Articles written by: Morgan Dunn

Combat Heinous Trade in Big Cat Body Parts

Seizures of teeth, skins, and other body parts of big cats have dropped to an alarmingly low rate despite a booming trade in these items. Demand the Bolivian government take action to protect vital wildlife.

Protect Critically Endangered Monkeys From Deforestation

Growing human activity in Vietnam’s highlands could soon threaten hundreds of vulnerable species, among them a rare monkey called the gray-shanked douc langur. Demand that the government designate unique forests as nature reserves to protect their wild inhabitants.

Prevent Cruel Parrot Poaching Through Police Coordination

Illegal and deadly parrot poaching is on the rise and Brazilian police have no way to communicate or cooperate to effectively shut it down. Demand that administrative standards be established to end this cruel and greedy practice.

Investigate Deaths of Dozens of Dolphins Near Oil Spill Site

Dozens of dolphins have mysteriously died at the site of a recent catastrophic oil spill off the coast of Mauritius. What the ship was carrying and how it may have harmed wildlife haven’t been determined, and a full investigation is urgently needed to find out. Demand that this investigation be begun immediately.

Success: Destructive Logging Project in Unique Nature Reserve Cancelled

Plans for destructive logging in Cameroon’s Ebo Forest have been cancelled, granting wildlife and human residents of the area a reprieve from harm and deprivation. Congratulate the government for their sensible decision to stop this needless destruction.

Stop Senseless Slaughter of Millions of Animals at Factory Farms

Industrial farmers have massacred millions of chickens and pigs in recent months as COVID-19 disrupts their businesses, with animals slaughtered even more horrifically than if they had been sold. Demand that these animals’ lives be protected with subsidies to offset economic damage.

Don’t Threaten Endangered Chimpanzees and Monkeys With Destructive Logging

Untold endangered species could soon be destroyed in southern Cameroon due to logging. The forest where they live is home to undiscovered chimpanzees, gorillas, and exotic birds. Demand that Cameroon’s government reverse course and work to protect these animals and their home.

Success: Grizzly Bears Granted Protection From Hunting

The issuing of permits to slaughter Yellowstone’s grizzly bears is now illegal and will cease immediately, thanks to the work of conservation advocates. This will allow the endangered species to repopulate and thrive. Thank those who fought for this victory.

Protect Recovering Mediterranean Marine Life From Plastic Pollution

Marine plants and animals in Italian waters have rebounded due to the absence of humans in the sea, but this progress is threatened by increasing amounts of plastic waste. Urge the Italian government to undertake cleanup operations to protect this astonishing recovery.

End Potential Capture and Smuggling of Wild Birds That Cripples Ecosystems

Thousands of Indonesian birds are likely to have been captured and smuggled for profit, in violation of laws meant to protect wildlife from starvation and abuse. Demand that this activity be investigated, and the offenders charged.

Stop Trump From Allowing Bear Cubs to be Slaughtered and Reindeer to be Shot from Motorboats

Bear cubs, reindeer and other defenseless animals can now be lured from their dens and brutally killed by hunters, including being shot at from motorboats, due to a Trump administration’s ruling. This method of hunting is inhumane and unacceptable. Demand that this brutal attack on struggling wildlife be reversed immediately to save these animals.

Stop Trump From Allowing Bear Cubs to be Slaughtered and Reindeer to be Shot from Motorboats

Bear cubs, reindeer and other defenseless animals can now be lured from their dens and brutally killed by hunters, including being shot at from motorboats, due to a Trump administration’s ruling. This method of hunting is inhumane and unacceptable. Demand that this brutal attack on struggling wildlife be reversed immediately to save these animals.

Success: Vital Wetlands Protected From Invasive and Toxic Industry

Uganda’s government will soon remove encroaching farms, mines, and factories
from its wetlands and lakes, preserving threatened species from extinction and giving conservationists the opportunity to better understand rare animals. Congratulate the minister responsible for his decisive action.

Don’t Bail Out Cruel Racing Industry With Public Money

New Zealand’s abusive, failing horse and dog racing industry has received a taxpayer-funded bailout, propping up a sport associated with the mass death of animals. Millions of dollars will be given, money that could be used for more ethical practices. Demand that this aid be withdrawn and put to better use.

Stop Trump From Pardoning Infamous Animal Abuser Joe Exotic

Donald Trump is considering pardoning notorious animal abuser and attempted murderer Joe Exotic in an abuse of his power and a clear public relations stunt. Demand this infamously cruel man be left to complete his just sentence.

Protect Vital Wetlands From Exploitation

Uganda’s wetlands are steadily shrinking due to increased human activity, meaning an ultimate death sentence for important endangered and threatened wildlife who call them home. Urge the Ugandan government to protect these essential environments for the sake of future generations.

Don’t Punish Animal Rights Activists Who Protest Hunting

Animal rights protesters who interrupt sport hunting in Poland can now be imprisoned for years. This is a cowardly attempt to punish those who work to protect and respect animal life. Demand that this shameful ruling be overturned.

Protect Meerkats From Threats Caused By Climate Change

Climate change is weakening meerkat populations in the Kalahari Desert, threatening the delicate balance of life in one of the world’s most unique environments. Urge African leaders to protect these animals before it’s too late.

Protect Threatened Reefs and Marine Life From Overfishing

Fish stocks off the coast of Kenya have drastically declined in recent years due to overfishing, threatening food sources and endangering a key part of the ecosystem. Urge the Kenyan government to create management policies which will save their wildlife.

Success: Northern White Rhino Saved From Imminent Extinction

The Northern white rhinoceros has been successfully saved from imminent extinction by the creation of viable embryos in a partnership between a research zoo and a national park in Kenya. These embryos represent the first step in the process of recovering this once-doomed species. Sign this letter to thank those who achieved this miraculous success.

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