A Christmas Puppy

Tuesday, 14 December 2010 0 comments

'A Christmas Puppy'

They took you in then they soon found out
You were trouble to them, now they want you out!
They don't want your noise, your little accidents
They just want peace, and good riddance!
They thought a dog would be fun, they'd take it for walks
But a few months later, they shout when you bark
A few months later the walks are no more...
You sit by the window and stare at the door
You've nothing to do but what do they care
You're no longer a pup and they've no money to spare
So you don't get your walks and you'll sometimes go hungry
They'll go to the pub and piss up their money
You'll get tied in the garden come rain or come shine
You're slowly forgotten under the washing line
You'll wander in circles and sleep out the hours
Chew on your tail and dig up the flowers
You'll hear other dogs as they pass on the street
You'll long to be with them, share a game, have a treat
But no one in your house will notice your plight
As they close the curtains and turn on the lights
The winter will come and they've almost forgotten...
That there's you in the cold and your dog house is sodden
You've nothing to play with and nothing to eat
And nobody can see you through the fence from the street
You've sat there for months in your own quiet hell
A puppy they bought off a bloke they knew well
He's got a new litter n' he's selling again
And already it's Christmas, but now you're in pain
Your eyes are like hollows, your ribs are on show
You're broken by sorrow but nobody knows
As you lick your sore feet and wince, how you hurt...
You're wasting away to a grave in the dirt
But inside the festive dinner is served
And a present is given to a very young girl
She screams with joy as the box opens up
And there in the corner, is a new fluffy pup!
Farewell to young Bess in the garden, you died...
You didn't have long, a year then goodbye
They buried you, said you were sickly and bad
But this new dog they've got is the best that they've had.

Written and narrated by Maria Daines


STOP Animal Cruelty In Zajecar, east Serbia

Friday, 10 December 2010 0 comments

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End Live Animal Exports - The Petition Site

End Live Animal Exports - The Petition Site

Hundreds of thousands of Australian animals are exported live and slaughtered in the Middle East during a sacrifice festival, Eid-al-Adha.

Live Export Investigation 2010 video

In a landmark animal cruelty trial, a Perth magistrate ruled that Australia's live export industry is cruel. Magistrate Catherine Crawford found the charge of transporting animals in a manner likely to cause them unnecessary harm proven beyond reasonable doubt. Yet permits for live export continue to be issued.

We ask you to uphold your word to protect animals from cruelty and END LIVE EXPORTS.

The Hon Julia Gillard MP

Prime Minister
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Tel: (02) 6277 7700
Fax: (02) 6273 4100

Email the Prime Minister


Justice for Pookie!The dog set on fire! - The Petition Site

Friday, 3 December 2010 0 comments
Justice for Pookie!The dog set on fire! - The Petition Site

Greenville, S.C. - Losing faith in humanity, one dog at a time. Unbelievably, another story about a dog caught on fire at the hands of cruel people. Yesterday, a story about Lady, the dog doused with gasoline and lit on fire on Halloween.
This morning, a heart-wrenching story of a dog in Greenville suffering from extensive burns after his dog house was set on fire. It gets worse...the dog house was over-turned on the dog, the dog was chained, and there was a cinderblock placed on the dog's head to prevent him from moving.
The dog had been left behind by his owner at a home that was for sale. The owner left the dog chained in the backyard so that he could "keep an eye on things'. How a chained dog, confined to an empty backyard is supposed to protect a home is a mystery....
A neighbor told WYFF4 News that the burned dog had been chained in the backyard for 11-12 years. Though the neighbor was stating that the dog never caused anyone any trouble, her statement is profoundly sad.
In the neighbor's statement, there is no mention that it is tragic that the dog spent 11-12 years on the end of a chain. There is no mention that it is heart-breaking that the dog was alone in the backyard, a vulnerable target to predators.
The burned dog, named Pookie, is currently being treated at the North Greenville Animal Hospital. He is in severe pain from injuries to his face, especially his eyes and nose. However, he is expected to survive.
The homeowner/dog owner has relinquished her rights to the dog and Pookie will be in need of a new home. Individuals interested in adopting Pookie can phone Animal Care Services at 864-467-3950.
Individuals hoping to help donate funds for Pookie's medical care can either call 864-467-3954, or mail donations to: Animal Care Services at 328-C Furman Hall Rd., Greenville, SC 29609.
Anyone with information on the burning of this innocent dog is asked to phone the Greenville Police. Tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME, or the Greenville County Sheriff's office, 864-467-5357, or Greenville Police Dept. 864-467-5268.
The incident occurred Tuesday, late afternoon at a home located in the 200 Block of Perry Avenue. If you saw anything out of the ordinary, please pick up the phone and call the police. This person must be punished.

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Free Tony the Tiger from His Truck Stop Cage - The Petition Site

Thursday, 2 December 2010 0 comments
Free Tony the Tiger from His Truck Stop Cage - The Petition Site

On Dec 14, 2010 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) decides whether or not to renew a permit that keeps Tony, a 10-year old Siberian/Bengal tiger, caged as a road-side attraction at a truck stop. Renewal of this permit means that Tony would be condemned to yet another year of suffering.

Tony has lived his entire life in a concrete and steel cage near gas pumps, subjected to fumes, noise, and traffic 24/7. He is frequently taunted by visitors and exhibits abnormal pacing behavior. Please let the LDWF know that this "attraction" is inhumane and Tony should be surrendered to a big cat sanctuary to receive the care he deserves.

Tony's owner refuses to surrender him to a sanctuary but, with your help, we may be able to convince the LDWF that this is not his choice to make. Sign the petition to tell the LDWF not to renew the permit that keeps Tony at the truck stop.


Justice for Gooch: service dog killed by groomer during nail clip - The Petition Site

Justice for Gooch: service dog killed by groomer during nail clip - The Petition Site

Laurie Crouch is a 23 year old woman who lives with multiple sclerosis from a wheelchair. Her 3 year old pet pit bull and service dog, Gooch was killed October 14, 2010 during a routine nail clip by a groomer who makes home visits.

The groomer cut Gooch's quick and the dog struggled. Laurie watched helplessly as the groomer wrapped a leash around Gooch's muzzle and lifted him off the ground by a prong collar. The groomer and her assistant both literally sat on the dog to get the nail clip done. Laurie instructed the groomer to stop the nail clip but she refused, telling Laurie she came all this way and she intended to finish the job and get paid.

Gooch died right in front of Laurie's eyes. A necropsy determined cause of death as suffocation and found brain and liver hemorrhaging. Gooch had bloody foam in his throat by the time the groomer finished.

The police are still investigating and are working with the county prosecutor to determine IF charges will be brought against the groomer. Please sign this petition asking Oakland County Prosecutor, Jessica R. Cooper to file charges against Gooch's killer and ask for the maximum sentence allowed by law.

Stop the Cruel Exportation of Australian Sheep to Kuwait

Stop the Cruel Exportation of Australian Sheep to Kuwait

Kuwait is the major destination for Australian sheep in the Middle East. Some 22 million Australian sheep have been exported to Kuwait over the past 20 years.

In early 2004 and again in 2006 Animals Australia investigators visited Kuwait and brought the brutal treatment of sheep and cattle in Kuwait at the Shuwaikh abattoir and the Al Rai livestock market to the attention of the Australian Federal government and live export industry.

Animals Australia has implored both the Australian government and Meat & Livestock Australia to at the very least reduce the risks posed to exported Australian animals by ensuring that they were not onsold to individual buyers an outcome that they could legitimately achieve through requirements in export permits and exporter/importer agreements. Neither the Australian government nor the live export industry was willing to take this obvious measure to reduce suffering.

Last month Animals Australia's Lyn White returned to Kuwait for the Festival of Sacrifice and visited once again the Kuwaiti livestock market and abattoir that had presented such grave animal welfare concerns in the past.

"The streets of the Al Rai market on the morning of the Eid turned into a mass slaughter area for animals. Australian sheep were being purchased, bound with wire and shoved into car boots whilst others were being dragged terrified on their stomachs towards filthy slaughter areas on the side of roads where they waited amongst the dead and dying to have their throats cut.

"The treatment of two young dairy bulls was so horrendous that it was almost soul destroying to witness. One was killed on the side of the road, and the other in a carpentry workshop. Both were brutally forced to the ground where they struggled, terrified as they were trussed with rope over a period of many minutes until tightly bound, they had their throats cut by inexperienced slaughterers resulting in long, painful deaths.

For full footage please refer http://www.animalsaustralia.org/investigations/live-export-investigation-2010.php#photos

"Whilst the majority of Australian animals will be slaughtered in the Middle East whilst fully conscious all year around and animals are available to be sold to individual buyers each day the Australian Government and Meat & Livestock Australia know so clearly that animals are enmass brutally treated during the Festival of Sacrifice yet they are still willing to send hundreds of thousands of animals to this Festival each year."

Footage obtained by Animals Australia investigators in Bahrain in 2007 forced the Bahraini government to prohibit the transpiration of Australian animals in boots from the Bahrain feedlot for fear of losing their supply of animals.

Animals Australia's investigations in the Middle East have clearly revealed that animals will only be protected from cruelty when legislation is passed to prevent cruel treatment and practices. Current treatment is even contrary to Islamic teachings, yet widespread abuse still routinely occurs. Far from influencing change, Australia's live export industry's willingness to supply animals is contributing to and condoning animal cruelty.

A decision by Australia to not provide animals on animal welfare grounds will resonate through the region and assist the calls from the many caring Muslims throughout the Middle East for animal cruelty legislation to be passed



 America's wolves are facing a grave new threat.

Please call your two senators today and register your opposition -- for the sake of wolf survival!


Close Loopholes to End U.S. Shark Finning - The Petition Site

Close Loopholes to End U.S. Shark Finning - The Petition Site

Shark finning, the process of cutting fins from live sharks at sea, has increased over the past decade due to the rising demand for shark fin soup. Since shark meat is considered to be of low value and not worth the cost of transporting the bulky bodies to shore, fishermen catch sharks, cut off their fins, and throw the still-living sharks back into the water.

The finless sharks sink to the ocean floor where they die slow and horrifically painful deaths from drowning, starvation, or being eaten by other fish. An estimated 100 million sharks die in this way each year.

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) has introduced the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 to help close existing legal loopholes and end shark finning in U.S. waters. This bill has already passed the House of Representatives and is awaiting action in the Senate.

Urge your Senators to co-sponsor the Shark Conservation Act of 2009.


Tell the Serbian government to stop ignoring animal cruelty! - The Petition Site

Sunday, 28 November 2010 0 comments
Tell the Serbian government to stop ignoring animal cruelty! - The Petition Site

Killed a dog who nursed puppies!
Unknown persons, or more of them, killed in Zaje%u010Dar female dog while she was nursing puppies. Disturbing photo of puppies who still sucking dead mother was sent by reader of magazine "Alo!", angry because government authorities doesn%u2019t deal with the problem of animal abuse in this town in eastern Serbia.
After magazine "Alo!" published the story and wrote few articles about cruel capture and abuse of stray dogs in Zaje%u010Dar, there editorial office start to get e-mails from animal lovers who sent photos of abused animals. They claimed all photos they send are authentic and from this city, also demanding that public be alert to this brutality on animals through medias, in order to finally ends with it.
Among last photos are images of dead female dog and capture dogs in filthy cages in the public pound.
"From my window I was watching how fleecers were catching dogs in Kraljevica, suburb of Zaje%u010Dar. Sometimes they have to run after dogs, in other causes they simply put wire loop on a neck of incessant animal. Above that, dogs are desperate trying to free themselves while wire loop is cutting there neck, nose, ear and other part of body. Then they take dogs, which are all cover with blood, and put them in a truck" - witnessed Kaja K, women who lives there.Animal lovers, with there cameras in mobile phones, makes photos of fleecers who are patrolling in the city and holding wires loops. Photos of dogs cover with blood and injured are overflow internet, but alerts of animal lovers who made those photos remains without response. Many residents of this area told to the journalists that they kept dogs without water and food for two or three days, before they have been euthanized. Unfortunately, there are no concrete evidences. Actor Milo%u0161 %u0110uri%u010Di%u0107, who is the founder of the private association of dog lovers "Beta", said that is forbidden to approach to the pound of Zaje%u010Dar."No one can approach and report what is happening there. In some cases they even press criminal charges against people who come near place where they are keeping dogs. In this pound they have only three cages for dogs and in normal condition there are for about 10 animals. But in cages they put in up to 70 dogs. We are going to try to find some solution with local authorities, but that is not going to happen before 20 January next year because by then they proclaim epidemic of rabies %u2013 %u0110uri%u010Di%u0107 say.
Just week ago on Facebook everybody could watch shocking video "Abuse of Zaje%u010Dar%u2019 dogs". It was very visible how fleecers by force push one dog into a truck and another strangle with wire loop. The person who saw this event, claimed that he was terrified with the sight of a dog choking, with wide open frightened eyes, and blood flowing from his mouth. "While dog was trying to breath, one fleecer grabbed him from the back, other start to poll wire loop, strangling him and in that way pushing into a truck. Dogs head and neck were completely twisted and I don%u2019t believe in that moment he was still alive" - reported horrify eyewitness.

Dog drag by car

Against Vesna S. (32 age) from Po%u017Earevac police pressed criminal charge on suspicion that she committed the crime of torturing and killing animal. Police accused her because she tie the dog with car cable for vehicle and drag him on streets in center of town Po%u017Earevac. Some citizens saw what happened and reported to the police, who found dog tied to a fence. Veterinarians have found that the dog%u2019s front legs were injured and his skin on some places was completely stripped. After medical treatment, the animal is brought to the shelter for dogs and cats in Po%u017Earevac. When police ask Vesna (who is health worker) why she abused the dog, she did not answer and defended herself with silence.

Dog Mila

Everybody knows about the case of monstrous mutilation dog Mila in the Belgrade suburb Medakovi%u0107. People who are living in a building nearest to the parking lot - where, according to the vet, crippled dog Mila lay more than a week - suspected that his neighbor did it. He is, in their opinion, "capable of doing something like that."
"We saw him chasing dogs. Those he caught he was carrying on a shoulder, then throw into air, and after he was taking them for legs and dragging along the street.

Protect cows and their sacrifice be ban in India - Naresh Kadyan - Sign the Petition | Change.org

Monday, 22 November 2010 0 comments
Protect cows and their sacrifice be ban in India - Naresh Kadyan - Sign the Petition | Change.org

Essence of order dt 12-11-2010 of High court of Kolkata in W.P. No 1378, 21591(W) : The earlier decision of this court bans slaughter of cow on the occasion of Idd as religious ritual. Judgment by the Supreme court still holds good. The Authorities are, therefore bound to implement the provisions of West Bengal Animal Slaughter (Control) Act, 1950 and if any instance of cow slaughter on Bakri-id is brought to their notice, they will have to take cognizance and Act in accordance with law. It will be open for the petitioners to move this court in case they come across such incident and if the same is reported to the authorities and the authorities fail to take any action in the matter.

In Memory of Target Hero Dog From Afghanistan

Sunday, 21 November 2010 0 comments




To:  Mayor of the City of Chicago
Will you please be Boo’s voice (you can search for “Will you be my voice, Boo’s movie” at YouTube.com and see her entire story) and help us:

Make sure that animals taken by the City of Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control are not withheld from their legal owners for days at a time because the staff is incompetent and unable to locate paperwork;

Make sure that no animal is released from the facility with ANY virus without being treated or at the very least their owner being notified that they are ill;

That the director, Cherie Travis, and her staff be held accountable for the treatment of Daisy, Iz and I, and for leaving my sister Moto behind.

That all staff members and volunteers be trained properly in order to care for animals;

That the facility be cleaned to remove any contagious viruses and any animals with contagious viruses within the facility be quarantined and treated;

That cages within the facility not house more than their capacity. To avoid overcrowding of animals in confined spaces;

That animals taken by the facility not be driven around the City of Chicago in trucks for hours at a time; and

That animals not be left on loading docks for days and hours until they are processed.




FIX CARROLL! Reform Carroll County (GA) Animal Control - The Petition Site

FIX CARROLL! Reform Carroll County (GA) Animal Control - The Petition Site

The citizens declare that protecting animals in Carroll County, GA, continues to be a legitimate and compelling public interest and petition the Carroll County Commissioners immediately implement and enact life-saving ordinances that ensure the compliance and longevity of those ordinances regardless of who manages the animal control shelter.
WHEREAS the Carroll County Animal Control continues to kill over 5,000 animals per year and dump them in the landfill;
WHEREAS saving the lives of animals, identifying and eliminating animal neglect and abuse, and protecting public safety are compatible interests;
WHEREAS, the Carroll County citizens request our taxpayer money be used to adequately fund and staff the county animal shelter for the proper care of the animals, preventative measures to reduce intake, and implement life-saving measures;
WHEREAS, rescuers and humane groups from all over the country also seek change so that they might help rescue and place adoptable animals from this shelter;
WHEREAS, the Carroll County government is obligated to taxpayers and community members to spend tax monies on programs and services whose purpose is to save and enhance the lives of animals;

WE NOW petition the Carroll County Commissioners and Animal Control for the immediate implementation and enactment of the following life-saving programs by the publicly-funded and subsidized county animal control shelter:
- Comprehensive adoption programs including weekend and evening hours and offsite adoption venues;
- Medical and behavioral rehabilitation programs, including on-site daily veterinarian care and age-appropriate vaccines for all entering animals;
- Pet retention programs to solve medical, environmental, or behavioral problems;
- Trap-Neuter-Return or Release (TNR) programs for feral cats-sterilized and released to their habitats;
- Rescue group access to all shelter animals and contacting/utilizing rescue groups whenever possible;
- Volunteer programs to socialize animals and promote adoptions;
- Increase hold time for animals to be reclaimed;
- Scanning all animals for microchips upon intake;
- Microchipping all adopted animals;
- Spaying/neutering all animals before adoption;
- Use of permanent employees trained in disease control to care for the animals instead of prison inmates;
- Create a friendly atmosphere for public and volunteers by not using prison inmates in public areas;
- Field officers to scan and try to return animals out in the field to reduce intake;
- Make all savable animals available for adoption on-site and on-line;
- Quarantine of incoming animals to identify diseases and prevent spread;
- Care and humane treatment including prompt veterinary care, adequate nutrition (i.e., kitten food for kittens and puppy food for puppies), water, exercise, and environmental enrichment;
- Expanded adoption hours to some nights and extended weekend hours, 7 days a week, to give working individuals an opportunity to reclaim or adopt;
- High-volume, low- and no-cost public spay/neuter collaborative initiatives;
- A foster care network for under-aged, traumatized, sick, injured, or other animals needing refuge before any sheltered animal is killed;
- Prohibit killing savable animals at the request of their owners;
- Assurance that all efforts to save the animal have been tried before killing.


Justice for Jeanne D'Arc! - Sign the Petition | Change.org

Saturday, 20 November 2010 0 comments
Justice for Jeanne D'Arc! - Sign the Petition | Change.org

Turkish and English Descriptions of this petition is below.
Bu imza kampanyasinin Ingilizce ve Turkce aciklamalari asagidadir.
TURKCE: Jeanne D'Arc icin bu imza kampanyasini imzalamak icin buraya geldiginiz icin cok tesekkurler.
Imzalamak icin Name (Isim), Soyadi (Lastname) ve Street Adress (Adres), City (Sehir) kismini tamamlayin. Non-USA yazan yere tiklayin. Acilan kutucukta Turkiyeyi secin. SIGN yazan yere basin. Imzaniz eklenecektir. Dilekceyi gormek icin "View Petition Text" kutusuna tiklayin.

ENGLISH: Jean D'Arc was a severely disabled dog living in Tekirdag, Turkey. She was a double amputee stray dog living in the Tekridag animal shelter. She had two adoption prospects one in Istanbul and another in Germany. The day they went to the Tekirdag shelter to get her, the volunteers learned that she disappeared. This was 10 days ago. A number of people inquired to the Tekridag County to find out what had happened to this poor soul. All people heard were conflicting stories. They said she was not one of the shelter dogs. They said she used to come to the shelter and disappear for a couple of days. When the volunteers asked about the beer bottles in the shelter cages, no one gave an answer.
At last, Tekirday county officials said that they found the body of the poor girl. The volunteers wanted to retrieve the body to perform a necropsy to figure out what happened. The county was silent.
The petition you are about to sign is going to the County Official Director and the Country Veterinarian, asking them to give the body of the Jean D'Arc to the volunteers for further investigation and start an investigation to find out the illegal activities going on in the shelter.
Please help Jeanne D'Arc find peace and justice.
Gulsebnem Bishop

Ensure maximum sentence for inhuman people who cruelly killed and skinned 20 innocent animals. - The Petition Site

Ensure maximum sentence for inhuman people who cruelly killed and skinned 20 innocent animals. - The Petition Site

On November 15th, 2010, the Lithuanian press published a mind-blowing story. Nineteen dogs and one beaver, were found dead in a ditch by a road in Kaunas, Lithuania. The animals had been skinned, and examinations revealed that some of them had their limbs and sex organs removed. Just a few days after this announcement, stories appeared in the Lithuanian media stating that the animals were not actually dogs, but in fact foxes, beavers and some other animals. The state of decomposition of the bodies may have led to the initial conclusion that they were dogs. Either way, a terrible act of cruelty was inflicted on innocent animals, and that is the crucial point here.
Anyway, just a month before this, in October, similar executions of innocent animals occurred in the city of Kaunas. In this incident seventeen eviscerated dogs were found. For some incomprehensible reason this horrible act was not deemed news worthy, and was not published or reported in the media at all; the incident only came to light after the November 15th story was published. Also, in September 2010 Lithuanian police received a report about a dog that had been cruelly tortured, again in Kaunas. Staff at the veterinary clinic where the animal was brought said that the poor dog was close to death, and was missing some of his fur too. Their findings also suggested that this dog's injuries were almost definitely inflicted by one or more people, in what seemed to be an attempt to skin him alive. Thankfully this dog survived, although he is still fighting for his life after the incident.
All in all,the most worrying part of these stories is that the punishment for animal cruelty in Lithuania is very small. It is mostly just a slight fine, and I believe it should be a more severe penalty. Particularly in this case, when some people seem more concerned that this is a littering issue rather than an animal rights one. Will we let those criminals who kill and torture animals for their fur, or those psychopaths who kill for pleasure elude the life sentence they deserve?
Please sign this petition so we can make the Lithuanian government impose harsher punishment for animal cruelty.


"Dont allow Serbia admission to the EU before its ANIMAL LAWS are changed! " - The Petition Site

"Dont allow Serbia admission to the EU before its ANIMAL LAWS are changed! " - The Petition Site

SERBIA...is one VERY CRUEL NATION that shows continous blatant disregard for the welfare of its animals.
SERBIA...needs to get humane and get into place new ANIMAL LAWS!
LAWS that show some respect for animal life, and laws in which will punish anyone found to be guilty of cruelty.
SERBIA..have previously been denied entry into the EUROPEAN UNION ..EU!
Why?...well that was for cruelty and disregard for life.
SERBIA must NOT be allowed entry into the EU once again, until they can adequately prove to the EU and the global community that they have laws in place to protect animals from cruelty.

Here is some background info.
WARNING..its not nice!!

Second case in the same city. The dog catchers killed the dog right before the eyes of the owner, 10.10.2010.

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Stop the use of live animals in the University of Guadalajara - The Petition Site

Thursday, 18 November 2010 0 comments
Stop the use of live animals in the University of Guadalajara - The Petition Site

Two University of Guadalajara academic centers (Health Sciences along with Biological and Agricultural Sciences) have been criticized for still receiving live animals from the animal control centers and for sweeping up animals off the street to use them as part of its medical and scientific practices in the areas of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Odontology and Psychology. Apart from being a clear violation of the Mexican Official Standard (NOM 042 SSA) the practice is ethically wrong. Furthermore, the University of Guadalajara has a Center for Alternative Use of Animal in Education (CAAE) that has not been exploit to the fullest.
Dogs to be used for dissection and for practicing surgical procedures are either being captured in the street by trucks owned by the University or are being provided by third parties hired for the same purpose. In some cases, dogs are wearing tagged collars, showing they have owners. Other dogs are taken from the Animal Control Center in the nearby municipality of Tonala, Jalisco. The captured animals suffer from tremendous stress due to the conditions they are put through, even prior the %u201Ceducational%u201D practice. All the animals, including sometimes puppies and pregnant dogs are forced to live in cages, often going for days without any food, shade or water.
It has been through the evidence of photos, videos and the complaints of neighbors and some of the students deeply worried about the situation, the methods or torture and extreme cruelty these animals have to go through, as well as the poor health conditions the practices take place putting at risk the health itself of the students. Their testimonies describe the use of expired anesthetics and drugs that are employed in lower doses than required, before cutting open the animals. The result is that animals aren%u2019t properly sedated and frequently gain consciousness in the middle of the surgery when they have been already cut wide open, suffering from indescribable pain. In many cases their screams and moans are silent by beating them, and those in charge of the practices do not take into consideration the provisions applicable by law. Crying means the same in every language. Let`s s help to stop this disgraceful treatment towards animals. Sign the petition to stop these archaic methods of using live animals in educational practices and make a difference. They need our help.


Help Us Rescue The Caged Monkeys in Thai Temples

Tuesday, 16 November 2010 0 comments

In Thailand and Burma it is not illegal to keep Monkeys in-humanely. Unwanted animals are given to local temples. This Monkey is "cared for" by Monks at a temple in Burma. He lives in a cage and is taunted everyday. Please help us to stop this by signing our petition to the Thai and Burmese government. OUR AIM: To enable legitimate Monkey sanctuaries in Thailand or qualified animal welfare people to over-ride the Monks and be able to take the Monkeys into a safer, happier and more natural environment...

OUR AIM: To send this petition to the Thai government to make them aware of the problem and to give the Sanctuary a written authority to take the Monkeys into their care.

PLEASE HELP US BY SIGNING OUR PETITION and if you can donating some money to the Monkey re-homing project...

Please see our website for ways to donate:  






Afghanistan dog hero put down by mistake at Arizona animal shelter | Mail Online

Afghanistan dog hero put down by mistake at Arizona animal shelter | Mail Online

Justice For MoonShine Murdered by his Owner - The Petition Site

Sunday, 31 October 2010 0 comments
Justice For MoonShine Murdered by his Owner - The Petition Site

Moonshine, a 3-legged Wolf-dog mix apparently suffered a violent death at the hands of his owner, Shane Michael Thompson. On October 20, 2010 Thompson was charged with animal cruelty after veterinarians determined that the dog had died from blunt trauma and asphyxiation. According to the Palm Beach Post News, Thompson had taken his dog to the Cole Animal Clinic on October 7 to have the dog cremated. He told the clinic that his dog had died, possibly from a seizure.

Examination by a veterinarian and a veterinarian technician revealed trauma to the deceased dog that did not mesh with Thompson's story of a seizure. Later, a man phoned the Tri-County Humane Society to report that his friend had possibly killed his dog.

The Palm Beach County Animal Control was able to retrieve the dog's body and perform a necropsy which confirmed that the dog did die from severe blunt trauma, and asphyxiation. The findings were sufficient for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to press charges against Shane Thompson for the dog's death.

According to the report, Thompson and his roommate had acquired Moonshine this past February. Several witnesses claim to have seen Thompson inflict abuse on the dog on more than one occasion. One witness said that Moonshine was seen being physically abused by his owner back in March, when he was a mere 10-wks of age.

According to Thompson's statement to the police, any prior actions towards the dog that may have been construed as violence, were his attempts at discipline.

It would appear that this dog was disciplined to death. According to the statements, Moonshine died still a puppy - his life cut short by violence delivered by the hand of his owner. It's heart-breaking to know that this young dog fell into the hands of an individual capable of cruelly abusing his own dog.
Concerned individuals can visit this link to find the complete booking information for Shane Michael Thompson. Animal abusers should realize that in this day and age, their violent acts are being watched, monitored, and shared. Hopefully that will aid in the prevention of future crimes.

Written by
Penny Eims

Liberen a Ramba, el ultimo elefante esclavo en Chile - The Petition Site

Liberen a Ramba, el ultimo elefante esclavo en Chile - The Petition Site


Justice for Baby Elephant Tortured to Death as Police Watch


A three year old baby elephant calf was brutal tortured to death by a mob of 200 villagers armed with sticks, bamboo poles, and ropes that went berserk charging the baby elephant. The incident was filmed as the mob killed the calf in front of two armed security guards.


(disturbing footage)


The incident took place October 23, 2010 in front of at least two armed personnel, a forest ranger and a policeman, with the more than hour long gory drama filmed by an amateur videographer in a paddy field in Morigaon district's Gubah village, about 60 km east of Assam's main city of Guwahati in India's northeast. The day before the elephant was officially declared a Heritage Animal.

We ask the government to hold an enquiry into the matter and punish all those involved in the act.



Tributo a YENI, perrita ahorcada en Villacañas, Octubre 2010.

Friday, 29 October 2010 0 comments


Chamberlin needs your help … His abusers are going to court this Friday, 10/29/10. « Our Compass

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 0 comments
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Justice for Snowball---dog sexually molested ! - The Petition Site

Sunday, 24 October 2010 0 comments
Justice for Snowball---dog sexually molested ! - The Petition Site

This is a petition to get one of the most,despicable,disgusting,perverted,poor excuse of a human being off the streets,so all animals and possibility innocent children--can be safe.There is no reason on the face of the earth that this man can try to come up with for what he has done.His name is Mitchell Marsicano and he is from Long Beach,New York.He is accused of sexually molesting a dog,not once,but twice and it was his neighbors dog.The District Attorney's Animal Cruelty Unit and the Long Beach police department have filed charges against him,he will go to court at the Nassau County Court House on October 27,2010.This petition is to show these people that we are disgusted with this man and want justice done for Snowball.
You can read the story for yourself and please remember that this man was ''caught'' and Veterinary reports support that Snowball had trauma done to her.Thank goodness Snowball is safe now..........here is the news story....

Only days after a Connecticut man was charged with sexually assaulting a horse, a Long Island man has been charged with having sex with a dog -- and it wasn't even his.

Nassau County prosecutors charged Mitchell Marsicano, 55, with sexual misconduct, attempted sexual misconduct and burglary after he allegedly forced his way into his tenants%u2019 apartment and allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a two-year-old, male, Shiba Inu dog named Snowball.

Marsicano, of Long Beach, was arrested early this morning by Long Beach Police. He faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted of the felony burglary charge and one year in jail for the misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges, officials said.

Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that on at least two occasions between October 12 and October 21, Marsicano engaged in sexual misconduct with the dog in the upstairs apartment of the house he owned.

Marsicano, who lived in the basement of his home and rented out other floors to two tenants, had previously turned over the care of the dog to his tenants, Rice said. The tenants contacted the DA%u2019s Animal Cruelty Unit after witnessing Marsicano sexually abuse the dog in their apartment yesterday morning at approximately 2 a.m. after he entered the apartment without permission.

The 23-pound dog was removed from the home earlier this morning and underwent a veterinary exam at the Nassau Animal Emergency Group in Westbury, officials said.

Veterinarians there said the dog showed injuries to its legs, consistent with being roughly restrained; other injuries and conditions consistent with trauma; and was uncharacteristically skittish to being touched on its hindquarters. Snowball is currently being cared for at the Freeport Animal Shelter.

He was arraigned in Long Beach City Court where bail was set at $20,000 bond/$10,000 cash. The case is still under investigation by the District Attorney%u2019s Animal Cruelty Unit and additional charges could be added. Marsicano is due back in Nassau County court on October 27.

%u201CIt%u2019s unimaginable to think that anyone could carry out such unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence on a defenseless animal,%u201D said District Attorney Rice. %u201CThanks to the actions of witnesses, the Long Beach Police Department and the members of my office%u2019s Animal Cruelty Unit this dog is now safe and protected from any further abuse.%u201D

First Published: Oct 22, 2010 4:39 PM EDT

One good thing is New York just recently was one of the first states to enact the 'Animal Abuse Registry'.

I will follow this case.


Urge the Senate to Pass the Captive Primate Safety Act! - The Petition Site

Friday, 15 October 2010 0 comments
Urge the Senate to Pass the Captive Primate Safety Act! - The Petition Site

If passed, the Captive Primate Safety Act would prevent people from buying and selling nonhuman primates as household pets. The Captive Primate Safety Act passed the House of Representatives, but has stalled in the Senate.

Nonhuman primates typically do not make good pets because they often become aggressive as they grow older and stronger. Biting and scratching are normal behaviors for these animals, and their large teeth can inflict serious injury. Furthermore, primates often receive improper care in captivity. They require specific diets, large open spaces and other nonhuman primates for their social health.

Primates should not be kept as pets. Tell your Senators to keep nonhuman primates safe!


PETITION FOR JUSTICE for the cat killers in Izmir, Turkey - The Petition Site

Thursday, 14 October 2010 0 comments
PETITION FOR JUSTICE for the cat killers in Izmir, Turkey - The Petition Site

The innocent, old stray cat below was brutally killed by a group of people in Izmir, Turkey a few days ago (the terrible video is below).

The murderers (U.G. and his friends) %uFEFFwere interrogated but not punished! Because the current Animal Protection Law (law no. 5199) IS NOT evaluated in the PENAL CODE, but implemented within the MISDEMEANOR LAW.

It means that it does not matter whether you smoke in a non-smoking area or kill a stray animal with torture. In both cases, you pay just a few dollars to get away with the CRIME.

With this petition, we ask for real justice and want the violence to be stopped and murderers to be punished in a righteous way! We want animal murderers, torturers to be punished withing the penal code in Turkey.

We want them to be trialled, to be imprisoned when necessary and ask for the crime to be registered on their personal record.

We do not want to breathe the same air or share the same streets with them, for such people live to kill forever!

And violence deserve civilized laws!

Turkey should demonstrate her level of civilization, just like other countries that free murderers in the end!

We want these murderers to be trialled and imprisoned in a novel justice system where Law No. 5199 Animal Protection Law is properly changed to be evaluated within the Penal Code.

THIS IS THE VIDEO (graphic):





THIS IS THE CAT THAT WAS MURDERED BRUTALLY (when she was alive and taken care of by the people):


NEWS IN TURKISH (can be google-translated):




http://haber.mynet.com/detay/yasam/tekmeledikleri-kedinin-kafasini-ezdiler/536388 http://www.iha.com.tr/haber/detay.aspx?nid=141350&cid=735


The agony and cruel death of the lion casimiro. la agonia y cruel muerte de el leon casimiro. - The Petition Site

Saturday, 9 October 2010 0 comments
The agony and cruel death of the lion casimiro. la agonia y cruel muerte de el leon casimiro. - The Petition Site

This Sunday October 2, we learned through a spanish page on Facebook of the death in a frightening state of the "famous" lion Casimiro, in the Park of the Guaricha in the state of Monagas (Wac Animal Park Zoo in Guariche, Venezuela) reported on 29 September 2010 in:


News that also appeared in:


This photo raised since then hundreds, perhaps thousands of comments expressing pain, horrors and indignation, both by the deplorable state of Casimiro's death, stating a criminal negligence by the "information" cruelly denied by the photo published affirming that Casimiro had died of a degenerative disease, had been very love, cured and attended.

As high of mockery ghoulish and cynicism spoke to elevate a monument.

In the pages cited we have assertions in reality not necessary to the seen of the photo of the terrible agony of Casimiro lying on a flat rude and dirty floor, which had been warned much to the press when it was time to remedy and nothing was done.

The comments on the Venezuelans press indicate that several or all of the zoos in Venezuela are in a deplorable state and that the society for the protection of animals that receives money for their suppose work "do-nothing".

The object of the petition is: - The immediate closing of the Park of Guaricha in the town hall of Maturin, Monegas or their leaders' substitution for good enabled people and with budget control and use;- The punishment of those leaders; - Surveillance to prevent their directors to can reemprender a similar activity; - The institution of a commission of control of all the parks or zoological of the country and to apply them the same measures that in the first application.

Neglect and Subsequent Death of Casimiro the Lion




On October 3rd at 1pm people from all over the World will gather in order to raise awareness and ask Governments to create Stronger Laws against Animal Abuse.

We, the under signed, strongly request stricter laws/penalties against animal abuse and animal cruelty. Animals deserve protection against abusers. The GOVERNMENT should start to give these innocent creatures this protection! We beg you Stop talking and promising and start acting!
Unacceptable animal abuse is taking place in Our Country. We urge you to set an example and make the laws against animal abusers much stricter.
Scientifically it has been proven that animal abuse is just the beginning.
People who abuse and torture animals are also capable of torturing and abusing humans - so please act now before it is too late!
Abusers need to know this sickening behaviour is not acceptable!

We ask:

Why doesn't the GOVERNMENT take proper action against animal abusers?

We ask:

How can the GOVERNMENT just stand by and let this go unpunished?

Make Laws Against Animal Abuse STRICTER.


Freedom for the dolphins Wayra and Yaku - The Petition Site

Freedom for the dolphins Wayra and Yaku - The Petition Site

Wayra and Yaku are two bottlenose dolphins that have been captured in Cuba and have been transported in 1997 via Mexico to Peru, in order to spend the rest of their lives in a small pool in the five star hotel Los Delfines located in Lima. The import of the dolphins violated national law and the dimensions of the pool did not fulfill national minimum standards. The underwater windows of the pool form he walls of an underground hall, used for parties, events and dancing. In 2005 Wayra gave birth but the baby died within days, being crushed against the wall by the inexperienced mother in an attempt to support the baby.

In order to defend dolphin captivity the hotel owners founded their own NGO called Center for Dolphin Investigation (CILDE). In reality this NGO is nothing else but an intelligent tool to promote the hotels image and to sell merchandising as well as services of the hotel, like children birth day parties in the hotel, dolphin assisted therapies for handicapped children and encounters between dolphins and pregnant women. All this activities are realized without any scientific base and not informing people about possible health risks involved.

Currently the two dolphins have been transported to a even smaller pool without adequate water filtering in an area constructed in the beach %u201CLa Herradura%u201D.

We are demanding Freedom for Wayra and Yaku

1. The Hotel Los Delfines must immediately transport the dolphins back to the bigger pools of the hotel and close down their facility in La Herradura Beach.
2. As long as the dolphins are in the hotel, the management must restrain from organizing events and producing noise in the rooms close to the pool.
3. The hotel must stop their programs for Dolphin Assisted Therapy and encounters between pregnant women and dolphins in order to avoid risks for human health and for the dolphins themselves.
4. The Hotel Los Delfines must work out short term plans to rehabilitate the dolphins and return them to their natural habitat. Alternatively the dolphins may be exported to a facility where they can live in semi natural conditions, if rehabilitation is not possible.
5. The Hotel Los Delfines should abstain from any further involvement in dolphin captivity and forever close down their dolphin facility.

For more information please have a look at the Web Site of Mundo Azul.
See also what else you can do to free Wayra y Yaku
Enjoy an encounter with dolphins and whales swimming free in Perus ocean


Impose Maxium Prison Sentence for Torture of Cat - The Petition Site

Impose Maxium Prison Sentence for Torture of Cat - The Petition Site

A man and two boys confined a one year old short-haired domestic female cat in a microwave oven which was switched on, a tumble dryer which was switched on and confined her in a freezer subjecting her to mental and physical torture.

Colin Sherlock, 44, and two boys, aged 16 and 17, have appeared in court in Devon, England accused of 'physically and mentally' torturing a cat.

The one-year-old cat's owner - a boy of four - was heartbroken by the cruelty inflicted on his pet. It's believed the man who was arrested was his uncle.

Investigating officer, Pc Phil Colley, said the footage showed the cat being put in the microwave for 10 seconds before being pulled out and put into a tumble drier for another 10 seconds.

The terrified cat is then picked up by the scruff of the neck and put in a freezer before being shoved into a bowl of dishwater. PC Phil Colley said of the attack in Teignmouth, Devon: "The cat was reportedly smoking after being let out of the microwave having suffered terribly. I was horrified when I saw the footage." RSPCA Inspector Jim Farr said: "We are not sure what damage has been done inside the animal. It is obviously very traumatised."

The charge alleged: "You caused unnecessary suffering to a female short-haired domestic cat by subjecting her to mental and physical torture through confining her in a microwave oven which was switched on, a tumble dryer which was switched on and by confining her in a freezer."

We asked if found guilty of this shocking case of animal cruelty that all 3 recieve the longest prison sentence possible.





The Court House
Union Street
Torquay Devon
DX 98740 Torquay 4
E-Mail: http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/HMCSCourtFinder/SearchLinked.do?court_name=Torquay%20Magistrates%27%20Court

South Devon Magistrates Court

Riviera House

Nicholson Rd


Devon TQ2 7TT


Prevent Breed Specific Legislation In Texas - The Petition Site

Prevent Breed Specific Legislation In Texas - The Petition Site

Whereas we recognize that each and every dog is an individual in temperament and behavior, and physical appearance does not determine behavior;

Whereas all dogs have the potential to do serious or lethal harm, and this is not dictated solely by a dog's physical appearance but by a number of complex circumstances;

Whereas dog owners should be held strictly liable for the actions of their dogs regardless of the dog's physical appearance, so that both dog owners and victims of irresponsible dog owners are provided equal rights and restitutions;

Whereas breed-specific or breed-discriminatory legislation is unethical and inhumane, and has been shown to be financially unsupportable, a detriment to public safety, and a legal quagmire;

Whereas non-breed-specific or non-discriminatory laws provide public safety in an effective, humane, legal, equitable, and moral way;

The undersigned citizens of Texas do hereby direct the members of the state legislature to do the following:

1. Keep intact Texas Health and Safety Code 822.047, which prohibits municipalities from declaring dogs dangerous based solely on breed.

2. Refuse to vote for or support any discriminatory legislation against dog owners, including but not limited to breed bans, restrictions on particular types of dogs, or unequal ownership requirements that are based on a dog%u2019s physical appearance.


Maximum Prison Sentence for Beheading Dog with Chainsaw - The Petition Site

Maximum Prison Sentence for Beheading Dog with Chainsaw - The Petition Site

On September 23, 2010, two men were arrested for be-heading a 2 year old dog with a chainsaw. The men resorted to using a chainsaw after the knife that they tried to use, failed to do the job. Apparently, Teddy Sexton,32, is on felony probation for prior crimes, and chose to use the knife and chainsaw because he could not obtain a gun. Sexton's criminal history includes false imprisonment, drug possession, and aggravated battery against a household member.

A department investigator had been notified of several children suffering from nightmares after the unbelievable incident. Though not known for certain, it appears that the children in the home witnessed the gruesome act.

We ask that this violent crime be prosecuted as a felony and to the fullest extent of the law with maxium prison sentence.



New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts

The State of New Mexico

237 Don Gaspar

Santa Fe, NM 87501

E-mail: http://www2.nmcourts.gov/contactform/?fp=3

New Mexico Governor's Office

Governor Bill Richardson

State Capitol, Room 400

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Phone: 505-476-2200

Fax: 505-476-2226

Washington Office

444 N. Capitol St.

NW, Suite 400

Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 202- 220-1348

Fax: 202-220-1349

E-Mail: Contact Via 'Web Form.'
Website: http://www.governor.state.nm.us/

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