Sign Petition: This Power Company’s Negligence Killed 7 Elephants

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Orissa state government and the Forest Department

34,530 SUPPORTERS – 35,000 GOAL

The Asian elephant, the second largest land animal in the world is undoubtedly a hearty beast. But as any conservationist knows, their size and stature don’t protect them from all dangers. We know they face the daily threat of poachers, who kill them for their tusks and skin to sell in the black market. But they also face additional dangers, ones that some could never predict.

That’s what happened to a family of elephants in near the town of Kamalanga, India. The herd of 15 was tragically cut in half after. The group was out searching for food when they came across a stream near a paddy field. As they walked through the area, seven of these beautiful animals came into contact with sagging 11-kilovolt power cables. Seven of the pachyderms were electrocuted instantly.

According to the Forest Department, it is the worst mass death of elephants in the area’s history. And what makes it worse is that the whole thing could have been avoided. The central power company, who managed the cables, had been warned several times about the dangers of the hanging power lines yet did nothing, and now seven endangered Asian elephants have died.

Apart from their excruciating death, elephants are known to mourn their dead, for a family of elephants that lost more than half of their pack, the pain must be terrible.

Officials say some people have been suspended and others are being investigated for their responsibility in this horrible accident. But the fact remains that the power lines in the area still pose a danger to other elephants who may happen upon more hanging cables or other risks.

The central power company, apart from being held responsible, must do a review of the entire area and ensure that the rest of the elephants in the area are not in danger because of their negligence.

Please sign the petition and demand that the Orissa state and the Forest Department force the power company to do an immediate review of their lines and take precautions so that an accident like this never happens again.Photo credit : CEN more

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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/548/819/363/this-power-companys-negligence-killed-7-elephants/

 

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Petition: These Girls Shoved a Lit Cigarette in Their Puppies Mouth and Laughed as it “Smoked” It

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Warning: The following video contains scenes of animal cruelty that some viewers may find upsetting.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/786/646/358/these-girls-shoved-a-lit-cigarette-in-their-puppies-mouth-and-laughed-as-it-quotsmokedquot-it./

The disturbing video starts with the above warning, and then opens to an adorable Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy that appears to be sleeping. Its paws and belly stick up in the air while it rests between the legs of a faceless person. At first glance, you might think the whole scene is quite cute. That is until you take a closer look and actually see what’s happening.

The person in the video has put a cigarette in the sleeping pooch’s mouth, and while it naps they light the cigarette. From the video, you can see that the smoke bothers the dog because as it inhales it twitches in its sleep as if fighting some unknown presence.

The dog’s owners Rattiyakorn Prangthong and her partner Tango thought the whole thing was good clean fun, and posted the video to social media. The rest of the internet, however, didn’t think it was so funny.

Netizens were furious at the couple’s blatant disregard for their animal’s health and welfare and now are demanding that the authorities in Bangkok, Thailand —where the video was filmed — seize the pup so it can go to a better home.

Rattiyakorn and Tango have since apologized but that isn’t enough. Any pet owner should have known that what they did was animal cruelty. Being a pet owner is a privilege and it’s not for everyone. Some people aren’t interested in the extra commitment, others aren’t cut out for it and still, others squander their chance by abusing the animals that trust them with their care.

That’s just what this pair did. Sign the petition and ask the Bangkok authorities to take away the abused puppy.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/786/646/358/these-girls-shoved-a-lit-cigarette-in-their-puppies-mouth-and-laughed-as-it-quotsmokedquot-it./

Petition: Eleven Seals Live in a 3-Foot Deep Pool, All So This Aquarium Can Make Money

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The Seaside Aquarium in Seaside, Oregon, stands around 100 yards from the Pacific Ocean. The sounds of the waves echo against its facade and visitors come and go with sand on their feet. But that short 300-foot walk to the sea might as well be 1,000 miles for the 11 harbor seals the aquarium holds captive.

One of Seaside Aquariums biggest draws are these helpless seals that live in a small pool-like enclosure, perhaps 8X5 feet and no deeper than 2.5 feet. Customers can have the “pleasure” of seeing them in their miserable tank and for a small fee you can buy a tray of fish and feed them. The poor seals clap and howl competing for the few bits of fish between the 11 of them. According to one aquarium worker, during the summer this is their main source of food.

This is not the way it should be for these beautiful marine mammals or the several other animals that unfortunately call the aquarium home. Seals for one, are extremely intelligent social beings that need stimulation to live a healthy, normal life. In the wild, these animals have the whole of the ocean to call their home but at Seaside they barely have a pool, and a shallow one at that.

Seaside aquarium defends their facilities saying that they are governed by USDA standards. But these rules are clearly minimum standards, and even if they aren’t breaking our laws, they are breaking the rules of nature by forcing the seals to live in captivity for their entire lives.

It’s time Seaside recognized that it is not OK to imprison marine mammals and use them as tourist traps to line their pockets. Please sign the petition and ask Seaside Aquarium officials to give the seals to a sanctuary where they can live the rest of their life in peace.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/958/863/696/eleven-seals-in-a-3-foot-pool-all-so-this-aquarium-can-make-money/?TAP=1724

Petition: Abandoned Lion Cub Found in a Cage — Find His Captors!

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Netherlands Authorities

43,574 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL

Someone abandoned a traumatized lion cub in a cage in a field. The poor thing was so distressed when a jogger found him, he had cut his nose up trying to escape!

Sign now to demand local authorities find out who abandoned him and charge them with wild animal trafficking!

Lions do not belond in captivity at all, but they especially do not deserve to be treated so cruelly while in captivity. Thankfully, a sanctuary was contacted and the cub is there now and acclimating really well. But that doesn’t solve the problem — someone procured a lion and then abandoned him.

There is some speculation that the lion had been smuggled in from another country by an illegal breeder or a circus. If that’s the case, this could be a huge clue to finding international traffickers and punishing them. We have to be sure the authorities take this crime seriously!

The poor baby was only 5 months old when he was totally abandoned in a field in a tiny cage. No animal should be treated this way, but especially a majestic lion. Please sign the petition to demand the authorities take the investigation seriously so they can find its captors!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/726/247/405/abandoned-tiger-cub-found-in-a-cage-find-his-captors/

 

 

Southern California Man Convicted After Illegally Selling Narwhal Tusks To An Undercover Officer For $30,000 Each – World Animal News

By WAN –
October 17, 2018

Left Photo by CDFW / Right Photo by Paul Nicklen – National Geographic Creative – WWF-Canada
A Los Angeles County jury recently convicted Anthony Buccola of Newport Beach, California, and his business, Antonio’s Bella Casa, on misdemeanor charges of selling narwhal tusks. Buccola and his business were found guilty on August 1st in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Buccola was sentenced to 36 months probation with search terms, 200 hours of community service or 20 days in jail, $5,000.00 fine plus penalty assessment and forfeiture of the narwhal tusks. Antonio Bella Casa, Inc, was sentenced to 36 months probation with search terms, a fine of $5,000.00 plus penalty assessment and forfeiture of the narwhal tusk. The penalty was set pursuant to Fish and Game Code, section 2022, which took effect on July 1, 2016.
The investigation began in December 2016, when wildlife officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division Trafficking Unit saw two narwhal tusks displayed at the retail antique store. The tusks were 79 and 87 inches long. An officer visited Antonio’s Bella Casa and an employee offered to sell the narwhal tusks for $35,000.00 each. He ultimately agreed to sell the tusks to an undercover officer for $30,000.00 each.
The tusks were seized as evidence and the CDFW Wildlife Forensics Lab conducted additional analysis. Wildlife forensics specialists confirmed the tusks were from narwhal, a small arctic whale.
“We would like to thank the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and specifically their Environmental Justice Unit for their assistance in this investigation and the subsequent prosecution,” said David Bess, CDFW Deputy Director and Law Enforcement Division Chief in a statement. “The penalties assessed by this court should deter further acts of ivory trafficking and prove California’s commitment to halting the demand for ivory which contributes to poaching of narwhal in their native range.”
“Selling ivory is not only illegal, it’s immoral,” said Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney. “The ivory trade is abominable, with devastating consequences that imperil threatened species like the narwhal. This prosecution and conviction sends the strong message that those who may think of selling ivory tusks will be held accountable. I also want to thank our partners at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for their close partnership on this important issue.”
Assembly Bill 96, authored in 2015 by then Assembly Speaker and current Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), made it unlawful to purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell or import with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified. AB 96 defines ivory as the tooth or tusk from a species of elephant, hippopotamus, mammoth, mastodon, walrus, warthog, whale or narwhal, or a piece thereof, whether raw ivory or worked ivory, and includes a product containing, or advertised as containing, ivory.
A first-time violation of this law is a misdemeanor subject to specified criminal penalties and fines between $1,000.00 and $40,000.00, depending upon the value of the item.

https://worldanimalnews.com/southern-california-man-convicted-after-illegally-selling-narwhal-tusks-to-an-undercover-officer-for-30000-each/

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Petition: These Puppies Were Found Abandoned and Covered in Their Own Excrement

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Wichita Police Department

89,980 SUPPORTERS – 90,000 GOAL

People in Wichita, Kansas are singing the praises of a man simply called “Hero Wes.” That’s because when Wes — a maintenance worker — went to check on a busted water pipe in an apartment complex, he discovered way more than a plumbing disaster. When he entered the apartment he was bombarded with the pungent odor of filth, and as he inspected further, he saw something he couldn’t believe — two pit bull puppies, locked in a small plastic kennel, that were ankle-deep in their own feces and urine.

But that was only half of the horror he saw. When he got closer he noticed that someone had put rubber bands around their muzzles. These dogs were in dire shape and had they not been found by Wes they could have very likely died a horrific death.

First of all, rubber bands cut off circulation. When “Hero Wes” found the dogs, their mouths had already been muzzled for around 12 hours. According to a vet who treated the two dogs — now named Wilson and Violet — if Wes had arrived any later the dogs would have suffered permanent damage. Their lip tissue could have even fallen off.

Violet and Wilson’s previous owner obviously didn’t care what happened to their dogs, but that doesn’t mean they had to treat them like trash. They could have given them up to people who would have gladly taken care of them, but instead, they decided to abandon them, and in the most disgusting state imaginable. That’s animal cruelty and it should be punished.

According to reports the police know who the person is but he has yet to be taken into custody, that needs to change. The dogs’ previous owner, should face punishment for what they’ve done.

Please sign the petition and tell the Wichita Police Department you want justice for Violet and Wilson. Tell them to arrest and prosecute this animal abuser.
Photo credit: Facebook

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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/468/830/460/these-puppies-were-found-abandoned-and-covered-in-their-own-excrement/

 

Breaking! Idaho Fish & Game Commissioner, Blake Fischer, Forced To Resign After Sharing Appalling Trophy Hunting Photos – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
October 16, 2018

Breaking News! Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner, Blake Fischer, resigned yesterday after receiving worldwide backlash after sharing photos of himself posing with a baboon family and other endangered animals, that he killed for so-called “sport” while trophy hunting in Africa.
Reports stated that Governor of Idaho, C.L. Otter, requested Fischer’s resignation, noting that “every member of my administration is expected to exercise good judgment. Commissioner Fischer did not.”
Fischer’s resignation is effective immediately.
Thank you to everyone who fought hard for his removal. Let’s keep fighting to #BanTrophyHunting Worldwide! 🙏

his://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-idaho-fish-game-commissioner-blake-fischer-forced-to-resign-after-sharing-appalling-trophy-hunting-photos/

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No more animal sacrifice and rituals

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Addressed to: President Pedro Sánchez
No more animal sacrifice and rituals

Petition created on Oct 14, 2018
Maria Angeles Perez Calera
Created by Maria Angeles Perez Calera
Parla, Spain

Because every year when October 31st arrives they always make a sacrifice or ritual killing black cats, and this we can not tolerate, since it has to end these acts of animal cruelty. Apparently they do not care if they are black cats, because they are worth any animal to sacrifice, even the dogs.

This must end, and for this we need a Law that prohibits them from doing these acts and punishes them strongly, because there is no right for dogs and cats to die for crap.

SIGN THIS PETITION

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/no-more-animal-sacrifice-and-rituals.html?fl

552 people signed. Let’s get to 1,000!

WAN Talks With Center For Biological Diversity’s, Ileene Anderson, About $15,000 Rewards Offered For Information Regarding The Killing Of 2 Endangered California Condors – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
October 12, 2018
Photo from Scott Frier, USFWS

This week, the Center for Biological Diversity tripled rewards from $5,000.00 to $15,000.00, for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the person or people responsible in two separate cases of the killing of California condors.
Condors, the largest flying land birds in the Western Hemisphere, are protected under California law and the federal Endangered Species Act.
The first condor was killed in Tulare County, California, in May of this year but was not announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until September.
Ileene Anderson, a senior scientist with the Center, told WAN that while the details are “sketchy” as to why it took the division so long to report the incident, it may have been because they were waiting for the results of a necropsy to confirm that the bird was in fact, shot to death.
Sadly, the first condor’s cause of death was ultimately determined to be due to trauma from a gunshot wound. The condor was reportedly found dead on private property near the Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuge; an area where the condors have been returning over the past few years.

Photo from Gary Kramer, USFWS
The second condor was also unlawfully shot and killed in July; this time in Kern County. The bird was discovered near the Bitter Creek Wildlife Refuge.
Two dead condors within several months? It’s unfathomable.
Justice must be served for the condors who were tragically killed, as well as for the remaining birds which are repopulating in the state.
“In 1987, there were only 22 condors believed to be left on the planet,” Anderson told WAN. “Now, there are an estimated 200. It’s exciting.”
Anderson explained that as the condors continue to move up the Sierras, they will most-likely move into other states such as Oregon and Washington.
While the growth of the condor population is positive, the shooting and killing of them is NOT!
“We hope this additional reward pushes anyone with knowledge to come forward so that these ugly crimes can be fully prosecuted,” said Anderson.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is contributing $5,000.00 to both reward funds with the Center of Biological Diversity offering an additional $10,000.00 to each as well.
Anyone with details of the incident should call the U.S. Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement in Sacramento at (916) 569-8476. Callers can remain anonymous.

https://worldanimalnews.com/wan-talks-with-center-for-biological-diversitys-ileene-anderson-about-15000-00-rewards-offered-for-information-regarding-the-killing-of-2-endangered-california-condors/

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Man Accused of Savagely Beating Girlfriend’s Dog to Death Must be Punished

A dog apparently beaten to death by his owner’s boyfriend is the latest victim in an epidemic of animals killed during domestic violence disputes. The poor animal reportedly yelped in fear and pain as the suspect hit him. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

Source: Man Accused of Savagely Beating Girlfriend’s Dog to Death Must be Punished

Success: Man Who Brutally Stomped Puppy to Death Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

A boxer puppy was beaten and stomped in a senseless act of violence. While this dog’s life could not be spared, Texas officials have ensured that the man responsible will be severely punished for this barbaric act. Sign this petition to express support for this sentencing.

Source: Success: Man Who Brutally Stomped Puppy to Death Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Punish Man Who Allegedly Shot Cat With Crossbow

A cat suffered serious injuries after a neighbor allegedly shot her with a crossbow. The suspect’s motives are currently unreported. Demand justice for this innocent cat.

Source: Punish Man Who Allegedly Shot Cat With Crossbow

Cat Reportedly Thrown Against Wall Deserves Justice

A cat was allegedly thrown against a wall in a disturbing case of animal cruelty and domestic violence. The suspect reportedly kicked and punched his ex-girlfriend before becoming violent with her cat. Demand justice for this woman and her cat.

Source: Cat Reportedly Thrown Against Wall Deserves Justice

Charge Teen for Allegedly Shooting Child’s Puppy

A Florida teenager allegedly shot a young girl’s puppy as she and her family were walking the animal in broad daylight. When arrested and charged, the young man claimed it was an accident. But accident or not, he still reportedly took an animal’s life, and must face justice. Sign this petition to ensure he face justice.

Source: Charge Teen for Allegedly Shooting Child’s Puppy

Petition – This Person Wrapped Their Dog in a Garbage Bag and Abandoned Her Like Trash

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Richmond Police, VA

55,815 SUPPORTERS – 60,000 GOAL

Animals are not possessions. They are living beings that should be loved and cherished and treated with respect. When someone decides to bring a pet into their family, they are making a years-long commitment that is both rewarding and challenging.

Like a child, a dog, cat or rabbit cannot simply be abandoned once you have become a pet-parent, you can’t just toss it away into the trash.

Unfortunately, that’s what happens to thousands of animals around the United States every year. And it’s what happened to one tragic pup in Richmond, Virginia. Last week, a passerby noticed something strange: a small, female, white dog, with patches of hair missing all over its body and “crawling with infections.” Whoever abandoned the dog — assumed to be a Shih Tzu mix around five years old — had wrapped it in a plastic garbage bag as if to say she was garbage herself.

The Shih Tzu will require serious treatment to get back to health but hopefully, in the care of people who care for her, she will make it.

It is truly heartbreaking to know that her previous owner treated her like scum and just tossed her aside.
But the reality is that the owner themselves is the real scumbag.

That anyone can treat and then abandon an animal like this is shameful and it’s illegal. In Virginia it’s actually a crime and the person responsible should be sought out and punished.

Sign the petition and tell Richmond Police that you want this person found and brought to justice.more

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Petition: Arrest Man Beating Dog In Video Making Death, Rape Threats · Change.org

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Arrest Man Beating Dog In Video Making Death, Rape Threats · Change.org
Cabo Cooley started this petition to DAInfo@ClarkCountyDA.com and 2 others
3-4 minutes

URGENT ACTION ALERT!
Chilling Video Shows Man Violently Beating Dog while making death, rape threats. ***For those who can’t watch videos, here is transcript:

http://nevadavotersforanimals.org/daman-holmes-beats-dog-on-facebook-makes-death-rape-threats-in-las-vegas

VIDEO #1:
While violently holding dog by collar beating/punching dog in face, head grunting while he punches 8 times. DAMAN HOLMES: “See, now you getta watch what I’m gonna do to your daughter or your sister [name] or [name]. Yep, that’s what’s gonna happen when I see those bitches. Then, they’re gonna get their throats cut.” End video.

http://nevadavotersforanimals.org/daman-holmes-beats-dog-on-facebook-makes-death-rape-threats-in-las-vegas

VIDEO #2:
Violently punches dog 11 times in head. DAMAN HOLMES: “Here we go with round 2, you like that? Yep, they’re gonna get their asses handed to them when I get to ’em. Im gonna bury their ass in the fuckin’ river, how’s that sound? After I rape that fuckin’ bitch (name). ” end video. NOTE: DOG IS ALIVE & SAFE

MESSAGE FROM FAMILY OF VICTIM:
“This is Damon Holmes beating the hell out of a young dog. He sends stuff like this to us and her friends and family all the time threatening, rape, murder, arson, and physical violence. He has many facebook accounts like (_) always creating a new one that isn’t blocked to send more threats and promises. He thinks he is above the law and untouchable. He’s on the run and says he’s coming back to Utah. He deals drugs, steals guns, vandalizes, abuses people and animals and thinks he can get away with it. This has been going on for years now.”

This post is from someone close to the victim. The Victim and family are being threatened in the video. They’ve been living in fear for years. Then, in June the video was made in LV and sent to family in Utah. He’s been under investigation for months. WHY HASN’T DAMAN HOLMES BEEN ARRESTED?!

PLEASE TAKE VERY SPECIFIC REQUESTED ACTION NOW!!!

Contact our Sheriff & DA and firmly respectfully urge them to swiftly sign a warrant for, arrest, and charge DAMAN EUGENE HOLMES to protect Daman’s victims & our community from this violent animal/human abuser. Are we going to wait till he carries out his chilling threats?

●SHERIFF JOE LOMBARDO:
Email: Sheriff@lvmpd.com
OR tweet: @Sheriff_LVMPD
@LVMPD

●CLARK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY STEVE WOLFSON: (SIGN A WARRANT ASAP for Daman Eugene Holmes and ensure he is charged with class C Felony Animal Cruelty in addition to other local & Federal charges he may be facing)
Email:
DAInfo@ClarkCountyDA.com
Phone:
(702) 671-2500
TWITTER: @LasVegasDA

●FBI PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST – SANDRA BREAULT
Sandra.Breault@ci.fbi.gov
TWITTER @FBILasVegas

Share Far & Wide. Please crosspost.

Commenting without taking Action does nothing to bring this violent abuser to justice. Solution based comments, please.

http://nevadavotersforanimals.org/daman-holmes-beats-dog-on-facebook-makes-death-rape-threats-in-las-vegas

https://www.change.org/p/dainfo-clarkcountyda-com-arrest-man-beating-dog-in-video-making-death-rape-threats?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=11639848&grid_position=8&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAKrCzgAAAAAAW5rA%2F27z1O5mZTExYTI4NA%3D%3D

Petition: Someone Cut Claude’s Ears Off and Left Him Suffering in an Empty Lot

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Baltimore Police Department

9,391 SUPPORTERS
10,000 GOAL
When Claude was born earlier this year he looked just like every other puppy in the litter — big round eyes, a cute wet nose, and big floppy ears. That was until someone brutally mutilated him and left him bleeding and injured in a box on an empty lot in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rescuers found Claude and his litter along with two other dogs late last month. Upon further inspection, they saw that Claude was bleeding from the head. It didn’t take long for them to realize why — someone had cruelly cut off his ears, likely with something they found around the house. Claude was left with the faintest remnants of his once beautiful ears, severe tissue damage and infection.

On their Facebook page, BARCS — the rescue organization — wrote: “When he hears an interesting sound, he attempts to tilt his head and move what is left of his ears, but only finds himself in more pain.”

It’s likely that Claude’s previous owner was attempting to crop his ears to give the dog a more fierce look desired by some bully dog owners. Ear-cropping is purely for aesthetics, it serves no purpose and amounts to willfully mutilating a dog for purely selfish reasons. It often takes place in owners homes with makeshift tools and anesthetic kits bought on the internet. The practice can also cause lasting health problems for the canine.

Nine states, including Maryland, prohibit the practice unless done by a licensed veterinarian while the dog is under an anesthetic. Claude’s procedure was clearly not done by a professional.

The person who did this to Claude and abandoned him and his brothers and sisters to their fate needs to be found and prosecuted for animal cruelty. What is to stop them from finding other puppies and trying to do the same procedure again? In order to make sure no more dogs suffer this person must be taken off the streets and charged.

Tell the Baltimore Police Department that you want them to take Claude’s case seriously. Sign the petition and tell them you want justice for Claude.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/247/216/595/

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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/

 

Petition update · “Willing to Die for America’s Liberty: Remembering LaVoy Finicum” · Change.org

Jul 29, 2018 — By Justin O Smith

Nothing in the pursuit of justice will ever restore the Finicum Family’s joy and happiness, that they experienced, with LaVoy Finicum home and alive with them, but Jeanette Finicum has pursued justice from the day her husband was so unnecessarily shot down on a lonely stretch of Highway 395, due to his role as one of the leaders of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve.

Her perseverance has resulted in the trial of Joseph Astarita, the FBI agent who fired the shots and ignited the hailstorm of bullets that ended LaVoy’s life, an ignoble act by the FBI and law enforcement who took part in the ambush, reminiscent of their action against Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge.

His trial underway as of this July 24th, Astarita stands accused of falsely denying that he fired two shots at LaVoy, and he is charged with three counts of making false statements, by U.S. Attorney Billy Williams, and two counts of obstruction of justice. However, through scientific methods and aerial video of the ambush, it has been determined that it was Astarita who fired the first shots, as LaVoy exited his truck, something Astarita’s lawyers still refute. They state a belief that it was one of the Oregon Highway Patrol, who fired those first shots.

Robert LaVoy Finicum led a small band of protesters, including Cliven Bundy’s sons, Ryan and Ammon, American Patriots, who understood that the federal government and the Bureau of Land Management were consistently and constantly acquiring or simply taking land unconstitutionally, from farmers and ranchers across America. These men and women were standing firm for property rights under Our Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, when they occupied Malheur, near Burns, Oregon, on January 2nd 2016 and began a stand off with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, detailed by Les Zaitz in The Oregonian, that lasted forty-one days.

Since they had left the refuge before without incident, they expected this day, on January 26th 2016, to be no different. Imagine their shock, when the ambush and shooting occurred soon after LaVoy, Ryan and Ammon Bundy and Shawna Cox and Victoria Sharp, along with several others, started on their way to meet peacefully with Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer in John Day County. They had viewed their act of civil disobedience as a simple demonstration, much less severe and dangerous than other protests generated by Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, who were destroying entire cities without any real consequence from law enforcement.

After successfully evading the first road block, LaVoy told his friends [3 minutes 9 seconds mark], “Better understand how this thing is going to end. I’m going to be laying down on the ground with my blood on the street, or I’m going to see the sheriff. We got people en route.”

According to Robert Cary, Astarita’s lawyer, it was at this point that one Oregon State Patrolman radioed ahead to “Officer 1” and stated, “We’re going to have to shoot LaVoy Finicum.”

At the second roadblock, shots rained down on LaVoy’s truck before he ever stopped, forcing him to plow into a snow bank, allegedly just narrowly missing an FBI agent. And, as he jumped from the truck, to draw fire from his friends, with his hands raised above his head, two shots rang out, one shattering the driver’s side passenger window and striking Ryan Bundy in the shoulder.

In Shawna Cox’s video of the ambush, one hears the police telling him to “Get down” and LaVoy yelling, “You’re gonna have to shoot me”. Cox is heard asking, “Damn it, are they shooting him? … You assholes.”

The April 24th 2018 amendment [see page 51, number 269] to Jeanette Finicum’s current lawsuit for the wrongful death of her husband speaks volumes:

“The FBI, OSP and other defendants have publicly defended the deliberate ambush and murder of LaVoy on January 26, 2016, by alleging that after he exited the vehicle, and after he had been shot with at least five lethal rounds (as well as unknown number of non-lethal rounds), and after he repeatedly placed his hands on top of his head in a surrender position; that he appeared to be reaching into his jacket.”

One of the most damning points within Mrs Finicum’s complaint, found on page 33, highlights the fact that “at the time of the so-called ‘traffic stop’, there was still no sworn affidavit or probable cause statement or indictment against LaVoy or any of the passengers” — his friends accompanying him. Neither was there any arrest warrant for anyone involved.

Witnesses are on record noting that Astarita’s face was contorted after the shooting, and he was loud and “so amped up” that a supervisor had to calm him down. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Sussman also noted: “Only one guy [Astarita] stood in just the right spot. … Only one guy aimed right at Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum’s pickup [and] fired two shots in rapid succession.”

Astarita’s trial follows a growing resentment among American patriots for a federal bureaucracy that is out of control, even to the point of committing sedition, possibly treason, against a sitting U.S. president. It also doesn’t help that the FBI has a long history of arbitrary, tyrannical actions, detailed by Leah Sottile, such as witnessed in 1992, when an FBI team descended on Ruby Ridge and the home of Randy Weaver, a U.S. Army Special Forces Veteran, and a sniper murdered Vicki Weaver, as she stood in the cabin doorway holding the couple’s baby.

Just before stepping from LaVoy’s truck, hands raised, Ryan Bundy looked out and saw LaVoy lying in the snow. He turned towards Shawna Cox and Victoria Sharp and said, “LaVoy is dead.”

It doesn’t really matter, in the end, whose bullets killed LaVoy, because it shouldn’t have ended like this anyway. LaVoy had time and again stated a desire to make sure that the stand off ended peacefully, and up until the day of the ambush, there wasn’t any reason to believe that it wouldn’t, since LaVoy had been in constant contact with Sheriff Glenn Palmer, who was quite sympathetic to the cowboy’s cause. These men weren’t “anti-government”; they were anti-tyranny.

During the 2016 trial that acquitted Ammon Bundy and six other defendants, the FBI and Oregon Highway Patrol both testified they could not have identified specific legal reasons for the stop. This can only mean that had law enforcement not escalated the situation, LaVoy Finicum would have also been acquitted and alive and well at home with his family.

Robert Lavoy Finicum was willing to die for his ideas, the Constitution and freedom, and as we rise to a new sun each day, we must work in this America, the home of the brave and the land of the free, to ensure that not any future Democrat led administration, or any administration, can ever target conservative protests in such an egregious manner, impeding liberty each step of the way and executing us at will. The Finicum’s fight to hold the federal government accountable for its arrogant lawlessness, dishonesty and violence is America’s fight.

LaVoy was a good man, gunned down in cold blood. And whether or not any degree of justice comes out of this trial, God’s accounting awaits each of us one day. I pray to God justice be served and the Finicum Family finds peace of mind and heart.

Keep fighting for people power!

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-impeach-judge-gloria-m-navarro/u/23072657

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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Breaking News! At Least 3 Alleged Rhino Poachers Killed & Eaten By Pride Of Lions At Game Reserve In South Africa! – World Animal News

Breaking News! At Least 3 Alleged Rhino Poachers Killed & Eaten By Pride Of Lions At Game Reserve In South Africa!
By Lauren Lewis – July 5, 2018

Three alleged rhino poachers were killed by a pride of lions at a South African game reserve that is home to the Big Five of elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions, and leopards.
According to Sibuya Game Reserve owner, Nick Fox, the remains of humans were discovered in the lion camp on Tuesday evening.
It is believed the perpetrators entered the reserve late Sunday night or early Monday morning.
“They were armed with, amongst other things, a high powered rifle with a silencer, an ax, wire cutters and had food supplies for a number of days; all the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhinos and removing their horns,” Fox explained on the reserve’s Facebook page noting that they first became aware there may be an issue when one of their anti-poaching dogs alerted her handler at about 4.30 am Monday morning that something was amiss.
It was dark and it is not unusual to hear a commotion coming from the lions at night, so the handler was not immediately concerned.
It was not until around 4.30 pm on Tuesday that one of the field guides on game drive alerted the Anti-Poaching Unit that there appeared to be human remains as well as other items in the immediate vicinity of the lions. Fox reported that they immediately alerted the Association of Eastern Cape Game Reserves’ Anti-Poaching Cluster and the Police.
“As it was already dark it was not possible to investigate the area until first light at which time we arranged for our vet to dart the entire pride of lions so that Police forensic teams assisted by our Anti-poaching unit could comb the immediate area for clues,” Fox stated. “At this stage, it is not clear exactly how many poachers were killed but the Police forensic team are continuing to investigate.”
Tragically, nine rhinos have reportedly already been killed by poachers on Eastern Cape reserves this year.
While any loss of life is sad, may this serve as a clear message to poachers to stay away!

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-news-at-least-3-alleged-rhino-poachers-killed-eaten-by-pride-of-lions-at-game-reserve-in-south-africa/

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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: This Zoogoer Caused the Death of a Rare Giraffe! Demand Justice

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by: Care2 Team
target: Polícia de Segurança Pública

107,790 SUPPORTERS – 110,000 GOAL

Many people are unaware that the giraffe is in danger. According to a 2016 survey, there are less than 100,000 of the animals in the wild and over the last generation, almost 40% of the species has been lost. Many have called their slow disappearance, the “silent extinction.”

One of the rarer subspecies is the Angolan giraffe which is numbered at around 13,000. Until recently, there were 20 of these endangered giraffes in captivity, now there is one less.

Last week, an inconsiderate and irresponsible zoogoer caused the death of a famous Angolan giraffe when they lured the giraffe into a ditch that separates its enclosure from the public.

Despite there being a sign asking visitors not to feed the animals right next to the enclosure, the zoogoer offered the animal food and it fell into the ditch where it died.

What makes the news even worse, is that the 11-year-old giraffe gave birth late last year, and while her calf is eating on its own, it still was very much dependent on its mother.

Police have identified the visitor in question but as of yet, he has not been charged. That is not acceptable. This person should be held accountable for causing the death of one of these rare and beautiful creatures.

Please sign the petition and ask the Polícia de Segurança Pública, the Portuguese police force, to charge the culprit and make sure justice is served in the name of the giraffe.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/589/581/480/?z00m=30567743&redirectID=2688432975

 

Michigan State U. health physicist Joseph Hattey arrested for dog rape

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

 

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: 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/

 

Petition: Teacher Drowns Helpless Raccoons in Front of Students

Teacher Drowns Helpless Raccoons in Front of Students

by: Care2 Team
target: Forest High School officials and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
49,673 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL

It’s a horrifying act by any standards — and it was all caught on video. An agriculture teacher at a Florida high school took students out of class and showed them how to forcibly drown two helpless raccoons.

The teacher, Dewie Brenton, was reportedly upset that raccoons had been harming chickens the class had been raising. The shocking video shows Brenton dunking a scared raccoon trapped inside a metal cage in a garbage bin filled with water.

This was an exercise in cruelty — plain and simple. Please sign the petition to hold this teacher accountable and have him investigated for his horrific actions.

The video was released to the media after one student showed his mother the upsetting video — saying that Brenton also had the class kill an opossum “for sport.”

The student’s mother told reporters that as the raccoons struggled to survive, Brenton and students “held them down with metal rods. And when the raccoon would try to pop its head up, they held water hoses in its face to drown it.”

According to Florida Fish and Game, raccoons and oppossums are considered “nuisance” animals and can be legally trapped during daylight hours. But they must be released or humanely euthanized. This teacher choose to torture and kill these animals in front of impressionable teenagers — even making students participate in the heartbreaking act.

Sign and share to ask Forest High School officials to fire Mr. Brenton for his cruelty and make sure that nothing like this ever happens again at the school.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/180/228/393/teacher-drowns-helpless-raccoons-in-front-of-students/?TAP=1732