with murdering animals just for their fur, also has no qualms about letting their animals suffer during their short lives.

Ontario officials should have the proof they need to realize this farm is not only raising, but abusing animals. Millbank Fur Farm needs to be shut down.

Please sign the petition and ask the government of Ontario to close Millbank Fur Farm.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/413/357/049/

 

Petition: A Caged Tiger Was Used as Decoration for a High School Prom

A Caged Tiger Was Used as Decoration for a High School Prom

by: Care2 Team
target: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Legislature, Florida Governor
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68,822 SUPPORTERS – 70,000 GOAL

“Lemurs, foxes and tigers, oh my!”

That’s probably what the seniors of Christopher Columbus High School were saying when they saw animal handlers roll in a menagerie of animals into their jungle-themed prom.

The animal show on wheels included a fox, macaws, and lemurs, but the “honored” guest was a full grown tiger that was rolled out onto the dance floor in a tiny metal cage.

Some prom guests knew instinctively that this was not OK. One student, who took issue with the school’s idea of using animals as mere props for a high school dance, protested by saying, “My mom doesn’t appreciate that she spent $200 for prom and got this type of attraction.”

Her instincts were right. Using animals for people’s entertainment is wrong. Tigers, like other animals, shouldn’t be used for our pleasure in the first place. Using them as tools for our entertainment is cruel and can often end up with the animals being mistreated, abused or even worse. In fact, in at least two tigers used in circuses were killed last year because of their irresponsible owners.

The “Florida licensed facility” that thinks it’s a good idea to be ship tigers around the state to be used as props doesn’t seem like they have their animals best interest in mind. And if anything had gone wrong, it would have been wrong, both people and the tiger could have lost their lives.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) currently allows, companies like the one that provided the tiger, to do so as long as they have proper licensing. This is not OK. The state should not condone the use of animals as props and decorations for proms, circuses or any other type of entertainment.

Please ask FFWCC to discontinue this license and ask the state to ban the use of animals in entertainment!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/502/663/497/

 

Petition: Fire Officers Who Intentionally Ran Over Two Loose Dogs

Fire Officers Who Intentionally Ran Over Two Loose Dogs

by: Laura G
target: Paul Tiernan, Chief of Police

22,737 SUPPORTERS – 25,000 GOAL

As witnesses watched in horror, police officers with the Newark Police Department in Delaware got into their patrol car and intentionally ran over a German shepherd and pit bull that were running loose through a commercial area late in the afternoon of May 11.

Both dogs survived being hit by the SUV. The German shepherd was able to run away, but the pit bull wasn’t so lucky. The injured dog was shot multiple times and killed by one of the police officers.

Sign the petition to demand these irresponsible police officers lose their jobs for such animal cruelty.

The Newark Police Department, which is investigating the incident, released a statement the next day that said the dogs “were aggressive towards the officers by sprinting towards the officers, baring their teeth, growling and foaming at the mouth.”

But two witnesses who’d worked at a local SPCA disagreed. They said the German shepherd and pit bull weren’t behaving aggressively – the dogs were simply terrified because police and animal control officers had been yelling at them and chasing them with taser guns for 90 minutes.

According to the Newark Police Department, the decision to use lethal force was made because the dogs were near a highway, open businesses with foot traffic, and residential neighborhoods. But running over the dogs and shooting one of them in a busy area seems much more dangerous to public safety.

There are many humane ways for law enforcement to deal with dogs and other frightened animals. Laws have been passed in Colorado and Texas that require all police officers to receive training in handling stressful situations involving animals. One of the witnesses to the terrible incident in Newark has asked the police department to train its officers as well.

This is a great idea — and the officers who ran over the dogs and then unnecessarily shot one of them should also lose their jobs for these cruel actions. Please sign and share this petition asking for these officers to be fired.

Photo credit: born1945/flickr

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/935/412/373/

 

Prosecute South Herefordshire Hunt for throwing live Foxcubs to packs of hungry dogs, United Kingdom

by: Mrs Bee
target: Crown Prosecution Service and local police., United Kingdom

140,613 SUPPORTERS in United Kingdom

398,252 SUPPORTERS – 400,000 GOAL

Fox cubs were thrown alive to hunting hounds at kennels in Herefordshire.

Secret footage has been released which appears to show live fox cubs being delivered to the kennels of the South Herefordshire Hunt before being thrown to the pack of fox hounds. The lifeless body of a cub is then seen to be dumped into a wheelie bin, before another is taken to meet the same fate.

FOXHUNTING Sickening isn’t it? These sick twisted individuals of the South Herefordshire Hunt think throwing terrified Foxcubs to packs of starving dogs, is acceptable behaviour. Time we put an end to all Foxhunting and prosecute these barbaric morons.

Police investigating the allegations have arrested five people and are examining the footage from anti-hunt activists. All five arrested people have been released on bail while officers continue their investigation.

Those responsible for this illegal killing of fox cubs must be held accountable and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

There is no place in the modern world for this so called sport. Please help me stop it and sign my petition! If enough people sign, it will put pressure on the police and Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that justice is served, and other hunts will be deterred from carrying out similar cruel practices.
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Time to end the misguided belief that Foxhunting is a sport. A few deluded over priviliged fools believe that hunting a fox with a pack of ravenous hounds is sport, it isn’t it is barbaric, outdated and unnecessary

Update #515 days ago

This petition has now been sent to the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service. They say that “The case file is currently being reviewed” for the case. So we must continue to keep up the pressure to show that prosecution of those responsible is in the public interest. Keep sharing this petition! Don’t let those fox cubs be forgotten.
Full Update

Update #39 months ago

A year on, the investigation is still ongoing. Why are the police taking so long to prosecute?

In April 2017 the South Herefordshire Hunt hired a new chair and put out their first statement about the allegations

, condemning them and saying the people implicated no longer work for the hunt group. However, those responsible still need to be prosecuted, so keep signing and sharing the PETITION

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/585/334/658/prosecute-south-herefordshire-hunt-for-throwing-live-foxcubs-to-packs-of-hungry-dogs/