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Yulin Set to Ban Dog Meat Sales at This Year’s Controversial Festival

During the Dog Meat Festival that’s been held each year since 2010 in Yulin, China, thousands of dogs – some of them stolen pets – are brutally beaten to death and then sold for their meat.

For years, activists have worked hard to put an end to this terrible event, and finally their efforts are apparently paying off. Yulin will reportedly ban the sale of dog meat during this year’s festival, scheduled to begin June 21. .

Humane Society International (HSI) announced the potentially wonderful news today that the Yulin government will prohibit restaurants, street vendors and market traders from selling dog meat at the event. Anyone caught doing so will be fined up to 100,000 yuan (about $14,512) and face a jail sentence

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100 Worst Puppy Mills in the U.S. Exposed

Animal advocates have been working tirelessly to raise awareness about the cruelty of puppy mills. But unfortunately, mills are still a problem across the nation.

For the fifth year in a row, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is shining a light on this issue with the release of its Horrible Hundred 2017 report, which highlights some of the worst offenders operating these mills, in addition to many of the problems that go on behind the scenes.

This year, however, their effort to research breeders was seriously hampered by the lack of records available. In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) removed animal welfare inspection and enforcement reports from its website, and while the agency restored some of what it removed last month, there is still virtually nothing available on breeding operations.

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Our First Look Inside a Lamb Slaughterhouse is a Nightmare

Thanks to the work of undercover investigators we’ve seen what happens behind closed doors of slaughterhouses that raise and kill cows, pigs and chickens. Now we’re getting a first-ever look inside of a lamb slaughterhouse, and it’s every bit as horrifying as you would expect.

The shocking undercover footage, which was just released by Compassion Over Killing (COK), has brought to light the heartbreaking treatment of lambs at a plant in Dixon, Calif., owned by Superior Farms, which is the largest lamb producer in the U.S.

Sadly, the usual cruel treatment of animals was exposed, including lambs being violently handled, needlessly shocked by workers, bitten by a herding dog, and left like literal trash.

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Stop Deadly Dog Experiments!

Tell The President of Wayne State University to stop the experiments




Right now, dogs are suffering from deadly heart failure experiments at Wayne State University. They need your help!

First, medical devices are surgically implanted in the dogs' bodies. Then, they are forced to run on treadmills while heart failure is artificially induced. Many dogs die during the experiments — but if not, they're killed a few months later when they're deemed no longer "useful" to researchers.

Innocent dogs don't deserve to suffer and die like this! Especially when Wayne State has made no medical advances for heart disease in its 20 years of conducting these horrific experiments! Please help stop this cruelty by taking action now.

Sign the petition below to the President of Wayne State University. Urge him to stop these outrageous dog experiments now!

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NEW TRUMP RULE MEANS ANIMAL LABS = HIDDEN


Today, without warning, the Trump administration ordered that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service immediately take offline thousands and thousands of records related to Animal Welfare Act-related entities, including research facilities that experiment on dogs and cats.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today removed public access to tens of thousands of reports that document the numbers of animals kept by research labs, companies, zoos, circuses, and animal transporters—and whether those animals are being treated humanely under the Animal Welfare Act. Henceforth, those wanting access to the information will need to file a Freedom of Information Act request. The same goes for inspection reports under the Horse Protection Act, which prohibits injuring horses’ hooves or legs for show. The agency said in a statement that it revoked public access to the reports “based on our commitment to being transparent … and maintaining the privacy rights of individuals.”

This database contained inspection reports that allowed the public to see a host of law enforcement records related to the Animal Welfare Act. These records included inspection reports from facilities who were violating the law, annual reports that allowed the public to know what laboratories are experimenting on animals, how many animals are used for research, and other related information. Now the public will have not even any basic statistical information going forward regarding animal use in the United States. The rule also affects other regulated entities, including puppy mills, circuses, and zoos. This new rule from the Trump administration allows those who break the law to evade public scrutiny.

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Please help by contacting your members of Congress here and urging them to change this rule. We need more transparency surrounding animal research, not less.


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Hormel: Stop Mutilating Pigs and Cramming Them into Tiny Crates


I will never forget their screams.

The horrific animal abuse I witnessed while working undercover at a pig factory farm owned by The Maschhoffs—one of the largest U.S. pork producers and a supplier to Hormel Foods—will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Workers kicked, hit, and beat piglets with gas cans. They chopped off their tails and ripped out their testicles while these baby animals squealed in agony. No pain relief was ever provided.

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Animals will freeze to death on the way to slaughter

Pass The Paws ACT




If there was any doubt that the CFIA—our federal animal welfare and food safety inspectors—are in the pocket of Big Ag, the proposed new animal transport regulations are a smoking gun.

Following over a decade of lobbying from animal welfare advocates, humane societies, veterinarians, animal lawyers and other experts, the agriculture department has finally published its proposed updates to Canada’s outdated rules.

The new rules are inexcusably weak. Animals would still be transported for up to 36 hours without food, water or rest; exposed to such extreme weather that many of them will freeze or overheat to death; shocked with electric prods to force them to move; and much more.

Last week, I wrote in the Globe and Mail that we must do better than this, and that piece was the paper’s most discussed article online. The next day, it was included in the Globe’s political newsletter as an important issue everyone is discussing.

We are getting animals on the political agenda. But we need your participation, too. Please take a moment to tell the CFIA and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAuley that we need to do better for animals during transport—your MP will be automatically copied, too.

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Petitioning President of the United States and 4 others

Pass The Paws ACT




Many domestic violence victims report staying in abusive and dangerous relationships out of fear of leaving their beloved pets behind. Their abusers often threaten to harm, maim, or even kill their pets if they attempt to leave. Studies have shown this is the case for one out of every four women trying to escape domestic violence.

Right now, there are very few domestic violence shelters that can accommodate pets, making the choice to leave even harder. But there is hope: the Pets and Women’s Safety Act, or PAWS Act, would supply funding to help shelters take in people and pets fleeing violence. This would alleviate abuse victims’ fears about their pets’ safety, and get them out of dangerous situations faster. These funds are urgently needed by shelters across the country, and Congress should pass this legislation quickly.

Jules Lavallee, Founder of Kitty Whoop Ass, LLC and I have launched a "Selfies for Paws" campaign to gain support from celebrities. We are asking them to wear our PAWS ACT shirts and to take a selfie with our PAWS ACT poster to build awareness. If you know any celebs who are animal lovers who want to join our cause, please have them reach us. It would help save lives.

By signing the petition, you will let Congress know that the time to pass the PAWS Act is now.

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LETTER TO Jim Grobe - Head Football Coach; David E. Garland - Interim President - Baylor University

Tell Baylor University to take football player who beat his dog off the field




As reported in national and local outlets, a wide receiver on the Baylor University football team was caught on camera viciously whipping his dog. Ishmael Zamora was shown via a Snapchat video in June to be whipping his Rottweiler with a belt, eventually kicking the poor creature as it yelps in pain. Zamora’s excuses his actions by saying he lost his temper while house training the dog.

There can be no tolerance for animal abuse. We call upon the President of Baylor University, David E. Garland, and Jim Grobe, the Head Football Coach, to remove Ishmael Zamora from the team.

While we have no idea if this was an isolated incident, or a pattern we merely are getting a glimpse into, Ishmael Zamora’s actions are troubling. The police have already charged Zamora with a misdemeanor that could come with a $500 fine. Baylor University must show they take the misconduct of their players seriously, especially when it comes to harming another living being. Someone who would beat an animal for having an accident in the house has no place in sports, let alone a Division 1 team in the Big 12 Conference.

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Stop the New York State DEC's Plan to Eliminate Mute Swans


PLEASE CALL GOV CUOMO’S OFFICE AND URGE HIM TO SIGN AND PASS THE BILL TO PROTECT THE SWANS IN NYS. CUOMO’S # IS (518) 474-8390 X 3 TO SPEAK WITH AN ASSISTANT. WE HAVE TO GET THIS PASSED THIS YEAR!!!

In December 2013, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a Draft Management Plan which proposed the complete elimination of mute swans in New York State. The DEC later issued a revised management plan that calls for reducing the state's population of 2,200 swans to 800 - this is unacceptable!


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Action: Contact your Senator and ask them to vote "NO" on Senate Bill S5340 and Senate Bill S2953C!

Speak Out Against Cruel Legislation in New York!


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The New York legislature is currently voting on two bills that would expand hunting and cause immense suffering to the state's wildlife, so your voice is urgently needed! 

Senate Bill S5340 would allow hunters to unleash packs of dogs to corner terrified bears so that the hunters could gun them down, leaving orphaned cubs vulnerable to starvation and attacks by other animals. And Senate Bill S2953C would permit snare trapping of wildlife in parts of the state! Snare traps are anchored wire or cable nooses that constrict tightly around the faces, bodies, or limbs of their victims—slowly suffocating them or forcing them to languish until they are discovered and shot. Snares are also indiscriminate and pose definitive risks to companion animals and "nontarget" wildlife.

Please click here to identify your Senator and ask them to vote "NO" on Senate Bill S5340 and Senate Bill S2953C—then forward this alert far and wide!

Thank you for speaking up for animals.

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Shut Down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in GuangXi China


Did you know, every year, on the summer solstice, thousands of dogs are rounded up to be eaten in Yulin, China as part of a Dog Meat Festival? We believe that this cruel “festival” has no place in the 21st century.

There are so many reasons to end this horrific festival -- warning, the following information may be upsetting.

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Action: Speak up for monkeys! Sign the petition!

Urge Brookhaven Fair to Cancel Cruel Monkey Rodeo


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The Brookhaven Fair in Brookhaven, New York, will feature ongoing "Banana Derby" spectacles this summer, despite being informed about the cruelty inherent in these offensive displays, for which capuchin monkeys are forced into costumes, strapped to dogs, and made to race around a track. The dogs can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and are trained to start and stop abruptly so that the monkeys desperately clinging to their backs are violently jerked up and down as well as side to side, risking serious physical injury.

Banana Derby exhibitor Philip Hendricks has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for failure to provide the animals in his care with adequate space, environmental enrichment, and/or clean and wholesome food. Monkeys forced to perform in these so-called rodeos are frequently taken away from their mothers shortly after birth—a practice that is deeply cruel to both the babies and their mothers.

Displaying monkeys and other wild animals at public venues is extremely stressful for the animals and is never in their best interests. Please send a polite note to the venue hosting the Brookhaven Fair and urge those in charge to cancel the Banana Derby immediately.

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Provide a better quality of living for our pets!


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Together we can provide a better quality of living for our pets!

Protect Dogs from the Cold! Our goal is to reach 50,000 signatures and we need more support.

You can read more and sign the petition here:


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Action: Please tell the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and urge him to improve care standards for organic animals.

Tell the USDA: Organic Farms Shouldn't Be Factory Farms!


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Did you know the USDA Organic label does not necessarily mean animals raised for food were treated humanely?

Many organic farmers make animal welfare a priority, but the current standards are weak and allow companies to get away with barely giving animals outdoor access or adequate space. Consumers expect a real difference in how animals are treated when they buy organic products, but that isn’t always the case. This is not okay.

Now is our chance to make a change! The USDA is currently reviewing its standards for how USDA-certified organic farm animals must be raised, and they need to hear that we expect those standards to be stronger. Please use the form below to email U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and urge him to improve care standards for organic animals.

Even if you’ve done so already, please call and email your legislator in support of this amendment. See action steps here!


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Enforce puppy mill law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Enforce Charlemagne's Law and Free the Keeshonds from Marjorie's Kennel




Marjorie’s Kennel is a breeder that has been repeatedly cited for violating the law and is listed as one of the 101 worst puppy mills in the country by the Humane Society. Many of the dogs either end up euthanized or having to be rescued. We are asking the Gov. Cuomo and New York Agriculture Commissioner, Richard A. Ball, to enforce Charlemagne's Law, a statute ensuring the health and care of dogs by licensed breeders. They can start with the closing of Marjorie’s Kennel.

Some of the repeated violations included: pens with broken concrete, no protection from heat or cold when outside, puppies injured by heat lamps when brought inside, and dogs with injuries being forced to continually bear litters. The owners make accommodations, pass inspection, and then are cited again for similar things upon additional inspections.

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Pit Bull Who Protected Injured Owner Re-homed Due to Breed Ban

A family in Maryland not only lost their house in a fire Dec. 2 – they also lost their beloved dog Precious and her puppy, Molly.

Precious and Molly survived the fire. But because they are pit bulls, which are banned in Prince George’s County, where their family lives, they were confiscated and taken to a shelter.

When firefighters entered the burning house, they found Precious standing guard near April Newell, her unconscious owner. She wouldn’t budge until the firefighters sprayed an extinguisher in her direction.

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Australian Shepherd Club of America, Please Ban Merle To Merle Breeding

Ban Merle To Merle Breeding




The Australian Shepherd Club of America was established in 1957 as the parent club for the Australian Shepherd Breed. They are the largest single breed dog registry in North America and are currently allowing a breeding practice that creates deaf and blind puppies.

These puppies are known as double merles, and they, along with their disabilities are 100% preventable. ASCA has the power to take a stand and prevent puppies from being born with disabilities.

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Pit Bull Who Protected Injured Owner Re-homed Due to Breed Ban

A family in Maryland not only lost their house in a fire Dec. 2 – they also lost their beloved dog Precious and her puppy, Molly.

Precious and Molly survived the fire. But because they are pit bulls, which are banned in Prince George’s County, where their family lives, they were confiscated and taken to a shelter.

When firefighters entered the burning house, they found Precious standing guard near April Newell, her unconscious owner. She wouldn’t budge until the firefighters sprayed an extinguisher in her direction.

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Say “Yes” to the proposed Kent Animal Shelter re-development project

Stop Obstructing Kent Animal Shelter's New Facility Plan, It's Better for the Environment!




This is the 11th hour for the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton! The fate of the Kent Animal Shelter is at hand.

Did you know the Peconic River is a New York State Designated Scenic and Recreational River under Article 15 Title 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law (Wild, Scenic & Recreational Rivers Permit Program)?

The Kent Animal Shelter has received a NYS DEC Freshwater Wetlands permit and Wild, Scenic & Recreational Rivers permit for the proposed re-development project. The project meets NYS DEC standards because is calls for removal of out-dated cesspools and buildings from the shoreline of the Peconic River, restoration of over a quarter an acre of wetland buffer area and new sanitary disposal and stormwater drainage systems setback hundreds of feet from the Peconic River.

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Pledge / Sign This Petition: Tell the International Union for Conservation of Nature that vulnerable species shouldn't be allowed in game hunts.


Protect Lions From Cruel Trophy Hunting


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The world was shocked when a wealthy American hunter, Walter Palmer, illegally killed and beheaded Cecil, a beloved and friendly lion for "sport." Cecil was lured off the wildlife preserve where he lived and murdered for Palmer's entertainment. Lions continue to be subjected to these needless hunts that stroke hunter's egos while devastating prides. Sign today to show your disgust with the barbaric practice of trophy hunting.

It's time to ensure that animals classified as "vulnerable" are truly protected. Tell the IUCN that trophy hunters should not be allowed to target vulnerable species.

Read more and Tell the IUCN that trophy hunters should not be allowed to target vulnerable species.


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Help Stop Elephant Poaching










Stop the Cruel Ivory Trade



We are in the midst of a poaching crisis. Unless something is done immediately to stop the ivory trade, elephants could be extinct from the wild in the next few decades. Thankfully, President Obama announced a new measure that will significantly curtail the ivory trade in the United States, the second largest ivory consuming country in the world, after China.

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Petitioning US Senators and Others

Make sure rawhide and pet products are safe before they are sold.




On June 26, after a long day of play, we gave our French Bulldog, Moo Moo, a treat. We supervised her while she enjoyed it and drank water after she finished. Before we went to sleep, Moo Moo looked up to receive her usual head pet.

The next morning, Moo Moo was gone. She was only a year and a half old, but her treat had killed her. Our vet said that even if we’d caught it the second it happened, there was nothing we could have done. The treat was rawhide and in Moo Moo’s case, it caused a fatal blockage.

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Australia Plans to Kill 2 Million Feral Cats:

Australia has an endangered species problem and, in an effort to save their rare and diverse creatures, the government is planning to slaughter other animals: feral cats.

Feral cats are hunters by nature with no understanding that they’re taking out the last of a particular species when they kill for food and sport. Officials believe that the best way to fix the situation is to murder approximately two million feral cats over the next five years. However, a new Care2 petition is calling on the Australian government to find another solution.

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Petitioning Barack Obama

“Pardon” All Turkeys and Celebrate Thanksgiving With a Meat-Free Meal!




I recently worked inside a turkey hatchery owned by Foster Farms, the company slated to raise the “2015 National Thanksgiving Turkey.” While there, I not only saw firsthand the horrors that thousands of newly-hatched birds tragically endure every single day behind closed doors—I caught it all on camera.

Although Foster Farms publicly touts its commitment to “humane” values, I documented shockingly cruel, yet standard industry practices forced upon these birds on their very first day of life. Treated like mere widgets on an assembly line, baby turkeys are jostled around on conveyor belts to various mutilation stations, where they have their sensitive beaks and toes burned off without any pain relief.

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NY: Please ask Governor Cuomo to sign A. 2778/S. 1081 to help our state's community cats.


Help us expand community cat programs throughout New York.




With your help, we can help save the lives of thousands of free-roaming community cats throughout our state. At this point, we know that trap/neuter/return (TNR) is the most viable, effective and humane model for regulating and controlling our community cat population. In an exciting turn of events, the state is on the brink of acknowledging this fact and we are poised to see a new stream of money to fund TNR if this bill is signed into law.

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Please tell USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to stop the destruction of Wolf Creek Pass, an irreplaceable Colorado treasure.


Stop the destruction of Wolf Creek Pass, an irreplaceable Colorado treasure




Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado forms the pristine headwaters of the Rio Grande and San Juan Rivers. Bridging the South San Juan and Weminuche Wilderness Areas, the pass is beloved for stunning vistas and ample opportunities for backcountry recreation along the Continental Divide. It is also one of the most biologically-important areas in the Southern Rockies, providing habitat and migration pathways for elk, deer, black bear and the threatened Canada lynx. In fact, Wolf Creek Pass hosts some of the best remaining, critical and high-functioning lynx habitat in the state.

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Action: Please email and call your U.S. representative serving on the House Appropriations Committee
Proposed Regulation: House Agriculture Appropriations for 2016 ASPCA Position: Support Farr Amendment Banning Tax Dollars for Horse Slaughter


Future of U.S. Horse Slaughter Before House of Reps


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Update—June 23, 2015: The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has postponed the vote on the 2016 Agriculture Appropriations bill until July. It is vital that your legislator continue to hear from constituents like you that the horse slaughter funding limitation amendment is an important issue and that he or she must vote YES in favor of the Farr Amendment to ban funding for horse slaughter.

Even if you’ve done so already, please call and email your legislator in support of this amendment. See action steps here!


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5 Heartbreaking Photos That Remind Us Why We Need to Recycle Read more:

It is almost impossible to go a day without adding to the immense volume of plastic waste that is slowly destroying the planet and its inhabitants, as we’ve become so dependent on it for packaging, products, machinery, furniture, food containers, bottles and of course bags.

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LETTER TO Dairy Farmers of America


Tell the Dairy Industry to Stop Abusing Animals




A new, stomach-turning undercover investigative video by Mercy For Animals reveals workers at Cactus Acres Holsteins in Colorado—a Dairy Farmers of America cooperative farm—maliciously abusing animals.

The video shows:
• Workers violently punching and kicking cows in their faces and bodies
• Animals with open wounds and infections denied proper veterinary care
• Cows stabbed with screwdrivers and viciously hit with milking equipment
• Workers pulling cows’ tails for several minutes at a time to “punish” them

This is the eighth hidden-camera investigation by MFA into the dairy industry. Sadly, each of these investigations has uncovered a pattern of extreme cruelty, neglect, and violence. Treated as mere milk-producing machines, cows exploited for milk and cheese endure lives of near constant misery and deprivation.

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Require Pet Food Manufacturers to Disclose Quality of Ingredients




Pet owners deserve to know what goes into their pets’ food.

My dog died of cancer related to the food I was feeding him. I didn't know then that pet food could be filled with dangerous ingredients. So I decided to educate myself and became an advocate for truth in pet food. Most pet food consumers know about the recent and highly-publicized scandal of dogs dying after eating Chinese-made jerky, but few know that some American-made pet food contains “mystery” ingredients, too. That’s why I think it’s important pet owners know what’s in the food they are giving their loved ones.

I want the FDA and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) to require all pet food manufacturers to disclose the quality of ingredients used in their pet food.

Some pet foods are made from fresh, nourishing, quality ingredients. But there are others that are made from inferior products, including anything from rotten vegetables to animals who died from questionable causes. Food made with these inferior ingredients is known in the pet food industry as “feed” or “pet” grade. And, as a pet owner, who’s already lost one pet due to poor quality food, I want to make sure my animals get the healthiest, best quality ingredients available. The fact that there’s currently no regulation makes that almost impossible.

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We are working to fight plans to build a giant pig factory farm in Antrim, Northern Ireland, that will house more than 30,000 pigs in what will essentially be the biggest in Ireland and the UK. Yes, 30,000 pigs imprisoned behind bars.

Stop the biggest ever UK pig factory being built - Say NO to 30,000 pigs behind bars


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Pigs are among the most intelligent mammals. This is both a cruel way to keep them and it will also affect the environment

- Increased environmental pollution
- Increased traffic and noise
- Risk to human health.

Confining such huge numbers of animals in this way deprives them of the ability to perform many of their natural behaviours, which can cause terrible suffering, especially in animals as intelligent as pigs. It is also impossible to monitor the wellbeing of individual animals when there are so many, meaning that any who become sick are likely to go unnoticed.

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Pledge / Sign This Petition: Please act immediately to stop thousands of dogs from being tortured and butchered for their meat.


Help Shut Down The Illegal Dog Meat Trade In Thailand


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Every aspect of the dog meat trade in Southeast Asia is horrifically cruel.

You can save thousands of dogs from unspeakable pain by adding your name to Soi Dog's global petition. It calls on Thailand's leaders to crack down hard on the criminals who profit from the agony of animals.

The trade's terrified victims, many of them family pets, are crushed into cages and suffer horribly on the prolonged journey to slaughter.

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End Your Live Animal Lab Now




Johns Hopkins medical students are told to make incisions in a pig’s abdomen and insert long, thin tubes with lighted cameras known as endoscopes into the animal to practice surgical procedures. After the training, each pig is killed. Please tell Johns Hopkins to stop using live pigs in surgical training.

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Stop the law that requires killing the victims of dogfighting




Dogs seized in connection with dog fighting, even puppies, are required by Louisiana law to be euthanized. Your signature could end this law and save the lives of dogs who can be rehomed.

On December 23rd 2014, while many families were preparing for the holidays, authorities seized 24 dogs from a suspected dogfighter in Baton Rouge. All of the dogs, including puppies, were euthanized according to Louisiana state law. The law automatically assumes any dogs seized in connection with dogfighting are dangerous and a threat to public safety. Nothing can be further from the truth.

In the infamous dogfighting case involving NFL player Michael Vick, many of those dogs were successfully treated, trained, and rehomed. This is how Louisiana should treat dogs seized in connection with dogfighting. These animals are victims who have experienced unimaginable trauma. They deserve a second chance, not to be sentenced to death.

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Animal abuse is a serious crime. Please call your state legislators today.











Support the Consolidated Animal Crimes Bill for New York



New York's animal cruelty laws have been hidden away within the state's Agriculture and Markets statutes for decades, causing confusion for police, prosecutors and judges. The Consolidated Animal Crimes Bill (A.352/S.3201) improves enforcement by placing animal crimes under the penal code (criminal law), which is familiar, accessible and taught to law enforcement personnel. This legislation redrafts anti-cruelty laws that have gone without substantial revisions since the mid-19th century!

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Help Save Charlie


Open Your Hearts and Send Some Love to Charle! Help End this Poor Baby's Pain and Suffering. Anything Will Help!!!

Charlie needs surgery to have all of his teeth extracted. Please help us get this poor baby away from pain and suffering.

Charlie is a little male stray cat that we found hanging around our house. He was lethargic,very skinny and had blood and mucus coming out of his nose. We put some food out for him but when he tried to eat he would cry. We brought him to our vet and he said he had an upper respiratory infection and Stomatitis. Stomatitis is a very painful disease of the mouth which makes eating difficult or impossible for cats. The vets said on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst case, Charlie is a 10+. We took him to 2 more vets, researched, and consulted with numerous others including holistic veterinarians and they all said that the best treatment for for Charlie is to have all of his teeth removed. They gave us painkillers and antibiotics to give to him in the meantime. Even with the pain that he is in he is very sweet and affectionate.

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What to Do if Your Pet Goes Missing


Sugar was last seen around 9 a.m. on Monday, February 23rd at East 26th Street between 2nd & 3rd Ave in Manhattan. By noon that same day, she was missing, and her owners Morgan and Scott have been searching for her ever since.

If you’ve ever lost a pet, even for a moment, you know that feeling of absolute dread and hopelessness. It’s a feeling no pet owner ever wants to feel.

Just over a month since her disappearance, Sugar, a spayed female Pit Bull mix whose owners rescued from a shelter, has become arguably the most wanted dog in America.

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Please sign our petition to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the U.K. government, demanding an end to this and other atrocious practices.

9,000 Animals Rescued From Sickening Conditions in Illegal Slaughterhouse


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One of the most horrific animal abuse cases of all time was uncovered by Animal Recovery Mission (ARM), where more than 9,000 animals have been found at an illegal slaughterhouse in Florida.

ARM were tipped off about the inhumane practices being undertaken at a legally registered farm enterprise called Coco Farms. Led by the experienced founder of the group Richard Couto, an undercover team infiltrated the farm to gain footage of the cruel and illegal activities that were taking place.

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Stop Experiments at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center




A shocking expose in the New York Times recently revealed gross neglect at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, which uses taxpayer dollars on "surgery and breeding techniques to re-engineer" farm animals.

The Research Center, which currently houses 30,000 animals, has virtually no oversight. Researchers perform experiments with little demonstrable value but high cost to animal welfare, and allow scientists without veterinary training to perform surgery on animals.

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Sign the petition asking for an end to the killings

Could Storm of Protest Stop European Games City From Burning Dogs in Furnaces?


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Days ago, animal rights campaigner Yelena Simakina released undercover footage of street dogs being burned in furnaces in an effort to cleanse the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan, in advance of the upcoming regional Olympic events known as the European Games. With this multi-billion dollar event set to begin in mid-June, the city is becoming a shiny apple, but there appears to be poison beneath its skin. A very personal form of protest is beginning to swell on social media with participants pointing the finger of blame directly at event organizers who turn a blind eye to the suffering of the dogs.

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Target: To the Swiss Parliament and Government; Please sign and share the petition

STOP eating cat and dogmeat in Switzerland! Create a law!


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Tomi Tomek calls from Switzerland where she is fighting against the legal consumption of dogs and cats, especially in the German Swiss mountain areas. Her group SOS CHATS is trying to stop the dog and cat meat trade in Switzerland and asks Americans to sign their petition.

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Big Ag wants to keep you in the dark.











Don't Let Ag-gag Bills Silence You



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Join The Humane Society of the United States and animal lovers nationwide in speaking out against dangerous "ag-gag" bills by signing their pledge.

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End Greyhound Racing Nationwide


Nearly 1,000 Racing Geyhounds Have Died!




Since 2008, nearly 1,000 racing greyhounds have died and 12,000 have suffered injuries -- including broken legs, crushed skulls, broken necks, paralysis, seizures, and death by electrocution. And these are just the reported injuries and deaths. The vast majority of the 80,000 greyhounds born into dog racing can't even be accounted for.

Seven states still have active greyhound tracks, despite the injuries, deaths, and cruelty surrounding the industry.

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Please call your two U.S. Senators and urge them to oppose the "Sportsmen's Act" (S. 405).











Polar Bears and Wildlife in Crosshairs Again



Once again, special interest groups are promoting a radical hunting agenda in Congress. If passed, the so-called “Sportsmen’s Act” will undermine critical protections for polar bears and set a dangerous precedent for imperiled species in general, among other harmful provisions.

TAKE ACTION This harmful bill combines several extremist hunting proposals, which seek to: a) indulge a small group of wealth trophy hunters who want to defy current law and import polar bear trophies from Canada; b) mandate that federal agencies open millions of acres of public lands to hunting and trapping without regard to the impact on wildlife and other resources; and c) strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its ability to protect wildlife and people from lead poisoning through toxic lead ammunition exposure.

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Save innocent pigs from cruelty now!


Tell The University Of Toledo: Stop Training On Pigs




Right now pigs are suffering needlessly in emergency medicine training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (UT). Trainees are cutting into live pigs to practice emergency trauma procedures — then, after the training session, the animals are killed.

It's horribly cruel and irresponsible, and there are more effective, nonanimal training methods widely available!

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Please sign and share our petition for an independent investigation today.


Jim Hood: We demand justice for what one man did to over a 100 horses




Over 100 horses were found malnourished, dying, or dead on Jerry Earl’s property and all he is facing are misdemeanor charges. Animal abuse, especially at this scale, demands justice. For too long animals have been treated like property with minimal, if any, consequences for their abuse. Our petition is calling on the Mississippi Attorney General, Jim Hood, to do a complete independent investigation of one of the worst cases of animal abuse in the state’s history.

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Join the 70K Who Want Two Seattle Elephants Retired to a Sanctuary


Captive Elephants in Seattle Need Your Help TODAY!




Please sign the petition for the 2 remaining elephants in Seattle who the zoo refuses to send to PAWS sanctuary in California. I know the woman who is organizing much of the campaign for these elephants to NOT go to another zoo, Lisa Kane, and it has been a miserable existence in Seattle up to now. The zoo will be their last stop with no chance for liberty if we cannot get them to a sanctuary on this go- around.

The sole African elephant at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, Watoto, was euthanized in August, which reignited the efforts to get the zoo to close its elephant exhibit, given that its inadequate care and monitoring resulted in the second elephant death at that zoo in seven years. Although the zoo announced that it is closing the elephant exhibit, it plans to send the remaining elephants, two Asian elephants named Chai and Bamboo, to another zoo instead of to an accredited sanctuary.

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Stop Long Island Farm Bureau/USDA Stealth Plan To Brutally Slaughter 5,000 East End Deer.


URGENT APPEAL FROM THE WILDLIFE PRESERVATION COALITION OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND (WPCELI)




Friends, We're desperate! We need your help to keep up the fight to end the terror and threats faced by our deer and all wildlife targeted by the DEC.

We stopped them last year---but can no longer go on without your help! Our legal fund has been exhausted fighting to halt the senseless slaughter of Long Island deer and demanding that the DEC do their job as scientists and conservationists.

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Hilary Bagley-Franzoia: Sacramento County DA: Prosecute Zelda’s killer to fullest extent of the law! .


Stand Up for Dogs




The man who has been on the run from Sacramento since June for allegedly tying a dog to a bowling ball and drowning it in the American River was arrested Tuesday, November 4, in Reno, NV.

William Meek, 47, was being held in the Washoe County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Hilary Bagley-Franzoia said the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has requested Meek’s extradition to California.

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Please sign and help this man take a stand against animal abuse and neglect before the December 2 date by which the prosecution must decide if it's worth wasting public resources to punish Steve for helping animals in need.


Don't punish Stephen Bailey for rescuing a dog




What kind of world do we live in where those rescuing animals are charged with crimes? That's what my friend Stephen Bailey is wondering after he was arrested and charged with theft for unchaining a dog who was stuck in a backyard with no food or water. Please sign my petition asking the Fulton County prosecutor and Georgia officials to drop charges against Stephen Bailey who was just trying to help a chained up backyard dog. Steve's next court date is this December 2, so we need as many concerned members of the public to sign to support him before then.

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Protect The Arctic

Oil Drilling Threatens Endangered Species!


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The Arctic Ocean is home to endangered whales, polar bears, walruses and more unique wildlife. Despite the fact that much is unknown about the ecosystems in the Arctic -- and that we don't have the technology to clean up an oil spill in ice-locked seas -- there are plans to allow oil drilling!

Climate change has already been wreaking havoc on the Arctic Ocean and its ice flows. Oil drilling will only exacerbate the melting sea, spelling disaster for the animals that live there.

We need to keep this habitat pristine. Sign now and tell Secretary Jewell to rescind the leases that would allow oil drilling in the Arctic! Read more:


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Dogs at Georgia Regents University Need Your Help


Speak Up Again for Dogs at GRU


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Almost a year has passed since the release of an investigation conducted by The Humane Society of the United States that captured painful dental experiments on dogs behind closed doors at Georgia Regents University (GRU). It appears that these lethal experiments continue, and additional public pressure is needed to bring them to an end.

TAKE ACTION We need your help to speak up for dogs! Please make brief, polite phone calls to University System of Georgia Chancellor Henry M. Huckaby (has governing and management authority over GRU) at 404-656-2202 and GRU President Dr. Richardo Azziz at 706-721-2301 and ask them to stop dental experiments on dogs at GRU. After you make your phone calls, please fill in and submit the form below to automatically send a message to Dr. Azziz and Chancellor Huckaby.

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Requesting that Administrator Kevin Shea, and Deputy Administrator William H. Clay, bring transparency and accountability to all of this agency’s wildlife damage control activities.


Wildlife Services: Stop slaughtering millions of wild animals


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Millions of animals are being killed every year by the federal agency that claims to have “leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.” Wildlife Services kills family pets, threatened and endangered species and other animals who were not targeted, but who are now dead all the same. This federal agency is funded by taxpayers to help protect property, natural resources, and reduce risks to humans, but it has unfortunately developed a reputation of carelessness and routine cruelty to animals.

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Appalling animal abuse at a Leprino Foods dairy supplier.


Americn Tragedy: Horses Need You Now!


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When we look at America's horses, we see freedom, beauty and strength. Sadly, some foreign companies see something else entirely: meat and money.

Though the last U.S. horse slaughterhouses were shuttered in 2007, a legislative loophole makes it legal for "kill buyers" to purchase our horses and export them across our borders—where they are routinely slaughtered and sold for human consumption all around the world. Last year alone, over 140,000 American horses fell victim to this cruel and barbaric industry.

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New York is leading the way to stop the ivory trade in the U.S.


Help Stop the Bloody Ivory Trade




African elephants are being slaughtered by the tens of thousands every year by ivory-seeking poachers. Recently, New York passed a state law that imposes prohibitions on the sale of ivory and harsher penalties for violators. Your state has sent an important message -- you won’t tolerate the ivory trade. It’s time for the rest of the country to follow New York’s lead.

Please make a brief, polite phone call to U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at 212-688-6262 and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer at 212-486-4430 urging them to support the Administration’s plans to crack down on the ivory market in the U.S.


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Appalling animal abuse at a Leprino Foods dairy supplier.


Stop Sickening Animal Abuse at World’s Largest Pizza Cheese Supplier


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Is your pizza topped with horrific animal cruelty?

A new Mercy For Animals under cover investigation reveals appalling animal abuse at a Leprino Foods dairy supplier. Leprino Foods is the world’s largest mozzarella cheese producer and a supplier to virtually all of the major pizza chains in the country, including Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and Domino’s.

See the shocking hidden-camera video footage, and Read more and Sign this petition.


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- Sirius has not been honored at the 9/11 memorial


Add Sirius the k-9 to the 9/11 memorial


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Sirius, a four and a half year old yellow lab, was the only K9 killed in the September 11 attacks. Sirius was a member of the NY/NJ Port Authority Police Department and worked as an Explosives Detection Dog. He and his partner, Officer David Lim, were assigned to the Port Authority Police Station in the basement of the World Trade Center’s Tower Two, where he worked checking trucks and vehicles for explosives. Sirius became a member of the PAPD after he graduated from the Port Newark K9 Center on 07/15/2000 and wore PAPD Badge #17.

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If Canada's fishing industry would like open access to our U.S. market, it needs to stop the commercial seal slaughter for good.


Protect Canada Seals

Speak Up For Seals - Stop Seal Slaughter


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We have the power to stop commercial seal slaughter. Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans has said that it will shut down the barbaric practice when the country's fishing industry asks it to do so. Most sealers only make about 5 percent of their income from killing seals — the rest is from seafood. .

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Ebay Classifieds: Stop Selling Live Animals


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Thank you all for signing our petition. We wanted to update you and ask for your continued support to help spread the word about online puppy mills.

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Petition Ms. Kim to take an active stance in the fight against dog meat and animal cruelty in South Korea!


Asking South Korean Gold Medalist Yuna Kim To Join The Fight Against Dog Meat


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Ms. Kim has an outstanding record of compassion and been named a UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador, Special Olympic Global Ambassador, Winter Youth Olympic Games Ambassador and dog owner as shown in this tour of her home. TIME has also named her one of their Top 100 Influential People.

We would like to petition Ms. Kim to take an active stance in the fight against dog meat and animal cruelty in South Korea and help us officially ban dog meat there forever. business” to the perpetrator and are inadequate to act as real deterrents.

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Please Help Us Stop The Suffering of Elephants, Tigers, Bears and Other Wild Animals in Circuses!!


Support the Traveling Wild and Exotic Animal Protection Act!


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Urge The New York State Legislators To Support TheTraveling Wild And Exotic Animal Protection Act.

Wild and Exotic Circus Animals Live Dreadful Lives of Domination, Confinement, and Violent Training.

It is standard practice to beat, shock, and whip wild animals to make them perform unnatural tricks. In the wild, elephants don’t stand on stools, bears don’t ride bicycles, and tigers don’t jump through fiery hoops.

Laws Protecting Animals in Traveling Shows are Grossly Inadequate and Poorly Enforced

The Animal Welfare Act establishes only minimal guidelines and even these meager standards are often ignored. Fines for violations are so small that they become merely a “cost of doing business” to the perpetrator and are inadequate to act as real deterrents.

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Please sign and share the petition urging your representative to take a stand for animal welfare and public safety by supporting the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act.

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About Elephant Rides and Circuses


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Following a few separate incidents with elephants that have gone wrong in recent weeks, including escapes from a circus and a lone elephant winding up in the Gulf of Mexico after leaving a birthday party, newly released footage obtained by Animal Defenders International (ADI) as part of its Stop Circus Suffering campaign is offering us another look at why we need to shut down elephant rides and stop using big, exotic animals at events and circuses.

While taking a ride on an elephant or having them make a cameo at an event may seem harmless, the abuse they suffer behind the scenes to get them to be compliant, combined with the unnatural living conditions they’re kept in as traveling performers, leaves them paying the ultimate price for our brief encounters.

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Tell Animal Planet to take their “Man-Eating Super Wolves” special off the air and remove it from their website immediately.


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As part of their “Monster Week” ratings grab, Animal Planet is airing a lurid, factually absurd, and shameful special called “Man-Eating Super Wolves.” The cable channel has scheduled multiple airings of the show.

This despicable distortion of reality could not come at a worse time for wolves. Wolf-haters have mounted extermination efforts in Idaho and elsewhere, threatening to reverse two decades of hard-won progress for one of America’s most beloved wild animals.

TV channels like Animal Planet must accept responsibility for the real-world consequences of airing shoddy tabloid pseudo-documentaries.

Demand that Animal Planet issue a public apology for gross negligence and damaging information that was aired on National Television.



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Animal cruelty must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Stand with Alley Cat Allies: Abuse cannot be tolerated. Add your name.

Stand Against Animal Cruelty!


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At least 25 cats were found killed and some hanged in a tree in Yonkers, New York. Their bodies were in varied states of decomposition, and the SPCA of Westchester, which is investigating this atrocity, believes this has been happening for more than a year.

You care for and love cats, so you know that no matter where cats live—indoors or outdoors—they are valued. Animal abuse cannot, and will not, be tolerated.

Alley Cat Allies has offered a reward for information that leads to an arrest, but we need to stand not just for these cats, but all cats.

Tell the authorities: Animal cruelty cases must be investigated and prosecuted. Nothing less will be acceptable.


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Tell Canada to end the seal hunt


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People around the world continue to say “no” to seal products, but the Canadian government stubbornly continues trying to sell these cruel products. They are fighting the EU ban at the WTO and trying to overturn the ban in Russia. The bans must be defended! .

Tell Canada that the seal hunt must end and that you will defend your right to say “no” to cruelty.

A quick note to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will help protect seals. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times

Speak Up For the Seals


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Send A Message To The Fishing Industry


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When you buy Canadian seafood -- like snow crabs, cod and cold water shrimp -- your money is going into the pocket of seal hunters. We must stop the seal slaughter in Canada. But how? With almost 95% of a seal hunter's income coming from the seafood industry, it's simple: boycott Canadian seafood.

More than 60% of exported Canadian seafood ends up on American tables. Showing that we are not okay with seal slaughter and that we will not financially support sealers will send a strong message to the Canadian fishing industry.

Stand with thousands of others and add your name to those who will boycott seafood to stop seal slaughter!

Speak Up For the Seals


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Proposed Regulation: Management Plan for Mute Swans in New York State


Take Action Now, Mute Swans in Peril


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Action Needed: Email the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Bureau of Wildlife before February 21, 2014 and oppose this plan to eradicate the mute swan!

Easily recognizable with their long necks and reddish-orange bills, mute swans are found up and down the Eastern seaboard and beyond in areas as far west as Montana and Utah. Introduced into the United States over 100 years ago, these free-ranging swans are adored by New York residents for their grace, beauty and elegance.

Unfortunately, governments have been allowed to dramatize the environmental impact of these swans on our ecosystems while ignoring much more serious environmental issues. In the past, mute swans have been needlessly targeted for eradication in Michigan, Maryland and Delaware just for doing what swans do: protecting their offspring from predation and eating plants to survive.

Now, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it wants to reduce New York’s wild mute swan population to zero by 2025. Nests and eggs would be completely destroyed, and while a few adults might be sterilized or permitted to live on in captivity, the rest would be killed.

Use the form on this page to submit your comments on the draft mute swan plan to the Bureau of Wildlife before Feb. 21, 2014.


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Protest Squirrel Killing by Holley’s Fire Department!


End Animal Killing Contests in New York


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The firefighters' oath of protecting lives still doesn't mean anything in Holley, New York. The Holley Fire Department is once again gearing up for another "squirrel shoot 'em up" event on February 22.

The appalling "Squirrel Slam," a fundraiser for the Holley Fire Department, is moving forward for the eighth consecutive year despite pleas from the public to cancel it. The "Squirrel Slam" wantonly promotes the mass killing of squirrels. Last year prizes were given to the individuals who killed the largest and heaviest squirrels, often pregnant females and those who may well have recently given birth, leaving their young left alone to starve to death. Children as young as 14 years old will be encouraged to gun down as many of these harmless and unsuspecting animals as possible.

Blasting away defenseless squirrels for fun is sickening, and needs to stop now! Take action!!



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Please take action and stand with us in our fight to save Idaho wolves


Take Action: Stop the Contracted Killing of Wolves in Idaho!


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A hit man sent by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game may be the last thing the Monumental and Golden Creek wolf packs will see before they die.

Yes, you read that correctly.

The U.S Forest Service (USFS) has ignored their own wilderness management policy and allowed the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to send a trapper out to exterminate two wolf packs deep within the vast Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

This is a massive betrayal of the public trust. Tell the USFS, the agency in charge of protecting this Wilderness Area, to immediately stop the wolf eradication program in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness area.

The future of wolves in Idaho is grim if we don’t act against their brutal anti-wolf agenda. In 2012, IDFG funded the aerial killing of 14 wolves, paying a bounty of $1600 per dead wolf. And now the Forest Service is letting it happen - against their own policies. Enough is enough. Tell the USFS that their reckless decision to allow entire wolf packs to be exterminated in a protected wilderness area is unconscionable.

There isn’t any time to lose – as you read this, the state’s hit man is out laying his traps which by Idaho law can be left unchecked for up to 72 hours – leaving anything caught to bleed to death or succumb to exposure while waiting to be shot by the returning trapper.

This is going on as we speak - time is of the essence. Please, take action immediately! Tell the USFS that it’s their duty to protect the wild in Wilderness Areas – and they must stop this reckless wolf extermination!


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Defenseless geese are held down while their feathers are ripped out to make down clothing


Tell North Face to Stop Using Live-Plucked Down!


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As the weather gets colder, people all over the United States are putting on jackets made with goose down to keep themselves warm. But the down that went into making those coats often comes from geese that were subjected to intense pain and terror as their feathers were ripped out of their bodies.

When down feathers are "gathered" from live birds, it's not like the experience of plucking a few stray hairs from your own head. The geese are held down with their heads between the knees of workers, shrieking in pain and agony as the plucker rips the feathers from their skin. If the feathers aren't ready to come out -- which is often -- the birds will be left bruised and bloody. Worst of all, the geese are forced to undergo this torture multiple times in their lives.

Popular outdoor brand North Face says it's working to create a responsible policy, but its down comes from Allied Feathers, a company that news sources say gets much of its down feathers from live-plucked geese in Hungary.

Clothing companies can stop supporting this torture by sourcing down from birds that aren't plucked alive. Tell North Face to stop using down from live-plucked geese!


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Stop Long Island Farm Bureau/USDA Stealth Plan To Brutally Slaughter 5,000 East End Deer


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Deer will be entrapped by bait stations and then shot by sharpshooters under cover of night, from mobile units or tree stands, or captured in drop nets, and then executed at point blank range with a hand-gun. This is grotesque, extraordinarily cruel and utterly unacceptable to civilized people of conscience. The ensuing terror and carnage these animals will suffer is primitive and ethically indefensible. And this, in spite of the overwhelming evidence that immuno-contraception is effective, humane, less expensive and sustainable over the long term.

We demand that this archaic plan be shelved permanently and that intelligent, forward thinking solutions be instituted that protect people, animals and agriculture while adhering to ethical and environmentally sound models.

We categorically reject and protest the unethical, "quick-fix", non-science-based plan propagated by the Long Island Farm Bureau and the U.S.D.A. to cruelly slaughter and/or surgically sterilize over 5,000 deer in the five towns of Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, commencing January/February, 2014. Not only does this present an inherent danger to the public, to pets and other wildlife, but it imposes an onerous and unnecessary financial burden on taxpayers.

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Please take action and stand with us in our fight to save Idaho wolves


Take Action: Stop the Wolf Killing Competition in Idaho


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A controversial wolf killing competition is set to begin December 28th, 2013. It could be game over for a number of Idaho’s wolves if the Idaho for Wildlife group gets their way

Organizers of this killing competition admit that one purpose of the event is to show the world that no one can stop them from killing wolves – not you, not me, and especially not the federal government. Next weekend their twisted wish will come true if Governor Otter and the Director of Idaho Fish and Game don’t take immediate action to stop this mass killing from taking place.

Defenders is taking emergency action to stop this from happening next weekend and anytime in the future. There isn’t much time left, we need to make ourselves heard loud and clear!

Please take action and stand with us in our fight to save Idaho wolves: Tell Governor Otter and Idaho Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore: say NO to wolf and predator killing derby competitions. Take Action!


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Action New York: Urge Gov. Cuomo to Sign Pet Dealer Bill into Law!
Call Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office at (518) 474-8390 to urge him to sign this important legislation into state law. Please follow up by sending our email, below.


Local Government Regulation of Puppy Mills and Pet Stores


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Years of hard work by animal advocates across the state is in danger of being undone - and the ASPCA urgently needs your help to stop that from happening.

The long-suffering dogs in our state’s puppy mills and pet stores are one signature away from a major victory, but we are up against the clock and strong opposition from the pet industry. We urgently need your help to get A.740-A/S.3753-A, the pet dealer bill, signed by Governor Cuomo to give local governments the ability to crack down on unscrupulous dog breeders and pet stores.

A quick reminder on the issue & what this legislation would do to fix it: Current state laws regulating pet dealers are extraordinarily weak, and dogs suffer immensely as a result. This legislation would allow local governments - which are often willing and better-suited to crack down on these businesses - to enact additional requirements to allow greater local control and management for their communities. Read More...


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Tell Tyson to Stop Torturing Pigs


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For three weeks I lived a lie to expose the truth while working undercover at a Tyson hog factory farm in Oklahoma. What I saw was a living nightmare.

Thousands of pregnant pigs spent nearly their entire lives crammed into cages so small they could barely move. They couldn’t turn around, walk or even lie down comfortably. I saw pigs with open wounds and bloody pressure sores from rubbing against the bars of their metal cages or lying on hard concrete.

Pigs would constantly ram their heads against their tiny stalls or spend hour after hour, day after day, biting the bars of their cages out of frustration. These intelligent and social animals were literally driven mad in these hellish conditions.

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Kentucky: Don't Let Animal Abusers Run Puppy Mills!


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Puppy mill owner Dennis Bradley was charged with animal cruelty earlier this year following a raid on his home. Despite this incident, Bradley is still running his puppy mill business.

Undercover video taken by the Humane Society shows six wet, shivering schnauzer puppies with matted fur crowded together in one wire cage with their mom. Bradley is asking $250-$300 per pup to remove them from these conditions. In all, Bradley has 58 dogs on his property, a dozen or more less than two months old. Most of the dogs live in rusty wire cages, lying in their own filth. Bradley clearly lacks sympathy for these dogs and is only running Dream Catcher Kennels for the money. Unfortuately, the county says they don't have the funds to control the problem.

Puppy mills like Bradley's obviously hurt animals, but they cause problems for greater society, too. Sick pups reared in such conditions can cost buyers thousands in vet bills, and sick and dying animals are especially disturbing for children who receive them as gifts. Please sign the petition to convince Kentucky legislators to stop past offenders from running puppy mills!

No dogs deserve to grow up in conditions like these. We have to come together to break this cycle of mistreatment. Please sign the petition to convince Kentucky legislators to stop past offenders like Bradley from running puppy mills!


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Say "NO" to gestation crates for pigs!


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Millions of pigs live their entire lives inside gestation crates -- tiny cages about the same size as an airplane seat! This means that these pigs don't even have the room to turn around.

Pigs are intelligent animals that lead active social lives when allowed. Forcing them into such confined living spaces is inhumane.

Several companies such as McDonald's and Costco have announced that they will no longer use gestation crates. This is a step forward, but we need to keep fighting for a crate-free future for all pigs.

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Call and email your U.S. senators and representative in Washington, D.C., today to ask them to cosponsor the SAFE Act and to thank them if they are already cosponsors!


Urgent: Stop Horse Slaughter Now


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On Nov. 1, a federal court issued a ruling that clears the way for horse slaughter plants to open in the U.S. The USDA has already issued applications for horse slaughter inspections at a few locations around the country, so horse slaughter could resume any day now. It’s more urgent than ever: Please email your legislators today. Ask them to pass the SAFE Act and stop the slaughter of America’s horses for good! Read More...


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Stop Teaching How to Run a Puppy Mill!


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The Center for Food Security & Public Health ("CFSPH"), located at the Iowa State University ("ISU"), and with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"), offers an eleven-part course in Regulatory Compliance for Commercial Dog Breeders.

We are appalled that the CFSPH, the ISU, and the CDC would encourage the proliferation of Commercial Dog Breeders, also known as puppy mills.

It is unconscionable that these institutions would facilitate the breeding of more dogs when so many dogs languish in shelters and with rescues, waiting for permanent homes, and when millions are euthanized ever year because of oversupply.

Moreover, breeding dogs in large commercial facilities is in and of itself an inhumane practice. Dogs are not crops. They are sentient, sensitive creatures who were not made for mass breeding, and for near-constant confinement.

We expect that your response will be that commercial dog breeding isn't going to stop, and that it is better for the dogs if the breeders know the regulations. As long as courses like yours exist, however, commercial dog breeding is given credibility and validation. It is not a practice that you should endorse in any way, shape, or form.

Accordingly, we the undersigned respectfully request that the CFSPH, the ISU, and the CDC stop offering courses in Commercial Dog Breeding immediately.

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Pledge:Investigate Dog Abuse at the University of Oklahoma


The University of Oklahoma laboratory allegedly used 9-volt batteries to shock dogs to death.


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It's bad enough when dogs and other animals are used in science experiments. But at the University of Oklahoma, researchers allegedly electrocuted dogs to death using a nine-volt battery applied directly to the dogs' hearts.

According to USDA documents, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center used "improper methods" of anesthesia when experimenting on the dogs -- and animal rights groups say they didn't use any at all.

This means that these dogs, who probably never got to feel the sun on their faces or grass under their feet, suffered terrible pain as they died at the hands of the researches they trusted.

Please sign the petition to urge the USDA to inv estigate the institution immediately and fine them for any breaches of research procedure.


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Pledge: Stop Promoting Violence Against Animals!


Grand Theft Auto V Promotes Violence to Animals


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Good parents tell their children not to hurt animals. So why has Rockstar Games published a new version of Grand Theft Auto that promotes running over and beheading animals and other acts of pointless cruelty?

The animals rights group, In Defense of Animals, has rightly called a boycott of Grand Theft Auto V because it basically paints a target on the backs of all animals, both virtual and live. Let's face it: It is way too easy for somebody who runs over a helpless kitten in a game to do the same thing in real life. And there is some evidence that people who can't get their hands on a copy of the game are targeting animals in the real world for violence.

Grand Theft Auto is one of the most popular video games of all time. It's time for its publisher to take some ethical responsiblity for its content. Tell Rockstar Games not to promote violence to animals in its games!


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Pledge: Tell Craigslist to Help Stop Violence Against Pets


Justice for Puppy Doe!


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On August 31st 2013, a young, small, female dog named ‘Puppy Doe’ was found brutally tortured in a Quincy, Massachusetts park, and we were all left wondering who could let this happen to any animal. The dog’s injuries were so violent and severe that the only humane thing to do was to euthanize her. She had been starved, burned, stabbed, and limbs pulled from her joints in what’s been described as a “medieval’ style torture.

It was later determined that the original owner of the dog had to give her up due to breed restrictions. According to media reports, the owner decided to put the dog, named Kiya, up for adoption on Craigslist. Craigslist is often a go-to source for animal abusers looking for victims because it is anonymous and there is no accountability or screening process like regular shelters and rescue groups provide. I'm asking Craigslist to stop these re-homing posts, or only allow registered shelters and rescues to post adoptable pets so it is never again a part of tragedies like what happened to Puppy Doe.

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Pledge: Tell Washington University To Stop Hurting Cats


Help protect cats from pain and suffering!


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Washington University in St. Louis needs to make a change. It is currently the only civilian medical center that requires pediatrics residents to use cats when learning how to insert a breathing tube in a human infant.

This procedure is inhumane and especially cruel considering that almost every other medical center in the U.S. uses cruelty-free human infant simulators. While Washington University does use simulators when training practicing physicians, pediatrics residents are still required to work with cats.

This makes absolutely no sense! We cannot allow the continued torture of cats when other humane and more effective teaching methods are readily available. Demand that the administrators of Washington University stop this barbaric practice immediately! Read more:


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This week the New York City Bar Association withdrew a resolution submitted to the American Bar Association that urged Congress to repeal the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), in addition to urging the Department of Justice to stop any further prosecutions brought under it. Read more:


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Pledge: Switzerland's Cats are Disappearing for the Fur Trade


Protest Stray Cat Hunting in Switzerland!


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Despite efforts to stop it, Swiss animal advocates suspect the fur trade may be the cause of sad stories about cats disappearing. A Swiss law designed to... Read more:


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5 Ways Thieves Could Steal Your Dog

Urge The Cherokee Bear Zoo to Close Cruel Bear Pits


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Home to about a dozen miserable bears, the Cherokee Bear Zoo is a small remote tourist trap located off a highway in North Carolina—blink, and you'll miss it. The dilapidated roadside attraction keeps these intelligent animals in grossly inhumane conditions. They are confined to virtually barren concrete pits, where they have no other option but to pace back and forth, walk in endless circles, and beg tourists to toss them a morsel of food. ... Read more:


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5 Ways Thieves Could Steal Your Dog

5 Ways Thieves Could Steal Your Dog


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This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on January 1, 2013. Enjoy!

Sergeant Kenneth Chambers was playing Frisbee with his dog in the parking lot of a Jacksonville, Florida grocery store recently when lightning struck out of the clear blue sky. The young American veteran, in recovery for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), rolled down the car windows and placed his Australian Shepard/Blue Heeler Mix inside the vehicle just briefly while he went inside to help his mother with the bags. When he came out moments later, Adalida was gone ... Read more:


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Urge Gov. to Mandate Training for Dog Control Officers


Lack of Training Leads to Tragedy


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Dear New York Advocates,

State law requires all towns and cities in New York (with the exception of NYC) to employ dog control officers. Enforcing animal control laws safely and humanely requires special skills and knowledge—but no training is currently required to become a dog control officer.

Unfortunately, lack of training has resulted in poor animal care and even cruelty convictions across the state. In Lackawanna, one untrained officer shot and killed a cat and two kittens. A dog control officer for the town of Hoosick recently pleaded guilty to shooting stray dogs and burying them in his barnyard manure pile.

Thanks to your calls and emails, the New York State Legislature has passed A.1657-E/S.3537-D, legislation that would equip municipal dog control officers with the education they need to do their jobs effectively—and humanely.

It now needs only Governor Cuomo’s approval to become law. If you live in New York, please contact the governor and ask him to sign this humane legislation.

What You Can Do


Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center online to quickly call and email Governor Cuomo and urge him to sign this commonsense bill into state law.

Thank you for your help, New York!


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Urge Gov. Cuomo to Sign Pet Dealer Bill into Law!


Empower Local Governments To Protect Animals!


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Dear New York Advocates,

An ASPCA-supported state bill to allow New York’s local governments to regulate “pet dealers”—a term encompassing pet shops and breeding facilities—has already passed the New York State Legislature will soon be on Governor Cuomo’s desk for his approval. Help push this bill over the finish line by urging the governor to sign it into law.

New York appears to be the only state in the U.S. that expressly prohibits local (city/county) governments from augmenting the state’s ineffective law by regulating puppy mills and pet stores themselves. But if towns and cities across the state want to do better for their residents, their animals and their bottom lines, they should be allowed to do so! It’s time to fix this irrational, outdated law.

What You Can Do


Please be the animals' voice—urge Governor Cuomo to sign NY A.740-A/S.3753-A into state law.

Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center today to send a quick message to Governor Cuomo letting him know that this law is important to you. And don't forget to pass this on to friends and family who live in the Empire State!

Thank you, New York, for standing up for your state’s animals.


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Pledge: Stop the Attack On States' Rights :


remove King Amendment from the Farm Bill

Final Farm Bill Must Not Include the King Amendment


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The U.S. Senate and House have each passed their own versions of the Farm Bill, and soon a joint committee of senators and reps will meet to iron out the differences and present one final bill.

One major difference between the Senate and House Farm Bills is that the House’s version contains a radical anti-animal provision known as the King Amendment. We need your help to make sure this provision is not part of the final bill.

Authored by Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the King Amendment is an unprecedented assault on states’ sovereign rights to pass laws that protect animals on farms, in puppy mills and elsewhere. Even more alarming, the King Amendment could strike down many existing state animal cruelty laws, leaving some animals with no legal protections.

What You Can Do

Please don’t delay—visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to quickly contact your members of Congress in Washington, D.C., and ask them to urge their colleagues working on the final Farm Bill to strike the King Amendment.

Thank you for your help! Take Action Now!


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Stand With Ryan Gosling: No More Gestation Crates For Pigs

No More Gestation Crates For Pigs


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For most females, becoming pregnant is a joyous experience, bringing with it all the hopes and joys of delivering a precious newborn into the world. Not so for female pigs in Canada.

Instead, once they become pregnant, mother pigs are kept in cages called gestation crates for four months, before being moved to a different cage to give birth. Then the cycle repeats itself, as they are re-impregnated and stuck back in a gestation crate. Read more:


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Pledge: Tell Congress to Ban Horse Slaughter Once and for All!


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Please Act Now, Horses in Danger!


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On Friday we learned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved an application for horse slaughter inspections at a plant in Roswell, New Mexico, and grant inspections at horse slaughter plants in Missouri and Iowa this Monday, July 1.

It is now more urgent than ever that we stop the slaughter of American horses for good! The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act will, at long last, prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. and ban their export abroad for that purpose.

Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center online right now quickly email and call your U.S. representative and senators. Urge them to support and cosponsor the SAFE Act, or, if they have already signed on as cosponsors, thank them for standing up for horses.

On behalf of the horses, thank you for your help!


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Pledge: Man's Best Friend Is Not A Delicacy


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The dog meat trade in Vietnam is horrific, illegal, and inhumane - and must be stopped.


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Imagine your dog is stolen only to become someone's meal. That is the horrifying reality in Thailand where family pets and street dogs are being rounded up, thrown into overcrowded crates and transported to nearby countries including Vietnam. Their destination? Someone's plate. These dogs are put through unimaginable strife as they endure dehydration, starvation and exposure to diseases ranging from rabies to E. coli. They are later inhumanely killed and traded or sold to markets and restaurants for profit.

We cannot allow these atrocities to continue. Call on the Vietnamese government to crack down on the import of dogs for meat and work with the media to educate consumers on the dangers behind their "lavish" meal! .

This Has To Stop


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Pledge: Stop the Spread of Superbugs


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Misuse of antibiotics on factory farms contributes to antibiotic-resistant infections. Superbugs like MRSA already kill tens of thousands of people every year!


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Animals on factory farms are fed antibiotics in low doses, helping them grow faster and endure crowded, dirty, stressful conditions. This intensive use of antibiotics is breeding dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria — "superbugs." Using antibiotics on healthy farm animals is making us sick.

When contracted by humans, superbugs can't be treated with medicine the way we rely on. They can require antibiotics with greater side effects and lead to longer illnesses, more hospitalizations, and even death when treatments fail. The meat industry needs to clean up its act, before more deadly superbugs spread! Speak up to say you want to stop the out-of-control use of antibiotics on factory farms!


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The 4 H Club: Stop allowing the sale of livestock to inhumane slaughter housesPetition: Stop allowing the sale of livestock to inhumane slaughter houses


The 4 H Club partake in multiple livestock auctions every year. During this outdated and heinous activity cows and pigs are prodded onto platforms, local supermarkets crowd around the stage to place bids and send these animals off to slaughter at inhumane facilities. The 4 H Club allows these animals to be taken from farms where they are free to graze and roam and be sent to inhumane slaughter houses. We need to send a message, inhumane slaughter is wrong! I would like to petition the 4 H Club to either stop this cruel and belittling act of auction or to ensure that the animals that are sold only be sold to certified humane facilities. Please sign and help end, even if only a small part, of suffering.Let's join together! Thank you!!

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Capitol BuildingPetition: Remove the "I Hate Dogs" page from Facebook


To: Facebook and its supervision of "Animal Hate Pages"
Dear Facebook: As an animal protector I am shocked and appalled that the "I Hate Dogs" page is back up. Please remove animal hate pages like your "I Hate Dogs", the "Cat Recipe Page", or the Wolf Barbecue" pages from Facebook.

Animal hate pages need to be removed and blocked from Facebook. It is a proven fact that people that hate and harm animals eventually hate and harm humans. Children that learn to harm animals proceed to injuring people as well. Sign the Petition Here



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We know that those who abuse animals are more likely to be violent toward people too. Kathleen Rice has proposed new legislation to modernize our animal crimes laws, protect the voiceless and defenseless, and hold animal abusers accountable for their despicably cruel crimes. To get this critical legislation passed in Albany, she needs your help. More than 1,000 people have already signed my petition to encourage lawmakers to pass our bill. Please show your support by signing the petition today.

Sign the Petition HereAfter you and your family sign, please forward this link along to all of your friends to help us send a strong message to the New York State Legislature. As always, thank you for your support and I know that together, we can stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.


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Sponsored by: World Society for the Protection of Animals - USA


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Bear baiting is one of the world's most savage blood sports. It's shocking that the practice is still allowed to continue.


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Bear cubs are captured from the wild for use in bear baiting. During these displays trained fighting dogs attack a tethered bear whose claws and teeth have been removed. This practice endangers wild bear populations and causes extreme suffering to bears and dogs.

Pledge to end bear baiting and animal cruelty!

The silver lining to this dark cloud is that animal protection groups are working to end this practice. They are helping wildlife officials stop the fights, rescuing bears and moving them to sanctuaries, and increasing education and awareness while finding alternative sources of incomes for the communities that still practice bear baiting.

These animal protection groups still need your help. Add you name to the pledge to show your support for their mission. By adding your name, you will be helping to stop bear baiting and ending cruelty towards all animals.

Join me and together we can build a world where animal cruelty has ended and animal welfare matters.




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Target: First Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)






Help Us Stop the Dog Meat Trade


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Sign this petition to tell restaurants to "Stop Serving Dog Meat!" Dogs (and cats) are suffering horrific cruelty because of the Dog Meat Trade in South East Asia. Dogs are piled on top of each other in tiny cages for days, and then boiled alive, electrocuted or beaten to death. How can we stop this horrific cruelty? One answer is to slow the demand for meat by convincing local restaurants to stop buying and serving dog meat. Please help us support local organizations in South East Asia employing this critical tactic.

Sign your name and we’ll provide this list of thousands of names to organizations trying to convince local restaurants to stop buying and serving dog meat. If we use our voices collectively the impact will be so much greater and this shocking cruelty will cease. Please, sign the petition and tell all restaurants with dog meat on their menu to "STOP serving dog (and cat) meat!"


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Target: Save Group Protecting New York's Wildlife


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A Long Island town wants to shut down a crucial wildlife rehabilitation group over keeping ducks and turkeys in town. Sign today to have your signature delivered this Tuesday.


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Pale Male, the red-tailed hawk of Central Park, was the first hawk known to build its nest on a building rather than in a tree. He's lived in the city for more than two decades now and produced many offspring -- many of which have survived thanks to the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINNOR).

But this crucial group could be shut down by the town of Oyster Bay, Long Island. Care2 member Robin Lynn started a petition to save WINNOR and is delivering the signatures on Tuesday. Sign now to help her convince Oyster Bay to back down.


A Long Island town wants to shut down a crucial wildlife rehabilitation group over keeping ducks and turkeys in town. Sign today to have your signature delivered this Tuesday.


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Pale Male, the red-tailed hawk of Central Park, was the first hawk known to build its nest on a building rather than in a tree. He's lived in the city for more than two decades now and produced many offspring -- many of which have survived thanks to the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINNOR).

But this crucial group could be shut down by the town of Oyster Bay, Long Island. Care2 member Robin Lynn started a petition to save WINNOR and is delivering the signatures on Tuesday. Sign now to help her convince Oyster Bay to back down.



Military Working Dogs Did you know that the U.S. military employs a military working dogs (MWDs)? These faithful animals are classified as equipment. MWDs courageously save lives on the battlefield every day, and their loyalty and bravery are second to none. The Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act (H.R. 1043, S. 2134) would give these creatures what they deserve - better transportation and adoption practices, care in retirement, and formal recognition of their military service.

Take action today. Tell Congress to reclassify MWDs as official members of the Armed Forces and Sign The Petition!

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Keep Our Horses and Food Supply Safe


Although 80 percent of Americans support a ban on horse slaughter, more than 100,000 horses are sent to their grisly deaths in foreign slaughter plants, while the menace of domestic plants reopening continues to threaten American communities. Federal legislation is critically needed to end the slaughter of American horses and to protect consumers from toxic horsemeat.

Please make a brief, polite phone call to your two Senators Kirsten E. Gillibrand (202) 224-4451 and Charles 'Chuck' E. Schumer (202) 224-6542, and Representative Steve Israel (202) 225-3335, urging co-sponsorship of H.R. 1094/S. 541, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act. This legislation will prevent American horses from being slaughtered both here and abroad, protect our country’s consumers, and our export reputation.

Send a follow-up message to your legislators here» Sign the pledge today, and join animal lovers across the country in supporting the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected effort.

Sincerely,
Wayne Pacelle
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO




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Stand Up for Wolves in Michigan


Wolves were protected under the Endangered Species Act for decades and are only now starting to recover. But sadly, hundreds are being hunted and trapped in Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Now, Michigan has passed a law to add to this carnage. And Michigan voters are fighting back to have their voices heard and prevent the slaughter of hundreds of wolves, often using painful methods such as steel-jawed leghold traps, for trophy collections. Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, a coalition of humane societies, Native American tribes, conservationists, and wolf biologists, is seeking to place a referendum on the Michigan ballot in 2014 to protect wolves from senseless recreational killing. Please help protect this iconic species. Sign the pledge today, and join animal lovers across the country in supporting the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected effort.

Sincerely,
Wayne Pacelle
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REMOVE FACEBOOK SITES THAT PROMOTE INTENTIONAL ANIMAL ABUSE!!


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This is FaceBook's description of "Graphic Content": " People use Facebook to share events through photos and videos. We understand that graphic imagery is a regular component of current events, but must balance the needs of a diverse community. Sharing any graphic content for sadistic pleasure is prohibited."

Animal Rights Activists have been trying to remove (by 'reporting') FaceBook sites that have the clear and intentional purpose of abusive behavior, including graphic content. "SKINNING ANIMALS ALIVE", "INSERTING FIREWORKS INTO LIVE ANIMALS", "STRANGLING LIVE ANIMALS", "SEXUALLY ABUSING ANIMALS", "PROVOKING OTHERS TO HARM ANIMALS" and "ANIMAL HATE" sites. Read more


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Dutch the service dog was beaten for several minutes before he bit his attacker. Now, a Colorado court has ordered him euthanized for this act of self-defense.


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Save Dutch from Death Row!


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Dutch was accused of being a "vicious" or "dangerous" dog and is now in danger of euthanization by court order ...
Last November, Dutch bit a woman after she punched and hit him with a metal pole. Regardless of the reason Dutch was hit (the woman claims she was breaking us a dog fight), Dutch's owners believe Dutch only bit her because he was provoked and therefore, he is not a vicious dog and should not be euthanized



Capitol BuildingUSA: Puppy Mill Dogs Need Your Help—Close Loophole Allowing Internet Mills to Operate Unregulated!


Action Needed:  Please use the form here to submit your comments to the USDA. Tell the agency that you support the proposed rule to close a major loophole in federal regulation of puppy mills.


Capitol BuildingSpanish Greyhounds Deserve Homes, Not Desertion!


Action Needed:  Spanish greyhounds are beautiful dogs with a long history of being raised as hunting companions. This tradition continues today, but has taken a tragic turn. Often, as soon as hunting season is over, Spanish greyhounds are abandoned, discarded by their owners like garbage. Instead of being loved and cared for, these loyal pets are left to wander the streets underfed and abused.
During their short lifetimes these dogs are treated solely as property and do not receive human contact. When it's time to get rid of them, the hunters simply let them free to fend for themselves, or worse, hang them. They often watch for entertainment.

Help end this outdated and senseless practice. Today, implore Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to improve Spain's animal protection laws.


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