Some of the links will contain actions for humans as well as animals. This is a vegan website and the vegan ethic includes both humans and animals.
"Not to hurt our humble brethren the animals is our first duty to
them - but to stop there is not enough: we have a higher duty - to be of service to them whenever they require it."
St. Francis of Assisi
"An old man walking on the beach at dawn noticed a boy picking up a starfish and throwing it into the sea. When asked why, the boy explained that the stranded starfish would die if left to lie in the morning sun. ‘But there are millions of starfish on this beach,’ said the old man. ‘How can your efforts make a difference? ’The boy picked up another starfish and placed it in the waves. ‘It makes a difference to this one,’ he said."
Be a part of the change take action today!
Short Term Campaigns
Conservation Emergency! Urgent Please sign the following petition:
Please help a lonely sick elephant to relocate to a better life
Please help with a campaign to to relocate elephant Lucy to The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary in California (PAWS). Lucy currently lives a solitary life at Edmonton, Alberta's, Valley Zoo. She has not seen another elephant for four long years Not only does she live alone she is forced to spend the winter shut in a small barn.
Watch the video: The truth about Lucy
Long Term Campaigns
Long Term Campaigns and animal right organisations acting to save, care for and protect animals.
Below you will find a listing of Animal Rights campaigns, animal advocacies, farm and other animal sanctuaries and actions you can take to support them in their endeavours and improve the lives of animals and stop cruelty and abuse.
Such action may include signing petitions or letter/email writing, fund raising, making a donation, leaflet distribution sponsoring an animal and peaceful protestations.
Concerning factory farming one of the ways we can demonstrate our objections is quite simply to stop consuming animal products such as meat (which of course includes fish), eggs and milk. For help and advice about how to become vegetarian or vegan : So You Want to go Vegetarian/Vegan
This is an on-going section and new campaigns will be included from time to time. However this list is far from comprehensive, there are many more campaigns than those included here. Sadly animal cruelty continues on a wide scale and while the focus here on this website is mostly on the plight of factory farmed animals, abuse and appalling cruelly takes place in many other circumstances. If you know of any campaigns or actions to stop cruelty to any animal and help improve circumstances for all animals please let me know and I will add it to the list.
Please consider taking at least one action to stop the abuse of animals.
Even if you can take only one small action such as signing a petition this will go a long way towards improving the lives of animals.
Help Stop the Cruel treatment of sheep in the wool industry
Please read the following concerning the abusive treatment of sheep.
The wool industry
Tens of millions of lambs in Australia are mutilated every year with gardening shears or clips in a crude and cruel attempt to reduce the risk of a maggot infestation called "flystrike." After the mutilation, the distressed lambs are often unable to stand for days, and when they are finally able to do so, they often move sideways (as crabs do) in order to abate the pain. Humane—and superior—alternatives to mulesing are available and in use by farmers in New Zealand and in some parts of Australia.
Action you can take to help sheep
Help stop cruelty to sheep during shearing
Everywhere eyewitnesses from PETA and its affiliates go, they see the same disturbing behavior. This time, a visit to a massive sheep farm in Australia—the world’s top wool exporter—revealed cruelty to sheep similar to that documented in the last couple of years at dozens of farms and shearing sheds across Australia, the U.S., and Argentina. Shearers were rough, careless, and violent, hurling sheep several feet off the shearing platform, slamming them to the floor, kicking them, twisting and standing on their necks, and more.
More information and to take action please click the link below.
This is an action to make a simple pledge not to buy wool. With so many synthetics about there is no need for wool. If enough people stop buying wool the abuse of sheep will stop. Please commit to not buying any garments made from wool.
http://investigations.peta.org/australia-sheep-abuse-wool/ Warning! Some of the information is disturbing if you cannot view the images simply click the action button.
Ask Airlines to Stop Shipping Monkeys to Be Tortured
The traumatized monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the backs of trucks and the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes, often on passenger flights just below unsuspecting customers.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly 23,000 nonhuman primates were brought into the U.S. in 2010—nearly all of them destined for laboratories. Nearly 3,000 monkeys were imported by animal testing conglomerate Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), where recent photos and video footage leaked by a whistleblower show sick, distraught monkeys suffering horribly from tests in which they were injected with experimental chemicals.
Almost every major airline in the world—including Delta Air Lines, Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, and dozens of others—refuses to take any part in this violent industry and prohibits the transportation of primates to laboratories. However, an increasingly small group of airlines—including Air Canada, Air China, Air France, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Continental Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Philippine Airlines, TAM Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines—continues to profit from animals' misery by transporting monkeys destined for U.S. laboratories.
Please be a voice for the monkeys who are suffering in the primate trade. Take a minute of your time now to urge airlines that still transport monkeys to U.S. laboratories to join their peers and adopt a formal policy against the transportation of nonhuman primates for use in experiments.
Please take action by clicking the link below
This link takes you directly to the required action:
Please contact Air Transport International, ABX Air and Air France and urge them to stop transporting monkeys and other primates to laboratories, where they could be poisoned, infected with diseases, and killed.
Please take action if airlines stop transporting monkeys this will go a long way towards stopping this barbaric cruelty which has not place in any modern society.
Stop the seal hunt: action you can take
Stop the Annual Canadian seal massacre
While updating this list I had to question if this shocking brutality continues and sadly yes it does despite years of campaigning. Here is the most recent news in the media:
Lets make 2016 the year that this atrocity is finally banned.
Each year, seal hunters in Canada participate in the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals in the world. Hundreds of thousands of seals could be slaughtered this season -- most before they're 12 weeks old.
Hunters descend on once peaceful seal herds, shooting the seals at close range and beating pups with clubs. The seals' bodies are then sold for their meat and fur...
This cruel massacre of these defenceless animals has gone on for years, the Canadian movement it seems continues to ignore the pleas from people all over the world including governments and the European Union for it to stop.
This hideous massacre has gone on for years Like many people the world over I have written to Prime Minister Harper and other Canadian officials concerning this annual barbaric massacre of these defenceless baby seals. I did get a response from one official who referred to the massacre as harvesting the seals, a lubricous and callous description for such brutal slaughter.
It is a hard fight and regrettably it takes time to implement changes, but you never know if more and more people write, in time even the hearts of these callous people may one day melt.
Further action you can take
End the seal Hunt
Support the Harp seal bill
Let's show Canadian politicians that we want this unnecessary slaughter to end.
Please click the Take Action Now Button to send a message to the Canadian government. Anyone from any country may sign
Organisations helping Animals - Actions for you to take.
Petra, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, with 2 million supporters is the largest animals rights organisation in the world, here you will find on-gong campaigns to which you may offer your support in a number of ways such as signing petitions, writing letters or e-mails, donations and so on.
PETA's Get Active Center
Viva Vegetarians International Voice for Animals
Find out about campaigns and actions you can take to stop cruelty to animals in factory farms and other circumstances of abuse. Campaigns such as writing letters to government officials, MPs, local papers, dropping leaflets and fund raising are just a few of the many actions you can take to bring about change to the way we treat animals
Get involved - details of action you can take
Main Website: http://www.viva.org.uk/
UK animal rights website dedicated to ending animal experiments
"Our ultimate aim to end the ultimate evil. Animal experiments represent the most intense form of systematic cruelty - on an industrial scale - in the history of humanity..."
"In the decade since it was founded, Uncaged has developed a unique campaigning approach which has placed it at the forefront of the anti-vivisection movement."
Click the links below for action you can take to help bring an end to vivisection
The Truth About Vivisection
Korea Animal Rights Advocates KARA
Korea Animal Rights Advocates is a volunteer, non-profit organization in Korea whose members support and promote animal rights. We believe that animals have a right to live their lives free from tyranny and suffering.
As in other countries, the exploitation and abuse of animals is a constant problem in Korea. It is made worse by Korea's very poor animal welfare reputation and its weak and ineffective animal protection laws. In general, animals are not given much regard and the general public is uninformed about animal issues. These are among the reasons why Korea is a hell on earth for many creatures.
KARA works constantly to educate the public and raise awareness of the ethical issues surrounding the treatment of animals in Korea. Through this we hope to bring about lasting change.
Actions you can take including e-mailing or sending letter to the Korean Government concerning such issues as killing dogs for meat. Also a petition to sign :Stop killing Dogs The petition to stop the brutal torture of dogs and dog meat consumption in South Korea.
Actions you can take to help animals include: letter and e-mail writing campaigns, volunteer for disasters, donate and other actions
Kinship Circle believes all beings possess the right to exist in their natural environment and express behaviors significant to their kind. When animals are viewed as "things for human use," and thus denied the primary protections humans enjoy, they are victims of speciesism, a discriminatory benchmark similar to race, religion, gender, sexual preference or age.
Kinship Circle is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the animal advocacy community. We empower people to communicate (speak,write, present) influentially to lawmakers, businesses, media and other decision-makers.
Our core strengths are RESEARCH, WRITING, and GRAPHIC DESIGN utilized in action campaigns, literature, and other advocacy materials. We INFORM and MOTIVATE activists to take part in weekly action for animals.
Kinship Circle - http://www.kinshipcircle.org/
International Fund for animal Welfare
The International fund for animal Welfare has many campaigns in which you may participate
"Whether you have a month or a minute to spare—you can make a big difference to the lives of animals!
Many Australians are unaware of the issues involving animal cruelty (such as factory farming or the live export trade). This means that ‘word of mouth’ is one of the most effective forms of spreading awareness. This, combined with making compassionate choices in your every day life, means that you really can make a difference!
Together we can expose animal cruelty and improve the lives of millions of animals. Find out how simple it can be to add your voice to the call for change..."
The following link will take you to a list of actions you can take
Action Centre // Animals Australia
Sponsor An Animal
The Farm Animal Sanctuary UK
The sanctuary is a place of refuge for over 500 animals including birds rescued from abuse, neglect, slaughter and abandonment. Please donate or sponsor an animal to keep them safe.
You can also donate clicking the appropriate tab on the Home page:
Farm Sanctuary USA
"Currently, Farm Sanctuary operates two shelters — a 175-acre farm in upstate New York and a 300-acre farm in northern California. Our shelters rescue, rehabilitate and provide lifelong care for hundreds of animals who have been rescued from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. Here, the animals are given all the care and love needed to recover from a lifetime of abuse and neglect. All of the animals have nourishing food, spacious, clean barns, and acres of green, sunny pastures in which to roam."
You can help farm sanctuary by taking the following actions:
Click the link below for a list of actions you may take such volunteering
Get involved click the GET INVOLVED tab on the home page
Included in the websites above are additional ways you can help. There are so many actions that you can take that will help to bring about change in the way we treat animals. Please try and take at least one action such as sending an e-mail or signing partition.
Things do change with persistent effort and campaigning. In 2013 The EU finally banned animal testing for cosmetics. A great triumph for both the animals and those dedicated to campaigning relentlessly to bring about these changes.
EU bans sale of all animal-tested cosmetics
Important please note:
I am not an animal expert of any kind just your average person who loves animals, all animals, and feels deeply about the plight of many of our fellow creatures. Neither am I a writer, or any other expert. Therefore please keep in mind that the information included in this website has been researched to the best of my ability and any misinformation is quite by accident but of course possible.
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