Petition – Release Louie the Chimpanzee from Solitary Confinement

Via Care2

Release Louie the Chimpanzee from Solitary Confinement

Issues continue regarding the confinement of chimpanzees in various facilities, schools and zoos such as Louie that is allegedly being held at a facility known as the DeYoung Family Zoo in Michigan.  Louie was literally torn away from his mother when he was very young, probably not even weaned from nursing.  The goal was to take this tiny infant and use him in the entertainment field as a prop for photo sessions with humans.

You can read more about Louie at http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/deyoung-zoo-retire-louie-sanctuary/. As you can see, this poor animal never had the opportunity to fully be nurtured by its mother and enjoy companionship of other chimps in their natural habitat.  Louie deserves a much better life than the solitary confinement of a crate, lacking in proper care.

Our efforts in this petition is to encourage the DeYoung Family Zoo officials to place Louie into a safe and reputable sanctuary so that he can live out his remaining years with proper care, companionship and enrichment that he deserves. This amazing animal needs our help in speaking out for its health and well-being.  You can aid us in our efforts by signing and sharing this petition. Let your voices be heard.

Petition – Free dolphin activist Ric O’Barry from detention in Japan

Via Care2:

Ric O’Barry (of Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project) was detained in the Tokyo Airport on Jan. 18, and has since been held in a deportees facility and repeatedly interrogated.

Barry is perhaps most known for his role in the 2009 Academy Award-winning documentary “The Cove,” which details the horrific slaughter of hundreds of dolphins each year in Taiji, Japan. As a result of this spotlight and his continued work to stop the hunts, he has become a target for surveillance and repeated interrogations by the Japanese government.

Please sign this petition demanding that Japanese immigration officials stop making up reasons to detain Ric O’Barry and release him immediately.

 

 

NSPCC Campaign – Help make changes happen

As a mother, as a human being, I think it’s a horrifying thought that over 500,000 children are abused in the UK annually and aren’t receiving the help they need to overcome what has happened to them. They are just children. All children deserve the best start to life, to be kept safe and healthy, to be brought up into good adults. But for some children, their childhoods are traumatic to say the least. They deserve to be helped after such an awful ordeal, they deserve a second chance at that best start to life. So please visit the campaign page, sign the form to show your support – it will take two minutes out of your day (less time than reading the news or drinking a coffee), but it could change a child’s life for the better. Thank you.

Via the NSPCC Campaign:

We have a choice about how a child’s life is shaped after abuse. Every year, over half a million children are abused in the UK. Yet we leave the majority without the support services that could help them overcome their ordeal. With your help we can change this.

The NSPCC is campaigning for government to improve the support available to every child who has been abused so that they have the best chance to rebuild their life. If you believe that it’s time to demand every child receives the support they need, ask your MP to raise the issue with Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health.

Vsit the page and sign to show your support.

Stop Air France From Shipping Monkeys to Their Deaths!

Stop Air France From Shipping Monkeys to Their Deaths!

 

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Air France claims to be “making the sky the best place on Earth.” But in reality, the airline is making the sky a dangerous and scary place, as it is one of the largest traffickers of primates in the world. Air France continues to ship monkeys to laboratories, despite the fact that every other major airline in the world has ceased sending primates on these horrific one-way flights!

Many of the monkeys Air France flies to laboratories have been snatched from the wild, ripped away from their homes and families. Crammed into tiny wooden crates in the cargo holds of passenger flights, they endure a dark and terrifying journey. Upon arriving in the U.S., the animals are transported to facilities such as Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories and Covance—the largest importers of primates in the United States—to be imprisoned and tormented in experiments.

Almost every other airline in the world—including United, Aer Lingus, Air China, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Lufthansa, China Southern, and Qantas—have shown great compassion

via PETA Action Alerts