Recently, Nevada banned the unjust discrimination of dogs based solely on their breed. The new law will help protect dogs like pit bulls from prejudice and mistreatment. Thank the governor of Nevada for signing this important bill into law.
For decades, feral cats have been caught and killed. Now, a more effective and humane method exists in which cats are trapped, neutered, and returned to the wild. We must support this superior method of controlling feral cat populations.
Ducks are being force fed by metallic tubes shoved down their throats in order to create a demented delicacy known as fois gras. Demand this animal cruelty be stopped and request famed chef Gordon Ramsay to denounce its production and sale.
Recently, a dog was adopted and saved from euthanasia. Four days later, this dog’s new owner punched him to death. Demand that the man responsible for this crime receive the maximum punishment allowed for animal cruelty.
Recently, a dog was struck by a vehicle in the Town of Rockville, Indiana. Instead of seeking veterinary assistance, the police officers who arrived at the scene decided to put the dog out of its ‘misery’ by shooting him in the head. Ask town officials to enforce stricter animal welfare protocols.
A youth agricultural organization with over 6.5 million members holds livestock auctions regularly to raise money. The organization often sells to supermarkets that use inhumane slaughterhouses. Urge this organization to auction animals only to buyers who don’t use slaughterhouses.
Iams food company still funds barbaric tests on animals despite success of in-home, humane testing methods. Tell Proctor and Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to end this shameful and archaic practice of mutilating animals when there are compassionate, viable alternatives available.
China is infamous for its maltreatment of animals, but more and more animal welfare activists are now standing up to cruel practices. Thank these people for their commendable efforts and encourage them to combat animal abuse by lobbying for protective measures.
A black mongrel puppy was recently found alive in a Puerto Rico parking lot, but with all four of its legs chopped off. Demand stricter laws and punishment for animal cruelty, which is far too common, in the country of Puerto Rico.
Animal declawing is a painful procedure with a high risk of complications, yet the procedure is still legal in Washington, D.C. Please help ban this cruel practice in our nation’s capital.
India recently banned the cruel practice of capturing wild dolphins and imprisoning them for entertainment. Other countries all over the world still establish dolphin aquariums, but India’s influence may help halt this cruel practice. Commend India for being a leader in animal rights.
The Australian wool industry continues the cruel practice of cutting off chunks of skin and tissue from the backsides of lambs without the use of anesthetics or painkillers of any kind. Tell Australia that it’s time to end this barbaric ritual.
Shanghai Wild Animal Park is known for forcing animals to engage in cruel spectator sports. Recently, a monkey was killed when zookeepers made it ride in a bike race against two bears. Urge China’s Minister of Agriculture to shut this zoo down.
Livestock animals face horrific deaths, like being skinned alive, slowly electrocuted and having their throats slit. Demand that federal animal welfare laws be enforced and stricter regulations placed on slaughter practices to help prevent these horrific deaths.
Pregnant sows are forced to endure the pain and suffering of being crammed into a farrowing crate while pregnant and even after giving birth at the California State Fair. Urge the California State Fair to show compassion and allow humane enclosures for the mothering pigs.
Horse tripping, the act of roping a horse’s front legs and causing it to trip and fall, has recently made headlines in Oregon. This incredibly cruel act must be stopped now.
Although a kennel in Kansas has repeatedly broken state and federal animal welfare laws, it is still in operation. Demand these violations be corrected and the operation shut down if dog abuses continue.
A bill was recently proposed in New York that would place animal cruelty under the penal code, making it a more serious offense. Support this landmark bill now and give animals the legal protection they deserve.
Bullhooks are long sticks with sharp points and hooks on the end that are used to train performing elephants. Despite causing great pain and injury, bullhooks are still used by the Ringling Bros. circus. Please ask Ringling Bros. to discontinue the use of bullhooks.
A roadside zoo in Northern Virginia became infamous when the zoo director forcefully drowned an injured wallaby. Despite this and other animal welfare violations, the zoo is still open. Please help shut down this horrible operation.
Chimpanzees have long been used for entertainment purposes in movies and television. Few people know of the cruelty that occurs to chimpanzees trained for entertainment. Sign this petition and put an end to this practice.
Recently, an anonymous young man made a very generous donation to a struggling animal shelter in Ontario, Canada. Commend this young man for his selfless act of kindness.
Man-made environments for orcas, also known as ‘killer whales,’ are far from satisfactory, causing great emotional distress in these creatures. Demand that the guidelines and laws regarding orcas in captivity be improved and strictly enforced.
A police dog in Mississippi was left unattended in the back of a patrol car overnight and was later found dead. The department has made no effort to determine the cause of death. As this is an animal abuse issue, sign this petition to demand punishment for the officer’s negligence.
Legislators from a New York county are trying to implement more effective animal abuse laws. Commend and support them for their efforts to protect innocent animals.