Thank you Desanka for starting a Part 2 - I haven't discovered how!!
Signed! Thank you my dear Desanka. Hugs.
Signed. Thanks, Desanka!
Two more signatures. Thanks, Desanka!
Cher just posted this one:
Signed here and also in my Hotmail on another group. Thanks for posting Desanka..
Signed - thank you
The EU - A new written declaration 0006/2013 - which seeks to put an immediate stop to the torture and mistreatment of greyhounds in Europe has been opened for signatures during the last plenary session in Strasbourg.
Greyhounds are generally used for hunting and racing in many Member States of the European Union and are liable to be subjected to torture by their owners if they regard the animals as unsuitable for that purpose.
This new declaration (PDF-link) has been launched on 15 April 2013 by Members of the European Parliament Michèle Striffler, Michel Dantin, Dan Jorgensen, Raul Romeva i Rueda, Kartika Tamara Liotard, Santiago Fisas Ayxela, Sirpa Pietikainen, Cristian Dan Preda, Iva Zanicchi, Sonia Alfano, Gianni Vattimo, and Andrea Zanoni.
To be adopted the declaration must be signed by at least 369 MEPs (half of the House) before 15 July 2013 when it will lapse.
We calls on all MEPs to support this written declaration with their signature.
I was unsure if there was something to sign with this last entry about the declaration. If it is emails to send, I couldn't figure it out. It asks for you to pick a language and English was not a choice. Anyway, not sure what to do with this and maybe it's just informational. I certainly do hope that this declaration is adopted and the torture of these poor dogs is stopped immediately.
Thanks a lot for sharing all these petitions Desanka, You are a true animal rights warrior!
Can Non-Us citizens sign the declaration.
EU CITIZENS ONLY!!!
Contact your MEP's (your EU representatives) and ask them to sign the Written Declaration for greyhounds.
Thanks everyone for helping to make this happen!
Stop the abuse of Irish Greyhounds and Racing Dogs
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Already signed - thank you Desanka for your hard work.
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Subject: MEP's of Spain, please sign against the suffering of Galgos!
Le pido prestar atención a la problemática de los galgos y greyhounds, una raza sometida en España e Irlanda a un destino cruel poco conocido en otros países.
Esos perros son utilizados como herramientas de caza o máquinas de correr. No son considerados como seres vivos capaces de sentir y sufrir, ni mucho menos como perros de compañía.
Durante toda su vida están encerrados en chabolas sucias y oscuras sin acceso a agua limpia ni alimentación adecuada. Son criados en masa y sin control alguno. Un 90 % de ellos son desechados al cabo de pocos años de vida y además de manera cruel: Ahorcados, tirados vivos en pozos, atados para morirse de sed y hambre o simplemente abandonados en campos o entregados en perreras.
Las pocas e insuficientes leyes de protección animal de los países en cuestión no ofrecen protección a esta raza, su implementación no se controla e infracciones no se sancionan.
De momento en ambos países no existen intentos de cambiar esa situación insoportable.
El art. 13 del Tratado de Lisboa, sin embargo, obliga a todos los Estados Miembros a tener plenamente en cuenta el bienestar de animales como seres vivos capaces de sentir y a tomar medidas adecuadas al respecto.
Algunos diputados del Parlamento Europeo lanzaron ahora la iniciativa de mejorar las condiciones de vida de los galgos y greyhounds.
Por esta razón le pido encarecidamente firmar antes del 15 de julio la Declaración Escrita 0006/2013 y contribuir así a que se ponga fin a esa situaciíon precaria y vergonzosa.
Confiamos en usted!
Emails sent. I had to send the sample letter as it was as I don't understand the language enough to make changes.
I'm all caught up. Thanks, Desanka!
Done. Thank you.
These poor dogs can not catch a break. Both of the last petitions have been signed and shared.
Thank you I am up to date
Done - all greyhound racing should be banned.
Signed. Thank you Desanka
Votre signature a Ã©tÃ© ajoutÃ©e.
Gladly signed the english written petitions.
We support Bill DB 26929 Expte, Banning Dog Racing! NO more acts of Abuse and Cruelty towards Dogs, NO more Abandonment or Killing of Greyhounds used in Racing, no more Commercial Exploitation!
Signed. Those pictures have set me off for the day.The European Parliament needs to get off its backside and do something about animal cruelty in its member states instead of abdicating responsibility, They poke their noses into everything else.
Both of the petitions were signed and shared.
BOARD OF ANDALUSIA: BAN GREYHOUND TRAINING WITH MOTORCARS
All signed! Thank you Desanka. Big hugs.
Caught up again! Thanks!
Presidente Junta de Andalucía y Consejero de Agricultura y Pesca. No a la legalización de otra forma de maltrato hacia los perros de caza (Andalusia President and Minister of Agriculture and Fishery: No to legalization of abusing hunting dogs)
Faced with the passivity of the Metro workers and there inability to prevent the tragedy, we ask responsibility for the death of a living being that could be avoided.
All petitions signed and shared. Sadness
I have already signed this petition it said, however, I did share it everywhere again.
All signed already.Thank you.
Thank you Jan, signed.
Signed - these atrocities MUST be stopped. What the hell is wrong with people?
Both of the last two petitions signed and shared.
Thanks, Desanka! I signed both new petitions.
All signed! Thank you Desanka! Hugs.
Me too, done
Last three petitions signed and shared. Thanks Desanka!
Up to date. Thank you Desanka.
Last three signed. Thanks, Desanka!
Petition signed and shared.
People are loathesome.
Signed - thank you Desanka.
All signed! Thank you, Desanka! Hugs.
Thank you Desanka.
Petition signed and shared. I never really knew the reason why these hunters tortured these poor animals and now to learn it is supposedly because of some silly superstition really pisses me off
I had already signed and shared this petition, but I did share it again. Thanks Desanka.
Signed & shared. Thank you
Found today on a FB site
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All caught up. Thanks!
Thank you so much Jan, actions taken!
Petition: No Irish Greyhounds to Spain - signed and shared
Petition: To protect spanish hunting dogs: to get a federal law who protect them from Cruelty - previously signed and shared
Update #1 November 4, 2013
Thank you for signing the No Irish Greyhounds to Spain petition. You can follow the campaign on the No Irish greyhounds to Spain facebook page. Please also leave a comment on the Irish Greyhound Board's facebook page expressing your concern. You will have to hijack another post to do that as posts by 'others' do not appear on their page! The dogs are scheduled to leave Ireland for Spain on November 19th. Time is running out for these graceful, loyal hounds. They are depending on you!
Petition: Say NO to Chinese Greyhound Racing Stadiums - signed and shared
All caught up again. Thanks for posting, Desanka!
Signed and I will write to MEPs again. It is very easy to do and at least one of mine appears to have animal welfare concerns at heart. Uk - write to them.com
Petitions: Government of Spain: Prohibit the use of dogs in hunting activities and Spanish government: STOP TORTURE of the Galgo/Greyhound/Podenco-dogs!!!!! - both signed and shared
Petition: Stop cruel dog racing mandages - previously signed and shared
All signed & shared
Thank you for protecting animals, clicking, signing petitions and writing. Thank you for showing up when you are needed most. More animals have a life worth living!
Have a great New Year my friends!!!
Being, I suppose, the newest member of the group, I've started to check petitions from the very beginning and to sign those I haven't yet.
I'm glad to be among friends who care about these sensitive and beautiful , yet so unloved dogs ...
Big hugs to all and DON'T GIVE UP !!
Up to date, thanks