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1. Michael Jackson is in heaven

To all those non believers and haters of Michael jackson who say he is in well you know where, i have one thing to say, Judge not lest you be judged.

In his lifetime, Michael Gave and did not stop giving, to over 35 different charities, he also as the book of James read Visited orphans and gave to aids and cancer patients in the children's hospital often in secret as matthew 6 says to do all your charitable deeds in secret

MJ did not openly promote his Charity for self gain
and all of these good deeds and the music he gave us which was always clean, compared to what is out there today get swept away when the tabloids jump all over the lies and allegations of him, saying the most hurtful things that anyone who has seen an interview or watch him live on stage would be able to tell you is utter trash, he was innocent and he loved god and Jesus very much.

Whether you believe in Jesus or not, please sign as a fan who believes Michael is not hurting or alone anymore.

Peace in the lord our god

2. End the Genocide in Darfur!

Dear friend,

Last July 31, the U.N. Security Council authorized 19,000 additional peacekeepers to help stop the violence in Darfur.

A year later, barely 2,000 additional peacekeepers have arrived, and those that are there lack the equipment and support that they need to protect Darfuri civilians.

That's why I've signed on to the Save Darfur Coalition's international petition to the leaders of China, France, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S., the five most critical voices on the U.N. Security Council. We're demanding that they fulfill the promise they made a year ago, and stop dragging their feet on fully deploying the peacekeepers.

Will you join us, and 75,000 others around the world, in signing this important petition? Our names will be displayed with 75,000 others in a major media event on July 31, the one-year anniversary of the Security Council's important - but unfulfilled - resolution.

A Security Council resolution is useless without concrete action from the U.N. and the leaders of the nations who lead it. It is outrageous that the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council - China, Russia, France, the U.K., and the U.S. - cannot produce just 24 helicopters needed by the peacekeepers to help end the brutal genocide.

This is a failure of will, plain and simple. The world promised Darfur protection but has failed to deliver it.

Since the peacekeepers were authorized by the Security Council a year ago, 440,000 more Darfuris have been driven from their homes. The people of Darfur can't afford to wait any longer for these world leaders to find the courage to act.

Help me send these world leaders a strong message: let's stop dragging our feet and keep our moral obligation to bring peace and security to Darfur

Thanks for joining us in this important struggle. It means a lot.

Thank you!

3. We Deserve The Right To Live Pain Free

Child abuse is reported on an average of every 10 seconds and three children die every day as a result of such abuse.

Sadly, Colorado has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the country. According to the National Child Abuse & Neglect Data System (NCANDS), Colorado ranks 3rd in the nation for deaths resulting from child abuse.

Government funding does not support the full range of services necessary to assist families in providing safe, nurturing care and education for their children, or, when necessary, to develop an alternative permanency option.

4. New Combined Downtown Davenport Community Farmers' Market

Two existing farmers markets current operate on down town levee area of Davenport, Iowa.

RiverCity Farmers Market, operates on the westside of the parking lot, which is headed by Luann Cedillo and a board of three others.

Mississippi Valley Growers Association, operating on the eastside of said parking lot, wich is headed by Jane Weber and a board of seven others that is self-perpetuated.

Neither of these markets allow their vendors to vote on issues that affect them or to even be at meetings that pertain to them.

Vendors are only notified of any said rules of change until board feel it necessary to let them know.

5. Save the Whales Again

As many of you have heard and others have not, in Japan and surrounding areas, they are trapping and killing whales once again.

I personally have nothing against Japan or its people but i don't think that killing these animals is the right thing.

6. Planet Earth and the U.N. belongs to God!

As an international consultant for entrepreneurial and social development, with more than 20 years of expertise; I had the opportunity to formulate for the European Commission (EC/UE), a innovative project to foster competitiveness of micro and small enterprises in El Salvador, which is now underway.

The UE spirit to finance that project is to support entrepreneurs to reach economic sustainability, prosperity, and a satisfactory life quality, in order to contribute for an integral development in our nation, that will lead us to a global market niche. And the ultimate goal of that visionary spirit is to build a world with equity and more opportunities to live.

A very important area of my expertise has been gained from international training and projects implementation; and one of the most important learnings I was in Taiwan, Republic of China; a nation with kind and laborious people, innovative mind, loyal heart, and with a sound spirit of entrepreneurship and firm beliefs.

Now, back to the spirit of that project I formulated for the EU; a guessing thought arise in my mind: Why we in the world pretend to develop our countries excluding other nations from the international politic, social, and economic scenario?. Something wrong is in the mind of leaders who decide to act in that way. And that misunderstanding, comes from their heart, because they forget God, the only one owner of this planet, the only governor above all nations.

God wants all the humankind to be his truly sons and daughters, and for that purpose He will remove any obstacles; including those ones who deny Taiwan, Republic of China as a member of the United Nations organization.

Progress can not be built excluding others. World sustainability can not be built on foundations of political ego and unreasonable decisions about the human rights of others.

7. Juniors Stillness School

Stillness Juniors was once a sought after school where parents would move into the catchment area so that their children could attend.

This school used to have a waiting list as classes were too full. So why in the last 4 years have parents been removing their children and placing them into other local schools or more drastically, moving out of the area all together?

Almost all the classes are now not fully subscribed. The amount of Teachers that have come and subsequently left the Juniors in the last 4 years is unprecedented. This in turn is affecting the superbly run infants & nursery school. If like me and many others you are unhappy with the way the Juniors is being run and feel that Stillness Junior School is desperately in need of a change of management then please sign this petition.

Let's again make Stillness Juniors a school we want to send our kids to. When we have enough signatures a copy will be sent to Ofsted, Lewisham Education Authority, the Mayor, our Local MPs, and the board of Governors. This petition in no way reflects against the hard working teachers in the juniors.

(If you tick the anonymous box your signature will only show on the completed petition to be used, but will not be visible to others online.)
Please visit our blog using the link above or copy and paste this address- alternatively you can contact me using the contact author button below.

8. Help ban or limit the group My Chemical Romance

I would like for this petition to ban the group, My Chemical Romance. I realize this may not be possible but we should be able to put an age limit of 18 to purchase their music.

The facts are that this group and others like it are doing harm to our children! I have a very good friend and her 13 year old daughter was listening to them and wanted to kill herself. What kind of message are they sending to our children?

It is our duty to protect our children please join with me in this petition to put an age limit on this group and others like them.

9. Bring the Football Team Back to CSULB!

UPDATE as of 7/20/2009: Sorry for the lack of updates, but I do check the petition regularly.

Thank you everyone for signing. Please continue to let others know of our petition! Our goal is to get as many signatures as possible, so please tell others about this petition! We need at least 5,000 signatures before I will submit the petition to President F. King Alexander, which I believe is absolutely possible, as there are 35,000 students on our campus.


Simply put, having a football team will not only bring unity to our school, but will also bring in money for our campus, as well as putting our campus on the map.

Reasons why there should be a football team:

1. We are sick of having to cheer for another school.

2. We are sick of seeing people wearing other schools' jerseys/shirts on our campus.

3. Our school has 35,000 students, which makes it a large campus, yet it doesn't have a football team?

4. Bringing football back will benefit the whole school, not just the football players, as people previously have thought. For instance, having a football team will bring back the marching band, and the money earned will benefit the WHOLE school. We'll be able to afford to improve our campus, which will boost our students' morale.

Sign the petition if you haven't already, and forward it to your friends and family, even if they don't go to our school!


10. Save our National Identity

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, American citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voting the same truths!!

11. Sign the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Pet Promise!

This petition, originally published in August 2006, has been republished as of today's date: September 19, 2013.

We are petitioning America's pet owners to remind them of everything that is required to be a responsible dog owner.

The AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise, created to bring the spirit of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day to life and adapted from the AKC Canine Good Citizen Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge (, reminds us that raising a happy and healthy pet is more than just playtime and pampering.

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12. Westfield Malls - Please Support Breastfeeding Babies!

July 26, 2006

Fox 8 Morning News (Cleveland) aired a story on July 21, 2006 in which a local nursing mother (who wishes to remain anonymous) was refused permission to nurse her baby before paying for her purchases at the Aeropostale store in Great Northern Mall (which is owned by Westfield).

The mall representative who spoke to the reporter indicated that this kind of situation is why they put in the Family Room.

Westfield Corp. owns four area malls in addition to the malls they own in twelve other states and three other countries (the UK, Australia and New Zealand).

Some of those areas have much stronger protections for families who breastfeed in public than Ohio does, especially New York State (where Westfield owns two malls) - there the right to breastfeed is written into the Civil Rights section of the state laws, with specific penalties if violated.

13. Stop Crime in South Africa

July 14, 2006

5,000 people were killed on Sept 11, 2001 in America and the world "is at war".

21,000 people were murdered in South Africa last year, and rest of the world turns a blind eye!

An 8 month-old baby girl was raped to death by 5 men in Cape Town, South Africa, as they thought it would "cure their Aids".

A 24 year-old pregnant woman was repeatedly raped in her home in Birch Acres, Kempton Park, South Africa on Monday, January 08, 01.

A five-month pregnant woman, her husband and their five-year-old daughter were relaxing at home when four unknown men entered the house. The husband (32) was tied up and held at gunpoint while the suspects raped his wife in the dining room. The suspects then ransacked the house and took electrical appliances, household goods and clothing valued at about R20000.

No arrests have been made. The gruesome list goes on and on . . .
For once, this is a worthwhile message to pass on - for my friend Jeremy Sutton who was murdered, leaving his 8-month pregnant wife, Trish, behind - and for all others who have been touched by crime.

If Gary Teichmann can sign this so can all of us. One Sunday Times front page headlines stated:

Toddler sodomised to death. 2-year-old girl sodomised so brutally, her wounds shocked doctors. Her anus and rectum were so severely injured that medical staff could literally see 3cm inside her body. The rapist walks free after police corrupted her file.

Dear Friends Chris Duncan here. I know a lot of you have received petitions like this before and many more like it.
I also know that there is a serious problem in South Africa. I know a lot of you don't feel that there is much of a problem and refuse to be part of petitions to stop murder. I ask you now, please: If you refuse to do a simple thing like placing a name to a list in an attempt to bring it to the attention of your leaders, what are you doing that the rest of us don't know about to stop it?

Even if it's to clear your conscience so that in a small way you can say you did something, it is worth it.
What would it take for you to suddenly spring into action?

Should your child, wife or husband need to be killed first?
Please think about it and think perhaps it can help instead of "what good will it do?"

Following the latest child killings in Cape Town, I hope Cape Tonians and South Africans in general are prepared to take a stand to stop all this crime. For our son Peter Marks who was brutally beaten to death leaving a young wife and son of eight months and devastated family behind and for all others who have been touched by crime.

14. Marvel Vs. Capcom ( Vs. DC) 3

June 28, 2006

Hello, there! My name is Jason Holmes, and I'm asking for your Support to make an idea I recently had become a reality.

I was thinking, if Capcom is and was still going to make a Marvel Vs. Capcom ( Vs. DC) 3 game, to ask Capcom, DC and Marvel if they could and if they wanted to work together to allow the DC Universe Characters to be playable in MVCVDC3, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and many others.

This petition if for Capcom to consider, if it is and was going to still make a third Marvel Vs. Capcom game, to ask DC to join them in allowing the DC Universe Characters to be playable, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and others.

I would like to know if Marvel and DC, and you gamers out there, might want this to happen too?

Jason Holmes ( AKA Kronoan).

15. Introduce eye for an eye punishment for crime

May 28, 2006

Do you believe in an eye for an eye? I sure do.

I think it's wrong that murderers in the world get away with it. Yes some get the death penalty, but comeon? It's the easy way out. It's painless and fast. Why should they get the easy way out when they probly made a person suffer? When they are waiting for the death penalty they get fed better then most of the people in the world.

I think what ever they have done should be done to them, whether it's rape, murder, whatever. They should learn. They should pay for what they have done. It sounds harsh and mean, but it will teach others in the world.

Treat others how you want to be treated.

16. Label Genetically Engineered Food

May 14, 2006

My 10th grade World Affairs class is engaging in a Global Activism project. My topic is about Genetically Engineered Food.

I chose this topic because I personally wanted to know what is in the food I am eating and I want others to know as well. There is a law in progress called, "The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act." It is a law making it illegal to not label foods with genetically engineered ingredients.

Many brands that have genetically engineered products are General Mill, Nabisco, and Hunts. I am not telling you to boycott these products but to help me to encourage citizens to be aware of what they are eating and what is in their food. There is a lack of testing of these products and not enough information on their effects. A couple of effects are that they may increase the risk of allergenic reactions or may carry unpredictable toxins.

On a global scale, GE foods are benefiting investing companies and not the consumers. Some researchers believe that it will stop world hunger. This is impossible if the people who are poverty stricken cannot afford it. So why are we still continuing to make the companies richer while others are dying from hunger? 600 million people are undernourished.

All in all, I am asking that you support me by signing my petition for the passing of "The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act."


May 11, 2006

Throughout the history of Hip Hop, there has been much violence, and it's been used as a marketing tool to sell records. We need to Squash the Beef between MC's, MC's and Law Enforcement, and the many altercations in our streets.

Many of the Hip Hop artists involved in these beefs do so at the urging of record labels. They rely on the philosophy that the bigger the beef, the better the sales. Sadly, it's our children that are buying these records and are being lead to believe that this is how you handle a dispute.

Beefs have been a part of Hip Hop since the beginning as a way to prove one's skill and worth on the mic. However, the beefs today have evolved into violence, mayhem, and murder.

It's got to stop now before more lives are lost.

18. Gender Equality - Fair Pay

March 15, 2006

• In 1987, the Center for Creative Leadership concluded that women as a group are kept from advancing not because of their individual abilities but because they are women.

• Some people think the glass ceiling from 1987 still exists, others think it has been shattered, and yet others think it is more a plastic ceiling; that you can never really break through, as in being taken seriously, but you can advance.

• Female athletes don't sign the multi-million dollar contracts men do,

• In American factories in the 19th century, men got paid $3 and women got paid $1 a week for the same hours.

• On March 7th, 1860, women workers at a shoe factory in Lynn, Massachusetts, went on strike, and wages rose that April.

• NOW (National Organization of Women) was formed in 1960, one of its goals being equal pay for the same job.

• In 1964, congress passed a civil rights amendment originally intended to gain the equality of black people.

o A senator from Virginia added "sex" to race, color and religion so it would look ridiculous and not pass.

o This addition was what made it pass, and under the amendment came the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

• Many employers exercise "tokenism." This is when an employer will hire women (etc.), in a number that the hiring of them is merely symbolic. This creates on-the-surface, but not true, integration.

• Where tokenism or integration isn't present, women mainly work in pink-collar ghettos.

o In service occupations, 7 million men and 10 million women.

o In elementary and high schools, 1.5 million men and 3.5 million women.
o As doctors, 715,000 men and 245,000 women, yet as nurses and lab technicians, 403,000 men and 2.4 million women.

• In 1997, Patty Abramson founded the Women's Growth Capital Fund to help women start their own business. However, out of 1,200 high risk business loans, only 30 were owned by women.

• Women seeking executive jobs know that companies like Reebok (executives are 44% women) will be the best to join.

• Out of 830 executives in the fortune 500 companies, 5 are women.

• The glass ceiling keeps women in pink-collar ghettos too. It affects women in non-traditional unskilled labor jobs.

• According to the U.S. Department of Labor, full-time working women receive 75-77 cents for every $1 earned by a full-time working man.

• Female university professors earn $6,500 less a year than male university professors.

• According to a worker at a consulting firm named "Pam," women are usually hired as assistants while males are usually hired as associates. Associates generally earn more money that assistants, which makes it seem fair.

• In the WNBA, stars earn $50,000 a year, while in the NBA stars can earn $20 million a year.

• Three quarters of women work in pick-collar ghettos with lower pay. These women are "firmly entrenched;" not receiving pension or life insurance in addition to being paid lower or being hired part-time or temporarily and being paid minimum wage.

o Good News for Working Women: More and better jobs in nearly every employment field; less discrimination in the mere hiring.

o Bad News for Working Women: What they find after being hired and while working. Fewer benefits, lower pay and slower promotions as compared to men.

• The toughest challenge can be balancing work and family. Women, stereotypically, have more family responsibility than men, so pursuing a career while having children can be seen as greedy for the woman, but not the man. Some women even quit their jobs to spend more time with their children.

• Many women face prejudice in jobs that require physical strength. Women may also face prejudice because they are assumed to be mentally weak, due to the assumptions that they are caring, kind and loving.

• There is just overall negativity against women that carries its way into the workplace. Men are called leaders, women are called bossy. While women are no less likely to get angry than men, the way women express anger is seen as too emotional, while the same behavior is perfectly acceptable for a man. (Banging a fist on the table while screaming).

• The glass ceiling has not become a cement ceiling. More women are breaking into traditionally male dominated jobs. Women receive perks and promotions and in some cases, in record numbers.

• The glass ceiling has not been shattered either. Tokenism is prominent in the hiring of women in traditionally male dominated fields. They are promoted slowly and seldom, they struggle to balance home and family, they do not receive equal pay for equal work, they are stuck in pink collar ghettos, they earn three quarters of what men earn.

• Thirty or forty years ago, the wage gap was excused as being a result of equal merit. Now, women have all but caught up with men in education and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act have only helped them, but the pay gap has persisted. The reason for this is sex based discrimination.

19. Abolish Horse Slaughter

Horses are slaughtered every day!!! The way horses are killed is cruel and inhumane! They are transported by huge trucks or cattle trucks that aren't fit for the horses at all. They are transported in large groups mares, foals, stallions, geldings. They are usually not given food or water on their journey or even when they arrive. Some are dead on arrival others are on the verge of dying.

The others are moved into large pens where they wait to be 'stunned' when a metal rod is shot through their head,paralyzing them. Then they get thrown down a shoot and into the 'kill box'. Where they are hung upside-down by their hind legs and their throats are cut. THEY LET THE HORSES SUFFER BY BLEEDING TO DEATH!!!!!! Any horse can go to slaughter even the most beautiful healthy horse or the youngest foal.

20. Oppose Federal Marriage Ammendment

Congress is about to begin voting on the FMA (Federal Marriage Ammendment). The FMA discriminates against homosexuals who wish to be married. It says that marriage can only take place between a man and a woman, not two men or two women because those aren't "right." Well, who are they to tell us what is morally right? Not everyone is of a religion that believes this. Some people are but still believe it is wrong to force their beliefs on others. Well, it IS wrong to force your beliefs on others, so PLEASE sign this petition to get the Pennsylvania senators to vote against the FMA and allow freedom to everyone.

21. Minorities learning Tennis - Harris Park Tennis Court

The influence of television has greatly effected the way youths today think. Minority athletes are publicized more and they are greatly influencing the younger generation.

Tennis has become a very popular sport for young minorities, especially with the popularity of the William sisters. Yes, there have been others before them but these sisters have given new hope to a more vocal and can do generation.

The resources are here, we just need to make sure that they are well maintained. On Front Street there are numerous tennis courts and they can be reserved. There is also an unused tennis court at Harris Park. The only problem with the court at Harris Park is that it needs resurfacing. There are still barriers that need to be broken. Minorities are somewhat intimidated by the uptown park and would feel more comfortable in a more familiar setting.

It takes time to properly build self esteem, and a familiar setting helps the process. The resurgence of an old park would bring back some old memories as well as starting new ones. Remember the old saying "Let's put the spark back in Harris Park".

Children deserve the chance to experience new things. For some it is a chance to something new for others it could be a tool used to open a new door. Many children today are either running the streets or hanging around the house eating and not exercising. They are getting lazy, heavy and very disrespectful.

Tennis lessons offer; structured guidance, physical endurance, the chance to meet new people, and really learn a new sport. Tennis lessons are also available for older youths and adults. Your signature and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

22. A Cystic Fibrosis Centre in Toronto

We, the undersigned, hereby wish for there to be a full time health centre for people living with cystic fibrosis. This would allow for a place, outside of hospitals, where families and individuals can go to receive treatments, be cared for when they're ill, and speak to others dealing with the same medical problems as themselves.

23. Tennessee RSDS Patients Need Your Help

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a long, never pain free, disableing disease. We need your support, and all the State of Tennessee, to help me, help others like myself who have (RSD).

Note the Proclamation of Governor Phil Bredesen, In A State Of Tennessee Proclamation, the following:

Whereas, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome(RSD)is an extremely painful neuromuscular disease which affects more than six million people in the United States; and

Whereas, RSD results from injury or trauma to a leg or an arm and can simultaneously affect the nerves, muscles, blood vessels, skin. joints and bonds in progressivly severe stages; and

Whereas estimates indicate that 5 percent of all injuries or trauma may result in progressively sever stages; and

Whereas,the cause and cure of this disorder are unknown, although RSD is treatable with prescripton drugs, physical therapy, occupational therapy and emotional therpy; and

Whereas, early detection and treatment are vital to preventing the diabling effects of RSD, which in its most severe stages can result in total dysfuction of an extremity and treatment can reduce the physical, the entair body; and

Whereas, with increased medical awareness and greater understanding of RSD, early detection and treatment can reduce the phsical, and emotional and financial effects on its victims, NOW THEREFORE,I Phil Bredesen, Governor of the State of Tennessee, do hereby proclam the month of September 2003, REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SYNDROME MONTH.

So in Tennessee, and encourage all citizens to join me in this worthy observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hearunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the State of Tennessee to be affixed at Nashville in this 18th day of August 2003.

Phil Bredesen

Being used by Margaret L. Downing, as stated by Governor Phil Bredesen.

24. No Respect, No Relationship


This petition of certain citizens of Australia condemns the Howard Government for refusing to run the anti-violence campaign "No Respect No Relationship" that was designed to educate young people that violence in relationships is wrong and must be stopped.

Your petitioners ask the House to ensure that the Government releases the campaign material that was developed over the last 2 years at a cost of millions of dollars to taxpayers so that it can be used by others in
the community to send a strong message to young people.

Public money paid for the development and production of this campaign and we urge the House to demand its release for public use.

25. Sop the exploitation of Child Labor

Hi, my petition is to stop Child Labor, particularly in developing countries, because many people are dieing. Children cannot work for fourteen hours non-stop. They only get paid a little if lucky and some children don't even get paid. Most children are trying to pay off loans that their parents own to others. Please sign my petition so I can show everyone that all of you agree to my thought. Thank You For Your Time And Support.

Please help all the children and stop child labor. Please sign the petetion.

26. Melvin Caldwell jr

I Melvin Caldweell was walking down a Middle in Parkdale, Arkansas when an alligator rushed toward me and I ran and got my gun and shot. I felt my life and others' lives were endangered. When I shot the alligator I did not know it was an endangered species. At the time I was thinking of my life and the lives of others.


spongebobby - we need to get rid of him!!!!!!!!!!

If your bowser chirstina and others sign here and argue with justin!!!!!!!! in the boards

28. Save Your Favorite Stories On!

The website has as of today, September 12th, deleted a high-rating bracket and several whole sections, including and not limited to, Music Groups, Sports, and several others. For the ratings bracket, they cite complaints from people too stupid to hit the 'back' button. As for the genre deletions, they have for some reason decided that writing stories about famous people can damage them in some way. Although others could see it as a sincere form of flattery. Should this injustice continue or be rectified? Should countless people lose their beloved stories? Should countless authors lose the product of their creative stimulus?

29. Keep Caribbean dolphins in the wild where they belong!

Minvielle & Chastanet Ltd., a large St. Lucian company wants to capture wild dolphins and put them in a sea pen for tourists to play with!

St. Lucia and the Commonwealth of Dominica currently have captive dolphin facilities in the planning stages. The one in Dominica is partially constructed.

The two foreign investors involved are in St. Lucia, Dolphin Fantaseas and in Dominica, DOLPHINS PLUS.

A permit will be sought for the first 6 bottlenose dolphins for the St. Lucia facility to be captured in St. Lucia's territorial waters, in defiance of the SPAW protocol of the Cartegena Convention, which St. Lucia has ratified.

The dolphins for Dominica have recently been transferred from the Dolphins Plus facility at Prospect Reef in Tortola, which has closed down.

Our dolphins are a shared resource. Both St. Lucia, Dominica and the islands
to the north and south have thriving whale and dolphin watching operations, generating income for many.

These animals are large, wild and free ranging and it is wrong to confine them to enclosures, however "large" or "deep". They can never be as large or deep as the ocean which is their home.

The proposed St. Lucia facility is in an inlet at the entrance to Castries harbour which is not only extremely polluted, but is directly in the path of low flying aircraft coming in to land at the airport, and yards away from large cargo and cruise ships entering the harbour.

In times of heavy rain, the bay fills up with plastic rubbish from the Castries river. Plastic is extremely dangerous to marine mammals.

The Dominica facility is in a quieter area, but the irony is striking - Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, pioneers of the whale and dolphin watching industry, promoting swimming with captive dolphins?

This will be a blow to the images of both islands and any others which chose to go this route. We are hoping that the recipients of this petition will reconsider their positions and follow the example of so many countries in South and Central America whose authorities have come to realize that cetaceans are totally unsuited to captivity.

30. Legalize Paintball in the USA

I believe that paintball should be made legal in the U.S.Paintball should be legalized all over the United States.

It doesn't make sense for it to be illegal in some places and legal in others. A person could buy a paintball marker in a place it is legal to buy one, then go to a place where it is illegal and do vandilism. If a paintball marker is illegal, why not a baseball bat? They can do the same things, vandalize and kill Do you no why paintball is considered dangerous? i'll tell you, its people who go around and shoot houses and cars and people. It is a very safe sport if the right precautions are takin, such as wering the right saftey gear especially made for the sport, and chronographing your marker before play. People dislike the idea of paintball because people call them "guns," when infact they 're markers. Please sign this petition to help legalize paintball! Thank you.