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241. Animal Rights Awareness

I would like to make the rights of animals so aware that the government of any country would finally see how important and influential the lives of the animals in the community are to the world.

Animals cannot defend themselves. They do not have a choice in whether or not they live or die. Just because humans may be bigger and more in control, doesn't mean we have to treat them so poorly and hurt them and abuse them! Animals have always been fair and loving companions to the human race and this is how we thank them.

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Drop off cages. Drop off cages where we put animals to die. Whatever did they do to deserve this kind of treatment? Sure, I will say that sometimes animals need to be taken care of for threatening or hurting a few people, but that's no excuse. These animals thrown into these cages and boxes are abused and literally tortured until they die. They aren't given any food, water, or love of any kind. How would you like it if someone did this to you?

Dolphin slaughtering. I have always had a love for the ocean animals ever since I was a little kid, and it hasn't change in the least to this day. I've only grown even more concerned for their safety and lives. Dolphins are being senselessly killed for various disgusting and inhumane reasons. They are so intelligent! Why kill them? I don't understand. Dolphins have never harmed the human race, only helped. I know all of you have heard of the many many cases of people lost at sea. Who was it that saved them? Huh? Who? That's right. Dolphins stuck around until help came for the human lost. They even protect humans from sharks when necessary. And we kill them.

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The tigers! The tigers have been shrunk in numbers by thousands! And it's so obviously true! And yet, we do nothing. Tigers are so beautiful, so unique. They are being killed for "Medical Reasons", whatever the hell gave them the idea that killing to better humans is a good thing? It isn't even helping the humans! What on earth is going on? Can anyone tell me what is wrong with the world?

There are so many other issues that affect the world. How could no one see that whatever we do in the world, affects the entire world as a whole? Whatever we do to the animals and the environment, only bounces back to smack us in the face.

I'm sorry if I've wasted your time by reading this, but I feel it's an issue that's very important and needs some attention. You have no idea how happy it would make me if you all signed this. I would be extatic if one person signed one petition! Copy and paste it into another bulletin! Do something! Everyone needs to be aware of all this and more!

Thank you for listening!

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242. Petition to abolish Searle v Wallbank in Queensland

Highway and road users should not have to worry about wandering livestock while driving on the road - and if an accident does happen as a result, the owner of the livestock should be held responsible.

The rule in Searle v Wallbank is a relic of the past which currently absolves owners of livestock from responsibility for damage caused - and it should no longer apply in today's society of fast moving cars and multi-lane highways.

The rule has been abolished in England (its jurisdiction of origin), New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania for almost 30 years!

Livestock on roadways cause accidents which usually result in property damage and sometimes injury.

Queenslanders should not have to pay with their lives and/or their pocketbooks because someone left a gate open.

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243. SPORT? IT'S AN ACT OF CRUELTY AGAINST ANIMALS!

Many countries such as Canada and Norway "enjoy" killing seals as a sport.

In Canada, the season for the commercial hunt of harp seal is from November 15 to May 15.[5] The majority of sealing, however, occurs in late March in The Gulf of St. Lawrence, and during the first or second week of April off Newfoundland, in an area known as "The Front". This peak spring period is generally what is referred to as the "Canadian Seal Hunt".[6]

In 2006, the St. Lawrence seal hunt officially started on March 25. This date was initially uncertain, due to thin ice conditions caused by the year's milder temperatures.

In 2003, the three-year harp seal quota granted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans was increased to a maximum of 975,000 animals, with a maximum of 350,000 animals in any two consecutive years.[5] In 2006, 325,000 harp seals, as well as 10,000 hooded seals and 10,400 grey seals will be killed. An additional 10,000 animals are allocated for hunting by Aboriginal peoples.

The Canadian seal hunt is monitored by the Canadian government and animal rights groups. However, although approximately 70% of Canadian seals killed are killed on "The Front",[6] the vast majority of private monitors focus on the St. Lawrence hunt, due to its more convenient location.[7]

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244. Stop Animal Torture and Experiments

July 21, 2006

Why people torture and experiment on animals? We think it helps us, when it does just the opposite of that. Many animals are being tortured and killed for our silly items, and it does nothing… in fact, it’s bad for us as well as them, for humans get sick and some die from items that were even tested on animals. A food or medicine that gives health to an animal just might be poison to a human, and it might not, You can’t trust it.

The truth is that animal tests teach us next to nothing about the health of humans because other species react differently. They absorb, metabolize, and eliminate substances differently than humans do. Testing on animals isn't just unreliable, it's also unnecessary. There are more effective, and often, less expensive, non-animal alternatives that can be used instead. ---Peta.org

You may go shopping and be looking for an animal-tested shampoo so you can use it on your dog or cat, but that shampoo probably wasn’t tested on a dog or cat… so that doesn’t work either.

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, and the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming… America. The land of the free and the home of the brave! If America is so free, why is there animals locked up in cages just to get their mouths stuffed with the new ultra-whitening toothpaste, or to get smothered in the great aqua-colored, super soft baby powder that just came out?

Face it. Animal experimenting does absolutely nothing but hurt animals and people. Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, mice, hamsters, they’re all bred and raised to be experimented on.

SAVE THE ANIMALS.

STOP THE EXPERIMENTING.

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245. End animal cruelty and slaughter

July 21, 2006

I feel it is wrong to treat animals with abuse their whole lives, and slaughter them.

Animals should at least get to live a good life before being slaughtered.

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246. Inquiry into medical animal testing in the UK

Doctors and research scientists are increasingly speaking out against animal testing. All animals are different, so they feel the results from animals can't be applied to humans, and it is dangerous for human patients if we try to do so.

In 1997 Labour came to power in the UK. One of their pre-election pledges was to hold an historic investigation into the medical relevance and safety for human patients of using animal experiments.

The medical relevance of animal testing has come under more doubt since then, but they have still refused to honour the pledge.

Among the developments in that time were:

§ 83% of doctors, in an independent poll, supported the idea of an independent evaluation.

§ A 2004 paper in the British Medical Journal concluded that "the contribution of animal studies to clinical medicine requires urgent formal evaluation."

§ Scientifically evaluated cell culture tests have been discovered to be 80-85% accurate: easily more accurate than animal testing.

§ Adverse drug reactions have been estimated to be our fourth leading cause of death: killing over 10,000 people a year in the UK and costing the NHS £466 million, according to medical journal studies. All drugs contributing to this have passed tests on animals.

An Early Day Motion raised by a concerned MP requesting such an inquiry attracted the support of hundreds of MPs across the parties and was among the 1% most popular EDMs. The MP consulted with doctor's group Europeans For Medical Progress (see www.curedisease.net) who actively supported the move.

UK CITIZENS - SUPPORT THIS CRUCIAL INQUIRY
If you live in the UK, your MP has until November 2006 to sign EDM92 - go to www.vote4animals.org.uk and enter your postcode to find ways of contacting him or her. It takes about 5 minutes.

See http://www.vote4animals.org.uk/edm92.htm and www.curedisease.net for more reasons why we need this inquiry.

For more about why animal experiments don't work, see www.vivisection-absurd.org.uk.

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Email vivisectionkills@hotmail.com to receive free email medical news and details of what you can do about this.

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247. Stop gassing animals in North Carolina

A few states still euthanize animals routinely using the gas chamber.

Using the gas chamber is not humane, it is merely a method of mass destruction and torture as seen in Hitler's Germany.

We see it as barbaric, as well as deem it cruel and unusual punishment when executing prisoners. Why then is it humane to execute innocent animals?

Please think about you being in their position and stop this barbaric means of euthanasia in North Carolina.

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248. Stop Cruelty to animals

June 18, 2006

I think it is cruel about some of the ways animals are treated and would like to put a stop to this.

Please sign my petition.

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249. Penalize animal abusers

June 13, 2006

I feel privileged to be the proud owner of a horse and cat. As a North Dakota pet owner, I've made the necessary commitment to provide adequate food, water, shelter, exercise, affection and attention for my pets. I feel that every person who makes the commitment to own a pet should accept the responsibilities that go along with that ownership.

Recently, a woman named Kim Lester from Grenora was charged with two counts of maltreatment of animals, both Class A misdemeanors. Only two counts - even though, according to an article that ran in the Williston Herald, authorities found eight horse carcasses and three dog carcasses in a pasture on the property.

Horses were so hungry they were eating their own feces. Many of the 84 horses, 50 dogs and 30 birds - turkeys and chickens - were confined to a very small space on the 330 acres of property, and had not received food or water for several days. Animal carcasses littered the ground. Chickens drank moldy water. See below.

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Deputies uncover dead, neglected animals

By LeAnn Eckroth, Senior Staff Writer
Saturday, June 3, 2006 10:16 PM CDT

Animal carcasses littered the ground.

Horses were so hungry they were eating their own feces.

Dogs were chained up without food or water.

Authorities discovered the grisly scene this week in rural Grenora and arrested a woman for mistreating animals.

Kim Lester, 41, was released on 10 percent cash to apply toward $2,000 bond Friday on two counts of maltreatment of animals, both Class A misdemeanors.

Lester appeared Friday with her attorney Shane Peterson before Northwest District Judge Gerald Rustad on allegations of mistreatment of numerous horses, livestock and dogs on a farmstead about six miles southwest of Grenora.

According to a report released by the Williams County Sheriff's Office, many of the 84 horses, 50 dogs and 30 birds - turkeys and chickens - were confined to a very small space on the 330 acres of property, and had not received food or water for several days.

Rustad ordered Lester to remove all animals from her property within five days, and to notify law enforcement what is being done with the animals and where they are being placed. She must make arrangements for the animals' proper care.

According Williams County Deputy Verlan Kvande, who headed the investigation, 45 livestock, including horses and cows, were penned into a 50-by-60-foot area, and numerous dogs were staked out throughout the property, chained up without food or water or were confined in small animal carriers in other buildings on the farmstead. The other 40 livestock animals were found in an overgrazed pasture.

"There was one 8-by-10-foot shed with the doors and windows closed that had no ventilation," Kvande said. "It had half a dozen chickens and eight dogs in pet carrier cages. There was a horrendous smell of defecation, urination and chickens. There was no food or water for the dogs. There was some water for the chickens, but it was really moldy .... The smell was overpowering."

After receiving numerous reports about conditions of the farmstead from concerned citizens, authorities investigated and found enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for the farm site.

"There were complaints of dead animals in the pasture and mistreatment of animals," said Kvande.

Executing the search warrant on Thursday, Williams County Sheriff deputies and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents who investigated the scene reported finding eight horse carcasses and three dog carcasses in a pasture on the property.

Several animals were found to be in a small pen and unable to move around, or placed in small carriers in three structures on the property.

"A veterinarian who accompanied authorities in the investigation confirmed that there was evidence of neglect and malnourishment of the animals, and it was an extended ongoing pattern," said Lt. Earl Innis of the Williams County Sheriff's Office.

Animals also showed signs of possible staff infection, ringworm and sores, said the veterinarian.

Williams County State's Attorney Nicole Foster, who is prosecuting the case, described the farmstead and conditions of the animals a public health hazard.

"The horses were so hungry, they were eating their own feces," said Deputy Verlan Kvande, who headed the probe. "They had automated watering systems, but they had not been turned on."

During the investigation of the property, deputies and law officers tended to the animals, said Innis. They remained on the scene for over three hours.

Lester was also ordered not to board or possess animals while the court case continues, and the court order also includes a search clause of Lester's property that allows authorities to check for other animals.

"To my knowledge, she has made contacts with humane societies around the state to find shelter for the animals," Kvande said.

If convicted, Lester could face a maximum sentence of two years in prison and $4,000 in fines.

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250. Harsher Punishment for Animal Abusers

Deputies uncover dead, neglected animals
By LeAnn Eckroth, Senior Staff Writer

Animal carcasses littered the ground.

Horses were so hungry they were eating their own feces.

Dogs were chained up without food or water.

Authorities discovered the grisly scene this week in rural Grenora and arrested a woman for mistreating animals.

Kim Lester, 41, was released on 10 percent cash to apply toward $2,000 bond Friday on two counts of maltreatment of animals, both Class A misdemeanors.

Lester appeared Friday with her attorney Shane Peterson before Northwest District Judge Gerald Rustad on allegations of mistreatment of numerous horses, livestock and dogs on a farmstead about six miles southwest of Grenora.

According to a report released by the Williams County Sheriff's Office, many of the 84 horses, 50 dogs and 30 birds - turkeys and chickens - were confined to a very small space on the 330 acres of property, and had not received food or water for several days.

Rustad ordered Lester to remove all animals from her property within five days, and to notify law enforcement what is being done with the animals and where they are being placed. She must make arrangements for the animals' proper care.

According Williams County Deputy Verlan Kvande, who headed the investigation, 45 livestock, including horses and cows, were penned into a 50-by-60-foot area, and numerous dogs were staked out throughout the property, chained up without food or water or were confined in small animal carriers in other buildings on the farmstead. The other 40 livestock animals were found in an overgrazed pasture.

"There was one 8-by-10-foot shed with the doors and windows closed that had no ventilation," Kvande said. "It had half a dozen chickens and eight dogs in pet carrier cages. There was a horrendous smell of defecation, urination and chickens. There was no food or water for the dogs. There was some water for the chickens, but it was really moldy .... The smell was overpowering."

After receiving numerous reports about conditions of the farmstead from concerned citizens, authorities investigated and found enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for the farm site.

"There were complaints of dead animals in the pasture and mistreatment of animals," said Kvande.

Executing the search warrant on Thursday, Williams County Sheriff deputies and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents who investigated the scene reported finding eight horse carcasses and three dog carcasses in a pasture on the property.

Several animals were found to be in a small pen and unable to move around, or placed in small carriers in three structures on the property.

"A veterinarian who accompanied authorities in the investigation confirmed that there was evidence of neglect and malnourishment of the animals, and it was an extended ongoing pattern," said Lt. Earl Innis of the Williams County Sheriff's Office.

Animals also showed signs of possible staff infection, ringworm and sores, said the veterinarian.

Williams County State's Attorney Nicole Foster, who is prosecuting the case, described the farmstead and conditions of the animals a public health hazard.

"The horses were so hungry, they were eating their own feces," said Deputy Verlan Kvande, who headed the probe. "They had automated watering systems, but they had not been turned on."

During the investigation of the property, deputies and law officers tended to the animals, said Innis. They remained on the scene for over three hours.

Lester was also ordered not to board or possess animals while the court case continues, and the court order also includes a search clause of Lester's property that allows authorities to check for other animals.

"To my knowledge, she has made contacts with humane societies around the state to find shelter for the animals," Kvande said.

If convicted, Lester could face a maximum sentence of two years in prison and $4,000 in fines.

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251. End slaughter without prestunning

June 4, 2006

This petition calls for all religous slaughter of animals without prestunning to be banned as it causes much suffering and is unnecessary.

This cause is supported by the Farm animal Welfare Council, Viva! and various organisations.

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252. Stop Hunting of any sort

May 21, 2006

This Petition is to stop hunting and the killings of Animals.

I am an Animal rights Activist, just like many people here, and if us humans should have the right to live then why can't our fellow Animals.

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253. Stop animal cruelty

May 21, 2006

Stop cruelty to animals. They helped us to win wars yet why do people still kill and torture them?

If it weren't for them we would not have the freedom that we have now!

Stop poverty and cruelty to animals now! You could make a difference to the world.

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254. Stop Hunting for Fur

May 03, 2006

In case you havent noticed animals walk, live and breath. And we use them for fashion.

Wild cats are killed and pealed from there skin and then worn to fancy parties. Now tell me if this dos not sound wrong but Paris Hilton now holds in her closet wild cat fur that she had sown into a purse. She claims "I needed a cute purse to keep all my stuff in when i go to the mall, whats the big deal?" This is a straight quote from Paris Hilton.

Whats the big deal? Well good luck telling your grandchildren there once was a colorful spotted cat that raomed the earth but because you had a purse made of one, theres no more.

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255. Stop abusing animals in factories

April 25, 2006

Following the horrid abuse of turkeys in the Bernard Matthews factories where they were used to play cricket and then kicked to death, I propose that security cameras must be inforced in any factories that handle livestock.

These should be allowed to be viewed at any point by the rspca, and any organisations which suspect crimes.

This way, any cruelty may be proved straight away and workers would be less inclined to injure or beat animals.

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256. Stop Cosmetic Animal Testing

March 28, 2006

Cosmetic Testing is not only inhumane but inaccurate. Cosmetic Tests are done on small animals such as Rabbits, Mice, and Guinea Pigs. Many tests are preformed on these animals. Two of the main Cosmetic tests preformed are Eye and Skin irritancy tests.

In Skin irritancy tests they test whether a substance irritates the skin. Sections of the animals' backs are shaved and sometimes abraded (cut). The substance is applied to the skin and covered with gauze patches, usually for 4 hours. Researchers then look for signs of redness, inflammation, weeping or scabs to determine how irritating the substance is. An irritating product can make the skin red raw, which is obviously very painful.

Rabbits are usually used for this test. At the end of the test they are killed.

The Draize Eye Irritancy Test is the traditional method for testing irritation and damage to the eye is the Draize test. The test substance is placed in the eyes of conscious rabbits, who are either held in stocks or have plastic collars around their neck so that they can't rub their eyes with their paws.

The rabbits are observed for 3 days, although if there is damage to the eye they may be observed for up to 21 days to see how long it takes for the injury to heal. Researchers look for signs of redness, swelling, discharge and ulceration to determine how irritating the substance is. The rabbits are killed at the end of the test.

The outer layer of the eye, the cornea, is one of the most sensitive tissues in the body. It is richly supplied with nerve endings, which is why any irritation or damage is extremely painful. Everyone knows how uncomfortable it is to get something like shampoo or onion in the eye. We quickly wash it out.

In comparison, the suffering of rabbits is greater, firstly because some the substances tested are more irritating, and secondly because the rabbits can't wash their eyes.

Eye irritancy tests can be inaccurate though. Here are the reasons why:
-Rabbits have a third eyelid
-rabbits produce less tear fluid to wash away irritants
-rabbits have a more alkaline eye
-rabbits have a thinner cornea

So if companies were smart enough they would take all these things into consideration. Because Rabbits have so many things different from humans that their tests wouldn't show how exactly it would affect a human.

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257. Animal distress in Romania

March 13, 2006

This petition is mostly about animals right to live! Dogs in Romania, Bucharest aren't given that right and that is not fair!!!

They say that dogs are man's best friend... but we are his worst enemy!

Basescu, president of romania is a total scum and he is has a very mean heart!!!

p.s. trimiteti-mi un mail daca doriti sa va traduc !!!
girlzgirl4u@yahoo.com

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258. Stop KFC Cruelty

March 08, 2006

Every year over 850 million chicken suffer on KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) factory farms and in the slaughterhouses.

"Every time undercover investigators enter the facilities of KFC's suppliers, they find hideous abuse and suffering. At one KFC "Supplier of the Year" slaughterhouse in West Virginia, workers were caught tearing birds' heads off, ripping them apart, spitting tobacco into their eyes, spray painting their faces, and throwing them against walls—all while the birds were completely conscious and able to feel pain."

Not only this, but they often suffer broken bones from being bred and drug to being top heavy, (and from being roughly handled by workers). They also suffer from painful debeaking. And there is just so much more that the chickens suffer from. And "because KFC is an industry leader and they buy and sell more chicken than any other corporation they have the ability to require their suppliers to implement some basic animal welfare standards."

We must stop this cruelty that is happening today world wide. Organizations like PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are already asking KFC to eliminate the worst abuses that chickens suffer. But KFC isn't making any changes. So we need your help. Chickens are probably the most abused animals, and are treated horribly. There is no law against this abuse to chcikens, and we need to change that.

Please sign this petition, and know who your helping. And for more information on KFC cruelty, please visit: www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com.
Thank-you, and God bless.

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259. Ban The Teenage Mosquito Hearing Weapon

February 25, 2006

We have recently seen the release of 'The Mosquito' which is being sold to a selected group of customers worldwide.

It is a product that sends out a high frequency sound which is painful and disturbing to people under the age of 25.

Its objective is to rid of youngsters 'Hanging around'areas such as residential areas and outside retail outlets. This is treating young people like animals and poses some serious human cruelty issues.

Harming peoples ears as well as dictating where we can and can't go. Where excactly do you want us to go? We live in a world where the authorities and many higher aged people do not understand the behaviour and social structure which younger people have to live through.

Ban the mosquito and get the Police to do their jobs properly by sorting out the minority of teens which cause disruption. DON'T TREAT US LIKE ANIMALS!!!

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260. Stop the skinning of animals

Feb 12, 2006

Animals need their fur alot more than we do. We should ban the skinning of animals in all the world.

I don't care about those who think they themselves need the fur when there can be a healthy happy alternative to the skinning of animals.

People should wear cotton and other products. We can just get the fur off llamas or sheep, we don't have to kill the animal to get it.

Thank You For Signing.

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261. Allow Pets in Campus Lodge

Jan 28, 2006

Animals should be allowed in Campus Lodge. There should be a limit as to the size and weight of animals. For example, a dog should not exceed the weight of 15 pounds.

If there is any evidence of a dog staining any of the carpets or furniture, it is the pet's owners responsibility to one hundred percent replace what was damaged.

Also, before moving out of the apartment, there should be a complete carpet and furniture cleaning, all paid for by the owner of the animal.

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262. Stop cutting down rainforests

January 21, 2006

Rainforests are the most natural, diverse places on earth. Rainforests are also home to rare birds,plants and animals contributing to around
50%-80% of the spices of this earth.

For the past years mankind has continued to to destroy more than 40% of these rare trees and plants killing hundreds of animals that can only live in a rainforest habitat:
the worker ant, gekos, jaguar, deer, greentree frog, the red eyed tree frog and so many more.

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263. Speak Up For The Animals!

January 18, 2006

For many of years the animals have not been deserving such harm that has come to them so we have to ban this cruelty as if it was happening to us!

How would you feel if you were being shot for wildgame I tell you I wouldn't like it one bit and I think you wouldn't either so lets put our voices out there and tell the animals we are your voice now!

We will speak up for your rights for being on this Earth along with the rest of us!

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264. BAN FIREWORKS FROM PUBLIC SALE

Every year, fireworks go on sale mid October. IT is now law that fireworks are NOT to be let off after 11pm.

This is impossible to police, and this year I have endured fireworks in my street after midnight. Fireworks are now let off from mid October until mid November. On the 5th November, all animal owners take extreme precautions to protect their animals from the devastating effects fireworks can have. However, all undersigned animal owners and/or parents feel fireworks are a menace and a danger and should be experienced only at a PUBLIC ORGANISED DISPLAY.

There is no place for them in gardens and streets.

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265. Termination, Prosecution and Conviction of Responsible Individual(s) of Zania's Cruelty

October 31, 2005

Mauled dog faces death after being left untreated at Lebanon Animal Control Shelter.

Seeking termination, prosecution and conviction of Josh Greer and individual(s) responsible for animal cruelty and abuse of Zania.

Zania, a 4-year-old black Labrador retriever, was a playmate to a 4-year-old boy living in Mt. Juliet. She was picked up Friday, October 14, 2005, for running loose and placed in the Lebanon Animal Control facility because Mt. Juliet has no facility of its own. Zania was placed in a pen on Saturday with three other dogs, who for several hours, continuously attacked her until she was found lying in a pool of blood Sunday afternoon.

Zania was removed from the pen, hosed off (to wash off all the blood), and left outside on the concrete floor. She lay on the cold (50 degrees), wet concrete until an anonymous phone call was made to the Director of the Humane Association of Wilson County, a nonprofit, private agency with no ties to Lebanon Animal Control.

The dog was lying apparently lifeless on the concrete floor inside a chain link fenced enclosure when the Director arrived. She discovered the dog was still alive and called the Police Department, who came with an animal control officer 30 minutes later. After another 30 minute delay, they took the dog to the Lebanon Animal Hospital. The Director confirmed with the animal control officer that Zania was a healthy dog when she was picked up. The animal control officers also confirmed they were aware Zania had been injured earlier by the other dogs, but had made the decision to let her recover on her own.

Dr. Craig, the attending veterinarian, verified Zania was in shock, had a subnormal temperature, blood loss and would not have survived over night if she had been left untreated at the animal control facility. Details of his report and pictures of Zania can be seen at:
http://www.oilydog.org/lab.htm. There is also another article at:
http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051020/NEWS01/510200410/1192/COUNTY.

When the story first came to light, Zania was facing leg amputation. Now, she is facing death because of the cruelty inflicted by Josh Greer.

According to Tennessee Code, Title 39 Criminal Offenses, Chapter 14 Offenses Against Property Part 2-Animals, under Section 39-14-202, Cruelty to animals:
(2) Fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, water, care or shelter for an animal in the person's custody;
(3) Abandons unreasonably an animal in the person's custody; and
(4) Transports or confines an animal in a cruel manner can be found committing an offense under this section and is a Class A misdemeanor.

In addition, 39-14-212 Aggravated cruelty to animals - (a) A person commits aggravated cruelty to animals when, with aggravated cruelty and with no justifiable purpose, such person intentionally kills or intentionally causes serious physical injury to a companion animal. Under this section, as of June, 2004, offenses carry felony level penalties. We believe these codes have been violated.

It is not acceptable or humane to place dogs with unknown histories in cages together especially with breeds known for fighting. Zania was denied shelter with no protection from the elements as she lay dying, compassion in her handling while in Josh Greer's and other animal control officers care, protection when she was locked and confined in a pen with a breed of animals known to fight with no means of escape or protection, and immediate vet care as she lay in critical condition. She was confined and abandoned in a cruel manner that now threatens her life.

Zania has suffered enough. Our prayers and thoughts are with Zania and her family. We respectfully ask that you act on behalf of Zania and other animals who have found themselves in similar situations to put a stop to the cruelty and abuse that exists at Lebanon Animal Control. Josh Greer and those individual(s) responsible for Zania's cruelty and abuse must be terminated. No justifiable purpose can be found in the reckless, cruel, and abusive manner in which the animal conrol officers behaved in the care, handling and decision making for Zania. We therefore petition that they be prosecuted and convicted to the fullest extent of the law.

On behalf of Zania and all animals, we thank you.

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266. Make vasectomies and tubal ligations for animals more widely available in the UK

A lot of animals end up being put down every year due to the fact that people are irresposible and/or they don't take steps to have their animal companions sterilised.

Part of the problem is probably down to the fact that very few (if any) vets offer people the opportunity to have vasectomies or tubal ligations performed on their companions (some people may consider these options as they are less invasive then spaying and castrating animals, and they don't have the same hormornial side-effects).

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267. Stop the Rodeo in Martin County!

This petition is being started due to the public outcry of inhumane treatment to animals. The following letter aims to stop the rodeo in Martin County.

Robert L. Crowder. Sheriff
Martin County Office of Sheriff
800 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, Florida 34994

September 10, 2005

Dear Sheriff Crowder,

We are the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of the Treasure Coast. As such, we are dismayed to learn the office of sheriff is sponsoring a harsh, cruel event which inflicts pain on animals. The forthcoming rodeo fund raiser for the Florida Sheriff Youth Ranches is unacceptable and out of character to all the positive things you have done for animals in this community. Our organization is getting complaints about this on a daily basis. It would be an understatement to state that many people are very upset.

Rodeo attractions including tight straps about the abdomen and genitals of horses to make them "buck", the use of electric prods with electric currents to get the horses and cattle running, chasing and roping/tying of cattle and young calves are just a few of the cruel, painful events instilled on these victimized animals.

Encouraging inhumane episodes, especially in full view of children, is contradictory to our mission of kindness and compassion for all creatures. It is especially disturbing since many animal organizations here have worked together with your office to prohibit inhumane acts on animals in Martin County.

Martin County Animal Control Division protects the community against cruelty to animals, while Martin County Sheriff Department promotes it.

The Undersigned

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268. Warning to tourists; Animal poisoned and left to rot to death in Greece

Cats and Dogs here in Chios, Greece are on Death row.... There poor animals are poisened, abused or left to starve by there owners on a tight chain. There painful deaths are all fault to the Greek society and the greek authorities, that do not implement there animal rights laws.

Every single day here in Chios, Greece, i witness animal cruelty and death. Starving cats and dogs overrun the Island and nearly all die before there 1st birthday.

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269. Stop the "festa" bombs

This petition is to stop the nonsense noise which does so much harm to animals, but also to humans too.

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270. Ban Animal Testing

Animals are routinely cut open, poisoned, and forced to live in barren steel cages for years, although studies show that because of vast physiological variations between species, human reactions to illnesses and drugs are completely different from those of other animals.

Today's non-animal research methods are humane, more accurate, less expensive, and less time-consuming than animal experiments, yet change comes slowly and many researchers are unwilling to switch to superior technological advances.

Animal experimentation not only is preventing us from learning more relevant information, it continues to harm and kill animals and people every year.

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