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Demand Investigation Into Colorado Parks and Wildlife: Save Wildlife – Don’t Slaughter it!
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.
Save Pangolins from the Illegal Wildlife Trade!
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.
Tell Windex: Stop Animal Testing!
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!
IUCN: Take Urgent Action to Save Cheetahs from Extinction!
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.
Shut Down Illegal Dolphin Swim Facility in The Bahamas
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.
Help Retired Research Chimpanzees Get to Sanctuary!
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.
Stop the sale of exotic animals online
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.”
Government of Spain: stop considering bullfighting as Cultural Heritage
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.
IBM: Expel NY Blood Center For Abandoning Chimps
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.
Save the Seals: End Canada’s commercial seal hunt!
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.
Tell Congress to protect America’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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.
Retire 7 Lab Chimpanzees to American Sanctuary
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: Free your dolphins!
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.
Ask the Cincinnati Zoo to let their Gorillas go to a Sanctuary
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.
Urge The Florida Legislature to Ban The Sale of Ivory and Rhino Horns To Protect Endangered Wildlife!
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.
Indonesia: Designate More Habitat for Imperiled Sumatran Rhinos
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.
Demand University of Tennessee Med School Stop Using Live Animals for Surgical Training
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.
Demand Utah Animal Shelters Stop Using Gas Chamber Euthanasia
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.
Mississippi leaders: Don’t Use BP Restoration Dollars for a Dolphin Prison!
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.
End the Yulin Dog Meat Festival
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.
Demand That MetLife Hold New York Blood Center Accountable for 67 Abandoned Chimps
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.
Tell Congress To Save The Grauer’s Gorilla From Extinction
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.
Tell your elected leaders: public land should be saved—not sold!
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.
A Big “NO” to Captive Dolphins in Arizona!
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.
Arizona: Don’t Support Puppy Mills
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.
Government of Alberta: End the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Horrible Treatment of Lucy the Elephant!
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
Retire blind, handicapped elephant Pawan Kali – No more tourist rides!
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.
Shut Down The Puppy Mill Capital of Minnesota and Urge State Lawmakers To Ban Puppy Mills
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.
Univ. of Louisiana -Demand Retirement of Hercules, Leo and All Primates
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 – Do Not Export Elephants But Protect Them in Their Natural Habitat
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.
Stop the Beagle puppy animal testing breeding facility!
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.
REMOVE ANIMAL TORTURE VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
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.
Demand Ringling Bros. Stops Breeding Elephants Into Captivity
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.
Stop The Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs at Flea Markets
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.”
Urge the Australian Government to Ban Scientific Research Experiments on Dogs
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.
Stop Live Bird Plucking for Goose Down Feathers
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.
Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo: Hanako lives for 61 years alone in a concrete prison! Give her a real life or send her to a sanctuary!
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.
Nice Try, SeaWorld – Support the ORCA Act to End Killer Whales in Captivity
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.
New York: Require all dogs and cats sold in pet stores to come from shelters
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.
Stop FWS From Walking Away From Red Wolves!
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.
Help Stop Puppy Mills: It Starts With You!
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.
Limit Animal Testing By Passing the Lautenberg Act Now!
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.
STOP DOG-WILD HOG FIGHTING
This is no different from rooster fighting, dog fighting or any other animal fighting event. Except this isn’t against the law in Missouri. Please make this a crime.
Tell the U.S House to Fight Illegal Wildlife Poaching
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.
Tell Dow Chemical: Don’t Push Monarch Butterflies Over the Brink!
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.
Save the Great Barrier Reef: Help Strengthen Environmental Laws
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.
Stand with Wickham Against Dog Fighting
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.
We Can End Arctic Drilling – For Good
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.
Save Endangered Whales From Reckless Navy Warfare Training
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 Hawaii to California over the next four years.
Tell the EPA: Stop the Spread of Bee-killing Pesticides!
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.
Stop the Expansion of Oil Supertankers in British Columbia’s Coastal Waters
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.
Tell Stephen Harper to Protect our Water and Wildlife from Plastic Microbeads
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.
Protect Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area
Right now, the Tasmanian government has disturbing new plans to allow logging and massive tourism developments in Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area.
PPI Florida Monkey Farm Should Be Shut Down Immediately
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.
Stop the canned hunting of lions in South Africa!
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.
Save Africa’s Last Rhinos From Extinction
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.
Save Neglected Pets: Support Shelters Today
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.
Feral Cats Need Your Help
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 neighborhood.
Pledge to Give a Pet a Second Chance
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.
Tell the European Parliament and Council: Keep Baby Seals Protected
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.
Save 100,000 Horses from Slaughter
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.
Save the Sumatran Orangutan From Extinction
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.
Tell CARE Research to Stop Testing on Beagles
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.
Support whale watching in Iceland and help end whaling
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.
Protect North Carolina’s Red Wolves
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.
Take a Stand to Stop Wildlife Crime
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.
Pledge To Be A Wildlife Aware Traveller
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 traveling overseas for holidays, it’s important to consider your personal actions and decisions.
Tell the USDA: Protect Baby Tigers, Lions and Other Wild Animals
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.
Ban Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs in Massachusetts
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.
Send a Message to Koko the Gorilla
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.
Pledge to Adopt Your Next Pet
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.
Support the Next Generation of Seeing Eye Dogs!
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.
Pledge to Avoid Supporting the Trade in Primates as Pets
Primates are complex, intelligent and social animals with highly specialized needs. They can profoundly suffer in captivity. For these reasons among others, they should not be kept as pets.
Demanding an End to the Pit Bull Ban in Florida
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.
California Coastal Commission: Don’t Let SeaWorld Expand
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.