EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: 2011 Animal Petitions Corner... Victories !

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Animal Petitions Corner... Victories !

Special 2011 edition
presented by Alicia of WoodsEdge

Victories for Animals in 2011 !!!

The petitions seem to just keep on coming, but there have been some BIG victories for animals this year. Here's a list of some of the things that have been accomplished... click to revisit the petitions !


Service Pit Bull Reunited With Owner

NC Shelter Drops Plans to Kill Dogs Based on Breed

Austin,TX Becomes a No Kill City

British Columbia Strengthens Animal Cruelty Laws

14 Moon Bears are Rescued in Asia

Nevada Passes Felony Animal Cruelty Law

Pound Seizure Ends in Utah

1,615 Pet Stores Joined HSUS' Campaign to Stop Puppy Mills to promote adoption and stop selling puppy mill dogs.

Peru Bans the Use of Wild Animals

Tiger Truck Stop's Permit Revoked!!!

West Hollywood banned fur

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey was slapped with a $270,000 lawsuit for violating the animal welfare act.

Bolivia Bans the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

Animal Abuser Registry Instituted in Suffolk County, NY

Barcelona Bans Bullfighting

Toronto Bans the Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs

Alabama Ends the Use of Gas Chambers as a Form of Euthanasia.

California Strengthens Laws on Cock Fighting and Dog Fighting

Israel Bans Declawing of Cats

Parma, Ohio Became a Gaurdian City

Application Withdrawn for UK Rabbit Breeding Farm


Sea Shepherd Intercepts Japanese Whaling Fleet with Drones

Russia Bans Harp Seal Imports

House Defeats Extinction Rider

Shark Finning Banned in California

Australian Sharks Saved from Cull

Commercial Shark Finning Banned in the Bahamas

New York Governor Signs Bear Protection Law

Shark Finning Banned in Guam

Sea Lion Killing Suspended on Columbia River

Reindeer Cruelty Ended in Sweden

African Penguins Win Protection

Florida Bans Cruel Fox and Coyote Pens

Plan to Legalize Whaling Fails


NIH Suspends Funding for Chimp Research

186 Chimps at Alamagordo Primate Facility Granted a Reprieve

FDA Approves Alternatives to Animal Testing for Botox

Nine Schools Stop Using Frogs in Dissection

NASA cancels radiation testing on Monkeys

Lipton Tea Ends Animal Tests

Caribbean Airlines Stops Shipping Primates for Research

Massachusetts General Hospital Stops Using Sheep in Trauma Training


New York, Iowa, Florida and Minnesota Ag Gag Bills Die

Florida's is back on the table: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-floridas-ag-gag-bill/

Plans for UK Factory Farm Squashed

Three University Medical Centers End the USe of Animals in Training

Food Service More than Triples Meatless Monday Locations

Sheriff Gets Grant to Care for Rescued Livestock

Live Bird Sales Banned at San Francisco Farmer's Market

Maine Bans Veal and Gestation Crates

High School Rodeo Cancelled



  1. This is incredible! What a fabulous way to celebrate the end of the year!

  2. Woohoo! I am doing a happy dance for the animals, and I'm sharing this widely! :D

  3. So nice to hear some good news!

    Here's to a better year for the animals!!;)

    "Small things done with great love can change the world." -Mother Theresa

  4. Wow, what an awesome and impressive list of good things for animals - I can't believe what I've just read! Thank you Alicia for an uplifting post!

  5. Hooray hooray hooray!

    As an aside, why in the world was Lipton Tea testing on animals? How much more crazy like that is there out there?


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