Articles written by: Sydney Shaffer

Hi! I'm Sydney, a writer and poet that resides in New York. I hope to make content that draws activists in and helps the cause. Let's be the change we all wish to see in the world!

Investigate Shelter Where Cats Were Reportedly Found Dead and Bleeding at the Mouth

An animal shelter is accused of maintaining gruesome conditions where cats were found dead or bleeding at the mouth from untreated injuries. Demand the animals be rescued and a full investigation conducted.

Save Reportedly Sick and Dying Guinea Pigs and Rabbits From Breeding Facility

Thousands of guinea pigs and rabbits at a Pennsylvania breeding facility are reportedly suffering and dying. They are allegedly subjected to horrific conditions that give them no chance to live a prosperous and health life. We demand an investigation be opened at this breeding facility and that the animals be saved.

Stop Killing Monkeys to Make Elon Musk’s Brain Chips

Elon Musk says monkeys have died to develop his new brain chips. They endure suffering before being “humanely” put down after terminal surgeries. Demand Musk stop killing monkeys.

Don’t Hire Anti-Gay Politician as Community Representative

A controversial pastor who has made anti-gay remarks is being considered for a position in the New York City mayor’s administration. This will directly harm the LGBTQ+ community and activists are speaking up. We demand the mayor reconsider his choice and take a stand against hatred and bigotry.

Success: Dog Allegedly Abused at Training Center Now Rescued and Happy

After public outrage and demands, the dog who was allegedly abused at a training facility is now happy and healthy. The district attorney’s office released an uplifting new video of the dog happily running around. The reassuring video also came with a statement that the abuse is still being investigated. We are happy to see Mugshot the dog receiving proper care and looking happy again.

Stop Whipping and Abusing Horses for Carriage Rides

Horses are whipped while pulling carriages full of people through heat and heavy traffic. They are left to find their own food and water, and are often abandoned after they can no longer work. Demand an end to these cruel conditions.

Stop Amazon From Selling Bear Poaching Products

Amazon is the leading seller of bear poaching accessories. These devices have injured and harmed countless black bears through illegal trappings. Demand Amazon stop selling these harmful products.

Stop Using Animals as Props on The Witcher Television Series

Lemurs and other animals are being used as props on the new season of The Witcher. They are reportedly subjected to cold temperatures and seemingly deprived of their needs. Lemurs are meant to be in the wild with the full freedom to live. Demand that the show end its use of live animals.

Enforce Stronger Security at Animal Farm Where Bobcat was Reportedly Stolen

A 22-year-old bobcat named Blanche was reportedly stolen from an animal farm in Pennsylvania. The security door was apparently not properly shut, and no employees were present due to renovations taking place. Take action to ensure an incident like this can never happen again.

Investigate Alleged Animal Rights Abuses in “Jackass Forever”

Animal cruelty is reportedly being used for entertainment in the new movie, “Jackass Forever.” Bulls, tarantulas, and scorpions were seemingly subjected to harmful and cruel situations during various scenes. Demand that an investigation be opened to show that no one is above the law when it comes to animal cruelty, regardless of fame.

Stop Harmful Experimentation on Monkeys

Monkeys are being exposed to pain and suffering at national primate research centers in multiple states. Recently, three were killed in an avoidable accident. Demand an end to this cruel practice.

Stop Plan to Further Pollute Air Quality

Plans to build a sand and gravel terminal that will damage local air quality must be dropped. The project will negatively impact the health of nearby residents and our environment. Urge the responsible company to change course.

Don’t Allow Transgender Students’ Rights to be Decided By Schools

Transgender and non-binary students may lose their rights to use bathrooms, locker rooms, preferred pronouns, and names should one Virginia legislator have his way. This puts LGBTQ+ students at risk and will take away any safety they feel at school. Demand protective for these vulnerable youth.

Protect Indigenous Communities from Major Oil Spill

A major oil spill has left Indigenous communities in Ecuador with no water supply, contaminating rivers and rainforests and leaving people and endangered species at great risk. Demand that this never happen again and that the company take responsibility.

Don’t Deny Funding to Public Library for Shelving LGBTQ+ Books

A public library in Mississippi is being denied $110,000 worth of funds for supplying LGBTQ+ books. This is another direct attack on an already outcasted community following the ban of transgender athletes in schools. Demand the mayor fund the library and let them keep LGBTQ+ books on shelves.

Dogs Reportedly Kenneled Outside in Freezing Temperatures Deserve Justice

The owner of a dog kennel is charged with multiple accounts of abuse after he allegedly caged dozens of dogs outside in freezing temperatures without access to water. One dog reportedly died, and others suffered. Demand that he is assigned the harshest penalty possible if he is convicted of animal cruelty.

Stop Inhumane Camel Wrestling Festival

Camels are being forced to wrestle each other at an inhumane “festival.” Call for an end to this event that exploits helpless animals for entertainment.

Condemn Gucci’s Exploitation of Tigers in Latest Advertisement

Gucci has used real life tigers in their newest advertisement, earning criticism from many animal rights groups. By doing this they promoting the exploitation of big cats. Demand that Gucci take responsibility for their actions and end the use of live animals in their advertisement.

Oppose Ban of LGBTQ+ Content and Discussion in Schools

The discussion of gender identity or sexuality has been banned in Florida’s schools. This hateful rhetoric shuts out an entire community and jeopardizes the safety of LGBTQ+ youth. Hold the representative who supported this ban accountable and demand that he do better.

Oppose Hateful Ban on Trans Athletes in Schools

Transgender athletes have been banned from school sports in South Dakota following the governor’s own proposal. It is horrific, hateful, and transphobic to take away these children’s ability to play. Hold the governor accountable for this harmful act.

Save Nearly 2,000 Pet Store Animals From Death

Nearly 2,000 small animals blamed for a pet store Covid outbreak will soon be put to death. Call for a humane approach and help end this needless slaughter.

Don’t Farm and Slaughter Octopuses for Food

Many hundreds of octopuses will suffer and die if a first-of-its-kind “octopus farm” opens. Save these intelligent, sensitive animals from a cruel fate.

Free Lolita the Orca From Torturous Captivity

Lolita, an orca being held in captivity, appears to be suffering terribly. Demand this majestic creature be saved from more agony.

Justice for Dog Allegedly Abused in Training Center

A dog was allegedly slammed to the ground by a trainer in a video that went viral. This sparked major outrage and an investigation, but no statement has been made by the trainer entrusted with this animal’s care. Demand that the training center take responsibility if reports of abuse prove true.

Stop Endangering Wild Horses in Government-Backed Roundup

Four wild horses died during a government-backed wild horse roundup. These cruel events are meant to curb overpopulation and protect land; however, they seem to do more harm than good. Demand an immediate end to roundups and ensure the safety of wild horses.

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