Animal Welfare

Expose Shelter for Killing Puppies without Cause

Expose Shelter for Killing Puppies without Cause

A shelter director recently ordered five healthy puppies killed while volunteers were actively seeking homes for them. Urge the shelter director to either take a more compassionate approach or else resign.

Applaud Program Teaching Youth to Care for Animals

Applaud Program Teaching Youth to Care for Animals

An organization that educates others about animal rescuing has inspired children to become more selfless and considerate in their actions to benefit the lives of local shelter animals. Sign this petition and applaud this group for enriching the minds of the future.

Demand Prison Cats Be Given Adequate Care

Demand Prison Cats Be Given Adequate Care

Dozens of free-roaming cats living at a prison facility are not being given adequate care. End the suffering of these cats by demanding prison officials provide a feeding plan and basic veterinary services.

Demand University Stop Cruel Animal Testing

Demand University Stop Cruel Animal Testing

A prestigious university is conducting horrific animal experiments on its campus. Demand that the school’s Chancellor put an end to this program immediately, and stop condoning the torture of animals.

Success: State Cracks Down on Puppy and Kitten Mills

Success: State Cracks Down on Puppy and Kitten Mills

Inhumane puppy and kitten mills will now be held to stronger animal welfare standards in Minnesota. A new law will force animal breeders to adhere to improve conditions for dogs and cats in their facilities. Thank the Governor of Minnesota for signing this policy into law.

Demand Closure of Cruel Elephant Park

Demand Closure of Cruel Elephant Park

Elephants are being beaten, electrocuted, and starved at a South African elephant park. Demand that the facility be closed for its cruel and torturous treatment of these intelligent and sentient animals.

Don’t Bring Puppy Mills Back to Pet Stores

Don’t Bring Puppy Mills Back to Pet Stores

Illinois’ puppy mill ban hasn’t even been in effect for two months, however, a new amendment would essentially put puppy mill dogs back into Illinois pet stores. There is no place for puppy mills and breeders in today’s world of pet overpopulation. Convince three Cook County Commissioners to withdraw their bill that undermines the puppy mill ban in Illinois.

Demand Management Company Stop Using Cruel Bird Traps

Demand Management Company Stop Using Cruel Bird Traps

An apartment management company is using cruel traps to remove unwanted pigeons. Not only is trapping ineffective, birds are also needlessly suffering in traps for days. Demand that the company stop using traps and use humane methods instead.

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Thank Petco for Discontinuing Toxic Pet Treats

Thousands of pets have become ill or died after eating jerky treats that were made in China. As a result, major pet food retailer Petco has announced that it will stop selling all Chinese-made treats. Thank Petco for stepping up to protect our pets from these toxic products.

Chastise Elephant Park for Abusive Training Methods

Chastise Elephant Park for Abusive Training Methods

What was once a peaceful haven for elephants in South Africa has turned into a torture camp as extreme abuse and inhuman practices are caught on tape by an animal rights group. Sign the petition to urge Knysna Elephant Park to end their cruel practices.

Put an End to Brutal and Dangerous Bullfighting Festival

Put an End to Brutal and Dangerous Bullfighting Festival

Three bullfighters were seriously injured and two bulls killed during a recent, annual bullfighting festival. Additional injuries and deaths are inevitable. Demand an end to this brutal tradition.

Denounce Woman for Horribly Neglecting Poodles

Denounce Woman for Horribly Neglecting Poodles

A veterinary technician is facing charges after leaving 20 dogs to live covered in maggots and standing in their own feces. Demand that this cruel woman receive the maximum sentence for her crimes.

Release Dolphins to Sanctuary

Release Dolphins to Sanctuary

The Baltimore National Aquarium is currently considering whether to keep Atlantic dolphins in the amphitheater pool or release them to an oceanside sanctuary. Studies have shown that dolphins kept in captivity experience high levels of stress that often results in self mutilation. Please sign this petition to let the aquarium has the public’s support in making the humane decision to move its dolphins from the pool to a sanctuary.

Prosecute Cat Killers

Prosecute Cat Killers

Recently, 50 cats were found poisoned or killed in Hawaii. The police should begin patrols around the island of Kauai to find these killers and pursue justice.

Demand Justice for Dog Shot with Arrows

Demand Justice for Dog Shot with Arrows

A man who recently shot a dog with arrows may not face any charges for his cruel acts. Demand prosecution of this clear case of animal abuse.

Praise Actress for Funding Animal Charity

Praise Actress for Funding Animal Charity

Actress Pamela Anderson’s charity, nearly two decades in the making, has finally launched; supporting the efforts of animal rights organizations worldwide. Sign the petition to thank Anderson for her efforts to promote animal welfare.

Praise Move Toward Cruelty-Free Tourism

Praise Move Toward Cruelty-Free Tourism

A major international travel firm has cancelled all tours to attractions with reputations for treating animals cruelly. Praise this humane move, which will encourage responsible tourism among travel firms and their customers.

Give Illegal Dog Breed a Second Chance

Give Illegal Dog Breed a Second Chance

An animal protection group is doing all it can to save an injured dog which may be a pit bull–an illegal breed in their area. Applaud the organization’s dedication to giving this puppy a chance at a loving home.

Support Transparency in Animal Testing

Support Transparency in Animal Testing

We know that animals are being tested in the United States, but most of us don’t know what they are being tested for. Urge the United States to make transparency laws so the public knows what sort of experiments our animals are going through.

Cut Down on Dissection in Universities

Cut Down on Dissection in Universities

Universities kill an outrageous number of animals each year in dissections and experiments that take place in science courses. Reduce dissection in schools now.

Ban Deadly Imported Dog Treats From China

Ban Deadly Imported Dog Treats From China

More than 5,000 cases of illness and death have been linked to dog treats imported from China since 2011. Protect pets from poison now.

Protect Dogfighting Victims from Unfair Discrimination

Protect Dogfighting Victims from Unfair Discrimination

Dogs rescued during dogfighting raids are automatically labeled as vicious monsters, and face restrictive regulations in Rhode Island. New legislation could remove the stigma against these victims of unthinkable cruelty. Urge lawmakers to give these dogs a better chance at rehabilitation.

Punish Horrific Animal Welfare Abuser

Punish Horrific Animal Welfare Abuser

An animal breeding company has been found to have committed several horrific violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Pressure authorities to issue severe punishments for these transgressions and to revoke the company’s breeding license.

Ban Choke and Prong Collars for Dogs

Ban Choke and Prong Collars for Dogs

Painful choke and prong collars used for dog training often lead to damage of the dog’s neck tissue and other vital organs. They are not a humane training technique and should be banned; urge the House of Representatives to do so today.

Impose a National Ban on Gestation Crates

Impose a National Ban on Gestation Crates

A number of states have already banned the use of gestation crates. A national ban on the use of gestation crates must be established, as well as a sustainable plan to convert existing ‘factory farms’ into more efficient and humane group housing breeding formats.