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 urging Malaysian authorities to end the bear bile trade, asking Indiana to cancel their cruel rodeo events, and ending deadly primate testing!
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1. Ask Amazing Race Not to Promote Elephant Torture
In an episode aired on April 24, 2019, The Amazing Race promoted elephant riding. In these tourism industries where people pay to ride elephants, the animals suffer tremendously. They’ve been taken from the wild to have their spirits broken and are threatened with bull hooks. It’s completely unnatural for elephants. This petition demands a public apology as well as a segment in which they educate viewers about the truth behind such excursions. If they promote travel, they should condone compassion and ethical tourism. Sign this petition if you agree!
2. End the Bear Bile Trade in Malaysia
Bears are forced to live in small cages, hooked up to catheters with no regard for their health and “milked” for their bile, all for the bear bile trade. Their bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine, but it’s a horrific and cruel industry. Even though it’s illegal, the availability of bear parts in shops has gone up by 20% over the last 7 years in Malaysia. Officials are ignoring the brutal trade. Sign this petition to ask Malaysian authorities to crack down on this cruel trade!
3. Make Debarking Dogs Illegal in Michigan!
Debarking is accomplished by way of a major invasive surgery at the risk of infection, blood loss, and other complications. The veterinary term for the procedure is ventriculocordectomy. Partial devocalization consists of removing only a portion of the vocal chords, while total devocalization refers to the removal of a major portion of vocal chords, according to the Humane Society of the United States. The goal is to muffle or eliminate dog barking. Representative Tim Sneller has introduced a bill to ban this cruel surgery in Michigan, with exceptions for cases where it’s medically necessary to treat an underlying medical condition. Sign this petition if you want it to be passed!
4. Cancel License of Laboratory Where Monkeys and Dogs Were Found Suffering
A recent investigation by Cruelty Free International and SOKO Tierschutz revealed horrific cruelty at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) in Lower Saxony, Germany. Monkeys, dogs, and cats were all found in incredibly stressful and painful situations. They can be seen in the video below suffering immensely. They scream and shout in pain and fear as they are repeatedly injected, force fed, and brutally handled. Sign this petition to demand that the German government cancel LPT’s license and charge them with fraud and animal cruelty.
5. Stop Cafe From Dying Dogs to Look Like Pandas
There have recently been many cases of cafes exploiting animals for customers and profit. But animals cannot just be used for entertainment. Recently, a pet cafe in Southern China has caused a big stir online by dying 6 chow chows to look like pandas. These dogs should not be used or treated this way. Sign this petition to demand that the owner of the cafe never abuse animals again.
6. Justice for Kanakota, Elephant Overworked to Death!
An 18-year-old elephant named Kanakota collapsed and died due to exhaustion after carrying around tourists that same day. The day before, Kanakota also participated in a parade where the elephants are forced to walk along busy streets wearing extremely elaborate and heavy adornments that strain them. Like many captive elephants, he was also hit with a bullhook. Sign this petition urging Sri Lanka to ban elephant rides pass a new animal welfare law to protect animals like this elephants.
7. End Deadly Primate Testing at the University of California at Davis!
The University of California at Davis (UC-Davis) has one of the largest primate laboratories in the United States, with more than 4,500 monkeys being cruelly exploited for breeding or taxpayer-funded experiments. the FDA is known to allow cruel testing and research methods on animals. It’s one of the main reasons places like UC-Davis get away with what they’re doing to primates. If you agree that UC-Davis needs to end these fatal research experiments, sign this petition!
8. Cancel the Cruel Indiana Rodeo!
Source: Cancel the Cruel Indiana Rodeo!
Rodeos mean constant trauma for the animals forced to participate. They suffer broken ribs, backs, and legs, torn tails, punctured lungs, internal organ damage, ripped tendons, torn ligaments, snapped necks, and agonizing deaths. Sign this petition to tell the Delaware County Indiana Fair Board to cancel these cruel events!
9. End Use of Baby Pigs as Crash Test Dummies!
China’s Research Institute for Traffic Medicine is receiving massive backlash after inflicting horrible cruelty on pigs by using them as crash test dummies. Of the 15 pigs used, seven were killed instantly while the others suffered for up to six hours. According to the study, injuries sustained by the pigs included “abrasion, contusion, laceration, bleeding and fracture.” They were also starved for 24 hours before the test and not given water for several hours. The pigs used were meant to mimic 6-year-old children in the crash tests. Animals should never be subjected to this kind of horror, especially when there are alternatives that do not involve such cruelty. Sign this petition asking the Chinese government to end these experiments now.
10. Stop the UK Grey Squirrel Cull
Source: Stop the UK grey squirrel cull
The Forestry Commission have drawn up new plans obliging UK land owners to cull tens of thousands of grey squirrels each year, using methods which include poisoning them or trapping and shooting them. Landowners will be paid millions of pounds (£100 per hectare per year for five years) of taxpayers’ money to carry out the cull. As with the badger cull there is no logic in the squirrel cull which will cause untold suffering to a much loved animal. Sign this petition to tell the Forestry Commission to stop funding landowners killing grey squirrels.
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