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Join with Animals Australia to help end Bali’s dog meat trade

 

What’s happening?

Every day, dogs are captured off the streets of Bali to supply a booming dog meat trade. A shocking Animals Australia investigation has documented Bali’s elusive dog meat trade, fuelled in part by international tourists. The dogs are dumped in bamboo crates or plastic rice sacks, awaiting the nightly slaughter with legs tied and mouths taped shut. They may languish like this for hours or days without food or water. One by one they will be brutally slaughtered in full view of their companions. Tourists are duped into thinking they aren’t eating dog meat – Animals Australia’s investigations found that a dog meat vendor didn’t hesitate to lie to Aussie tourists to make money from them. If you choose to eat meat in Bali, you may end up eating dog meat.

Animals Australia’s efforts

Animals Australia’s investigations found that just a few blocks away from the bustling tourist strips, there was a dark side to this ‘Island Paradise’ — dogs were being poisoned, beaten and strangled for their meat. This violent trade in dog meat is allowed by Bali’s government despite horrific animal cruelty and the serious health risks posed to local people and unsuspecting tourists.

Animals Australia have taken their investigations to the highest levels of government in Bali and every possible influencer in between — from community leaders to religious leaders to health professionals and businesses. All agree that Bali’s dog meat trade is breaching both animal cruelty and food safety laws. They have offered their assistance to the Bali government to close the dog meat trade and to partner with them to protect all animals on the island from extreme cruelty.

Now, international pressure is urgently needed to support our efforts to bring about positive change for all animals in need in Bali.

Supporting Animals Australia

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Join with Animals Australia and together we can urge the Governor of Bali to immediately ban the dog meat trade and pass laws to outlaw extreme cruelty to all animals.

https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/bali-dog-meat-trade/?ua_s=hjhp

 

Join with Greenpeace to stop oil drilling in a whale nursery

 

What’s happening?

The Great Australian Bight supports thriving marine ecoystems and is home to countless unique species – most are found nowhere else in the world. Sharing the Bight’s waters are endangered southern right whales. Almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, their population is still recovering. On top of imminent threats to their hearing from Seismic blasting, an oil spill in the Bight could devastate their survival. Oil and whales simply don’t mix.

Greenpeace’s efforts

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Their goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. Their core values are;

Independence: they do not accept money from governments, corporations or political parties.

Bearing witness: their peaceful protests work to raise awareness and bring public opinion to bear on decision-makers.

Non-violent direct action: they strongly believe that violence in any form is morally wrong and accomplishes nothing.

Desperate oil companies are looking to ever more extreme and dangerous locations to drill, in a reckless bid to exploit oil that we can’t afford to burn. From the pristine Arctic to the majestic Great Australian Bight, people have begun to break the stranglehold of Big Oil. But we still need your help to kick them out for good. Together, we can stand up to greedy oil companies like Statoil and Chevron.

Supporting Greenpeace

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Join with Greenpeace and support their fight for the whales.

$30 could provide support for coastal communities and local fishermen standing up to greedy oil companies.

$60 could help capture stunning footage of the Bight to make its beauty famous worldwide.

$150 could help expose oil companies that are threatening unique and endangered Australian wildlife.

https://www.greenpeace.org.au/donate/bight/?src=blog

 

 

Join with Amnesty International to stop human rights violations against Palestinians

 

What’s happening?

There have been systematic human rights violations against Palestinians for over half a century. These have been happening during Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, in East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Since the occupation first began in June 1967, Israel’s ruthless policies of land confiscation, illegal settlement and dispossession, coupled with rampant discrimination, have inflicted immense suffering on Palestinians, depriving them of their basic rights.

“The worst thing is the sense of being a stranger in your own land and feeling that not a single part of it is yours.” – Raja Shehadeh, Palestinian lawyer and writer

Israel’s military rule disrupts every aspect of daily life in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. It continues to affect whether, when and how Palestinians can travel to work or school, go abroad, visit their relatives, earn a living, attend a protest, access their farmland, or even access electricity or a clean water supply. It means daily humiliation, fear and oppression. People’s entire lives are effectively held hostage by Israel. Israel has also adopted a complex web of military laws to crush dissent against its policies, and senior government officials have branded Israelis advocating for Palestinian rights as “traitors”.

Amnesty International’s efforts

Amnesty International are calling on governments to stop enabling the economy that keeps these illegal settlements growing and fuels the suffering of Palestinians. Governments around the world are letting goods produced in these settlements into their markets, and are allowing companies in their countries to operate in settlements. All of this helps the illegal settlements profit and thrive.

Supporting Amnesty International

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

You can help by calling on your government now to ban Israeli settlement goods from entering your markets, and to stop companies based in your country operating in settlements or trading in their goods – and help put an end to the cycle of violations suffered by Palestinians living under Israel’s occupation.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2017/06/israel-occupation-50-years-of-dispossession/

 

Join with Oxfam to break the cycle of poverty in Zimbabwe

 

What’s happening?

Zimbabwe is facing an urgent hunger crisis after five years of punishing drought, followed by devastating floods. Persistent drought and damaging rains have made farming almost impossible and now 4.1 million people are directly affected by severe food shortages, with most families eating only one meal every two days. Without food and water, children don’t have the strength to attend school and thrive, and this is how the cycle of poverty continues.

Oxfam’s efforts

“There was a time where it really became so bad, we were going without meals and people had no interest in us. They would just dismiss us and say ‘we don’t know how they are going to survive.”

– Liliosa, Zimbabwe

Oxfam has brought clean water to keep kids in school. Before Oxfam rehabilitated the local borehole, teacher Imanuel Tabe struggled to keep students in class. Without access to safe water, children either stayed home or skipped lessons to drink dirty water from the nearest river.

“The time we are wasting walking up and down to fetch water is productive time … If we could get water near to our place, it would reduce the amount of trips we make … and assist us to do something that would uplift our livelihoods.”- Ida, Zimbabwe

Now the kids are able to access clean and safe water, and attendance at school has improved.

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

You can help break the cycle of poverty in Zimbabwe.

$70 can train volunteers with hygiene awareness training and equipment that will help Zimbabwean families protect themselves against deadly waterborne diseases.

$150 can provide hungry families with cash transfers via mobile phones to help them pay for nutritious food, covering 50% of their estimated needs for one month.

$300 can provide training and equipment for volunteer village women to learn how to use water points safely and sustainably.

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/end-poverty-in-zimbabwe/

 

 

Join with Avaaz to end plastic pollution  

 

What’s happening?

It has been projected that by the year 2050, our oceans will have more plastic trash in them than fish. Half of the plastic that we make, we use just once and then throw it away, and much of it ends up in our oceans, choking our seas and the animals in it.

Right now, our governments can stop this atrocity when they meet at a historic summit to outline their clean ocean commitments. Public pressure has made the world’s #2 polluter, Indonesia, commit to a 70% reduction in plastic waste and we can put pressure on the other top polluters to make this same commitment if we work together and as a community with Avaaz.

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. They take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.

Avaaz has put together a petition that they will be sending to the Head of the UN Environment Programme. We can add our names to put pressure on other countries to commit to a reduction in plastic waste.

“If one million of us get behind a global call the Head of the UN Environment Programme will announce our petition from the summit podium and work with us to push countries to ban single-use plastics and let our oceans breathe again.”

Supporting Avaaz

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Join with Avaaz and add your name to the cause:

“Plastic pollution is killing our oceans — by 2050 they will have more plastic than fish. We call on you to phase out single-use plastics within the next 5 years, and implement the policies our oceans need to thrive.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/end_plastic_pollution_loc/?slideshow

 

Join with Avaaz to help save the Vaquitas mammals from extinction

 

What’s happening?

Vaquitas are cute, timid aquatic mammals that look like mini-dolphins and there are only thirty of them left in the world. They have been dying because they get trapped in “gillnets” and drown. Gillnet fishing is a method of fishing where vertical panels of netting are set in a straight line in the water. Fish get caught in the gillnet by being wedged and held by the mesh around the body, being  gilled and held by mesh slipping behind the bones protecting the gills, or by getting tangled and held by teeth, spines, maxillaries, or other protrusions without the body penetrating the mesh.

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. They take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.

Mexico is considering banning these nets right now, and a key government official has agreed to deliver Avaaz’s call right into the highest government offices. If we act now, we can stop this beautiful species from being wiped out.

Supporting Avaaz

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Join with Avaaz and send your message to President of Mexico Peña Nieto, Minister of Environment Rafael Pacchiano, and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries José Calzada:

“As citizens from around the world horrified that vaquitas could vanish from the face of the earth, we urge you to establish and enforce an immediate, permanent ban on deadly gillnet fishing in Mexico. As there are only 30 vaquitas left, we call on you to do all you can to save this beautiful species from extinction before it’s too late.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/save_the_vaquitas_loc/?slideshow

 

Join with Amnesty International to stop the Philippines from bringing back the death penalty

 

What’s happening?

Currently, the Philippine government is trying to bring back the death penalty. President Duterte has made it clear since he came into office in 2016: he is happy to use violence to preserve social order and fight crime. And his government is quickly following his lead. In March, a Bill to reintroduce the death penalty for some drug-related offences was adopted by the House of Representatives. His domestic policy has focused on combating illegal drug trade by initiating the Philippine Drug War. In speeches made after his inauguration on June 30 2016, Duterte urged citizens to kill suspected criminals and drug addicts. He said he would order police to adopt a shoot-to-kill policy, and would offer them a bounty for dead suspects.

Now, another Bill is going to the Senate for them to discuss and vote on in May – and it aims to bring back the death penalty for many more offences. It’s now at the stage where the Senate can approve it – or, they can oppose it. They have the power to stop the death penalty being reintroduced. But we must act now and put as much pressure as possible on them to vote against bringing it back.

Amnesty International’s efforts

The death penalty cruel, inhumane and mostly affects those living in poverty – it doesn’t even work as an effective way to deter people from committing crime, so it has no worth. 141 countries are abolitionist in law or practice. The reintroduction of the death penalty would set the Philippines starkly against the global trend towards its abolition.

Supporting Amnesty International

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Help stop the death penalty returning to the Philippines. Act now and send an email to all members of the Philippine Senate voting on the bill over the coming weeks. Call on them to put an end to this ultimately inhuman, cruel and degrading punishment.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/stop-reintroduction-of-death-penalty-philippines/

 

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