Articles written by: Laurie Fanelli

I am a vegetarian, writer and photographer who loves to spend time with my hubby and our three adopted cats.

Thank Synth-Pop Superstar for Speaking Out Against Animal Testing

Thank Synth-Pop Superstar for Speaking Out Against Animal Testing

An international musician has declined to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge due to environmental and animal welfare issues. Please thank her for raising awareness about these important causes.

Praise Court for Humane Decision

Praise Court for Humane Decision

A court of appeals recently sided with local residents and animal rights advocates in a fight against a hog farm. Thank them for making this humane decision.

Praise Circus for Going Animal-Free

Praise Circus for Going Animal-Free

A circus has committed to hosting animal-free performances after receiving urgent requests from animal rights activists. Please thank the circus organizers for making this humane decision.

Thank Oscar-Winning Actress for Speaking Out Against Global Warming

Thank Oscar-Winning Actress for Speaking Out Against Global Warming

An Oscar-winning actress has journeyed to the Arctic to campaign against drilling and to empower individuals to take positive action to better the world’s environment. Thank her for being a champion for the environment.

Praise Race Car Driver for Speaking Out Against Animal Abuse

Praise Race Car Driver for Speaking Out Against Animal Abuse

A professional race car driver has spoken out against the practice of using animals for entertainment. Thank the athlete for using her celebrity to be a champion for animals.

Thank Famous Actress for Standing Up for Elephants

Thank Famous Actress for Standing Up for Elephants

A famous actress has written a letter calling for an end to elephant rides at a popular State Fair. Thank her for using her celebrity to stand up for abused elephants.

Thank Rock Star for Speaking Out Against Animal Abuse

Thank Rock Star for Speaking Out Against Animal Abuse

A famous drummer is turning his live performances into an opportunity to denounce the abusive practices of SeaWorld. Thank him for using his fame to speak out against animal abuse.

Demand SeaWorld Stop Plans to Import Dolphin from Japan

Demand SeaWorld Stop Plans to Import Dolphin from Japan

SeaWorld has plans to subject a dolphin to a terrifying transport from Japan to Texas. Demand SeaWorld to take a firm stance against the annual capture and killing of dolphins in Japan by abandoning these plans.

Thank Actress for Speaking Out Against Animal Testing

Thank Actress for Speaking Out Against Animal Testing

A famous Hollywood actress is calling for a ban on the cruel and unnecessary practice of cosmetics testing on animals in the United States. Please thank her for standing up for the well-being of animals.

Thank Rock Star for Speaking Out Against Animal Cruelty

Thank Rock Star for Speaking Out Against Animal Cruelty

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is encouraging Massachusetts lawmakers to ban animal confinement crates. Thank him for using his famous voice to speak out against animal cruelty.

Prevent Extermination of Prairie Dogs

Prevent Extermination of Prairie Dogs

Officials are considering eliminating the local prairie dog population as a way to combat the plague. Demand that they find a more effective solution to the problem, instead of simply murdering helpless prairie dogs out of fear.

Thank Judge for Delivering Harsh Sentence to Man Who Tortured Dog

Thank Judge for Delivering Harsh Sentence to Man Who Tortured Dog

After hearing a case of a man who ruthlessly dragged his dog from the back of his vehicle, a judge assigned him the maximum sentence of five years in prison for animal cruelty. Thank her for sending a strong message that animal cruelty will not be tolerated.

Thank Filmmaker for Protecting Animal Actors

Thank Filmmaker for Protecting Animal Actors

A new film used innovative technology rather than animal actors to create a summer blockbuster that raises awareness about animal welfare issues. Thank the film’s director for helping to end animal abuse in entertainment.

Thank Fire Department for Bravely Saving Dogs

Thank Fire Department for Bravely Saving Dogs

Chicago firefighters risked their lives to save two dogs from a burning building, and revived the injured animals with the help of canine oxygen masks to ensure their survival. Thank these brave men and women for saving the lives of these beloved pets.

Stop Forcing Chemicals Down Animals’ Throats

Stop Forcing Chemicals Down Animals’ Throats

Force feeding chemicals down animals’ throats is not only a cruel testing method, but is also an ineffective research tool. Demand officials ban this horribly cruel procedure and save countless animals from unnecessary abuse.

Thank Miss America for Promoting Pet Adoption

Thank Miss America for Promoting Pet Adoption

Miss America 2014 is collaborating with PETA to promote shelter pet adoption. Please thank the beauty queen for using her celebrity to help save the lives of animals.

Demand Apparel Company Stop Using Inhumane Down

Demand Apparel Company Stop Using Inhumane Down

Down jackets are produced from feathers that have been ripped from geese and ducks, causing these gentle creatures unnecessary pain and suffering. Demand that a major athletic apparel brand stop selling inhumane down jackets and explore cruelty-free options.

Praise Punishment of Cruel Animal Exhibitor

Praise Punishment of Cruel Animal Exhibitor

A wild animal exhibitor who drugged a zebra for television recently received a citation penalty from federal regulators. Thank the government agency for prioritizing animal welfare.

Thank Comedian for Speaking Out Against Animal Experiments

Thank Comedian for Speaking Out Against Animal Experiments

Well known comedian Ellen DeGeneres recently asked the Taiwanese government to stop using beagle puppies in deadly rabies tests. Please take a moment to thank her for being a champion for animals.

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.

Applaud Rescuers for Saving Dog’s Life

Applaud Rescuers for Saving Dog’s Life

Brave deputies recently saved a frightened dog from a dangerous river. Thank the officers for risking their lives in order to save the stranded animal.

Thank Actors for Supporting Ban on Animal Cosmetics Tests

Thank Actors for Supporting Ban on Animal Cosmetics Tests

Two cast members of “The Big Bang Theory” have joined a campaign to ban cosmetics testing on animals. Thank them for using their celebrity to help put an end to this inhumane practice.

Thank ‘The Simpsons’ Co-Creator for Rescuing Abused Horse

Thank ‘The Simpsons’ Co-Creator for Rescuing Abused Horse

‘The Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon rescued a racehorse from its abusive trainer. Thank him for this generous deed and for always acting in the best interest of animals.

Tell Air France Stop Transporting Primates to Laboratories

Tell Air France Stop Transporting Primates to Laboratories

Air France is the only major airline that ships terrified primates to labs where they will be tortured and killed. Demand that Air France vow to take a stand against animal cruelty and stop shipping monkeys to labs.

Thank Restaurant Chains for Supporting Animal Welfare

Thank Restaurant Chains for Supporting Animal Welfare

DineEquity, Inc., owner of popular restaurant chains Applebee’s and IHOP, is taking steps to ensure that cruel gestation crates are eliminated from the pork industry by 2020. Thank them for working towards bettering the lives of pigs across the country.

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