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Apr 9, 2009
Do you have pet insurance?
This is a poll on Care2,and I was sadly surprised to see the results,so I just felt like sharing this with you:
Poll Results: 2,388 votes

Poll Results: 2,388 votes
I would if I could afford it.
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Posted: Apr 9, 2009 2:49pm
Apr 3, 2009
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Canada

Actions To Take Against The Canadian Seal Massacre:

Join us to stop this atrocity.
Live in Canada? Click Here!
Live in the European Union? Click Here!

Urge the Olympic Committee to Help End the Canadian Seal Slaughter
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Posted: Apr 3, 2009 6:31am
May 13, 2008
Do not waste your precious time by signing petitions without proper targets

target says where petitions will be sent to, once it has enough
signs.That could be an organisation,an embassy,a government,a mayor etc.
A petition without a proper target is definitely worthless.
Do not waste your precious time by reading and/or signing petitions like this.
People creating petitions should inform themselves about this,before starting one.
In case you receive petitions like this from others,please inform them as well,
Take a look at the targets of these petitions,and than ask yourself where these petitions are supposed to be sent to.
Do not sign them!!!!And do not send them on to others,they are a clear example of petitions being useless to sign:

100,000 to Save the Orangutans!
Target:Raise awareness of cruelties to orangutans???
Send a message to China.
Target:Consumers ???
Save the Forests!
Target:I plan to save a rainforest where many creatures live???
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Posted: May 13, 2008 1:14pm
Jan 25, 2008
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Romania
A member of the European Parliament, Mr. Alain Hutchinson, is committed to cooperate with animal welfare and to get a "European Convention Protecting Pets and Stray Animals" passed as soon as possible.

He needs 1 million signatures in order to present the project to the Parliament. That means we need to get hard at work and collect those signatures.
Please,sign the petition:
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Posted: Jan 25, 2008 1:10pm
Nov 15, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: Netherlands
 Please read,note and sign against the cruel fur farming:
4 million minks: raised behind bars...........just for their fur
On fur farms worldwide, more than 50 million wild animals like minks, foxes or chinchillas end up becoming fur mantles or “chic” fur accessories every year.Protest against mink farming in The Netherlands

With this online petition we would like to ask the members of the House of Representatives to put an end to the useless killing of millions of young minks for the benefit of the international fur trade and the luxurious fashion industry.Support us in our fight against mink farming in the Netherlands!

Thank you,Trudi.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2007 4:10pm
Nov 11, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Friends of the Earth

Trudi :

Cruise ship pollution


Petition text:

Bunker fuel is a toxic, asphalt-like substance that is causing air pollution and global warming, harming marine life, and damaging human health and the environment.  I join with Friends of the Earth in calling on Congress to require the cruise and shipping industries to end their use of this dirty fuel and transition to cleaner alternatives. 

On November 7, a container ship crashed into the San Francisco Bay Bridge and spilled an estimated 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel -- a tragedy of immense proportions that creates both immediate and long-term threats to marine life in and around the bay.  

Today, Friends of the Earth is calling on Congress to ban the use of this dirty fuel forever.  Will you join our call?

Bunker fuel literally comes from the bottom of the barrel.  It is the asphalt-like gunk that's left over after crude oil is refined into gasoline for cars and is especially damaging when spilled in accidents.*  Even when used as intended, though -- to power cruise and cargo ships -- it is extremely harmful.  Indeed, a study released just last week found that more than 60,000 people died from shipping emissions in 2002, due in large part to the use of bunker fuel, which is more than 1,000 times dirtier than the highway diesel used by trucks and buses.  Its reliance on this dirty fuel is also a key reason that the shipping industry is a major global warming polluter.

Friends of the Earth's Clean Vessels Campaign has been leading the fight against shipping pollution for years, at the local level, nationally, and in the international arena, and phasing out the use of bunker fuel has been one of our key aims.  Now, this dirty fuel has led to a disaster in the San Francisco Bay.  Let's ensure that this tragedy isn't repeated and phase out this dirty fuel forever.

Please sign our petition calling for an end to bunker fuel use today.

Danielle Fugere, Friends of the Earth
(Our superb vessels campaign director, Teri Shore, is on a leave of absence working with FoE Australia on this important set of issues.)

The petition can be found at:

*As Gerald Graham, an on-scene oil spill commander for the Canadian coast guard, told the San Francisco Chronicle, bunker fuel "is the nastiest stuff around. … It doesn't tend to break down very quickly. … It's cheap, and it's dirty. If the wind happens to blow it out into a channel or bay, it could spread, and then you could have miles of shoreline that could be affected."


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Posted: Nov 11, 2007 3:39pm
Oct 23, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Netherlands
Friends,this time I need your help to sign against something really bad in my own country,The Netherlands.
It's about animal testing.

As the petition is in Dutch,I translated it partitially in English,so you know what you're signing against:

In The Netherlands, in a town called Venray,a project has been planned called Sciencelink.In this campus different companies will be active in animal experiments.
In the name of science many animals,(dogs,rabbits,mice and rats)will die atrocious deaths.
In The Netherlands 612000 animals are being used for experiments every year.
Let's make clear to the comunity  of Venray that this project must be stopped.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2007 2:30pm
Oct 18, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Spain
Petition:against the Puerto  Real Dog Pound,Spain.
For years now, the dogpound in Puerto Real, near the animal shelter Kimba, has been accused of malpractice. Never before has there been proof of what really happens behind the gates of this place. But now there's finally proof and a legal suit has been filed against the dogpound.

The authorities in Cádiz, a southern province of Spain, have for many years dealt with homeless animals in a very disrespectful and dishonourable manner. Animal protectionists have tried to change the situation but have to date been powerless to change the status quo. We need your help: please sign the petition!

Just how awful the current practices are was made clear to the public at large this past week. A few weeks ago, an Italian couple had asked the local Spanish police for the address of a local boarding kennel. They were informed of the local dogpound as it also functions as a boarding kennel. When, three days later, the couple came to collect their dogs, they were informed that all three of their dogs had been killed. One of the bodies was in the freezer, the other two had been cremated.
The couple had an autopsy peformed on the frozen dog and evidence was found that the dog had been klled using an illegal substance that causes muscle paralysis and asphyxiation. In collaboration with an organisation in Madrid a legal suit was submitted with the Spanish police. The police raided the dogpound and found that this substance had been in use for many years; tens of thousands of animals had been killed in this manner. The case is in the process of being brought to court.

As a result of the ensuing commotion many former employees have come forward. Photos and videos are now available showing piles of dogs and cats slowly dying. Eye witness accounts tell of animals being randomly injected with random doses. The municipalities have known about these practices for a long time but nevertheless continue to financially support the dogpound. They have done this in the dave of the recent law on animal welfare that clearly stipulates that municipalities are responsible for the humane care and disposal of homeless animals.
The time has come for a definitive change in the Spanish policies concerning homeless animals. Together with Spanish animal rights organisations we see this as THE moment to convince the municipalities to review their policy. This dogpound is financed by 15 municipalities in the province of Cádiz!

The problem of stray animals requires an approach worthy of a modern, developed nation. Let your voice be heard; sign the petition against the inhumane practices dealing with homeless animals and demand structural improvements in the manners of dealing with homeless animals in Spain. Pressure from foreign countries will most certainly help!

The full story, including photos and videos showing the inhumane practices of “la perrera de Puerto Real”, can be found on the internet. Be warned, as the images can be shocking.

I protest against the way the authorities of the province of Cádiz treat the animals and totally neglect animal wellfare.

I demand not only that the authorities break all contracts existing with “la perrera de Puerto Real” but also change their policies with respect to animal welfare and in particular the way the homeless animals of the province are treated.

To achieve this we need:

- educational projects.
- citizen awareness campaigns aiming to achieve a change in attitudes towards companion animals.
- castration/sterilization campaigns.
- the application of the Andalusian Law for the Protection of Animals.
- abandonment of the indiscriminative application of euthanisation.
- help to and collaboration with the local Organizations for the Protection of Animals.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2007 3:01pm
Oct 12, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Globally, our oceans are in deep trouble (pun intended). Overfishing, pollution, bycatch and global warming are endangering the lives of marine creatures and habitat. Hell, we’re also endangering our lives if we don’t protect the oceans. We rely on the oceans for food, our livelihood and survival!
Hands Off! In order to protect the world’s oceans, portions have to be left alone. That’s where marine reserves come into the picture. A marine reserve is like putting a giant “Do Not Disturb” sign around an area of the ocean. These protected areas are so important to the future of our oceans—giving wildlife a safe haven free from danger.
Help today by signing our petition to set aside 40% of the world’s oceans as marine reserves. By convincing governments and the United Nations that marine reserves are critical to the oceans' future—we can put an end to global fisheries decline and habitat destruction.
We, the undersigned, support Greenpeace’s plan to protect 40 percent of the world’s oceans as marine reserves.
We know that marine reserves are vital to restoring the health of our rapidly declining oceans. They can help restore marine biodiversity and put endangered species and habitat on the road to recovery.
Marine reserves provide a safe-haven for marine life and give them the freedom to spawn, mate, and feed without the pressures of capture or habitat loss.
We need strong solutions to combat the onslaught of pressures our oceans are facing—overfishing, bycatch, global warming, habitat loss and pollution. We support placing 40% of the world’s oceans as marine reserves as a way to protect our future and the future of our planet.
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Posted: Oct 12, 2007 1:46am
Oct 9, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Romania
 Pressuring the Romanian Government to enforce a law against animal cruelty
Created by:
Rogojan Alina Lorelay
What you see in the picture is a horse bleeding to death. It's happening in a city in Romania. He was hit by a car and his owner decided to kill him to get rid of him. The only way he could think of doing that, was by cutting its throat....
This is happening in a European Union country that has absolutely no valid laws to protect animals from any form of cruelty or suffering.The worst that can happen in Romania to someone who hurts, tortures or kills an animal is to get a fine. That is, to pay a certain amount of money. In most cases, he will escape even that. Do you think that's fair? Is it possible to assess a life's worth in the amount of the fine???
Please,sign the petition for the Romanian animals!!!

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Posted: Oct 9, 2007 5:47am


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