be the change you wish to see in the world.
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!
campaigns for more urgent action:
Animal rights campaigns requiring
immediate and urgent action
Long term campaigns :
Animal Sanctuary (UK)
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.
save The Farm Animal Sanctuary from Eviction
SANCTUARY FROM EVICTION
Your Action Is Vital To Save The Lives Of The Animals –
Please Help Them Today
click the following link for more information
includes an appeal by patron Joanna Lumley - scroll down for information how to help the Sanctuary to
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
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
For more details and further action
you can take click:
Please Help Rabbits Tortured for Angora -
Conservation Emergency! Urgent
Please sign the following petition:
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
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
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
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.
video: The truth
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.
Please Read more and take the
Long Term Campaigns
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.
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
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
please let me know and I will add it to the list.
consider taking at least one action to stop the abuse of
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.
and other activities to help close Newcastle Lab
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
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.
action by clicking the link below
Please take action, these actions are effective.
seal hunt action you can take
the Annual Canadian seal massacre
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
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
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
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
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.
action you can take
Harb seal bill
Canadian politicians that we want this unnecessary
slaughter to end.
click the Take Action Now Button to send a message to
the Canadian government. Anyone from any country may
Radical for Environment & Animal Movement Society DREAMS
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
"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."
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
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.
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
2009 over 1 million animals were sacrificed
Stop Animal Sacrifice in Nepal!
Website promoting awareness and action
you can take
against animal sacrifices in Nepal:
STOP ANIMAL SACRIFICE IN NEPAL NOW!
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.
more about animal sacrifice in Nepal on this
The Gadhimai Jatra
festival, an horrific sacrifice of over 500,000
animals in Nepal.
Gadhimai Jatra festival ever Happening Again!
protests and campaigns world wide this cruel massacre of
500,000 animals took place on November 24th & 25th,
link below for information about this event and action
you may take. More information will be added as it
The Gadhimai Festival: Why it Must Never Happen Again
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
e-mails, donations and so on.
PETA's Get Active Center
Vegetarians International Voice for Animals
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
fund raising are just a few of the many actions you can
take to bring about change to the way we treat animals
involved - details of action you can take
animal rights website dedicated to ending animal
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."
links below for action you can take to help bring an end
The Truth About Vivisection
Rights Advocates KARA
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.
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.
can take to help animals include: letter and e-mail
writing campaigns, volunteer for disasters, donate and
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.
International Fund for animal Welfare
International fund for animal Welfare has many campaigns
in which you may participate
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..."
following link will take you to a list of actions you
Action Centre // Animals Australia
Animal Sanctuary UK
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.
help by sponsoring an animal such as ET the sheep
Here is his
"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."
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:
clicking the appropriate tab on the Home page:
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:
link below for a list of actions you may take
involved click the GET INVOLVED tab on the home page
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.
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
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
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