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DIANNE C'S PETITIONS - NOV. 3/12 +
1 year ago
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Skegness (Lincolnshire, UK) council has OK'd Halal slaughterhouse - Change.org petition against this


Yikes, it's been a while since I posted a petition so started a new thread as my former one is quite long. I hope you'll consider signing  even if you are not a UK citizen.  I am not wanting to get into the topic of eating meat vs. not, I'm just posting this petition. Thx.   

Skegness council has given the go ahead to open a Halal slaughter house in the town.

How a Halal slaughter is carried out....

The animal enters the killing area fully aware of other animals having been slaughtered there, the animal is then hung by it's feet without being stunned and fully conscious, a prayer is recited before slitting the animals throat leaving it to slowly bleed to death. During this the other animals waiting to be taken in will have to listen to the screams of terror from within the building.

 

This is a cruel and barbaric way to slaughter animals for meat if you agree please add your name to this patition and share it with your friends.

http://www.change.org/petitions/e-l-d-c-stop-the-halal-slaughter-house-opening-in-skegness

1 year ago

Petizione firmata.

1 year ago

Noted and already signed Dianne :0 Thnx

1 year ago

Noted and signed- Thank you Dianne

1 year ago

Signed and shared, thank you.

1 year ago

signed, thank you Dianne.

1 year ago

Can't sign Change.org petitions STILL!!!   Sorry  -

1 year ago

Already signed. Thank you.

I signed this one for you :) just telling my upcoming reasons
1 year ago

Is everyone aware of the new protocol that change.org just went through?

Just wondering, cause as of Oct. 24th they re-did their whole system and many people cant seem to get in and having a ton of issues, and not only that, they are allowing advertising from monsanto...against womans rights stuff, right wing big time for money, sold out to oil companies, i have the news articles if anyone wants to see them and actually a petition about it also..just let me know... I am choosing to not sign change.org, but i have anyway for my friends, until they get aware... but i am going to be stopping totally soon.... rox  



This post was modified from its original form on 05 Nov, 2:45
1 year ago

Signed. Thanks Dianne.

Roxy thanks for posting this information. I can't say I'm surprised at what any big companies will do for big bucks.

1 year ago

Noted and signed Current Dianne :0 And thanx to all who contributed to this Thread :0

HELP SAVE KOALAS FROM EXTINCTION!
1 year ago

Roxy - thanks so much for the info about Change.org's changed posted above.  Very unsettling news, and I won't be signing anymore either now that I've seen this info.  I detest Monsanto, oil companies, etc.  The petition below is from the Animal Rescue site and they are very reputable as far as I know: I haven't seen much on here re KOALA'S - am I missing something?


Save Koalas from Possible Extinction!

http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=AustraliaKoalas

An epidemic of chlamydia has begun to ravage Australia's koala population. In koalas, chlamydia is a nasty bacterial disease with symptoms including blindness, respiratory infections, and even infertility. Combined with other threats from habitat loss and dog attacks, koalas now face the possibility of extinction.

Sign the petition asking Australia’s Federal Environment Minister to elevate koalas to endangered status and and ensure they receive the resources necessary to avert this catastrophe.

1 year ago

Already signed. Thank you.

1 year ago

Het Dianne- Yes, perhaps you did miss this years news back in April 2012- there was ALOT of campaigning and petitions to get them listed as endangered, but Tony Burke made the decision this year to list them as threatened. Here is the reasoning- (I dont think he is going to change his mind)

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Koalas added to threatened species list

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http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/04/30/3491877.htm

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Koalas in eastern Australia are being classified as vulnerable and added to the threatened species list.

Koala numbers have dropped by 40 per cent in Queensland and by a third in New South Wales over the past 20 years.

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke says it is not a national listing because there are large koala populations in South Australia and Victoria.

"In Victoria and South Australia, koalas have actually been in such high numbers they've been eating themselves out of habitat. There's what you call population control measures going on there ... like sterilisation," he said.

"But in places like NSW and Queensland, their numbers have been taking a massive hit."

Burke says a species is usually not considered endangered if it is bountiful in some locations.



This post was modified from its original form on 17 Jan, 12:28
1 year ago

my opionion...and this is mine...when it comes to the animal world...humans will fix numbers on and bring reasons for their own purposes many times..be it for a hunt..management..clearing of land..we are having this issue for the wolves,bison,wild horses, almost all the predators and it has reached out to the furbearers into the the the competitor wild (game) against the mining and ranchers here in the USA. so the eniviromentalist naturalist actual grounds people ...like the natives and Tribals are trying to save the land against the Cattle ranchers and the Mining and the Oil companies...Big money and coporations are fighting the poor green people..which in turn has the media being bought to put out false things on the media... if you have seen me hopping on threads saying some things are false...please watch some of the news...because now they are using activists as pawns...for real and trying to put false news out. just be wary about some petitions floating...start paying attention for things. Keystone needs to push into the USA..they stand to loose a Billion...yes that a LOT of zero's... so they are going to fight anyway possible, they are killing all the animals to do it already..blocking all the media already..its really bad...



This post was modified from its original form on 17 Jan, 12:51
1 year ago

I agree with you Roxy- tho it hasn't always been this way. Even Conservative Republican Richard Nixon had the common sense to recognize and value wildlife and their spaces, and st up the Endangered Species Act in 1973.

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This nonsense started with Bush- allowing Sarah Palin in Alaska to shoot wolves with no penalties what-so-ever- even though it was a Federally Protected and Listed animal.

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He also enouraged her to allow drilling in the Artic with her "Drill, Baby Drill" campaign mantra.

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Having said that, there was also the Bush appointee to the Secretary of the Interior- Ken Salazar- also the head of the BLM, Fish and Wildlife Serive and NOAA.

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The good news is that he is resigning. He has done more damage to our environment and wildlife- granting special favors and permits to cattle ranchers, loggers, miner and oil drillers than anyone in American history.

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His sneaky corporate greed could take decades to undo- because it's not only about the stuff we know he HAS done, but all the things he has secretly done that has never even hit the news .

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Who will replace him remains the major question



This post was modified from its original form on 17 Jan, 14:39
1 year ago

There's a wolf kill going on in BC's Okanagan area brought on by the cattle rancher lobby, but our main BC newspaper did have coverage of conservationist point of view:

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Return%2Bwolves%2Bprompts%2Bopen%2Bhunting%2Bseason/7788433/story.html

Hasn't changed BC govt's mind, but does point out that:

Although management should reflect societal values, the province seems to "simply roll over" for stakeholders such as the ranching industry, said Darimont, who has studied B.C.'s coastal wolves.


And Paul Paquet, assoc. prof of Env. design at U. of Calgary states:

Although management should reflect societal values, the province seems to "simply roll over" for stakeholders such as the ranching industry, said Darimont, who has studied B.C.'s coastal wolves.


The Enbridge Energy Northern Gateway proposal to ship oil sands dilbit from Kitimat through the Great Bear Rainforest and along BC's coast is hearing from speakers to the National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel in Vancouver now, after hearings elsewhere, and the proposal is being widely protested AND protests are being widely covered, I believe, by the media, traditional and online. First Nations much involved too, and their  Idle No More movement very strong right now, so will be interesting to see if it gains momentum or fizzles out.  I think if gains momentum, it could end up very wild in B.C.as the Harper Fed. Govt. passed an omnibus bill containing leg. giving the Fed. Govt. the final say in approving, which could override the NEB's decision at the end on 2013.  The Fed. Conservative majority govt. is totally in favour of Enbridge's proposal. A spill could really affect wildlife as you know from Valdez. And now we have a 2nd proposal by KinderMorgan Transmountain to triple amount of oil sands diluted bitumen right through Vancouver's coastline and along  some American coastline so American's are getting involved in this proposal, I have read recently.  KinderMorgan proposal is not getting much coverage YET, but was protested at latest gathering outside NEB's Joint Review Panel hearings, and I read that via a Twitter post leading to a CBC internet newscoverage article. I am just saying that we are getting some news coverage of conservationist/protest groups, though I think the TV news we've been watching has been silenced somewhat in what they cover, that's just my opinion, and will change to a diff. one to see if it's any better. 

Nyack, yes I did miss all the coverage of Koala info you mention.  I've missed much of 2012, due to health probs (Boring!)  which I'm still recovering from and walking each day is a big part, and making progress. Then I'm tired.  Can't get done what I want to do, & there's so much going on in BC right now which is a priority for me. (Trying to learn how to Twitter because of it, to,.haha, I'm so great at techie things!) I just think it's important re Koalas  to keep trying by signing petitions such as the Animal Rescue Site's one above: can't hurt!!! 

I didn't know that Salazar resigned and it will be interesting to hear who replaces him.  I've signed lots of petitions (and by now means all of them due to being Cdn.) aimed at him.  I had no idea he is head of so many agencies.  Can only hope for someone more conservationist. 


1 year ago

I watched the PBS NATURE show on koalas just a few weeks ago and learned a lot about them that I didn't know. 

-Almost all koalas are on E. side of Australia

-Brisbane is the last of 3 cities in which Koala's are found in suburbs in pockets of remaining greeen belt

-deforestation in past decade has decimated Koala population

-K's have ranged quite a way from where they should be

-K's living in these "pockets" of green belt are being killed by dogs in backyards

- many risks to K's in suburb env. which Freeways now insersect

-100 K's each yr. in SE Queensland are killed by vehicle impact

-Crowding in these remaining pockets of greenbelt leads to disease - chalmydia is sexually transmitted

Koalas are barely hanging on due to urbanization (urban sprawl) which leads to deforestation (so these pockets of green belt are the only place left for them to live in. 

So please consider signing the Animal Rescue Site's petition posted above 2 weeks ago:

Save Koalas from Possible Extinction!

http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=AustraliaKoalas


ANOTHER PETITION RE DEFORESTATION KILLING WILDLIFE
1 year ago

Ahhh, Palm Oil, a commodity all about longer shelf life of products and corporate greed, as far as I'm concerned.  Here's another Animal Rescue Site petition I hope you will consider signing.

 Deforestation Around The House? Stop Deforestation Palm oil is a key ingredient in everything from baked goods to cleaning supplies. What many don't realize is that palm oil production is responsible for the destruction of vital habitat for endangered species.


Yet, none of this deforestation is actually necessary to produce palm oil! Plantations can grow on degraded land instead of forested land and increase crop yields to avoid the need for expansion.

The key to making this crucial change is pressure from consumers like you. Ask CEOs of large consumer product companies, such as Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble and Kraft Foods, to ensure all of their products are 100% deforestation-free. You can help protect forests, animal habitats, and our planet from disaster!
 Take Action

1 year ago

Thanks Dianne, all signed.

URGE USA TO STAND UP FOR INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE AT MARCH CITES CONFERENCE (USA ONLY)
1 year ago
What Governments Must Do to Fight Wildlife Trade WWF urges countries to meet their CITES commitments and not let this dangerous trade flourish

One of the best tools we have for fighting the transnational illegal wildlife trade that threatens many of the world’s most endangered species is CITES— the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Many people aren’t aware that CITES was made in America. First signed in our nation’s capital on March 3, 1979, CITES has since been signed by more than 170 governments.

Unfortunately, too many countries are now either failing to meet their CITES commitments or, worse still, flouting the rules they agreed to uphold. This is why WWF asks governments gathering in March at the 16th CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Bangkok to take strong action. This includes possible trade sanctions, when parties fail to meet their obligations.

Governments must recognize the impact that escalating wildlife crime has not only on wildlife but also on people, economies and regional security. We can’t afford to turn a blind eye and treat this crisis lightly. Leniency will only allow this dangerous crime to flourish unchecked.

Take action now to urge the U.S. to stand up for international wildlife. And thank you for doing your part to support WWF’s campaign to stop wildlife crime

“Stand up and speak out, and stop this trade!”

Hillary Clinton
Former Secretary of State

1 year ago

signed, thanks!

1 year ago

Noted and signed where I hadn't Monika Thank-You Erveryone Involved with This Thread :-0 11/2

1 year ago

Thanks Dianne, signed.

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