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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.
In Wickford, Essex, 100 acres of green land to the north of Station Avenue and extending up to Downham Road - an area known locally as “Barn Hall” - are under threat of development from Gleesons and the Glendale Group.
Barn Hall” is an area of long established meadows, ponds, hedges and copses. It is very rich in wild life and wild flowers. The recorded animals there include bats, badgers, foxes, rabbits, squirrels, adders, grass snakes, lizards and slow worms. At the time of writing the results of a survey for great crested newts are awaited.
There are many recorded species of birds, including cuckoos, sparrow hawks, barn owls, kestrels, green spotted woodpeckers, grey herons, nightingales and jays. In addition, there are many butterflies and moths, as well as a rich variety of other insects including the argiope bruennichia or “wasp spider“.
The developers bought this agricultural land prior to 1998 from the then Ministry of Agriculture, speculating that it would sooner or later be designated as building land. In due course, the 1998 Basildon District Local Plan designated the land for future development after 2001. However, the Replacement Local Plan of 2005 put this land back into the “Green Belt”. Unfortunately, due to a chaotic mix-up between Basildon District Council and central government, the 2005 Plan had to be scrapped - leaving the previous Local Plan effectively in place and the land in danger of being developed.
The land from Station Avenue in the south to Downham Road in the north has recently been surveyed by the developers, prior to them submitting a planning application. The fear is that they could build up to 1,500 houses - not only destroying this beautiful area of open countryside but adding to the traffic congestion (particularly in the Station Avenue area) and the infrastructure problems (such as the lack of doctors and dentists, pressure on electricity and water supplies etc) in Wickford.
We are not opposed to (already planned) developments to meet the future housing needs of a growing population and more single households. Over the last 20-30 years Wickford has welcomed thousands of new residents, particularly in the new estates of the Wick and Shotgate; and there are plans for building further new homes on the site of nearby Runwell Hospital. Basildon District Council has also recently approved an exciting and ambitious Masterplan to regenerate Wickford town centre and incorporate hundreds of new dwellings alongside new shops, restaurants and amenities for the whole community. By these and other developments within urban areas on ’brown-field’ sites, the Council is currently meeting all the exacting targets set by central government to meet future housing needs - without any need to allow developers to destroy our lovely, green countryside for ever.
So, please help us save this countryside! Sign our petition!
And, please, visit our above website for more information and updates.
For the past month Matt has done a great job in Brischat contributing to clean up the community and introduce a healthy chat environment. However there have been several kickings in which decent and actively positive members of the Brischat community, have confronted Matt in a civil and respectful manner about why people have been kicked, and inturn kicked themselves without warning or reason.
There have also been times people have been booted just because of Matt’s pure annoyance. Matt has also used sarcasm on many an occasion which in turn alienates the positive members of the Brischat community, and turns them away from coming back. The point of this cleanup is to introduce a positive chat environment and clear up the mess so people can enjoy themselves.
This is a community chatroom, and matt does have a certain level of responsibility as a moderator to respect the wishes and good of the general community. Treat unto those as how you wish to be treated. Sign this petition if you have been booted for the above reasons, including Alias, Reason, or what you witnessed.
Please keep screenshots handy if such an incident occurs for evidence. Personal attacks and justified kicking comments will be deleted from this petition.
34. Kirk Park Colts
The decision to discontuine the season for the Kirk Park Colts is premature in nature and unfair.
That fact that Kirk Park Colts where never directly involved in the incident at the Valley Field nor did they start anything at the War Memorial proves that the disciplline action towards Kirk Park Colts is unfair and Unjust.
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. 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".
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. 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", the vast majority of private monitors focus on the St. Lawrence hunt, due to its more convenient location.
The Orinda Union School District is searching for a site to relocate its corporation yard to make room for the Pine Grove housing development.
In a matter of weeks a contract which will see the sale of the Federal Government's Comland, the owner of the ADI site, to Lend Lease, will be finalised.
Lend Lease claims the development will create jobs for western Sydney as well as provide much-needed housing.
It also claims the 850-hectare regional park, to be managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, will protect the environmental values of the area.
The State Government has already rezoned the land for development as well as the creation of a 850-hectare regional park.
However, the ADI Resident Action Group, wants the entire site saved. This is supported by some of NSW's top scientists who claim that any housing on the site would lead to extinctions of many endangered species.
I have started this petition to legalize a plant. I'd like to know how a peice of mother nature could be illegal. NO ONE HAS EVER DIED FROM SMOKING MARIJUANA!!! It's useful for many other things even without smoking it. Paper, Clothes, & Rope just to name a few. This is just not right. Free the weed!
Please take the time to read and sign our petition to have youth wrestling instated into the Chesterfield County athletics program. It is our attempt to collect as many signatures as possible, to present these signatures to the county school board as a show of support for wrestling in our middle schools.
What effect can wrestling have on our children's character development? Success factors in sports, or anything for that matter, are part God-given (i.e. height and size) and part acquired (i.e. endurance).
Success in wrestling depends most on acquired factors, and unlike most other sports, wrestling does not favor athletes of any particular height, size, weight, muscle type, race or social class, and does not rely on superior vision or hearing. Wrestlers learn, by the nature of the sport, that long-term success has much more to do with the investment made than the 'natural' gifts one is given. Wrestlers learn the value of reparation and hard work, and the role it plays in achieving one's goals. Wrestling provides real-life experiences that build and strengthen character.
Is wrestling a dangerous sport? There is a common misperception among the non-wrestling public that wrestling is a very dangerous sport. Perhaps it's the aggressive nature of the sport, association with 'Pro Wrestling', or perhaps fear of the unknown. Several studies have been conducted in recent years that show wrestling to be safer than many more common sports including football, ice hockey and gymnastics. Most notable in these reports, is wrestling's low percentage of serious, permanent and life-threatening injury in relation to other sports. A quote from USA Wrestling Club Organizing Guide has the following to say
about Risk of Injury: In summary, of the many sports your child can participate in, wrestling is perhaps the most misrepresented, misunderstood, and underrated. The ratio of participation to public awareness is remarkably lopsided. Each year hundreds of thousands of kids participate in this sport, yet the average person knows as much about wrestling as they might know about rugby or polo -- which combined, involve far fewer athletes.
This petition is to ban all opportunities and possibilities for human cloning. Let fate take its course of nature, as nature intends it to do. As Leon Kass said, "Cloning turns procreation into manufacture."