Petition Tag - animals

121. Protect Peaceful Animal Rights Advocates And Animal Lovers

One animal rights campaigner did not approve of how animals were being treated at a certain place, so she joined a peaceful protest and within seconds the police arrived. Despite the best efforts of the other campaigners, this woman landed with broken legs and arms and just lies in bed and cries herself to sleep most nights.

All they were doing is peacefully and legally saying no. Isn't it about time that we started targetting the ones that actually ARE extremists and not peaceful campaigners?

122. Reduce damage to wildlife in Devon

Picture a beautiful scene of nature and fields providing a home to millions of animals and birds. Imagine that this is also a home and livelihood for farmers and provides jobs for many other people too. There is such a place near where I live and now the Council wish to build a town here called Cranbrook.

Unless I get enough signatures here, they will be building to their original plans, and destroying the homes, jobs and livelihoods of both wildlife and people with bulldozers. While it is far too late to stop the building altogether, it is not too late for the Council to reduce their plans to build here. This would also be dangerous since they plan to build homes and other buildings there on the flood plains.

They say that this is necessary to reduce homelessness and to create jobs, but this is untrue because homelessness can be reduced by turning suitable old buildings into houses and work buildings, as well as reducing the housing costs. How would you like to be a wild animal and have your home destroyed for "economic reasons"?

123. Free The Sea!

You've all heard of Seaworld, at least I hope. If you haven't then here's a brief description of what it is: An amusement park for Americans' and tourists' enjoyment that includes using animals as props, entertainment, and personal enjoyment.

You may ask why this is wrong or why it's any worse than a zoo. Both are wrong in my opinion but in this case I strongly believe Seaworld needs to be shut down for it's unfairness and cruelty to animals!

124. Ban Live Export to Indonesia

Right now in northern Australia, ships are being readied to load thousands of cattle to be transported to Indonesia where they will be fattened in feedlots and sent to abattoirs for slaughter. Australia sends about 500,000 cattle there each year in a trade worth more than $300 million. Six million cattle have been sent to Indonesia since the trade began two decades ago, supplying a growing demand for beef.

Despite industry assurances that the welfare of cattle sent to Indonesia is "generally good", Four Corners reveals that many thousands of these animals die slow and hideous deaths. Four Corners goes into the abattoirs that the Australian meat industry does not want the public to see. The results will shock viewers and confront industry and government with the question: how much suffering must these animals endure for the sake of profit?

Following a report published January this year by industry and government, painting a positive picture of conditions in Indonesia, animal welfare campaigners took their own cameras into abattoirs to record the conditions for themselves. That footage reveals that Australian training of the slaughtermen in Indonesia has been grossly inadequate. Animals smash their heads repeatedly on concrete as they struggle against ropes, take minutes to die in agony after repeated often clumsy cuts to the throat. In some cases there is abject and horrifying cruelty - kicking, hitting, eye-gouging and tail-breaking - as workers try to force the cattle to go into the slaughter boxes installed by the Australian industry, with Australian Government support.

The program shows video footage taken by its own team and separately by animal welfare activists across a range of slaughterhouses. The Australian cattle industry insists its training programs in Indonesia are effective, what this footage shows is cattle being subjected to a range of horrifying acts of brutality, many the result of the workmen's inability to handle the cattle inside the processing plants. As one eye witness put it 'We'd assumed that because there were greater level of industry involvement in Indonesia, the treatment of livestock would've been better. But we couldn't have been more wrong.

125. Make It Mandatory To Have All Pets Spayed Or Neutered In Every State

Shelters all across America are euthanizing thousands of pets daily, from overcrowding of shelters,some in very inhumane ways, gassing chambers that leave most still alive, but unable to move that are stuffed into barrels, or plastic bags waiting to go to the landfill, and heart sticks.

We need to stop this by making it mandatory to have pets fixed, unless they have a breeders license. This will put an end to back yard breeders, Hoarders, and unwanted pets. We can stop these deaths by passing this law, please do the right thing, and stop the killing now.

126. Ban the forcing of Halal meat on to the People of Great Britain!


The killing of animals is a shame but as the slaughter of animals is necessary to feed the many millions of meat eaters living in Great Britain it is vital that these animals are slaughtered in the most humane (Painless) way possible.

In a FSA approved slaughter house all animals are stunned prior to slaughter so the animal feels no pain or suffering at all.

But in a FSA exempt slaughter houses I.e Halal slaughter houses animal are not stunned prior to slaughter. Slaughter is carried out with a single cut to the throat, rather than the more widespread method of stunning with a bolt into the head before slaughter. Under Islamic law, an animal must be slaughtered by having its throat cut while it is conscious. The person carrying out the killing has to recite an Arabic verse at the time. Campaign group the Christian Institute, said: ‘The idea of having Islamic ritual said over meat would be objectionable to some Christians. I would find it objectionable, so it should be labelled as Halal.’

The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), which advises the government on how to avoid cruelty to livestock, says the way Halal meat is produced causes severe suffering to animals. They say “cattle can take up to two minutes to bleed to death - amounting to severe pain and distress to the animals”.
The RSPCA believes that religious beliefs and practise should be respected but also believe that animals should only be slaughtered under the most humane conditions.

Halal food is everywhere. According to recent news reports, it is being "secretly" snuck into your sandwich or fed to your child in their school dinner. It's also found in hospital canteens, pubs, sporting venues and most fast food out lets.

Britain's biggest supermarket chains are selling Halal lamb and chicken without telling unsuspecting shoppers. Those stocking meat slaughtered according to Islamic law include Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Somerfield and the Co-op. But the UK’s second-biggest supermarket, Asda, has refused to confirm or deny whether it sells Halal meat.

Most lamb imported from New Zealand by British supermarkets has been slaughtered according to Islamic law, but this is not mentioned on packaging. Some lamb from British abattoirs is also Halal.

The country’s biggest hotel and restaurant group, Whitbread– which owns the Beefeater and Brewers Fayre chains – was also selling Halal food, as were well-known sporting venues such as Ascot, Twicken¬ham and Wembley.

The Jewish faith have a similar slaughter method call Shechita but there are no Shechita slaughter houses in the UK. Members of the Jewish faith respect our laws and import their own Shechita meat to be sold only in registered Jewish supermarkets.

Why is it that a blind eye is being turned to the Halal labelling of food? Because it is politically correct not to say anything about it incase it offends the Islamic community within Britain?

Sorry but that is wrong. Halal products and outlets must be labelled so that the general public can have a choice. Why force it upon people. Why can it not be treated the same as Shechita meat! Well labelled and sold only in Jewish shops! If followers of Islam want Halal meat why can they not do the same as Members of the Jewish faith?



Right in the middle of Europe, millions of street animals are dying year in year out: in killing camps who call themselves animal shelters, or in “freedom” – of hunger, cold, diseases, poison.

Granted, you’ll find local laws forbidding the above – but often enough neither local authorities nor elements of the executive authorities do comply with the laws. Even the most barbarian cruelties to animals go without prosecution because it is not avenged, as a rule.

On December 1st, 2009 the treaty of Lisbon (so-called EU reformation treaty) became effective. The major agreement states that the Union and its member states have to take account of the well-being of the animals as feeling beings.

But the ratification of this treaty does not automatically imply the end of the brute widespread deaths.

This is why we need to suit the action to the word.

128. Stop the destruction of Dugong habitats at Gladstone

In January 2011, massive floods in Queensland spewed a plume of silt over the seagrass beds off the coast of Central Queensland, Australia, where the rare and endangered marine mammals, dugongs, feed and raise their young.

Now the Gladstone Ports Corporation, with the approval of the Queensland Government, is dredging and dumping 55 million tonnes of spoil on seagrass beds as part of a port expansion project. The Queensland's own Environment Minister has admitted the floods will badly affect habitat and could lead to "malnutrition and death" for dugongs and marine turtles. The World Wildlife Fund says the dumping on top of the floods is "a death of a thousand cuts" for dugongs.

Dugongs are classified as "vulnerable to extinction" by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and Australian tropical waters are one of their last strongholds.

The Government claims there are conditions on the project. But those conditions don't take into account the effect of the floods. The Treasurer as Shareholder MInister for the Corporation should make sure the dumping is postponed until a proper study into the effects of the floods has been carried out and alternatives to dumping offshore have been properly investigated.

129. End Horse Slaughter Canada

Horse Slaughter

With more than 93,000 horses slaughtered in 2009 alone, Canada’s horse slaughter industry is among the largest in the world, and a shameful betrayal against our loyal companions.

Horses are slaughtered in Canada primarily to provide horse meat to European and Asian countries where it is eaten as a delicacy. Horses are brought to slaughter in every possible condition—old, young, sick, healthy, injured, and even pregnant. They are not all unwanted—often, their guardians can no longer afford to keep them, and bring the horses to auction hoping to find them a good home. But horribly, more than 50 percent of horses sold at rural auctions go to slaughter after being bought by “kill buyers”.

A Terrible Journey

Many times, horses are crammed in trailers designed for shorter animals and travel in uncomfortable positions over very long distances. Loading and unloading is extremely stressful and dangerous for horses as they are moved along the relatively steep ramps. Canadian animal transport standards are among the worst in the industrialized world. Current regulations allow horses to be transported for up to 36 hours without food, water or rest.

Inhumane Slaughter—NOT Humane Euthanasia

There have been many reported cases of animal welfare violations in Canadian horse slaughterhouses including failure to provide food and water, illegal unloading of animals, animals left for extended periods in kill pens and sick or injured animals denied veterinary care. Not surprisingly, veterinary experts around the world and leading animal protection groups have denounced horse slaughter as inhumane.

Once the horses are corralled into the slaughterhouse, the end is predictable—violent and bloody. Sometimes injured and emaciated, horses are beaten and electro-shocked in overcrowded pens and must endure the smell of blood and the sights and sounds of other horses in pain and being killed before they, too, are led into a kill chute.

Horse slaughterhouses use the same type of stalls and techniques as cattle slaughterhouses. These stalls are too wide for horses and the captive-bolt stun gun method used with cattle is ill-suited for horses. Horses are an extreme example of a flight animal. The panic and instinctive desire to escape they experience in the slaughterhouse causes them to thrash their heads frantically in the kill chute, making it difficult to effectively stun them prior to slaughter. Witnesses (and video footage) document horses subjected to a sharp blow to the head from the captive-bolt gun three or four times before they are rendered unconscious for exsanguination. In a recent investigation of carcasses discarded by a Canadian slaughterhouse, skulls of many horses processed for meat were found without any holes from a stun gun or rifle whatsoever!

Times Are Changing—Time to ACT

The Canadian horsemeat industry had been in decline in recent years. However, with the closing of the remaining equine slaughter plants in the United States, the number of horses imported to Canada for slaughter has increased by a whopping 49 percent. As a result, several new equine slaughter plants have recently opened in Canada. We need to act now to stop this growing climate of cruelty to horses in Canada!


My heart is full of pain
My eyes are full of tears
I cried myself to sleep last night
I knew their time was near
I kept on closing my eyes all night
All i saw was their Beautiful faces
Race infront of me
I saw the fear inside their eyes
They knew what was coming for them too
There was no way to escape
Metal gates much taller than their bodies
All the doors and gateways were always shut
They wondered why their beloved humans
Turned so cruel on them now
They wondered why they couldnt run free anymore
They wondered why they were taken away from their Families
Why they couldnt see the blue sky anymore
Why they couldnt taste the sweet grass again
Why there was no more fresh water to drink
Why they couldnt feel the suns warm ray on their bodies

As each stood in the killing shoot today
Their eyes saw the light for the last time
Their Heart took its last beat

They took their last Breath
Still wondering why.......

130. Close Down HLS

HLS are world-renowned animal killers. 500 animals die there every day. One HLS (Huntingdon Life Sciences) worker took a beagle out of his cage to get a blood sample. The dog wouldn't stay still so he shook him and jabbed the needle in and made him cry. The dog moved again and he shook him harder and gave him another jab.

Another watched all this and all he did was laugh. HLS are obviously people who find humour in pain and suffering. Another beagle had a chemical used in food packaging shoved down her throat. A woman was trying to inject some rats with a chemical. If a rat cried, she would shake it and yell "shut up rat!" Animal testing is necessary for human medicine, I hear you say. It isn't. In fact, it is dangerously misleading. For example, chimpanzees are immune to HIV and Malaria, penicillin is toxic to guinea pigs, and if you give morphine to cats, they stay awake, if you give to humans, it has the opposite effect. The usual cry from the vivisectors is TINA (there is no alternative).

This is not true. In fact, there are plenty of alternatives to animal testing, like fake skin and organs, human volunteers and computer models. Animal rights activists are, I hear you say, all dangerous maniacs. It is true that some of us, but not all of us. For instance, animal aid only use peaceful methods, as do numerous other groups, and many animal rights activists have also campaigned for people as well, as I have.

131. Determine Neglect through Blood Testing

In Nebraska many animals are left to suffer terribly because opinion is used to determine neglect. It hurts to be hungry because the body's natural response is pain. It dangerous for animals to be mal-nourished because their bodies will begin to deteriorate without proper nourishment.

Blood test can be used along with other factors to determine neglect and to help the animal in question. This is petition is intended to help rescue neglected animals.

Please take action by signing this petition and encourage others to do the same.

132. For the unrestricted movement of animals between EU countries

It is not fear to let people travel all over the Europe without any restriction and not let to do so to their animals. It is crazy to think that we could keep at home sick animal and do not treat it.

We must take pets together because only we know how to treat them best and only we love them most. How can we be happy traveling without our family friends.

Let's get EU attention and make this crazy system stop working. Our pets are like our kids to us, how can they restrict their movements, as we are free in EU.

133. Mutilation And Theft Of Deceased Domestic Animal Body Parts To Consistently Constitute A Criminal Offence In UK Law

Vicious Mutilation of Family Cat

Our family pet cat was recently found dead and mutilated with many of his body parts missing.

The post-mortem that followed could not determine a cause of death since vital body and organ identifiers had been removed. However, the examination did prove that the mutilation was deliberate and that further, several parts were removed post mortem.

On notifying the authorities of this atrocity; we have been informed that the police cannot pursue any sort of investigation as a criminal offence has apparently not taken place under the jurisdiction Greater Manchester Police force. The explanation given for the lack of police intervention is that interference with our cat’s body occurred after his death.

The purpose of this petition therefore, is to close the gap in the law that relates to the act of purposeful mutilation and theft of body parts from the carcass of family pets regardless as to the original cause of death.

We understand that in certain areas such an act is found to be criminal and is thus covered by the Criminal Damage Act, 1971. Justification of this stance is given to the fact that; within the law a domestic animal is and should be viewed, as the absolute property of its owner.

Why can there not be a consistent course of action for animal cruelty offences, before and after death, pursued throughout every police force in England?

To be considered further is the proven link between the mutilation of animals by individuals and their tendency to progress onto further, more violent crimes. We believe that there has to be a deterrent within the law against this type of behaviour and to protect our communities.

Clearly, at this time, the law is not in our favour and as such, we would petition for action to be taken to enforce criminal damage suits against proven offenders and that moreover, the police are permitted to investigate such barbarous acts of crime against family pets and indeed all animals with a serious intent to prosecute offenders.

134. Stop The Use Of Cruel Leg-Hold Traps On Wildlife

Gin traps – these are horrible, mechanical devices, designed to grasp an animal by the leg using spring-operated metal jaws. In their desperation to escape the pain and terror of being trapped, the captured animal will sometimes bite off the limb that has been caught. The use of gin traps has been illegal in the UK since 1958 and is banned in 90 other countries around the world.

The Government of South Africa is now proposing new legislation which will permit the use of the mis-named “Soft Traps” to capture animals suspected of attacking livestock. In action and effect, Soft Traps are the same as gin traps. It is a totally misleading name for such a nasty, cruel device.

135. Save America's Bats: Implement USFWS's WNS National Plan

White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a disease affecting bats that has killed more than one million bats in the past four years. Many biologists are describing it as the most precipitous decline of North American wildlife in the past century.

The loss of bats from WNS may impact the economy, the environment and human health. As primary predators of night flying insects, bats eat agricultural pests that damage crops and decrease the use of pesticides. They also eat insects that pose risks to human health.

The disease is spreading quickly. Since 2006, the disease has spread from New York to 14 states and two Canadian provinces. The fungus’ reach extended almost 500 miles over the last two winters. And a recent study published in the journal Science predicts the Northeast population of little brown myotis (one of the most common US bats) will become regionally extinct within two decades due to White-nose Syndrome.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has developed the National Plan for Assisting States, Federal Agencies, and Tribes in managing White-nose Syndrome in Bats, currently open for public comments. We applaud USFWS for taking this important first step to protect bats. However, they must act swiftly to fund and implement the plan in order to slow the spread of this deadly disease.

Please urge the US Fish and Wildlife Service to expedite the implementation of the plan and to ensure all agencies provide adequate funding and staffing to execute the plan before it is too late.

136. Save Lives: Increase Los Angeles City Limits on Pet Ownership from 3 Dogs and 3 Cats to 5 Dogs and 5 Cats

We request that the Los Angeles City Council increase the current pet limits per household from 3 cats and 3 dogs to 5 cats and 5 dogs. We believe this will help decrease the number of animals that are euthanized in Los Angeles, which in 2009 included 19,547 cats and dogs.

Raising pet limits will help us save more lives by connecting homeless shelter animals to households who want them. Increasing pet limits will also generate badly needed revenue for Los Angeles Animal Services through registration fees.

Councilmember Bill Rosendahl introduced a motion to the City Council June 5 to increase pet limits, and Councilmember Paul Koretz seconded the motion. Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette also strongly supports increasing pet limits from 3 dogs and cats to 5 dogs and cats. As of early December 2010, the motion remains in committee.

Many areas around the country do not have such strict restrictions on household pet ownership. For example, our neighbors in the city of Santa Monica have no limits on either cats or dogs. Riverside County allows nine cats before a kennel permit is required. San Diego County and Santa Barbara County have no cat limits.

For the last 10 years, the City of San Diego has not had a cat limit. The limit on dogs is 6. The Live Save rate for San Diego County Animal Services that covers both the City and the County is 82% for dogs and 54% for cats (Fiscal Year 2008-09 with intake of 48,878). During this same Fiscal Year 2008-09, the Live Save rate for Los Angeles is 73% for dogs and just under 39% for cats.

Councilmen Rosendahl wrote that “The current downturn in the economy has resulted in a higher rate of animal abandonment and has contributed to a 20% increase in the rate of impounds. To exacerbate the problem, over the past several years budget reductions in the Department of Animal Services have reduced the level of service provided to animals in the City’s shelters.”

PLEASE help get the word out! Do it for the animals who are counting on us. We must show the Council members that saying “Yes” to the increased pet limits is the right thing to do and is what the community wants.

137. HORROR - In Bistrita - Romania - Slaughter house for strays

It has come to our knowledge that , again, in Bistrita, strays are massacred by the hundreds with the full co-operation of the local authorities....

Romania is the worst country in Europe when it comes to the protection of animals...The most horrifying and barbaric acts of cruelty are covered up by authorities, condoned and even incited to by authorities.

Contracts with high amounts of money are signed with companies who violate the law for the protection of animals ...Many elected officials "make" the law in their cities with complete disregard for the Romanian Laws.

Killing of strays has become an "Eldorado" for many and this might be the reason, authorities do not want a national spay/neuter program.

This has to stop... (Viata de caine prin grija angajatilor Primariei Bistrita) (Adăpostul pentru câini al Primăriei Bistriţa – lagăr de exterminare) (“Vecineee! …Imi dai si mie o semnatura pentru caine?”)

138. Stop The Poisoning Of Dogs In Urziceni - Romania

It appears obvious that the mayor of URZICENI, not only knows very well what is happening but most likely AGREES... It also appears that the Police of Urziceni does not take the right actions as stipulated in the Romanian Law for animal protection... It also appears that even the prosecutors and judges do not take Romanian Laws seriously, although they should be THE FIRST to implement the laws of the country...

It is so obvious that Romanian officials do not take their own laws into consideration.

Source : "Mesagerul de Urziceni "

2009 massacre ( corpses of poisoned dogs and dogs in agony) in a residential area the night before the visit of a candidate to the Presidential election = cleaning up=

Extermination of strays in Urziceni - very entertaining for some locals...The Prosecutor Daniel Pata..refused to defer to justice the ones suspected of dropping the poison,_sport_local_la_Urziceni

Campaign to exterminate dogs with poison ( FURADAN - which by the way is BANNED in all EU....),_de_primavara%22

Keeping on killing dogs by poisoning them or beating them to death,_orasul_Evului_Mediu_Exterminarea_cainilor_fara_stapan_continua_cu_aceleasi_arme_furadanul_si_lopata

The Prosecutor Daniel Pata, refuses AGAIN to start an investigation....

With all the documentation, with witnesses who caught the city hall employees dropping poison in the areas where dogs used to live...the PROSECUTOR still refuses to press charges, even more the president of the Romanian federation against cruelty to animals ( FRPCA - Mr.Mircea Serbanoiu) was him self almost kicked out from the Mayor's office

We ask you all to reconsider your position about the law for animal protection, to fully investigate each and every case of cruelty, and KILLING of strays, to bring to justice those responsible for such illegal activities, regardless of who they are...By continuing these criminal activities and by continuing to cover them up, you will continue to tarnish the image of your own country and you should be held accountable...

Romania has gained a very bad reputation all over the world due to the massacres of animals, the constant lack of implementation of the law, the complete disregard of Romanian authorities for the international treaties and conventions which Romania signed and for the constant violation of Romanian laws most of the times starting with elected officials.

The tarnishing of the image of Romania is the fault of Romanian authorities who do not do anything to stop the slaughter of stray animals...

139. No More Killing Of Strays - Satu-Mare - Romania

We have become aware of the following : Veterinarian Magor Attila has killed over 1,000 dogs based on a law which is not in force any more, at the orders of Mr. Mayor Ilyes Iuliu.

(In urma aparitiei in ziarul Adevarul de Satu Mare a articolului "Satu Mare: 90% din maidanezi au fost eutanasiati" am contactat "medicul veterinar" al adapostului, Magor Attila, care mi-a confirmat ca a ucis cainii pentru ca "astea sunt dispozitiile primarului pentru ca ei nu au de ce si cu ce sa tina cainii in adapost".

In Satu-Mare-Romania, with the knowledge and from the order of the MAYOR more than 1,000 dogs have been killed, illegally , be the veterinarian who continues to act based on a specific article of an old law , which article is no longer in force...

These crimes must stop and those who broke the law, which they were suppose to implement, must be punished...

Unfortunately the horrifying crimes against animals in Romania happen for far too long and we ask and hope that all authorities in that country will take, finally, the necessary measures to stop the massacres.

140. Stop Male Brutality

So much grief in this world is due to male brutality, in all its manifestations, towards animals, children, women, people & populations, and the environment. Something has to be done!

141. Protect the Alexander Archipelago Wolf

Wolves in Alaska have been under attack since the 1940s. A federal poisoning and aerial shooting campaign began following World War II. By the mid-1950s the government had greatly reduced wolf numbers in much of south central and interior Alaska. While poisoning was banned after statehood in 1959, aerial shooting and bounty payments continued through the 1960s.

After the passage of the Federal Airborne Hunting Act in 1972 and the termination of the bounty, wolf numbers increased. By the mid-1970s hunters demanded state-sponsored wolf control and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game responded with helicopter shooting programs. Considerable public opposition stopped these state-sponsored programs, but land-and-shoot hunting of wolves by private hunters continued through the 1980s into the early 1990s.

The current population of Alexander Archipelago wolves is thought to be between 750 and 1,100.

142. Protect our Civil Liberties Say NO to pet limit law in Gates NY

We were visited on Sept 1st by the dog warden informing us that we had 1 too many dogs than the town allows. We were then told that 1 dog had to go. We have had our newest dog since December of 09 and she is very much a part of the family. To let her go would be like letting go one of my kids, and totally out of the question.

143. Stop Animal Testing

Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research, and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experiments. Worldwide it is estimated that 50 to 100 million vertebrate animals are used annually—from zebrafish to non-human primates.Invertebrates, mice, rats, birds, fish, frogs, and animals not yet weaned are not included in the figures; one estimate of mice and rats used in the United States alone in 2001 was 80 million.

The earliest references to animal testing are found in the writings of the Greeks in the second and fourth centuries BCE. Aristotle (Αριστοτέλης) (384-322 BCE) and Erasistratus (304-258 BCE) were among the first to perform experiments on living animals. Galen, a physician in second-century Rome, dissected pigs and goats, and is known as the "father of vivisection. Avenzoar, an Arabic physician in twelfth-century Moorish Spain who also practiced dissection, introduced animal testing as an experimental method of testing surgical procedures before applying them to human patients.

Animals have been used repeatedly through the history of biomedical research. In the 1880s, Louis Pasteur convincingly demonstrated the germ theory of medicine by inducing anthrax in sheep. In the 1890s, Ivan Pavlov famously used dogs to describe classical conditioning. Insulin was first isolated from dogs in 1922, and revolutionized the treatment of diabetes. On November 3, 1957, a Russian dog, Laika, became the first of many animals to orbit the earth. In the 1970s, antibiotic treatments and vaccines for leprosy were developed using armadillos, then given to humans. The ability of humans to change the genetics of animals took a large step forwards in 1974 when Rudolf Jaenisch was able to produce the first transgenic mammal, by integrating DNA from the SV40 virus into the genome of mice.

This genetic research progressed rapidly and, in 1996, Dolly the sheep was born, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. So please, if you care about the animals, sign this petition.

144. Bring back Cadbury Yowies

Cadbury Yowie, first launched in 1997, invented by Bryce Courtenay and Geoff Pike. Yowies were 27g Cadbury Dairy Milk moulded chocolate foiled characters which contained a capsule holding a token and a creature from the Australian Bush, explaining the rarity value, existence and habitat.

In mid 2005 the Yowie was removed from sales in Australia and New Zealand.

145. Start an animal shelter in Nyngan

We dont have anything in place for nyngan's animals and there welfare.

There are a lot of people whom do not care for there animals properly.

146. One Voice - Claurice's Law

We have realized that there are no laws to protect an animal when it has been wrongfully treated, misdiagnosed or cared for under a Veterinarian's supervision or treatment. Animals are considered property and not actual a living part of a family, even though they are.

We have an absolute responsibility to protect these animals and make sure that they are safe at all costs. The goal is to establish into law a Bill that will protect animals under this law from misdiagnose or treatment in every veterinarian clinic or private practice in the United States, starting with New York State, first. We want the State to adopt Claurice's Law.

147. Free or Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program in Moncton Area Needed

Stopping pet overpopulation starts with you!

Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. As animal lovers who value our pets, it is important to understand the impact of this decision.

The number of homeless animals varies —in some areas there are as many as 300,000 homeless animals euthanized in animal shelters every year. These are not the offspring of homeless "street" animals—these are the puppies and kittens of cherished family pets and even purebreds.

Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.

But it's not just the animals who suffer due to our failure to spay and neuter. Capturing, impounding and eventual euthanasia costs taxpayers and private agencies millions of dollars each year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

148. Save our rainforests from palm oil production

There are many animals and plants even trees in the rainforest going extinct so now you can help!

Also Malaysia is the top palm oil producer (44%) and Indonesia is second with 36 %!

149. International Youth Accord on Biodiversity

Youth from 14 countries around the world have drafted the International Youth Accord on Biodiversity. It has been signed by people in more than 50 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. The youth will present the Accord to world leaders at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 10th Conference of the Parties in Nagoya, Japan during October 2010.

The NGO Biodiversity Matters hosts the Accord, alongside some of their other work, at


For the last 16 years all compassionate citizens of Plovdiv and the world have been appalled by the ongoing, obnoxious practices of animal abuse at the County - owned Animal Shelter for dogs /or otherwise known as "isolator"/ in Plovdiv.

This hell hole of a shelter has a long violent history of animal neglect, torture and killing. Many have witnessed acts of unspeakable cruelty such as dogs being kicked and bludgeoned to death, dogs being strangled, drowned, skinned or burnt alive. On the other hand almost nothing has been done by the Mayor of Plovdiv and its administration, or the Chief Prosecutor, or the Director of the National Veterinary Service, or the Minister of Agriculture, or the Prime Minister, or the President for that matter to punish those responsible or remedy this appalling situation.

The provision of services concerning domestic and stray animals, including dogs, domesticated and feral cats, is governed primarily by the Veterinary Medical Act 1999/2006, the Animal Protection Bill /APB/ 2008 and the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals.

From the time of the enactment of the Animal Protection Bill, the County has failed and refused to follow the laws. It has been the County’s practice and policy to ignore the mandates of the legislature, as follows:

1. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.51 and Veterinary Medical Act art.179 the County has routinely euthanised dogs labeled ‘’aggressive’’ without justification or prior temperament testing.

2. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.51 and the Veterinary Medical Act art.179 the County has routinely euthanised dogs labeled ‘’terminally ill’’ arbitrarily and without medical justification.

3. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.58 1. the County has established a pattern and practice of failing to cooperate with non-profit animal rescue organizations, by routinely denying such groups access to relevant documentation and ignoring their requests for information.

4. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.16(4)(5), art.41(6) and art.44 3, the County has made it a policy and practice to thwart the public’s ability to adopt impounded animals by failing to promote such adoptions in the media or internet, by restricting viewing hours and by denying the public an opportunity to interact with the animals.

5. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.45, 1 and 5 and art.46(3) the County has established a practice and policy of euthanising treatable animals, without providing medical care to the animal. Further, the APB art.16 (2) specifically requires "necessary and prompt veterinary medical care" for sick or injured animals, which has not been provided to many or all of the animals brought to the County shelter.

6. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.45, 8 the County has established a practice of routinely euthanising animals without the mandatory signature and consent of the ‘’third person’’, appointed representative of NGO.

7. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.14(1) 1,2 and (2) the County has failed to offer decent sanitary conditions to impounded animals, which has resulted in staggering death rate.

8. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill the County has failed to provide adequate facilities, instruments and technical equipment in the pound for remedial and diagnostic purposes.

9. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.10 (1), (2) 1, and the Veterinary Medical Act art.151, 1, it has been reported that impounded animals are killed with extreme malice and cruelty, highly indicative of the sadistic predisposition of the personnel involved.

10. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill and the Veterinary Medical Act at present the Animal Shelter operates illegally /without a license/ due to a failure to comply with any of the requirements of Regulation 41 concerning animal pounds and shelters.

According to article 43 par. (1) of the Animal Protection Bill, the Mayor must guarantee free access to all members of the public to the municipal dog pound, as well as to secure adequate public control over the facility. The Bill also prohibits in art. 45 par. (8) the euthanasia of aggressive or terminally ill animals without the signature and consent of a “third party”, appointed representative of NGO (animal welfare organisation).

None of these legal requirements have also been met. As a result of several complaints about the horrific practices in the dog pound resulting in animal deaths and suffering, the Mayor of Plovdiv Slavcho Atanasov passed a decree according to which no NGO members or members of the press shall ever again be freely allowed to enter the pound, question staff members, photograph animals, revise documents or observe the daily running of the same. The Mayor also appointed as “third party” one of the cleaners in the pound, which is a conflict of interest and a recipe for corruption.

Furthermore we wrote to the District Attorney, the Chief Prosecutor, the Prime Minister and the President on twelve separate occasions, revealing facts that prove dozens of violations of the Penal Code by the management and staff members of the pound. Sadly enough our complaints have not been heard. Those responsible for enforcing the Law have failed miserably.