Animals Are People, Too – Indian Court Awards Animals Rights

Animals in India just earned some new rights and protections thanks to a milestone victory in court. The win comes in Uttarakhand, where the state’s highest court decided that animals “have distinct personas with the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.”

Although the lawsuit in front of the court pertained to horses pulling carts, the judges Lokpal Singh and Rajiv Sharma extended these rights to the “entire animal kingdom,” giving all birds, fish and mammals protections within Uttarakhand.

Indian law already establishes two classes of personhood: the first is for adult humans, and the second is for children, people with intellectual impairments and companies (not unlike America’s corporate personhood rule.) Per the ruling, animals will fit into the second category and, as a result, benefit from similar personhood rights.
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While some hoped this ruling would prevent humans from using horses to pull carriages altogether, the judges didn’t go that far. They did, however, demand nicer care for the horses and extra safety equipment. There are also new weight limits on the amount of people/cargo horses can be made to pull. Furthermore, the horses are not permitted to work when the temperature gets too hot or cold.

As for wild and/or stray animals, they will be guaranteed free veterinary care and decent shelter as needed.

The court’s ruling also came with an imperative to the human population: humans are now stewards of the animals and are compelled to protect them from threats. Of course, there’s no guarantee that all people in the state will take that call seriously, but at the very least, animal welfare advocates will have legal backing when they try to intervene in situations on an animal’s behalf.

For now, the ruling applies only to Uttarakhand, though it’s an important first step toward earning similar protections throughout the country of India. Other parts of the world such as Quebec, New Zealand and France have extended similar personhood rights to animals.

As for the United States, granting personhood to pets and animals is a debate that’s unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. There’s no doubt from the rise in anti-animal cruelty legislation that Americans are caring more about protecting animals, but some humans just have trouble dealing with the idea of putting animals anywhere near their own level.
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Whether we call them “people” or not, animals throughout the world are vulnerable due to a lack of respect and rights. You can help to fight to make a change by signing some of Care2’s ongoing animal rights petitions.

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Petition: American Airlines Wants to Ban Emotional Support Animals

by: Care2 Team
target: American Airlines

50,055 SUPPORTERS – 55,000 GOAL
If American Airlines gets its way, emotional support animals will no longer be allowed on flights.

American Airlines is part of Airlines for America, an industry group pushing the U.S. Transportation Department to limit the definition of “service animal” to only include trained service dogs. This new definition would allow service animals like guide dogs for the blind, but would eliminate comfort pets.

American Airlines has said it supports Airlines for America’s position “in full,” citing the growing number of emotional support animals, as well as disruptions by those animals, on flights as reasons.

The answer isn’t to ban emotional support animals. Airlines need to learn to accommodate them. Please sign this position urging American Airlines to stop fighting for an ESA ban!

In recent years, there have been several high-profile animal deaths on flights, causing a great deal of controversy around animals on flights. On top of that, with more people bringing comfort pets on flights, stories of animals defecating on flights or blocking aisles have grown as well.

But for some people, emotional service animals are absolutely necessary, especially on long flights. If American wants to accommodate all passengers, it will have to figure out a way to accommodate comfort pets, too. Otherwise, it’s about to lose a lot of customers.

Part of accommodating passengers is accommodating their emotional service animals. Please sign this petition urging American Airlines to stand up for ESAs now.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/570/909/148/american-airlines-wants-to-ban-emotional-support-animals/

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Petition: Prompt Delta to Repeal Their Breed Ban and Find a Better Service Dog Solution · Change.org

Sara Enos started this petition to Chief Executive Officer Edward Bastian and 3 others

Delta recently announced a ban on Pit Bull type dogs, including service dogs and emotional support dogs effective as of July 10th, 2018. We are asking Delta to repeal their ban and work with experts in the field to comprise a solution to adequately address their safety concerns for their crew and passengers.

Not only are these new policy changes illegal in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, (ADA), they are also incredibly detrimental to the people that rely on their service dogs medically and physically. It is proven that discrimination targeting specific breeds is ineffective at preventing dog bites. Canines need to be evaluated on an individual basis and service dogs must meet the highest requirements of training and behavior. The solution is in service dog regulation, not breed specific regulation.

Please join us in signing this petition to appeal to Delta to revoke their new policy. Delta not doing so will result in great detriment to those that need their service dogs in-flight with them, as well as the court systems becoming cluttered with cases against the airline for illegally disallowing Pit Bull service dogs on board.

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Killing dogs for meat ruled illegal by South Korean court | World news

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A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists have said could pave the way to outlawing the eating of canines.

The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about 1 million dogs believed to be eaten annually, but consumption has declined and the practice is now something of a taboo among younger generations amid increased pressure from activists.

A ruling from the city court in Bucheon on Thursday, in a case brought by the animal rights group Care against a dog farm operator, said meat consumption was not a legal reason to kill dogs.

The group accused the man, who was convicted and fined 3m won (£2,050), of killing animals without proper reasons and violating building and hygiene regulations.

“It is very significant in that it is the first court decision that killing dogs for dog meat is illegal itself,” said Kim Kyung-eun, a lawyer for Care.

The precedent paved the way for outlawing dog meat consumption entirely, she added.

Dog meat consumption is a grey area in South Korean law. Despite no specific ban, authorities have invoked hygiene regulations or animal protection laws that ban cruel slaughter methods to crack down on dog farms and restaurants ahead of international events such as the Pyeongchang Olympics.

A lawmaker from the ruling Democratic party introduced a bill in parliament this week that would effectively ban killing dogs for meat. There are about 17,000 dog farms in South Korea, and operators have called for the government to bring in laws explicitly to legalise dog meat consumption and license dog slaughter houses.

A survey last year found that 70% of South Koreans do not eat dog meat, but only about 40% believe the practice should be banned.

Care said it would track down dog farms and slaughter houses across the country with a view to filing similar complaints against them to judicial authorities. “The dog meat industry will take greater heat because of the court ruling,” said its leader, Park So-youn.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/21/killing-dogs-for-meat-illegal-south-korea-court-rules

Breaking! The South Korean Ministry Establishes First-Ever Pet-Related Animal Welfare Policy Division As Nearly 6 Million Homes Have Pets – World Animal News

Breaking! The South Korean Ministry Establishes First-Ever Pet-Related Animal Welfare Policy Division As Nearly 6 Million Homes Have Pets
By WAN –
June 7, 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in South Korea announced yesterday that it is establishing an animal welfare policy division for pets, under its livestock policy bureau. Issues such as these were previously assigned to a team under the livestock environment and welfare division.
The new division, formed to accommodate the growing number of homes in Korea with pets, will serve as a much-needed separate department that is tasked with taking charge of pet-related affairs and policies.
“The animal welfare policy division will tackle major assignments such as: preventing animal-related accidents and protecting animals from being abandoned or mistreated, as well as enhancing the ethical guidelines for animal testing, an official from the Agriculture Ministry noted in a statement. “We think this new division will be one of the busiest departments in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.”
As per the Korea Joongang Daily, the ministry issued the news along with some staggering statistics.
According to the government, the number of households in the country that own a pet has increased by more than 20% in just two years from 4.57 million in 2015 to 5.93 million in 2017.
The number of laboratory animals sadly also increased 18% from 2.51 million, to 3.08 million, while the number of farm animals grew by approximately 1,000 during the same time period.
While the establishment of a department solely dedicated to pet-related issues and policies in Korea is a positive step, the complicated country still has a long way to go when it comes to protecting its dogs.
Horrifically, dogs are still being slaughtered for their meat. There are more than 17,000 dog meat farms across the country.
In South Korea, Soi Dog is working with senior government officials to enact stronger animal welfare laws with the ultimate aim of banning the dog meat industry.
As per its website, this has already led to a ban on the slaughter of dogs at Moran Market, the biggest dog meat market in the capital, Seoul.
Thailand-based Soi Dog, and numerous other animal welfare organizations from around the world, such as, Southern California-based Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, continue to challenge Asia’s understanding of the barbaric dog meat industry, while making people aware about the massive and unnecessary cruelty involved.

WAN prays that Korea, and many other countries worldwide continue to take monumental steps to protect our precious species!

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petition: Ban the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Spain After Elephant Dies in the Name of ‘Entertainment’

target: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey

83,456 SUPPORTERS
85,000 GOAL
An elephant was killed today in the streets of Spain. That’s a headline that we should never have to read. But when governments allow animals to be used as entertainment, tragedies like this can — and do — often happen.

Five innocent elephants, forced to work in a circus, were tossed from their trailer when the truck carrying the pachyderms lost control trying to overtake another vehicle. One lost its life, two others were injured and the others escaped without any physical injuries.

Yet, whether or not the elephants experienced any physical pain, what is certain is that these beautiful creatures are suffering mentally. Circus elephants are often sent on the road for hours at a time, traveling from one location to the next. Their trainers often use cruel methods to train them and coerce them into doing tricks they would never do in the wild.

And now, an elephant has lost its life all for the sake of “entertainment.”

While city, state, and national governments have been banning the use of animals in entertainment all across the world, Spain hasn’t gotten the memo.

It’s time for Spain to join its European allies like Italy, Belgium, Austria, Sweden and Portugal and a whole host of other national and local governments in ending the animal entertainment industry. Please sign the petition and ask Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey to end the suffering. Ask him to ban the use of animals in circuses in Spain.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/948/403/204/

Petition Updates · Maximum Sentence for Jason Hampton

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Morgan Tucker started this petition to Saint Francois County Prosecuter

In Febuary 2018 Jason Hampton, of Farmington MO shot a yellow lab known as Trooper and paralyzed him. He then hit him over the head with a hammer, dumped him, and left him for dead. Trooper laid paralyzed and alive for weeks, sitting in his own feces and urine for so long it began burning through his flesh. Trooper has a long road ahead of him, and will most likely never fully recover from his injuries. He will need around the clock care, daily vet visits, and someone to dedicate their entire life to him. People from around the country have donated towards his $10,000+ vet bill. We also ask the defendant make monetary donations to animal rescues as part of his sentence, and be fired from his position with St Francois County. He admitted to the Crime, but when charged he recanted his statement and placed blame on the dog. We are asking that you file charges and pursue the maximum penalty allowed under the law.

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Email prosecutor@sfcgov.org and ask for the maximum penalty for Jason Hampton or call 1-573-756-3623 to reach the St Francois County Prosecuting Attorney.

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Petition: Help Me Keep Sgt. Schultz! Pigs need the same rights as other pets, Massachusetts

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by: Evan M
target: Town of Hudson, Massachusetts

1,836 SUPPORTERS in Massachusetts
51,033 SUPPORTERS
55,000 GOAL

It has come to my attention that my town of Hudson, MA requires 60,000 sq ft of property to own a pig as a domestic pet. These laws were established over a decade ago in order to control breeding, and ensure proper sanitation for pigs raised as a food source. If this old rule is enforced, I would need to give up my dear pet miniature pig, Sgt. Schultz or move out of town!

It is now 2018 and these outdated laws don’t recognize what constitutes a domestic pet. Sgt. Schultz is a miniature pig (90% Juliana/10% pot-bellied), a wonderful companion animal and I couldn’t imagine being forced to give him up. Some people do not see a pig as a pet, but pet pigs are growing in popularity as the animals are being recognized as gentle and intelligent animals. Some experts say pig intelligence ranks third only to apes and dolphins!

Pigs are not only easily trained but are extremely clean and well-behaved. This petition is not meant to bypass town ordinances, but apply them equally. Please help me keep Sgt. Schultz and pave the way for equal footing for other wonderful and nurturing companions.
Sign Petition
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/223/584/593/

 

Federal Court Orders Trump Administration To Release Public Records On Wildlife Imports Within 14 Days! – World Animal News

BREAKING NEWS
By WAN –
April 4, 2018

A federal court in Arizona has ordered the Trump administration to release public records about how much wildlife is being imported into the United States, including live animals for the pet trade and dead animals destined for clothing and biomedical research.
The court found that the data, which includes the species’ names, quantity imported, and importing and exporting companies’ names, must be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act.
As per the government’s website, “The basic function of the Freedom of Information Act is to ensure informed citizens, vital to the functioning of a democratic society.”
The ruling stems from a 2016 FOIA request filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, followed by litigation after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refused to provide all the data.
“The United States is a huge hub for the wildlife trade, including trade in imperiled animals and plants,” Tanya Sanerib, a senior attorney with the Center’s international program said in a statement. “The public has every right to know what wildlife is coming across our borders. Given the enormous threats from wildlife trafficking, we’re glad to know these records will see the light of day.”
The United States imports millions of wildlife and plant parts each year from around the globe. Imported products include birds, fish, and turtles destined for the pet trade; python-skin boots and fur coats for the fashion industry; corals, orchids, and shells used for home décor; lions and other animals killed as hunting “trophies”; and primates destined for medical research.
For decades the Fish and Wildlife Service has tracked wildlife import and export data and freely provided that data to conservation groups and the public. Beginning in 2016, however, the agency refused to release data from certain companies. Without the data, the public cannot track or evaluate whether U.S. trade is endangering wildlife at home or abroad and thus seek protections for those animals domestically or internationally.
The new court order directs the Service to release the disputed wildlife data within 14 days.
One step forward of many needed!

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Petition update · Puppy Doe Trial Verdict In! · Change.org

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Petition update · Puppy Doe Trial Verdict In! · Change.org
Mar 26, 2018 — GUILTY on all 12 charges of animal cruelty!

Thank you for supporting this petition for the past 4 1/2 years. As you all know, the trial of the man accused of brutally torturing and starving “Puppy Doe” is underway in a Dedham, Massachusetts courtroom and just this very moment we have learned that a verdict was announced!

Radoslaw Czerkawski is GUILTY of ALL 12 charges of animal cruelty!

Through daily testimony, we’ve learned more horrific details and information about Puppy Doe’s injuries and how she found herself the victim of a Craigslist pet ad.

Czerkawski admitted to purchasing Puppy Doe from a Worcester Massachusetts couple after responding to their Craigslist ad selling a young small pit bull named Kiya. That couple, according to their testimony, previously purchased Kiya from her original owner also via a Craigslist pet ad.

Kiya changed hands TWICE via Craigslist. That would mean that Kiya was passed off twice through a classified ad website ultimately ending up in the hands of a monster. If either owner had worked with a state approved rescue, or had conducted a thorough background check on potential adopters, instead of posting her on Craigslist like a piece of furniture, she might be alive and well in a loving home today.

Since Kiya’s death in August 2013 Craigslist have made zero changes to their policies for posting a pet ad. Simple changes might have prevented similar incidents where pets have fallen into the hands of abusers. Just as in 2013, Craigslist’s current position is that they do not allow the sale of pets on their site. The terms of this policy are the following: “no animal sales or breeding – rehoming with small adoption fee is ok.” Those of us in the rescue field know that these policies are not being enforced. There are countless ads posted by “backyard breeders” and others hoping to profit on the sale or transfer of an innocent animal. Craigslist appears to do nothing to stop this.

FEND will continue its efforts to represent the signers of this petition until Craigslist makes concrete changes to their policies.

Thanks again to all of you who have supported this petition since 2013 and for embracing FEND (https://fend.ngo). In addition to our Craigslist campaign, another important goal for 2018 is to raise funds to cover the costs to become an approved rescue organization in Massachusetts. This will help us grow our foster network and continue to expand our efforts to rescue and rehome displaced pets, many of whom we find via Craigslist.

We will post another update as soon as details on sentencing are released.

To see local news reports, including video, please visit the link below:

https://fend.ngo/library/puppy-doe-trial-verdict/

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Petition: Smokey the Mini Therapy Horse Has Been Kidnapped!

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by: Kelsey B.
target: San Diego Police Department

22,969 SUPPORTERS
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Smokey is a 2-foot mini horse who works with children and adults with autism and veterans with PTSD. But he was stolen from his home and his girlfriend on March 21st in the middle of a storm.

Please sign the petition to tell San Diego authorities to get serious about finding Smokey.

Smokey’s girlfriend, a white mini horse name Sol Blanca, is beside herself with worry. The owner of Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue and Sanctuary Ranch, Michael Pratt, says he is sure Smokey is terrified out there and that Sol Blanca is absolutely heartbroken. Pratt discovered Smokey was stolen when he found a broken lock on his pen.

Smokey is worth about $5,000, so it’s most likely someone stole him to sell him. This is despicable. Smokey is a beloved therapy horse who helps children and adults with their difficulties, and we must demand he is returned to his home and his girlfriend.

Help get Smokey back by spreading the word and demanding San Diego police treat this like a human kidnapping and really work to find Smokey.
Sign Petition
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Petition: Hero Police K9 Puskas Deserves Honor and Retirement

Puskas is a Dutch Shepherd he is also a police K-9. Sadly, Puskas was badly injured after chasing down and catching a criminal this week. Puskas lost almost all his teeth and banged up his chin in the fight. Sometimes when the police or the army are done with dogs who work with them, the dogs are killed.

This petition is to ensure that Puskas survives, is honored and gets to have a cushy retirement, just like he deserves. Now we just need to be sure he is honored and gets to live out the rest of his life in peace.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/345/487/229/hero-police-k9-puskas-deserves-honor-and-retirement/

Petition update · Jim & Happy are warm and safe! · Change.org

Permanent housing for Jim and Happy

271K supporters
Petition update
Jim & Happy are warm and safe!
Emanuela Visone
Brooklyn, NY

Feb 8, 2018 — I’m very happy to announce that Jim and Happy are doing great in their safe haven. They are one step closer to a permanent home. If it wasn’t for the nearly 300,000 people that took the time to sign this petition, this wouldn’t be happening. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

270,763 have signed. Let’s get to 300,000!

Department of Homeless Services:…

https://www.change.org/p/department-of-homeless-services-permanent-housing-for-jim-and-happy?recruiter=44240641&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=248485

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“NEW” Justice for Family Reportedly Forced to Decapitate Murdered Dog

Two police officers allegedly killed a beloved family dog and forced the family to behead his corpse, citing self-defense as the reason for the dog’s murder. This is police brutality and animal abuse rolled into one. Sign this petition to demand that the officers face justice for their reported actions.

Source: Justice for Family Reportedly Forced to Decapitate Murdered Dog

Petition · Department of Homeless Services: Permanent housing for Jim and Happy · Change.org

James Wayne and his four-year-old service dog Happy need our help to get them into permanent housing. Jim has been homeless for 11 years, most recently in Manhattan. To escape the frigid temperatures they live in the subways. Happy is a certified service dog, neutered and vetted. James has done everything that’s asked of him by the department of homeless services and he still keeps getting the run around mainly because he has a dog.

https://www.change.org/p/department-of-homeless-services-permanent-housing-for-jim-and-happy

Recognize Animal Rights Worldwide

The world has come together to protect human beings. Now, it must do the same for the animals that share our planet. Our nations can present a unified front in ensuring the health and livelihood of all animals. Add your voice to this dedicated declaration.

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Don’t Eliminate Animal Rights Organization’s Authority

The New Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals could soon be stripped of its authority to hold animal abusers accountable. This is merely a selfish attempt to silence those in favor of animal rights. Sign this petition to demand this bill be shut down immediately.

Source: Don’t Eliminate Animal Rights Organization’s Authority

With Lamb of God’s life in the balance, supporters rally for dog | CW33 NewsFix Video


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Petition update · Counting down to a court date for Lamby! · Change.org

Dec 7, 2017 — Dear Friends of Lamby the Dog,

As we cross the 100,000 signature threshold, we want to say THANK YOU for taking time to sign the petition asking the courts to reconsider the order to have her destroyed. Destroyed. That’s the legal term for putting a dog to death and it makes your blood run cold.

At any moment, the Municipal Court judge in Dallas is going to announce a new date/time for a hearing on Lamby which will decide whether she dies or can have a second chance at life with a rescue group or in a sanctuary. The attorneys – who are working pro bono — have said they expect a bond to be required by the court in the amount of $2,000 to $5,000 in addition to court filing fees.

Please help with this next stage of this challenge by contributing to Lamby’s 2nd Chance Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/lamb-of-gods-2nd-chance-fund.

If only 8% of your donated a single $1, we could ensure the funds are available to help Lamby at this critical time!

Once this case is over, any monies not applied to expenses and Lamby’s welfare will be contributed to worthwhile rescue groups and charities that are helping dogs recover from abuse.

BACKGROUND: Lamb of God (Lamby) is a mixed-breed female dog that has been used as a prop by an aggressive panhandler in the Dallas entertainment districts. Lamby was forced to wear comical hats and glasses that cut deep into her fur by rubber bands while she was restrained within a little milk crate that was strapped to a bicycle’s handlebars and forced to pose for photos in exchange for money that went into the pockets of the panhandler. Witnesses have seen the panhandler feed Lamby candy instead of a proper diet and he had an astounding 16 warrants for his arrest. For months, citizens in these entertainment districts have called law enforcement and Dallas Animal Rescue to help get the dog out of her abusive situation.

WFAA News Coverage: http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas-county/animal-activists-hope-to-save-infamous-deep-ellum-dog/495023332

CW33 News Coverage: http://cw33.com/2017/11/27/activists-try-to-save-lamb-of-god-from-doggie-death-row/

CW33 News Coverage: http://cw33.com/2017/12/01/dallas-homeless-mans-dog-gets-stay-of-execution-after-judge-orders-euthanasia/

Thank you!
106,884 have signed. Let’s get to 150,000.
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Petition update · 12/6/17 HB 473-Ponce’s Law PASSED in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee · Change.org

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12/6/17 HB 473-Ponce’s Law PASSED in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Debbie Taylor Darino
Daytona Beach, FL

Dec 6, 2017 — Ponce’s Law HB 473 passed unanimously in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee this morning. We still have 2 more committees to get passed in the “House” and the “Senate” still needs to get it set on the committee agendas in the senate. Here is a show for today’s meeting:

Bill Number: 0473
Action: Favorable
Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Date: 12/6/2017 8:00:00 AM
Sponsor: Leek (CO-SPONSORS) Brodeur; Clemons; Killebrew; Ma…
Subject: Cruelty to Animals
Record Vote:
– Alexander Y Gonzalez Y Latvala Y Richardson Y Sullivan
– Altman – Hager – Moskowitz Y Slosberg Y Yarborough
Y Eagle (Y) Harrell Y Pritchett Y Spano

Total Yeas: 9 Total Nays: 0 Total Missed: 5 Total Votes

77,538 have signed. Let’s get to 150,000.

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Are These Zoo Elephants Entitled to Legal ‘Personhood’?

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David Zabel, Connecticut area counsel for the NhRP, offers some important facts about elephant intelligence:

[W]e know they have a sense of self, remember the past and plan for the future, engage in complex communication, show empathy, and mourn their dead. But their legal status as ‘things’ with no rights has remained exactly the same. What’s at stake here is the freedom of beings who are no less self-aware and autonomous than we humans are.

This isn’t the first time NhRP has attempted to win personhood rights for animals. In 2013, the group sued on behalf of a chimpanzee named Tommy, another named Kiko, and two former laboratory chimps named Hercules and Leo. But none of these New York cases succeeded in getting recognition of the chimps’ legal personhood.

via Are These Zoo Elephants Entitled To Legal ‘Personhood’? | Care2 Causes

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Petition · Implement FEMA’s PETS Act & lift the airline pet-travel restrictions in Puerto Rico · Change.org


https://www.change.org/p/implement-fema-s-pets-act-lift-the-airline-pet-travel-restrictions-in-puerto-rico?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=3&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAITcwAAAAAAAWfeRrXB7DIE4YTg0MjRiMQ%3D%3D

Please Sign This Petition To: Shut Down Ranch That Slaughters Endangered Species

A ranch in Texas is profiting tremendously from the killing of endangered and exotic species. The ranch is a giant financial success, with a private runway, luxury cabins, and more land than the island of Manhattan. It is valued at over $200 million. Sign this petition to demand that the “ranch” be shut down before more endangered animals are slaughtered.

Source: Shut Down Ranch That Slaughters Endangered Species

Justice for Family Dog Allegedly Shot to Death By Neighbor

A golden retriever named Walle was allegedly shot by a neighbor for attacking his chickens. The man reportedly fired five times, killing the young dog on the scene. Sign this petition to demand that the police conduct a full investigation and punish Walle’s attacker if he is found guilty of using excessive force.

Source: Justice for Family Dog Allegedly Shot to Death By Neighbor

Petition: Charge Killer of Tiburon Doe and Fawn with Animal Cruelty


https://www.thepetitionsite.com/415/439/959/charge-killer-of-tiburon-doe-and-fawn-with-animal-cruelty/

Petition · Justice for Family Dogs Found Stabbed, Strangled and Hanged · Change.org


https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-family-dogs-found-stabbed-strangled-and-hanged?source_location=update_footer&algorithm=recommended_share&grid_position=9

Petition · Ocoee Police: Justice for Duke · Change.org

Duke was shot in his own front yard by a police officer who entered through the gate of the fence in property.

https://www.change.org/p/ocoee-police-justice-for-duke?source_location=update_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=2&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uALtQtQAAAAAAWbBaXgxFZ1o2OWVkZjgxYQ%3D%3D

Petition: Support the Pet and Women’s Safety Act


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/178/624/419/

Petition: Dolphins Don’t Belong in the Desert: Ban Dolphin Captivity in Las Vegas


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/629/139/040/

Petition: Justice for Betty the Dog, Shot by Security Officers!


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/736/152/031/