Hundreds of unwanted alpacas are starving to death in Oregon. Thank a local rescue agency for working to save, feed, and rehouse these animals.
One county in North Carolina has decided to phase out gas chamber euthanasia in favor of the more humane injection option, while also moving toward no-kill shelters. Commend the county’s efforts to reduce animal suffering.
Electric shock collars cause pain, confusion, and in some cases severe injury in pets. Demand that these useless and primitive devices be banned permanently in exchange for humane training.
Over 180 puppies and many other animals were rescued during a recent puppy mill raid in Jefferson County, Arkansas. These animals were living in unsanitary conditions without sufficient access to food or water. Sign this petition and thank the organizations involved for rescuing these animals.
Greyhound dogs are dying almost daily in Florida at the track races. Tell Florida legislature it is unacceptable for innocent animals to at the hands of entertainment and gambling.
Nearly half of domestic violence victims stay in abusive relationships to protect a pet. A new bill has been passed that protects domestic violence victims and their pets by allowing victims to take custody of their pets. Commend the Virginia State Senate for passing this bill.
Legislators recently rejected a bill that would make dogfighting attendance a misdemeanor, marking a massive step backwards for animal rights. Demand that this bill be reconsidered.
Animals who are bred or captured for use in the fur industry endure lives of sheer misery. We must demand that fur be removed from luxury stores across the United States.
Pet stores in Virginia must now tell consumers where their dogs came from. This new law discourages puppy mills, and protects pet buyers from unhealthy milled dogs. Commend the passage of this humane and logical measure.
The Recession has seen a surge in animal homelessness, and animal shelters are often overwhelmed. Applaud comedian Ellen DeGeneres’ campaign to raise awareness while donating 200,000 meals for homeless pets.
The governor of Idaho recently signed a bill that allows the imprisonment of any person who documents agricultural operations without permission. Sign this petition and stand against the unfair punishment of those who work to protect horrific abuses on industrial farms and slaughterhouses.
Stray dogs can now be hunted hunted legally in rural Chile. This law is not only cruel but also impractical, and will lead to numerous cases of mistaken killing of pet dogs. Demand that the Chilean government consider more humane solutions to the feral animal problem.
Animals in pet stores are often subjected to mass neglect and inhumane conditions. They are kept in overcrowded cages without environmental enrichment, and suffer from a lack of veterinary care. Demand stricter and more humane guidelines to protect animals in retail.
Each year, animals die needlessly from heat stroke when owners leave them in hot vehicles. Support legislation to enable bystanders to legally remove animals if all other options have failed.
Commercial dog breeding is a cruel industry that profits off of the abuse and neglect of compassionate, intelligent animals. Puppy mill dogs endure lifelong abuse and neglect, and are often susceptible to life-threatening ailments such as heart and kidney disease. Urge government officials to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in new pet stores and phase out their sale in existing stores.
Last year, a small-town bar began legally importing and serving dog meat to its patrons. Raising such compassionate, intelligent, and loving creatures for slaughter is incredibly inhumane and vile. Tell government officials to ban the importation, sale, and consumption of dog meat and help save the lives of these loving animals.
Two dogs were punched and kicked during a recent performance at a circus, according to eyewitnesses. Demand that animal cruelty charges be brought against this inhumane circus and its brutal animal handlers.
Before they are raced on official circuits, young Thoroughbred horses are forced into excessive high-speed sprints during speed tests. Physically immature and undeveloped, these horses are often subject to massive injury and ‘breakdowns’ on the track, breaking legs or suffering ruptured arteries. Demand an end to these speed tests, and restrictions to protect horses from needless suffering.
In Canada, tax dollars are being used to paint the hunting of seals as a misperceived, benign industry. Nothing is humane about clubbing or harpooning a seal to death. Stop the promotion of vicious slaughtering for profit.
A major U.S. city’s little-known stray epidemic estimates up to 1.2 million animals on the city streets, with 85,000 being euthanized every year. Manpower is being stretched to the limit, and cannot effectively deal with the problem. Demand the allocation of resources to solve this crisis and save these animals.
A pet store owner and her co-defendant, set fire to her pet store in an attempt to gain profits. Facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, this couple should be immediately condemned for their inhumane and cruel actions. Sign this petition and make your voice heard.
A supermarket chain has begun to brand its meat as being treated with compassion, even though the animals still have to suffer through tortuous ordeals before being killed. Urge the company to remove this misleading label, and ensure a strict set of animal welfare standards for its meat.
Nyox, an ecologist’s research dog, was maliciously poisoned after the ecologist advocated banning dangerous rat poisons. Demand justice for Nyox.
A rodeo-like event in which participants must attempt to catch and restrain a pig in a certain allotment of time, pig wrestling is dangerous and unnecessarily stressful to the pigs involved. Pigs can be injured when they are wrestled down, and may be unable to breathe when their snouts are forced under the mud, not to mention the emotional stress and terror of the event. Demand a crack-down on these pointless events and protect pigs from undue stress and mistreatment.
Factory farms create unimaginable suffering for millions of animals, while at the same time destroying our environment and poisoning our bodies. Demand legislation banning factory farms in one of the most important meat-producing states.