Against Animal Testing Petition | The Body Shop

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Against Animal Testing Petition | The Body Shop
Together, let’s take a stand to finally ban cosmetics testing on animals everywhere.

JOIN OUR FOREVER AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING CAMPAIGN BY SIGNING THIS PETITION.

https://foreveragainstanimaltesting.com/page/9842/petition/1

We were the first global beauty brand to fight against animal testing. Over the last three decades, we’ve worked with our campaign partner Cruelty Free International and our collective efforts helped lead to a European Union ban in 2013. But that isn’t enough. Animals continue to be used in testing, and we want to end this practice everywhere and forever.
We, the undersigned, are calling on the United Nations to adopt an international convention that will end animal testing for cosmetics products and ingredients everywhere and forever.

We are calling on all member countries to pass a resolution at the UN General Assembly to initiate the proceedings that will lead to the convention. Our goal is enforceable and enforced harmonised rules ending the use of animals in cosmetics testing.

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Petition: Florida Can Help Save Our Coral Reefs by Banning Harmful Sunscreens

by: Care2 Team
target: Gov. Rick Scott and FL Legislature

67,705 SUPPORTERS – 70,000 GOAL
After studies showed that certain chemicals in commonly used sunscreens were destroying coral reefs, Hawaiian lawmakers took action. They voted to ban any and all sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, the two chemicals wreaking havoc on the health of the world’s reefs.

Hawaii is an island paradise that attracts millions of tourists a year. Many of them go for the chance to scuba and snorkel in their pristine waters and view the spectacular coral that lies just below the surface. Politicians knew that coral was a big tourist draw, and they wanted to move fast to protect it.

On the mainland, another state is equally famous for being a beach paradise. Florida is home to the Florida Reef. It is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States and is the third largest in the world. Unfortunately, the states still haven’t taken action to protect this amazing resource from the toxic chemicals used to make our sunscreens.

By ignoring the facts, they are putting a bullseye on one of their most important tourist draws and slowly, over time the huge Florida Reef could sicken and die.

Florida should join Hawaii and ban these environmentally toxic chemicals. It’s an easy fix ,and one more way to help ensure that our coral reefs will be here for a long time to come. Please sign the petition and ask Florida to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/751/229/834/?z00m=30696713&redirectID=2703814549

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Petition: Don’t Bring Back Commercial Whaling in Japan!

by: Care2 Team
target: Japanese Government

154,533 SUPPORTERS – 160,000 GOAL
Officials in Japan have just confirmed that they will be attempting to lift a ban on commercial whaling in order to begin killing whales again for profit. The official request will be made at an International Whaling Commission meeting in September.

Please sign this petition urging Japan officials to reverse course and leave the ban in place!

Japan hasn’t specified details of its proposal, including what species it hopes to target, but any efforts to bring back commercial whaling should be squashed now. It’s a brutal and bloody process that can lead to a slow and agonizing death for hunted whales. We must stand up for these gentle giants and fight any attempts to bring back the cruel and inhumane slaughter.

Sign now to join in demanding that Japan end any efforts to bring back commercial whaling now!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/945/917/187/don%E2%80%99t-bring-back-commercial-whaling-in-japan/?TAP=1732

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Petition: American Airlines Wants to Ban Emotional Support Animals

by: Care2 Team
target: American Airlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.change.org/p/edward-bastian-delta-com-prompt-delta-to-repeal-their-breed-ban-and-find-a-better-service-dog-solution/sign?utm_medium=email&utm_source=aa_sign_human&utm_campaign=366972&utm_content=&sfmc_tk=Y65ELrEVwnOSO7%2bDYTtOcR2YzYRiVU313LK8hNbY2WWtpnJh4FthFByxdrGiFqc9&j=366972&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=64403202&mid=7233053&jb=896

Petition: Dunkin Donuts A Vegan Donut Would Be a Slam Dunk in Our Non-Dairy Coffee! · Change.org

Compassion Over Killing started this petition to Dunkin’ Donuts and 4 others

Like most Americans, I love a good donut—sprinkles, chocolate icing, cream-filled, you name it. But I was disappointed to see that Dunkin’ Donuts, the nation’s largest donut chain, doesn’t offer a single vegan donut for millions of potential customers like me who are choosing to eat plant-based for animals, the environment, and their own health.

Several years ago, thousands of Compassion Over Killing’s supporters asked the donut giant for vegan options, and Dunkin’ responded to this demand with a statement on its website: “You’ve Asked and We’ve Heard,” as it poured out almond milk (which it now offers nationwide!) for its coffee. And yet all of Dunkin’s donuts still contain egg and/or milk ingredients. Now it’s time to make our voices heard once more: Join me in telling Dunkin’ we want a vegan donut to dunk in our coffee!More and more Americans are choosing plant-based fare as the public grows increasingly aware of the vast animal suffering in the dairy and egg industries, in which exhausted mother cows are slaughtered when no longer able to produce milk, and male chicks, considered useless, are even ground up alive. Many consumers are ditching cholesterol-packed dairy and eggs for their own health or to cut their carbon footprints. With plant-based eating on the rise, sales of dairy alternatives are soaring, and big brands like Starbucks, Duncan Hines, sweetFrog, and Breyers are already dishing up vegan sweet treats.

But consumers are hungry for a vegan donut nationwide, and as the leading donut chain, Dunkin’ has a major opportunity to attract a massive segment of potential customers by offering one. In fact, industry magazine QSR recently cited offering vegan options as #7 in its list of “100 Ideas for Improving Your Restaurant Brand,” while international restaurant consultants Baum+Whiteman named plant-based eating the 2018 trend of the year.

Please join me today in asking Dunkin’ for a slam dunk in our coffee today: a vegan donut on its menu!Sincerely,

Antoine Knighton, the Vegan Ref

https://www.change.org/p/dunkin-donuts-dunkin-a-vegan-donut-would-be-a-slam-dunk-in-our-non-dairy-coffee

NEPA Under Attack! Tell Trump ‘Hands Off Nat’l Env Law’ Before Aug. 20 |

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Posted on July 13, 2018 by GJEP staff Leave a Comment
Note: Thanks to a major effort by eco and other groups in the US (including GJEP), the period for commenting on the government’s attempt to gut one of the country’s strongest remaining environmental laws (the National Environmental Policy Act) has been extended to 20 August. NEPA requires production of extensive Environmental Impact Statements, including input from the public, before actions can be taken that would impact or harm the environment. This law also applies to the proposed release of genetically engineered trees in the US.

For more info or to submit comments, go to: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=CEQ-2018-0001-0001

– Anne Petermann, GJEP Carl Segerstrom/High Country News

A linchpin environmental law is now being scrutinized by the Trump administration and could be targeted for reforms. The National Environmental Policy Act, commonly referred to as NEPA, dictates the environmental planning process for federal agencies. Any changes to the NEPA process could have far-reaching impacts on the vast public lands and infrastructure of the West.

The NEPA reform push broadly traces political dividing lines, as pro-business and anti-regulation Republicans, who want to see NEPA reworked, square off with environmental groups and conservation-minded Democrats hoping to preserve the law and implementation process. Caught between the vocal factions of each party are state governments and federal land managers arguing for a middle ground of limited reform.

An August 2017 executive order, aimed at cutting environmental regulations and speeding up infrastructure projects, key goals of the Trump administration, prompted the ongoing review. The review looks at changing the implementing procedures for environmental reviews and offers some examples of what could be altered, including: limiting the time frame for environmental reviews, changing how agencies consider state and tribal input, and reducing the need to explore project alternatives.

When federal agencies consider timber sales, build bridges, renew licenses on dams, pave highways, permit nuclear facilities or make any decision that will impact the local environment, they trigger the NEPA process. Contractors working on federal projects often commission and pay for NEPA reviews. The NEPA review process has three tiers that determine how rigorous an environmental review must be. The Categorical Exclusion designation exempts actions from environmental review if they are deemed to have no “significant effect on the human environment.” The next tier is Environmental Assessment, which compels agencies to prepare a formal review of potential impacts and decide whether the action has no significant impact or requires an Environmental Impact Statement. The Environmental Impact Statement is the most thorough review process and requires multiple drafts, a public comment period and that agencies explore alternatives to proposed projects.

Heading the push for NEPA reform is Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, who has had the law in his sights for the last decade. During a committee meeting on NEPA, Bishop, the chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, complained the law has been warped by lawsuits and court interpretations and become “a weapon for litigants to force delays and denials on all sorts of activities.” Bishop, who has been a vocal proponent of loosening federal regulations on oil and gas companies and the transfer of federal lands to state control, said, “Environmental reviews should inform government of the actions they need to take, not paralyze it.”

Conservation groups are digging in order to preserve NEPA and asking for an extended public commenting period on the current review. The “Protect NEPA Campaign,” which is a coalition of environmental, labor and civil rights group, such as the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council has called the Trump administration’s review an unprecedented attack on the law. More than 350 environmental organizations signed a letter to the Council on Environmental Quality, asking for an extension of the public comment period from 30 to 90 days. Raul Garcia, the senior legislative counsel for the environmental law group Earthjustice, said the month-long commenting process “is the latest in a long line of this administration’s efforts to silence public opinion and hinder democracy.”

The Western Governors’ Association recently called for changes to the NEPA process that would give more influence to state governments. In a policy resolution, the association, which represents Western state executives, asked that federal agencies adopt more consistent NEPA planning processes and better engage with state and local governments. The group of Western lawmakers also asked that state environmental impact studies carry more weight in federal decision-making.

Land management professionals say parts of the NEPA process could be reformed, but caution against sweeping changes to the law. Mike Ferguson, a retired Bureau Land Management land planner, first worked on NEPA implementation with the BLM in the 1970’s and has seen the implementation of the law become more convoluted over time. He says tightening the time frame for NEPA actions, clarifying the role of public comments, and investing in training and agency personnel could improve the process.

Getting back to the basic language and intent of the law should be the goal of any NEPA reforms, says Ferguson. “A tug-of-war obliterates what NEPA was designed for in the first place, and I don’t care whether that’s from the left or the right,” he says. “Opening it up on either side will lead to a downward spiral that will dilute its effectiveness in the long-run.”

The commenting period for NEPA reform is slated to be open through Aug. 20, and a comment form can be accessed via the Council on Environmental Quality’s website. To date, the majority of the comments so far have either urged the council to keep NEPA intact or asked for an extended commenting period.

https://globaljusticeecology.org/nepa-under-attack-tell-trump-hands-off-natl-env-law-before-aug-20/#comments

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Petition: Expulsion For Maxine Waters – Remove Her From Congress

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Expulsion For Maxine Waters – Remove Her From Congress
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We the people ask the federal government to Call on Congress to act on an issue:
Created by A.M. on June 25, 2018
Sign This Petition

Needs 17,679 signatures by July 25, 2018 to get a response from the White House

82,321 signed – 100,000 goal

It’s time for Maxine Waters to go.

Waters has crossed a dangerous line, calling for attacks and violence against all Trump officials.

What Waters said, when she called on Americans to “push back” against Trump officials, and make it impossible for them to shop, eat out, or go to gas stations, is one of the most irresponsible statements anyone could have said, let alone a so-called Democrat leader.

It is especially dangerous to call for public attacks at a time in our country when liberals are so wildly unhinged and violent, have no control over their emotions and are brainwashed by fake news and hoodwinked by lying, sleazy politicians like Maxine Waters.

Under the circumstances, censure is not enough for Maxine Waters.

Waters should face expulsion for what she’s done.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/expulsion-maxine-waters-remove-her-congress

Petition: It’s Time For Pennsylvania To Ban Exotic Animals Acts!! Stop Circus Cruelty!!, Pennsylvania

by: Finley B
target: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania

340 SUPPORTERS in Pennsylvania 4,806 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL

In 2015 a bill was introduced in the Pennsylvania state senate to ban wild and exotic animal performances in circuses. This bill was recently reintroduced in 2017, but since then it has stalled. We need to get this bill back on the senate agenda! Right now in the U.S. only two states, Illinois and New York, have bans on the use of elephants in the circus.

Animals forced to perform in a circus are deprived of physical and social needs, confined in small spaces, spending excessive time shut in trailers and train cars. These animals often demonstrate heartbreaking abnormal behaviors such as rocking, swaying, and pacing – indicating they are in distress and not coping with their abusive environment. Evidence from numerous animal-rights groups shows these animals are forced to perform tricks through physical violence, fear, and intimidation.

That is NOT OK! And we need to keep fighting for these animals and their freedom from the circus life! Please join me in signing this petition asking Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to stop circus cruelty!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/180/025/074/

 

Petition: Whataburger, stop using polystyrene foam cups!

by: Environment Texas
target: Whataburger, Preston Atkinson, CEO

40,920 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL

We love Whataburger, but we hate their polystyrene (commonly known as styrofoam) cups and containers!

Polystyrene is one of the worst and most common types of plastic, but Whataburger still uses it. According to the EPA, Americans throw out 70 million polystyrene foam cups every day, and that doesn’t include bowls and takeout containers. Of these, about one third end up in waterways: rivers, lakes, and especially oceans.

For a bird or fish or turtle, it’s easy to mistake a small piece of polystyrene for food. When animals ingest plastic waste, it can block their digestive tracts. As a result, they starve.

Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries. McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts have stopped using polystyrene cups and containers. Whataburger says they’re investigating alternatives, but they need to hear from customers that we want them to act now. If they don’t, what a waste.

Photo is of non-recyclable polystyrene foam cups littering Corpus Christi Bay beach. If you look closely, you’ll notice Whataburger’s familiar colors and logo.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/775/643/317/whataburger-stop-using-polystyrene-foam-cups/

 

Petition · BLM & Nevada Federal Legislators: Save the Pine Nut Wild Horse Herd · Change.org

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Save the Pine Nut Fish Springs Wild Horses from Capture!
American Wild Horse Campaign started this petition to BLM Deputy Director Brian Steed and 4 others

We the undersigned citizens are calling on the Bureau of Land Management to leave the Pine Nut Fish Springs wild horses in their home on our public lands near Gardnerville, Nevada. These iconic Nevada mustangs have an international following and are an important tourism resource for the local area. The local community embraces their presence and the livestock grazing permitee in the area supports their protection.

The Fish Springs wild horses are managed through a community partnership that utilizes the PZP birth control vaccine to humanely reduce population growth in the herd. It makes no sense to round up and remove horses that are being successfully managed at no cost to taxpayers…. especially given that the round up, removal and storage of 45 horses in holding pens could cost taxpayers $1 million or more! Worse, given the BLM’s push for lethal management solutions, every horse removed from the range will be in grave danger of being killed or slaughtered.

This Administration has stated a commitment to honoring the wishes of local communities. In the interest of fiscal responsibility and humane treatment of these cherished horses, we urge you to honor the citizens and businesses of this area and the interests of horse lovers throughout the world by leaving the Fish Springs horses on our public lands. At minimum, any removals that do take place must be incremental and must not exceed the local community’s capacity to train and adopt the horses out to quality and long-term homes.

https://www.change.org/p/blm-nevada-federal-legislators-save-the-pine-nut-wild-horse-herd

 

Petition: It’s Time to Ban Trophy Hunting in South Africa

by: Care2 Team
target: Government of South Africa 41,872 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL

Last year Tess Thompson Talley flew to South Africa for a hunting safari where she took the life of what she called a “rare” black giraffe. But it wasn’t until recently that people noticed her sick trophy hunting photos on Facebook.

Now animal lovers, conservationist and environmentalists alike are outraged. People want to know how anyone can get enjoyment from taking such a majestic creature. In the photos, Tess proudly poses in front of the giraffes barely dead body. It’s a truly disgusting sight.

Giraffes are currently considered a vulnerable species. In fact, 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. But because few people have sounded the alarm, many have called their slow disappearance, the “silent extinction.”

These animals, like elephants, rhinos, and lions, despite their vulnerable or endangered status, are legally hunted in South Africa. Trophy hunters argue that their activities and the money they pay to take big African game actually creates an incentive for locals to protect these vulnerable species. But according to a recent study by the the International Union for Conservation of Nature “trophy hunting, contrary to the common view, not only is having negative impacts on wild populations but that there is also an extremely close link between legal hunting and poaching.”

If that is the case, then why do countries like South Africa continue to allow these animals to be killed?

It’s time South Africa put an end to this horrible practice and create policies that actually protect their unique animal species. Please sign the petition and ask South Africa to ban trophy hunting once and for all.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/200/628/320/its-time-to-ban-trophy-hunting-in-south-africa/

 

Shut Down Allegedly Abusive Roadside Zoo

A roadside zoo is accused of abusing and neglecting the animals in its care, leaving them in feces-filled enclosures and denying them adequate veterinary care. While some animals have been retired from the facility, it is time that all remaining animals be rescued. Sign this petition to demand that this zoo shut down once and for all.

Source: Shut Down Allegedly Abusive Roadside Zoo

Save Declining Southern Resident Orcas

The number of Southern Resident Orca whales has hit its lowest point in 30 years thanks to the disappearance of the species’ food source and plans to build an oil pipeline in the ocean. We cannot risk the possibility of these whales dying out completely within just a few short years. Sign this petition to demand stronger protection and conservation efforts to save this species.

Source: Save Declining Southern Resident Orcas

Denounce Repeal of Protections for America’s Marine Life and Oceans

Ocean and lake conservation is out. Offshore drilling and corporate greed are in. The Trump Administration just took a hatchet to initiatives shielding marine life and environments. Demand an end to reckless policies that are slowly killing the environment.

Source: Denounce Repeal of Protections for America’s Marine Life and Oceans

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

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

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

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

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

77,911 SUPPORTERS – 80,000 GOAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Petition: End Circus Bear Acts in Russia. It’s Not Entertainment, It’s Cruelty.

by: Care2 Team
target: Pres. Vladimir Putin

48,878 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL

Earlier this month, a shocking video appeared online showing a Russian circus bear being beaten by its trainers in the city of Volgograd. The video begins with the bear – leashed and muzzled – sliding down a slide on a strange wheeled contraption as if it were surfing. When it comes to a stop, it focuses on one of its trainers and goes in for the attack.

The attack is accompanied by the sound of screaming children as parents look on in horror while the bear is being beaten with sticks by other circus workers.

Watching the bear go from docile prop to powerful wild beast to a cowering giant – all within a matter of seconds – is heartbreaking.

This bear has no idea why it is being forced to do these ridiculous tricks. And when he pushed back because he couldn’t handle it anymore he was beaten to submission.

Last year, in another Russian city, another trainer was attacked by a circus bear. In that instance, the trainer was lucky to get away with his life.

These types of incidents will continue to happen until using animals in circuses is banned worldwide, especially in Russia where these types of shows are pervasive.

Bears, like other animals, are not entertainment, they have their own will and desires and deserve to live a life free from cruelty – preferably in the wild where they belong. These types of shows reduce a living, breathing animal down to an object that can be forced to do as we want when we want. It’s not only cruel, it is wrong.

Let’s call on the Russian Government to ban these dancing bear shows nationwide. They are cruel and belong in the past. Tell Russia we are watching their treatment of animals, and we don’t approve.

Please sign and let’s put an end to this nonsense.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/554/770/197/end-circus-bear-acts-in-russia.-its-not-entertainment-its-cruelty./?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: Gray Wolves Could Soon Lose Their Protected Status, Thanks to Trump

by: Judy Molland
target: Greg Sheehan, Principal Deputy Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

23,841 SUPPORTERS – 25,000 GOAL

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has announced that it has begun reviewing the status of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states under the Endangered Species Act and will publish a proposal revising the wolf’s status “by the end of the calendar year.”

Translation: gray wolves, by far the most populous wolves in the U.S., will probably lose their protected status and be at the mercy of hunters and trappers.

This is terrible news for the environment. Wolves need further recovery before their protections can be removed, but the Trump administration would prefer to let their cronies kill these wonderful animals.

Please sign my petition, asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to remove protections from gray wolves.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/204/196/689/

 

Petition: KFC, Please Give Us Vegetarian “Fried Chicken”!, United States

by: Rebecca G.
target: Greg Creed, CEO of YUM! Brands (parent company of KFC), United States
18,000 SUPPORTERS in United States
28,108 SUPPORTERS – 30,000 GOAL

To my fellow vegetarians: stop whatever you’re doing and imagine a world where buckets of crispy, fried — but plant-based and cruelty free — “chicken” was available for you at KFC restaurants nationwide.

This can be a reality! Recently, KFC announced it would be introducing mock “chicken-like vegetarian options” at its restaurants. But there’s a catch — these options will only be introduced in the United Kingdom. The company currently says there are no plans to bring these options to the U.S., so it’s up to us to convince them.

Please sign and share my petition to convince KFC to offer plant-based “fake chicken” options at U.S. restaurants too!

A recent study found that over 8 million U.S. adults follow a strict vegetarian diet. In addition, a whooping 37% percent of Americans say they are more inclined to eat a plant-based diet when dining out. And these numbers continue to grow every day.

That adds up to hundreds of millions of new customers for KFC across the country — if only they offered more vegetarian options.

Please sign and share my petition to convince KFC to offer plant-based “vegetarian chicken” options at its U.S. restaurants!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/381/846/329/kfc-please-give-us-vegetarian-quotfried-chickenquot/?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

 

Petition: Demand South Korea Enacts Animal Welfare Laws to Ban the Cruel Dog Meat Industry

 

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Petition is Closed…We Won !!!

by: Georgia B
target: Moon Jae-In, President of South Korea

93,419 SUPPORTERS – 95,000 GOAL

In breaking news, the South Korean Government has established Animal Welfare Laws for the first time.

The new laws have been enacted to protect pets that are found in approximately six million homes across the county.

However, the new laws fail to protect the thousands of dogs that are farmed for the cruel dog meat trade, with more than 17,000 dog meat farms across the country.

It’s time for South Korea to extend its protection to the hundreds of thousands of dogs that suffer horrific deaths for the dog meat trade every year.

Please sign and share the petition to Demand South Korea Enacts Animal Welfare Laws to Ban the Cruel Dog Meat Industry!

Read about the new law that passed here.

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

Petition: Big Cats Aren’t Pets — So Why Is Owning Them Still Legal?

by: Care2 Team
target: U.S. Congress

77,526 SUPPORTERS – 80,000 GOAL

This May, a tiger paced around his cage in terror at a high school prom. He couldn’t escape the fire dancers juggling torches, students yelling or the sparklers flaring up beside him.

Sign now to demand lawmakers stop other big cats from suffering like him.

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal just re-introduced the Big Cat Public Safety Act HR1818. If passed, the bill would close loopholes that allow people to breed and keep tigers, cougars and other big cats as pets, as well as restrict the public’s contact with the animals.

“Thousands of big cats are currently owned as pets or maintained in ill-equipped roadside zoos and menageries, which pose a severe risk to the safety of people in surrounding communities, as well as the welfare of the cats themselves,” says Born Free USA CEO Prashant Khetan. “It’s about time that we had a federal law that can serve to stop this inhumane practice around the country.”

Congress are elected officials and they need to hear from their constituents. Use your voice to push lawmakers to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act HR1818 by signing the petition today.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/733/233/174/

 

Petition: Etsy Needs to STOP Letting People Sell Murdered Animals!

by: Sydney W
target: Etsy.com

65,317 SUPPORTERS – 70,000 GOAL

There are multiple sellers on Etsy who sell dead animals like rabbits and guinea pigs! They are listing items such as “rabbit limbs” and “rabbit feet.” There are also listings titled, “Guinea pig taxidermy. Funny shapes. This guy is a doughnut.” where an innocent guinea pig’s body was warped to look like a doughnut.

I have a pet bunny named Edelweiss and I am disgusted that animals just like her are being murdered and sold online!

Sign the petition to ask Etsy to become a cruelty-free marketplace and to not allow sellers to list items that involved killing innocent animals!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/701/254/369/

 

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

by: Care2 Team
target: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Petition: Find and Punish the Individuals Caught on Camera Throwing Rocks at Seals.

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by: Care2 Team
target: Northumbria Police

13,076 SUPPORTERS – 14,000 GOAL
Grey seals are cute, but they are also wild animals and they deserve our respect. But at the moment they aren’t getting it. The grey seal colony of St. Mary’s Island near Whitley Bay are being harassed by tourists wanting to get a closer look — or worse.

Earlier this month, visitors to the St Mary’s Island Nature Reserve caught a group of heartless individuals taunting a young seal perched on the high rocks of the reserve. As the thugs get closer they begin to throw rocks at it. Finally the seal is so scared that it resorts to throwing itself off the edge and into the water below.

But they don’t stop there, the jerks continue to harass more wildlife as they go on their nature reserve rampage.

Last year, a similar instance took place at the same park. Park goers filmed several seals throwing themselves off the cliffs from heights of up to 16 feet to escape tourists who wanted to get closer to the marine mammals.

Despite several warnings, some visitors to the park refuse to treat the seals like wild animals rather than play toys. This needs to stop. Luckily, the thugs harassing the seals this year were caught on tape. Authorities should have all the evidence they need to find and prosecute them.

If law enforcement ignores this type of casual cruelty it will only persist. That’s why these animal abusers must be found so that an example can be made and to send a message to other would-be abusers.

Please sign the petition and ask Northumbria Police to find the people responsible and punish them for their despicable behavior.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/186/891/564/

Photo credit: Henry Burrows / Flickr

 

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

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by: Care2 Team
target: Agra Police

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Petition: A Hunter Lured Skye the Lion Out of His Refuge and Shot Him – Demand Justice Now

by: Care2 Team
target: Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA)

40,990 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL
Do you remember Cecil? He was the lion that American dentist Walter Palmer shot in cold blood near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. When the world learned of Cecil’s death, they were rightfully enraged. The lion was one of the most famous in Zimbabwe, if not Africa, and he had grown up wild but used to being in the presence of humans.

Well, now a similar tragedy has come to Zimbabwe’s southern neighbor. This time the lion’s name is Skye. Skye was one of the most beloved lions in South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park (KNP). He was not only a pride leader but he was a father to very young cubs. But none of that mattered to a big game hunter who paid around $75,000 to take his life.

Skye has been missing for about a week. The day he disappeared a hunter on the adjacent Umbabat Private Nature Reserve (UPNR) shot and killed a male lion that authorities believe to be Skye. If the lion had stayed within KNP he would have been safe. Animals in the national park are fully protected and have grown used to relative up-close contact with humans.

Unfortunately, hunting is allowed within UPNR. Previously, the two properties were separated by a fence, but because the environment was under stress, officials agreed to take it down so that animals would be able to feed in a far less concentrated area.

But now that the fence is gone, feckless hunters and safari guides can take advantage. In fact, according to some accounts, the hunter in question did just that. Similar to what happened to Cecil, Skye was lured out of his refuge and killed.

Authorities know who this lion killer is and they should act now to investigate and prosecute Skye’s killer. Please sign the petition and demand justice for Skye.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/605/800/161/

 

Petition: Join the Movement to Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in 2018

by: Care2 Team
target: President of China – Xi Jinping

173,959 SUPPORTERS -“180,000 GOAL
Every summer, thousands of dogs — many just puppies — are killed during the ten days of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. And it’s going to happen all over again, unless people like you speak out to stop this year’s horrific festival.

One of the most terrifying things about the annual festival is that many household dogs, cats and other pets are abducted by kidnappers trying to make a quick buck as the dog festival begins. Local animal lovers often try to buy the dogs before butchers can, but dog sellers often refuse to sell to activists.

The good news is that the Chinese government is feeling the pressure to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. During the first few years of the festival, which began in 2009, between 10,000 and 15,000 dogs were killed each year. However, due to worldwide outrage, that number has dropped to about 1,000 in recent years due to restrictions on how many dogs vendors can sell.

Tens of thousands of dogs have been saved, but we can’t stop until zero dogs are killed for the festival.

Sign the petition urging Chinese President Xi Jinping to save the puppies and stop the 2018 Yulin Dog Meat Festival now!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/228/934/251/?z00m=30601447&redirectID=2687638792

 

Petition: Why Does the EPA Get To Ignore the Chemical Research Law?

by: Kevin M.
target: U.S Congress; Senator Tom Udall

31,825 SUPPORTERS -35,000 GOAL

In 2016, Congress passed a law mandating more research into the potential harms of dangerous chemicals. Two years later, the EPA has decided to interpret this law to mean that it should only need to test the effects of direct exposure to chemicals.

Sign the petition to ask Congress to pass more airtight legislation so the EPA would have to keep us safe!

The current interpretation would intentionally leave out the bad things that happen when these chemicals get into our air, ground and water supply. Since most people actually come into contact with chemicals in these manners, the lack of research would more easily allow the EPA to deregulate existing chemical safety rules.

It’s worth noting that the EPA’S Office of Chemical Safety is being led by Nancy Beck, a Trump appointee who until recently worked for the American Chemistry Council and lobbied against the law Congress passed. Talk about a conflict of interest.

The EPA’s overly generous interpretation of the law is infuriating, but the agency could easily get away it if we don’t step up. The best way for Congress to get the EPA to follow the law as intended is to pass a second more specific law requiring the testing of chemicals when they are released into the water/air/etc.

Please sign the petition to ask U.S. Congress to pass a law that would help keep dangerous chemicals away from us.

A bipartisan effort helped to pass this commonsense law the first time around, so let’s make sure the EPA actually follows its responsibility to protect American citizens from hazards with even clearer legislation.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/379/070/152/?z00m=30597306&redirectID=2687570323