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Petition for Animals in South Africa

Petition for South African Animals
( In loving memory of Maggie )
More info HERE



We are aware that a huge amount of petitions have been sent out regarding animal rights BUT this petition is one with a difference and will be submitted to parliament once we receive your signature, showing your support for something that really is quite bizarre…. .

Did you know that animals in South Africa are not recognized as sentient beings. This means they are classified as objects, and therefore have no rights

In recent times, Southern Africa has seen a huge upsurge in people involved in the animal rights movement, all calling for animals to be recognized as sentient beings. At the moment, most constitutions recognise animals as inanimate objects, incapable of feeling pain, terror or having any kind of consciousness. 

Difficult to believe we know but sadly this is the case. We have been wondering what it means then when an animal lets out a cry of pain or is clearly shaken from abuse!  

Just the other day we all heard about:

Lucy who was tied to a railway line, but was luckily saved minutes before the train rode over her again. (More info HERE)

Then there was Jack, who was buried alive but luckily was also saved.

How about the little guy who was beaten to death by a spade over this past weekend. (More info HERE) The list can go on and on............... 

The abusers may get caught and then what:  A slap on the wrist and a small fine… 

This is what our plea to the Government is:

To ensure that animals are regarded as sentient beings:  Capable of perceiving and feeling things.

To punish animal abusers more severely which will make them think twice before carrying out the heinous acts that they do.

For animals, as sentient beings, to be afforded the right to life, dignity and welfare.

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states the following:

South Africa's Constitution is one of the most progressive in the world and is based on the values of dignity, equality and freedom. 

Why then, can’t this be applied to animals too who live, breath, feel love and pain as we do ?!? 

Samantha Liddell and Sandra Hill, (co-founders of F.F.A.R.) ask that you please add your name to this petition to assist us in this cause.  Those of you who know us personally will know where our passion lies and will also know that once we have your support, we will take this all the way.  

Thank You in advance and lets stand together and keep positive in helping those who need us to speak on their behalves !! Please sign this petition below and forward this page/url onto ALL animal lovers as we need at least 10 000 signatures!!

 

9894Signatures >>
 
NameLocationSigned
Dipen PatelSouth Africa19 December 2014
Anita ForgacsHungary18 December 2014
Otua Sobukwe-WhyteCape Town16 December 2014
Karen BredenhannAlberton 12 December 2014
Sara Fieldpretoria12 December 2014
Natasja JacobsBloemfontein11 December 2014
Jacques KitchenJohannesburg11 December 2014
Magda PretoriusMossel Bay10 December 2014
John BaconWestern Cape9 December 2014
Tebogo MphatsweGauteng3 December 2014
Ashleigh PotgieterGauteng26 November 2014
Amanda PotgieterGauteng26 November 2014
Carl WillemsePretoria22 November 2014
Izak WillemsePretoria22 November 2014
Natalie WillemseElarduspark22 November 2014
Mariette Mertz Midrand 21 November 2014
sashen naidoopietermaritzburg18 November 2014
rita petriItalia18 November 2014
Ursula Ristau-SchaeferGermany16 November 2014
Ericia BouwerPiet Retief16 November 2014
Charmaine KrugerPretoria14 November 2014
Fouzia DavidsCape town13 November 2014
Monica HerbstPotchefstroom10 November 2014
Gerhard Delportjohannesburg9 November 2014
gilly mitchellhermanus7 November 2014
Zandile CekisoBellville South5 November 2014
Diana BrinkWestern Cape4 November 2014
Anna NelPolokwane4 November 2014
Devi PatherDurban3 November 2014
Rajen ReddyKwazulu Natal30 October 2014
Pam Claire PillayDurban, SA30 October 2014
Samantha GovenderSouth Africa30 October 2014
Vishalin PillayDurban30 October 2014
Baheya MohamedDurban30 October 2014
Amith SinghDurban30 October 2014
Jeremy David JamesSouth Africa30 October 2014
Maldean PillayDurban30 October 2014
Patricia ReddyDurban30 October 2014
Andelene van RensburgSecunda30 October 2014
Leticia ReddySecunda30 October 2014
Gayle de la HarpePretoria28 October 2014
Kerry Louise BarrySouth Africa28 October 2014
Jano MoutonPretoria28 October 2014
lilas giorginarbonne23 October 2014
shanaaz abrahamsCape town22 October 2014
Deidre MoonsamyPort Elizabeth22 October 2014
Natasja labuschagnePretoria22 October 2014
Carolina van HuyssteenCape Town, South Africa18 October 2014
Eve HopfCape Town12 October 2014
Carol BaldwinJohannesburg3 October 2014
Susan von WiellighPretoria3 October 2014
MellorAustria, Moostratte2 October 2014
Amanda CilliersPretoria25 September 2014
Craig HerbstCenturion, South Africa22 September 2014
Julie FearnehoughEngland19 September 2014
Natasha PretoriusBethal18 September 2014
Charlotte JukesGermiston17 September 2014
Nishan MoonsamyPietermaritzburg16 September 2014
Kath JoubertDurban13 September 2014
Elmarie IronsideGauteng28 August 2014
Armand AylwardGauteng28 August 2014
Shireen Pakkirigauteng28 August 2014
Mergan ChettyBrighton Beach, Durban27 August 2014
Teppo SaariTurku, Finland26 August 2014
marianna oosthuizenwestern cape 25 August 2014
Lorraine SilaRoodepoort25 August 2014
Ravan NaraidooDurban23 August 2014
DomanRSA19 August 2014
Derek FlyKempton Park15 August 2014
Linda FlyKempton Park15 August 2014
Tracy BoggisBoksburg13 August 2014
Tracy BoggisBoksburg13 August 2014
Ansa de JagerOudtshoorn13 August 2014
Remina StephanStellenbosch13 August 2014
Nicola WiggillTzaneen9 August 2014
Pia van RhynVredenburg8 August 2014
a j jansen van rensburgillovo beach8 August 2014
Derrick BrownPaarl29 July 2014
Ada Viljoen Pretoria 20 July 2014
Julia StreakKraaifontein18 July 2014
SI-ANN BOTHABOKSBURG18 July 2014
Tracy JosephJohannesburg18 July 2014
Marcia BlacherCape Town18 July 2014
Adele CurnickEastern Cape17 July 2014
Ninke DuvenhageSouth Africa16 July 2014
Christian QuitterJohannesburg16 July 2014
Alwyn KellermanDar es Salaam16 July 2014
Herbert HoweVanrhynsdorp West Cape16 July 2014
Rudi PeensKlerksdorp16 July 2014
Hannes PretoriusKlerksdorp15 July 2014
Katrinka TyrseckConnecticut USA13 July 2014
Maryke HeathSandstone11 July 2014
agusty geelport elizabeth10 July 2014
Julie SamsonDurban9 July 2014
Oana CatinasPinetown8 July 2014
Jacques De LangePolokwane8 July 2014
Jaco VorsterPolokwane8 July 2014
Julin EloffBloemfontein8 July 2014
Natasha SteenkampPolokwane8 July 2014
koos spangenbergpolokwane8 July 2014
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