Articles written by: Lindsay Savitzky

Animal Abuser Charged with Misdemeanor Deserves Harsher Sentence

An Idaho man has been charged with a mere misdemeanor for allegedly beating a beloved family dog to death. This is unacceptable, as animal abuse is a crime and should be treated as such. Sign this petition to demand this man be given a harsher sentence.

Stop Piglet Torture at County Fair

A Virginia country fair’s longtime tradition is also its cruelest: a greased pig contest that allows children to manhandle hundreds of frightened piglets each year. Sign this petition to demand the event be cancelled and discontinued.

Save Bat Species from Extinction

The grey long-eared bat of Southern Europe is in danger due to climate change and other factors. These particular bats hold the key to the survival of the bat species as a whole due to their superior genes. Sign this petition to help save this population from being wiped out.

Justice for Shark Brutally Shot to Death

A hammerhead shark was reportedly shot to death by a fisherman, who laughed as the creature bled out on the end of his line. MTV star Alex Kompothecras is currently accused of being the shooter and is under investigation. Sign this petition to demand he face justice if confirmed as the culprit.

Protect Wildlife from Anthrax

Wildlife in West Africa’s Tai National Park is dying of the anthrax bacteria, particularly the chimpanzee. Scientists are seeking protection for these animals, and they need as much support as possible in this endeavor. Sign this petition to support the scientists and prevent future anthrax deaths among animals.

Protect Pets from Anti-Vax Movement

Many dog owners in Brooklyn are taking the anti-vax movement to their dogs, refusing to have their pets inoculated against dangerous diseases. The movement operates on misinformation that is dangerous enough to humans, and could prove fatal to their beloved pets. Sign this petition to outlaw the anti-vax movement and protect the dogs of Brooklyn.

Save South African Wildlife from Extinction

Aardvarks in a South African desert may go extinct soon due to climate change, and as a result will render many other species of wildlife helpless and slated to die out. Sign this petition to demand stronger protection of these animals and more efforts to fight climate change.

Protect Animals from Hoarding

Animal hoarding incidents have skyrocketed in recent years, with hundreds of animals suffering and dying in poor conditions. More must be done to stop this abuse. Sign this petition to demand stronger anti-hoarding laws.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife: Protect the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act is under attack. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is backing White House bills that will chip away at the act. This not only goes against what the department stands for, but will cripple the ESA at a time the planet needs it the most. Sign this petition to demand the USFWS revoke its support of the White House’s anti-environmental bills.

Shut Down Dog Meat Farms in Korea

Over 100 dogs were recently rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea. The cruelty of the dog meat trade is unrivaled and must be stopped. Sign this petition to demand all remaining dog meat farms in South Korea be shut down.

Justice for Therapy Rabbits Found Dead

A disabled Montana woman was horrified to find eleven of her therapy rabbits dead and posed as if for a picture. If this was an intentional act, those responsible must be punished. Sign this petition to demand justice for these innocent animals.

Success: Animal Protection Law Will Help Stop Heat-Related Dog Deaths

Dogs finally have protection from heat-related deaths thanks to a new law in Pennsylvania. Too many animals die from being left in hot cars or tied to posts on hot days, but this law will help prevent future tragedies. Applaud the decision to offer stronger protection for dogs.

Success: New York Approves High-Tech Methods to Stop Animal Fighting

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has legalized the use of wiretaps and surveillance video in capturing those involved in animal fighting rings. Sign this petition to praise New York for this decision.

Punish Thief Who Stole Valuable Tortoise

A beloved tortoise was stolen from a Queens environmental center. The tortoise is reportedly worth $2,500 on the black market, making it entirely possible that the thief intends to sell the poor creature. Sign this petition to demand the thief be found and punished as soon as possible.

Don’t Deny Cats the Same Protections as Other Domestic Animals

Homeless cats will not have the same protections as other neglected domestic animals, according to a proposed bill. These cats are vulnerable to the dangers of the outside world, and deserve protection. Sign this petition to demand that the bill be revised immediately to include protections for cats.

Justice for Bird Who Perished During Flight

A woman’s pet bird died of hypothermia on a flight, and the airline refuses to take responsibility. The death may have been accidental, but the woman fears that if nothing is done future pet passengers will be in danger. Sign this petition to demand the airline take responsibility and protect future pets from tragedy.

Stop Breeding Of Animals Solely For Testing

Millions of animals are bred by labs for the purpose of testing, only to be killed when their purpose has been served. This adds an extra layer of cruelty to the already inhumane practice of animal testing. Sign this petition to demand these actions be criminalized.

Do Not Return Cows to Farmer Charged With Neglect

A dairy farmer will be given back six of the cows he allegedly neglected less than three months after his arrest for animal cruelty. This is too soon and too big a risk to take with the lives of animals. Sign this petition to demand a longer wait for this farmer.

Shut Down Farm Accused Of Animal Cruelty

A total of 46 horses were rescued from a farm accused of severe animal cruelty and neglect. However, more animals remain on this farm and are still suffering. Sign this petition to demand the farm be shut down and its animals rescued before further damage can be done.

Find And Punish Couple Suspected Of Neglecting Dozens of Animals

Many animals were found living in filthy conditions in a trailer home, the renters of which have not been seen in days. This is a clear-cut example of criminal animal neglect. Sign this petition to demand these people be found and made an example of.

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