Articles written by: 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.

Success: Biggest Drop in Coal Use in 30 Years

Coal emissions from the global electricity sector have dropped in the last year, thanks partly to the European Union’s efforts. The EU has been one of the world powers most reluctant to drop coal as a fuel, but this is finally changing. Thank the bloc of countries for finally doing the right thing for clean air.

Success: Wells Fargo Announces Plans to Stop Funding Arctic Drilling

Banking giant Wells Fargo has dropped its financial support for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. More big companies should follow this example. Thank Wells Fargo for finally doing the right thing.

Stop Excessive Toilet Paper Hoarding That Damages Environment

The rampant stockpiling of toilet paper throughout America in the wake of the coronavirus is not only greedy, but dangerous. The need for this much toilet paper could lead to the cutting down of more trees to produce it, as at least one major paper product company still uses tree pulp rather than recycled materials; this could lead to even more deforestation than is already happening. Sign this petition to put a stop to the “toilet paper apocalypse.”

Support Return of Sea Meadows That Will Restore Oceanic Wildlife

The restoration of sea meadows could prove a boon for the United Kingdom’s suffering, struggling oceans and the life contained within them. An environmental group has plans to push through with this restoration, but sorely needs government approval. Urge the UK’s government to approve and support this plan to help restore the oceans.

Call Off Inhumane Culls That Threaten Endangered Wombats

South Australia has legalized the culling of endangered hairy-nosed wombats by farmers and landowners, putting the species at risk for total extinction. Culls such as this are barbaric and unacceptable methods of wildlife control when there are far more humane solutions. Pressure the government to stop the senseless killing of these creatures.

Shut Down Barbaric Coyote-Killing Contest

Over 100 coyotes were viciously slaughtered in New York as part of a contest, where winners were handed big cash prizes for ending innocent lives. This is absolutely barbaric, and worse, it is seen as normal and treated as a big event in the state. Pressure the government to stop holding these contests and protect coyotes from such a fate in the future.

Stop Paper Company’s Destruction of Endangered Forests

Procter and Gamble is still using pulp from rare Canadian boreal forest trees, despite the forests being critically endangered due to logging. Sign this petition to demand Procter and Gamble halt their destruction of the environment.

Shut Down Inhumane Puppy Mills That Profit From Animal Cruelty

Over 130 animals were rescued from a puppy mill recently, lucky to be alive after being forced to live in squalor. Unfortunately, other mills are still operating in New Jersey despite a promise that puppy mills were “close” to being banned. We cannot let this dog torture continue across the state. Demand that the government shut down all remaining puppy mills and ban the opening of new ones.

Shut Down Plans for Pipeline That Will Uproot Wildlife and Pollute Waterways

A dangerous pipeline is set to pollute 600 miles of land and uproot wildlife across the Appalachian Trail. Arguments against this project have reached the highest court, but this is only one step in cancelling the project for good. We must hold gas and oil companies accountable for their contribution to earth’s destruction. Demand that Duke Energy cancel their project immediately.

Stop Denying Muslim Refugees Basic Right to Citizenship

A recent denial of citizenship to Muslims has led to mass violence between the Muslims and the Hindus, with over 20 people dead in the process. Denying a group of people citizenship to a city based on their religion is intolerant and cruel and it must not be accepted. Demand the government change the amendment to allow Muslims into Delhi.

Stop Forcing Polar Bears to Cannibalize Each Other

Polar bears are cannibalizing each other as their food sources reach an all-time low, thanks to climate change and gas and oil explorations near their habitat. Sign this petition to demand the Russian government strengthen their protection of these creatures.

Success: House Coal and Wood Burning to be Phased Out

The UK will be phasing out coal and wet wood as household fuels over the next few years, starting with retailers emptying their stocks and stopping their sale of these fuels. Thank DEFRA for making this victory possible.

Ban the Cruel and Unnecessary Declawing of Cats

The inhumane declawing of cats may soon be banned throughout the state of Michigan. This would outlaw the cruel practice, slap violators with a $1,000 fine, and could hopefully encourage other states to follow in example. Support this ban and protect cats across Michigan from cruel amputation.

Stop Raffling Off Grizzly Bears to be Killed by Hunters Like Trump

The endangered grizzly bear is a prime target of hunters, who gain permission to kill the species through an Alaska hunting permit raffle. Donald Trump Jr. recently won this raffle, contributing to the latest in a string of threats to this dwindling species. This iconic bear must be protected. Demand that Alaska stop raffling off grizzly bears to be slaughtered.

Stop Gas Explorations Possibly Linked to Sickness

A serious illness has stricken many residents of Ethiopia’s Somali district, which officials and doctors believe is linked to the dangerous gas explorations taking place in the areas surrounding the villages. Many have died of this disease, and the explorations may also cause a multitude of other damages if not stopped. Put an end to these dangerous procedures immediately.

Protect Thousands of Citizens from Devastating and Deadly Floods

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is putting his own vanity projects first and flood protection dead last. Flooding has devastated many homes, businesses, and communities in the past and will continue to destroy the well-being of both humans and wildlife without a proper defense against it. Demand Johnson put aside his ego and take care of what matters most.

Stop Growing Trend of Beehive Theft

Beehives are being stolen in droves and hacked to bits to support the almond industry, whose overgrowth has already caused many problems for the dwindling honeybee population. This blatant larceny is destroying the population even further. End this organized theft and destruction of honeybee hives immediately.

Return Beavers to the Wild to Reduce Flooding and Pollution

The potential return of beavers to England’s wilderness could bolster the environment. Beaver dams help cut down on flooding, filter out pollutants from the water supply, and boost the presence of other wildlife. Support the reintroduction of beavers to the wild.

Stop E-Cigarette Company’s Advertisements on Kids’ TV Networks

The Juul e-cigarette company has been sued for purchasing ad space on children’s networks, including an affiliate geared towards preschoolers. The vaping crisis among today’s youth is already at dangerous levels, and Juul’s flagrant irresponsibility will only worsen things. Demand Juul remove their dangerous ads from these networks immediately.

Punish Mining Conglomerate After Toxic Spill Scare

A New Zealand mining company nearly spilled toxic waste due to flimsy containment and a reportedly unfulfilled promise to clean up their act. New Zealand’s environment minister is threatening the company with legal action following this toxic spill scare. Support the lawsuit and ensure that the company faces consequences.

Urge Post-Brexit Britain to Protect Environment and Wildlife

Britain is dismantling established protection for wildlife and the environment, flying in the face of the reason the United Kingdom seceded from the European Union. We cannot let valuable wildlife be placed in jeopardy by such contradictions. Pressure the UK government to protect the environment immediately.

Success: Former Research Chimpanzees Set Free

Twenty chimpanzees have been set free in a nature preserve after spending years of their lives cooped up in a lab, meant to be used for experiments. Even after the government stopped the use of chimpanzees as test subjects, the animals spent five years in wait as the lab debated whether or not to let them go. Sign this petition to thank them for finally letting these creatures live the life of freedom they deserve.

Save Penguin Species From Extinction Due to Global Warming

Antarctica’s chinstrap penguin population has taken a sharp nosedive due to low birth rates brought on by global warming. Melting ice and a declining food supply have made survival and reproduction much harder for this species, which could disappear within the next decade if action is not taken. Demand stronger protection for these penguins.

Prioritize Protection of Tigers Over Profits

A mother tiger and her two cubs were reportedly poisoned to death in an act of revenge, shining a spotlight on their lack of protection in India’s state of Goa. The state claimed to house no tigers to protect their interest in cutting down forests for tourism and mines, running contradictory to the country’s efforts to save the majestic creatures. Demand Goa stop hiding the existence of these animals and strengthen their protection of them.

Call Out Hypocrisy of So-Called Climate Ally Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s actions do not match his words when it comes to climate change and environmental protection, and it shows in his approval of a dangerous mining project near a national park. Trudeau claims to be a climate ally, but his support of the oil and gas industry is hypocritical and contradictory. Sign this petition to demand Trudeau stop his support of such a dangerous project.

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