Help all racing greyhounds and sign the petition today!
To: Ask the Government to introduce regulation to protect the welfare of all racing greyhounds throughout their lives.
The RSPCA is calling for a better life for all racing greyhounds. Each year at least 10,000 greyhounds are retired from racing. The fate of many greyhounds is unknown and huge numbers ‘disappear’. The greyhound racing industry must reveal the true extent of the problem.
Stop the Mass Murder and Imprisoning of Thousands of Wild Horses & Burros
To: - Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary - Mike Pool, Acting Director, Acting Director
The BLM's main reason? They believe wild horses and burros consume unfair amounts of forage on BLM land. On March 3, 2009, it was stated by a BLM representative that the forage depletion on public lands leaves cattle with nothing to eat....
In order to restore the 'needed balance,' thousands of these innocent wild horses and burros are 'gathered' from the public rangelands on a yearly basis. They are held in captivity, which is costly, and then offered up for sale and adoption to individuals or groups who are in a position to be 'providing a humanitarian home.' The ones who are not taken are slaughtered.
Tell Cadbury Thanks and go Fair Trade in the USA!!
To: Todd Stitzer, CEO, Cadbury
TO: Cadbury UK CC: Green and Black's, Hershey
Cadbury has announced plans to begin using Fair Trade certified cocoa in the summer of 2009 for England's leading chocolate bar, Cadbury Dairy Milk. The significance of this fantastic news is that Cadbury is the first major chocolate brand to go Fair Trade certified with one of its main product lines, one of the goals Global Exchange and other organizations have been striving towards. Cadbury's announcement proves what Global Exchange has been saying for years: it is viable for a major chocolate bar to go Fair Trade without passing a significant cost increase to consumers.
Once on the brink of extinction, California’s sea otters have been slowly recovering over the last seventy years. But recently, sea otter populations have stagnated, prompting concern among conservationists and scientists.
Biologists need to be able to study causes of sea otter deaths in order to help save these beloved animals -- and the Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act will provide vital funding to do just that. Please ask your Representative to help sea otter recovery by cosponsoring the Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act (H.R. 556).
Remind Congress that Great Lakes Waters Are NOT FOR SALE!
To: my elected representative in Washington
While the Great Lakes Compact protects this magnificent international treasure, it fails to apply the Public Trust doctrine affirming that water belongs to the people and not to corporations; that is, water is a public resource that must be managed by the state governments in trust for the benefit of citizens. Publicly owned natural resources are essential to meet the basic needs of all citizens and communities, regardless of economic status!
Hackett Catholic Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is taking a trip to Spain June 17 to 30, and attending a bullfight is on the itinerary. Bullfighting is a sadistic spectacle that should garner no support in a civilized society.
During bullfights, bulls are repeatedly stabbed with knives until they die in a pool of blood. Their torment is prolonged, and the bulls' wails of pain echo throughout the arena. Bullfighting has caused immeasurable suffering and death to millions of bulls.
Our economy is in shambles, poverty is on the rise and our labor system is broken. Workers throughout the food system and other industries are routinely paid poverty wages, without healthcare or other benefits, and are disempowered by unfair labor laws. The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) would provide a level playing field for workers and strengthens penalties against companies that illegally coerce or intimidate employees in an effort to prevent them from forming a union.
Go further. Please call your Represenative and Senators right now:
1. Call 1-866-544-7573 - This will take you to the Congressional switchboard, toll-free. Ask for your Represenative and Senators' offices.
Sign our petition to encourage Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to stop banks with government bailouts from spending money on lobbying.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner recently did the right thing by imposing restrictions on bailout banks from using money for corporate jets and excessive executive pay. We're encouraging Secretary Geithner continue that progress by saying banks with government bailouts can't spend money on lobbying. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
To: Tell Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman to make foreign aid more effective at fighting poverty. The crisis in Afghanistan continues to worsen while the US continues to spend millions of dollars per month in foreign assistance. What’s worse is that US foreign aid in Afghanistan is failing to reach its full potential because it is short-term and security goals are being emphasized over a coordinated and effective strategy to reduce poverty.
Treasury Secretary Geithner proposed a $1 trillion plan to help Wall Street make a killing buying "toxic assets" with our tax dollars and guarantees. And he proposed a complex regulatory scheme to keep huge financial institutions from wrecking our economy once again.
Rethink Afghanistan (Part 2): Pakistan, the "Most Dangerous Country in the World"
To: ( Sen. John F. Kerry, Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Howard Berman, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee ),
Pakistan is in such a perilous state that Bruce Riedel, a foreign policy expert leading President Obama's Afghanistan review, has called it "the most dangerous country in the world today." Pakistan has nuclear weapons and a government disconnected from the poverty, malnutrition, and lack of healthcare afflicting its people. And though Pakistan remains a U.S. ally, tensions continue to rise as the U.S. considers broadening military strikes within Pakistan's borders. Part two of Rethink Afghanistan focuses on how the Afghanistan crisis affects Pakistan and all of us.
UNLICENSED OWNERS IN TERROR OF HAVING DOGS CONFISCATED AND BRUTALLY KILLED!
To: the Chinese authorities in Guangzhou, Mr. Lin Su Sen
“Animals Asia Foundation” has recently received hysterical letters from distraught Chinese pet lovers across China who are terrified by some Government departments' new clampdown on unregistered pet dogs. Dogs are being brutally confiscated, in some cases beaten to death in front of their owners, or taken to Government pounds and killed in horrendous ways.
In Guangzhou in particular (a major Chinese city), the licence fee to register pet dogs is an exhorbitant RMB10,000 (US$1,235) for the first year and RMB6,000 (US$741) per year thereafter. Naturally, the fee is beyond the reach of most pet owners and they are living in terror of having their dog confiscated and killed in a brutal fashion.
Some Government officials are enticing people to report on their neighbours who have unregistered pet dogs, by offering to pay them 10% of the fine. Dog killing teams are patrolling the cities looking for unregistered.
Take just a moment to use the form below to write your U.S. Senator and ask him/her to co-sponsor and fully support the Captive Primate Safety Act of 2009. You can also reach your federal legislators through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or you can contact them directly by finding their office information on their biography pages.
Poll: Should Government Protect Endangered Species?
*1.Is it important that Government protect endangered species? Very important. Government should do all it can to prevent extinctions. Important, but not if it hurts the economy. Not important. Government should focus on other things.
Are you confident that the Government is doing all it can to prevent plant and animal extinctions?
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Target: Shoppers Drugmart, Costco, Holista, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
BOYCOTT THESE COMPANY'S - Shopper Drug Mart, Costco and Holista.! There websites I have shown that these company's are only selling the Shark Cartilage Capsules in Canada ONLY.
PLEASE SEND YOUR (OWN ) LETTERS or COPY AND PASTE THE ONE WE MADE TO THE COMPANY'S TO LET THEM KNOW YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT THE SHARK CARTILAGE PRODUCT THEY ARE SELLING. LET'S SHOW THEM BY FLOODING THEIR EMAILS WITH OUR CARING HEARTS FOR THE SHARK.
MAIL ADDRESSES IN THE PETITION +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Right now, there are at least 12,000 bears suffering in Asia. They are held captive in tiny cages and shocking conditions. These bears are farmed needlessly for the bile contained in their gall bladders which is used to make Traditional Asian Medicine. Their reality is a lifetime of suffering and pain.
If you believe that bear farming is cruel and must end, please sign the appeal and join the campaign.
Stop Bear Farming and Bile Extraction From Bears. Bring in strict and stringent laws to stop the sale of Bile Extraction from Bears.
To: President Jiang ZEMIN, China and the Honorable Minister Hiroshi OHKI, Min. Of The Environment, Japan.
The investigation revealed how at farms across China, bears are surgically mutilated and 'milked' each day for their gall bile. These animals endure the most appalling levels of cruelty and neglect, and attempts to improve standards at two government-monitored farms in China have not alleviated even basic animal welfare problems. The research also showed that bear farming continues to jeopardize the survival of bears in the wild. In South East Asia, black bears are captured and sold to bear farms, while the vigorous marketing of bear bile products across the world has put a price on the head of every living bear. Between the ages of five and ten, bears may stop producing bile. They are then put in another cage, where they wait, either until death comes through sickness or starvation, or they are killed for their paws and gall bladders.
Target: President Abdullah Gül, Ertugrul Gunay, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Today, I watched a very disturbing video that shows how violent your citizens are to the helpless: it shows how the people involved are chaining a wolf from the leg and making the dogs beat, attack, kill him. It is a long and painfull video. The wolf is crying for help from another almost dead one and the people are just having fun! This is disgusting sick and not to be accepted in the EU or any other Country in the world! http://www.iha.com.tr/haber/video/Guncel/3612-V-O-11/Vahsete-kahkaha!
Target: We, the undersigned, ask that Peter Garrett 'step up' as Environment Minister
We are calling for Peter Garrett to uphold his election promises or stand down from Australian politics.
On September 18, 2007, Garrett promised `We will enforce Australian law banning the slaughter of whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary''.
On the 20/2/09 Australian Federal Police seized all footage of illegal whaling by Japanese from The Steve Irwin, a Sea Shepherd vessel.
The only explanation for this seizure thus far is to 'avoid further embarrassment to the Japanese' for their illegal activities.
Since becoming a minister, he has approved the expansion of a uranium mine and the dredging of a sensitive bay and provided support to a pulp mill.
Garrett was to become president of the Australian Conservation Foundation while selling thousands of albums that covered everything from land rights to corporate greed to US foreign policy, nuclear dangers and environmental catastrophe.
We believed Garrett was a man of integrity, who had loudly vocalised environmental and human injustices. A government should be respectful of the integrity of its people.
This petition will be served to Peter Garrett with the voices of Australians and international supporters behind it, stating 'we demand you fulfil your election and personal promises to the Australian people or step down from Australian politics'.
We are calling for Peter Garrett to uphold his election promises or stand down from Australian politics. Garrett was to become president of the Australian Conservation Foundation while selling thousands of albums that covered everything from land rights to corporate greed to US foreign policy, nuclear dangers and environmental catastrophe. Australians believed Garrett when he stated on September 18, 2007 `We will enforce Australian law banning the slaughter of whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary', and `Labor has the guts to stand up to the Japanese whalers'. We believed Garrett was a man of integrity, who had loudly vocalised environmental and human injustices. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
An additional note that At 10.25 yesterday morning, the Federal Government quietly announced they were dropping the requirement for Australia's biggest carbon polluters to release the figures on their energy production to the public. The change was flagged in an alarming email GetUp received from an obscure e-mail list operated by the Department of Climate Change - we've pasted that email in full so you can read it below.
They've given the public only four (4!) business days to comment - perhaps hoping few of us would notice in time. But they weren't counting on you - the GetUp Climate Action Rapid Reponse Network!
Can you make a comment now and object to the proposed amendments?
Sign the Petition to Stop the Cruel Slaughter of Seals
To: the European Parliament
Over the past four years, Canada's beautiful harp seal nursery has been transformed into a scene of bloody carnage. The Canadian government has allowed more than one million seals—almost all of them babies as young as 12 days old—to be killed for their fur. The kill quota for 2008 was 275,000—5,000 more than the previous year.
This Sunday, Europe’s leaders will meet to agree on further steps to tackle the economic crisis. They face a crucial choice: pour money into an unsustainable economic system which clearly has holes; or embrace a Green Recovery Plan that invests in low carbon technologies, energy efficiency, green jobs and public transport.
The European Union has a historic opportunity to shift away from short-term, protectionist measures and take bold action to create jobs and save the planet. We need all European governments on board. So let’s send our top political leaders a flood of messages, urging them to embrace a green New Deal that lays the foundation of a sustainable economic recovery.
SUBMISSION FOR THE CREATION OF A LEGAL STANCE FOR ANIMALS IN THE POLITICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO
Petition in reaction to the intolerable and growing mistreatment and terrible ordeal of animals in Mexico, as well as to the endless trade of animal fur from the extermination « farms » of the world fur industry, particularly the Asian one and especially that of the Popular Republic of China.
Target: Officers and Members of the Board of Directors of Bideawee
An article in the February 22, 2009 issue of Newsday announced that the Board of Directors of Bideawee has decided to close their Wantagh adoption center effective March 8, 2009. We simply cannot allow this to happen and ask that you read and sign our petition to Bideawee's Board of Directors requesting that they reverse their decision.Time is of the essence, as the proposed closing date is less that 2 weeks away; therefore we need every who is concerned with local animal welfare not only to sign this petition, but to forward it to everyone you can think of.
The lives of untold numbers of dogs and cats hang in the balance. Please don't let them down.
I fully support a European Union ban on the trade in all products derived from the commercial slaughter of seals, which is inherently inhumane. I urge the EU to adopt an unconditional prohibition on the import, export and trade in seal products, without derogations and loopholes, and to do so before the European elections in June 2009.
Let your MEPs know you want a full ban on trade in seal products now! On 2nd March, a critical vote will occur in the European Parliament, in the Internal Markets and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO). IMCO will decide what amendments should be made to the proposal to prohibit seal product trade, and it is IMCO’s Opinion that will be voted on by all MEPs weeks from now.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Send a message to your MEPs today.
To: Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto, Gobernador del Estado de México
The Animal Rights and Animal Protection community in Mexico is dismayed by the act of brutal abuse and violation of all individual and human rights against Javier Cervantes −a humanitarian activist− and his sheltered animals that was perpetrated by an anonymous group of neighbors under the tacit approval of the authorities of both the municipality of Jaltenco and the State of Mexico.
Last February 23rd threatens against Javier were served: a group of hooded men burst into Javier’s dwelling and brutally killed with machetes, shotguns, and pipes a number of dogs and cats.
Javier provided temporary shelter to almost 80 street dogs and cats −all of them spayed and vaccinated−, so his infuriated neighbors had demanded him to leave his house immediately or they would kill his animals. He was therefore looking for a new place to live, and a few days before the sanguinary attack he had indeed obtained financial support to build a surrounding wall that would keep his dogs and cats safe within a terrain that had been given to him for this purpose.
For twenty years, the Malaysian Interhill logging company has been destroying the Penan's rainforest in Borneo and thus threatening the habitat and culture of these indigenous people. The French ACCOR Group is now helping Interhill to further boost the profits obtained from destroying the rainforest through a big hotel project. The ACCOR Group's participation in the Novotel Interhill in Kuching is in blatant contradiction to the Group's Environment Charter.
"We desperately need help from outside. Please put pressure on Interhill and the ACCOR Group so that we can save our last forest reserve." (A Penan from the middle Baram, Sarawak / Malaysia)
Stray Dogs shou
ld be caught humanely,
vaccinated against rabies
and released in the same
area where they were
caught. Whelping mothers,
pregnant dogs, Puppies
and operated ones should
not be caught. Sick or
injured ones should be
sent to a l...
Tremendous news! Congress
has finally passed the
monumental piece of
that you've been helping
to push forward.
Millions of acres
There's nothing we c...
For the government of
Uttar Pradesh state,
India and its
functionaries it seems
like a perfect solution
that people are venting
out their anger by
killing ALL and INNOCENT
dogs.warning : graphical
My husband was admitted
to the hospital on April
15th and had another
angioplasty surgery done.
investigations he is
for type 2 Diabetes as
well.Thank you for your
messages & please
continue to hold my...
Orangutans: Men of the
Forest - A female
Orangutan, believed to be
about 15 yrs old,
discovered on a Palm Oil
plantation in the
Indonesian Borneo, being
shot 104 times with an
October 22, 2012
Greetings my relatives
I wish I was there to
talk with you in person
and share with you the
sorrow that I feel with
the passing of Russell
Means, my brother, my
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on many levels. Russell
Alert: Tragedy Looms For Rescued Dogs! by sharon s.
— At Nakhon Phanom shelter
in NE Thailand,there is a
unravelling. Thousands of
dogs saved from the
illegal dog meat trade
need your help now!!!The
shelter needs funds
immediately for food,and
volunteers to help care
for these poor dogs.U... more
Alert: STOP BABY SEAL HUNT IN CANADA! by Alina S.
— Awesome white furry baby
seals are killed in
Canada every year in the
early spring by clubbing
and hitting with a stick
till they die. Nowhere in
the world it is allowed!
Canada is the last
country where these
disgusting murders are
still legal! ... more
Alert: petitions and more, May 24 by Anneke A.
Iceland: Stop the
Slaughter of endangered
Alert: petitions and more, May 24 by Anneke A.
Iceland: Stop the
Slaughter of endangered
Alert: petitions and more, May 23 by Anneke A.
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