Petition Tag - humane

1. Protect Our Justice System From Extortion By Extremists

Anti Death-Penalty extremists continue to threaten the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's ability to carry out death sentences against condemned murderers.

First, they prevailed upon the sole manufacturer of sodium thiopental to cease production, forcing Texas to replace it with sodium pentobarbital as the first drug in the three-step execution protocol.

Then they prevailed upon the manufacturers of pancuronium bromide to halt sales to state corrections departments, necessitating a switch to one massive dose of pentobarbital, the same regimen used to euthanize animals.

Now, with the existing supply expiring within the month of September, pressure tactics similar to those employed against the manufacturers of pancuronium bromide have made it unlikely that more pentobarbital can be obtained.

2. Make Pasadena Humane Society a NO KILL Shelter

The “No Kill” movement ensures all healthy and adoptable animals are given the opportunity to find a home. The Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA (“PHS”), despite having extensive resources of over $5.57 million in revenue in 2008, continues to be a kill shelter.

Many other shelters in the area and all over the country are “No Kill” and have less funding, such as San Gabriel and Glendale Humane Societies, as well as the cities of New York and San Francisco. Adoptable animals are being senselessly killed at PHS because of “space,” despite the extensive financial, volunteer and community resources of Pasadena and its surrounding areas.

Recently PHS won the licensing for the city of Glendale and consequently an even larger number of animals’ lives are at risk. By becoming “No Kill” PHS could potentially save the lives of many adoptable animals.

3. Save Rottweiler's and Doberman's From The Pain Caused By The RSPCA

In 2003 the RSPCA successfully banned the docking of the tails of dogs with the sad excuse that it hurts them, that it is un-necessary and that it's only done for looks. This completely un-informed statement has led to the suffering of many Rottweiler's and Doberman's.

I have worked with these dogs, both with the tails docked and the inhumane non-docked tails. These dogs have great personalities, however the dogs with the un-docked tails suffered back and hind leg problems caused by the weight of the tail, hygiene problems (with their natural cleanliness) which caused extreme pain, and repeated tail injury from working with cattle and from general dog life in the bush. I don't like to see these dogs suffer.

Two of these dogs had to be put down due to the problems that their tails had caused as their hind legs as well as the injuries to their tails caused by just being dogs, running and playing.

4. End the testing of cosmetic and personal care products on animals

The other animals humans eat, use in science, hunt, trap, and exploit in a variety of ways, have a life of their own that is of importance to them apart from their utility to us. They are not only in the world, they are aware of it. What happens to them matters to them. Each has a life that fares better or worse for the one whose life it is.

That life includes a variety of biological, individual, and social needs. The satisfaction of these needs is a source of pleasure, their frustration or abuse, a source of pain. In these fundamental ways, the nonhuman animals in labs and on farms, for example, are the same as human beings. And so it is that the ethics of our dealings with them, and with one another, must acknowledge the same fundamental moral principles.

At its deepest level, human ethics is based on the independent value of the individual: The moral worth of any one human being is not to be measured by how useful that person is in advancing the interest of other human beings. To treat human beings in ways that do not honor their independent value is to violate that most basic of human rights: the right of each person to be treated with respect.

The philosophy of animal rights demands only that logic be respected. For any argument that plausibly explains the independent value of human beings implies that other animals have this same value, and have it equally. And any argument that plausibly explains the right of humans to be treated with respect, also implies that these other animals have this same right, and have it equally, too.

It is true, therefore, that women do not exist to serve men, blacks to serve whites, the poor to serve the rich, or the weak to serve the strong. The philosophy of animal rights not only accepts these truths, it insists upon and justifies them.

But this philosophy goes further. By insisting upon and justifying the independent value and rights of other animals, it gives scientifically informed and morally impartial reasons for denying that these animals exist to serve us.

Once this truth is acknowledged, it is easy to understand why the philosophy of animal rights is uncompromising in its response to each and every injustice other animals are made to suffer.

It is not larger, cleaner cages that justice demands in the case of animals used in science, for example, not "more humane" testing, but the total eradication of these barbarous practices.

5. Release Armani back to his life friend Elyse Gazewitz

Dec 14, 07: Breaking News!

Armani the monkey will be on his way home today after a Montgomery County judge ruled the county erred in seizing the monkey in May.

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‘‘I don’t know if Armani celebrates Christmas, but if he does, he has a good reason to be extra happy,” said Circuit Court Judge Terrence J. McGann.

Several people in the courtroom burst into applause and tears at the judge’s announcement while the monkey’s owner, Elyse Gazewitz of Rockville, bowed her head down on the table and sobbed.

‘‘This is the happiest day of my life,” Gazewitz said later. ‘‘Armani is coming home.”

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition.

Pedro Gorjano


Armani, a Capuchin Monkey & life friend of Elyse Gazewitz, was taken into custody and put into Frederick County Zoo.

This petition believes that Ms. Elyse is the best person to care for and look after Armani and that the authorities should return Armani to his rightful home.

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6. Clemency For Stray Dogs and Cats

July 31, 2006

It is hereby requested for the immediate consideration of the future of stray dogs and cats.

With stray dogs and cats' complete concern and welfare considered it is hereby requested for the state of Missouri to mandate for ALL person(s) to be required to be responsible for their pet(s). This to be accomplished by the following:

(1) To list on yearly personal property in each county the total number of dogs, puppies, cats, kittens. For each dog, puppy, cat, kitten spayed/neutered, personal property tax WILL BE EXEMPT. Each dog, puppy, cat, kitten NOT spayed/neutered will be assessed personal property tax of 5 per cent of total personal property.

NOTE: This tax will be placed in a special fund to be used by city pounds/county shelters/humane societies to spay/neuter their strays.

END RESULT - Future strays will not be born to end up alongside country roads to die or to breed with other strays. City Pounds, shelters/humane societies will not be overrun with these unwanted strays.

7. Stop gassing animals in North Carolina

A few states still euthanize animals routinely using the gas chamber.

Using the gas chamber is not humane, it is merely a method of mass destruction and torture as seen in Hitler's Germany.

We see it as barbaric, as well as deem it cruel and unusual punishment when executing prisoners. Why then is it humane to execute innocent animals?

Please think about you being in their position and stop this barbaric means of euthanasia in North Carolina.


June 20, 2006

Bio Corporation, located in Alexandria, Minn., provides educators with "dissection models" which include cats, skinned cats, pregnant cats, mink, rabbits, fetal pigs, and a lot of other animals - some of them are even alive!!

Have a look for yourself:
Tell Bio Corp. that animal cruelty is NOT required for a student to learn - and that there are other more humane, more accurate, and more cost-efficient dissection alternatives availible to educate students.

9. Stop Animal Cruelty at Morrisons Supermarket

March 28, 2006

Morrisons supermarket selling the cruel and inhumane 'little nipper' mouse trap.

These traps can catch larger rodents and birds causing an agonising slow
death, even mice which they are designed to kill can become trapped by a leg or the tail leading to a slow painful death, rats and mice have been known to twist and break free leaving a severed leg. Humane release traps are a humane alternative.

The buyer for the home and leisure department blatently refuses to stop selling them. Death to any animal should not be made as easy as it is to buy a packet of sweets from a supermarket shelf.

Please help stop them making this product readily available as a spur of the moment off the shelf purchase.

10. Support for Canadian Seal Hunt

March 04, 2006

I am responding to the many anti-sealing groups worldwide. These groups which have come into our country and told us we were archaic, and inhumane. I am a supporter of the humane seal hunt in Canada.

To date there is over 5 million seals in population, and this is an over-healthy population. I refer you to im01_e.htm for more information about the myths propogated by the anti-sealing groups.

Please let us all take a stand and show the rest of the world that we support our Government, our people, and our culture!

11. Stop Horse Slaughter In Canada

January 20, 2006

Help STOP horse slaughter in Canada please read then Sign your name...

Horses are known and loved throughout our country for many, varied reasons. Horses are considered by some to be symbols of the wild west; to others they are noble, kind animals to ride and admire, Olympic partners, therapeutic riding mounts, and the creatures who provided them with fond memories of summer camp, dude ranches and vacation trail rides. Horses are all this to Canadians and for these reasons and more, we do not eat horses in Canada!

Over 70,000 American live horses and ponies are slaughtered inhumanely every year in the Canada each year, their meat marketed overseas fetching a high price, in countries like France and Belgium. The vast majority of Canadians do not approve of horse slaughter, yet it is still a little known fact that horses are killed for human consumption but when people learn this, they say "no more killing." We have the opportunity to end this tragic and needless brutality now.

This bill would end horse slaughter for food, including exporting both the flesh and live horses. Canadian horses are treasured pets and working companions. They should NOT be on anyone's menu. Foreigners are not entitled to eat our horses and ponies. There are plenty of alternatives for horses whose owners cannot or will not keep them. There are also many alternative and humane endings for these horses. It is the right thing to do. We are waiting.

If you would like to take charge yourself here are some...
Tips for Writing to Members of Congress

It should be no more than one page, preferably two to three short paragraphs. In the first sentence of the first paragraph identify the issue or bill number and whether you want your legislator to support or oppose it. Next, briefly describe why you want them to take this action. Lengthy letters with indirect messages are less likely to be read.

In a hurry?
Hand-written postcards are just as useful as letters. They can simply read: "Dear Representative __________: I urge you to support and cosponsor H.R. 1581. This bill would ban cruel steel-jawed leghold traps which injure and kill wildlife and family pets."

Facts about horse slaughter...

*Last year three foreign-owned slaughter plants cruelly slaughtered more than 65,000 horses for human consumption in Europe and Asia. Tens of thousands more of Canada's horses were exported and slaughtered in other countries.

* Slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. Horses suffer horribly on the way to and during slaughter.

* 92.3 percent of horses arriving at slaughter plants in this country are in "good" condition.

* The average cost of having a horse
humanely euthanized and safely disposing of the animal's carcass is approximately $225, while
the average monthly cost of keeping a horse is approximately $200.

12. Religious Tolerance and Cultural Diversity

December 17, 2005

An American Hindu family living in a rural Village in Western New York State is appealing a Court Injunction banning their Family Cow.

The Village allows a Commercial Beef farm to operate across the Street from the family's home.

The Local Courts have reufused to address the First Amendment issues, saying the case has nothing to do with Religion. The Judge did not give the family a chance to testify at their trial.

The family wants to keep a cow and her calf on their 14 1/2 acre Village property in order to demonstrate humane and responsible care of cows and to promote vegetarianism, sustainable agriculture and locally grown food as the first steps towards a socially responsible diet.

They advocate Ahimsa (non-violence) and work to promote peace, gratitude and mercy in human society; all of which are symbolized by the cow in their religion.

Although the practice of protecting cows is unique to Hinduism, the principles of responsible and humane treatment of cows represents the Free Speech interests of a broad spectrum of Americans concerned with animal rights, vegetarianism, sustainable agriculture and nonviolence, (Ahimsa).

The Village of Angelica does not forbid farm animals and other residents keep cows, goats, sheep and chickens for commercial purposes and as pets.

Please sign the petition to the US Commission on Civil Rights and let them know the US Courts should give serious consideration to cases involving Free Speech and Religious Expression.

13. Please Don't Euthanize Pit Bulls By Default

June 23, 2005

Petition to encourage the Michigan Humane Society to stop its policy to euthanize all surrendered or seized pit bulls because of their breed.

14. Ban the use of gas chambers in North Carolina Pounds

Killing With Kindness Campaign.

Dogs and cats that are taken to the pound in hopes of finding a new home are more likely to end up being put to death in a gas chamber, a cruel and outdated method of killing. Our shelter uses carbon monoxide poisoning as the primary method of destroying animals. The other more humane killing method, a sodium pentobarbital injection, is reserved for animals too sick, too young, too pregnant, or too injured to be effectively destroyed in the gas chamber. Less than 1% of the humane society shelters in the nation use this cruel and out-dated method and California, Florida, and Tennessee have prohibited its use on companion animals all together. Why then is it the main killing method at the Craven/Pamlico Animal Services Center in Craven County?

As long as it is deemed necessary to kill these unfortunate animals, the very least we can do is provide them with a more gentle way of dying. In an act of compassion, Pals for Paws is launching a "Killing With Kindness" campaign to stop the inhumane killing.

The fact that this is a horrific death and that these animals die in fear is well documented. When multiple animals are placed in a chamber at the same time and are gassed together, they injure themselves and each other in their terror. A crescendo of their mournful wails can be heard for up to 45 seconds. The last few moments of their lives are spent in a desperate attempt to get away from the deadly gas. After the allotted time, what is left is a pile of dead animals covered in feces and urine whose carcasses are then removed to provide space for the next batch.

A method of killing by lethal injection is much kinder to the animal. This takes two people. One person holds the animal while the other gently slips a needle into a vein. The collapse of the animal is almost instantaneous as the syringe is emptied. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recommend an injection of sodium pentobarbital as the preferred method of euthanasia. When performed properly, this has been found to be the most humane, safest, least stressful and most rapid method of euthanasia of dogs and cats without causing fear and distress in the animals.

The "Killing With Kindness" campaign is a grassroots campaign being conducted by animal welfare and animal rights groups through out the nation and sponsored locally by Pals for Paws. This is your campaign-the taxpayers-for it is your taxes that fund the local shelter and your voice that can effect a change in the existing system. Whether this campaign lives or dies, whether companion animals die cruelly or compassionately will depend on your involvement.

We hope that every animal related individual or group in the area will support and participate with us in our efforts to urge our shelter to purge the use of the gas chamber as so many others in the country have done. We have prepared a petition to present to our local and state legislatures to make a federal law a reality to stop this method of killing. We hope that this campaign will set an example of how people can come together for the animals in our care. Please add your voice to ours by signing our petition and please promote and support every animal adoption resource so that we can put an end to the killing. Our shelter is killing over 5,000 animals a year. Sadly, most of these animals were healthy and would have made wonderful pets.

15. Killing dogs is in NO way a solution! Say NO to Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP)

BMP has cruelly killed over 25 lakh stray dogs from 1939 to 1999. Please do visit for photos and more information.

These gruesome killings might be resumed if we don't act now.

16. Pressure meat industries to come up with more humane ways of killing!

Approximately 750,000,000 animals are slaughtered each year for food.

Few people who eat meat, fish, or products made from them are aware of how the animals are killed.

The most popular method of slaughter is when the animal is stunned by a number of inhumane methods (gas, carbon dioxide, electrical shock) allowing them to drain the blood from the animal while it is unconcious, but still alive unable to function.

We people of the BPI group feel that the meat and fish industries should find another way of killing the animals. We understand it is a difficult area and any other way of killing would raise meat prices. But we feel it is a minor drawback to the rights of the animals.

We would like the industries to put some efort into the proces of finding a new method.

17. Herinvoering dierlijke insuline

Sinds het veralgemenen van humane insuline is dierlijke insuline niet meer verkrijgbaar. Een gedeelte van de diabetici heeft echter geen voordeel bij deze kunstmatige insuline. Zij lijden aan insulineallergie. Dit wordt echter niet niet aanvaard door de meeste dokters en wordt daardoor niet terugbetaald. Feit blijft wel dat deze mensen zich minder goed tot zelfs zeer ziek voelen wegens het gebruik van humane insuline en de oplossing voor hen is de herinvoering en terugbetaling van de dierlijke insuline. Hiervoor moeten we echter de instanties bewust maken van dit probleem.

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18. Coalition for the DC Animal Shelter

Whereas, the District of Columbia government is currently in the process of awarding a new contract to manage the city's animal control and animal shelter efforts.

Whereas, the last time the city undertook this process, five years ago, the contract was initially awarded to an underqualified, inexperienced, and poorly funded organization.

Whereas, just four months later, the shelter was in chaos, the animals' living areas were filthy, and the adoptions program was in total disarray.

Whereas, at the time, dogs and cats were packed in overcrowded conditions and left in cages covered with their own waste, often with little or no food, while sick and injured animals sometimes went for days without treatment.

Whereas, only after a series of news stories uncovered the horrific conditions there and the D.C. Council held a hearing on the issue was a new contract awarded to the Washington Humane Society, the group that currently manages both programs.

Whereas, it appears that a similar process is unfolding this year, and that the contract may once again be awarded to an organization that does not have the experience, qualifications, or financial stability to fulfill its mission in aiding and protecting the animals and people of the city.

Whereas, the city's budget process has left this year's contract vastly underfunded.

Whereas, the DC animal control and shelter programs cost roughly $1.3 million to run in the current fiscal year, yet the city's budget for next year only allocates $700,000 for both programs.

Whereas, the average amount spent on animal control in 16 comparable U.S. cities is $2.62 per resident per year, yet the District would be spending less than half that amount -- only $1.22 per person. (source: National Animal Control Association)

Whereas, it would clearly be difficult, if not impossible, for any organization to provide the animal control and shelter services the people and animals of D.C. deserve for the amount budgeted by the city.

Whereas, dozens of prominent animal welfare and pet support organizations have joined together in the Coalition for the D.C. Animal Shelter to fight for the city's animal shelter and control contract to be fully funded and awarded to a qualified group.

Whereas, the goal of the Coalition is not to advocate or promote the merits of any particular humane organization in the contract process, only to ensure that the contract is fully funded and fairly awarded to a qualified organization.

Whereas, the Coalition believes that any organization hired to run the shelter and animal control needs to be experienced in law enforcement, have a track record in shelter management and be financially stable.