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Battery hens not only suffer the cruelty of horrendous living conditions in incredibly tiny cages, never being able to see the sun or feel grass beneath their feet; they also have the ends of their beaks cut off (de-beaking) while chicks, exposing the nerves in their beaks, leaving them in permanent pain and making it also very, very painful to try to eat. Imagine trying to eat with all the nerves in your teeth exposed!
Orcas have highly developed brains which allows them to have strong family bonds and heightened emotions. Captivity deprives them of so much and their quality of life is at an extreme low which too often results in aggression.
These are just a few reasons why I strongly urge you to help me give killer whales the life and freedom that they so greatly deserve. Please sign and share the petition at this link
Update #1 May 28, 2015 SeaWorld is continuing their efforts to increase ticket sales and so far they have been successful. After the release of Blackfish, attendance declined as audiences realized that keeping whales in captivity for entertainment is wrong. However with their new commercial drawing people back in, now is the time to act and put a stop to this.
- Petition Author: Jenna Riddensdale
These dolphins and sea lions are often trained using food deprivation, so their only motive to perform tricks is to receive food. I saw many dolphins who refused to perform being denied food by the trainers.
Three weeks ago I had seen dolphins and sea lions in the wild. The wild Dolphins were clearly engaged, jumping and swimming as a group. These dolphins however looked depressed and swam separately. The wild sea lions were socially interacting and almost constantly calling. These sea lions only called under their trainers instructions and I didn't see them socialise once.
It is obvious that these kidnapped animals are extremely unhappy here, so please join me in calling on Parc Astérix to retire the dolphins and sea lions to a sea sanctuary.
Thank you for your support,
Please sign and share the petition to help free these dolphins and sea lions at this link.
And a free book about animal testing to read and download free here.
And please check the labels on food and other products you buy, for palm oil (often mislabelled just labelled as "vegetable oil"). We need to insist on Government's enforcing correct labelling so we can make compassionate, ethical choices when we buy products.
Cat meat, known in Vietnam as "little tiger," is officially banned in the country. However, it's increasingly becoming a delicacy in the country. Authorities recently seized a truck full of thousands of cats destined "for consumption" in the country and being smuggled from China. The story seems unbelievable, but was reported by the well-established AFP wire service.
A police officer said that according to Vietnamese law, smuggled goods will be "destroyed." Please sign the petition to ask the Hanoi Police Department to ensure the cats are sent to a shelter or sanctuary and are not killed! More on this horror meat industry here.
While it is illegal to consume cats in Vietnam, the underground cat meat trade is big business. Every week, thousands of cats are smuggled into the country for human consumption. Regulations mandate that all smuggled goods confiscated by authorities must be destroyed. However, animal protection organizations were urging Hanoi officials to turn the cats over to them instead.
Unfortunately, this heartfelt plea fell on deaf ears. On February 2, 2015, police forces announced that all cats have been buried. It is unknown whether the cats were killed before being buried or not. Hunter Shaffer, Chief Investigative Officer with the Global Conservation Group says they are disappointed with the actions of the Vietnam government.
Because authorities do not have the resources to humanely euthanize all the cats, Shaffer says police likely buried the cats alive. The group also wrote an open letter to the Vietnam Ambassador in the United States condemning their actions.
In the year 2015, this type of animal abuse on such a large scale is simply unacceptable. Please sign and share this important petition urging authorities to change their animal handling policies to prevent another tragedy from occurring again.
Vietnam U.S. Embassy:
Phone Number:(202) 861-0737
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a lovely video with no horrific images.