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Apr 30, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Canada

http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3288267

By the late 1930s, the swift fox had disappeared from Canada, seemingly destined for the stuff of local folklore and reminiscences. Then a coalition of conservation groups joined together to give this tiny fox a shot at returning to Canada's prairies, and in 1983, captive-bred swift foxes were released. The swift fox was back!

Today, the swift fox has been upgraded to Endangered status in Canada -- but the future of the fox is fragile and still hanging on the brink.

In the southern band of Canada where 90% of us live, 85% of our terrestrial species at risk are battling for their lives, trying to coexist with us on dwindling fragments of our natural land.

We must fight to ensure that not one of the over 600 Canadians species at risk will go extinct or become extirpated like the swift fox was once. Pledge to support conservation efforts to save Canada's at-risk species like the swift fox today.

Mar 11, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States


http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3135901


Please do your part. Note, sign & share!

Despite the strong support, there is no internationally recognized agreement that concerns the welfare of all animals on the planet.  Many activists and animal rights groups are hoping to change this by putting the pressure on the United Nations (U.N.) to formally adopt the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW).

First and foremost, the UDAW will see to it that all animals are considered sentient beings—capable of thinking and knowing the pains of suffering.  Once this is established, the stage would be set for future legislation which could do wonders on behalf of animals.  Governments would be encouraged to improve already existing animal rights and welfare legislation, businesses will have to take into account their policies on animals and animal-driven work; and perhaps most importantly, peoples’ attitudes and relationships towards the animals will change as common ground is established between all species.

On the other end, humans, too, will benefit largely from a UDAW agreement, including: protecting the resources that countless people around the world depend upon: providing a more sustainable base for the world’s food supply, and granting greater sway for additional progressive moves in the future.

What it really comes down to us proving to the world that animals matter.  Already well over 2 million people—as well as animal rights groups like the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSU, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)—have signed on to support the Universal Declaration of Animal Welfare; but as we take on this new year we need to continue our efforts and show the world that this is an issue the world needs to get behind

Mar 10, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Joshua Moore & unnamed 13 year old boy video tape torture of dogs: Make sure both men never own any animals ever again!

http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3134309

Mar 6, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Colorado, United States

http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3128237 


On March 5th Frederick, Colorado planned to begin killing off the two largest colonies of prairie dogs known to be residing in the town. An ordinance was also introduced that will require private landowners to ‘remove’ them from their land because of health concerns. Frederick is planning on bringing in a private company called Rocky Mountain Wildlife Services to inhumanely poison the animals. If private property owners refuse to slaughter the prairie dogs on their land, they will be subject to receiving a ticket and be hit with a fine of up to $1,000. It is doubtful that the town of Frederick cannot devise a better plan for easing their concerns about the health of their citizens or any other hidden desires they have, without harming natural wildlife needlessly.

Killing off entire colonies of a species should not even be a last resort in any situation and yet it seems this Colorado town is putting this ‘solution’ at the top of its list. If the current colonies are successfully poisoned and removed, additional animals could decide to move in soon after. Will the town continue to follow their new ordinance and require landowners to keep killing any prairie dogs on their properties indefinitely? If this mentality is accepted and pushed upon the town, prairie dogs could be in danger of being completely eradicated. Frederick officials must take this into consideration before blindly demanding that all private property owners kill off animals. There are at least 30 other species of animals that depend directly on the prairie dog for survival. There are an additional 117 species that benefit from the presence of these animals in their environment. Jeopardizing this many species along with the prairie dogs themselves is just inhumane and irresponsible.

Additional options should be explored by this town in order to keep the environment happy and stable while keeping any health concerns at bay. Officials cannot ignore any health issues brought about by these prairie dogs, which is understandable, but killing them off is not the solution. Children must be protected, of course, but working together to find a humane solution will also help teach citizens and young children alike that killing animals is not the answer. Compassion is the key here and all people need to embrace compassionate behavior more often. Not only will this lead to a more cooperative society, but also a better maintained one that will not suffer environmentally due to the rash decisions of town officials.

 

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Posted: Mar 6, 2012 6:11pm
Feb 27, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Save the Lives of Innocent Cats and Dogs in Idaho From Being Used as Live Wolf Bait! SIGN! 500 SiGNATURES NEEDED!

http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3117773

The Idaho Senate is currently considering passing S.B. 1305, which allows ranchers to use forms of "live bait"- including innocent cats and dogs!- to draw in wolves to kill. Putting dogs and cats through this kind of stress has severe psychological impacts, and the stress of being used as bait can even result in the death of dogs and cats. 

This bill also allows aerial gunning from powered parachutes and ultralight airplanes, as well as bowhunting- methods known to frequently leave animals maimed!


Despite my multiple e-mails to my district's senators and other Idaho state senators, this bill has still passed committee and is now being deliberated by the full senate. The Idaho Senate simply doesn't want to face the music and admit that this bill is nothing more than animal cruelty. The war on wolves in Idaho has gone far enough.

Sign this petition and tell the Idaho Senate that enough is enough- wolves deserve to live, and so do innocent cats and dogs!

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