Articles written by: Lindsay Savitzky

Stop Capture of Royal Pythons for Meat and Profit on Black Market

Millions of royal pythons are captured every year to be killed for their meat or sold as pets. Studies have shown that snakes can experience emotions as easily as warm-blooded creatures, making their subsequent imprisonment even more unethical. Demand Africa’s government put a stop to the capture, sale, and killing of royal pythons.

Stop Bushmeat Trade to Protect Giraffes from Extinction

Africa’s bushmeat trade sees thousands of innocent giraffes brutally killed by poachers for their meat. Urge the South African government to put an end to this barbaric trade and protect these beautiful and gentle creatures from extinction.

Stop Brutal Butchering of Turkish Frogs for Their Legs

Every day, over 17 million Turkish water frogs are captured and butchered horrifically by restaurants that serve frogs’ legs, a delicacy across many countries. The practices are gruesome, brutal, and have depleted most of the species’ population. Urge Turkey to ban the sale of frogs’ legs in restaurants at once.

Stop Sale of Kangaroo Leather

Stores across the United States are selling products made of kangaroo leather, with only California having made any effort to ban these sales. Kangaroos are a vulnerable species. Sign this petition to ban all sales of their leather across the United States.

Stop the Barbaric Slaughter of Endangered Pangolins

Thousands of pangolins are brutally maimed and boiled alive for meals every day across Asia, especially in China. This barbaric method of slaughter is beyond unacceptable. Urge the Chinese government to put a stop to this cruelty immediately.

Prosecute Accused Penguin Thieves

Two men were arrested and charged with wildlife theft after allegedly stealing a penguin and two eggs from a breeding colony. Sign this petition to ensure they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Prevent Greenhouse Gases from Causing the Mass Extinction of Polar Bears

The polar bear population’s continued decline could render the species extinct by 2100. A major factor is the continued reliance on fossil fuels and the production of greenhouse gases. Sign this petition to help lessen the planet’s carbon footprint and save polar bears worldwide.

Stop Sale of Endangered Shark Species as Meat

Australia’s school shark population is critically endangered, but they are not listed as such. This allows fisheries to deplete the oceans of the species and sell their meat as “flake” on the market. Sign this petition to get this species placed on the critically endangered list and prevent the numbers from going lower.

Stop the Killing of Wolf Pups and Bear Cubs in Their Dens

The Trump administration has rolled back the regulations forbidding the shooting of wolves and bears in their dens, allowing hunters to lure the pups and cubs out with treats in order to kill them. Demand the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reverse this rollback immediately.

Halt Sales of Endangered Fish Species

Fish at risk of extinction are being sold and eaten in restaurants because of a legal loophole. Urge Australia’s government to ensure species like the scalloped hammerhead are legally protected.

Man Reportedly Seen on Video Viciously Beating Dog With Broomstick Must be Punished

A man was reportedly caught on camera beating an innocent dog with a broomstick. The dog, named Echo, nearly died and yet the man accused of the attack has only been charged with a misdemeanor. Demand justice for Echo.

Stop Endangering Horseshoe Crabs With Pharmaceutical Testing

The horseshoe crab population is at risk because Maryland-based pharmaceutical company US Pharmacopeia refuses to stop testing shots and infusions on the species’ blood. Animal testing is one of the most unethical practices in existence, and big pharma has been slow in phasing it out. Demand US Pharmacopeia change their decision and use a synthetic material immediately, to protect horseshoe crabs from extinction.

Stop Hunting Endangered Shorebirds on Migration

Thousands of migrating shorebirds are being shot down by hunters in China each season, not only ending their lives, but interrupting their breeding patterns. This could lead to many extinctions, especially as two of the species being targeted are critically endangered. Urge the Chinese government to put a stop to this hunting immediately.

Cancel Proposed Mine That Poisons Brown Bears and Threatens Their Food Supply

Alaska’s brown bear population could be wiped out by a controversial proposed gold and copper mine. This mine would destroy thousands of acres of land and stream, exposing the bears to massive amounts of pollution and robbing them of their food supply. Urge the company behind this project to cancel it immediately.

Stop Keeping Puppies in Squalor and Filth to Raise “Purebred” Dogs

Puppy mills are factories where the animals are treated as objects instead of the living things that they are and millions of dogs and puppies suffering from the ill effects of this. Sign this petition to urge the American Kennel Club to stop supporting these places.

Success: Government Commits Millions to Bushfire-Affected Wildlife

koalaAustralia’s government has committed to spending millions of dollars to aid in the protection of wildlife affected by recent bushfires. This is a huge step forward for the overall continent, which has a poor track record in handling wildlife crises due to climate change and the logging industry. Sign this petition to thank the government for taking this important step.

Don’t Let Coronavirus Wipe Out Mountain Gorillas

Mountain gorillas could be driven to the brink of extinction once again by the coronavirus, after decades of conservationists’ hard work to protect and preserve the species. The gorillas are not only vulnerable to the disease, but a lack of eco-tourism due to social distancing could lead to poachers hunting them for money again. Urge African governments to prevent the loss of these gorillas.

Success: Wild Wolf Populations Return to Belgium After Near Extinction

Wolves are returning to the wild in Belgium, heralded by the arrival of four adults and the pregnancy of a female wolf who found a mate recently. Sign this petition to thank the Flemish environmental minister for helping to protect the returning wolves.

Justice For Slaughtered Greylag Geese

Roughly 60 greylag geese were slaughtered by the English Football Association. This is just another example of the United Kingdom’s habit of resorting to culls much too quickly. Demand the UK revoke all goose-shooting licenses immediately.

Keep Protecting Turtles After Lockdown Ends

Sea turtles are thriving on empty beaches due to the coronavirus lockdown. However, the lockdown will not last forever, and we must not get complacent. Urge Florida’s government to keep the sea turtle populations safe and thriving even when humans return to the beaches.

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