Animal Welfare

End Disgusting Practice of Killing Hundreds of Animals Per Minute in Slaughterhouses

Thousands of pigs, chickens, and other animals die cruel deaths on high-speed killing lines in slaughterhouses every day. Help end this brutal and inhumane practice.

Punish Man for Allegedly Dismembering, Flaying, Burning, and Drowning Wild Animals

A 20-year-old man allegedly waged a four-year campaign of cruelty against defenseless animals. This suspect’s reported crimes include drownings, burnings, and stabbings caught on video. Demand real and consequential punishment if the accused is deemed guilty.

Demand Justice for More Than 300 Dogs Rescued From Apparent Dogfighting Operation

More than 300 dogs were reportedly rescued from an underground dogfighting ring in South Carolina—the largest in the states’ history. Demand justice for these innocent dogs seemingly forced into a life of cruelty and demand legislators punish guilty parties to the fullest extent of the law.

Craigslist: Stop Allowing the Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs

Puppy mills are extremely abusive breeding operations that treat their dogs like commodities to be bred and sold as opposed to living animals with feelings. While many states have begun banning the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores, operators of these mills use the internet in lieu of in person sales. Demand online platforms do more to prohibit the sale of abused puppies on their sites.

Success: Animals Will Be Protected From Natural Disasters

During natural disasters, animals are typically abandoned to face the harsh elements alone. In the wake of increasingly frequent weather events, certain animal care facilities are now required to develop escape plans for their animals. Thank Congress for saving the lives of thousands of innocent animals and for protecting them from the effects of climate change.

Stop Torturing Circus Animals With Whips, Electric Prods, and Sharp Metal Hooks

Elephants, big cats, and other wild animals used in circus acts are repeatedly whipped, beaten, and even electrocuted during training. Ban the exploitation of exotic animals in traveling circuses and carnivals.

Stop Injecting Rabbits, Mice, and Guinea Pigs With Toxins to Test Cosmetics

Cosmetic testing subjects lab animals to completely unnecessary pain and torture. The helpless victims have toxic chemicals dripped into their eyes and on their skin or are force-fed dangerous substances. End this cruel and outdated practice.

Don’t Let Animal Abusers Become Child Abusers

Tens of millions of animals face severe physical and psychological trauma from human-inflicted abuse. Such cruelty has even been connected to violence towards humans and a series of other illegal activities. Demand animals receive more federal protections and that alleged abusers be quickly investigated and prosecuted.

Turn Exploitative Zoos Into Animal Recovery Centers

Animals in zoos and aquariums endure extreme physical and psychological trauma. Demand the U.S. ban these abusive institutions and, instead, convert them into animal conservation and recovery centers.

Justice for 100 Animals Rescued From Reportedly Severe Neglect

A hundred animals, including dogs, cats, and farm animals, were reportedly neglected, and kept in deplorable conditions. Demand justice for these rescued animals.

Stop Universities From Torturing Lab Animals

Duke University has reportedly underfed lab animals, denied them veterinary care, and did not give them adequate pain relief following experiments. This violates the most basic standards of animal care and treatment. Demand Duke and other research institutions across the country take better care of their animals.

Protect Zoo Animals From Abuse and Early Death With Mandated Reporting

Many animals held captive at zoos suffer severe physical abuse and psychological trauma, and they have minimal legal protection. Demand the government mandate reporting of animal death to reduce animal abuse in zoos and to hold abusive zookeepers legally accountable for their actions.

Stop Cutting Open Greyhounds for Entertainment

Greyhound dogs are being cut open and artificially inseminated to produce more puppies for the abusive racing industry. Speak out against this cruel and unnecessary procedure.

Protect Animals From Physical and Emotional Pain and Suffering

Animals experience many of the same feelings, moods, and emotions as people and their wellbeing is equally as important. The U.S., however, has no legal recognition of this, putting them in danger of continued suffering. Demand the U.S. protect animals from physical and emotional cruelty.

Justice for 460 Exotic Animals Allegedly Confined in Tiny Cages Without Veterinary Care

A zoo accused of keeping tigers, monkeys, and other wild animals imprisoned without sanitary water or access to veterinary care has finally shut down–but not because of action on the part of authorities. Demand animals suffering in abusive settings receive greater protection under the law.

Stop Letting Cows and Sheep Suffer During Heat Waves

Farm animals exposed to excess heat and sun often suffer immensely and can even die from heat stroke. Demand farmers provide their animals with unlimited access to shade in the wake of increasingly frequent and extreme heat waves.

Success: Animal Welfare Violations Must Now Be Reported

All instances of animal abuse on farms, roadside zoos, breeding facilities, and research institutions must now be fully reported. Thank Congress for upholding animal welfare standards and for helping to keep animals safe.

Don’t Let “Organic” Farms Keep Animals in Cramped, Tiny Cages

Meat and dairy products labeled as “organic” oftentimes falsely insinuate that farmed animals were treated with care. However, many “organic” farms still confine pigs to tiny cages and prevent chickens from going outside. Demand standards for organic products are heightened and animal welfare is improved.

Don’t Force Pregnant Pigs Into Cruel Confinement at High-End Meat Farms

Sows are reportedly being artificially impregnated at high-end meat farms and thrown into crates barely large enough for them to fit. This not only affects the sow, but her piglets as well. Demand a general ban on gestation crates and do better to improve the welfare of pigs on farms.

Don’t Let Convicted Animal Cruelty Offenders Continue Cycle of Abuse

Individuals convicted of animal cruelty pose an imminent danger to other living beings. Demand lawmakers enact tougher restrictions that will better protect at-risk animals.

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