Petition Urge Dodgers to Disinvite Blasphemous “Drag Nuns”

Once again, the Catholic faith is being threatened by another horrendous blasphemy.

According to Washington Examiner, “…the Los Angeles Dodgers have ‘Pride Night’ next month, they are honoring the ‘drag nuns’ of Los Angeles.”

After heavy backlash, the Los Angeles Dodgers recanted their decision and disinvited the “sisters.” Yet less than a week later, they reversed their decision again and re-invited the “drag nuns.”

In a recent statement, the Los Angeles Dodgers stated:

“After much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversations within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Los Angeles Dodgers would like to offer our sincerest apologies to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends and families.

“We have asked the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to take their place on the field at our 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16th.”

U.S Senator Marco Rubio, in an open letter to the Dodgers, stated:

“On June 16, 2023, the Los Angeles Dodgers will host ‘LGBTQ+ Pride Night’ at Dodgers Park. As part of the pre-game ceremony, the Dodgers will give its ‘Community Hero Award’ to the Los Angeles chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a self-described ‘order of queer and trans nuns’ that has mocked and degraded Christians, and especially Catholics, since its founding on Easter Sunday in 1979.

“The ‘sisters’ are men who dress in lewd imitation of Roman Catholic nuns. The group’s motto, ‘go and sin some more,’ [sic] is a perversion of Jesus’s command to ‘go, and sin no more.’ The group’s ‘Easter’ ceremony features children’s programming followed by a drag show where adult performers dress in blasphemous imitation of Jesus and Mary. The group hosts pub crawls mocking the Stations of the Cross and even the Eucharist, the sacrament that unites more than one billion Catholics around the world…”

This is disgusting and a grave offense to Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Church and all religious orders.

Please help me in opposing this blasphemy NOW!

Before the event happens on June 16th, please sign your petition against this outrageous offense!

To: Mark Walter, Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers

I am appalled by your upcoming “Pride Night.”

This event will openly promote and award The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. A group that has, since its founding, mocked and degraded Catholics.

These “sisters” publicly dishonor Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Church and all religious orders.

Even after you recanted your decision, you still intend to promote and award the group.

Because of this, I demand that you immediately apologize, cancel the event, and vow never to promote such groups again.


Petition · Grizzly Bears Need Our Protection: Remove the biased Fish & Wildlife Service Director

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Grizzly Bears Need Our Protection: Remove the biased and unqualified U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director from the delisting process

Please Sign Our Petition. Add your signature to show your support for protecting America’s Threatened Grizzly Bear and the habitat it depends on for continued survival.

Dear Secretary of the Interior Haaland,

The fate of the grizzly bear in the lower 48 states is now in the hands of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the result of petitioning by the three (3) biased, western Governors of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. These states are asking the USFWS to remove Endangered Species Act protection from the Great Bear (delisting) and turn management over to states. These states have said they will immediately begin hunting grizzly bears for trophies and allow livestock producers to shoot them on sight. Habitat protections and commitments will evaporate.

Martha Williams, the Director of the USFWS and a political appointee, has demonstrated a bias towards delisting. Even though she does not possess the science degree required for her position her appointment was supported by western Senators who promote delisting and believe she will carry out their political wishes. Before her appointment to USFWS she was the director of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Williams was quoted in several newspapers stating “I am for delisting tomorrow, frankly,” together with many other similar public statements on several occasions.

The integrity of this process must not be compromised. A person with this stated bias cannot and should not be in a position to decide on protection for the grizzly bear, a national treasure. A former law professor, Williams knows ethical rules declare that even the appearance of a conflict of interest requires recusal (complete separation: no emails, texts, notes, reports) from the review process and final decision.

We, the undersigned insist that you immediately and publicly recuse Director Williams from the grizzly bear delisting petitions review process and final decisions.

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Sign Petition: Dog and Puppy Abuse Is About to Become Even Easier in Missouri

Missouri is already referred to as the “puppy mill capital” of the country, and a new bill would make it harder for counties and cities to protect dogs from the cruelty of puppy mills. Amidst a wave of efforts to stop puppy mills nationwide, Missouri Republicans have decided they want to stand on the wrong side of history. We must not let them.

Sign now to tell the Missouri Senate: vote no on this awful bill!

The bill, filed by a Republican Representative, would ban cities and counties from enacting laws that prohibit pet shops. The bill is, unsurprisingly, backed by Petland and other corporations that profit off of animal mistreatment and abuse. 

The Missouri House of Representatives has already passed this heinous bill, which means the Missouri Senate is the final shot for protecting potentially thousands of puppies from abuse in mills. Sign the petition now to tell the Missouri Senate: vote against this bill! No more puppy mills in the state!

Petition · Declare Illegal Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction ·

The U.S. Government is considering designation of illegal fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD). This would enable the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Department of Defense and other relevant federal agencies to better coordinate their efforts and immediately publish the necessary administrative directives to eliminate the threat posed by these deadly substances.

Federal Statute (18 U.S. Code§ 2332a) states that “any weapon that is designed or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury through the release, dissemination, or impact of toxin or poisonous chemicals, or their precursors” would be defined as a WMD. Illegal fentanyl and its analogues, especially carfentanil, are such toxins, capable of causing mass deaths or biological impairment.

Illegally imported fentanyl seizures in 2018 totaled almost 5,000 lbs., which is more than 1.2 billion lethal doses and enough to kill four times the population of the U.S. In the first six months of 2019, seizures went up. In August 2019, law enforcement officers took down a major trafficking conspiracy in Virginia and seized 66 pounds of illegal fentanyl; the DEA confirmed the amount intercepted was enough to kill 14 million people. That same month, the Mexican Navy, in cooperation with the U.S., made a seizure of 52,000 lbs. of illegal fentanyl; enough to kill 11.5 billion people. In 2019, eleven pounds of the potent analogue carfentanil was seized in Queens, NYC; enough to kill 250 million people. The USDEA estimates that less than 10% of all illicit drugs are being captured. An EPA report in 2018 indicates that the threat of these quantities to the environment could be devastating.

The following list compares lethal doses of fentanyl and its more powerful analogue, carfentanil, with the highest-class nerve agent Sarin, which is currently designated as a WMD:

AGENT                158 lb. Person Deadly Dose
Carfentanil          .02 mg 
Sarin                   .50 mg 
Fentanyl              2 mg 

We urge all relevant federal agencies to aggressively confront this threat by naming illegal fentanyl and its analogues Weapons of Mass Destruction.

James Rauh
Families Against Fentanyl


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Sign Petition: Protect American Horses From Being Slaughtered for Their Meat!

Every single year, tens of thousands of horses – from ponies, to race horses, to working animals like plow horses – are slaughtered when they are deemed no longer “useful.” Many of those horses are healthy enough to live out their remaining days comfortably, but are sent to be tragically killed for their meat instead.

Sign now to tell Congress to pass the SAFE (Save America’s Forgotten Equines) Act!

Technically, due to a temporary USDA regulation, horses cannot be slaughtered for human consumption in the U.S. But that doesn’t stop it from happening. In fact, tens of thousands of horses get exported to places like Mexico and Canada where it is perfectly legal.

Rather than being disposed of like a broken piece of equipment, animals who have done work for human benefit should be treated with the utmost dignity, since we depend so highly on them. 

This is why Congress must pass the SAFE Act – to finally explicitly ban both domestic horse slaughter and horse slaughter exports. Sign the petition now to tell our legislators: it is time to act on behalf of these beloved creatures!

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Petition: Save the Disney Dolphins

Target: Walt Disney World Resort; Jeff Vahle, President of Walt Disney World Resort; Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks; Thomas Mazloum, President, Disney Signature Experiences

Save the Disney Dolphins (SADD) together with Dolphin Project, are asking Disney to retire the captive dolphins at Epcot, and to cease sales to any captive dolphin programs on Disney cruises.

Please join us by signing and sharing this petition.

To: Walt Disney World Resort; Jeff Vahle, President of Walt Disney World Resort; Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks; Thomas Mazloum, President, Disney Signature Experiences
From: [Your Name]

Dear Sirs,

In April 2019, Izzy Megilley and her family visited Walt Disney World, Florida: “On visiting the Epcot centre, we were horrified to see a solitary dolphin in a very small, barren tank. We had avoided SeaWorld and other such attractions, because we object to the keeping of sea mammals in captivity, so were very upset to have this forced upon us.”

On returning home, Izzy found out that there are 3 dolphins at Epcot who partake in expensive dolphin swims. She contacted Disney and a representative told her that the dolphins are kept mainly for research, education and “not for profit.” In a letter from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), following an FOIA request, Izzy was informed that the Disney Dolphins are not in the facility for scientific research. The letter stated, “Disney does not, and has not, held dolphins for scientific research purposes.”

Upon further investigation, she discovered that Disney Cruise Line also offers captive dolphin swim-with experiences, including a ‘dance, hug and kiss’ costing as much as $300 per person. Subsequently, Izzy started Save the Disney Dolphins (SADD), a movement to end Disney’s captive marine mammal programs.

Dolphins are wide-ranging, deep-diving, highly social and highly intelligent marine mammals. Everything that we’ve learned about them tells us that they don’t belong in concrete tanks.

SADD together with Dolphin Project, are asking Disney to retire the captive dolphins at Epcot, and to cease sales to any captive dolphin programs on Disney cruises. I, too call on you to show true leadership and ask that Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line to end all ties to captive dolphin industry.


Petition:Riley Gaines isn’t the only female athlete under attack. Tell Congress to protect female athletes!

In the next few days, Congress is expected to vote on Representative Greg Steube’s (R-Fla.) bill, The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act (H.R. 734). This bill will require schools to follow the true intent of Title IX to ensure fairness and equality for female athletes.

We need this bill now more than ever! Women’s sports are under attack in America. Biological males are being permitted, with increasing frequency, to rob female athletes of their privacy, safety, and opportunity.

Will you reach out to your U.S. Representative and ask them to protect female athletes and female athletics by voting for Rep. Steube’s bill?

Title IX, enacted in 1972, was in part created to carve out a space for women in the athletic world. In 1972, only 300,000 women nationwide were involved in high school athletics. Today, estimates are that more than 3.2 million high school girls are involved in sports. At the collegiate level, there are almost 230,000 female athletes. These women have worked tirelessly to be competitive in their respective sports.  

But gender ideology is destroying the space that Title IX created for women’s sports.

Take, for instance, the story of swimmer Lia Thomas, formerly known as Will Thomas, who after competing for three years on the University of Pennsylvania’s men’s swim team switched to join the women’s team in 2021. After joining the women’s team, Thomas went from being ranked #464 in men’s collegiate swimming to becoming a dominant #1 in women’s swimming, robbing women of first-place finishes in race after race and shattering women’s records.

Gender ideology has led to violence. During the 2022 NCAA finals, Riley Gaines, a swimmer from the University of Kentucky, tied with Lia Thomas for fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle. Despite the tie, the NCAA presented Thomas with the trophy, telling Gaines that she would receive one in the mail. Since then, Gaines has traveled the country sounding the alarm about what is at stake for women, but in early March, Gaines was both physically and verbally attacked by activists while speaking at San Francisco State University. Gaines tweeted, “I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man. This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces.”

Ironically, the Biden Administration has doubled down on undermining Title IX by allowing biological males to compete against women. The administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making that would put further pressure on schools to allow men to compete in women’s sports. It would also put the onus on women to file a complaint to prove that they are being harmed and discriminated against.

Contact your U.S. Representative now and urge them to vote for the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act to protect athletes like Riley Gaines!

No female athlete should have her efforts erased by a biological man. Congress must act to ensure that women’s sports are protected.

Petition:Tell Walmart to STOP Selling Satanic Products!

Walmart is selling a whole ensemble of Satanic products in its online store. These include statues of the devil, pentagram pendants and even Satanic books written by the notorious Satanist, the founder of the Church of Satan, Anton LeVey.

“Walmart has come under fire—the fire of hell—for selling satanic products. Their online catalog has 22 pages—around 440 items—of demonic merchandise…The products include demonic sculptures and figures; satanic pornography that blasphemes Christ’s crucifixion; numerous products and jewelry with pentagrams and other demonic images, and books that include the Satanic bible and books on spells.” (; emphasis added)

These promotions at Walmart erode the normal barriers of horror we have for Satanism. Please, sign our petition, urging Walmart to stop promoting Satanism and immorality.

Update: After this protest was launched, some of the products listed were removed. However, there still remains blasphemous tee shirts by rock bands like Bahemoth, works written by Anton LeVey, Ouija Boards, Satanic ‘coloring books’ and school products, among others. We intend to continue the petition until these products are removed as well, and Walmart stops allowing such offensive material. Keep up the fight!

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To: Walmart President Doug McMillon,

I am shocked and appalled that you are selling Satanic products in your online store, which includes Ouija boards, pentagram necklaces, Satanic literature, and works by Satanist Anton Lavey.

These products are an offense to millions of Christians.

Moreover, this is a serious offense to God, since it normalizes Satanism and erodes the natural barriers of horror that people still have for the devil.

Please, remove all Satanic products at once!


Petition:Stop the Assault on Christians in the Military | American Center for Law and Justice


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Christians in the military are facing increasing assaults on their faith.

The Biden Administration just banned a Christian group from ministering to injured soldiers and veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center for Easter.

Biden replaced Christian priests with a for-profit, secular company to provide for the spiritual needs of thousands of service members, veterans, and their families during Holy Week – the most important week of the year for Christians. This was no accident.

As our own Mike Pompeo warns, Biden’s woke military is more focused on covering up paintings of Jesus than ministering to Christian soldiers. It’s outrageous. But it’s also pervasive.

Chaplains, Christian soldiers, and those who minister to them are all under fire. The military shouldn’t be declaring war on our soldiers and veterans. It should be PROTECTING their religious liberty.

At the ACLJ, we’ve been defending religious liberty in the military for decades. We’re sending legal demand letters and mobilizing our Government Accountability Project to file FOIAs and lawsuits to battle this insidious war on faith. Take action with us.

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Petition: Stop the Hunting, Trapping, and Killing of Endangered Wolves

Target: Greg Gianforte, Governor – State of Montana

Goal: End the killing of endangered wolves in Montana to protect the species from extinction.

Wolves are an essential part of Montana’s ecosystem, playing a critical role in maintaining balance and diversity. However, the wolf population in Montana is at risk due to the state’s policy of allowing the hunting and trapping of these magnificent animals. Endangered wolves are being killed at an alarming rate, and the population is declining rapidly, pushing the species closer to extinction.

The killing of wolves not only causes immense suffering to the animals, but also has negative impacts on entire ecosystems. Wolves help maintain healthy populations of prey species, such as elk and deer, and control the spread of disease among wildlife populations. The loss of wolves can have cascading effects on the ecosystem, disrupting food chains and causing imbalances that can harm other species.

To protect endangered wolves in Montana, it is vital to stop the hunting and trapping of these animals. It is critical to raise awareness about the importance of wolves in the ecosystem and the need to protect these animals from extinction. Additionally, we need to push for the adoption of policies that support coexistence with wolves, such as non-lethal methods of managing conflicts between wolves and livestock.

Sign the below petition to urge Governor Greg Gianforte to take action to protect endangered wolves in Montana.


Dear Governor Gianforte,

I am writing to urge you to end the hunting and trapping of endangered wolves in Montana. The wolf population in the state is declining rapidly, and the killing of these animals is pushing the species closer to extinction. Wolves are essential to the state’s ecosystem, playing a critical role in maintaining balance and diversity.

The killing of wolves not only causes immense suffering to the animals but also has negative impacts on entire ecosystems. Wolves help maintain healthy populations of prey species, such as elk and deer, and control the spread of disease among wildlife populations. The loss of wolves can have cascading effects on the ecosystem, disrupting food chains and causing imbalances that can harm other species.

It is time for Montana to take action to protect endangered wolves and prevent their extinction. We urge you to end the hunting and trapping of these animals and adopt policies that support coexistence with wolves, such as non-lethal methods of managing conflicts between wolves and livestock.


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Collars Reportedly Responsible for Thousands of Pet Deaths and Injuries Must be Recalled – Animal Petitions

Tiffany White

Target: Michael Regan, Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Remove potentially harmful and deadly flea collars from the market to protect pets.

An object meant to protect pets may instead be causing them grave harm. Seresto flea and tick collars have been used by millions of pet parents since first hitting the shelves in 2012. These products also gained a fast and negative reputation for their reported link to 2,500 pet deaths and nearly 100,000 “adverse incidents.” These alleged incidents ranged from skin irritation and vomiting to violent body convulsions and multiple organ issues.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the collars, which apparently have the highest rate of “adverse incidents” of any product under the agency’s purview.  Despite years of concerns and a history of action on similar products believed to contain harmful pesticides, the EPA only launched a review in 2021. Even Congress has investigated EPA oversight of these collars and noted a failure to protect the public interest. Now, instead of heeding calls to exercise its authority and take this possibly lethal product off the market, the EPA is instead looking to offload its responsibilities onto the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In the meantime, countless more pets could be at risk. Sign the petition below to demand the EPA fulfill its duties to protect vulnerable animals and the humans who care for them.


Dear Administrator Regan,

The EPA called handing off responsibility for all pet pesticide products to the FDA a “long-term solution,” but what about the thousands of pets that could potentially suffer or die in the interim? Will you just write off these short-term effects as collateral damage? Oversight of flea and tick collars and similar products may very well be better suited for the FDA, but for the now they are your responsibility.

Why is the product with the highest adverse incident rate in the EPA still on store shelves…even after reports of death rates 25 times that of other collars …even after a Congressional review condemned the EPA’s lack of action…and even after your own scientists have reportedly raised alarms for years? The conclusions of an investigation into Seresto collars is forthcoming. Just as you have done with similar products in the past, use this data and previous information to make the right call for consumers and the pets they love.


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Tell President Biden: Ban beaver hunting and trapping

Subject: Ban beaver hunting and trapping on federal lands

Your Letter:

The North American beaver was once considered a nuisance, nearly hunted to extinction for its fur. Beavers are still trapped and hunted today, with most states having no limits on beaver kills.

Beavers are our allies in restoring our environment — we should be protecting them, not hunting them. President Biden can issue an executive order to protect beavers from hunting and trapping on federal lands. Send your message to the White House today.


Petition: Don’t Kill Koalas for Coal

Tiffany White

Target: Jamie Merrick, Director-General of Queensland Department of Environment and Science

Goal: Do not approve controversial coal mine extension that would demolish habitats for endangered species and drive up detrimental emissions.

The Minister for the Environment in Australia recently vowed that no more animals within the nation would become extinct. She even touted a plan of action to safeguard them. Meanwhile, a state government is busy mulling a proposed coal mine expansion that could endanger many threatened species.

The proposal involves a metallurgical coal mine operated by conglomerate BHP. While this entity likes to proclaim itself an environmental leader, the extension in Queensland would invade over 9,000 acres of precious land. Animals that call these habitats home include greater gliders and koalas. Worse yet, the company wants this extension to last nearly a century, which would ensure the environmental effects of associated emissions would be crushing.

Sign the petition below to urge leadership to veto this dangerous proposition.


Dear Director-General Merrick,

At a time when the world has been placed on high alert about climate—and at a time when this nation has vowed to curb its own detrimental contributions and protect endangered animals—you are considering imperiling all of these critical objectives. BHC’s  90-plus-year-long metallurgical coal mine expansion would seriously set the country back in reducing its net zero emissions goals. Moreover, it would place thousands of hectares of habitats housing endangered species at dire risk.

The people, from indigenous populations to law enforcement, have dissented against coal’s expanding footprint. They desperately want their leaders to wake up and protect our planet. Please honor their wishes. Do not approve another century of unchecked environmental destruction.


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Petition: Save the Disney Dolphins | Dolphin Project

Target: Walt Disney World Resort; Jeff Vahle, President of Walt Disney World Resort; Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks; Thomas Mazloum, President, Disney Signature Experiences

Save the Disney Dolphins (SADD) together with Dolphin Project, are asking Disney to retire the captive dolphins at Epcot, and to cease sales to any captive dolphin programs on Disney cruises.

Please join us by signing and sharing this petition.

To: Walt Disney World Resort; Jeff Vahle, President of Walt Disney World Resort; Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks; Thomas Mazloum, President, Disney Signature Experiences
From: [Your Name]

Dear Sirs,

In April 2019, Izzy Megilley and her family visited Walt Disney World, Florida: “On visiting the Epcot centre, we were horrified to see a solitary dolphin in a very small, barren tank. We had avoided SeaWorld and other such attractions, because we object to the keeping of sea mammals in captivity, so were very upset to have this forced upon us.”

On returning home, Izzy found out that there are 3 dolphins at Epcot who partake in expensive dolphin swims. She contacted Disney and a representative told her that the dolphins are kept mainly for research, education and “not for profit.” In a letter from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), following an FOIA request, Izzy was informed that the Disney Dolphins are not in the facility for scientific research. The letter stated, “Disney does not, and has not, held dolphins for scientific research purposes.”

Upon further investigation, she discovered that Disney Cruise Line also offers captive dolphin swim-with experiences, including a ‘dance, hug and kiss’ costing as much as $300 per person. Subsequently, Izzy started Save the Disney Dolphins (SADD), a movement to end Disney’s captive marine mammal programs.

Dolphins are wide-ranging, deep-diving, highly social and highly intelligent marine mammals. Everything that we’ve learned about them tells us that they don’t belong in concrete tanks.

SADD together with Dolphin Project, are asking Disney to retire the captive dolphins at Epcot, and to cease sales to any captive dolphin programs on Disney cruises. I, too call on you to show true leadership and ask that Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line to end all ties to captive dolphin industry.


Petition · Prosecute and Shut Down Bunny Killing Fraud Peacebunny Cottage/Island ·

Linda Sue started this petition to Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar and

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Update 8/18/2022
It appears AHS Supervisor Keith Streff failed to honor his duties as a Humane Agent under Statute 343.12 DUTIES OF PEACE OFFICERS.

Agent Streff despicably and irresponsibly allowed 80-100 rabbits to remain at Peacebunny Cottage after 47 dead rabbits were found decaying among hundreds of live rabbits living in deplorable neglectful conditions, 2 more euthanized on site and 12 babies thereafter died in rescue attempts totaling 61 dead rabbits.  Further, many bunnies recovered/moved from the Peacebunny Farm have since died or been euthanized and the count of those deaths is not made public.  HOW INCREDIBLY APPALLING.

Liv Hagen, Humane Investigations Mgr. oversees cruelty and neglect cases and Humane Investigations agents; collaborates with law enforcement and legal teams and has allowed this injustice to happen under her watch as well as the President and CEO Janelle Dixon. 

Stephanie Smith goes on trial over charges of animal cruelty and neglect next Tuesday Aug. 22nd – PLEASE TAKE ACTION AND REVIEW THE UPDATE HERE

Update 8/2/2022
Fluff piece on Stephanie Hope Smith in the Startribune leaves major concerns animal cruelty charges are and will not be taken seriously.  The authorities would like you to believe that Stephanie Hope Smith was “over her head” and became overwhelmed when in fact Mrs. Smith knowingly and irresponsibly left rabbits and baby bunnies to suffer and perish in neglect while traveling all over the states promoting their business for profits.  61 rabbits/bunnies have suffered and died from despicable neglect while uncontrolled breeding was allowed by Mrs. Smith.  Animal cruelty charges should be honored to fullest extent of the law.

Update 7/29/2022 – CALL TO ACTION
Authorities allow a person with multiple counts of animal cruelty including two felony charges to continue operating and owning rabbits.  Stephanie Hope Smith is responsible for the suffering and death of 49 rabbits/babies.
See Petition Update Here

Original Petition
We the petitioners
demand a fraud and misuse of nonprofit funds investigation along with prosecution to the fullest extent of the law, shut down and never allowed to reopen a rabbit business.  If you were a donor please contact the County or City Attorney to file a fraud complaint and ask for an investigation.

Stephanie Hope Smith, 51, mother of teen entrepreneur and media celebrity sensation Caleb Smith, faces multiple counts of animal cruelty, torture and abandonment, among other charges.  Caleb will be 18 on July 4th, charge him as an adult.  

Officers could smell death, feces and urine when 47 rabbits were found dead in a barn full of filth and suffering.  State of Minnesota, COMPLAINT Plaintiff, Summons vs.STAPHANIE HOPE SMITH

Rabbits were tunneling through deep feces and dozens found injured in need of vet care, including tiny baby bunnies.  Two rabbits were euthanized – one with a broken back and another infested with maggots from fly strike.

Similar to Puppy mills,  multiple rabbits are confined in small cages like a cramped prison where rabbits are unable to move freely without climbing over one another, walk or lay down and their feet get sores from the hard caging.  Fighting results in life threatening injuries.

According PBC, Caleb was traveling in DC and prior to that in Kansas to promote his “bunny business” – all while approx 250 rabbits/babies lingered in filth suffering and dying. 

According to news articles the self proclaimed rabbit expert/bunny guardian and his family despicably profited from the rabbit business. With various for profits and a nonprofits, they were able to acquire five Islands on the Mississippi River and a house boat.

Caleb Smith and his family were not rescuing rabbits or providing a sanctuary they were defrauding and duping the public.  The rabbits were allowed to freely breed and Caleb bred show rabbits for 4H to win blue ribbons and to sell angora fur while the rest of the rabbits lived in squalor suffering. 

4H projects do not include rescuing rabbits; their purpose is breeding, showing rabbits and raising them for meat. Sanctuaries do not show, exploit or breed animals and rescues do not breed animals.
Lastly, domestic rabbits are not “endangered” and in need of breeding but the complete opposite as every rabbit rescue, shelter is busting at the seams trying to rescue thousands of unwanted and dumped pet rabbits many of whom are discarded in the wild to suffer and die.  This is what defrauder Caleb and his family despicably contributed to and there was no honor to their fake mission or cause. 

Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar said his office will hold a press conference regarding the case on Tuesday.  Stephanie Smith is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 22. 

What can you do?  
Animal cruelty laws are in place to protect animals as well as the Animal Welfare Act, both include rabbits.  Voice your concerns with the authorities and file fraud complaints if you donated.

Respectfully ask the City, County and Police to prosecute all responsible parties of Peacebunny Cottage  to the fullest extent of the law, shut them down and never allowed to reopen.  Sign, share and educate the public with the petition.

Savage MN
Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar
Phone: 952-496-8240

City Attorney Dan Gregerson  
Phone: 612-436-7492

Savage Police Department  

Peacebunny Island 
The list of marketing and profiting goes on, including Amazon/Podcasts

Possible Animal Neglect Update from Savage MN Police Dept.

Living nightmare at MN rabbit sanctuary

Felony charges filed after authorities search Peacebunny Cottage

Rabbit nonprofit CEO faces charges after 47 bunnies found dead in barn

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SIGN: Stop Serial Cat Killer Who Reportedly Burned, Beat, and Scalded Animals!

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PETITION TARGET: Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney

A sweet cat died from blunt force trauma after being beaten up and drenched in bleach in Fairfield, Connecticut, reportedly by an official formerly convicted of animal cruelty twice.

Gem, an innocent cat, reportedly was intentionally harmed during a domestic dispute. Charges in her case are still pending.

Another cat named Pearl reportedly was burned with toxic chemicalsdown to the muscle” – to the point that her tail had to be amputated— by the same man, also during a domestic dispute, according to an arrest warrant.

The man who allegedly committed these intentional acts of cruelty against cats was convicted of animal cruelty in 2018 — spending 41 days in jail and receiving two years probation for reportedly pouring scorching hot water on his then-fiancée’s 5-year-old dog named Thor and breaking the ribs of her dog named Charlie.

All of the victims were companion animals of women the man reportedly was dating at the time.

Authorities have charged Raymond Neuberger, who served as a member of Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting from 2013 to 2017 and ran for state representative in 2016, with animal cruelty, according to news reports. Neuberger is out after posting bond while awaiting his court proceedings.

Whoever injured these innocent cats must be held accountable, and this case must be taken seriously. A growing number of studies have established that violence against animals is often used by domestic violence abusers to try to control their human partners.

Sign our petition urging prosecutors to treat this case with the severity it deserves, including pursuing domestic violence related charges if applicable and including any needed interventions, such as counseling or anger management, and a maximum ban on owning and being around animals in any setting.

SIGN: Justice for 25 Horses Shot To Death in National Forest

A horse in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (Photo Credit: USDA/ Lance Cheung via Flickr)

PETITION TARGET: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Service

At least 25 horses were callously shot to death on federal forest land in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. 

Horses on the Sitgreaves side of the forest are considered “wild” and are federally protected under the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act. Horses on the Apache side currently are considered feral and excluded from federal protections.

While forest officials have classified the corpses as “feral” horses, they also have recognized that no horse deserves to be shot to death for simply existing.

A deputy forest supervisor told local news that animal cruelty charges could apply and that the agency is actively investigating. The supervisor also condemned the tragic mass killings, which he said were “not something we think is ok,” according to local news reports.

Horses — regardless of how humans classify them — are highly intelligent, sentient animals who deserve to live their lives in peace with their herds.

Whoever brutally killed these horses must be held accountable.

Sign our petition urging Apache-Sitgreaves Forest detectives to use all resources available to identify the killer(s) of these horses, to forward all applicable animal cruelty charges on to a prosecutor, and to push for maximum accountability.

Don’t Let Allegedly Neglectful and Spiteful Shelter Kill its Animals – Animal Petitions

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Tiffany White

Target: Kristen Donmoyer, Director of Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement

Goal: Investigate licensing of shelter that allegedly neglects and mishandles animals under its care.

Protests mounted, drawing national attention, as the planned death date of a Pennsylvania shelter dog neared. Community members, current and former volunteers at the Humane Society of Harrisburg, and even lawmakers urged the society to reverse its decision to euthanize Pursuit, its longest-standing canine. As the hour drew closer, word emerged that a volunteer had removed Pursuit from the shelter. A theft complaint was reportedly filed by the humane society a short time later. In the end, this animal’s life was saved, but his plight highlights what employees apparently say are still-lingering problems within the shelter.

The society claims that the decision to euthanize Pursuit was made after a series of behavioral issues that supposedly made him un-adoptable. Volunteers acknowledge that this animal did need special care, but his issues were reportedly exacerbated by the lack of time he and other on-site animals were able to spend outdoors or going for walks. Some volunteers even claim that Pursuit was completely isolated and cut off from contact with them when his story was made public to the press. Moreover, overtures from entities interested in caring for Pursuit were seemingly ignored. And former employees have alleged a pattern of similar animal mishandling dating back years, leading to the resignation of these individuals.

Sign the petition below to compel an investigation into a charitable organization that may not be putting the welfare of its charges first.


Dear Director Donmoyer,

The planned euthanizing of a Humane Society of Harrisburg dog grabbed national attention and launched passionate protests. While Pursuit, the animal at the center of the debate, is still alive, his situation raises serious questions about his former habitat. The shelter contends that its decision was a last resort measure, but it reportedly rebuffed a recent attempt at adoption. Moreover, volunteers allege that this organization took retaliatory action against them and the dog after a story was published.

Perhaps most troubling are the accusations from present and former employees that a lack of critical stimulation for the animals in this shelter have contributed greatly to any behavioral issues. As caretakers of vulnerable living beings, shelters shoulder an important responsibility that cannot be dismissed. And as a license-granter and overseer of these shelters, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement has a responsibility to ensure that the animals receive the best and most humane care.

Please undertake a strong evaluation of this shelter and take the necessary measures to rectify any violations of these critical responsibilities.


Sign Petition: Almost 45,000 Animals Died Because of the Toxic Train Crash in Ohio

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: Norfolk Southern rail company

By now, most of us have heard about the Norfolk Southern train that crashed in East Palestine, Ohio while it was carrying toxic chemicals. Residents in the area are rightly concerned that their air, water, and soil could have been poisoned as a result of the crash.

It turns out, they’re not the only ones who should be concerned. Authorities have now revealed that approximately 43,700 animals died because of the hazardous materials involved in this derailment.

Sign the petition to demand a full and thorough cleanup of the waterways these animals called home!

Officials originally estimated that around 3,500 animals had been killed, but after conducting a more thorough investigation, they realized that number was closer to 45,000 animals. And this only accounts for animals that were within a 5-mile radius of the catastrophe!

All of the 43,700 creatures that were killed due to this calamity were aquatic, including many species of fish. There’s a high likelihood that this is going to throw local ecosystems wildly out of balance!

Poisoned dead fish means fish-eating species will be left without food. They won’t be able to breed or migrate. They won’t be able to play their part in the vital food chain that maintains healthy biodiversity.

The government has already required the rail company involved, Norfolk Southern, to pay the costs of all environmental clean-up associated with its toxic disaster. However, we must ensure it actually follows through, and to the highest standard! All too often, corporations find a way to delay, avoid, half-ass the job, or shirk such duties entirely.

Sign the petition to tell the Norfolk Southern company: we will be watching! Conduct a thorough cleanup of your environmental hazards – now!

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Sign Petition: They Hit An Endangered Whale With Such Impact, It Died from “Catastrophic Blunt Force Trauma”

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

North Atlantic right whales are a critically endangered species. Only 340 individuals are left alive in the world – and only 70 are females of breeding age. We cannot lose a single other whale.

But that didn’t stop a human vessel from striking a 20-year-old male right whale in the ocean, going at speeds fast enough to cause “catastrophic blunt force trauma.”

As a result, the endangered whale died and washed up on the Virginia shores. The whale must have been in horrific pain, because experts say he suffered several fractures and separations to his vertebrae.

We must protect endangered North Atlantic right whales! Sign the petition to demand justice!

Experts aren’t entirely sure where the vessel hit him, or what kind of boat or ship killed him. What we do know is that the U.S. government hasn’t done enough to protect right whales from these types of man-made assaults. Right now, military gear and vessels traveling lower than 65 feet are exempt from most speed restrictions! That’s a lot of whales left unprotected.

Humans are responsible for the three main threats to right whales’ survival. These include being struck by human vessels, entanglement in humans’ commercial fishing nets or other gear, and feeding and migration changes caused by human-induced climate change.

According to Eric Fuller from the Conservation Law Foundation, “Since 2017, at least 95 critically endangered right whales have been killed or injured by preventable human causes. Yet nothing has been done to reduce deadly vessel strikes. Right whales have been on this planet for millions of years and we are at risk of losing this entire species because of bureaucratic red tape. That cannot be allowed to continue.”

If humans are the problem, then we need to also be the answer! The U.S. government should take accountability and ensure we prevent these unnecessary whale deaths!

North Atlantic right whales are rapidly approaching extinction. With each vessel strike, we launch their population towards species death faster.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) must create more strict speed limits on how fast vessels may travel – and it needs to include military vessels as well. Sign the petition to save the last of these whales before they disappear!

Sign now to demand Congress protect Native voting rights!

50 years ago, Native peoples came together in solidarity at Wounded Knee, South Dakota: the site where U.S. troops massacred hundreds of Lakota people in 1890.

Fighting for civil rights and sovereignty in 1973, Native peoples gathered together to meet about the problems facing Indian Country and they were met by federal military action. The National Guard and armed FBI agents swarmed in and began a 71-day standoff, punishing many protesters with criminal charges and political imprisonment.

50 years later, we commemorate the occupation of Wounded Knee, which sparked a movement to change the relationship between our sovereign nations and the federal government. Their action was a call to build Native political power. And we renew the call for sovereignty and Indigenous rights, including voting rights.

In 1973, Native peoples in South Dakota were facing major obstacles to voting. South Dakota was called the “Mississippi of the North.”

Today, Native communities in the U.S. still face voter suppression and discrimination that restricts their ability to exercise their right to vote.

In fact, since the historic Native voter turnout in 2020, 19 states have passed 33 laws restricting the right to vote. As of today, 32 states have introduced 150 restrictive laws. For example, in South Dakota, a lawsuit was introduced against the state due to a state redistricting plan that would blatantly dilute the ability for Native representation in government in violation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

For people living on reservations, there are unique barriers to voting.

Polling places are sometimes hundreds of miles away from reservations. The government has not invested in infrastructure on reservations like Internet access, so it can be difficult to register to vote online. Many people only have Post Office Boxes as their only mailing address, which can limit voting by mail. Some members of Tribal communities only have Tribal IDs, which have been rejected in many states for voting — particularly in states with new, stricter voter ID laws.

To address this crisis and protect Native voting rights, Congress must act now to pass the Native American Voting Rights Act. The bill will:

  • Mandate voter registration, early voting, and polling places on Native land.
  • Allow tribes to designate a building on-reservation where the address can be used to register, pick up, and drop off ballots.
  • Require states to accept tribally issued IDs as voter identification.
  • Provide for culturally appropriate language assistance so people who speak Native languages can still vote.

Please sign now to support the Native American Voting Rights Act as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Wounded Knee.

SIGN: Justice for Husky Who Died After Being Tased Twice

PETITION TARGET: Lodi Police Department and city of Lodi

Enzo, a 2-year-old husky beloved by his family, died after being tased twice and dragged by officers in Lodi, California, according to news reports.

Enzo reportedly escaped from his family’s home through an unlatched door and was on the loose when officers reportedly received a complaint about a reportedly “aggressive” dog.

Surrounded by police and animal control officers, Enzo first tried to escape. Surveillance video then shows the dog standing still as an officer approaches and tases the dog, who then collapses. Video then shows the officer tasing Enzo again and dragging the dog across the pavement to behind the animal control van, where the dog reportedly died, according to video footage and news reports.

Additional information about how exactly Enzo died has not been released.

Witnesses who lived nearby said that Enzo allegedly had been “wagging his tail” before being tased and that the tasing allegedly had been “unnecessary,” according to news reports.

Currently, Lodi’s animal control ordinances indicate that police may confine or seize a dog on the loose — but the ordinances say nothing specifically about repeatedly using force, including tasersthat could result in the animal’s death in order to do so.

The Lodi Police Department said they’ll carry out an internal investigation — and it’s critical that the investigation be comprehensive, thorough, and fair.

Sign our petition urging the Lodi Police Department and the city of Lodi to thoroughly investigate the use of force that led to Enzo’s death. We’re also asking the department and the city to provide additional training to all officers about other methods of humanely confining and restraining dogs that could have been used in this situation to prevent any additional, unnecessary dog deaths.

SIGN: Stop Horrifying Proposal to Slaughter Horses for Food!

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Lady Freethinker

PETITION TARGET: Wyoming Legislature Travel, Recreation, Wildlife & Cultural Resources Committee 

The U.S.’s iconic wild horses could be rounded up, slaughtered, and shipped for human consumption if one Wyoming legislator gets his way.

Wild horses have been federally protected since 1971. The brutal slaughter of any horse on U.S. soil for human food — domestically or abroad — has been prohibited since 2007. The Department of the Interior also prohibited using taxpayer funds for the destruction of healthy animals for processing into commercial “products” as recently as 2020. 

But House Joint Resolution 3 (HR3), proposed by Rep. John Winter, would ravage that progress for these precious animals who already face persecution in the state.

A sole round up in one of Wyoming’s “management” areas, known as the Checkerboard region, aimed to remove more than 3,500 wild horses  — many of whom died gruesomely or sustained horrific injuries — while leaving 91 percent of that same land open to for-profit livestock grazing, according to nonprofit In Defense of Animals (IDA).

The horrors that defenseless horses face at slaughterhouses also are well documented. They often endure grueling hours-long transports in overcrowded trucks, without access to food or water. Many die or are seriously injured on the way to the facilities, where the industry then claims the survivors are “humanely” killed — most commonly by having a bolt fired into their brains, followed by their twitching bodies bleeding out.

Lady Freethinker, along with numerous other animal welfare groups, asserts that there is no such thing as humane slaughter. Prior to the shut-down of the last U.S. horse slaughterhouse in 2007, reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) noted rampant cruelty — including horses with broken bones, gaping wounds, and eyeballs hanging from their sockets.

Wild horses — as well as domesticated horses who have been cared for, used, or exploited by people for their entire lives — don’t deserve to end their days in cruel slaughterhouses.

This legislation must not go any further. 

Sign our petition urging the Wyoming Legislature’s Committee of Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources to strike this preposterous bill and instead uphold needed safeguards for federally-protected horses and all horses in the United States.

Demand Action for Communities Impacted by the Toxic Train Derailment

Residents in Ohio and Pennsylvania have been repeatedly told that they are “safe” after a Norfolk Southern train derailment caused a huge release of hazardous chemicals into the air, land, and water. Meanwhile, residents are continuing to report that they are experiencing health issues—from rashes to difficulty breathing—and are expected to navigate the emergency response and healthcare systems on their own.

This needs to change.

“Safe” means people can vacuum their homes without worrying about kicking up toxic pollution.

“Safe” means having independent test results that examine every necessary parameter and indicate there’s no harm.

“Safe” means being able to be in your home without the risk that health problems will develop months or years from now.

State officials in Ohio and Pennsylvania must take transparent, proactive steps to ensure that residents are able to access the information and support that they need.

Add your name to this petition to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro.

Petition · Save the Wolves of Greater Yellowstone ·

Wolves are being massacred in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. 

In the most recent hunting and trapping season alone, these three states slaughtered more than 700 wolves by brutal means like strangulation snares. 

At least 25 of them were killed simply for stepping outside the borders of Yellowstone National Park, where they’re safe. Pups as young as eight months old were executed.

It’s taken decades for Yellowstone’s wolves to regain a foothold in the wildlands surrounding this cherished landscape. But a wave of cruel policies enacted by states in the northern Rockies have unleashed the worst massacre of the region’s wolves in 100 years.

The Center for Biological Diversity fought tooth and nail to restore protection to wolves across the lower 48 states, but that restored protection excluded wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains. So we’re doing all we can to save them, too.

Without federal protection, more wolf packs in the state will be decimated, more packs will be torn apart and more pups will be killed sleeping in their dens. 

But there’s hope: The Biden administration can save the wolves who remain. 

The Center filed an emergency petition to protect northern Rocky Mountains wolves under the Endangered Species Act, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service missed its deadline to respond. So now we’re in court to save these intelligent, social animals, who are crucial to helping their ecosystems thrive. 

Entrusting wolf management to states has resulted in a bloody war on wolves. 

Idaho and Montana both passed laws aimed at liquidating their wolf populations. In Idaho hunters, trappers, and private contractors can kill up to 90% of the state’s estimated 1,337 wolves, using cruel hunting methods that used to be illegal — and should be again — including chasing wolves down with hounds and snowmobiles. 

In Montana new rules may open the door to killing about 85% of its 1,100 to 1,200 wolves. 

We haven’t come all this way to save wolves just to see rogue states wipe them out.

The best way to save these wolves is to protect them under the Endangered Species Act and we are calling on Biden’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make that happen. 

Will you join us?  

Tell the Service to immediately restore protection to wolves in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

Petition · Demand Norfolk Southern Pay for Toxic Train Derailment ·
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Evacuations. People and animals exposed to hazardous chemicals. Mounting cleanup costs. These are just a few of the reasons a community is in crisis after a tragic train derailment.

A Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous materials, some known to cause cancer, derailed on Feb. 3rd in the town of East Palestine, Ohio. Weeks later, the situation seems to only be growing more dire. The EPA has demanded Norfolk Southern pay for cleanup costs, residents are flooding health centers with reports of illness, and people report animals getting sick and even dying.

The people impacted and American taxpayers could bear the costs for years to come. That is why it is imperative Norfolk Southern commits to paying 100% of the costs associated with the derailment. Add your name if you believe Norfolk Southern, not the victims or taxpayers, should pay for the cleanup, healthcare costs, and all other damages associated with the derailment.

Petition: Stop Stealing Animals From the Wild for Zoos – ForceChange

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Carey Jameson

Target: Kevin Shea, Administrator, U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Goal: Demand zoos use only rescued animals for human display.

Zoos can be a wonderful place to visit. They give us exposure to animals we may never see otherwise in real life. Through these experiences, people can learn more about all the creatures found on the planet and their habits and connections to one another. Zoos also offer opportunities for animals who are endangered or injured and will not survive in the wild. Not only does this give us a chance to fulfill curiosity about other creatures, it gives those animals a second chance at life.

Unfortunately, zoos do not operate so altruistically. Out of the estimated 800,000 animals in zoos, those that are bred in captivity also end up behind bars with generations after them never getting to run free. While it is understandable zoos have an invested interest in staying stocked with animals, they should not lose sight of their goal to operate in the best interest of wildlife under their supervision. Using all or mostly animals rescued from unsafe circumstances is the best way to improve zoo operations.

Rescued animals can include those that are injured or healthy animals close to extinction. Injured animals who may die in the wild can live safely in captivity given they have care sympathetic to the adjustment from their natural habitat. Those facing extinction can be protected, too, chiefly in the event any safely bred in zoos are correctly reintroduced to the wild. According to PETA, animals facing extinction only make up 18% of those in zoos, evidence there is much work to be done to make these establishments a place to sustain species the world may lose otherwise.

Sign the petition below to urge Administrator Shea towards an understanding for how important it is for zoos to be about animal conservation, not just human recreation.


Dear Administrator Shea,

Every year, animal welfare is more important to people than in previous generations. U.S. zoos have always operated on a platform revolving around conservation, though not much has been done to improve animal welfare efforts at a reasonable pace. Their cages are stocked with wildlife that may not need human help whether from injury or endangerment. Those who do face extinction are bred more for entertainment rather than their survival. This is where APHIS needs to step in.

Because zoos will always be popular for children and interested adults alike, they still can survive with a shift in business model. Plenty of animals with permanent injury can be sourced from the wild and nurtured in captivity given fair and understanding care. In addition, with more animals facing endangerment and extinction every day, zoos have a fabulous chance to not only facilitate the survival of these poor creatures, but maintain a population for people to enjoy and learn about. Remember, zoos are first and foremost for the animals.

We urge you to reevaluate the guidelines governing zoos and to enforce a more animal-centric approach to their operation.


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Petition: Punish Veterinarian Reportedly Caught on Video Beating and Choking Dog – ForceChange

Punish Veterinarian Reportedly Caught on Video Beating and Choking Dog – ForceChange

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Tiffany White

Target: Matthew Hynes, DVM, Director of Michigan Veterinary Medical Association Macomb Branch

Goal: Revoke license and prosecute veterinarian accused of cruelly beating pet dog on video.

A YouTube video surfaced appearing to show a man beating, slamming, and even choking his pet dog. Unfortunately, the circumstances are nothing new. These specific allegations, however, have a troubling new twist: the suspect is a veterinarian.

This man remains publicly unnamed because he is awaiting arraignment on animal cruelty charges. The fact that he has been identified as a professional who is tasked daily with the care of animals merits concern, though. The German shepherd at the center of the allegations, as well as two other pet dogs in the suspect’s home, have been removed from the residence. And an official in the county executive’s office was apparently troubled enough by the allegations to say that “there’s no question we had to get these dogs out of there for their own protection and for their own good.”

If the allegations against him prove true, this man should not be allowed to work with or care for animals. Sign the petition below to urge Michigan’s veterinary board to evaluate this case for possible license revocation.


Dear Dr. Hynes,

Veterinarians by their very nature must have a calm, measured approach. Animals—and especially sick animals—are unpredictable, but they absolutely deserve humane care. A veterinarian in Macomb County has allegedly demonstrated that he does not possess the fundamental qualifications to continue practice.

This man was reportedly caught on video abusing his pet dog to the extent that the animal was removed from the premises and charges were brought against the suspect. Only when authorities went to speak with him did they discover that the suspect worked in an animal care clinic in Shelby Township. Even if the suspect is convicted, the misdemeanor nature of the charges means that he will spend a minimal amount of time, if any, in jail.

Long-term consequences need to be more stringent. Please stay apprised of this case and, if a conviction does result, ensure that this man does not practice veterinary medicine again. The animals—and the people who entrust the care of their precious family members—deserve far better.


Petition: Stop the Dolphin Slaughter at Mirage Hotel and Casino – ForceChange

Victoria Paige

Target: Joe Lupo, President of the Mirage Hotel & Casino

Goal: Demand the Mirage release its remaining captive bottlenose dolphins after a third dolphin died at their facilities within a 6-month period.

K2, a bottlenose dolphin who spent his entire life at Las Vegas’ Mirage casino died in early October, making him the third dolphin to die at the Mirage within the last past 6 months. While dolphins in the wild have an average life expectancy of 20 to 30 years—with a maximum ranging upwards of 65 years—the three who died were all between the ages of eleven and nineteen. The exhibit is temporarily closed so that experts can investigate the deaths; however, ticket sales are expected to resume on October 9th, just a few days after the incident.

Dolphins are highly social, free-ranging animals and being isolated from their friends and kin has damaging effects on their physical and psychological health. It has long been known that dolphins in captivity suffer stress and depression, resulting in appetite loss, ulcers, and increased susceptibility to various diseases. In fact, within the last 31 years, 16 dolphins have died at the Mirage alone.

Sign this petition to demand that the Mirage casino dedicate their efforts towards preparing the remaining dolphins to be released into the wild. No more dolphins should suffer this grim fate for their profit.


Dear Mr. Lupo,

Early this October, an 11-year-old bottlenose dolphin died at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, making it the third to die at this particular facility within the past 6 months. Over the course of the 31 years that the Mirage has been running, a total of 16 dolphins have died. Clearly, this is not an adequate setup for the dolphins–which can live up to 65 years in the wild. When in captivity dolphins grow extremely stressed, which can make them more susceptible to appetite loss, ulcers, and various diseases.

We are asking you, Mr. Lupo, to prevent any future acquisition of dolphins at your facility and work towards rehabilitating and releasing the dolphins currently in the Mirage’s possession.


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Petition: End Starvation and Abandonment of Teacup Pigs – Animal Petitions

Tiffany White

Target: Tom Vilsack, Secretary of U.S. Department of Agriculture

Goal: Ban breeding and marketing practices that cause suffering and death of countless teacup pigs.

A pig who was once the pet of social media influencer Logan Paul was discovered in dire condition by a California animal rescue organization. The group posted that the pig, named Pearl, “came to us with tattered ears and a potentially life-threatening infection in her uterus that has since been healed. She’s clearly been through so much trauma that we can’t begin to imagine.” Another deceased pig was found alongside Pearl. Paul claims he had rehomed the animal before she was found abandoned, but the tragedy highlights an increasingly dangerous trend.

Pearl is a so-called teacup pig: a potbellied pig bred and marketed for her small size. Individuals who take in these animals are often falsely led to believe that they will maintain their tiny stature. Supposedly cute photos and videos feed this belief. When the pigs grow to their normal size, however, caretakers are overwhelmed, leading to the type of horrific incident that nearly cost Pearl her life. Worse yet, breeders routinely utilize inhumane practices like malnourishment and inbreeding to stunt the growth of these animals. As a result, the lifespan of teacup pigs on average is half the lifespan of a typical pig.

Sign the petition below to demand the Department of Agriculture crack down on these cruel and deadly breeding practices.


Dear Secretary Vilsack,

The discovery of a badly hurt and suffering teacup pig recently attracted national attention because of the pig’s association with a well-known social media personality. But Pearl’s plight is representative of an all-too-commonplace reality for these exploited animals. Tragically, many are never saved from their lifetime of misery and suffering.

The lives of teacup pigs often end at abandonment and death, but they begin with inhumane breeding and neglectful care. Behind the “cuteness” is a legacy of starvation, inbreeding, and social isolation for these highly social animals. Please be an advocate for these vulnerable living beings.

Work for a ban on the breeding and heinous marketing of this animal cruelty.


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