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Leave Hemingway's Cats Alone! PLEASE SIGN!

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I took your advice and wrote a petition about Hemingway's cats. Please sign when you have a minute. Thank you!

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CherAWAY N. (1449)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:03 pm

Thnx so much sweetie!!!


Barb Knight (1683)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:04 pm
This is my first petition! I hope you will sign it! Thank you ALL SO MUCH!! Hugs & Kisses to ALL!!

Lydia w (155)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:05 pm
Signed of course , It seems like cats are always getting a raw deal !
I hope it helps the kitties , thanks so much .

Nicole W (646)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:11 pm
signed and shared, thank you Barb

Julie E (417)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:22 pm
I agree. Leave the cats alone. Good job Barb!

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:22 pm
Good job, thanks Barb. Signed and shared.
Olivia, You signed on January 10, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:

Terry V (30)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:28 pm
Thanks Barb

Pat B (357)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:29 pm
Thank you, Barb. Signed.!

Vicky P (476)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:35 pm
noted and signed

Esther Z (94)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:48 pm
Noted and signed.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:59 pm
Noted, most definitely signed, twittered and google shared. Great job Barb! I am proud of you!

Erin R (183)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:01 pm

Sue H (7)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:15 pm
Noted and gladly signed, thanks.

Victoria P (113)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:11 pm
Signed with thanks Barb

Barbara K (58)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:11 pm
Signed it, thanks Sweetie

Jim Phillips (3261)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:25 pm
Petition signed.

Ty, barb.

Paul Girardin (126)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:52 pm
Signed & noted

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (47)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:55 pm
Signed!!! Thank you Barb

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:56 pm
Signed, noted and shared on FB

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (47)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:56 pm
Green star to you Barb , you deserve it :):):)

Sandi C (109)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:59 pm
signed. That vistor sure stuck her nose in where she shouldn't have. hope she's happy!

sandra s (130)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:39 pm
Great petition Barbcat,delighted to sign and share,XXX

Carrie B (306)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:54 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Barb!

Marie W (67)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:07 pm

Alice C (1797)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:53 pm
Signed and shared

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:49 pm
SO SIGNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Fran away F (122)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:10 pm
These cats deserve to stay in their home, and Hemingway's place should remain historically accurate. Signed, thanks Barb!

zora b (85)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:18 pm
Signed of course.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:20 pm
Signed ,Thanks.

Sara W (107)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:23 pm
It's a museum for these cats! And the visitor knew about that going in. They shouldn't have gone in the first place! Geez. So ridiculous and mean to do these measures for these cats that call this place home. Gladly signed. Thanks, Barb!

Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:22 pm
Gladly Signed & Noted. Thanks Barb

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:32 pm

Lenicka R (60)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:54 pm
Of course we sign it Barb !! It's a good petition.
Why should cat haters always win ??
Signed and shared. Thank you BarbCat.

Manel Dias (20)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:19 am
Could not sign because it kept asking the country. But Canada is NOT on that list. What would be the reason for that?

Robert O (12)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:28 am
Good job Barb, I'm very pleased you posted it and I'm pleased to sign it. Thank you!

I mean come on, give those cats a chance. They haven't done anything wrong to anyone and it looks like it'll be up to all of us to make our voices heard loud and clear.

Yulan Lawson (156)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:34 am
Noted and signed, thanks for the message and bringing it to my attention.

Lenicka R (60)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:51 am
@Manel. So far as I know , the field in the petition-list of Care2 is automatic completed with the information you give in your account information and then you can quick sign all the Care2 petitions without restrictions. This one has not a country restriction.

Friday January 11, 2013, 1:07 am
Thank you!

Anne S (14)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:21 am
Signed. I see no reason to remove any cat from a good and happy home that has served it well. I'd hate to have to ever move my babies from the home they know.

natasha salgado (714)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:33 am

Joy Wong (102)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:48 am
Noted and signed. Thank you, Barb for sharing and for standing up for these cats.

Danuta Watola (1255)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:11 am

Naoko I (264)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:27 am
Thanks BarbCat, noted, signed and shared on FB.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:29 am

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:54 am
Signed and noted.

Karen S (106)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:15 am
Thanks BarbCat. You rock!
Signed, of course.

Ken L (30)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:28 am
signed and noted Story , Thanks Barbcat.

Friday January 11, 2013, 5:48 am



Thomas P (449)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:06 am
Noted and signed...thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:17 am
noted + signed

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:26 am
Signed and shared. Some snob nose cat hater.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:39 am
Victoria, You signed on January 11, 2013.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:51 am
Noted and signed.

Sara P (58)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:58 am
Go Barb!!!!!! Thanks a lot to share with me your first petition, I immediately signed it and shared with my contacts. No one should touch this cats :(((((

Silvia Gonzalez (38)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:13 am
Noted and signed.

naomi cohen (55)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:23 am
thank you, barb! you did it perfectly!

Elizabeth M (31)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:29 am
Gladly signed and noted Barb. Thanks, Take Care Dear Friend!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:44 am
Armand, You signed on January 11, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Great job Barb, thank you.

Amy E (66)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:13 am

Evelyn B (79)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:25 am
Noted and Signed Tks. Barb

Jane H (139)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:30 am
I don't think our petition will outdo a federal judge, but I signed anyway!

End Cruelty Deb W (152)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:02 am

Mike M (43)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:10 am

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:11 am
N/S gladly Barb
Thank for sharing this Barb!

Kate A (10)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:25 am
S/N, thank u for posting

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:00 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:16 pm
Noted and signed. Polydactyl cats are awesome. Thanks so much, BarbCat.

Carol Bischoff (409)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:17 pm
noted and signed

Melania Padilla (162)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:31 pm
Signed already, thanks! Noted

Valerie H (133)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:44 pm
Thanks so much Barb - signed

Kay M (347)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:44 pm

michelle t (41)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:14 pm
Thanks Barb

Jaime Alves (51)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:15 pm

Jaime Alves (51)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:17 pm
Love cats, thanks.!!

Debbie Miller (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:47 pm
If people are bothered by the cats then why don't they just stay away?!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:49 pm
If people dont like cats then dont go to the museum plenty of people do

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:57 pm
Done, thank you!

samantha l (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:52 pm

Dana B (144)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:56 pm
Signed, thank you

Karin de Vos (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:11 pm
Signed - Thnx Barb.

paula eaton (30)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:16 pm
Signed. Leave these lovely cats alone.

Barb Knight (1683)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:43 pm
My petition may not 'out do three federal judges' but at least I took action!! Thank you ALL for signing my petition!!!!! We still need 305 more signers!!

deb s (145)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:44 pm
these cats were a part of Hemingway and he was a part of of literary culture a fantastic writer and his inner peace was these cats so if you don't like the cats don't go and see them and complain for others who do appreciate and respect the man and his love for the cats dam morons who have to make waves leave the cats alone what these people so bored with life they have to disrupt something like these cats and their life

Ellen m (215)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:36 pm
So gladly signed BarbCat!
To early for a star, but you should be proud of yourself. .signed and shared of course ;-)

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1087)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:53 pm
Signed and noted, thanks BarbCat

Ana Passos (2)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:01 pm

Fran away F (122)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:41 pm
"The museum’s nine-year bid to keep the cats beyond the reach of the Department of Agriculture ended in failure this month. The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that the agency has the power to regulate the cats under the Animal Welfare Act, which applies to zoo and traveling circus animals, because the museum uses them in advertisements, sells cat-related merchandise online and makes them available to paying tourists.

In other words, the cats are a living, breathing exhibit and require a federal license." ~ from The NY Times

The Department of Agriculture should be doing its job by going after circuses and zoos which abuse and torture animals, not threatening to remove well-treated, non-performing house cats because they happen to live in a museum that sells cat-related items.


Shadow Manypaths (16)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:48 pm
how DARE they dream of bothering Papa's cats! THEY tolerate the museum guests, not the other way around. anyone who is going out of genuine interest rather than to check off a list on a Key West tourist scorecard knows about them and would be proud to meet them - no "complaints". if all they need is a night watchman, though, i'll be happy to volunteer - for free. i get along quite well with Papa's babies and always have...and being literary felines they are always willing to respond to a writ of Habeus Cattus.

Ellen G (335)
Friday January 11, 2013, 6:25 pm

Irine L (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:00 pm
Signed. I actually want to go to this museum now because the cats are there. If anything, it actually attracts visitors then vice versa.

kathleen benbow (3)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:44 pm
Thank you!

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:46 pm
signed and shared.thanks Barb :)

Tammy Taylor (12)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:55 pm
Oh for heavens sake, just leave well enough alone ... I think the situation is perfect just the way it is! Hemingway is going to roll over in his grave ...

Tammy Taylor (12)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:58 pm
By the way ... job well done Barb!

Linda Jarsky (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:46 pm
"Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind."
–Albert Schweitzer

Kim O (396)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:46 pm
Congrats on your first petition, Barb! More than happy to sign for Hemingway's kitties!!

Alison A (244)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:53 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Barb.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:59 pm
Signed and noted.

desanka s (419)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:07 pm
Signer # 696. Bravo Barb, you are a real cat lover!


Christine Stewart (134)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:46 pm

Veronique L (209)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:01 am
Signed and noted BarbCat! And congrats for your first petition! ;-)

FulviaAway M (319)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:14 am
Nonsense! That place belongs to the cats! Tourists must stop bothering them!

Jan Garen (86)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:52 am
Well done! One interfering busybody and the full force of draconian regulations come into force. How I wish they would apply the same zeal to dealing with animal abuse.

P A (117)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:15 am
Signed - tried to send you a star, BarbCat, but the computer won't let me yet - so sorry! Thanks Philip A for forwarding!

P A (117)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:17 am
PS - 750 have signed now! Well done BarbCat - that must be some kind of a record in the time!

Lisa Neste (766)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:07 am
Lisa, You signed on January 12, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
USDA Animal Welfare Department
Thanks Barb!

Alice C (1797)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:08 am
I took my daughter to visit the Hemingway house. The cats were wonderful and a very nice part of the visit : )
They should be able to live at their home !

Ruth C (95)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:22 am

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:22 am
@ Manel Dias --- I am Canadian too and had no problem. All I had to do was enter my province and click 'sign'.

Signed --- If you ask me, the person(s) that complained should be caged, not these precious cats. Perhaps even the judge for such a silly ruling!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:25 am

Erika M (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:55 am

aj E (164)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:24 am

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:55 am

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:04 pm
Gladly signed, thanks Barb.

Elizabeth O (94)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:10 pm

Holly Lawrence (430)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:17 pm
Thank YOU, Barb! I have seen these sweet, precious kitties and we must help! Signed, noted and shared...

Michela M (4003)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 4:29 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:01 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Winn Adams (200)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:13 pm

Barb Knight (1683)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:26 pm

June S (7)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:43 pm
I agree with Shadow many paths, if they need a night watchman, perhaps someone would volunteer to stay at night.

Syera N (7)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:56 pm
Done. Thank you so much Barb :)

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:30 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, signed and shared. Totally agree with you Barb; great job of writing a petition.

irene davis (74)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:51 pm

Jules W (61)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:55 am
Jules, You signed on January 13, 2013. Thanks Cal.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:56 am
Signed. Thank you Barb & Sara!

Sherri Martin (78)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:38 am
Signed and shared

Laurie S (73)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:20 am
Laurie, You signed on January 13, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
USDA Animal Welfare Department

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:37 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Barb.

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:15 pm
Some people love to fight.............over ANYTHING!

Leslene Dunn (84)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:43 pm
Noted and signed.

juan G (15)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:49 pm

Julia R (295)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:43 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared! Ernest Hemingway was a great writer who loved cats and if this is a museum which honors Hemingway, and his cats were such a part of him, then in order to continue to honor his will and his life, these cats should be allowed to roam freely just as Hemingway would have wanted! It was at this place with its one acre ground that he wrote some of his finest works with his 40-50 cats roaming freely. Since he was such a great American writer who gave us so many wonderful stories, let us honor his wishes! These wonderful cats probably inspired him, too, so they deserve to be free and happy!! Great job BarbCat.

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:34 am
done..thanks Barb. Julia summed it up rather well.

Arthur S (88)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:44 pm
Outstanding Barb!!!! Signed and forwarding...You did fabulous sweetie and congrats on your first petition. You deserve Many STARS...since I could only send you one, I tried to star a ton of people here! Hugs!!!! xx

Barb Knight (1683)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:30 pm
BIG THANK YOUS TO EVERYONE!!!!!!! WE ONLY NEED 15 MORE SIGNATURES TO REACH OUR GOAL OF 1,000!! WOO-HOO!!!!!!! And it's all because of YOU!!!!!!!!!

Carol B (1)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:01 pm
Noted and signed the petition Barb!!! You should only need 14 signatures now!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I received a notification that my signature went straight to the USDA. Hooray!!! I'm so proud of you Barb!!!

Dandelion G (384)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:37 pm
# 993 @11:28 pm January 15 Dandelion. Thanks hon, I'd give you another green star but too soon. There is always someone out to destroy a good thing. Good for you for doing this. Now you need 7 signatures.

Barb Knight (1683)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:01 pm

Debbie Crowe (87)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:03 am
These federal judges must have had a busy day, and were not paying attentiion to what they were ruling on to make such a stupid ruling on these poor kitties!!

It's their home - let them live like they have always lived alll these years!!!

Danny M (83)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:12 am
Signed. Thank you Barb!

. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:27 am
signed and noted

Nancy Hatcher (12)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:02 pm
Thanks Barb! Signed and passed on.

Farah Hage Ali (150)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:40 am
noted and signed, thank you

Animae C (517)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:42 am
Kunsioux, You signed on January 10, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
USDA Animal Welfare Department

Alet Coetzee (59)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:35 am
S & N. Thanx Barb

Chrissie H (23)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:48 pm
Was happy to sign.

Yvonne F (179)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:39 am
Signed!!!!!!! Thanks Barb

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:51 am
Thank you Barb
signed and noted, shared

Rita De Vos (87)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:16 pm
Thanks a lot Barb, noted & signed ;)

. (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:16 am
already signed, noted - thano you so much Barb

Tanya G (27)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:59 pm
signed - thank you sending this to my inbox, Barb. =)

Chris W (79)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 11:23 am
Chris, You signed on March 2, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
USDA Animal Welfare Department
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