Make Second-Offense Animal Cruelty a Felony

Second-offense animal cruelty crimes could soon be classified as felonies, resulting in increased punishments for offenders. Help fight opposition to the bill by farm groups by showing your support for the proposition.

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Stop Using Real Fur on Game of Thrones Tours Costumes



A company offering Game of Thrones-themed tours continues to use real fur on the costumes it lends out to customers despite fur production being incredibly cruel. Urge this company to replace all real fur with cruelty-free alternatives.

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Stop Popular Christian Band From Performing at SeaWorld

A popular Christian band is planning a performance at SeaWorld despite the park’s notorious reputation for animal cruelty. Demand that MercyMe remove its support from SeaWorld’s desperate attempt to increase attendance.

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Justice for Disabled Dog Kidnapped and Found Dead

A disabled rescue dog wad kidnapped in an armed robbery and later found dead. His timid nature and blindness left him especially vulnerable. Demand the harshest punishment for the person convicted of this heinous crime.

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Pets Allegedly Tortured and Killed Deserve Justice

Two pet rabbits and a cat were reportedly tortured and murdered by a man who later dug the bodies up to inflict more cruelty. He also reportedly admitted to fantasizing about killing family members. Demand that this man be put behind bars if found guilty so that no more innocent lives are stolen.

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Prosecute KKK Members for Stabbing

KKK members stabbed three counter protesters at a rally in California. Urge law enforcement to prosecute the klansmen with deadly assault charges.

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Protect American Girls From Female Genital Mutilation

Although female genital mutilation is banned in the United States, American girls born to immigrant families are being sent abroad for “vacation cutting.” This inhumane procedure entails the cutting or removal of the female’s genitalia in order to prevent sexual pleasure later in life. We must protect American girls from this barbaric practice.

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Woman Roughly Drags Swan Out Of Water By The Wing For Selfie



Roughly Drags Swan Out Of Water By The Wing For Selfie
There are mixed reports as to whether the bird survived.
03/08/2016 04:32 pm ET

Hilary Hanson
Viral News Editor, The Huffington Post

A swan in Macedonia is the latest animal victim of human beings driven to idiotic extremes by the desire for a good selfie.

A Bulgarian tourist visiting Lake Ohrid was photographed pulling the hapless swan out of the water as a prop for a selfie, the Macedonian International News Agency reported.
Nake Batev
A tourist was photographed dragging a swan out of a lake for a selfie.

Macedonian resident Nake Batev just happened to be at the lake when he saw the woman — whom he did not know — roughly handling the bird and snapped his own photographs of the horrific scene.

“I was just walking by when I noticed her posing and grabbing for her friends to take the picture,” Batev told The Huffington Post via Facebook. “It was just a second and in the next moment I was running and yelling for  her to let go.”


There are reports that the bird died shortly after the encounter, but one witness says it swam away.

Then, Batev said, the woman went back to her friends and walked off.

The news agency reported that the woman killed the swan, noting that witnesses said the bird was motionless after she was finished taking pictures. However, Batev told HuffPost that the swan actually swam away.

Though swans are frequently aggressive toward humans, swans at Lake Orhid have become used to humans and are fairly docile as a result, the news outlet noted.

The swan’s possible death comes less than a month after a mob of selfie-crazed beachgoers in Buenos Aires killed a small dolphin by hoisting the animal out of the water and passing it around. Days later, a man in Florida was caught on camera yanking a shark from the water by the tail for a photo op.
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The cruelty of kindness - by F. Kaskais

Header essay pa 21805359On Friday 19 December 2014, approximately 60 dogs and other animals were rescued from atrocious conditions in Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Photo by Kathy Milani/The Humane Society of the United States/PA Photos

‘No kill’ animal shelters have unleashed an epidemic of suffering, but is a life of misery any better than a quick death?

by Sabine Heinlein

(Sabine Heinlein is a non-fiction writer whose work has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Die Zeit and The Iowa Review, among others. Her most recent book is Among Murderers: Life After Prison (2013).)

March 2013, my husband and I were on our way to a museum when we saw a sign advertising an adoption event at the Petco pet store on the Upper West Side in New York City.

‘Should we adopt another cat?’ my husband asked. We’d got our scaredy-cat Gilbert from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) the year before: he was…

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