Articles written by: Leah Holleran

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

Support Major Food Companies in Banning Animal Testing

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.

Ireland: Lead the Way in Divesting From Fossil Fuels

Ireland: Lead the Way in Divesting From Fossil Fuels

Ireland is on track to become the first country in the world to entirely divest from fossil fuels in what could be a major victory in the fight against climate change. Support the Irish government in getting rid of its interests in harmful fossil fuels.

Ban Cruel Veal Crates

Ban Cruel Veal Crates

Young calves are kept confined and chained in cruel veal crates for most of their short lives before they are slaughtered in Virginia. Demand that this abuse be stopped and veal crates banned.

Support Starbucks Ban on Plastic Straws

Support Starbucks Ban on Plastic Straws

Starbucks has announced a plan to eliminate plastic straws from its stores globally, in favor of sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives. Support this important step to cut down on the pollution of plastic waste and protect our planet.

Recognize Animals as Individuals With Rights

Recognize Animals as Individuals With Rights

Animals are sentient beings who have rights, a fact that is now recognized by India’s high court and which the U.S. should respect as well. Demand that the United States follow India’s example by recognizing the individuality of animals and protecting them.

Support Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

Support Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

The injustice and inhumanity of ‘gay conversion therapy’ will be outlawed in the UK in a major step for equal rights. Support this ban and encourage the continuation of efforts toward tangible change in the fight against discrimination.

Don’t Sentence Rescued Baby Goat to Death

Don’t Sentence Rescued Baby Goat to Death

A baby goat saved from a meat farm may be ripped away from his family and returned to slaughter as police conduct a statewide hunt. Demand that the hunt be called off and this innocent goat saved.

Participating in the Stop Rape Now campaign to end sexual violence in conflict. 2009. Photo: AusAID

Protect People With Disabilities from Sexual Abuse

Individuals with intellectual disabilities are seven times more likely to suffer sexual abuse. Demand that these people be protected and that government programs addressing this issue be preserved.

Success: South Korea Outlaws Killing Dogs for Meat

Success: South Korea Outlaws Killing Dogs for Meat

Killing dogs for their meat is now illegal in South Korea, a major victory against animal cruelty. Support this move and demand that South Korea do more to combat the dog meat trade by making dog meat consumption illegal.

Ban Iconic African Animal Trophies in California

Ban Iconic African Animal Trophies in California

California can help protect iconic African animals like elephants, lions, giraffes, and many more from the horrors of trophy hunting, if a bill that has moved to the floor is passed into law. Demand the preservation of these animals and the passage of The Iconic African Species Protection Act.

Success: Trump Signs Order to Stop Separating Families

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

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.

Save America’s Wolves: Do Not Remove Their Endangered Species Protections

Save America’s Wolves: Do Not Remove Their Endangered Species Protections

All of America’s wolves will be threatened if the Trump Administration goes through with plans to remove their Endangered Species protections. Demand that wolves remain protected and this cruel and corrupt proposal rejected.

Stop Sanctioning Cruel Wildlife Hunts on Nature Reserves

Stop Sanctioning Cruel Wildlife Hunts on Nature Reserves

Land that is supposedly meant for “conservation” is allowing the hunting of wild animals for sport, including a male lion that may have been the leader of his pride, which would set off a chain reaction of still more deaths within the pride. Demand that these hunts be banned.

Save Marine Life by Reducing Plastic Waste

Save Marine Life by Reducing Plastic Waste

Tragically, a pilot whale died in Thailand after having 17 pounds of plastic removed from its stomach. Demand that Thailand take action to reduce plastic waste and save the lives of marine animals.

Address the Epidemic of Racial Profiling and America’s Deep History of Racism

Address the Epidemic of Racial Profiling and America’s Deep History of Racism

Hundreds of people of color have had the police called on them for simply going about their daily lives. It is past time to do something about this costly and unjust racial profiling. Demand that Congress hold a hearing to allow black voices to be heard.

Success: Volkswagen to End Cruel Exhaust Tests on Monkeys

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.

Stop Cruel, Illegal Killing of Black Bears

Stop Cruel, Illegal Killing of Black Bears

Hundreds of black bears have been allowed to be brutally killed using methods that are otherwise banned in the state under a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department program. Demand that this inhumane and illegal cruelty be stopped.

Release Animals From Allegedly Abusive Sunrise Farms

Release Animals From Allegedly Abusive Sunrise Farms

Activists successfully rescued 37 chickens from Sunrise Farms, a supplier of cage-free eggs that allegedly brutally mistreats the birds, but many more animals still remain trapped there in reportedly inhumane conditions. Demand that these birds be given veterinary care and brought to a shelter.

Prevent Sale and Expansion of Dangerous Pipeline

Prevent Sale and Expansion of Dangerous Pipeline

Canada is set to buy the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline in order to ensure its expansion, an endeavor that will be both costly and risky and is widely opposed. Demand that this purchase and expansion be canceled.

Relocate Former Research Chimpanzees to Sanctuaries

Relocate Former Research Chimpanzees to Sanctuaries

Chimpanzees formerly used for medical research will have a better future if they are relocated to sanctuaries, according to a new report. Demand that the National Institutes of Health comply with this advice.

Do Not Eliminate Oversight of Potentially Dangerous Drugs

Do Not Eliminate Oversight of Potentially Dangerous Drugs

Drug companies could soon be allowed to take advantage of terminally ill patients seeking experimental treatments. Demand that this dangerous bill be rejected.

Forbid Cruel Wildlife Killing Contests

Forbid Cruel Wildlife Killing Contests

An undercover investigation has revealed the cruel blood sport taking place in New York, at wildlife killing contests where animals are massacred simply because it is “enjoyable.” Demand that this brutality be made illegal.

Do Not Impose ‘Gag Rule’ on Women’s Health Clinics

Do Not Impose ‘Gag Rule’ on Women’s Health Clinics

Women’s rights to affordable health care are once again under attack, as the White House proposes to take away federal funds from all clinics that even refer patients for abortions. Demand that this complete disregard for basic human rights be stopped.

Success: Indiana Will Not Force Slaughter of Wild Animals

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.

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