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1. Stop the Canadian Seal Slaughter

It all started in the 1800s. Seals migrated from Greenland to the coast of Newfoundland to breed, only to find greedy hunters with deadly clubs. They clubbed the thousands of seals to death every year.

The most terrible thing is, they still do it now, even though most countries have stopped importing seal fur. The way of death for these lovely animals is terrible and cruel. It must stop.

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2. Raise the maximum sentence of Animal Cruelty to 5 years in prison

Currently the maximum sentence for animal cruelty ps 1 year on Prison. Recently on the media we are seeing more cases of extreme animal abuse and the offenders are only getting away with community service etc.

This is appalling that our justice system is allowing for animal abuses to get away with such atrocities and the only way to deter others from doing the same is to raise the maximum sentence so the offenders receive the punishment deserved.

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3. Stop Animal Cruelty on Produce and Dairy Farms

The cruelty of farm animals raised to be slaughtered not only threatens the animals, it could threaten us. The way these animals are treated could pose a health risk to the people who eat the produce.

Buying, cooking and eating produce is something that everyone does. Eggs, poultry, beef, pork, and even milk and seafood. But what the public doesn't know about what happens to our food? Is the cruelty and and assault that happens to all the animals raised at most farms. Their throats slit while they are still alive, thrown into grinders the first few moments of their lives, and constantly abused by staff at these farms. Being beaten is normal to any animal that survives, and is considered acceptable to most produce and dairy farms. This must stop. Though accepted by some farm owners, it is abuse and should be illegal.

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4. Keep All Animals Safe

Did you know most pet store inspections are only looking at dogs and cats? Quoted here from animallaw.info, “Please note, however, some licensing inspections may only cover the care of cat and dogs (or just dogs).”

This means many other animals could be abused and they are not checked on my inspectors who are supposed to protect the animals.

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5. Stop Horse Slaughter And Make It An Illegal Act Against Animal Rights

Please watch this video and think about what these poor animals are going through.

It takes two seconds to sign this petition but it could help save millions of horses world wide!

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6. Make it illegal to consume dogs and cats in Queensland, Australia

In Australia it is legal to slaughter these companion animals for the use of consumption with the exception of South Australia.

This petition is to try and get laws like South Australia in Queensland

http://kb.rspca.org.au/Is-eating-cats-or-dogs-legal_489.html

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7. Speak up for animals who need a voice

I am a young person who thinks animals need a voice to not be treated unfairly in any way shape or form.

All animals have thoughts and feelings just like us and should be respected and free from this cruelty that is happening all over the world to all sorts of animals.

Help support me to find a voice and free these animals from this cruelty.

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8. Change Animal Cruelty Laws

Sadly, animal cruelty is prevalent in society. Something needs to be done.

Currently, in New York State, animal cruelty is considered a violation of the Agriculture and Markets Law. As a result, any penalties for those found guilty of animal cruelty are often minimal. In other words, the punishment does not fit the crime.

If animal cruelty violations were under the auspices of the penal law, it would make it easier for law enforcement to prosecute animal abusers. The punishment would increase significantly for repeat offenders, too.

By having more severe punishment for those convicted of animal cruelty, it will make animal abusers more accountable, should help serve as a deterrent to others, and ultimately help protect animals.

Simply put, there is no excuse for animal abuse. Now is the time to change animal cruelty laws and have animal cruelty violations under the auspices of the penal law.

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9. Save the animals. We want justice in this country. Not only for us but for animals too.

“Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. ” - César Chávez

One day, I happened to see a video of how the government servants in Malaysia tortured stray dogs, which according to them, they were just removing the stray dogs from the streets. The dogs were bleeding but the people did not care. I am an animal lover and my heart ached when I watched it..

I know there are people outside there who loves animals as much as I do and hate how these dogs are treated, as much as I do but may not have done something to stop this. I don't know what's the chance of me to win this, but I know that if I don't try, I'll never know.

P.S. this is the video I watched
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2eN_zLzSw0U&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Ffeature%3Dplayer_embedded%26v%3D2eN_zLzSw0U&has_verified=1

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10. Stop Wolf Hunting

Wolf hunting is a hateful, barbaric practice that can involve shooting the wolf and, perhaps frequently, missing and injuring the poor animal or even setting dogs, a distant relative of the wolf, onto them. It can also involve trapping the poor wolf.

If the animal is lucky, the hunters will actually be "responsible" and go back to check the trap and find him/her and then kill the poor creature. If the wolf is unlucky, however, they will be left to suffer in agony, often with a broken leg and, usually, with torn skin and/or flesh before eventually dying from thirst, blood loss, starvation, attack by other animals or from being killed by the hunter.

Wolves are one of the world's most misunderstood animals. They are not the savage, vicious beasts that many people think they are. Wolves are, in fact, highly sociable, intelligent animals, and wolf attacks on humans are actually quite rare. In fact, more people are attacked by domesticated dogs in the USA than by wolves.

There have even been a few cases of people being saved by wolves. Also, without wolves, there would be no dogs. Can you imagine a world without dogs?
Yes, wolves are generally very vicious when they attack prey animals, but then so are lions, African wild dogs and human beings. Also, when wolves attack their prey, that is just nature, and the wolf, unlike human beings, does not kill for fun and they do not kill with hate or prejudice. They kill in order to survive.

One of the main reasons why wolves attack livestock is because they are oppurtunists. They do not think "yum, a good little lamb". Instead, they merely see prey and follow their instincts. They also often have no choice but to do this in order to survive because of the fact that humans have wiped out and chased away a lot of their natural prey.

Wolves can be kept out of areas by the use of electric fences and the employment of guard dogs and even human guards. They can also be kept away by bullets being fired to frighten them off.

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11. Stop live animal trauma training in the military

The killing of animals to make Australian Defence Force medicos battle-ready is a breach of national health guidelines, according to at least one welfare group.

In a letter to Defence Minister Stephen Smith, PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) says it is "of grave concern" that Australia's military has failed to adopt synthetic models that could save thousands of pigs, which are used in trauma training before being killed.

"These courses are considered essential to adequately prepare medical officers to deploy on ADF operations," the spokesman told AAP in a statement.

PETA claims Defence is not following guidelines published by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council by using live animals, and that research has found a simulated model provides outcomes superior to animal-based training.

Defence does not agree.

"Based upon the best scientific advice available, there remains a small number of circumstances where training of those who save the lives of critically-injured service personnel is best achieved through live tissue trauma training," the spokesman said.

"This training essentially concentrates on the first hour of emergency care post-event."

He added that the force has "reduced to the absolute minimum" the use of animals for medical training, and aims for further reductions.

PETA says "more modern" training technology has been adopted by the majority of NATO countries.

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12. Let's make Beta known for much more people

Respect for life, whether animal, plant or human on this planet. Citing Beta's homepage "It's their planet too".

Have you heard of Beta? The following true story is worth of telling and sharing...

Also animals are affected by the circumstances in the post civil war in Beirut.

Thanks for the valuable work of Beta, Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals a safe haven for animals was established in difficult times.

Beta's important tasks are finding homes for animals, taking care of the homeless cats, dogs and other animals, rehabilitation, how to treat animal ethical and spreading awareness about animal welfare, to mention some.

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13. Ban Factory Farming

Factory farming is barbaric, greedy and hideous practice. About 990 million broiler chickens, one million nine thousand pigs, 15 million and even about a million cattle may be kept in factory farms in the UK at this very moment.

Pigs in factory farms are normally kept in cramped cages known as "farrowing crates" and piglets will often be taken away from their mothers and given drugs so that they grow much faster than they would naturally. Mother pigs in factory farms will often be used as nothing more than milk machines and never allowed to play with, nuzzle or raise their pigs. Piglets will also often have their teeth cut without blades without anesthetic.

Broiler chickens, too, are kept in cramped, barren cages. They will often be forced to eat as much as they can and their food may have drugs in it to make them gain weight quicker as well. Broiler chickens are also subjected to another cruel mutilation; the ends of their beaks are sliced off with red-hot blades. They are also often kept awake by lighting because, when they are not sleeping, they are more likely to be eating and putting on more weight.

Even dairy cattle are not entirely safe, as a species, from being factory farmed. They will often be kept in sheds under zero-grazing conditions. They will be given all they need to produce milk and remain profitable and that is that. The only exercise that cows kept under zero-grazing conditions is the walk to the milking parlour and back.

Even adult bulls and young calves are not safe in these farms. Adult bulls are often sent to slaughter for their meat. Their skins are often used as leather and their hooves may, sometimes, be used to make glue. Female calves are often kept to replace the older cows when they wear out, but bull calves are often just taken out and shot because most farmers do not want to raise that many calves that are of the dairy breed for their meat, as they are not of the same type as the actual beef cattle, and they, of course, cannot produce milk.

Egg-laying hens are still often kept in battery cages or indoor systems which are only slightly better. The male chicks that are born to this egg-laying variety, while sometimes kept for breeding, are often gassed using CO2 because they cannot lay eggs and, being of egg-laying breeds, it is unlikely that they will grow enough meat to be considered profitable.

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14. Please Stop Burning Stray Animals

Many countries across the globe, the USA and the UK included*, have taken to killing stray animals to try and control the population, but Ukraine is BURNING these poor animals ALIVE. Yes, that's right, they are being taken from the streets, where they may well have dumped and abused and/or simply neglected by people, only to be burned alive.

Burning is an incredibly cruel way of killing an animal. The fire burns like acid against their bodies. They feel their skin get burned through and they may even see their own bones as well as other inside parts. They may even be forced to breath in smoke as they die slowly and in agony, polluting their lungs and making them choke and gasp for air.

This is totally unnecessary. Stray animals are not normally aggressive. In fact, you are more likely to get attacked by a dog that has a home and has been trained/or socialised incorrectly than by a healthy, sane stray dog or cat. If you still think that all strays are evil pests, I urge you to go and have a look around your local animal shelter. If you don't think you are brave enough, just remember that, even if there are aggressive/defensive animals there, they will be in pens so they will not be able to get out and attack you or anyone else.

After you have visited the shelter and seen how lovely some of the dogs and cats are, just think about the fact that at least 1/2 or even 3/4 of them may have been strays at one point. Also, try thinking about this fact; many stray animals have been adopted by loving families and have settled in and become very loyal, loving and affectionate companions, not to mention the fact that there have even been alleged cases of babies being cared for by stray dogs...

Stray animal populations can be controlled by adoption, by making them live happy, healthy and safe lives in rescues such as the Dogs Trust for the rest of their lives and by "capture-spay/neuter-and-release" programmes. They can also be deterred by guns being fired to scare them, guard dogs and they can be kept out of certain areas by the use of strong, high fencing that is put beneath the ground as well.

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15. Support an Eagle Rock, CA Off-Leash Dog Area

The Eagle Rock off-leash dog area would be a designated area where well-behaved canine citizens, and their people, can exercise and have fun in a clean, safe environment.

We want to create a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who will be willing to uphold the park’s rules and restrictions. This park will be designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. We aim for this park to be a community project, supported in large part by volunteer dog advocates and maintained in partnership with Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and the 14th Council District.

- Such a park would allow families with dogs to spend more quality time with their pets, and create a greater sense of community as residents will more likely interact with one another. Let’s get to know our neighbors!

- This park would encourage residents to spend additional time in our community and frequent our businesses (a number of which are already pet-focused or pet-friendly).

-Having such a park located in the currently unused portion of Yosemite Recreation Center behind the swimming pool (for example) would promote better use of this land area, deterring tagging, loitering and crime due to a higher volume of foot-traffic and better lighting.

- Such a park would reduce angst between dog owners, non-owners, police and park authorities regarding dog access to other city parks.

- There is not a current public dog park in our immediate area to accommodate safe, off-leash dog activities.

- Socializing dogs is very beneficial to the community, since it makes them less skittish and can mitigate aggressive behavior when meeting other dogs and people.

- Regular exercise is great for any dog's longevity and weight control, and the overall effect of regular exercise makes most dogs calmer and better behaved.

Please help us create a dedicated space that allows our residents to exercise their canine family members and themselves as well as benefit the community as a whole!

If you would like to be involved in our efforts, you can email eaglerockoffleash@hotmail.com. We can update you on our next steps and see how you may be able to help out.

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16. STOP Topeng Monyet: Stop Monkey Cruelty

"Topeng monyet" turun ke jalan raya, beraksi di perempatan lampu merah. Dari semasa pelatihan sampai dengan waktu beraksi mereka dengan kejam dipaksa dan diperlakukan dengan seenaknya; Diseret, ditarik, diberi makan seadanya, dipatahkan taringnya dengan tang, dijadikan boneka yang harus menaati perintah si tukang monyet. Sedihnya hal ini terus menjamur karena kalian yang memberikan uang kepada para topeng monyet. STOP TOPENG MONYET SEKARANG JUGA!

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"Masked Monkeys" acts at a red light intersection. Since they were trained until they forced to work they have been treated cruelly. They have been forced to go around; dragged, pulled, fed poorly, sometimes the monkey's fangs are taken cruelly. This sad "entertainment" is sadly continued because many people give monkey which is unwise.

Please STOP MASKED MONKEY!

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17. Save the Pigs

Signers, please be civil when you sign this petition. This school has already had quite a lot of abuse directed at it due to the pigs's plight and they do not need any more of this. Hate, abusiveness and rudeness will not get us anywhere with this campaign.

Peasenhall Primary School has bought three piglets as part of a project to teach children about how food is made and, presumably, about the food chain as well. The project has many other benefits, such as getting the children outside in the fresh air and having work together. However, there is one small downside. THE PIGS ARE GOING TO BE KILLED AND EATEN!

They were bought from a local farmer and have quite a nice pen but, unless the school halts its plans to send them to slaughter immediately, they will, probably, be packed up in a cramped, filthy truck. They may get a limb or more stuck in the door/s as they will, almost certainly, be packed with very little thought or care. They will then be taken on a journey that may mean that they will be given little or no food or water to a slaughterhouse, where they will, likely be paralysed using a mixture of Carbon Dioxide and air or some other inhumane method/s before having their throats cut. It may then take them minutes to die.

I would suggest that the school implants a project that will be about growing vegetable or even fruit produce instead. If the people who own the property are okay with this, they could even see about going down to a local farm or garden and help out there, for a learning project. At least that would mean that they weren't purposefully having innocent animals killed.

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18. Stop Requiring Animal Testing

Animal testing is a cruel and barbaric practice that should be banned. Animals do not want to be tortured, locked up, neglected and abused any more than we do, so why should we do it to them?

Myth 1# "Animal testing is vital to save lives".

Animal testing actually kills more people than it saves because of the fact that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. Even animals that are very similar to us in terms of DNA, such as pigs and monkeys, are still too different for every result from tests on them to be entirely accurate.

For instance, chimpanzees are immune to HIV, Malaria and hepatitis. Aspirin causes birth defects in most lab animals, but it doesn't do this to people. Paracetamol is toxic to cats and grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage in dogs.

In fact, most so-called "medical" experiments that are done on animals are actually done with money in mind, not people. That is one of the main reasons why these misleading experiments are still performed.

If a drug is passed as safe due to animal tests, it is then often given to people. If a drug passes as dangerous and unsafe due to animal tests, it is often given to people anyway because even the drug companies often know that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. If a person takes it and then gets any really bad side effects, the company cannot be sued because they did do the safety tests.

Myth 2# "Lab animals are always treated kindly and looked after properly".

Although some may well be treated with kindness and cared for properly, many of them are not. In fact, during investigations, animal defenders have filmed horrifying scenes that should disgust us all.

Lab animals are often shot at, held against red hot metal plates, have boiling water poured over them, force-fed dangerous chemicals, cut open, gassed, have their brains damaged with severe blows to their heads, starved, locked up and have their skin irritated by various different substances.

Lab animals are also sometimes abused outside of the experiments. Laboratory workers have been filmed punching, slapping and shaking animals before.

Myth 3# "Animals do not feel pain, have emotions or help others".

This is probably one of the biggest lies, misunderstandings, of the century. Animals definitely DO feel pain, have emotions and help others. Anyone who believes that animals do not feel pain should go and kick a dog and then watch what happens. If animals could not feel pain or fear, how do you think they would survive out in the wild?

Animals definitely do have emotions. When you tell a dog off, they will often cower away because they know that you are angry with them. Anyone who has ever had or even stayed with a cat before will know that cats are definitely more likely to scratch and bite at certain points in time than others. How else can this be explained other than in the fact that they have moods like people do?

Also, time and time again have dogs been known to pine for their owners after they have died. Hachiko carried on going to wait at the train station for his master's return until about ten years after his master had died and Greyfriar's Bobby waited by his master's grave for at least ten years before he himself died, apparently of the same illness that had killed his master.

Dogs have even been known to pine for their people when they have only gone to work or gone out for a little while. Dog behaviourists and experts often call this, separation anxiety, but a lot of it is really just loneliness and boredom. How else do you explain the scenario of a person leaving for a while and returning to get complaints from his or her neighbours about his or her dog's barking and howling and then finding broken items and chewed up furniture all over their home?

Even wild animals have been known to help others of their own species, even if they are not directly related to them. Lionesses have been known to adopt baby antelopes, wild birds will often try to save their mates' lives and even vampire bats have been adopt other members of their own species. Chimpanzees have been known to save ducklings and at least one baby boy has been rescued by a gorilla before.

If these really did not care, why do you think they did these sorts of things? Why did they bother to help out here?

Myth 4# "There is no alternative to animal testing."

There are, nowadays, so many alternatives to animal testing that it need not be used any longer. Fake skin and organs, donated cells and body parts, studies of living people and computer models can all now be used, and these can produce results that are far more relevant and useful than those optioned through animal tests.

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19. P.A.R.C.S. (Protégez l'Accès aux Récréations Canines Sécuritaires)

Protégez l'Accès aux Récréations Canines Sécuritaires

Le 30 mai 1997, nous faisions l'achat d'un chenil situé au 2251 Metcalfe à Vaudreuil-Dorion avec droits acquis pour offrir des services de pension et de toilettage pour animaux domestiques. A ce moment, nous n'avions aucun voisin.

A l'époque, la Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion avait prévue à l'intérieur du règlement de zonage, une zone de protection de 160 mètres (528 pieds) entre les chenils et les maisons avoisinantes. Pourtant, en 2003, la Ville émet un permis pour la construction d'une maison qui se retrouve à l'intérieur de cette zone, soit à 129 mètres (428 pieds).

Le 29 août 2012, la Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion déposait une requête devant la Cour Supérieure pour demander à un juge de nous ordonner de démanteler tous nos enclos à chiens extérieurs car, en les utilisant dans le cadre de nos activités journalières pour sortir les chiens, que l'on contrevient au règlement de zonage 1275 article 1.6.5.1. qui stipule: "tous les animaux doivent être gardés à l'intérieur dans un bâtiment conçu pour les accueillir".

En nous demandant de garder les chiens à l'intérieur 24 heures sur 24, la Ville nous force à commettre un acte de cruauté animale punissable sous la loi P-42, mis en place en juin 2012 par le M.A.P.A.Q, une entité gouvernementale supérieure.

Nous voulons nous battre pour le droit des animaux mais les frais de représentations sont énormes et plus que ce que l'on peut se permettre.

Visitez notre page: https://www.facebook.com/parcs.chezsandra pour lire notre histoire plus en détails et la partager. Un petit don au nom de Chez Sandra Chalet & Spa serait grandement apprécié.

For our english petition, go to: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/parks.html

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20. P.A.R.K.S. (Protect The Access To Recreational K-9 Spaces)

PROTECT THE ACCESS TO RECREATIONAL K-9 SPACES

On May 30th, 1997, we purchased a kennel located at 2251 Metcalfe in Vaudreuil-Dorion with acquired rights to offer boarding and grooming services to domestic animals. Back then, we had no neighbours.

At the time, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion had provided in their by-law a protection barrier of 528 feet (160 metres) between kennels and neighbouring houses. In 2003, a building permit was issued for a house which is now within that barrier at 428 feet (129 metres).

On August 29th, 2012, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has registered a request before the Superior Court asking a judge to order us to dismantle all of our outdoor dog enclosures because by using them as part of our daily activities to let the dogs out, we are contravening to the article 1.6.5.1 of their by-law 1275 which stipulates: "all animals must be kept inside a building that was meant to house them"

By asking us to keep the dogs inside 24 hours a day, the City is forcing us to commit an animal cruelty infraction punishable under the P-42 Act which was put in place in June 2012 by the M.A.P.A.Q, a higher government entity.

We wish to continue fighting for the rights of the animals but the costs of being represented by a lawyer are enormous and more than we can handle.

Please visit our page: https://www.facebook.com/parks.chezsandra to read our in depth story and to share. A small donation towards Chez Sandra Chalet & Spa would be greatly appreciated.

Pour la pétition en français, voir: http://gopetition.com/petitions/parcs.html

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21. Down with Animal Testing

Animal testing is a cruel and barbaric practice that should be banned. Animals do not want to be tortured, locked up, neglected and abused any more than we do, so why should we do it to them?

Myth 1# "Animal testing is vital to save lives".

Animal testing actually kills more people than it saves because of the fact that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. Even animals that are very similar to us in terms of DNA, such as pigs and monkeys, are still too different for every result from tests on them to be entirely accurate. For instance, chimpanzees are immune to HIV, Malaria and hepatitis. Aspirin causes birth defects in most lab animals, but it doesn't do this to people. Paracetamol is toxic to cats and grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage in dogs.

In fact, most so-called "medical" experiments that are done on animals are actually done with money in mind, not people. That is one of the main reasons why these misleading experiments are still performed. If a drug is passed as safe due to animal tests, it is then often given to people. If a drug passes as dangerous and unsafe due to animal tests, it is often given to people anyway because even the drug companies often know that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. If a person takes it and then gets any really bad side effects, the company cannot be sued because they did do the safety tests.

Myth 2# "Lab animals are always treated kindly and looked after properly".

Although some may well be treated with kindness and cared for properly, many of them are not. In fact, during investigations, animal defenders have filmed horrifying scenes that should disgust us all. Lab animals are often shot at, held against red hot metal plates, have boiling water poured over them, force-fed dangerous chemicals, cut open, gassed, have their brains damaged with severe blows to their heads, starved, locked up and have their skin irritated by various different substances. Lab animals are also sometimes abused outside of the experiments. Laboratory workers have been filmed punching, slapping and shaking animals before.

Myth 3# "Animals do not feel pain, have emotions or help others".

This is probably one of the biggest lies/misunderstandings of the century. Animals definitely DO feel pain, have emotions and help others. Anyone who believes that animals do not feel pain should go and kick a dog and then watch what happens. If animals could not feel pain or fear, how do you think they would survive out in the wild?

Animals definitely do have emotions. When you tell a dog off, they will often cower away because they know that you are angry with them. Anyone who has ever had or even stayed with a cat before will know that cats are definitely more likely to scratch and bite at certain points in time than others. How else can this be explained other than in the fact that they have moods like people do?

Also, time and time again have dogs been known to pine for their owners after they have died. Hachiko carried on going to wait at the train station for his master's return until about ten years after his master had died and Greyfriar's Bobby waited by his master's grave for at least ten years before he himself died, apparently of the same illness that had killed his master.

Dogs have even been known to pine for their people when they have only gone to work or gone out for a little while. Dog behaviourists and experts often call this, separation anxiety, but a lot of it is really just loneliness and boredom. How else do you explain the scenario of a person leaving for a while and returning to get complaints from his or her neighbours about his or her dog's barking and howling and then finding broken items and chewed up furniture all over their home?

Even wild animals have been known to help others of their own species, even if they are not directly related to them. Lionesses have been known to adopt baby antelopes, wild birds will often try to save their mates' lives and even vampire bats have been adopt other members of their own species. Chimpanzees have been known to save ducklings and at least one baby boy has been rescued by a gorilla before.

If these animals really did not care, why do you think they did these sorts of things? Why did they bother to help out here?

Myth 4# "There is no alternative to animal testing."

There are, nowadays, so many alternatives to animal testing that it need not be used any longer. Fake skin and organs, donated cells and body parts, studies of living people and computer models can all now be used, and these can produce results that are far more relevant and useful than those optioned through animal tests.

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22. Ban the sale of puppy mill puppies in Connecticut

While there is no legal definition for a puppy mill, it is best defined as a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation that places profit over the well-being of its dogs—who are often severely neglected—and acts without regard to responsible breeding practices.

There is estimated to be about 15,000 puppy mills nationwide, with hundreds of dogs that are forced to reproduce until they are unable to do so anymore. At this point, they either die from sickness, are killed, or abandoned.

The conditions in which these dogs live is unsanitary and detrimental to their well-being, with a wide variety of effects, including physical, emotional, and social problems. Due to lack of veterinary care, diseases and genetic disorders/deformities go on unnoticed, and are passed on from litter to litter.Almost all pet store animals come from puppy mills. At time of purchase, consumers are given incorrect lineage about the dog’s health, breed, and breeder. Every year, retail pet stores across America sell 500,000 dogs, while 5 to 7 million dogs enter shelters.

House bill no. 5027 targets the issue of puppy mills, aiming to ban the sale of both dogs and cats from pet stores in Connecticut that are obtained from these substandard animal mills.

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23. SPCA Enforcement Program Suspension - Free all Animals

Effective April 1, 2012 the Nova Scotia SPCA will suspend cruelty investigations province-wide. The society will no longer be responding to allegations of abuse, neglect or cruelty. This is due to inadequate sustainable funding.

As animal lovers it is our duty to ensure a safe haven for any animal that is wrongfully treated.

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24. Help get Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage on the Ellen show

Rabbit Runaway Orphanage (RRO) is a non-profit organisation and operates as an incorporated association. It is a public charity, run by a committee under Australian Law, with membership and a small dedicated group of volunteers. It is Victoria's first and only dedicated No Kill Pet Rabbit Sanctuary.

RRO receives no government funding and is reliant soley on donations and fundraising. It is an entity that belongs to all people that care about the welfare of pet rabbits. They are unique as Bunny orphans come to RRO as ‘overflows’ from other animal shelters.

RRO aims to provide care for sick, unwanted, stray, or mistreated rabbits and facilitate appropriate short-term care, medical treatment, rehabilitation treatment, long-term re-homing solutions, educate the public on rabbit ownership and care, prevent unnecessary euthanasia of rabbits and discourage the cruelty inflicted upon rabbits.

We (the volunteers and supporters) want to get Judi and Bryce Inglis on the Ellen show when she comes to Australia in March. We want them to have the opportunity to be exposed to a wider audience, tell their story and help educate on pet rabbits.

http://www.rabbitrunaway.org.au
http://www.rabbitrun.com.au/

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25. Save the Mexican dogs

Several people have been attacked in Mexico, including a one-year-old child and a teenage girl, and stray dogs are being blamed for these attacks. However, there is not that much true evidence that the dogs actually are responsible.

They were tested for rabies, but the results were negative. They were also tested for traces of human DNA, but the results have not come back yet.
The dogs are all, apparently, very scared at the moment. Although it is likely that others of the same species may have been responsible for the attacks, it is unlikely that these dogs are the true killers.

However, some people still think that they were responsible and they are at risk of being put on death row. The killing of these animals is probably not necessary, so why should it be done, especially when there is so little evidence that they are responsible?

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26. Giving more authority to Horse and Farm animal rescues in B.C.

Outbackjacks Horse Rescue Petition.

After recent situations with regard to horses requiring rescue, in our opinion things need to change. Although we help as much as we can, we are still limited in what we can do as a small nonprofit horse rescue.

We receive on the average, a call a day with people asking for help. Most of the time we refer them to the RCMP and the BCSPCA. However, with the increase in these calls and abuse issues, we are going out on more calls than ever.

Outbackjacks believes in working for what we believe in. This is the reason for not seeing a donate button on our website. I started a horse rescue thrift store in the town of Princeton a few years back and one in Keremeos this year where we take unwanted items and sell them to support our cause. Times ,howeve, are changing and it’s time to make a bigger difference in the abuse in horses and other farm animals. We are having a meeting on the 25th with influential people and will be presenting this petition in hope to make the following changes.

Our hopes are to convince the provincial government that a people funded rescue for horses and farm animals in this region is well over due. Our request to them will not be for money but for more authority to be able to have the power to seize, if necessary. The team at Outbackjacks Horse Rescue is willing to take any other courses they deem necessary to accomplish this. This would make a time space smaller for the animals in need and allow a faster course of criminal action against the abusers of said animals.

By signing today, you are giving the rescues an opportunity that is far over due. Going to call after call and having to walk away from the animal in need because we cannot get a surrender is not tolerable anymore. Most of these animals are in need right at that moment and most calls come in long before help ever gets to them.

Please help us and sign today and become a part of the future. The future of a better way of life for horses and farm animals.

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27. Bring the focus back on the animals, Animal Planet!

Recently, or perhaps a little longer than that by now, Animal Planet has been taking the focus off of the animals and onto people, using "surprisingly human" as their slogan. In many of these shows, animals have been displaced out of the spot light and become co-stars to humans, which doesn't sound like much of an 'animal planet' to me.

Literally every other channel in existence is about humans, animal planet is suppose to be the one place we can do to, to see something different.

I want the Animal Planet of my childhood back!

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28. ANIMAL CRUELTY MUST STOP NOW!

We demand HARSHER PENALTIES for ANIMAL CRUELTY worldwide!

When we protect our animals, we then are also protecting our society against violence. People who have been known to hurt animals move on to hurt human beings. Widening our circle of compassion to include the animals is not just for sentimental reasons. It makes perfect sense. Animals are connected to people. What happens to them happens to us.

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29. No more cruelty to film animals

You may be shocked to discover that the American Humane Association's famous "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie" disclaimer does not protect film animals at all times; it only applies to actual making of the movie, not the training nor the animals' lives afterwards.

Animals have been beaten, had their skin and flesh torn, been neglected and confined to tiny tanks and cages, as well as hideous problems, due to this deadly loophole.

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30. Stop Sharjah Animal Market

The animal Market in Sharjah sells all sorts of animals including domestic pets and wild life which is illegal.

After visiting the Market last week for a documentary I am making on dog abuse, I realised that all these animals live in dreadful conditions and probably wouldn't make it past the week!

Together we need to end abuse!

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