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ITALY petitions (2)

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NO New Animal Facility in Ferrara - Italy - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: Italy, new laboratory, animal testing, ban, cruelty, animals )
Marie - 8 hours ago - change.org
A new Animal Facility is about being built at the University of Ferrara (Italy). The new Animal Facility will detain mice, rats, guinea pigs, and rabbits, to use them in experiments. 1,602,024.36 EUR were spent for the building of the facility.
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Info
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Angry Italian Farmer Mows Down Rival's Sheep With Tractor

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VARESE — A 44-year-old Italian farmer was so upset by a straying flock of sheep that he decided to mow down the animals with a tractor before borrowing his mother’s gun to threaten their owners Sunday. 

The dispute between the man and the neighboring farmer who owned the sheep had been ongoing and, according to local newspaper La Provincia di Varese, he lost his temper and cruelly jumped on his tractor with the aim to run over the animals. 

At least two sheep were killed in the chaos and several others were injured. 

Not content with the arrival of the sheep’s owners, the man brandished his mother’s shotgun and threatened them: “Go away or I’ll shoot you and you’ll meet the same end as the sheep did.”

The man was later arrested and charged with animal cruelty, possessing a weapon and for threatening his neigbor, while his mother was charged with failing to secure her gun properly.

Photo: mia.judkins via Flickr

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Crunched By: Julie Farrar
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signed ~ thank you

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Anonymous
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All caught up. Thanks for sharing.

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Signed.

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All signed, thanks!

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http://www.change.org/petitions/per-lara-abolizione-di-una-legge-ingiusta-crudele-e-pericolosa-abolici%C3%B3n-de-una-ley-injusta-cruel-y-peligrosa 

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Italy, Madrid Navalcarnero: Abolish an unjust, cruel, dangerous law, which 'allows' the shooting of Pets while enjoying a walk in the forest!  Law 1833/2012 of 14 June, Art. 5...

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New actions taken, thank you dear Monika.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Have done all petitions previously. Thanks for sharing.

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All signed

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Thanks Monika and Desanka, signed.

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All Signed.

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All done ~ thanks

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Already did these. Thanks for sharing.

2 years ago

I hope this creep's mug shot has been widely circulated to prevent this happenning again. Too much to hope for that he is locked up.

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singed ~ thank you

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Convict Italian Man Who Adopted Black Cats He Later Cooked and Served to Friends! *Please Sign, Thank You
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, cats, killed, sadness )
Craig - 50 minutes ago - yousign.org

As animal rescue officers raided his house, they found the man getting ready to "sacrifice" a cat he was ultimately going to eat. Confronted with the facts, he admitted to having eaten other adopted cats and served them with friends for dinner.
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Thank you

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Signed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Already did these. Thanks for sharing.

Info
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Italian animal rights activists call for stop to peace dove tradition
after seagull attack

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http://www.startribune.com/world/242262421.html

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"ROME — Animal rights groups on Monday appealed to Pope Francis to end
the practice of releasing doves from a Vatican window overlooking St.
Peter's Square, a day after a pair of the peace symbols were attacked
by a seagull and crow while a crowd including thousands of children
watched below."

Info
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E.U. May Punish Italy for Stalemate on Animal Research

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http://news.sciencemag.org/europe/2014/01/e.u.-may-punish-italy-stalemate-animal-research

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"A legislative stalemate over animal research could become costly for
Italy. On 23 January, theEuropean Commission asked the E.U. Court of
Justice to impose a fine of more than €4.5 million per month for
failing to incorporate a 2010 E.U. directive on animal testing into
its national laws. A new law on animal tests has been the subject of a
fierce debate in Italy."

Anonymous
2 years ago

Already did these. Thanks for sharing.

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Commend Strict Animal Testing Laws

Italy recently passed stricter laws regulating and limiting animal testing procedures. Applaud this movement and encourage the country to ban animal testing altogether.

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From Anneke via email

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Treviso Leonardo Muraro, Italia

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Personal protest against the Fox cull, Italy!  Petition : http://www.oipaitalia.com/public/volpi/petizione.php
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Subject: Treviso Leonardo Muraro, Italia
Al presidente della provincia di Treviso Leonardo Muraro
All'assessore alla caccia della provincia di Treviso Mirco Lorenzon

La caccia alla volpe in tana, così come disposta dalla determinazione n.96769/2013 del 6/9/2013 a firma del dott.
Giuseppe Porcellato, è un atto d'inaudita violenza, del tutto inutile ed eticamente ingiustificabile, teso unicamente a favorire i cacciatori e i loro istinti sanguinari.
Non posso tollerare che l'Amministrazione pubblica consenta a un'esigua minoranza (inferiore all'1%) di uccidere animali che sono patrimonio di tutti noi, ancor di più nel caso della volpe che costituisce oramai l'unico predatore naturale presente sul nostro martoriato territorio.


Chiedo quindi la revoca immediata della determinazione n. 2638/2013 del 6/9/2013.

Distinti saluti,

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All signed ! thank you Desanka!

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Punishing Journalists and Information Bodies That Defame the Figure of the American Pitbull - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: American Pit Bull Terrier, slander, lies, prosecute, silence, dogs, animals, animals )
Marie - 9 hours ago - change.org

Translation We want the punishment for the crime of FALSE INFORMATION for those figures, journalists and various bodies of information, slandering the American Pitbull Terrier for no reason.
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Signed!

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I would like to rip the throats out of all the selfish air heads who wear fur. They cannot possibly not know what suffering they are responsible for - they simply don't care.

Petitions by Essere Animali
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visone-sitores

IT 'S TIME TO ABOLISH THE MINK FARMS

In Italy there are still about 20 mink farms, with an annual production of 200,000 skins from the killing of these animals. The bill to the ban breeding of fur animals has already been submitted. Essere Animali has launched this petition, calling for a change of ethics and respect for animals.

Citta - city

CAP - zip code

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Calendarizzare discussione per abolire gli allevamenti di visoni

Open discussion to abolish mink farms! Consider seriously the bill to ban the breeding of fur animals.

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Thanks Monika, signed.

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ITALY Is Planning to Use Strays for Animal Testing! - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: Italy, animal testing, strays, animals, cruelty, suffering )
Marie - 13 hours ago - lav.it

From January 14 (deadline then moved to March 4) The Government may issue a formal Legislative Decree that will change the rules of our country on vivisection, the use of nearly 900 thousand in laboratories.
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Blitz degli animalisti a Piazza San Pietro: Papa Francesco anche gli animali del circo soffrono

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http://video.ilmessaggero.it/index.jsp?videoId=21585§ionId=87&t=blitz-degli-animalisti-a-piazza-san-pietro-papa-francesco-anche-gli-animali-del-circo-soffrono

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Action taken, thanks dear Monika!

NEWS: Italy to Tighten Animal Testing Laws

Italy to tighten animal testing lawsItaly's Parliament is preparing to ratify new legislation that will introduce stricter controls on animal testing and ban the breeding of animals for the purpose of testing.

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Signed! Thanks Desanka

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Italy: Article 13 "shrinks"  vivisection and encourages the use of SUBSTITUTE methods of research. But the Government does not in fact comply with the prohibition of experiments without anesthesia or analgesia! Protest please!
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One more petition for Barbara Balanzoni
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OTAN, NATO, Esercito Italiano: ¡No condenen a una militar por salvar la vida de una gata!

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Drop charges against medical officer for saving a cat in Kosovo!

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Already did these. Thanks for sharing.

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Italy, DROP charges against medical officer who saved a dying cat! Confirm!
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2 PETITIONS
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ASK ITALY TO DROP CHARGES AGAINST SOLDIER WHO SAVED A DYING CAT

Support Barbara Balanzoni , the Italian medical officer stationed in Kosovo, awaiting for the trial on charges of repeated disobedience for having saved the cat giving birth, and her cubs.

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Thank you dear Monika. Up to date!

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Already did these. Thanks for sharing.

Info
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Restaurants in Italy Secretly Serving Endangered Dolphin Meat

http://www.delish.com/food/recalls-reviews/restaurants-italy-serving-dolphin-meat

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Against the killing of (young) Foxes in Italy! NO to Fox-Den Hunting!
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Thank you Monika - up to date

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Italian Government: Stop recommending Vivisection as being useful ; it causes suffering, death, imprisonment of animals, and is a waste of money!
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Anonymous
2 years ago

Already did a lot of these. Thanks for sharing.

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Signed - thank you Monika.

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To avoid misunderstandings: I also post petitions written in italian language who's target can be another country then Italy!

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STOP the Slaughter of Dogs, skinned alive!
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Not sure if this one was posted already

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Al Presidente della Provincia di Rimini: Chiediamo che sia subito interrotta la caccia autorizzata alla volpe. - Firma la petizione!



This post was modified from its original form on 27 Nov, 1:35
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Love you all.  All signed

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My dear friend Mariangela, you make things clear. I agree with you!

Thank you also dear Monika, all petitions signed.

Oceans of love ♥

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Thank you Monika all signed.

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I hope this petition belongs in the Italy thread. Please let me know if I did wrong Mariangela, then I'll move it

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PETITION! | Minister for the Environment, Land & Sea Andrea Orlando: To Open An Investigation at the Mayor of Pontinvrea (Sv )at

Animals  (tags: suffering, sadness, killed, cruelty, death, dogs, investigation )
Ena - 1 hour ago - change.org
I hope very much that you bring to light the truth ' of the death of orphaned & abandoned dogs, truth ' that has been shelved due to human error or fraud . I am a volunteer animal that followed for years orphaned & abandoned dogs 4 months ago...
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@Desanka

Sorry to reply so late.
You suggested me to post petitions but probably, through your Care2 contacts, you have already received my lists of petitions to check.
The lists of petitions I submit are the ones that I signed myself when I received them from other Care2 friends, as well as some I found myself. Just to avoid misunderstandings, I'm well aware that many of those petitions might have been already signed, that's why I always write _to check_ because, in such a huge amount of petitions on Care and on the web, one could easily miss some (as confirmed by feedbacks received from other Care2 friends).

What I do "extra" is to explain or translate the meaning of the ones not written in English (as I speak Italian, English and German and understand some French, Dutch and Spanish as well). I have just noticed that some of the links with my translations have been published by other people in this group and in this discussion, and that's OK for me. It is not important if I didn't do it personally, but it doesn't mean I don't post petitions, as you suggest.

Moreover, in my lists I specify whether some petitions are addressed only to a specific group of people (for example UK citizens) as it happens very often that some Care2 friends submit articles with links to petitions that can't be signed by everybody without telling that in advance, for example making EU citizens like me visit websites with petitions only addressed to US citizens, thus making us waste our time and this is not so respectful. I add those specifications in my list, so that one can easily skip the ones he/she is not entitled to sign, and this has been appreciated by other Care2 members. And, of course, I try to do my best to read all the texts with attention in order to avoid mistakes (that might always happen, of course, nobody's perfect.

What I do not accept (speaking in general, again, please do not misinterpret my words) is doing things in a hurry, just to submit a huge amount of petitions without reading and _understanding_ their content, thus risking to submit even harmful or deceptive petitions, as it happened recently on Care2 with a US petition on horses. Better one petition LESS than one harmful petition more, in my humble opinion.

I hope I've answered your question.
Have a nice weekend (to all of you in the group)!

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Dear Mariangela, our misunderstanding is cleared, neither you nor me wanted to hurt each other!! Its good you are back to the group because only if we keep strong together we can make difference for our beloved animals!

Lets go for it !!

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Dear Monika,
I've also been far from the group for a long time and I've just read your message re. my previous posts. As you could read in one of my previous messages, I clearly wrote that it was not my intention to turn you into a _scapegoat_ for anything but, apart from that specific mistake about Switzerland, I was speaking in general. Too often has it happened that some people on Care or on other websites have published wrong info regarding the situation of animal protection laws in Italy, too often showing biases and even racism in their words (again, I'm speaking in general and not about you). In one of my posts here I reported just one blatant and even embarrasing example of it, as you have probably read. That's why my reaction might seem an _outcry_ , whereas it is the result of so many provocations and, as we use to say here in Italy, every patience has got its limits. So I hope it is finally clear that I didn't feel personally offended by you, Monika, I've NEVER written something like that. It was not about being offended (I really don't mind about personal issues as we are here for the benefit of animals) but just about conveying true information.
Of course there is abuse, I've always written it is not a paradise here. Nevertheless spreading wrong information is not positive or useful for the animal cause, but I've NEVER written you did it on purpose, Monika. Maybe it was a misinterpretation by other people taking part in the discussion.

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Vogliamo che i nostri animali possano viaggiare con noi su Ryanair

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http://www.change.org/it/petizioni/vogliamo-che-i-nostri-animali-possano-viaggiare-con-noi-su-ryanair

Anonymous
Italy: Constitutional Rights for Animals!
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Signed & Shared

Anonymous
http://www.change.org/it/petizioni/parlamento-italiano-abolizione-della-caccia
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Signed and shared

Anonymous
ASK NOW THE PROVINCE OF FERRARA (Italy) the abolition of the plans of killing the fox den with withd
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Signed and shared

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Signed Mariangela! Glad to see you back !!

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Please sign THIS original petition in Italian

http://firmiamo.it/basta-crudelta#petition

because the “English” text here http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/825/253/683/
is the result of a terrible automatic translation, hence impossible to understand, and also because I personally contacted the Italian author of the petition on Care and he doesn't know much about how to download signatures from The Petition Site, therefore we risk that the signatures collected will NOT be sent to any target. You have to confirm your signature by clicking on the link after you receive a message in your mailbox!!

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Have done most of these petitions already. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks, most already signed, caught up on others.

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Up to date! Thanks Monika and Jan.

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Italy, Lucca: Allow the care-taking of stray cats! Cap: 5 numbers Confirm please
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Signed ! Thanks dear Desanka for your supportive words !

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Signed. 

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Provincial Government of Parma, President of the Government, Mayor of Parma, Emilia Romagna Regional Government and ISPRA: THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES SUSPEND THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE POINTLESS KILLING OF FOXES ON THE TERRITORY PARMA


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Dear Monika, sometimes life is rocky but I believe that miracle never lets us down. Time heals almost everything, so I hope your life also get better.

The misunderstanding are solved, my precious friend.


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@Mariangela and Michaela

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After being absent from Care2 for a longer while I now am able to read the discussion that was going on on this thread because of a petition I mistakenly was posting on this thread.

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First of all:  I MOVED THIS PETITION with the Italian title FROM ANNECKE's LIST  into this thread. I apologize not having read the target properly when moving it from Annecke's list. I never intended to accuse Italy , but I don't understand why there is such a big outcry about it? As Jan said: a short note about the mistake and  to move it in another topic would have been good enough.  If you feel personally offended Mariangela, it was never my intension to hurt you. Italy is a country where I used to stay often in my younger days when I was a traveller. From Firenze to Napoli I have friends. Its a beautiful country but -as in every country I have seen- there is abuse.

Thank you dear Christeen, Marina, Jan, Desanka and Fulvia for defending me while not being able to reply myself. Life was treating me VERY HARD in the last months and this is my excuse for not being here to clear the points when this discussion started. 

Again: I didn't want to offend or hurt anybody, i made a mistake, thats all. I apologize and hope we can return to the really important issues we are fighting for:  the protection of our beloved animals. Mariangela, I welcome your efforts and actions in our group, so please continue! Michaela, I hope this discussion doesn't target our friendship!



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Please sign and share the EUROPEAN CITIZENS' INIZIATIVE "ENDECOCIDE" 

and protect Italy from the multinational oil:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/118608005/3616501

http://www.care2.com/news/member/118608005/3618433



UNA CUCCIA PER LA VITA - shared your news about thise unfortunate doggies.

Thank you Annamaria!

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Up to date.

UNA CUCCIA PER LA VITA
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A shelter Italian tries to save 28 dogs in a kennel Spanish on October 10 will be euthanized because the shelter is full.
Let us help by adopting a dog or making a donation.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/118608005/3653802

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Signed. Thanks Desanka x

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Signed

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ACCOMMODATION FOR THE CAT COLONY 

On 11 June 2013, Juventus has acquired for € 11.7 million from the City of Torino the surface rights for 99 years about 260 000 m² area where is the cat colony, with the a series projects and an investment of at least 60 million Euro. In the contract, it says that the municipality must provide accommodation for the cat colony settled in that area. The City is doing nothing, and it is violating its own rules.

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Signed. Thank you Desanka x

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All Signed. Thank you Desanka and Annamaria xx

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All signed!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Up to date, thanks everyone

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signed

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Not far from Rome, Italy's distinct bear faces down extinction

By: Federica Di Leonardo

September 23, 2013

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ACTION UPDATE
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Update: Sep 17, 2013
To all the dear friends who signed the petition. I'd like to inform you that there are still a few days left to subscribe to the European initiative against vivisection, as the collection will end on 31/10/2013. Here you can see the real-time
author: Annamaria Rizzo

About this Petition
http://www.stopvivisection.eu/   
EU CITIZENS ONLY: I ask you to sign, share and spread this very important proposal for a European law. 
It is essential to click on the following link and sign the petition in the appropriate official form online and to have a valid identification document: https://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/ECI-2012-000007/public/signup.do?lang=en
Status: 651.408 / 1.000.000 (65,14 %)

Dear Annamaria, THANK YOU for making Europe better place for animals! Both petitions already signed.

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Thanks Annamaria, all signed.

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Signed.

Integration on Petitions against the use of horses in the Palios of cities Siena and Asti
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English translation of the texts of petitions

http://www.change.org/it/petizioni/palio-di-asti-aboliamo-la-corsa-dei-cavalli? 


To:
Fabrizio Brignolothe town of Asti
Dear Mr. MayorBrignolo Fabrizio,
after the tragic event of the last prize, which is the thirteenth dead horsesince 2003 to abolish the wonder horse race and replace it with a competition like that of the Palio di Lodi or other forms of entertainmentwithout the use of animals.
thanks
Sincerely,

 

https://www.change.org/it/petizioni/comune-di-siena-abolire-l-uso-degli-animali-nel-palio

To:
City of Siena, Mayor
with this petition we ask you to abolish the race with horses replacing it with a race on the model of the Palio di Lodi. 
We are aware that your Palio is a centuries-old tradition and it is also true that this does not justify the exploitation of a living species (man) against another (the horse). 
Since 1970, 49 horses have died over the wounding of hundreds of others (the last in August 2013).

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Signed

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Signed. 

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Both petitions signed. Thank you Annamaria!

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All signed TY

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All Done. Thank you Jan and Desanka x

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I am up to date

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Signed

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Thanks for the comment and the green star Desanka. What can we do now? But sign more petitions that we can Stop all’uso di animali nei palii e nelle feste popolari, Firme raccolte finora: 12653 PETITION SIGNED! Thanks!
And also signed the petition mentioned by Jan: Abolizione degli allevamenti di animali da pelliccia. Thanks to her too.

2 years ago

Signed. Thank you Desanka - I think I am up to date now.

Occupy Italy Animals - MANY PETITIONS!
2 years ago

Petitions by

Occupy Italy Animals


Click at the end of page on More Activity


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Signed I think.

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Thank you Sara for your comment. We all truly love animal and want to help them as much as we can! Ok, so what can we do now?

This is the petition from the Italian Horse Protection Association



Stop all’uso di animali nei palii e nelle feste popolari

(Stop using animals in horse races and folk festivals)


P.s. Thank you Jan, signed 

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Thanks Jan, signed.

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Signed.

2 years ago

First of all I want to say that my intention is definitely not aggressive, this is not a question of being friends of one or the other, we are here because we have a single objective that is to do our best to help animals and protect them. My friends Mariangela and Michela are impetuous but fair, why insulting a country when the petition doesn't apply to that country or to comment completions contrary to the content? Sure, we can all make mistakes but ladies and gentlemen, Switzerland and Italy are not the same thing and not the same country. Italy has many problems and things to be ashamed of, but in terms of protection and animal welfare are among the best performing countries in the world! Naturally still lot to do, we are not perfect, we have stupid and barbaric festivals and traditions to fight, the war never end, not here and not in the rest of the world.
Happen that I comment on China, on India or some country in Africa or South America where they are not famous for sure for their Animal Welfer but I do it based on objective data and facts. No country is perfect but Italy have made considerable efforts to ensure the animals laws to protect them. I'm sorry for the controversy, I hope it ends here.
Anyway.....naturally signed!!!!!

2 years ago

I'm sure it was just a mistake. Monika works very hard here, she may have misread the target of the petition, confused bu the text, which is in Italian. Such things are likely to happen when you post and sign tons of petitions every day. Signed.

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Mariangela, please can you post petitions? We all have free will to make choices, to sign or not - and there will be no more mistakes in the future!

2 years ago

I don't think any of us in this group require a lecture on racism. There are evil animal abusers in every SINGLE country and no one holds the monopoly on reasonable error free behaviour. A couple of words to point out the mistake would be quite sufficient.

2 years ago

@Marina
Of course everybody can make a mistake and I have absolutely nothing against Monika, but one should at least check twice before publishing some information, especially if one does not understand a foreign language. And then one should at least apologize for the mistake, in my humble opinion. Just to avoid misunderstandings, what follows is meant IN GENERAL and not at all against Monika, as I don't want her to be injustly the scapegoat of other people's faults. And, of course, I signed the petition and I agree on the fact that we all live in a single world. That's why it is difficult for me to understand things as the ones I am going to illustrate.

Too often have I read comments on Care full of RACISM, not only against Italians but against Europeans as well (for example a Canadian "animal lover" commenting against "bloody Europeans"). I don't think racial biases and prejudices are the most suitable way to fight for animals' rights. Recently another Italian Care2 member felt offended because a "Top Commenter" of English mother tongue was so eager of talking badly about Italy that she did not understand something written in her own language (maybe she should get back to primary school). See here:

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/comments.php?api_key=170424516359586&channel_url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter.php%3Fversion%3D26%23cb%3Df27ec62a7ec0dc6%26domain%3Dforcechange.com%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fforcechange.com%252Ff34b1dc7ff4e582%26relation%3Dparent.parent&colorscheme=light&href=http%3A%2F%2Fforcechange.com%2F71336%2Fcommend-italy-for-protecting-lab-animals%2F&locale=en_US&numposts=10&sdk=joey&width=450

That petition aimed at COMMENDING Italy for PROTECTING LAB ANIMALS and this absolute idiot wrote:
"Animal abuse is ILLEGAL. Illegality is NOT tolerated in a civilized world, period. Shame on Italy!"

Do you think this is fair and acceptable among NORMAL people?

2 years ago

Dear Christeen,
to be rude as you are, get off issues re. Italy if you do not understand Italian and do not understand what we are talking about. We ALL work tirelessly here on Care2 and at home for the good of animals, but this does NOT give us the right to blame other people or Countries according to FALSE ACCUSES.

2 years ago

Thanks Monika and Mariangela, all signed.

2 years ago

Please get off Monica's a--. She works tirelessly for the good on Care2 and should be rewarded accordingly.

2 years ago

In response to your comments Mariangela and Michela that this petition is for cruelty against animals in Switzerland and not in Italy I fully understand and appreciate!   In defence of Monika however, this is an obvious oversight on her part and she will obviously feel bad for placing it in error in the wrong thread!  This will not have been done deliberately and she should not be made to feel bad for this small error...which she will already feel for doing anyway!  Monika works tirelessly and relentlessly on this site in support of animals giving so much of her days to continually posting thousands of petitions for us to sign...she does it all so amazingly well without any mistakes and then when she does make 'one error' she is picked up for it!   I do understand that you felt compelled to correct Monika on this issue as it didn't happen in your country - Italy however, regardless of where ever it happened we all live on this one earth together and share one common passion, that being the Welfare of Animals, shouldn't it be this that really counts! 

Thanks Monika, I have Already Signed this petition x

2 years ago

I agree with Mariangela:

@Monika
You have COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTOOD the content and the target of this petition!!
http://www.avaaz.org/it/petition/Scoperte_in_Svizzera_concerie_che_vendono_pelle_di_gatto/
This has NOTHING TO DO WITH ITALY!!!!!
The text is written in Italian and the author of the petition is Italian but this happens in
SVIZZERA/ SWITZERLAND
as clearly stated in the text. The target is
CONSIGLIO FEDERALE DELLA SVIZZERA/National Council of SWITZERLAND,

2 years ago

Signed.

2 years ago

@Monika
You have COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTOOD the content and the target of this petition!!

http://www.avaaz.org/it/petition/Scoperte_in_Svizzera_concerie_che_vendono_pelle_di_gatto/

This has NOTHING TO DO WITH ITALY!!!!!
The text is written in Italian and the author of the petition is Italian but this happens in

SVIZZERA/ SWITZERLAND

as clearly stated in the text. The target is
CONSIGLIO FEDERALE DELLA SVIZZERA/National Council of SWITZERLAND,

NOT OF ITALY!!!

Italy is a civilized country and the use and sale of cat fur is PROHIBITED IN ITALY, differently from Switzerland, where people are even allowed to shoot and kill feral cats!

We have got lots of defects here in Italy, but please don't spread FALSE INFORMATION about us! If you don't understand Italian, I'd be happy to help you with the translation, but don't write offensive nonsense like the one above before understanding what you are talking about.
Thank You!

2 years ago

Italy, Ban the Sale of Cat Fur! More signatures please!
2 years ago

Signed.

2 years ago

Thank you Monika. I am back on line after internet disappearing on Wednesday!! I've got some work to do here!!

2 years ago

Signed and submitted.

Thank you for the posting, Monika and Bridget.

2 years ago

done

2 years ago

Signed.

2 years ago
Commend Italy for Protecting Lab Animals - ForceChange


Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalrights, AnimalWelfare, animal testing )
Bridget - 38 minutes ago - forcechange.com

Please sign this petition. Let's thank Italy for stepping up to the plate
Anonymous
3 years ago

Done

3 years ago

signed all

3 years ago

Sorry, the name of our President is Napolitano, with one "l" and not Napollitano.
I'm becoming old and my eyes do not work properly when I read texts

3 years ago

I still have to answer your questions about the other petitions:

as to this one

Abolition of Hunting in Italy - PLEASE SIGN!

here's my comment on Care2:

"Dear Jeanie,
I know you are in good faith and surely thought this was a serious petition. Unfortunately it is just a WASTE OF TIME of animal-lovers.
Italy is NOT a presidential republic and Mr Giorgio Napollitano, target of the petition, CANNOT ABOLISH ANY LAW, including the one on hunting, because the President of the Italian Republic has NOT the power to pass or abolish laws!!!!
Of course , as an Italian, I'd be very glad if hunting is banned, but it cannot be accomplished with ABSOLUTE NONSENSE such as this petition."

As to the second one

Al Presidente della Provincia di Rimini: Chiediamo che sia subito interrotta la caccia autorizzata alla volpe (against fox hunting in the province of Rimini)


it is VERY WELL WRITTEN, with all details and references to the law, VERY SERIOUSLY.
I have just signed it and warmly suggest you to do the same.
Thank you.

3 years ago

Firmato. Grazie Desanka.

3 years ago

Moreover, dear Desanka, HOW could international media explore this problem, if the authors of the petition do not mention WHERE, WHEN and UNDER WHICH CIRCUMSTANCES these killings occurred??
Let's assume I am a German journalist of "Die Welt" and I want to write an article or find information on this topic. WHERE should I go and WHOM should I interview if no place, date or names are mentioned in that petition??

Dear Desanka, you write "As animal lovers, I believe, we all want that Italian government and mayors become more active in this matter, to take a serious stance towards the poisoning and cruel treatment of abandoned/stray animals. This will, hopefully, lead us toward better stray dogs and cats protection throughout Europe!"
Well, my dear, you are not properly informed about animal protection laws in Italy. We have ALREADY got a law, one of the most advanced in the world, which ALREADY PROHIBITS the poisoning and cruel treatment of all animals, not only with fines but also with jail. The problem is that the vast majority of citizens DO NOT REPORT these crimes to the police, Carabinieri, Guardia Forestale or Polizia Municipale. I can assure you about that from my personal experience: when I was a representative of an animal-protection association in my town, people who were eye-witnesses of cases of animal abuse did not want to report that to the police and they even wanted me to do that on their behalf. As I was not an eye-witness, I could not pretend to be a witness in front of the police, as this would be perjury and I could be arrested. That's the first problem, and that's exactly what the authors of that petition were doing, not reporting those cases to the police and resorting to a "petition" worth nothing.

3 years ago

Dear Desanka,
of course your intentions were good, I have never had any doubts about it
It was not criticism against you, obviously.
The problem is that, sometimes, there are (Italian or non-Italian) people who launch petitions, even with the best intentions maybe, which have not been drawn up seriously and with accuracy, and this might turn out to be detrimental to the cause of animal protection.

The targets of our petitions (local authorities, Government, etc.) often consider us as fanatics, or people who are unable to reason logically, hence we should do our best NOT TO let them hit us on our weak side, thus becoming vulnerable to their criticism and giving them the chance to say "the usual exaggerations by those nuts environmentalists and animal-rights activists!". We shouldn't allow them to resort to this excuse even for the tiniest details.

For example, the previous petition you mention (re: Sicilian Government) contained grammar mistakes in Italian even in its title, as well as "shouted" expressions (BASTAAAAA) that one should never use when submitting an official request to authorities. It is not a formal question: if we want our requests to be TAKEN SERIOUSLY, we must BEHAVE SERIOUSLY.

Then, the south of Italy IS NOT A REGION! The southern part of Italy is composed of several regions (Puglia, Campania, Molise, Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicilia), each one with its own regional council and government, as well as regional laws on animals, so it is absolutely nonsense to refer to southern Italy as a region. That's one of the reasons (but not the only one) why I wrote this petition is too general and, therefore, useless.

As to animal protection organizations, there are several that are officially recognized all over our national territory (LAV, Lega per la Difesa del Cane, ENPA, OIPA, AIDAA, etc.) but the one you mention "Lega pro Animale" is not so well-known: I live in southern Italy and have never heard that name. Through Google I found they are mainly active in the Region Campania (Naples), so they should mainly focus their attention on that area, reporting local cases that actually happened there, and not speaking of southern Italy in general. They probably do a great job in that local area but, if they know of cases of mass-poisoning of dogs, they should immediately report that to the POLICE, with full details on place and date, as there is a national law in Italy that prohibits that. Then, if the police do not do their job and duty, these animal lovers could launch a petition against THOSE POLICEMEN, THAT MAYOR, of THAT CITY, with all details and being able to demonstrate that they submitted a WRITTEN REPORT to the police, otherwise we are just joking (and the killing of animals is not something to joke with).

3 years ago

Signed

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Dear Mariangela

My intention was good. I posted this petition because the author is Italian (Giorgio Gagliardi Gio), whose previous petition signed 6,000 people (BASTAAAAAA-VACANZE IN SICILIA-AL CONSIGLIO REGIONALE SICILIANO E A TUTTI I PRESIDENTI DEI GRUPPI CONSIGLIARI. NEVER HOLIDAYS IN SICILY).

You are right, it's "tooooo general" but, maybe, will be good that international media explore this problem (if exists at all?) The Italian animal welfare organization "Lega Pro Animale", who operates in the south of Italy, says that in this region is still very severe problem how people treat animals.

As animal lovers, I believe, we all want that Italian government and mayors become more active in this matter, to take a serious stance towards the poisoning and cruel treatment of abandoned/stray animals. This will, hopefully, lead us toward better stray dogs and cats protection throughout Europe!

What do you think about this petitions?


Abolition of Hunting in Italy - PLEASE SIGN!


Animals  (tags: animal rights ban hunting in italy petit )
Jeanie - 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com

Hunting pollutes, dishonors,settles the woods that belong to all of us into an exclusive death reservation for a few ones.There are a thousand reasons to stop this abomination.Please urge the Italian president to ban hunting.


3 years ago

All done and up to date

3 years ago

I am up to date

3 years ago

Signed! Thank you Desanka x

Anonymous
3 years ago

Done

3 years ago

Well, dear Desanka, I'm a bit puzzled about this petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/to-all-german-s-newspapers-pubblicate-un-dossier-sullo-sterminio-di-cani-nel-centro-e-sud-italia-%C3%BCber-die-brutale-ermordung

I live in southern Italy, hence I'd be more than glad if support and help is given to animal lovers and advocates here, yet... there is something strange in this petition. I could read the text of the petition in Italian and German, as I know perfectly well these two languages besides English (by the way... the English translation was terrible, probably made with an automatic translator and it seems to me too exaggerated and too general.

It is true that more should be done to achieve a full and practical application of the animal protection law (the Italian one is, by the way, one of the best and most advanced ones in the world) but, at least, we DO have a law. The problem is that too many citizens do not report crimes against animals (as well as many other crimes) to the police, hence a petition is absolutely useless without such official acts. Moreover the author of the petition (by the way, from northern Italy) does not mention any specific case of murder or mistreatment, with date, place and details, and this is really tooooo general.

Just to avoid misunderstandings, I am not denying that terrible things could happen or have actually happened here, but speaking of "massacre in SPRING, IN MARCH, when thousands of dogs are poisoned, caught and killed to hide the truth to foreign tourists"... well, this sounds honestly hard to believe for me. I have NEVER heard anything like that in my area.
There might have been single cases, and then Mr Gagliardi should have reported them to the police or, at least, should have listed them in the petition, with full details. I don't know what is behind this petition, I do hope everything has been done in good faith but I'm NOT going to sign it. If you need further explanations, I'd be glad to answer, if I can.
Good night!

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Thank you Desanka - all done.

3 years ago

Signed, Thanks, Desanka

TO ALL GERMAN'S NEWSPAPERS: PUBLISHED A DOSSIER ON THE MURDER OF DOGS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH ITALY
3 years ago

Petitioning REDAKTION DER ZEITUNG

TO ALL GERMAN'S NEWSPAPERS : PUBBLICATE UN DOSSIER SULLO STERMINIO DI CANI NEL CENTRO E SUD ITALIA - ÜBER DIE BRUTALE ERMORDUNG


Dear journalist,
Unfortunately, as is widely known, in Central and Southern Italy for decades continued  organized extermination of dogs of all kinds and of all ages, who are constantly abandoned, and killed by Italian citizens, and without any control by the authorities, such as the Italian, the Italian Regions, provinces and Italian Municipalities.
They hide to the whole world the massacre of thousands and thousands of innocent creatures that are hunted in every way, captured by day and by night, tortured and murdered, poisoned and persecuted under the eyes of control bodies, which ... do not check.
This phenomenon lasts many year, but it has its climax with the massacre in SPRING, IN MARCH, when thousands of dogs are poisoned, caught and killed to hide the truth to foreign tourists, Germans and non-Germans, to hide thousands of abandoned dogs in the area and left to die of starvation and violence .
We ask the European press to investigate and publish a journalistic investigation of what is happening in Central and Southern Italy, with a devastating and heartbreaking phenomenon extermination of thousands of dogs, covered by the guilty silence of the Italian authorities and the media.
This silence must end, and unfortunately will not be the end until Italian to do so, it takes the commitment of the foreign press to give this phenomenon the media coverage it deserves.
Thank you for your cooperation and for what you and your newspaper can do for these poor creatures.

3 years ago

Signed
with 20,990 supporters

Thank you for the posting, Desanka.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Up to date, thanks

3 years ago

Thanks Desanka, signed.

3 years ago

Signed!

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

All caught up, Thanks, Desanka

WWF Italia Petition
3 years ago
3 years ago

Signed and submitted.

Thank you, Desanka, for the posting (although I wish the words of the
petition were in English too.)

Anonymous
3 years ago

Thanks

3 years ago

Signed!

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

No al circo con gli animali - BOLLINO NERO ai comuni che li ospitano


No al circo con gli animali - BOLLINO NERO ai comuni che li ospitano

(No circus with animals - BLACK LABEL to the municipalities that host them)

3 years ago

Signed. Thank you Desanka

3 years ago

Signed.

Ministro per l'ambiente: abolire la caccia
3 years ago
3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed! Thank you Desanka x

3 years ago

Signed

The disaster a few steps away from Italian shore!
3 years ago

We ask you to protect our seas and to reintroduce the previous ban on drilling within 5 miles from the coast. All requests for drilling in the Italian seas must pass strict controls of environmental impact based on European and international standards.


Il disastro a pochi passi dalle nostre coste
Il più grande disastro ecologico della storia d’Italia

3 years ago

Thank you Mariangela, Desanka, Annamaria, Fulvia, Jan and Monika, most already signed and caught up on others.

3 years ago

All signed , thanks Desanka

Anonymous
3 years ago

Thanks

3 years ago

Thank you Mariangela for highlighting and bringing this to our attention!  I signed on August 10th last year and, as you say, it is a terrible sin that so many signatures have been have been taken simply to result in 'going nowhere!'  Your comment has definitely been noted!   Thanks again x 

3 years ago

Thank you for warning about the petition Save the Italian dogs from starvation and sufferance

So many signatures wasted! Unfortunately, online petitions may be incorrect or never be delivering to the target.

Sincere thank you Mariangela!

3 years ago

Dear Desanka,

as an animal advocate in southern Italy I have to inform you that, unfortunately, this petition is absurd and completely unuseful:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/italian-dogs/

Of course I'm going to explain you why.

1) The petition has been on Care 2 for many, many years, collecting more than 12.500 signatures that have NEVER been submitted (and they NEVER WILL, as I explain later on) to anybody, as the petition has NEVER been closed to collect and send the signatures to the targets (read point 2, please);
2) Which are the targets???
- Mayor Di Fabio (mayor of which municipality?? Who knows??)
- Region Molise ?!?! Very strange, as the text only mentions and describes the situation in
the region...Apulia. It is as if someone draws up a petition regarding animal protection in
California and addresses it to the Governor of... Texas.

Does it make any sense? As an animal advocate from Apulia, I would have been very glad and grateful if the petition had been addressed to the RIGHT TARGETS. Please understand that it is not a formal question at all, as it is very difficult for us animal lovers to be taken seriously by authorities, and absurd petitions like this could turn out to be more harmful than useful for the animal cause.
Thank you very much for your attention and for what you do for animals.

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

done

3 years ago

Thank you. Signed.

3 years ago

Done.

3 years ago

signed

3 years ago

done

3 years ago

Signed all

3 years ago

Signed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

SIGNED 10/7,THANK YOU

3 years ago

Done.

3 years ago

Signed and up to date!  Thank you Desanka x

3 years ago

Done

3 years ago

Signed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Done

3 years ago

Signed

3 years ago

Signed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

SIGNED 3-7,THANK YOU DESANKA

3 years ago

All done

3 years ago

Thanks, All caught up.

Anonymous
3 years ago

SIGNED 29/6,THANK YOU

3 years ago

Already signed.

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

SIGNED!! Thanks for posting this one too!!

3 years ago

Signed. Thank you.

3 years ago

Signed and submitted.

Thank you for the posting, Desanka.

3 years ago

Signed

Anonymous
3 years ago

SIGNED 20/6.THANK YOU

3 years ago

Signed

3 years ago

Signed.

Italy: Stop the massacre of 100 foxes in the Prov. of Prato
3 years ago
3 years ago

Done

Anonymous
3 years ago

Signed 17/6 thank you

3 years ago

signed

3 years ago

Signed. Thank you Desanka x

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed and submitted the petition re. vivisection, adding my comment also:
PLEASE STOP BEING CRUEL AND HARMFUL TO DEFENSELESS ANIMALS!

Thank you, Desanka, for the posting.

3 years ago

Thanks, Jan and Desanka, I signed the ones I missed.

3 years ago

Signed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ty

Anonymous
3 years ago

Signed 8/6,thank you

Anonymous
3 years ago

Signed 8/6,thank you

3 years ago

Signed recent two petitions! Up to date! Thanks Desanka and Jan x

Stop a Mink Farm in Italy.
3 years ago
3 years ago

All signed, up to date and shared!  Thank you. 

3 years ago

Signed all except the third one. After 6 attempts to put the anti spam code in and it refusing to accept I gave up.

3 years ago

Done.

3 years ago

done

3 years ago

signed

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

signed,thank you desanka

3 years ago

Signed and shared

3 years ago

done

ACTION NEEDED
3 years ago

Thank You, Annamaria. I signed both petitions.

3 years ago

Thank you Annamaria, 2 petitions signed.

3 years ago

Both signed, thank you Annamaria.

3 years ago

signed Desanka, gracias

3 years ago

both signed

stop vivisection in Eu
3 years ago

I'm asking you to sign and spread this petitions and the important European initiative against vivisection, it takes a million signatures.
Thank you
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/417/658/957/stop-vivisection-in-europa/
http://www.change.org/it/petizioni/parlamento-europeo-bandire-la-vivisezione-e-la-sperimentazione-animale-a-scopo-di-ricerca-medica

Anonymous
3 years ago

ALL DONE,THANK YOU

3 years ago

All done

3 years ago

signed

3 years ago

Signed

3 years ago

Thank You Desanka, all caught up.

3 years ago

signed

3 years ago

Signed.