Recent Petitions

Demand Harsher Punishments for Severe Animal Abusers

SkylandsOver 75 dead bodies in various stages of decay and 200 animals on the brink of death were found on two locations belonging to a New Jersey couple. The abusers’ punishment was a mere 30 days of community service. Demand harsher punishments for such horrific crimes.

Don’t Allow Hunters to Kill Formerly Endangered Bobcats

Bobcat in winterBobcats in Illinois face imminent slaughter as hunters will soon be able to shoot one each during every hunting season. Demand Governor Rauner repeal the law that allows the killing of these magnificent creatures.

Stop Killing Animals in Military Training

little-pigs-by-Dusan BicanskiLive animals continue to be used for military training despite a ban on this practice. Demand the Department of Defense honor the ban and use simulators instead.

Prevent Fur Seals from Washing Up Dead on Beaches

Male-Guadalupe-Fur-Seal-Named-Rascal-by-Mike-BairdEighty sick and dead endangered fur seals have washed up on California’s coast, likely as a result of warming ocean temperatures. Green infrastructure, such as plants along the coast, could help ensure the seals’ survival by helping to cool the ocean. Urge California officials to implement this plan to help save these beautiful creatures.

Save Young Wallabies from City Lights

wallaby-by-ltshearsWallabies are suffering because artificial lighting is adversely affecting their birth cycles, stressing out mothers and making it so they are more likely to leave behind their babies. Urge one of Australia’s major renewable energy companies to develop lighting that is wildlife-friendly in order to help save these beautiful animals.

Stop Horrific Animal Abuse at Government Labs

Monkey-PETAA cow dying of hypothermia and 15 mice dying after being put in scalding cages are just two examples of the horrific abuse taking place at the CDC’s labs. This callous treatment of innocent animals must be stopped at once; sign the petition to ensure it does.

Support Protest of Circus Accused of Putting Animals in Danger

carlos gonzalezAn animal activist is planning a peaceful protest before a traveling circus to inform people of the often inhumane treatment the animals receive. Please sign this petition to support her in her efforts to teach people about the true lives of circus animals.

End Illegal and Inhumane Gorilla Poaching

virunga-mountain-gorilla-by-cai-tjeenk-willinkGorillas are being poached at an alarming rate, but with expansion of an already existing poacher to ranger program this inhumane and illegal practice can be brought to an end. Sign this petition to urge leaders to expand this program and prevent further deaths of these magnificent creatures.

Punish Person Who Shot Goose with Arrow

Pregnant-Goose-By-Peter-RadunzelA goose was shot with an arrow and left to die. Urge officials to find the person who is believed to be responsible and to suggest that he be legally penalized for this thoughtless act if he is found guilty.

Stop Annual Hunt of Endangered Sea Turtles

Loggerhead_Sea_turtle-By-NOAAIt will soon be legal hunting season for three species of endangered sea turtles in St. Lucia. Act now to save these unique species from going extinct.

Applaud Announcement of Massive New Ocean Reserve

757px-Parma_kermadecensis_(Kermadec_scalyfin) via ian skipworthA 620,000 square kilometer stretch of ocean will soon be designated as protected, thereby forcing all fishing, mining, and oil drilling operations out of the area. Praise the move, which will allow dwindling populations of fish and seabirds to thrive while providing safe spaces for several species of endangered turtle and whale.

Punish Woman Accused of Riding Sea Turtle and Destroying Nests

Sea turtles are not meant for riding.A woman allegedly destroyed several sea turtle nests in order to make a profit from selling the eggs. It was also reported that she harassed an adult sea turtle by sitting on it. Demand that this woman be given a harsh legal penalty if she is found guilty of these destructive crimes.

Success: Arctic Drilling Operations Ceased

ShellNo_banner-By-Dennis-BratlandShell Oil has decided to halt Arctic drilling operations, likely as a result of severe public criticism. Sign this petition to thank Greenpeace and other activists for doing whatever possible in order to stop this destructive project.

Praise Major Companies for Banning Animal Testing in China

HM by Pere LópezTwo major retail companies have joined the movement to end the use of animal testing for their products. Please sign this petition to praise them for their efforts to protect animals.

Praise University for Saving Badly Burned Pets

wood-animal-dog-pet-By-PexelsA university rescued dozens of pets that were abandoned and badly burned in two recent massive wildfires and has been treating, housing, and finding them homes free of charge. Please sign this petition to praise the university for saving these animals.

Don’t Murder Wheezer the Orphaned Deer

Wheezer-Jodi ProgerA deer named Wheezer, whose mother was tragically killed, may soon be taken away from his caregivers and heartlessly euthanized for legal reasons. Tell officials to let Wheezer live in peace with his adoptive family and to create a sanctuary for orphaned deer.

Tell Ben & Jerry’s to Stop Supporting Tail Docking of Dairy Cows

Photo Credit: Waycool27Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company continues to purchase milk from dairy farms that cruelly and unnecessarily dock the tails of cows. Please sign the petition to demand that Ben & Jerry’s immediately discontinue purchasing milk from these inhumane farms.

Save Threatened Bird from Shellfish Industry Expansion

Red Knot ShorebirdA diminishing shorebird species is in jeopardy due to an increase in shellfish farms along the bay where the bird typically feeds and rests during migration. We must speak up now to halt new shellfish operations on this bird’s crucial habitat.

Stop Dropping Turkeys from Planes at Annual Festival

Despite their wings, turkeys cannot fly.For years, a town has thrown turkeys from planes and watched them plummet to their deaths at an annual festival. This tradition is both horrifically violent and an illegal act of animal cruelty. Prevent turkeys from being killed at this year’s festivities by signing the petition.

Success: U.S. and China Make Deal to Ban Ivory Trade

elephants_brian snelsonAn agreement between the U.S. and China to ban the ivory trade is the largest step thus far in shutting down the harmful industry. This is a victory for wildlife activists who’ve been fighting to save elephants from poaching. Applaud China’s President for enacting this vital ban.