Signed previously . Thank you Marilyn
Done previously Kate thank you
Signed this previously. Thank you Kate
It wasn't bad enough that people want to race young animals-now they will let children ride them and then smell their fellow beings being cooked. Oy!
All done now and previously. Thank you Marilyn
All have been signed. What is it with people and their sheep/pig races?
Signed . Thank you Kate
It seems I have not visited this thread for a while but luckily all except one were signed.
Trying to catch up
Animal advocates have continued to work towards a world where no one sees fur as fashionable, and now they’re a step closer to closing Britain’s doors to this insidious industry.
Fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000 on moral grounds, and the EU currently has a ban on fur from domestic cats, dogs and commercial seal hunts. However, even though fur farming itself was banned, the UK still allows the import of fur products that are produced elsewhere from a variety of animals, including fox, rabbit, mink, coyote, raccoon, dog and chinchilla.
According to the Humane Society International UK (HSI UK), it’s no small market either. The organization estimates that around 2 million animals are suffering and dying for fur imported into the UK every year.
Peter Jolly’s Circus holes up at its Shropshire base for 4-5 months each year for a winter break. ADI made extensive observations of the winter quarters during two winter breaks using hidden cameras in March and November 2015, and again in February and March 2016.
Despite that the site has been in operation for decades and been inspected by Defra, there is little evidence that any effort has been put into providing appropriate facilities for the animals. The ADI team filmed:
- Appalling overcrowding
- Fighting between animals
- A worker spitting in the face of and tormenting a camel
- Ponies tangled in short tethers
- Animals crammed in a run-down building for 14 hours a day
- Some animals shut in the dilapidated building for days on end
- On one occasion, animals tethered for up to 40 hours
- Government regulations ignored
They put plastic in as well? It is the coins or the paper they are making with these ingredients? I thought it was the paper money. What are they thinking?
I signed the bird petition as well as posting it in the bird section earlier. I have the other up but did not sign yet.
The River Lea flows south from the Chiltern Hills through East London to the River Thames, and is a major source of London’s drinking water. The Lea Valley is home to over 200 bird species, over 35 species of mammal and over 500 species of plant; all of which are under persistent threat from contaminated waste entering the river at Pymmes Brook.
On Sunday 11th February 2018, the River Lea saw its worst – but by no means only – incident of waste crime in recent history when used engine oil entered the river at Pymmes Brook. The slow emergency response by both the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust enabled the contamination to spread up- and downstream over five miles of waterway.
Signed. Not only do they contain animal fat Kate, but they are horrible plastic things that no one likes.
I would not want dead animals in my money.
Finally caught up here!
Done previously Kate thank you
The latest have been done. Thank you.
Help to stop the mass slaughter of chicks.
After only 15 minutes of life male chicks are violently discarded and gassed. They are apparently useless as they don't produce eggs and take a long time to grow. Help stop this ruthless act and sign!
Done previously Kate - the story of that police dog Finn is a true story there is even a book regarding this hero and his police officer companion!
All have been signed.
How cruel to take the dogs away Marilyn! Unbelievable!
Reply to a protest email:
Raven Research Licence, Strathbraan
Thank you for your recent correspondence on the subject of the issue of a research licence to the Strathbraan Community Collaboration for Waders.
I welcome that so many people in this country care passionately about the welfare of all our wildlife species. This has been shown in the volume of correspondence we have received, both positive and negative. In response, I have offered to facilitate a meeting between the RSPB and the local community group in Strathbraan.
The laws in place to protect birds, plants and animals recognise that in some situations their control can be permitted as long as we can ensure that this won’t affect their wider populations. Under this legislation SNH regularly grant licences to control species, including a range of birds and mammals. This includes the control of corvids. These activities are widespread and are carried out by farmers, gamekeepers and conservationist organisations alike in order to protect bird populations that are at risk.
Curlew and lapwing are listed as Red status in the birds of Conservation Concern (BOCC) review, with declines in abundance of over 50% in the past 20 years. They are also listed as Vulnerable at a European level. Ravens are currently on the Green list with no indication that licenced control is having any impact on the population of this species. This trial will help us and others to better understand the impact of ravens on species in grave danger. It permits the control of 69 ravens this year.
Strict conditions apply to all licences issued by SNH. This includes the means by which birds are controlled, and in this instance, also ensuring that all of the appropriate monitoring is set and records kept of what is taking place.
Thank you for taking time to write to me about this matter,
Mike Cantlay | Chair
Scottish Natural Heritage | Great Glen House | Leachkin Road | Inverness | IV3 8NW
Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba | Taigh a' Ghlinne Mhòir | Rathad na Leacainn | Inbhir Nis | IV3 8NW
This is just sheer spite!
Ive Just Had My 2 Pitbull Type Dogs Ripped From My Home, By South Wales Police. These Dogs Have Been Raised And Brought Up In Our Family Home, Along With Me, My Partner And Our 3 Children. They Are Loving, Affectionate, And Help My Suspected Autistic Daughter To Remain Calm And On Track, They Comfort Her And Without These Being Brought Home, She Is Going To Face Major Struggles In Life. PLEASE HELP US
Done dear Monika thank you
Done. My MP never signs EDMs. He is no animals lover either.
SAY NO TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
CHOKING. STARVING. POISONING. THAT’S WHAT PLASTIC LITTER IS DOING TO
MARINE LIFE. YOU CAN STOP THE PLASTIC TIDE
Fur debate in Parliament: contact your MP
Please write to your MP and urge them to attend the debate on Monday 4th June.
Parliament is going to debate banning fur. We need your help to get
MPs to attend the debate on 4th June and support a ban. The shameless
fur trade will probably be lobbying your MP, so let your
representative know what their constituents think about this barbaric
Follow this this link to find how to easily contact your MP and access
a template letter for your own use.
All done except the back British Farming one.
Up to date! thank you dear Marilyn, Shanta, Kate and Jan
Early Day Motion 345: BAN ON IMPORT OF CAT AND DOG FUR
That this House calls on the Government to guarantee that EU bans on the import of cat and dog fur and commercial seal products will remain in place when the UK leaves the EU; and notes that the UK played key roles in the introduction of both of these bans and that both are supported by a large majority of the public.
Ask your MP to support this motion.
Signed both .Thank you Marilyn
All have been signed. The picture of those chicks is appalling.
Signed both. Thank you Marilyn
Signed those not done previously. Thank you Marilyn and Monika
I signed the ones I had not.
There have been a number of stories on the news/on social media/ personal posts about how a person has been refused vet treatment or had their beloved pet put down in front of their eyes all because they didn't have the funds at that minute.
Today I experienced one of the worst days of my life. My little boy Gomez got fatally poorly in the space of a few hours. I was told the consultation fee alone was £150, that £150 covered the cost of the vet eyeballing him, prodding his belly and listening to his heart. I explained I currently only had enough money to pay a bit towards it and straight away without a blink of an eye he responded with "if you don't have the money we will put him to sleep".
Last petitions previously signed dear Monika thank you
Enough Is Enough: End the Mountain Hare Killing
End Ireland's Hare Coursing Nightmare!
Signed for the dogs.
Up to date. Thank you Marilyn Jan and Monika
Brexit - one of the stupidest moves ever.
'Health' must be an explicit concern in any future food trade deals. Good food is fundamental to our good health. A bad food trade deal will undermine years of work on animal and plant welfare, food safety and good nutrition in the UK. A diet which is good for humans is also good for the planet. Cheap food flooding into the UK which does not meet our current food standards will most affect the poorest people in the country. This should not be a choice between 'cheap' and 'healthy'. We are all entitled to nutritious food. The UK already spends more than £5 billion a year on the health costs of obesity. I don't think we should run the risk that we have to choose between unhealthy foods imported cheaply from countries with lower food standards, and paying more for food of an acceptable standard. We won't have a say in future food trade deals. Let's make our voice heard here: put health first in future food trade deals!
Petition Closed dear Monika
#FurFreeBritain – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Your voice has been heard!
Earlier this week, an incredible 425,834 signatures were handed over to 10 Downing Street – urging Prime Minister Theresa May to introduce a UK animal fur import ban.
Together, we were joined by Brian May and members of the Fur Free Britain campaign: Humane Society International UK, PETA, Animal Aid, SAVE ME TRUST, Viva!, The Jane Goodall Institute UK, Open Cages and Care2.
While fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000, Britain has continued to import animal fur from countries such as China and Poland, where animals are typically bred in appalling conditions on fur farms. This is completely unacceptable.
But thanks to your outstanding support, a fur free Britain could be on the horizon. After more than 100,000 people signed a UK Government and Parliament petition, a parliamentary debate will now take place on 4 June 2018.
Be sure to add the debate to your calendars and watch live on the day. In the meantime, check out and share some photos from the petition handover.
VIEW THE PHOTOS
Great news, we won! Yesterday we handed in your name - along with more than 300,000 others - to Environment Minister, Michael Gove, demanding action on plastic pollution. Today, he announced that the UK government is going to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers.
In the UK, we use 35 million plastic bottles everyday - and 5.5 billion of them go un-recycled every year . This is a huge step towards reducing those numbers - offering vital protection to our wildlife and oceans. And we wouldn't be here without you.
A Deposit Return Scheme is a simple and effective way of tackling the problem. When you buy a drink you pay a little extra, which you get back when you return your empty drinks container . Last year Scotland announced they would introduce a scheme . Now, thanks to your help, England will soon catch up.
Of course, we haven't done it alone. Along with all your support, organisations like Campaign to Protect Rural England, the Marine Conservation Society, and a boat load more have demanded real action - and helped achieve real change.
While this is a huge, ambitious first step, we need to make sure that the Deposit Return Schemes are effective. They need to apply to all drinks bottles and cans of all sizes - and return points should be convenient.
We'll keep you updated on the government's progress. But for now, from all of us at Greenpeace, thank you!
Anthony, Alice, Elena, and all the Plastics team.
 Guardian: Government 'dragging its feet' over plastic bottle scheme, say MPs
 Greenpeace: Deposit Return Schemes. What exactly are they?
 Guardian: Scotland plans deposit return s
Please sign and share this petition for hedgehogs thank you A UK ZIP/Post Code is necessary here are a few:NE62 5YZ, NE22 6LP, NE28 7TW
Please read this common sense petition
Thank you Marilyn.
Signed Jan thank you
The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “Create a new independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death”.
The Government does not consider that it is necessary to create a new body to protect racehorse welfare.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is responsible for the safety of jockeys and horses at races in this country. The BHA works with animal welfare organisations like the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to keep racecourses as safe as possible for horses.
According to the BHA the overall equine fatality rate in British racing has reduced by one-third in the last twenty years, from 0.3% to less than 0.2% of runners in 2017, the lowest figure on record.
Given that overall racehorse welfare is improving and fatalities at racecourses are falling, we do not see a need to set up another body responsible for racehorse welfare.
Racehorses, like all domestic and captive animals, are afforded protection under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Under this legislation, it is an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to an animal or for an owner, or keeper, to fail to provide for its welfare needs. Any person or organisation may initiate criminal proceedings where there is reason to believe that unnecessary suffering has been caused, or may report the matter to the police, local authority or RSPCA who will decide whether or not to institute a prosecution. The maximum penalty for an offence under the 2006 Act is a fine of £20,000 and/or six months' imprisonment.
Typical Governmentspeak for doing nothing
Disgusting. I am so sick of most of our species and my intolerance,while alwys there, just has different levels each day. Many pies and I am guessing they are all bad, Jan.
Signed. Yes DEFRA have a finger in many pies Kate.
Up to date Jan thank you
I did sign for the alpaca and the horses. DEFRA is a truly evil organism. What exactly is their role supposed to be aside from siezing and killing innocent animals? I hope that woman is not let off the hook simply because she was drunk.
Probably you have already signed.
Two horses have been killed at this week’s Cheltenham Festival: Mossback and Return To Base. They were both just six years old.
Most people do not realise that around 200 horses die on British racecourses each year. Cheltenham remains one of the most lethal racecourses for horses.
No horse should die for the sake of 'sport'.
Please join us in calling for urgent action to end these deaths: sign our petition.
They are thugs.
Perfect Jan thanks a lot for the new thread!
Previously S/S the petition re. the Alpaca!!
Agreed she ought to have been in prison!Who is going to stop her if she gets hold of a stray and does the same thing!!
Despite the violence & wildlife crime that forms an integral part of both the South Shropshire Foxhounds & United Pack, both of these hunts have been granted licences (bit.ly/2F7cNuP) to use Long Mynd, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designated for a range of important plant species, including the carnivorous round-leaved sundew; unfortunately, this site is largely degraded at present, as only 2 of the 46 'units' are considered to be in favourable condition (bit.ly/2Hw24dg). Not only this, but year on year, the National Trust staff at the site have been working on behalf of the hunt by acquiring the consent of Natural England for them to hunt on this important habitat - and Natural England have agreed, year on year!
I reposted this here Marilyn so I can find it again easily. It is just typical of DEFRA. They killed a beautiful bull who was kept in a shrine by monks in West Wales a few years ago. This was for the same reason.
No protests made any difference.
This repulsive POS should have been given prison. No wonder animal abuse is on the increase here with idiot judges like that around.