1. Support Landmark Legislation to Protect Hens
Proposed legislation supported by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the United Egg Producers (UEP) was announced this week that would transition hens from standard battery cages to enriched colony housing that would offer them the opportunity to enjoy nesting boxes, perches, scratch areas and enough space to stretch, move around and engage in natural behaviors, among other benefits.
It would also mark the first time ever in U.S. History that a federal law was enacted to protect farmed animals !!!
Sign the petition asking Congress to support this legislation.
2. Help Stop Live Animal Trauma Training in the U.S. Military
Monkeys, goats, dogs, rabbits and pigs include some of the animals that routinely undergo horrific torture as part of our U.S. Military’s combat trauma training and chemical casualty management training, despite alternatives being available. As innocent as they are unaccounted for, animals are shot, burned, maimed and exposed to toxic chemicals, among various other forms of cruelty, in order to “teach” soldiers to deal with trauma.
Not only is this a ridiculous disservice to those who want trauma training for humans, but it violates the Department of Defense’s own animal welfare regulations that call for alternatives to be used when available.
Sign the petition asking the military to update their methods and help trainees learn how to save trauma victims, instead of creating them.
3. Tell the Black Eyed Peas Not to Support Chimpanzee Abuse
The Black Eyed Peas concert in Spain is a major sponsor of “Involución,” a program that forces a chimpanzee to participate in the competition. Noah, the chimp involved, is owned by Steve Martin, a Hollywood animal trainer who has a history of animal cruelty.
The Black Eyed Peas have spoken out against animal cruelty before, ask them to do it again.
Sign the petition asking them not to fund animal abuse in Spain.