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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 29, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

The Eurovision Song Contest is costing the lives of hundreds of thousands cats and dogs that have roamed the countries for many years. This problem belongs to Azerbaijan and not the rest of Europe. Why wait to host a major event to sort their problem. It not only taints the contest that I for one have no problem with. I have been in contact with the European Broadcasting Union and they just brush it under the table so now I have a problem with the contest and will badger the organizers as I hope you will do also.
These animals are being shot, stabbed bludgeoned with just about anything that is to hand and left to crawl off bleeding to death in pain.
Please support the cause by signing the petition.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2012 4:44am
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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Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:51pm

 

 
 
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