Petition · Real Time Trade Tracking for Elected Officials · Change.org

Lee Dodge started this petition

Members of Congress and the Senate need to be held accountable for the profits they make off the stock market. Our elected officials accumulate massive amounts of wealth after taking office, much of which is gained via timely stock market trades placed with insider information.

The current 45 day disclosure window is too wide for today’s day and age. Our representatives abuse this window, knowing that the public’s attention doesn’t typically carry back that far.

We have the technology available to track our representatives trades in real time. 

We demand to know immediately when an order has been placed on the stocks, derivatives, futures or foreign exchange markets.5,742 have signed. Let’s get to 7,500!

https://www.change.org/p/real-time-trade-tracking-for-elected-officials

Keep Toxins Out Of Cosmetics | Take Action @ The Breast Cancer Site

Support the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act and stop the cosmetics industry from profiting off of poison!

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Sponsor: The Breast Cancer Site

Support the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act and stop the cosmetics industry from profiting off of poison!

Cosmetics are among the least-regulated products on the market1. Loopholes in federal law allow use of unlimited amounts of chemicals in products without testing, monitoring of health effects, or adequate labeling2. One-third of cosmetic products on the market contain chemicals linked to cancer, and half contain chemicals labeled “toxic3.”

Nearly 90% of the 10,000 ingredients in personal care products haven’t undergone safety testing4.

The average woman is exposed daily to 126 chemical ingredients via personal care products alone5. Diseases linked to synthetic chemicals, including breast cancer, are rising. Under current law (unchanged since 1938), the FDA can’t require cosmetics companies to conduct safety assessments or mandate product recalls.

Loopholes in the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 19386 allow manufacturers to use unlimited amounts of chemicals in their products without requiring testing, monitoring of health effects, or adequate labeling.

The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 (H.R.4296)7 will give the FDA authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients by phasing out ingredients linked to cancer, birth defects, and developmental harm8. It will also create a health-based safety standard system that will protect both consumers and workers in the cosmetic industry, while providing the funding to the FDA it needs to provide effective oversight of a $50 billion industry that is currently self-regulated9.

This bill will hold cosmetic companies accountable for the safety of the ingredients in their products. It also bans most animal testing, and addresses over-exposure to toxic chemicals experienced by communities of color and professional salon workers10.

If passed, this bill will protect consumers and industry workers, and requires supply chain transparency and industry sharing of safety data to help level the playing field for small, clean cosmetic companies.

The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 (H.R.4296) will give the FDA authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients.

Sign the petition and demand Congress pass this important legislation!

More on this issue:

  1. Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, Business Insider (11 October 2015), “A $60 billion industry is shockingly unregulated.”
  2. Workgroup for Safe Markets (2021), “Toxic Chemicals in Products.”
  3. Matthew Daly, Associated Press (15 July 2021), “Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals.”
  4. EcoWatch (6 July 2015), “84,000 Chemicals on the Market, Only 1% Have Been Tested for Safety.”
  5. Jane Houlihan, Environmental Working Group (25 July 2008), “Statement of Jane Houlihan on Cosmetics Safety.”
  6. U.S. Food & Drug Administration (27 November 2018), “Part II: 1938, Food, Drug, Cosmetic Act.”
  7. Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky, 116th Congress (12 September 2019), “H.R.4296 – Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019.”
  8. Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group (5 May 2020), “The Toxic Twelve Chemicals and Contaminants in Cosmetics.”
  9. M. Ridder, Statista (24 August 2021), “Cosmetics Industry in the U.S. – statistics & facts.”
  10. Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (2021), “Support the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019.”

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The Petition:

Dear Rep. Schakowsky and members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor,

I am writing to urge you to pass the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019, a long-overdue piece of legislation critical to protecting all of us from the dangerous and insidious chemicals we are exposed to every day.

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938 is woefully out-of-date; loopholes in U.S. federal law allow manufacturers to use unlimited amounts of chemicals in their products without requiring testing, monitoring of health effects, or adequate labeling. This is unacceptable, and I am grateful that you recognize the urgent need to regulate an industry with such a far-ranging impact.

The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 (H.R.4296) will give the FDA authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients by phasing out ingredients linked to cancer, birth defects, and developmental harm. It will also create a health-based safety standard system that will protect both consumers and workers in the cosmetic industry, while providing the funding to the FDA it needs to provide effective oversight of a $60 billion industry that is currently self-regulated.

This bill will hold cosmetic companies accountable for the safety of the ingredients in their products. It also bans most animal testing, and addresses over-exposure to toxic chemicals experienced by communities of color and professional salon workers.

Not only is this legislation good for consumers and industry workers, it will level the playing field for businesses that are striving to make the safest products.

I commend you for displaying the leadership to sponsor the Safe Cosmetics Act and strongly encourage you to continue efforts to pass this important legislation.

https://thebreastcancersite.greatergood.com/clicktogive/bcs/petition/SafeCosmetics?utm_campaign=SafeCosmetics&utm_medium=email&utm_term=20220115&utm_source=bcs-ta-health

Petition · Free Rakesh the elephant from Kapilash Zoo, Odisha. · Change.org

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Dear all,
This is regarding Rakesh the elephant who is kept in pathetic conditions in a zoo in Orissa. I was informed that that elephant has been rescued, but that is false.
After speaking with Maneka Gandhi, I have come to know that the elephant is kept in a Kraal or trench and can’t even turn. She has managed to get the chains removed and his wounds have healed kind of, but he is still imprisoned and is in a bad state. The animal needs to be rescued and freed. We need minimum 2,000 emails written to the Chief Secretary of Odisha.
Please write, ‘Free Rakesh, his shackles have been removed. He is living in a trench and has suffered enough. We need to get him out of there. Once again, the shackles have been removed but his living conditions are pathetic. He needs to be freed.’ I am attaching the email. Please, please write an email asking him to free Rakesh the elephant so he can enjoy the rest of his years. Please, please don’t ignore this message and please share widely. The email id is
asittripathy@gmail.com, Csori@ori.nic.in
Regards,
Cookkie Khanna 

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Petition · Justice For Eko · Change.org

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

https://www.change.org/p/collier-county-justice-for-eko

Stop Slaughtering Dogs and Cats for Meat – ForceChange

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Posted by Tiffany White

Target: Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly, Minister of Law for Indonesia

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

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

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

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

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Laoly,

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

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

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pranidchakan Boonrom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sign Petition: A French Zoo Caused The Death of Four Wolves. It’s Time It Gets Shut Down For Good.

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  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: Barbara Pompili, France’s Minister of the Ecological Transition

39,655 SUPPORTERS

40,000 GOAL

In December of 2021, nine wolves tried to escape their small enclosures at Trois Vallées zoo. They didn’t pose any immediate threat to humans nearby, but simply destroyed safety hatches and climbed a fence. In fact, they never even left the zoo. But four were almost immediately shot dead for “dangerous behavior” by park workers. This is what happens when you run a zoo without animal welfare or safety concerns in mind — innocent animals end up dead.

Sign now to demand Barbara Pompili permanently shut down the Trois Vallées zoo!

This isn’t the first time Trois Vallées zoo has come under public scrutiny. In fact, just over a year ago, the zoo was ordered to close over animal, staff, and visitor safety concerns due to “security breaches,” but a court order allowed it to reopen. There is little evidence the zoo has taken any steps to improve the safety or wellbeing of the animals living at the zoo. Four dead wolves is the final straw. 

Following the incident, the zoo is temporarily closed, but supposed to reopen in less than a month, according to its social media page. Now is the time for the Minister of the Ecological Transition to step up and shut down this dangerous zoo — which repeatedly shows a lack of concern for animal life and wellbeing – for good. 

The blood of four dead wolves is on the hands of the zoo, and ultimately, Barbara Pompili if she does not act to stop this murderous institution from reopening. Sign now if you agree!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email and tweet them at 

contact@tccb.gov.tr

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

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Cameron Jenkins

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

Goal: Improve and enforce animal transportation regulations.

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

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

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Li Xiaopeng,

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

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

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Voyagers 2010

https://animalpetitions.org/999395/demand-justice-for-thousands-of-animals-left-to-die-at-a-depot/

The Gray Wolf Is In Grave Danger RelistWolves.org Petition

Where Hunts Are Happening

The new laws went into effect in Idaho on July. In addition to ongoing private hunts, the USDA’s Wildlife Services has slaughtered wolf pups. The Foundation for Wildlife Management has been using state funds to distribute bounties to hunters that successfully kill wolves.

WISCONSIN

In February 2021, Wisconsin hunters blew through the state’s quota of 200 wolves in less than 3 days. A subsequent study of the Wisconsin wolf population estimates that the loosened hunting restrictions have caused a minimum population decline of 27% – 33% in the state.

Despite this devastation, the policymaking board of the WI Dept. of Natural Resources originally authorized an additional kill quota of 300 wolves, over double the recommendation set forth by the state’s biologists, for the hunt starting on November 6th. Indigenous communities have hit back at this decision as a violation of federal treaty rights and filed a lawsuit against the state. After the lawsuit was filed, the DNR lowered the wolf kill quota to 130.

On October 25, 2021, a federal judge issued a temporary injunction in favor of the wolf and halted the state’s wolf hunts scheduled to commence only 2 weeks later. 

IDAHO

Idaho passed legislation in the spring of 2021 that incentivizes and sanctions the slaughter of 90% of Idaho’s wolf population using a variety of cruel tactics like chasing wolves with dogs and automobiles until they tire out.

MONTANA

In Montana, the state government has sanctioned the killing of up to 85% of its wolf population starting in fall 2021.

The new laws allow for the use of choke-hold snares and extend trapping and hunting further into breeding season. Montana Governor Gianforte personally slaughtered a Yellowstone wolf in violation of state law and was given a warning by state agencies. So far over 25 wolves have been confirmed to have been killed in Montana, including at least 3 Yellowstone wolves around the boundary of the park.

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WYOMING

Since 2017, wolf hunts have decimated Wyoming’s wolf population.  During the 2020 hunt, 119 wolves died in Wyoming. Only 327 wolves now remain in the state.

Nevertheless, Wyoming is allowing a virtually unregulated hunt in 2021. In 85% of the state– including regions that border Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park– hunters can slaughter wolves using “whatever means necessary,” including snares, explosives, and ATVS to capture and kill the animals.  

Myths vs. Fact

MYTH

The federal government consulted all relevant stakeholders when deciding to delist wolves

FACT

President Trump did not consult Indigenous representatives when he chose to delist wolves, even though wolves are sacred creatures in many Native American cultures. By delisting wolves without the consultation or consent of Tribal nations, the federal government ignored its treaty and trust obligations.

 

Because of the cultural significance of wolves, some 200 Indigenous tribes have protested the decision to remove wolves from the Endangered Species List and have urged the federal government to relist wolves. 

Wolves are responsible for less than 1% of unwanted livestock deaths, though losses can fall disproportionately on some individual livestock producers.​

Lethal removal of wolves can disrupt wolf social structures, does not always address the underlying causes of livestock depredation and wolves will often reestablish in the same areas.

Non-lethal methods provide another option for addressing livestock depredations. Implementation of nonlethal tools, like range riders and fladry, which involves creating a perimeter of colorful flags around livestock, combined with other techniques like strobe lights and loud noises have effectively reduced interaction between livestock and wolves. However wolves can become habituated to nonlethal tools over time, therefore, proactive methods to prevent wolves from being attracted to a livestock operation – such as removing bone piles –  can further minimize livestock loss to wolves.

FACT

Wolves threaten the livestock industry.

Wolves are killing all of the elk in the Northern Rockies, making it more difficult to hunt large game.

Wolves and elk can live in ecological balance, as predator-prey relationships stabilize the populations of both species. Elk naturally defend themselves from the risks of predation by adopting more cautious behaviors when faced with predators. These behavioral adaptations help sustain the elk population.

Today, elk populations in the Northern Rockies are thriving. In 2020, there were over 120,000 elk in Idaho and over 130,000 elk in Montana.

FACT

The wolf population has already bounced back to a stable size. As such, the species does not need the protections of the Endangered Species List.

FACT

While the wolf population has reached the recovery thresholds that were determined in 1978, these metrics are woefully outdated. As the field of conservation biology has evolved and climate change has posed new threats to endangered species, it is critical to update recovery thresholds according to modern science.

Today, the population of wolves is in jeopardy. Gray wolves are functionally extinct in 80% of their historic range and just 6,000 wolves live across the continental U.S.  

Extreme wolf hunts further jeopardize the stability of the wolf population. This year’s Idaho wolf hunt authorizes 90% of the state’s wolves to be killed, and Montana’s laws allow the hunting of 85% of wolves. In Wisconsin, hunters exceeded the state-imposed wolf-hunting limits by nearly 100, slaughtering 216 wolves in three days.

Dan Ashe, the former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director who oversaw the delisting of wolves in the Northern Rockies, has argued that the wolf population is in jeopardy because state hunts “are erasing progress made to conserve this species.” Ashe has publicly called for the federal government to reinstate protections for American wolves. 

MYTH

Data-driven science helps determine state wolf-hunt quotas in order to prevent massive population declines

FACT

Across the country, state legislatures have established wolf hunting quotas that ignore the recommendations of biologists and land managers.

The Idaho wolf hunt law passed despite the objections of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.

In Wisconsin, the Natural Resource Board authorized a wolf-hunt quota that was more than double the number recommended by the Department of Natural Resources scientists.Back to Top

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In October 2020, the Trump Administration officially removed the Gray Wolf from the endangered species list as part of its broader goal of undermining and weakening the Endangered Species Act. Since then, states like Idaho and Montana have passed legislation that both allows and encourages the mass slaughter (up to 90%) of wolf populations.

On August 20, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that they were backing President Trump’s decision to remove protections for gray wolves despite an estimated population decline of 27% – 33% in Wisconsin and reports of wolf pups being slaughtered in their dens in Idaho. 

 

With the winter hunts currently underway, now is the time for President Biden and Interior Secretary Haaland to take swift action and restore federal protection to the Gray Wolf.

The Biden Administration has the power to save wolves and put them back on the Endangered Species list.

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Raise Your Voice" starring Jason Momoa and created by Sender Films for the #RelistWolves campaign

“Raise Your Voice” starring Jason Momoa and created by Sender Films for the #RelistWolves campaign.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/754/645/034/?z00m=32925573&redirectID=3171024057

Demand Congress Enact Protection for Racehorses.

Demand Congress Enact Protection for Racehorses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

They simply just DISAPPEAR!

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

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

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Petition · Support a dolphin sanctuary in New South Wales! · Change.org

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Zippy, Bella, and Jet – the last three remaining dolphins in captivity in NSW – could live happy and healthy lives in a dolphin sanctuary in Coffs Harbour.

Ask NSW Minister for Environment, Matt Kean, to support completion of the feasibility study to build this sanctuary.

The sanctuary would retire Zippy, Bella, and Jet and could help rescue and rehabilitate stranded cetaceans on the east coast of Australia. 

It would see Dolphin Marine Conservation Park transition to a venue based on education, rescue and rehabilitation, and protect the jobs and income the Park brings to the Coffs region. 

The NSW Upper House recommended support for completing the feasibility study  in the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into the exhibition of cetaceans. The decision is now in the hands of the Minister for Environment – The Hon. Matt Kean. 

Can you help convince the government to support the retirement of captive dolphins to a sanctuary?Please sign the petition calling on Environment Minister Hon. Matt Kean to support this project. 

Multiple feasibility tests have already been completed, including wave and tidal analysis and animal welfare assessments. 

Your signature will help apply the necessary pressure on the Minister in charge of this decision and could lead to the building of Australia’s first-of-it’s-kind dolphin sanctuary.

https://www.change.org/p/nsw-minister-for-energy-and-environment-the-hon-matt-kean-support-a-dolphin-sanctuary-in-new-south-wales?mc_cid=b4a0f5aa58&mc_eid=521f8bb53b

Sign Petition: Vogue Magazine: Stand For Animal Rights! Ban The Promotion of Fur!

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  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: American Vogue and 26 International Editions

Recently, Elle Magazine decided they wanted to be on the right side of history. The company announced that from here on out, all of their magazines – including 45 global editions — would be “fur free!” Halting the promotion and glamorization of fur is just as critical as stopping murderous fur production itself. This is a crucial step towards increasing awareness of animal welfare issues and rejecting the fur industry’s abusive and horrific practices. But other fashion magazines have been hesitant to take the same stance, leaving fur on their covers, editorials, and advertisements – and blood on their hands.

Sign now to demand that Vogue Magazine stop promoting fur in their magazines! 

Animals raised and killed for their skin and fur live torturous lives for “fashion.” Bred and born mainly on fur farms, creatures such as mink, foxes, chinchillas, and many many more species wallow in misery. They are packed into tight, restrictive, filthy cages. They are deprived of proper care and behavioral outlets – so long as their fur remains in good condition, there is no incentive for farmers to keep them healthy and happy when they are just going to be killed anyway. And the ways in which they are killed are horrific – in order to maintain their coats in the process, they are gassed or even electrocuted with implements placed in their mouths or anuses. 

Elle’s amazing new animal rights-driven charter eliminated all future content that promotes animal fur — including in print, on its websites, and on social media. This change will reach millions of readers. But Vogue has millions of total web visits, too, along with many print subscribers. So, why won’t the world-renowned fashion magazine stand up for what is right, and what a growing number of young, fashion-interested people want?

There is a strong precedent for Vogue speaking out against injustice and taking a stand to uplift the voices of the marginalized and disenfranchised. Teen Vogue has been a key voice of progessive politics in the past few years, promoting amazing educational content for young people and resisting the unjust politics of Donald Trump’s presidency. Now, Vogue must continue on with the trend — both within their own company and in the industry more broadly — and ban the promotion of fur in all of their magazines. 

The future of fashion is fur-free. Sign now to demand that Vogue stand with animals around the world and ban fur from their publications!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/514/718/412/?z00m=32926149&redirectID=3170667721

Petition · Help O’Hara Get a Diploma · Change.org

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My name is Bella, and I am a Biology student who happens to be blind.

O’Hara is a guide dog, who helps me navigate daily life. We have been a team since 2018, and O’Hara has spent my entire 4 year college career with me and has attended every class and lecture that I did. We both graduate in May, 2022. 

My hope is for O’Hara to receive an honorary degree from our college. This would not only have meaning to me personally, but it would also have meaning to her social media supporters who have been following our college life and are wondering if she will also get a diploma. It will also mean a lot to her puppy raisers and Guiding Eyes for the Blind, where she was trained. This would be a lighthearted choice for the school to show support for how hard service dogs work and a cute way to acknowledge her attendance. 

Please help O’Hara receive her own little diploma this upcoming May!

https://www.change.org/p/the-college-president-help-o-hara-get-a-diploma

Petition: Save Rare Dolphins From Human-Caused Extinction – ForceChange

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Caleb Macduff

Target: Janet Coit, NMFS Administrator

Goal: Label the Atlantic humpback dolphin as an endangered species to ensure their survival.

You have likely never heard of the Atlantic humpback dolphin, and unfortunately, it’s for a horrible reason. This little-known dolphin is on the brink of extinction, with less than 3,000 left in the wild. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering listing them as protected under the Endangered Species Act, but for now, they are still in the midst of a status review, meaning they still don’t get any federal safeguards. We must apply pressure until these dolphins are officially protected.

It’s no secret among conservation groups that this species is struggling – the NMFS status review stems from a petition by the Animal Welfare Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity, and VIVA Vaquita asking for help for the Atlantic humpback dolphin. In fact, these marine mammals are listed as critically endangered internationally, just not protected under the U.S ESA.

We need your help to get them there. A big part of conservation is achieving a higher profile, and name recognition for species in peril. Without public knowledge, it’s wildly difficult to get the financial, legal, and political assistance that conservation efforts need. Because global awareness of the Atlantic humpback dolphin’s fate has been lacking while human activity has been threatening them, their numbers have gotten incredibly low.

One of the largest issues affecting these dolphins is a phenomenon called “bycatch”. Fisheries use massive nets to catch the fish species they can sell, but often other species get trapped and killed, too; including the Atlantic humpback dolphin. Dying as bycatch is horrible – since they are mammals, these dolphins drown when they become tangled in nets and cannot surface to breathe. The netting can also cut into their flesh, causing wounds and infection.

In addition to the threat of bycatch, other human activities threaten the Atlantic humpback dolphin, which lives exclusively in shallow, coastal waters, at risk of human interaction. Coastal development depletes their habitat and noise pollution inhibits their ability to communicate, travel, and can cause injury and death.

The good news is that because these threats are all human-related, regulations and policies will make a major difference in the fight for these dolphins’ survival. But that’s only if we can get the right protections for these vulnerable creatures.

Please, sign the petition telling the NMFS to protect Atlantic humpback dolphins before it’s too late.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Mrs. Coit,

The NMFS is currently reviewing the status of the Atlantic humpback dolphins under the Endangered Species Act based on petitions from the Animal Welfare Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity, and VIVA Vaquita. There are less than 3,000 of these animals left in the wild, due mainly to human influence.

This letter is to let you know that I support the petitions put forward by the aforementioned groups, and urge you to include these dolphins in the ESA. Because these creatures are being hurt by human influence, regulations and policy changes will make a major difference in their survival.

Please, follow through on these petitions and ensure the Atlantic humpback dolphins’ survival.

Photo Credit: Mandy

https://forcechange.com/597494/save-rare-dolphins-from-human-caused-extinction/

End Puppy and Kitten Farming

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Action Network 3 – 4 minutes

South Australian Government

‘Puppy farms’ are industrial breeding mills that often see dogs kept in appalling conditions in order to produce as many as possible. Dogs in these mills are kept in confinement for the majority, and sometimes entirety, of their lifespan. They often suffer from untreated health conditions such as infections, tumours, and dysplasia. Dogs that are kept for breeding purposes are repeatedly impregnated until they are no longer useful, and then often are terminated. Too often dogs who are kept on puppy farms end up suffering from psychological damage and need to receive rehabilitation before they are able to be rehomed.

Puppy farming is not entirely unregulated in South Australia, with the state government introducing a Code of Practice in 2017; however, this code allows abusive behaviours such as keeping the dogs confined for 23 hours and 30 minutes a day. Additionally, it allows the farmers to kill the dogs however they wish to (with the exception of drowning) so long as it “causes death or unconsciousness as rapidly as possible”.

Locally in South Australia there has been multiple proposals to erect new puppy farms. These industrial grade dog-breeding complexes – if approved – would seek to house hundreds of dogs in less than half as many kennels (one example is in Two Wells If approved, 300 dogs would be housed in 114 kennels). The RSPCA Chief Executive Officer Paul Stevenson spoke about the Two Wells proposition, claiming that the mill would have to operate “seven days a week 24 hours a day” in order to properly care for the animals, and stated that he was “horrified” with the proposal.

Australia has a dog overpopulation problem with tens of thousands of dogs being destroyed every year due to shelter overcrowding. This tragedy can be accredited to the fact that we breed thousands of dogs for profit, despite the ongoing epidemic of dog homelessness. The sinister nature of puppy farms is multi-faceted as not only do they seek to keep dogs in sub-par living conditions in order to exploit them for profit, but these farm’s existence adds to the problem of overcrowding in shelters and the needless execution of innocent and unloved dogs and puppies.

The ‘adopt don’t shop’ initiative has done a brilliant job in promoting the grassroots movement of adopting dogs in need rather than contribute to the dog production industry; however, as a community we must put our foot down when we see exploitation at our doorstep.

The Animal Justice Party SA seeks to ban all puppy farms in South Australia in order to expel the exploitation from our state and reduce the needless death toll.

You can find more information and resources on https://www.oscarslaw.org/what-are-puppy-factories.htm

To: South Australian Government
From: [Your Name]

I support the Animal Justice Party SA in seeking to ban all puppy farms in South Australia in order to expel the exploitation from our state and reduce the needless death toll.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/ban-puppy-farming-in-south-australia/

Pelosi is RUNNING AGAIN… Please Sign Petition

www.standwithpatriots.com

Tax hikes, open borders, and defunding the police. That’s what Nancy Pelosi means for you. She is an out-of-touch career politician who will never give up power.

Don’t let Nancy’s reign last any longer. 

We need to 1 MILLION signatures from patriots. It’s the only way we can prevent her from becoming Speaker AGAIN.


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Joe is missing. Where’s President Biden on global ocean leadership? – Greenpeace

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Joe is missing. Where’s President Biden on global ocean leadership?

This summer, President Biden moved forward his 30×30 plan, a plan for the U.S. to set aside 30% of national land and ocean for protection. While this is good news here in the U.S., we are still waiting for President Biden to promote protections not just here at home, but around the globe.

President Biden’s leadership on the world stage is key to making these protections a reality. So, to help make sure he knows we’re looking to him for bold, science-based, international policy, we won’t stop asking: Where is President Joe Biden on global ocean leadership? 

Tell the Biden Administration to protect the ocean now!                                                                                               

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Petition · Petition for protection of giraffes in Wajir,Kenya due to poaching and land issue. · Change.org

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Sign the Petition

Each and every animal on this planet is blessed with something; a unique trait. It can be a physical attribute or a specific skill or talent that makes it superior to others.

The cheetah has the speed, man has the brains (well mostly…), bees have the co-ordination power, the elephant obviously has the strength, but did you know that it could smell for water from three miles away? Then comes the giraffe. Its long robust neck and body structure makes it nearly impossible to ever hide.

A study in 2016 by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) determined that habitat loss resulting from expanding agricultural activities, increased mortality brought on by illegal hunting, and the effects of ongoing civil unrest in a handful of African countries had caused giraffe populations to plummet by 36–40 percent between 1985 and 2015.

If don’t act now…. We stand to loose!

https://www.change.org/p/kenya-wildlife-service-petition-for-protection-of-giraffes-in-wajir-kenya-due-to-poaching-and-land-issue?recruiter=305307297&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=9dbb3560-03f9-11e5-bdce-759be3f20c8a

Petition · Cut U​.​S. taxpayer funding for the Wuhan Animal Lab & other foreign labs! · Change.org

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Last spring, just as COVID-19 hit our shores, a White Coat Waste Project investigation revealed that taxpayer funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) was secretively funneled to the notorious Wuhan Institute of Virology for wasteful and dangerous experiments on coronavirus-infected bats and other animals… including experiments that the State Department warned posed a pandemic risk.

Just one week after we released our international exposé, the White House cut funding for these animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,

But now, despite being actively investigated for its role in the origins of COVID-19, the NIH says the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and 26 other labs in China, are still eligible to spend U.S. taxpayer money for wasteful, cruel, and hazardous animal experiments until 2024!

We need your help telling the U.S. government to permanently end taxpayer funding for the Wuhan Animal Lab and all other animal testing in China and other foreign countries!Want to know how else your money has been squandered?

Let’s just say the NIH is addicted to spending tens of millions of your tax money at foreign labs where animals are made to get hooked on drugs.

In recent years, Uncle Sam sent $11.6 million of your money to the U.K. to addict “junkie monkeys” to cocaine, morphine, and heroin, over $700,000 to hook zebrafish on nicotine, and $4.9 million to force pregnant mice to consume alcohol to cause birth defects.

It’s time to just say no to this cruel and wasteful spending. Please join me and White Coat Waste Project in urging the U.S. government to cut funding for ALL animal experiments in foreign labs.

https://www.change.org/p/tell-the-nih-to-stop-shipping-u-s-taxpayer-money-to-foreign-countries-for-wasteful-cruel-and-dangerous-animal-experiments?recruiter=6623070&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=e7cb8fa4336544bab3c05ea4c52599d7&recruited_by_id=219e243d-ba2b-48bc-873b-96aec41c351c&share_bandit_exp=skip-21711293-en-GB

Tell Congress to Save Birds from Plastic Waste

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Tell Congress to Save Birds from Plastic Waste

Every year, 17 billion pounds of plastic enter the marine environment. Despite efforts to promote recycling, less than nine percent of plastics in the U.S. are actually recycled.

Birds are particularly vulnerable to plastic pollution. Many seabirds, like Laysan Albatross, are seriously injured or killed when they ingest or become entangled with plastic trash.

To address the plastic pollution crisis, Congress has introduced the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2021 (S.984/H.R.2238). This bill would put the onus on manufacturers to take care of the plastic waste that they produce, ultimately reducing the amount of plastic that gets into our oceans and the toll it takes on birds.

Take action today: Contact your U.S. Representative and Senators and ask them to pass the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act. Read More

https://act.abcbirds.org/a/take-action-plastics?ms=social

Please sign the petition all they ask for is your email address and your first name

Take the Pledge | Dolphin Project

Take The Pledge To NOT Buy A Ticket To A Dolphin Show

Target: Sponsors of Captive Dolphins Shows & Politicians

Dolphins have evolved over millions of years, adapting perfectly to life in the ocean. They are intelligent, social and self-aware, exhibiting evidence of a highly developed emotional sense.

Join us and pledge that you won’t buy a ticket to a dolphin show.  It’s 2 easy steps:

1. Sign the Pledge below

2. On the top of the next page, Share the Pledge on your social media to complete the process.

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#ThanksButNoTanks

Petition by

Christine Gau

Christine Gau

Dolphin Project

To: Sponsors of Captive Dolphins Shows & Politicians
From: [Your Name]

I have taken the pledge NOT to buy a ticket to a dolphin show.

No Dolphin Parks.
No Swim With Dolphin Programs.
No Hotels and Lodges that feature captive dolphins on the property.
No Dolphin “Trainer For A Day” programs.
No Dolphin “Research” facilities that charge to interact with dolphins.
No Cruise lines that feature stops at Swim With Dolphin Parks.

Dolphins Don’t Belong in Captivity!

Sign This Petition

https://www.dolphinproject.com/take-action/take-the-pledge-not-to-buy-a-ticket-to-a-dolphin-show/

#ThanksButNoTanks
. 147,199 Signatures Collected Only 57,601 more until our goal of 204,800

Dolphin Project

Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible as authorized by law.

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Petition: Stop the kangaroo slaughter

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

READ THE FACTS ON KANGAROOS HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Petition: Support the Big Cat Public Safety Act

www.worldanimalprotection.us

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

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

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

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

What the Big Cat Public Safety Act will do 

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

Did you know…

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

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

If you live in the UK please sign the petition

Tell the FDA to Enact Stronger Pet Food Safety Regulations | Take Action @ The Animal Rescue Site

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More on this issue:

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

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The Petition:

To the FDA Commissioner:

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,To Top

Signatures:

https://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clicktogive/ars/petition/PetFoodSafetyRegulations?utm_source=ars-ta-animal-bc-static&utm_medium=email&utm_term=10262021&utm_content=takeaction-A0&utm_campaign=petition-PetFoodSafetyRegulations&obem=jcLtNIIa1A5BSQuX_BY5NkUkndoeu_zrX1el68WrSgI%3D&bc_lcid=t4702247767293952lw5023183292907520li0

Petition · Fauci: stop funding animal abuse!!

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

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

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

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

https://www.change.org/p/congress-stop-fauci-from-funding-animal-abuse