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END TOURISM TORTURE IN PETRA (JORDAN)
More than 1,300 horses, donkeys, mules, and camels are forced to carry tourists or pull carriages in the city every day, and they're suffering terribly. Handlers viciously beat animals who are simply too spent to go on. Observers have seen donkeys with metal chains around their neck that were stained with blood from their injuries. Despite working all day in the scorching heat, animals are deprived of water until they return to the stables.
Bald eagles need their nests protected from disturbance if they are to survive and thrive. Unfortunately, critical support is missing from efforts to study and conserve these majestic birds. Sign this petition to support more studies and funding for nest protection, so that the bald eagle may thrive.
Three dogs were shot in the head and killed in a horrific case of animal cruelty. Two of the dogs' bodies were dumped into a creek bed and the third was found a short distance away. Demand justice for these innocent dogs.
Every year, thousands of pilot whales are speared and dragged to shore by fishermen and slaughtered on the beaches. Some of the whales are left to rot. Sign this petition to demand a ban on whaling in the Faroe Islands
A dog and cat died when they were allegedly tied inside a garbage bag and left to suffocate. The suspect reportedly said she killed the helpless animals because she believed they had mites. Demand justice for these innocent victims.
The Trump administration wants to remove protections from the Canada lynx, leaving the species vulnerable to habitat loss and hunting. Conservationists believe that this may doom the lynx to extinction in the lower 48 states by 2100. Sign this petition to protect the Canada lynx.
Unfortunately, many venues are still hosting animal circuses despite knowing the horrors that happen behind the scenes. Animals trapped in circuses are often abused, neglected, and exploited. Sign this petition and demand these venues stop supporting this cruelty.
Thousands of teenage boys gorge themselves on dog meat each year as part of a festival in Africa. Countless dogs are brutally slaughtered for this purpose, and thousands of people put at risk of rabies. Demand that this practice be banned from the Evala festival.
A dog allegedly froze to death in subzero temperatures in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The dog's owner reportedly dumped her body into the neighbors' yard in order to dispose of the evidence. Demand justice for this poor dog.
California's mountain lion population is in danger of extinction due to shooting permits issued to farmers and deaths via crossing the freeway. A bridge has been proposed to aid with the latter, putting an end to isolation and inbreeding among the species. Sign this petition to support this initiative and to demand a full ban on shooting permits.
A dog was allegedly kicked so hard in the abdomen by a home health aide that she had to be euthanized. Her owner, an elderly homebound man, is devastated by the loss. Demand justice for this innocent dog.