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151. Stop Animal Cruelty
Every second, of every day, of every year, an animal dies in an experiment in the United States.
During the examination, there are animals that are held down and people do insane things like forcing dangerous and harmful substances into their stomachs with the help of a special kind of tube.
Scientists often face situations where the test causes immediate death on some animals because of stomach ruptures or from bulks of chemical dosages. Sometimes, researchers apply lethal doses to the rectum, vagina and eyes. It is also possible for them to force the poor creatures to inhale toxic odors through a gas mask.
Can you imagine how they feel?
Forced to do something that they do not want to do just because they cant actually say no.
Animals should have rights just like we do.
Every year a small or big circus comes in Greece. The government does nothing. They let them advertise everywhere and do whatever they want. This has to stop now!
The science on suffering: ADI recommendations
17 May 2006
Please, send this petition to anyone you know! It's time we get a chance to stop this!!
The Animal Welfare Bill states that an animal’s needs shall be taken to include–
(a) its need for a suitable environment,
(b) its need for a suitable diet,
(c) its need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns,
(d) any need it has to be housed with, or apart from, other animals, and
(e) its need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.
Animals all over the world are being abused for no reason at all.
Please help stop it.
Child abuse is reported on an average of every 10 seconds and three children die every day as a result of such abuse.
Sadly, Colorado has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the country. According to the National Child Abuse & Neglect Data System (NCANDS), Colorado ranks 3rd in the nation for deaths resulting from child abuse.
Government funding does not support the full range of services necessary to assist families in providing safe, nurturing care and education for their children, or, when necessary, to develop an alternative permanency option.
Evidence - we have some of the posters, the web page is on bebo, bruses, and people have ended up crying or in 'remove' - the victims have been the ones in remove for standing up for themselves.
Animals have been killed and tortured just so they can tell you how much detergent will burn your eyes out on the warning! Just so we can have makeup, just for us to have shampoo! Is this right? NO!
Companies that test:
Johnson and Johnson
and thats barely any!
EXAMPLES: These companies usually test on chimpanzees, chickens, and rabbits. They torture them endlessly. An example of animal testing: A rabbit's eyes are taped open and a liquid acid is slowly dripped in (laundry detergent).
They see how much detergent it takes before the rabbit goes blind or they're eyes burn out. They do this just so they can put "Warning. Not safe if goes into eyes" on the label. Really?
EVIDENCE: A few years ago the goverment put up an under cover case.What did they find but another tape of scientists working for a company placing a baby monkey into a blender. Yet, more signs of abuse from animal testers!!!!
PLEASE HELP STOP THIS BY SIGNING THIS PETITION!!!
Ban Sexual Abuse of Avatars which look like Children.
Ban Sexual Actions involving Avatars which look like Children.
As Nine News reported, some people have been posing as children in virtual reality using avatars and inviting others to virtually molest them.
Please see these links for more information:
This petition aims to ban such behaviour in Australia.
Whether these scenarios occur whilst the monitor is off or on, the law should be the same.
Whether these scenarios occur whilst the volume is off, on or muted, the law should be one.
Too many rapists go free only to rape again.
This petition is to have stricter penalties for these predators, especially if it is their second offense.
The checks and balances that other government departments embrace have eroded within the Department of Children Services.
In the state of California and many other states professionals who report child abuse have “absolute immunity” to any prosecution. This means that a professional who is responsible for giving an accurate, unbiased report confirming child abuse to the court can fabricate the report in part or in whole and can give false testimony without fear of any accountability or prosecution.
Absolute immunity was meant to protect initial child abuse reporters to insure that child abuse would be reported. Unfortunately the law never made a distinction between initial reporters reporting suspected child abuse and those reporters responsible for confirming child abuse by giving an accurate, unbiased assessment to the Department of Children Services and the court.
Many children are needlessly separated from their families temporarily or permanently because of professionals reporting falsely. These families suffer severe emotional damage, as well as significant living and legal expenses, and county incurred fees that will never be reimbursed. If professionals responsible for confirming child abuse were held accountable they would inevitably report more accurately. Far fewer families would be devastated.
If an innocent family did suffer due to a fabricated report reparations through civil prosecution would at least help alleviate the financial ruin incurred and help support the emotional healing.
We need to stop abuse of women and children.
10,000 women and children die every year because of abuse.
A petition to break the silence on what is going on in schools with regard to the way the children are being treated at school.
We feel that they are being ill treated at the moment instead of feeling safe.
We want to make a stand against that, so that children feel safe and are treated properly.
162. STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!
Im only 13 and i have learned the world is a cruel place.
Animal abuse is wronge and its mean. I hate animal abuse and dog fighting and just in generally being mean to animals! They are living creatures and I just wish more people would report any sign of animal abuse and dog fighting.
PLEASE STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!
This petition has emerged as a consequence of the multiplicity of cases involving psychiatrists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have subjected their patients to sexual, psychological, emotional, exploitative and other forms of abuse.
The position of such practitioners has often meant that these people are often regarded as being beyond reproach by the governing and regulatory bodies under which they work.
People who have the courage to submit complaints are either marginalised, stigmatised or blamed in an attempt to protect both the reputation and livelihood of the practitioner. This has to stop!
In 1981, legislators in Illinois added an exception to the sentencing code for sexual assault, allowing prosecutors to offer probation in incest cases in an effort to keep troubled families together while addressing their problems.
An estimated 40 of 50 states have some type of incest loophole. With this option of probation, the offenders have been allowed to go without having to register as a sex-offender.
PhotoBucket.com has many images and graphics on the site that endorse rape, make fun of rape and survivors.
We feel that this is supporting the crime and supporting a horrible mindset. We as survivors and supporters of survivors, want this to stop.
In August of 2002 my 12 year old grandson Chris Cejas was beaten to death in Sacramento California by his biological father and step mother.
From the information I have the judge stated the injuries Chris suffered were equivalent to a serious car accident. This torture went on for 3 to 4 days. In May of 2002 an upstairs neighbor called CPS. After 9 days the worker showed up at the apartment complex. Since the caller did not tell the apartment number at which Chris was located, the worker went to the manager. The manager told the worker she didn't know of any Chris in trouble there. The problem with that is the apartment where Chris died alone, on the floor with a blanket tossed over him was right next door to the manager's apartment.
If apartment managers were Mandatory reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act in 2002 this manager would have been obligated to report the noises she had to have heard or face charges herself. Also there are protections for mandated reporters already placed in the law to protect them from law suits.
July 10, 2007
Update: This petition is now open to signatures from anyone across the United States.
They rub their creams on an animals eye and see within a period of time what the effects are.
Picture a bunny convulsing on a table with a huge swollen red eye. And thats only part of how bad they test.
This petition was inspired by a 4 year old little girl named Summer Phelps. Summer was basically invisible to everyone since she was only 4 and did not attend school.
Summer endured months of horrifying torture and abuse at the hands of her father and stepmother, who were eventually arrested and charged with her murder by abuse. You can learn more about Summer's case by going to these sites:
As concerned Canadian citizens, who believe strongly in the values of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, we feel that it is our duty to bring to your attention the plight of at least twelve of the accused in last summer’s arrests in Toronto, commonly known as the Toronto 18.
We are particularly concerned about their treatment at the Maplehurst Correctional Facility in Milton, Ontario.
These individuals, most of whom have launched constitutional challenges, have been kept in isolation, deprived of basic rights, including human interaction, communication, religious rights as well as rights and privileges that even convicted criminals are granted, etc. It is important to note that these individuals have not been convicted of any crimes and yet they are treated worse than convicted criminals.
We would also like to bring to your attention an extremely disturbing incident which occurred on Sunday May 13, 2007 (which was covered by the mainstream media) at the Facility. The incident in question involved the mistreatment, abuse and assault upon Mr. Steven Vikram Chand. We have heard reports that he was dragged out of the shower by his hair, his head was banged against the wall and he was dragged back to his cell for simply asking for an extra minute to wash out the soap from his long hair. He apparently also asked for a doctor and this request was denied. The incident was witnessed by some of the other accused and as a result they refused food from the Facility as an act of civil disobedience.
Other accused have also reported mistreatment for simply voicing their concerns, testifying in court and voicing opposition to their mistreatment.
In a free and democratic society based on the rule of law, we believe that the violations of the rights of the accused and the inappropriate acts against Mr. Chand and others are an insult to the Charter and the standards set by international law.
We believe that any such punishment given to any prisoner, whether convicted or not, is inhuman and violate fundamental human rights. The government and the people of Canada have committed to protecting the rights of all human beings and must take notice, and take action.
YES WE ALL LIKE A DRINK BUT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SAID ABOUT THE ABUSE OF DRINK DANGERS ADDICTION AND HOW IT DISTROYS LIFES PLSE SIGN SO THE GOVERMENT PUT ACROSS THE DANGERS OF DRINK.
Concerning Sugar and Spice portion of Lindsay Ashford's pro-pedophile web site puellula (www.puellula.com www.puellula.org). Any Human with a heart and a mind can see that this is a veiled attempt by a pedophile to seduce young children into having sex with adults.
This could result in the rape of a young child, child molestation, child abuse, At the very least, it is a threat to our children and it should not be taken lightly or hidden behind free speech! Ashfords reach is world wide and passes international boundaries and the potential to harm millions of children world wide.
This is a crime against Humanity! A Crime against the most innocent sector of our world society.
At the close of the year 2006, there were 689 reported and confirmed cases of severe child abuse and neglect in York County, South Carolina. This includes only this one county, and doesn't account for the multitude of cases that likely went unreported.
Not a single one of these cases resulted in a prison sentence for the perpetrator greater than 11 years. More significant sentences have been granted for the abuse of animals, which is demonstrated by the attached documentation.
Child abuse and neglect is an epidemic in our country, and one that must be stopped. Most of us have heard the phrase "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" (Exodus 21:23-27). This idea represents exact retribution, insisting that the perpetrator should suffer exactly what the victim has suffered.
As we present this petition before the court and its people, we argue for exact retribution for all victims of child abuse. The effects of such abuse do not go away; they may be nummed, but follow an individual throughout the rest of their lives.
Thus, since the victim will suffer until their life ends, so should the offender. We insist that a fair sentence for such a crime should last for a lifetime as well.
Any child who makes the accusation against an adult and is told there is no proof and then left to live the rest of their lives with the knowledge no one helped, no one cared enough to listen is scarred for ever.
The sentence they live is a lifetime of an accuser, the paedophile who took the inner child and destroyed the soul god intended will be able to hold his head high and move to another home where like the ivy within a colourful garden will climb choke and destroy another rose until its petals are all gone.
No crime is ever committed that has no evidence of the perpetrators presence a polygraph test should be made mandatory for all adults accused of crimes against a child on a global scale. I believe if a paedophile knows that a machine will be able to see the pictures he inflicted onto a child and that the truth no longer lays between them and the child, many wont continue this heinous crime. It is so wide spread because the paedophile knows that the likelihood of him ever being stopped and serving time for his crime is almost nil, so he has an open door.
Why is abuse of children more widespread within their own homes?
Because the walls and doors hold the secrets adults chose to bestow
Street crime is down, car jacking- shop-lifting – drug dealing on the streets, muggings, speeding-curb crawling what’s the common denominator in helping these crime figures to decrease. Cameras.
Cameras on ever corner in most city centres - on buses and trains - pubs and clubs-bridges and roadsides - even in some doctors and dentists to protect the workers from attack and most hospitals support camera intervention.
We can not put cameras into the homes YET. I believe Polygraphs should be the camera to protect the young child from the monster within their own homes or used to prove the innocence of the wrongly accused. Domestic abuse and the law has changed and when the police attend they are able to make a decision on whether to prosecute the offender with or without the victim’s cooperation, why don’t we give the same to the child who has been victimised by the same?
Help me to help these little people who live with this heinous crime daily, give them hope give them an olive branch to hang onto.
I know many believe by introducing the lie detector is an infringement of our human rights, what about the rights of the child? Surely any one falsely accused of this crime would do what ever to prove their innocence as fiercely as the parent who would want the guilt of the perpetrator who abused there child proven.
Cruelty to animals has gone on long enough. Punishment should be stronger. Remember Jane Goodall.
Would you beat or starve your own cat or dog? Well people out there do, and some of the most likely think it's okay, mabey their parents did, maybe their best friends do it, maybe they do it for sheer entertainment.
Punishment for animal abuse should be stronger! A person who beats, or starves a human doesnt go to jail for a few years and then just be released, they are punished, so what if its not a human, most people in the US cant even find us on the world map, or know that polar bears live in the norther hemisphere, not with the penguins in the southern. If animals could talk, I bet they could know that, humans take their rights for granted, while animals are killed for sport, just trying to live, animals don't kill for joy, some people think,"well, the lions kill the baby lions sometimes" only if they arent their child/cub, lion males, in order to keep their family in charge, they have to get rid of other males cubs.
This is an issue that I cant stay quiet on, I may be this shy kid in school, but not when animals are being harmed, after all, its their world too. Remember, my hero, and idol, Jane Goodall.
Every 3 seconds, a child dies of disease or starvation in poor countries such as africa. 1... 2... 3... another just died. They often go for days without food or water, and children as young as 4 are looking after their younger siblings, and learning how to survive on their own.
These children appreciate every little morsel of food they recieve! they face a hard torturous life day after day, and they have nothing to look forward to, or aim towards because recieving a decent education, even though they would love one.
Yet in richer countries like USA and UK and Australia, children take education for granted. They deliberately skip school, and they get food whenever they like, as much as they like. if every person in these richer countries who earned over $100 a week, gave just $1, there would be a huge difference in these peoples lifes. They could get fresh clean water supplies, from built in wells. They could buy farming tools for growing their own food, and they could recieve a better education, that would help a lot in the future of the countries wealth. Millions of children's lives would be saved from unnessicary deaths, and they would, for once in their lives, have something to smile about. Yet the richer people would hardly notice it was gone from them!
I believe that the governments of richer and more developed countries, should make it illegal not to donate money if you earn more than $100 a week.
LO'real is one of many companies that refuse to stop testing on animals. They perform experiments such as; blinding kittens, injecting cosmetics into dogs, mice, rats, cats, rabbits, guineapigs, and loads more, de-barking dogs (removing their voice) and so many more inhumane torturous ways!
As a quick and cheap way of killing small animals, their heads are cut off with scissors, and they recieve no pain killers at all.
Why is it that if you ask a laboritary animal tester, why they test on animals, they reply "because they are like humans, and we need to see if products are safe on humans," but when you ask why they should test on animals, if they are so like humans, they say "Because they are not the same as humans!!" this is wrong and scientists know it!!!
177. Ban Bullfighting
Up until recently, I have been like soo many other people in the world. I say I care about animals, and i even became vegitarian, but when i saw the torture these bulls and calfs go through, I realised that I was not doing enough to help.
What I'd been saying was only words, and I had taken no actions. after learning more about what was actually being done to these poor innocent creatures, I am taking a step and beginning to make a difference. To do this i need your help!
These bulls are chased in the middle of screaming people until they run out of breath, and fall, or get hurt and fall. Then the 'bullfighter' stabs spear into the animals body and even though the animal is helpless, and crying out in pain, they carry on, all in the name of SPORT?
Take a look on the internet at the cruelty of this game, and I am sure if you are a decent person, you will sign this and help me to help them! I beg you, something must be done. This is not natural, nor neccesary!
I. We all in this room, as free thinking adults, though diverse in age and circumstance, have at least one thing in common: the ability to choose. But as children our choices were made for us. We depended on and trusted our parents to make the right choices and to provide us with the most basic necessities of life, such as food, shelter, security and most of all love and affection. But some children don’t have parents that are capable of making appropriate choices and who don’t provide those basic necessities, and as a result, might live in poverty.
II. Poverty indirectly, and sometimes directly, influences depression, crime, neglect and abuse: emotional, physical and/or sexual.
I. Every day children are born into this world. Unfortunately, these babies don’t choose to be born. Sometimes they are brought into this world by irresponsible parents, drug addicted parents, teen parents and sometimes, mentally incapable parents.
II. Domestic violence: A mother physically expressing frustration on a child, or a child witnessing his father beat his mother; this is all under the domestic violence umbrella. Reported on the California Department of Justice web site (3), there were a total of 48,000 calls related to domestic violence made to 911 in Los Angeles County in 2004.
III. Children in Los Angeles County and all over the United States face a number of unthinkable issues because of incompetent parenting. On the Los Angeles County Department of Children’s & Family Services web site (2) Fact Sheet of 2005, of all child related emergency care, a staggering 28 % were due to child neglect. Second on that list was physical abuse at 19%.
IV. Sometimes children are born unwanted. According to child abandonment facts in California found on ‘Welcome to California’, California’s Official Governmental website (4), as of October 2006, Updated November 7th, 162 newborns were surrendered in California under the “Safe Haven law”. This law allows the parent to legally surrender custody of a child, within three days of birth, without fear of prosecution. Yet another 139 newborns were found alive after illegal abandonment.
V. Abandonment and rejection go hand in hand. According to the DCFS in 2005, 21,248 children were living in out-of-home placement; in other words- Foster care. Some of the lucky ones were living in relative homes. Every year a larger percentage of children are placed in their grandparents because incompetent parenting, in 2005 it was roughly 45%. But how about the unreported cases. I am an example of an unreported case.
VI. According to the Unites States Census Bureau (1) population estimate of 2005, there where 2,732,000 children (-18) living in Los Angels County alone and of those, 484,000 lived below poverty level. (As an example of what was defined as ‘poverty’, a mother and child with a max income of $13,000 was considered impoverished in that 2005 Census.)
VII. According to the Committee for economic Development (5), children are becoming an ever smaller proportion of the American population. They warn that unless preventative ‘investments’ are made in early childhood; our future labor force will be disproportionately poor, uneducated and untrained. This is evident and can be seen on the California Department of Education website (6). It charts 23,760 teens in Los Angeles County to have dropped out of high school.
I. The problem exists in that our society believes that children are the property of their biological parents who have full custody until that child is damaged by abuse or neglect. Once a child is ‘damaged‘, that is when the child is protected under child abuse and neglect laws and warrants an intervention by Social Services. Only then will a child be ward of the state and placed in an alternative home or foster care.
II. The problem lies in that we’re are trying to solve and combat massive established problems rather then preventing them. But what kind of ‘Investments’ must be made?
A. Free of abuse and oppression.
B. Access to equal opportunities to develop their life’s potential.
C. Develop affectionate attachments to their parents and other family members.
D. Biological puberty must not be a mark for parental maturity.
III. A large percentage of biological parents are in the best position to represent the interest of their children and provide the best possible for them. But we need to move beyond that and stop viewing our children as property. Parenthood is a privilege, not a right.
IV. We need to hold parents accountable for being competent parents rather then forcing children to bare incompetence until they show signs of damage. Parental licensing will validate parental rights and refocus public policy in supporting competent parenting. Responsibility will fall on a parent to demonstrate competence in parenting rather then the state proving unfitness after damage to a child occurs (this is how it is now). Because the parent will be responsible for the rearing of their children, there will be little government intervention.
I. Parental licensing will not distinguish between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ parenting or attempt to change parenting styles. It will only exclude those obviously unqualified. It is not a birth control measure.
II. Establishing procedures for parental licensing will entail little more administrative structure then those involving, marriage licensing or birth registration. One might make a comparison to obtaining a drivers license.
III. The criteria for obtaining a parental license would be a basic credentialing process that must be obtained by each parent for each child.
a. Parent must be able to be responsible for one’s own life before being able to care for another. The varied age should be about 18 years with completion if a high school education or equivalent .Provisional licenses are available for those under 18.
b. To pledge to care for and nurture the child and refrain from abuse and neglect. If broken, license will be revoked, fine or punishment.
c. Basic knowledge of child rearing.
IV. Parenting licenses will stimulate the development of family life education, and the mass impact would likely discourage premature pregnancy and marriage because it will reinforce the gravity of child rearing responsibilities.
V. There are many ways of prediction parental competence through evaluations as it is with adoption today.
VI. If the state required all parents to become licensed before or upon the birth of a child, child abuse and neglect could be avoided.
VII. What are some objections to licensing?
a. Restrict individual freedoms: child abuse and neglect are not freedoms. We all have the right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment.
b. Tool for racism: Children and neglect/abuse prevention is the issue, not racism. There will be set criteria, rules and regulations to follow. Anyone wanting to discriminate will not be able to.
c. Lessen governmental aid for needy families: according to ‘The Third Branch’, a news letter of the federal courts cost of incarceration per inmate estimates to be about $46,000 annually. Compare that to the $13000 poverty threshold of a mother and child scenario in my intro. If less money were spent on incarnating adults that are so because of abuse and neglect in their childhood, more money will be available for public assistance, well fare and even social security.
I. Every day children are abuse neglected, abandoned and rejected. This is currently perpetuated by the way our children and family services are set up. We need to make a change in our views about parent hood and steep up to take responsibility for our actions. Laws, ideologies and values must be changed about child rights. They are not property, but our future.
II. We must petition to change our California legislator. California is a trend setter, and all other states will follow if these changes are made. Soon all of California will be in accordance to these new laws.
The U.S. government's program known as CAPTA allows for a "minimum definition of child abuse" which is destroying thousands of American families for trivial or trumped-up charges of "abuse."
This law is blattently unconstitutional as parents are less than second class citizens and are condemned by unconstitutional inquisitions. Please read more at: http://www.RobertsCourt.com
Domestic abuse does not stop at the physicaly abused party, it contributes to the children involved mentally, which can be worse than the phisical.
I have been left mentaly scar'd by the mental abuse i received from my father, i am now 24 years of age and he still has a hold on me.
This issue has to be raised and help needs to be given to all the children who's lives are shattered by abusive parents mentaly or physicaly.
I call for anyone who feels the same, has been in the situation or can help me run a charitable organization to help people who suffer, to please give that help if they can.