Hundreds of people who came to the Mercer Union exhibition signed petitions supporting legislation to abolish the death penalty in the State of Texas. The petitions, along with a cover letter requesting Canadian death row inmate Stanley Faulder be sent back to Canada where he would serve an alternative sentence, was sent to George W. Bush. The Special Rapporteur sent repeated appeals to the Government of the United States pointing out that Mr. Faulder had reportedly not been informed of his rights under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Mr. Joseph Stanley Faulder was executed in the State of Texas on June 17, 1999 against the wishes of Amnesty International, the Canadian Government and the international community. George W. Bush's disregard for human rights, international law and human life continues today with thousands of killings of innocent people in Iraq by his administration.