Articles written by: Leah Holleran

Leah is a freelance writer, actor, and performer based out of Philadelphia, PA.

Success: Critically Endangered Red Wolf Protected

The endangered red wolf could have been driven to extinction by a rollback of protections, but a court ruled to stop that rollback and ensure the wolf’s protection. Support this stand for justice and the preservation of this iconic species.

Success: Endangered Species Protections Reinstated for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

After being stripped of their Endangered Species Act protections, grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region were being put even further at risk, as legal trophy hunts were scheduled to begin for the first time in four decades. Now, however, these hunts have been banned and protections reinstated in a huge victory for animal welfare. Support this win for compassion and preservation.

Success: Access to Plant-Based Meals Required in California Hospitals and Prisons

Plant-based meal options will now be accessible in all of California’s state institutions, In a major victory for human rights, human health, and environmental responsibility. Support this decision to promote responsibility and compassion in the meal options in California’s prisons, hospitals, and healthcare facilities.

Success: Hunting of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Halted

Days before wild Yellowstone grizzly bears were set to be slaughtered, a restraining order has at least temporarily halted the deadly hunt. Support the groups who fought for this victory and encourage reinstated protections for the grizzly bear.

Success: Police Officer Convicted of Murder, Sentenced to Prison, for Shooting Unarmed Black Teen

The former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 15-year-old is facing consequences for his actions, and has been convicted of murder and issued a prison sentence. Support this landmark victory for justice and human rights.

Success: Judge Blocks Release of 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints

A judge has prevented the release of downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed guns, which would allow unchecked access to deadly untraceable weapons without documentation, background checks, or restrictions. Support this victory for gun control and the protection of human lives.

Success: Animals Rescued from Roadside Zoo and Brought to Sanctuaries

Several exotic and endangered animals were rescued from a roadside zoo and transferred to sanctuaries. Support this victory for animal welfare and demand that efforts are continued to ensure that all of the animals from Deer Haven Mini Zoo are saved.

Support Major Food Companies in Banning Animal Testing

The lives of countless innocent mice and rats will be saved as four high-profile companies commit to banning cruel animal experiments. Support these new policies and PETA’s continued efforts to ban corporations’ cruel animal testing.

Success: Trump Signs Order to Stop Separating Families

President Trump has ordered the end of the cruel policy allowing migrant children to be ripped from their parents at the border. Support this order and demand that everything be done to ensure that families are reunited and treated with nothing less than the human dignity they deserve.

Success: No More Permits Issued for Cruel Black Bear Killings

Permits will no longer be issued in Washington authorizing the inhumane killing of black bears. Support this victory and encourage the discontinuance of any such permits in the future.

Success: Volkswagen to End Cruel Exhaust Tests on Monkeys

Horrific experiments that forced monkeys to breathe diesel exhaust will no longer be conducted by Volkswagen, nor will any other animal testing unless required by law, according to an announcement by the company. Support this victory for compassion and animal welfare.

Success: Indiana Will Not Force Slaughter of Wild Animals

Thousands of animals will be spared a needless death as Indiana withdraws proposals for new rules, including one that would have forced animal control workers to kill wildlife. Support this move toward humanity and compassion.

Success: TripAdvisor Increases Animal Welfare Requirements

TripAdvisor has updated its policies and tightened its standards of animal welfare so that it will no longer promote exploitative attractions that force animals to perform for human entertainment. Support this important stand for the well-being of animals around the world.

Success: America’s Pets to be Protected with Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition

Dogs and cats will finally be nationally protected from cruel slaughter for their meat by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Support this important step for animal welfare and combatting the inhumane dog and cat meat trade.

Success: Washington State Protects Wild Salmon and Orcas from Extinction

Endangered salmon and orcas in the Puget Sound will be given a better chance at survival after the governor of Washington signed an executive order requiring their protection. Support this vital move for compassion and conservation.

Success: Justice for Murdered Elephant Conservationist

Eight people have been arrested and charged with the murder of an important elephant conservationist. Sign below to support that these killers are being brought to justice.

Success: Wales to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

In a victory for animal welfare, Wales has announced plans to ban the practice of using wild animals in circuses. Support this stand for animal rights.

Success: Montana to Ban Hunting of Yellowstone Grizzlies

Montana’s Yellowstone grizzlies will be protected this year, as the state’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks department recommends a hunting ban. Support this humane decision to preserve this iconic species.

Success: Trump Agrees to Testify Under Oath Regarding Russia Probe

President Trump said in a statement that he will testify under oath as part of the probe into Russian collusion, and on the firings of FBI Director Comey and National Security Adviser Flynn. Support this decision and demand that Trump follow through on this claim.

Success: Nosey the Elephant Granted Permanent Home at Elephant Sanctuary

Long-suffering elephant Nosey, who was rescued after a decade of abuse and exploitation in a traveling circus, finally has a new home that will ensure her continued freedom. Support this huge victory and the protection of this innocent elephant.

Success: Trump’s Fraudulent Voter Fraud Commission Scrapped

President Trump will scrap his own voter fraud commission, which he created to investigate his own allegations that illegal votes were the reason he lost the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election. Support the dissolution of this unnecessary and potentially dangerous panel.

Success: UK Law to Recognize that Animals Feel Pain

Animals’ ability to think and feel will be officially recognized by UK law, according to the environment secretary. Support this promise to acknowledge animal sentience and protect animal welfare.

Success: Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Yemen

Life-saving humanitarian aid has finally arrived in Yemen, thanks to the partial lifting of a blockade on all routes in and out of the country. The blockade threatened Yemen with the worst famine in decades. Support the reopening of aid routes and demand that all such routes be reopened to save millions of lives.

Success: Trump Puts Hold on Importing Elephant Trophies

Following outrage about the announcement to lift the ban on elephant trophy imports, President Trump has announced a hold will be placed on allowing these imports. Support this step toward ensuring the protection of elephants, and demand that the vital ban on these cruel imports be maintained.

Success: Gucci Promises to Go Fur-Free

Luxury brand Gucci has promised to stop using animal fur in its products in a huge victory for animal welfare. Support this decision to stop supporting the fur industry and to instead stand for animal rights and human compassion.

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