Over 90% of zoos in Indonesia are in deplorable conditions where zoo owners fail to even provide the very basic need for food and shelter for the animals. Indonesia even boasts a traveling circus where dolphins are forced to jump through rings of fire.
A group of investors is on island right now discussing a proposal to keep dolphins in captivity at Pigeon Island. The proposal includes the construction of a restaurant, gift shop, and swimming pool on Pigeon Island, which may result in the desecration of the military cemetery and who knows how much more damage to Pigeon Island National Landmark. This ill-conceived idea is not in keeping with the St. Lucia National Trust mandate to preserve and protect our national heritage and must not be allowed to proceed.
In the Bangkok Safari World Zoo, captive Orangutans are kept in horrific, cramped living conditions and forced to dress up and box with each other every night for the pleasure of a naive audience.
Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon is forcing their elephants to wash visitors' cars. They are making the elephants fill their trunks with soapy water, spray the cars, and then sponge them down. All so they can make $25 a wash.
PepsiCo's demand for palm oil is contributing to the destruction of Sumatran elephant habitats. Sum Of Us calls it the "most ruthless destruction of elephant habitat we've ever seen."
Please Support this Petition to close down This Zoo and hold David Gill accountable for Neglect! In February 2017 a report found 486 animals had died in This Zoo in Cumbria in just four years.
Also Tragically In 2013, keeper Sarah McClay, from Glasgow, was mauled to death by a tiger and the zoo was later fined for health and safety breaches.
San Francisco, Phoenix, Beverly Hills, and about 60 other cities across the U.S. have all passed laws making it illegal for pet stores to sell any cats or dogs that don't come from a shelter or rescue.
The ramifications of this are incredible! These cities have struck a huge blow against the puppy mill and animal trafficking trade. They have given stray dogs and cats a chance to have a real life and to find a forever family.
False killer whale Kina has been living in solitary confinement in a tiny tank - the size of a hotel swimming pool - for the past 17 months at Sea Life Park in Hawaii. "She suffers in that park...And she's basically alone, all day, every day. She just logs [floats motionless at the surface of the water]," Natalie Parra, cofounder of Keiko Conservation, told the Dodo.
The House of Representatives just voted to allow hunters to kill bears hibernating with their young. If their decision passes into law, hunters will be allowed to enter dens where bears are hibernating and kill their entire families. They would also be allowed to shoot and kill wolf families, including their pups.
The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment in Botswana, Tshekedi Khama, is sounding the alarm about trophy hunting in his country. While Botswana banned trophy hunting in 2014 and has taken the lead on wildlife conservation in Africa, the country is coming under immense pressure to reverse the ban from the pro-hunting lobby in Europe and neighbouring pro-hunting countries.
Much of the world sees dogs as their trusted companions, but in parts of Asia they suffer terribly as victims of the trade in dog meat for human consumption. In some Asian countries, dogs used for this industry are mostly stolen pets and they are sometimes tortured before being slaughtered. The dog meat trade is not only cruel, but is also linked to the spread of rabies and other diseases.
Horses used in bullfights are old horses, sold after serving for their whole lives. Their vocal cords are mutilated so that they can not scream in fear when the bulls approach them, or when they suffer pain. So the public does not even realize when these animals suffer. When the bullfight starts, horses are blindfolded, with Vaseline and cotton in the their ears and nostrils to deprive them of their senses. This is a whole new level of cruelty and inhumanity.
Ringling Brothers has made a huge announcement. They will be closing down after more than 100 years in operation. During the century that they have been in operation, countless animals have suffered abuse and extreme confinement.
The final performances will be in May 2017 but it is not clear what will happen to all the animals that are still with the circus after that time.
Voluntary surveillance would be appropriate, as undercover investigations have found cows being chained, dragged, rolled, kicked and jabbed in an effort to make them stand and be led into a chute for slaughter. Workers prodded the animals with forklifts and shot powerful streams of water into their nostrils to induce them to move. These are just a few of the abuses out of thousands.
For animal welfare advocates and the public, it is now far more challenging to know whether animals are being properly cared for in research labs, puppy mills, zoos, circuses, aquariums and Tennessee walking horse shows.
On February 3, in a move that undermines governmental transparency, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) abruptly purged its website of documents and records about the approximately 9000 animal-related facilities inspected by the agency and covered under the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act.
The Melha Shrine Circus made a very smart, progressive, and humane decision in 2016 to remove animals from their circus, but unfortunately have decided to bring animals back this year.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has a track record of slaughtering Colorado's wildlife instead of saving it.
Just recently, the Colorado Wildlife Commission passed a ludicrous policy allowing CPW to trap and shoot bears and mountain lions to "experiment" with predator control in order to increase deer populations.
Pangolins are unique mammals that have an extremely important ecological role. Just one of these scale-covered anteaters consumes up to 70 million insects per year, providing millions of dollars of free pest control. Pangolins also improve soil quality as a result of their burrowing behavior. Tragically, these incredible animals are being driven to extinction by the illegal wildlife trade.
Windex is a window cleaner company that is manufactured by S.C. Johnson. S.C. Johnson tests the ingredients in Windex on animals in experiments that often result in their death. Each year, more than 100 million animals are abused in the procedures and killed. Please sign this petition to refuse purchasing Windex because the company tests on animals!
New research conducted by the Zoological Society of London, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the conservation group Panthera indicates that urgent and comprehensive action is needed to prevent cheetahs from becoming extinct.
Blackbeard's Cay is a swim with the dolphins facility that has deplorable conditions: the dolphin pens are only 7 feet deep at mid tide, there is no shade and there is no protection in case of hurricanes.
Chimpanzees have long been used for biomedical research in the United States. But in late 2015, chimpanzees gained protection under the Endangered Species Act and have been essentially "retired" from research.
The problem? Many of them don't have a place to go, so hundreds of chimpanzees are still waiting in research facilities throughout the country.
A study by Born Free USA has found how easy it is to buy an exotic animal online in the US. One Green Planet spent months looking into the ease of buying exotic animals online and "they found more than 1,800 advertisements for wild animals, including various primates, exotic cats, raccoons, kinkajous, badgers, turtles, rodents, skunks, sloths, frogs, and other species."
Last month the Spanish Constitutional Court revoked Catalonia's six-year-old ban on bullfighting. The reason? The Spanish Government legally declared bullfighting to be “Cultural Heritage.” That designation strips regional governments of the power to ban the practice as it’s out of their jurisdiction.
For 30 years, the New York Blood Center (NYBC) conducted experiments on approximately 500 chimpanzees in a lab in Liberia, where the organization captured chimps and bred them in captivity. When the experiments were finished, NYBC moved the survivors to islands in Liberia and The Ivory Coast with a promise to provide for them for the remainder of their lives.
In 2015, NYBC terminated funding for the chimps, leaving 66 survivors to die of starvation and thirst, in spite of its promise to provide them with lifelong care.
It's time for Canada's commercial seal hunt to end.
Every spring, seal pups between 3 weeks and 3 months of age are brutally shot, clubbed and skinned. Their carcasses are left to rot on the ice or dumped into the ocean.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the world's most beautiful and unspoiled landscapes and is worthy of the strongest possible protection to ensure all Americans can use it for years to come. The Refuge is unique, majestic, irreplaceable and important. Caribou, muskoxen, wolves, nearly 200 species of migratory birds and polar bears call it home. For Alaska Natives, protecting the Arctic Refuge and the wildlife that depend on it is a human rights issue and a matter of survival.
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia is sneakily looking to export seven lab chimpanzees to an unaccredited, U.K. zoo — the Wingham Wildlife Park -- that's never handled chimpanzees before. The zoo has already spent $2.2 million on a 12,700-square-foot enclosure that'll grant the lab chimps indoor and outdoor access, but a bigger cage is still a cage.
Marriott has 40 dolphins living trapped in tiny cages in the Caribbean just to make a quick buck off them. Marriott’s Atlantis resort boasts a host of swimming with the dolphin attractions at Dolphin Cay. Capturing dolphins and training them to entertain humans is cruel and it’s costing Dolphins their happiness and sometimes their lives. As the popularity of traveling to The Caribbean to swim with the dolphins rises, it’s time we ask Marriott to do the right thing. Sign your name to tell Marriott to close down this merciless “attraction" and set their dolphins free.
On May 28th, the Cincinnati Zoo shot dead a 17-year-old Gorilla named Harambe. This was after a parent lost track of their child and he jumped into the Gorilla's enclosure. Harambe held the child, appearing to protect him from the screams of the humans. But that was not enough as zoo staff shot him.
Each year, more than 35,000 African elephants are slaughtered by Ivory-seeking poachers, and more than 1,300 rhinos were killed for their horns in 2015 alone. African elephant populations once numbered at 10 million and rhino populations were 70,000 in 1960, but less than 470,000 elephants and fewer than 25,000 black and white rhinos remain in the wild. With ivory selling for $1,000 per pound and rhino horn selling for $45,000, strong law enforcement is crucial to stop their illegal trade, and to prevent terrorist groups like Boko Haram from profiting from their sale.
Despite some gains in Borneo, the Sumatran rhino remains one of the most imperiled animals on the planet. Will you help save them?
Fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos now remain in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Habitat loss and poaching continue to push these incredible creatures to the brink of extinction, but recent investigations may provide some reason for hope — and a vital lifeline for Sumatran rhinos.
Johns Hopkins University announced on May 18, 2016 that it would stop the use of live animals such as pigs in its medical school training. That leaves only a single medical school out of almost 200 in all of the United States and Canada that has not made the switch to medical simulator training. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Chattanooga stubbornly refuses to change its ways.
Utah is one of only a few states that still permits animal shelters to euthanize animals through gas chambers.
This is a cruel method, that can take up to an hour or more to be effective. During that hour the animals are scared as they slowly die alone in a cage, box, or drawer. There is a much more humane way to euthanize animals by intravenous injection, which allows animals to experience a much more peaceful death - usually within 30 seconds.
BP's deepwater drilling disaster in 2010 had a huge impact on dolphins - killing them, making them sick, and even keeping them from having healthy calves for years after the spill. But instead of helping restore dolphin habitat and populations, Mississippi is planning on spending $17 million in restoration funds to build an aquarium on the coast. Even worse? This aquarium plans on putting captive dolphins on display! The Governor's plan makes BP's dolphin disaster even more tragic.
Thousands of dogs, many of them stolen pets, are captured and transported over long distances under horrific conditions to Yulin, a city in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region. There, they're held in crowded cages without food or water until they are killed. Often, they are beaten and their throats are slit in front of other terrified animals.
As the New York Blood Center's (NYBC) largest corporate donor, MetLife has the power to compel the organization to reinstate funding for the 67 chimpanzees who they abandoned with no food or water.
Living in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo – and nowhere else in the world – the elusive Grauer’s gorilla is the world's largest primate. But now, these spectacular apes are being driven to extinction.
Newly released research by the Wildlife Conservation Society has found that the number of Grauer's gorillas in the DRC have declined by 77%. Fewer than 3,800 remain in the wild.
Our most treasured public lands and wild places could soon go up for sale.
National forests, seashores, wildlife refuges, and recreation areas are all at risk of being sold to the highest bidder. The truth is, a majority in the U.S. Senate has already voted to allow the sale or giveaway of our federal lands, other than national parks and monuments.
Dolphinaris and its parent company - Ventura Entertainment - are moving forward with a new captive facility in Scottsdale - a suburb of Phoenix - in Arizona that will house dolphins for human entertainment.
As more people become aware of the inhumane conditions many of those irresistibly cute puppies being sold in pet stores are kept in before they arrive there, more continue to push for bans on selling them this way.
In Arizona, two major cities have successfully banned sales of dogs and cats in pet stores in an effort to close more markets for bad breeders and get more pets adopted, in addition to protecting us from unwittingly taking home pets with serious and costly health and behavioral problems.
Lucy, the lonely Edmonton Valley Zoo elephant continues to live by herself in a barren environment and is obviously suffering and in poor health.
Elephants are highly social animals and to keep her alone and in the cold climate of Edmonton is cruel and inhumane.
Pawan Kali is a 70+ year old, handicapped elephant living at Hotel Seven Star in Chitwan, Nepal. This poor elephant is partially blind and in constant pain due to a lifetime of abuse, but is still forced to give safari rides to tourists and guests of the hotel.
Despite widespread public outcry, six farmers in Minnesota have been granted approval to breed even more dogs on their massive puppy mill farms.
Update: MORE SICK DOGS: Just a month after getting permits, one of the farms has already been hit with a USDA violation.
The problem seems to continue where primates continue to be used in studies, testing and research and such is the case at the University of Louisiana and the New Iberia Research Center. So many primates, especially chimpanzees continue to suffer in captivity despite all efforts and attempts to ensure this practice discontinues.
Zimbabwe has considered exporting young elephants to various other countries and unnatural facilities like zoos as part of a recent project. Such “moves” with these elephants has led to recent allegations of abuse and health issues.
Unless we take action to stop it, a new puppy farm will open in the UK with the purpose of breeding Beagles for vivisection and drug test experiments.
Needless to explain about the amount of animal torture videos surfacing on Youtube or the internet for that matter. All these videos don't help any of us. In-fact all it does is make you feel helpless. Nobody looks into this.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CEO, Kenneth Feld, revealed in a recent interview that while he will retire all of the circus' elephants, he intends to keep breeding them. Since 1995, 21 elephants have been born at the center; there's been 1 successful birth from artificial insemination.
These puppies — many unvaccinated and not yet weaned — are kept in deplorable conditions both at the market and at the breeder's kennels. Confined to rusty wire cages, denied human contact or socialization, and often living in feces. It's no surprise these little puppies are often sick. In fact, one vendor from a Canton, TX flea market stated that "there are more dogs that die here from parvo than anything else."
Scientific laboratories around Australia are killing thousands of dogs in experiments, according to a report in The Age.com.au The dogs used are mostly ex-racing greyhounds and beagles.
Geese raised for down do not have a painless life. They are raised for down are live-plucked numerous times in their life. Some places that practice this will pluck the geese the first time when they are ten weeks old and then every six weeks thereafter, sometimes up they are four years old.
Hanako is a 68-year-old Asian elephant who has lived in shameful conditions at the Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo for the past 61 years. She was transported in 1949 from Thailand to Japan when she was just two years old, to what would become her life-long prison. And ‘prison,’ is not an exaggeration.
SeaWorld's recent announcement that they would end theatrical killer whale performances at one of their three U.S. parks shows that they are feeling the heat, but determined to keep profiting off of their captive whales.
Please sign this petition to urge Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to follow the lead of these animal-loving cities and institute a statewide law requiring that any cat or dog sold in a pet shop come from a shelter or rescue.
There may be as few as 50 red wolves left in the wild – and now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is making reckless decisions that could destroy any remaining hope these struggling wolves have for survival.
Pet stores that care about puppies don't sell them. That's because the majority of pet stores that sell puppies carry dogs from cruel and inhumane puppy mills.
Puppy mills are like dog-making factories with the mother dogs spending their entire lives in cramped cages or kennels with little or no personal attention or quality of life. When the mother and father dogs can no longer breed, they are discarded or killed.
Each year, at least 1.1 million animals are used in research in the United States alone. The USDA reports nearly 100,000 of them are used in tests that incorporate pain and no drugs. With known alternatives to animal testing available, we at Care2 think this widespread cruelty is unacceptable—and our leaders seem to be catching on.
This is no different from rooster fighting, dog fighting or any other animal fighting event. Except this isnt against the law in Missouri. Please make this a crime.
Africa is home to the world's most iconic wildlife including elephants, rhinos, gorillas and lions. But illegal poaching might destroy these species forever. Poaching rates have reached record highs and at the current rate it is estimated that many iconic African animals will disappear within our lifetime.
North America's migrating monarch butterflies are in crisis — their population has plummeted by an alarming 90% in less than two decades. Why? In large part, it's because the spraying of toxic herbicides manufactured by industrial agriculture giants like Dow Chemical is obliterating native milkweed plants these beautiful creatures need to survive.
The Australian government thinks that there's too much protection for the places we love — including the Great Barrier Reef. Despite it being a one-of-a-kind World Heritage site, the government has approved a giant coal mine expansion near our loved Great Barrier Reef.
Across the country innocent dogs like Wickham are being bred and trained for this horrific blood sport. Thrown into the ring — often just a dingy pit — they're set against one another and forced into bloody battle while the crowd cheers and gambles on the "winner." But for these animals, there's no such thing as winning. Out of the ring, most dogs spend their short lives chained up or confined to pens. More often than not, when they are too old or injured to fight and no longer valuable to their owners, they are simply killed.
Approving oil drilling is a move away from a clean energy economy and towards a deeper reliance on dirty fossil fuels while putting our Arctic Ocean and the wildlife that thrives there at unnecessary risk. Worse still, no technology currently exists to clean up oil spilled in these frozen and remote seas.
Deadly and reckless Navy training exercises—including surface-to-air gunnery, missiles, underwater explosions, and mid-frequency sonar—will needlessly kill and injure marine life from Hawai'i to California over the next four years.
Bee populations are plummeting! Yet the Environmental Protection Agency recently sided with Dow AgroSciences to approve a new, highly toxic bee-killing pesticide called sulfoxaflor.
Between 2,700 and 3,199 litres of bunker fuel — the equivalent of about 7 barrels of oil — recently spilled into English Bay, Vancouver. While this spill may seem small in comparison to others, it leads us to an alarming conclusion.
They’re in our facial cleansers. They’re in our shower gels and toothpaste. And, too often, they end up in our lakes and rivers. They're called microbeads, tiny plastics that are polluting our waterways — and threatening the people and wildlife who depend on them.
Right now, the Tasmanian government has disturbing new plans to allow logging and massive tourism developments in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area.
This facility imports and breeds primates destined for research Labs. Workers denied this monkey veterinary care for her extremely painful injury, an exposed vertebra, for at least seven days, leaving her vulnerable to infection and even death.
The most extreme variety of trophy hunting is "Canned Hunting". Most of the victims are lions, which are served to their hunters on a silver platter: The animals which are born in captivity are taken away from their mothers within hours of being born so they can be used in petting zoos. When they become of age they then spend the rest of their life in caged compounds waiting to be released in a larger compound for the so called 'canned' hunt.
When Sudan the rhino was born in 1972 more than 1,000 northern white rhinos called central Africa home. Now, after years of brutal poaching, Sudan is the last remaining male northern white rhino left in the world.
Every year, animal rescues save thousands of neglected pets. Rescues and shelters receive limited funding, and rely on the public’s help to take care of these animals.
It's not easy living on the streets. Every day is a battle to survive. Not knowing when your next meal will be or where you're going to be sleeping that night — it's a tough life. Especially when there are thousands of others fighting the same battle in your own neighbourhood.
Many families looking to add a pet are simply not aware of all the unique, healthy and loving animals available in shelters, just waiting to find their next home.
The European Union ban on trade in products of commercial seal hunts has already saved more than one million baby seals, but the ban is being revised and special interest groups are pushing hard to weaken it.
This year, up to 100,000 American horses will be transported in inhumane and barbaric conditions to foreign slaughterhouses to become "gourmet dishes" in Europe and Asia — unless we act now.
After 20 million years the Sumatran orangutan is now on the edge of extinction due to logging of its jungle home. In the last 20 years 80% of the orangutan’s habitat has been destroyed, primarily by palm oil companies.
Right now beagles are suffering in cruel drug tests at CARE Research in Fort Collins, Colorado. The poor dogs are housed in such horrible conditions and treated so poorly that at least three dogs have been found dead in their cages.
More and more Icelanders are speaking up for whales and speaking out against whaling — they need your support! Whaling in Iceland makes no sense. Whale watching is worth ten times more to Iceland's economy.
Eastern NC is home to a growing population of reintroduced red wolves – but now, the NC Wildlife Resource Commission is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to abandon the reintroduction program and declare the wolves extinct, which would likely doom the species in the wild.
Despite increased efforts to tackle the surge in rhino poaching, a record 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2014 — highlighting the need for urgent international action to address the crisis.
Tourism can bring enormous benefit to local communities, people and animals. It can also do great harm to wildlife and the environment. So if you're one of the growing number of people travelling overseas for holidays, it's important to consider your personal actions and decisions.
Baby tigers, lions, and other wild animals are frequently used by unscrupulous exhibitors for public handling, typically until they are just a few months old. The animals are then often discarded, with many ending up warehoused at roadside zoos and pseudo-sanctuaries or in the hands of unqualified people with private menageries.
The adorable puppy looking at you from the window of a pet store can’t tell you about the horrible conditions where he came from. But we can. Dogs born in “puppy mills” are raised in horrific conditions. Crowded in filthy cages with little or no chance to socialize, these puppies have never slept in a warm bed or scampered around outside with a favorite toy. Veterinary care, if provided at all, is minimal.
If Koko had her way, all humans would be "polite." This is Koko's way of saying that she wishes all people were caring and compassionate toward gorillas.
Millions of unwanted pets are euthanized every year, but if more people adopted pets from local shelters rather than purchasing them from pet stores, that number would drop significantly. In addition to saving a life, you'd be getting a lifetime companion.
Right now, there are fewer than 25,000 polar bears left in the wild. And this number will continue to shrink if climate change continues unabated.
Jesse Acosta wasn’t always blind. While serving in Iraq, Jesse was permanently blinded in 2006 when shrapnel from an explosion struck him in the face. Left with substantial injuries, Jesse wondered how he would restore the freedom he once had. Then Jesse met a very special German shepherd: his Seeing Eye® dog, Charlie Boy. For Jesse, training with a Seeing Eye dog was the start of a life-changing partnership.
Primates are complex, intelligent and social animals with highly specialised needs. They can profoundly suffer in captivity. For these reasons among others, they should not be kept as pets.
People should sign this petition because, any dog if treated the wrong way can become mean and attack anyone, it is not fair to ban the breed entirely because of people's deeds, many people have owned pit bulls and NEVER had any sign of aggression towards anyone.
Despite the growing controversy surrounding its treatment of captive orcas, last summer SeaWorld San Diego announced major plans to expand its orca habitat. While SeaWorld says it's to benefit the orcas, animal advocates continue to argue that SeaWorld is kind of missing the point of public objections to captivity entirely and now outcry has stalled its plans to move forward.
Our exported LIVE sheep, cattle and camels, are still being subjected to the cruellest treatment in the name of HALAL.