Animal Welfare

Protect Whistleblowers From Facing Jail Time

Protect Whistleblowers From Facing Jail Time

The meat industry wants to criminalize undercover investigations that expose animal cruelty. Ask that this bill be struck down to prevent whistleblowers from being put in prison.

Release Asha the Elephant from Solitary Confinement

Release Asha the Elephant from Solitary Confinement

Asha the elephant has been kept without companionship for nearly a decade and subjected to inhumane bull-hook training. Demand Asha be released from an abusive zoo and handed over to an animal sanctuary.

Support Protest Against Inhumane Egg Supplier

Support Protest Against Inhumane Egg Supplier

An animal rights group aims to expose the inadequate humane standards regarding egg-laying hens in the poultry industry. Support this animal rights group as it protests the sale of seemingly humane eggs and fights to improve the lives of egg-laying hens.

End Cruel Animal Declawing

End Cruel Animal Declawing

Declawing cats is debilitating, painful and inhumane. Put an end to this cruel and unnecessary procedure by urging state government officials to ban animal declawing immediately.

Praise Decision to Keep Chimp Friends Together

Praise Decision to Keep Chimp Friends Together

Plans to separate two life-long chimpanzee companions for breeding purposes have been cancelled after animal rights activists interfered on their behalf. Sign the petition to thank the chimps’ zoo for deciding to keep them together.

Punish Police Officer for Shooting Family Dog

Punish Police Officer for Shooting Family Dog

A family dog named Simone was shot and killed by a cop who later refused to explain his decision to kill the dog. Demand justice for Simone and call for the officer who pulled the trigger to be held accountable.

Applaud Rescue of Shot and Abandoned Dog

Applaud Rescue of Shot and Abandoned Dog

A young pit bull who was shot and left for dead at the top of a mountain was carried to safety by a compassionate hiker. Applaud the hiker for her dedication to saving the life of a lost, injured animal.

Charge Officer Who Allowed Dog to Cannibalize Kennel Mate

Charge Officer Who Allowed Dog to Cannibalize Kennel Mate

A dog cannibalized her kennel mate after being left starved and unsupervised in an animal shelter. Demand charges be brought against the staff responsible as well as more resources for the shelter to prevent similar negligence.

Applaud Funding Cut for Animal Circuses

Applaud Funding Cut for Animal Circuses

Ireland has cut funding for the failing animal circus industry by nearly half. Applaud the move, which could result in the closure of these cruel and unprofitable businesses.

Pigeon

Praise Crackdown on Cruel Pigeon Racing

Tens of thousands of pigeons drown or are killed in cruel and illegal races conducted for sport in Taiwan. Thank Taiwanese officials for cracking down on this appallingly inhumane practice.

Investigate Deaths of Rare Monkeys

Investigate Deaths of Rare Monkeys

Two critically endangered monkeys froze to death after being left out in the cold all night by their zoo caretakers. Sign this petition to demand that the zoo is investigated for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

Applaud Chipotle for Demanding Responsibly Raised Meat

Applaud Chipotle for Demanding Responsibly Raised Meat

Mexican food chain Chipotle has taken pork off the menu at 600 stores due to a breach of strict animal welfare standards. Praise the company’s commitment to humanely-sourced meat.

Mice

Save Animals from Horrific Breeding Business

Recently released video footage shows mice, rats and other animals at a pet breeding business in Colorado being drowned, bashed and frozen alive. Demand that the local authorities immediately rescue these creatures from horrifying conditions and tremendous suffering.

Praise Ban on Using Animals in Cruel Circuses

Praise Ban on Using Animals in Cruel Circuses

Animals made to perform in circuses undergo abuse for the sake of human entertainment and profit. Praise Guatemala City’s mayor for banning the use of circus animals and for helping to end their routine inhumane treatment.

Thank Nonprofit for Donating 5,000 Microchips to Animal Shelter

Thank Nonprofit for Donating 5,000 Microchips to Animal Shelter

A nonprofit has donated 5,000 microchips that will be implanted into newly adopted animals to increase their chances of reuniting with their owners if they are lost. Please sign this petition to thank this organization for working to reduce companion animal homelessness.

Ban Foie Gras in Restaurants

Ban Foie Gras in Restaurants

The ban on foie gras has been lifted in California, allowing farmers to force feed ducks and geese for human consumption. Sign this petition and urge the governor of California to end this cruel animal abuse.

Punish Ranch Owners for Neglecting Horses

Punish Ranch Owners for Neglecting Horses

Fourteen abused, emaciated horses were found on a Florida ranch. Demand that the ranch owners be severely punished for their heartless neglect and see that they are prevented from owning animals in the future.

Prosecute Man Accused of Torturing and Killing Dog on Camera

Prosecute Man Accused of Torturing and Killing Dog on Camera

A dog was brutally tortured and killed in cold blood allegedly by his owner’s boyfriend. Just before brutally killing the dog, whose name was Draco, the killer smiled, licked his lips and looked directly into the camera, police said. Demand justice for Draco by prosecuting this man to the fullest extent possible.

Stop Pet Stores from Selling Inhumanely Bred Dogs

Stop Pet Stores from Selling Inhumanely Bred Dogs

Pet stores purchase the majority of their for-sale animals from inhumane puppy mills, without having to disclose that fact to the consumer. Urge state government officials to enforce stricter animal health and safety requirements to help protect pets and consumers.

Praise Group for Healing Koalas with Burnt Paws

Praise Group for Healing Koalas with Burnt Paws

Many koalas are suffering from burns caused by bush fires in Australia. Sign this petition to thank the International Fund for Animal Welfare for working hard to provide treatment and care for these kind creatures.

Thank Humane Society for Rescuing Dogs from Meat Farm

Thank Humane Society for Rescuing Dogs from Meat Farm

Dogs across South Korea are raised on meat farms to be slaughtered for food. Thank the Humane Society International for successfully shutting down a farm, rescuing the dogs, and helping to end this cruel trade.

Save Animals from Abusive Breeders

Save Animals from Abusive Breeders

Animals are being treated like online auction items by irresponsible breeders. New regulations are giving more freedom to breeders when they should be more closely monitored. Speak out to protect the welfare of animals who are sold to new homes online.

Success: Egg-Laying Hens Given Larger Enclosures

Success: Egg-Laying Hens Given Larger Enclosures

Eggs sold in California are now required to come from hens that have larger enclosures. Thank California’s governor and the voters who pushed for the humane treatment of egg-laying hens.

Praise Twins for Donating to Local Animal Shelter

Praise Twins for Donating to Local Animal Shelter

Two young girls generously donated food and toys to their local animal adoption center. Please sign this petition to thank the girls for helping animals find their forever homes.

Stop the Horrific Slaughter of Dogs for Leather

Stop the Horrific Slaughter of Dogs for Leather

Dogs are being slaughtered by the hundreds in Chinese leather processing facilities. They are being bludgeoned over the head before having their skins ripped off and made into leather products, which are then shipped around the world to unwitting customers. Encourage the Chinese government to pass laws against such cruelty.