Articles written by: Mariz Bartley

Praise India for Punishing Celebrity Guilty of Illegal Hunting

A court in India has sentenced a famous actor for poaching a protected species of Indian antelope while filming in 1998. Without a special permit, most of India’s wildlife are off limits to hunters. Sign the petition below to praise India for upholding conservation laws, even for affluent citizens.

Protect Europe’s Heaviest Flying Bird

The beautiful and majestic great bustard, Europe’s heaviest flying bird, is in danger of disappearing forever. Due to intensive agriculture and obstructive man-made structures, their populations have been declining across Europe. Sign the petition to help protect the species.

Applaud England for Banning Electric Shock Pet Training Collars

England is proposing a ban on shock collars, which are used to train cats and dogs inhumanely. This method creates more problems than solutions, and ministers acknowledge that this ban would help improve animal welfare overall. Sign the petition below to praise England for helping improve pet health.

Save Wildlife Habitat From Being Turned Into a Golf Course

Over 20 acres of urban wilderness are at risk of being turned into a golf course. The development will turn little economic profit while shutting off access to wildlife and citizens alike. Help stop this development by signing this petition.

Prevent Ocean Dead Zone, Clean Up Animal Farm Waste

Untreated animal waste from pig and chicken farms is likely to trigger jellyfish blooms, killing off fish stocks for human consumption. Although local authorities are aware of the problem, there is little being done to prevent this catastrophic event. Urge enforcement of stricter regulations on animal waste.

Praise City for Banning Retail Pet Adoption

A city in Iowa has prohibited the adoption of pet store animals, which often come from mills. This move is a response to Iowa’s ranking as the country’s second largest producer of puppies from puppy mills. Sign the petition below to thank the mayor for protecting animal welfare.

Success: Trump Signs Bill to Stop Wall From Destroying Wildlife Refuge

Trump has begrudgingly signed a bill that will stop the U.S.-Mexico border wall from ruining a spectacular wildlife refuge. Sign the petition to thank activists who helped make this happen.

Justice for Dozens of Horses Reportedly Found Dead and Malnourished

Dozens of horses were reportedly found dead and malnourished in Wicomico County, Maryland. In 1995, the property owner was also charged with 100 counts of animal neglect when 200 cats were removed from her property. Sign the petition below to make sure that these property owners are never allowed to keep animals again.

Praise Indonesia for Protecting Endangered Species

Two slow loris traders in Indonesia were sentenced to three and half years in prison. This maximum penalty will help deter wildlife crimes in areas where there is a history of lax punishment. Sign the petition below to let the Law Enforcement Department of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Sumatra Region know that their work is helping stop wildlife crimes.

Denounce Dog Cloning

Those who love their canine companion and have the monetary means clone their dogs to avoid having to say goodbye. This puts worker dogs who have to be surrogate mothers and egg donors in distress, and prevents possible shelter dogs from being adopted. Sign the petition below to help stop dog cloning.

Justice for 200 Birds Found in Cockfighting Raid

In Missouri, more than 200 birds were rescued from a property associated with cockfighting. They were found with no access to proper food or water in makeshift cages. Sign the petition below to demand justice for these poorly treated animals.

Stop Cruel Plan to Slaughter Pigs Faster

Pig slaughterhouses could soon become even more horrific and inhumane under a new proposal. Don’t allow this cruel industry to become even worse.

Investigate Suspicious Death of Imprisoned Wildlife Advocate

A conservationist in Iran has been found dead in prison, allegedly having committed suicide. However, the UN and other organizations suspect foul play and are urging authorities to conduct a fair and efficient investigation. Help reveal the truth about this environmental activist’s death.

Save National Park Wildlife From Railway Construction

Black rhinos, giraffes, over 400 bird species, and other wildlife are threatened by plans to build a Chinese-backed railway bridge through Nairobi National Park. Sign the petition below to urge Kenya’s Ministry of Environment to step in and halt construction.

Stop Slaughtering 3,000 Birds Every Day in Iran Wetland

Every day 300,000 birds, including endangered and threatened species, are slaughtered illegally for food and trophies. If nothing is done, these birds will go extinct and the whole ecosystem will suffer. Sign the petition to urge Iran’s Department of the Environment to help stop these killings.

Allow Grizzly Bears to Roam Free

Grizzly bear populations rise in areas where roads are closed off to the public. Low-road-density areas are needed to recover grizzly bear populations. Sign the petition below to urge British Columbia to close off more roads to protect grizzly bear populations.

Justice for Animals Reportedly Living in Filth and Starving

Dogs and livestock were reportedly found living in filthy conditions with no food, clean water, or bedding on a farmer’s property. Sign the petition to urge that this man never be allowed to keep animals again.

Justice for 123 Apparently Mistreated Animals

An Oklahoma dog trainer was arrested for 123 counts of animal cruelty. Many of the animals found were reportedly living in critical condition and needed medical care. Sign the petition below to make sure this criminal pays for her alleged crimes.

Help World’s Loneliest Frog Find Mate

The Sehuencas water frog is on the brink of extinction, with only one known to exist in the last ten years. Romeo, the world’s loneliest frog, hopes to find a mate through fundraising efforts and expeditions by scientists and Global Wildlife Conservation. Sign the petition below to urge Bolivia’s Ministry of Environment and Water to contribute to the cause.

Success: Shop Owner Held Accountable for Selling Endangered Animal Products

A San Francisco shop owner was sentenced to three years of probation, 500 hours of community service, and $3,599 in penalties for possessing and selling endangered animal products. Animals used included ocelots, jaguars, and snow leopards, which are endangered and threatened species. Thank District Attorney George Gascon for charging the offender and helping prevent more poaching.

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