Articles written by: Rachel Shapiro

Close Marine Park Cited for Severe Physical and Mental Abuse of Animals

dolphins-at-sea-life-park-by-justin-de-la-ornellasMarine animals at Sea Life Park are allegedly covered in scars, bruises, and wounds, and are kept in small tanks with no protection from the sun. The park has received numerous USDA citations for its cruelty. Sign this petition to urge the USDA to investigate and shut down this cruel park.

Stop Breeding Debilitating, Painful Muscle Disease Into Dogs

golden-retriever-by-karen-arnoldDogs are being bred with muscular dystrophy at a research lab. They are miserable their entire lives, and the research done on them is not producing any positive results. Demand an end to these cruel and unnecessary experiments.

Applaud Shutdown of Abusive Circuses

elephants-at-circus-by-katherine-johnsonWild animals will no longer be forced to perform in the majority of circuses throughout India. These circuses regularly abused and tortured their animals, burning them with hot pokers and denying them food and water for days in order to get them to perform. Thank those responsible for saving these animals from a life of torture.

Save the Mexican Gray Wolf from Extinction

mexican-gray-wolf-by-tony-higsettOne of the last remaining Mexican gray wolves was ripped out of the wild, putting the rare species closer to extinction. Sign this petition to demand that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stop removing these wolves from their natural habitat.

Stop the Brutal Mutilation of Live Sharks for Their Fins

shark-by-allan-leeMillions of sharks have their fins cruelly cut off while they are still alive, to support the cruel shark finning trade. Most major delivery services will no longer ship shark fins, but FedEx continues to do so. Sign this petition to urge FedEx to stop all shipping of shark fins.

Stop Killing Innocent, Well-Behaved Pit Bulls

pit-bull-by-hugo-a-quinteroPit bulls are targeted by breed-discriminatory laws that often result in the dogs being unnecessarily euthanized. Sign this petition to say that you do not want more innocent dogs being killed just because of their breed.

Save Flat-Tailed Horned Lizards from Extinction

flat-tailed-horned-lizard-by-california-dept-fish-and-wildlifeThe flat-tailed horned lizard is facing extinction due to massive habitat loss. Sign this petition to urge the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect the lizards under the California Endangered Species Act.

Stop Coming Slaughter of Mountain Lions and Black Bears

mountain-lion-by-california-dept-of-fish-and-gameMajestic mountain lions and black bears will soon be cruelly killed under a new plan. Tell authorities to reject this idea in favor of a more humane option.

Stop Hunting Diamondback Terrapins

diamondback-terrapin-by-trisha-shearsDiamondback terrapins can be harvested in unlimited amounts during a nine-month open season in New York. A new proposal will ban this harmful harvest. Sign this petition to show your support for the proposed ban.

Stop Clubbing Dogs to Death at Meat Markets in India

dog-in-cage-by-amaya-aeguizabalThousands of dogs are thrown in sacks and cruelly clubbed to death each year for their meat in illegal markets in India. Help shut down these illegal and cruel markets.

Stop Selling Orangutans, Gorillas and Chimpanzees

captive-orangutan-by-rennett-stoweApes kidnapped from their natural habitat are being smuggled into Thailand by animal traffickers. Through a loophole in the laws, the perpetrators often do not face punishment. Sign this petition to urge the Thai government to close the loophole.

Remove Outdated Dams That Are Killing Wild Salmon

wild-salmon-by-bureau-of-land-managementThe wild salmon population in the Snake River has declined 90 percent due to four outdated and expensive dams. Sign this petition to urge the Bureau of Reclamation to remove these unnecessary dams.

Don’t Let Big Oil Deafen Marine Mammals

sperm-whale-by-amila-tennakoonWhales and dolphins are being severely injured and deafened by unchecked seismic blasting done by oil and gas companies. Sign this petition to urge the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to put more regulations on seismic blasting.

Applaud Crackdown on Elephant and Rhino Poaching

black-rhino-by-gerry-zamboniniElephants and black rhinos have been decimated by poachers in Tanzania. The country’s president says he will be implementing a plan to stop poaching and ivory smuggling. Sign this petition to thank the president for protecting Tanzania’s wildlife.

Stop Selling Eggs From Tortured Hens at Big Boy Restaurants

caged-chickens-by-maqiEggs from caged chickens are still used at Big Boy Restaurants. Big Boy is one of the last major fast food restaurants to use eggs from chickens that spend their lives trapped in minuscule cages. Sign this petition to urge Big Boy to switch to free range chickens.

Stop Making Tigers Perform Tricks for Human Entertainment

sriracha-tiger-zoo-jason-drightApproximately 130 tigers are forced to live in concrete pens and perform circus tricks under the threat of starvation at a cruel zoo. Urge government officials to close this inhumane facility and release these tigers to a sanctuary where they can live free of abuse.

Ban Circus Acts That Torment and Abuse Animals

lions-in-circus-by-felicito-rustique-jrCircuses that abuse tigers, camels, monkeys, and other animals for human entertainment could soon be banned in the nation’s largest city. Sign this petition to tell the New York City Council that you support banning these circuses and want these wild animals to be free of cruel captivity.

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