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Tell Walmart to Stop Torturing Mother Pigs. Sign Joaquin Phoenix's petition!
Hi, I'm Joaquin Phoenix, and I need your help with a very serious issue: ending the sickening abuse mother pigs endure at Walmart pork supplier factory farms. Please sign my petition asking Walmart to phase out inherently cruel gestation crates within its pork supply chain.
If you’ve ever met a pig, you know they are extremely intelligent and friendly animals much like the dogs or cats we all know and love. In fact, pigs are widely considered one of the smartest animals on the planet.
Unfortunately, right now, millions of these smart and social animals are crammed inside restrictive “gestation crates” and forced to live nearly their entire lives in abject misery and deprivation at Walmart pork suppliers nationwide.
Gestation crates are something straight out of a horror movie. The crates are made of steel and concrete and are just barely larger than the pigs’ own bodies. Isolated and nearly immobilized in such small crates, these sensitive animals are unable to even walk, turn around, or lie down comfortably, let alone play, explore, or engage in other natural behaviors that make life worth living.
Locked inside these tiny torture chambers, pregnant pigs can only languish in their own misery as the years slowly pass by. These curious animals lose their minds from boredom and stress. They often also suffer painful pressure sores from rubbing against the bars of their cages and crippling joint problems as their muscles waste away from lack of use.
If Walmart executives did this to even one dog or cat instead of millions of pigs, they would be thrown in jail.
Even more upsetting is that Walmart stands obstinately behind the times in its continued support of these inherently cruel gestation crates. In just the last few years, nearly every other major food provider in the country, including Target, Kmart, Kroger, Safeway, and Costco, have committed to ridding their pork supply chains of gestation crates.
But not Walmart. Walmart's continued support of gestation crates is absolutely unacceptable.
With your help, I think we can change that. Please, take a moment to sign my petition calling on Walmart to do the right thing and stop letting its pork suppliers get away with torturing animals. Tell Walmart to phase out cruel gestation crates in its supply chain.
Thank you.
Link: www.change.org/p/tell-walmart-…
Sacramento County DA: Prosecute Zelda’s killer to fullest extent of the law!
The man who has been on the run from Sacramento since June for allegedly tying a dog to a bowling ball and drowning it in the American River was arrested Tuesday, November 4, in Reno, NV.
William Meek, 47, was being held in the Washoe County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.  Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Hilary Bagley-Franzoia said the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has requested Meek’s extradition to California.
The dog, a 12-year-old border collie named Zelda, was found floating in the American River on June 16 near Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood.
According to Gina Knepp, city animal care manager, when the dog was found, it had a retractable leash attached to its collar. The other end of the leash was tied to a bowling bag, which contained a bowling ball and a large rock. Despite this payload, the dog was floating when it was found in the American River.
“The dog was alive when it entered the river,” Knepp said. “It’s a terrible case.”
A necropsy confirmed drowning as the dog’s cause of death; it also revealed signs of trauma around the dog’s neck, presumably from struggling to free itself and survive.
Animal control officials began investigating and found the dog had been microchipped, which allowed them to determine it had come into the city animal shelter as a stray in 2008  (see above photo composite, i.e. a 2008 shelter photo of Zelda.. and the bowling ball bag and leash used to drown her).   (Web site references to Sacramento Bee articles covering this gruesome event are provided at the end of this petition).

TO ALL VIEWERS OF THIS PETITION:    PLEASE NOT ONLY SIGN AND BROADLY SPREAD THIS PETITION BUT ALSO THE GLOBAL CHANGE.ORG PETITION TO ELEVATE THE LEGAL STATUS OF COMPANION ANIMALS;  IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT AND FUNDAMENTAL TO STRENGTHENING ANIMAL CRUELTY/ABUSE LAWS AND PENALTIES EVERYWHERE.
That other petition – web site link immediately below --  focuses on the notorious Michael Vick dog fighting case and just how quickly Vick was back – again making millions of dollars playing NFL football -- after that heinous crime
www.change.org/p/richard-avanz…

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Link: www.change.org/p/hilary-bagley…
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AnimalsAreAngels Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question- which folder should I submit poetry to?
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AngelicStrawberry Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I was wondering if I could affiliate my group :icondisabledanimals: ? If not, it's okay =)
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AngelicStrawberry Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for accepting me! I'd love to adopt an animal someday! Animals are just so precious just like children! Does anyone know of any good animal adoption sites?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Why the 2 petitions (Pledge to Be Fur-Free !) and (Stand By Animals In China) got declined ?
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A couple months ago, I posted a comment about police brutality against dogs, and I'd like to reiterate just how severe this epidemic is.

WARNING: the following video is extremely graphic and disturbing, and contains video footage and audio of dogs being shot to death by law enforcement officers. The dogs scream in pain, and often suffer tremendously before finally dying. Viewer discretion is advised.

Click here to watch
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