Articles written by: Victoria Paige

​​Save Children’s Lives by Taking Animal Abuse More Seriously

The intentional maiming, torturing, mutilating, beating, or killing of helpless animals is still classified as only a misdemeanor in most states across the U.S. Demand stricter penalties against perpetrators of such crimes to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

​​Stop Murdering Stray Dogs and Cats Without Need

Millions of stray dogs and cats in the U.S. are forced to suffer on streets or are euthanized by overcrowded shelters each year. Sterilization programs can help control feral animal populations and reduce the number of animals born into the cold world. Demand these programs receive federal funding.

Don’t Prohibit Rescues From Saving International Dogs

Canada has forbidden the rescue of dogs from over 100 countries across the world, leaving these animals to either languish away in kennels or be euthanized. Demand this policy be amended to allow adoptable dogs into the country.

Stop Prematurely Killing Cats and Dogs With Tainted Pet Food

Pet obesity has become a national epidemic which causes severe health complications in dogs and cats. Weakly regulated pet food manufacturing and labeling is partially to blame. Demand tighter regulations to supply pets with only the best, healthiest foods.

​​Don’t Make Humane Shelters for Animals Illegal

Homeless animals are in danger of being turned out into the streets where they will suffer starvation and abuse. Stop a misguided effort that would prevent rescuers from giving abandoned pets shelter.

​​Stop Stealing Whales From the Ocean and Imprisoning Them for Human Entertainment

Whales are still being stolen from the oceans and held captive for profit. This imprisonment places extreme stress on these highly social mammals, resulting in severe depression. Demand an end to the capture and imprisonment of whales.

Stop Running Endangered Species Into the Ground

The development of human road systems has decimated animal populations, contributing to the deaths of millions of animals each year who don’t know how to react in the face of fast-moving cars and trucks. Demand we implement safe passages for animals to cross from one side of the road to another without the potential of losing their lives.

Stop Murdering Animals for Fun

Wildlife killing contests result in the deaths of countless animals, all for human entertainment. After the killings, the dead animal bodies are often thrown in a landfill. Demand an end to wildlife killing contests.

Stop Heating Chickens to Death on Poultry Farms

Ventilation shutdown plus is a method of mass murder that is commonly used to kill tens of thousands of birds at once. They are packed into sealed barns and heated to death. Stop the USDA from funding this terrible practice and encourage alternative, more humane methods in its place.

Stop Suffocating Injured Animals in Slaughterhouse Transport Vehicles

The journey from farm to slaughterhouse is treacherous, and thousands of animals die before ever even arriving. Demand the US tighten federal legislation surrounding animal welfare on transport vehicles.

Amazon: Stop Exposing Animals to Toxic Chemicals for Makeup

Millions of bunnies, guinea pigs, mice, and rats are forced to ingest harmful chemicals to test human cosmetic products. Stop these cruel and unnecessary animal tests once and for all.

Ban Body-Crushing Traps That Paralyze And Kill Endangered Animals

Body-gripping traps work by slamming shut onto helpless animals, crushing their bones or organs in an inescapable hold. Millions of animals suffer slow and agonizing deaths because of these cruel devices. Ban the use of such traps in protected areas throughout the U.S.

Stop Auctioning Off Frightened Baby Animals

Livestock and wildlife in live animal auctions endure extreme mistreatment by their handlers. These animals are peddled off like objects to whoever offers the most money for them. Stop these auctions from happening in the U.S.

Stop Cutting Fish Open While Still Alive

Sturgeon fish are brutally cut open–often while still alive and conscious–so that their eggs can be stolen from their ovaries and sold as caviar. A “delicacy” that causes so much suffering and pain is no delicacy at all. Demand a ban against caviar in the state of New York.

Regulate the Sale of Fireworks That Physically And Emotionally Harm Animals

Hundreds to thousands of scared companion animals, wildlife, and livestock experience severe mental and physical trauma every year because of the loud explosive noises that fireworks release. Demand stricter regulations on the purchase and use of these environmentally hazardous devices.

Don’t Sentence Exotic Animals to a Life in Cruel Captivity

The exotic pet trade industry is particularly cruel, and animals that end up as pets are either trapped and stolen from their homes by poachers or bred into a life of captivity. Demand that action is taken, and ban the ownership of exotic animal throughout the U.S.

Stop Dangerous Programs That Allow People to Swim With Captive Dolphins

Swimming with the dolphin programs subject dolphins to extreme physical and psychological abuse. Animals should not suffer for our entertainment. Demand an end to these programs in the U.S. and free captive dolphins.

Stop Sentencing Dogs and Cats to Death After Just Five Days in Shelters

Pets in kill-shelters typically have only 5-7 days to be adopted before they are put to death. Stop the cruel practice of killing animals before they can find a forever home.

Success: Endangered Species Once Again Federally Protected

The Trump administration removed a series of vital environmental protections and put endangered animals at risk of extinction. Thankfully, these species are now safe, and their welfare is guaranteed by law. Praise the judge responsible for protecting these animals.

Afford All Lab Animals Federal Protection Against Inhumane Treatment

Mice, rats, birds, fish, and reptiles are used in animal testing experiments more often than any other species. This means they endure painful physical and psychological procedures without any legal safeguards. Demand that they gain federal protection against inhumane treatment.

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