What is our goal?
Using this petition as one instrument, we want to prong collars declared illegal in Germany.

So how can you help us reach this goal?
We are demanding with this petition and your signature on it, that prong collars be made illegal in Germany

That means:
- Every petition will be confirmed for the content, legallity of the signees and general public welfare.
- If the petitions have been inspected and confirmed in the above points, it will be considered valid.
- Wie need at least 50,000 valid signature in order that the formal discussion be opened in the Committee on Petitions, to which we would be able to take an active part.
- We only have 3 weeks time to reach this goal.
- Every German citizen is legally allowed to sign and turn in such a petition.

As soon as this three-week period starts, you will find a link on our website to the on-line petition and signaturelists, which you can download.

Please send the list in due time with your collected signatures to the following address:
Tina Müller
Senator-Balcke-Strasse 56
28279 Bremen

So, the only thing missing now is the starter's-gun. The countdown has started and the petitions will be turned it.

So, please check back often!

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What is a petition, what is it good for and what has to happen so that it's successful?
A petition is a position, request or complaint from an individual or group of individuals directed towards a governing body or Committee on Petitions. It is one of the basic democratic rights of all in Germany.
One can privately or publically submit such petitions directly online to the Committee on Petitions since 2005.
If such a petition is submitted, it will first be inspected for validity, which takes about 3 weeks. If the petition is found to be valid (no derogatory text, is correct in terms of content, is in the public interest, there is no similar petition currently under consideration and it hasn't already been rejected in the past), the petition will then be made public.
If the petitioners then decide to publicize this, then it's open to all to sign and discuss. Once publicized, one has 6 weeks to sign it.
In addition and parallel to the above, it's also possible to collect signatures by hand. this means setting out the petitions on every possible place imaginable. In this case, as many people as possible anc be directly requested to sign and thereby support the petitioner/petition. If the petitioner can collect 50,000 signatures within 3 weeks, then the public discussion can begin.
In such a case the petition is also allowed to take part in such discussions. After this discussion period, the petition is then subject to parliamentary discrimination. Before the Committee on Petitions can do this, there must be a recommendation to act supported by at least 2 parliamentary representatives. This then constitutes the submission of the subject of the petition to the German congress.

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