A prison sentence for shark finning and shark spining, a violent practice of dismembering sharks to use their body parts in soup, has been handed out for the first time in Costa Rica. Applaud this victory for the protection of sharks.
After public outcry, eight companies have withdrawn their sponsorship of a rodeo that was caught committing acts of animal cruelty. This is a victory for the rights of these animals, but we must let the government know more needs to be done. Sign this petition to thank the companies and ensure even further action against rodeos.
The rusty patched bumblebee has officially become the first bumblebee to be protected under the Endangered Species Act. This move could save the species from the brink of extinction, and is a major victory for pollinators. Sign our petition thanking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A rule passed by the Obama administration boosts outdoor space for organic livestock, and bans the cruel practices of tail docking and beak clipping. Sign here to thank our former president for this great advancement.
Grizzly bears may soon be relocated to Washington to revitalize the state’s nearly extinct grizzly population. Currently, there are fewer than 10 grizzly bears in the state. Thank the National Park Service for working to bring grizzly bears back to one of their native territories.
Show horses will be protected from horse soring thanks to a new USDA rule. Horse soring is an extremely cruel practice where horses’ legs are mutilated and burned with caustic chemicals to give them a high-stepping gait. Sign this petition to thank the USDA for helping to end this painful process.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which has become notorious for the ill-treatment of captive animals, will finally be ending. Praise this decision, which will end the suffering of hundreds of animals.
The owners of a farm where employees allegedly beat, kicked, and hung cows from their necks have been found guilty of animal abuse. Sign this petition to applaud the judge for his decision to convict these men.
Help is on the way for endangered elephants, thanks to the Chinese government announcing that all ivory trading will be banned in the country by the end of 2017. Sign this petition to thank China for putting an end to the cruel ivory industry in their country.
A designer has finally decided to end her use of fur in her apparel products. The fur industry is notorious for treating its animals terribly and forcing them to live in atrocious conditions. Sign this petition and thank the designer for ending her use of fur.
Across the nation, many elephants are imprisoned within the entertainment industry and forced to perform tricks and give rides. New Jersey has now become the first state to ban all circus acts that use elephants. Sign this petition to thank the New Jersey Senate for passing this law.
A university was planning on raffling off a goldendoodle puppy to a random “winner.” Dogs are a huge responsibility and commitment. Thankfully, after hearing from the concerned public, the university decided to cancel this raffle. Sign this petition and thank the university for making the compassionate choice.
Pigs were being cut open and killed in order to demonstrate how a well-known company’s products work to its sales personnel. Thankfully, after hearing from many concerned citizens, the company has decided to end this cruel practice. Praise the company for sparing countless lives from unnecessary pain and death.
TripAdvisor has decided to end sales to cruel animal attractions, such as elephant rides and swimming with dolphins, on its website. Now, the company is trying to educate people on the negative effects that tourism has on wild animals. Sign this petition to thank the company for helping to prevent animal cruelty.
A plan to capture or kill most of the remaining wild red wolves in North Carolina because of complaints from landowners has just been thrown out. Applaud the judge for upholding protections for endangered wolves and not bending to the will of vocal landowners.
The Romanian government has announced a ban on the annual killing of thousands of large carnivores through the closing of a legal loophole. Applaud this progressive effort to save innocent animals from a senseless death.
Yosemite’s population of the endangered yellow-legged frog has shown astounding rates of recovery. The protection of this species under the Endangered Species Act gives very real hope for the safety and resilience of the frog and the ecosystem it is a part of. Thank the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its efforts to preserve this species.
International trade of one of the most commonly traded birds on the planet–the African grey parrot–has just been banned due to fears of extinction. Applaud this commitment to saving this parrot’s dwindling wild population.
A trade ban was passed that could save a critically endangered animal that is valued for its meat and believed medicinal properties. Sign this petition to thank the organization that made this crucial ban possible.
Laos is promising to phase out tiger farms to curb the sale of tiger parts, which are often sold to be used as medicine and sometimes eaten as a delicacy. Sign this petition to thank this country for helping to preserve and protect an endangered species.