Articles written by: Victoria Paige

Prevent More Deaths at Facility Where Three Dolphins Died Within 6-Month Period

Three bottlenose dolphins have died at the Mirage Hotel & Casino within six months. Captive dolphins suffer immensely in tiny enclosures separated from friends and kin, making them susceptible to illness and death. Demand the Mirage close its dolphin exhibit and work towards releasing those it now confines.

Curb Animal Agriculture’s Massive Carbon and Environmental Footprint

Factory farming is one of the main contributors to global climate change. Help reduce the impact of the agricultural industry by requiring farmers to pay for livestock-caused environmental damages.

Protect Lost Pets During Natural Disasters

In the wake of record-breaking flooding and hurricanes, pets are being separated from their homes and left to battle the elements alone. While microchips are a way by which animals can be identified and returned to their owners, there are no regulations relating to their use. Demand microchips be mandated for all pets across the U.S.

Demand Shelter Stop Allegedly Letting Kittens Die Slow, Painful Deaths

An animal shelter in Vermont has been accused of letting dogs and cats suffer without life-saving veterinary care. One kitten reportedly died due to this alleged mistreatment. Demand this shelter be investigated for animal cruelty and shut down if found guilty.

Stop Letting Thousands of Farm Animals Drown to Death

Millions of animals die each year on the way to slaughterhouses. Thousands of these deaths are the result of catastrophic transport failures, including the sinking of cargo vessels. Demand the U.S. ban the export of live animals within its borders.

Stop Exposing Rabbits and Other Animals to Convulsion-Inducing Products

The use of dogs and cats in painful toxicity tests has recently been banned in California. However, this leaves other animals like rabbits, mice, birds, rats, and fish to suffer the consequences of unnecessary chemical testing. Demand all animals be protected from research, not just those we deem worthy.

Don’t Make Overcrowded Shelters Kill Adoptable Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats are being surrendered to shelters at extremely high rates due to a series of economic factors. Most shelters simply do not have the resources to care for all these animals and have had to euthanize many highly adoptable pets. Demand increased funding to help cover the expenses of increased intake.

Success: Undercover Activists Encouraged to Expose Animal Abuse

Animal welfare activists have long sustained legal punishments for conducting undercover investigations of potentially abusive farms, breeding facilities, and more. Fortunately, one state has chosen to protect these investigators as they expose the truth. Thank Iowa for prioritizing animal, consumer, and worker welfare over the greed of large, abusive corporations.

End Legalized Slaughter of Wolves That Reportedly Led to Death of Husky Pup

A Montana woman reportedly hunted and skinned a husky puppy, mistaking it as a wolf. The destruction of wolves is still allowed throughout much of the U.S., which encourages hunters to kill them seemingly without much concern for ethics or welfare. Demand wolf hunting be banned across the nation.

Stop Reportedly Gassing Chinchillas to Death for High Fashion

Chinchillas are reportedly subjected to horrific conditions for the purpose of farming their fur. These poor, sensitive animals are apparently forced to live in unlit, filthy cages, while females are repeatedly bred to sustain the demand. Then they are seemingly killed by having their necks broken or are gassed in pressure cookers. Demand Romania ban fur farms countrywide.

Stop Poisoning Waterways and Worsening Climate Change for Cheap Clothes

Fast-fashion is responsible for dumping tens of thousands of tons of toxic dyes into international waterways and the release of significant amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. Demand stricter regulations to reduce the environmental impact of mass manufacturing methods.

Save Victims of Domestic Abuse by Protecting Their Pets

Pets are targeted by domestic abusers and victims often return to their abusers out of concern for the safety of their animals, putting themselves at risk. Demand pets be better protected from acts of domestic violence and prioritize the physical and psychological welfare of animals and victims.

Mandate Psychological Treatment for Kids Who Commit Animal Cruelty

Buddy the dog was found with an extension cord tied around his neck and covered in burns from having been set on fire. A 12-year-old child was reportedly responsible for this cruel act, but couldn’t be charged with a crime or evaluated due to their age. Demand all children who commit acts of violence towards animals receive psychological treatment to protect other animals and people.

Don’t Endanger Livestock Animals and Plant Workers With Unsafe Slaughter Practices

High-speed slaughter systems pose serious threats to farm animal welfare, as well as consumers and workers. Faster line speeds make it difficult to abide by humane treatment, stunning, and handling regulations, subjecting animals to greater risks of abuse. Demand the U.S. prioritize the safety of frontline workers, consumers, and animals over the greed of large meatpacking corporations.

Demand Justice for More Than 300 Dogs Rescued From Apparent Dogfighting Operation

More than 300 dogs were reportedly rescued from an underground dogfighting ring in South Carolina—the largest in the states’ history. Demand justice for these innocent dogs seemingly forced into a life of cruelty and demand legislators punish guilty parties to the fullest extent of the law.

Craigslist: Stop Allowing the Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs

Puppy mills are extremely abusive breeding operations that treat their dogs like commodities to be bred and sold as opposed to living animals with feelings. While many states have begun banning the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores, operators of these mills use the internet in lieu of in person sales. Demand online platforms do more to prohibit the sale of abused puppies on their sites.

Stop Beating Circus Animals With Sharp Metal Hooks for Entertainment

Elephants, tigers, bears, and other wild animals used in circus performances are repeatedly beaten with electric prods and sharp metal hooks in the name of training. Animals are not here for our entertainment, and they deserve better. Demand the use of animals in traveling circuses, carnivals, or parades be outlawed.

Success: Animals Will Be Protected From Natural Disasters

During natural disasters, animals are typically abandoned to face the harsh elements alone. In the wake of increasingly frequent weather events, certain animal care facilities are now required to develop escape plans for their animals. Thank Congress for saving the lives of thousands of innocent animals and for protecting them from the effects of climate change.

Prevent the Spread of Brain-Eating Amoebas Caused by Global Warming

A young child in Nebraska died from a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a lake. More deaths may follow, as warming climates are believed to be spreading this affliction. Demand the government prevent an outbreak of these dangerous amoebas and do more to address global warming.

Stop Destroying Indigenous Land With Environmentally Toxic Pipeline

A natural gas pipeline has threatened Indigenous territories and an abundant array of aquatic animals. The company in charge of this operation has reportedly polluted waterways with no remorse. Demand they be held accountable and that they work towards reducing their environmental impact.

Starbucks: Save Millions of Trees by Using Recyclable Plastic

Starbucks uses 8,000 single-use paper coffee cups every minute, most of which end up in landfills due to their plastic coating. Demand Starbucks stop fueling the destruction of our natural forests and, instead, transition to biodegradable, bio-plastic alternatives.

Stop Injecting Rabbits With Toxins to Test Cosmetics

Cosmetic testing subjects animals to extreme physical and mental duress. They are injected with toxins, have chemicals dripped into their eyes and onto their skin, and are force-fed potentially dangerous substances. Prohibit the sale of animal tested products and help put an end to this outdated practice.

Don’t Let Animal Abusers Become Child Abusers

Tens of millions of animals face severe physical and psychological trauma from human-inflicted abuse. Such cruelty has even been connected to violence towards humans and a series of other illegal activities. Demand animals receive more federal protections and that alleged abusers be quickly investigated and prosecuted.

Help Save Animals From Dangerous Mudslides

A flood exacerbated by the effects of global warming killed at least three people and countless animals. Rescue efforts are underway, but they cannot provide the necessary resources to save the thousands of animals affected by the damage. Demand the U.S. contribute to recovery and rescue projects to make up for their role in this natural disaster.

Protect West Coast Fishers From Extinction

West coast fishers are small, carnivorous mammals that have been threatened with extinction for the last 20 years. Still, these animals receive only limited governmental protections and it is still widely legal to hunt, trap, and kill them throughout certain regions. Demand these animals receive the protections they deserve.

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