The use of drones to advantage hunters by pinpointing and herding wildlife has been banned in Vermont. Commend the ban, which will ensure animals have a fair flight advantage while being hunted.
A man found guilty of sodomizing an eight-month-old puppy was recently sentenced to five years in prison. Praise the judge who took a strong stance against the horrific sexual abuse and cruel neglect of animals.
Many circus animals are subjected to abuse and mistreatment behind the scenes. Animal welfare organizations protest such attractions in the hopes of banning all animal entertainment once and for all. Sign this petition to support their fight against animal exploitation.
A U.S. senator recently held a fundraising event at which hundreds of pigeons were released to be shot by guests. Video footage shows guests kicking wounded and bleeding birds across the ground. Hold Senator Inhofe accountable now.
Deliberate, cruel acts that inflict harm on pets, zoo animals, livestock, research animals, and wildlife are all too common. Fortunately, the FBI now recognizes animal cruelty as a crime against society, putting it in league with violent crimes committed against humans. Thank them for protecting the lives of animals across the country.
Plastic bags are polluting the oceans, endangering the lives of millions of marine organisms, and disfiguring our beaches. Take action to protect marine life from further harm by banning in the use of plastic bags in one of the nation’s largest states.
Threatened gray wolves have been reinstated as an endangered species, protecting their dwindling populations from over-hunting. Thank the federal court for rejecting a flawed wolf-management plan and restoring federal protections for the wolf population.
One Northern California resident has designed a sanctuary for rescued exotic birds and conservation facility for endangered species around her own home. Applaud the woman for giving these birds a nurturing, loving environment in which to heal and thrive.
Wolves and other predatory animals face a new threat, as hunting groups push to hold an annual ‘predator-killing’ contest in their habitat. Help save wildlife from this cruel and irresponsible event.
Orcas are intelligent, social mammals that should not be kept in captivity. Urge a major company to cancel its sponsorship of a theme park that confines and abuses captive orcas.
A company that provides mozzarella cheese to major pizza chains like Domino’s and Pizza Hut has committed horrible acts of cruelty to cows on one of its farms. Tell the company to stop this and make more humane animal rights policies.
The Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel was recently taken off the endangered species list, but the animals are still not out of harm’s way. Rising sea levels are slowly consuming their habitat and the culprit is climate change. Protect these animals by halting this phenomenon.
A new Connecticut law will make it more difficult for pet stores to get their puppies from inhumane breeding facilities called puppy mills. Thank government representatives for supporting vital restrictions that will help end puppy mills for good.
Wild animals are dying slow deaths caused by internal bleeding, after eating a poison meant to kill rats. Help save wildlife from this extremely deadly product.
Israel recently banned horse and donkey-drawn carriage rides in city streets. Applaud the ban and ask that Israel work to close a large loophole in the law allowing tourist carriages to continue to operate.
A polar bear has been cruelly forced to endure more than 20 years of extreme heat in a concrete zoo enclosure. She was supposed to be relocated to a polar bear sanctuary, but her rescue was postponed due to gang violence outside the zoo. Urge authorities to immediately find a way to safely remove this poor creature from the zoo.
A dog was being abused by its owner and a compassionate off-duty police officer came to the rescue and called authorities. Thank the police officer for his swift action to save the abused animal.
Too many recent incidents of careless or reckless behavior at universities have jeopardized the welfare of lab animals. Ensure the welfare of all lab animals by demanding changes to lab policies and stricter regulations.
A police officer recently took it upon himself to slit the throat of a stray dog. No evidence, even that provided by the police department, suggests the dog posed a threat to anyone. Demand justice for this heinous act of cruelty now.
Despite being told that its whale hunts held no scientific basis, Japan will resume its annual slaughter of these large, gentle creatures. Urge the Prime Minister to stop these killings for the preservation of these endangered animals.