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Horses slaughtered in the UK: petition from Animal Aid

Copied from Animal Aid:

Animal Aid had to use the Freedom of Information Act to uncover the facts about horse slaughter in the UK. We discovered that in 2019 more than two thousand equines were killed for their meat in this country.

Astoundingly, when we asked the government the same question – it said: “We are unable to provide the information requested as it is commercially sensitive.”

We are demanding that the government takes action on horse slaughter, by limiting the number of horses bred each year. This will mean fewer horses end up as ‘surplus’ or unwanted – and fewer horses will end their lives at an abattoir.

No animals should have to face slaughter.

Animal Aid, 2021

Petition: Halt the badger cull & investigate alternative, humane options for bTB control

“Despite scientific evidence that the badger cull may actually be INCREASING instances of bovine tuberculosis, the government has announced a geographical extension of the cull in autumn 2019. Please listen to the scientists, stop the cull & adopt alternative humane options to culling.”

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Petition: Create a new independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death

Please consider signing this petition to Parliament calling for an independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death.

The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for race horse welfare. But around 200 horses die each year due to racing in Britain. We urge the government to set up an independent regulatory body, with horse welfare as its only interest, which will take meaningful action to stop horses dying.

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Petition: University of Sheffield – Reduce Your Testing on Animals

Quoting:

Freedom of Information requests discovered that the University of Sheffield killed 82,512 animals in tests during the 2015/16 academic year – an average of 226 animals killed each day.

In 2014/15, 67,236 animals were used and killed for testing purposes, with this figure going up 22.7% during 2015/16. The University should be cutting down not increasing the number of animals it uses in experiments!

With almost 90% of drugs that pass animal tests failing human trials, these animals are undergoing immense suffering for very limited benefit, undermining public support, social progression and current medicinal advancements.

We are requesting for the University to move away from testing on animals such as pigs, rabbits, mice, rats, gerbils and fish and to cruelty-free testing methods such as digital dissection software and human simulators.

Information provided by The Tab (2016)

Sign the petition to tell University of Sheffield to reduce their testing on animals

PETITION: Put a VEGAN meal on every school, college, university, hospital and prison menu.

petition for vegan school meal menuOver 5% of the population is vegan and growing. A vegan diet is healthier, it conserves resources and protects the planet, above all it’s cruelty free.
United Nations has called upon us to consume more plant based foods.
Animal products are linked to the increase in cancer and heart disease.

PETITION: Put a VEGAN meal on every school, college, university, hospital and prison menu.

More information: http://metro.co.uk/2016/10/04/vegan-food-should-be-on-menus-at-schools-hospitals-and-prisons-6170683/

Petition: keep real fur out of Sunday Times Style magazine

From Anne Clarke on Change.org:

Recently I have been appalled by the way real fur seems to be creeping back to acceptability.  Celebrities such as Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian parade around in mink coats and fans of TOWIE sport their bobble hats topped with racoon fur.

Sunday supplements regularly feature real fur on their fashion pages (most notably I’ve noticed the Sunday Times Style magazine) with fox fur handbags as well as key rings and handbag charms made from mink fur.

I think it’s so sad the way these poor animals’ fur is dyed in rainbow colours with wiggly eyes attached to try to make these trinkets look like “fun” little monsters in order to detract from what they actually are. Whether it came from an animal on a fur farm or one who was trapped in the wild, every fur coat, trinket, and bit of trim caused an animal tremendous suffering—and took away a life.

Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gas, and poison. More than half the fur in the U.S. comes from China, where millions of dogs and cats are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and often skinned alive for their fur.

The Sunday Times is one of the nation’s favourite newspapers, it would be great to see them listen to their readers and stop supporting fur!

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