Birds do not receive the same animal welfare protections as other animals that are used in research, commercially bred and transported, and exhibited to the public. Without this protection, they can be kept in very small, cramped cages with little to no access to food, water, and sunshine. Sign this petition and demand these protections are expanded to include birds.
A dog was allegedly punched, yelled at, and sworn at by its owner. Demand justice for this innocent animal.
Every year, countless otters are trapped and killed for their unique fur. Trappers have started using underwater traps, which kill this poor animal by drowning it. Sign this petition and demand that otter trapping end now.
There is no way to humanely kill an animal who doesn’t want to die. Yet while cafes and coffee houses are beginning to become more vegan-friendly in the drinks they offer, they are still hesitant to offer humane vegan food. Please sign this petition to urge Barnes and Noble to offer vegan options in their cafe and prevent needless animal suffering.
Frog tadpoles are commonly sent through the mail in kits for science experiments, dooming them to a short and unpleasant life. Ban this inhumane practice immediately.
Dogs cannot stay or walk anymore in the downtown area of Eugene, Oregon. The canine ban has been criticized for not only locking out inoffensive animals but also excluding homeless people and limiting citizens’ right to come and go. Sign the petition to have this absurd ban immediately lifted and Eugene transformed into a city that welcomes everyone.
An elephant named Gajraj is dying in agony after spending most of his life in captivity. He is kept completely alone and chained to the floor. Help save Gajraj from a sad, lonely and painful death.
Three men were recently convicted of animal cruelty for kicking, punching and beating cows with rakes and canes. They also tied chains to sick and injured animals’ necks and dragged them with tractors to move them. Demand that these men are punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Anti-vivisection campaigners are concerned that Britain’s use of cruel and unnecessary experiments on animals will increase after the nation’s secession from the European Union. Tell Britain to use this opportunity to create stricter testing regulations and lead the movement to end animal testing altogether.
A rodeo event where the tails of bulls are ripped and pulled by cowboys is about to take place in Colorado. Bulls typically experience broken tails or even dismemberment during this sick event. Sign this petition to demand that the cruel event is canceled.
A country has made the bold decision to ban all animals in circuses. Animals in circuses are denied everything natural to them and are often subjected to abuse and neglect. Sign this petition to praise this country for making the compassionate change.
Nearly 80 rooster corpses were discovered in garbage bins, in what authorities suspect was a dump site for victims of cockfighting. Demand justice for these innocent animals.
An arena is moving forward with its plans to host the notoriously cruel Jordan World Circus. Animals used in circuses are typically subjected to abuse, neglect and excessive confinement. Sign this petition and demand the venue cancel its plans with Jordan World Circus unless it drops its animal acts.
Taiwan has recently issued a ban on the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat in addition to stronger general animal protection laws. This is a huge step forward for Asia’s understanding of animal welfare. Sign this petition to thank the president of Taiwan for helping to make this possible.
The consumption and selling of dog meat in Taiwan now face stricter penalties. In 2001 Taiwan banned dog and cat meat, but the enforcement of the law was lacking. Now, the Animal Protection Act comes with stricter penalties and heftier fines in the revised edition submitted to the President of Taiwan. Applaud President Tsai Ing-wen for reviewing this revised amendment and putting the new laws into action by the end of April.
The ‘Cat Islands’ in Japan have a cat population that is growing at an alarming rate. Many of the felines are suffering from treatable illnesses and dying very young because no one is willing to help them. Sign this petition to get the cats the help they deserve and to control the population in a non-lethal way.
Bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Everglades have the highest levels of mercury in any group of dolphins throughout the world. Demand the Florida state government do more to prevent mercury from poisoning the Everglades’ ecosystem.
Many dogs and cats are overlooked at shelters because they don’t fit in the cute and young category. But these animals are often the ones that make the best pets. Without some publicity help, these animals are waiting to die in shelters. Urge the ASPCA to implement a program to increase the visibility of these overlooked shelter animals.
Animal rights activists have accused an Australian theme park of keeping its dolphins in cramped, shallow pools. Sign this petition to demand the park move the dolphins to larger enclosures.
A suspected serial Platypus killer might be on the loose in Australia. Demand local police prioritize catching the killer, and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.