Petition Tag - animal

1. FACEBOOK CENSORSHIP

Facebook randomly and without merit targets Animal Rescue Groups and their supporters (i.e., people who network their posts) for censorship by blocking their posts.

There are no specific guidelines for Animal Rescues or their supporters to violate aside from being labeled "SPAM".

Facebook already gives their users options to block what they perceive as annoyances in their newsfeeds.

The random censorship of animal rescues and their supporters is a vicious, petty act by Facebook censors and should be halted immediately.

2. Encourage City Council to pass improved animal welfare laws

Our group’s mission is to update the existing, out of date, city animal regulations by working with the community, law enforcement, city council, and animal control. It is our mission to put in place common sense regulations that provide a set standard of living requirements for animals that the law can enforce.

The current Ordinances as stated, in Chapter 91 of the Huntington Code of Ordinances, are outdated, vague and hard to enforce.

Please see the current ordinances along with the proposed updates:

Every owner or his agent within the city shall see that their animal:

Current:
(B) Has sufficient and wholesome food and water, which is proper and nutritional for that species of animal.

Proposed updates:
1.That potable water is accessible to the animal at all times, either free flowing or in a clean receptacle.
2.If the water is kept in a container, this container shall be designed sufficiently to prevent tipping and spilling of the water contained therein. If necessary to accomplish this, the container shall be secured to a solid structure or secured in the ground. Watering containers shall be kept clean, kept out of sun, and must be emptied and refilled with fresh water at least once a day
3.The dog shall be provided food, which shall be free from contamination and it shall be wholesome, palatable, and have sufficient quantity and nutritive value to meet the normal daily requirements for the condition and size of the animal.
*(Please see attachment for full details on all updates)

Current:
(C) Has a proper and adequate structure provided that will protect that animal from all elements of the weather and will allow that animal to stand, sit, and lie down without restriction, and is kept in a sanitary manner.

Proposed updates:
•Any shelter which does not protect the animal from temperature extremes or precipitation, or which does not provide adequate ventilation or drainage, shall not comply with this section. Any shelter, all bedding and any spaces accessible to the animal shall be maintained in a manner which minimizes the risk of the animal contracting disease, being injured, or becoming infested with parasites.
1.Provide sufficient shade to allow the dogs kept outdoors to protect themselves from the direct rays of the sun, when sunlight is likely to cause overheating or discomfort.
2.Be constructed and maintained so that the dog contained therein has convenient access to clean food and water
3.The Kennel or Yard will have a shelter so the dog can get out of elements.
4.The fenced or kennel area be cleaned and maintained in a manner designed to insure the best possible sanitary conditions. Excreta shall be removed from the shelter as often as necessary . Rugs, blankets or other bedding material shall be kept clean and dry.
*(Please see attachment for full details on all updates)

Current:
(K) Is properly restrained

Proposed updates:
•It shall be unlawful for any person to tether, fasten, chain, tie, restrain or cause a dog to be fastened, chained, tied or restrained to houses, trees, fences, garages or other stationary or highly immobile objects by means of a rope, chain, strap or other physical restraint for the purpose of confinement, except in circumstances where all of the following requirements are met:
1.No animal shall be tethered by any rope, chain, cord, or other tying device directly attached to the animal's neck. The tethering device shall be attached to the animal's collar or harness, and shall have a swivel device on the anchor and collar end to prevent tangling of the animal.
2.Animals that must be restrained by tethering must wear a properly fitted leather or nylon collar or harness which does not employ a choker mechanism; however, the proper use of choker collars in the training of animals is permitted.
3.No person shall tether a dog in extreme weather conditions. Dog(s) must be in a temperature controlled area
4.No person shall tether more than one dog in a manner that permits physical contact between the tethered dogs
*(Please see attachment for full details on all updates)


We would like to see these laws amended to contain more detail, which would limit the time a dog can be chained outside, protect them from harmful weather temperatures, allow them to have access to usable food and water, and be provided with proper shelter, etc. Many poor conditions are allowed to happen because they fit within these vague laws.


Please stand with us to better the lives of our four-legged community members!

For more information on how you can get involved or more about the proposed law changes, please contact us at HCAOC91@gmail.com. Thank you!


ATTACHMENT LINK: (copy link into browser)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NmxMCVecGZAW5AP7ro2SXT2NEWRzrqQy5diN72brNW8/edit?usp=sharing

3. Database for Animal Abusers

There is no database for animals abusers in Malaysia. Those who abuse animals are allowed to have more which puts the animal/s at risk of being abused. This is unacceptable and MUST be STOPPED. Anyone who abuses any kind of animals should be banned from ever owning another. Ever.

4. Spay/Neuter Laws in Texarkana Needed

Each and every day without fail, at least 2 dogs are picked up from the Twin Cities of Texarkana Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas. Often, it is a mother dog with her several puppies, and often they are in terrible physical condition, lacking food and water, and many times they have been shot or otherwise physically harmed. Many times they are a traffic hazard to drivers and to themselves.

There are NO spay/neuter laws in either town and surrounding areas thus the population explosion. However, rather than responsibly care for their "pets", folks would rather take the easy way out and drive out somewhere to dump these dogs in remote areas and be rid of them. The only way the animals get help is if a concerned and compassionate citizen sees them, and puts up a call for help, usually on Facebook.

Those who do go rescue these animals are simply overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of dogs (usually) needing vet care and shelter. We are out of room and out of money. WE NEED SPAY/NEUTER LAWS WITH TEETH IN THEM TO STOP THIS EXPLOSION OF HOMELESS ANIMALS!

5. Cancel 7 Days to Die Update

My friend is anticipating the 7 days update. I am afraid that they will not take care of their pets when the update releases. The pets will probably die. So please sign this petition if your don't want animals to die and go to hell.

6. Ban Live Exports

The aim of this petition is to stop the cruel torturing and slaughtering if millions of innocent animals because of live exports. I want the Government to implement a new law or put in some action to stop this horrible trade.

7. Stop selling animals on OLX Egypt

On average there is a new advertisement for a pet being sold every four minutes on OLX Egypt's website. The majority of these pets are stolen or bred in dire conditions and sold on the site. Because of the ease of offering animals for sale on this website, many embrace this opportunity to make money and use animals as objects which brings 'easy cash' and not caring less about the abused animal itself.

The incredible increase in dog theft in the past few years in Egypt has been a direct result from being able to sell animals on olx.com which does not only advertise pets for sale, but also for breeding and in cases also for dog fighting.

Most reputable e-commerce websites such as ebay and amazon do NOT allow the sale of pets on their platforms and this is a petition to show olx.com that there are many animal lovers in Egypt who believe animals should be strictly forbidden on their site.

8. 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 SloansLake.DogPark@Gmail.com. We can update you on our next steps and see how you may be able to help out.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SY7_Fz6g9slP0pmsGMUQVQ4FFLAo30BNIsvxLU7q8aU/pub

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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!

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

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

Taken from http://www.hdb.gov.sg/fi10/fi10326p.nsf/w/PetTypesOfPetsAllowed?OpenDocument


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.

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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.

16. 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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK8BnJf9A3c

http://www.1tv.ru/news/social/201636

and at an article written by newspaper Express Gazeta Online:

http://www.eg.ru/daily/animal/37426/

http://www.laikivs.narod2.ru/ispitaniya/

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.

17. 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!

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadhimai_festival

22. 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!

23. 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.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=104848949558867&story_fbid=622717904438633

http://mario-gregorio.blogspot.de/2011/03/uk-muslim-thug-cuts-off-his-puppys-ear.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1363258/Thug-tried-slice-puppys-ear-row-girlfriend-jailed.html

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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!

30. 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