Sign Petition: Send to jail the murderous neighbours of Nerva!
Send the jail with the murderous neighbours of Nerva!
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This poor dog died after agonizing for a long time because several neighbours of Nerva, Huelva, decided to poison him because they do not want to have stray animals. They took his life because they believe that they are superior beings, they think they are worth more than dogs, and they are not worth shit, because they are bastard cowards, you are the ones that are left over in this world.

Two dead dogs, three more that have been saved thanks to the vet, and many murderous neighbors who must pay for what they have done.

I do not wish to poison these murderers because I am not like them, I want justice done, and that the death of these dogs is not in vain. May these cowards end up in prison, which is the only place to which all these bastards belong.

May God give them twice as much as they deserve.


Sign Petition: Let there be no forgiveness for this woman who hanged her dog!

Let there be no forgiveness for this woman who hanged her dog!
Addressed to: Court of Instruction Number 2 of Corcubión
Belen Aguilar
Created by Belen Aguilar
Barceloneta, Spain
Let there be no forgiveness for this woman who hanged her dog!

This woman from Corcubión hanged her dog in the patio of her house, where she also had six more animals in a deplorable state that, fortunately, have been rescued. Seprona has arrested this woman for animal abuse, but we already know that it is very difficult to receive more than a fine and go home.

I not only do not want this woman to go free, but also to forbid her to have animals in her charge, because these sick people enjoy mistreating and killing animals, they are psychopaths and deserve to be locked up so as not to harm any living being.



Petition:Law to prohibit having animals under their charge to people convicted of animal abuse

Law to prohibit having animals under their charge to people convicted of animal abuse
Addressed to: Government of Spain and 1 more
Leire Santos
Created by Leire Santos
Alicante, Spain
Law to prohibit having animals under their charge to people convicted of animal abuse

I am tired of seeing how there are people who mistreat animals and nothing happens, and if they are condemned, nobody forbids them to have an animal under their charge to be mistreated again. People who are abusers will surely do it again if we also facilitate the possibility of having animals.

Along with the prohibition to have animals under your care I also request a registry of animal abusers so that shelters, pet stores and any citizen can verify before giving up or selling an animal.

We have to look for all the possible tools so that the abusers and murderers of animals can not harm any living being again.


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Sign Petition: Your Drinking Water Could Soon Come From Unregulated Rivers and Streams

by: Kevin Mathews
recipient: EPA Director Andrew Wheeler

27,822 SUPPORTERS – 30,000 GOAL

Clean drinking water is critical to all Americans, yet Trump’s EPA has decided to mess with existing regulations to pull thousands of miles of streams and millions of acres of wetlands from some commonsense protections.

It’s not only important to safeguard the bodies of water we pull our water from and ensure they are free of pollution, but we also must ensure the bodies of water that pour into those other bodies are also safe and clean.

Nevertheless, this EPA has proposed removing all sources of water that aren’t permanent. In other words, the streams and wetlands that pop up seasonally (usually due to rain) and flow into our main water sources would no longer need to be regulated.

Just because they’re not feeding into water sources year round doesn’t mean they can’t do damage. Roughly one-third of Americans will drink water that can be traced back from these soon-to-be unregulated sources. How is that a good idea?

Before the proposal can go into action, the White House must take comments from the public for two months. Let’s use this petition to make sure the EPA is well aware we want our regulations kept intact so that we can ensure access to clean water to all Americans. Do not tinker with the Clean Water Act!


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Sign Petition: Johnson and Johnson Knew Their Baby Powder Had Toxic Asbestos and Did Nothing
by: Care2 Team
recipient: Johnson and Johnson

13,339 SUPPORTERS -14,000 GOAL

It turns out the ubiquitous talcom powder that Johnson and Johnson has been selling for decades is deadly. It can cause cancer and respiratory problems because it has asbestos in it. Worse yet, the company knew about this since the 1970s and continued to sell the product that is used largely on children.

Sign now if you think Johnson and Johnson should do more to make up for the way this product harmed people.Parents used their baby powder on children for diaper rash and other ailments. No one would knowingly put something potentially toxic on their child. Johnson and Johnson spent 40 years misleading the public and hiding the results of internal testing on their product.

They could start a fund to help people suffering from afflictions caused by the product, or any number of other actions to try to atone for this horrible thing.

One way or another, they must be held accountable. There are thousands of lawsuits in the works but doing the right thing because you have to and because you should are two different things.

If Johnson and Johnson ever wants to be trusted by the public again, they must do more.

Please sign on to tell them to take responsibility, apologize and take action to help people they harmed before a court tells them to.


Sign Petition: In 15 Years This Parrot Could Be Extinct, But Australia Wants to Bulldoze Its Home Anyway
by: Care2 Team
recipient: Minister of the Environment is The Hon. Melissa Price

43,266 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL

The Australian native swift parrot is a sight to behold. With a brilliant green, blue, red and yellow plumage, anyone who gets a chance to see it should count themselves lucky. Lucky, not only because it’s such a stunning ave, but also because it’s disappearing.

The bird, which breeds only in Tasmania and then flies across to the mainland to forage for nectar is now critically endangered federally. One might think that the government, after recognizing its endangered status would do all they can to protect their habitat. But they’d be wrong. In fact, the parrot’s most vital habitat, their nesting grounds in Tasmania, could be on the chopping block.

That’s because, despite their protected status, the environmental minister could rule to allow a local council to bulldoze around 40 hectares of the birds nesting area — all in order to build a dam for fish farming and a golf course.

If this happens, not only will the parrots lose out, but it will prove that Australia doesn’t take conservation seriously.

According to a 2015 study, the swift parrot, on its current decline, is doomed for extinction within 15 years. That’s why the federal government’s threatened species commissioner made it a special priority with a goal of improving its trajectory by 2020. And yet, constant threats to its survival keep popping up.

Australia is among the top 10 countries with the highest amount of endangered species. They should be taking action rather than destroying habitat.

Please sign the petition and ask Australia’s Minister of the Environment is The Hon. Melissa Price to say no to the proposed dam and fish farm that could push the swift parrot over the edge.


Sign Petition: The U.S. Wants to Slaughter Up to 1000 Sea Lions a Year
by: Care2 Team
recipient: U.S. Congress

39,599 SUPPORTERS – 40,000 GOAL

In June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2083, giving certain state governments and Native American tribes the right to kill up to 100 sea lions at a time. But without a similar Senate bill, these marine mammals were relatively safe.

But their reprieve may be coming to an end. Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a similar bill which brings the sea lion slaughter even closer to reality.

Why, despite the celebrated protections of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), would our government allow state and tribal governments to kill up to 1000 sea lions a year?

Well according to some “experts,” sea lions in the Columbia River basin are the principal threat to the wild salmon population in the area. Wild salmon have recently been added to the Endangered Species List. Congress, then, wants to cull the Columbia River sea lions which prey on the salmon, believing that will improve salmon stock.

In fact, the problem isn’t the seal lion population, it’s — you guessed it — us!

While Congress focuses on faulty science pointing the finger at this incredible marine mammal, most researchers place the blame squarely on humans. Because salmon are spread so far and wide, it’s impossible to name all issues, but researchers have been able to sum up their main challenges as the “Four Hs” — harvest, hatcheries, habitat and hydropower. None of those have anything to do with seal lions.

Humans are taking too many salmon in their annual harvest. Salmon fisheries are diluting the wild salmon gene pool. Their habitat is degrading due to logging, agricultural practices, dumping and oil spills all pose a threat to their survival and dams creating hydropower block their passage from spawning grounds to the sea.

It is wrong-headed and short-sighted to focus on sea lions when we are the real problem. Instead of killing thousands of the marine mammals Congress should pass legislation curtailing the problems caused by the four Hs. Anything else is irresponsible.

Sign the petition and demand that Congress drop their push to slaughter sea lions and demand they make a concerted effort to save the salmon of the Columbia River Basin.more

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Sign Petition: These Horses Are Chained To A Horrific “Real Life” Merry-Go-Round

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Shuangliu Wanda Plaza and Shangma Equestrian Club

18,249 SUPPORTERS – 19,000 GOAL

Forced to work for hours a day in the middle of a busy shopping mall, these horses are chained to a “real life” merry-go-round in Sichuan province in China.

The cruel attraction just opened at Shuangliu Wanda Plaza in September and costs around $6.33 per ride. The horses are forced to carry children and teens for up to 4 hours a day without a break.

Video and social media posts of the “attraction” show the horses wearing brightly colored costumes, chained to moving metal posts on the carousel that make them to walk in endless circles.

This is animal cruelty, plain and simple. Please sign the petition calling on Shuangliu Wanda Plaza and the carosal’s operators to shut the attraction down and send the horses to a sanctuary.

Horses are highly social animals that prefer to live in groups with land to roam. Being kept in near isolation, like at Shuangliu Wanda Plaza, can cause extreme stress and anxiety for the animals. And forced repetitive movements can also cause joint injuries or other painful ailments.

Even the the ride’s operators admit that the attraction’s conditions are not ideal for the horses, posting on Twitter, “Ok, there are more exciting places for horses to be, but every pony park has the same kind of walks.” and pointing the legality of ride.

This type of torturous “real-life” merry-go-round may be legal — but it’s exceedingly cruel to profit off living beings like this. Sign the petition telling Shuangliu Wanda Plaza and the carousel’s operators to stop this cruel attraction now!Photo credit: AsiaWire

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Sign Petition: 48 States Have No Laws Protecting Pets Chained Outside in the Freezing Cold
Sign Petition: 48 States Have No Laws Protecting Pets Chained Outside in the Freezing Cold
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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Every U.S. state except for Texas and Pennsylvania

39,075 SUPPORTERS -40,000 GOAL

It’s always terrible to see a dog chained up outside for long periods, but that’s especially true during extreme weather like the freezing winter months. It turns out this country has a hodge-podge of laws that do not address this common form of animal abuse adequately at all!

Sign on if you want every single state to have a law prohibiting chaining dogs outside with specific language about harsh weather like cold winter months. Of the 50 states, only 2 (Texas and Pennsylvania) have weather-specific language in their anti-tethering laws. Another 19 have specifications for how to tether or how long is OK (usually longer than 10-hour stints) and California is the only state to be fully anti-tethering. Of the states that have any laws about how to tether a dog, only a handful say a person could face anything more than a small fine for violating the law.

But the truth is, no dog should be tethered outdoors for extended periods, ever, especially not when it’s freezing cold out!

Even breeds that are more suited to winter conditions cannot be safely tethered outdoors for extended periods. They have no way to escape if something bad happens. like a natural disaster or violence from a stranger or another animal. Tethering can also lead to dogs getting tangled up and stuck in their chains, and often they don’t have food or water within their reach for long periods of times.

Some dogs are even left where they are vulnerable to animal attacks with no way to defend themselves. Some animals are even chained so tightly that they can’t even walk around at all and when they try, they choke themselves over and over again in exasperation.

All of these risks become more deadly when extreme hot or cold is involved. Dogs notoriously have trouble cooling down in heat and there’s no telling how many dogs get frostbite, hypothermia or even die while tethered outside in the cold.

Please sign on to ask every single state to make sure their animal abuse laws include anti-tethering statutes.



How to Make Living with a Cat More Enjoyable When One Family Member is Allergic to Them – Katzenworld

For a cat lover, there is nothing better than having a furry feline as your companion in your home, but for those who have a cat allergy in the household, it may not be such a fabulous match. For them, the mere sight of a cat can be enough to make them sneeze, itch, and […]

Source: How to Make Living with a Cat More Enjoyable When One Family Member is Allergic to Them – Katzenworld

Funeral home lets loyal dog visit so she can say one last goodbye to beloved human companion

Not even death can keep best friends apart. When someone we love and cherish dies, a part of us dies with them, but they remain alive in our hearts. Whatever we experience as humans could be as painful and heart-wrenching for dogs, probably the most loving and loyal creatures in the world.

As any dog lover could attest to, these furry creatures are dependable companions who are fiercely devoted to love and protect their human owners at all times. And they do so without expecting anything in return, except perhaps a warm hug or a scratch on the ears.

Sadie the dog proved she truly is man’s best friend when she grieved with the family after her owner’s untimely death earlier this year because of a heart attack. They were together for 13 years, and very much a part of each other’s lives. According to accounts of the day of the heart attack, Sadie stayed beside her owner and was putting her head on and under his hand even after it was clear that the paramedics couldn’t revive him.

Family and friends, as expected, mourned the death of the man, but it seemed Sadie was even more overwhelmed by grief. For ten days before the funeral, she couldn’t eat and sleep properly, and was said to have lost 10 lbs.

On the day of the burial service, in an ultimate testament of love, Sadie paid his last respects to his owner. As if gathering strength and support from each other in that difficult time, the widow Julia and the owner’s best friend — Sadie the dog — stood side by side in front of the casket as they took one last look on the man they both loved.

“The dog was as important as a spouse and child, so it was important that we allowed it to happen,” explained Jeremy May, president of Elements Cremation, Pre-planning & Burial in British Columbia, Canada.
Photo via Elements Cremation

In an interview with The Dodo, May recounted, “As Sadie approached the casket you could both feel and hear the emotion in the room from the guests. Not a dry eye in the room. It was an emotional and hair-raising moment.”

The funeral home posted on Facebook a photo that captured that touching moment. The post has gone viral with 1,700 reactions, 400 shares, and more than a hundred comments to date — many of them sending love and prayers both “for Sadie and her mom.” It was clear that dogs and humans are best friends and family members rolled into one. The affectionate bond endures for years, and not even sickness and death can weaken or break up that connection.

Below is the full text of Elements Cremation social media post:

“Please share this very beautiful story. This photo has touched us so deeply at Elements Cremation, Pre-planning & Burial and we and the family want to share it with you.

This photograph captures a special moment between a man, his wife and their best friend. She had recently lost her dear husband to a sudden heart attack and wanted to see him one last time to say goodbye. When he had passed away at home their dog Sadie would not leave his side. After the death, she showed signs of depression, would not eat and waited for him to come home everyday. The wife believed that Sadie could also benefit from saying goodbye and getting closure herself, and she was right!

After 10 days of not eating and 10lbs of weight loss, the moment Sadie walked in her home again after the service she ate her first meal. Amazing! A heart wrenching, yet beautiful story. “

A caring, devoted, and faithful friend until the end — that’s Sadie for sure.

Ryan Zinke is resigning, and the internet’s reaction is priceless | Grist

Don’t let that $139,000 door you purchased for your office with taxpayer money, hit you in the butt on the way out the door!

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Heartbreaking News! Beloved Bear Named Cinder Who Was Rescued & Rehabilitated From Wildfires Was Killed By A Hunter In Washington – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
December 13, 2018

Photos from Idaho Black Bear Rehab (IBBR), Facebook
It is with heavy hearts that WAN shares the sad news that Cinder, the inspiring bear who was brought to recover in Idaho after her paws were tragically burned in a wildfire four years ago, was shot dead a little more than one year ago, by a heartless hunter.
According to Idaho Black Bear Rehab (IBBR), which cared for Cinder before her release into the wild, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shared the devastating update with the nonprofit organization yesterday.
As noted in one of numerous posts on the IBBR’s Facebook page, WDFW explained that the department had recollared Cinder in her den two years after her initial release. When Cinder’s collar stopped transmitting in October 2017, the department believed she was still hibernating in her den.

Due to heavy snow in the spring, and the cougar creek fire in the summer, the department was not able to go back and retrieve their cameras until September 2018.
“Unfortunately, instead of finding a den,” noted the explanation on Facebook, “we found Cinder’s skeletal remains. It appears that she was killed by a hunter in October 2017.”

Sally Maugan of IBBR shared memories of Cinder, as well as insight into the countless animal rescuers who worked so hard to save her life.
“Not many of us can know the pain and suffering that accompanies burns of that magnitude, the pain of recovery, bandage changes, and all that goes along with it. Yet Cinder was a definite inspiration to humans who also knew that pain and suffering, and to the many supporters around the world who followed her story,” Maugan shared in an emotional post. “I think most of us felt if she could do it, if she could fight to recover, if she could regain her freedom, then we humans could also face our own traumas and survive to live again.”

“As wildlife rehabilitators, we all face the goal of recovery and release,” continued Maugan. “However, we also face the inevitable knowledge that once released, the animals are in charge of their own lives and there is little we can do to impact that.”

IBBR has helped save more that 200 bears over the past 29 years.
“I never met a bear who would consider living in captivity as really living,” said Maugan. “Our tribute to Cinder is to never forget her, to thank her for showing us how to heal in the worst of times, and for her courage and fight to survive to live free again.”
Maugan also made a point to appreciate the WDFW, Pilots N Paws, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc., and everyone involved for all of their “care and kindness in giving Cinder a second chance.”

WAN echoes their appreciation! R.I.P. sweet angel Cinder!


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$225,000 Granted By ASPCA To Equine Rescue Groups To Rescue & Rehabilitate Retired Racehorses – World Animal News


December 14, 2018

This week, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) announced that it has granted $225,000 to nine equine rescue groups to support their efforts to save and rehabilitate retired racehorses.

Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded over $2 million dollars to prepare retired racehorses for new homes after their racing careers end.

“The ASPCA is dedicated to ensuring horses nationwide have good welfare, and through the Rescuing Racers Initiative we are able to provide much-needed grant funding to the many groups around the country that provide critical resources to former racehorses,” said Dr. Emily Weiss, Vice President of Equine Welfare for the ASPCA in a statement. “While their racing careers may have ended, these retirees still have much to offer as they transition into new homes, and we are pleased to support the efforts of these groups as they rehabilitate and retrain these horses for life off the track.”
Selected recipients include a wide range of equine rescues, each being awarded a grant ranging from $10,000–$45,000 to support their work. Recipients of the 2018 ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative include:

CANTER, Michigan
Friends of Ferdinand, Indiana
Kentucky Equine Humane Center Inc., Kentucky
MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, Inc., Maryland
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, Kentucky and Ohio
ReRun Inc., New York
The Exceller Fund Inc., Kentucky
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Kentucky

The ASPCA Equine Welfare department is focused on ensuring that horses nationwide are protected, which includes working collaboratively with stakeholders in both the rescue community and equine industries to help at-risk horses safely transition to new careers and homes, increasing safety net support for horse owners, and enhancing anti-cruelty efforts. The ASPCA’s efforts to ensure that equines have good welfare also includes supporting humane legislation and advocacy, as well as field rescue and targeted equine grants. In 2017, the ASPCA awarded more than $750,000 in equine grants to assist 91 equine organizations across the country.


WAN Exclusive With Humane Society International’s, Dr. Peter Li, About Rescue Of Nearly 400 Cats From Illegal Slaughterhouse In China – World Animal News




By Lauren Lewis –
December 14, 2018

Exclusive photos shared with WAN by Dr. Peter Li, China policy specialist at Humane Society International
In a remarkable rescue operation, a covert coalition of animal advocates throughout China saved close to 400 cats from certain death from an illegal slaughterhouse in Tianjin.
While a relief, the plight of the cats and the heroes who saved them is far from over, as they continue to fight against and try to end the barbaric dog and cat meat trade that runs rampant across the country.
To delve deeper and help raise awareness about this lesser-known but equally harrowing aspect of the deplorable trade, WAN talked exclusively this morning with Dr. Peter Li, China policy specialist at Humane Society International (HSI).
Li explained that 375 cats crammed tightly together in 24 wire cages were discovered earlier this month by China Animal Protection Power (CAPP), a rescue group HSI helped to form in 2016, together with other activists from Tianjin and Beijing.

Li shared that CAPP is made up of action-oriented animal advocates scattered across the country that range in age from their mid-20’s to 30’s, ready to quickly mobilize when needed. He also emphasized the need to protect the identities of CAPP members from the “formidable evil force” of the Chinese dog and cat meat trade “that finds anyone they can to attack.”
That is why, Li told WAN, they never use members full names.
In this case, Li explained that Mr. Huang, a CAPP member, chaired the negotiation sessions with law enforcement and presented authorities with arguments against the slaughterhouse for food safety, public health, animal disease control policy, and criminal law violations.
As per Li, there are no animal protection laws in China, it is the environmental and health regulations that animal activists like CAPP increasingly use to persuade the police to crack down on the dog and cat meat trade.
Huang, who described the event as “heartbreaking,” was one of the first rescuers to arrive at the illegal slaughterhouse.
CAPP further reported that the cats at the slaughterhouse were in terrible condition, many emaciated and sick. They also found piles of cat hair outside, with the remains of thousands of cats that had been slaughtered at the site.

“The way cats are killed for China’s meat trade is notoriously brutal. They are grabbed around the throat with large iron tongs and then beaten over the head with a metal or wooden stick while their terrified cage mates look on. Some may still be conscious when they are thrown into a pot of boiling water to remove their hair,” noted Li, further explaining that the cats are disemboweled, beheaded, and de-footed to disguise the species, before being shipped to buyers. “This is the fate of an estimated four million cats a year in China, a mixture of stolen pets and urban strays.”
“If the authorities enforced existing food safety, animal disease control, and property protection laws, we would see a huge decline in China’s brutal dog and cat meat trade,” continued Li. “A legislative ban on the trade is our ultimate goal, but we don’t need to wait for that to make a difference. We just need police forces willing to act like this one in Tianjin.”
It has been reported that Tianjin police have received more than 1,200 phone calls from people across China urging them to crack down on this illegal slaughterhouse, an indication that news of the raid had spread on Chinese social media WeChat.

“While temporarily closed, activists are putting pressure on local government to shut down the slaughterhouse permanently,” said Li, who immediately began contacting local activists, organizations, and HSI partners, once he was alerted to the situation.
The rescued cats were subsequently handed over to Capital Animal Welfare Association (CAWA), one of the country’s most credible organizations. Among its many distinctions, CAWA helped stop the introduction of rodeos into the country in 2012.
While some cats are hospitalized, many have been sent to different groups, including ones in Beijing. Sadly, Li estimates that there are still approximately 200 in Tianjin that are waiting for safe accommodations.

“We always encourage adoption rather than purchasing dogs or cats from stores,” Li told WAN, explaining people interested in adopting any of the rescued cats should contact HSI which will then arrange to address the requests.
“Compared to dogs, it is much easier and less expensive to coordinate and facilitate adoptions of cats from China to the United States and around the world,” Li told WAN.
The illegal slaughter operation in Tianjin is now under police investigation.
People outside of China that are interested in adopting one of these precious cats, should contact Humane Society International at (202) 452-1100 or, from North America, at (866) 614-4371. HSI can also be reached by email HERE!


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Sign the Petition: Increase Disabled Veterans Benefits

Mo Moumné started this petition to Department of Veterans Affairs and 2 others

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs website as of November 8th 2018. Disabled veterans are paid on a disability scale that starts from 10% to 100% service connected disability. When the veteran is paid for their disability, it is a certain amount and currently the minimum for a 10% Disabled Veteran with No Dependents is 137$ monthly. The maximum amount is for a 100% Disabled Veteran with spouse, two parents and child at $3,527.22 monthly.

This amount is too little and needs to be addressed properly by our government officials.

For anyone who lives in any major city in the good old USA knows that the National Average of an unfurnished apartment is $1,500+ and climbing. For example, in most popular cities such as Los Angeles and New York City the average rate of housing is well over $2,500+ for two bedroom unfurnished apartments.

The VA benefits are not staying ahead of the housing cost by much and forcing veterans into Welfare/Food Stamps and supplemental state assistance income as a necessity in order to eat and survive normally. Rather than the government throw $640 Billion dollars and growing into the military, give a little more to those that have already served and deserve to be better taken care of. Give them the support they need. The funding to live a less stressful life after they have been hurt mentally and physically, lost their limbs or have become paralyzed.

Currently, President Trump’s requested budget for veterans for FY2019 is $198 Billion dollars, but this is going to be dispersed upon the service providers and facilities and maybe, just a measly 3.9% actual increase for Veterans Disabilities Benefits. This is not fair. Not right. Not enough.

Take better care of our vets. Sign this petition and let it be heard. Increase the benefits across the board for all Disabled Veterans. Starting from the 10% Disabled up to the 100% Disabled. All Veterans have sacrificed and should be treated and taken care of fairly.

93-year-old war veteran dies with no one to carry casket – then six teens show up in uniform


There is no doubt that if there is anyone who deserves our utmost respect, it is no other than our honorable veteran heroes who risked their life for ours. The admirable courage and inspiring selflessness that the veterans displayed while they were in duty deserves to live on our memories.

Thomas Hunter, a veteran army who served in battlefield from the year 1942-1949, risked his life in the largest amphibious assault in our history. His dedicated his then young life to protect our country during the D-Day invasion of World War II.

After serving in the army by the end of 1949, Mr. Thomas Hunter lead a normal life. However, the war veteran did not get married. It seemed that he was already happy in the company of his 11 siblings.

Sadly, on the 12th day of September, Mr. Thomas Hunter took his last breath. At the ripe age of 93, the World War II veteran passed away, leaving a few nieces behind.

But since Mr. Hunter managed to outlive his 11 siblings, none of his immediate family is left to carry his casket. During the planning of his funeral, his surviving nieces did not know who they could ask to carry Mr. Thomas Hunter’s casket.

Fortunately, the funeral director at Southern Funeral Homes in Winnfield, Louisiana knew what to do. Bryan Price, the director, reached out to the local football coach, Lyn Bankston to ask for help.

The local football coach then asked if any of the young men he knew would be willing to carry the casket of a war veteran. Knowing that these young men do not only possess strong leadership skills but an admirable kind heart as well, he knew they would be more than willing to lend a hand.

He asked Brett Jurek, Justin Lawson, Matthew Harrell, T.J. Homan, Lee Estay, and Christian Evans if they would be willing to help out the deceased war veteran. Not disappointing the expectation of the local coach, they immediately agreed to help knowing about Mr. Thomas Hunter’s story.

“These are all young men who are leaders in our program and our community. They know the sacrifice Mr. Hunter made and it meant something to them.” Lyn Bankston explained.

The young men even asked whether it would be okay for them to wear their football jerseys.
“The kids asked if it was appropriate for them to wear their jerseys, and I said absolutely it was because you and this program stand for exactly what Mr. Hunter stood for when he was serving this country.” Coach Bankston shared.


To honor the priceless services Mr. Thomas Hunter rendered to our country during the World War II, the 6 young football men carried his casket with pride. They sent the war veteran on a somber and solemn ceremony.

To acknowledge the efforts of the 6 young athletes, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham praised the kind gesture of the football players during his speech on the House floor.

“They didn’t know this man, but they knew that every veteran deserves to die with dignity and be honoured for the sacrifices he made in defence of this nation.” U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said. “I think the actions of these young men speak volumes about what’s truly important – country, community, family, God.” The house representative added.

Meanwhile, Coach Bankston could not be even more proud of the kind gesture his players displayed.

“One of the things we try to teach our young people is to value history and to recognize that so many people sacrificed so they could have the life they have.” Coach Bankston proudly shared.

Kudos to the young football players, the war veteran who served our country was not sent off on his own. After all, no war veteran of any generation deserves to be forgotten, because if not for the life they have risked, we wouldn’t be here today.

Watch the heartwarming video below and may their story remind us not to forget about the heroes who stood up for our country.