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Urge Canada to End Its Shameful Seal Slaughter
https://Stop The Canadian Seal Hunt


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mohandas Gandhi  

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!

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Animal rights campaigns requiring immediate and urgent action

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Immediate Urgent Action 

Sanctuary Faces Eviction

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. You can read more about the sanctuary and one of its residents further down included in its regular slot in the long term campaigns section.

Please help save The Farm Animal Sanctuary from Eviction

Your Action Is Vital To Save The Lives Of The Animals – Please Help Them Today

Please click the following link for more information includes an appeal by patron Joanna Lumley - scroll down for information how to help the Sanctuary to avoid eviction.

Also please help by supporting Emily and Finlay Dankworth who are running for the Sanctuary on Sunday1st June because “They don’t want the Sanctuary to be evicted,” says Emily. They are running a 5K Colour Run which means for every K marker they pass they will be covered in multi-coloured paint! Emily has a fund raising page for this event on Just Giving; please support her and Finlay’s effort.

Check The Farm Animal Sanctuary's Facebook page:

Petition to Tell Ralph Lauren to Stop Using Angora Fur From Tortured Rabbits:
Over 90% of the world gets its angora fur from rabbits farmed in China, where there are no standards to regulate the treatment of animals, and no penalties for animal abuse on rabbit farms.

Recently, PETA investigated 9 angora fur farms, and released bone-chilling footage of workers violently ripping rabbit fur from the animals bodies as they scream in pain-

Please read more and sign the petition:

For more details and further action you can take click:

Please Help Rabbits Tortured for Angora  -

Conservation Emergency! Urgent Please sign the following petition:

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Conservation Emergency: Save the Sumatran Rainforest

Please help with an RSPCA Campaign to help ducks get the water they need to bath.

Ducks are the third most farmed animal for meat in the UK but sadly millions are kept in unacceptable conditions without water to bathe. Ducks have evolved to live in and around water it is therefore cruel to deprive them of water for bathing.

Please help the RSPCA to improve conditions for ducks concerning access to bathing water by clicking the link below to sign a petition. The petition is quite simple and takes a minute or too to include you name on a letter which will be sent to supermarkets which fail to insist that their duck meat comes from farms that provide ducks with one of their most basic requirements - bathing water. It's up to us, as customers, to tell them it's time to change.

I have to say that factory farming in everyway is abusive, rearing any creature for meat is abusive and as a vegan I deplore the killing and exploitation of any animal. Time for an end to factory farming, one of the most abhorrent forms of animal exploitation and abuse. However until such time we must continue to campaign for improvements in conditions for farmed animals.

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

 ..Lucy—the sole pachyderm prisoner at the Edmonton Valley Zoo in Alberta, Canada—is a highly social animal whose life at the zoo is a miserable contrast to what she would experience in the wild. Because of Edmonton's freezing winter weather and the zoo's policy of locking Lucy indoors when the zoo is closed, she spends the majority of her time in a small barn. When she is allowed outside, she is restricted to an enclosure that is less than an acre in size. In addition, Lucy exhibits signs of mental distress and has health issues, including arthritis, obesity, chronic foot ailments, and respiratory problems, all of which are the result of the substandard and inadequate conditions at the zoo and are further aggravated by the region's frigid climate.

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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 :Go Veggi/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.

Petition and other activities to help close Newcastle Lab

Help Stop the cruel mulesing mutilation of lambs used for wool in Australia

Help Stop the cruel mulesing mutilation of lambs used for wool in Australia,

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.

More information:

Ask Australia's Prime Minister to End Mulesing Mutilations by clicking the following link:

You may also send by using an on-line form

You could also send a postal letter which maybe more affective:

The Hon. Tony Abbott, MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House



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

Please take action, these actions are effective.

Stop the seal hunt action you can take

Stop the Annual Canadian seal massacre

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.

For action you may take:

Please write a letter to the Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper here is Prime Minister Harper's address:

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON

Fax: 613-941-6900



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 Harb 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



Devoted & Radical for Environment & Animal Movement Society DREAMS

Established the 9th May 2010 DREAMS is "a ‘not for profit’ charity organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal that provides food, shelter and much needed medical treatment to the stray animals, and works for the conservation of endangered species of plants and animals."

Vision and Mission .
"Our Vision is to become a leading animal welfare and care facility recognised globally for the provision and development of services for animals in need and protect our Mother Nature."

Nepal is one of the few countries in the world without an Animal Welfare Act. Animals therefore depend on organisations like dreams for help.

Please visit the website to see what you can do to help.



End The Use Of Animal Testing

More than 3.5 million animals were used and abused in British laboratories last year. Each one was once a living, breathing, individual animal with a personality, a unique view of the world, distinct needs and a desire for life and freedom every bit as great as yours or mine. Each one would have felt loneliness and fear/physical or psychological pain, and many would have gone through agony as they were experimented upon.

Please take action and sign this petition to fight against animal testing in the UK and throughout the world. This Petition will be delivered directly to Number 10 and to research institutes throughout the UK and the world.

Please sign and read the rest of the petition by clicking the following link. Anyone from any country may sign

End The Use Of Animal Testing - The Petition Site



Stop Animal Sacrifice

In 2009 over 1 million animals were sacrificed in Nepal

 Stop Animal Sacrifice in Nepal!

Website promoting awareness and action you can take against animal sacrifices in Nepal:
The "Stop Animal Sacrifice" Campaign is a 5-year campaign conducted by Animal Network Nepal aimed at phasing out animal sacrifice in Nepal and the region.
Please click the link above and help this campaign by taking whatever action you can.

Read more about animal sacrifice in Nepal on this website:

The Gadhimai Jatra festival, an horrific sacrifice of over 500,000 animals in Nepal.

Stop the Gadhimai Jatra festival ever Happening Again!

Despite protests and campaigns world wide this cruel massacre of 500,000 animals took place on November 24th & 25th, 2009.

Click the link below for information about this event and action you may take. More information will be added as it becomes available.

The Gadhimai Festival: Why it Must Never Happen Again

Stop the Gadhimai Jatra festival ever Happening Again




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:


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.


Kinship Circle

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



International Fund for animal Welfare

The International fund for animal Welfare has many campaigns in which you may participate

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Animals Australia

"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 help by sponsoring an animal such as ET the sheep

Here is his story:

"Hello my name is ET.
I know I look strange to you but happily the other sheep are not disturbed by my appearance. I was only 5 months old when I was attacked by this dog. It was terrifying and so painful. I was screaming and the dog was growling and biting through my neck. It had me pinned on the ground. I couldn't escape. There was a public footpath in the field and some walkers were on it. They must have heard all the noise and came to see what was happening. I owe them my life. I can’t remember a great deal of what happened next. I think I was in shock and had lost a lot of blood. The dog had ripped my neck open. The walkers took me to a man who, although he hurt me at the time, did all he could to save my life. He was tremendously kind. I am 3 years old now and have terrible scars on the back of my neck and no ears but I can hear perfectly well especially when Janet comes down the field with Rich Tea biscuits. They are my favourites. I know that the dogs who live here at the Sanctuary won’t hurt me. My special friend is Jessica. She is a pure bred Leicester and is white and she has enormous ears – makes up for the lack of mine. She is 14 years old but I'm not concerned by the age difference . It seems to be quite a status symbol here at the Sanctuary to be a toy-boy. I don’t want to be attacked by dogs ever again I don’t think I would survive the shock. It’s safe here. Please sponsor me."

To sponsor ET or any of the other farm animals click on The sponsor Us tab along the top of the Home page for a drop down list of animals needing your sponsorship:

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

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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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