Archive for Category: "Animal Welfare"
For too long, animal rights have been overlooked by law enforcement in New York. The city’s attorney general has recently begun an initiative to protect animals from unlawful animal fights, inhuman puppy mills, and abusive owners. Praise his efforts and ensure that this initiative stays strong.
A greyhound was recently electrocuted and tragically died during a race at a Florida track. This is one of many horrific deaths that have occurred at this track in recent years. Demand that the track ensures the safety of the greyhounds who are forced to race there, or closes its doors for good.
An Illinois local festival plans to hold a pig scramble event, a cruel game in which pigs are confined, chased, and tackled, often resulting in severe bodily harm. Demand that this inhumane event be removed from the festival.
Iowa State Representative Steve King has recently proposed a Farm Bill amendment that would increase animal suffering. Urge King to revoke this amendment in favor of a more humane solution.
Butterfly release events, in which butterflies are shipped long distances and then set free as a memorial gesture, are torturous for butterflies. Most butterflies die in transit or shortly after release. Urge New Hampshire hospice facilities to find a humane alternative to butterfly release events.
Animals in factory farms usually live in terribly over-crowded, restricted, unsanitary environments. Animal welfare is at stake. Please help to improve laws regarding the living conditions of livestock.
A mother dog and her puppy were recently tied into a pillowcase thrown off of a bridge in Alabama. The man responsible for this crime must be found and punished for this severe act of animal cruelty.
A California high school student recently made headlines for interrupting a student rally that was going to use a live chicken as entertainment. Sign the petition to thank her for standing up for animals and being a role model for youth around the country.
A man in California was recently convicted of starving a horse to death and only received misdemeanor charges for what should have been a felony. Sign the petition to demand he receives the sentence he deserves.
Brutal steel traps have been killing pets in Danville, Virginia. Call upon the town to ban these cruel devices.
Northern Virginia Community College is one of the largest colleges in Virginia. Several biology classes require students to dissect cats or fetal pigs. Tell the school to discontinue this disturbing, outdated practice.
Two young puppies suffered extreme cruelty when an unknown individual poured hot grease on them. The person responsible for this hideous crime has yet to be found. Urge local officials to run a complete and thorough search for this animal abuser.
Politicians and corporate supporters in Pennsylvania are trying to suppress information about how factory farmed chickens are squeezed into tiny cages, cows are inhumanely slaughtered, and horses are picked apart for products. Demand transparency at agricultural factory farms and bring this inhumane treatment to light.
The current system for labeling eggs can mislead consumers into thinking that eggs are produced humanely when they’re not. Labels such as ‘free-range’ still allow for the beak-clipping and starvation of hens. Let’s demand a more accurate system that gives consumers the true information about the eggs they are buying.
Despite regulations that prevent elephants from being housed alone, the San Antonio Zoo is applying for an exception that will allow it to house Lucky, a 53-year-old elephant, by herself. Sign the petition and urge the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to deny the application and protect Lucky’s well-being.
For years, the U.S. Air Force has been using live animals for combat trauma training. Ask the Air Force to stop this cruel training technique.
Representatives in Florida have proposed a bill that would increase penalties for animal cruelty and crack down on dog fighting operations. Support the bill now to protect Florida’s animals.
A new type of dog fighting that involves putting dogs in the trunks of cars, blaring music, and driving around is gaining popularity in Florida. Tell Florida Governor Rick Scott to ensure this shocking new fad is investigated and ended immediately.
An NYPD officer shot a woman’s dog in a public park. The dog had been in a scuffle, but was running away and posed no threat when she was shot. The NYPDs incompetence also prevented the dog from receiving medical care in a timely manner, and she died. Urge the NYPD Commissioner to fire and prosecute the officer responsible.
The Attorney General from New York State has announced a new initiative to protect pets from animal abuse by shutting down puppy mills and dogfighting rings. Sign this petition to commend the Attorney General for his hard work and continued perseverance in protecting pets.
Wild Animals are not suited for circuses, as they are deprived of their natural environment and are often abused by their trainers. Thank the British Parliament for passing a ban on wild animal circuses in England and Wales.
The dolphin hunt in Japan continues unabated and thousands of innocent dolphins will be slaughtered this year for their meat. A little known supporter of the dolphin hunts are Japan Airlines and Air China, both of which transport dolphins via their cargo holds. These airlines must stop supporting the brutal dolphin slaughter.
The cruel sport of bear baiting continues to take place in Pakistan in front of thousands of blood thirsty spectators. During the event, bears that have had their teeth and claws removed are tethered to a post in the middle of a crowd and dogs are released one at a time to see if they can get a grip on the bear’s head and bring the animal down. The dog that is successful is declared the winner. If the bear happens to remain standing (which is extremely rare) the bear wins.
Puppy mills are notorious for cruelty and neglect. However, due to a Congressional loophole, dogs sold over the Internet can be ‘farmed’ at puppy mills. Demand this loophole be closed and these brutal puppy mills be closed for good.
After a wild Bengal tiger entered an Indian zoo searching for a female, zoo officials have been holding him in captivity with the intention of using him for their breeding program. Sign this petition to demand the zoo release this tiger to the wild where he belongs.