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Jul 19, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

In 1991, Britain passed the "Dangerous Dog" act in response to aggressive incidents involving uncontrolled dogs. The Act, which affects England, Wales and Scotland, bans ownership of certain breeds considered to be dangerous, most notably the Pit Bull Terrier, without specific exemption from a court. 

Because of the act, dogs are being put to death for their appearance rather than any actual displays of aggression. Recently, a bulldog/Labrador mix named Lennox was killed after a dog warden said he was a Pit Bull. Hundreds of thousands of Dog lovers worldwide showed support for Lennox, and TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell offered to fly Lennox to the U.S. at her expense, but the courts decided to put him down anyway. Neither bulldogs nor Labradors are on the dangerous breeds list.

The Dangerous Dog Act is grounded in prejudice, and innocent dogs are being killed for no reason. Please sign the petition to convince the Parliament of the United Kingdom to repeal this Act and focus on targeting irresponsible dog owners instead.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:14am
May 2, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Recording artist Chris Brown recently started selling newborn pit bull puppies through an online business called CB Breeds. The business charges $1,000 per puppy, which can be paid through PayPal, and there is no apparent screening process for prospective owners.

Brown appears to be a dog lover, and the puppies he is selling are fully vaccinated and examined by veterinarians. Unfortunately, further breeding contributes to the breed's overpopulation. Pit bulls are common in shelters because they are often mass-bred for fighting. Instead of promoting new pups and encouraging more breeding, Brown should use his influence to promote animal shelters and save abandoned pit bulls.

Please sign the petition to convince Chris Brown to end his involvement with pit bull breeding.

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Posted: May 2, 2012 10:03am
Mar 8, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

While several nations have banned the use of animals in circuses, U.S. acts such as the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus and Shrine Circus continue to force elephants to perform in their shows. Performing is not natural for elephants, so trainers use cruel devices called bullhooks to control them.

The bullhook is a tool with sharp metal prongs that trainers sink into an elephant's sensitive areas, such as behind the ear. The cruel tool inflicts great pain to an elephant. Circuses claim that bullhooks are necessary to handle elephants safely, but if they can't handle elephants safely without inflicting pain, they shouldn't use the animals in their acts.

There is no need to inflict pain to an animal for the purposes of entertainment. Many circuses thrive without the use of animals at all. Please sign the petition to convince the USDA to ban bullhooks nationwide.

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Posted: Mar 8, 2012 7:19am

 

 
 
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