Animals on fur farms in China are bludgeoned, slammed on the pavement and have their heads kicked in. Often, this doesn’t kill the poor animal so it remains alive for the skinning process. These living animals then have their skin ripped from their flesh while they hang by their limbs writhing in pain. Once the fur has been detached, the bodies are then thrown into piles where many animals continue to breath and squirm for up to ten minutes after being skinned alive. This brutal and torturous fur farming industry in China must be stopped immediately.

A BUAV investigation has uncovered the shocking use of very young animals, including puppies and kittens by MSD Animal Health in the UK in experiments for animal vaccines. The animals were killed and their bodies cut up for examination.

During our 8 month investigation, 92 beagle puppies, 10 adult nursing female beagles, at least 15 kittens and an unknown number of rabbits, calves and chickens were killed by MSD Animal Health in one UK laboratory. 

Some of the animals, including rabbits, calves and kittens, were allowed to suffer the full extent of the symptoms of serious and even deadly diseases. A number of rabbits had to be killed due to the severity of their suffering. Kittens were used in experiments that caused them to suffer weight loss, high temperatures and ulcers. Then at less than 6 months old, the kittens were killed, their bodies dissected and dumped in a bin as waste.

Pregnant beagles were delivered to the laboratory. After giving birth, they were allowed to remain with their puppies for just a few weeks. Most had their puppies cruelly taken away to be used in tests when they were only around 5 weeks old.  Once their puppies had been removed, the nursing mothers were killed, sometimes within minutes. These trusting dogs were seen as nothing more than breeding machines to provide puppies to be used in experiments. The company had no system for finding homes for them; most were simply discarded. Some of the puppies could also have been released but shockingly this rarely happened because it was easier for the laboratory to kill them.

Many of the puppies were used in tests and then killed; some at just 6 weeks of age. Restrained and given a lethal injection, their small bodies cut open and bits of organs sliced up and taken away for analysis.

Please help the BUAV end the appalling killing of puppies, kittens and other animals BORN TO DIE in UK laboratories.

Watch our film: http://youtu.be/Md69-iY84f0

Find out more: www.buav.org/undercover-investigations/born-to-die

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anonymous said:

The reason the petition will likely fail is because the people at RT, and most of their fans, have used words like r-tard all their lives and nobody ever calls us on it. Generally everybody knows not to say it in earshot of an actual disabled person, but shit, it just doesn't occur to some people that their audience has those people. Either way, they're being asked to break lifelong habits for people they perceive as a small demographic of the audience. Idk I just think it's futile.

Well, that’s what the petition is about really. It’s not about forcing them to do anything, it’s not like a petition has any legal power or anything. It’s just about showing them that they do have fans that care about it. And tbh they did go through a period where they were much better.

The thing is, they clearly know that some slurs are a no-go, for the most part. You almost never hear the n-word from them, or the f-slur (homophobic). I just don’t get how people can compartmentalise and go ‘oh yes those slurs are bad and I will not say them when recording, but this equally bad slur is fine’. Maybe they will understand that it’s shitty and that it hurts a lot of people, maybe they won’t. But that’s what I perceive the petition to be about.

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street.  NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street.  None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.  

"Jason Brown, the Nevada man accused of adopting dogs in order to torture and dismember them, is currently being held on $70,000 bail. However, recent news reports suggest that he may be able to pay his bail out of a trust fund."


100,000 signatures are needed by Monday August 11th to prevent this man from being bailed out of jail. Please sign this petition!

Please share this photo and spread the word. Money shouldn’t allow a person to get away with murder.

http://www.change.org/petitions/sign-petition-to-deny-bail-to-man-who-adopted-dogs-so-he-could-torture-and-dismember-them?recruiter=134531290&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_mobile

I love good police officers. I have them in my immediate family. Like all civil servants they are underpaid and under-resourced for a difficult job….

Our 5 Policy Solutions Are As Follows:

1. The shooting and killing of an unarmed citizen who does not have an outstanding warrant for a violent crime should be a federal offense.

2. Choke holds and chest compressions by police (what the coroner lists as the official cause of death for Eric Garner) should be federally banned.

3. All police officers must wear forward-facing body cameras while on duty. They cost just $99 and are having a signficant, positive impact in several cities around the United States and the world.

4. Suspensions for violations of any of the above offenses should be UNPAID.

5. Convictions for the above offenses should have their own set of mandatory minimum penalties. The men who killed Diallo, Bell, Grant, Carter, Garner, and others all walk free while over 1,000,000 non violent offenders are currently incarcerated in American prisons.

I love good police officers. I have them in my immediate family. Like all civil servants they are underpaid and under-resourced for a difficult job.

However, a long and completely avoidable history of violence by police officers has killed too many innocent civilians, caused a destructive level of mistrust in the community, and is causing a rising tide of anger, frustration, and despair among millions of good people.

This petition is for Amadou Diallo - shot at 41 times. An innocent, hardworking man simply reaching for his wallet, Diallo should be alive today.

This petition is for Sean Bell - shot at over 50 times and killed on his wedding day. 

This petition is for Oscar Grant - handcuffed with his hands behind his back for breaking a fight on the subway - Oscar was shot in the back and killed by a police officer while sitting down.

This petition is for Chavis Carter - arrested for marijuana, searched, handcuffed with his hands behind his back, and put into the back of a police car. Chavis is then said to have somehow killed himself with a gun. 

This petition is for Wendell Allen - just 20 years old - police busted into a house and shot him in the heart - killing him. He wasn’t who they were looking for.

This petition is for Eric Garner - choked to death on YouTube for the entire world to see. While the coroner has deemed his death a homicide, we must change the laws to prevent this from ever happening again.

This petition is for these men, and for many other unarmed men and women who have been killed by the police. It is unacceptable for the police to serve as JUDGE, JURY, and EXECUTIONER. The recent murders of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and John Crawford this past month at the hands of police have so inflamed communities across the country that we believe we are reaching a tipping point of anger.

It is our hope to channel this collective anger into effective policy solutions that will not only make life safer for citizens, but will restore confidence in police, and bring hope to hopeless families and communities devastated by these egregious acts of violence.

Our 5 Policy Solutions Are As Follows:

1. The shooting and killing of an unarmed citizen who does not have an outstanding warrant for a violent crime should be a federal offense.

2. Choke holds and chest compressions by police (what the coroner lists as the official cause of death for Eric Garner) should be federally banned.

3. All police officers must wear forward-facing body cameras while on duty. They cost just $99 and are having a signficant, positive impact in several cities around the United States and the world.

4. Suspensions for violations of any of the above offenses should be UNPAID.

5. Convictions for the above offenses should have their own set of mandatory minimum penalties. The men who killed Diallo, Bell, Grant, Carter, Garner, and others all walk free while over 1,000,000 non violent offenders are currently incarcerated in American prisons.

These federal actions are in the best interest of our country. We will direct our anger, our dollars, our votes, and our voice to seeing them happen all across the country. 

SIGN THE PETITION

cursedcamper:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

Sign the petition and spread this!

Anyone else having difficulty signing this? for some reason every petition related to police brutality/ michael brown and ferguson is stating there is an error and i can’t sign…

I made this post even though I couldn’t sign, because darkness760 asked me to boost this petition. I thought perhaps the only reason I was getting the error was because I am on a mobile device, and I figured I could just sign later… But yeah, it seems a lot of people are getting this message: “An error has occurred Sorry, there is a technical problem and this petition cannot be signed right now. Please try again in a few minutes. If you receive this error repeatedly, you may contact We The People to report the problem.” If this is an attempt to suppress this petition, it’s pathetic. These petitions don’t become law when signed enough. When they get enough signatures, all it means is that the Whitehouse website will make a statement in response. It’s very cowardly that apparently making a statement on something important like this is so outrageously out of the question that they have to rig the website to avoid it. Meanwhile, that fucking “haha lol Death Star” petition was allowed to run and even that got a response.
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Sign my petition to get the remaining seasons of A Different World & Living Single released on DVD…500 signatures needed

https://www.change.org/petitions/warner-home-videos-release-the-remaining-seasons-of-a-different-world-living-single-on-dvd

Update: Actually got Erika Alexander AKA Maxine Shaw to sign the petition, and Kim Fields AKA Regine Hunter’s support, so hopefully we’re getting somewhere with this. =)

PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO MIKE BROWN FROM FERGUSON, MO REAL JUSTICE PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK AND SIGN THIS PETITION FOR ALL POLICE OFFICERS TO BE REQUIRED TO WEAR CAMERAS ON DUTY SO THAT THERE IS VIDEO EVIDENCE TO SHOW WHAT HAPPENED SO THERE ARE NO FALSE STATEMENTS FROM CORRUPT OR BAD POLICE OFFICERS. PLEASE SHARE THIS AND SIGNAL BOOST IT.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

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