A revolutionary bill has been proposed that would give captive orca whales new rights and freedom. The bill would end orca performances, breeding programs, and prevent their import and export. Sign this petition to support the bill that would end cruelty to these wonderful animals.
Canada has recently released new protections for the welfare of farm pigs, including a ban on the use of gestation crates for breeding sows. Applaud these regulations to enforce the humane, responsible treatment of farm pigs.
The crew of an ice breaker ship recently stopped to save a dog stranded on the ice. Thank the crew for their kindness, which saw the dog returned to its home.
Thanks to the success of an anti-cruelty bill, a small territory in Australia now bans three cruel forms of factory farming: pig crates, battery cages, and debeaking. Applaud this achievement and thank the lawmakers responsible for passing this important legislation.
Hundreds of greyhounds needlessly die each year in Florida’s cruel dog races, and the state government is losing millions by trying to regulate this inhumane industry. Sign this petition to help stop the greyhound races.
Virginia has a chance to protect foxes and coyotes from the inhumane and barbaric practice of fox penning. Sign this petition to urge lawmakers to save wild canines from a cruel fate.
The feral cat population in West Virginia’s capital city is growing out of control, and legislators have only proposed ineffective plans. Ask that they handle the situation humanely and responsibly by adopting a trap-neuter-return policy.
Breeding dogs to meet show standards can be detrimental to the health of dogs. Restricted studbooks and inbreeding have increased genetic and congenital disorders, as well as susceptibility to a number of diseases and abnormalities. Demand that shows revise these practices and standards so as to improve the health of dogs worldwide.
One man doused a seizing puppy in hot sauce because he did not want to listen to its crying. He could have ended the life of this fragile 3-month-old puppy. Ensure that this monstrous animal abuser is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Animals from inhumane puppy mills will no longer be sold in Chicago pet stores, aiding in the abolition of cruel breeding operations. Sign this petition to commend the city for this important ordinance.
Two schools are partaking in a cruel game of ‘donkey basketball.’ In this barbaric sport, the donkeys are ridden, screamed at, and kicked for hours. Cancel these events and discontinue them in the future.
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.