In response to large populations of stray dogs in urban areas, the Romanian President is pushing for a law that would allow for thousands of strays to be euthanized. Please sign this petition to make it clear that there are more humane ways to reduce stray dog populations.
Fair grounds are loud, smelly, full of people, and no place for a lion or tiger. Despite this, the Iowa Clay County Fair allows a traveling circus act involving lions and tigers to perform on the fair grounds every year. Big cat species are dangerous, intelligent and amazing animals that do not belong in a fair performing tricks for treats. Urge the Clay County Fair to discontinue funding for this grueling and unnatural treatment of big cats.
Instagram has become a medium for the sale and trade of live animals. Many of these animals are meant to be sold as pets, while others are being sold for sacrificial slaughter. This practice is congruent with animal cruelty and should not be allowed to continue; urge the owner of Instagram to put a stop to this sale of live animals on Instagram immediately.
An animal welfare group in Kentucky has used low-cost spay and neuter procedures to dramatically reduce pet overpopulation. Thank them for keeping animals out of shelters now.
India’s Ministry of Forests and Environment recently issued a ‘fins naturally attached’ policy in order to protect sharks from the inhumane practice of finning, or cutting off the fins of live sharks and leaving them to die slowly. Applaud this action to preserve local shark populations and the health of our oceans.
The industry standard method for the production of foie gras, or duck liver, involves force feeding ducks through tubes. We should commend California for upholding its ban on the sale of this inhumanely produced delicacy, and for preventing foie gras producers from overthrowing the ban.
The European football league UEFA has come under pressure after it was discovered that teams were sacrificing animals before games. Stop the senseless cruelty now.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a plan to drop poison from a helicopter over the South Farallon Islands off the coast of California to kill rodents. Rat poison is an indiscriminate killer and may kill the very animal they are trying to protect. Tell them to scrap their plan to drop poison over the South Farallon Islands.
Canada is responsible for much of the black market production of dog and cat furs. This is because the country’s fur importing laws only protect endangered animal pelts. Urge Canada to put a stop to the inhumane dog and cat fur trade.
Yahoo! Japan profits off advertising links to illegal dolphin, elephant, and whale products.Though these species are endangered, Yahoo! continues to support the unsustainable slaughter of tens of thousands of endangered animals. Demand that Yahoo! Japan show accountability to the international community.
The Superior Court of California has upheld a measure that bans the inhumane confinement of egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and veal calves, whose quarters are so small they cannot stretch their limbs, lie down or turn around. Commend them for making great headway for animal welfare.
There have recently been over 200 animal deaths at Oregon’s Portland Aquarium. Proper quarantine or feeding procedures are not being followed and animals are not receiving proper veterinary care. Tell the Portland Aquarium to take measures to avoid more preventable marine deaths.
An amendment recently added to a bill concerning America’s farms could remove state animal welfare standards. If approved, the amendment would subject countless animals to abuses that have already been fought against and defeated. Stop this senseless measure now.
The U.S. beef industry is rapidly increasing its use of a harmful drug at cattle feedlots. The drug mimics stress hormones, increasing heart rate and tormenting animals, to boost lean muscle mass growth. Urge the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of this drug in livestock.
A carriage horse recently died after collapsing on a hot Salt Lake City street. Carriage horses face extreme temperatures, strenuous work hours, bad air quality, and many other undue risks daily. Tell the Salt Lake City Council to put an end to their suffering by banning horse carriage rides.
Industrial farmers in the U.S. commit massive-scale animal cruelty on a daily basis. Congress must set and enforce nation-wide legal standards for the humane treatment of farm animals to end this cruelty.
The EPA recently withdrew a proposed rule that would have allowed it to collect basic information, like locations and animal population sizes, from factory farms. The rule is critical to the EPA’s ability to protect waterways from pollutants produced by factory farms, one of the country’s largest sources of water pollution. Tell the EPA to reconsider this important rule.
The owners of two aquariums – with a third in the works – have been neglecting their animals, causing the preventable deaths of many fish. This is all despite veterinarians and marine biologists advising the owners in preventative care. Investigate and shut down these facilities for putting their bottom line above the care and humane treatment of their captive creatures.
Shoe retailer DSW continues to sell cruelty-laden shoes despite the availability of equally luxurious alternatives to fur. Please demand this retailer go cruelty-free and only offer humane, faux fur shoe lines.
During disasters, Americans are forced to leave their animals behind or refuse evacuation in order to protect their beloved pets. Please ask the U.S. Department of State to allow dedicated pet owners to evacuate with their precious animals in tow.
Recently, India announced its decision to ban the horrific practice of shark finning, in which the fins of captured sharks are removed while the animals are thrown back into the ocean to die a slow, painful death. India’s ban on shark finning is a progressive step forward that sets a precedent for other nations to follow. Applaud India’s decision to make shark finning illegal.
In Ohio, no matter whether the animal cruelty charge is hanging an animal, torturing an animal, or struggling to feed an animal after a lost job, the penalty is the same: a misdemeanor. Tell Ohio that the penalties need to be changed based on the severity of the crime, and that animal cruelty needs to be made a felony.
Farm Sanctuary has become the nation’s largest farm animal rescue and protection group, saving thousands and changing dozens of laws. Thank Farm Sanctuary for giving farm animals a voice now.
A government agency plans to kill over 80,000 animals in ridiculous chemical tests that are painful and unnecessary. This agency has already created and used a successful testing system that does not involve torturing live animals. Please demand this agency use the humane models that have already proven effective and halt all plans for live animal tests immediately.
Thousands of horses suffer and die in the barbaric horse drawn carriage business. Forced to work in stifling heat, many collapse to their deaths from exhaustion or heat stroke. Please demand an immediate ban on this form of torturous entertainment and end the innocent suffering of horses.