Articles written by: Sara Ives

Permanently Ban Pesticide that Prevents Bees from Laying Eggs

Bumblebees are under threat from a common type of pesticide. Wild bees, such as bumblebees, are just as vital for pollinating crops and flowers as honeybees are and must be protected. Sign this petition to demand that these toxic chemicals remain banned in the European Union.

Protect Owls from Harry Potter-fueled Trafficking

Thousands of owls have been illegally sold as pets in Indonesia as a result of the widespread popularity of the Harry Potter series. Owls are wild animals and do not deserve to be subjected to mistreatment in captivity. Demand that the government crack down on this trade and protect vulnerable owl species.

Stop Legal Exports of Ivory

The legal export of antique ivory from the United Kingdom is fueling global demand and putting Africa’s remaining elephants at risk. Help protect these majestic creatures and tell the British government this trade must be brought to an end.

Stop Inhumane Elephant Rides

An elephant who was forced to give rides to tourists was shot and killed after he fatally attacked his handler. Attacks such as this are not uncommon and are the result of the abuse elephants endure as part of this cruel industry. Sign this petition to call for a ban on all elephant rides in Africa.

Fire Utility Worker Who Allegedly Shot Dog

A utility worker allegedly opened fire on a dog in her own yard after he cut through the fence to get inside, even though there is no evidence the dog behaved aggressively. Sign this petition to demand that this worker be removed from his position immediately.

Justice for Dogs Allegedly Abused in Dogfighting Rings

Officials have recovered 46 dogs believed to have been abused and forced to fight one another as part of at least one dogfighting ring. Demand that local law enforcement do everything they can to find and punish those responsible.

Man Accused of Snapping Puppy’s Neck Must be Punished

A man is accused of snapping the neck of a neighbor’s puppy because they wouldn’t allow him to use their wi-fi. The suspect is still at large and his whereabouts unknown. Urge police to find and punish this man.

Ban Torturous Event That Sets Bulls’ Horns on Fire

Foios, Spain holds an annual festival that includes tying burning torches to the horns of bulls. At this year’s event, a panicked and blinded bull killed itself after it ran headfirst into a post. Sign this petition to urge the regional government to ban this barbaric spectacle.

Don’t Allow National Park to Slaughter Mountain Goats

Non-native mountain goats in Washington State’s Olympic National Park may soon be shot on sight if a new management proposal goes through. Tell park officials that lethal means of control are inhumane and alternatives must be sought.

Punish Suspected Poachers for Poisoning Over 100 Elephants

More than 100 elephants were allegedly poisoned by poachers at a national park in Zimbabwe. Demand these suspects be tried and punished under the fullest extent of the law if found guilty of killing these innocent creatures.

Success: Vietnam Agrees to Close Bear Bile Farms

The Vietnamese government has agreed to close bear bile farms, thanks to the ongoing efforts of animal rights organizations and activists worldwide. Sign the petition to support this decision.

Cecil the Lion’s Cub Shot by Hunters – Stop the Continuing Slaughter

A cub fathered by the famous Cecil the Lion, who made headlines following his murder in 2015, has now met the same tragic fate at the hands of hunters. Sign this petition to urge the government of Zimbabwe to do more to protect these majestic creatures.

Police Dog Killed in Hot Squad Truck Deserves Justice

A sheriff’s dog named Endy was found dead after he was “inexplicably” left unattended in a hot patrol truck while outside temperatures topped 100 degrees. Sign this petition to demand justice for this innocent dog.

Success: Serial Cat Killer Given Maximum Punishment

A man who has pleaded guilty to torturing and killing over a dozen cats will now spend the next 16 years behind bars following a judge’s sentencing. Sign this petition to express your gratitude that justice has been finally been served for the cats of San Jose.

Save the Emperor Penguin From Extinction

According to new research, emperor penguins may go extinct by the end of this century due to the effects of global warming. Sign this petition to demand that these birds be listed as endangered so that they may have a chance of survival.

Non-Aggressive Service Dogs Shot By Cop Deserve Justice

A security video shows a police officer shooting two non-aggressive service dogs in their own backyard. Sign this petition to demand that this officer be held accountable and that all police officers be trained to properly handle situations involving animals.

Ban Barbaric Bull Running Festival

The “Running of the Bulls” festival is a violent spectacle which results in both animal and human suffering. On just its first day this year, three participants were gored while a dozen bulls faced their deaths in the bullfighting ring. Sign this petition to demand that this event be put to an end.

Success: Maximum Penalty Sought for Albatross Killer

A young man who plead no contest to charges that he helped butcher and slay over a dozen protected albatrosses could now face the maximum possible penalty for his crimes during his upcoming sentencing. Far too often, cases of animal abuse are ignored or given leniency in the justice system. Sign this petition to voice your support for the prosecutor’s actions in this case.

Eagles Shot and Killed at Bird Sanctuary Deserve Justice

Two eagles were killed by an attacker who infiltrated a bird sanctuary in Wales. The senseless killing of these birds of prey must not be unpunished. Take a stand for these threatened birds and sign this petition demanding the maximum penalties for those responsible once found.

Don’t Allow Oil Companies to Assault Marine Life

Five oil and gas companies has asked the Trump administration to allow them to conduct offshore seismic testing which could separate young whales from their mothers or prevent dolphins from feeding. Tell officials handling this proposal that this is a bad deal for wildlife and America’s eastern seaboard.

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