Birds do not receive the same animal welfare protections as other animals that are used in research, commercially bred and transported, and exhibited to the public. Without this protection, they can be kept in very small, cramped cages with little to no access to food, water, and sunshine. Sign this petition and demand these protections are expanded to include birds.
Source: Protect Birds From Cruelty in Farms and Labs
Frog tadpoles are commonly sent through the mail in kits for science experiments, dooming them to a short and unpleasant life. Ban this inhumane practice immediately.
Source: Stop Mailing Live Tadpoles for Cruel Science Experiments
Every year, countless otters are trapped and killed for their unique fur. Trappers have started using underwater traps, which kill this poor animal by drowning it. Sign this petition and demand that otter trapping end now.
Source: Stop Drowning Otters for Their Fur
Please urge legislators to vote yes on S.B. 298! The measure is currently under consideration in the state Senate, so your voice is urgently needed.
Source: Pennsylvania Residents: Support Increased Penalties for Animal Abusers!
Yet another horse has collapsed while pulling a carriage through New York’s Central Park. Dozens of other horses have been badly treated by this often cruel and irresponsible industry. Help finally ban horse-drawn carriages.
Source: Another Carriage Horse Collapses – Time to End the Abuse
Convicted animal abusers could soon be prevented from owning animals thanks to a proposed new bill. The bill would create a registry of convicted animal abusers and sanction all pet stores, breeders, and shelters who provide pets to them. Demand that the Florida House of Representatives pass this important bill.
Source: Stop Animal Abusers from Owning Animals
Please remind TPWD officials that gassing is inhumane, indiscriminate, and harmful to the environment and urge them to ban this practice.
Source: Gasoline Poured Into Burrows of Wildlife in Texas: Speak Out Now!
Thank you to everyone who signed the petitions…
January 13, 2017
Washington – The USDA announced today that new rules prohibiting the use of padded shoes, chains, action devices, and other methods of soring horses have become law. The rule states, in part “Amend the regulations to prohibit use of pads, substances, and action devices on horses at horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions…” Horse owners have 30 days to comply after publication of the final rule to cease using all action devices, except certain boots, at shows, sales or auctions. Pads and wedges are outlawed starting Jan 1, 2018.
The Office of Management and Budget finalized their review of the proposed changes to the 1970 Horse Protection Act on January the 10th.
As previously reported, those who show and participate in Walking Horse shows stated “The USDA proposed rules will severely negatively impact every aspect of the horse community,” a worker at the Bedford Tack booth told News of the Horse. When asked if padded shoes and chains are necessary for the Walking Horse show, he replied “No comment.” Celebration Show Staff refused to comment on the proposed USDA rules, other than to say they had never heard of them.
While Animal welfare activists are celebrating the rule changes, no doubt those in the Walking Horse industry are preparing lawsuits to file against the rule changes.
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