Care2 members are well known as incredibly passionate activists. Starting and signing petitions really can pay off. Read about some of the victories you helped accomplish in this month alone!
|JoJo the Service Dog Saved from Euthanasia
Care2 members Travis and Denise started a petition to save JoJo – a German shepherd that finally bit his attacker after months of taunting and torture. Their efforts saved JoJo, who is now living in an animal sanctuary awaiting adoption. Read more.
|Canadians Freed From Prison in Egypt
After being detained in Egypt for 54 days, Tarek Loubani and John Greyson are free and back home in Canada. The men were arrested while asking for directions at a police station in Cairo and accused of being “political mercenaries.” International media attention helped bring the two Canadians home. Read more.
|Zoo Elephants Finally Arrive at Sanctuary
After years of lobbying, debating, delays and a seriously long road trip, animal advocates can finally celebrate a victory with the safe arrival of the Toronto Zoo’s three remaining elephants at an animal sanctuary. Iringa, 44; Toka, 43; and Thika, 33, will live out the rest of their lives in peace at the Performing Animal Welfare Society’s (PAWS) sanctuary. Read more.
|Justice for Crash the Dog
Crash the dog was shot and killed on his own land for nothing more than barking at a passing car. Animal cruelty charges were brought against Crash’s killer, but it seemed likely he would be let off easy with a plea bargain. Still grieving from the loss of her beloved dog, Tracy started a petition on Care2 demanding justice. Crash’s killer now faces felony animal abuse charges.Read more.
|Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passed in California
Workers employed in the domestic sphere – cooks, nannies, home health aides and more – have been explicitly excluded from the basic legal protections other workers in the US enjoy. Now, domestic workers in California can finally hope to earn a living wage for the long hours they spend caring for California’s families. Read more.
|Circus Elephants in LA Saved From Bullhooks
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of bullhooks on circus elephants. Care2 member Kelly started a petition targeting the council and helped other Care2 members send messages to make it clear that LA residents wanted these barbaric torture instrument banned. This is a symbolic step in the fight to protect circus animals. Read more.
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