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STOP THE GYPSIES FROM ABUSING PUPPIES ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


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

Cher
- 485 days ago - avaaz.org
we need to report a case of permanent animal abuse that occurs on Rhodes Island, Greece. Specifically, gypsies have "engineered" a new way of gaining money from tourists, which is sending their kids to beg for money alongside with puppies.



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AniMae Chi (415)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:36 am
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:00 am
signed and noted
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:13 am

Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.

Something this important should really have a better constructed petition.
 

jeanne schreurs (206)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:59 am
signed
 

Pat B. (354)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:16 am
TY,Cher.Done.
 

Natasha Salgado (543)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:20 am
S+S-thx Cher
 

Mael van der Vliet (25)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:29 am
Signed and noted. Thank you ! :)
 

Ingrid A. (531)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:34 am
Done and I agree with Kit.
 

Angel W. (264)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:36 am
Noted, signed and shared x
 

. (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:44 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:48 am
S&S, thanks Cher
 

naomi cohen (42)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:58 am
done, and i don't agree with kit. cher's petitions are perfect. thank you.
 

Ruth L. (302)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:03 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Cher and Olivia for sharing
 

Ruth S. (304)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:09 am
Signed!
 

Donna Hamilton (144)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:29 am
N&S. Thanks, Cher.
 

. (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:34 am
Signed and noted - thank you dear Cher
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:36 am
S+N
 

Christeen Anderson (515)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:02 am
Signed.
 

Judith Hand (59)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:09 am
Noted and signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:14 am
signed
 

Julie E. (364)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:16 am
The kids should not have to stay out all day either.
I also agree with you Kit.
Naomi, the petition was not made by Cher. She shares them with us. Tons of them! :)

New to Avaaz? You need to sign up with them first. After that, all you have to do is give the same e-mail address you signed up with.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (446)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:17 am
What a terrible story; gladly signed
 

Louis Olivencia (42)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:19 am
let us TRY to stop this horrible act if we can!
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:29 am
Signed and Noted
 

Ljiljana Milic (100)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:35 am
Signed with sadness it is really a "permanent" situation, Iwe seen it last year!
& Noted & Thanks for posting Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:03 am
signed and noted 27/6,thank you
 

Liz Gillard (101)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:14 am
Noted and signed with sadness in my heart for these poor dear little puppies that are being abused for making money out of their suffering,misery and ends in their deaths at such an early age!!!!!! Breaks my heart thinking about them.Bless them all.I pray that something will be put in place to stop this cruel practice,sometimes humans make me feel hatred for them!!!!!!!!! Thank you Cher.Liz Xx
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:22 am
Done, Thankyou for not calling them Roma.
 

Lisa Neste (705)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:54 am
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
 

Brigitte Nouari (3)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:20 am
Petition and shared. Added on Love Animalia Naturalis Environnementalis: http://www.lane-forumactif.com/t7907-grece-stop-aux-violences-sur-les-chiots-pour-la-mendicite

This scourge of begging with animals is known in France, but I've never heard that they were alcoholic ... They are often sold on the sly and managers are most often ROMS or people coming from Eastern Europe and the animals are often illegal farms. The French Associations are fighting to stop it ...
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:36 am
Signed.
 

Gabriela V. (166)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:24 pm
done
 

Ruth M. (252)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:42 pm
Done - shocking!!!
 

Boo D. (75)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:50 pm
NS&S. Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!. All my names & e-mails!
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:52 pm
noted and signed
 

Ilona V. (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:52 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.
 

. (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:00 pm
done. These are truly the scum of the earth using innocent little puppies for gain while leaving them to boil and dehydrate. They should suffer the same fate...and worse
 

iveta cer (70)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:15 pm
Signed
 

Debbie Williamson (270)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:31 pm
Kit is right. Signed and noted with a plea on twitter for r/t. Disgusting.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (548)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:37 pm
N&S
 

Carol D. (109)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:15 pm
Anything for money they have no care or concern for the animals


signed & noted thanks
 

Mariette AWAY (151)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:46 pm
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!. Thanks Cher!
 

norma laborie (32)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:50 pm
signed
 

S J. (119)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:39 pm
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!
Thanks Cher.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:40 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)
 

Angeles Madrazo (292)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:42 pm
Signed!
 

Joe R. (191)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:48 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:58 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:16 pm
You bet I signed!I thought they are now called Rom, but then again the politically correct police can get under one's nerves after awhile.
Horrible what happens to the puppies.....now, what the heck are the kids doing out of school and working the streets in the first place? If the parents were threatened with having the kids taken away, maybe the whole situation would change. Do they use only pre school age kids? If so, leaving them alone to beg is child endangerment. There must be some legal technicality to stop this entire situation. Nuts to the claim of "home schooling" or "cultural ethics"...these kids aren't getting any schooling and making them beg is thinly diguised form of child labor. Scoop em up and send them to some form of state day care and see how fast the parents put an end to the begging. You abandon a car on the street, you have to pay to get it unpounded. You abandon a child..you should lose custody, period.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:28 pm
Signed
 

Karen B. (8)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:42 pm
Signed and shared.!!
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:53 pm
Signed. Thank you, Cher.
 

Kay M. (351)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:58 pm
s&n
 

Mary T. (308)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:54 pm
Feel bad for the pups and the children, they are both being abused by the adults..signed & noted - thank you Cher
 

paula eaton (30)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:55 pm
Signed. Poor little puppies.
 

Joan McAllister (1083)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:02 pm
N & S. Thanks Cher
 

Dori C. (17)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:17 pm
s/n
 

Shana M. (59)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:30 pm
signed and noted
 

Kim O. (398)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:38 pm
Signed and noted! Thanks Cher
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:03 pm
So sad to read ......I hope these petitions help quickly!!!! Thanks !!!!
 

Fran F. (114)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:09 pm
I agree that the petition should have included of child abuse. Signed and noted, thanks, Cher.
 

Barbara DelGiudice (122)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:14 pm
signed.
 

Christine Stewart (132)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:20 pm
Signed.
 

. (7)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:55 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:29 pm
Noted and signed. Poor babies....
 

Nyack Clancy (445)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:54 pm
Signed- thank you (noted this morning)
 

Laurie S. (73)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:16 pm
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!
 

Shirley S. (175)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:31 pm
Signed & noted
 

Leslene Dunn (75)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:43 pm
Noted and signed - I promise you if I had to see this I would remove the puppies and smack these horrible kids into a comatose state. How sickening and callous.
 

Gabriele R. (29)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:08 am
I agree that not only the animals but also the children are abused. If tourists would just stop giving them money and penalties against the parents would be put into place then maybe it would stop.
 

Inge Bjorkman (143)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:53 am
Signed.
GYPSIES you mean the Roma?
Love, Peace and Understanding
 

Danuta Watola (1206)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:30 am
Noted
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:55 am
signed.
 

Sherri G. (114)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:57 am
Signed and noted TY Cher
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:17 am
Signed.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:23 am
How sad, thanks!
 

Emma S. (227)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:34 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.

Disappointing that some people want to shove racism under the animal welfare rug.
 

Veerle V. (47)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:45 am
Signed and shared !
 

Jelca Bruigom (74)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:29 am
Maybe Kitt should make a better petition, I can't for it seems clear and is sure the thruth to me. Donations don't go to the dogs and tourist could just as well take the dogs with them and taking care of the puppies bringing them to vets and even have them home after vaccination: its a disturbing practice and people should be warned.
 

caroline s. (80)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:44 am
Child- and animal abuse.... /:-(((
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:46 am
Two signatures gladly, this is so horrible! Ty Cher
 

Kerstin Strobl (355)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:20 am
So sad, signed, thank you Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:25 am
Awful ! Signed of course. Thanks for sharing.
 

Ana R (220)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:33 am
S@N...
Thank you!
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:36 am
S+N
 

KARENinhospital G. (230)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:39 am
noted & signed twice
 

Susan B. (64)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:08 am
Signed
 

Lyn V. (17)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:17 am
so sad
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:31 am
I've signed, though reluctantly. Calling the Roma by the (in Europe) much more derogatory name of Gypsies - to attract attention, I guess, isn't very professional. Neither is not calling attention to the fact that the children are abused as well.
 

Anne S. (14)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:45 am
Signed
 

Fi T. (16)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:52 am
They're not for torture
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:01 am
Noted and signed.
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:02 am
There are many issues revolving around Roma. The puppies need help so I signed.
 

Winn Adams (194)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:29 am
Signed and shared.
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:37 am
n/s
 

charlotte nichols (15)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:03 am
Signed
 

Suzanne L. (156)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:01 am
N&S. Thanks Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:01 am
signed
 

. (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:16 am
Signed and noted, I thought gypsies were more compassionate than that, but they clearly aren't. We are de evolving back into the dark ages with the way we treat animals.
 

Dianne D. (460)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:33 am
signed
 

Mike H. (230)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:33 am
signed and noted
 

Annalisa Parrini (16)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:56 am
signed and sharing
 

Genoveva M M. (327)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:25 am
Noted, signed and shared.
Thanks Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:51 am
S&N.Sadly.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (183)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:02 pm
petycja podpisana
 

Sandi C. (234)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:07 pm
s/n
 

Marlene Dinkins (235)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:28 pm
noted sadly!!!!! I do not care what some people said here, but this is very important post!!! this puppies are absolutely being abused!!!! this not good idea!!!!Gypsies have not compassion for animals!!!!the children's are perhaps also abused!!!!but this do not give them rights to abuse innocent animals!!!this poor puppies need help. so are this kids.!!!!!but I`m sure that it will be more chance to the Gypsie kids then for the poor doggies!!!!!this is so sick!!!!
 

Marlene Dinkins (235)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:30 pm
of course signed with all my family.!!!!!it break my heart this photos!!!!
 

Cyrille D. (126)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:47 pm
I noted and signed. Of course. :(
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:02 pm
Noted and signed. L♥ve ☮ Peace.
 

Mia Bozhyk (98)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:34 pm
noted and signed. thank you, Cher.
 

samantha l (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:06 pm
Signed!
 

Jaime A. (33)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:23 pm
Done.!!
Happening in Portugal too, Lisbom in Rossio the same.!!
 

Gabriela Baldaia (95)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:50 pm
Noted and signed !!
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:58 pm
N+S, These are monsters, beasts, not humans at all!!! TU
 

Sandra Penna (107)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:59 pm
noted and signed.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:27 pm
How about children in India who are deliberately disfigured by either their families or owners in order to create a sympathetic inducing image that generates more revenue? If you've never heard of that practice you have now.
 

Chrissie H. (20)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:42 pm
Greece is not known for it's love of animals so I am not surprised by this. Noted and signed.
 

deb s. (145)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:48 pm
signed #3217
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:51 pm
N and S.
 

Diane B. (275)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:15 pm
signed and shared dear
 

Mike M. (55)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:27 pm
N&S
 

Mari Garcia (51)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:51 pm
signed
 

Timothy S. (3)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:00 pm
signed and noted. TY
 

EDWARD G. MRKVICKA (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:14 pm
read and noted and signed on 6-28-13 thanks for signing your name has been added to the petition these group of people are just as bad as the rest of them karma will come around and take care of this problem.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:14 pm
Signed & noted. Many thanks, Cher.
 

Aaron Bouchard (129)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:21 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Anette S. (24)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:07 pm
noted & signed

what's next?
 

Penelope t. (54)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:24 pm
signed
 

Aud nordby (718)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:18 am
signed
 

linda newman (3137)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:32 am
signed
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 8:06 am
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Maria Barbosa (14)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:10 am
done
 

aj E. (163)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:48 am
s&n
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:51 am
Noted and signed Tks. Cher..........
 

Tom Tree (247)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:49 pm
No animal abuse is acceptable !!
Thank you for Sharing this....
HELL YEAH!
Signed, Noted & Shared !!
 

Alison A. (237)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:50 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Arild Warud (166)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 5:35 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:30 am
signed & noted
 

Marliese B. (64)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:37 am
Noted and signed
 

Sara P. (60)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:47 am
Absolutely signed, thanks Cher.
 

Debbie Crowe (78)
Monday August 26, 2013, 2:05 am
Signed & shared.

Why don't these people get a real job and let the kids be kids and leave the poor puppies home to grow into loved dogs???
 

Oleg Kobetz (103)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 6:15 am
Signed and noted
 
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