Bristol Zoo Gardens claims it has zero tolerance for poor treatment of its animals and that it takes animal welfare seriously. Yet, the zoo has failed to permanently fire a zookeeper for punching a seal during a health check up. Demand that the zoo fire this employee for their appalling behavior.
Drug companies in China are refusing to stock products containing bear bile. The bile extraction process is dangerous for bears, and the medicines themselves may be unsafe for humans. Commend Chinese pharmacies for refusing to stock products containing bear bile.
Marine mammals are remarkably intelligent animals that do not deserve to live their lives in captivity. Man-made facilities cannot provide them anything but a miserable existence – we must put an end to the captivity programs that turn a profit by imprisoning these animals and using them as a means of entertainment.
Prosecuted for recording animal cruelty at an agriculture facility, Utah resident Amy Meyer and animal rights groups decided to sue and have the unconstitutional anti-whistleblowing legislation at fault repealed. Show your support for Amy and her comrades as they pursue this important lawsuit.
A Budweiser distributor will be a main sponsor at the 75th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration this year. Tennessee Walking Horses’ legs are splashed with caustic chemicals to make them step higher and get the desirable “Big Lick” gait. Tell Budweiser to force their distributor to rescind the sponsorship.
Sharks are being targeted, disrupted and hurt as part of a growing sport in Florida known as shark wrestling. Sharks need help thriving, not help dying; sign this petition and to ban the cruel sport of shark wrestling.
The SeaWorld marine mammal park in Orlando has once again allegedly abused an animal used for one of their live shows. The park has a history of causing distress to their animals or neglecting their well-being. Demand that the park shut down its live entertainment program and focus on animal welfare instead.
The horrific “Running of the Bulls” is now coming to America. During this event, innocent bulls are tortured and attacked, all for the amusement of the participants. It is bad enough that the Spanish engage in this behavior — let’s stop this event now before it can take hold in the U.S.
Recently, a bill was introduced to Congress that prohibits interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other primates for the exotic pet trade. Commend U.S. Representatives Fitzpatrick and Blumenauer for working to help primates.
Failure to properly punish a convicted animal hoarder in Maryland has had horrific consequences, increasing pressure to strengthen cruelty laws. Demand Maryland properly protect its animals now.
CVS drugstore wants to remove a feral cat colony behind their store’s parking lot. The cats are not bothering anyone and are neutered, vaccinated, and being cared for by a local couple. Tell CVS to leave the cats alone.
Bulls continue to die fiery, painful deaths all in the name of cultural tradition in Spain’s Toro Jubilo events each year. Please tell Spain that culture is no excuse for cruelty and that a ban on this barbaric ritual must immediately and indefinitely be enacted.
Candy company Mars continues to fund deadly animal experiments despite there being no law requiring this practice. Many competitors, including Hershey’s, have pledged to end the suffering of innocent creatures and sworn off animal testing for good. Please tell Mars to follow suit and stop the ridiculous, useless torture of animals.
A recent investigation shows that Have Trunk Will Travel, an elephant rental and entertainment company, has been physically abusing its elephants and chaining them for long periods at night. Demand that the company treat its elephants with more kindness and respect.
After the brutal torture and death of a dog in England, his local community has memorialized his life to help stop animal cruelty. Praise the town of Sheffield for the Isaac Memorial Dog Show.
Italy has passed sweeping reforms protecting animals in laboratories. Commend them for doing the right thing for animals.
One day before she was to be moved to her new home, thirteen armed officials raided a no-kill animal shelter to murder a baby deer named Giggles. Add your voice to those calling for justice.
Nosey the elephant, a main attraction at a county fair, has suffered abuse for years. Her owner was recently fined $7500 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Sign the petition and urge the board of the Arenac County Fair in Michigan to cancel Nosey’s elephant rides and sever business ties with her owner.
The United States Department of Agriculture recently postponed legislation which would require development of emergency animal care procedures. Call on the Secretary of Agriculture not to delay in enforcing the protection of animal rights.
Cruel practices that involve trapping wild animals and forcing them to fight to the death against vicious hunting dogs are still legal in the United States. Demand that these horrific wildlife blood sports be banned immediately.