Success: South Korea’s Largest Dog Slaughterhouse Eradicated

Every bite of many South Korean ‘delicacies’ comes laden with the worst cruelty imaginable. For too long, dog slaughterhouses have electrocuted, tortured, and slayed without impunity. Celebrate the imminent demise of South Korea’s slaughterhouse leader.

Success: Gillnet Fishing Ban Upheld to Protect Nearly Extinct Vaquita

The vaquita porpoise has been given a second chance thanks to the United States Court of Appeals. The judges ruled against lifting a ban on imported seafood obtained using gillnets, a fishing method that is extremely dangerous for sea mammals. Praise the judges for protecting this endangered species.

Success: Florida Bans Greyhound Racing

One greyhound dies every three days on a Florida race track. Thanks to a new ban on racing in the state, this barbaric sport will be outlawed by the end of 2020. Show your support for the ban and demand that the appropriate actions be taken to ensure that these dogs are rescued and re-homed.

Success: Kiwis To Be Reintroduced to New Zealand Capital

Roughly a year after being upgraded from endangered to vulnerable, kiwi birds will be reintroduced to the capital of New Zealand, where citizens have been vigilant in their efforts to trap the predators that drove the birds to near-extinction long ago. Sign this petition to thank the New Zealand government for making this step possible.

Success: Critically Endangered Red Wolf Protected

The endangered red wolf could have been driven to extinction by a rollback of protections, but a court ruled to stop that rollback and ensure the wolf’s protection. Support this stand for justice and the preservation of this iconic species.

Success: Groomer Who Killed Dog Given Jail Time

A groomer will serve jail time after a dog died in her care. The dog suffered fatal injuries throughout his body after the groomer choked and kicked him repeatedly. Thank the prosecutor for seeking the harshest penalty in this horrific case.

Success: Greek Donkeys No Longer Bear Heavy Burden of Injury and Abuse

Donkeys enduring injury and abuse at the hands of Greece’s tourism industry now have a needed lifeline. Support promising new restrictions that better safeguard the well-being of these exploited animals.

Success: Cruel Elephant Polo Event Comes to an End

Elephants will no longer suffer abuse and neglect following the cancellation of the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament. IBM withdrew its financial sponsorship of the sporting event in a valiant stand against animal cruelty. Thank IBM for its dedication to animal welfare.

Success: Woman Who Starved and Decapitated Dogs Given Jail Time

A woman has been convicted of felony animal cruelty after three dogs starved to death and another was decapitated on her property. The judge sentenced her to jail time under Ohio’s new law, allowing for felony convictions and harsher penalties for animal cruelty offenders. Thank the prosecutor for his his hard work and dedication in this horrific case.

Success: Delaware Strays Now Protected by Law

Earlier this year, two stray dogs were allegedly shot and run over in Delaware—just one example of unchecked violence committed against America’s homeless animals. The state where this heinous crime was allegedly committed has now taken important steps to protect these at-risk populations. Applaud more stringent animal rights laws that aid and protect free-roaming animals.

Success: Commercial Whale Hunting Rejected

The cruel slaughter of whales for profit will not be legalized, thanks to a recent vote. Applaud the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for its decision to uphold whale conservation.

Success: Charges Dropped Against Rescuer Who Saved Animals From Hurricane

Charges have been dropped against an animal rescuer who opened up a temporary shelter for dozens of animals during Hurricane Florence. Applaud this action that acknowledges that this woman acted out of compassion and therefore should not be punished.

Success: Endangered Species Protections Reinstated for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

After being stripped of their Endangered Species Act protections, grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region were being put even further at risk, as legal trophy hunts were scheduled to begin for the first time in four decades. Now, however, these hunts have been banned and protections reinstated in a huge victory for animal welfare. Support this win for compassion and preservation.

Success: Water Vole Population To Be Revived

After three decades of near-extinction and a complete disappearance from the Holcinote Estate, 150 water voles are finally being released onto the property that was once their natural habitat, thanks to the National Trust. The return of this species has been in high demand for years. Sign this petition to thank the National Trust for bringing this species back.

Success: Hunting of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Halted

Days before wild Yellowstone grizzly bears were set to be slaughtered, a restraining order has at least temporarily halted the deadly hunt. Support the groups who fought for this victory and encourage reinstated protections for the grizzly bear.

Success: Wild Horses Spared From Experimental Surgeries

Wild mares living in the western United States will no longer be subjected to dangerous sterilization procedures following a university’s decision to withdraw its participation from this government proposal. Sign this petition and applaud this institution for not agreeing to carry out these inhumane and experimental surgeries.

Success: Indonesia to Ban Cruel Cat and Dog Meat Trade

The inhumane dog and cat meat trade that has brutally slaughtered thousands of innocent animals will soon be banned in Indonesia. Thanks to the newly proposed ban, these animals will no longer have to endure lives spent in captive abuse only to be killed to satisfy consumer demand. Sign this petition to thank Indonesian officials for calling for this important and life-saving ban.

Success: Brussels Bans Animal Testing, Saves Thousands

From kittens slaughtered by a government agency to baboons tortured with exploitative surgeries, cruel testing procedures bring terror to scores of animals every day. Applaud a progressive Belgian region for saying ‘no more’ to these atrocities.

Success: Krill Fishing Companies to Back Antarctic Ocean Conservation

Several krill fishing giants have agreed to halt their fishing to aid in the creation of the world’s largest marine sanctuary, much to the joy of ocean conservationists. Krill are not only a vital food source to many seabirds and aquatic mammals, but they control the levels of carbon dioxide through their own feeding habits; more krill ensures a brighter future in many ways. Sign this petition to thank Aker ASA for being one of the companies to support this sanctuary.

Success: Senate Backs Safeguards for Animals Enduring Domestic Abuse

Abusers are often master manipulators, and a favorite weapon of choice for these perpetrators is a victim’s much-loved pet. Every year, animals by the thousands are collateral damage in violent domestic disputes. Applaud legislation that will better shield all victims from controlling criminals.

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