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Petition: Find the Person Who Tried to Drown River the Puppy in a Cage

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Highland Park Police Department (New Jersey)

23,690 SUPPORTERS – 25,000 GOAL
This sweet baby grey and white pitty almost drowned to death in New Jersey at the end of July. Thank goodness Jenniffer Vaz was out walking her own dog Molly and Molly spotted him in the cage, which was slowly filling up with water. Jenniffer and Molly saved River and they’re going to be his family now.

Sign the petition to demand justice for River!

Someone put this 1-year-old pit bull mix into a steel cage and dropped him into this river, where they knew he would ultimately die slowly and painfully. The vet who examined him after he was rescued says he seemed to have been well cared for – at least physically – before this incident. So why did some monster decide he should die in this horrific way?

River is a sweet dog, and he and Molly, his rescuer dog, get along really well! It’s unthinkable that someone not only didn’t want him, but thought he deserved to die alone and scared.

Please sign my petition to demand local authorities do everything they can to find the person responsible!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/851/202/767/

 

Petition: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Please Don’t Support Animal Cruelty

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

13,014 SUPPORTERS – 14,000 GOAL
Hey Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we smell what you are cooking, and this time, we don’t like it.

This week, superstar The Rock took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Georgia Aquarium, a huge marine life museum that holds more than 100,000 creatures. The actor took to Instagram to share some photos of him and his family enjoying an up close and personal experience with some of the animals. His 112 million followers got to see him staring in awe at the aquarium’s whale sharks, posing next to a seal, and shaking “fins” with a beluga whale.

But this time, many of his fans weren’t pleased with what they saw. Specifically, his animal-loving fans took issue with his using his platform that reaches millions to glorify the terrible practice of marine animals like whales and seals in captivity and using them for tricks.

In an Instagram video in which he appears with Katie the seal, he says, “I am one with creatures and animals and basically anything with a heartbeat.” But people are wondering how can he support animals forced to live in permanent captivity if he really is one with them?

It’s a good question. Marine animals held in captivity rarely have an enjoyable life. They are forced to live in over-chlorinated water, do tricks for the public, live in tanks a fraction of the size of their natural habitat, and endure a life of utter boredom. Most people who love animals would rather avoid institutions like the Georgia Aquarium and SeaWorld that use cetaceans and other marine mammals for profit.

We all still love The Rock. It’s normal for people to make mistakes. But we think it is important for someone like with such a huge platform, to take a stand against the practice of animals in captivity, especially marine mammals.

That’s why Care2 is asking for The Rock to please take some time to make a public statement against animal entertainment and donate to an animal rights organization.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/517/157/994/

 

Petition: There’s No Laws Preventing Animal Cruelty in Pakistan, and That Needs to Change

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Prime Minister, Imran Khan

16,307 SUPPORTERS
17,000 GOAL
Last month, after the Pakistani national elections, disgruntled members of a losing party, found a dog, draped it in the flag of the opposing party, tied it to a tree and filmed themselves shooting the dog multiple times.

A week prior, after the head of the political party PTI called supporters of an opposing party “donkeys”, PTI’s supporters attacked surrounded an actual donkey and beat it “to a pulp.” According to witnesses, the donkey had been punched in the face and abdomen, it’s nose was broken, it was covered in rope marks and a car had even plowed into its side. Animal rescuers found the poor being in a horrible state, but despite their efforts, it succumbed to its injuries and died within days.

In most countries, showing support for your preferred party or candidate can take many forms: plastering a bumper sticker on the back of your car, donning a T-shirt emblazoned with your favorite candidate’s name or participating in a rally or voter drive to help spread your party’s agenda. But this year in Pakistan some political supporters took their support for their candidates to a horrifyingly cruel and deadly level.

In Pakistan, animal abuse, especially during election season, is not uncommon. These are just two isolated incidents that were brought to light only due to social media, but other cases remain hidden. Unfortunately, Pakistan has no laws that protect animals from cruelty. This needs to change.

While Pakistan’s neighbors have at least a rudimentary framework to combat animal abuse, the country lags behind. These types of cases should not go unpunished and there needs to be modern laws that will protect our four-legged, finned and feathered friends from cruelty.

Please sign the petition and ask Pakistan to take animal cruelty seriously. Ask the new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to pass an animal cruelty law immediately.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/819/857/620/

Petition: Improve dreadful condition of animals at Lok Kawi zoo Malaysia

by: Malaysian Friends Of The Animals
recipient: Christina Liew, Environment Minister of Sabah, Malaysia

159,072 SUPPORTERS – 160,000 GOAL

The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park zoo is in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah. Since opening in 2007, countless complaints about the state of its animals have been made by various organisations, despite claims by authorities that the zoo is also used to place rescued animals.

The zoo has again been exposed, revealing again the dreadful condition of how animals are kept. Photos of sun bears and tigers kept in horribly tiny night cages, injured animals and elephants mercilessly chained (one looks emaciated) out of public sight is now public knowledge, thanks to this online article. Besides this, enrichment, which is important for the mental and physical well being of animals, is never provided for any animal at the zoo.

Sign this petition to ask the new Sabah environment minister, Christina Liew, to take action and urgently improve the lives of animals at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park including the emaciated elephant. We also urge the minister to ask the zoo to take action and stop its animals breeding and cease importing animals so that resources can be used to improve the welfare and provide daily enrichment for all animals at the zoo.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/973/767/827/improve-dreadful-condition-of-animals-at-lok-kawi-zoo-malaysia/?TAP=1724

 

Breaking! Animal Welfare Coalition Revels In Milestone Moment As Indonesian Government Agrees To Ban Barbaric Dog & Cat Meat Trade – World Animal News

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By Lauren Lewis –
August 7, 2018

Photos from Dog Meat Free Indonesia
With an estimated 1,200 dogs being slaughtered and consumed every day by people in Surakarta, Central Java, it is especially positive news that the Indonesian government has finally agreed to ban the dog and cat meat trade. The landmark decision was made during the “National Coordination of Animal Welfare” which took place in Jakarta at the beginning of the month.
Dog Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI), which had a coalition in attendance, explained that the major breakthrough came when at the close of the meeting, all national participants agreed to issue a ban on the trade of dog and cat meat in Indonesia and to prohibit the issuance of health certification for dog and cat meat for human consumption.
The DMFI coalition, comprised of Animal Friends Jogja, Jakarta Animal Aid Network, Change For Animals Foundation, Humane Society International and Four Paws, has long exposed the suffering of the dog and cat meat trade through shocking nationwide investigations in which animals were filmed being bludgeoned to death and blowtorched alive. The group has also revealed the routine theft of pet dogs and the rabies risk the trade poses to locals and tourists alike.

This agreement comes just days after campaigners from the Dog Meat Free Indonesia coalition issued a public warning that millions of global tourists could be at risk of exposure to the deadly rabies virus spread by the county’s illegal dog and cat meat trade, and just two weeks before the country hosts the 18th Asian Games, when some three million tourists are expected to visit the capital city of Jakarta.
In January, the DMFI also coordinated a letter to President Joko Widodo calling for urgent action that was signed by over 90 national and international celebrities including: Cameron Diaz, Chelsea Islan, Dame Jane Goodall, Sophia Latjuba, Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres. DMFI’s global petition has also been signed by over 930,000 people from around the world.
“The extreme cruelty of Indonesia’s dog and cat meat trades is intolerable under both Indonesia and international animal welfare standards, and the government is right to be concerned about the impacts of these trades on its international reputation. With our growing awareness of animal sentience comes a greater responsibility to protect animals from cruelty,” Lola Webber, Director of Change For Animals Foundation said in a statement. “Customs evolve, and the nationwide movement from within Indonesia calling for an end to these trades is proof that Indonesia is ready to banish the dog meat trade to the history books of shame and illegality.”
“The dog and cat meat trade is utterly brutal, a risk to human health and largely fuelled by crime, so we applaud the Indonesian government for pledging to end the trade following our DMFI investigations,” noted Kitty Block, President of Humane Society International. “We hope that this bold step will send a strong message to other countries across Asia, such as China, South Korea, India and Vietnam, where 30 million dogs and 10 million cats suffer unimaginable cruelty for the meat trade, many of them stolen pets. We stand ready to work with the Indonesian authorities to implement a robust ban, end the slaughter, and bring us one step closer to shutting down these dreadful trades for good.”
The results of this national meeting will be used as a recommendation for the Ministry of Agriculture to formulate a PERMENTAN (Minister of Agriculture regulations) regarding the ban on trade in dog and cat meat, and that of exotic animals in Indonesia.

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Trouble-Making Oregon Man, Raymond Reinkek, Arrested For Harassing Wild Bison At Yellowstone National Park Last Week! – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
August 6, 2018
Left Photo by Lindsey Jones, Facebook

Sadly, innocent animals continue to be cruelly mistreated and abused by heartless humans who seem to be void of the gene for compassion.
Such was the case last week when 55-year-old Raymond Reinkek from Pendleton, Oregon, was caught on video harassing a wild bison at Yellowstone National Park.
According to the National Park Service, Reinke had been traveling to multiple national parks over the last week. On July 28th, he was first arrested by law enforcement rangers at Grand Teton National Park for a drunk and disorderly conduct incident. He spent the night in the Teton County Jail and was then released on bond.
Following his release, he traveled to Yellowstone National Park. Rangers at Yellowstone stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation on July 31st during which Reinke was reportedly intoxicated again and argumentative. He was cited as a passenger for failure to wear a seat belt. It is believed that after that traffic stop, Reinke encountered the bison.
“The individual’s behavior in this video is reckless, dangerous, and illegal. We need people to be stewards of Yellowstone, and one way to do that is to keep your distance from wildlife,” Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk stated on a post on the Parks Facebook page. “Park regulations require people to stay at least 25 yards from animals like bison and elk, and 100 yards from bears and wolves. These distances safeguard both visitors and the remarkable experience of sharing a landscape with thousands of freely-roaming animals. People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else.”
“Another way to be a steward: tell a ranger, or call 911, if you see someone whose behavior might hurt them or the park,” the post continued.
Fortunately, on Thursday, August 2nd, Yellowstone rangers connected Reinke’s extensive history, and after viewing the egregious nature of the wildlife violation; the Assistant U.S. Attorney requested his bond be revoked. The request was granted, and that evening, a warrant was issued for Reinke’s arrest.
According to a statement released by the National Park Service, Reinke had told the previous rangers his travel plans, so Glacier National Park rangers began looking for his vehicle there. Simultaneous with that search, rangers responded to the Many Glacier Hotel because two guests were arguing and creating a disturbance in the hotel dining room. Rangers identified one of the individuals involved as Reinke.
Glacier rangers transported Reinke to Helena where they were met by Yellowstone rangers. Yellowstone rangers transported Reinke to Mammoth Hot Springs and booked him into the Yellowstone Jail. He was scheduled for a court appearance the next day.
“We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks on this arrest,” said Wenk. “Harassing wildlife is illegal in any national park.”

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