Petition Tag - animal

1. Sloans Lake Dog Park

We are asking the City of Denver to allow the construction of a dog park for the following reasons:

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

- Such a park would allow families with dogs to spend more quality time with their pets.

-Having such a park located in the two most unused areas of the park would promote better use of this land area and deter crime through higher foot-traffic.

- Such a park would reduce angst between dog owners, non-owners, police and park authorities regarding dog access, leash law violations and congestion.

- This park would increase opportunities for residents to interact with their neighbors and help create a sense of community.

- Many dogs need exercise above and beyond human limitations; furthermore, many dog owners do not have a yard where their dogs can spend time outside, and leashes greatly limit the dog’s space and pace.

- 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 We can update you on our next steps and see how you may be able to help out.

2. Save Eugene the Sandy Hill Pig

Eugene the pig has a great life. He lives with his loving owner and his friend (a rabbit) where he enjoys taking baths, watching youtube and performing tricks. However, due to Sandy Hill by-law, Eugene may soon be taken from his family, which would be devastating to Eugene as well as the family he lives with.

Eugene and his owner living in Sandy Hill, which has a bylaw stating livestock cannot be kept. However, many Canadian cities including Edmonton and Calgary offer permits for owners to keep potbelly pigs as pets. If Sandy Hill adopted these same bylaws, Eugene could stay with his family.

3. Remove and stop Facebook profiles that promote Animal Cruelty

Facebook has a policy on human rights and you are able to make a compliant about a profile if it's human based.

There is no provision to ask Facebook to remove or ban profiles that are promoting or bragging about hunting or cruelty to animals.

Animal do have rights and as a race should respect every living creature on the planet.

4. Return my Pitbulls: Barking should not be a crime punishable by death!

The state has taken my dogs! When we first moved to the city, my country dogs [a pitbull and a catahoula] had a little trouble learning where their yard was and how far they could go.

They got out of the yard twice, so we built the fence higher. We have had no problems until one day the door latch broke off and the dogs got out again. I called animal control immediately but animal control found them barking at guys at a construction site. They said the guys had to flee for shelter. Yes, they ARE scary when they bark but my dogs would never bite anyone!

The state served me with a warrant for the dogs and has them on hold until I appeal this decision and take it to court! I have the vet, the neighbors, and the lady at the local rescue who has been in my home 30+ times, to all vouch for them.

My dogs were only off the leash, they didn't attack and should not be treated as such!

5. Save Sylvester the Lion

Cape Town - Sylvester, the lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park for a second time on Tuesday, 29 March, will be put down once he is re-captured, SANParks announced on Tuesday.

“We will not take him back to the park," Reynold Thakhuli for SANParks told Traveller24. "Unfortunately, this lion has now been identified as a damage-causing animal and will be euthanised”.

"Thus far, we have received reports that he has killed a cow," Thakhuli says.

Last year, when Sylvester went AWOL for more than three weeks, he killed 26 sheep along with other game belonging to private owners.

6. Ban the Use of Live Animals in Circuses within Ireland

This petition has been set up due to the overwhelming evidence that the animals used in Circuses are not kept in adequate surroundings and are treated badly through brutal training techniques when they should be enjoying their life in the wild.

7. Stop New legislation, Georgia House Bill (HB) 840 which would allow filmmakers to obtain exhibition permits for the use of Georgia's native wildlife

New legislation, Georgia House Bill (HB) 840 would allow filmmakers to obtain exhibition permits for the use of Georgia's native wildlife.

Animals will be torn from their natural homes, kept in captivity, and potentially used again and again. They will be denied all that is natural and important to them so that the DNR can make money off selling licenses to film companies. This practice is currently prohibited.

We must fight to stop this cruel bill and protect Georgia wildlife.

8. Lift the ban of having pet cats in a HDB flat

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Flat owners in Singapore are not allowed to keep cats in HDB flats, as it is generally difficult to confine cats within the flat premises. Nuisance caused by cats such as shedding of their fur, defecating/urinating in public areas or even the caterwauling sounds that they make can cause a lot of disturbance, which affects the environment and disrupts neighbourliness in our housing estates.


It is unfair that dogs are allowed in HDB flats but not cats. It states that keeping a cat in a household would be a disturbance to the neighbours. I don't find that true. Once they are bred in a household, their behaviours would change. They would not be that wild crazy cat you see outside. They would become a sweet litte furry lazy cat/kitten. And who says cats can't be trained?

In fact, dogs are a disturbance too. Morning, day or night i will sometimes hear them bark. And they are really loud compared to cats meowing.

It is not fair as you know that the muslims are not allowed to keep dogs as pets. Most muslim people or anyone that prefer cats over dogs would love to keep a cat as a household pet. But they can't because of the ban/law.

I am not against the people who owns dogs as their pets. But cats should be treated the same way a dog is treated. They need homes too.

Please help to lift the ban of having a cat as a household pet. Your help is much appreciated.

Thank you for helping.

9. STOP cruel animal baiting!

According to animal rights activists in Russia Baiting stations which are euphemisticly called Test and Training stations (TTS) are springing and flourishing in Russia. However, unlike in most Western countries, in Russia the law does not limit their activities.

Hibernation is a luxury that bear Masha can only dream of. She does not have rest even in retirement after many years of service in a circus. The former actress has to play a new role of a live bait for hunting dogs. And this role is the one unto death.

Supporters of live baiting often form closed communities. The ads emphasize: only for club members. Perhaps, because they understand that most people would not approve of such monstrosity. Last weekend I was almost locked in a shed with foxes and raccoons in TTS Fryazevo (the Moscow region), when I tried to take a picture of them. The exit was blocked by an employee of that institution. Being surrounded by a bunch of hunters, he kept shouting: ‘Granolas are here again!’

- Let's tell everyone that she has stolen something, and that's that - the smartest chuckled.

And you do want to steal them all - worn foxes and raccoons sitting in cramped, filthy cages with their limply dangling legs, bitten tails. Their wool is tufted, they are sitting among terrible stench, with their eyes harried...

An even sadder story is the one of bear Masha, who has been a live bait here for 10 years. The so called ‘granolas’ found her and raised the alarm. Masha once served in a circus. Today she has to huddle in a tiny pen. During the baiting days she runs along a short circuit enchained, trying to dodge her lean hips away from the teeth of angry dogs.

Everything happens in the pen almost naturally. But there is a difference: ‘decoy’ animals can neither escape nor defend themselves. Many of them have their fangs and claws removed so that they do not injure expensive dogs. Some of them have their paws smitten or bitten through. Wolves have a piece of wood inserted between their teeth (there is a jargon term for it – sostrunivat’), so that they cannot bite; bears are put on a rope with a heavy block which restricts their movement to a very limited area. Sometimes they use cubs unable to fight back – fox-pups or leverets.

Badgers, raccoons and foxes are put in specially constructed wooden holes and dogs are set on them. When dogs reach an animal, they tear it apart with their teeth. Animals suffer; they experience pain, stress and constant fear.

Dogs can train any day. One baiting costs only 5 euros. For the money a dog has 10 minutes to inflict the maximum number of bites.

Baiting stations invite guests. They advertise their services on billboards, in newspapers, magazines and on Internet sites. The ads, however, never mention a service that is well known to the patrons of such places. If a customer so desires, his/her dogs will torment a tied bear or a boar until it dies. The price for such a baiting will be higher.
Hundreds of baiting stations function in Russia lawfully because there is NO law prohibiting their activities.

The Civil Code of the Russian Federation defines animals as property of a citizen. Article 137 of the Civil Code states:

‘General property regulations are applied to animals, because the law or other regulations do not provide otherwise. Cruelty to animals that is contrary to the principles of humanity is not allowed in the exercise of such rights.’

In the European Union animals are considered to be a special object of the right of a sentient being that are able to suffer pains.
Almost all European countries outlaw baiting stations. When such stations are allowed, a wild animal is unendangered. For example, glass is put in the training hole so that the dogcan see and feel the fox, but cannot bite it.

I invite you to have a look at the videos made by the central TV channel about a baiting station in Russia:

and at an article written by newspaper Express Gazeta Online:

Hunting regulations in the Russian Federation determine that dog owners are legally responsible for the damage caused to the State Hunting Fund by their dogs, except for the cases of dog training carried out in the established order.

10. The BUSTER'S MINUTE Promise

Every once in awhile, a story comes along that is meant to be told. The love that Buster and Yashar represent so beautifully, through their pictures, videos and Yashar's courageous voice, what we all share with our best friends.

Buster and Yashar were much more than best friends. They had rescued each other many times in their 7 years together, and then, Buster’s life was cut short by the villain, cancer. As Yashar takes the walk he used to share with Buster, a clear thought formed, “I have to spread mine and Buster’s message, to treasure each day and find time to make more memories, because, on a day much too soon, everyone that shares their life with a dog, will have to take that lonely walk.” He records and shares his message with The American Bulldog Facebook Group, a group of friends who loved Buster and were grieving his loss.

Friend, after friend heard Yashar’s recording, and were inspired by their message of love shared through time spent together. From this group an idea was born, Buster’s Minute..

HOW DOES BUSTER'S MINUTE WORK? It is as simple as making a commitment to your loved one and honoring it. Yes, you have to say it out loud. "I promise to give you 1 more minute of quality time, every day of your life, in Buster's honor". Then you do it! That promise can be kept in a million different ways.

Can just 1 minute really matter? In just 1 year, a minute a day will add over 6 hours of time with your loved one.What an amazing gift for us all to enjoy.

The “Buster's Minute Promise Petition" is a tally to follow how many have made the promise, and how many dogs and their humans lives are changed from Buster and Yashar’s message!

A Buster’s Minute page is coming soon, where you will be able to view people and pups from all over the world, sharing their Buster’s minute. You can even share your very own, Buster’s Minute with see you and your best friend, either by video or still picture!

Are you ready? Now it is your turn! Will you give your best friend 1 more minute a day?

Just follow the pictography below to become a proud member of The Buster’s Minute Movement... and don’t forget to sign the petition!

The BUSTER'S MINUTE Movement begins!

11. Stop allowing pages for selling animals

I often see on sites such as facebook... people selling animals that they don't even know how too look after properly. Selling guinea pigs and other social animals in singles when they are a social animal and can get lonely! Selling them to people that will just keep them in a tiny hutch and not have proper space to show natural behavior. Selling kittens and puppies to people that will just sell them on a month later. Many animals are used as food or bait for dog fighting.

Selling animals needs to stop.

12. Facebook, start censoring disturbing posts

Facebook, please start censoring sensitive post: posts containing graphic photos, videos and details about child abuse and animal cruelty. The photo or video should be blurred out and posters required to note in the tag line that the post contains material that will be disturbing to most viewers. Give us a CHOICE to read/see these posts or scroll by them.

These graphic posts have a profound effect on people. These posts are distressing to so many, causing anxiety and triggering other unhealthy emotions thus affect our daily lives.

13. Stop the bartering of dogs, cats, or other domestic animals

There have been numerous craigslist ads in Kentucky of people wanting to barter dogs. One breeder placed 2 ads on Craigslist wanting to trade bulldogs for either a dirt bike or scooter. On that same breeders website is a sentence that reads our dogs are family. I wondered when people started bartering family members for material things.

Someone may not have the money to get the pet so they will be tempted to trade to get it. In some cases they may not be financially equipped for the acquired animals' welfare. I called the Humane Society and asked if it is legal and was told yes. I was told pets are considered property and people can legally trade their property.

I assume pets were once labeled property to insure a form of protection. I feel that pets need more protection from being used as a form of currency. They do not deserve to be bartered into possible abusive situations. We must stop any domestic animal litters from being used for a line of credit. This will decrease a few puppy mills and the number of abandoned pets.

I hope with your signature that we can try to have state officials take notice. I also hope online classifieds websites will stop allowing any form of animal bartering offers.

Thank you.

14. Ban the Gadhimai festival Slaughter

Gadhimai festival is a month-long Hindu festival that is held once every five years at the Gadhimai temple of Bariyarpur, in Bara District, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the capital Kathmandu in southern Nepal. The event involves the world's largest sacrificial slaughter of animals (approx. 500,000) – including water buffaloes, pigs, goats, chicken and pigeons – with the goal of pleasing Gadhimai, the goddess of power.

A month before the ritual in 2009, the Nepalese government realised there would be a "severe shortage" of goats for the ritual sacrifice, as well as for the consumption of goat meat during the festival. They began a radio campaign urging farmers to sell their animals.

Source: Wikipedia

15. Demand the Croatian goverment to urgently establish effective Animal Police in each city

The Goverment of Croatia hasn't established real-working Animal Police, so hereby we are DEMANDING from them to establish Animal Police in each City!

Please Sign & ˝Share˝ around!

16. Review UK Justice after Man cuts off his puppy's ear after fight with girlfriend

Shamrez Ali Wasim, 27, used a knife or scissors to attack the three-week-old Staffordshire bull-terrier cross in Newsome. The animal was left “screaming” in agony as its right ear hung by a thread.

17. Remove "boil dangerous dogs now" page from Facebook

Despite several reports and complaints, Facebook refuse to remove pages "boil dangerous dogs now" and its duplicate page "boil dangerous dogs now V2".

The page contains sickening images of animal cruelty.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. Keep All Animals Safe

Did you know most pet store inspections are only looking at dogs and cats? Quoted here from, “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.

22. 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!

23. 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

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.