Petition Tag - animal abuse

1. Domestic Animal Rights should equal that of Human Rights

Just as parents have an "innate responsibility” to take care of their children. I believe that people that take in domestic animals as pets have the same responsibility.
Because domestic abuse is directed toward the powerless, animal abuse and child abuse often go hand in hand. Parents who neglect an animal’s need for proper care or who abuse animals might also abuse or neglect their own children. Studies have shown that violent and aggressive criminals are more likely to have abused animals as children than are criminals who are considered non-aggressive.

2. STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY

Many cases of animal cruelty have been seen in past few days in India wherein dog was burnt alive just for gaining fame on YouTube and in another case, dog was thrown from the roof of the college.
The most renowned institute in Jaipur, MNIT has crossed all the limits of animal cruelty. From last three days, dogs are being killed in the campus by the staff members. Some dogs were brutally beaten and some were tied with iron wires and left for death. This is the most inhuman act one can do on innocent animals.

3. Stop Animals Abusers In Port Hawkesbury

Searra MacDonald of Port Hastings was recently charged with animal abuse. She threw one of her animals out her apartment door over the balcony and into the parking lot. The animal ened up losing it's leg. Now she want to get all her animals back

4. Require anyone who abuses or neglects an animal join an offender registry

Due to the recent neglect case of Atticus a dog rescued that was near starvation, I feel that anyone who neglects or abuses an animal should be forced to join an offender registry. This registry should be easily accessed by the public as well as humane societies. I hope stronger penalties including longer incarceration are enforced.

This measure would be used to help prevent anyone who abused or neglected an animal from ever owning another one again. The person who adopted Atticus from the HSOP was trusted with his care.

5. Add ANIMAL ABUSE to violation of Facebook standards

I tried to report a video on Facebook of a man torching a shaved cat alive until it died, under the category of "graphic violence".

If human on human graphic violence violates Facebook's policy, then WHY ON EARTH shouldn't human on animal graphic violence also violate their standards?!

Help support this cause to get Facebook to change their policy and ADD ANIMAL ABUSE to their violation of policy and basic animal rights!

6. Help Save Lilo

Lilo arrived at KAWS after she was found pregnant, malnourished and on a chain at her "home". Lilo has since had 8 puppies and we at KAWS are working hard to give her the nourishment and love that she and her puppies deserve.

We do NOT want to give Lilo back to this home as she deserves better!

7. Facebook: Stop charging 501 (c) 3 non profit rescues to expand their viewers

Facebook only shares to about 10% of posts with viewers.

"501(c)3" are a non-profit charity operating to rescue abused, abandoned, and neglected animals. These non-profits depend on their followers seeing their posts when asking for donations.

They have to pay hundreds of dollars each month so that their posts get more followers and hopefully result in more donations. This drastically cuts into their funding and limits their ability to save/rescue/foster/adopt out more animals.

8. Stop The Drugging of Baby Animals

BABY DRUGGED WILD ANIMALS in Mexico for profit! --- WRONG!

Along the Riviera Maya coastline, there is a terrible event happening involving tourists. Local handlers are bringing in baby lions, baby lemurs, baby monkeys, and more to have tourists pay them $20.00 USD a piece to take a picture with them. These baby animals are drugged daily so they will stay docile, AND the government of México has given these handlers permissions for this tourist related money maker.

Do you know what happens to these scared baby wild animals when they grow and are not BABY anymore?

They get ditched in cages and forgotten about. This is wrong.

-- Please sign this petition to show the Mexican government that this is wrong.--

Leave the baby wild animals alone. Just recently a lady carrying by airplane a cat, was busted as it was a baby lion instead. So apparently the babies arrive even illegally.

WORLD INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE will be a big step to stopping this awful trade. Please sign or better yet, personally write to President Enrique Pena Nieto and tell him that this is wrong:

enrique.penanieto@presidencia.gob.mxand please also send it to us atcenotes@prodigy.net.mx Thanks!

9. Justice For Socky

Socky was a stray cat in Malaysia who was being cared for and loved by a woman - she came home from work to find Socky lying dead in a field her intestines cut out.

10. Petition to have the group,"Your Dog Sucks", removed from FB

The group, Your Dog Sucks, needs to be taken down from Facebook. They post pictures of dogs being tortured, abused and even some of dead dogs. Me and several friends have reported them to Facebook and were told the following:

From Facebook Help Team
Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the photo you reported for containing graphic violence and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards.

Pictures of mothers breastfeeding are ordered down, pictures of babies in pools with their butts showing are ordered down.....but pictures of dogs being treated in such a way is not offensive?! Also read in the comments that the "page owner" and his wife are both convicted child molesters, so WHY DO THEY HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE ANYWAY?

Please help by signing this petition and sharing with your friends!

11. Stop animal cruelty in Bali Indonesia!

Illegally imported animals in Gilimanuk, Bali were caught and being killed because they don't have legal documents. Many of them are dog, cat, pets meant to be sold at pet shop.

News can be found here:
http://balipost.com/read/headline/2014/04/15/9633/ayam-dan-anjing-selundupan-dimusnahkan.html

12. Stop backyard breeders

I have recently lost my puppy due to the mis treatment he received, the man who sold him to me has been breeding and selling sick puppies for years and is still getting away with it to this date, I know of numerous people who have had issues with him and many other breeders like him and the RSPCA can't do anything about these dodgy breeders who aren't caring for the puppies properly because the laws aren't strong enough!

The world would be a better place if we all knew that we could rely on the law to ensure that our puppies are well bred and cared for! we need to stand up for the puppies who can't stand up for themselves!

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Co-Sponsor the PAST Act - HR 1518/S 1406

In 1970, the HPA was passed into federal law in order to eliminate the egregious practice of soring of the Tennessee Walking Horse, a breed of gaited horse, which is causing pain to a horse's limbs either chemically or mechanically to force the horse to step higher in the show ring.

In 1976, the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry offered to take over inspections at horse shows from the USDA. However, this has proven to be "the fox guarding the henhouse." Those who have HPA violations and continue to show sored horses are put in positions so they can also be the inspectors of the horses. This creates a cycle where abusers are allowed into the show ring even if the horse doesn't pass inspection.

Through statistics gathered by the USDA APHIS HPA division, soring is most commonly used on the Performance horse. The horse is forced to wear stacks of plastic known as "packages," which are used to hide soring techniques. The Industry requires that the horses wear chains around his pasterns, or ankles, in the show ring. The chains actually irritate the pasterns in combination with chemical irritants to cause pain and make the horse lift his legs higher as well. The attached video of the undercover investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States can explain this in more detail.

On January 10, 2014, the USDA APHIS hosted a Webinar explaining how for the past six years they have been using thermography to help in their investigations on how prevalent soring truly is. It also exposed soring techniques found via digital radiography. Dr. Turner, DVM, the speaker at the seminar, specifically explained that even without soring, the package is still damaging to the horse.

The PAST Act will become an amendment to the HPA and will eliminate the tools used to sore horses from the show ring, including the packages. It will also eliminate the self-inspection and instead require the USDA to inspect all horse shows, and it will designate more strict penalties against those who sore horses.

In 2005 and 2006, the largest gaited horse show in Arizona discouraged owners, trainers, and exhibitors with known HPA violations to come show in Arizona by eliminating the Performance horse from their venue. They also adopted the policies of horse organizations that have a no-tolerance position concerning soring.

However, we still need your help. Soring is still in practice across the United States, particularly in Tennessee, where this breed is most prevalent. The PAST Act can be passed at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer as the funds are already in place with the USDA APHIS HPA program. It will also help strengthen the integrity of our nation in caring about ending corruption and recognizing that animal abuse is a serious problem.

Please take the time to contact Congressman Ed Whitfield to learn more about the PAST Act. You can also find more information via the Humane Society of the United States. We absolutely need your full support.

Thank you.

16. Stop pets from being used on Craigslist for bait in dog fighting!

It has become public knowledge that very often dogs especially "free" dogs are often taken for the sole purpose of being bait in the dog fighting community!

These poor dogs are often torn to shreds and their bodies mutilated!

Please help us make Craigslist reform their policies on the use of their site for the inhumane treatment of dogs!

17. Ban ALL circuses in the United States

Circus animals have been abused for years.

It is time to ban all circus's in a country that claims it is concerned for animal rights and for doing "the right thing".

There is no decent human who supports or would attend a circus.

18. Stop Lighting Bulls on Fire

Every year in November, a bizarre and nightmarish festival known as "Toro Jubilo" is held in Soria, Spain.

During this cruel event, residents affix balls of flammable tar (or pitch) to the horns of terrified, restrained bulls. The balls of tar are then set on fire, and the panicked animals—either tied to stakes in public squares or released to run madly through the streets—are left to burn in agony.

For hours, the tar burns like a bonfire on the bulls' heads, scorching their faces and bodies. Many bulls reportedly crash into walls in blind terror. Their carcasses are later divided among the participants for consumption—residents apparently believe that consuming the flesh of the tortured animals provides them with fertility and invincibility. Please help ban this.

19. 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.

20. STOP 'FREE ANIMAL' POSTINGS ON CRAIGSLIST!

A recent study at one animal shelter yielded the startling statistic that 51% of all owner-surrendered dogs had been purchased for less than $100; 41% of all owner-surrendered dogs had been obtained "Free to good home."

1) People value what they pay for. Pets obtained for free are less likely to be spayed or neutered by their new owners and more likely to be abused and/or discarded, because "there are plenty more where that came from!"

2)"Bunchers" gather free pets until they have enough for a trip to a Class B dealer who is licensed by the USDA to sell animals from "random sources" for research. While these 'bunchers' may only get $25 a head for former pets and unwanted animals, a dealer can net between $100 - $450 per animal. A Class B dealer often has a contract with certain facilities, or will transport them to other areas within or outside the state from which the animal was obtained.

3) Free animals are taken to "blood" pit-bulls--to train fighting dogs how to kill, and to enjoy it. This usually includes dogs and cats of any size. Often, a larger dog's muzzle will be duct-taped shut so that he can't bite back, and the fighting dog will gain confidence in killing a dog larger than himself.

4) One "adopter" took free kittens to his "good home"--as dinner for a pet snake.

5) Un-spayed or unneutered pure-bred dogs often end up as "breeding stock" in the puppy mill trade.

6) Animal "hoarders" watch the newspapers and craigslist for animals being offered as 'Free to Good Home'. These hoarders truly believe they are 'rescuing' the animals, when in fact, they are creating unhealthy environments for the animals they bring in.

21. Support Compassionate Education

I was just doing good on the Internet (signing petitions, using Goodsearch, etc) when I had a brilliant idea; a new school subject that would be about teaching kids and, possibly, other youngsters as well about helping others.

I have decided to refer to it as "Compassionate Education" or "C.E" and I would like it to include lessons about the following;

1. Animals and being kind to them and how and why we should all help to fight animal cruelty.

2. Poverty and how and why we should help solve it and help ensure that as many poor people as possible have access to enough good water, good food, good education, etc.

3. The environment and why and how we should all work to protect and care for Earth.

4. Prejudice and bullying and why we should all work to help stop (or at least reduce) these things.

5. Genocide and other human rights abuses and why and how we should all work to help prevent this sort of thing from happening and fight against any human rights abuses that may be going on in the world at any one time.

6. Illnesses, such as cancer, and how and why we should all help to prevent them, without the use of animal testing.

Education helped beat bull-baiting. Education helped ban slavery, and education WILL help us to beat other things such as poverty, animal cruelty, human rights abuses, the damage that humans are doing to the planet and serious illnesses.

22. Federal Elected Officials - No more pet stores that sell puppies!

Most dog lovers know about the often horrid conditions of puppy mills, the unregulated breeding facilities owned by disreputable breeders. Dogs are often bred far too frequently, are kept cramped together in squalor, and are not socialized with humans.

Pet stores want to make money. They exist by making the sale. They offer lame "guarantees" on the animal, which usually means that you get to return the one with the problem for another one -- with more or different problems -- They don't screen people who want the animals, they don't follow up on it's condition, they don't worry about passing along diseases and they don't provide quality veterinary care. The life of an innocent animal depends on you.

23. Save the Pigs

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

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

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

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

24. Accept Pet Guardianship in Texas

Animals have the ability to do so much for us, as far as saving your life. However no matter how many abusive people the SPCA find and stop, the abuse still lives on in another home.

Abuse is a horrible virus that never stops or lessens on its own, we must do something about it so please sign this petition in hope that they will creat a new law for pet guardianship.

25. STOP ANIMAL ABUSING RODEOS

The poor baby calfs are let out of the stall and literally run for their life because if they get caught they choke get wrapped up and are either seriously injured or dead.

Also the bucking broncos buck because a freaking jerk ties a tight rope on his ball sack and the horse is hurt and bucks.

26. Demand Criminal Charges

These men employed by Inghams Enterprises, responsible for this gross act of cruelty and disregard for helpless turkeys have been fired from Inghams.

Absolute proof of doomed turkeys being tortured and beaten minutes before death.

27. Stop the neglect & abuse of 4 horses in Clowne Chesterfield

Four horses in field in Derbyshire have been left all winter. They are emaciated, have raw open untreated sores on them, in a field that had no grazing what so ever, the whole field is inches deep in thick mud!

RSPCA have been out a couple of times but done nothing, they didn't even see just how skinny & sore the horses are as they had rugs on covering any evidence ogle neglect. We want something done to save these horses from terrible conditions & let them have a long & happy life.

The RSPCA need to act when concerns are first raised so that cases like thisneed never happen again!!

28. More pro-animal apps and less pro-hunting ones

If you have an iPhone, iPad or other Apple device, and search "hunting" under "apps", you will find loads of pro-hunting ones, and almost no anti-hunting apps.
Sport hunting is cruelty to animals. Period.

I can understand that some people, and some animals, need to hunt to survive, but hunting for fun or for profit is totally inexcusable and barbaric. We need more animal rights apps and less of those ones that promote cruelty, and at is why it is important for those of use who care about animals to buy pro-animal apps, sign this petition and send polite messages to Apple to spread compassion.

29. Remove "BAN Pitbulls" from facebook

This petition is to remove the following discriminating pages from Facebook that condone animal abuse:

https://www.facebook.com/banthepitbull
https://www.facebook.com/pitbulldangers
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pitbull-KennelsGame-Dogs/401518719869202

30. Help the USDA

Most people eat meat such as pork, chicken, turkey, cow, etc... We also have dairy produce that comes from cows and chickens. But while we're enjoying these foods and drinks, animals in slaughterhouses are being tortured.

Animals are intelligent creatures and don't deserve this torture. The slaughterhouses are also filthy and the meat isn't always healthy. A lot of people die every year from food poisoning.