|Home | Bookmark | Tell||Active petitions in over 75 countries||Follow GoPetition|
Petition Tag - abuse
151. Illegalize Meat
I've recently watched Earthlings and came up with the idea to do a petition to make meat illegal as we think that would solve the world's problems including global exploitation and abuse of animals for pet, food, hunting, clothing industries, animal experimentation, species extinction, world hunger and war.
Would you be interested in working on this with us?
Check out this website http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/journals/256/sexual-assault.html
Women are more abused by men than the other way around. From what I know and what I've seen I think it has gone far enough and it is time to make a change. I would greatly appreciate it if you tell as many people as you can about this petition.
Ever since abortion has been legal (also known as termination) it has been popular. countries have adapted to this trend and sadly, alot of people do it. The cost for an abortion is $AUS600.
Here are some facts: It was estimated at 89 521 in 1993–94 in Australia. of course, the numbers would be bigger in US and Britian. Before 2000, 60 949 happened in Australia. If a girl under 18 is pregnaunt, the doctors may pressure to have an abortion and so does parents and friends.
The definition of MURDER is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another, and manslaughter is the crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or otherwise in circumstances not amounting to murder.
Abortion seems to be legal because because a baby is only human when it is born. so do you have to see it to be human?
Help to stop the abuse of begging where lots of elephants in the cities of Thailand are involved. Elephants that are ripped away from their social environment, elephants of all ages who are roaming around in heavily polluted, overcrowded and noisy cities for, I estimate, at least 10 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Bad food, sometimes food-poisoning, drugs, wounds, no proper bathing, drinking from posh fountains in front of shopping malls or hotels and being “cared” for and eating at hide-aways on rubbish-belts. And don’t forget that the name “elephant” appears at lists mentioning the top ten of the most deadly animals!
See some photos concerning this abuse:
155. STOP Elder Abuse
Among the most prominent problem faced by the elderly is the abuse by the family members and also by the people of the society. According to a rough estimate, nearly 40 % of older people living with their families are reportedly facing abuse of one kind or another, but only 1 in 6 cases actually comes to light (Helpage India website).
But first it is necessary to understand what comes elder abuse and its definitions. Various authors have defined elder abuse but a comprehensive definition is given by Council of Europe (1992).
They define elder abuse as “A non-accidental act or omission, which undermines the life, the physical and psychological integrity of an older person or harms the development of his or her personality and or undermines or damages his or her financial security”.
156. Miley isn't a slut
If u support Miley sign this! She is not a slut.
The Animals Shelter of Katerini exists from 2000. The new Mayor that was elected in October 2006 threatens with killing of dogs.
In the shelter exist 250 dogs in sordid situation. Do not exist food, medicines and daily die the dogs closed in their cages.
It has prohibited the entry in and and we were afraid for the killing of 250 dogs.
158. Save The Animals!
This is just going to far. People are hurting animals and i have just seen enough! As I went looking around on the internet I saw some things that made me want to cry. And it did. This is one of them.
If you follow this link it will show one of many sad videos. I may be only a 13 year old but im going to do something to stop this madness.
The Tennessee Walking Horse is known for its high-stepping gait in the show ring. The horses that perform these gaits are called "Performance" or "Big Lick" horses.
The accentuated gait may be accomplished using inhumane hoof trimming or pressure-shoeing techniques. Tall & heavy (sometimes 5 1/2" or more) shoes are put on their front feet coupled with chains around their pasterns to exaggerate the natural gait of the breed for show purposes.
In order to high step, the horse's hindquarters must step DEEP under the body. The walk is completely unnatural and comprises the entire balance of the horse. The walk is totally unnatural and freakish but more importantly, is PAINFUL to the horse.
The shear walk causes the horse to breathe heavily further demonstrating the painful exertion caused by this unnatural walk. Further indication of pain and strain can be seen in the horses eyes.
It is well known that these horses are also abused in order to create this gait, a process called "soring". Soring is an illegal practice per the Horse Protection Act (HPA) federal law that is still being used on a regular basis to achieve the desired action for the show ring. Cancellation of the annual National Walking Horse Celebration was a direct result of the 7 out of 10 horses presented at the show being disqualified.
The Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA states: Soring is a cruel and abusive practice used to accentuate a horse's gait. It may be accomplished by irritating or blistering a horse's forelegs through the injection or application of chemicals or mechanical irritants. When the horse walks, a sored horse responds by quickly lifting its front legs to relieve the pain.
The passage of laws by the state legislative bodies is an ongoing process.
Some laws are new, some are changed and some are the same. The legislature takes many factors into consideration before it passes or changes a law. It considers the equity of the measure, the interest of the local populace and the lobbying interests. The most compelling of these factors is the interests of the local populace.
If a law is passed that is contrary ti the interest of the people. the legislators may not get re-elected and the law will eventually be changed anyway. however, the legislators have been able to circumvent this problem by passing a law and calling for little or no consequences for breaking the law.
Another way if for a sentencing that is ambiguous. This allows members of the judiciary branch to replace the will of the people and impose their own personal values. This often results in sentencing that is so lenient that a public outcry ensues. This is a particularly grievous situation when the law is one designed to protect our children. THERE IS NO CAUSE MORE NOBLE THAN THE CAUSE OF NURTURING AND PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN.
One of the areas where protection is vital is the area of pedophiles. Pedophiles have an incurable sickness that rules their life. Consequently, most states have enacted laws designed to protect our children. It is not the laws that need changing as much as the way the convicted pedophiles are sentenced and their subsequently gentle treatment under the probation and parole laws.
As a weak substitute for inadequate sentencing, most states have a requirement that convicted pedophiles be listed on a register that identifies them as a pedophile so that parents can be alert to their location and take proper precautions. Unfortunately, many fail to register and fly under the radar.
There is also a class of convicted pedophiles that are either not on registers or are on registers to which the general public has no access. These are the pedophiles that molest, abuse, and violate members of their own family. There are hundreds of thousands of convicted pedophiles in the United States. Most are not on any register.
In order to protect our children we need no-nonsense laws with mandatory sentencing and positive control of convicted pedophiles after they have served their sentence.
Elder abuse pertains to any type of harm inflicted on seniors by a person who occupies a position of trust.
Abuse can be channelled through physical, psychological, sexual, systemic or financial means. Research conducted by the United Way indicates that 4% to 10% of Ontario's seniors experience some type of abuse.
Additionally, 36% of nursing home staff had witnessed the physical abuse of an older adult and 81% had witnessed some form of psychological abuse.
These staggering statistics imply the urgent need to address and remedy the poor quality of care in nursing homes. All health care providers have a professional and social responsibility to protect and foster the wellbeing of older adults in institutions. There is absolutely no justification for such appalling behaviour in nursing homes.
As per the Nursing Homes Act, nursing homes in Ontario are required by law to mandatorily report elder abuse; however there is no way to regulate the concept mandatory reporting. Therefore, to combat the issue of elder abuse, a legislation requiring all nursing homes in Ontario to publicize an annual elder abuse audit through an ombudsman position should be introduced. The legislation should require nursing homes to allocate funding for mandatory annual auditing of elder abuse.
Major changes need to occur in the nursing homes’ environment, in order to stop the repetitive and continuous nature of abusive situations. These changes can be facilitated by the elder abuse audits, as the publicity of the abuse occurring in these institutions will provide the nursing homes with an incentive to improve conditions and eliminate abuse in totality.
The succession of the legislation will also ensure that the residents of Ontario can determine which homes is the best for their loved ones.
162. 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.
173. 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.