A traveling shark exhibit subjects its sharks to the stress of travel, noisy crowds, and being poked and prodded by a diver. Urge county fairs to cancel this exhibit until the sharks’ treatment has been improved significantly.
A Michigan county fair decided to use live hermit crabs as prizes this year despite opposition from a leading animal rights organization. Hermit crabs sold as pets or given away as prizes are often subjected to short, miserable lives of neglect. Demand that this fair never use any live animals as prizes again at future fairs.
A woman who left her dog outside to die will receive no jail time and a small fine. Denounce this lax punishment, which sends the message that pets’ lives are expendable for the sake of convenience.
A county fair recently gave away live hermit crabs as prizes. Hermit crabs are a unique, social species that can live up to 40 years old in the wild, but only a few years in captivity. Tell the fair to stop using live animals as prizes.
A kitten was reportedly found starved, anemic, and deathly sick after being abandoned in a graveyard with a sibling who didn’t survive. The surviving kitten required emergency treatment and must be hand-fed. Demand that these kittens be given the justice they deserve.
A county fair is planning on hosting a traveling shark show that forces nurse sharks into small tanks and stressful situations. Sharks are not protected under the Animal Welfare Act, which means our help is even more crucial for the well-being of these animals. Sign this petition and demand that the fair cancel its plans with the shark show.
A man reportedly baited and then speared a black bear, killing it on camera and bragging about it. This innocent animal was baited and killed for no other reason than for an ego boost. Demand that this man face serious repercussions for this savage act.
A family dog suffered serious burns after he was doused with chemicals. This is reportedly the second chemical attack on a dog in this area. Demand that justice is served for this innocent dog.
SeaWorld is continuing to breed beluga whales and dolphins despite its decision to end orca breeding earlier this year, much to these animals’ detriment. Urge the aquatic park to end these breeding programs and to build a seaside sanctuary for their captive marine mammals.
Billy the Elephant has been isolated in the L.A. Zoo for over 25 years and is showing signs of severe stress and depression. Billy doesn’t get to interact with any other elephants and is trapped in a small enclosure. Demand that Billy be moved to a bigger sanctuary where he is allowed to roam free with other elephants.
Despite ending its orca breeding program, SeaWorld continues to breed beluga whales and dolphins. Beluga whales and dolphins are highly intelligent and social animals who suffer physically and mentally when trapped in captivity. Sign this petition to demand SeaWorld put an end to all of its breeding programs.
A gentle dog taken from his owners by city authorities has finally been returned home. Thank the council for releasing him and urge them to overturn archaic breed-specific legislation so that no more dogs suffer the trial this one endured.
Three nearly 7-week-old puppies died after they were abducted from their home. Two remain missing. Demand justice for these innocent puppies.
A nation’s rarest wildlife is being threatened by a new border fence that is being constructed in Slovenia. A government proposal would exempt its construction from environmental regulations. Sign the petition to demnd that the proposal be rejected.
Nearly two dozen dogs were rescued from a hot SUV, where they were living in their own waste. Thank the NYPD for rescuing these animals and making sure they received the medical attention they needed.
An American company based overseas is accused of killing 24 dogs that were in its custody. Demand that actions be taken to prosecute this murderer.
Dogs are being sold in the U.S. for ridiculously high prices and this is making dog breeding a serious problem. Demand that Congress set a price cap on dog sales to take away the incentive for dog breeders.
A young captive giraffe has died of anxiety while being loaded onto a truck to be sent to another zoo. Demand that the facility be shut down and that the country phase out zoos, as these places do not have the animals’ best interests at heart.
The breeder responsible for letting a young puppy suffer from dehydration, malnourishment, skin infections and maggot-infested sores has been charged with animal cruelty. Praise this decision and urge authorities to ensure all cases of animal abuse are severely punished by law.
A dog was reportedly beaten and slammed against the ground. Video footage shows the dog lying still while its owner continues the beating. Demand justice for this innocent dog.
A puppy was reportedly found near death from starvation and another dog with a collar embedded into its neck. If these poor animals hadn’t been found, they probably would’ve died a slow, agonizing death. Urge the authorities to punish the owners harshly and ban them from owning animals.
Over 100 animals were reportedly found in a puppy mill living in deadly conditions. Over a dozen were dead and many were close to death, according to rescuers. Demand that authorities act immediately to charge those responsible and seek the most severe penalties possible, if guilty.
Over 1,000 animals were reportedly found in filthy conditions, denied food, water, and medical care. Demand that those responsible for this shocking neglect are punished.
A graphic video has surfaced showing workers punching, choking and abusing chickens at a Tyson Foods plant. Although these individuals have already lost their jobs, such cruelty calls for further action. Demand that formal animal abuse charges be pressed against these vicious people.
According to undercover investigators, the pork industry has reportedly been abusing pigs. Demand that a full investigation take place to find and punish the people responsible for this alleged abuse.