Vegetarian and vegan diets are best for the environment and human health, according to research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Source: Vegetarian Diets Best for the Environment and Human Health
One of the worst cases of animal cruelty in Oklahoma history was recently uncovered. The offender? A woman who had already been convicted of running a puppy mill. Repeat animal rights offenses need to stop before more harm is done. Sign the petition to demand that Carolyn Vaughn is brought to justice.
Source: Demand Justice for Horses and Dogs Starved to Death
Intelligent marine mammals, such as bottlenose dolphins and orca whales, are forced to perform for audiences all around the world. The European Union is one of the worst offenders and holds little respect for these amazing animals. Urge the EU to finally free its captive cetaceans.
Source: Free All Captive Whales and Dolphins in Europe
Lolita the orca has been in captivity since 1970 and has been alone since 1980 at the Miami Seaquarium, which announced it will keep Lolita in her tiny tank and continue her shows. Sign this petition and demand Lolita be released to a seaside sanctuary where she can live out the rest of her days happily among other orcas.
Source: Free Lone Orca Stuck in Tank for 45 Years
In the U.S., thousands of big cats are privately held captive in backyards, basements and roadside zoos. In addition to being cruel and inhumane, private ownership of big cats is a public safety hazard. Urge the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to help pass a law that would ban this abhorrent practice.
Source: Ban Private Ownership of Big Cats
By: Laura S.
March 27, 2016
Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on October 9, 2012. Enjoy!
Anyone who has ever had an infirmed, unsocial or elderly dog is going to love The Yellow Dog Project, a global movement for parents of dogs that need space. The concept behind it is quite simple. If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon or other items tied to its leash, that signifies a dog who needs space and you should not attempt to pet the dog or bring your own dog over for a greeting. Now here’s an idea that’s long overdue.
The Yellow Dog Project has now made its mark in 45 countries and educational materials have been translated into 12 languages. Fans are calling it, “Brilliant” and “The best thing to happen since the invention of the leash!”
The company joins Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and other top brands. Is your favorite on the list?
Source: Some of the More Than 100 Companies That Have Banned Angora Wool