START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

ACTION ALERT: Australian Government- Ban the Fur Trade! What You Can Do to Help! PLEASE TAKE ACTION /SIGN !


Animals  (tags: australian government, fur trade, dog, cat fur, horrendous cruelty, suffering investigation legalisation, laws )

Simone
- 1020 days ago - hsi.org.au
In 2004, the Australian Parliament responded to public outcry and banned cat and dog fur imports. The Government of today has a responsibility to uphold and enforce that legislation. Given the volumes of fur garments that HSI has found.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Simone D. (1489)
Friday October 7, 2011, 10:03 pm
In 2004, the Australian Parliament responded to public outcry and banned cat and dog fur imports. The Government of today has a responsibility to uphold and enforce that legislation.

Given the volumes of fur garments that HSI has found and has been alerted to this season, clearly not enough is being done at the point of entry to stop and detect suspect fur imports.

Consumers also need to be made aware of the potential health risks in wearing these fur vests and retailers have a direct responsibility to urgently recall suspect fur garments.

Please support us in writing to the Prime Minister, the Minister for Home Affairs, and the Minister for Health:

The Hon Julia Gillard MP
Prime Minister
PO Box 6022
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

The Hon. Brendan O’Connor
Minister for Justice and Minister for Home Affairs
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Email: Brendan.O'Connor.MP@aph.gov.au

The Hon Nicola Roxon MP
Minister for Health and Ageing
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Email: Nicola.Roxon.MP@aph.gov.au

In your letter you may wish to include the following points:

Ask that they direct Customs to properly enforce the law banning cat and dog fur imports to Australia.
Ask Government to enact legislation to ensure there is ‘truth in labelling’, so that it is mandatory to identify the species and country of origin for fur products.
Suggest they make retailers aware there is evidence of illegal and hazardous dog fur products on sale in Australian markets and recommend a product recall.


The ban on dog and cat fur entering Australia was banned back in 2004, but of course, like most governments, ours didnt uphold this. Typical, just like the live animal exports, Australian government seem to turn a blind eye to any animal cruelty, even with the outrage of Australians in general. I hate to think because of our government we are regarded as not caring because we do, we just have a stinking government that doesnt.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Friday October 7, 2011, 11:43 pm
I will email Nicola.Roxon.MP@aph.gov.au
 

Danuta Watola (1179)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 1:51 am
Noted
 

Constance F. (436)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 3:26 am
Thank you. Copy/ pasted for emails to O'Connor and Roxan. YES!
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 6:02 am
AN Y kind of 'fur' imports/exports should be BANNED!!! You have your own flippin skin, d..m..t, WHY do you have this WANT and GREED to wear someone else's???
 

. (0)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 9:03 am
Petition signed and emailed to my Change.org friends.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 5:26 am
Noted.
Thanks
 

Svetlana B. (19)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 1:44 pm
Signed and noted
 

Sameer Tendulkar (309)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 1:59 pm
Signed.
 

nicole silva (12)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 2:35 pm
noted an emailed
 

Susan S. (191)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 7:36 pm
Thanks for posting Simone. There are a lot of actions that can be taken to stop this.
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Monday October 10, 2011, 1:03 am
S@N with hope
thank you, Simone!
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday October 10, 2011, 8:44 am
Already signed and noted, thank you!
 

ali hamilton (3)
Monday October 10, 2011, 11:54 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 4:39 am
Signed
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.