Monday, January 16, 2017

Petitions and More, January 16


http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=62008&ea.url.id=828963 UK Government: Protect Monkeys Used in Neuroscience Experiments
https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0065092 US-info. Protect our Public Lands and the Antiquity Act
http://act.alaskawild.org/sign/norefugedrilling2017/ ZIP=5 digits. Reject drilling in Arctic Refuge polar bear denning grounds
https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3141 ZIP=5 digits. Incoming administration, we’re not backing down from Mexican gray wolf recovery
customerservice@feldinc.com Ringling Bros. & Feld Motor Sports: to write a polite, short message. Congratulate them for making the right decision and say that the public would admire and respect the company for moving with the times, if they would allow the animals to be sent to good sanctuaries to live out their lives in peace, with no demands made upon them
http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20390 Once again. Vanguard, defund dirty palm oil producers
https://environmentnewjersey.webaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19771 ZIP=5 digits. Tell your senators to close the fracking loophole
https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4150 Urge Trump not to threaten our wildlife and wild places or reverse our progress in fighting climate change
http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20910 ZIP=5 digits. State Attorney General: Stop the Bayer-Monsanto merger
 
https://www.change.org/p/b%C3%BCrgermeister-erfrierungstod-bulgarischer-tierheimhunde-steht-bevor/u/19047668 Update, Bulgaria, Varna, dogpound. Send a short message to ivanportnih@varna.bg , the Mayor of Varna, Ivan Nikolaev Portnih, Cc:  office@varnainfo.bg , info@respektiere.at , and ask him why the volunteers are not allowed to help the 31 dogs, freezing to death! Webform: http://www.varna.bg/en/articles/504/Feedback.html and http://visit.varna.bg/bg/contacts.html Tourisme
https://www.change.org/p/ayuntamiento-de-orihuela-ayuntamiento-de-orihuela-no-queremos-una-perrera-queremos-que-siga-la-protectora-asoka-0ceccebd-aba8-4189-bb41-4b2accbe221d Spain. We do not want a dogpound in Orihuela run by a business.We want a no kill policy, an animal refuge where animals are protected
https://www.change.org/p/sabrina-prendre-des-mesures-sur-la-reproduction-des-animaux-domestiques France. Take measures against the breeding of domestic animals
https://www.change.org/p/atencion-veterinaria-gratuita-para-animales-callejeros-con-urgencias Argentina. Requesting free veterinary care for stray animals with emergencies
 
 
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Petitions and More, January 14


https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=A17E680112DC5F08049D08F2CD15F8E1.app20102b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3145 ZIP=5 digits. Oppose H.R.424, which would remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FWS-HQ-ES-2016-0131-0001 Comment now! Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: 90-Day Findings on the Leopard: copy/paste the link https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxP8B7Q8gpNZeEZjTm5ia3FDZ2M/view
and text, starting with – Trophy hunting  etc. , mentioned in this petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/422/172/684/
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https://act.oceana.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1997&ea.campaign.id=59455 Help Feed a Unique Clan of Orcas Slipping towards Extinction - Remove the four Lower Snake River Dams
https://www.ad-international.org/petitions/?a=sign&l=UK&pid=12 Save the Andean bear from extinction! / ¡Salvemos al oso de anteojos de la extinción
https://www.petities24.com/stop_met_schieten_op_herten_in_zandvoort The Netherlands. Stop killing deer at Zandvoort, Amsterdam Dunes! Other petition. Confirm
https://online.nwf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2343 ZIP=5 digits. If not signed yet. Defend Bald Eagle Habitat along the Mississippi River against the Army Corps
https://www.change.org/p/fn-generalsekret%C3%A6r-ant%C3%B3nio-guterres-fn-generalsekret%C3%A6r-ant%C3%B3nio-guterres-hj%C3%A6lp-os-stop-sydkoreas-hunde-og-kattek%C3%B8ds-industri UN Secretary General António Guterres: Help us! Stop South Korea’s Dog and cat meat industry
https://www.change.org/p/pontevedrate-aprueben-una-ordenanza-de-protecci%C3%B3n-animal  Galicia. Pontevedra. Approve an Animal Protection Ordinance

https://www.change.org/p/ganjar-pranowo-tolak-pabrik-semen-di-rembang  Indonesia. Reject Cement Plant in Rembang
https://www.change.org/p/salvemos-a-los-leones  Argentina. Finally transfer these wild animals, waiting for 2 years now, 4 lions and 2 tigers, after the closure of the zoo of Santiago del Estero
https://www.change.org/p/ayuntamiento-de-la-ciudad-de-tacoronte-%C3%A9l-no-es-ning%C3%BAn-criminal Spain. Tacoronte. Protest against the excessive rates for having a dog from the 'deemed dangerous' list
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/422/172/684/ The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is evaluating to reclassify leopards, currently listed as Threatened Species, up to Endangered Species. The FWS has opened a link for Public Comments to receive by the 30th of Jan 17. Take this opportunity to stop the U.S. import of leopard parts from Southern Africa!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/127/366/151/ Needs more signatures. Help Protect Tongass National Forest: Stop the Clearcutting
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/138/437/161/ Needs more attention. Speak Out for Yellowstone Bison
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/655/600/590/ Refuse application for proposed establishment for the breeding of rabbits for the pet trade in Crowland

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Buena Park, sister city of Seoul Seongbuk District, South Korea


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To: eswift@buenapark.com ; vvaughn@buenapark.com ; sberry@buenapark.com ; abrown@buenapark.com ; fsmith@buenapark.com ; cityhall@buenapark.com,
 
Subject: Buena Park, sister city of Seoul Seongbuk District, South Korea
 
 
Dear Mayor Swift,
Dear City Council members:
 
According to the Korean Governor's Association database, Seoul Seongbuk District in South Korea became friendship city with Buena Park in 2014.
 
Dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced.
 
The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress.
For your information:
 
And  the petition:
 
They cannot speak for themselves which is why I am writing on their behalf.
 
I believe that your city wishes to be made aware of this ongoing issue, and not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on those that are loyal, trusting and sentient creatures, which look up to us humans as being their guardians.
 
These illegal trades are still being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is a large growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.
 
So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Seoul Seongbuk District, especially Mayor Young-Bae Kim , to urge them to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion towards their companion animals, and respect to their own citizens, by bringing these brutal trades finally to an end!
 
With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty.
 
I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.
 
Thank you for your time and understanding.
Please let me know how you feel about this so often concealed subject, thank you.
 
Sincerely:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Petitions and More, January 13


http://www.congressweb.com/awi/143 US-info. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113, has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Ed Royce (R-CA) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM). This bill would ban horse slaughter in the United States, while ensuring American horses are not exported out of the country for the same purpose
https://secure.npca.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=1632DC72F021D6446BB3F150AC919488.app322b?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1766  Protect Denali's wolves and safeguard one of the great places to see wolves in the wild by urging the Alaska Board of Game to reinstate a safe zone for wolves that prohibits hunting and trapping in this key region adjacent to the park!
http://act.wildhorsepreservation.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=24002 ZIP=5 digits. Help Local Community Protect Pine Nut Wild Horses, Nevada!
https://www.piepvandaag.nl/petitie-verbied-jacht-met-galgos-in-spanje/ If not signed yet. Ban hunting with Galgo's in Spain. If the dog is no longer useful for hunting, they are abandoned or slain, often in very ruthless ways!
http://www.peta2.com/achievements/fiesta-candelaria-bulls-stabbed/ Spain. Bulls Force-Fed Liquor and Stabbed! Ban the 'Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria' in Tlacotalpan, Mexican state of Veracruz, where people hurl bricks and trash at the animals, snap their tails, and cut off their ears—and the torture reportedly goes on for hours!
http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17523 ZIP=5 digits. Pledge of Resistance to Donald Trump's Assault on America's Environment, Democracy and Civil Rights
https://act.greenpeace.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1939&ea.campaign.id=58837 Seismic blasting for oil is happening right now between Napier and Kaikoura NZ on behalf of Statoil and Chevron!
https://environmental-action.webaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19647 ZIP=5 digits. Elected Officials in Washington, DC, Stand with Americans for the Environment
http://advocacy.pewtrusts.org/page/5262/-/1  US-info. Support the Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou and California Coastal National Monuments
 
https://www.change.org/p/dejen-de-auspiciar-el-sometimiento-maltrato-y-muerte-animal-en-jes%C3%BAs-mar%C3%ADa Stop sponsoring the subjugation, mistreatment and animal death in Jesus Maria
https://www.change.org/p/municipalit%C3%A9-de-la-ville-de-vierzon-non-a-la-fermeture-du-refuge-municipal-de-vierzon France. The Municipality plans to close the shelter Municipal Canin Refuge de Vierzon, which has been hosting wandering, abandoned or lost dogs for several years and proposing them for adoption
https://www.change.org/p/christian-estrosi-un-chasseur-tire-et-blesse-volontairement-2-chiens-en-balade  France. Charge this 60 year old hunter, a former hunting guard, for intentionally and seriously injuring 2 dogs, returning with the owner towards a parking lot
https://www.change.org/p/justicia-por-rubio Argentina. Justice for Rubio. Approve a Zero Pyrotechnic Ordinance in San Carlos Norte
https://www.change.org/p/international-animal-rescue-decathlon-sin-pasillo-de-caza-y-pesca Spain. Decathlon, show respect towards animals, stop promoting hunting (and fishing)
 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/401/630/580/damherten-zandvoort-awd-worden-vermoord-stop-dat-amsterdam/ The Netherlands. Stop the killing of fallow deer in the Amsterdam Dunes, Zandvoort; instead, place a good fence to stop any accidents!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/756/049/519/ Stop the Pruitt Appointment to the EPA
 
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Petitions and More, January 12

 
 
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https://www.facebook.com/events/1588840021418518/ Let's Thank the Daily Mirror for Telling the Truth – Ongoing event
http://action.apvnm.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19987  Implement new statewide spay-neuter funding mechanisms in order to decrease companion animal overpopulation
http://www.shopforyourcause.com/petition/canada-fur Needs more attention, Canada, stop the sale of dog and cat fur
http://investigations.peta.org/hollywood-trainer-fails-animals/ CBS' 'Zoo' has ties to yet another animal trainer accused of mistreating and neglecting animals
http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/18-hours-to-save-the-Gulf-Of-St-Lawrence Canada-info. Protect Blue Whales and The Gulf of St. Lawrence
https://secure3.convio.net/alley/site/SPageNavigator/Share_the_Truth.html Share the Truth: Help Set the Record Straight About Cats
http://www.mesopinions.com/petition/nature-environnement/construction-exploitation-poulailler-industriel-40-000/27287 France. No to the construction and operation of an industrial chicken factory in Vendegies au Bois (59). To confirm
http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=2002&ea.campaign.id=61224 ZIP=5 digits. Mr. President, Obama, thank you for the last eight years
https://act.oceana.org/page/4595/action/1 Oppose president-elect Trump’s anti-ocean cabinet nominees, before we pay the price
https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1934 ZIP=5 digits. Ban chlorpyrifos now (RE: EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0653-0402)
https://secure3.convio.net/sft/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1083  ZIP=5 digits. China continues its devastating plans to evict monks and nuns from Tibet's Larung Gar Buddhist Institute!
 
https://www.change.org/p/secretaria-de-la-defensa-nacional-que-tambi%C3%A9n-pensionen-a-los-perros-del-ej%C3%A9rcito-mexicano-al-culminar-su-vida-operativa Mexico. Let the dogs of the Mexican Army retire after ending their activities for the army; stop experimenting on them and killing them!
https://www.change.org/p/camara-de-diputados-por-un-registro-de-maltratadores-de-animales-que-refuerce-a-la-ley-14346  Argentina. Demanding a register of animal abusers that reinforces Law 14346
https://www.change.org/p/henry-falcon-eliminar-los-zoo-en-venezuela Close the zoo in Venezuela and surrender the animals to suitable reserves for release or recovery
https://www.change.org/p/urgente-tu-participaci%C3%B3n-salvar%C3%A1-la-vida-de-160-perros-y-gatos Private targets. Mexico. Urgent. Your participation will save the lives of 160 dogs and cats! The Animal Protection Association of Cuernavaca, AC is in serious trouble
https://www.change.org/p/solicitamos-sanci%C3%B3n-por-el-atropello-a-chiki-un-perrito-que-muri%C3%B3-a-los-13-a%C3%B1os Chile. Punish the Uber driver, who hit and killed Chiki, Portal de San Pedro, San Pedro de la Paz, Concepcion
https://www.change.org/p/google-inc-eliminar-el-canal-de-reset-por-maltrato Remove ‘Reset’ for animal cruelty which is a crime in many countries
 
 
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http://wildhorsesanctuaryalliance.org/  The Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary Alliance (WHSBA) is a coalition founded in a collaborative effort by Return to Freedom, Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, and Habitat for Horses, they need to be supported!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

World Veterinary Congress 2017: Speak Out Against The Dog and Cat Meat Trade in South Korea

From: http://koreandogs.org/wvc-2017/   More actions, open this link please
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Subject: World Veterinary Congress 2017: Speak Out Against The Dog and Cat Meat Trade in South Korea
 
WVA Secretariat
World Veterinary Association
Avenue de Tervueren 12
B-1040 Bruxelles
Belgium
 
Dear participants of the World Veterinary Congress:
 
We are reaching out to the participants of the World Veterinary Congress to help put an end to the illegal dog meat trade in South Korea.
The WVC is being held in South Korea this year, a country which still farms and eats dogs. 2.5 million dogs and cats are slaughtered in horrific ways each year and consumed.
 
We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
 
The methods utilized in this unregulated industry are barbaric, and the conditions under which these animals are kept are horrendous.
It has been well-documented that the treatment of these dogs is unimaginably cruel and inhumane.
From birth to death they are kept in cramped cages raised off of the ground, so that their feet never touch the ground their entire lives.
They are fed food wastes in extremely unsanitary conditions.
Their treatment during transport to slaughter is horrific.
They are packed so tightly into cages like stuffed animals that many die from being crushed by the weight of the other dogs.
They must endure extreme heat and cold, and are given no water during the days-long trek, so that many die of dehydration.
 
The slaughter methods themselves are nothing short of sadistic and inhumane.
They promote the misguided belief that the adrenaline release which occurs at death improves the quality of the meat, so that the dogs are purposefully tortured and made to experience extreme fear and suffering at slaughter. This often takes the form of prolonged beatings while being hanged, and smaller dogs and cats are boiled often alive to make “tonics” which are purported to treat ailments such as rheumatism.
 
The health risks to humans are all too real. By the time these dogs are slaughtered, they are so sick with untreated broken bones, infections and malnutrition, that anyone who has not themselves witnessed the documentaries of this practice has no idea that the meat that is going into their “health soup” has been harvested in the most disgusting and unsanitary fashion.
 
As veterinarians and professionals in animal welfare, you are able to appreciate the negative impact that this practice has on our society. This is not just an argument against an unjust and cruel practice. It is not an argument against what people should and should not eat. It is an argument against the treatment of fellow living animals. It is an argument against the negative health impact that this has on us humans.
 
This year the World Veterinary Congress is promoting the concept of “One Health, an emerging concept that encompasses the health of humans, animals and their environment across the globe”
 
The center of the Congress symbol shows a silhouette of a human surrounded by animals and clouds that … delivers a message that veterinarians co-exist with animals, with a theme of One Health, “The health of humans, animals and ecosystems are all interconnected.”
 
We are asking you to help bring awareness and a solution to this problem. As a medical professional you can make a difference with your support.
 
Thank you.
 
Sincerely:   

 

Union City, sister city of Seoul Guro District, South Korea

And please use Facebook, Twitter, or call, or write a letter to S. Korea!  You can use your own words 
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Subject: Union City, sister city of Seoul Guro District, South Korea 



Dear Mayor  Dutra-Vernaci,
Dear City Council members:
 
According to the Korean Governor's Association database, Seoul Guro District in South Korea became friendship city with Union City in 2015
 
Dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced.
 
The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress.
For your information:
 
 
And  the petition:
 
They cannot speak for themselves which is why I am writing on their behalf.
 
I believe that your city wishes to be made aware of this ongoing issue, and not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on those that are loyal, trusting and sentient creatures, which look up to us humans as being their guardians.
 
These illegal trades are still being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is a large growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.
 
So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Seoul Guro District, especially Mayor Sung Lee, to urge them to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion towards their companion animals, and respect to their own citizens, by bringing these brutal trades finally to an end!
 
With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty.
 
I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.
 
Thank you for your time and understanding.
Please let me know how you feel about this so often concealed subject, thank you.
 
Sincerely: