A PLACE TO POST PETITIONS, THOUGHTS, VIEWS AND RESCUE CENTERS FOR ANIMALS OF ALL KINDS THAT ARE IN DANGER OF ABUSE, POACHING, CANNED HUNTS,TESTING OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT HURTS THESE ANIMALS THAT WE ALL LOVE. FROM PETS TO WHALES. SHOW THEM YOU CARE!!!!
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There was a report on Adelaide radio this morning that the Belaire Park Country Club has hired a shooter to kill wood ducks.
Laurie (Coalition Against Duck Shooting) has just spoken to Ron, one of the CEOs at the Country Club (who is nervous and aggressive and wouldn't supply his last name). 37 wood ducks have been shot in one day and they intend to continue shooting. The CEO says they have obtained a permit from the South Australian Government, but we say shooting permits are issued too easily and not enough consideration is given to non-lethal alternatives.
This is totally unnecessary and unacceptable. There are non-lethal alternatives and these days most golf clubs live happily with their wildlife.
People should not be abusive, but rather point out that there are non-lethal alternatives such as rubber snakes, dogs being walked on leads, radio controlled model planes, etc. which will deter the birds and that the shooting of native waterbirds is not acceptable. Most golfers don't like wildlife being shot and are outraged to learn this is taking place.
Waterbird numbers across eastern Australia over the last 25 years has decreased a staggering 82%. This is caused mainly by drought and climate change. The sad state of the Coorong in South Australia, once a major waterbird breeding area, is a prime example.
The Club has used a supposedly non-lethal chemical in the past that kept the birds off, but they say they can't aford to use it any longer.
As many of you know, Sgt. Beberg's dog "Ratchet" is now home from Iraq and in Minnesota safe and sound. More than 69,000 people signed the petition asking for clemency for the soldier's dogs, with orders of "shoot to kill" and certain death awaiting Ratchet. The AP sent the story to every news agency around the world and it became headline news everywhere. With the eyes of the world watching, the Army finally released the soldier's dog and after a third attempt to transport Ratchet out of iraq, Operation Baghdad Pups finally rescued the dog.
But, our efforts do not end with Ratchet. Many more soldiers are anxiously waiting for their pets to be granted safe passage home to the U.S. Operation Baghdad Pups receives 4-5 requests a week from soldiers in Iraq & Afghanistan, asking for safe passage home for their pets.
Our letter and petition to the Department of Defense to appeal their policy against animals and soldiers is now online.
Please take a moment to read the petition and sign it. A letter writing campaign to the DOD is our objective. The Army heard our voices about Ratchet and released him. Now, we must make sure the DOD hears our voices and listens. The policy must be changed. We know far too much about PTSD to ignore this problem.
Please help the dogs of "SOSCoky" - the Canile of Santa Maria di Castellabate, Campania, Italy - in signing our petition. The area of the Canile is placed at a former rubbish-ground without infrastructure. There is no electricity and water. Many of the dogs are sick - suffering of Leishmaniose, Ehrlichose or other diseases. Already five years ago the municipials have promised a new area for the Canile, but 'till now nothing has happened. It is time for keeping promises now!! Join our petition please! Thank you!!
Hi, I am embracing a horrific trauma in my life that has seen three anniversaries since April 15, 2003 in San Diego Family Court and find myself in need of friends like you for your generous support.
You see due to judicial crimes to me, I can't contact my Granddaughter and naturally this hurts me very much but there is another life this loss of contact has emotionally abused as well, and that would be, "Mama Guinea" Littlebug's guinea pig. I hate to see Mama Guinea grieving unnecessarily for her master Littlebug, and you could help me change that.....
I would like for you to sign the following petitions in CARE 2.
I am trying to get District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to do something about perjury and religious hate-crimes in San Diego Family Courts so I can have a fair hearing and bring my Granddaughter I have raised for seven years back home to Missouri to reunite with Mama Guinea.
I am also going to approach the senate to change some laws In California that are by the people & pets and for the people & pets so please sign the following two petitions in the two links below.
Thank You from Mama Guinea and Littlebug, the links are below. Please pass it around to your friends, family, etc..