Articles written by: Lindsay Savitzky

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.

Stop Cruise Ships From Disrupting Seal Mating Habits

The mating habits of harbor seals around Alaska’s Glacier Bay are being disrupted by cruise ships, whose noises drown out even the loudest seal mating calls. This is extremely dangerous; seals have already suffered through climate change and the ongoing sport of seal clubbing. If they cannot successfully mate, their numbers are doomed. Sign this petition to urge the government to redirect cruise ship routes and keep them away from seal habitats.

Stop Exploitation of Big Cats for Wildlife Selfies

Big cats across the United States are being exploited by owners who are ill-equipped to properly care for them. Tigers, lions, and other big cats are kept in deplorable, cramped conditions while people invade their space and take selfies with them. This is incredibly dangerous to both the animals and the humans. Sign this petition to outlaw the keeping of big cats by civilians and non-wildlife businesses.

Save African Manatees from Extinction

African manatees are severely endangered due to Nigeria’s lax animal protection laws, with hunters earning thousands of dollars to kill these beautiful creatures. The manatee trade started decades ago, based on myths and lies about manatees being dangerous in order to justify killing them. Demand the Nigerian government put a stop to this trade immediately.

Urge State to Officially Ban Fur Sales

The fur industry kills millions of animals per year, with over 100 dying to make a single coat alone. There is no reason to rely on fur for warmth and fashion any longer. New York has yet to move forward with a 2019 proposal to ban the sale of fur. Sign this petition to demand New York push through with its plans for and finalize a fur ban.

Save Seals From Habitat Loss

Harp seals are at risk for population loss as their habitat is melted by global warming. As the ice floes of Canada disappear, the seals will be forced to move further up north, putting the lives of their pups at risk with the unfamiliarity. We must prevent this species from future disappearance. Sign this petition to demand Canada protect its ice floes and help this species.

Ban Inhumane Contest That Kills Hundreds of Wild Animals for a Prize

Wildlife killing contests rob hundreds of animals of their lives every year, all for the sake of participants winning big cash prizes. There is simply no excuse for such cruelty. Maryland is considering banning wildlife killing contests due to pressure from environmental and animal activist groups. Urge immediate action and support for this proposed ban.

Call Off Inhumane Culls That Threaten Endangered Wombats

South Australia has legalized the culling of endangered hairy-nosed wombats by farmers and landowners, putting the species at risk for total extinction. Culls such as this are barbaric and unacceptable methods of wildlife control when there are far more humane solutions. Pressure the government to stop the senseless killing of these creatures.

Shut Down Barbaric Coyote-Killing Contest

Over 100 coyotes were viciously slaughtered in New York as part of a contest, where winners were handed big cash prizes for ending innocent lives. This is absolutely barbaric, and worse, it is seen as normal and treated as a big event in the state. Pressure the government to stop holding these contests and protect coyotes from such a fate in the future.

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