Animal Welfare

Strengthen Animal Cruelty Punishments

Strengthen Animal Cruelty Punishments

Massachusetts is considering strengthening its punishments for perpetrators of animal cruelty. Support the state’s efforts to protect animals from harm by signing the petition today.

Stop Shooting Pigeons for Sport

Stop Shooting Pigeons for Sport

The NRA is attempting to block a ban on pigeon shoots, which involve the barbaric killing of pigeons for entertainment. Urge the Senate to stop pandering to gun rights interests and stop the slaughter today.

Applaud Campaign to Increase Donations for Cat Rescue Groups

Applaud Campaign to Increase Donations for Cat Rescue Groups

Rescue groups struggle to provide adequate nutrition and to find homes for their feline friends. Please show your appreciation of pet food producer Purina’s social media campaign to support cat rescue groups.

End Unjust Breed Discrimination Laws Threatening Well-Behaved Dogs

End Unjust Breed Discrimination Laws Threatening Well-Behaved Dogs

Countless studies have proven that a dog’s breed does not make it dangerous, but many counties continue to attempt to rip well-behaved dogs from loving homes based solely on the way they look. Urge government officials to repeal these ineffective discriminatory laws immediately.

End Commercial Whaling

End Commercial Whaling

Despite being banned in 1986, commercial whaling continues today. Thousands of whales die inhumane deaths each year for this cruel and illegal business. Demand an end to commercial whaling once and for all.

Success: Turkey Breeding Company Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

Success: Turkey Breeding Company Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

A turkey breeding company will finally face animal cruelty charges after employees were caught abusing livestock. Thank an animal rights group for exposing the horrors that resulted in an investigation and eventual conviction.

Thank Fire Department for Bravely Saving Dogs

Thank Fire Department for Bravely Saving Dogs

Chicago firefighters risked their lives to save two dogs from a burning building, and revived the injured animals with the help of canine oxygen masks to ensure their survival. Thank these brave men and women for saving the lives of these beloved pets.

Free All Captive Whales and Dolphins in Europe

Free All Captive Whales and Dolphins in Europe

Intelligent marine mammals, such as bottlenose dolphins and orca whales, are forced to perform for audiences all around the world. The European Union is one of the worst offenders and holds little respect for these amazing animals. Urge the EU to finally free its captive cetaceans.

Reprimand Pig Industry for Animal Welfare Violations

Reprimand Pig Industry for Animal Welfare Violations

Pigs on farms throughout New Zealand suffer extreme overcrowding, disease and injury. Dead pigs are often left to rot in their cramped cages, attracting rats that feast on their carcasses. Demand that officials enact stricter health regulations and animal welfare laws.

Applaud Charity for Fighting Horse Disease

Applaud Charity for Fighting Horse Disease

Millions of Ethiopians depend on horses, donkeys, and mules in their daily lives, which is why animal health charities are working to create a cure for a disease that threatens the equine population. Applaud the charity for working to save the lives of thousands of animals.

Protect the Pets of Domestic Violence Victims

Protect the Pets of Domestic Violence Victims

Many pet-owning domestic violence victims report that their abuser injured or threatened their animals, often leading victims to stay in abusive situations for the sake of their pets. Urge government representatives to legally protect the pets of domestic violence victims.

Praise Higher Standards for Pig Farms

Praise Higher Standards for Pig Farms

A new program in New Zealand is encouraging pig farms to meet high standards of animal welfare, ethical farming, and food quality. Thank the organization responsible for promoting humane food sources while also pushing for stronger animal welfare laws.

Hold Men Accountable for Torturing and Killing Pet Rabbit

Hold Men Accountable for Torturing and Killing Pet Rabbit

Three young men stole a family’s pet rabbit, threw her in a bathtub, lit her on fire, and then threw her out of a window. Sign this petition to hold these men accountable for the kidnapping, torture and brutal murder of a beloved pet.

Stop Abusing Turtles and Frogs for Entertainment

Stop Abusing Turtles and Frogs for Entertainment

Festival patrons continue to race frogs and turtles in conditions ill-suited and potentially fatal to the animals. Urge a ban on these exploitative events and end a long-standing, cruel tradition.

Outlaw Dog Brothels and Animal Prostitution

Outlaw Dog Brothels and Animal Prostitution

Dog brothels and bestiality are legal in some countries, subjecting animals to terrible physical and mental harm for pleasure and profit. Urge officials to ban dog brothels and protect animals from traumatic sexual abuse.

Demand Animal Facilities Have Disaster Plans

Demand Animal Facilities Have Disaster Plans

The USDA is no longer enforcing the requirement of animal facilities to have disaster plans. In the wake of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina and other devastating disasters, emergency preparedness is more crucial than ever. Demand the common-sense law be enforced again immediately for the sake of millions of helpless animals.

Denounce Man for Shooting Dog

Denounce Man for Shooting Dog

A man shot his neighbor’s dog for copulating with his purebred dog, severely injuring the beloved pet. Denounce this man for his heartless, unnecessary crime and see that he is punished to the full extent of the law.

Success: Leaders Offer Workshops to Improve Zoo Animal Welfare

Success: Leaders Offer Workshops to Improve Zoo Animal Welfare

Detroit Zoo leaders are offering training workshops to staff in an effort to improve animal welfare at Chinese zoos. Applaud these individuals for working to improve animal care standards at zoos worldwide.

Demand Justice for Dog Shot and Killed by Police Officer

Demand Justice for Dog Shot and Killed by Police Officer

A police officer heartlessly shot and killed a dog after entering a backyard without permission. Ensure justice for the dog and his devastated owner by demanding the officer face serious consequences for his actions.

Applaud Animal Shelter’s Innovative Method to Increase Adoption Rate

Applaud Animal Shelter’s Innovative Method to Increase Adoption Rate

An animal shelter is bringing dogs to visit office workers during their lunch breaks in an effort to increase its adoption rate. Praise this innovative solution that benefits both humans and animals.

Save Caged Tiger From Tourist Attraction

Save Caged Tiger From Tourist Attraction

A tiger in Louisiana has spent all 14 years of his life in a cage in a truck stop parking lot. Demand that he spend his remaining years in a sanctuary now.

Stop Company from Building Breeding Farm for Research Animals

Stop Company from Building Breeding Farm for Research Animals

Beagle puppies are being sent to their torture and inevitable death at research facilities after being bred by one company. Sign this petition to stop this company from building more facilities and to take a stand against animal cruelty.

Applaud Ban on Animals in Circuses

Applaud Ban on Animals in Circuses

Mexico City recently banned circuses from using animals in their acts. These animals are routinely beaten, intimidated, and kept in deplorable conditions. Please sign this petition to applaud this ban and encourage more politicians to vote against animal cruelty.

Stop Extreme Budget Cuts at Animal Shelters

Stop Extreme Budget Cuts at Animal Shelters

Extreme budgets cuts have been proposed for Dallas animal shelters, which would lead to more adoptable animals needlessly dying in shelters. Urge the budget committee to consider the countless innocent lives on the line and stop the cuts.

Thank Nonprofit for Rescuing Beagles from Labs

Thank Nonprofit for Rescuing Beagles from Labs

Beagles condemned to life in inhumane laboratories deserve a second chance at happiness. A nonprofit is taking lab beagles who would otherwise be euthanized, and ensuring that they get to the care they need. Sign the petition to applaud this work.