Sign Petition: Stop Egypt Sending Defenceless Dogs and Cats to Asia

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by: Julia de Cadenet
recipient: Monique Eloit, Director OIE, Minister Essam Fayed,Dr Ibrahim Mahrous Saleh Chairman of Veterinary Services,His Excellency Nasser Kamel, Khalil el-Sisimore

59,471 SUPPORTERS – 60,000 GOAL

A high-level source inside the Eygptian Ministry of Agriculture revealed that The General Organization for Veterinary Services has approved of the export of 4,100 dogs and cats to Asia.

It is unclear what exactly will happen to these poor creatures except for sure abhorrent torture and suffering. If they are to be ‘officially’ used for food or fur by the Chinese, then this is clear violation of all health controls and a matter that needs to be addressed by the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health).

For years, this organisation has refused to back our Charity’s concerns that dogs and cats are being brutally slaughtered for food. These animals are not livestock, and they and other organisations know full well that we oppose eating dogs and cats (and indeed any meat). Turning a blind eye condones the torture.

Even if the dogs and cats are to be used for medical testing, we have proven how much they are made to suffer. Funds that Eygpt is using to prepare the dogs to travel would be better used to run spay and neuter programmes and support local shelters that promote kindness to animals.

Our Charity formally opposes this export, and in our capacity of Consultative Status to the ECOSOC of the UN, we will circulate our concerns and objections.

Sign this petition to demand that Egypt stop sending dogs to Egypt.

Please follow our social media where we will publish actions you can take part in to oppose this madness.

We await official statements from the Ministries to confirm their position.
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Update #111 days ago

Football star Mo Salah has spoken out against plans in his home nation of Egypt to export stray animals abroad, amid fears they will be used for food.This echoes our own concerns although we fear if they are sent they could be used for medical experiments.Our petition has nearly reached 5000 and we will send it off tomorrow with our reports on how animals are treated in China. Our charity runs a shelter in China. Please follow all our updates.
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Sign Petition: Yellowstone’s Beloved Wolf, Spitfire, Was Killed by a Trophy Hunter

by: Care2 Team
recipient: U.S. National Park Service

92,577 SUPPORTERS – 95,000 GOAL

Spitfire was beloved by many. The young wolf was often spotted at Yellowstone National Park, much to the delight of wolf enthusiasts, biologists, and tourists.

Sadly, future park-goers will never catch a glimpse of Spitfire. The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks just confirmed that she was cruelly killed by a trophy hunter. What’s even worse is that her murder was completely legal. Spitfire had wandered just outside of the park, where she was no longer protected.

Please sign this petition calling for a no-hunting buffer zone around Yellowstone National Park to protect more animals from being senselessly killed for sport.

Spitfire’s mom met a similar fate six years ago, leaving Spitfire as the new leader of the Lamar Canyon Pack. According to wolf lovers, she “led her pack through a number of very difficult circumstances” and “showed incredible strength, courage and resilience in everything she did.” Now she’s gone, and the Lamar Canyon Pack is yet again without a leader.

It’s not uncommon for animals to roam just beyond national park boundaries — which is why their protection should be extended. Sign now to demand buffer zones around Yellowstone National Park.Photo credit: Facebook

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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/503/335/245/yellowstones-beloved-wolf-spitfire-was-killed-by-a-trophy-hunter/

 

Sign Petition: Someone Killed an Entire Family of Beautiful Swans

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Kent Police

70,241 SUPPORTERS – 75,000 GOAL

The small village Benenden in Kent has become the scene of a brutal crime.

Late last month, police were called to investigate a murder. An entire family had been riddled with bullets, stuffed in plastic bags and left for dead. The victims, two adult swans and their five cygnets were waiting to be found on the edge of a river bank — tossed like trash when just hours ago they had been alive.

Authorities were shocked at the horrific scene and after recovering the bodies and conducting an X-ray it was clear what had happened. Someone or perhaps more than one had taken an air rifle and decided to use the family of swans for target practice.

These air rifle/bb guns have become a serious threat to animal safety. According to the RSPCA, they received “884 calls reporting airgun attacks on animals across England and Wales last year” — 51 of which were from Kent County — the second highest in the nation. In fact, Care2 has also written about a few cases.

Clearly, there is a certain type of person who derives a disturbing pleasure from torturing, maiming or killing small animals with air weapons. That is a troubling realization. People who are capable of inflicting this kind of violence against an animal could potentially turn to humans too. It is up to Kent Police to find the perpetrator and bring them to justice.

Help demand justice for the family of Benenden swans. Sign the petition and demand that Kent police continue their search for their killer.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/648/979/922/someone-killed-an-entire-family-of-beautiful-swans-%E2%80%94-and-they-are-still-on-the-loose/

 

Sign Petition: Justice for David — The Rhino Calf Whose Entire Family Was Killed By Poachers

by: Care2 Team
recipient: SANParks

135,530 SUPPORTERS – 140,000 GOAL

One day David the 4-month-old rhino was frolicking in the savannas of South Africa, without a care in the world, running alongside his uncles and aunts, tugging on his mother’s tail. But the next day would change his life forever.

Under the cover of darkness, poachers came upon his family and slaughtered all of them. When park officials and rescuers from David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation came upon the adult rhinos’ carcasses, they found the young rhino calf petrified and cowering next to his mother’s body.

Now David, like so many other rhino calves is an orphan. One who will never learn the vital lessons his mother could have taught him to better survive in the wild. David was so tiny that rescuers — in tears from the tragic sight — were able to lift him into the back of a truck in order to take him to his new home, a rhino orphanage.

Rhinos are under threat. In total there are less than 30,000 in rhinos left on Earth separated into five different species. From the Javan rhino which numbers less than 70 to the white rhino at 20,000. These animals are all teetering on the edge. Currently, 3 rhinos are poached per day around the world.

All in all, Africa has seen a constant slaughter of their rhino population. Over the last decade more than 7,250 were killed and in South Africa — where David’s family was massacred — more than 1000 alone were poached for their horns in the last year.

This cannot continue. The world demands that governments work harder than ever to protect Africa’s rhinos. The world demands justice for David. Please sign the petition and tell South Africa to do more to stop the poaching and bring the killers of David’s family to justice.For more info, visit the David Shepherd Wildlife foundation.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/341/366/192/

 

Sign Petition: This Elephant Is So Skinny We’ve Named Her Bones — And She Needs Your Help

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo

4,089 SUPPORTERS – 10,000 GOAL

South of Bangkok, hugging the Gulf of Thailand, is the province of Samut Prakan — home to the capital’s international airport, the ancient city of Muang Boran and sadly the Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo. It is here that elephants are forced to perform daily to almost non-existent crowds. One of them, a female who is so skinny and malnourished we’ve nicknamed her “Bones.”

Bones caught the eye of the world when a video of her performing tricks to an empty stadium went public. First, she balances herself on two wooden tables before walking slowly over to another area where she precariously walks a “tightrope” made of two steel bars.

A wooden table nor metal rods should be able to withstand the weight of such an enormous animal, but Bones is so skinny the trick is much more easy to perform. In fact, if you look in the video, you can see her spine, pelvic bone and shoulders protruding from her skin. It’s a heartbreaking sight. And to think that she probably does this each and every day.

When confronted, a park spokesman assured that all of the park’s elephants were “good.” But one look at poor Bones and you know that isn’t the truth. She and the other elephants must be rescued from this park and given a new life in a proper elephant sanctuary. Asking anything less is to allow them to continue to suffer.

Please sign the petition and demand that the Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo give Bones and the other elephants to a reputable sanctuary.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/294/962/840/

 

Sign Petition: Garden Nets Are Killing Hundreds of These Adorable Bats a Year and No One Is Stopping It

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Parliament of Victoria and Wildlife Victoria

4,924 SUPPORTERS – 10,000 GOAL

The grey-headed flying fox used to number in the millions in the southwestern state of Victoria, Australia, but that was years ago. Now the megabat’s numbers are in decline as they increasingly fight for a place to find food and shelter. The enormous bat has evolved to stand a fighting chance when facing one of its natural threats like eagles and snakes. But there is one thing their millions of years of evolution hasn’t prepared them for — tree nets.

Human encroachment in the form of development has not only taken over all urban areas but is now expanding outwards, toppling trees and stealing vital habitat where the bats used to forage for fruit and nest. So much so that bats have turned to fruit trees and orchards in the cities and suburbs just to find a meal.

But many homeowners cover their fruit trees with wide-hold nets to protect their fruit. These nets tangle, maim and kill countless bats every year. Bats don’t have hands to help them break loose, so as they struggle to free themselves the nets often tighten around them.

Wildlife Victoria alone says they have gotten nearly 80 cases of bat entanglements just this year.
Stuck in a net, rope slowly tightening around your neck, slowly starving is a horrible way to die.

The worst part is animal advocates say all this suffering is unnecessary. There are wildlife-friendly netting options available. These nets go tightly over the tree and provide fewer chances for a bat to get trapped. Another option is fruit socks which can go around individual fruits. Socks might even be more ideal because you can protect some fruit and leave others to share with the bats.

The bottom line is that the widespread use of the bat-killing wide-holed nets is putting even more pressure on the survival of this extremely important species. There are safer options that don’t put the flying fox at risk. The government must ban the use of these nets, especially since there are bat safe alternatives.

Sign this petition and ask the Parliament of Victoria and Wildlife Victoria to ban the use of wide-holed bat-killing nets.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/131/429/296/

 

Sign Petition: Trump Wants to Plow Down a Butterfly Sanctuary Crucial to Monarchs for His Border Wall

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Congress

13,867 SUPPORTERS – 14,000 GOAL

Who’s the latest casualty of Trump’s horrendous war on asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border? Butterflies.

That’s right, his already stupid border wall idea is now projected to plow down a butterfly sancutary! Please sign this petition to save the butterflies!

Is nothing sacred anymore? The Supreme Court just upheld a ruling saying that Trump can bypass 28 federal laws (including the Endangered Species Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Clean Air Act) for his ridiculous border wall.

The butterfly sanctuary is home to 200 species of butterlies. Plus, the sanctuary serves as a crucial stopping place during migration for the “King of Butterflies,” the Monarch butterfly, which is in so much danger right now thanks to human pollution. The wall would literally require bulldozing most of this land and splitting the rest up, not allowing the sanctuary to grow new plants that are required to save the butterflies. The wall would even be too high for some birds and butterflies to get over, thus cutting them off completely!

As for the human effect in this specific area in Texas, there would be extreme flooding and humans would be cut off from their water supplies.

We are living in a nightmare world and we won’t get to wake up without intense activism.

Please add your voice to this call for some kindness, reason and a check on an administration that is running amuck with anti-science, anti-environment and anti-wildlife policies and rhetoric. Congress doesn’t have to fund the dumb wall — that’s why every American must tell their representative to say no on what could be one of the silliest solutions to a non-existent problem ever to be brought to the floor (and that’s saying something).

Sign this petition to tell Congress that these beautiful and endangered butterflies are just the latest reason NOT to build a dang wall.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/658/587/246/

 

Sign Petition: Live Reindeer Don’t Belong in a Sporting Goods Store

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Scheels All Sports

19,974 SUPPORTERS – 20,000 GOAL

Each year, as Christmas approaches, shopping malls and stores around the country begin to advertise live reindeer events. While attending these events may be innocent holiday fun for shoppers — the reindeer that are forced to perform have a very different experience.

Reindeer, typically found in huge herds in icy Arctic temperatures, are often isolated and confined to tiny holding areas under unnatural, glaring lights, surrounded by people and noise for days on end. Most don’t get to enjoy anything close to a natural habitat for any part of the time that they are subjected to captivity.

That’s why we’re asking Scheels All Sports to cancel its upcoming reindeer event on December 14 at its River Hills Mall location in Minnesota.

Scheels has 27 locations across 13 states — and each year, several have them have live reindeer events. The sporting goods store has already held at least two other reindeer events this year, one in Iowa and one in North Dakota.

But these types of events are extremely detrimental to reindeer and must be stopped. According to the Captive Animal Protection Society (CAPS), many reindeer used for Christmas events have died from “poor management and their special dietary and environmental requirements.” The group also discourages families from attending any of these events since children seeing animals used as entertainment can promote damaging messages that animals are nothing but “living props.”

Christmas is a magical enough time for families without needing to exploit reindeer and other animals for a quick photo opp.

Please sign this petition demanding that Scheels All Sports cancel future reindeer events, this year and beyond.
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/786/755/948/

 

Sign Petition: This Aquarium Openly Neglects and Abuses Animals, But Still Might Get a New Location

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: City of Fort Lauderdale

64,408 SUPPORTERS – 65,000 GOAL

Failed inspections. Birds with no access to food or water. Illegally imported sloths and capybaras. Animals stored in basements. Eels, stingrays and octopuses dead from mismanaged waters.

Those are just some of the horrors from SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium’s checkered past. Unfortunately, despite ample evidence of cruelty and neglect at various SeaQuest locations across the country, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is poised to open a new location at The Galleria mall.

But it’s not too late to stop it! Please sign this petition urging the city of Fort Lauderdale to deny SeaQuest’s plans and prevent them from opening a new location.

Keeping animals captive is stressful enough for animals, but when you add abuse and neglect, it’s downright cruel. At SeaQuest’s Portland location, more than 200 animals have died from “starvation, infections, a power outage, attacks by incompatible tank mates, getting caught in drain screens, being hit by falling rocks, escaping from their tanks” — all causes that were avoidable with just a little bit of care.

On top of completely disregarding the animals, SeaQuest CEO Vince Covino and his brother Ammon Covino both have a complete disregard for the law when it comes to their dealings with aquarium management. Vince has a history of investment violations, while Ammon has repeatedly been in trouble with the law for illegally buying animals and selling them to aquariums.

SeaQuest is a disastrous business that openly exploits and abused animals with only its bottom line in mind. We must stop another location from opening.

Please sign this petition demanding that Fort Lauderdale stop SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium from opening now.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/556/040/386/this-aquarium-openly-neglects-and-abuses-animals-but-still-might-get-a-new-location/?TAP=1724

 

Breaking! Norway Will Become The First Country To Get Rid Of High Deforestation Palm Oil Biofuels – World Animal News

By Karen Lane –
December 10, 2018

The Norwegian parliament has voted to make Norway the first country in the world to exclude biofuels based on high deforestation risk feedstocks such as palm oil from 2020.
A majority in the Parliament, including the ruling coalition, has requested that the government develop measures to avoid high deforestation risk biofuels.
“This is a victory in the fight for the rainforest and the climate,” the Rainforest Foundation Norway, said in a statement.
The decision follows an all-time high consumption of palm oil based fuels in Norway last year. In 2017, 317 million litres of biodiesel – around 10 percent of the total diesel consumption in Norway – were based on palm oil. Norwegian politicians, including prime minister Erna Solberg, have raised concern over the use of palm oil based biofuels, due to the link between increased demand for palm oil and deforestation.
Norway has a set of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport, including policy incentives to increase the use of biofuel – such as a volume blending mandate for road transport rising to 20 percent in 2020, and a road tax exemption for biofuel supplied above the volume blending mandate threshold. An unintended consequence of these policies is that almost half of all biofuels consumed in Norway in 2017 were based on palm oil. The Norwegian government acknowledges that the demand for palm oil for fuel results in deforestation, due to indirect land use change effects.
The EU earlier this year agreed to phase out the use of biofuels with high indirect land use change risk by 2030, and Norway’s decision goes far beyond this, as the Norwegian parliament requests that the measures be effected beginning on January 1, 2020.
“The Norwegian parliament’s decision sets an important example to other countries and underlines the need for a serious reform of the world’s palm oil industry,” said Nils Hermann Ranum of Rainforest Foundation Norway.
Europe has seen an aggressive growth in demand for palm oil, stimulated by policies to increase the consumption of renewable energy in transportation.
The increase in demand in Europe has in turn driven the expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia, at the expense of carbon and biodiversity-rich rainforests and peatlands.
The report ‘Driving Deforestation‘, released by Cerulogy and Rainforest Foundation Norway earlier this year, showed that should the current and proposed targets for future consumption of biofuels be implemented without strong measures against using palm oil feedstock, biofuel driven demand for palm oil could potentially see a sixfold increase by 2030 – a total of up to 67 million tonnes. This would exceed today’s total global production of palm oil.
Beyond the obvious disaster this demand increase would spell for biodiversity and indigenous and other forest-dependent communities, the planet’s climate would be impacted by 7 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions over the next two decades, resulting from deforestation and peat drainage. This is more than the total annual greenhouse gas emissions of the USA.
Also in 2017, the Norwegian parliament voted in favor of a ban on palm oil-based fuels in public procurement. However, the government has failed to implement the parliamentary decision, opting instead to propose voluntary measures in its earlier proposal for the 2019 national budget, which was put forward previous to the budget agreement adopted yesterday by a parliamentary majority.

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-norway-will-become-the-first-country-to-exclude-high-deforestation-palm-oil-biofuels/

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Breaking! Beginning On December 18th, Delta Air Lines Bans Support Animals On Flights Longer Than 8 Hours – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
December 11, 2018

With little more than one week’s notice, Delta Air Lines has announced more restrictions that will negatively affect pet parents and their support or service animals; especially those planning to travel during this busy holiday season.
As per its website, beginning on December 18th, Delta Air Lines will not allow any service or support animals under four months of age on any flight due to USDA vaccination requirements.
The new rules also ban emotional support animals on flights longer than eight hours.
According to the Atlanta-based airline, it will honor tickets that were purchased prior to December 18th with a request to travel with an emotional support animal.
As of February 1, 2019, however, emotional support animals will not be allowed on these longer flights regardless of when the tickets were purchased.
Perhaps Delta Air Lines should also update their website and their statement welcoming both emotional support animals and service dogs, “we know that both types of animals provide invaluable services and we welcome both on our flights.”
All airports in the United States are now required to provide designated animal relief areas to accommodate service animals and pets.
The discriminatory move follows a July 10th announcement by Delta Air Lines that it is “no longer accepting pit bull type dogs as service or support animals.”
Further information about Delta Air Lines support and service animals’ policies can be found on its website or by calling 404-209-3434.

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-beginning-on-december-18th-delta-airlines-bans-support-animals-on-flights-longer-than-8-hours/

 

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Breaking! Conservation Groups File New Lawsuit Against The Trump Administration For Failing To Protect Giraffes – World Animal News

By WAN –
December 6, 2018

Conservation groups have sued the Trump administration for failing to consider protections for Africa’s rapidly dwindling giraffe population under the Endangered Species Act.
Yesterday’s lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., comes weeks after the International Union for the Conservation of Nature updated its assessment of Africa’s remaining giraffes, reaffirming that the species is “vulnerable” to extinction, and classifying two subspecies as “critically endangered.”
Filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Humane Society International, Humane Society of the United States, and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the suit challenges the refusal of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to accept an April 2017 petition seeking Endangered Species Act protection for giraffes. The agency was required to respond within 90 days, but 19 months have passed without action.
“Giraffes capture our imaginations from childhood on, but many people don’t realize how few are left in the wild,” Tanya Sanerib, international legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement. “Instead of throwing these unique animals a lifeline under the Endangered Species Act, Trump officials are twiddling their thumbs. Trump will be to blame if future generations know giraffes only as toys and not the long-necked icons of Africa.”
Fewer than 100,000 giraffes remain in the wild, and the population dropped nearly 40% over the past three decades. The species is gravely imperiled by habitat loss, civil unrest, and illegal hunting for their meat, they are also threatened by the international trade in bone carvings, skins, and trophies.
“The Trump administration would rather allow its rich donors to mount giraffe trophies on their walls than protect giraffes,” said Elly Pepper, deputy director of NRDC’s Wildlife Trade Initiative. “Giraffes are headed toward extinction, in part due to our country’s importation of giraffe parts and trophies. It’s shameful, though unsurprising, that the Interior Department has refused to protect them under the Endangered Species Act.”
On average, the United States reportedly imports more than one giraffe hunting trophy a day, and the country imported more than 21,400 giraffe-bone carvings between 2006 and 2015.
Protection under the Endangered Species Act would help track and curb imports of giraffe bones, trophies, and other parts, and increase funding for conservation efforts in Africa.

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-conservation-groups-file-new-lawsuit-against-the-trump-administration-for-failing-to-protect-giraffes/

 

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