It’s horrible to hear about animal abuse cases or read the ways humans are endangering many species. Fortunately, there are things we can do to speak for them. One of the ways we can help and lend our voices to good causes is by signing petitions. Such petitions are sent to people in powerful positions that can make a change, especially when they see just how many people stand behind the cause. We can demand change, justice, and stop tragedies by speaking up and doing our part.
There are horrifying things happening around the world every week like extinction, hunting, exploitation, and cruelty. If you are looking for a way to help animals, here are 10 petitions you should sign this week, including saving black cats from being killed for a fake COVID-19 cure, ending Nigeria’s pangolin trade, and banning fur trapping in the U.S.
We want to thank you for being the change you wish to see in the world and giving a voice to the voiceless.
1. Honey the Dolphin Died After Years Alone in a Tank; End the Taiji Hunts
Two years ago, Honey’s story came into the spotlight when The Dolphin Project was fighting to save her from the terrible situation she was in. She was left all alone in a tank. Unfortunately, Honey was not able to be saved and her death was confirmed on April 4, 2020. She was one of the many dolphins captured each year at the Taiji cove. Sign this petition to demand that the Taiji hunts, in which dolphins are rounded up to either be killed or sold, are ended for good!
2. Punish Animal Abusers Who Tied Up Alligator and Shot Him With Arrows
Sadly, alligator hunting is legal in Florida. But only with a permit and in certain months. However, what happened recently was torture, not hunting. Someone found an injured alligator in Florida that had been tied up and shot twice with arrows, but the authorities have yet to figure out who did it. South West Florida Crime Stoppers are calling for tips about the incident and the sheriff’s office said they are starting a task force to educate and enforce animal abuse laws. The problem is, we know that all too often, the authorities allow animal abuse cases to fall by the wayside since they don’t involve humans. Sign this petition to encourage local law enforcement to get serious about catching this gator abuser.
3. Ban Single-Use Plastic Killing Marine Animals
Microplastics form a special kind of threat to humans and wildlife. We already know that plastic bags, straws, nets, and more have been murdering whales, seals, dolphins, turtles, fish, and birds for years. But microplastics are everywhere — even Antarctica! Also, many of them are covered in toxic materials such as chemicals, dyes, flame retardants, and fossil fuels. Sign this petition asking the governments of the United States and the European Union ban all single-use plastics now to protect our oceans and our environment’s health!
4. Demand Nigeria Stop Their Pangolin Trade
Scientists believe that coronavirus likely spread from bats, and then to pangolins, before being transmitted to humans. Many countries are taking steps to ban or regulate wildlife markets. However, the pangolin trade in Nigeria has not slowed down at all. Even before coronavirus, pangolins were gravely in danger of extinction. Sign this petition to demand Nigeria take strong, immediate action to stop the pangolin trade once and for all!
5. Someone Tied a Stone to a Dog’s Neck and Tried to Drown Her
A beautiful Belgian Shepherd named Bella was put through an awful experience. A man and woman tied a stone around her neck and tried to drown her. People this cruel aren’t going to just stop abusing animals of their own accord. They have to be banned from ever owning animals again, for life. Sign this petition asking Chris Loder to introduce legislation in Britain that would ban convicted animal abusers from ever owning a pet again!
6. Ban Fur Trapping in the United States
Near the end of 2019, California banned fur trapping! It was a monumental victory for animals and animal activists, as well as an important move away from cruelty. Now it’s time for the rest of the United States to follow their lead. This brutality is still tolerated and legal in every single other U.S. state. Sign this petition to tell the U.S. Congress to ban fur trapping throughout the entire nation!
7. Animal Abuser Made Dog do Drugs and Beat Him Nearly to Death
An animal abuser was arrested after getting his small black lab puppy high on marijuana and beating him badly. He choked, kicked, and punched the dog. The dog was abused so badly, he nearly died. Because animal abuse isn’t taken seriously enough, he will someday be free again. Sign this petition to demand legislation banning convicted animal abusers from ever being able to have animals again.
8. Save Black Cats From Being Turned Into Fraudulent COVID-19 Cure
In Vietnam, black cats are being boiled, skinned, and cooked before being turned into paste and sold as medicine for COVID-19. It’s not only a fraudulent “cure,” but it’s also cruel. The medicine isn’t only sold in Vietnam though, it’s also purchased online. Sign this petition asking the Vietnamese Minister of Health to publicly announce to the nation that this is not true and save cats from this cruelty.
9. Young Woman Purchased Dogs From Craigslist to Brutally Abuse Them
A 21-year-old woman named Yelena Barr beat, choked and stomped on a defenseless dog. The poor dog named Toby suffered grievous injuries at the hands of his owner. When Toby was taken away, she bought another dog on Craigslist, but fortunately that dog was also rescued before she could do any more harm to another defenseless animal. Sign this petition demanding that she get an appropriate punishment and demanding legislation to stop people like her from owning animals ever again.
10. Stop the Wildlife Trade
Source: Stop the Wildlife Trade
Every year billions of animals are inhumanely captured and killed to provide for your entertainment, and to make products for you to buy here and around the world. It’s called the international wildlife trade, and you can help stop it by avoiding products and experiences that come from these abused animals. Even the origin of COVID-19, a zoonotic disease, came from the wildlife trade. Sign this petition pledging not to support the wildlife trade.
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