Topnav

Archive | TAKE ACTION

TAKE ACTION is GlobalAnimal.org’s animal rights and activism section. Find ways to rescue pets, save farm animals and help endangered species, Plus, get the news on animal welfare laws and legislation and take part in petitions, if you like. Since animals do not have voices, people are roaring in their defense – and more and more, it’s working.

PETA is calling for orca whales to be placed in large-scale ocean sanctuaries. Photo Credit: Chris Gotshall/AP Photo

Bigger Tanks Do Not Mean Better Homes For SeaWorld Whales

(SEAWORLD/WHALES/CAPTIVE ORCAS) In response to the criticism SeaWorld received after the release of the documentary film, Blackfish, SeaWorld San Diego announced its plans to expand the park’s orca whale enclosures. The new orca environment will double in its size— spanning 50 feet deep and 350 feet in length. However, animal activists argue that enlarging the orca enclosures will do very little to improve orca health. When not in captivity, orca whales enjoy swimming as deep as 1,000 feet into the ocean. Therefore, an enclosure that is merely 50 feet deep would still not provide the whales with a proper environment. Read on to learn about why these intelligent creatures deserve lives free from captivity. — Global Animal

Continue Reading

Remember Me Thursday: Let’s Light Up The World

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/CELEBRITY NEWS) Each year on the fourth Thursday of September, Remember Me Thursday, a worldwide pet awareness campaign, sheds light on the millions of orphaned pets around the globe. On the day of the event, which will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014, individuals light candles not only in remembrance of orphan pets who have lost their lives, but also to shine a light upon animals who still desperately need homes. — Global Animal

Continue Reading
Arturo is the mascot of the Mendoza Zoo. Photo credit: Breitbart.com

Zoo Freezes Plans To Move “World’s Saddest” Polar Bear

(POLAR BEARS/ZOOS/ANIMAL WELFARE) ARGENTINA — Zoo directors at Mendoza Zoo in Argentina refuse to transport Arturo, a 900 pound polar bear, to a more accommodating and spacious enclosure in Canada. Arturo currently lives alone in a concrete enclosure with only a 20-inch-deep pool which he uses to cool himself. Since temperatures in Mendoza can reach up to 86 degrees in the summer months, this habitat is hardly suitable to a polar bear’s needs. — Global Animal

Continue Reading

Steven Tyler Screams Against Farm Animal Abuse

(CELEBRITY NEWS/FACTORY FARMING) MASSACHUSETTS — Steven Tyler, lead singer of the band Aerosmith, is calling for a ban on the inhumane confinement of farm animals in gestation crates. Many farm animals used for food purposes, such as pigs and veal calves, are forced to live in these tiny and debilitating crates until they are slaughtered. But according to Bill S.2232, animals used for food will no longer be held captive in extreme confinement. — Global Animal

Continue Reading
Major campaigns arguing against the cruel practices of making foie gras began in 2012. Photo credit: TNT Magazine

Foie Gras Now A Gone Goose In India

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/ANIMAL LAWS) INDIA — Foie gras, also known as duck or goose liver, is a delicacy in many parts of the world. But the process of making foie gras entails inhumane practices which include force-feeding the animals with metal rods. However, India is making major progress in combating animal cruelty by banning the import of foie gras within its borders. Now that India has taken a stand against foie gras, animal activists are hopeful other countries will follow suit. Read on to learn more about how you can help save ducks and geese from this cruel practice. — Global Animal

Continue Reading
rhino, africa, hunting, animal rights, kendall jones, texas tech

Cheerleader’s Heartless Hobby Spells Out “Cruelty”

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/HUNTING) Animal rights activists are outraged by the recent activities of Kendall Jones. The 19-year-old Texas Tech University cheerleader sparked a firestorm of debate after posting a series of pictures on Facebook of herself posing next to her big game kills, which include a zebra, lion, leopard, and rhino. Jones hopes to one day host a TV show focused on big game hunting, and quite nonsensically, she claims her passion for hunting lies in a need to promote wildlife conservation efforts. Likening her beliefs to Teddy Roosevelt’s conservation methods, Jones refuses to back down or delete the controversial photos. You can take action by signing the two online petitions were created to take down her Facebook page and ban the teenager from hunting in South Africa. Read on for the full details on her South African killing spree as well as her counterintuitive reasoning. — Global Animal

Continue Reading
Colorado dairy farm is being investigated for it's cruelty towards calves.

Cruelty Without Conviction? Factory Farm Crimes Go Unpunished

(FACTORY FARMING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) Mercy for Animals released an extremely disturbing undercover video in 2012 of cows being tortured at Bettencourt Dairies. The video was the catalyst for many large fast-food chains, such as Wendy’s and In-N-Out, to drop Bettencourt Dairies as their supplier. Two men from the footage were found guilty of animal cruelty, but were only fined $500 and put on probation. Sadly, this could be the last conviction of its kind now that the state passed an “ag-gag’ law prohibiting whistleblowers from exposing animal cruelty at factory farms. Idaho’s “ag-gag” law unjustly protects animal abusers by keeping their acts of cruelty under wraps. Continue reading to learn more about the video and Idaho’s new law, and see how you can take action. — Global Animal

Continue Reading
Bees

Bayer Pesticide Proves Bee-Killing Culprit?

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Don’t be fooled by their sting! Honeybees are a lot sweeter than you think—they play a vital role in pollinating crops that provide the food we eat. Researchers have isolated the chemical found in certain pesticides that destroy the honeybee population, and beekeepers around the country are taking a stand against big-name retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Read on to find out more about the conclusive research, and see how you can help save the honeybees from extinction. — Global Animal

Continue Reading