Saturday, September 16, 2006

Animals Matter To Me

Here's a small thing that people can do. I know that online petitions are largely considered useless, but I also know this: They can't hurt.

The biggest global animal protection initiative has begun and we’re asking for your help to make it happen. WSPA is leading an international effort to convince the United Nations to issue a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.

A UN Declaration would act as a catalyst for better animal welfare by formally recognizing at the global level that animals are living, sentient beings that can experience pain and suffering and therefore deserve due consideration and respect.

Help us achieve global recognition that animals matter, that they can feel pain and can suffer and that we have a responsibility to put an end to cruelty around the world. We seek 10 million signatures to let the governments of the world know we are serious about achieving a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare at the United Nations.

Click the logo above to add you name. I was number 159,376 so they have some way to go.

And what the hell, I submitted Oscar's picture to their image gallery. We'll see if the THIT mascot makes the cut. :-)

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