Articles written by: Sara Ives

Success: Mexico Funds Plan to Protect Endangered Vaquitas

In order to protect the world’s smallest and rarest porpoise, Mexico has secured funds to create sea pen refuges to allow the vaquita to breed in safety. Sign this petition to thank the Mexican government for their intervention, while pushing for a complete ban of gill net fishing in the Gulf of California.

Stop the War on Endangered Wolves

Endangered wolves are at risk of losing their protections, leaving them open to being killed by hunters and livestock owners. Demand that these animals are allowed to keep their protections.

Justice for Dog Found Nearly Dead From Starvation

An emaciated dog was surrendered at an animal clinic after claims that he had been too sick to eat for weeks. This dog was near death and has miraculously been saved through the efforts of vets and rescuers. Sign this petition to seek the maximum penalty if the owner is found guilty of neglect.

Stop Cruel Rabbit Farm From Opening

Factory-farmed rabbits are subjected to unthinkable cruelty. They are unable to turn in their cages and suffer from disease due to overcrowding. Sign this petition to demand that a new farm not be allowed to open in England.

Do Not Allow Accused Albatross Killer to Go Unpunished

A teen who allegedly killed 15 endangered Laysan albatrosses could escape conviction and go free. Urge the prosecutor to ensure that this egregious case of animal abuse does not go unpunished.

Don’t Remove Wolves from Endangered Species Act Protections

Endangered gray wolves may lose their protections under the Endangered Species Act if California’s agricultural industry has its way. Sign this petition to help ensure that their recovery can continue.

Dog Found Bound and Stomped to Death–Demand Justice

The remains of a Shih Tzu mix were found along a roadside after the animal was apparently bound and beaten to death. Urge officials to do more to find those responsible for this heinous crime.

Don’t Punish Whistleblowers For Reporting Abuse on Farms

Whistleblowers and undercover investigators could soon be prosecuted in Arkansas for revealing instances of abuse on factory farms or other businesses. Sign this petition to urge Governor Hutchinson to stop this unconstitutional bill which would punish citizens for simply doing the right thing.

Stop Funding Animal Testing Facility Accused of Neglect and Cruelty

A government-funded University of Pittsburgh lab is accused of neglecting its animals and subjecting them to cruel experiments, such as mutilating their limbs and breeding them for severe deformities. Tell the government that this sort of funding is unacceptable, and that our taxpayer dollars should support testing alternatives instead.

Stop the Slaughter of Africa’s Last Rhinos

Rhinos have already been decimated by poachers, and now South Africa is moving to legalize the trade in their horns. This will likely encourage poachers even more. Help save the last rhinos from extermination at the hands of hunters.

Cat Tortured to Death With Hot Glue Deserves Justice

Someone senselessly burned a cat with hot glue, sealing his eyes shut and crushing his paws. Despite veterinarians’ best efforts, this family pet died of his horrific, traumatic injuries. Demand that the cat torturer is found and brought to justice.

Success: Cruel Tiger Swims Will End at Private Zoo

Tiger cubs were forced to swim with tourists at a private Florida zoo despite concerns for the animals’ welfare. Thanks to community efforts by ForceChange and from PETA, these cruel and dangerous tiger swims have been brought to an end. Sign this petition to applaud the efforts, which pushed the USDA to order an end to this inhumane attraction.

Rhino Shot Dead at Wildlife Preserve–Find the Killers Now

A white rhinoceros was shot and killed in cold blood in a Paris-area preserve. Demand that the poachers be found and punished severely to ensure other endangered animals remain safe.

Zoo Where Almost 500 Animals Died Must Be Shut Down

Animals have reportedly suffered for years from tremendous neglect at the South Lakes Safari Zoo in England. Many have died, apparently due to the poor nutrition and hygiene, or were euthanized when no more could be crammed into already overcrowded enclosures. Demand that the owner step down and allow for the zoo’s closure.

‘Spokane Serial Cat Killer’ Must be Caught

Dozens of cats have been tortured, bound, and murdered by an unknown serial killer. Demand that authorities take necessary action to find and punish whoever is responsible for these deeply disturbing acts before more animals are harmed.

Protect Wild Salmon From Rising Water Temperatures

The EPA has allowed salmon to die by the thousands each year in Oregon and Washington state due to abnormally high water temperatures caused by dams. The agency must do more to protect these crucial fish. Sign this petition to tell Scott Pruitt he must do his job and ensure the salmon runs can continue.

Don’t Slowly and Painfully Poison Feral Hogs

Feral pigs could be killed in a barbaric manner by a deadly poison should a plan proposed by a Texas legislator come into effect. Sign this petition to denounce his “hog apocalypse” as both reckless and inhumane.

Ban Cruel Pig Scramble Event

A California town has for years featured a cruel annual “pig scramble” where children chase, wrestle and harass young piglets in the name of “good, clean fun.” This event is torturous for these intelligent creatures. Sign this petition to demand that it be banned.

Punish Cop Caught on Film Preparing to Shoot Friendly Family Dog

A cop was caught on film attempting to shoot a friendly leashed dog in its own yard, according to family members. Demand that the officer be disciplined for this shocking act.

Stop Air Force From Deafening Whales

The U.S. Air Force is seeking to increase missile testing in a sensitive habitat for many whale and dolphin species. The military admits that these tests will deafen whales. Sign this petition to deny the Air Force the permissions necessary to allow them to knowingly cause harm to marine mammals.

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