APPEAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FOR AN ANIMAL RIGHTS BILL
To: THE WORLD
ASIAN DOGS AND CATS AND OUR DOMESTIC ANIMALS GO THROUGH MANY DEATHS WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR THEM TO BE SLAUGHTERED. THEY DIE A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME.
THEIR FEAR IS REAL AND IT IS TIME THIS BARBARIC ACT AND METHOD OF KILLING IS STOPPED . . .
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION, WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE UNITED NATIONS WITH AN ACCOMPANYING LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD OLYMPIC COMMITTEE.
APPEAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS
It is a well-known fact that Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, etc., are torturing and, in fact, murdering helpless dogs and cats, simply to satisfy the palate of the male Asian.
The Canadian Voice for Animals calls upon you to use your power to put a stop to this barbaric act. There are hundred of thousands of world citizens who are appalled and dismayed at the lack of coverage the press has given this terrible atrocity now that the 2008 Summer Olympic Games have been awarded to China.
We call upon all members of the United Nations to DAMN the Asian countries that have no regard for the welfare of animals.
We also call upon the members of the United Nations to draw up more humane methods when killing domestic animals. The general public is not aware that, cows, hogs, horses, lambs, sheep, chickens, and all other animals slated for the plates of the citizens of the world, are killed a little at a timeThese animals suffer many deaths in the course of their slaughter.
Finally, we beg the leaders of the free world to band together and draw up a WORLD ANIMAL RIGHTS BILL, and have the courage to enforce it.
Earl H. Earle Bingley
Canadian Voice for Animals
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One step closer to a UN 'first' for animals
(Press Release Dec 13, 2006)
from a press release
Animal welfare will today (Thursday, December 14, 2006) move one step closer to an unprecedented place on the United Nations agenda when representatives from more than 130 developing countries receive an official briefing on a global initiative supported by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).
The initiative aims to establish a United Nations Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare that would achieve global recognition of animals as sentient beings, capable of experiencing pain and suffering, and animal welfare as an important aspect of the social development of nations worldwide. During the briefing, a presentation in support of the Declaration will be made by Minister Noah Wekesa, Minister of Science & Technology for Kenya, as well as several WSPA representatives.
Following the briefing, it is hoped that the G77 -- which is made up of 132 member states and is the largest coalition of developing countries in the United Nations -- will consider championing the Declaration. This would significantly increase awareness and support ahead of a ministerial conference planned for the end of 2007 in New York. If consensus is then achieved at that ministerial conference it is hoped that the Declaration will then be put before the United Nations General Assembly for adoption.
Noah Wekesa, Kenya's Minister of Science and Technology, said, "The world is waking up from its deep slumber to the fact that animals do matter. Animal welfare matters to people. It matters to our survival. It matters to our happiness. It matters to the environment. It matters to human health. But, most of all, animal welfare matters to the animals."
Leah Garces, WSPA's Director of Programs, added, "The link between the United Nations and animals is very clear. Over 1 billion people depend on animals for their livelihood. We can no longer ignore our reliance on animals and the importance of their well being. Better care for animals can result directly in better lives for humans. This is an unturned stone on the path to progress, sustainable development and poverty reduction. It is time we turn that stone over and bring animals into the UN spotlight."
The G77 -- the group of 77 -- was established in 1964 by 77 developing countries
signatories of the "Joint Declaration of the Seventy-Seven Countries" issued at the end of the first session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.
As the largest coalition of developing countries in the United Nations, the G77 provides the means for the developing world to articulate and promote its collective interests and enhance its joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues in the United Nations system, and promote economic and technical cooperation among developing countries (ECDC/TCDC).
WSPA is promoting the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare, and has gathered more than 350,000 signatures in support of the Declaration from its supporters worldwide. For more about the Declaration, visit: http://www. animalsmatterusa.org
The World Society for the Protection of Animals is the world's largest federation of humane societies and animal protection organizations, representing over 700 member societies in 144 countries. Through direct field work, campaigning, legislative work, education and training programs, WSPA strives to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends. For more info, visit: http://www.wspa-usa.org