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Take Action for Animals

Help us rewrite the story for animals!

World Animal Protection is working through bold corporate campaigns, mass mobilization of people online and offline, and pushing policymakers to strengthen laws to end the commercial exploitation of wild animals and end factory farming.

By taking direct action to demand prohibiting cruel practices and industries we can help eliminate animal suffering and build better systems that protect them from exploitation.

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Corporate campaigns

Help Us Shut Down Miami Seaquarium

Send an email to Eduardo Albor, CEO of the Dolphin Company, and urge him to shutter Miami Seaquarium and send its animals to sanctuaries and other venues where they will receive better care.

Tell PetSmart and Petco to End Animal Sales

It’s time for the two biggest pet retailers in the US to recognize that animals aren’t products and exit the cruel wildlife trade. Urge PetSmart and Petco to end animal sales.

Urge GetYourGuide to Stop Selling to Cruel Wildlife Venues

Help us stop emerging travel company GetYourGuide from selling tickets to cruel venues where dolphins, elephants, and monkeys are exploited for profit.

Tell Kroger: End Habitat Loss in Your Supply Chain

Send a letter to Kroger executives urging them to expand the deforestation-free policy to all of its animal products.

Tell McDonald’s: Keep Your Promises to Stop Antibiotic Overuse

Use your voice to pressure McDonald‘s to adhere to its original promise of ending antibiotic overuse in its meat production.

Ask Popeyes to Add a Plant-Based Chicken Menu Item

Email Popeyes and parent company Restaurant Brands International and tell them you would love to order some plant-based chicken from Popeyes.

Ask Dunkin’ to Bring Back Plant-Based Meat Nationwide

Join us in calling on Dunkin’ to bring back a meatless breakfast option nationwide and meet the demands of its customers.

Tell Food Companies to Do Better for Animals and the Planet

Sign our petition calling on the largest players in the food industry to commit to reducing their sourcing of animal products by 25% by 2030.

Restrained cows at a factory farm.

Policy campaigns

Support the Captive Primate Safety Act

The Captive Primate Safety Act would prohibit the private possession of primates, protecting these sensitive, intelligent animals from exploitation and abuse.

Help Us End Whale Captivity in the US. Forever.

Tell Congress to pass the SWIMS Act and ban whale captivity.

Help Ban Factory Farming: Urge Your Legislators to Support the Farm System Reform Act

The Farm System Reform Act would help put a moratorium on large concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), helping to end one of the largest sources of cruelty to animals in the world.

Urge Your Representative to Support the Mink VIRUS Act

The Mink VIRUS Act (HR 3783) would end mink farming in the US and create a one-year phaseout for mink farms and a grant program to help operators transition out of the industry.

Don’t Let Meat Companies Manipulate Congress

The meat industry lobby has turned to its allies in Congress in a desperate attempt to protect its cruel practices and keep factory farming entrenched in our food system.

Help Bring Animal Abusers to Justice

Help bring animals the justice they deserve. Ask your US Senators and Representative to cosponsor the Better CARE for Animals Act.

Tell Congress to Fund Farmers, Not Factories

Join us in supporting the PLANT Act’s inclusion in the 2023 Farm Bill to promote a sustainable, innovative, and prosperous plant-based food industry and support the farmers growing our plant-based foods.

Support the Animal Welfare Enforcement Improvement Act

In the US, sick elephants suffer for years without veterinary care, highly social lemurs are kept isolated, and bears are held in rusty cages. Protect these animals by asking your US representative to cosponsor this bill.

Learn How to Advocate for Laws in Your Community Banning the Sale of Wild Animals

Local change matters, which is why we need your help! Make a difference by cutting off a major supplier of wild animals—pet stores.

Demand the FDA Take Action to Reduce the Use of Antimicrobials on Factory Farms

Superbugs are emerging on factory farms from the overuse of antibiotics. Sign our petition to demand the FDA take action.

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Personal change

Wildlife. Not Pets Pledge

Each year, millions of wild animals are captured from their natural habitats or bred in captivity just to be kept as pets. But wild animals can’t thrive in human homes.

The Wildlife Selfie Code

If you’re going on a trip, remember the Wildlife Selfie Code. Only take photos if you’re a safe distance from an animal, they can move freely, and they’re in their natural home.

Wild Animals Aren’t Pets!—Kid’s Activity Book

World Animal Protection’s activity book Wild Animals Aren’t Pets! explains why wild animals belong in the wild—and should never be purchased at a pet store.

Help Farmed Animals–Become a Plant-Powered Changemaker

Change your plate. Change your community. Change the world.

Shop at Garden for Wildlife and Save Animals

World Animal Protection has partnered with Garden for Wildlife to help save wildlife around the world and in our own backyards.

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Petitions to end captivity

Help Us End Elephant Captivity in Thailand

Sign our petition asking the Thai government to enact laws so no more elephants are born into a life of chains and hooks.

There’s No Pride in Elephant Rides

102 elephants are being forced to give tourists rides at Amer Fort, India. 19 are blind, 10 have tuberculosis–all are suffering. Tell the government of Rajasthan to end this cycle of cruelty!

Free Baloo the Bear and Send Him to Sanctuary

Baloo is currently trapped in a decaying enclosure at a ski resort in Romania. As a cub, Baloo was heartlessly sold into captivity where he has suffered for 23 agonizing years.

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