Petition to Secretary of the Interior, House Committee on Natural Resources, Chief of the United States Forest Service, Director State Of Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks, Congress, Raul Grijalva
Rare Yaak Montana Female Grizzly Poached! Tell Montana & U.S. Government to Prosecute
Tell the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service and State of Montana to Prosecute and Increase the Penalty for Killing an Endangered Grizzly Bear. Tell Congress to Pass the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act. In late November 2020, an adult female grizzly bear was brutally killed in the northwest Montana’s Yaak Valley. The killer or killers shot the bear, partially skinned and cut off her paws, before dumping the body in a driveway. An estimated 24 grizzlies remain in the Yaak Valley, and after this brutal poaching, they are more in need of your help than ever. The poached grizzly was one of possibly only 3-5 remaining females. These last two dozen bears are stubborn survivors on the U.S.-Canada border in a unique ecosystem where nothing has gone extinct since the end of the last Ice Age. Now climate change and poaching are the greatest threat to the grizzly. At present, it is unknown if she had cubs. If she did, they too would surely have perished. If they were a family of four, that would represent roughly 15% of the valley’s population in one day, and possibly an unbelievable one-third of the valley’s reproductive females. “Often called “the walking dead,” the tiny population of grizzly bears in northwest Montana’s Yaak Valley are the most endangered in the state,” stated Montana grizzly bear advocate, author, and activist Doug Peacock for Save The Yellowstone Grizzly. “Yaak grizzlies are already beset by an out-of-compliance high-volume through-hiker trail in their fragile habitat, a proposed mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains, and a Kootenai National Forest that seeks to implement clearcutting across four contiguous project areas totaling almost 250,000 acres without any Environmental Impact Statement—well, you get the picture—Yaak grizzlies need our help,” added Yaak Valley Forest Council Board Chair, author, and activist Rick Bass. “Please help us turn this around. There were an estimated 25 grizzlies remaining in the Yaak. Now that estimate is 24,” concluded author and activist Terry Tempest Williams of Save The Yellowstone Grizzly “There is such villainy in this act that I can hardly express my rage and sadness,” continued Montana-based author, environmental historian, and conservationist Betsy Gaines Quammen The state of Montana is only offering a paltry $1000 reward for information leading to the conviction of her killer or killers—hardly enough to solicit tips, or to act as a deterrent to other, future poachers. We are asking the federal government and the State of Montana to: • Investigate and prosecute the Yaak poaching to the full extent of the law • Increase the penalty for killing an endangered grizzly bear to $100,000 • Pass the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act with additional protections for the Yaak grizzly bear population. Please sign our petition to be delivered to the new Secretary of the Interior, Congress, the State of Montana, as well as the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, demanding investigation, and greater protection for grizzlies on our public lands. Thank you from all of us at Save the Yellowstone Grizzly and the Yaak Valley Forest Council. Let's not let this mother grizzly die in vain.Read the press release (PDF) Addendum: To offset the abysmal state reward amount of $1,000, Save The Yellowstone Grizzly and the Yaak Valley Forest Council have set up a supplemental reward fund. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to be added to the state reward fund. Click here if you would like to donate to the reward fund: donatenow.networkforgood.org/yaakgrizzlykillrewardfund If you have information regarding this killing, call the state of Montana at: 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668) Save the Yellowstone Grizzly - fights for the safety and welfare of all grizzlies south of Canada, and laying the groundwork for a large-scale grizzly bear ecosystem recovery area. savetheyellowstonegrizzly.org Yaak Valley Forest Council - works for a wild Yaak through science, education, and bold action. yaakvalley.org
Petition to Benjamin L. Cardin, Larry Hogan, Maryland State House, Chris Van Hollen, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Maryland State Senate
Bring Nova back home to his family
On December 11, 2020, our 1 yr old Cane Corso, Nova was taken from us by Animal Care and Control (ACC) We took Nova to Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Center(AAVEC) on Dec 10th because a collar that was placed on him in Oct had become too small and broke his skin. Nova was successfully treated and released back to us on Dec 10th. However, ACC without any supporting information came to our home Dec 11th with Anne Arundel County Police who had a search warrant and took Nova away. The Officer who subsequently took Nova stated that other then the collar injury Nova was completely healthy. Like many pet owners would agree, our pets are family, they're like our children. We have 4 children, ages ranging from 2 to 14 yrs old, who love and adore Nova. We followed all of the instructions given by ACC on how to get Nova back. However, it has been said that in MD, the courts tend to side with ACC on cases like this. Which is why we are asking for you to help us bring Nova back home.
Petition to Assistant State's Attorney Caroline Kennedy, Assistant State's Attorney Jameika Mangum, Arlington Heights Police Department, Midlothian Police Department
Justice for Kirby & Daisy, two dogs murdered by a man that the system is LETTING walk free
Mathew Berry murdered my dogs, Kirby and Daisy. The police and prosecutors REFUSE to press charges. After a 7 month investigation, where the Midlothian and Arlington Heights police did not return my calls or emails, they have decided they are not pressing charges against the man who murdered my dogs. I witnessed every second of the torture and murder. The state's attorneys and police say my witness statement means nothing because I'm the only witness. The vet reports denote abuse and blunt force trauma as the cause of deaths of my dogs, but still the system says that is not good enough. The vet that received Kirby's body said there is undeniable evidence that my dog was tortured, yet the state's attorneys and police are saying that means nothing. On May 4, Mathew Berry violently abused my 1 year old dog Daisy. She bled out internally and died an hour later of blunt force trauma. On June 23, I witnessed Mathew Berry torture and abuse my dog Kirby for 14 hours until Kirby died in my arms as I rushed to get him to the vet. EVERYBODY (judges, lawyers, detectives) tell me how egregious this case is and that there is NO DOUBT abuse occurred. They are not pursuing charges. The system is telling Mathew Berry it is okay that he murdered two sweet, innocent dogs. They are letting him off to do it again. In fact, one detective said, "hopefully he moves on to his next person." Help me get justice for my dogs. The system is saying they do not care about animals or criminals who harm animals, especially pure, innocent little dogs. Let them know that is NOT okay. Help us get justice for Kirby & Daisy. Sign this petition and have your voice be heard. Tell State's Attorneys Jameika Mangum and Caroline Kennedy that it is their duty to press charges against Mathew Berry for murdering Kirby and Daisy. State's Attorneys Jameika Mangum and Caroline Kennedy, you have the power to ensure justice for my dogs. Do your duty to us, to the innocent victims, to my sweet dogs, and press charges against Mathew Berry for abusing and murdering my dogs.
Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Ohio
Rescue of neglected pitbull
I’ve known about boss for about a week and a half now. I found out that one of my grandmas “tenants” had a dog down on a lot of land they’re “supposedly” renting from her. I asked the owners of the Boss if I could go down and give him water and food and meet him. Because I’m an animal lover (especially pitbulls). After going down to the lot I found that boss was 90% staying outside. When I first saw him he was very timid and tried to seek shelter under a very small tree (which offered him no shelter from the weather. After getting boss to warm up to me he immediately turned into the most warm and kind pup ever. It was overwhelmingly clear to me that the dog was shown little to no attention. He acted like he hadn’t been giving a good scratch’n in a very very long time. His (log) chain was attached to an old gate put up by my grandfather a long time ago, And he had about 10ft of space to roam. The only shelter available to him was a small “dog house” that clearly could not withhold rain. With no door, and straw as the “bedding”. (Keep in mind it was 38F° And raining the first time I saw Boss. He had no water in his water bowl and no food in his food bowl. The only food available to him was a bag of (damp) dry dog food inside the trailer. ( the owners knew I was going to feed the dog) (with evidence and witness’s). After asking someone (who had been attempting to collect rent from these people) for a while now how these people treated Boss. She went on to tell me how on multiple occasions she has had to go down and feed Boss. She also mentioned one occasion where they were asked to bring boss to our house because the man that also claims ownership of Boss was “beating him. There have been many people in the community who have told me that Boss isn’t the first animal they have neglected like this. After taking into my own hands and removing Boss from that space. I was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor 1 count of petty theft. And have spent 72 hours incarcerated because of it. I am now facing up to 6 months in jail and 2 years of probation. If you’d like to see Boss’s story. You can watch it from the beginning on my TikTok (jay.plvg). Or look for the hashtag #saveboss. Also links to donate to help me help boss are all in my bio there as well. My goal is to have boss rescued and put in a loving and caring home. For charges of neglect and animal cruelty brought upon his “owners” Also to have the charges against me dropped considering I was acting in the best interest of boss removing him from those conditions.
Petition to Los Angeles Football Club, Tom Penn, peter gruber, brandon beck, Larry Berg, Bennett Rosenthal, Henry Nguyen, Bob Bradley
Tell LAFC to Kick Farmer John out!
Major League Soccer’s LAFC has announced a multi-year partnership with Farmer John, in a deal which makes the meat brand the team’s official packaged meat partner beginning with the 2020 season. Please join Slaughter Free Los Angeles, Los Angeles Animal Save, and Animal Alliance Network in telling LAFC to choose compassion over violence. Farmer John kills upwards of 10,000 pigs per day when they are slaughtering at their facility in Vernon, CA. These pigs are babies around 4-6 months of age when slaughtered. During their time on the farm baby piglets have their teeth cut, their tails chopped off, and males have their testicles removed and this is all often done without painkillers. Pregnant and nursing pigs live in crates so small that they can’t turn around even to look at their piglets. They are innocent, smart, sentient beings who only greet humans with curiosity and affection. As soon as they grow large enough they are transported to Farmer John on trucks where they go days without food and water and some are badly injured during transport. They live their whole lives covered in their own feces and urine and are tightly packed together. These living conditions are a perfect breeding ground for diseases. In the time of this pandemic, we need to urge corporate companies to choose partnerships that will not cause harm to the public, the animals, and the environment. Farmer John is owned by Smithfield who is forcing workers in many states to work side by side even when many have tested positive for COVID-19. LAFC announced the partnership with Farmer John on Tuesday, April 28 but an article from the LA Times published on June 14 reveals that by the time the partnership was announced, Farmer John had already detected the outbreak and was working hard to conceal it from the employees, the press, and the public. The LA Times was able to confirm that Jose Guzman, who now uses an oxygen tank to help him breathe, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 16, almost two full weeks before the LAFC partnership was announced. While Farmer John was hiding crucial information and endangering the health and lives of its employees and the public, LAFC was quoted in a press release referring to the company as a “true community partner”. By the time the LAist broke the story of the outbreak to the public on May 21, at least 153 employees of the Smithfield-owned plant and an unknown number of their families, friends, and neighbors had already tested positive for the virus. Today that number has reached to 421 employees which is 22 percent of their workforce. Employees of the plant were, and still are, afraid to be in the workplace for fear that they may contract the virus and take it home to their loved ones. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770, which represents 1,300 employees at the plant, recognized the threat to the employees and the community and on May 25, requested that the slaughterhouse and processing plants be shut down until a thorough investigation can take place, but Farmer John refused. LAFC's mission statement says it aims “to empower youth and communities across Greater Los Angeles by providing access and opportunity to the world's game, teaching life skills, supporting public education, and promoting health and well-being.” If LAFC truly cares about the community's health and well-being it would not partner with a company that has put the lives of everyone in their community at risk. If the LAFC really wants to be "a force for good,” they would not be partnering with a company that produces Group 1 and Group 2 carcinogens (hotdogs, bacon, sausage, and other pork products, as per the World Health Organization). These foods contribute to the most common chronic diseases and early deaths in America. The LAFC Foundation cannot truthfully promote health to the children of our communities while having a partner like Farmer John. The members of the LAFC team are primarily Latino or people of color. So are the workers inside Farmer John, and they don’t want to be there. They take jobs in these killing factories out of desperation to feed their families because they can't find other work. As can be seen in recent mainstream media, slaughterhouse workers endure numerous human rights violations including severe physical injuries and permanent psychological trauma. Farmer John is not a role model for our communities; it is a dark place that should be shut down for greater good. Please urge LAFC to reconsider their partnership with Farmer John and show how their organization is living up to their mission statement "promoting health and well-being" by choosing a plant-based meat supplier instead.
Petition to Eric Garcetti, James T. Butts, Aja Brown, International Animal Rescue
Release Orcas from SeaWorld/Stop kidnapping of wild orcas for entertainment
Sea world is an unethical organization that abuses their animals. They kidnap their animals from their mothers while they are young and bring them back to SeaWorld. This cruel practice began in late 1960s and has been continuing ever since. To train the animals they withhold food from them to make them listen, they isolate the animals from each other for weeks at a time. The tanks are small and filled with bleach so the animals' eyes are damaged. The food that they are fed are dead fish which is damaging to their stomachs' because they are hunter; they are supposed to eat live food that they catch. These terrible conditions are leading to aggression from these animals which just causes the SeaWorld staff to torture them more. Orcas in captivity die more rapidly than animals in the wild where they would have space and a healthy diet. SeaWorld is modern day slavery. African- Americans were freed from slavery so they found another option, the orcas. They are forced to do tricks, kept in cramp and filthy tanks, starved to ensure cooperation.
Petition to INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIVISION OF THE JAPANESE FISHERIES AGENCY, TAIJI FISHERIES COOPERATIVE
DAYS WITH NO RESCUE FOR STARVING DYING WHALE CAUGHT IN FISHING NETS IN JAPAN
A minke whale has been trapped in fishing nets in Japan for days without rescue. The whale is stressed, suffering, starving and near death! The whale faces CERTAIN DEATH SOON if a rescue is not undertaken immediately! The world needs to rally and take action now--not only for this whale, but for thousands of other marine animals, including dolphins, that are repeatedly trapped in these fishing nets. This is nothing less than torture and coldblooded murder of innocent and defenseless marine life. Please contact the Japan Fishing Agency International Affairs Division NOW before it is too late! Also, please spread the word to marine rescue organizations who can help and begin this urgent rescue!