‘Fantastic step’ as 10-year ban on donkey slaughter announced – Horse & Hound

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Eleanor Jones 16 January, 2022 20:06 3 – 4 minutes

A 10-year ban has been announced on the donkey skin trade in Tanzania, after fears were raised about the “alarming” decline in the country’s donkey population.

The news has been welcomed as a “strong step in the right direction” by those who have been campaigning against the trade.

H&H has reported on declining donkey populations in a number of countries owing to the demand for eijao, a substance found in the skin that is used in Chinese health and beauty products. Equine charity Brooke is among those calling for a worldwide ban on the trade of donkey skins, and a crackdown on smuggling of the animals across borders.

“This announcement is a fantastic step in the right direction for donkeys and their owners in east Africa,” a Brooke spokesman told H&H.

“We understand that Tanzania has initiated the ban because they are concerned about donkey numbers, which have been rapidly decreasing. Whilst we would like a more permanent ban based on the welfare of donkeys as well as population, we are still very pleased to have this ban in place. We will continue to work with the government to strengthen bans in Tanzania and other countries in Africa.”

There were an estimated 300,000 donkeys in Tanzania, but the number has been dropping rapidly. The country banned donkey slaughter in 2017 but this was overturned in February 2018, allowing slaughterhouses to reopen.

Hundreds of thousands of donkeys are being slaughtered for their skins and exported every year. In many cases, they are stolen from families who depend on them for their livelihood, driven long distances without food or water and killed in “horrific” circumstances.

Brooke has two petitions against the donkey-skin trade; one calling on world leaders to ban it, the other to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) asking for a targeted ban in eastern Africa.

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‘Pregnant jennys, foals and sick animals are being stolen and transported miles without food, water or rest’

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Police are investigating the ‘clear offence’ that had taken place before the donkey’s body was discovered on a beach

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Petition · Justice For Eko · Change.org

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On Wednesday, December 29, 2021 a man who was unauthorized to be in or near the Malayan Tiger Eko’s enclosure at Naples Zoo At  Caribbean Gardens, in Naples, FL stuck his hand/arm in, enticing or antagonizing the animal. Eko, part of a “Critically Endangered” species took hold of his arm by mouth. Police could not get the tiger to release the man, and had to shoot the animal, who later died. Malayan tigers are classed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Fewer than 200 of the animals remain in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. There is now 1 less beautiful creature on the planet, thanks to the irresponsible and ignorant actions of this man. Eko’s death is 100% the result of this man’s actions. He worked for a 3rd party cleaning company and was not authorized to be in that area. Charges of criminal nature MUST be filed, and while the man has suffered medical consequences he must be held accountable for the loss. Please add your support and demand Collier County press charges against him, and the cleaning company. Negligence, Animal Abuse, and Criminal Trespassing Resulting In Loss Of Protected Animal Life. Remember Harambe, We owe these animals true protection!

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Stop Slaughtering Dogs and Cats for Meat – ForceChange

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Posted by Tiffany White

Target: Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly, Minister of Law for Indonesia

Goal: Work for a national ban on the dog and cat meat trade.

Over four dozen dogs were rescued from an alleged dog butcher in Indonesia. They were the lucky ones. Around one million fellow canines become part of the country’s still-existing dog meat trade annually. The animals endure brutal captures and grueling trips crammed into cages, deprived of their ability to even open their mouths. These cruel incidents are just the beginning. Once the dogs reach their final destinations they await slaughter, spectators to the horrors that will soon befall them. Those horrors include bludgeoning and burning. Sometimes, the dogs are still alive for the last sick step in the ritual.

Indonesia has made weak attempts to curb the practice of butchering dogs, which mostly now exists in more rural regions of the country. They banned the consumption of dog meat and made stronger penalties for dog trafficking. A few areas have also made selling dog meat illegal. Yet a national ban on the dog meat trade (and cat meat trade) has not been pursued, despite repeated calls from animal rights activists.

Sign the petition below to urge Indonesian leaders to take this decisive step that could abolish a pervasive form of mass animal torture and cruelty once and for all.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Laoly,

Indonesian leadership must recognize the brutality of the dog and cat meat trade, as recent court rulings and bans on consumption and trafficking have indicated. Yet the practice still remains widespread due to lax enforcement of existing rules and a complete lack of prohibition of these trades at the national level. As a result, horrific videos depicting the sick realities of the industry continue to emerge and enrage individuals across the country and around the world.

Please listen to the calls from these concerned citizens for a national ban on industries that trade in unimaginable cruelty and slaughter.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pranidchakan Boonrom

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Tell the EPA: End chemical and pesticide testing on animals NOW

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The HSUS Tell the EPA: End chemical and pesticide testing on animals NOW

In September of 2019 the Environmental Protection Agency made a groundbreaking announcement that they will end all animal testing on dogs, mice, rabbits, and other mammals for new chemicals and pesticides by 2035. While we were thrilled with the announcement and worked closely with the EPA to get to this moment, we are urging them to speed up their timeline.

Although the EPA is moving towards eliminating the need for animal testing, the slow timeline means hundreds of thousands of dogs, mice, rabbits, and other mammals will continue to have chemicals rubbed into their skin, dropped in their eyes, or forced down their throats. The chemical industry does most of this testing and we need to expedite the deadline for both the agency and industry. There are already many non-animal methods available that are more scientifically accurate and do not cause animal suffering. We are urging the EPA to transition to these technologies sooner to avoid even more animal suffering.

The EPA needs to hear from you as animal lovers and consumers. Tell them you do not want new chemicals and pesticides tested on mammals like dogs and rabbits, and that you want them to speed up their timeline to end all new mammalian testing.

TAKE ACTION
Please use the form provided to send a letter to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan urging him to speed up the timeline for the EPA to end chemical and pesticide testing on animals to avoid further animal suffering.

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Petition · Save the innocent street dogs of turkey · Change.org

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Earlier this week, Turkish President Erdogan has ordered all innocent street dogs to be captured and thrown into government shelters, where they will be locked and starved to death! Since his order, the dog catchers all around the county has been busy capturing dogs illegally and taking them to their death cells!!!

Turkey is a holiday destination for millions of Europeans! Let’s raise our voice for the street dogs and tell Erdogan that we are refusing to ever holiday in Turkey again if the massacre doesn’t STOP NOW‼️‼️

Pls share this post and tweet/email Erdogan ,  asking him to stop the dog massacre now!!! Please help! 

Thousands of street dogs have already been captured in the last two days alone!!! We cannot just watch and stay silent

You can contact them here let them know we will not stand for this 

contact@tccb.gov.tr
belediyeyardim@icisleri.gov.tr
tbb@tbb.gov.tr

First is contact for their gov and second two are yhe authorities who are capturing and killing these animals 

This treatment of animals is deplorable, it is not an acceptable way to deal with innocent street animals. The laws on animal rights there need attention. We can not as a nation let the country treat animals this way. By holidaying there and giving their gov money we are condoning their actions. We must take a stand and tell them NO! We do not allow this and we will not be visiting a place that does this to their animals.  

 They need tougher laws to deal with those who hurt animals so that less animals end up abandoned and abused on the street instead they send the worst abusers who they call the dog catchers onto the streets to capture, torture and abuse these animals.

This is not the way to deal with street aninal problems. This had to end. The poor animals suffering because of bad human behaviour.  They didn’t choose to live on the streets 

 We need our gov to stand up and tell them to stop. We will not support this and our nation will not visit till this slaughter ends  

Email and tweet them at 

contact@tccb.gov.tr

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Thousands of Animals Dead After Being Shipped in Cardboard Boxes Without Food or Water Deserve Justice – Animal Petitions

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Cameron Jenkins

Target: Li Xiaopeng, Minister of Transportation, People’s Republic of China

Goal: Improve and enforce animal transportation regulations.

China has some of the most lax animal welfare laws in the world. This insufficiency in animal rights has recently led to the death of thousands of animals that were left to die at transportation depots. Five thousand animals were shipped from a breeding farm in China in cardboard boxes where they were left without food or water for over a week until they starved to death in their cardboard coffins. Only 200 animals were saved and sent to a local animal shelter. Transporting animals in this manner is illegal, yet there is no enforceable penalty for perpetrators.

Sign this petition to urge the Chinese authorities to implement new animal transportation regulations and make sure they are enforced.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Li Xiaopeng,

Nearly 5,000 animals were left to starve to death at a shipping depot in China. The perpetrators of such a heinous act of animal cruelty will go unpunished as regulations in your country do not adequately protect animals. This is shameful and must not be allowed to continue. In this most recent tragedy, the thousands of animals that died were stuffed in cardboard boxes and left without food or water for a week. This intentional neglect and willful abuse must end.

I urge you to improve your current regulations governing the transportation of animals and ensure stiff penalties are enforced.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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Italy Passes ‘Historic’ Ban On Fur Farming, Its Last Active Farms To Close In 6 Months

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Italy is set to close down its remaining mink farms. Credit: Adobe Stock

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In a monumental vote, Italy is set to implement a permanent ban on fur farming throughout the country. Its ten remaining mink fur farms are slated to close within six months. 

Yesterday, the Budget Committee of the Italian Senate voted to approve a modified version of an amendment to the budget law. 

The changes immediately outlaw the breeding of fur-bearing animals, including mink, foxes, chinchillas, and raccoon dogs. 

Additionally, Italy’s remaining active fur farms must shut down by June 30, 2022.

Further, the Ministry of Agriculture will provide funds to farmers affected by the ban, putting a total of €3 million aside for this purpose.

According to animal protection organization Humane Society International/Europe (HSI), Parliament’s official approval of the ban is expected to go through by the end of the year. 

Consequently, Italy will become the 16th country in Europe to end fur farming. 

A myriad of Italian fashion designers have already made similar commitments, by removing fur from their designs, runways, and magazine covers. Armani, Gucci, Prada, Valentino, and Versace have all ditched fur from their lines.

Meanwhile, ELLE magazine in Italy pledged to never work with or advertise the animal product again; the fur-free policy applies to all of ELLE’s editions around the world. 

Animal rights advocates have named the ban a ‘victory’. Credit: Adobe Stock

A victory for animals

Animal rights advocates have welcomed the news with open arms.

Hon. Michela Vittoria Brambilla is president of the Parliamentary Intergroup for Animal Rights and of the Italian League for the Defense of Animals and the Environment. 

In a statement, they said: “In thirty years of animal rights battle this is the best victory. Finally, a parliamentary vote sanctions the end of unspeakable suffering inflicted on animals only in the name of profit and vanity … better late than never.

“Now we await the final approval of the budget law, but the political will has been clearly expressed. A dream comes true that animal protection associations have cultivated for decades in our country … It is a great achievement, which finally all those who love and respect animals rejoice!”

HSI’s director in Italy, Martina Pluda, shares Brambilla’s outlook. 

“This is a historic victory for animal protection in Italy, and HSI/Europe is immensely proud that our fur farm conversion strategy has played a central role in dismantling this cruel and dangerous industry in our country,” Pluda said, referring to HSI/Europe’s recent report on mink breeding, which outlined the risks of the trade and pathways to phase it out.

As well as being rife with animal cruelty concerns, fur farming has been linked to multiple outbreaks of COVID-19. As of this month (December, 2021), such outbreaks have been confirmed on 465 mink farms in 12 countries, including Italy. 

“There are very clear economic, environmental, public health and of course animal welfare reasons to close and ban fur farms,” Pluda continued. “[This] vote recognizes that allowing the mass breeding of wild animals for frivolous fur fashion represents a risk to both animals and people that can’t be justified by the limited economic benefits it offers to a small minority of people involved in this cruel industry,” 

“With so many designers, retailers and consumers going fur-free, conversion of fur farms offers people a sustainable future that the fur trade simply cannot provide.”

Jemima is the News Writer for Plant Based News. She was previously Senior Editor for another vegan media outlet, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science. Originally from Australia, Jemima now lives in Utrecht in the Netherlands with her dog Levi, and loves writing music in her free time. More by Jemima Webber

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Well it’s about time!

Sign Petition: Screaming in Pain as Their Fur Is Ripped From Their Bodies, Angora Rabbits Endure Horrific Cruelties

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Angora fur is considered some of the softest wool around – but the way it’s produced is anything but soft and cuddly.

Luckily, more and more fashion brands are admitting the cruelty behind this “cozy” fabric and banning its use. Sign the petition to demand Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Chanel join the movement!

While in our minds, we might think of angora being harvested on happy farms where bunnies are politely groomed and buzzed down every so often to relieve them of excess fur, and as a happy consequence, provide wool for our coats, the truth is much more grim.

Angora fur comes from a type of rabbit, mostly kept locked up in dingy, feces-coated cages their entire lives to satisfy our fashion demands. Because longer fur fibers are considered the most desirable, for the most part, the rabbits aren’t gently shaved and sent off to continue leading their happy (albeit less fluffy) lives. Instead, workers are told to get the entire hairs out of the animals, right down to the follicles’ bulbs – leading to horrific scenes.

Videos document rabbits screaming in pain while garment workers rip their fur lengths of fur from their skin and even being strapped onto boards where staff stretch them out and hack off their fur. Then these poor creatures are sent right back into their filthy, tiny cages where they sit, trembling, trying to recover from the terror they just endured… until eventually, they are subjected to it all over again.

Fortunately, public pressure from animal lovers like you has been forcing fashion houses to cease their use of angora wool. In 2021, both Valentino and Armani banned angora in their products, and before them, dozens of other brands had already made similar pledges.

Yet Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Prada have been disturbingly silent when it comes to these rabbit abuses. It’s time for these major money-making, high fashion brands to realize: animals’ pain isn’t fashionable. Sign the petition to demand these corporations end angora wool use now!

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This is a good way to shut puppy mills down

Demand Congress Enact Protection for Racehorses.

Demand Congress Enact Protection for Racehorses.

TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. Thousands of racehorses are disappearing every year.

The slaughtering of America’s racehorses, both illegal and legal, has risen to a colossal EPIDEMIC, and it won’t end unless we ALL take IMMEDIATE ACTION.  

Once deemed unprofitable for racing, thousands of these majestic athletes find themselves spiraling towards a GRUESOME fate.

·     Horses are either DISCARDED or funneled into FILTHY animal auctions,

·     TRAFFICKED in crowded, rusty trailers over the borders, or

·     Fall into the hands of shady criminals of the BLACK-MARKET horse-meat trade.

They simply just DISAPPEAR!

JOIN US TODAY: Demand Protection for America’s Racehorses. Your signature could be the very thing that saves their lives!  

Sign this critical petition, and we will send your name along with thousands of others to Congress so that we can make a more significant impact on your behalf.

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Give the reindeers off for the holidays

Holidays and Companions

 

And don’t trust the cat either 😺

Guardians Of Life

With the holidays coming upon us once again, and as such, I think it is necessary to remind guardians of their responsibility to keep their companions safe. With Thanksgiving meals, it’s wise not to give your companion any “turkey or chicken” bones. These items can splinter off and cause lacerations in your companion’s throat and stomach. Or will not pass through their intestine tract, causing severe blockages.

When it comes to Pumpkin pie, no companion animal should have any because it’s filled with sugar, which can cause stomach issues. However, if you want your companion to enjoy the holidays with you, there are plenty of safe food recipes for your companions to try.

Companion Safe Recipe links:
https://www.rover.com/blog/diy-pumpkin-pie-dogs-recipe-video-in/
https://www.dogster.com/dog-food/easy-dog-friendly-recipes
https://www.aspcapetinsurance.com/resources/3-simple-homemade-cat-treat-recipes/

Firework safety, like with July 4th, you need to be prepared to handle the noise and anxiety your pet may be dealing with at the time. New Year’s Eve does…

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France bans wild circus animals and mink farms

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Paris (AFP) – The French parliament voted Thursday to end wild animals being used in live circus shows and outlawed mink farming, in new animal-rights legislation hailed as a step forward by campaigners.

Performances of wild animals such as lions, tigers or bears will be prohibited in two years, and owning them outlawed in seven years, under the wide-ranging law that has been under debate since 2020.

The new regulations, once signed into law by President Emmanuel Macron, will also ban live dolphin shows and mink farming, meaning the country’s last mink producer will close.

Macron’s centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party called the legislation “a historic step in the animal rights combat,” while former actress and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot welcomed “a major advance”.

Circus owners denounced it, however, while some campaigners said it did not go far enough.

As well as the measures targeting circuses, the new law will raise the maximum penality for mistreating animals to up to five years in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros ($85,000), and will tighten restrictions on the sale of pets.

Loic Dombreval, the LREM co-sponsor of the law, conceded that other controversial issues had not been included within the scope of the legislation, which won cross-party support in both houses of parliament.

“There will inevitably come a day when… we will debate sensitive issues such as hunting, such as bull-fighting, or some animal-rearing practices,” said the lawmaker, who is also a veterinarian.

Broad support

Polls show that a vast majority of French people support the ban on wild circus animals, and dozens of cities and towns around the country already bar them.

Public opinion in Europe has moved decisively against animal circuses, once a popular form of family entertainment, following revelations about cruel treatment and campaigning from rights groups.

Several events in France in recent years have added momentum for the ban, including the death of a sickly performing bear called Mischa in 2019 that had been rescued from animal trainers, as well as the shooting of an escaped tiger in Paris in 2017.

The tigress, named Mevy, escaped from her enclosure at the Cirque Bormann-Moreno and began roaming the streets of the French capital before being gunned down by her owner in the name of public safety.

France lags behind around 20 European countries that have either banned or heavily restricted the use of animals for entertainment already.

‘Arbitrary law’

Environmentalists and more radical animal rights groups had wanted the new law to improve the conditions inside industrial animal farms.

The group L214, which had sought protections for the “more than a billion intensely farmed animals” in France, welcomed the legislation but said it “lacked courage”.

The group has made a name for itself in France by sending its activists undercover into abattoirs and then publishing videos of the often shocking scenes of animals being mistreated or cut up while still alive.

Farms that make foie gras pate in France — which force-feed birds such as geese and ducks to artificially bloat their livers — have also long been targeted by campaigners, but their operations will not be changed by the new law.

Hunting is staunchly defended by supporters as a traditional rural pastime that is essential to keep animal populations under control, while bull-fighting remains part of local culture in some southern French towns.

The 120 circus owners in France are likely to protest against the new restrictions and have warned that some animals might end up abandoned.

“It’s an arbitrary law because there are not mistreated animals in our circuses,” William Kerwich, head of the circus animal trainers’ union, told AFP.

He said there would be a reaction from his members on Monday, and a legal appeal.

The new legislation also bans the use of wild animals in television shows, nightclubs and private parties.

The French fur industry has fought a dogged rearguard action in recent years against the ban on mink farms and luxury fashion houses going fur-free.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211118-france-bans-wild-circus-animals-and-mink-farms?ref=fb

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Veterans Affairs Ends Cruel Cat and Monkey Experiments

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By Abigail Jane
 

A White Coat Waste campaign has succeeded in getting the VA to end its cruel and useless experiments on primates and cats that were funded by taxpayers’ dollars.

More than $11 million in taxpayers’ money was dedicated to crippling and killing 6-month-old kittens, all under the guise of secretive constipation experiments.

Other VA experiments that White Coat Waste exposed and shut down are their cruel experiments on vervet monkeys. During these experiments, scientists severed the monkeys’ spines and forced them to perform dexterity tests in exchange for food. These tests also included injecting chemicals into their brains and cutting their skulls open to examine the effects. These horrific experiments were funded by 9 million taxpayer dollars.

In both experiments, many animals were killed prematurely, either to be further examined or because of complications with the experiment. All of these animals suffered tremendously, and those who survived will never be the same.

WCW was able to put a stop to these experiments through highly detailed investigating and collecting incriminating evidence. They brought these horrific experiments to light so that taxpayers could see what the government was doing with their money.

This is a big victory for the WCW, and they hope to have even more victories in the coming new year.

Sign this petition to end forced taxpayer funding for painful animal experiments

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Petition: Stop the kangaroo slaughter

 

 

Kangaroos are one of the world’s most iconic, loved and unique animals. Yet here in Australia, their home, they are either maligned and demonised as pests or viewed as a resource to be exploited.

Most Australians are unaware that our kangaroos are victims of the largest commercial slaughter of land based wildlife in the world. They have virtually no protections under the law, with tens of thousands of joeys being violently beaten or decapitated after watching their parents die a slow and painful death.

Recent changes to the NSW licensing regulations have led to a doubling in the number of kangaroos killed by the non-commercial industry, despite questions around the number of kangaroos remaining in the wild.

These threats coupled with the drought and mega fires killing and wounding thousands of kangaroos as their habitat is destroyed, are pushing Kangaroos to the brink.

“The mouth of a kangaroo can be blown off and the kangaroo can escape to die of shock and starvation. Forearms can be blown off, as can ears, eyes and noses. Stomachs can be hit expelling the contents with the kangaroo still alive.” – David Nicholls, former kangaroo shooter

READ THE FACTS ON KANGAROOS HERE

This is a national disgrace and finally the rest of the world is watching. Europe, the world’s biggest importer of kangaroo products is considering a ban based on both welfare and health concerns, after Russia did so in 2014. We are confident that other states in the USA will follow California’s lead in enacting a full legislative ban on the cruel trade in kangaroo products.

It is time we forced our government to act and protect these gentle and unique animals who have every right to live their lives free from fear, cruelty and suffering.

Sign the petition calling on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to hold a Parliamentary Inquiry into the horrific slaughter of one of the world’s most iconic animals: the Kangaroo.

To: Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier
From: [Your Name]

We the undersigned petitioners request that the Premier urgently hold an inquiry into the impact of farming practices and commercial and non-commercial hunting and slaughter on kangaroo welfare and sustainable populations.

This petition of citizens of New South Wales draws to the attention of the Premier that:
• Kangaroos are facing species extinction in NSW due to a combination of
hunting, slaughter and habitat loss through land clearing;
• The current NSW Kangaroo Management Plan (KMP) 2017-2021 is based on an
inaccurate formula which over-estimates kangaroo numbers;
• Under the KMP, the commercial industry is allocated a ‘harvest’ quota. In recent
years, hunters have only been able to slaughter less than twenty per cent of
their quota;
• The inherent cruelty – kangaroos are rarely killed with one shot to the head, as
dictated by the code of practice. It is estimated 855,000 dependent young
kangaroos are either clubbed to death or are left to starve after their mothers
have been slaughtered.
• Decapitation or bludgeoning to death of joeys is enshrined in the code of
practice as being the most ‘humane’ way to deal with the joeys orphaned by this
brutal industry; and
• In 2018 the NSW Liberal National Government relaxed the licensing
requirements which made it easier for farmers and others to shoot kangaroos
on private property.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-the-kangaroo-slaughter

Ireland ends fur farms

Petition: Support the Big Cat Public Safety Act

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The Big Cat Public Safety Act is a critical animal protection bill that would protect thousands of big cats from suffering. Big cats belong in the wild, not in someone’s backyard. In her natural habitat, a tiger’s territory stretches for miles. She can’t thrive when she’s chained in a basement or confined to a barren cage. It’s time for our elected officials to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act into law.

Urge your federal legislators to support the Big Cat Public Safety Act. 

Big cats such as lions and tigers are wild animals and belong in the wild. Yet today, there are more tigers in captivity in the United States than in the wild. Individuals and families often purchase them as babies to be kept as pets, ignoring just how large the animals grow. As a result, many are left to waste away in cages in backyards and basements. The Big Cat Public Safety Act would help end this cruelty. 

The Big Cat Public Safety Act amends the Captive Wild Safety Act to prohibit the private possession of lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, cougars, or any hybrids of these species. People who already possess these animals may keep them but must register them so first responders and animal control officers are aware of their presence in the community. 

What the Big Cat Public Safety Act will do 

  • Prohibits the private possession of big cats  
  • People who currently possess big cats must register them with local first responders and animal control officers  
  • Prohibits exhibitors (such as circuses and zoos) from allowing direct contact between the public and big cats, including activities like cub petting and bottle feeding  
  • Prohibits private individuals from breeding lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, cougars, or any hybrid of these species 
Big Cat Public Safety Act

Did you know…

  • Businesses like roadside zoos that profit from offering cubs for photo opportunities or petting can legally call themselves sanctuaries or rescues  
  • Once they’re too big for cub petting, many of the cubs are sold into the wild pet trade while others end up on the black market to be sold for their body parts 
  • Ongoing inbreeding and cruel confinement results in numerous health problems for big cats, including deformed paws, hip dysplasia, and cataracts 
  • Since 1990, there have been nearly 400 dangerous incidents involving captive big cats in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Five children and 20 adults lost their lives and others lost limbs or suffered traumatic injuries 

https://www.worldanimalprotection.us/support-big-cat-public-safety-act

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Let’s move forward with stronger pet food safety standards. It’s time!


Pet food has long been a source of worry for pet owners and health officials. Reports of salmonella contamination are frequent, and threaten not only animals eating the food but also the owners handling it. Nutritional deficiencies and toxins have been found in pet foods as well — including melamine and salmonella which has led to multiple pet deaths.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the manufacture of cat food, dog food, and dog treats or snacks you have in your pantry1. One of the ways it does that is through the the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires that all animal foods, like human foods, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled2.

However, we regularly see violations of this law in tragic headlines reporting pet illness and death.

The FDA’s new proposal includes safety requirements similar to those in place for manufacturers of human food, ensuring that manufacturers are proactive in their efforts to keep pet food safe3. The current system is reactive; the government does not respond to pet food safety issues until after they are reported. In the past, it’s taken weeks of reports from consumers before contaminations were discovered and recalls announced, and thousands of dogs and cats are believed to have died.

The FDA is proposing that pet food companies follow rules very similar to those that manufacturers of human food must follow. That means that companies that take part in manufacturing any pet food component would be required to keep a record of, monitor for effectiveness, and report their manufacturing practices4.

Important pieces of this proposal include sanitation, hygienic practices and training, processes and controls, storage and distribution of pet food, and equipment design, use and maintenance.

Manufacturers will be required to develop procedures to prevent foodborne illness, and have plans in place to correct any problems, under the new law5.

This long-awaited move by the FDA is likely to be opposed, and possibly diluted, by large pet food manufacturers and importers. Make your voice heard now: It’s past time for the FDA to help ensure that the food we feed our pets is safe!

More on this issue:

  1. U.S. Food & Drug Administration (19 February 2021), “Pet Food.”
  2. U.S. Food & Drug Administration (12 May 2020), “FDA’s Regulation of Pet Food.”
  3. Federal Register (29 October 2013), “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals.”
  4. USA Today (25 October 2013), “FDA proposes rules to make animal food safer.”
  5. Saundra Young, CNN (25 October 2013), “For the first time, FDA addresses pet food safety.”

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The Petition:

To the FDA Commissioner:

As you know, the discovery and recall of contaminated pet food happens on far too frequent a basis. Recalls of pet food are announced regularly.

The melamine scandal of 2007, which caused the tragic loss of thousands of beloved pets and even made it into the human food supply via chicken feed, should have served as a warning of how sweeping pet food contamination can be.

It seems the lessons from that tragedy have not been learned, as pets continue to die every year from pet food contamination.

Still today, dozens of pets die from food contamination every year and far more become seriously ill.

I am incredibly supportive of your proposal to enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those in place for food for humans. No doubt you will receive many communications from organizations determined to dilute and weaken your proposal. I choose to support strong regulation to protect health and lives. Please continue to consider the health of our animals and our population, and enact these regulations faithfully and completely.

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Signatures:

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Petition · Fauci: stop funding animal abuse!!

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Tell your legislators to demand Fauci stop funding of abusive and cruel dog experiments!

Fauci’s NIH division funded part of a grant to a lab to drug 44 beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive. Some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed so scientists could work without hearing their incessant barking.

Leading the effort is Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), writing a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) saying these are “cruel” and a “reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.” Mace’s letter was signed by Reps. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Scott Franklin (R-Fla.), Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.), Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.), Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Fred Keller (R-Pa.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Lisa McClain (R-Mich.), Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), Brian Mast (R-Fla.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Bill Posey (R-Fla.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Maria E. Salazar (R-Fla.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)

If you don’t see your congresspersons listed here, contact them and demand they join with these to hold reprehensible Fauci accountable! 

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Petition · Ban Ghana’s Barbaric Dog & Cat Meat Trade & Animal Sacrifices Ban LIVE Animal Markets · Change.org

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Ghana is one of 22 countries in Africa that consume and are involved with Dog and Cat Meat Trade. 

Petition Urging all Members of the Union of Chiefs, African Union Commission,African Union and House of Chiefs to BAN these BARBARIC Animal Cruelty Trades and Implement Enforceable Animal Protection laws within your tribes

Dear President Nana Akufo-Addo

We urge you to BAN these Animal Cruelty Trades and Implement Enforceable laws to protect these Animals from harm.

  • The Dog and Cat Meat Trade
  • Animal Sacrifices
  • Live Animal Markets
  • Wildlife Trade
  • Dog Racing
  • Dog Fighting


The Dogs Cats and Animals of Ghana need protection from these ruthless criminal traders that torture abuse and murder these helpless animals for human consumption.

Dogs and Cats are Not food but are loyal companion animals that should be treated with kindness and respect and not brutalised and eaten. The World Health Organisations have CONFIRMED that these Global Live Animal Markets must be CLOSED as they are at the ROOT of COVID19 and are also a breeding ground for the spread of other FATAL DISEASES. 

The brutal dog and cat meat trade are putting human health at risk from consumption of dogs and cats in form of Cholera Rabies and other DEADLY DISEASES and now COVID 19. We urge you to Ban the Demonic Dog and Animal Sacrifices and the Barbaric Dog and Cat Meat trade in Africa. Like many Harmful and Outdated practices in history these BARBARIC Animal Sacrifices must also be Abolished.

These Animal cruelties are bringing GLOBAL PROTESTS from all NATIONS including GHANA  We urge GHANIANS  to join and sign the International Agreement to Ban the Brutal Dog and Cat Meat Trade and Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats. H.Res.401 – Urging all nations to OUTLAW the Dog and Cat Meat Trade and to enforce existing laws against such a trade.

Please Join the countless CARING Ghana PEOPLE who have added their voices and support to the Global Millions in SPEAKING out AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY and are URGING the Guinean Government to PROTECT the Animals and People of Ghana  from these Criminal and BARBARIC Animal Cruelty Trades by taking ACTION to

BAN Dog Racing

Ban the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

Ban Animal Sacrifices Shutdown the Live Animal Markets

Ban Dog Fighting

There is NO Place for Animal Cruelty in the 21 Century. #CrueltyFreeAfrica #CrueltyfreeTourism #ProtectAnimalsOfAfrica #CrueltyFreeTravel #crueltyfreeGuinea #banthedogandcatmeattrade

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A Win For Animal Protection

Tell Scott Morrison to stop killing kangaroos – Action Network

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Action Network

Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Kangaroos are one of Australia’s most iconic, loved and unique animals. They are also the victims of the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife on the planet.

Last year alone 2 million kangaroos were slaughtered in the cruel commercial kangaroo trade; many were and turned into soccer boots.

“The mouth of a kangaroo can be blown off and the kangaroo can escape to die of shock and starvation. Forearms can be blown off, as can ears, eyes and noses. Stomachs can be hit expelling the contents with the kangaroo still alive.” – David Nicholls, former kangaroo shooter

Every year the State Governments of NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland condemn millions of kangaroos to death. Scott Morrison and the Federal Government have the power to stop this horrific slaughter.

The World wept for our wildlife after the 2019 Black Summer bushfires, yet here in Australia it was business as usual for the commercial kangaroo industry.

State and Federal Governments saw no problem with the continued slaughter of kangaroos. Some states including NSW increased their commercial slaughter quotas.

It is time for the Prime Minister and the Federal Government to act and protect these gentle and unique animals who have every right to live their lives free from fear, cruelty and suffering.

To: Prime Minister Scott Morrison
From: [Your Name]

I am calling on you as Prime Minister to stop the slaughter of kangaroos. Last year alone 2 million kangaroos were slaughtered in the cruel commercial kangaroo trade; many were and turned into soccer boots.

Every year the State Governments of NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland condemn millions of kangaroos to death, you as Prime Minister have the power to stop the slaughter.

The World wept for our wildlife after the 2019 Black Summer bushfires, yet here in Australia it was business as usual for the commercial kangaroo industry.
State and Federal Governments saw no problem with the continued slaughter of kangaroos. Some states including NSW increased their commercial slaughter quotas.

The kangaroo industry is unspeakably cruel. Every year, an estimated 855,000 dependent young kangaroos are killed or left to starve after their mothers are killed for the commercial kangaroo industry. Orphaned joeys are decapitated or bludgeoned to death, as dictated by the National Code of practice, and they do not get counted in total kill numbers.

The commercial kangaroo slaughter is a national disgrace and the rest of the world is watching. Many countries and companies are reconsidering their use of kangaroo products. Europe, the world’s biggest importer of kangaroo products is considering a ban based on both welfare and health concerns, after Russia did so in 2014. We are confident that other states in the USA will follow California’s lead in enacting a full legislative ban on the cruel trade in kangaroo products.

I implore you to stop the commercial slaughter and protect kangaroos.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-scott-morrison-to-stop-killing-kangaroos

Justice Served

Petition · End the Use of Wild Animal Acts at The Big E!

CompassionWorks International started this petition to President and CEO Eugene Cassidy (President and CEO)

The Big E, a 17-day event held in West Springfield, MA, is the largest fair in the northeast and the 6th largest fair in the nation.

It began as a simple agricultural fair back in 1917 and is now regarded by organizers as a “New England extravaganza”. Yet the current incarnation of the fair has exploded far beyond agriculture and New England heritage.   In fact, The Big E uses wild animals acts for entertainment and such exhibits are not just inhumane, but some are even dangerous to humans.

Elephants, camels, zebras, kangaroos, and lemurs are featured in the R.W. Commerford & Sons Petting Zoo. This constantly traveling zoo contains a wide diversity of wild animals in very unnatural, cramped, and often unhealthy, conditions. Elephants, under the threat of punishment and prodded with a sharp metal instrument called a bullhook, are forced to stand around for hours for photos with Big E visitors.

The Big E contracts R.W. Commerford & Sons despite the fact that Commerford has been involved in three dangerous incidents involving the elephant Minnie, who has attacked and critically injured her handlers, including while children were riding on her. This same company has been cited by the USDA more than 50 times for violations of the minimal animal care standards required by the Animal Welfare Act.

In addition to the petting zoo, The Big E will feature a bear trailer, which contains four full-grown bears shut in cages. In the wild, bears usually roam 20-50 miles each day, yet when confined at The Big E, these animals have but feet to roam back and forth. This is inhumane and far from educational. Camels will also be exploited in Camel Kingdom, which is run by the notorious ex-Ringling animal handler Ryan Henning. While Henning claims this is an “educational” exhibit, the camels are forced to perform and give rides under threat of a whip. There is nothing “normal” or “natural” about this experience.

https://www.change.org/p/eugene-cassidy-president-and-ceo-end-the-use-of-wild-animal-acts-at-the-big-e?pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAPDnHQAAAAAAYVCI8LN2AqlkNGQxNTI5Yw%3D%3D&source_location=discover_feed

This Video is PROOF POSITIVE that Pentagon LIED about Abandoning Dogs at Airport

Tell Delaware to revoke training license of horse abuser Amber Cobb

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When the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission reduced a two-year suspension to just 60 days for trainer Amber Cobb, who was found by Delaware Park’s board of stewards to have “demonstrated cruelty to a horse in her care,” the Paulick Report was besieged with messages of outrage and disgust from a wide array of people in Thoroughbred racing.

“I feel so sick,” one trainer commented after watching the video that accompanied Paulick Report editor-in-chief Natalie Voss’ story on the appeals hearing that led to the reduction of Cobb’s suspension. “That girl should never, ever be allowed near another horse. … I can’t remember watching a video I was more shocked at seeing ever in my life.”

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Contact the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission and demand they immediately revoke the training license of Amber Cobb for beating and terrorizing a racehorse. Simply suspending Cobb will not do — the time period…

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Pentagon refutes reports claiming the US left military dogs in Kabul , World News | wionews.com

Pentagon refutes reports claiming the US left military dogs in Kabul

American Military dogs left behind in Kabul(Photo courtesy: @Gcracker3321) Photograph:( Twitter ) Aug 31, 2021, 02.19 PM (IST)

The  United States Department of Defense has refuted accusations that the American military abandoned dozens of military service dogs in Kabul prior to the last pullout from Afghanistan. 

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby tweeted that “to correct erroneous reports, the US military did not leave any dogs in cages at Hamid Karzai International Airport, including the reported military working dogs. The photos circulating online were of animals under the care of the Kabul Small Animal Rescue, not dogs under our care,”. https://d-20680018101234407777.ampproject.net/2108192119000/frame.html

According to a spokesperson for the Defense Department, despite a continued difficult and dangerous retrograde mission, US personnel went to tremendous measures to help the Kabul Small Animal Rescue as much as they could. 

Since 2020, Kabul Small Animal Rescue has been affiliated with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as a “veterinary clinic and non-profit organisation that has been aiding animals in Afghanistan.”

Watch: How US ‘demilitarised’ Humvees, C-RAM systems and aircraft at Kabul airport

The organisation “is dedicated to providing secure, healthy boarding options for their rescue partners, who support worldwide adoptions of Afghan cats and dogs,” according to its website.

They provide high-quality medical care to owned dogs as well as veterinary care, boarding, and adoption choices for injured or orphaned street animals through their veterinary clinic. 

Also Read: India evacuates three sniffer dogs, 150 ITBP personnel from embassy in Kabul

The photos of the imprisoned dogs had already sparked outrage on social media. The US government has been chastised by animal rights group “American Humane” for abandoning military contract working dogs in Kabul. The US decision was heavily panned on social media since the K-9 soldiers were left behind.

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