Articles written by: Lindsay Savitzky

Lindsay Savitzky

I'm a published writer with one book under her belt and more in progress. I'm a strong advocate for the rights and well-being of people and animals alike, including but not limited to volunteering at an animal shelter.

Fire Restaurant Manager for Alleged Racial Profiling

Fire Restaurant Manager for Alleged Racial Profiling

A group of black students suffered racial profiling by an IHOP, whose manager allegedly called the police to accuse them of dine-and-dashing. While the matter was cleared up, we cannot let such actions slide, as the recent string of racial profiling incidents is already much too long. Sign this petition to ensure this manager is fired for their alleged transgression.

Justice for Cat Nearly Killed by Firecrackers

Justice for Cat Nearly Killed by Firecrackers

An innocent cat barely survived after an unknown assailant lit a firecracker in her rectum, causing severe bleeding and burns as it went off; though she recovered, her tail was amputated. This is one of the most despicable acts of abuse a person could commit towards an animal. Sign this petition to ensure this cat’s assailant is captured and punished as severely as possible.

Stop Trump Administration From Allowing Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups to be Slaughtered

Stop Trump Administration From Allowing Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups to be Slaughtered

Bear cubs and wolf pups in Alaska will soon face slaughter if the Trump Administration has its way. Not only is their plan cruel, but it could result in the end of several species. Sign this petition to demand the Trump Administration stop the planned slaughter.

Tighten Ivory Ban in the UK

Tighten Ivory Ban in the UK

Illegal ivory has been discovered on sale in the United Kingdom, only months after a law was introduced to ban ivory sales overall. More action is needed to protect all remaining elephants and rhinos by tightening the existing ban. Sign the petition to support this bill.

Photographer - Greg McFall/ONMS

Description - Seascape of ocean life taken at Gray's Reef National Marine
Sanctuary, Savannah, GA (2006)

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Success: Krill Fishing Companies to Back Antarctic Ocean Conservation

Several krill fishing giants have agreed to halt their fishing to aid in the creation of the world’s largest marine sanctuary, much to the joy of ocean conservationists. Krill are not only a vital food source to many seabirds and aquatic mammals, but they control the levels of carbon dioxide through their own feeding habits; more krill ensures a brighter future in many ways. Sign this petition to thank Aker ASA for being one of the companies to support this sanctuary.

Permanently End Violent ‘Running of the Bulls’ Festival

Permanently End Violent ‘Running of the Bulls’ Festival

This year’s ‘running of the bulls’ festival has caused nine injuries and one death after only two days. Dozens of people and bulls alike are injured or killed during this activity, and the surviving bulls are slaughtered after the subsequent bullfight. Sign this petition to ensure that this year’s running of the bulls is the last one ever.

Stop Children From Dying of Air Pollution

Stop Children From Dying of Air Pollution

A young girl’s death from asthma-related complications is the latest in a steady stream of air pollution-related deaths in the United Kingdom, and her family is fighting to publicly prove the link between her worsening symptoms and the rise in pollution levels. Sign this petition to support their demand for better anti-pollution laws.

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Praise Cancellation of Racist Performance

The Montreal International Jazz Festival has cancelled further performances of a production about slavery featuring mostly white actors. The show sparked outrage among black audience members and the few black actors involved. Sign this petition to thank the festival director for doing the right thing.

Stop Export of Wildlife From Congo to China

Stop Export of Wildlife From Congo to China

China’s plans to import wildlife from the Congo have animal rights groups and conservationists in an uproar, as they fear transport could kill or otherwise harm these already nearly-extinct species, in addition to enabling black market trade of their parts upon their death. Sign this petition to demand China let these animals remain where they belong.

Support Genetic Research to Save Koalas

Support Genetic Research to Save Koalas

Scientists have discovered a genetic map for koala bears that could help them create a vaccine against the chlamydia epidemic that has threatened the species for years. A better understanding of the species’ genes could lead to complete preservation and revival. Sign this petition to support this endeavor and save the koalas.

Stop Plastic Pollution From Killing Seabirds

Stop Plastic Pollution From Killing Seabirds

New Zealand’s seabirds are at risk of endangerment and extinction due to plastic pollution. The birds swallow frightening amounts of plastic bags and other waste every day, leading to starvation as the plastic leaves little room for food and prevents nutrients from being absorbed into their system. Sign this petition to prevent the seabirds from disappearing forever.

Stop the West From Turning Thailand Into a Toxic Rubbish Dump

Stop the West From Turning Thailand Into a Toxic Rubbish Dump

Thailand is overwhelmed by mass amounts of electronic waste, which is burned daily and creates toxic smoke that contaminates the air, water, and soil. This is largely due in part to the west’s illegal exports of its electronic waste to dump in Thailand, and the factories that are the antithesis of what recycling should be. Sign this petition to stop the dumping of old electronics and to get these factories shut down.

Shut Down Whale and Dolphin Meat Market

Shut Down Whale and Dolphin Meat Market

Despite a drop in the consumption of dolphin and whale meat in some countries, several still hunt and kill these poor creatures for their meat. Not only is this a major reason for the endangerment of the species, but the meat is dangerous for humans due to the concentration of heavy metals within. Sign this petition to stop the dolphin and whale meat market for good.

Praise Arrest of Racist Woman Who Allegedly Attacked Black Teenager

Praise Arrest of Racist Woman Who Allegedly Attacked Black Teenager

A white woman was arrested for allegedly attacking and threatening a black teenager for simply showing up at a community pool. With all the racial profiling and other related incidents in recent months, it is a relief to hear that action is being taken against such behavior. Sign this petition to both praise this arrest and ensure that the woman is found guilty of the charges issued to her.

Save Declining Southern Resident Orcas

Save Declining Southern Resident Orcas

The number of Southern Resident Orca whales has hit its lowest point in 30 years thanks to the disappearance of the species’ food source and plans to build an oil pipeline in the ocean. We cannot risk the possibility of these whales dying out completely within just a few short years. Sign this petition to demand stronger protection and conservation efforts to save this species.

Stop Racial Profiling in California

Stop Racial Profiling in California

A black firefighter in California was reported to the police by a paranoid white resident as he was trying to do his job. This is the third instance of racial profiling in a supposedly progressive state within the past few months, and we cannot let this go on. Sign this petition to stop racial profiling in California.

Save Endangered Eels From Cocaine Poisoning

Save Endangered Eels From Cocaine Poisoning

Eels are in danger of going extinct due to a buildup of cocaine in European rivers. Eels who suffer cocaine poisoning suffer from muscle degeneration and the loss of fat reserves, which are needed to swim to their breeding grounds. Sign this petition to put a stop to cocaine pollution in European waters.

Praise Restaurant Chain For Firing Manager Accused of Racial Profiling

Praise Restaurant Chain For Firing Manager Accused of Racial Profiling

The manager of a chain restaurant was fired after being accused of racially profiling a black sorority party; the manager had allegedly called the police to make sure the women paid their bill. In today’s growing racist climate, it is good to know that swift action can still be taken against such behavior. Sign this petition to thank the Darden Restaurant chain for acting so quickly.

Return Tigers to the Wild

Return Tigers to the Wild

More tigers can be found in backyards or apartments in the United States than in their natural habitat in Asia, which is dangerous for both the animals and the humans who hold them captive. Children have lost limbs and lives to these tigers, and it is harder to keep track of the animals’ numbers if they are in captivity. Sign this petition to return tigers to the wild and to zoos as soon as possible.

Prosecute Young Man Who Kicked Cat Around Field With Cleats

Prosecute Young Man Who Kicked Cat Around Field With Cleats

An unidentified young man was caught on video kicking a cat like a football, while his friends laughed and cheered him on. The condition or even survival of the poor cat is unknown, and the video sparked much outrage among those who saw it. Sign this petition to bring this animal abuser to justice immediately.

Discipline Donut Franchise Manager Accused of Racism

Discipline Donut Franchise Manager Accused of Racism

A Dunkin’ Donuts location recently removed a sign that allegedly bribed customers with free coffee to report any staff members not speaking English. Such a sign is a clear act of racism, and even though it is gone, we cannot trust a manager who would place it to begin with. Sign this petition to demand the manager of this location be terminated for this reported racism.

Cancel Chinese Dog Meat Festival

Cancel Chinese Dog Meat Festival

Despite countless petitions and protests from animal welfare activists, the Yulin dog meat festival is approaching for the ninth year in a row. This festival relies on the kidnapping, torture, and slaughter of up to 15,000 dogs per year, many of which are beloved pets. Sign this petition to cancel this inhumane festival for good.

Save Britain’s Wild Mammal Population

Save Britain’s Wild Mammal Population

One fifth of Britain’s wild mammal population is at risk of extinction due to habitat loss, as their homes are destroyed to make way for industrialization. The loss of so many species will deal a great blow to the ecosystem. Sign this petition to ensure the protection and preservation of these mammals.

Find Maniac Who Decapitated and Dismembered Geese

Find Maniac Who Decapitated and Dismembered Geese

Over a dozen geese were brutally slaughtered by an unknown maniac, their heads and limbs ripped off and their bodies scattered. Such a disgusting act of animal cruelty must not go unpunished. Sign this petition to ensure that the culprit is found and faces justice immediately.

Punish Grandmother Accused of Confining Children to Dog Kennels

Punish Grandmother Accused of Confining Children to Dog Kennels

A Tennessee grandmother was allegedly caught on video driving with her two grandchildren confined to dog kennels in the back seat of her car, in 95-degree heat. It has been suggested by neighbors that the woman may have been suffering mental illness and did not realize what she was doing. Sign this petition to see that she faces justice if found guilty, and to ensure that she receives therapy if need be.

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