Animal Welfare

Ban Tattooing and Piercing of Pets

Ban Tattooing and Piercing of Pets

Tattooing and piercing pets could soon become a punishable offense in New York. Show your support for making these painful and unnecessary operations illegal.

Denounce Japan for Resuming Whaling Off Antarctica

Denounce Japan for Resuming Whaling Off Antarctica

Despite stating that Japan would discontinue whaling, not even month after this declaration, the nation has decided to continue slaughtering whales. Denounce the country’s decision by signing this petition.

Success: Virginia Prohibits Fox Pens

Success: Virginia Prohibits Fox Pens

The inhumane practice of fox penning will be phased out in Virginia. This cruel bloodsport has been controversial for years, and has been vehemently opposed by voters. The Virginia governor should be commended for passing this legislation, and for ending the abuse of wildlife for a barbaric sport.

Commend Animal Welfare Group for Rescuing Bile Bears

Commend Animal Welfare Group for Rescuing Bile Bears

An organization in China is providing new homes to 130 moon bears who were used for bile farming. Now, these moon bears will be able to lead a happy life free of the painful bile farming process. Give this organization your heart felt thanks by signing this petition.

Applaud Decision to Keep Whale Trainers Out of the Water

Applaud Decision to Keep Whale Trainers Out of the Water

A ruling by the government has prohibited whale trainers from entering the water when whales are present. This ruling has angered the popular theme park SeaWorld, but will make the shows safer for trainers and whales alike. Commend the U.S. Court for this decision.

Demand Better Treatment for Poultry

Demand Better Treatment for Poultry

A video taken in a hatchery owned by one of Canada’s major meat suppliers shows blatant acts of animal cruelty, resulting in the unnecessary suffering of millions of animals. Demand that a review be conducted and that procedures be improved in order to reduce suffering and death in processing facilities.

Condemn the Use of Drugs on Orcas

Condemn the Use of Drugs on Orcas

According to recent documents released in a lawsuit against SeaWorld, trainers have been giving orcas a psychoactive drug to battle their aggressive behavior towards each other. The orcas exhibit unusual violence and abnormal repetitive behaviors such as self-mutilation and chewing on concrete that are very likely caused from living in captivity. Demand that SeaWorld discontinue the use of psychoactive drugs on orcas and properly address the issues that relate to them living in captivity.

Prosecute Shelter for Starving Horses to Death

Prosecute Shelter for Starving Horses to Death

The owners of a horse rescue have recently been charged with 35 counts of animal cruelty. All of the animals seized were suffering from malnutrition, and some of the animals had already starved to death. Please sign this petition to urge the local authorities to prosecute the owners of this facility to the full extent of the law.

Fight for Farm Animals' Rights

Fight for Farm Animals’ Rights

A bill proposing the establishment of a biased Livestock Care Advisory Council has been proposed in Connecticut. This council would consist of farming industry representatives who would deny animal rights, as has been seen in other states with similar bills. Sign this petition to protect farm animals from a profit-centered ‘animal care’ board.

Praise Library for Supporting Animal Rights

Praise Library for Supporting Animal Rights

A library in Michigan is using a best-selling book to promote animal welfare as part of it’s reading program. Thank them for their kindness now.

Commend Closing of Bear Bile Farm

Commend Closing of Bear Bile Farm

Thanks to ongoing efforts and negotiations by a nonprofit organization, 130 bears were rescued from a bile farm in China. Commend the organization’s hard work and determination to end this unacceptable practice.

End Gruesome Squirrel Slaughter

End Gruesome Squirrel Slaughter

Each year, a town holds a gruesome event in which residents kill as many squirrels as they can. Children and adults compete in this deranged fundraiser for the local fire department. Sign this petition to support a bill that would ban animal killing events permanently.

Demand Strong Rabbit Welfare Standards

Demand Strong Rabbit Welfare Standards

Many pet rabbits are forced to live in small cages that don’t give them the room they need. Sign this petition to demand an animal welfare law that helps pet rabbits.

Release Zoo Elephants to a Sanctuary

Release Zoo Elephants to a Sanctuary

A city zoo has recently been placed under pressure by the public to reevaluate its elephant program out of concern for their welfare. The elephants spend most of their time in tiny stalls because they are not used to the city’s cold, wet climate. Demand that officials order the zoo to release these elephants to a sanctuary, where they will have space to wander freely.

Save Baby Elephants from Cruel Training Methods

Save Baby Elephants from Cruel Training Methods

Horrific elephant training methods are used in an attempt to force these gentle, intelligent creatures to be submissive to their human captors. Young elephants are taken from their mothers, tied up in cramped pens and severely beaten until their spirit is “broken.” Tell government officials to finally ban these barbaric and heartless training methods and save these magnificent animals from abuse.

Thank Music Icon for Promoting Vegetarian Lifestyle

Thank Music Icon for Promoting Vegetarian Lifestyle

Former Beatle and longtime vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney has once again joined a campaign to promote a vegetarian diet. Please take a moment to thank him for all of the important work he does for animals all over the world.

Recognize Animals as Legal Beings

Recognize Animals as Legal Beings

In certain parts of the world, animals are regarded as things according to law. This seemingly unimportant technicality equates animal abuse to property damage, lessening the legal severity of the crime. Help get these misleading laws updated immediately.

Demand Traveling Circus Stop Abusing Animals

Demand Traveling Circus Stop Abusing Animals

A traveling circus has a 30 year history of abusing elephants and neglecting sick and injured animals. Encourage this organization to make the humane decision to perform without animals.

Thank Prominent Actor for Animal Rights Activism

Thank Prominent Actor for Animal Rights Activism

Peter Dinklage recently released an exposé to combat animal cruelty and promote veganism. Commend this well-liked actor for taking a public stance against the inhumane treatment of farm animals.

Reprimand Horse Owner for Cruelty

Reprimand Horse Owner for Cruelty

Horses are beautiful animals that need a tremendous amount of care to live happy, healthy lives. Many owners, unfortunately, do not provide sufficient care for their horses. Chastise one owner who hurt several of her horses through severe neglect.

Support Ban on Keeping Orcas for Entertainment Purposes

Support Ban on Keeping Orcas for Entertainment Purposes

A bill that would ban the captivity of orca whales for entertainment purposes has been delayed in California. To ensure that this bill doesn’t lose support, sign this petition and ensure that these orcas never perform again.

Praise Sanctuary for Rescuing Farm Animals

Praise Sanctuary for Rescuing Farm Animals

A non-profit sanctuary in Australia saved more than 3,000 farm animals in 2013. Thank them for their kindness now.

Prevent Mountain Lion Deaths

Prevent Mountain Lion Deaths

Mountain lions are being killed by cars and poachers in California. Sign this petition to prevent the deaths of these beautiful and amazing animals.

End the Inhumane Breeding of Captive-Born Wolves

End the Inhumane Breeding of Captive-Born Wolves

The breeding of captive-born wolves is cruel and inhumane. Help put an end to this industry by urging federal authorities to crack down on illegal wolf breeding facilities.

Commend Prevention of Pet Deaths

Commend Prevention of Pet Deaths

A lawmaker has dedicated personal resources and time to ensure more than 100 dogs and cats find good homes. Commend this lawmaker’s compassion by signing this petition.