An exotic zoo appears to be drugging its animals on a daily basis so visitors can interact with them. Forcing these animals to spend their lives in a disoriented, lethargic state to make a profit is both cruel and dangerous. Call on city officials to shut the zoo down.
A governor recently signed the first bill in the nation requiring animals from research labs be offered for adoption after testing is done. Previously these innocent animals were euthanized after the lab no longer wanted them. Applaud this governor for promoting animal rights and making a dent in the animal testing industry.
After a 40-year boycott, Australia has decided to resume the live animal trade with Iran, putting millions of sheep at risk of cruel treatment. Stop Australia from taking a step backward for animal welfare.
Dolphins are sophisticated, intelligent, sentient creatures with rich social lives and interpersonal connections. They should not be held captive in zoos. Please sign this petition to demand that the Indianapolis Zoo release its captive dolphins back into the wild from where they came.
A man’s pet dog was brutally beaten to death in front of him by government enforcement officers in Beijing. Let the government of Beijing know that this is unacceptable behavior for an international city.
A bull run has been planned in Minnesota that will put more than a dozen bulls and thousands of participants and spectators in danger. Tell the city’s mayor to cancel this cruel event immediately.
An annual, state-sanctioned kangaroo kill is expected to claim the lives of more than 1,600 animals this year. Call on Australian officials to abandon this inhumane slaughter.
A small pet dog was brutally killed by government officials right in front of the horrified owner. Call for changes to inhumane laws allowing pets to be senselessly beaten to death under certain circumstances.
Racehorses and jockeys risk injury and death when horses are injected with performance-enhancing drugs. Support legislation that will establish safety regulations, help spare the lives of thousands of horses and restore honesty to the sport of horseracing.
A new campaign encourages hunters to give up their hunting tags in exchange for a trip to view and learn about grizzlies in their ecosystem. Applaud this creative method of ending trophy hunting.
An undercover investigation at a popular seafood restaurant exposed workers casually ripping helpless crabs and lobsters apart while still alive. Call on the owner to end this animal cruelty and demand that she adopt more humane methods.
Transporting unsecured dogs in the back of pickup trucks is extremely dangerous and risks the lives of these trusting animals and other drivers. Thank government representatives for protecting the safety of dogs and drivers alike by prohibiting this irresponsible action.
One celebrity TV host has spent years raising awareness about animal rights, and has personally funded sanctuaries for abused animals to roam freely and safely. Thank him for these huge contributions and for teaching the public about important animal rights issues.
Thousands of black bears will be killed during a spring bear hunt, which was recently reinstated to appease trophy hunters. Stop this senseless slaughter now.
A dog-walker allowed the six dogs in her care to die of heatstroke, before allegedly hiding the bodies and lying to police. Officials are still indecisive about pressing charges. Tell the Canadian SPCA to press charges of animal cruelty against this woman.
Grade-school children have been accused of bludgeoning a cat to death for entertainment. It is not yet certain if the children will be adequately punished. Sign this petition to urge that justice be served and that educational programming begin to promote animal welfare.
Legislators have proposed new measures that would require animal shelters to disclose key information, like the number of animals killed annually. This would hold shelters more accountable for their actions and raise public awareness. Demand state representatives protect shelter animals by supporting the legislation.
Donkey basketball fundraisers subjects donkeys to a variety of abuses that may cause them pain or even injury. Sign this petition an demand an end to these fundraisers.
Greyhounds deserve to spend their lives in homes with loving families, but instead are cruelly locked up their entire lives and used in inhumane races where they are exhausted, injured, and even killed. Demand the passage of new legislation that would help end the cruelty of greyhound racing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.