Petition: MUTILATED DESERT TORTOISE NEEDS OUR HELP IN NEVADA, FILE FELONY CHARGES OF ANIMAL CRUELTY!, Nevada

by: Robert Wannberg
recipient: Angela Bello, Christi Kindel NYE COUNTY, NEVADA DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1520 E Basin Ave # 107, Pahrump, NV 89060 Phone: (775) 751-7080, Nevada

903 SUPPORTERS in Nevada
45,362 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL

On July 17, 2018 Phillip Peng was arrested in Pahrump, Nevada possessing an endangered wild desert tortoise that he had mutilated and kept on a leash.

PENG used a power drill to make 2 holes through the shell of the tortoise where he attached a metal leash. The tortoise was also found in a deep container of water when PENG was arrested and the animal was fighting to avoid drowning. A tortoise does not swim. A herpatologists that examined the animal stated the drilling of holes into its shell would have caused extreme pain and suffering, hundreds of nerves connect to the shell. The shell had also been fractured. Further, part of the nails in its feet had been worn off from it trying to escape the cable tether. Peng stated he kept the tortoise in this condition for about four years.

Peng was also charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon after allegedly pointing a gun at someones head, False Imprisonment and Carrying a Concealed weapon without a valid permit. It is well documented that those committing animal cruelty often escalate to committing crimes against humans.

The Nye County , Nevada Sheriff arrested PENG on two counts of felony animal cruelty. Subsequently, the Nye County, Nevada District Attorney dropped the one charge and only filed one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty when the Nevada Animal Cruelty law applicaple substantiates a felony charge. (Case 18CRO3572)

It is just and proper when applying the Nevada State law in this case, (N.R.S. 574.100 (1) (a) 6 (a) that the Nye County Nevada District Attorney, Angela Bello and Christi Kindel, (filing Deputy) reconsider the charges and that the crimes committed by PENG be elevated to felony animal cruelty because they are, in fact, felony animal cruelty.

The crimes committed and the allegations and admissions made by PENG are torturous and outrageous.
The Nevada Desert Tortoise is a federally protected and endangered animal. The only way to prevent and reduce animal cruelty is to hold people properly accountable that commit it.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/865/207/525/

 

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Petition: Justice for Daisy and Tallulah, the Horses Stabbed 27 Times in Hinckley

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Leicestershire Police

48,624 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL
Daisy and Tallulah were minding their own business in a field in Hinckley, United Kingdom. Perhaps they were grazing or swatting away flies with their tails when out of nowhere they were attacked by unknown perpetrators wielding knives.

Daisy, a 7-year-old Shetland pony, and Tallulah, a 6-year-old miniature horse, were subsequently stabbed a total of 27 times. When their owners Brian & Donna Poole found them later they both were in serious pain. Daisy had been stabbed in the face while poor Tallulah had to endure nearly 20 different cuts delivered by some vile human being.

This isn’t an isolated incident, two other ponies belonging to the Pooles were attacked with a bottle and pelted with stones and eggs just three months ago. This time, the attack was much more violent. If it is the same attacker as last time, it seems like their acts are escalating.

Someone is harassing and abusing helpless animals in the Hinckley area and they must be caught, and not just for the safety of the animals. People who commit violence against animals are likely to move on to humans. This potentially dangerous menace must be taken off the streets.

Please sign the petition and tell Leicestershire Police to continue their search for the horse attacker and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/644/617/167/justice-for-daisy-and-tallulah-the-horses-stabbed-27-times-in-hinckley/

 

There Is A Possum Festival In Florida That Offers Bids To Swing Opossums In The Air For So-Called “Fun,” Absolutely Shocking! – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
August 10, 2018

Photos From Wausau Possum Festival, Facebook
Politics and animal cruelty? That’s what the Wausau Possum Festival seems to represent in Florida. After we found out about this shocking so-called “festival”, we had to dig deepOn its website and Facebook page, the “festival” is promoted as one that “celebrates the Opossum, a nocturnal marsupial.”

Strange. While we’re still not completely sure what the festival is about and how it has existed for close to 50 years, the one thing that is clear from the photos is that there was an awful lot of manhandling of innocent animals by many people, including local politicians running campaigns during the 2018 election year.
At the appalling event, festival-goers had the opportunity to bid on an opossum, whoever bids the highest holds it by its tail and proceeds to shake the poor frightened animal in the air. We are just as shocked as you by now. This all takes place during the day, despite opossums being nocturnal animals. Being held captive in cages and then swung around by humans is unfathomable.

When threatened or harmed, opossums open their mouths, displaying 50 sharp teeth as saliva foams around them. This defense mechanism is an involuntary and automatic physiological response to danger.
According to the Tallahassee Democrat Congressional candidate, Bob Rackleff, bid an undisclosed amount while U.S. Congressman Neal Dunn reportedly paid $950.00 for an opossum.
Gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam paid $600.00. Putnam even shared a photo of himself and his daughter holding the opossum on Twitter, which WAN opted against using in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congressional candidate Bob Rackleff

U.S. Congressman Neal Dunn

Gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam
Claiming that “it’s for a good cause” as money raised benefits the local volunteer fire department and next year’s Possum Festival, commissioner of agriculture, candidate Denise Grimsley, paid $1,300.00 for her opossum.

commissioner of agriculture candidate Denise Grimsley
This is sad and wrong on so many levels and the Possum Festival In Florida must end!

https://worldanimalnews.com/there-is-a-possum-festival-in-florida-that-offers-bids-to-swing-opossums-in-the-air-for-so-called-fun-absolutely-shocking/
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TAGS Animal Abuse,Animal Cruelty,Animal Protection,Captive Animals,Florida, opossum

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This Dog Survived But Serves As Warning Why People Should Never Give An Animal Away “Free To A Good Home” – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
July 23, 2018

An animal shelter in Brisbane, Australia, is warning people not to give away pets, especially for free via social media. Sadly, an innocent puppy with severe facial injuries serves as an example of why.
“Trixie is a young, loving six-month-old pup who has already seen the absolute horrors this world has to offer. Her old owner couldn’t care for her so gave her away on a Facebook page to what he thought was a ‘good home’,” Happy Tails Animal Rescue posted on its Facebook page. “The disgusting humans who posed as a ‘good home’ promptly blocked Trixie’s old owner so he couldn’t check in on her… and two weeks passed by before Trixie showed up at the local pound with horrific facial injuries.”
A photo released by the rescue reveals that the sweet little Rottweiler and staffie mix with a swollen face had been used as a ‘bait dog’ to train fighting dogs.

The post revealed that after hearing about Trixie’s story, the rescue organization picked the dog up from the pound and then drove her six hours away to the shelter in Brisbane.
While the swelling on her face has gone down, the rescue reported that there is still a lot of scarring.

“Trixie is looking for a FOSTER HOME, preferably with NO other animals as she has endured so much pain and needs to recover in a quiet environment where she can learn that humans will never hurt her again,” the post continued. “If you can help give this pup another chance at life, one without pain and horror but just love and guidance, please let us know ASAP!”
“Also, please remember if you have absolutely no choice and need to rehome your pet, always go through a rescue group or shelter,” advised the rescue group. “You never can be sure who you are giving your precious pet to otherwise!”
As of this morning, a new update on Trixie, who is responding well to treatment, has been posted explaining that the RSPCA is now investigating her alleged mistreatment.
Fortunately, Trixie has since been placed in a loving foster home.

https://worldanimalnews.com/this-dog-survived-but-serves-as-warning-why-you-should-never-give-an-animal-away-free-to-a-good-home/

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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: 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

 

Petition: Justice For Nala, The Sweet Dog Abandoned in The Utah Desert

by: Grace H.
recipient: Utah Authorities

96,968 SUPPORTERS
100,000 GOAL

Nala is a sweet, loving dog. But when I met her, she was near death by the side of the road in rural Utah. She had been rehomed and her new owners abandoned her in the desert. She had been hit by a car and was barely holding on when my boyfriend and I found her. She had been wandering alone in the desert for five weeks, trying to make her way home.

Sign on the demand Utah authorities charge the man responsible for this cruelty!

Nala’s family had had to make the difficult choice to rehome her after she was unable to get along with their oldest daughter’s new therapy dog. Nala’s mom, Brandi, carefully vetted the people who would be taking her and thought for sure their sweet dog would be cared for. Nala was passed around and ended up being given to Clinton Jorgenson who told Brandi he had euthanized Nala. Brandi and her children, Nala’s real family, were devastated and heartbroken!

{You can follow Nala’s story on FB https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/804/035/749/https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/804/035/749/.

And because the extensive vet bills are falling on Nala’s family, they could really use some help. Nala has needed multiple surgeries to repair her jaw and leg. Visit their https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/804/035/749/ page if you can – anything helps!}

5 weeks later, my boyfriend and I found Nala on the side of the highway in rural Utah, mere inches from traffic. Clinton Jorgenson had dumped Nala in the desert to starve to death and die. She was starving, dehydrated, sprayed by a skunk, and covered in cactus spines. Nala’s gums were torn down to the bone and she had a severely broken leg.

We rushed Nala to the Animal Hospital in Price, Utah and through facebook they were able to locate Brandi and her family. Nala had traveled over 40 miles in 5 weeks trying to make her way home. Nala is now happy and safe with her real family who will never give her up again.

Carbon County says there is not enough evidence to charge Clinton Jorgenson for dumping Nala in the desert. Please sign to petition Clinton Jorgenson be charged with abandoning sweet Nala.

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Update #15 days ago
I have just learned a horrible new detail about Nala’s story! Apparently, the couple who abandoned her actually took her and two other dogs to the desert to shoot them. They missed Nala and Nala ran away, beginning her 5 week journey alone in the desert. The father of the female in the couple is willing to testify against her, he has even seen her beating Nala – we must keep demanding local authorities press charges against this couple!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/804/035/749/

 

Petition: These Thugs Beat a Cat to Death With a Baseball Bat and Sent the Owner a Video of the Whole Thing

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Thames Valley Police

97,276 SUPPORTERS – 100,000 GOAL

When 45-year-old Anna from Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, started putting posters of her missing cat Kiki around town, she thought that some kind soul would find her and give her a call.

Instead, she received a Snapchat. The video started off promising enough, a close-up of one of her posters of her missing Kiki, but then everything went terribly wrong.

The poster was pulled away from the lens and there, in plain sight, she could see a group of disgusting thugs beating her cat to death with a baseball bat.

Imagine receiving a video like this? Imagine how much pain and sorrow Anna must have felt and to know that her cat had suffered so much at the hands of these cruel people.

Despite the fact that both Kiki and the brutalized cat are both long haired black cats, Anna, says she can’t be sure that the cat in the video is her beloved kitten. What she — and all of use — are sure about is that these sick people should be caught, charged, convicted and thrown in jail.

There is no excuse for this type of treatment and people who enjoy abusing animals also pose a danger to humans.

Tell Thames Valley Police that these men must be caught. Sign and tell them that you support their search for the cat killers.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/373/259/279/these-thugs-beat-a-cat-to-death-with-a-baseball-bat-and-sent-the-owner-a-video-of-the-whole-thing/?TAP=1732

Photo Credit: Gilles Douaire

 

Petition: Justice for Kaos the Dog – Murdered After Saving Human Lives in Italy!

recipient: Italian police

50,526 SUPPORTERS – 55,000 GOAL

Kaos the german shepherd was the definition of a hero dog. He saved human lives in an earthquake in Italy in 2016 and recently had even found a missing person! That’s why it’s extra horrible that he was brutally poisoned to death at his own house!

Sign the petition to demand justice for Kaos!

Kaos and his owner Fabiano were some of the first on the scene in an Italian earthquake that ended up killing 230 people. Kaos worked for weeks to find and rescue as many people as possible.

Then, in late July, someone poisoned and murdered the incredible animal. “I have no words,” his owner Ettore said. “I can’t understand such a horrible act.”

Can you imagine waking up to find your family member poisoned and dead in the backyard? Kaos was more than a working dog, he was part of Fabiano’s family and no family deserves to go through this.

We must insist Italian authorities find and prosecute Kaos’ murderer immediately!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/147/800/873/justice-for-kaos-the-dog-murdered-after-saving-human-lives-in-italy/?TAP=1732

Photo from the Facebook of Kaos’ owner, Fabiano Ettore

 

North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution | OPA

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North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution | OPA

A North Carolina man was sentenced yesterday to one year and one day in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for his role in dog fighting activities, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina and Special Agent in Charge Bethanne M. Dinkins for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General.

On Jan. 12, Brexton Redell Lloyd, 54, of Eagle Springs, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy and two felony counts of possession and training a dog intended for use in an animal fighting venture, contrary to the animal fighting provisions of the federal Animal Welfare Act.

According to documents filed with the court, Lloyd participated with Justin “Jay” Love and others in a multi-state dog fighting conspiracy. These documents describe Lloyd and Love’s attempt to set up a dog fight between Lloyd and an unknown opponent in October 2015 and Lloyd’s breeding and training activities. Court documents further note that last year, federal agents seized 13 pitbull-type dogs from Lloyd’s residence. Ten of the dogs were secured outdoors by excessive chains, wearing thick collars, and positioned so that each dog was out of reach of any other dog. The other dogs were housed individually in pens. The water in the dogs’ bowls was frozen. Two of the four adult dogs seized exhibited scars consistent with dog fighting, and a third adult dog had four fractured teeth. In addition to the dogs, agents seized items related to training dogs for dog fighting purposes, including: a spring pole, a dog harness, and a hanging scale. Agents also seized veterinary supplies, including intravenous fluids, intravenous administration sets stated for “Veterinary Use Only,” injectable and other antibiotics, a 100-count package of syringes, blood-clotting medications such as Blood Stop Powder, and a skin stapler.

“Animal cruelty like the conduct in this case has no place in a civilized society,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Wood. “Yesterday’s sentencing sends a strong message that we are bringing to justice those who engage in illegal dog fighting and that anyone who engages in this conduct does so at the risk of significant jail time.”

“Dog fighting isn’t entertainment, it’s organized crime, and it has no place in our society,” said United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina. Martin added, “I thank our law enforcement partners at the Department of Agriculture, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol for their exceptional coordination in bringing this defendant to justice.”

“The provisions of the Animal Welfare Act were designed to protect animals from being used in illegal fighting ventures, which often entail other forms of criminal activity involving drugs, firearms and gambling,” said Special Agent in Charge Dinkins for USDA OIG. “Together with the Department of Justice, animal fighting is an investigative priority for USDA OIG, and we will work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and assist in the criminal prosecution of those who participate in animal fighting ventures.”

This case is part of Operation Grand Champion, a coordinated effort across numerous federal judicial districts to combat organized dog fighting. The phrase “Grand Champion” is used by dog fighters to refer to a dog with more than five dog fighting “victories.” To date, over one hundred dogs have been rescued as part of Operation Grand Champion, and either surrendered or forfeited to the government. The Humane Society of the United States assisted with the care of the dogs seized by federal law enforcement.

This case was investigated by USDA OIG and FBI, with assistance from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol, and was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Erica H. Pencak of the Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney JoAnna G. McFadden of the Middle District of North Carolina.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/north-carolina-man-sentenced-prison-role-multi-state-dog-fighting-prosecution

Petition: Someone Shot and Killed a Dolphin and Her Unborn Calf

by: Care2 Team
recipient: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

109,846 SUPPORTERS – 110,000 GOAL
When most people see a dolphin their hearts fill with joy. But not some thug in Mississippi. Instead, according to officials, he pulled out a gun and shot it.

If that wasn’t bad enough, when authorities performed a necropsy on the dead cetaecian, they found that it was pregnant. Neither the mother or unborn calf had a chance of surviving. Now animal welfare organizations are offering a combined reward of up to $11,000 for information that leads to the killer’s arrest.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — one of the organizations charged with implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) — if caught, the culprit could face up to one year in prison and $100,000 in fines.

Since 2002 — in the Northern Gulf region which includes Mississippi — 24 dolphins have been found dead from human-inflicted injuries including guns, arrows or being impaled.

For some reason, more and more people are finding it “fun” to abuse our protected marine life.

This killer must be caught and brought to justice so our government can make an example out of them. We must make sure animal abusers are held responsible for their crimes.

Sign the petition and tell NOAA support them in their search for the killer of the Mississippi dolphin.
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/481/471/271/someone-shot-and-killed-a-dolphin-and-her-unborn-calf/

 

WAN’s Most Wanted; Help DonkeyLand Identify Perpetrator Who Shot & Wounded A Wild Burro With An Arrow In Riverside County, California – World Animal News

By WAN –
July 27, 2018
Photos from DonkeyLandA wild burro with who was shot and had an arrow dangling from its ear was gently captured in Riverside County, California.
Spirit, the injured animal, which has since been transported to SoCal Equine Hospital in Norco, California, was initially noticed on Wednesday of last week wandering around the Inland Empire’s Reche Canyon where hundreds of burros are known to gather. An animal services officer reportedly was able to take a photo that revealed that the arrow was gone, but sadly, the wounds it left behind remain.
“This is our third time trying to capture him; third time’s the charm,” noted non-profit organization DonkeyLand on its Facebook page. “We don’t know if a piece of the broken arrow is in his head or eardrum, we don’t know if he has an infection, we don’t know if he will require surgery, but he is in good hands with our surgeon Dr. Wan.”

“Three outraged animal lovers have come forward to offer a reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrible act of animal cruelty by shooting this innocent free-roaming wild burro with an arrow. Everybody needs a safe way to give information about something they know or even suspect without fear of retaliation for telling the truth,” the post continued stating that the generous reward is now at $3,000. “Help be the voice for these innocent animals today.”
Anyone with information regarding this case can send anonymous tips by emailing dhorn@riversidesheriff.org or calling Riverside County Department of Animal Services at (951) 358-7387.
Longtime animal advocate and former game show host Bob Barker recently donated to DonkeyLand to help it in its efforts to purchase 460 acres to be used for a sanctuary for the wild donkeys.
“Our wild burro emergency rescues involve safely capturing, providing onsite first-aid treatment, transporting to the hospital, rehabilitating, castrating the males rescued, then releasing the burros back to the wild with their family, as we never want to take away their freedom. Ultimately that is our goal but, in some cases, the ideal situation does not always happen, and the burro becomes a permanent resident of DonkeyLand,” the organization notes on its website explaining that most of their rescued donkeys have usually suffered terrible abuse by the hands of their cruel owners. “We are a forever home for those who can’t be released back to the wild because of a traumatic car accident, injury, illness or a special needs situation. They come to us traumatized, desperate and betrayed. With us, they find love, safety, compassion, dignity, trust, hope and a new beginning.”
Donations to DonkeyLand can also be made HERE!

https://worldanimalnews.com/wans-most-wanted-help-donkeyland-identify-perpetrator-who-shot-wounded-a-wild-burro-with-an-arrow-in-riverside-county-california/

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Petition: Bull-Fighting Is Neither Art Nor Culture ~ Ban It NOW!!

by: Protect All Wildlife

938 SUPPORTERS – 1,000 GOAL

It seems hard to believe that in this so-called civilised age, a most vicious and cruel spectacle of blood continues to flourish in Spain and certain other countries. Bullfighting is barbaric and should have been banned long ago, as bear-baiting was. It is difficult to understand how crowds of people will pay money and take pleasure in watching one lone creature – who has never done them any harm — getting hacked to death. How can anyone with an ounce of compassion, cheer and chant olé as a banderilla or lance is thrust into the animal’s pain-racked body?

Prime Minister ~ NOW is the time to end bull-fighting. It is NEITHER art nor culture – IT IS BARBARIC!!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/113/645/498/bull-fighting-is-neither-art-nor-culture-~-ban-it-now/

 

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Petition: Two Cats Were Thrown From 13-Floor Building!

by: Care2 Team
target: Birmingham Authorities

Two innocent cats were thrown to their death off a 13-floor building in Birmingham. The poor cats were found early in the morning.

Sign the petition to demand authorities figure out who did this and charged them with animal cruelty!

These cats were not microchipped or collared, so there is not way to figure out who owned them that way. But authorities could absolutely figure out who was in the building at the time and if anyone in the building owned them.

We can only hope that the cats died immediately upon impact, but we really can’t be sure. It’s possible they laid there for minutes or hours suffering in pain before finally dying.

Whoever did this must be brought to justice. Not only is it horrible to murder a living being in this cruel way, but it also points to violent tendancies in that person. Many people who abused animals then go on to abuse humans as well. So finding the offendor here is absolutely crucial.

Sign on to demand answers for the murder of these two cats!

*Photo from RSPCA, released in an effort to catch the perpetrator.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/489/860/084/

 

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Horses Reportedly Forced to Eat Dirt and Wood to Survive Deserve Justice

Two horses allegedly died of starvation in an unfortunate case of animal cruelty. One surviving horse reportedly ingested large amounts of dirt and wood due to overwhelming hunger. Demand justice for these poor horses.

Source: Horses Reportedly Forced to Eat Dirt and Wood to Survive Deserve Justice

Petition: These Men Forced Their Pit Bull to Tear Apart a Young Puppy and Filmed it. Demand Justice for Snoop.

by: Care2 Team
target: Pickens County Sheriff’s Office

77,911 SUPPORTERS – 80,000 GOAL

Chase Davidson had heard there was a dog fighting problem in Pickens County, Alabama, but he had no idea just how real it was. That was until his two dogs went missing but only one came back alive.

Chase’s dog Avery and her puppy Snoop disappeared last month. He was worried sick but luckily he was able to relocate Avery. However, Snoop was still nowhere to be found.

Snoop had been killed, and when Chase learned the gruesome details of his death he almost couldn’t believe it. Someone had approached him with a video that contained Snoops final moments. In it, you see Snoop attacked by a pit bull and dragged off by the neck. Shortly afterward you hear someone yell “Kill it, kill it, kill it,” then another person reaches in the video and shakes the puppy as to entice the pit bull to fight even harder.

The video was so disturbing that the local news decided not to include it in their story.

This kind of dog abuse unfortunately happens all over the country but Pickens County, with the new video evidence, has a chance to stomp it out within their borders. Police have launched an investigation into the incident but it is important to make sure this case remains a priority. Dog fighting is a scourge that needs to be rooted out and our voices can make a difference.

Please sign the petition and ask Pickens County Sheriff’s Office to continue their search for the perpetrators and work to end the dog fighting rings within their county.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/925/055/032/these-men-forced-their-pit-bull-to-tear-apart-a-young-puppy-and-filmed-it.-demand-justice-for-snoop./?TAP=1732&utm_source=Green+Monster+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=33f1cf373b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_07_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34-33f1cf373b-106049477

 

Petition: Someone Chopped Off This Puppy’s Feet and Tail, But Turkish Law Might Not Be Enough to Punish the Abuser

by: Care2 Team
target: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

30,914 SUPPORTERS – 35,000 GOAL
Few cases of animal cruelty are so disturbing that they have provoked real action from powerful politicians. Even fewer have made the president of an entire nation stand up and say, enough is enough.

That is just what happened in Turkey earlier this month. A group of walkers was roaming around a forest near Sakarya, Turkey when they came upon a shocking sight. There, hidden under the undergrowth was a bloodied and dying one-month-old puppy.

Someone had chopped off its legs and tail and left it there to die.

The rescuers rushed it to a local veterinarian hospital where it fought for two long days before it finally succumbed to its appalling injuries.

Video and images of the mutilated puppy enraged the entire country. So much so that the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, personally announced the arrest of the suspected animal abuser at a political rally. But that is just the beginning.

The president along with politicians from various opposing parties spoke up to call for new and stronger protections to prevent violence against stray animals like street dogs and cats. President Erdogan said he would work to do just that after the election on June 24th.

The new proposed law would regulate how stray animals are treated by the public and create stricter penalties for those who abused them.

This tragic story could have a positive ending if Turkey really does follow through with their new anti-animal abuse law, it could protect thousands of homeless animals from violence and cruelty. But often promises like the ones made by Turkish politicians get lost or set aside due to “higher” priorities. If we really want to see a better world for Turkey’s stray animals we must continue to show our support and create pressure for their politicians to make this important change.

Please sign the petition and tell President Erdogan you support the new proposed stray animal protection law. Together we can make it happen.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/365/573/375/

 

Petition: These Men Poured Molten Tar on a Sleeping Dog and Paved Over It

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by: Care2 Team
target: Agra Police

84,380 SUPPORTERS – 85,000 GOAL
In what is probably the most disgusting display of animal cruelty you will read all day comes a story that might make you lose faith in humanity.

People awoke to a horrific sight in the northern town of Agra, in the Uttar Pradesh province of India. The night before, construction workers were paving a road when they came upon a bit of a roadblock — a sleepy dog that didn’t want to be disturbed. Instead of shooing it away, or coming back to complete the job later, they paved over the tired pup. They poured molten tar over the pooch and then ran it over.

In the list of horrible ways to die, this must be at the top. The dog must have suffered excruciating, persisting pain until it finally expired.

The workers claim they couldn’t see the dog since they were paving at night but according to some locals, the workers heard the dog’s howls of pain but chose to ignore it.

The dog’s body was recovered and given a proper burial, but it still hasn’t gotten justice. As of yet, no one from the construction company, RP Infrastructure Limited, has been charged.

Please sign the petition and demand that Agra’s Sadar police find and prosecute those responsible for this crime.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/547/067/315/these-men-poured-molten-tar-on-a-sleeping-dog-and-paved-over-it.-demand-justice/?TAP=1732

 

Urgent Calls Needed Now Through June 25th To Help Turn The CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Into Law! – World Animal News

By Judie Mancuso –
June 15, 2018

SB 1249, the CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, is two steps away from the governor’s desk and becoming law in the fifth largest economy in the world.
Unfortunately, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, L’Oreal, Unilever, Avon, NARS Cosmetics, Revlon, M.A.C., and Mary Kay Cosmetics are among the companies that are opposing the passage of the law that will save hundreds of thousands of animals from needless torture and death every year.
The companies have hired an army of lobbyists that are currently meeting with every assembly member’s office and lying about what our bill does and what the effects of it will be.
Help Us Help These Poor Innocent Animals! Call Assembly Judiciary Committee Members Now Through June 25th To Let Them Know That Californians Do Not Want Their Cosmetic Products Tested On Animals No Matter Where In The World The Testing Takes Place!
The next Capitol hearing is set for June 26, 2018, at 9:00 am, Room 437. If possible, people are also encouraged to attend the hearing.
Help us NOW by calling each member of the committee urging their support and not to be persuaded by the opposition spin! Tell them to vote yes on SB 1249!
Mark Stone (D), Chair 916-319-2029
Jordan Cunningham (R), Vice Chair 916-319-2035
Ed Chau (D) 916-319-2049
David Chiu (R) 916-319-2017
Chris Holden (D) 916-319-2041
Ash Kalra (D) 916-319-2027
Kevin Kiley (R) 916-319-2006
Brian Maienschein (R) 916-319-2077
Eloise Gomez Reyes (D) 916-319-2047
#CACrueltyFree #YesOnSB1249

https://worldanimalnews.com/urgent-calls-needed-now-through-june-25th-to-help-turn-the-ca-cruelty-free-cosmetics-act-into-law/
© Copyright 2018 – WorldAnimalNews.com

Prosecute Physicist Accused of Bestiality With Dog

A physicist has been arrested and charged with engaging in forced sex with his dog, Flash. This reprehensible allegation must be fully pursued by authorities. Sign this petition to ensure that this man faces justice for his alleged animal rape.

Source: Prosecute Physicist Accused of Bestiality With Dog

Petition: Justice for Sumomo, the chimpanzee shot dead in Malaysia

by: Malaysian Friends Of The Animals
target: Perhilitan, the Malaysian Wildlife Department

74,397 SUPPORTERS – 100,000 GOAL

In 2015, three chimpanzees were sent to the Bukit Gambang Safari Park (BGSP), a zoo in Malaysia. They were kept separated in bleak and desolate cages for more than two years.
The three chimps, Botan (17 y.o. female), Gonbay (29, Male) and Sumomo (19, Female) were kept in abusive conditions. Nothing was done by the wildlife authorities (Perhilitan) to stop their suffering.

In December 2017, they were transferred to a new zoo in Malaysia called the Langkawi Nature Park (LNP), which is owned by Sentoria Group Bhd, the same corporation that owns BGSP.

Before LNP was opened to the public, Sumomo escaped her night cage and was sadly shot dead by zoo security. Her tragic death came after years of being exploited in a Japanese TV show and abused at the zoos. No action has been taken to punish those responsible for her death.

Sign this petition to demand the Malaysian Wildlife Department:

  1. Punish Sentoria Group Bhd according to the wildlife law for keeping three chimps confined to cages for more than two years.
  2. Punish Sentoria for the death of Sumomo.

  3. Retire the two remaining chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Africa.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/494/738/371/?z00m=30571240&redirectID=2683095570

 

How Does Exploiting Elephants During “Friendly” Football Match In Thailand Help Discourage Youth From Gambling Prior To The World Cup? It Doesn’t! – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
June 12,2018
Photos From The Nation
A “friendly” football match with students riding elephants was held today in Thailand as part of a campaign against gambling on the sport ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which begins on Thursday in Russia.
As per The Nation, nine elephants, adorned with “colorful cheering-squad paints” participated in a free-kick contest at the Ayutthaya Wittayalai School stadium before joining in a short game with a team of human opponents, the school’s youth athletes. The poor elephants were on loan from the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal in Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya.

The activity was reportedly held to boost the tourism of the historic province and city of Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai, and to encourage people, especially children and youth, to watch the World Cup matches in the next four weeks without placing bets.
What?
The deceivingly vibrant photos captured at the “friendly” event reveal nothing about gambling and everything about the tragic exploitation of innocent animals for the sake of so-called “entertainment” purposes.

There is nothing friendly about animal cruelty and to anyone who cares about the welfare of animals, the photos serve more as a reason why people should not visit the area!

Sadly, they also reflect the increasingly universal failure of some schools and people entrusted to educate children by teaching them that animal cruelty is acceptable when it is not, ever!

https://worldanimalnews.com/how-does-exploiting-elephants-during-friendly-football-match-in-thailand-help-discourage-youth-from-gambling-prior-to-the-world-cup-it-doesnt/
© Copyright 2018 – WorldAnimalNews.com

Petition: Justice for Frig and Freya, German Shepard Sisters Tortured and Abandoned in the Trash

by: Care2 Team
target: Oakland Police Department

69,924 SUPPORTERS – 70,000 GOAL
A missing foot, a broken and infected jaw, starving nearly to death, abandoned under a pile of trash.

That was how Frig and Freya, two German Shepherd puppy sisters, were found over Memorial Day weekend. Two days later, another puppy was found in the same location, also with a broken jaw.

The monsters who did this must be found before they can torture again. Sign now to urge the Oakland Police Department to do everything they can to find those responsible now!

Frig, whose paw was cut off, and Freya, whose jaw was broken, were treated at an animal hospital for their injuries. They have now been reunited, and all three puppies are under veterinary care.

Police in Oakland are already investigating the case, but they have not identified or located the perpetrators. We need to make sure that police find him for the safety of other animals and the public at large.

Animal abuse is not something to be taken lightly. According to HSUS, numerous studies show a link between animal abuse and violent behavior towards other humans. A 2001-2004 study by the Chicago Police Department showed that 65% of those arrested for animal abuse had been arrested for battery against another person. When examining seven school shootings that took place across the country between 1997 and 2001, another study showed that all involved boys who had previously committed acts of animal cruelty.

Please join in urging the Oakland Police Department to do everything they can to locate the horrific people responsible for hurting these puppies before they hurt again!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/262/961/358/

 

Petition: They Burned Three Puppies Alive

by: Care2 Team
target: Indian Government

64,701 SUPPORTERS – 65,000 GOAL
Eight teenagers in India dragged three puppies into a graveyard by their hind legs, dressed them in brush and sticks and then viciously burned them alive, and it’s all caught on video. As it stands now, the harshest punishment this kind of animal cruelty gets in India is 50 ruppees, the equivalent of hiring a rickshaw to get around town.

Sign the petition to demand harsher punishments for animal cruelty in India!

One poor puppy tries desperately to get away from the burning fire and a boy uses a pole to put it back in where it cries for minutes as it slowly dies. The boys laugh while the three puppies suffer their last few minutes alive.

The young boys committing this crime are all believed to be under 18 and therefore there is still time to get them the help they need. This kind of vile and malicious murder towards innocent beings can only be bred out of serious personal problems. But they will barely get a slap on the wrist for their indecency, let alone the psychological treatment necessary if they are to be prevented from killing again.

Not to mention, studies show that people who abuse and murder animals often go on to abuse and murder humans. It’s crucial that crimes against animals are fully investigated and dealt with from a community standpoint.

The price these boys will pay, if anything at all, is so little that it is absolutely not a deterrent for them or any other would-be abusers. There is a push from animal rights groups in the country to up the punishment for animal cruelty. Activists connect using the hashtag #NoMore50.

Sign the petition and tell India #NoMore50. Let’s ensure animal cruelty is actually taken as the serious heartless crime that it is.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/826/363/602/they-burned-the-puppies-alive/?TAP=1732

 

Petition: This Unlicensed Breeder Shoved Pipes Down His Dogs Throats to Damage Their Vocal Chords

by: Care2 Team
target: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office

53,008 SUPPORTERS – 55,000 GOAL

Fifteen dogs— 10 puppies and five adults — are lucky to have been rescued from an abusive breeder.

After a concerned citizen alerted authorities of a possible unlicensed puppy mill, authorities investigated and found that the breeder — who has yet to be named — had cruelly debarked at least three of his dogs. According to rescuers, they believe the breeder shoved a pipe-like object down their throats in order to damage their vocal chords.

There is no medical reason for this abuse whatsoever. The breeder, simply thought his dogs barking was a nuisance.

The inhumane manner in which this person debarked his dog could be a felony but the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office still hasn’t decided what charges the breeder will actually face.

We must encourage the DA to punish this unlicensed breeder to the fullest extent of the law. They have already shown an utter disregard for the law by not being licensed and the grotesque way they treated the dogs in their care is so severe it deserves the maximum punishment.

Make sure the DA knows you want the breeder to face felony charges. Sign the petition and demand justice for the 15 abused dogs.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/982/414/632/

 

Idaho teacher charged after feeding sick puppy to turtle in front of class

Preston,Idaho- and Eastern Ohio teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students have been charged with a misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Preston Jr High School science teacher Robert Crosland was charged Friday in Franklin County Court. He faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted.

The Idaho Attorney General’s office handled the investigation after Franklin County Prosecutor Vic Pearson cited a conflict of interest.

Several parents came forward to say Crosland fed the puppy to the turtle on March 7.

Several weeks later State officials seized the turtle and euthanized it as a non-native species.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/01/teacher-charged-after-feeding-puppy-to-turtle-in-class/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nypevening&utm_content=20180601&mpweb=755-7013235-719298164

Petition: Find the Poachers Who Murdered This Park’s Big Cats

by: Care2 Team
target: Government of South Africa

15,185 SUPPORTERS – 16,000 GOAL
Even in some of the most secure animal refuges, tragedy and cruelty can still strike. South African Justin Fernandes found that out in the most heartbreaking way.

The owner of Jugomaro Predator Park went out to investigate after hearing one of his wolves call out in distress. When he went to the animal enclosures he couldn’t believe what he saw before him. Behind the fences, lying dead or dying, he found three of his lions and a rare golden tabby tiger.

The animals were poisoned to death by poachers who had hoped to cut off their heads and paws and sell them for money in the lucrative endangered animal black market. Fernandes arrived just in time to scare them from his property, but not quick enough to stop them from murdering his animals.

In the video he takes of the aftermath, Fernandes films himself breaking down as he talks about the death of his beloved animals.

At the moment, no one has been arrested for these crimes, but the South African government must work quickly to catch whoever is responsible. Every day they walk free gives them another chance to more innocent animals. Last month, just 20 miles away from the Jugomaro Predator Park, another park owner suffered a similar loss when he discovered that his animals had been killed and butchered.

Sign the petition and ask the South African government to work to urgently find the poachers and protect the remaining park animals.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/602/606/541/find-the-poachers-who-murdered-this-parks-big-cats/

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Petition: They Burned the Snake Alive For Fun

by: Care2 Team
target: Onslow County Animal Cruelty officers and Jacksonville Police

21,112 SUPPORTERS – 25,000 GOAL
A group of young men gather around the snake as it tries to escape. They spray some sort of chemical on it, and light it on fire — burning it alive.

The video of the blatant cruelty, filmed at a North Carolina Walmart parking lot, was then posted on Facebook.

Please sign and share the petition to call on local police and animal control officials to investigate and find these men — and charge them with animal cruelty.

It’s unclear if the men accidently came across the snake or if they brought it to the parking lot — but what is clear is the shocking cruel joy they demonstrate in burning a living being alive.

The links between violence to animals and violence to people are clear. Studies have shown those that commit acts of animal abuse like these are much more likely to resort to violence against humans. In fact, between 49% and 71% of women who experienced domestic abuse reported that their abusers also threatened, harmed, and or killed pets or other animals.

These men need to pay for their actions before they escalate these levels of cruelty onto other animals — or to other people. Sign the petition to call on the Onslow County Animal Cruelty officers and Jacksonville Police to find, investigate, and charge these men to the fullest extent of the law.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/141/209/791/

 

Florida Teacher Resigns After Making Students Drown Raccoons

 

After two raccoons killed the chickens Dewie Brewton’s agricultural science class had been raising at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, the teacher trapped them in wire cages.

Instead of releasing the creatures into the wild or even turning them over to animal control to be humanely euthanized, Brewton filled a trash can with water and forced his students to drown each raccoon during class.

When the raccoons frantically tried to come up for air, the students held them down with metal rods and sprayed their faces with water hoses, the mother of a student who took a disturbing video of the killings told WKMG.

The students also killed an opossum Brewton had caught “just for sport” according to the mother, who didn’t want to be identified. She said her son came home in tears.

As news spread about this horrifying incident, Brewton was suspended with pay. Marion County Public Schools Superintendent Heidi Maier said the school district was appalled and she intended to fire him. “Marion County’s education standards – in fact, Florida’s education standards — do not include activities for the destruction of live animals, nuisance or not,” the school district said in a statement. But before he could be fired, Brewton turned in his resignation. And because he resigned, the Marion County School District is no longer investigating the drownings. Fortunately, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is continuing to do so.

According to FWC regulations, nuisance wildlife can be caught using live traps, but the animals “must be released legally or euthanized humanely within 24 hours of capture.”

There is absolutely nothing humane about having students drown trapped wildlife. The FWC will turn over the findings of its investigation to the state attorney’s office, which will determine whether animal cruelty charges are appropriate. This decision should be a no-brainer.

This is the second case of terrible animal cruelty involving a teacher this year. In March, a junior high school teacher in Idaho fed a puppy to a snapping turtle after school as several students watched. That teacher, Robert Crosland, was placed on administrative leave. The Idaho Attorney General’s Office has taken over the case and will decide whether Crosland should be charged with criminal animal cruelty.

It’s pretty shocking that many students and parents continue to support Crosland, arguing that the heinous thing he did taught students the “circle of life.” Yet there is nothing natural about a snapping turtle eating a puppy. Not only did the puppy die, but the snapping turtle had to be euthanized. What kind of lesson is that?

Similarly, former students of Brewton are supporting him. “We would like to say that we are 100% behind our advisor and everything he does for our children/students,” the Forest High School FFA Alumni group stated on Facebook. “The media is going to make this situation escalate to lengths that are unnecessary and we must stand together and focus on the facts.”

The facts are that three animals were cruelly killed – and it’s also a disturbing fact that the students didn’t refuse to drown them. If not for one caring student who recorded the drownings, the incident might never have even been reported.

Hopefully the agricultural science teacher who replaces Brewton will teach these students the importance of treating animals humanely.

To watch video… caution some will find this extremely upsetting!

https://www.care2.com/causes/florida-teacher-resigns-after-making-students-drown-raccoons.html

Take Action!

Please sign and share this Care2 petition seeking justice for those poor raccoons.

https://nackpets.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/petition-teacher-drowns-helpless-raccoons-in-front-of-students/

Photo credit: zoosnow