Petition: Etsy Needs to STOP Letting People Sell Murdered Animals!

by: Sydney W

65,317 SUPPORTERS – 70,000 GOAL

There are multiple sellers on Etsy who sell dead animals like rabbits and guinea pigs! They are listing items such as “rabbit limbs” and “rabbit feet.” There are also listings titled, “Guinea pig taxidermy. Funny shapes. This guy is a doughnut.” where an innocent guinea pig’s body was warped to look like a doughnut.

I have a pet bunny named Edelweiss and I am disgusted that animals just like her are being murdered and sold online!

Sign the petition to ask Etsy to become a cruelty-free marketplace and to not allow sellers to list items that involved killing innocent animals!



Urgent Calls Needed Now Through June 25th To Help Turn The CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Into Law! – World Animal News

By Judie Mancuso –
June 15, 2018

SB 1249, the CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, is two steps away from the governor’s desk and becoming law in the fifth largest economy in the world.
Unfortunately, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, L’Oreal, Unilever, Avon, NARS Cosmetics, Revlon, M.A.C., and Mary Kay Cosmetics are among the companies that are opposing the passage of the law that will save hundreds of thousands of animals from needless torture and death every year.
The companies have hired an army of lobbyists that are currently meeting with every assembly member’s office and lying about what our bill does and what the effects of it will be.
Help Us Help These Poor Innocent Animals! Call Assembly Judiciary Committee Members Now Through June 25th To Let Them Know That Californians Do Not Want Their Cosmetic Products Tested On Animals No Matter Where In The World The Testing Takes Place!
The next Capitol hearing is set for June 26, 2018, at 9:00 am, Room 437. If possible, people are also encouraged to attend the hearing.
Help us NOW by calling each member of the committee urging their support and not to be persuaded by the opposition spin! Tell them to vote yes on SB 1249!
Mark Stone (D), Chair 916-319-2029
Jordan Cunningham (R), Vice Chair 916-319-2035
Ed Chau (D) 916-319-2049
David Chiu (R) 916-319-2017
Chris Holden (D) 916-319-2041
Ash Kalra (D) 916-319-2027
Kevin Kiley (R) 916-319-2006
Brian Maienschein (R) 916-319-2077
Eloise Gomez Reyes (D) 916-319-2047
#CACrueltyFree #YesOnSB1249
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Petition: Cutting Conflict Palm Oil ·

Cutting Conflict Palm Oil ·

Every hour, 300 football field sized masses of rainforest are cut and burned to make way for palm oil plantations, destroying the habitats of orangutans, Sumatran tigers, Pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, sun bears and clouded leopards in Southeast Asia. Palm oil is found in lipstick, instant ramen, baked goods, soaps and many other products because of its low market price. With so many products, we can not cut palm oil completely. But, we can work to use SAFE, SUSTAINABLE palm oil in everyday products, so that orangutans are not killed every 2 hours by deforestation. At the current rate, studies say that 98% of Indonesian rainforests will be gone by 2022. Because of this, we must take action to prevent further loss of the unique species indigenous to Indonesia.

Because the majority of palm oil plantations are illegal, or they are NOT certified to be safe, we kindly ask ShopRite to become a Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified member. As a staple grocery store in many communities, including ours, ShopRite has the ability to make a significant impact on what customers buy. Through continued effort and pressure from activists, renowned brands like Walmart, Costco, Kellogg’s, and Hershey have all changed their palm oil policies for the better. So, we believe it is very much possible and necessary for ShopRite to make an effort to save our environment. We hope ShopRite will not only enforce SAFE palm oil commitments by buying from SUSTAINABLE sources, but ensure that they are consistently followed.

We welcome anybody and everybody to sign our petition to CUT CONFLICT PALM OIL out of local stores.

Why “Dove Releases” Are Cruel


Warning: Includes graphic photos showing what happens to “released doves”.

When you hear about a “dove release” or “wedding doves”, it usually means that Homing Pigeons, selectively bred to be all white, small and dove-like, were rented so as to be ceremoniously released. (They don’t call them “wedding pigeons” for some reason…)

Most will survive the flight home.
White Homing Pigeons released at a wedding

Homing pigeons released as “wedding doves”. Photo by Jim Kennedy

But the reality is very different from the fantasy.

The “dove release” business perpetuates the idea that white birds can be “set free” and they will just fly away and live happily ever after. Even under the best of circumstances, trained “wedding doves” are hurt, lost and killed trying to get home. It’s even worse when do-it-yourselfers mistakenly buy white Ringneck Doves and King Pigeons to release. Nearly all of them will die.


“Wedding dove” lucky to be rescued & taken to a shelter

Please help counteract this fantasy with the reality. We have to speak up for the birds because no one is listening to them. We strongly recommend against using these gentle, loyal birds in this uncaring way.

A nice employee at Evergreen Cemetery called to tell me that managed he to save six of a flock of white doves “released” at a funeral. The mourners had to pull them out of the cage and throw them in the air but even so, only a few flew anywhere (they knew they weren’t safe). One was hawk-struck, another run over… others flew away (but they won’t survive).We all know people who will be having weddings, funerals, graduations and other ceremonies and rituals… Please help educate people to how cruel and unfair this is to the birds.

Photo by Carol Fletcher taken at Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary

Never buy and release birds for weddings, funerals, prayers, blessings, as a “kind act” or other ceremonies. White doves and other birds (like King Pigeons) sold to you have no survival skills and will suffer and die, bringing neither joy nor honor to any occasion. Releasing store-bought birds is both cruel and illegal.

Four-week old King Pigeons rescued after their “release” at a funeral

And even when done “properly”, by hiring a professional to release trained white Homing Pigeons, casualties are still common. Note: We recommend against all releases of domestic birds. We have rescued plenty of lost and/or injured white Homing Pigeons too.


See the heartbreaking story of Pope Francis’ 2014 “release” in the Ukraine

This custom needs to end

This custom needs to end

Predators recognize what we do not

This happens to a lot of the “doves” (Homing Pigeons) released by Popes and others. Here’s a “symbolic appeal for peace” by Pope Benedict XVI in 2013.

Pope Benedict XVI

Wild vs. Domestic is not “nature”

The odds of survival for true doves (white Ringneck Doves) & King Pigeons are much worse. Whether they are being used for a ceremony or misguidedly “set free”, most of them don’t survive long enough to be rescued. When unprotected, their life span, whether in the city, a park or the wild, is hours to days. These King Pigeons youngsters (sold as squab at a live poultry market and “set free” in Golden Gate Park, beat the terrible odds and were rescued. (One of them, Duke, is still available for adoption along with his mate Nieve.)



Domestic King Pigeons have no survival skills
Rescuer and Good Samaritan with rescued baby King Pigoen

Thesewere very lucky to be rescued

And even if they lucky enough to be rescued, they are still at risk. Many are weak, sick, traumatized, injured as well as at risk of being killed in overfull shelters. After watching yet another one of these innocent victims die, I posted this on Craigslist:


It says, To the well-intended but misguided people who buy baby King Pigeons (squab) from live poultry markets and “set them free”- don’t! You are just killing them in another (and not very merciful) way. These baby birds have no survival skills and, even if they were to live to adulthood, they still won’t. They are DOMESTIC. They are preyed upon by hawks, gulls, ravens, dogs, cats, raccoons, mean people and hit by cars if they don’t starve or die from disease. (If you eat squab- beware. The majority of the baby king pigeons- squab- that live long enough to make it to an animal shelter are sick- from Trichomoniasis, PMV, chlamydophilia and more.)

I was contacted by the shelter again today to try and save one of these poor, sweet creatures but she died within the hour. She was 5 weeks old. If you want to help King Pigeons, do something meaningful. Volunteer at the shelter. Protest live animal sales. Donate. Adopt some and provide them with the decent life they deserve. But please please please don’t buy them and “set them free” in the parks thinking you have helped them. You haven’t. You have put them in an even worse predicament than they already were (as bad as that was).

Here’s a picture of today’s victim (found in MacLaren Park a week ago and kept until her inability to breathe got her finder to take her to the animal shelter). Despite our best efforts, she was too sick to be saved. And here are pictures of what happens to many of the others “set free”.


“Released” domestic birds have no survival skills. They are killed by hawks, ravens, gulls, dogs, cats, raccoons, mean people and cars.

King Pigeons “released” at Our lady of Peace Church

King Pigeon we spent hours trying but failed to rescue

Despite all the many birds we rescue, this is the fate of many that get “released”.

Common fate for a “released” King Pigeon

Dying in Dozens: Fancy Pigeons “Released” Dying in Park 8/22/14

Never “set free” domestic birds!

Please share with your friends, family and colleagues. This happens a lot!

Victory! While Virginia Becomes The 4th U.S. State To Pass Anti-Animal Testing Legislation For Cosmetics; Help Us Ensure That California Is Next! – World Animal News

Victory! While Virginia Becomes The 4th U.S. State To Pass Anti-Animal Testing Legislation For Cosmetics; Help Us Ensure That California Is Next!By Lauren Lewis – May 28, 2018

WAN is thrilled that Virginia passed legislation to require that cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers or contract testing facilities use alternative methods to testing on animals.
Virginia became the fourth state in the country to enact this important legislation when Governor Ralph Northam signed HB 1087, which was introduced by Delegate Jennifer Boysko into law.
California, New Jersey, and New York also have such laws in place.
The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249, was introduced in the California State Legislature by Senator Cathleen Galgiani earlier this year. This important bill would prohibit the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the state, it is sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and supported by Cruelty Free International and Lush Cosmetics.

This ground-breaking legislation would make it unlawful for any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import or sell any cosmetic, including personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner, in the state of California if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020. A violation would result in a fine of up to $500 for the first violation and up to $1,000 for each subsequent violation.
WAN and Peace 4 Animals have joined forces with our partner Social Compassion In Legislation, one of the main sponsors of the bill, to help push this important legislation forward and make it the first law of its kind for cruelty-free cosmetics in the state of California.
Twenty-first-century science is rapidly moving away from outdated animal tests and these new cruelty-free cosmetics laws being proposed requires the use of available methods that avoid animal testing or reduce the number of animals used for the testing of products.
Many effective alternatives to animal testing now exist, including 3-D printing, construction of artificial human tissue, and the generation of sophisticated computer programs that can make accurate predictions about chemical safety.
With these sophisticated technologies comes improved and more predictive information on the safety of chemicals and other products.
The new law in Virginia does not apply to testing done for medical research, including testing of drugs or medical devices, nor does it prohibit the use of animal tests to comply with requirements of state or federal agencies.
The new legislation authorizes the Attorney General to bring a civil action to enforce such provision. Any person who violates the law may be subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000, as well as court costs and attorneys fees.

You can help support the Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Act and learn more about what you can do to help California become the next state to pass this important legislation by clicking here!

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We Need Your Voices Today! Wyoming Approves Hunting Of 22 Grizzly Bears This Year Despite Comments from 125,000 People Opposing The Hunt – World Animal News

We Need Your Voices Today! Wyoming Approves Hunting Of 22 Grizzly Bears This Year Despite Comments from 125,000 People Opposing The Hunt
By Lauren Lewis –
May 25, 2018

Following this week’s unanimous vote by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, 22 grizzly bears that may wander out of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will officially become at risk of being killed during the state’s first sanctioned hunt of its kind in 44 years.
This despite the state receiving more than 125,000 comments from people opposing the hunt of the bears and only one year after grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem were removed from the Endangered Species List.
“It’s so disturbing that Wyoming thinks they’re more valuable dead than alive,” Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement while referring to Yellowstone’s bears as national treasures. “Grizzly bears have only just begun to recover, and hunting could sabotage that crucial process. People love these bears and don’t want to see them killed just so somebody can put a trophy on their wall.”
According to a statement from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the allowable mortality limits were developed using a pre-set formula outlined in a cooperative agreement between the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.
Wyoming considers its decision to be a “conservative” approach to the state’s grizzly bear management.
Animal advocates consider it to be the unnecessary murder of innocent animals!
Tragically, now for a mere $602.00 for residents and $6002.00 for nonresidents, hunters in Wyoming can obtain a license to hunt and kill a grizzly bear.
On May 10th, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in the eastern part of the state.
Under this ruling, one Idaho hunter draws a permit to shoot one grizzly bear during the hunt, the state’s first in 40 years.
As per the Idaho Statesman, the sole hunter will not be able to use bait or hound hunting to bag his “once in a lifetime trophy” during the season which will run September 1st through November 15th of this year.
In February, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks decided not to hold a Yellowstone-area grizzly bear hunting season this year.
Tragically, the three-state-region is home to only 700 grizzlies. While the number is up from 136 when they were listed as a threatened species in 1975, reducing the population by hunting and killing them is not only unacceptable it is barbaric.
We Need Your Voices Today!
Please Contact The Wyoming Officials Below & Tell Them That You Oppose The Hunting of 22 Grizzly Bears in Wyoming.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
E-mail: Here
Phone: (307) 777-7434
Fax: (307) 632-3909
Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi
E-mail: Here
Phone: (202) 224-3424
Wyoming Senator John Barrasso
E-mail: Here
Phone: (307) 261-6413
Scott Talbott, Director Wyoming Game & Fish
Phone: (307) 777-4501
Fax: (307) 777-4699
MARK ANSELMI – President Wyoming Game & Fish
Phone: (307) 777-4600
DAVID RAEL – Vice President Wyoming Game & Fish
Phone: (307) 777-4600

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

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Petition: Save Bear Cubs by Ending the Spring Bear Hunt in Alberta

Save Bear Cubs by Ending the Spring Bear Hunt in Alberta

by: Care2 Team
target: Alberta Fish and Wildlife

64,640 SUPPORTERS – 65,000 GOAL

A black bear cub in Alberta, Canada has no idea just how lucky he is to be alive.

Earlier this week, a 14-year-old boy was out with a family friend hunting for bears. They were perched high above the forest floor in lookouts that were attached to trees. In a video that has now gone viral, a bear cub that was accompanying his mother decided to take a closer look at the strange contraption that was hanging high above its head. The bear climbed to the height of the lookout, gave the young boy a few sniffs, then lost interest and headed on its way.

Millions of people saw the video and many commented as to how cute they thought the interaction was. But in reality, there is nothing cute about what the hunters were doing.

Hunting bears is cruel in and of itself, but Spring bear season is even worse. During the season, female bears have cubs. If a hunter shoots one of these bear mothers, the cubs would have almost zero chance of survival. They would most likely die of starvation.

While it is illegal to kill a female with cubs, there is no guarantee a hunter will abide by the law, or recognize a mother bear before they’ve pulled the trigger.

Alberta should recognize that the spring bear hunt is cruel and end it right away.

Please sign the petition and ask Alberta Fish and Wildlife to end the Spring bear hunt.


Petition: 40,000 Animals Are Neglected, Then Slaughtered for Fur at This Farm

40,000 Animals Are Neglected, Then Slaughtered for Fur at This Farm

by: Care2 Team
target: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

42,402 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL

Millbank Fur Farm — the Ontario, Canada firm that is responsible for supplying pelts to the notoriously cruel fur industry — has just been charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty. The charges, ranging from medical neglect to causing undue distress to the animals in their care come after a recent exposé shined a light on the horrible conditions their minks endure.

Animal rights activists also found several cases of animals with “open, untreated wounds and infections, and documents a lack of adequate and sanitary mink shelters and food.”

What’s even more shocking is the fact that while undercover, activists didn’t see a single veterinarian. Not one single vet at a farm that houses around 40,000 minks.

After the findings came to light, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took action by filing the charges.

It seems like the farm, which clearly has no issue with murdering animals just for their fur, also has no qualms about letting their animals suffer during their short lives.

Ontario officials should have the proof they need to realize this farm is not only raising, but abusing animals. Millbank Fur Farm needs to be shut down.

Please sign the petition and ask the government of Ontario to close Millbank Fur Farm.


Petition: A Caged Tiger Was Used as Decoration for a High School Prom

A Caged Tiger Was Used as Decoration for a High School Prom

by: Care2 Team
target: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Legislature, Florida Governor

68,822 SUPPORTERS – 70,000 GOAL

“Lemurs, foxes and tigers, oh my!”

That’s probably what the seniors of Christopher Columbus High School were saying when they saw animal handlers roll in a menagerie of animals into their jungle-themed prom.

The animal show on wheels included a fox, macaws, and lemurs, but the “honored” guest was a full grown tiger that was rolled out onto the dance floor in a tiny metal cage.

Some prom guests knew instinctively that this was not OK. One student, who took issue with the school’s idea of using animals as mere props for a high school dance, protested by saying, “My mom doesn’t appreciate that she spent $200 for prom and got this type of attraction.”

Her instincts were right. Using animals for people’s entertainment is wrong. Tigers, like other animals, shouldn’t be used for our pleasure in the first place. Using them as tools for our entertainment is cruel and can often end up with the animals being mistreated, abused or even worse. In fact, in at least two tigers used in circuses were killed last year because of their irresponsible owners.

The “Florida licensed facility” that thinks it’s a good idea to be ship tigers around the state to be used as props doesn’t seem like they have their animals best interest in mind. And if anything had gone wrong, it would have been wrong, both people and the tiger could have lost their lives.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) currently allows, companies like the one that provided the tiger, to do so as long as they have proper licensing. This is not OK. The state should not condone the use of animals as props and decorations for proms, circuses or any other type of entertainment.

Please ask FFWCC to discontinue this license and ask the state to ban the use of animals in entertainment!


Petition: It’s ABUSE, not entertainment! Stop the Woodside Pig Scramble

It’s ABUSE, not entertainment! Stop the Woodside Pig Scramble

by: The Committee for Humane Woodside
target: Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County; event sponsors: R.E. Borrmann’s Steel Co., Risk Strategies, Putnam Dealer Group, Dave Tanner, Inc.

41,530 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL

On July 4th, The Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County hosts the Northern California Junior Rodeo in Woodside. In addition to the official line-up of Junior Rodeo events, the Mounted Patrol itself stages an un-sanctioned event called the pig scramble. We are strongly opposed to how this abusive activity treats pigs.

Pigs are prey animals and they suffer from extreme distress as they are chased by dozens of screaming children who mob them, grab and tackle them by the hind legs and torso. The pigs are also treated in inhumane and potentially injurious ways by the adults involved who have been documented tossing pigs onto the ground from the transport trailer, dragging them and carrying them upside down by the legs as they move them about the arena.

Times have changed and this abusive event violates modern farm animal welfare standards and veterinary best practices for the safe, humane handling of farm animals. It also sends a message to children that it is acceptable to harass animals for entertainment. Such abuse is not acceptable and this unsanctioned event has no place in the Town of Woodside – a town that cares deeply about the welfare of its horses and all animals.

If you want to see what takes place during the Woodside Pig Scramble, watch this YouTube video.

We urge the honorable men of the Mounted Patrol to discontinue the non-sanctioned pig scramble. Please contact the following sponsors and ask them to urge the Mounted Patrol to end the scramble: R.E. Borrmann’s Steel Co., Risk Strategies, Putnam Dealer Group, Dave Tanner, Inc.

Rodeo Sponsors: Gold Sponsor
R.E. Borrmann’s Steel Co. (the only sponsor who in the rodeo program says they sponsor the pig scramble.)

Silver Sponsors
Dave Tanner, Inc. (General Building and Landscaping)
Risk Strategies Company
Putnam Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet Cadillac
Paul Martin’s Grill

Major Sponsors
Larick Alan Hill Architecture, Design & Construction
Victor Aenlle
Pioneer Saloon
Firehouse Bistro
R.C. Shay & Co. inc.
Redwood General Tire
Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic
Friends of Huddart Wunderlich Parks
Kerwin & Associates Real Estate

Arena Chute Sign Sponsors
Scott Dancer- Alain Pinel
Blockhouse Real Estate
Langley Hill Quarry
Menlo Atherton Glass
O. Nelson & Son, Inc. Excavating

Petition: Illinois is Threatening to Kill Dogs Over Marijuana Legalization

Illinois is Threatening to Kill Dogs Over Marijuana Legalization

by: Kelsey B.
target: Illinois Law Enforcement

28,198 SUPPORTERS – 30,000 GOAL
Illinois law enforcement is trying to trick us into believing that if marijuana is legalized, they will be forced to euthanize hundreds of drug sniffing dogs. But it’s just a red herring.

Sign the petition to tell Illinois law enforcement to end this false dichotomy and promise not to euthanize any dogs when marijuana is legalized here.

Most drug sniffing dogs are trained to sniff out everything from cocaine to cannabis to heroine, but they are not trained to identify which one they’ve found. That means that if marijuana is legalized in Illinois (go here if you want it to be), the dogs would need to be retrained or retired. The other 9 states in the nation that have legal recreational cannabis use have done just that – retrained or retired their dogs.

But some Illinois law enforcement agencies are threatening to just euthanize the dogs instead. They are trying to scare people who love animals out of voting for legal marijuana. But the choice is not legal marijuana or living dogs. We can have both!

Sign on to tell Illinois law enforcement to stop the scare tactics and promise not to euthanize any dogs based on the legalizaiton of marijuana.

Petition: Hold Animal Abusers Accountable by Revoking Pet-Owning Rights, Rhode Island

by: Heather N
target: RI Attorney General, Peter F. Kilmartin, Rhode Island

599 SUPPORTERS in Rhode Island
16,774 SUPPORTERS – 17,000 GOAL

In January of 2018, a Rhode Island man named Eugene McQuade was charged with several counts of animal cruelty. This was not the first time, as he had been previously charged with animal abuse/neglect in 2013 and again in 2014.

Somehow, the law allowed him to own 11 dogs that were discovered to be living in frigid conditions this past January. The dogs were found to be abandoned outside without food or water. One was found in a truck, where the dog had been left unattended overnight with the windows rolled up. The dogs were rescued from this hell, only for three of them to be dragged back just a few months later.

Judge Sarah Taft-Carter dropped 24 of the 25 charges against McQuade and ordered the return of three of the dogs to his care. McQuade is pictured aggressively and coldly dragging the dogs away from the shelter, which had been their sanctuary since their poor living conditions were discovered. It is heartbreaking to see helpless animals lose their chance at a decent life.

If this monster acts so violently in front of the media, making threats to shelter staff and reporters, as he did on Saturday, it is alarming to imagine how he behaves when no one is watching. He and the judge who has allowed him to continue his pattern of animal abuse are sad excuses for human beings, and there is no justifcation for how this has been resolved.

Sign this petition to demand that Rhode Island authorities revoke Eugene McQuade’s pet-owning rights. NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE!

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Petition: Six Elephants Died After Eating Toxic Waste – Tell the Dump to Build a Fence

by: Care2 Team
target: Municipality of Pradeshiya Sabha, Sri Lanka

83,751 SUPPORTERS – 85,000 GOAL

In Sri Lanka, Deegawapi is famous for being the home of the beautiful Buddhist temple of the same name. But after six elephants needlessly died at a dump in the area, it may become famous for a new reason.

The Deegawapi dump holds the areas refuse. Locals take their toxic waste, plastics and other materials for which they no longer have use there. And because it has no fence, the smells, attract animals big and small, hungry for a bite to eat.

That is how a herd of elephants ended up at the dump earlier this month. The herd was seen by locals picking up litter with their trunks and putting it in their mouths. Unfortunately, six of the elephants ate so much trash that they died shortly afterward. An autopsy revealed that their stomachs were full of polyethylene, the most common form of plastic, primarily used in packaging.

These endangered animals didn’t need to die. A simple fence would have kept them, as well as other animals out of danger.

It is time local officials take the initiative to protect these incredible creatures and make sure a tragedy like this never happens again.

Please sign the petition and tell the municipality of Pradeshiya Sabha to build a fence and other deterrent devices to keep the elephants and other animals out of the dump and safe from harm.

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Petition update · Victory! No Goliath Grouper Hunt! ·

60K supporters
Petition update
Victory! No Goliath Grouper Hunt!

Apr 26, 2018 — The FWC Commissioners are keeping protections in place for goliath groupers. So many wonderful groups and people came together to take a stand and protect these giants. The FWC mentioned this petition in the beginning of the meeting! Your signatures made a difference.
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Petition: This Zoo Let Visitors Throw Bricks at Their Animals – Shut it Down Now

by: Care2 Team
target: City of Fuzhou, China

130,000 GOAL
Sometimes you read a news story so ridiculous you just know it can’t be true. Like the one about zoogoers who threw bricks at a kangaroo just to get its attention.

But the whole story is even worse. The Fuzhou Zoo in Fujian knew visitors were prone to throwing projectiles at their kangaroos. Apparently, they weren’t satisfied with watching them just lay about, like kangaroos are known to do, rather they wanted to see the marsupial’s signature move, the hop.

So earlier this year, when visitors began throwing bricks at a female kangaroo to get it to hop, it was no surprise. Pictures show the aftermath of the senseless attack; the female’s foot had been so smashed it was almost severed. But that wasn’t all, she had suffered internal injuries so severe that within days she was dead.

A few weeks later, at the same zoo, park visitors injured another kangaroo!

The Fuzhou Zoo is clearly not fit to house the animals in its care. They knew of the very serious danger their kangaroos faced every day from heartless visitors, but instead of taking measures to protect them, they chose to look the other way.

It is time the zoo is shut down. This is not a zoo, it’s a house of horrors for poor defenseless animals.

Sign the petition and ask the city of Fuzhou to shut down this zoo today. Visitors to the zoo were known to try to provoke the Australian marsupials to get them to display their signature hopping mode.

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Petition: Don’t Let Police Officers Shoot Feral Cats!

by: Care2 Team
target: Mayor/Council – City of Jefferson, Iowa

45,000 GOAL
The police of Jefferson, Iowa shoot to kill. The target? Feral cats.

The cats are considered a pest in the city of 4,500. But the way they are going about trying to fix it is downright cruel.

According to city ordinance, residents can request a police-monitored cat trap which police officers can then collect. If a cat has been trapped and is deemed unadoptable, officers can shoot them on the spot.

At the moment, city police kill at least one cat per month!

Aside from being inhumane to shoot cats, the Jefferson’s “trap-and-kill” method of animal control is actually counterproductive. According to experts, shooting and killing the cats just opens up space for other feral cats to take their place. However, if the city implemented a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program, the existing colony would cease to breed, keep new cats from entering the colony, and the colony would slowly, over time, die out.

After an outcry from city residents, the city council has decided to put the practice “under review.” However, that does not guarantee that they will decide to end it.

We must make sure that Jefferson city officials end their trap-and-kill and instead implement a more humane cat control program like TNR.

Please sign the petition and tell Jefferson police to stop shooting cats.

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Petition · Ugandan Wildlife Authority: Stop the revenge poisoning of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park ·

Save the Lions of Uganda
Phil Dolliff started this petition to Ugandan and 2 others

On April 11th a cute pride of 3 lionesses and 8 cubs was found after being killed by poisoning probably in revenge for preying on livestock.

This is at least the second such mass poisoning of lions from Queen Elizabeth National Park. These tree climbing lions live in only two places in the world and are endangered by habitat loss and rapidly growing populations around the park.

Please sign the petition today to help us save these magnificent creatures by urging the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to take action to save these lions through better community outreach and better compensation for the herding families that surround the park and lose their livestock to lions that wander from the park.

Please also donate to Uganda’s conservation partners such as the African Wildlife Foundation. I have seen the unique and beautiful tree climbing lions in this park and urge you to help save them.

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Tourism-Fuelled Animal Abuse on the Gili Islands

Backpackers, honeymooners, and other tourists visit Indonesia’s Gili Islands to bathe in the blue seas and relax under palm trees, yet this idyllic resort has a dark, ugly side: more than 500 small, exhausted horses are forced to cart heavy loads of tourists and supplies around the islands every day.Whipped and Beaten


According to local animal advocates, the horses are badly neglected and often mercilessly beaten as they are literally worked to death.

Thirsty and Exhausted


Despite the sweltering heat, they’re rarely given water to drink, relief from their harnesses, or the opportunity to rest – and they’re worked long into the night, until the last tourists have left the bars.

Gili Carriage Horse Support Network (GCHSN), a local group working to end the exploitation, has stated that, in some cases, the equipment isn’t removed when the shift is over, so the horses are strapped to carriages all day and all night.

Although horses’ average life expectancy is 25 to 30 years, those on the Gili Islands typically live a mere one to three years.

An Endless Cycle


Local people and welfare groups such as GCHSN are trying desperately to end this misery, but until tourists speak out and refuse to pay for rides, the horses’ exploitation and suffering will continue.

What Can You Do?

If you’re travelling to the Gili Islands, please refuse to take carriage rides, and remember to leave reviews highlighting the cruelty on a variety of travel websites. When tourists stop contributing to this cycle of abuse, authorities will be forced to replace horse-drawn carriages with alternative means of transport.

Please also let your friends and family know about the plight of these horses – the more people who know, the better our chances of ending the cruelty.

Petition: FIFA, Don’t Condone Mass Dog Slaughter!

by: Andrew M
target: FIFA

15,356 SUPPORTERS 16,000 GOAL

Earlier this year, news broke that Russia was spending millions of dollars to kill stray dogs before the FIFA World Cup began in June. According to news reports, up to two million dogs would be targeted in the 11 cities that would host the matches.

Now, Morocco is following in Russia’s footsteps by implementing a similar stray dog killing campaign. Animal activists have reported seeing armed men, 30-40 strong, gunning down dogs in the resort city of Tamraght. Officials hope to rid the city of the dogs to improve its likelihood of winning the bid to host the World Cup in 2026.

But should a country that condones mass animal cruelty really be chosen to hold one of the most prestigious international sporting events in the entire world?

La Fédération Internationale de Football Association better known as FIFA is the global governing body of the sport and serves as the administrator of the World Cup. They set rules and regulations for both the sport and the countries that wish to bid to host the game.

Currently, they are turning a blind eye to the cruel lengths some countries will go to in order to win this multibillion-dollar opportunity. Because of this, nations like Russia and Morocco think slaughtering hundreds or even thousands of dogs is an acceptable way of preparing their cities for the games. It’s not.

FIFA must make it clear to all bidding nations that they will not consider any country that condones mass culls in order to better their chances of winning the bid.

No sporting event is worth the massacre of innocent animals. Sign to demand FIFA disqualify any country who implements mass stray animal killings in order to win the rights to host the World Cup.

Petition · Ban Cruel Horse-drawn Carriage Rides in Birmingham ·

Ban Cruel Horse-drawn Carriage Rides in Birmingham
John F started this petition to Mayor Woodfin and 10 others

Birmingham should be a city of compassion instead of abuse which can be achieved by banning horse-drawn carriage rides.

Horse-drawn carriages are cruel to horses by forcing them to pull oversized loads, constantly breathe in noxious exhaust fumes and suffer from serious hoof ailments due to walking on hard pavement past the point of exhaustion – no matter how hot the weather is.

Horse-drawn carriages are a disgraceful exploitation that does not represent the wholesome and progressive image of Birmingham.

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Petition · Paws 4 Thought: Enforce Animal Welfare and the law on Ireland’s Puppy Farms ·

Enforce Animal Welfare and the law on Ireland’s Puppy Farms
G ORiordan started this petition to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and 4 others

Irelands reputation is in shreds when it comes to animal welfare, in particular its shameful title as Puppy Farm Capital of Europe. Ireland is increasingly viewed as a country that puts profit first with a dark side of animal neglect & cruelty and a government that appears unwilling to take any kind of meaningful action.

Despite a plethora of evidence, including BBC documentaries, mainstream media reports, submissions of evidence from animal welfare charities like the ISPCA and other long time campaigners, these battery farmed dogs continue to have their health and wellbeing gravely neglected by those who should be enforcing not ignoring the Animal Welfare act, DBE regulations and common sense.

Increasing evidence has shown factory bred puppies are far more likely to carry physical & mental issues that can carry on through their entire lives. This can result in extremely high vet bills, painful death, difficulties in training and socialisation or as can be seen in any rescue through-out the country, the puppy being surrendered or dumped. The unsuspecting public buying these poorly bred dogs have little or no comeback and no idea of the horrendous conditions the parents are kept in. It would almost appear to be a licensed scam

A ban on all Dog Breeding Establishments is preferable but until this can happen this petition is calling for a suspension of any new licences or upgrading of licences being handed out in any county until the many legal, ethical and environmental issues have been addressed including, but not limited to:

  1. The Environmental Impact of high volumes of toxic parasitic dog faeces & kennel detritus being spread in fields
  2. Why councils, county planning boards, local authority vets appear to continue to allow violations of animal welfare, planning law and DBE licences with no discernible repercussions for the farmer or accountability on the part of the official bodies.

  3. All inspections are performed without notice, in cooperation with willing qualified animal welfare charities/rescues or other objective agency unconnected to the particular council

  4. Penalties are set that are timely and a deterrent to animal welfare failures not a slap on the wrist, retroactive planning permission nor unenforced improvement notices.

  5. The smuggling of underage puppies, spreading Irelands shame into other countries

Those fuelling this “industry” with no respect to the law or regulations, whether farmer or official body, must be held answerable and accountable.

It is time Ireland became a leading force for decent, proper care of all animals.

Petition will be sent to

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Local Authority Management

Damien English Dept of Environment Community and Local Government

Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

An Bord

Veterinary Council of Ireland

Euro Group For Animals Animal Welfare and Conservation.

Environmental Impacts of Puppy Mills The Humane Society of the United States

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Petition · Kansas Governor: URGENT: Keep Kansas dog tracks closed ·

URGENT: Keep Kansas dog tracks closed
GREY2K USA Worldwide started this petition to Kansas Governor and 2 others

Greyhound racing promoters are trying to pass legislation designed to re-open all three Kansas dog tracks!

SB 427/HB 2545 seeks to encourage these long-closed facilities to come alive again with thousands of slot machines. Owner Phil Ruffin, a Las Vegas billionaire, would be allowed to keep as much as 50% of the profits – but only as long as he offers live dog racing. We cannot let this happen!

Greyhound racing has killed and injured thousands of dogs nationwide in only the past few years. Tell Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and the state legislature not to let it back in the state.

Commercial greyhound racing began in Kansas in 1989 with the opening of Wichita Greyhound Park and The Woodlands. A third track, Camptown, opened in 1995 but closed just six months later. All three facilities experienced catastrophic financial losses and thankfully, live dog racing ended with the shutdown of The Woodlands in 2008.

But the dogs paid the price until the very end. In the last six-month season of racing at The Woodlands, eighty dogs suffered broken legs and backs and other injuries. A total of nineteen dogs were killed.

Greyhound racing is a dying industry, illegal in 40 states. It proved to be a bad experiment for Kansas, with a 95% decline in gambling forcing the facilities to close. It makes little sense to bring this industry back.

And slot machine subsidies are anti free-market and do not work. This idea has been tried in multiple other states and failed. The state of Iowa was losing $14 million a year promoting greyhound racing, and today West Virginia, which also subsidizes the industry, has seen attendance levels drop by as much as 99%. The tracks in Florida lose a total of $35 million a year on dog racing, because wagering has declined by almost 100% in the last remaining big dog racing state!

The dogs lose, too. Since 2008, the year that dog racing ended in Kansas, 15,000 greyhound injuries were reported in other states, including broken backs and legs, spinal cord paralysis and death by cardiac arrest.

Now is not the time to bring back this cruelty.

Tell Governor Colyer and the Kansas State House and Senate not to bring the inhumane practice of greyhound racing back!

Petition: Justice for OllieB, Dog Whose Face ‘Fell Off’ at Petco Grooming!

by: Kelsey B.
target: Petco

32,723 SUPPORTERS 35,000 GOAL
Oliver or OllieB is a beloved 1.5 year old cairn terrier. His mom dropped him off at Petco to be groomed and then she got a call informing her that a chunk of his face had somehow fallen off during grooming. Neither the groomer nor Petco can explain how OllieB sustained such intense injuries.

Please sign the petition to demand Petco installs cameras in all grooming areas so that this kind of abuse can never happen again.

OllieB is a healthy and vocal fur baby. That’s why his mom couldn’t understand why the groomer didn’t realize they were hurting him; she is confident he would have been vocal while sustaining the injuries. The fact that a groomer harmed a dog so much that it needed stitches is completely unnaceptable. What’s even scarier? The groomer and Petco can’t even figure out how it happened. That’s not very comforting to those of us leaving our animals in their care.

OllieB had to go to the vet, be sedated, and get stiched up. As the vet shaved him to see all wounds, they found injuries and cuts all over his body. None of the injuries were there before the grooming.

Please sign on to demand justice for OllieB! His mom is demanding cameras in all the grooming areas. Join us in calling for the same.

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Urgent Petition: dump EPAs toxic waste
Paid for by the White Coat Waste Project, Inc., EIN 46-0856543 a. White Coat Waste Project is a 501(c)(3) bipartisan coalition of 400,000+ liberty-lovers and animal-lovers opposed to the government’s wasteful spending on animal experiments. Our mission? To stop $15 billion in taxpayer-funded animal experiments. National Review calls it a “refreshing consensus-building argument.” Our work has been profiled by The Washington Post, Science, US News & World Report, FOX News, LA Times, TheBlaze, Associated Press and Daily Caller. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Petition · Ugandan Wildlife Authority: Stop the revenge poisoning of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park ·

Stop the revenge poisoning of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Phil Dolliff started this petition to Ugandan and 2 others

On April 11th a cute pride of 3 lionesses and 8 cubs was found after being killed by poisoning probably in revenge for preying on livestock.

This is at least the second such mass poisoning of lions from Queen Elizabeth National Park. These tree climbing lions live in only two places in the world and are endangered by habitat loss and rapidly growing populations around the park.

Please sign the petition today to help us save these magnificent creatures by urging the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to take action to save these lions through better community outreach and better compensation for the herding families that surround the park and lose their livestock to lions that wander from the park.

Please also donate to Uganda’s conservation partners such as the African Wildlife Foundation. I have seen the unique and beautiful tree climbing lions in this park and urge you to help save them.

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Petition: End Pigeon Hunting to Protect the Little Dodo!


by: Emily Zak
target: Samoan government

31,306 SUPPORTERS 35,000 GOAL

When Samoans mention the manumea, their voices hush in awe. They’ve called the bird “the princess of the forest,” says biologist Rebecca Stirnemann to Mongabay.

But the Pacific Islands nation’s national bird is nearly extinction. Fewer than 250 exist.

Sign this petition to ask the Somoan government to crack down on pigeon hunting to protect the little dodo.

As the closest living relative to the dodo, the manumea is dying as hunters accidentally shoot it while pigeon hunting.

About 1 in 3 hunter in one area have inadvertently killed them. Samoans eating pigeons—often the island’s richest—help drive the little dodo’s demise.

As Stirnemann tells The Guardian, “People often think that forest meat is consumed by poor people who have to hunt in the forest to survive. But across the world patterns…are emerging that rich people are driving wildlife trade. They are often unaware of the impacts they are having since they often do not enter the forest.”

Samoa has banned the pigeon trade for more than two decades. Sign this petition to ask the Somoan government to crack down on pigeon hunting to protect the little dodo.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Lionel Walter Rothschild

Petition: This Cruel Safari Park Is Torturing Monkeys

by: Care2 Team
target: Government of Thailand

49,999 SUPPORTERS 50,000 GOAL

The macaque monkeys of Phuket Safari Eco+ Park in Thailand might look like they are having the time of their lives. They get to ride tricycles, listen and dance to music, and when they want to wind down, they can have a bit of a workout.

But if you haven’t guessed already, they are doing none of these things by choice.

When the tourists arrive, the music starts and the macaques enter the pavilion with metal chains around their necks along with their trainers. With a quick yank of the chain, the monkeys start to perform and any pretense of fun completely disappears. Any astute animal lover can tell that these animals are suffering.

The monkeys have a tight schedule and they are forced to perform throughout the day, but when they do get a “break,” they are stuffed in tiny metal cages backstage. The cages have no food or water, and they are left to sit in boredom until their next show.

But the macaques aren’t the only animals suffering at the park. Phuket Safari also has mature and baby elephants, snakes, sheep and other domesticated animals that they force to perform at the whim of paying clientele.

Parks like Phuket Safari are technically illegal. In 2014 the Thai government passed its first ever animal welfare law but it is rarely enforced. If the government doesn’t work to shut down these horrible facilities, animals will continue to suffer and Thailand will continue to be known as a country that turns the other way when it comes to animal cruelty.

Tell Thailand to enforce their animal welfare laws but shutting down Phuket Safari Eco+ and sending these animals to sanctuary! Sign the petition and help make a difference.

Petition · Justin Trudeau: Save The Seals ·

Save The Seals
Jesse VanHolland started this petition to Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada Justin Trudeau and 1 other

After extensively researching the great Canadian seal hunt for a class project, I found that there was truly no reason for Canada to continue this barbaric practice. The Canadian government argues that seal hunting benefits the economy tremendously and is done sustainably, when truthfully it hardly stimulates the economy and the export of pelt has been banned in 40 countries. The practice is also thought to be regulated but in reality the hunters get away with terribly inhumane acts like skinning seals alive. What I want is to abolish this modern day massacre by creating a petition to let the government know how Canadians feel about being home to the largest aquatic animal slaughter in the world.

Petition · Peter Pritchard CEO: Pets at Home, STOP selling rabbits altogether! ·

Isabelle Rineau started this petition to Peter Pritchard CEO

Every year Pets at Home announce they suspend the sale and adoption of rabbits over Easter, whilst they organise ‘fun and free’ workshops for kids to interact with rabbits in their stores.

This year, Pets at Home also took advantage of the release of the Peter Rabbit film to launch a massive national promotion of their workshops in cinemas, on billboards, children TV, and other social media.

Those events took place in over 440 stores and for three weeks, giving ideas to thousands of children.

One of the main reasons why rabbits end up in rescue centre is because the kids have lost interest.

Rescue centres also regularly pick up the pieces of Pets at Home common mistakes (mis-sexing of the rabbits / unwanted litters) wrong or lack of advice (unneutered males sold together resulting in serious injuries), sick rabbits (infections / pasteurella), rabbits with teeth problems, aggressive rabbits due to having been kept in stressful cramped conditions in the store, unneutered / unvaccinated rabbits and rabbits suffering from terrible neglect due to having been sold to the wrong people, or with unsuitable accommodation.

Despite stating they stop the sale of rabbits at Easter, Pets at Home still sells rabbits in the form of a voucher so the bunny can be collected on the Tuesday after Easter.

Pets at Home still supports the breeding and selling of rabbits whilst thousands are sitting in rescue centres, many of which were bought from Pets at Home.

Pets at Home needs to realise that they are contributing a great deal to rabbit suffering and stop selling rabbits altogether.

Pets at Home claims they put pets before profit. They need to prove it!

Please sign and share this petition and watch the video on YouTube

‘Pets at Home Bunnies, Victims of the Pet Trade’

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Petition · WWF: Save the Elephants and Rhinos ·

Kennara Dewineto started this petition to WWF

Many Elephants and rhino’s are being killed just for their tusks. If we don’t save them now, they won’t be around any more. By 2030, most elephant and rhino species will be extint. Save them, or they’ll be go with forever…