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 the abuse of innocent dogs, the hunting and poaching of endangered species, and the exploitation of animals. If you are looking for a way to help animals, here are 10 petitions you should sign this week!
We want to thank you for being the change you wish to see in the world and giving a voice to the voiceless.
1. Urge Indonesia to Take Urgent Action to Save Sumatran Tigers from Extinction
The Sumatran Tiger is endangered with just 500 left in the wild. They are suffering due to the industry of Chinese herbal medicine and habitat destruction for palm oil. This petition asks the Indonesian president to increase armed patrols to stop poachers, as well as to protect their habitat from palm oil companies. If you also want the Sumatran tigers to be protected from extinction, sign this petition!
2. Stop the Anti-Wildlife Sportsmen’s Act
Stop the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, which would delist wolves from the endangered species list, allow the lead poisoning of bald eagles to continue as well as other birds, and allow cruel trapping on public lands where it wasn’t allowed before. The SHARE Act would allow cruel and unnecessary hunting and trapping of endangered animals, not to mention, it would prohibit regulation of certain kinds of cruel equipment like toxic lead ammunition. To tell Congress that you stand against the SHARE act, sign this petition!
3. Demand That Beulah The Elephant Be Sent To A Sanctuary
Beulah the elephant has been abused and exploited the Commerford and Sons Zoo for 20 years. This zoo has a history of abusing their animal as well as using a bullhook on Beulah. She is now about 47 years old and she deserves to live out the rest of her life in peace. Sign this petition to demand that Commerford and Sons send her to a sanctuary!
4. Stop Thailand from Exporting Elephants
Until recently the elephants of Thailand were protected from being exported to other countries. As of April 10, elephants will now be “traded” and “exported” with other countries for research study, good relations, and their parts can be sent to other countries for academic research or as antiques/art objects. When elephants are no longer protected and their parts are wanted, they will inevitably be targeted by poachers and trophy hunters. To urge the government of Thailand to reconsider this decision, sign this petition!
5. Save Wild Horses from Deadly Experimental Sterilization Surgeries