Animal Welfare

​​Save Children’s Lives by Taking Animal Abuse More Seriously

The intentional maiming, torturing, mutilating, beating, or killing of helpless animals is still classified as only a misdemeanor in most states across the U.S. Demand stricter penalties against perpetrators of such crimes to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

​​Stop Killing Stray Dogs and Cats Without Need

Millions of stray dogs and cats in the U.S. are forced to suffer on streets or are euthanized by overcrowded shelters each year. Sterilization programs can help control feral animal populations and reduce the number of animals born into the cold world. Demand these programs receive federal funding.

Don’t Prohibit Rescues From Saving International Dogs

Canada has forbidden the rescue of dogs from over 100 countries across the world, leaving these animals to either languish away in kennels or be euthanized. Demand this policy be amended to allow adoptable dogs into the country.

Stop Prematurely Killing Cats and Dogs With Tainted Pet Food

Pet obesity has become a national epidemic which causes severe health complications in dogs and cats. Weakly regulated pet food manufacturing and labeling is partially to blame. Demand tighter regulations to supply pets with only the best, healthiest foods.

Demand Answers From System That Allegedly Let Accused Animal Abuser Go Free

A man was reportedly filmed whipping and beating his dog on social media. Despite local protests, the suspect has apparently retained custody of three dogs and possibly had animal cruelty charges against him dropped. Call for accountability from the legal system’s seeming enablers of animal cruelty.

​​Don’t Make Humane Shelters for Animals Illegal

Homeless animals are in danger of being turned out into the streets where they will suffer starvation and abuse. Stop a misguided effort that would prevent rescuers from giving abandoned pets shelter.

​​Stop Imprisoning Depressed Whales

Captivity fails to provide whales with their basic psychological, physical, and social needs. In captive settings, these highly social, cognitively complex mammals show extreme signs of depression, as they are deprived of their natural inclinations and are forced to live out their days isolated in tiny cages. Demand an end to the imprisonment of whales.

Emaciated and Allegedly Abused Dog Who Cried for Help Deserves Justice

A man allegedly beat his dog to the point that neighbors had to call for help. The dog, Sophie, also reportedly suffered from near-starvation and untreated medical conditions. Demand her apparent abuser face jail time.

Stop Heating Chickens to Death on Poultry Farms

Ventilation shutdown plus is a method of mass murder that is commonly used to kill tens of thousands of birds at once. They are packed into sealed barns and heated to death. Stop the USDA from funding this terrible practice and encourage alternative, more humane methods in its place.

Justice for Dog Mutilated and Tortured to Death

A young dog in Pennsylvania died as a result of horrifying torture and mutilation. The killer of this defenseless animal remains at large. Demand full legal repercussions when he or she is apprehended.

Stop Suffocating Injured Animals in Slaughterhouse Transport Vehicles

The journey from farm to slaughterhouse is treacherous, and thousands of animals die before ever even arriving. Demand the US tighten federal legislation surrounding animal welfare on transport vehicles.

Amazon: Stop Exposing Animals to Toxic Chemicals for Makeup

Millions of bunnies, guinea pigs, mice, and rats are forced to ingest harmful chemicals to test human cosmetic products. Stop these cruel and unnecessary animal tests once and for all.

Punish Alleged Fake Veterinarian Charged With Cruelty

A woman has been accused of practicing unlicensed veterinary medicine and inflicting serious injury on at least one animal. Urge a full and vigorous prosecution of her case.

Stop Auctioning Off Frightened Baby Animals

Livestock and wildlife in live animal auctions endure extreme mistreatment by their handlers. These animals are peddled off like objects to whoever offers the most money for them. Stop these abusive auctions.

Stop Cutting Fish Open While Still Alive

Sturgeon fish are brutally cut open, often while alive and conscious, so their eggs can be stolen from their ovaries and sold as caviar. This “delicacy” causes so much suffering that it must be banned.

Stop Convicted Animal Abusers From Owning Pets

Incredibly, there are still places in the U.S. where convicted animal abusers are allowed to continue owning pets. Demand that animal abusers be prohibited from owning pets.

Regulate the Sale of Fireworks That Physically And Emotionally Harm Animals

Hundreds to thousands of scared companion animals, wildlife, and livestock experience severe mental and physical trauma every year because of the loud explosive noises that fireworks release. Demand stricter regulations on the purchase and use of these environmentally hazardous devices.

Don’t Condemn Exotic Animals to a Life of Cruel Captivity

The exotic pet trade is particularly cruel. Wild animals are often stolen from their homes by poachers and condemned to a life of solitary imprisonment. Demand an end to the exotic pet trade.

Stop Stealing Dolphins From Ocean for People to Swim With Them

Dolphins are stolen from the ocean and forced to swim with humans. These poor animals are subjected to extreme physical and psychological abuse. Demand dolphins be allowed to live freely.

Stop Shelters From Killing Dogs and Cats After a Five Day Holding Period

Dogs and cats in kill-shelters are typically only given 5-7 days to find a home before being euthanized. Demand an increase in the minimum holding period for these animals to give them a better chance at finding a forever home.

Stop Injecting Lab Animals With Toxic Chemicals

Mice, rats, birds, fish, and reptiles are used in painful animal testing experiments more often than any other species. Demand protection for these often ignored animals.

Traumatized Toy Poodles Apparently Victimized By Vengeful Man Deserve Justice

A 12-year-old dog died from traumatic injuries allegedly inflicted by his caretaker’s boyfriend. This man also reportedly stole a second dog in order to threaten his girlfriend. Call for a full and vigorous prosecution in this heartbreaking case.

Strip Misleading Labels from Meat and Dairy Products

“Cage free” and “free range” labels are extremely misleading, and mask the cruelty still going on at meat and dairy farms. Encourage officials to stop providing consumers with a false notion that animals are being well cared for—there is no such thing as ethical meat or dairy.

Success: Ohio Moves Toward Banning Murder of Dogs and Cats in Gas Chambers

The barbaric practice of gassing dogs and cats to death may soon be banned in one state. Thank the people who fought for this victory for animal rights.

Save Millions of Dogs and Cats from Kill-Shelter Deaths by Ending Irresponsible Breeding

Millions of dogs and cats are killed in overcrowded shelters. Discourage breeders from contributing to pet overpopulation and demand they stop irresponsibly breeding dogs and cats.

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