Greece: Petition – Stop the poisoning of dogs in Zakynthos. Please Sign – Link Below.

Originally posted on Serbian Animals Voice (SAV):

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Hi everyone;

I just signed this petition — will you join me?

The Mayor of Zakynthos: Stop the poisoning of dogs in Zakynthos.

Read about Zakynthos  – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakynthos
To: The Mayor of Zakynthos

The petition is really important and could use our help.

Click here to find out more and sign:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_Mayor_of_Zakynthos_Stop_the_poisoning_of_dogs_in_Zakynthos/?kiVEiab 

Aim – to reach target of 5,000 signatures.  Currently approaching 2,300.

Thanks so much,

Mark – SAV.

Petition wording:

 Dear Mr Mayor,

I am writing on behalf of many people who have visited Zakynthos over many years. We love the island and have friends amongst it’s people. However, in recent years we have been extremely distressed and disturbed by the growing and continuing animal abuse and neglect that occurs on Zakynthos and this has lead to many people stating that they will never return to Zakynthos.

There have been reports via Facebook of…

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Cockatoo Pulled His Feathers Out After Owner Died, Now He Has Fresh Start And Needs New Home

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:

King O the cockatoo’s bald little head hints at how stressful his life used to be.

“He was very attached to his first person, and from all accounts he had a wonderful life with her. When she died, he grieved for her,” says Jacqueline Johnson, who runs the bird department at Best Friends Animal Society. “His next home was with a family member who had no idea how to help him cope with his loss and grief. That is when he started pulling out his feathers with his feet.”

The new owner reached out to Best Friends to see if the bird might be happier living at the group’s massive sanctuary in the red hills of southern Utah, which is home to some 100 birds and 1,600 other animals, including dogs, cats, horses, pigs and bunnies.

Indeed, the 15-year-old — originally mistaken for a female and named Ophelia —…

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Sentient beings are not ‘things’

Originally posted on There's an Elephant in the Room blog:

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If we care about other beings but we are not vegan, then there is only one way we could live with ourselves.

That’s by an elaborate pretence that the creatures we use are somehow treated ‘humanely'; that somehow we personally are not responsible for any suffering.

Let’s stop right there and think logically. How is it possible to bring beings into existence for the sole purpose of using and killing them as resources and commodities without violating their fundamental right as sentient creatures? The short answer is – it’s not.

There is nothing humane about treating other beings as ‘things’ and and absolutely no need for us to use and consume their bodies. We can drop the pretence and stop lying to ourselves.

Every one of us that uses the bodies and secretions of others is responsible for suffering beyond our ability to imagine.

So let’s be vegan, stay vegan…

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