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Myanmar: Crack Down on Illegal Electrofishing That's Hurting This Rare Dolphin
Animals  (tags: dolphins, myanmar, electrofishing, illegal, abuse, abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, crime, cruelty, death, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
modern electrofishing -- where metal rods or conductive nets linked to car batteries send electric currents that stun the dolphins
TAKE ACTION NOW! CANADA: Stop Brutal Seal Clubbing and Torture
Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, slaughter, Candaian seal slaughter, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, suffering )

- 6 hours ago -
Every spring, the Canadian government allows seal cubs to be brutally slaughtered. Even with dwindling demand for seal products, due in large part to a European ban on seal fur and products, the massacre continues
End Trophy Hunting in Zimbabwe
Animals  (tags: trophy hunting, animalcruelty, endangered, extinction, crime, cruelty, death, killed, killing, law, protection, slaughter, sadness, suffering, wildanimals, wildlife, humans )

- 1 day ago -
Please sign the petition to demand justice for Cecil! Tell Zimbabwe to stop issuing hunting permits to kill endangered animals!
Demand An End to the Slaughter of Mute Swans Now!
Animals  (tags: swans, killing, mutilation, needless slaughter, animalrights, animalwelfare, ethics, prevention of cruelty to animals, protection )

- 16 hours ago -
Please sign to stop the unnecessary slaughter of Mute swans in Ohio by ODNR Division of Wildlife. Mute swans had been living at Lake Logan in Logan, Ohio for many years. Many local residents and tourists visited the lake to enjoy the beauty and splendor
URGENT: Help Me Save This Mama Bear From Colorado's Harsh 2 Strikes Law!
Animals  (tags: bears, abuse, animalrights, animalwelfare, crime, conservation, endangered, investigation, extinction, cruelty, law, ethics, protection, wildlife, slaughter, suffering, wildanimals, sadness )

- 9 hours ago -
If we aren't succesful, the mama bear will be killed, her cubs will get sent to a rehab center through fall and winter; then in the spring get released. We can show the Colorado Parks, Wildlife director/Governor that the public opposes killing bears.
End Illegal and Inhumane Gorilla Poaching
Animals  (tags: Gorilla poaching, illegal, inhumane, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, death, endangered, environment, killed, wildanimals )

- 1 day ago -
Survival of one of our closest ancestors, the Virunga Gorilla, is unsure at best. At last count, only 700 âEUR" 1,000 of these nearly human creatures remain. TheyâEUR(TM)re lost to habitat changes, disease, and poaching. Mostly poaching.
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, cruelty, confinement, suffering, animalcruelty, AnimalWelfare )

- 17 hours ago -
TOO MANY ANIMALS ARE SENTENCED TO INTENSIVE CONFINEMENT WORLDWIDE. Change that sentence. Take action to encourage the World Bank to update its animal welfare policies.
STOP! Ask Rent The Runway To Stop Renting Out FURS
Animals  (tags: fur farming, fur industry, barbaric behavior, prevention of cruelty to animals, animalrights, animalwelfare, ethics, protection laws, caged animals, fur ban )

- 17 hours ago -
Life on the "Ranch" - To cut costs, fur farmers pack animals into small cages, preventing them from taking more than a few steps back and forth. This crowding and confinement is especially distressing to minks - solitary animals who may occupy up to...
Please Provide Funding to TNR Experts, Cat Chance, to Plan & Execute Cleaning Up the Streets of Sarnia, Whose Feline Strays, Fer
Animals  (tags: cats welfare, overpopulation, spay neuter programmes, responsibility, suffering, animalrights, prevention of cruelty to animals, protection and safety )

- 17 hours ago -
Never has the treatment of animals for their betterment had more international attention&consideration, than right now. It is PARAMOUNT today, that young children witness our treatment of animals to be responsible and kind and learn to be so themselves.
Tell Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to Ban Hunting and Protect Our Wildlife.
Animals  (tags: biodiversity wildlife, habitat protection, wildlife loss, destruction of natural heritages, bio resources, hunting, responsibility, animalwelfare, protection, conservation )

- 17 hours ago -
Trinidad and Tobago, home to over 400 species of birds, almost 100 species of mammals and many other reptiles and amphibians, is a biodiversity paradise. As our country reels from the effects of falling oil prices and with the admission that there...
Don't Let China Host the 2019 World Dog Show Unless It Stops Yulin's Dog-Meat Festivals!
Animals  (tags: FCI, WDS2019, dog show, China, Yulin, aberration )

- 17 hours ago -
As long as the government of China has not stopped the horrific Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival, it is not acceptable that the largest worldwide dog organization will support and arrange its biggest annual dog competition in such a country.
End the Keeping and Trade of Primates as Pets in UK - Please Sign!!!
Animals  (tags: animalrights, animalwelfare, protection, pets, ethics, wildanimals, wildlife, suffering, animalcruelty )

- 1 day ago -
15 European countries have already introduced bans on keeping primates as pets, for either all or some species. We now call on the government in the UK to follow and introduce a complete ban on the keeping and trade of primates as pets.
Protest Circus For Allegedly Putting Animals in Danger
Animals  (tags: circus, animals elephants, marseilles, abuse, abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, cruelty, endangered, humans, protection, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
An animal activist is planning a protest before a circus performance in Marseilles takes place. The activist, Nicole OâEUR(TM)Shea, wants to warn audiences of the alleged distress and pain of animals in traveling circuses.
Wolf Petition: Grant Wolves Federal Protection By Listing Them as Threatened in the Endangered Species Act
Animals  (tags: wolves, endagered species act, animalcruelty, animalrights, conservation, endangered, extinction, humans, killed, killing, law, protection, sadness, slaughter, suffering, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
We, the undersigned, are asking for grey wolves to be listed as threatened throughout the lower 48 states of the United States and given full protection under the Endangered Species Act. We cannot stand to see these magnificent creatures be lost forever.
Stop Carriage Horses From Coming to Ft Myers!
Animals  (tags: horse drawn carriages, horse cruelty, suffering horses, prevention, animalrights, animalwelfare, protection laws )

- 17 hours ago -
Ft Myers FL is considering bring in horse drawn carriages to the downtown area. The temperatures are in the 90s with heat indexes well over 100 degrees. Horses cannot tolerate these extreme temps so bringing them here will be a death sentence.
Petition: Please Don't Kill Nonaggressive Mama Bear
Animals  (tags: wildlife, bears, conservation, coexistance, bear-proof cans, conflict prevention, two strike rule, Colorado, overpopulation, ethics, animalcruelty )

- 15 hours ago -
As Colorado's population grows, more and more subdivisions are popping up in areas that were prime bear habitat. The state's answer to the inevitable wildlife interactions is to kill every bear that has two interactions with humans - aggressive or not.
Please Email Zazzle Asking Them to Stop Selling Bullfighting Merchandise
Animals  (tags: abused, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animals, animalwelfare, animalrights, death, cruelty, crime, ethics, killing, sadness, suffering )

- 13 hours ago -
Hi Zazzle has numerous amounts of disturbing badges and accessories that condones bull fighting. Please send them a short email asking them to change their policy regarding products that condone animal abuse. Jade
End Illegal and Inhumane Gorilla Poaching | ForceChange
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, wildanimals, sadness, protection )

- 9 hours ago -
End Illegal and Inhumane Gorilla Poaching
Petition: Don't Discriminate Against Dog Owners Who Want to Adopt Children
Animals  (tags: dogs, rottweilers, german shepherds, pitbulls, bully breeds, discrimination, adoption, children, DCF, Massachusetts )

- 1 day ago -
A recent survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association covering 40 years and two continents concluded that no group of dogs should be considered disproportionately dangerous.
Save the Eagles, Save Fones Cliffs! Please Sign BY 8 OCTOBER!!!
Animals  (tags: eagles, habitat, habitatdestruction, animalrights, conservation, endangered, humans, law, protection, suffering, death, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 11 hours ago -
One of the most important bald eagle habitats on the East Coast is in danger of being turned into parking lots and townhomes. Help us get to 3,000 signatures on the petition below by the critical October 8 hearing!
Demand Reform of the Fish and Wildlife Service PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection )

- 6 hours ago -
The Endangered Species Act has the potential to save the earth's most imperiled animals. So why doesn't it have a better track record? According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, the act has a meager two percent success rate in saving
Genetic Editing To Create ' Micro ' Pigs To Be Sold As Pets - Angers Animal Rights Groups
Animals  (tags: micro pigs, pigs, genetics, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, humans, pets, sadness )

- 1 day ago -
Tiny pigs that weigh about 15kg when mature, about the same as a medium-sized dog.The institute now plans to sell each micro-pig for about £1,000 (S$2,175) to raise cash for the institute."We plan to... Featured story on today's Animal News Sentinel
ACTU Animaux - Lyna, Adorable Kitten With Fractured Hip- 5 Clicks Per Day to Help!
Animals  (tags: )

- 1 day ago -
Please click 5 times every day to raise funds for Lyna's very difficult surgery. The animals on the lower left-hand side of the page ask for your daily clicks too!
ACTU Animaux - Ondine, 2 Month Old Kitten, Has to Have Leg Amputated!
Animals  (tags: animaladvocates, animalwelfare, Kitten Rescue, suffering, rescued )

- 1 day ago -
A lady that was pregnant found poor little Ondine with a bad leg and fed it for three days, but the leg was badly infected. Check with the vet, the leg had to be taken to save her life. We need help to cover costs of the operation. Thank you for ALL!
Owner Intentionally Sets 4-Month-Old Puppy On Fire To See Him Suffer! Demand Justice For Izzy!
Animals  (tags: barbaric dog cruelty, suffering dog, punishment for animal abusers, puppy cruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, protection laws )

- 18 hours ago -
A four-month-old puppy is slowly recuperating at a Georgia veterinary hospital after his owner intentionally set the dog on fire just to see him burn and suffer. Fortunately a witness was able to grab the puppy away and extinguish the flames just as...
GREENPEACE - We're Demanding #Justtuna in Every Tin
Animals  (tags: Sustainable Fishing, fishery industry, fisherman, endangered fishes, protection laws, animalwelfare, bycatch )

- 18 hours ago -
people are telling the biggest brands that they won't buy unsustainable or unjust tuna. Can you sign too?
Please Sign!! Demand Judge Enforce Harsher Punishments for SEVERE Animal Abusers
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalwelfare, abuse, protection, animal abusers, animal abuse punishment, animal cruelty charges, Animal Cruelty )

- 16 hours ago -
200+ animals rescued from a couple in New Jersey-property had "carpet of crushing bones" inside and outside. Mostly dead baby animals. Two children lived there, ages 3 and 10. $4,000 fine, 30 days service, and an ownership ban is NOT ENOUGH!!
Petition: End Swim With Dolphin Programs | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project
Animals  (tags: protection, wildlife, Dolphins, programs, visitors )

- 12 hours ago -
PETITION: END SWIM WITH DOLPHIN PROGRAMS Target: Members of Congress Captive dolphins that perform in swim-with programs are kept intentionally hungry so that they are forced to interact with park visitors. Wild dolphins do not usually swim with people
WAZA, Please Stop the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project
Animals  (tags: protection, wildlife, Dolphin slaughter, stop )

- 12 hours ago -
I am writing to you today to urge WAZA to enforce your code of ethics and expel the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) from your organization. Furthermore, it is imperative that WAZA must expel all other facilities that have purchased dolp
Dolphins Need Your Help! Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, environment )

- 11 hours ago -
Seismic blasting off the U.S. East Coast threatens to bombard dolphins with dynamite-like blasts of sound, potentially affecting thousands of marine animals.

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