A dog fight takes place every day in the UK. It’s time for action.

A dog fight takes place every day in the UK. It’s time for action. 

If anyone thinks dog fighting is a thing of the past, then sadly they are wrong. Last year the League Against Cruel Sports commissioned a ground-breaking report which revealed that a dog fight was taking place every day in the UK.

It is time for stronger penalties to be introduced, and for appropriate action to be taken against perpetrators.

Find out more about the League’s campaign against dog fighting in the UK, including our latest investigations.

Dog fighting is barbaric and we cannot allow it to be part of a modern society. Cupcake (pictured above) was a bait dog used in dog fighting who was rescued and successfully rehabilitated. Please sign the petition for the sake of dogs like her. 

Please sign the petition.

Stop the cruelty at Yulin

It breaks my heart to have to post these petitions about the Yulin dog ‘festival’. Please, please, sign and share this petition, this horrific practice needs to end NOW.

Petition via Humane Society International

main-featureRight now, across China and in the city of Yulin, thousands of dogs are being rounded up. Pets have been stolen, and strays are being snatched off the streets. Trucks and motorcycles are roaring into town with cages full of animals captured, some from thousands of miles away, others from nearby provinces… all in preparation for the annual Dog Meat Festival, just weeks away.
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Petition – Ban the use of towbar dog crates

I only post petitions here that I would sign, that I fully agree with and support wholeheartedly.

Sometimes a petition comes along that makes my heart sink, a petition that I really wish was not necessary in the first place, and this is one.

Dogs are one of the most loving, loyal and kind-hearted creatures on the planet. If you own a dog, I would hope its because you love dogs, and your dog is part of your family. SO it seems inherently cruel and irresponsible to put a dog in a crate on a towbar – on the back of your car – for a journey. Continue reading

Tell the UK- Stop Importing Dog Fur Products – The Petition Site

via Tell the UK- Stop Importing Dog Fur Products – The Petition Site.

Tell the UK- Stop Importing Dog Fur Products

Counterfeit products from China are being imported into the UK depite the laws which in which there is a total ban on the trade of cat and dog fur used by China for clothing, footwear and fashion.

China’s dog fur industry is now exporting footwear, and trying to pass off their bogus product as “Australian Sheepskin”. Furthmore, lables reading Made in China have been cut off of products, and replaced with Made in Australia. Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2045016/Raccoon-dogs-skinned-alive-make-cheap-copies-Ugg-boots.html#ixzz2l5J7KetJ

China continues to use dog fur and intentionally mislables the product as “racoon” fur. The racoon dog, is in fact part of the dog family- not the racoon family. They are farmed in China to feed the fur industry and suffer cruel and barbaric conditions- with their lives often ending as they beaten and skinned alive.

via Tell the UK- Stop Importing Dog Fur Products – The Petition Site.

Petition · Please ensure dogs and cats who are “no longer required” are released by laboratories · Change.org

Every year hundreds of cats and thousands of dogs suffer and die in cruel experiments in the UK. The BUAV believes this should end.

And there’s a further issue. Other animals may be used but are not killed as part of the experiment. Still others are bred for research but not used and considered ‘surplus to requirements.’ However, without any effort to release or find homes for them outside the laboratory, these animals are simply killed – denied the opportunity of freedom.

Bonnie and Billie, pictured above, are two female beagles used and discarded by an industry that treated them as nothing more than breeding machines to produce litter after litter of puppies for the research industry. In August 2013, they gave birth to 11 puppies, all of whom were used in an experiment and dead in just a few weeks. Bonnie and Billie, no longer serving a purpose, were due to be killed also.

However, they are the lucky ones – thanks to the BUAV they were saved from death, along with Oliver, a 5 month beagle puppy.

via Petition · Please ensure dogs and cats who are “no longer required” are released by laboratories · Change.org.

Voiceless Friends – An Undercover Investigation by Animal Equality and Last Chance for Animals « Dog meat trade

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18 million every year, 50,000 every day, 10,000 only in Qianxi city during the carnival

Animal Equality and Last Chance for Animals have undertaken an intensive investigation into slaughterhouses and the dog meat markets in the Leizhou peninsula and the rest of the province of Guangdong in China.

Dogs raised for the meat markets are often taken from the street or stolen from families. These animals are kept almost their entire lives confined in wire cages where they suffer terribly both physically and psychologically. Whilst in the cramped cages, they are scared. They suffer from hunger, extreme temperatures, and a lack of food and water.

Their deaths are horrific: various blows to the head leave the animals in a semi-conscious state before being stabbed to death. The dogs are bled out and die after agonising minutes whilst struggling in a desperate bid to stay alive.

Both organisations have joined forces in a campaign to end the consumption of dog meat and its production in China. Just like you, millions of people, in China and beyond, believe that cat and dog slaughter for human consumption is absolutely unacceptable. This is why we are urging the Chinese government to prohibit this cruel trade immediately.

via Voiceless Friends – An Undercover Investigation by Animal Equality and Last Chance for Animals « Dog meat trade.