Petition update · Victory! Burlington has gone Fur-Free!! · Change.org

November 17,2017- the care 2 team has just announced that Burlington will go fur free starting in the fall of 2017…. I think that’s a misprint and they mean 2018. I don’t believe they’ve been sitting on that news this long… either way good news. Thanks to everyone who supported this petition.

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Petition update · Help stop Ireland’s greyhound industry from receiving massive state funding! · Change.org

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John Fitzgerald
Kilkenny, Ireland

Nov 15, 2017 — This shocking picture, taken earlier this month, shows a man throwing a live greyhound off the pier at Hartlepool, County Durham, England, into the freezing North Sea. A family witnessed the incident and reported it to police. Sadly, this is typical of what awaits many greyhounds once their racing days are over or their owners’ tire of them.

Coincidentally, Ireland’s government plans to hand over a €16 million subsidy to the country’s greyhound industry despite knowing the fate that awaits the unfortunate dogs.

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports (ICABS) is asking people to send messages to the Irish parliament, urging that this funding is withheld in view of the widespread cruelty and corruption that besets this appalling industry. Here is the ICABS statement:

The government is poised to hand over another massive €16 million in funding for the cruel greyhound industry. This month, TDs will have an opportunity to vote on this funding. Using the template letter below, or a personal letter of your own, please join us in urging TDs to vote against the funding. With numerous revelations in the past 12 months about cruelty, doping, injuries and killing of greyhounds, our politicians should not hesitate to say NO to further funding.
Since 2001, the greyhound industry has received nearly a quarter of a billion euros of taxpayers’ money. Such funding should be redirected away from a cruel and crumbling gambling industry and into struggling community groups, health bodies, sports clubs, animal rescue centres, etc.

Following is a sample letter…or you may wish to send a brief message. Below you’ll find the email addresses of Irish members of parliament…in lists. Just email your message to your own email address, having pasted the lists (one list at a time) into the “blind backup copy” (BBC) line.

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Deputy,
I am writing to urge you to vote against the proposed additional €16 million in funding for the greyhound industry.

This is an industry which is not only cruel – dogs are injured/mutilated/dumped/killed – it is also doing untold damage to Ireland’s international reputation. In the summer, the case of a greyhound which tested positive for cocaine on three occasions generated a massive amount of negative media coverage around the world. The ongoing export of Irish greyhounds to countries such as Pakistan and China, where little or no animal welfare standards exist, is similarly denting our image.

The Irish public is increasingly rejecting greyhound racing – evident in a 50 per cent fall in track attendance and a 58 drop in sponsorship.

This has been accelerated by a string of revelations (Prime Time, Drive Time, Claire Byrne Live, etc) exposing the injuries, killing and doping of greyhounds. Minister Andrew Doyle’s presentation of a farcical “Personality of the Year Award” this week to a greyhound trainer who was fined in February after a greyhound tested positive for a prohibited substance will further hasten the industry’s demise.

The greyhound industry is undoubtedly a dying industry and it is wrong for the government to squander taxpayers’ money on propping it up – particularly when there are so many community groups, health bodies, sports clubs, animal rescue centres and charities crying out for funds.

I urge you to please vote against the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations 2018.

Thank you.
Yours sincerely,

Lists of Irish TDs (members of parliament)

List One

gerry.adams@oireachtas.ie, bobby.aylward@oireachtas.ie, maria.bailey@oireachtas.ie, sean.barrett@oireachtas.ie,mick.barry@oireachtas.ie, richard.boydbarrett@oireachtas.ie, john.brassil@oireachtas.ie,declan.breathnach@oireachtas.ie, pat.breen@oireachtas.ie, colm.brophy@oireachtas.ie, tommy.broughan@oireachtas.ie,james.browne@oireachtas.ie, richard.bruton@oireachtas.ie, pat.buckley@oireachtas.ie, peter.burke@oireachtas.ie, joan.burton@oireachtas.ie, mary.butler@oireachtas.ie, catherine.byrne@oireachtas.ie,
thomas.byrne@oireachtas.ie, jackie.cahill@oireachtas.ie, dara.calleary@oireachtas.ie, sean.canney@oireachtas.ie, ciaran.cannon@oireachtas.ie, joe.carey@oireachtas.ie, pat.casey@oireachtas.ie, shane.cassells@oireachtas.ie, lisa.chambers@oireachtas.ie, jack.chambers@outlook.com, michael.collins@oireachtas.ie, niall.collins@oireachtas.ie, joan.collins@oireachtas.ie, catherine.connolly@oireachtas.ie, ruth.coppinger@oireachtas.ie, marcella.corcorankennedy@oireachtas.ie, simon.coveney@oireachtas.ie, barry.cowen@oireachtas.ie, michael.creed@oireachtas.ie

List Two

sean.crowe@oireachtas.ie, david.cullinane@oireachtas.ie, john.curran@oireachtas.ie, clare.daly@oireachtas.ie, jim.daly@oireachtas.ie, michael.darcy@oireachtas.ie, john.deasy@oireachtas.ie, pat.deering@oireachtas.ie, pearse.doherty@oireachtas.ie, regina.doherty@oireachtas.ie, stephen.donnelly@oireachtas.ie, paschal.donohoe@oireachtas.ie, timmy.dooley@oireachtas.ie, andrew.doyle@oireachtas.ie, bernard.durkan@oireachtas.ie, dessie.ellis@oireachtas.ie, damien.english@oireachtas.ie, alan.farrell@oireachtas.ie, frances.fitzgerald@oireachtas.ie, michael.fitzmaurice@oireachtas.ie, peterm.fitzpatrick@oireachtas.ie, charles.flanagan@oireachtas.ie, sean.fleming@oireachtas.ie, kathleen.funchion@oireachtas.ie, patthecope.gallagher@oireachtas.ie, noel.grealish@oireachtas.ie, brendan.griffin@oireachtas.ie, john.halligan@oireachtas.ie,
simon.harris@oireachtas.ie, michael.harty@oireachtas.ie, sean.haughey@oireachtas.ie, seamus.healy@oireachtas.ie, danny.healy-rae@oireachtas.ie, michael.healy-rae@oireachtas.ie, martin.heydon@oireachtas.ie, brendan.howlin@oireachtas.ie, heather.humphreys@oireachtas.ie, paul.kehoe@oireachtas.ie, billy.kelleher@oireachtas.ie, alan.kelly@oireachtas.ie, enda.kenny@oireachtas.ie, martinkennysf@gmail.com, gino.kenny@oireachtas.ie

List Three
sean.kyne@oireachtas.ie, john.lahart@oireachtas.ie, james.lawless@oireachtas.ie, michael.lowry@oireachtas.ie, marc.macsharry@oireachtas.ie, josepha.madigan@oireachtas.ie, catherine.martin@oireachtas.ie, micheal.martin@oireachtas.ie, charlie.mcconalogue@oireachtas.ie, marylou.mcdonald@oireachtas.ie, helen.mcentee@oireachtas.ie, michael.mcgrath@oireachtas.ie,finian.mcgrath@oireachtas.ie, john.mcguinness@oireachtas.ie, joe.mchugh@oireachtas.ie,
tony.mcloughlin@oireachtas.ie, denise.mitchell@oireachtas.ie, mary.mitchelloconnor@oireachtas.ie, kevin.moran@oireachtas.ie, aindrias.moynihan@oireachtas.ie, michael.moynihan@oireachtas.ie, imelda.munster@oireachtas.ie, eugene.murphy@oireachtas.ie, paul.murphy@oireachtas.ie, eoghan.murphy@oireachtas.ie, dara.murphy@oireachtas.ie, catherine.murphy@oireachtas.ie, margaret.murphyomahony@oireachtas.ie, Denis.Naughten@oireachtas.ie, hildegarde.naughton@oireachtas.ie, tom.neville@oireachtas.ie, carol.nolan@oireachtas.ie, michael.noonan@oireachtas.ie, eoin.obroin@oireachtas.ie, caoimhghin.ocaolain@oireachtas.ie, eamon.ocuiv@oireachtas.ie, sean.ofearghail@oireachtas.ie, donnchadh.olaoghaire@oireachtas.ie, aengus.osnodaigh@oireachtas.ie, darragh.obrien@oireachtas.ie, jonathan.obrien@oireachtas.ie, jim.ocallaghan@oireachtas.ie, kate.oconnell@oireachtas.ie, willie.odea@oireachtas.ie, patrick.odonovan@oireachtas.ie, fergus.odowd@oireachtas.ie, kevin.okeeffe@oireachtas.ie, fiona.oloughlin@oireachtas.ie, louise.oreilly@oireachtas.ie, frank.orourke@oireachtas.ie, jan.osullivan@oireachtas.ie, maureen.osullivan@oireachtas.ie, willie.penrose@oireachtas.ie, johnpaul.phelan@oireachtas.ie, thomas.pringle@oireachtas.ie, maurice.quinlivan@oireachtas.ie, anne.rabbitte@oireachtas.ie, michael.ring@oireachtas.ie, noel@noelrock.ie, shane.ross@oireachtas.ie, eamon.ryan@oireachtas.ie, brendan.ryan@oireachtas.ie, escanlonmcc@eircom.net, sean.sherlock@oireachtas.ie, roisin.shortall@oireachtas.ie, brendan.smith@oireachtas.ie, brid.smith@oireachtas.ie, niamh.smyth@oireachtas.ie, brian.stanley@oireachtas.ie, david.stanton@oireachtas.ie, peadar.toibin@oireachtas.ie, robert.troy@oireachtas.ie, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie, mick.wallace@oireachtas.ie, katherine.zappone@oireachtas.ie

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Petition update · WE HAVE A VICTORY! · Change.org

Help save mom’s home!

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WE HAVE A VICTORY!
Save Mom’s Home

Nov 12, 2017 — After a long and uncertain summer, we are extremely happy to report that we have reached a settlement deal with Wells Fargo. Mom’s house is now foreclosure free and she will be able to spend the rest of her life in her home!

This is a hard won dream come true for our family and we could not have come this far without your generous support. We thank each and every one of you who signed our petition and donated funds to help save Mom’s home. You made a difference!

We give special thanks to The Foreclosure Resisters who flew us down to Florida to attend the Wells Fargo Shareholders Meeting this past April where we made our personal appeal to CEO, Tim Sloan. Our presentations made a convincing argument whereby Mr. Sloan was moved to offer his pledge to work with us to Save Mom’s Home.

Together we have shown action can create a miracle!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Mom’s Family
http://www.SaveMomsHome.com.

Urgent: We Are Close To Finalizing A Deal With Wells Fargo But We Need Your Help To Make It Happen.

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Petition update · 11/9/17 Ponce’s statue now permanently placed in doggy park · Change.org

Harsher punishment for animal cruelty-Ponce’s Law

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11/9/17 Ponce’s statue now permanently placed in doggy park
Debbie Taylor Darino
Daytona Beach, FL

Nov 10, 2017 — The statue of Ponce was placed in the doggy park in Ponce Inlet, FL today. In the picture, while waiting to be moved into his spot, he appears to be looking at his final resting place as a reminder of the abuse animals face on a daily basis and he is also the light that leads the way to stricter, harsher punishment for all those that abuse animals. He will forever be in our hearts and he stands tall, strong, and proud as his house bill named Ponce’s Law HB 473 is presently going through the legislative process in hopes to become law. You can follow its progress at myfloridahouse.gov and go under the “bill#” tab and type in 473. We will not stop until this bill is passed.

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Update Petition:Urge the Indian Government to Close Abusive Horse Facilities | PETA


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Petition Update:Dog Salon Shuts Down After Owner Is Accused Of Dragging And Choking Dog To Death | Care2 Causes


By: Judy M.
Paw’sh (“Posh”) Paws in Cumming, Georgia, called itself a dog grooming business, but dogs seemed to be subjected to more of a nightmare than a pampering experience.
Earlier this month, the Cumming Police Department had their first-ever case of felony animal cruelty, when they arrested Michelle Root, the owner of Paw’sh Paws.

Root now faces several charges, including a felony, related to her alleged role in the recent killing of Meko, a dog in her care, and another charge of alleged abuse that led to the death of a dog in 2016.

Meko, a three-year-old Portuguese water dog wheaten terrier mix in perfect health, was brought into Root’s facility to be groomed on October 7. Eric Francis, a friend of the dog’s owner, went to pick Meko up later in the day and was informed that Meko had had a seizure and needed to be rushed to an animal hospital, which pronounced him dead.

The “seizure,” however, was allegedly a cover-up.
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After Meko’s death, an employee of the boutique reported to the police that the dog had been beaten and choked to death by Root.
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“Allegedly the owner had the dog by a leash and was kicked multiple times in the side of the head and the dog was drug across the pet salon and was hit up against the table and washtub and was hung by the leash very gruesomely,” Deputy Chief Aletha Barrett of the Cumming Police told Fox5.

Another report, this one obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stated that Root kicked and choked Meko and then “dragged Meko to the front of the store, banging Meko against the washer and other objects before throwing Meko on the table and attempting to finish Meko’s grooming.”

When Sean Scott, a Georgia resident, heard about this extreme cruelty, he was heartbroken and furious. Determined to ensure that no more animals would have to suffer at Root’s hands, he started a Care2 petition demanding that the Cumming City Council and the Georgia Department of Health shut down Paw’sh Paws.

“This hurts me to my core. There is no excuse or rationality for brutalizing and killing someone’s pet,” Scott wrote in his petition.

Plenty of Care2 members agreed with him, and his petition gathered over 78,000 signatures.

“Pet owners bring their dogs to their groomer expecting to be able to trust that their family member is in good hands and it sickens me to see that this woman could treat a dog this way,” wrote Dayna Y. from Georgia.

“She needs to be prosecuted for cruelty, pay a fine and go to jail. Also, she should never be allowed to own a pet store again and Paw’sh Paws should be closed for good,” added Nancy T., also from Georgia.

Success!

Thanks to all those Care2 members who signed Scott’s petition, as well as the numerous activists who called police and other victims who shared their previous problems with the salon, Paw’sh Paws is now closed.

Care2 has created numerous successful petitions that seek to bring animal abuse to light and shut it down, including the cancelation of four cruel sheep races in the U.K. If you have an issue that is deeply troubling to you, as this one was to Sean Scott, why not create your own petition? Check out these guidelines and you’ll see how easy it is to get started. Pretty soon Care2 members will be signing up to support you!

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Petition update · Under Armour is in serious trouble · Change.org

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Under Armour is in serious trouble
Salty Dog
Pacific Palisades, CA

Nov 5, 2017 — Two more senior executives are leaving. Andrew Donkin, the marketing chief, and Pamela Catlett, senior vice president and general manager of Under Armour’s women’s and youth categories, are leaving the company. A memo announcing their departures was circulated among company leaders Tuesday night, a person familiar with the matter said.
Under Armour is in serious trouble

Under Armour reported quarterly sales Tuesday that fell nearly 5% from a year ago, missing forecasts…

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Keep it going. Hope they file for BANKRUPTCY!
Bad News for UA: Under Armour shares have fallen more than 50 percent in 2017
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Petition update · 11/5/17 Article in “Florida Politics”…please read · Change.org

Harsher punishment for animal cruelty-Ponce’s Law

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Debbie Taylor Darino
Daytona Beach, FL

Nov 5, 2017 — Takeaways from Tallahassee — Seeking justice for puppies

Peter Schorsch
1 day ago

After a puppy was beaten to death in Volusia County earlier this year, the fight to give animal abusers harsher penalties is gaining momentum at the state Capitol.
And if passed, those who are convicted could be banned from owning or contacting animals.

It all began in April when neighbors heard a racket coming from inside a Ponce Inlet home, where Travis Archer, the owner of Ponce, a black 9-month-old Labrador retriever, lived.
Upon entering the home, police found the dog dead in the backyard. According to a Daytona Beach News-Journal report, Archer said the dog “tore up his house” and that he had hit it several times to discipline it.

Tom Leek is looking for harsher punishment for animal abusers.
Travis was charged with animal cruelty, which means he technically could face up to five years in prison if convicted. But because he has no prior convictions, there is no mandated prison time under the current law.
The case sparked outrage locally, prompting animal rights advocates to push for more severe sanctions that would make it more likely for animal abusers to serve time behind bars. This week the push for that began at the state level with a bill (HB 473) filed by Rep. Tom Leek, an Ormond Beach Republican.

While the proposal, called “Ponce’s Law,” would make it more likely for those convicted of animal abuse to serve time, it still does not guarantee it. It will all depend on the person’s criminal background and a judge’s discretion. Under the bill, judges would be allowed to use their discretion to determine whether someone found guilty of these crimes should be banned from owning or even coming into contact with an animal.
It’s hard to imagine banning a convicted animal abuser from a dog park, but that could be the result.
“The horrific event that took place in Ponce Inlet will remain a somber reminder of the evil inflicted upon animals across our state,” Leek said in a statement.
The effort is being spearheaded by Ponce Inlet’s Chief of Police Frank Fabrizio, the ASPCA, the Halifax Humane Society in Volusia County and Debbie Darino, who launched a “Justice for Ponce” petition proposing an amendment to current state animal cruelty laws. The petition garnered nearly 75,000 signatures.
Darino is also the founder of a closed Facebook page, Justice for Ponce. If the posts on Facebook are any indication, people should expect colorful banners with Ponce’s face and the hashtag #DogsLivesMatter to pop up as the measure moves ahead.
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Petition Update: You Have Less Than 48 Hours to Sign To Stop the Trophy Hunt | Pacific Wild


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Petition update · We won! Change.org

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Petition Update · No justice for puppies abused to death · Petition is still open please sign /Change.org

Man gets no jail sentence or fine for abusing puppies to death. We demand strict penalty

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No justice for puppies abused to death
Jenny Rolness
Florø, Norway

Oct 16, 2017 — Thank you so much to everyone who signed the petition.

Sadly the verdict was today approved by the state solicitor. It is a tragic fact that this animal abuser will not serve a day in prison, he will not be fined and he will be allowed to keep dogs again in 5 years. In the meantime he can have other animals.

We are so sorry we couldn’t achieve some kind of justice for the 8 poor puppies who were abused, 7 of them to their death. All we can do now is to use this disgraceful case for what it is worth and work for better legal protection for animals. We hope the world will be aware of how Norway betrays animals and protect their abusers more than the victims.
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Petition Update: STOP THE DEATHS! Close Down South Lakes Safari Zoo Cumbria U.K, United Kingdom

Only a few more days to sign this petition before it closes327,298 have signed the Goal Is 330,000  The meeting is soon to review.

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NYC Pet Store Investigated by HSUS Shuttered, but larger policy reforms needed · A Humane Nation


In July, we posted a heartbreaking video of sick puppies and deficient care at the Chelsea Kennel Club, a pet store in Manhattan. Above, a puppy oozing mucus at the Chelsea Kennel Club in May. Photo by The HSUS
NYC pet store investigated by HSUS shuttered, but larger policy reforms needed
September 26, 2017

The Chelsea Kennel Club – a boutique Manhattan pet store that was the focus of an HSUS undercover investigation released just two months ago – appears to be shuttered. In July, we posted a heartbreaking video of sick puppies and deficient care there, which attracted five million views on Facebook. Today no one is answering the phone at the store, and photographs reveal a “closed” sign on the front door and rows of empty shelves.

While we certainly want outliers in regard to animal care and cruelty to change their ways or to go out of business, we cannot do in-depth investigations at the hundreds of places throughout the country that are supplying stores like the one in New York. That’s why the nation needs sound policies that set measurable standards of care and assure that these standards are enforced.

Sometimes puppies acquire an illness in a pet store, and the health problems are compounded by cost-cutting measures and inexperienced and inattentive personnel. But in many cases, the dogs arrive sick because of terrible conditions at puppy mills. These are precisely the mills that are the focus of our major reform efforts.

There are plenty of tricks that mill operators use to hide their abuses. Many scofflaw operators purport to having clean inspection reports, but that’s only because they dropped a noncompliant license under one name, and opened a new one under a different family member’s name or a different business name. We found this hide-the-ball strategy at work in several such businesses selling to Chelsea Kennel Club. Sadly, it’s not illegal. There isn’t even a specific rule that requires people who have been convicted of animal cruelty to disclose their conviction when applying for or renewing a USDA license.

But there’s good news. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is in charge of enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the federal law that requires certain animal businesses to abide by basic standards of care, is requesting public comment on a proposed rule on the topic. The proposal would close the loophole, leading to the actual shut-down of recidivist puppy millers, as well as roadside zoos and substandard circuses covered under the same regulations.

The Chelsea Kennel Club appears to have closed permanently just two months after an HSUS undercover investigation. Photo by Colin Gillooly

Allowing noncompliant licensees to continue operating is harmful to animals, a waste of government resources, and can also lead to public and animal health crises. In 2010, authorities linked an outbreak of distemper at a Wyoming pet store to Jeff Fortin, who owned a USDA-licensed dog breeding kennel in Kansas. That resulted in the killing of 1,200 dogs. Fortin had been found in violation of AWA standards for years, but he used a technique that many problem dealers have used in the past—they “erase” their histories by simply dropping a non-compliant license and getting a new one under a different business name. In addition, the CDC is currently investigating a seven-state outbreak of a bacterial disease in humans that has been linked to a major national pet store chain that buys its puppies from USDA-licensed breeders. For the safety of animals and the public, it only makes sense that the USDA require licensees to affirmatively demonstrate compliance with the AWA’s health and welfare standards before renewing a license.

The new proposed USDA rule can help prevent puppy millers from gaming the system. We have a chance to urge the USDA to make four vital changes:

Require licensees to affirmatively demonstrate compliance with the AWA before renewing a license or significantly expanding their operations
Prevent noncompliant licensees from simply transferring their operation to another person or LLC on the same (or adjacent) property
Require license applicants and renewing applicants to disclose any animal cruelty convictions, and
Make the process for denying or revoking a license more effective and efficient

The pet industry will most likely fight against closing these gaps in AWA oversight, so the agency needs to hear from you. You can help by commenting directly on the Federal Register site, or comment via our Action Alert. Please remember to personalize your comments, and to be respectful and polite.

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Guggenheim, Bowing to Animal-Rights Activists, Pulls Works From Show – The New York Times

Guggenheim, Bowing to Animal-Rights Activists, Pulls Works From Show

By MATTHEW HAAGSEPT. 25, 2017
Photo Huang Yong Ping’s “Theater of the World,” which features live insects and reptiles. Credit Huang Yong Ping/Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Facing an avalanche of criticism, the Guggenheim surrendered late Monday and said it would remove three major works from a highly anticipated exhibition of art by Chinese conceptual artists, including the signature piece of the show, which opens next month.

The museum, in Manhattan, made the decision after it had come under unrelenting pressure from animal-rights supporters and critics over works in the exhibition, “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World.” Protesters marched outside the museum over the weekend, and an online petition demanding “cruelty-free exhibits” at the Guggenheim had been signed by more than half a million people as of Monday night.

The three works, which all involve animals, are “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other,” “Theater of the World” and “A Case Study of Transference.” The pieces were among about 150 works selected for the show, mostly experimental art and many of them shocking, intended to challenge authority and use animals, in video, to call attention to the violence of humankind.

The museum planned to show a video of “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other,” in which four pairs of dogs try to fight one another but struggle to touch because they are on nonmotorized treadmills, and a video of “A Case Study of Transference,” which shows two pigs having sex before an audience. But “Theater of the World” was the signature work of the show and was going to feature hundreds of live insects and reptiles milling under an overhead lamp.
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Xu Bing’s “A Case Study of Transference,” 1994. The artwork originally featured live pigs, but the Guggenheim was going to use a video of the Beijing performance. Credit Xu Bing

The museum said the works were being removed “out of concern for the safety of its staff, visitors and participating artists.”

“Although these works have been exhibited in museums in Asia, Europe and the United States, the Guggenheim regrets that explicit and repeated threats of violence have made our decision necessary,” it said in a statement posted on its website. “As an arts institution committed to presenting a multiplicity of voices, we are dismayed that we must withhold works of art. Freedom of expression has always been and will remain a paramount value of the Guggenheim.”

Criticism of the show grew quickly online, on social media and on animal-rights websites, with the initial focus on “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other.” The museum tried to quell the backlash last Thursday, releasing a statement acknowledging that the work was difficult to view but encouraging patrons to consider what the piece “may be saying about the social conditions of globalization and the complex nature of the world we share.”

A spokeswoman for the museum said Thursday that “it was not a question that it would stay in the exhibition.”

But the criticism only grew over the weekend. On Monday, the president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said that only “sick individuals” could enjoy watching “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other,” and the American Kennel Club said that dogfighting “should not be displayed in any manner and certainly not as art.”

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other,” a seven-minute video with eight American pit bulls on eight treadmills. Credit Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Habana

Two works removed by the Guggenheim have come under previous criticism.

Huang Yong Ping, who created “Theater of the World,” withdrew it from a show in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2007 rather than comply with a request from an animal rights group to remove scorpions and tarantulas from it.

Mr. Huang said by telephone from Paris that he had no comment on the Guggenheim’s action. He said the museum had not informed him about the decision to withdraw his piece.

“I am hearing about this for the first time,” he said.

Peng Yu, who created “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other” with her husband, Sun Yuan, denied her art was animal cruelty.

“These dogs are naturally pugnacious,” Ms. Peng said in an interview last year.

Reached in Beijing on Tuesday, Ms. Peng blamed the controversy on a recent article about the exhibition. “I don’t want to talk about this anymore,” she said, adding that the dogs were examined by veterinarians before and after they were used in the performance.

The Guggenheim originally agreed to include the third piece, “A Case Study of Transference,” but only as a video of a Beijing performance. The boar and sow are stamped with gibberish composed of nonsensical English words and invented Chinese characters — intended to make patrons consider the relationship between the West and China.

Jane Perlez and Zoe Moe contributed from Beijing.

Follow Matthew Haag on Twitter: @matthewhaag.

A version of this article appears in print on September 26, 2017, on Page A25 of the New York edition with the headline: Guggenheim, Bowing to Animal-Rights Activists, Pulls Works From Coming Show. Order Reprints| Today’s Paper|Subscribe

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Dog Allegedly Beaten by Woman Deserves Justice

A small dog allegedly suffered a vicious beating at the hands of a meth addict. The dog reportedly screamed as the poor animal was dangled in the air by a back leg. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

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Petition update · REJECTED! · Change.org

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Sep 12, 2017 — At last night’s Eureka Township’s closed door meeting, Terri Petter asked to be able to retain ownership of 100 animals, 50 of which would be wolves.

Her offer was rejected by the Township.

She now has 21 days to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court can decline to hear the appeal.

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Petition update · Country Singer and Trophy Hunter Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash Sep 8, 2017 · Change.org

 

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Sep 11, 2017 — Among a lifetime of killing countless animals for trophies, Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was convicted in 2004 of killing a tame bear (video) in a canned hunt and bragged about it publicly calling it a hunt in the wild. He was found out and forced to give up his trophy as well as apologize publicly.
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Petition update · Canada is the Only Nation that Still Allows the Killing of Polar Bears by Trophy Hunters · Change.org

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We Did It! Another Cruel Sheep Race is Canceled Thanks to a Petition | One Green Planet


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September 6, 2017

We love when public opinion is powerful enough to make serious changes for the better, for all. Petitions are an excellent way to increase public awareness of serious issues and garner support for them.

Recently, two inhumane “sheep races” were canceled due to public protest from petitions, and now, thanks to your participation, yet another sheep race has been canceled! The Llandovery Sheep Festival in Wales announced they respect people’s right to voice their viewpoints, and they will no longer be conducting sheep races at their events this September 23rd and 24th.

The woman who set up the petition, Samantha Francis, said, “Using animals for entertainment sends us back to the dark ages and is inexcusable … Sheep are not playthings here for our amusement at their expense.”

An Animal Concern Advice Line spokesperson, John Robins, said, “I am very pleased this race has been canceled …The natural habitat and behavior of sheep does not include being chased down a main street while being cheered on by a crowd of 5,000 people … Sheep racing clearly breaches animal welfare laws and is by no means the comical entertainment you might first think it is. The animals used would be terrified.”

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Petition update · Cliff Tulpa, a self proclaimed conservationist, pays $50.000 to Kill a Polar Bear · Change.org


Boycott Under Armour until they Stop Killing Wildlife! – Take the Pledge!

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Petition update · James Tazruk of Point Lay, Alsaka, killed Polar bear while she was feeding her Cub · Change.org

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Petition update · Royal Canin responds to call to action against the dog meat trade! · Change.org

Royal Canin:Speak out against the dog meat trade operating outside your facility in Korea!

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Aug 28, 2017 — We received a response from Royal Canin USA on August 24, 2017 regarding our campaign – Royal Canin: Speak out against the dog meat trade operating outside your facility in Korea! We appreciate Royal Canin for responding to us so quickly and positively. We would like Royal Canin to put their commitment into action by urging the North Jeolla Province government to put an end to the horrific and illegal dog and cat meat industry.

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“We are strongly opposed to any cruelty to animals including practices associated with human consumption of dog meat. We remain committed to supporting initiatives around responsible pet ownership, enhancing relationships between people and their cats and dogs, and making a better world for their pets. We always put cats and dogs first and their health and wellbeing is our top priority.”

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Petition update · EMERGENCY!!! The ‘crop-dusting of 10 TONS of ‘Restricted Use’ RAT POISON is scheduled for TOMORROW!! · Change.org


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Petition update · Puppy Doe Trial Postponed! · Change.org

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Jul 25, 2017 — The trial of the man accused of torturing Puppy Doe after having purchased her via a Craigslist ad, has been delayed once again. Jury selection was scheduled to start today, July 25th, but the the Massachusetts Assistant District Attorney has experienced a medical emergency, delaying the trial.

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Petition update · Please SIGN and SHARE!!!! – Fight “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty At Columbia, Tennessee!!!! · Change.org


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UPDATE New Petition: Save Ruperta the African elephant from neglect and captivity. Send her to a SANCTUARY! 


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UPDATE On Petition: South Africa: Protect Rhinos from Poaching – Don’t Legalize the Trade of Rhino Horn!

Update – The petition is now closed! 

On April 5th South Africa constitutional court allowed the ban on the sale of rhino horns to be lifted!

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