1. Get Justice for Cisco - Innocent Dog Shot by Police Officer
On April 14, a Blue Heeler named Cisco was shot by an Austin police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call, only he showed up at the wrong house...held the owner at gun point and shot Cisco, who began barking when he saw the officer.
Please sign the petition asking that the officer be reprimanded and that the Austin Police Department provide training for officers so they can learn how to actually deal with animals.
2. Ask Germany to Close Dolphinariums
Germany, one of 15 countries in the EU to have dolphinariums, currently has three in operation where dolphins and small whales are kept at for-profit businesses. They're taken from the wild, confined to enclosures that could never meet their needs, forced to perform tricks and suffer the effects of stress and illness.
Sign the petition asking Germany to become a leader in animal welfare by joining the few countries who have already banned dolphinariums.
3. Tell the USDA Animal Abuse is Unacceptable
The USDA has once again failed to protect animals by giving the Cole Bros. Circus a mere $15,000 fine, which in reality should have been about $100,000, for more than 10 violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
Send a letter to the USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack asking him to uphold the Animal Welfare Act and ensure that violators are held accountable, not slapped on the wrist.