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Iranian government on-going actions of butchering dogs are no longer a secret and people worldwide are horrified at the cruelty being perpetrated against companion animals and the Iranian people who defend them. Speak up for the voiceless beings!


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Animae C (508)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 2:24 pm
Primitive & barbaric traditions.
All petitions signed.

Thanx Desanka

desanka s (416)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 2:29 pm

AniMae, I don't think any sane person supports that kind of hate.



Barb Knight (1685)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 2:50 pm
S&S Thanks Desanka! Iran does not know who they're up against with us!!

John Pierce (228)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 3:00 pm
All petitions signed, thanks Desanka

Christeen A (300)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 3:54 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 4:27 pm
I have tears in my eyes---just bloody cruel. Al signed-thx Desanka

Solitary Eagle (324)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 4:47 pm
All signed and shared. Thank you Desanka.

Ana MESNER (201)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 7:54 pm
1.Ana, you signed on 07/08
3,039 supporters

2.Thank you, your signature was added!

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4. You have already signed the petition "Dr. Massoumeh Ebtekar (Vice President of Iran and head of Environmental Protection Organization)),: Stop senseless killing of stray dogs in Mashhad (Iran), and the dirty business behind it کشتار بی معنی سگهای بی سرپناه در مشهد (ایران) و تجارت کثیف در پشت آن را متوقف کنید"

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Hvalaaaaa Desanka

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 9:43 pm
Signed all five...Thanks Desanka for getting these out to us.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 10:55 pm
All petitions signed. Thanks Desanka.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 12:35 am

P A (117)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 1:02 am
Sheila - how did you sign five - I only managed to sign two - the universal declaration of animal rights and against sea turtle farming - everything else that I clicked onto was information - so what did I miss? I tried and tried and tried to find the other ones but couldn't - if anyone else knows could they let me know? Thanks.

P A (117)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 1:04 am
Drat - found them - I at last steeled myself to look past those vile photos and found them at the bottom .... signed them. - how do we stop the nightmares?

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 1:05 am
All petitions signed. }:*-(

Stan B (123)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 1:37 am
Kill the mad Mullahs and save the dogs. Signed.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 1:53 am
Signed all! Thanks Desanka!

Lynette kennedy (22)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 4:21 am
Gee what a miserable sad Country Iran is, it's always about killing,fear, the cruelty and the bloody endless atrocities committed against anything alive and breathing.

Animals bring such joy, unconditional love and affection into peoples lives, surely they are the most precious gifts from God who could never make anything impure.

It is only in the retarded minds of ignorant hateful men who take the lives of these innocent beautiful animals trying to control the spirit of the Iranian people, who know and deserve better.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 4:57 am
Be just to the ones helping us

Donna T (0)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 7:09 am
thanks for posting

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 8:22 am
Signed & shared

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 10:31 am
signed and noted thanks

M B (62)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 10:41 am
Signed all /shared, thx Desanka

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 12:16 pm
Signed all, Thank You Desanka. This is terrible, doing this to the voiceless. Some owners have already received jail time and lashes, as they love their dogs so much, and did not want to give them up.

Roger G (148)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 12:48 pm
signed and care2 and Avaaz as well as twitted
noted, thanks

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 1:08 pm
Petitions signed. Thanks Desanka

donald Baumgartner (6)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 1:58 pm
Signed all petitions !!!!

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 2:04 pm
Shocking! All petitions signed. Thanks Desanka.

SUE Griffiths (26)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 3:26 pm
I wish there was a way of dropping a bomb on Iran without harming decent people. The idiots that want to kill dogs believe that the Koran is a precious holy book, but they pick and choose what they want to believe. If it is such a good book why do they not listen to what the Prophet Muhammed teaches. He was kind to animals including dogs.
“Every animal or bird that is killed unjustly, the day will conflict with his killer.” The Prophet Muhammad.

Maryanne Bakun (119)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 3:49 pm
Petitions signed. Thx

Walter F (128)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 4:04 pm
Signed Desanka,Before ha meshuga came along with his teachings the Persians followed the teachings of Zoroaster who loved and revered dogs.They should debunk the prophet and go back to the old faith

Ilona V (0)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 4:11 pm
For me, this is sick and stupid fanatismus - and a big sign of weakness!!!!

Thank you very much Desanka.

We've got 3,086 signatures, help us get to 10,000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11,898 - 119% - 10,000

If you accidentally sign a petition twice, you'll only be counted once.
27,766 people have signed. Help get to 30,000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

already signed
with 3,123 supporters
1,876 NEEDED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have 2.021 signatures but we need 20.000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stan B (123)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 4:12 pm
If only Walter. The world would be a much safer place for people and their pets.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 4:45 pm
I always feel queasy after reading such stories, but they need to be told. Thank you for the article and the petitions. Letting evil people know that a bright light is being shone on them is the only way to bring them to their senses... There but for the Love of God that I feel within me go I.

Dori C (17)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 5:36 pm

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 6:20 pm

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 7:05 pm
How terrible. All petitions signed. Thank you

S J (124)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 7:37 pm
all previously signed, thank you Desanka

bob m (32)
Thursday November 13, 2014, 6:22 am

WHAT: a monstrous cult.....

bob m (32)
Thursday November 13, 2014, 6:30 am

surely the envy in their hatred and jelouy... for they cannot rise sincerely to even the lowest denominator of the lovely qualities of the dog...Jesus said.."even the dogs eat the crumbs from under the table... YOU islam deserve the burning as chaff coming soon to a theater near you... you poison the waters of life ..even to your children and seek to poison and slaughter others .their blood is on your head.

bob m (32)
Thursday November 13, 2014, 6:33 am

Surely their hatred is envy based.. their cruelty; deceitful blood lust...jealousy..(.correction first line.)

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Thursday November 13, 2014, 2:35 pm

Thank you Desanka, although it was rather difficult to go through these pictures. It just shows how ignorant they are about the true teachings of Islam. The Qur'an is very clear in its teachings about how to treat animals; with utter respect and love.

Sharia (the law by which Iran goes) commands that if lashes are to be given, the one executing the punishment must have the Qur'an under the arm with which he administers the punishment. That way he can not hit with full force like the man depicted in the picture does. A minor detail? Not for me ... if they want to be such "pure and religious" people ... Hypocrits and ... (can't say what I want as it's against the ToS) ... they are!

Leslene Dunn (84)
Friday November 14, 2014, 12:36 am
Another barbaric, savage and evil nation that needs to be done away with.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday November 14, 2014, 5:06 pm

Leslene - you say: "Another barbaric, savage and evil nation that needs to be done away with."

Do you truly believe that killing 81 Mio people because of you obviously not liking them is going to solve anything?

Do you believe the world should have done away with the South African nation while you had your "barbaric, savage and evil" Apartheid in place?

You confess that your role model is "The Real Jesus Christ" - if I'm not wrong this saying is attributed to him: "Thou shalt not kill". Which part of this 4 word sentence is not to be understood by you? I do not confess to any of the institutionalized religions but I do respect this 4 words.

"An eye for an eye ..." is a paraphrase of Hammurabi's Code. Hammurabi is the best known and most celebrated of all Mesopotamian kings - Mesopotamia being today's Iran. BTW - ancient Mesopotamian culture prospered long before the Bible was written or the civilizations of the Greeks or Romans flowered. (quote from an article).


Lynette kennedy (22)
Saturday November 15, 2014, 4:00 am
This probably seems so inappropriate and I have already commented on their savage cruel acts committed on anything alive and breathing,
Their talk of God's mercy and compassion is only lip service, I read a lot about Iran's governing system and I am yet to know about any kindness, t'is non existent.

I can't help but think and it's a known fact especially in the animal kingdom of which we humans are just another species that because of all the centuries of their inbreeding usually having to marry their cousins and relatives etc combined with their closed minded culture that they have inherited sadistic traits of cruelty, sociopathic personality traits, combined with strict limited access to knowledge that is dictated by their religious cleric and old culture.
Which is why they are held back, stagnant and haven't evolved - they are still retarded in their understanding and thinking.
The west have advanced in leaps and bounds, even though we still have a long way to go.

Medically - with micro surgery sewing limbs back on while they are still hacking body bits off, our technology in the west today is amazing - sending out probes and space exploration, the discoveries in physic's, the freedom of the internet to access all kinds of information and education. etc etc. Communicate everywhere like never before.
Now we are finally learning to appreciate, understand and respect all life forms for the rich diversity that our planet holds, trying to repair so much damage caused by ignorance.

It is so painful for enlightened decent people to watch any animals suffer to day knowing it's morally and ethically so wrong and so unnecessary.
I just hope those old clerics fall off their perches very soon and allow some freedom for the people to think for themselves and start to change their ways - the better for all living creatures.

. (0)
Monday November 17, 2014, 8:21 am
What the hell is wrong with these people? They should be the ones shot and thrown into graves and buried alive.

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday November 17, 2014, 8:03 pm
This is one of the results of a lack of education.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Monday November 17, 2014, 11:19 pm

Lynne - you say of the Iranian people: "of all the centuries of their inbreeding usually having to marry their cousins and relatives ..." - if your assumptions were correct than the whole of Europe including those who colonized/occupied the US and Australia would fall into the very same category. Would you say the same applies to them too?! I humbly suggest you read up about all the "inbreeding" that went on in our cultures as well as the great Persian history and their contributions to civilization. You might even stumble across facts which show you that without the groundwork and knowledge of some ancient cultures we would still be in the dark ages (like so many of us pseudo-civilized still are).

At least the Persians/Iranians didn't occupy and steal other people's land and killed them by the millions in recent history e.g. like the past 300 years although they had their fair share of cruelties and wars too (like all other nations). That's how "unenlightened" they are!

"It is so painful for enlightened decent people to watch any animals suffer to day knowing it's morally and ethically so wrong and so unnecessary."

I'm with you on the animal issue (except that I'm honest enough and include us too) and must conclude that - according to your statement and after having watched and disseminated The Earthlings countless times ... that there are nowhere enlightened decent people - otherwise this wouldn't go on unabated, wouldn't you say?

I agree with you on the "old clerics" and dare to include all of them from all three monotheistic religions as their mindsets are one just under different names. Religion must become everywhere a private matter and stay there - I wish that one day for all of us the UDHR will be the guiding inspiration in how we deal with each others.

As Charlie Rush say - education is the key and we all lack in that faculty to various degrees. But a lack thereof is not the individuals fault or shortcoming but it's the governments which must be held responsible and accountable.

Bashing and condemning people as savages and unenlightened - in this case 80 mio people - is simply wrong (and racist); sorry for me saying so.

As the saying goes: in pointing a finger at others ... three always point back at oneself.

Lynette kennedy (22)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 10:26 pm
Hi Eleonora

thank you for your reply to me. I am not racist however I am against any forms of cruelty to anything alive and breathing. I guess I come across a bit strong in my wording when I talk about inbreeding - sure it did happen in our our cultures over a 100 years ago and now it is illegal here and we have advanced scientifically to understand the genetics involved and how unhealthy and unnatural it is.

How ever when I watch many documentaries of little 9 and 12 year old girls etc. forced to "marry" their cousins, uncles, old men and other relatives in THIS day and age my blood boils at the heartless cruelty inflicted on them, especially when they try to run away or are murdered for "family honor" or commit suicide as a way out.
I have written letters directly to women on death row in Iran, one a 7 months pregnant women who was bashed so badly that they killed her baby, just so they could execute her quicker.
I sent printed passages from their Koran and from their own legal system that said it was wrong, I wrote to their embassies, to their Clerics, to their president quoting their own scriptures and laws - begging to please let her live as she had suffered enough - all to no avail.

So yes I am bashing their culture but mainly at their Governments and the clerics for these people to research and educate themselves and change their horrid corrupt cruel ways.

I do believe that enlightened people are the people who genuinely feel for each other, for their fellow man and for the welfare of all animals with a true sense of justice.

One of the reasons I enjoy Care 2 is most of the people on here want a better world for all life forms on this planet because it's all we have for now and so we will write or sign petitions in the hope to bring about a much needed change to advance.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 11:00 am

Hi Lynne - thanks for your reply. Now you're talking my language!

A note upfront re inbreeding. In Switzerland it is still allowed to marry first cousins and for all I know in a number of other European countries too. So - no enlightenment there ...

To marry one's Uncle is btw clearly forbidden in the Qur'an ... there you go re knowledge of their scripture ;-).

I'm absolutely with you on the issue as you explain yourself and your stance now. See also my initial posting re lashing without the Qur'an under the arm (not that I condone this in any way or form!). It all follows the same pattern in that they obviously either don't know their scripture and what it demands or they don't care. In other words: "religion" is one more time just the fig leaf to hide power hunger and dominance.

The reason why I initially opposed your comment is this generalized approach "all inclusive" with which I strongly disagree irrespective of culture, tradition and/or religion as I firmly believe that we human beings all want the same once we pave away the different upbringings, religions and habits. I've yet to meet a person who is bad/evil simply because he/she follows a specific religion.

Having said that - I always make the difference when I have a go at some countries in talking clearly about the government, politicians or "those in charge". That way (I hope) to make myself clear that I'm not against a certain people, culture or religion but rather oppose certain political decisions or political thinking.

"So yes I am bashing their culture but mainly at their Governments and the clerics for these people to research and educate themselves and change their horrid corrupt cruel ways."

Knowing a bit their culture I believe to be able to assert that such behavior (incl. the dog issue) is neither in their culture nor is it in their religion. It's just in the twisted mind of some nut-wing clergy/ies. I have reasons to suspect that they don't really need an education regarding their scripture but rather in humanity and human rights ... as they're also laid down in the Qur'an.

Sorry if I came down a bit heavy too but generalizations and condemning a whole (great) nation for the misguided politics of their leaders always gets my feathers up.

Stay safe and keep fighting!

Shirley B (5)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 1:00 pm
All petitions signed. Totally, sadly barbaric. I cry.

Lynette kennedy (22)
Saturday November 22, 2014, 8:03 am
Hi Eleonora
regarding if the Swiss people should choose to marry their first cousin's at least they would be consenting adults and I would hope with the knowledge that it could have some genetic risk factors to their offspring.
It's not the same as young children - pre-pubic underdeveloped girls being FORCED to marry their relatives, (or anyone for that matter) even though you say some of this stuff is supposed to be forbidden - it is a widely well known fact that it still goes on and shouldn't.
I recently watched a young girl of 12 years seeking a divorce and trying to justify herself before a of a panel of 3 adults from her husband who was also her uncle whom her father had forced her to marry.

These tribes, nomads and remote village people really do need a much broader education on the facts of life and about what's going on in the modern world today with science, discoveries, health, inventions, animal welfare etc. etc besides the education of their religion and just like the bible - it is open to all sorts of interpretations and abuse so if people stay illiterate, uneducated, ignorant then they suffer a life of misery and the consequences, everyone suffers, humans and animals alike.

Is this their culture? If so it's time to change to advance, move on and progress, and understand it can be so much happier and better for everyone. We too suffer watching their bloody cruelty towards their own people and helpless animals, their backward ways and unjust corrupt laws.
Only the people of that country as a nation can bring about the change, We can only try to support them and express our opinions.


Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday November 22, 2014, 4:16 pm
Hi Lynne - well we "Swissies" do know but what can you do if love is stronger ...??

I guess we both know that the underlying problem is education or rather the lack thereof. Can people who don't get an education be blamed for not receiving it or is it rather the responsible government who's supposed to be blamed?

You now talk about "tribes, nomads and remote village people" which are not the entirety of the Iranian population nor are they representing the Iranian/Persian millennia old culture. There's much more to this great culture and its many traditions. I believe I mentioned this further up already.

Yes, it is time to advance - but at their OWN will and pace and not at the one dictated by us, the only so-called enlightened West. We must learn to respect other people's right too. And frankly - the "Big Mac and Coke" culture is not truly something to aspire to have IMO.

As you say, only the people of that country as a nation can bring about the change. We've seen where our greed and hegemony based endeavor to "bring freedom and democracy" to Afghanistan and Iraq as well as many other countries has left these countries - in shambles, absolute destruction and poverty. In other words: today failed nations.

Maybe before education others we should rather attempt to educate ourselves (too)?

And you may also ask yourself why is education always the last item on the Aid Program of the "West" for developing countries?

I absolutely agree with you that we should support them in their endeavor - but truly supporting them means also truly respecting them in their difference from us and truly tolerating these differences as an inherent right they have and which can not be taken away from them. ...

Even - or especially? - if this means that we can not occupy and exploit their resources like the vast gas and oil fields they have in Iran ...

Lynette kennedy (22)
Saturday November 22, 2014, 10:13 pm
Hi Eleonora

yep the Swiss have the freedom do what they like. The main thing the west stands up for is HUMAN Rights.

The big mac's and coke are the products for individuals. to purchase or not. Personally I don't like the stuff and I'm sure the 12 year old girl would prefer that - than her uncle raping and beating her every night.

The west at least do provide aid it's usually medical, food and water for their survival first and foremost at great costs.
I also agree that no country should invade without good cause nor exploit other nations.

The Iranian people are now very oppressed under this corrupt regime and when they had their uprising after the elections it was a cry for help and they were literally shot down and shut up through fear.

If you can I would suggest you read this book and it's true called " A Time To Betray" by Reza Kilali about what is really happening in Iran.

Respect for ancient cultures is a good and a quaint ideal but upholding human rights super cedes any quaint historical museum practices that are well over due just like when the Aztecs were cutting out human hearts to make the sun come up or Africans eating the Albino's for good mutti or Papua New Guinea head hunters can and should be stopped.
How many people and children will continue to suffer and die, women being stoned to death, whipped, hung, shot, beheaded while waiting for a culture to change at their own slow and restricted pace?

Our democracy and our governments may have all its flaws and problems but it's far better than any other alternative.
You and I at least have the freedom of speech to debate and we can agree to disagree, but when all is said and done we do want to strive for a better world to end the needless suffering for all it's living inhabitants animal and human alike.
The pen is and can be mightier than the sword to help bring about some understanding and changes. :-)


Eleonora Oldani (37)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 4:55 am
Hi Lynne,

I agree with you under the proviso that we add/change it to read: "The main thing the West SHOULD DO or rather PRETENDS TO DO is to stand up for Human Rights".

Then I would fully support your notion if we were to do that for e.g. the Diego Garcians, the Palestinians, the Libyans, the Rwandans, the Iraqis, the Afghanis, the Rohingyas, the Egyptians (Muslims and Christians alike) under Mubarak and Mursi, the Ukrainians, the North Koreans, the Chinese, et al. too. But all their pleas and cries for help got and get ignored by the very same West if and when it doesn't fit and suit the West’s agenda(s). We do it very very selectively and turn blind and deaf if it doesn’t serve us.

I disagree with you on your take that "... no country should invade without good cause nor exploit other nations." There can't be a "good cause" to invade another nation leave alone to exploit it. But that's exactly what we enlightened Westerners do since so many decades, no centuries. You and I can close our eyes to this ugly fact but it doesn't make it go away.

Whether it was the old colonial powers (Spain, Portugal, England, France, Holland, Belgium) who exterminated whole nations and ethnically cleansed the countries or the new one being the USofA. Back then we could use the argument that they didn't know any better ... what's our "excuse" today?

Bringing freedom and democracy? Hhmmm ... on the wings of B52-Bombers with DU Amu?! Difficult to sell and too obvious an outright lie.

You mention a few atrocities (by today's standards) of the old cultures ... what makes you think that our carnage and massacres which we commit on daily basis so to speak are “better”? Drone attacks on innocent civilians? Showering innocent civilians including our own troops (!!! which give their miserable lives for us to live comfortably our decadent lives !!!) with Depleted Uranium Amu as well as Enriched Uranium Amu like Israel did in Lebanon?

What's more horrible on the “scale of horror”? What is truly the difference between the horrors of the Aztecs, the Africans, the Papua New Guineans (who had/have no education) and us Westerners who have all the education, knowledge and possibilities to do better ... and still commit not only the same unspeakable crimes against humans and humanity but in reality much worse on a comparing scale as we are so much more technically advanced?

The pen is definitely a better weapon - but it can be equally deadly if not deadlier if it is in the wrong hands as we saw during the Nazi regime and as we see again today.

But if the pen is used to create true understanding and compassion for each other than bashing the other is counter-productive and only achieves one goal: that the defense walls go up and the true reflection on the own culture is hindered as one is busy to defend the cultures and traditions without questioning the rightfulness of both in today’s world.


Here I think you’re very unfair in that you ignore the plight of men: “… women being stoned to death, whipped, hung, shot, beheaded…”. These punishments were/are given to men and women alike – maybe you don’t know that. Men were/are equally stoned, whipped etc. until the moratorium re stoning came into effect in 2007. Still there were a few stoning executions in very rural areas but it is a step in the right direction. Maybe the Mullahs read by mistake the Torah (were stoning is to be found for all kind of crimes) instead of the Qur’an (where stoning as punishment doesn’t exist)?


Thanks for the interesting exchange and stay safe!


ERIKA S (58)
Sunday December 14, 2014, 1:37 am
signed all 5 petitions

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Sunday January 4, 2015, 4:05 pm
Five petitions signed and shared . Thank you, Desanka !
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