Justice for Starved Poodle

Last summer, an Ann Arbor couple brought in a sick and starved poodle, claiming it had swallowed a sock. The poodle died on the operating table as volunteers tried to save it, and it was later found that she had endured long periods of starvation. Sign this petition to ensure the responsible parties receive full punishment.

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Help Polar Bears, Penguins, and Whales Imprisoned at Chinese Mall

Polar bears, walrus calves, beluga whales, and wolves are languishing in a zoo with no natural light. Speak up today!

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Gerber Baby Food Recall

Gerber baby food recall due to possible spoilage
by agruettnerfox43


Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific Gerber Organic 2nd Foods pouches after identifying a packaging defect that may lead to product spoilage during transport and handling.

The following products are included in the recall:

GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches – Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5 ounce pouch, UPC: 15000074319

Batch: 51945335XX, best by date of July 12, 2016
Batch: 51955335XX, best by date of July 13, 2016

GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches – Carrots, Apples & Mangoes, 3.5 ounce pouch, UPC: 15000074395

Batch: 519555335XX, best by date of July 13, 2016
Batch: 51965335XX, best by date of July 14, 2016

No other Gerber products are included in this recall.

The pouches may appear bloated and the product inside may have an off taste or odor. There have been three consumer reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, however, but tit is not confirmed that these are related to the product.

If you purchased pouches with the above UPCs, batch codes and expiration dates please contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556 anytime day or night for a replacement coupon.

GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’s Food Markets have announced removal of these products from store shelves.

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Cancel Musician Performance at SeaWorld

SeaWorld is putting on a concert series to distract from ongoing controversy over its despicable treatment of marine animals. This Saturday, Christian singer Michael W. Smith is scheduled to perform. Urge him to cancel.

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Stop Country Club From Slaughtering Raccoons

A large group of raccoons are being exterminated by a country club that considers them a nuisance. Urge the club to stop killing these innocent animals and use more humane forms of wildlife control.

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Save Pangolins From Extinction

Over a million endangered pangolins have been taken from the wild for illegal trade in the past decade, and as the world’s most trafficked mammal they deserve federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. Sign this petition to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department to save this animal from extinction.

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Save Retired Greyhounds from Slaughter

Fifty-five greyhounds were found in a mass grave, and authorities suspect they were killed because the dogs were considered “wastage.” Stop the gross mistreatment of retired greyhounds by ensuring that they are re-homed instead of being killed.

Source: Save Retired Greyhounds from Slaughter

Ban Unsafe and Cruel Horse Carriages

Horse-drawn carriages are still being allowed despite having been proven to be inhumane for the animals and unsafe for them, riders and the general public. Urge city authorities to ban horse-drawn carriages.

Source: Ban Unsafe and Cruel Horse Carriages

Stop Cruel “Chicken Chase” Event

A church is holding an event called “Chicken Chase.” During the event, chickens are released into an arena for children to chase. The children who are able to catch chickens are awarded a baby chick. Sign this petition and urge the church to end the “Chicken Chase” event.

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Animals Illegally Sacrificed While Police Looked On Deserve Justice

Hundreds of animals have been killed during a temple sacrifice despite this practice being against the law. Police had been specifically dispatched to prevent the killing, but it occurred anyway. Demand that the authorities investigate this horrific incident and ensure it never happens again.

Source: Animals Illegally Sacrificed While Police Looked On Deserve Justice

Outlaw Dog Brothels and Animal Prostitution

Dog brothels and bestiality are legal in some countries, subjecting animals to terrible physical and mental harm for pleasure and profit. Urge officials to ban dog brothels and protect animals from traumatic sexual abuse.

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Urge Armani to Ditch All Animal Products


Fashion company Armani recently ditched fur, but will continue to sell leather, wool and other products from tortured animals despite the immense suffering that goes into obtaining them. Urge Armani to ditch all other animal products alongside fur.

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The Atlantic won’t see drilling anytime soon, but it could still see harmful, noisy blasting (USA)

The ocean update

A right whale and calf, 2005. A right whale and calf, 2005.

March 23rd, 2016 (Samantha Page). Put away your party hats, Atlantic whale-watchers. Despite the recent announcement that the waters off southeastern United States are closed to drilling, applications to send massive sonic booms throughout the region are still being considered.

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Success! Armani Is Going Fur Free | Care2 Causes





By: Alicia Graef
March 23, 2016

Success!  Armani is Going Fur Free.

In a victory for animals and those who have been campaigning to get the fashion industry to ditch real fur, Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has announced that his company will no longer be using any in its products.

In partnership with the Humane Society International (HSI) and the Fur Free Alliance, a coalition of more than 40 international organizations, Armani said in a statement:

I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections. Technological progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposal that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals. Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company is now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals.
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The announcement, which means that the upcoming fall/winter 2016 collection will be fur free, follows years of campaigning by animal advocates who have called on the company to ditch fur.

More than 29,000 people signed the Care2 petition asking Armani to stop using rabbit fur.

The formal announcement has animal advocates celebrating the news that countless animals like rabbits, mink, foxes and raccoon dogs will be spared from being needlessly killed for nothing more than their fur.

Claire Bass, executive director of HSI/UK said the change is “probably the most powerful message yet that killing animals for their fur is never fashionable.”

While fur has long been seen as luxurious, animal advocates have continued to fight this industry and raise awareness about the true horrors behind fur products that are made from animals on fur farms, or those trapped in the wild, and they’ve had growing success.

Armani now joins a growing number of companies and designers who are ditching fur in favor of ethical alternatives, including Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, while countries around the world, including Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Croatia have acted to ban fur farming.

“Armani’s fur-free announcement makes it clear that designers and consumers can have creative freedom and luxury all without supporting animal cruelty. Mr. Armani has been a trendsetter in the fashion world for decades and this latest announcement is proof that compassion and innovation are the future of fashion,” said Joh Vinding, Chairman of the Fur Free Alliance.

You can find stores around the world that have committed not to sell fur at the Fur Free Alliance’s Fur Free Retailer program and show your support for making this an industry-wide change by joining the campaign to Make Fur History.

I always find it difficult to congratulate someone for stopping doing something that they shouldn’t have been doing in the first place.

Left To Die, BARCS Rescues ‘Bo’ But Needs Your Help

Bo, a Cane Corso, is immediately rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after he’s rescued by the BARCS Animal Shelter.

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