Petition to Kellogg’s: Please make it vegan!

Herbivore Club started this petition to Kellogg

Whilst Kellogg’s does have a number of vegan cereals and products, they could expand this range extensively by simply switching the vitamin D used in their cereals to a plant-based version.

The vitamin D currently used in most of Kellogg’s products is an animal-derived version of vitamin D3. This comes from a substance called lanolin, which is found in sheep’s wool.

Vegans avoid wool and products made from wool for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is an inherent link between the wool industry and the meat industry. Additionally, undercover investigations into the wool industry have shown abuse and horrific treatment of gentle sheep during the sheering process.

Plant-based vitamin D can be in the form of vitamin D2 or a plant-derived D3.

Last year, Animal Aid announced that supermarket giant Asda has swapped the vitamin D in a number of their cereals to a plant-based version, making a number of their own-brand cereals vegan.

This simple swap does nothing to alter the taste or quality of the product, but it does open it up to a huge and ever-growing vegan market.

Please join us in urging Kellogg’s to swap the vitamin D3 in their cereals for a vegan version.

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PETITION: Peregrine falcon chicks must stay in the wild!

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Natural England recently published a blog outlining their decision to issue licences to take peregrine falcon chicks from the wild to be used in falconry. Taking a chick from their nest and natural habitat to be used in needless breeding programmes to support a hobby is deeply unethical, and this decision must be reversed. 

Natural England try and justify this obvious violation of ethics by describing falconry as ‘an ancient tradition’, while it is in fact just archaic and outdated. 

It is particularly outrageous that while Natural England recently revoked licences to release grey squirrels after rescue, they are now issuing licences to take animals from the wild to support a cruel hobby. It is shameful that Natural England prioritises supporting this ‘sport’ over the wellbeing of sentient beings. 

Peregrine falcons are one of the few species who have seen a resurgence in their numbers in recent years, but this does not mean they should be exploited in this way. These animals still suffer persecution, and still need protections. We are concerned these licences being issued could open the door for further animals to be taken from the wild to benefit humans. 

We appeal to Natural England to immediately reverse this decision, and withdraw these licences.

Support peregrine falcons by adding your name to this petition calling on Natural England to reverse this decision.

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PETITION: End all Puppy Mills in the US – Vile Animal Abuse for Profit

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PETITION TARGET: U.S. Congress

Puppy mills are factory-like hell holes where mother dogs are forced to breed over and over in filthy, tiny cages until they are “spent.” Sick, starving and even pregnant dogs suffer without medical care in overcrowded, feces-infested and urine-soaked cages, shivering in freezing cold temperatures during the winter and suffering in agonizing heat during the summer, according to inspection reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The USDA is tasked with protecting animals in puppy mills, roadside zoos and animal labs, but the agency’s shocking leniency enables these abusive operations to get away with vile animal cruelty. After withholding access to animal welfare records, their 2019 Impact Report claimed that 99 percent of licensed facilities were in “substantial compliance” with animal welfare laws without defining what exactly that term means.

Violations of the Animal Welfare Act are common, as evidenced by the U.S. Humane Society’s annual “Horrible Hundred” report on puppy mills, but details reflecting these widespread abusive operations are conspicuously absent from the report.

The USDA has the power to fine violators, revoke their licenses, and pursue criminal charges, but it chooses to allow many facilities to continue operating even after multiple uncorrected violations. Injured and sick dogs are not properly cared for, leading to a rise in disease outbreaks. By obscuring inspection records, adopting increasingly relaxed animal welfare policies, and barely enforcing established animal protections, the USDA is failing to protect puppies from being abused for profit. It’s time to fight back.

New bipartisan legislation could end barbaric wire cages and inadequate veterinary care for puppies throughout the United States. The Puppy Protection Act aims to improve the lives of thousands of dogs forced to live in filthy, crowded conditions for the benefit of cruel, profit-driven breeders.

Sign this petition urging the U.S. Congress to pass the Puppy Protection Act, and call to end the puppy mill system once and for all.

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Petition: Tell the USDA to Stop Increasing Line Speed at Slaughterhouses

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By Sharon Vega 2-3 minutes


During a pandemic that has exposed that humans’ treatment of animals leads to dangerous repercussions, there are still inhumane and cruel things being done. The United States Department of Agriculture has been quietly approving line speed waivers. This means that employees who themselves are already in danger must work at an increased pace to inhumanely kill more animals faster.

Line-speed waivers remove restrictions on how fast a meat plant’s line can move. There is already abuse and cruelty involved in killing animals and gutting and packing them as if they were objects, but to speed up the process blatantly proves there is no possibility of humanely handling the animals.

At one pork plant alone in South Dakota, 16 percent of the employees tested positive for COVID-19 — that’s 592 employees. These slaughterhouses don’t have the ability to effectively practice social distancing and provide protective gear to all employees, so they shouldn’t even be working. But Trump signed an executive order sending workers back to meat plants without protection.

Sign this petition telling the USDA to stop approving line-speed waivers which are inhumane and also endanger the workers who are already at risk.

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Rescue Millions of Pigs, Chickens, and Cattle From Slaughter – ForceChange

Millions of healthy chickens, pigs, and cattle across America could die because of pandemic-induced overcrowding on farms. Due to COVID-19 closings, animals typically shipped out to processing facilities now have nowhere to go. Tell leaders that mass euthanasia will never be the answer to population control.

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Stop killing dogs in Ukraine

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Stop killing dogs in Ukraine Because of the coronavirus, human stupidity, misinformation, and false information have killed thousands of cats and dogs in many countries around the world, including China, blaming them for the pandemic. Fortunately, it has been proven that animals do not transmit the virus, but many people do not know it and animals continue to suffer from torture and are killed in the worst possible ways. In China they have already stopped with the murder of dogs in their vast majority, but in countries like Ukraine they still think that they are responsible for or transmitters of the coronavirus, so they are shot, poisoned or beaten to death. They are captured, locked up in small cages where they all live piled high, and then killed without mercy, out of simple ignorance. We must ask the Ukrainian government and its President to do everything humanly possible to protect the lives of the dogs that are being brutally killed, because it has been shown that they do not transmit the virus nor are they responsible for the pandemic, on the contrary, they are as victims as us, or even more.

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/stop-killing-dogs-in-ukraine.html?fl

Provide Love and Shelter for Pets of COVID-19 Victims – Animal Petitions

Beloved pets face neglect or even homelessness due to the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Dakin Humane Society in Massachusetts is allowing people who get seriously ill with coronavirus or COVID-19 to temporarily surrender their pets until they are well. Tell the Humane Society of the United States to put a similar program in place around the country so that owners who get sick can be reunited with their beloved pets after they recover from COVID-19.

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Sign Petition: Punish Abuser Who Beat His Dogs So Bad They Threw Up.

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This wicked man was witnessed slamming his dogs onto the ground, and dragging them across pavement!

Add your name if you want to punish him FOR REAL.

His name is Bryan Ellis.

He was seen by neighbors doing unspeakable things to two helpless dogs.

“They described Ellis picking up the white dog and throwing the dog to the ground several times, while also hitting the dog.

“One of the witnesses saw the white dog walk away limping and vomiting.

“The brown pit bull had been dragged along the road surface by Ellis and was now safe at a nearby home, also vomiting.

“Both dogs appeared badly injured according to all witnesses,” according to a statement from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

“When deputies examined the brown dog, they say they noticed that its front paws were scraped and bleeding,” reported AZ Family.

All those poor dogs wanted to do was give this man their love.

All they got in return was horrible abuse.

What kind of human being could even think of doing this?

We have to protect innocent animals from people like Brian Ellis.

Senator Bernie Sanders has been a long-term advocate for animal rights, and has co-sponsored numerous pieces of legislation to protect endangered species, as well as to combat animal cruelty.

That’s why we’re asking him to lead a movement in Congress that would prevent convicted animal abusers from ever owning animals again.

Don’t you want to save other dogs from suffering the fate of those two?

Then add your name to ask Senator Sanders to draft legislation that would prohibit animal abusers from owning animals!

 

Demand That TikTok Immediately Ban All Animal Cruelty Videos | Take Action @ The Animal Rescue Site

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Demand That TikTok Immediately Ban All Animal Cruelty Videos | Take Action @ The Animal Rescue Site 4-5 minutes 24,326 signatures toward our 50,000 Goal Sponsor: The Animal Rescue Site Hurting or harassing an animal is not cool or funny; it is animal abuse and should be banned on all social media. Details Letter Signatures Hurting or harassing an animal is not cool or funny; it is animal abuse and should be banned on all social media. Tell the CEO and founder of TikTok to remove all videos that promote animal abuse, and to ban the users that uploaded them. Animal abuse is not entertainment! In February of 2020, Sun Online uncovered disturbing TikTok videos of users hitting animals in the head, slapping them, and tying their ears together with rubber bands, all for likes and followers.1 TikTok is a video sharing app which has over 500 million active users, most under the age of 25. They are young and impressionable, and they need to understand that animal cruelty will not be tolerated. A video showing an owner repeatedly slapping their dog on the back to the children’s tune, “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” was liked by over three million users. The dog was clearly distressed and attempted to bite the owner to make them stop. PETA spokesperson and director Elisa Allen responded to the videos by explaining, “they normalize treating animals disrespectfully, even physically abusing them, and there’s a risk of ‘copycat’ behavior by people who are desperate for publicity and attention – even the negative kind.”2 Although a TikTok spokesperson stated that “we have investigated every individual case that has been raised and removed all content that violates our Community Guidelines,”1 it took Sun Online conducting their own investigation, uncovering and publicizing these animal abuse videos, before TikTok removed them. TikTok’s Community Guidelines state that animal cruelty videos are not to be posted and will be removed and the user will be suspended or banned. However, the current monitoring system is not catching them.3 Demand immediate action by TikTok to stop promoting animal cruelty. Sign now! The Petition: To: Zhang Yiming, founder of TikTok: Please immediately remove all videos on TikTok that promote animal abuse. Animals are not objects to be used to gain popularity or likes. We need to show the world, and particularly your young users, that animal cruelty will not be tolerated by society – even online. Your Community Guidelines clearly state that animal cruelty videos are not to be posted. This policy needs to be enforced to protect animals and the millions of young users of your platform. There is nothing to ‘like’ about a challenge that encourages people to harass or harm an animal. We are sure you agree that animals deserve to be respected and treated as the loving companions they are. Animal abuse is a felony, and allowing users to post videos that promote and glorify animal cruelty is both inappropriate and harmful. Take a stand for animals and for a better world. Promptly remove all videos depicting animal cruelty, and ban the users who posted them. Your swift action is appreciated. Sincerely, Signatures:

https://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clicktogive/ars/petition/tiktok-abuse?utm_source=ars-ta-animals&utm_medium=email&utm_term=04262020&utm_content=takeaction-f&utm_campaign=petition-tiktok-abuse&oidp=0x4a568a63ec7cab2cc0a82937

Coronavirus: WHO urges China to close ‘dangerous’ wet market as stalls in Wuhan begin to reopen.

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Coronavirus: WHO urges China to close ‘dangerous’ wet market as stalls in Wuhan begin to reopen

’75 per cent of emerging infections come from the animal kingdom… It’s partly the markets, but it’s also other places where humans and animals are in close contact,’ says Dr David Nabarro

The World Health Organisation is urging countries across the world to close “dangerous” wet markets amid warnings about the risks posed by environments where humans are in close contact with animals.

Wet markets in Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, have begun to reopen following the lifting of lockdown restrictions. This move comes despite the virus being linked to the city’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.

But WHO, as well as other public health organisations and campaigners, have said the markets pose a “real danger” as pathogens can spread easily and quickly from animals to humans.

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ENOUGH…THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!!

Petition: Coronavirus: STOP bleached animals!

Coronavirus: STOP animals bleached! Petition Coronavirus: STOP bleached animals! Petition: Coronavirus: STOP bleached animals! Author (s): Claude Lefevre The petition In this pandemic period, animals easily suffer panic and anxiety from their owners. After the waves of abandonment and euthanasia, now those who have kept their animals wash them with hydroalcoholic gel , bleach and other detergents . Ethylic coma. Burnt legs. These are the results of these products on your dogs and cats! By licking, they will absorb them which will cause them to irritate the mucous membranes, intoxication and skin reactions . Animals digest alcohol more difficult than us, their reaction is therefore amplified and their lives quickly endangered ! No scientific study has proven that our animals can transmit this virus to us, let’s not mistreat them for lack of information. I quote here the words of a particularly shocked veterinarian in Sciez in Haute-Savoie: “We are asked: how do I disinfect my animal when I come back from a ride? What should I put on his tongue because he licked all over the floor? What should I put on my feet, or even with what can I clean it completely? ” The clinics, the veterinarians… All call for the responsibility of the French towards their animals and the stop of these surreal behaviors. Washing our animals with soap and water after a ride and then rinsing well is more than enough . These are simple precautionary gestures that can be applied. Detergents are not a possible solution, stop these dangerous and deadly behaviors. This petition is for pet owners: be responsible, be aware. There is no evidence that your animals could be life threatening. Don’t put theirs. Take precautionary measures with soapy water rather than disinfecting your animals.

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Together, let’s be united in front of the Covid-19. Support medical personnel, firefighters, law enforcement, supermarket employees … All the workers who look after us, protect us and feed us. Let us also show solidarity with our animals and protect them. Sources: https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/entry/coronavirus-chiens-chats-epidemie_fr_5e834a7dc5b603fbdf49b9bb?fbclid=IwAR1pzeEoA5-VMl27uskNP8jdssE2ySfPsse8XJhrikSKEFQea https://www.lci.fr/sante/animaux-en-coma-ethylique-chiens-et-chats-brulues-a-la-javel-des-veterinaires-s-inquietent-de-certains-comportement-surrealistes-

Petition · United Nations: End the next COVID-19: Ban global wet markets and illegal slaughterhouses now · Change.org

End the next COVID-19: Ban global wet markets and illegal slaughterhouses now The Vanderpump Dog Foundation started this petition to United Nations and 1 other As the world faces the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic in unprecedented ways, we are learning quickly that infectious diseases pose a significant threat to our global population. Whether it’s COVID-19, SARS, or other recent public health disasters, outbreaks are having a profound effect on global health and the worldwide economy, and the day-to-day lives of billions of people. What we’ve learned about COVID-19 and what we already knew about SARS is that these outbreaks can be linked to wet markets and illegal slaughterhouses. These markets, a popular source of produce, meat and live animals, are not only prevalent in Chinese cities, but cities across the region and indeed the world. And they’re so unregulated, many worry that they are going to be regular breeding grounds for viruses and diseases that kill millions around the world. That’s why we need solutions now. What we’re all experiencing today with COVID-19 could have been stopped if these wet markets and illegal slaughterhouses had been shut down, or at least significantly regulated. We need global leadership and intervention which is why we’re asking you to stand with us and call on the United Nations and World Health Organization to address the dangerous effects of these animal markets and slaughterhouses. Scientists tell us that keeping different animals in close, prolonged proximity with one another and with people creates an unhealthy environment, and that this is the probable source of the mutation that enabled COVID-19 to infect humans. Viruses long present in some animals show an ability to mutate from nonhuman to nonhuman host, and ultimately gain an ability to bind to human cell receptors. When that happens, we see tragedy on the scale of what we saw with SARS, and what we’re seeing right now as millions of people get infected, and hundreds of thousands or more die from COVID-19. The Vanderpump Dog Foundation has been warning about this for years, as we’ve seen first-hand the brutality and horrific practices that happen in many of these wet markets and slaughterhouses. In our documentary, “The Road to Yulin … and Beyond,” we uncovered graphic torture of dogs in slaughterhouses, as well as the dangers that come from digesting or coming into contact with meat of unknown origins. These risks include rabies exposure to slaughterhouse workers, antibiotic resistance, parasites, and bacterial infections when people eat dog meat. An estimated 60% of all known human infectious diseases and 75% of emerging pathogens originate in animals, according to the World Health Organization. We cannot wait any longer to address this. Pressure is already mounting on world authorities to address this. Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced a study on the prevention and control of the coronavirus including the need to strengthen market supervision, resolutely ban and severely crack down on illegal wildlife markets and trade. Other cities like Shenzen in China, home to 30 million people, passed a law banning the consumption of dog and cat meat that goes into effect in May 2020. These are helping, but we need more. To avoid future pandemics, we need a global effort to shut down and/or significantly regulate these wet markets not only in China, but across the world. Any lack of action with regards to addressing the source of the COVID-19 pandemic will present a danger for our future, and the threat that similar diseases will not only re-occur but expand. Today, please stand with us and urge the UN and WHO to take action, so that wet markets and illegal slaughterhouses no longer pose a global health threat to our planet.

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Ban The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Worldwide – Coronavirus is Only the Beginning

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We are demanding the closure of live meat markets. Since China has contained the spread of, and has not reported any new COVID-19 cases – live meat markets have reopened. It is believed COVID-19 started with a bat or pangolin in a live meat market, where it first infected humans through blood transfer.


These markets have no refrigeration or sanitation protocols. Live animals fester in pools of water or in cages, multiplying bacteria and viruses. Due to poor sanitation and no oversight, diseases manifest in food processing areas or on makeshift kill floors.


COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on different countries throughout the world. We have a chance to educate, and to learn from our past mistakes and experiences. This petition is asking the Trump Administration to put pressure on the Chinese Government, demanding these live markets be shut down to ensure safety of all animals, domesticated and wild.


Markets where dogs and cats are tortured and killed. Where frogs, snakes and turtles are kept live in pools of water. Where bats, mink, chickens, civets and pangolins are slaughtered. Though the Chinese government has made the decision to ban wildlife trade, it isn’t enough. All animals including dogs and cats must be included in this ban.

Demanding the Closure of Live Animal Markets in China

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Animal Hope in Legislation started this petition to president Trump and 1 other 2 minutes


We are demanding the closure of live meat markets. Since China has contained the spread of, and has not reported any new COVID-19 cases – live meat markets have reopened. It is believed COVID-19 started with a bat or pangolin in a live meat market, where it first infected humans through blood transfer.


These markets have no refrigeration or sanitation protocols. Live animals fester in pools of water or in cages, multiplying bacteria and viruses. Due to poor sanitation and no oversight, diseases manifest in food processing areas or on makeshift kill floors.


COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on different countries throughout the world. We have a chance to educate, and to learn from our past mistakes and experiences. This petition is asking the Trump Administration to put pressure on the Chinese Government, demanding these live markets be shut down to ensure safety of all animals, domesticated and wild.


Markets where dogs and cats are tortured and killed. Where frogs, snakes and turtles are kept live in pools of water. Where bats, mink, chickens, civets and pangolins are slaughtered. Though the Chinese government has made the decision to ban wildlife trade, it isn’t enough. All animals including dogs and cats must be included in this ban.

 

Sign Petition: Join the HSUS to help put a stop to Petland’s lies!k

 

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by: Humane Society of the United States
recipient: Kentucky and Ohio state officials

The Humane Society of the United States’ new undercover investigation of a Petland store in Florence, KY found puppies with parasites and bacterial infections such as campylobacter — which can spread to humans.

In 2019 alone, at least six human cases of campylobacter have been directly tied to the Florence store. In recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked more than 118 cases of human campylobacter bacterial infections to contact with Petland puppies.

Yet Petland was downplaying risks and sometimes failing to have sick puppies tested for the disease. A manager specifically told our undercover buyer when she purchased a puppy, “it’s not campylobacter,” when the puppy did, in fact, test positive for campylobacter and also giardia that same day. The manager also claimed that the puppy had been given a stool test, but provided no record of such a test.

Our investigation found Petland was covering up disease outbreaks, including distemper and parvovirus, and hiding them from the public.

Add your signature and mobile number today to join the HSUS to demand Kentucky and Ohio state officials put a stop to Petland’s unacceptable treatment of sick, helpless puppies.

Subject: Tell Petland to stop selling sick puppies!

Dear State Official,

The Humane Society of the United States’ new undercover investigation of a Petland corporate store in Florence, KY found puppies with parasites and bacterial infections such as campylobacter, which can spread to humans.

In recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked more than 118 cases of human campylobacter bacterial infections to contact with Petland puppies, which resulted in a number of people being hospitalized. There have been countless incidents all over the country that can be linked to Petland and it seems that they aren’t taking all necessary steps to ensure the animals’ welfare or public safety.

The investigation found Petland was covering up disease outbreaks and hiding them from the public. Petland has been misleading customers and selling sick puppies in order to make a profit. Petland continues to ignore animal welfare and public safety issues for the sake of making sales.

Thank you,

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Sign Petition: Stop the Wildlife Trade

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by: Chrissy Henker
recipient: presse.botschaftchina@gmail.com,chinaembpress_us@mfa.gov.cn,china-embassy@bluewin.ch,info@cdu.de,pm@pm.gc.ca,europabuero.schulz@spd.de,

Every year billions of animals are inhumanely captured and killed to provide for your entertainment, and to make products for you to buy here and around the world. It’s called the international wildlife trade, and you can help stop it by avoiding products and experiences that come from these abused animals.

African elephants are brutally slaughtered for their tusks, used to make expensive ivory trinkets.

Rhinos face the same fate – their horns are used in traditional medicine, even though it has no proven value. Polar bears and lions are shot in their tracks, only to become wall trophies and rugs.

Whales and dolphins are taken from the wild to perform tricks for humans, spending the rest of their lives in concrete pools or netted pens.

It’s tragic- You can help: don’t buy products that come from wild animals, or patronize establishments that exploit them.
Dont buy a ticket to Zoo, Animalcircus, Marinepark, Rodeo, Bullfighting , Horseracing!

Please sign and share the petition!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/546/469/725/dont-buy-wild/?TAP=1732

Petition: Not Born to Fight…Demand Tougher Laws on Dog Fighting Now

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League Against Cruel Sports started this petition to UK Parliament and 1 other

Dogs are being bred and shipped across the world – including to the UK – to take part in dog fighting.

It’s one of the most horrific forms of organised animal cruelty, not only for the violence the dogs endure during fights but because of the trauma they suffer throughout their lives. Training methods brutalise and fights inflict untold physical and mental suffering on ‘man’s best friend’.

League Against Cruel Sports investigations suggest there are hundreds of dogs being used for dog fighting in the UK. Many will die in the ring or shortly after from their injuries. We hope our work will lead to more people involved in dog fighting being caught, locked up and banned from ever owning another animal.

Dogs are not born to fight. Dog Fighting is a heinous crime, showing humanity at its very worst and needs to be stopped.

But that can’t happen without stronger laws and more decisive action.

Please sign this petition calling for:

A stronger legislative environment to tackle dog fighting, which treats it as a distinct crime, attracts more robust penalties, prevents its promotion and ensures animal abusers cannot keep animals in future.
Police and law enforcement agencies to do all they can to tackle dog fighting, treating it more seriously and recognising it as a ‘gateway’ crime
The replacement of Breed Specific Legislation with a system focusing on ‘deed not breed’, as all dogs can be forced to fight – it is the owner’s behaviour that’s the determining factor.
Strengthened border controls and pet transport rules to prevent the cross-border movement of dogs for fighting.

https://www.change.org/p/defra-not-born-to-fight

How to Protect Your Pet From Pet Theft

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In just a few seconds, your dog or cat could be taken–snatched from your yard or dragged off of your front porch–only to be sold to research laboratories, used as fighters or bait in dog fighting rings, or “flipped” for profit. In fact, in the time it takes you to read this sentence, someone could have stolen your pet.

Since many pet thefts go unreported, it’s impossible to know exactly how many animals are taken but, historically, an estimated two million pets are stolen in the United States each year.

Pet Theft Awareness Day

Observed annually on February 14–also known as Valentine’s Day, which sees a considerable uptick in pet thefts–LCA first created National Pet Theft Awareness Day in 1988 to raise awareness for the issues of pet theft and to educate the public about how to keep their companion animals safe from unscrupulous thieves.

Common Reasons for Pet Theft

Reward: One of the most common reasons for pet theft, “dog flipping” occurs when dogs are stolen for the purpose of being sold for profit. Stolen dogs are typically resold to unsuspecting new owners, to puppy mills, or to backyard breeders where they are continually bred so their offspring can then be sold for profit. Dogs raised in by backyard breeders or in puppy mills do not receive adequate veterinary care and are often forced to live in deplorable living conditions.

Medical Research: USDA licensed Class B animal dealers obtain dogs and cats from random sources like animal pounds/shelters (this is known as pound seizure), other B dealers, “bunchers,” backyard breeders, or by stealing them from unsuspecting owners, only to turn around and sell them to medical research laboratories. In 2016, 820,812 animals were used in research labs in the U.S., roughly 60,797 of which were dogs. LCA’s groundbreaking undercover investigations into Class B dealers helped expose and shut down numerous dog dealers, such as C.C. Baird, as well as Barbara Ruggiero, Frederick Spero, and Ralph Jacobsen, leading LCA to become the first animal rights group to procure state and federal prison sentences for Class B dealers in 1991. (Click here to learn more about Class B dealers.)

Dog Fighting Rings: Although the vast majority of dogs are taken for the purpose of being resold or bred, many are also stolen to be used as fighters or as bait in illegal dog fighting rings. As of 2008, dog fighting is a felony offense in all 50 states (as well as in D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands). In most states, possessing a dog for the purpose of fighting is also considered a felony. (Click here to learn more about dog fighting rings.)

How to Protect Your Pets

Keep your pets indoors, especially when you are not at home. Do not leave your pets unsupervised in your yard; it only takes a minute for thieves to steal your beloved companion animals. Keep your pet on a leash and do not let your pet roam free in your neighborhood. Never leave your pet alone in a car.

Properly identify your pets with a collar, tag, and microchip.

Ensure your pets are spayed and neutered; fixed animals are less likely to wander away from home.

Keep recent photos and written descriptions of your companion animals on hand at all times, and maintain up-to-date records and licenses on all of your pets.

Be aware of strangers in your area and report anything unusual, such as suspicious neighborhood activities or a surge in missing pets, to local police and animal control.

What to Do If Your Pet Is Stolen or Goes Missing

Call the police; if your pet is stolen, ask to file a report so there is a record of the theft.

Contact your local animal control department, animal shelters, and pounds in your area. You can also file a lost pet report with each shelter.

Canvass your neighborhood and put up “missing” flyers/posters with an up-to-date photo of your dog along with accurate contact information.

Search online “lost dog” websites (such as Craigslist or Center for Lost Pets) to see if someone has found your pet.

Be aware of scams! People may claim to have your pet and insist on a reward before turning the animal over to you. If a stranger calls saying they’ve found your pet, make sure they give you a very detailed description of your pet.

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Petition · Council : Shut Crayford Greyhound Stadium down · Change.org

Greyhound racing is animal abuse the dogs are drugged and die racing kept in disgusting conditions. Born to be abused it’s barbaric and not wanted in 2020

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Petition · ITV: Remove Ollie Williams from Winter Love Island for Trophy Hunting! · Change.org

Remove Ollie Williams from Winter Love Island for Trophy Hunting!
Amey C started this petition to ITV / Love Island

Ollie Williams who is due to enter Winter Love Island has been exposed as a bloodthirsty big trophy hunter.

He has proudly posed with an array of dead endangered animals including warthog and water buffalos among other animals he killed in Africa in order to promote his hunting business, Cornish Sporting Agency.

The disgusting photos were posted on an Instagram account that was deleted before it was announced that Ollie would be one of the contestants joining the winter series of Love Island in South Africa.

ITV allowing him to be on the show is implying that they are okay with his sick and sadistic hobby.

Ollie Williams should not be allowed to take part or compete in the Love Island series and he should not be allowed on a such a public platform.

https://www.change.org/p/itv-remove-ollie-williams-from-winter-love-island-for-trophy-hunting

Petition: stop the use of gas Chambers to euthanize animals!

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Amy Estudillo started this petition to American Veterinary Medical Association and 2 others

Hello Everyone, I’m doing a project at school about how gas chambers shouldn’t be used to euthanize any animal. Here’s why I think this should be stopped… Using gas chambers as a way to euthanize animals is inhumane and stressful. In Illinois there is a new law that only Licensed Veterinarians are able to use gas chambers. I don’t agree with this and believe that no one should be allowed to gas an animal to death, even if they are licensed.

Putting an animal to sleep should be peaceful and painless but when they are in the gas chamber they are scared, in pain and stressed. It can take up to 30 minutes for an animal to die in a gas chamber. Most of the time animals are still conscious when their vital organs start to fail. EBI (Euthanasia by injection) should be the only way that veterinarians and shelters should put an animal down. It is stress free and painless. Animals don’t deserve to suffer their last few moments of life. They should go in a peaceful and quiet room.

What I hope to accomplish from this project is to make people aware of what is happening and that gas chambers aren’t a quick and easy death like most people think. Ask your veterinarian if they use gas chambers or your local shelter, if they do then raise your concerns to them. Signing this petition will help a lot because I will be able to show that there are people that agree with me and also want gas chambers to be banned. Thank you!

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This School Is The First In the World to Use Synthetic Frogs for Dissection

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This School Is The First In the World to Use Synthetic Frogs for Dissection
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J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida is using realistic, “SynFrogs” to replace dead animals. It is the first in the world to use synthetic frogs for ethical dissection.

Tampa-based company SynDaver specializes in cruelty-free, lifelike models. Its SynFrogs are reusable and mimic the properties of a live, female frog.

People can use the extremely realistic synthetic products for education, surgical simulation, and to test medical devices.

Kurt Browning, Pasco County Superintendent of Schools, said the Pasco County School District wants to become a “leader in innovation and opportunity for students.”

“Mitchell High School is the first in the world to use SynFrogs in science labs,” added Browning in a statement. “Giving our students a learning experience no other students have ever had.”

“We’re excited to announce our revolutionary SynFrog,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, CEO of SynDaver. “[The SynFrog is] a far superior learning tool as it is designed to mimic living tissue.” He continued, “this makes it more like a live frog than the preserved specimens currently sold to schools for dissection labs.”

Sakezles added, “SynFrog not only looks and feels like a real frog, it’s physically safer to dissect than a real preserved frog because it doesn’t contain potentially harmful chemicals like formalin.”

SynFrogs cost $150 each. Animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) helped get the product on the market by offering a $150,000 grant. PETA says dissection costs millions of frogs their lives each year.
Ditching Dissection

Animal dissection is a controversial topic and many politicians are working to provide ethical and sustainable alternatives. One example of this is the popular and educational virtual dissection app called Froggipedia which was named Apple’s iPad App of 2018.

Earlier this year, California moved to ban all school dissection in the state. Assemblymember Ash Kalra introduced AB-1586, the Replacing Animals in Science Education (RAISE) Act. The bill would replace animal dissections with modern, humane alternatives such as SynFrog or Froggipedia.

“Learning about anatomy in schools is important scientific pedagogy,” said Kalra. “But dissection presents a significant impact on the environment and our fragile ecosystems. Advancements in educational technology have expanded access to this important scientific instructional methodology without having to rely on animals.”

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Petition · DISH Network: Cancel the barbaric “Trapping Time” show · Change.org

Cancel the barbaric “Trapping Time” show
Melissa Moris started this petition to DISH Network and 1 other

Tell DirectTV and Dish Network that animal torture is not entertainment! Steel-jaw traps are indiscriminate, catching any animal that is unfortunate enough to encounter one. These traps are set on public lands where they pose a threat to wildlife, domestic animals and even young children. Many states have banned these torture devices and many more will follow.
I have seen the damage these traps cause to their victims. Too often, the regulations are ignored and these poor animals are left to suffer for days, dying from thirst and exhaustion, dislocating and even attempting to chew their leg off to escape.
Tell Dish Network and DirectTV that this shameful, cowardly practice is no longer acceptable in this modern world. Tell them to cancel this show and be on the right side of history!

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ACT HERE 👉 Demand sanctuary for survivors of live export disaster

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These animals were destined for the Middle East, where they would be slaughtered while fully conscious, but their nightmare started minutes into their journey. Only moments after departing Romania, the ship began to sink, drowning many who were trapped under water, and crushing thousands more as the vessel lay stricken on its side in the water.

Capsized live export ship – causing unimaginable pain and suffering.

While the crew all escaped unharmed, the sheep were left stranded on board. The fear and panic these animals would have experienced is unimaginable.

After international outcry, welfare groups were finally allowed to return. A dedicated and painstaking rescue effort saw 254 survivors rescued from the wreckage.

Rescued but grievously injured sheep in a lifeboat.

But as the rescue mission wraps up, the future of these sheep remains uncertain.
Help save the survivors from being sent back to a live export ship.

The live export trade is cruel, unnecessary and inherently risk-laden – as this appalling disaster has once again revealed.

For an industry who sees animals as nothing more than ‘cargo’, it is a tragic but familiar scene. Left to sink with the ship, these gentle animals didn’t stand a chance from the moment they were sold into the live export trade.

With your help, we will call for justice for these animals, and hold those responsible to account.

Rescued and terribly injured sheep resting on the dock.

This tragedy occurred only a few months after the Romanian government approved a shipment of thousands of sheep to the Middle East – despite searing summer temperatures that put these animals at risk of cooking alive.

Over 14,000 sheep were trapped and drowned.Cooking alive: The heat these gentle sheep are forced to endure onboard live export ships is unimaginable and excruciating.Deaths onboard ships and trucks are commonplace for the animal victims of the live export trade.

Cooking alive: The heat these gentle sheep are forced to endure onboard live export ships is unimaginable and excruciating.

Every one of the animals who has suffered and died on board this ship, deserves a voice. Because unless this industry is stopped, these ‘ships of death’ will continue to sail, and animals will continue to suffer in the very worst ways imaginable.

For now, we must ensure the surviving sheep are given a life of safety – they’ve endured too much suffering already. Beyond this disaster, our work remains to prevent more animals suffering this cruel fate, or worse, in the live export trade.

SAVE THE SHEEP: Please, take action now on their behalf, and urge the Romanian Prime Minister and Romanian Veterinary Authority to end live animal exports.

https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/romania-capsized-ship/int?r=5de1f41cbc9891575089180&ua_s=e-mail

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PETITION: Help stop the sadistic ‘Fire Bull’ festival in Soria

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In Medinaceli, a picturesque town in the province of Soria, a “tradition” called Toro Júbilo brings shame on Spain.

Image: “Toro Jubilo 2011 – Medinaceli – PACMA” by PACMA Fotos / CC by 2.0

On the second weekend in November, balls of pitch (a sticky black substance made from tar or turpentine) will once again be stuck onto the horns of a bull and set on fire. The burning bull is called Toro de Fuego (literally “bull on fire”).

The bull is then released onto the streets and can do nothing but run around in pain. The bull often smashes into walls in an attempt to douse the fire. The agony the bull must suffer is unimaginable. These fiery balls can burn for hours, and they burn the bull’s horns, body and eyes and cause tremendous stress – all while spectators cheer and run around the victim.

This distressing video from PACMA shows the full horror:

Please take a moment to use the form below to contact those who have the power to put an end to this vile practice.

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Stop oil and gas development from harming Alaska’s wildlife – Defenders of Wildlife

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Stop oil and gas development from harming Alaska’s wildlife
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Alaska’s wildlife is in jeopardy. A newly proposed development by oil giant ConocoPhilips would build a huge oil field with hundreds of oil wells that would impact critical polar bear habitat and protected lands in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released their Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the development, but they’re rushing through the process to open up leasing as quickly as possible, with little regard for the harm this development could bring to local wildlife.

Tell the BLM: Don’t turn a blind eye to wildlife!

Dear BLM State Director Chad Padgett,

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    I am writing to you with significant concerns about BLM’s Willow Master Development Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) regarding the proposed Willow oil and gas development located in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPR-A). In particular, I am concerned about the Willow development’s proposed size and proximity to some of the most valuable wildlife habitat in America’s Arctic found adjacent in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area and Arctic Ocean, and its impacts to polar bear critical habitat. I am also concerned that the analyses and decision-making around this very significant development is happening virtually in tandem with BLM revising its overall management plan for the NPR-A, the Integrated Activity Plan, where the size and protections of established Special Areas may be changed.

ConocoPhillips has proposed developing a major industrialized zone, including up to five drill sites of up to 50 wells each, a central processing facility, an operations center pad, miles of gravel and ice roads, pipelines (including under the Colville River), a gravel mine just west of the community of Nuiqsut, and a gravel island in Harrison Bay. This human-made, modular island just off-shore and north-east of the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area would impact polar bear critical habitat and likely would also impact to threatened ice seals and whales. These species are already experiencing significant effects from climate change and other oil and gas activities in the Alaskan Arctic. The DEIS understates impacts to polar bears and seals, and completely omits impacts to cetaceans including listed bowhead and beluga whales.

I urge BLM to slow this analysis process down to make sure that the agency is getting sufficient public input; properly analyzing issues raised by a cross-section of stakeholders; and especially sufficiently analyzing impacts to imperiled polar bears, ice seals, whales and other wildlife.

Sincerely,
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Sign Petition: Two of this Zoo’s Three Elephants Have Died in Less Than One Year.

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recipient: Commerford Zoo

If you type in RW Commerford & Sons in Google Maps, it will take you to a small zoo in Connecticut. The park has a horrific rating of 1.5 stars and once you do a little digging it isn’t hard to see why. The zoo has been cited by the USDA for several animal welfare violations over the years and has earned the ire of animal rights advocates for its treatment of three elephants in their custody – Karen, Beulah, and Minnie.

At least they did have three elephants. Several outlets reported that two of their three pachyderms have died in less than a year. Now the infamous traveling circus just has one. Karen, died earlier this year and Beulah, the famous 54-year-old female which had been held captive by the Commerford family for more than 40 years passed away in September.

Beulah, without even knowing it, had been at the forefront of the fight for rights for elephants in the state of Connecticut where lawyers were working to earn her and other elephants’ legal personhood.

The elderly elephant died as she lived, a prisoner and a tool for the Commerford Zoo to line their pockets of money made by making her suffer. She collapsed at the Big E Fair in neighboring Massachusetts. Now Minnie is the last elephant at the Commerford Zoo and it is only a matter of time until she too passes away without ever knowing freedom.

The owners of the Commerford Zoo should be ashamed of themselves. Elephants are intelligent, sentient beings that have no business in zoos. Nor do other animals for that matter because captivity is cruel.

It’s time to stand up and say enough is enough. Sign the petition and demand that R.W. Commerford & Sons give Minnie a fighting chance at a happy life. Tell them to give her to a reputable animal sanctuary where she can be free.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/553/363/364/?TAP=1732