LINKS: Animal Welfare - Petitions
Be a Voice for Animals:
Many animals around the world, are suffering or in danger. You can help, by speaking up for the animals that cannot speak for themselves. By signing the petitions below, you can make a difference.
"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form" (William Ralph Inge)
Ban Adverts for Live Animals
eBay, Facebook and Freecycle banned adverts for the sale of animals on their sites long ago. It's time for Gumtree to do the same thing. Allowing these adverts just gives irresponsible breeders and puppy mills a platform and encourages them to continue their cruel businesses. Hundreds of thousands of animals are already languishing in sanctuaries around the country. The last thing we need are businesses encouraging the breeding and abuse of more animals. Tell Gumtree to ban adverts for live animals.www.care2.com
A PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) petition calling on Quentin Davies MP, Minister for Defence Equipment & Support, to stop using bear pelts to make headpieces for the five Queen's Guards regiments and to use faux fur instead.
God Save the Bears Petition
Don't Lift the Moratorium on Commercial Whaling! TAKE ACTION Show your support for whales! Send a message to your country's officials today.
Foie Gras - torture in a tin
"Foie gras," literally fatty liver... It is the liver of a duck or goose who has been force fed to the point where his liver is over 10 times its normal size. This cruel 'delicacy' has been aptly named 'Torture in a Tin. Animal welfare campaign charity Viva! are calling for the ban of trade / sale of Foie Gras in Britain: Make Britain Foie Gras free petition
Another petition, and further information about why Britain should go foie gras free: www.foiegras.org.uk
Greyhounds (South Africa)
Petition to urge the South African Government to keep the ban on greyhound racing in place. The Department of Trade and Industry is investigating lifting the ban, which would result in suffering, unspeakable living conditions and often untimely and brutal death for thousands of greyhounds that dont make the grade or become too old to race, further adding to the burden of animal welfare organisations that are already overwhelmed.
Uphold Greyhound-Racing Ban in South Africa
Puppy Farming (Wales)
Petition calling on Carmarthenshire County Council to stop illegal practices in dog breeding establishments in their jurisdiction, which are contrary to the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs.
Ban Puppy Farming Petition
Protecting the wildlife, and the wildlands of the USA: Grizzly Bears, Whales, Polar Bears, Wolves, Buffalo and Migratory Birds under threat.
A Humane Sociey International petition calling for an end to cruel 'shark finning'. Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year, many of them to meet the demand for shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy. Shark finning is a cruel and wasteful practice that involves slicing off a shark’s fins and throwing the body - often while the shark is still alive - back into the water. Shark populations cannot sustain the current slaughter rates. Please sign the No Shark Fin pledge today!
Take the No Shark Fin Pledge
Stop Poisioning Dominican Republic dogs
Change.org: Every year stray animals are poisoned in communities, at hotel grounds and at beaches of the Dominican Republic (as well as on other Caribbean islands) because one believes that they may disturb the tourists
With your signature on our petition, we can convince Dominican officials and the tourist industry that poisoning animals is bad for business!
Stop Poisoning Dominican Republic Dogs