• Restrict the sale of unguarded sticky fly traps
    Sticky traps for flies are widely available in the UK and cost less than 25p. Promoted as safe alternatives to pesticides, they pose a severe hazard to bats, as well as other wildlife, which can become trapped in the glue. Each bat, which is highly protected under UK and EU law, dies a slow, painful death from dehydration, starvation and exhaustion. Often many animals are caught, as each responds to the distress call of another. My experience of trying to release a dying animal is widely shared by others working with bats in the UK. Most sticky traps carry no warning of the hazard posed. Even where warnings are given, these are unlikely to be sufficiently effective on their own since many casualties occur in locations where bats were not previously known (e.g., stables, lofts and greenhouses). It is a cruel irony that natures own insect controllers are currently being killed by fly traps. This problem can be solved by restricting the general sale of sticky traps to devices encased in a guard.
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  • Save 53 rescued pigs from a death sentence
    These pigs were rescued from a life of abuse on a Pembroke farm where through neglect they turned to cannibalism to survive... Because of this they are now classed as " unfit for human consumption " and have been sentenced to death. Please sign this petition if you feel that this decision is unjust and that you think these pigs deserve the right to live out their lives in a sanctuary..they are the victims and surely deserve our care and compassion.
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  • Trevor's Treaty
    Trevor’s Treaty was born from the arrival of Bulldog Rescue’s first seriously deformed Lilac Bulldog called Trevor and launched at Crufts in 2019. Realising that the sudden increase in dogs bred purely for colour over health was creating a problem of its own, we realised that something had to be done to not only educate the public about this current fashion trend, but also ask the Kennel Club to rethink their current registration system The Kennel Club have always maintained that the registration of dogs considered “Colour Not Recognised” (CNR) was not a problem based on the fact that there is no proven evidence to suggest coat colour could have an impact on health (with the exception of Merle). But by enabling registration of these pups has encouraged the breeding of dogs classed as “Rare” endorsed by having the term “Colour Not Recognised” on the registration document. In turn this has meant that the breeders of these dogs can then go onto charge 2, 3, 4 and sometimes 5 times the price of a standard colour bulldog. In fact we have seen Standard colour bulldogs registered as CNR dogs simply to inflate the selling price and it is our opinion that until DNA profiles are required at registration there is nothing that can be done to change this. There is no evidence that coat colour can affect the health of the dog (with the exception of Merle) BUT the onset of indiscriminate breeding simply to create a specific coat colour has had a huge impact on the health of the breed as a whole. The breeders of these dogs have no other thought over the mating except what the colour of the pups will be. On the one hand the Kennel Club are promoting Health testing and making commitments to the media about how they are committed to improving the health of the Bulldog by investing in and supporting various health testing schemes BUT none of this matters if our gene pool is being contaminated by unhealthy dogs bred for profit by breeders who have no intention of undertaking any form of health testing or to comply with the breed standard. Many of these litters will have Standard Colour pups within them, these dogs are out there in the gene pool and as the numbers increase the health tested dogs will soon be outnumbered. As a breed we cannot fight the health argument if the Kennel Club continue to allow the registration of dogs bred purely for profit. So what are we asking? The kennel club have already said they will not stop registering them so we are asking them to use some of the increased registration revenue to help us pay for the increase in badly bred and now deformed dogs coming into the rescue system. Black, Black and Tan, Blue (or Lilac) and “Dudley” (ie no black pigment) occur naturally in the bulldog but they don’t naturally occur very often. The very first breed standard written in 1865 allowed these colours but by 1902 they were written out and considered undesirable and as the standard has been altered throughout the years the undesirability of these colours has never changed. But it is this wording that encourages breeders to class them as “rare” because they can still supply a Kennel Club Registration document at the point of sale. Trevor’s Treaty is an effort to collect signatures to take to the Kennel Club to ask them to either a) Stop allowing dogs to be registered as CNR or b) Use some of the increased revenue created by these registrations to help the breed rescues deal with the ever increasing number of unhealthy, non standard dogs.
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  • Stop proposed Cumbrae fish farms going ahead!
    The Firth of Clyde is home to populations of porpoises, seals and occasionally there are pods of dolphins and orcas that hunt far up into the Firth in the warmer months. The Firth of Clyde is also one of the last thriving ecosystems for migratory salmonids in the west of Scotland, however it is already in decline like everywhere else. Fish farms are a great danger to sea mammals as they are often caught up in pen nets or shot due to their predatory nature. Furthermore the excess feed and the fish faeces from the pens falls to the sea bed and these areas become a dead zone with great impact on reef, shellfish and inhabitants on the sea bed. Then we have the sea lice infestations, which we have already learned cannot be controlled by any means due to the ideal climatic conditions of our waters for their population densities to explode. These little pests can travel tens of miles to find a host, so they would certainly cause great impact to the smolts and adult migratory salmonids that run both the Lomond and Clyde systems and also the many smaller rivers along the North Ayrshire coast. Angling and Sea Mammal sight seeing in the Clyde and North Ayrshire catchments provides a permanent economy and a way of life for tens of thousands of people in the area. These two large, environmentally unfriendly fish farms will provide only 12 permanent jobs and will affect all of the people and wildlife mentioned above. Please take a stance and hopefully stop these plans from being approved. I would hope the beautiful people of Largs and Great Cumbrae will stand with me and the rest of the Firth of Clyde in saying no to fish farming in the Firth of Clyde. Our ecosystems have already suffered enough from the nearby Striven salmon farms. Save our waters please.
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  • RSPB to stop accepting money for loss of Bird Habitats
    The Curlew (red listed for endangered species) population on the River Exe could be seriously affected if the RSPB do not object to a proposed Planning Application in Starcross. The Developer's Ecological Assessor identified Cirl Buntings on the planning application site. Initially the RSPB accepted the proposed mitigating grants of over £73,000 per Cirl Bunting pair, even though buried in the Assessors report were flocks of Curlews and Oystercatchers (amber list) were identified on site (see photo for December observations) . This is a lot of money for the RSPB which they use to try and develop isolated pockets of habitat for Cirl Buntings. Unfortunately it will encourage the RSPB to see the money and not the birds. The RSPB are consulted by the Local Authority Planning, Natural England, Wildlife Trust and many other organisations so their advice is crucial. Local people contacted the RSPB with photos and details of Wading Birds that use the field. Reluctantly the RSPB, via the Council, asked the Developer to conduct a winter survey. Unfortunately it is once a month and done by the Developer's Ecologist who can pick the weather conditions to suit his Client (not that he will). A local RSPB member has been doing his own survey which shows this site is a major feeding ground for Curlews and Oystercatchers (some days with flocks of over 50). In fact you stand a chance seeing more Curlews here than anywhere on the Exe Estuary. See his observations for December and January :- https://col659.wixsite.com/exe-estuary-lovers/brickyards-lane-starcross This must be happening on Proposed Planning Sites all over the Country. The RSPB advice needs to be totally independent and this will not be the case if the RSPB will lose funding if they object to planning. So sign this petition to ask the RSPB not to accept money for the loss of Habitat so there will be no conflict of interest for the RSPB.
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  • Make health testing dogs compulsory
    To stop puppy farming and breed out genetic faults
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  • Outlaw the digging out of foxes
    Digging out terrified animals who have tried to hide underground is a hideously cruel and unnecessary activity. Those who get their kicks from slaughtering our wildlife in this way are posting their grisly images and videos on social media and bragging about their exploits. Sometimes, after hours of digging to reach the terrified creature, s/he is hauled out and thrown to the dogs. Often the mutilated corpse is mocked and photographed and displayed as a sickening trophy for the groups who take delight in killing animals. This ugly pastime has no place in the UK in 2019. The police have powers to punish hare coursers by crushing their vehicles and confiscating their paraphernalia. Hare coursers may also be sent to prison. If your government is serious about protecting our wildlife and the environment, we the undersigned respectfully request that you make the digging out of animals that have gone to ground illegal, and punishable by imprisonment, confiscation of equipment and dogs and hefty fines.
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  • Save The Animal Rescue Unit (Surrey Fire and Rescue)
    The removal of the Animal Rescue Unit by Surrey Fire and Rescue will jeopardise their chance of survival if needing a specialist rescue. Looking at the unofficial fire rescue Facebook page it seems as though at least one animal a week is rescued by the unit. Without them horses and other farm animals will be left stuck in a ditch, leaving the owner no choice but to call a vet who has no equipment to perform a rescue. Animals live with us and work alongside us. Animals enrich our lives and provide us with resources. We need to nurture, protect and cherish the animals in our communities. We don't know when Surrey Fire & Rescue plan to close the unit down but we are calling all pet owners, horse riders, farmers, and animal lovers throughout Surrey to recognise the value of a highly-trained, specialist Animal Rescue team in Surrey!
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  • Stop the lion and tiger tug-of-war 'attraction'
    Dartmoor zoo are selling tickets for £15 each to have a tug-of-war with a captive lion or a tiger. It's cruel and shows a total lack of respect for these beautiful majestic wild animals. It feels like we're going backwards, the zoo is acting more like a circus rather than somewhere that really cares about the health and safety of the endangered animals in their captivity. The zoo claims it's to give the animals intellectual exercise and fun, but it comes across as putting profits before the animal's welfare. There are plenty of ways that experienced professionals can care for the rare animals, without turning them in to a novelty play thing for tourists.
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  • Stop shooting birds for sport
    So many birds are left injured and cruelly die a slow death, our wildlife should be left in peace, not just for the few who want to persecute them in the name of sport.
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  • Enclosed Dog Exercise Area, West End Park
    Many dog owners are unable to let their dogs off lead, a good example is my Labrador who is not yet great at recall. An enclosed space would allow for more exercise without the worry of them running off, eating things they shouldn't, getting injured/lost, as well as not bothering other park users such as fishermen or people who may have dog phobias. We have some great open spaces in the local area but few that provide this. The picture above shows two possible sites, though only suggestions!
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