Stop the Murder of Neighborhood Pets

Three pets in the same Florida neighborhood were found dead after their owners received letters that threatened the animals’ lives. Demand that the St. Petersburg Police Department finds those responsible for the murder of these pets before they kill again.

Source: Stop the Murder of Neighborhood Pets

Punish Couple Accused of Raping Their Dog on Video

A dog was reportedly forced to have sex with a man and woman in a gruesome case of animal cruelty. The suspects apparently filmed themselves having sex with the dog in their backyard trailer which had been converted into a sex chamber. Demand justice for this poor dog.

Source: Punish Couple Accused of Raping Their Dog on Video

Save Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears from Hunters

Thanks to federal protections, Yellowstone grizzly bears have flourished in the past few decades. Now these protections are gone, and these natural wonders stand at risk once again. Demand Yellowstone states not declare open hunting season on their grizzly populations.

Source: Save Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears from Hunters

Stop Competitive Horse Fights Where Rape is the Trophy in Philippines

Horses are subjected to bloody, barbaric cruelty in fights known as “derbies” in the Philippines, in which males are made to fight to the death and females are raped as the ‘prize.’ Fifteen horses die in these fights every year, and despite the best efforts of animal rights groups, the fights continue. Sign this petition to put a stop to this horrific violence in the Philippines.

Source: Stop Competitive Horse Fights Where Rape is the Trophy in Philippines

What to Expect From North America’s First Dolphin Sanctuary
What to Expect From North America’s First Dolphin Sanctuary
Martha Sorren
4-5 minutes

As more people come around to the idea that cetaceans are animals that deserve freedom and not to be stuffed into tanks for entertainment purposes, a real shift is occurring.
Soon, North America will see its first-ever dolphin sanctuary built — designed to rehabilitate aquarium dolphins in their natural habitat.

According to the Associated Press, the National Aquarium has begun a three-year program designed to get its seven dolphins ready for release into this sanctuary. Fortunately, they just received a major boost from tour company Virgin Holidays, which pledged $300,000 to make this sanctuary a reality.

The AP reported that the years-in-the-making project is in the early stages of shopping potential locations in Florida and, in the meantime, is painstakingly readying the dolphins for the habitat transition.

For example, the aquarium is raising the temperatures of the dolphins’ tanks so that algae will grow and start to emulate the real waters to which they’ll be relocated.

This donation by Virgin Holidays fits right in line with the company’s stance.
Virgin Group, founded by philanthropist Richard Branson, has long been interested in cetacean issues.

TV3, which is owned by Virgin Media, reported that in 2014 the company pledged to stop working with agencies that took captive cetaceans from the wild. In 2017, they ceased to work with hotels and entertainment attractions that housed captive dolphins and whales.

They also teamed up with the World Cetacean Alliance to forge new whale-watching rules that better respect the animals in their natural habitat.
In pledging money to help create a marine sanctuary for these dolphins, Virgin Holidays is propelling the company’s pro-cetacean policies forward to effect change.

The Independent reported that Virgin Holidays’ managing director, Joe Thompson, is hoping to re-shape how people interact with these wild ocean animals. He said the company aims to steer its clientele away from using animals in “theatrical shows” and places an emphasis on tourism that promotes animal welfare.

So helping build a sanctuary would allow tourists to view dolphins as they rehabilitate, rather than perform. Virgin Holidays hopes to have guests witness these animals beginning in 2020, according to the Independent.

But while tourism factors into Virgin Holidays’ hopes for the sanctuary, John Racanelli, CEO and president of the National Aquarium, told the Independent that the aquarium is thinking only about the dolphins at this point. “It’s the driving force behind the why, how and what’s next for this project,” he said.
“Put simply, we place the welfare of the dolphins above all else — science, the public, donors, whatever.”

Plans for the sanctuary are still in development, but TV3 reported that the $10 million to $15 million project is aiming for a site that is 100 times the size of the dolphins’ current tank — putting it at a cool 100 million gallons of water that will allow the dolphins to dive and swim freely.
Per the Independent, the sanctuary will also feature tides, temperature changes and other fish and plants that are native to the dolphins’ natural environment.

It’s a massive undertaking, and it’s not the only one in the works. According to Mother Nature Network, in 2016, a nonprofit called the Whale Sanctuary Project pledged to create a cold-water sanctuary for orcas and beluga whales to be retired to.
As of early 2018, that three- to five-year plan was still in the works.

These sanctuaries would be the first of their kind in North America and would drastically change the options for entertainment facilities’ captive cetaceans.

The tides have long been changing on how humans view sea animals in captivity, so it’s great that the industry is catching up with the times. Hopefully this all goes according to plan, and all seven dolphins can begin to get their lives back in just two short years with the hope of many more joining them in the future.
It’s the very least these magnificent animals deserve.


Petition · Judge Jennifer Saunders JOP # 4, Jen Crownover precint #4, Donna Eccleston precint # 1, any other (u: Help, change the tethering and confinement laws in Comal County, Texas ·
Petition · Judge Jennifer Saunders JOP # 4, Jen Crownover precint #4, Donna Eccleston precint # 1, any other (u: Help, change the tethering and confinement laws in Comal County, Texas ·
3-4 minutes

10,957 have signed. Let’s get to 15,000!

Loretta Padgett signed 5 hours ago

Michael Cooper signed 11 hours ago

Our community assumes since there is a tethering law in place that pet owners follow the law, and officials enforce it. WRONG! The reality is that the law is not being enforced and there are hundreds of dogs tethered, chained, confined, and ignored 24/7, many without shelter. Make no mistake; if it is cold outside, dogs left outside are suffering. Dog houses can help keep rain off, but unless they are heated, they do little to keep out the cold. Drive around and see for yourself! It is time for our community to take a stand and make real changes to alleviate the suffering. The longer we continue our apathy, the more dogs suffer. Here’s what we needs to happen: (1) Residents of Comal County need to report violations of the law by contacting Animal Control (2) Animal control needs to issue more citations and enforce the laws and (3) Since many pet owners here have more pets than they can provide food, shelter, and vaccinations/vet car for, Comal County urgently needs a robust, always available, and affordable spay/neuter program backed by a strong ordinance. We must work together to be a voice for innocent animals and prevent suffering by stopping the growing population of tethered pets. Consider if it was YOUR reality to live your life at the end of a chain: you are constantly exposed to the elements , you pant in the summer and shiver in the winter. Your owner believes he has provided you with everything you need: food, water, a dog house, but your life is a lonely, miserable existence. Canines are social creatures by nature, so depriving them of their need to interact with people causes them to become neurotic, anxious, and aggressive. We can do better!
Many states have tethering and confinement laws addressed, but most cities and counties limit the enforcement. Notice that we have signs hanging that say, ” $500.00 fine for dogs running loose”…
where is the sign that says $1000.00 fine to owners who chain/confine pets? PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION to help put an end to this inhumane situation and help UNCHAIN CANYON LAKE!
Sunni Patrice Stalbird
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Petition · Ban Plastic Bags in Florida ·

Petition · Ban Plastic Bags in Florida ·
Michael DeFilippi started this petition to Publix Super Markets

Plastic Bags are an environmental disaster, especially in the State of Florida, which has a very diverse ecosystem. Plastic bags are killing marine life, causing flooding by clogging storm drains and aren’t biodegradable. I started this petition because I couldn’t tolerate seeing plastic bags in our beautiful waters, on our beaches and within our cities anymore. It’s a dangerous form of litter that needs to be eliminated. Get involved by sharing this petition.

Presently, the City of Coral Gables is in the process of banning plastic bags. There is a ‘State Preemption Law’ which loosely says cities can’t ban plastic bags. House Bill 93 and Senate Bill 0162 will allow coastal cities with under 100,000 in population to pass ordinances which will put them into a pilot program to regulate plastic bags. These bills will give coastal cities local home rule which has been restricted for so many years.

Oppose Trump’s BLM Plan Using Mass Sterilization & Slaughter to Manage Horse Population ·
Oppose Trump’s BLM Plan Using Mass Sterilization & Slaughter to Manage Horse Population ·
CANA Foundation started this petition to Donald Trump
1-2 minutes

Petition Opposing BLM’s Extinction of Wild Horses & Land Decimation

Join The Movement – American’s Against BLM Plan Threatening Wild Horses And Public Lands

Cana Foundation calls upon citizens, animal and environmental advocates to sign petition opposing any BLM Plans that threaten wild horses with extinction and give preferential treatment to public lands livestock grazing over the sustainability of our environment.

The BLM plan includes mass sterilization, sale without limitations and even slaughter to curb an exaggerated over population issue instead of using more creative and less costly programs such as REWILDING America’s Wild Horses onto available lands. This devastating plan places our Wild Horse Nation further at risk and continues to give preferential treatment to public lands livestock grazing over the wellbeing and stability of our wildlife & environment.

Our Horses & Habitats Need Your Help!

Petition · Help us seek justice for Gabriel&Buddy. Killed by the same man. ·
Petition · Help us seek justice for Gabriel&Buddy. Killed by the same man. ·
Fight for the innocent, Inc. started this petition to Tulsa Animal Welfare and 5 others
5-7 minutes

The other day, a post on facebook was brought to my attention from a man asking for help regarding an incident he had witnessed. On February 21 2018, In Tulsa, Oklahoma, between 12:30-1:00 a small dog wrapped in a blanket, was viciously beat to death with a plastic covered concrete barbell weigh, that there were eyewitnesses to. The man who did this is identified as Russell Wayne Brown Senior, and the dog belonged to his roommate, who was an older woman that owned a little white dog. One of the witnesses, James Penick, called 911, Tulsa Police, and was informed, quote ” We don’t handle animal cases”.. However the city of Tulsa’s website says otherwise :

When You Witness Animal Cruelty
It can be disturbing-and heartbreaking-to witness an act of animal cruelty.

If you witness animal cruelty, please call Animal Welfare or the Tulsa Police Department immediately.

Animal Cruelty is a felony in the state of Oklahoma:

OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 1685 (2016). Cruelty to animals.
Any person who shall willfully or maliciously torture, destroy or kill, or cruelly beat or injure, maim or mutilate any animal in subjugation or captivity, whether wild or tame, and whether belonging to the person or to another, or deprive any such animal of necessary food, drink, shelter, or veterinary care to prevent suffering; or who shall cause, procure or permit any such animal to be so tortured, destroyed or killed, or cruelly beaten or injured, maimed or mutilated, or deprived of necessary food, drink, shelter, or veterinary care to prevent suffering; or who shall willfully set on foot, instigate, engage in, or in any way further any act of cruelty to any animal, or any act tending to produce such cruelty, shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). Any animal so maltreated or abused shall be considered an abused or neglected animal.

After calling 911, James was referred to by Tulsa Police to call animal control. After 20 minutes on hold, filing his complaint, Tulsa Animal Control went to the wrong address, and furthermore, did not pursue any further actions. By then… Russell Brown Senior had picked up the blanket with the beaten and dead dog and took it around the back of the house. Apparently, an ambulance and firetruck also came and took the woman (who owned the dog) away in their vehicles. The City of Tulsa then sent James an email saying case was closed, no further action needed.

That is not something we are going to accept.

According to

-A police department review of national crime records found that 70% of people charged with cruelty to animals also had other reported incidents of violent behavior, including homicide. (Boat & Knight, 2000)
-43% of perpetrators of school shootings have histories of animal abuse (Verlinden, Herson & Thomas, 2000).
-Pet abuse is one of the four most significant risk factors for someone becoming a domestic violence abuser (Walton-Moss, Manganello et al., 2005)
-The International Association of Chiefs of Police wrote, “Over the last decade, social scientists and law enforcement agencies have begun to examine cruelty to animals as a serious human problem closely linked to domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and other violent crimes. [Link efforts] cannot undo generations of abuse, but they can be an effective means of breaking the cycle of family violence from one generation to the next.” (Lockwood, 2000)

-Police researchers determined that animal abuse is a better predictor of sexual assault than are previous convictions for homicide, arson or weapons offenses. Animal cruelty offenders average four different types of criminal offenses, and 100% of sexual homicide offenders reported having been cruel to animals. (Gullone & Clarke, 2005)

The last statement, in this case especially, proves to be true. Russell Brown Senior is also a convicted offender in the county of Tulsa; sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Dogs are so much more than dogs. They are our protectors, service dogs, soldiers who fight for our country, comfort for young traumatized victims, and so much more. They are our best friends. To harm them in any way is a betrayal beyond words.

We are urging City of Tulsa Animal Welfare, The Tulsa police department, and Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler to file charges and prosecute Russell Wayne Brown SENIOR for felony Animal Cruelty under OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 1685. If this man is capable of beating a small defenseless dog to death with a concrete barbell, imagine what he could eventually do to a child. We are asking them to please seek justice for this innocent and defenseless creature and do what they have been sworn to do, which is to protect your city from dangerous predators, such as Russell Brown SENIOR.

Thank you

“We must, as prosecutors, recognize that it is unacceptable to excuse and ignore acts of cruelty toward animals. Anyone who can commit such cruelty is in desperate need of incarceration.” — A. William Ritter, Jr., District Attorney, Denver, Colo. (Ritter, 1996)