End To Fur Farming Of Animals Skinned Alive

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 0 comments
End To Fur Farming Of Animals Skinned Alive

Background (Preamble):
Since 1997, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has investigated and documented the international trade in dog and cat fur and skins. This undercover investigation has spanned the globe from source countries in China, the Philippines, & Thailand to retailers and wholesalers in the United States, Russia, and the European Union.

Over two million dogs and cats are slaughtered each year for their furs and skins, mostly in China and other Asian countries. Investigators documented 50,000 to 100,000 cat pelts stockpiled at animal byproduct factories in China. At least ten dogs are slaughtered to make a single coat, more if puppies are used. Up to 24 cats are slaughtered to make one fur coat. Dog and cat fur is used in trims, linings, hats, decorative figurines, and folk remedies. Skins are used in dog chew toys and shoe leather.

The slaughter of these animals is violent and pitiless.Cats are strangled inside their cages as other cats look on. Dogs are noosed about the neck by metal wires, and then slashed across the groin. The wire noose cuts into their throats as they struggle in pain before finally losing consciousness. In Harbin China, HSUS investigators documented a German shepherd still blinking and conscious as he was being skinned. At a dog farm several hours north of Harbin, investigators documented dead dogs hanging from hooks as others, still alive, awaited their fate outside the same cold, dismal room.

An investigator from Swiss Animals Protection/East International said:"Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards...In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness."

- Information taken from http://www.antifursociety.org/

Photo: caption: First ever Dr. Dog visit in 1991

"Our Dr Dogs are spreading their special brand of canine love to thousands of people throughout Asia. They are ambassadors for all dogs, our loyal friends who won't judge us for the way we look. They accept us regardless of class, race, age or disability."
Find out more! at http://www.animalsasia.org/index.php?UID=P8CBGJH5KOH8

Act now! sign and spread the word to others, give these animals hope and support programs like Dr Dog ... Thank you from all the voiceless animals!

Libera a Susi

Sunday, 29 March 2009 0 comments

Read more about Susi
The only elephant in Barcelona Zoo could die of sadness unless she is moved to a bigger enclosure with other elephants, animal rights campaigners have warned.
Susi, a 36-year-old African elephant cow who was born in the wild on the African savannah, has reportedly been suffering depression since Alicia, her female companion of six years, died early last year.


URGENT - Stop the killing of kangaroo babies like this. - The Petition Site


URGENT - Stop the killing of kangaroo babies like this. - The Petition Site: "Last year, the government massacred over 500 kangaroos on a decommissioned military base. They refused all non-lethal solutions, including relocation. This year they plan to kill 5,000 kangaroos including mothers and babies, and they plan to do it in secret because they don't want negative publicity."


Ley de Protección Animal en Bolivia/Animal Protection Law in Bolivia - The Petition Site


1. Two dogs were beheaded in front of television cameras.
2. During carnival and religious celebrations, hundreds of wild endangered species animals are sacrificed, for festive clothing, renewed each year.
3. A sub-lieutenant of the army brutally assassinates a dog, during a training session in knife-stabbing. (watch video, WARNING: don't if you are sensitive, at:
4. The military skin a live crocodile. (watch video, WARNING: don't if you are sensitive, at: http://www.4shared.com/file/95028168/faba88f5/Ej-Bolivia_Crocodilo1.html)
5. In a macabre ritual, military disembowel a live dog. (watch video, WARNING: don't if you are sensitive, at: http://www.4shared.com/file/95028491/235ee75/Ej-Bolivia_DestripanPerro-Ritual.html)

6. Voluntary workers for SAR-FAB (Bolivian Air Force), abuse street dogs. (see photo at http://lh4.ggpht.com/_qLY0hpYFeDA/ScxvfkvRCUI/AAAAAAAAEB4/-v5Fwm7VyR4/SAR-FAB1.jpg )
7. A dog is tortured and crucified, no one knows why or by whom. (see photos at http://picasaweb.google.com/surell/Bolivia?feat=directlink)
8. It is customary practice of the Cochabamba Municipal Kennel's personnel (Zoonosis), to abandon the animals during week-ends, without water or food. They now threaten to kill 8 dogs, left in deplorable conditions this past week-end. It was discovered that the Zoonosis Chief's dog had his ears and tail brutally cut off (with untreated wounds), for "experiments" and because "I can do whatever I want with my dog" (actual quote). Even dogs with owners looking desperately for them, mysteriously "disappear".
9. At Solomon Klein Hospital in Cochabamba, 3,000 anti-rabies vaccines were burnt, which made the municipal veterinarians come out and start killing every dog, covering up the vaccine disaster to SEDES (Government Health Officials).
10. Cats and dogs which present a nuisance, or are no longer wanted, are simply hung by the neck in houses or trees, in sight of everyone.11. All kinds and species of animals are poisoned throughout the year, with strychnine, thus forming a "death chain", endangering public health and damaging the environment - this goes on in Sucre, Potosi, Oruro, Cochabamba, Las Minas and other departments.
For all this and much more, and for a Law of Animal Protection to be finally enforced in Bolivia, which will punish animal abusers as criminals, please sign this Petition, which will be presented with a Letter to President Evo Morales and his government.(You can download the Letter, in Spanish, at http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddt7m49x_2247pcn2g8)


Stop murdering the stray dogs and cats in Egypt. - The Petition Site


Stop murdering the stray dogs and cats in Egypt. - The Petition Site: "Please friends from all countries , what we want is to convince the Egyptian authorities to work with the Animal Welfare Organizations in Egypt and in other countries to start immediately a mass sterilization of the stray dogs and cats.With your help we will save these animals."


Fin a la tortura de equinos trabajadores / End to the torture of working equines - The Petition Site

Saturday, 28 March 2009 0 comments

Fin a la tortura de equinos trabajadores / End to the torture of working equines - The Petition Site: "In Barranquilla, Atlantico (Colombia-South America), the reality of approximately 90% of working horses and donkeys is deplorable, presenting serious problems of malnutrition, parasites, wounds, and injuries in all parts of their bodies. This working animals are being forced, beaten, and tortured continuously to lift and carry extremely heavy loads daily."


Make "Pit Bull Hustling" Illegal In The State of Florida - The Petition Site


Make "Pit Bull Hustling" Illegal In The State of Florida - The Petition Site: "Make Pit Bull Hustling Illegal In The State Of Florida. Pit Bull Hustler's can collect pit bulls and other breeds for bait dogs all day long. Even if they are known pit bull hustlers and preying on free on line classifeds to do so. There is no Law against this. The only way to get them arrested is to actually follow them to whoever (usually the dog fighters) they deliver these dogs too"


stop pet discrimination - The Petition Site


stop pet discrimination - The Petition Site: "In order to significantly reduce pet abandonment, overpopulation in shelters and unnecessary trauma to the family, it should be illegal to discriminate or not to allow licensed pets into new rental agreements."


Put an end to shark finning - Not on our menu! - The Petition Site


Put an end to shark finning - Not on our menu! - The Petition Site: "The Underwater Channel cares passionately about the health of the world's oceans and wants secure futures for all marine animals. We believe it is completely unacceptable that sharks, which are one of earth's oldest inhabitants, are now being pushed towards extinction by man, one of earth's more recent residents."


Save the Neglected Exotic Wild Cats in Cancun - The Petition Site


Save the Neglected Exotic Wild Cats in Cancun - The Petition Site: "13 Tigers and Lions and 2 Jaguars are living in deplorable conditions in Cancun, Mexico at two locations under the guardianship of one owner. The level of neglect is appalling!"


SIGN PETITION I vote »Yes« for stray animals!

Friday, 27 March 2009 0 comments

Dear animal lover,
In Europe stray dogs and cats suffer tremendous torments each day — they are hunted and maltreated, beaten up and poisoned; they are caught and kept in so-called »animal shelters« that provide no escape: in these camps thousands of stray animals are penned up to meet a cruel death. Despite the existence of animal protection laws stray animals have become a questionable source of income in many European countries: their capture, custody and killing offer good business opportunities by involving public money originally designated to improve the stray animals situation.EU parliamentarians Alain Hutchinson, David Hammerstein and Neil Parish have written a declaration on the welfare of pets and stray animals (PDF).
The declaration claims hard punishment for abandoning and maltreating pets and stray animals.EU Member States are requested to commit themselves to regulate the overpopulation of stray animals and to lay sterilization and vaccination down in law and to implement them accordingly. A vote on this declaration will be held in EU parliament shortly — the time limit to sign this declaration is May 7th, 2009.It is crucial that a majority of the EU parliamentarians’ votes are obtained for this declaration. Please support us by asking EU parliamentarians to sign this petition!

Dear Member of the EU Parliament, With my signature I express my support of the written declaration on the welfare of pets and stray animals pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure by Alain Hutchinson, David Hammerstein and Neil Parish on the welfare of pets and stray animals in all EU Member States, EU accession countries and other European countries.
I ask you insistently to sign this declaration in order to support the animal protection law as proposed. I consider this declaration not only as an act of humanity but as a necessary action in a modern and forward-looking Europe. Knowing which parties and parliamentarians plead for animal protection issues considerably influences my electoral behaviour.

Thank you very much indeed!

Please forward this petition to friends and colleagues!


Support The Historic Bill to End Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt - The Petition Site

Tuesday, 24 March 2009 0 comments

Support The Historic Bill to End Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt - The Petition Site: "Thanks to a courageous Canadian Senator, there is now a Bill that would end this hunt, which is expected to take the lives of more than 250,000 baby seals this year alone."


Stop Animal Fighting In New York City - The Petition Site


Please sign this petition to request that Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Jacob Kaplan, Judge Steven Barrett and all eight Bronx City Council Members: Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Maria Baez, Helen D. Foster, G. Oliver Koppell, Annabel Palma, Joel Rivera, Larry B. Seabrook, James Vacca to please send a strong message to the community that ANIMAL FIGHTING NEEDS TO STOP!We would like to ask the ADA and Judge to insure that the defendants below be given no plea deals and instead receive the maximum punishment allowed by law.We would also like to request that Judge Barrett forbid any further defense delay tactics, i.e. "defendants who can't attend court due to flat tires and soar throats" ... These truly are shameful excuses! Finally, we ask that all eight Bronx Council Members listed above to educate themselves on their community by reading the articles below. Our hope is that they take action and insist on more NYPD enforcement against dog and cock fighting and to also create awareness that these unspeakable crimes will not be tolerated!


Stop murdering stray dogs and cats in Egypt! - The Petition Site

Monday, 23 March 2009 0 comments

We the undersigned are shocked about the way Egypt is treating stray dogs and cats. These poor creatures are poisoned even by vets who should help them, not kill them. But this does not solve the problem.Organisations such as S.P.A.R.E. support solving the stray problems by spaying instead of killing them. This is the right way to show people all over the world you care for your animals. Please support this initiative and stop killing innocent animals!Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for your support, which is highly appreciated.





- Vi krever at Staten verner Osdalsulvene/-We urge the authorities to protect the Osdal wolves! - The Petition Site


- Vi krever at Staten verner Osdalsulvene/-We urge the authorities to protect the Osdal wolves! - The Petition Site: "demand that the Osdal Wwoolves will be put under strong protection.
Only within the Osdal pack there is a possibility of breed in Norway in 2009.
These wolves live in an area with minimal conflict related to people and livestock.
Norway should have 3 litters each year, and is internationally committed to maintain the species."


Pitbull dragged to it's death! - The Petition Site

Sunday, 22 March 2009 0 comments

Tuesday night Ardmore Oklahoma residents watched in horror as Antonio Ray dragged a pitbull behind his bicycle through the city streets. Numerous people called police and one couple even captured a picture on their cellphone. He was dragging the dog, said John Rhodes, who witnessed the event. Its arms were behind it. Its chest was on the ground and there were streaks of blood. Rhodes measured the blood trail in his truck, it was at least a quarter of a mile long. Antonio Ray was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. The dog was taken to Ardmore Animal Shelter with injuries to its side, head and paws, but died before any treatment could be given. Antonnio Ray is in court for 1st hearing this morning. The maximum penalty is 5yrs in prison and/or a fine. Please urge them to go for the maximum sentence. His next hearing is on March 31, 2009. He is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.

We the undersigned believe that animal abuse of any kind should not be tolerated. In a situation of such blatant disregard, we have faith that you will make the right decision and give Antonio the maximum sentence and fines allotted by law. Please show this community that you DO NOT support, and will not accept, this behavior and that consequences will be enforced.


STOP the Trophy Hunting of Bears - The Petition Site


STOP the Trophy Hunting of Bears - The Petition Site: "We the undersigned require the Canadian government to take action to ban the trophy hunting of bears on the coast of BC and in the Great Bear Rainforest."



Saturday, 21 March 2009 0 comments

At this time the animals of refuge Beltsy in Moldova are at risk of being exterminated all, 30 cats have already been dispercés or crushed, 6 dogs were strangled, knocked to death and poor follow Chivanne to shot in the head and was exposed for two days.

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Renewed Killing of stray animals in Serbia - The Petition Site

Wednesday, 18 March 2009 0 comments

Renewed Killing of stray animals in Serbia - The Petition Site: "In the Serbian city of Nis the killing of animals living in the streets and animals living in pounds continues, despite the fact that the Mayor of Nis, urged by animal protection associations all over Europe, had promised to solve the problem of overpopulation by castration."



Don't Allow Horses to be Shipped Abroad for Slaughter - The Petition Site

Tuesday, 17 March 2009 0 comments

Don't Allow Horses to be Shipped Abroad for Slaughter - The Petition Site: "Horses deserve a more dignified end to their lives than to be inhumanely slaughtered and served for dinner. The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act will end this practice by prohibiting the transport of America's horses to foreign countries for slaughter. Please contact your representative now and urge him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 503"

STOP THE POISON BAITS IN OUR HOUSE AND ON THE STREETS OF KRYONERI. Seven innocent beings are dead fr - The Petition Site


STOP THE POISON BAITS IN OUR HOUSE AND ON THE STREETS OF KRYONERI. Seven innocent beings are dead fr - The Petition Site
: "In 2008 seven innocent beings are killed by poison baits inside our yard.
Of course the people who did this horrible act remained unpunished because nobody has seen them personally.
These humans who happen to unfortunately be our neighbours have threatened us recently, that in a month, they will poison again our doggies unless we take them ALL from our place.
We are a very small Animal Welfare Organization and we have no help from the local authorities, no donations etc.
We are struggling to save streets dogs because in Kryoneri, a village in the Northern suburbs of Athens, they are brutally killed .So we must take them in our homes until we can find adoptions for them because the Community refuses to built a shelter according the Law 3170/2003 and get to the Ministrys program. So we must feed and treat more than 50 stray dogs in the whole area and numerous cats, by ourselves.
We have also to deal with abused dogs by the farmers, chained in lousy conditions used as scarecrows in the fields, doggies inside coops for watching the chickens, abandoned starving hunting dogs and so many other mistreated animals.
Please urge the Minister , the Community and the Local Police Department to protect us and our strays from the horrible acts of cruelty by unscrupulous people who are a major threat not only for us and our strays but for the whole Society.
Also ask to the Ministry and the Local Community to build a shelter and finance the rehoming of our strays. We are only volunteers spending precious, time, money and strength. We believe that is Greek States duty to apply the Law and help us efficiently in our difficult task.
Please help the dogs of Kryoneri Greece.
Thank you"

1,000 Wolves Could Be Killed - Demand Protection for Gray Wolves - The Petition Site

Monday, 16 March 2009 0 comments

1,000 Wolves Could Be Killed - Demand Protection for Gray Wolves - The Petition Site:

"Send a letter to Secretary Salazar today – and urge him to stop the implementation of this awful decision and to reconsider his approach to wolf conservation in the Northern Rockies."

Gray Wolves Lose Protection as an Endangered Species! - The Petition Site


Gray Wolves Lose Protection as an Endangered Species! - The Petition Site: "Remind President Obama that we have an obligation to protect and foster the delicate balance of wildlife at risk. Gray wolves should be re-listed under the Endangered Species Act!"

Petition against Fur Farms - The Petition Site


Petition against Fur Farms - The Petition Site:

"This petition will be sent to the U.S. Ambassador to China and the Chinese Minister of Commerce to help get new legislation against the cruelty of fur farms in China and around the world. Thank you for taking you time to sign."

Stop cruelty against animals in Spain - The Petition Site


Stop cruelty against animals in Spain - The Petition Site:

"European Community has to have a closer look what is happening in Spain, and take action.
It cannot go on like this. Cruelty in Spain is extreme and often unpunished or minor punishments."
The number of abandonned and mistreated animals is so high. Local organisation cannot follow anymore.

Spain is an absolute horror! Have a look at the following internet site, which gives a inside look of what is happening DAILY all over Spain!


We receive such pictures every day!

Thanks for your signature."

Please help Chained Dogs in Asheville, NC! - The Petition Site

Sunday, 15 March 2009 0 comments

Please help Chained Dogs in Asheville, NC! - The Petition Site: "Please help the chained dogs of Asheville, NC by asking Council to pass an ordinance forbidding chaining. We ask that all signers be at least 18 years old, with a mailing address in Asheville. We cannot count your signature unless you provide your first and last name and your Asheville mailing address. We need at least 1,000 signatures by March 31, 2009. For more information please visit www.chainfreeasheville.org. THANK YOU!"

Take Action to Save Wolves!

Saturday, 14 March 2009 0 comments

We need you to urge Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to withdraw his decision to remove federal protections for the gray wolves of the northern Rockies.

Tell Secretary Salazar you oppose removing federal protections for gray wolves.

Independent scientists say that 2,000 to 3,000 wolves are required to ensure the survival of the species. But this new rule would clear the way for Idaho and Montana to kill hundreds of wolves, reducing the population to a level that is too small to survive.

Speak out today!"


Please help the seals

The seal hunt is about to begin - please please speak out for them - do whatever it takes to help end this barbaric yearly practice - such madness.





Mars Candy Animal Testing - The Petition Site


Mars Candy Animal Testing - The Petition Site: "Mars kill animals for no good reason. Something everybody loves shouldn't be turned into a killer.
Why kill animals? Torture them, neglect them and test on them. Why?
There is no need for it and I strongly advise everyone who has a heart to never eat Mars, Starburst, Galaxy, Revels, Minstrels, Snickers and all the other Mars products again.
It is cruel and Inhumane. If everybody knew where their Chocolate really comes from most people would never buy it again and do all they could in their power to stop the killing of innocent animals."


Stop the Export of Horses for Slaughter! - The Petition Site

Wednesday, 11 March 2009 0 comments

Stop the Export of Horses for Slaughter! - The Petition Site: "A petition to stop the export of US horses and their senseless, barbaric slaughter."

Stop the culling of cats at Ancol Jakarta - The Petition Site


Ancol recreation park, Jakarta, is supposed to be a sweet recreation place but is in fact responsible for a lot of animal suffering: at present cats are captured and relocated to the cages at the jalan harsono.
After JAAN found out what is truly happening in Ancol JAAN interviewed varios shop owners and visitors throughout Ancol. Only 20% of the people knew that cats were relocated, they said that the cats were brought to ragunan where better care is provided. This is untrue.
In fact, the cats are relocated to Jalan Harsono in South Jakarta, the Dinas peternakan building where they will be terminated.
Instead, Ancol management could cooperate with NGO's like JAAN in order to strive for a humane solution. JAAN has offered Ancol this option but they still choose to just continue with the mass culling of the stray cats in Ancol. Besides that the suffering of the cats who are left to die slowly, starving of hunger and stress and wounds inflicted on each other while caged, this also doesn't provide a solution to the big amount of stray cats in the area. This mass culling will not reduce the stray cat population as other cats will replace the territories of the cats that have been removed. It seems that Ancol has not done its homework and just wants to seek a quick and inhumane way of getting rid of the cats in Ancol area.
JAAN opposes this mass culling and is calling out for a protest;
sign our petition and also please SEND AN EMAIL TODAY to the Ancol management in which you can express your thoughts on their mass cat culling programme and ask them to reply to you!
Call Ancol at :(62-21) 645 3456, or 645 4567
Fax Ancol at : (62-21) 647 10502
Email Ancol : mailto:ancol@ancol.com


Protect Tigers and Humans, Stop Illegal Logging in Sumatra - The Petition Site

Tuesday, 10 March 2009 0 comments

In less than a month, six people were killed from tiger attacks in Sumatra, Indonesia. And three tigers were killed by civilians in this same area. This is a clear example of the deadly consequences of interfering in the habitat of wild animals. Illegal loggers are encroaching on tiger habitat, and it is creating a dire situation for these endangered creatures. Palm oil and pulpwood plantations are clearing millions of hectares of valuable forests. Nearly 50 percent of forests have been lost in Sumatra in the past 22 years. Fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild, and we must do everything we can to protect these animals and the forests they call home. Please tell the head of the official nature conservancy agency in the area to do everything possible to stop illegal logging and protect tiger populations.


MD's Animals Deserve Freedom and Space to Move! - The Petition Site


"If you love animals, or if you care about your own health or your children, please sign this petition. Now, the animals we raise for meat and eggs are being treated very badly. They are cramped in cages so small that they cannot move around or spread their legs or wings. Crowding lots of animals together harms the environment and our health because their waste pollutes the air and water and causes global warming."


Protect Our Last Wild Forests - The Petition Site


Protect Our Last Wild Forests - The Petition Site: "Our country's last wild national forests remain at risk of logging, drilling and other development due to the Bush administration's efforts to undo the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. This landmark environmental policy protects nearly 60 million acres of the country's remaining wild forestland, including Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the only temperate rainforest in North America."


Give the kennels back to R.A.W.S. - The Petition Site


Give the kennels back to R.A.W.S. - The Petition Site: "R.A.W.S have successfully run the animal shelter at tsari, rhodes for over 10 years.

The municipality (dimos) has recently taken over the shelter and have removed R.A.W.S. from the facility. As a result the level of service and care appears to have significantly declined as help is being refused, calls regarding animals are not being responded to. The municipality will not allow R.A.W.S. to assist in the running of the shelter or with the care of the animals and have turned them away when they volunteered to help."




Back in 2004, a bill was introduced in the New York State Legislature that would prohibit the slaughter of horses in New York State. The bill, S. 380, was passed in the Senate by a vote of 59-1, yet, the bill was stalled and finally died in the Agricultural Committee, held up there by its pro-slaughter Chairman, William MaGee, a "meat-industry" politician. http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=111 New Yorkers, this is an great injustice not only to the horses of New York but to US as citizens of New York. We urged our representatives to push S. 380 through and they did. Why is this not law? Thankfully, S. 380 was reintroduced in January 2009 and is currently pending a vote in the New York State Assembly, and the new number is A3736. Please, horse-loving New Yorkers, take action on this matter and contact your New York State Assemblymen and let them know you VOTE and are strongly opposed to horse slaughter. Below is a link to a directory of all of our state assemblymen complete with links to their emails. Please do contact your assembly-member and let them know you support A3736, New Yorks Anti-Horse Slaughter Bill. New Yorkers, lets get'er done this time! New York State Assembly Member Directory with emails;http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?sh=email
We must not be content with emails. They are too easy to forget. We are hoping the horse-loving community of New York will bombard the Assembly with letters & faxes. We have compiled a sample letter for you to cut and paste. Of course, you can feel free to change it around or modify it any way that suits you. The main thing is to remind them that you vote and to let them know you are against horse slaughter and support A3736. Send your letters in snail mail and fax them as well. We need to have our voices heard once again loud and clear if we are going to get this bill into law. --------------------------------------------------Dear Assembly-member _______________, I am a voter in your district and am writing in regards to a bill introduced in the Assembly last January, 2009. The bill is A3736, which would prohibit the slaughter of our New York horses for human consumption abroad. It would also prohibit their exportation abroad for slaughter. New York voters have spoken on this matter loud and clear when, back in 2004, through our representatives, an anti-horse slaughter bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 59 to 1! On a National level, we have been trying to push a bill through Congress for over a decade now, and, like our anti-horse slaughter bills in New York, the bills pass by majority votes but always die in committee. Americans do not eat horses. Polls taken over the years have consistantly shown that the majority of Americans are against it by margins of %63-85. Yet, America remains the worlds largest exporter of live horses for slaughter and human consumption abroad. Slaughter is not a "humane euthansia" as supporters of slaughter claim it is. Slaughter is a horror reserved for food-chain animals only, and by its very nature, is NEVER humane. Supporters of horse-slaughter will argue that the horse is no different than any other farm animal, and wonder why we think the horse so special that it should be exempted from slaughter for human consumption. The crutial difference between a horse and any other farm animal is this: The USDA has a list of "officially approved" food chain animals, and the horse (nor our dogs or our cats) are on that list. We want to keep it that way, thats all. It really is that simple. Please help us to keep New York horses safe from slaughter and exportation for slaughter. Vote YES to A3736 and help get it into law. New Yorkers have already spoken on this matter when their representatives voted 59-1 against horse slaughter in 2004. Please help us to see to it the will of the people of New York is finally served. Vote YES to A3736 and just say NO to slaughter!Thanking you in advance for any consideration you may give this matter. Sincerley,
Also, here is a link to Assembly-member Deborah J. Glick (66th District / NYC) who submitted A3736. It would be good to contact her and let her know how much we appreciate her NOT dropping the ball on our efforts to protect New Yorks horses from slaughter. http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=066&sh=con
Thank you signers for taking the time, but most of all, for caring about the horses of our state.


Please allow Poppy to live out his natural life.


Poppy lives at Apple Tree Mobile Home Park in New Castle Colorado with his canine companions, Bella and Boots, and his human family.  Recently, the management of Apple Tree announced that only one dog per mobile home would be allowed. Because Poppy's family had two dogs before moving, they had secured permission for two dogs, in writing, prior to the move.  They were sure that after explaining how they had come to have another, permission would be granted to keep all three.

Unfortunately, the management of Apple Tree did not agree.  They recognized that the family was "Grandfathered" and could keep two, but a third would have to go.  The family suggested that Poppy, at age 15 years, deaf, and with a heart condition, should be allowed to live out his natural life and no other dogs would be added.  The other two dogs, both 5 years old, would be kept as the two dogs the family is allowed.  Again, the management of Apple Tree did not agree.  

The family has been told that they must produce a Veterinary receipt for the euthanization of Poppy within 30 days or face eviction.  They do not have the money for a court fight, nor do they have the money to move their mobile home, yet they are desperate to save Poppy.  Please help us convince  the management of Apple Tree Mobile Home park to reconsider and allow Poppy to live out his natural life. 


Support APS of Person County


Ginny Stewart, chair person for the Animal Advisory Committee, has ask the Board of Commissioners to remove the contract the County has with APS regarding rescuing animals from the Person County Animal Shelter.  APS has been able to save more animals in 2008 (over double what we saved in 2007) and this is partially due to the contract we have with the County. If this contract is removed, we can no longer rescue animals that the shelter deems un-adoptable. As many of you may know, the vast majority of the animals that end up at Person County Animal Shelter are deemed un-adoptable, or not placed for adoption to due space. Pictured here is "Angel", a dog that APS was denied rescue because she was timid and deemed un-adoptable by the shelter. Angel met her untimely death in the gas chamber because she was afraid of the shelter surroundings as many animals are. We ask that you support our efforts and sign this petetion to allow us to continue to do the work we are doing for the community and the animals.



Urgent Action: save Bali´s dogs

Saturday, 7 March 2009 0 comments
Bali’s dogs are dying.
In a kneejerk reaction to six suspected human rabies fatalities, the island’s authorities have killed over 1,000 dogs. This number could rise dramatically.
The animal suffering is acute. Strychnine is being used to poison some of the dogs, leaving them conscious and convulsing until they eventually suffocate.
People are suffering too – the vast majority of victims are pets that are allowed to roam freely.
Stop the cull, prevent rabies
Reliant on tourism, Bali must prevent the spread of rabies. But a dog cull does not attack the root cause and cannot safeguard human health.
The World Health Organization recognizes that the most effective way to eradicate this fatal disease is mass vaccination of dogs alongside rabies prevention education.
This has been proven to eradicate rabies in many countries; mass killing has consistently failed.
The Bali Rabies Forum, a coalition of animal welfare groups including WSPA, has developed recommendations on humane, effective rabies prevention for Bali. But this cannot work without the commitment of the authorities.


Would you gas your dog or cat? Help stop the massacre. - The Petition Site

Would you gas your dog or cat? Help stop the massacre. - The Petition Site

Each year millions of homeless animals our slaughtered in the United States alone, because they have no home. While most shelters have changed their methods of euthanasia to that of lethal injection there are still many that operate throughout the country using gas chambers as their method of killing. After being stuffed into a metal box the lid closes and carbon monoxide is pumped into the box as it slowly suffocates the animals to death. They gasp for breath, bleed from their cavities, and their cries can be heard from within the box, this was deemed unacceptable during the holocaust as it was inhumane and horrible, how could it be any different for animals just because they have fur and cannot speak our language? The shelter workers also suffer from this method of killing as many suffer from long term health problems due to carbon monoxide exposure. As well as the unimaginable mental side effects of having to do this time and time again. The danger does not stop with the workers, some gas chambers have completely exploded all together, this is dangerous for humans and animals alike, we need to use the safe alternative that is available. This is not only a dangerous and cruel method but an uneffective one at best, there have been multiple stories of shelter workers opening up the gas chamber door to dispose of bodies only to find a live dog staring up at them. Many of these times the dogs are put through this multiple times until they die. We are known as a nation of animal lovers, they give us nothing but their best, they give us their unconditional love, and loyalty, they at least deserve to die in peace. I challenge and encourage any one who disagrees with me to watch this video and look into your heart and find the time to sign this petition, if not for the animals, for the workers, and their families. Do it for your pet, your family, and your community. Let us come together we can make this world a safer place for everyone.

Bassethound Babyboy was shot & killed by neighbor - The Petition Site

Friday, 6 March 2009 0 comments
Bassethound Babyboy was shot & killed by neighbor - The Petition Site

On the evening of Saturday June 28, 2008, the family of Lynn Davis', lives were changed. Their little bassett hound, Babyboy, slipped out of the safety of his backyard. Moments later a neighbor came to the Davis' front door to report their precious little dog was hurt. Another neighbor, , had shot and killed Babyboy. Surrounded by a crowd of people, Terri picked up his lifeless little body screaming to God, as tears ran down her face. At that point she didn't know how babyboy had died. They brought him home and it was then, as they looked him over, that they found the bullet hole. Delawder was part of the crowd that surrounded Terri. He was asking if, "Anyone had seen anything." In other words, he was acting like he had no knowledge of the shooting. When the police arrived he lied to them. It was after Mr. Delawder contacted his attorney, (2 hours later) he admitted to shooting the Davis family dog. His excuse? He stated he had every right to shoot the dog to protect his cats. It is suspected that his cats, (if there really are any) are locked in an unventilated box in his backyard. In which case, not only is he guilty of a crime by shooting the dog, he is also guilty of animal abuse. Alabama state law made it a class C felony in the year of 2001: Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 11. Offenses Against Order and Safety. Article 1. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency. § 13A-11-14. Cruelty to animals. Section 13A-11-240. Definitions. Section 13A-11-241. Cruelty in first and second degrees. 13A-11-14. Cruelty to Animals. (a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to animals if, except as otherwise authorized by law, he intentionally or recklessly: (1) Subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment; or (2) Subjects any animal in his custody to cruel neglect; or (3) Kills or injures without good cause any animal belonging to another. (b) Cruelty to animals is a Class B misdemeanor. (Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, § 5565.) 13A-11-240. Definitions. (a) The word "torture" as used in this article shall mean the act of doing physical injury to a dog or cat by the infliction of inhumane treatment or gross physical abuse meant to cause said animal intensive or prolonged pain or serious physical injury, or thereby causing death due to said act.(b) The word "cruel" as used in this article shall mean: Every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue. (c) The words "dog or cat" as used in this article shall mean any domesticated member of the dog or cat family. (Act 2000-615, p. 1252, § 1.) This petition is to urge the magistrate and police of Odenville, AL to take action. Help us bring the town of Odenville, Alabama, to task, for failing to uphold the law. Help us get this man prosecuted for his CRIME. Thank you all, for your support.

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