Petition: All Animal Abusers To Be Registered And Banned From Ever Keeping Animals · Change.org

PROTECT ALL WILDLIFE started this petition to Michael Gove

Abuse against animals is increasing dramatically and includes domestic, wild and captive (such as circuses and zoos). Very rarely are offenders, when found guilty, barred from keeping or being involved with animals. I ask that it becomes law that an Animal Abuse Register is brought into place and that all offenders are placed on this register. I also ask that offenders are barred from keeping or working with animals for a minimum period of 10 years if not lifelong.

Many studies reveal that children who torture or kill animals are likely to show violence towards people when they grow up. Re-classifying animal abuse will aid law enforcement and the FBI in quantifying and reporting incidents of animal abuse.

Victor “Buddy” Amato, chief law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County SPCA said “People are taking animal cruelty more and more seriously. It’s a violent crime, and if it goes unchecked, it leads to bigger things.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that animal abuse will now be prosecuted as a “crime against society”. And importantly, animal cruelty would be reported as a distinct category, meaning animal abusers fall into the same group as arsonists and murderers.

Tracking Animal Cruelty: FBI Collecting Data on Crimes Against Animals

This petition is asking that those found guilty of ANY abuse against animals are barred from ever keeping animals again and are placed on an Animal Abusers Register.

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Petition: STOP Bear Grylls Exploiting Marine Animals at his Adventure Park Experience · Change.org

Emily Lawrence started this petition to Bear Grylls and 1 other

“Visitors to the new Bear Grylls Adventure Park at the NEC Birmingham will be able to go swimming with sharks when it opens at the NEC this autumn.” (Coventry Live 13/7/2018)

In the 21st century there is absolutely no excuse to exploit animals in this way. When the world is waking up to the cruelty and greed of swimming with whales and dolphins in captivity why are we now encouraging the swimming with any captive marine animal?

We should be encouraging our children to explore the world and value its wildlife not see it as a way to make a profit. The experience of seeing wildlife in the wild should be our priority.

This is not Conservation. It sends the completely wrong message to our children and adults alike. We ask you Bear Grylls to stop this!

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Petition · Roseanna Cunninham Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for the Environment: SAVE DOLPHINS, PORPOISES AND SEALS FROM SCOTTISH SALMON FARMS · Change.org

Porpoises, dolphins and whales are being driven from feeding grounds and can be deafened by Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) used by salmon farms. These mammals echolocate to find food, and if deafened will starve.

Most Scottish farms use cheap single nets. Dead fish accumulate and tempt seals to bite salmon through the net. 121 of 172 farms use ADDs (outputting over 179 decibels) to deter seals, but because ADDs are not very effective, farmers using ADDs also shoot seals.

There are alternatives: Marine Harvest use ADDs and shoot seals in Scotland, however in British Columbia, where ADDs and seal shooting are banned, the same company uses double-skinned anti-predator nets (ref.1), which also solve the problem of escapes.

In 2019, Marine Harvest is predicted to have a net profit of over 1 billion euros (ref. 2). They can afford to fit double-skinned anti-predator nets.

Farms which use ADDs are breaking the law prohibiting “deliberate or reckless disturbance or injury to any porpoise, dolphin or whale”. Scottish Natural Heritage have advised (ref.3) that ADDs cause disturbance and can cause hearing damage and stress, but the regulators, Marine Scotland, have not yet enforced the law.

We call on Roseanna Cunningham to:

Enforce existing laws protecting porpoise, dolphins and whales and ban all ADDs by January 2020.
Honour her pledge not to “roll back our hard-won environmental protections after Brexit” by refusing to allow the laws protecting marine mammals to be weakened.
Insist on independent, peer-reviewed scientific investigations, overseen by a stakeholder committee, including tourism and coastal community members if an ADD is claimed not to disturb or injure any porpoise, dolphin or whale.

Refuse to issue a seal shooting license after January 2020 unless a farm has double-skinned anti-predator nets. Farms not using the best technology are not complying with the licensing condition to only shoot seals “as a last resort”.

David & Jean Ainsley run a wildlife tourism boat. We have lodged a Complaint to Europe (ref.4) calling for our laws protecting marine mammals to be enforced. It is supported by 41 groups and charities representing wildlife, tourism, and coastal communities (ref.5).

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION.

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Petition: Tell President Trump: Don’t Harm Marine National Monuments

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URGENT: President Trump could throw protections for three marine national monuments overboard.

Marine national monuments protect irreplaceable ocean habitats and safeguard key marine species from threats such as mining, offshore drilling and trawling – and right now, they’re under attack. The Trump administration is considering allowing commercial fishing in three monuments.

No president has ever attempted to revoke protections for a marine national monument – We can’t sit back and let President Trump start now.

Tell President Trump not to weaken protections of Marine National Monuments now.

Dear President Trump,

I urge you to preserve marine national monuments and maintain all existing protections granted to these monuments in the United States.

Marine national monuments protect ocean treasures by preserving unique and critical habitats that are home to countless coral, fish and other marine life.

Research has found that marine protected areas allow fish populations to replenish and food webs to rebuild, resulting in an increase in the abundance and diversity of ocean life both inside and outside the protected area. Essentially, the more fish and marine animals populate an area, the more they venture beyond the monument’s borders, providing increased opportunities for fishing and nature-based tourism. Bottom line: protecting our marine national monuments is good for our country.

Marine national monuments also help to reduce other ocean stressors by providing vital services such as increased ocean resilience and ecosystem diversity to reduce the risk of losing key species and habitats.

Please do not attempt to withdraw monument designations or allow commercial fishing to resume in any monuments.

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Hilarious! @weatherchannel reporter fakes intensity of #HurricaneFlorence wind – gets caught | Watts Up With That?

LOL… You need to go over and watch the videos, and check-out the videos in the comment section!

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US Members of Congress Write President Of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Demanding Answers in Response to Gas Explosions

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Moulton Leads Letter to President of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Demanding Answers in Response to Gas Explosion
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), led a letter with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA), and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) to the president of Columbia Gas of of Massachusetts demanding answers in the wake of the gas explosions that spread through the communities of Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, Massachusetts on Thursday.

In the letter, the members stated, “Thoughts and prayers are not enough. The residents of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover want answers, and they deserve them. As local, state, and federal partners continue to gather information and assist those in need of food, water, shelter, and medical care, we hope that you will provide much-needed clarity as to how this incident happened and how Columbia Gas will prevent a similar…

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Introduction To Storm Surge