Articles written by: Victoria Paige

Protect Whales From Death

A total of 230 pilot whales washed up on the shores of an Australian island; the majority dehydrated to death under the hot sun. Scientists cite climate change, habitat loss, and overfishing as the likely causes of this event and warn against future catastrophes of similar scale. Demand we do more to protect our oceans and their animals.

Stop Shooting Alligators in Head and Dragging Them Behind Cars

Dragging alligators behind cars and shooting them with a device that causes a slow and painful death are acceptable practices in Florida. Demand an end to this cruelty.

Save Penguins From Death Due to Climate Change

Climate change, caused by greenhouse gas emissions, has killed more than 600 penguins in Brazil. Unfortunately, while this country’s total emissions account for only 1% of the world’s total, its people and wildlife are forced to live with the damage caused by other nations. Demand climate action is taken immediately.

Incentivize Solar Panels to Fight Climate Change

Emissions from fossil fuels are one of the leading contributors to the global climate crisis. While solar panels exist as a renewable alternative, they are not commonly used. Demand solar panels be incentivized to reduce the environmental footprint.

Stop Confining Pigs in Tiny Metal Torture Cages

Mother pigs on factory farms are confined in torturous cages that are too small for them to even turn around. Help end the use of these cruel “gestation crates.”

Stop Paying Roadside Zoos to Abuse Wildlife

Animals at roadside zoos are kept in tiny, isolated and filthy cages and yet some governments are encouraging this business. Demand an end to roadside zoos.

Demand Research Institutions Help Preserve Biodiversity

The welfare of wild animals has long since taken a back seat in the research world. New York University has become one of the first institutions to launch a program that will study the impact of human activity and associated environmental changes on animals. Demand other research universities and institutes implement similar initiatives and dedicate resources to the biodiversity crisis.

Stop the Dolphin Slaughter at Mirage Hotel and Casino

Three bottlenose dolphins have died at the Mirage Hotel and Casino within six months. Demand the casino close this exhibit permanently and allow the remaining dolphins to be rescued.

Cut Big Agriculture’s Massive Carbon and Environmental Pollution

Factory farming is a major cause of climate change and environmental pollution. Demand Big Agriculture clean up their act and stop the destruction of our natural world.

Save Pets From Being Lost During Natural Disasters

Record-breaking flooding and hurricanes driven by climate change are leading to more lost pets every year. Demand microchips be mandated for all pets.

Stop Shelter From Reportedly Letting Kittens Die Slow, Painful Deaths

An animal shelter has been accused of letting dogs and cats suffer without compassionate care in order to save money. At least one kitten reportedly died an agonizing death as a result. Demand this shelter be investigated for animal cruelty and shut down if these accusations are found true.

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 Tests

Animals like rabbits, mice, birds, and fish are still facing unnecessary chemical testing in California. Demand all animals receive protections, not just those we deem worthy.

Stop Overcrowded Shelters From Killing Adoptable Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats are being surrendered to shelters at unprecedented levels, leading to countless animals being euthanized due to overcrowding. Demand more funding to shelters in order to stop the killing.

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.

Woman who Shot and Skinned Husky Puppy While Claiming to Hunt Wolves Must be Punished

A woman apparently hunted and skinned a husky puppy and claimed she thought it was a wolf. Demand an end to wolf hunting and punishment for this disgusting act.

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.

Protect Humans and Pets From Domestic Abusers

Domestic abusers often target their partner’s pets for further abuse. Demand protection for both human and animal victims of domestic abuse.

Demand Mental Treatment for Kids Who Abuse Animals

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.

Justice for 300+ Dogs Reportedly Rescued From Largest Dogfighting Ring in State History

More than 300 dogs were reportedly rescued from the largest dogfighting ring in South Carolina history. Demand justice for these terribly abused dogs.

Stop Allowing the Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs

Puppy mills abusively churn out unhealthy dogs like an assembly line, and shockingly they are still legal. We must act now to stop puppy mills.

Stop Abusing Circus Animals With Electric Prods and Metal Hooks for Entertainment

Circus animals are regularly beaten with electric prods and sharp metal hooks to teach them to perform for humans. Demand an end to this disgusting abuse.

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.

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