This thread is reserved for any actions that do not pertain to trees. Any online letters, petitions, etc. that you would like to post that help out people or animals--please post them right here!
*If you have an action pertaining to trees, please post at the original "PETITIONS!" thread. Thank you!
Wet Seal Petition Tuesday, 6:37 AM
I know this doesn't fit in with the whole "tree huggers" theme, but I have signed each and every one of your petitions. So, maybe you'd like to help me out and sign mine against Wet Seal and their use of rabbit furs.
TREEHUGGERS HELPING PEOPLE July 03, 2005 6:36 PM
I hope am not wrong in posting the path below because it is not for trees now, but yet for people and is a petition to SAVE PEOPLE.
(my "paste did not work... will copy again and post below this SORRY!!)
This path was sent to me by Eleanor B - thanks for it -. So pls. if ok, please read the petition and agreeing with, pls sign. Thanks. (Also, pls. cross post this. Thanks. If you can, please also put this path in other groups.
URGENT! Help Savannah and Juno 9:52 AM
URGENT, URGEN, URGENT
PLease help Savannah and Juno!
The vote is tomorrow!!!! All info here:
Thanks Please cross post.
I know there are many members here with furkids......
I am posting this for my good friend Wolfie. Please take a moment to sign her petition, so that no person's pet may fall through the cracks at a shelter just because the caretakers think it is too time consuming to scan for micro-chips!
I was reading the local online news this morning and an article caught my attention. It was about the Houston City Pound (BARC) and informing people that they do not scan animals coming through the shelter because it is "TOO TIME CONSUMING". I was appalled by this, since I microchipped my pets so if they're ever lost, they could be returned to me. Yet, the Houston City Pound (BARC) finds that scanning an animal for what? ....3 seconds?... Is too much trouble.
I don't mean to bother or annoy anyone with this, but this is the first time I have ever created a petition in my life (I'm good at signing them!!) and so if you could please help me get it going by adding your signature, I would surely appreciate it a bunch!
Thank you all so much!
Lisa aka Wolfie
Please, for The buffalo :
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(Only those available for non-US citizens, of course.)
This was posted by Will A. in the Peace & Nonviolence Network.
Check it out. I think that it's an awesome idea!
Sandra, all signed definitely!
Ken, I thought that petition was a great idea! So much better than building skyscrapers on top of people's resting places. I gladly signed!
Thanks Tracy ! And also thank you Andreas! Here is another one to sign:
Dogs being used as LIVE sharkbait!!!
Please sign, it's horrible!!
Roxi the Dog 3:21 PM
This petition has been going around for a while but only has 11,000 signatures. They need 50,000.
It is for Roxi, the 15 year old shepherd mix dog who was mercilessly kicked to her death after wandering into Frank Acquino's BBQ party on Memorial Day. Frank Acquino was witnessed by over 40 people as he punted Roxi like a football. She staggered over to a tree and died about two hours later.
PLEASE PLEASE make the time to sign this petition and pass it on to all you know and post it in your groups even if you already have. We need those signatures!
And even more importantly, PLEASE make time to write or call the Judge an dteh District Attorney on Roxi's behalf! This is so vitallky important! They are already being swamped with letters and calls and it is making a point for them. They are impressed. Let's show them just how much we hate Frank Acquino's actions and the actions of ALL animal abusers!!
Go to www.rememberroxi.com to read about the dog, what happened and who you can contact. Be sure and look at the beautiful photos of this sweet and gentle Being.
SEND LETTERS AND MAKE CALLS TO:
Please help us get justice for our dog Roxi and all abused animals. We are afraid that Frank Aquino will get away with killing our dog because, as Aquino’s lawyer stated, he has never been convicted of a crime before. This means that there is a chance Aquino will just get probation and if he stays out of trouble this "incident" will be removed from his record. Please don’t let him get away with this! Please tell the Judge and District Attorney that you would like to see him punished for his actions and set an example to all those who hurt animals.
Justice Louis DiCarlo
Putnam Valley Town Hall
Oscawana Lake Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 526-2121
Fax (845) 526-2130
Hon. Kevin L. Wright
Putnam County District Attorney
Putnam County Office Bldg.
40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone (845) 225-3641 x 277
Fax (845) 225-5825
Want to change the law? Please support Bill AO3585 (SO1789). This Bill allows a person to sue for the loss of companionship, comfort, protection. . . but most importantly, it recognizes our animal friends as COMPANIONS instead of property. This Bill has been referred to the judiciary committee and will be voted on this year.
Please let Speaker of the House Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno know that you want this Bill passed:
Assemblyman Sheldon Silver
250 Broadway, Suite 2307
New York, NY 10007
Phone (212) 312-1420
Senator Joseph L. Bruno
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Write your rep <http://www.house.gov/writerep/>
Contact Frank Acqino and let him know how you feel about his actions:
56 Somerset Lane
Putnam Valley, NY.
845 526 3559
I signed all petitions!
Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock
To Governor Matt Blunt and Director Larry Crawford:
Stacey Lannert was convicted on December 11, 1992, of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the shooting death of her father. She was sentenced to life imprisonment in the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections without the possibility of parole. She has been incarcerated since her arrest in 1998.
Behind these simple facts lies a tragic story of child abuse.
Stacey's father, Tom Lannert began sexually abusing her when she was eight years old. The sexual abuse advanced to rape and sodomy. Stacey's parents were long divorced when at the age of seventeen, she moved in with her mother. However, when she began to fear that Tom was abusing her little sister, Christy, Stacey returned to her father's home. One night, after an abusive incident, she shot and killed her father.
Stacey has exhausted all appeals. In 1998, Stacey filed a clemency petition to then Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan who was killed in a plane crash in 2000. Since then Governors Roger Wilson, Bob Holden and Matt Blunt have not acted on this petition.
We the undersigned believe that Stacey deserves a second chance at happiness and true freedom for the first time in her life. Without receiving Executive Clemency, Stacey, still a young woman will spend the rest of her life incarcerated!
Please act on Stacey Lannert's Petition for Executive Clemency TODAY!
You've got to wonder what kind of society we're living in, that we have to circulate petitions for something like this.....
If we don't have a just society, then what the heck do we have?
If you use ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) you might want to listen up. For years we have been told this is a safer alternative to sugar. Think again. Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to Ê-formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence...methanol toxicity is!
Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; aggravating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptomatic, once taken off diet sodas.
If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss...you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!"
Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates. It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight! These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve "tissue specimens". Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!!!
Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.
Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet. So called "behavior modification prescription drugs" (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place! Most of these children were being "poisoned" on a daily basis with the very foods that were "better for them than sugar".
It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.
Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning it's use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings and still, nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.
I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is. And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians? This has been recently exposed in the New York Times.
Not to mention they are right now in the process of creating another one that is more deadly than the last. It is called Neotame. The FDA and MONSANTO are trading employees as the cause is needed to make sure that these products go to market. We need to stop this, if they aren’t going to test the products properly then how will the consumer, know the effects. Look at all the commercials about smoking, if we can expose the Tobacco companies why not start exposing the companies that process our food or make sweeteners that are supposed to be better for us. We need warning labels and consumer warnings on products like this. The only way to do that is with legislature, please help and sign below and stop these companies from poisoning us with the foods we eat.
Please I would like you to help this sanctuary. They are in dyer straits and need our help.
I have written to a Journalist in usa and to two famous influential people there as well. I have generated three emails and also to a personal friend who is close friend of Tippi Hedron.
Please cut and paste this to all your buddies and request that they do the same. If all donated money via credit card or snail mail a small donation or as high as a mountain. These cats and wolves will be spared their lives. As it rests totally on cash donations. They have encountered a snag like this before and come out of it and again now, we dont want them to hit this type of thing a third time. Ugh 3 time UNLUCKY.
I also believe that politians need to set up a policy banning citizens of keeping exotic animals and put in stringent laws to those who have sanctuaries. thus if there are laws in place against the local citizen keeping huge cats etc and I mean etc, then this problem will cease in time. It is insane I believe to keep Big cats in private captivity. And one petrol station kept a Big Cat to attract business?? OMg how disgusting.
Here in Australia we have tough and stringent laws prohibiting keeping exotic animals to birds etc. Then when they pass a test the rangers come to check them out often.
So Please Please Please help save these animals from DEATH one way or another and pass this along to many of your email friends and care2 friends and anyone you know who may help.
you can snail mail the money or use the credit card facilities. Please do what you can. It all helps.
From my dear friend Dreama, who fights so hard!! Please consider taking this action:
I must apologize and if you receive this again it is because a correction had to be made as I was given the wrong email address and I have put the corrected one below. The Center has been having to update all of theor software due to the new Medicare Drug Plan and now have it all up and running.
I am now on the Board for the Medicare Rights Center and I am posting this email that they sent to me and please pass to all you know as I am trying to reach as many disabled people here at Care2 as possible. If this does not apply to you, maybe passing it along will help someone else. Thank you and here is the project we need help with:
Help Us Eliminate the Twenty -Four Month Waiting Period
Many people know that Medicare serves both older adults and people with disabilities. Few are aware that, for Medicare coverage to begin, Americans with disabilities must wait 24 months from their first Social Security disability income payment , which is five months after Social Security deems them disabled.
Medicare provides an invaluable safety net for Americans with disabilities, providing good, affordable health coverage when the private insurance market turns its back. Let us work together to make this health coverage available as soon as people need it, rather than 24 months later. Help us eliminate the 24 month Medicare waiting period.
The Medicare Rights Center is committed to eliminating the Medicare coverage waiting period and we have recently embarked on a national media project to do so. Our goal is to focus attention on the personal experiences of people who:
1. Are currently in the 24 month waiting period, or
2. Finally got Medicare coverage after having gone through the two year wait.
These individuals would have to be comfortable talking to the press about their health care experiences during the the Medicare waiting period. If you know of individuals with a compelling story who are willing to to participate in this project, please let us know.
Communications Assistant, 1-800-333-4114, ext.33
Email: email@example.com . Make sure if you email her to mention my name, Dreama Runyon.
I apologize if this is sent to friends who do not live in the USA but please pass along. I will be doing an interview with a reporter but do not know the date yet. If you have questions about this, Just email them to me here . Thank you friends and many blessings, Dreama
If this huge Budget Reconcilation Package passes, it will have horrible ramifications to the lives of the elderly, poor, children, and disabled. We cannot possibly sit by and allow our government to take so much away from the most people in need. Only the wealthy will not be affected by this bill. You can click about half way down, then click on the Take Action button and email your representatives and ask the to Vote No on these budget cuts. You can also click and see how your representative voted. Thank you all, Dreama Runyon
Dear Friends, We must all Take Actions for the greater good of all elderly,children, poor, and disabled in America as if we do not, millions of Americans will be suffering even more due to these massive cuts in the Budget Reconicliation Plan, due for another vote in the House in January, 2006.
I you think this will not affect you, think again! And think of the millions that are going to become homeless, have to do without needed medications, and all vital human service programs that wiil be cut for children and families. This is the most horrid piece of legislation I have ever read and it is cruel and inhumane. Blessings, Dreama Runyon
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- Child Care/TANF: In renewing the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) programs, the bill imposes harmful new mandates that states meet a 50 percent work participation rate in their TANF program in order to avoid federal penalties, while providing woefully inadequate child care funds to help states meet these new mandates or maintain existing services. Indeed, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the cost to t
Please consider this petition for a disabled young man who is not asking for anything more than to be able to EARN his degree. You can read about it on the petition link. Thanks all.
Love and hugs,
There is a country club in Virginia that is considering eradicating a colony of feral cats on its property. In the past, this club has paid for the cats to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Please take a moment to read about this issue, and join me in signing the petition. It takes just 30 seconds, but can truly make a difference. We are trying to reach 5,000 signatures - please sign here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/166824240
From my dear friend Blu Abbey:
Dear friends, Please help me with a few more signatures(on the above Petition)
for the Elephants.Please ignore the Date and sign anyway..(please) we need you.If you have already signed ,Thank you.
Thank you all for your valuable time in this matter.
Please sign my petiton to stop hunting foxes with dogs. The stupid law that we have in the UK means that dogs can still be used to "flush" foxes but must not be used to kill the fox - yeah right how do you tell the dog that?
PLEASE SIGN...and pass on! SIGN by Jan. 11. HURRY!
Anna Nicole Bruno is to appear in Brewster, NY, Town Court on January 11, 2006, to answer charges that she brutally beat a horse about the head and face with a chain, to the point of causing it severe injury.
The petition is asking the judge to punish the women to the fullest extent of the law.
Please add your signature on.
help us make this stop.
here is the petition.
after we sent letters to Vlade Divac
in order to educate him about the desicion
to promote the transfer of the poor elephant
to Belgrade, now we decided to push more with
please take the time to sign.
Djanom has no voice - we do.
Dont send elephant 'Djanom' to a lifetime of misery
in Belgrade ZOO
The poor animal will be transferred as a gift (!!!)
to a karate champion, a trip sponsored by basketball player
Vlade Divac. Help this animal not to become another
subject for a freak show that promotes animal misery for money!!!
From my great friend Eleanor B.~~I'm just passing this along to get some more much needed sigs for this petition!:
This is an updated petition because of changed circumstances - the hedgehogs face another cull and they desperately need signatures - please sign!
HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU ALL! THANKS FOR BEING MY FRIENDS!
Save Scottish Hedgehogs from annual cull Thursday, 5:27 AM
We, the undersigned, request that the Uist Waders Project cease their annual cull of hedgehogs. The cull is cruel and unnecessary as the hedgehogs can be safely relocated.
This is from my dear friend Debbie S.
...please help in any way that you can!:
This is a petition that could bring my missing mom home to her family and I will give you the link to her website as well so you will understand what happened and why she is missing,this is my mother and I know you understand what I am going thru so please find it in your hearts to sign and pass to your friends cause the sooner I get this signed the sooner I can get the answers I need to live a normal life without this whole in my heart and if I am lucky I can have my mother back also so please I am begging you to help me bring justice to my mom and help me bring her home.
http://www.realcrimes.com 4th from bottom .
Please consider signing this petition in support of zoo animals. Thanks in advance for sharing it with your friends, too!
The Bush Administration has just issued a disastrous "License to Kill" plan that could trigger the extermination of half the gray wolves in Wyoming and Idaho, starting as early as October -- unless we stop it now.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on this cruel proposal only until August 6. Please register your opposition right now by clicking here to submit an Official Citizen Comment.
Our best hope for blocking this "open fire" order is to generate a tidal wave of public outrage and protest...so please sign your Citizen Comment immediately.
The Bush Administration wants to treat wolves like vermin, instead of an endangered species that has staged a welcome and dramatic comeback from the brink of extinction.
In preparation for these mass killings, the government has already purchased planes and helicopters capable of gunning down entire packs of wolves in minutes.
Their goal: To immediately kill up to 700 wolves in Greater Yellowstone and central Idaho.
Our goal: To stop this horrific proposal in its tracks -- by generating 200,000 pro-wolf Citizen Comments by the August 6 deadline.
Can we do it? I'm certain of it. Only three months ago, online activists like you sent more than 137,000 Citizen Comments protesting the Bush Administration's plan to remove Greater Yellowstone's wolves from the endangered species list.
But even before that battle has been decided, the Bush Administration is upping the ante by declaring open season on wolves.
Simply put, they will allow the slaughter to begin while wolves are still on the Endangered Species list!
The administration wants to be able to kill wolves anywhere that elk herd numbers may be affected by wolves. It is focusing on areas where elk herds are smaller than the states want.
But those few cases of declines in elk herds have been caused by a combination of factors including habitat destruction, drought and human hunting -- not just by wolves. And in most areas of the northern Rockies, elk numbers are at all-time highs!
Please block this new License to Kill by expressing your personal opposition while the Bush Administration is still taking public input.
Submit your Official Citizen Comment now -- and shield the wolves of Greater Yellowstone and Idaho from the coming crossfire.
NRDC Action Fund
European petition to defend Rospuda Valley (in Poland): http://www.swietapolska.com/news/swpolska1222.html
And, my petition to help Fernando Caro (Yaqui Indian), on death row for 25 years: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/500171347
Thank you very much
Hello there........I have a friend on Facebook who needs help finding a home for his two furkids. He has been unemployed for 6+ months and is going to take to the road in pursuit of work and is going to be living out of his car for as long as it takes. He has 2 precious cats. Obviously the kitties cannot go with him....and he has 2 weeks tops to find a suitable home. The cats are brother and sister, 5-6 years old and have existed since kittenhood on a raw-based/holistic diet (Innova Evo, dried chicken breast, fish, etc.)....so ideally someone with experience feeding cats with a raw diet is preferred, although he is willing to teach anyone what they need to know. He is also offering to bring them ANYWHERE in the US, and also will pay for the first year of food & vet care needed for them. Their names are Kish & Fiona. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact me and I will put you in touch with him. Also, if you know any groups or organizations that could help, please feel free to repost or pass this message along. Thank you so much....and I hope we are able to find a permanent home for these sweet kitties.......