Articles written by: Sara Ives

Stop Trump from Supporting the Killing of Endangered Lions

Stop Trump from Supporting the Killing of Endangered Lions

U.S. trophy hunters will now be able to import lion parts from three African nations following a shameful decision made by the Trump administration to reverse the existing ban. Lions are endangered throughout Africa and need our help. Sign this petition to help ensure these majestic creatures do not go extinct.

Don’t Block U.S. Donations Intended to Help Earthquake Victims

Don’t Block U.S. Donations Intended to Help Earthquake Victims

As thousands of Iranians struggle to survive following a devastating earthquake that recently rocked the Middle Eastern nation, many U.S. citizens are reporting they are unable to send charitable contributions as aid. Sign this petition to demand that the Trump administration lift arbitrary restrictions that are blocking these funds from reaching those who need it most.

Stop the Abusive Treatment of LGBTQ People in China

Stop the Abusive Treatment of LGBTQ People in China

LGBTQ rights are under attack in China. Although so-called gay conversion therapy was made illegal in China in 2014, many individuals continue to report being subjected to cruel and abusive medical procedures designed to change their sexual orientation. Take a stand for the LGBTQ community in China and sign this petition demanding that existing laws be strongly enforced.

Severely Punish Men Allegedly Involved in Cockfighting Ring

Severely Punish Men Allegedly Involved in Cockfighting Ring

Nearly 30 roosters were allegedly being used as part of a cockfighting ring in Colorado. The birds were physically altered and bred for aggression by people who trained them to participate in a vicious blood sport. Demand that those accused be harshly punished if found guilty of this heinous crime.

Success: Nosey the Elephant Removed from Allegedly Abusive Owner

Success: Nosey the Elephant Removed from Allegedly Abusive Owner

An elephant who has spent the past 25 years of her life confined in isolation and denied proper veterinary care was finally rescued and removed from her owner’s care. Sign this petition to thank the animal control officer responsible for intervening on behalf of Nosey the Elephant.

Shut Down Dairy Farm Where Workers Allegedly Beat Cows With Metal Rods

Shut Down Dairy Farm Where Workers Allegedly Beat Cows With Metal Rods

A chilling undercover video shot at a Florida dairy farm appears to show farm workers savagely beating cows with metal rods and kicking them in the head. Sign this petition to demand that this farm be shut down immediately if these allegations are proven to be true.

Justice for Baby Elephant Burned Alive

Justice for Baby Elephant Burned Alive

The back legs of a baby elephant are consumed in fire as she desperately runs to her mother, screaming in pain and fear. This was the scene captured by a photographer in India who witnessed an angry mob attacking a mother and child elephant with flaming tar balls and firecrackers. Demand authorities take immediate action to protect elephants.

Shut Down Ape Attraction With Reported Feces-Smeared Cages and Open Sores

Shut Down Ape Attraction With Reported Feces-Smeared Cages and Open Sores

A gorilla and an orangutan have allegedly been subjected to horrifying neglect and abuse at a Florida ape attraction. Sign this petition and demand that the owners address these issues immediately or shut down for good.

Success: No Charges for Protester Who Laughed at Attorney General

Success: No Charges for Protester Who Laughed at Attorney General

A federal prosecutor has dropped all charges against a protester who was accused of laughing at Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sign this petition to express your gratitude for the long overdue dismissal of this frivolous case.

Justice for Cat Killed After Being Strapped to Exploding Fireworks

Justice for Cat Killed After Being Strapped to Exploding Fireworks

A cat was discovered mutilated after two rockets strapped to his or her back had exploded. This sickening act of abuse must not go unpunished. Sign this petition to demand that local police find and severely punish whoever is responsible.

Don’t Allow New Uranium Mines Near the Grand Canyon

Don’t Allow New Uranium Mines Near the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon will be put at risk if a recommendation to build uranium mines is approved. This Trump administration-backed plan must be challenged. Sign this petition to stop uranium mining in one of America’s most iconic landscapes.

Save Whales from Becoming Entangled in Fishing Gear

Save Whales from Becoming Entangled in Fishing Gear

Dungeness crabbing lines are putting the lives of endangered whales at risk. Sign this petition to demand that more be done to protect these innocent creatures from drowning or becoming entangled in long crabbing lines and other equipment.

Save Kiwi Birds from Extinction

Save Kiwi Birds from Extinction

The unique kiwi bird is considered a symbol of New Zealand, yet these birds are at dire risk of going extinct in as little as 50 years. Kiwi birds face many human-caused threats that must be addressed in a humane manner. Sign this petition to demand that more be done to protect the kiwi from going extinct.

Capture Serial Pet Killer Before He Kills Again

Capture Serial Pet Killer Before He Kills Again

A serial killer is believed to be responsible for the deaths of over 300 beloved house pets and a handful of innocent wild creatures across Britain. Sign this petition to urge law enforcement to coordinate their efforts to ensure that this sick individual is caught.

Stop Keeping Whales and Dolphins in Captivity

Stop Keeping Whales and Dolphins in Captivity

Canada has proposed a ban on the cruel and unethical practices of breeding and keeping dolphins and whales in captivity. Show your support for this ban by signing this petition.

Punish Man Accused of Throwing and Burning Kittens for ‘Fun’

Punish Man Accused of Throwing and Burning Kittens for ‘Fun’

A man allegedly tortured and killed multiple kittens for ‘fun,’ including burning one in a fire pit. This extreme and sadistic act of animal cruelty must be taken seriously. Sign this petition and demand that he be severely punished, if found guilty.

Stop Government From Price Gouging National Park Visitors

Stop Government From Price Gouging National Park Visitors

While Trump’s Secretary of the Interior flies around the country on taxpayer funded private jets, his agency is threatening to price gouge national park visitors in order to pay for a massive budget cut that will benefit the wealthiest Americans. The 300 percent increase in entrance fees that the Trump administration is looking to impose upon national parks visitors is a sinister plan that must be rejected.

Ban the Cruel Declawing of Cats

Ban the Cruel Declawing of Cats

The city of Denver may soon join a growing list of U.S. cities that have banned the cruel practice of declawing cats. We must take these efforts one step further to put an end to a procedure that mutilates cats and causes them lifelong harm. Sign this petition to demand that declawing be made illegal throughout the state of Colorado.

Stop the EPA from Censoring Climate Change Talks

Stop the EPA from Censoring Climate Change Talks

The EPA has blocked three scientists from discussing the findings of their recent climate change report for an event at an EPA-funded site. This is yet another attempt by the Trump administration to cover up the mounting evidence that climate change is real and impacting us now. Sign this petition to demand that all scientists be allowed to present this data freely.

Applaud Ban on Elephants in Circuses

Applaud Ban on Elephants in Circuses

Circus performances involving elephants will no longer be welcome in the state of New York thanks to a new law. Sign this petition to express your thanks for this measure that will help put an end to the cruelty and abuse that circus elephants face.

Stop Imprisoning Elephants at Zoo After Bong Su the Elephant Euthanized

Stop Imprisoning Elephants at Zoo After Bong Su the Elephant Euthanized

Bong Su the elephant has tragically been euthanized because of his crippling arthritis, likely caused by years of endless pacing in his cramped zoo environment. This is yet another sign that zoos are no place for these intelligent and sensitive creatures. Sign this petition to call for the end of the inhumane exploitation of elephants in captivity and justice for Bong Su.

Stop Silencing Animal Welfare Advocates With ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

Stop Silencing Animal Welfare Advocates With ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

Animal abusers are currently protected under a potentially unconstitutional law in Iowa that prohibits animal rights advocates and employees from filming or photographing unsafe or inhumane conditions on factory farms. Sign this petition to challenge the agricultural industry’s desire to keep potential abuse out of the public eye and demand that this law be overturned.

Wallabies Shot and Killed in Mass Slaughter Deserve Justice

Wallabies Shot and Killed in Mass Slaughter Deserve Justice

Dozens of wallabies were found dead in a remote area of Australia, the victims of a violent massacre at the hands of an unknown culprit. These animals appear to have been shot and bludgeoned and then allowed to rot. Sign this petition to demand justice for these innocent creatures.

Applaud Academy for Expelling Harvey Weinstein

Applaud Academy for Expelling Harvey Weinstein

Following shocking accusations from dozens of women who claim they were abused or harassed by Harvey Weinstein, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scientists has voted to expel the infamous producer from their ranks. While there is still much Hollywood needs to do to address issues of sexual abuse and assault, this is a step in the right direction. Sign this petition to show your support for their decision.

Save Starving Penguins from Extinction

Save Starving Penguins from Extinction

Penguins are starving in Antarctica due to climate change. Now their survival is at even greater risk due to increased commercial fishing by humans. Sign this petition to demand that a marine reserve be put in place to save the penguins from commercial fishing interests.

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