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Pewdiepie has made the sales of Amnesia: The Dark Descent skyrocket since he started playing about two years ago.
Therefore, as a token of their gratitude, I say that Frictional Games, the makers of Amnesia, should insert at least a few mentions of Pewdiepie in their newest game, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.
"Animal testing is vital to medical advancement".
This is completely untrue. Vaccinations have been produced for one of the most well-known and tragic type of illness; cancer. A vaccination against one type of cancer was tested on a small group of volunteers. As far as I am aware, none of the volunteers were harmed in testing process.
There are now so many charities that do not fund or conduct animal experiments, such as The Age-Related Diseases and Health Trust, that do not test on animals so it would be possible for the Alzheimer's Society to stop funding/conducting animal experiments. These organizations carry out their research on alternatives such as fake organs and computer models. Not only do these methods save thousands of animals, but some scientists also say that they are more reliable. If all scientists used these methods, more people would be saved.
"Animal testing has saved thousands of lives, including those of diabetics".
Although animal-tested medicines have saved people before, these were mostly invented in the days when there were not as many alternatives to the use of animals. Even these could have been tested on volunteers and donated body parts.
Research into treatments for Diabetes was in fact held up by animal testing. If animal testing had of been banned 200 years ago, Diabetics would have benefited enormously. A doctor found out that Diabetes was linked to high and low amounts of sugar in peoples' diets by looking at the urine of Diabetics, not by performing animal experiments.
"Lab animals are well-cared for and the scientists try to minimise their suffering".
Although there are laws to protect animals used in experiments, these laws are so poorly-enforced that they might as well not exist. Many of them exist only to protect scientists from animal cruelty charges. Scientists that work in these labs can, in most cases, legally: cut animals open, gas them, shoot them, burn them, drop chemicals into their eyes, irritate their skins, give them electric shocks, deprieve them of food, water and/or sleep, take them away from their mothers when they are too young and force-feed them chemicals. Animals may be forced to live in barren cages until they are either killed or die due to the experiments in which they are tortured.
Believe it or not, some people illegally kidnap animals to sell them for vivisection.
So if you have ever lost an animal companion, there is a risk that he or she might have been captured and sold for vivisection. Although most of the animals tortured are bred specifically for use in experiments, some of them are illegally taken from the people who love and care for them.
We, the undersigned, would like to see all gestational / sow stalls banned by 2017 in Australia. Currently the industry has imposed a self regulated voluntary phase out of sow stalls by 2017, due to public pressure and animal welfare concerns. However this is not a legislative change therefore it will STILL BE LEGAL for their use to continue post 2017.
Tasmania is the only state in Australia that has committed to legally banning this barbaric practice after 2017.
Post 2017 in all other Australian states, pig farmers will still be able to legally use these stalls for the first 6 weeks of the sow’s pregnancy. Therefore we are asking all State MP's to ban the use of sow stalls and gestational crates for any time period after 2017.
The Female pigs selected for breeding purposes in factory farms spend their entire lives indoors, and the majority of this time severely confined.They have no room to move or turn around. The space is so small that they can only take one step back or forward. The gestational period for sows is 16 weeks and they are confined in these conditions for the entire time period. The sow stalls they are confined to measure 0.6 x 2.2 meters.
Two weeks before giving birth the sows are relocated to farrowing crates are even more restrictive. A sow is forced to give birth on a concrete floor; with no nesting materials. Once the piglets are born she cannot interact or nurture them, she is denied the maternal instincts that are rightfully hers. Even more horrifying is the fact that she has to watch her young be castrated, have their teeth extracted and watch their tails being docked. She hears them screaming in terror and pain and she cannot do anything about this because she is confined and trapped. When her piglets are 3-4 weeks old they are removed from her, she is impregnated again and the whole cruel cycle begins again.
The pork industry justifies these stalls by saying they do this for the animals own well being; they are protecting sows from other aggressive pigs. However credible research shows us that sows confined like this experience severe depression, boredom and frustration which can in turn lead to aggressive behaviour. If sows were provided more space and appropriate bedding the above housing systems would not be necessary. The real reason for the industry to allow these inhumane housing systems is to maximise space so more sows can be housed, therefore increasing profits.
Countries such as the UK, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands have banned the use of gestation / sow stalls. Several states in the USA have also outlawed them. The EU and New Zealand are in the process of banning them as well. Australia should follow their lead and do so as well.
I need 500,000 signatures to get our government to listen. I need you to listen.
Every year 3.5 billion animals are abused then slaughtered at slaughterhouses. Every cow is kept constantly pregnant to produce milk. The cow is gentically manipulated to produce ten times the amount of milk her calf needs. This puts her in unbearable pain. I wish to make genetic manipulation to be made illegal.
I wish to make cutting parts of animals off before they are dead illegal. I wish to create a law that states all slaughterhouses must have CCTV 24/7 and yearly inspections. This is to make slaughterhouses more humane before they are killed.
To many the appointment of a Commissioner for Animal Affairs may appear to be radical, in much the same way as the abolition of slavery and the recognition of gender equality has at other points in history. There is a common link that exists between the subjects of animal protection and the subjects of these other social justice movements; their legal status as property and the fact that they are all sentient beings.
The time has come for us to shift our perspective on animals and view them as beings capable of feeling pain, rather that just as a source of food, entertainment or research.
The primary role of a Commissioner for Animal Welfare would be:
• to provide independent oversight of the existing federal legal framework,
• to promote the interests of animals as sentient beings,
• to investigate ways in which animals and humans can better coexist,
• to promote and monitor the overall safety, welfare and well-being of animals and to monitor the trends in complaints made on behalf of animals,
• to conduct special inquiries into issues affecting animals,
• to make recommendations to government and non-government agencies on legislation, policies, practices and services affecting animals,
• to promote the provision of information and advice to educate all members of society,
• to conduct, promote and monitor research and training on issues affecting animals,
• to conduct, promote and monitor public awareness activities on issues affecting animals
As a society we have embraced climate change, sustainability and biodiversity, but we must not overlook the importance of looking after the welfare and survival of our fellow beings with which we share the planet. The role of a Commissioner for Animal Welfare is a significant step towards expressing our genuine concern.
The aim of this petition is to acheive a significant adjustment to the proposed course of the AWPR, so that it would no longer threaten the valuable work of Blaikiewell Animal Sanctuary.
As currently planned the route would take 20 acres away from the sanctuary, land which could not be replaced. This would bring about a large reduction in capacity and effectively it would mean the beginning of the end for Blaikiewell.
Currently the environs of Blaikiewell are quiet with clean air, ideal for its many elderly equiine residents. This would all change if the road were built as proposed.
Blaikiewell Animal Sanctuary is a small charity based on Lower Deeside, Aberdeenshire. The first 2 horses were bought on impulse at a mart in 1977 to save them from meat traders. The charity itself was set up in 1997.
Blaikiewell is currently home to over 70 horses and ponies, 2 jersey cows and 6 pigs.
The ethos of Blaikiewell is to turn away no horse or pony that would otherwise be homeless or put down. If possible the horses and ponies are rehabilitated for very light work in the associated small riding school. Otherwise they live out the remainder of their natural lives in familiar fields with their friends. They are never sold or moved away.
Value to the Community
Blaikiewell provides much needed sanctuary spaces in a situation where most sancturies are full to bursting. Scotland cannot afford to lose the spaces at Blaikiewell.
Blaikiewell is also valuable to the humans involved, providing much interest and friendship. A young woman with learning difficulties sponsors one of the horses and comes quite regularly to feed and groom him. She gains much from the sense of responsibility this gives her.
Please help us to save Blaikiewell.
This video is all you need to be convinced to sign this petition.
October 15, 2004
Help us stop the factory farming of pigs by signing this petition.
Let's get the pigs out of metal cages that are not much bigger than their body and off cold concrete floor's and let them free range on green pastures and sleep on straw bedding and always have access to warmth, fresh water and feed.
"cos everyone including animals deserve to be free".
Xenotransplantation is the transplantation of cells, tissues or organs from one species to another. It poses a serious health risk to the community and untold cruelty to thousands of animals who will be sacrificed for futile research. Researchers have already acknowledged that xenotransplantation poses risks of disease transmission across the species barrier (zoonosis). Even if detected, the viruses are largely untreatable and can put entire communities at risk. Funding for xenotransplantation studies is likely to divert resources from other medical services. Hospital funding is already insufficient to meet our current needs - eg a shortfall in hospital beds, operation waiting lists, outbreaks of disease due to insufficient staffing/cleaning.
Source animals (pigs) are housed in pathogen-free units with no access to rooting materials or the outside environment. Baboons will be subject to invasive operations. They will also suffer the consequences of being dosed with immunosuppressive drugs leaving them vulnerable to infection, or suffer rejection of the transplant organ over days or weeks. Thousands of animals including rats, mice, rabbits and dogs are used in studies of genetic modification. Many more are used in the development of immunosuppressant drugs that will be required to prevent the human body from rejecting the foreign tissue.
There ARE alternatives to xenotransplantation. Researchers have already acknowledged that human-to-human transplants are far safer than using materials from a different species. This eliminates the risk of zoonosis and also reduces the chance of the organs being rejected by the recipients body. Clearly this is the best option for those in need.
· Promotion of current human organ donation schemes
· Reducing the demand for donor organs by encouraging healthier lifestyles
· Use of organs from 'non-heart-beating donors'.
· Use of organs from living donors
· Development of artificial organs.
Plesae also note that this petition is being promoted by the Anti Vivisection WA (Inc), http://www.avwa.com.au/