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Stop Using Exotic Animals in Church Ministry Circus ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering )

Cher
- 600 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Jim Lavender, minister of the Discovery United Methodist Church in Virginia, owns more than two dozen exotic animals as part of his minisrty and travels around the country with them. He also uses big cats in his traveling show- a lion and a white tiger



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Pat B. (354)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:12 am
TY, Cher. Done.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:12 am
Signed

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of God are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
 

Roxy H. (337)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:21 am
Roxy, You signed on February 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

THANKS FURRY FACE!!!
 

Ben Oscarsito (326)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:24 am
Done!
 

Natasha Salgado (531)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:38 am
Done. No animal should be uesd in these idiotic events,ever.
 

Birgitta S. (235)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:00 am
did it. Tnx Cher
 

Barbara D. (76)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:03 am
Done! Wild animals are simply not meant to be held captive and exploited this way. Sorry minister, I really don't think G*d approves of the way you are treating His creatures!
 

Sue H. (7)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:08 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Donna Hamilton (141)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:39 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

Sandi C. (234)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:48 am
signed.
 

Joe R. (191)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:03 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

Ellen G. (342)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:04 am
Done
 

Carol Bischoff (382)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:12 am
Noted and signed.
 

. (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:18 am
How sad a ringmaster became a minister, who uses big cats to attract people as he still working in a circus
Signed and noted - thank you dear Cher
 

. (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:21 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:22 am

Animals are not for human entertainment.

Kit, You signed on February 8, 2013. ~~ and tweeted
Your signature has been delivered to:
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

.
 

Georgeta Trandafir (33)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:03 am
done
 

Kay M. (351)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:05 am
done.
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:08 am
Lisa, You signed on February 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:09 am
signed and noted
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:14 am
n/s
 

Christeen Anderson (503)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:23 am
Signed.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:23 am
Noted and signed...thanks Cher!
 

Julie E. (352)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:35 am
#76 Julie, You signed on February 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
 

pam w. (191)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:38 am
Done!
 

Julie E. (352)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:38 am
If I EVER see an animal treated badly or used in this way, you will all hear about it! Hm, I bet I am speaking for everyone here, yep! I just got a little upset for a moment.
 

Sara W. (110)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:46 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:50 am
S&n thx:))
 

Debbie Williamson (268)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:22 am
N&S
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:29 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Ruth M. (252)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:02 pm
Signed & noted
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:51 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:58 pm
Olivia, You signed on February 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
Please....church ..circus! Signed and shared, thanks Cher and Nyack
 

Nyack Clancy (439)
Friday February 8, 2013, 2:24 pm
Noted and signed- thanks Cher
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:25 pm
signed and commented
 

naomi cohen (42)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:21 pm
signed. thank you, cher.
 

Erin R. (170)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:46 pm
n & s
 

lori c. (29)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:09 pm
done
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:59 pm
signed!!!
 

Fran F. (112)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:48 pm
Noted, signed and commented: "You are apparently unaware of the needs of wild animals to live their lives in the wild, taking care of themselves in their own ways. I think Christians should model their relationship with animals on Francis of Assisi's, who never caged them or coerced them into situations unnatural to them."
 

Elsie Au (266)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:05 am
Disgusting. He calls himself a minster? He does not even know what is right and what is wrong!
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:13 am
What the hell are you doing? These are wild animals, meant to be free, not caged & used to attract people in to listen to your sermons. I would wish they gobbled u up for lunch but they would be killed for doing so. I think your religious beliefs include that God created the animals and charged humans to care for them. A ministry? How cac u tell others how to please God when you fill your collection plate by taking the lives of His creaturs?
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:29 am
S&N
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:29 am
Armand, You signed on February 9, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:34 am
Victoria, You signed on February 9, 2013.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:03 am
Fran: "Christians should model their relationship with animals on Francis of Assisi's, who never caged them or coerced them into situations unnatural to them."

Very well said!
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:11 am
Signed.
 

Joy Wong (75)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:33 am
Noted and signed.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:20 am
Noted and signed. Thank you
 

Danuta Watola (1205)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:35 am
noted
 

Jarmila Bernathova (24)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:59 am
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:26 am
noted + signed
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:55 am
S+N
 

Ruth McD (725)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 8:05 am
N & S. Thanks Cher.
 

Ana R (220)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:01 am
Done!
ty
 

Jan Garen (76)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:06 pm
This is such a peculiar thing for a minister to be doing that I am lost for words.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:39 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Jade N. (22)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:57 pm
Thanks
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:49 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:53 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Cher.
 

Arild Warud (166)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:05 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Gabriela V. (164)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 5:54 am
Signed and shared, thank you!
 

Ness F. (211)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 5:55 pm
N & S ! TY Cher!
 

Kimberly B. (120)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:14 pm
Signed and noted, thank you Cher.
 

Beth M. (244)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:38 pm
DOne.
 

Alison A. (236)
Monday March 4, 2013, 3:11 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Michela m. (3948)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:24 pm

S&N
 

Yvonne F. (175)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:48 am
Great post!!! Thanks Cher
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 12:45 pm
signed
 
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