Despite laws banning the disgusting bloodsport, horse fighting is still prevalent throughout the Philippines. In horse fights, two stallions are forced to battle to the death while greedy spectators place bets on which horse will survive. Tell government officials to enforce established animal welfare laws and enact strict penalties for those who violate them and finally put an end to this cruelty.
Many pet owners are not aware of the potential danger that exists when taking their pet on car rides. A recent study has shown that it is essential to choose a quality pet safety harness in order to prevent distraction and crash protection. Help urge veterinarians to promote a new educational program that uses this research to ensure the safety of our loving companions.
Each year, millions of sick and injured chickens are mistakenly subjected to an agonizing slaughter process. Urge the USDA to enact stricter regulations to end this wasteful and abusive practice.
Two men were arrested for stealing a deaf pit bull puppy from his loving home. Condemn the thieves for their hideously cruel actions
Despite agreeing to use humane methods of population control for wild horses, the Bureau of Land Management continues cruel round-ups. Petition the BLM to change its practices and protect this American icon.
Important funding for a life-saving animal shelter will be at risk if a local voter initiative does not pass. Sign this petition to support continued funding for this crucial shelter.
A new bill could give judges the authority to grant custody of pets in cases of domestic abuse. Without this judgment, up to 70% of victims of abuse will stay with their abusers because they cannot take their pet with them. Support this bill to protect both animals and humans.
The government of India has recently announced that it will be developing regulations to ensure the humane transportation of the country’s poultry and livestock. Commend the measure, which will help prevent the death and injury of many animals during transport.
Fur farming is a cruel practice that results in the torture and slaughter of millions of animals every year. Urge the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ban fur farms in Wisconsin.
The Uganda Society for the Protection and Care of Animals recently hosted its third annual clinic for animals in impoverished areas in the country. Animals were vaccinated, neutered, and given veterinary attention. Commend this group for taking action to help animals in need.
The government plans to hide the identities of animal researchers engaged in controversial projects so that the research can continue in secret. Many of these researchers use apes and chimpanzees as their subjects. Speak out against the newly proposed bill and preserve public transparency into these inhumane animal research practices.
SeaWorld executives are desperately trying to persuade California lawmakers to reconsider passing a bill that will ban live performances and captive breeding of killer whales. However, this bill has the best interest of these animals at its heart. Sign this petition and support the passage of this bill.
Militaries continue to torture and murder live pigs in medical training exercises despite proof that non-animal training methods are actually more effective. Tell government officials to stop these cruel and unnecessary exercises and switch to humane non-animal training methods.
Animal welfare organizations in one state started a campaign with the goal of becoming a no-kill shelter state by 2019. This is a lofty, but achievable goal with public support. Sign this petition to contribute your support for their campaign.
Undercover footage of extreme animal cruelty has resulted in the closure of a sordid slaughterhouse that once supplied pork to several U.S. school districts. Now that this inhumane, lawbreaking facility is closing, urge school officials to boycott all slaughterhouses that do not comply with animal welfare standards and promise to only provide cruelty-free pork to their students.
Many seabirds suffer natural and human-caused injuries to their feathers that reduce their ability to survive in cold ocean waters. The Cape Wildlife Center is providing innovative rehabilitation for these birds with its new hydrotherapy pool. Commend this organization for developing new methods to better care for injured seabirds.
A new law makes dog owners solely responsible for the action of their dogs in Maryland, and also reduces discrimination against pit bulls. Sign this petition and commend this new legislation.
A zoo in Ukraine is running out of food to feed their animals thanks to the recent conflict in the nation. These animals are held in captivity and depend on humans for their food and well being. Sign this petition and urge the International Fund for Animal Welfare to send supplies to these animals.
Dog cloning is a dangerous and painful procedure that often produces animals that die soon after birth. Demand that a reality competition show in which the winner’s dog is cloned be cancelled immediately.
Seventeen animals were found dead at the bottom of a cliff in an atrocious case of animal dumping. Sign this petition and ensure the person responsible will not get away with this crime.
A woman was recently arrested on eight felony counts of animal cruelty when investigators discovered that she tortured and killed animals for pornography. Sign this petition and condemn the woman for her disturbing and demented actions.
The recent illegal seizure of dogs at an animal welfare clinic was so brutal that many dogs died before they were even taken away. This incident is the result of a law which promotes the capture and killing of stray dogs. Sign this petition to protect stray dogs from such barbaric cruelty.
The dog leather trade is horrendous, as shown by a recent gruesome discovery of hundreds of dog pelts in Thailand. Using this product to make gloves and drums only serves to increase the indiscriminate killing of dogs. Help stop the use of dog leather.
New animal protection laws in South Dakota make animal cruelty a felony punishable by two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Commend the state, which has become the final state to implement such protective legislation.
A new bill would grant the Tennessee walking horse industry–known for abusing the horses in order to exaggerate their step–regulatory authority, placing horses at risk of continued abuse. Petition the federal government to kill this bill, and protect horses from unnecessary torture.