Animal Rights Foundation of Florida

54,963 supporters

Promoting respect and compassion for animals in Florida has been the mission of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) since 1989.

Started 3 petitions

Petitioning Joe Haleski

Orlando Solar Bears: End partnership with cruel greyhound racing industry

In October, the Orlando Solar Bears professional hockey team announced that Sanford Orlando Kennel Club was an "official partner." The Solar Bears management has said that they will review all corporate partnerships at the end of the year. Help us persuade the Solar Bears not to continue its association with the cruel greyhound racing industry. Sanford Orlando Kennel Club is a low end track where dogs are sent when they are no longer able to compete elsewhere. The track has a poor record. At Sanford Orlando Kennel Club, hundreds of greyhounds are confined in small cages barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around for up to 23 hours each day. Over the past three years 33 greyhounds have died at Sanford Orlando Kennel Club. Catastrophic injuries have been documented at the track, including dogs who suffered skull fractures and dogs who were electrocuted. Over the past decade there have been five severe cases of animal cruelty at Sanford Orlando Kennel Club. Dogs have been found in filthy conditions, multiple dogs have been forced to live in small cages, and injured dogs have been denied veterinary care. In September 2015, a greyhound at the track tested positive for cocaine. Please write to Joe Haleski, Chairman/Governor of the Orlando Solar Bears.

Animal Rights Foundation of Florida
49,277 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Sally Lieb, Park Manager

State of Florida: Let the Silver River monkeys live!

For over 70 years, rhesus monkeys have lived along the banks of the Silver River and Oklawaha River in North Central Florida. The monkeys were introduced into the area by a tour boat operator in the 1930s. Spotting the monkeys can be a highlight of canoe trips in the Silver Springs State Park. The monkeys have lived a peaceful existence in the wild, but the State of Florida considers them to be "nonnative" and allows trapping of monkeys. Between 1998-2012, approx. 800 monkeys were trapped and removed from the area and sold to research and testing laboratories. Photo of monkeys at Silver Springs State Park, by Ann E. Hamilton

Animal Rights Foundation of Florida
1,879 supporters
Petitioning The Honorable Dr. Timothy Harris, The Hon. Lindsay Grant, Racquel Brown, CEO, Greg Phillip, CEO

St. Kitts & Nevis: Halt the export of wild monkeys

The twin-island nation of St. Kitts & Nevis is known for beautiful scenery and a more relaxed atmosphere than elsewhere in the Caribbean. Tourists returning from visiting the islands often have stories of taking a rainforest tour, snorkeling in the warm water, spotting a sea turtle on the beach, or watching a troop of monkeys run across the road. The monkeys in particular have become part of the landscape and culture. African green, or “vervet” monkeys have lived on St. Kitts & Nevis for over 300 years.Sadly, each year hundreds of wild monkeys are trapped, stuffed into wooden crates and flown off the islands. Their destination? Research and testing laboratories in the United States, Canada and Europe where pain and suffering are routine.St. Kitts & Nevis is one of only a small number of nations that continue to export wild monkeys for use in research and testing. Help us stop this cruel trade. Visit Stolen from Paradise.com to learn more. Photo: captive monkeys on St. Kitts (photo by the BUAV).

Animal Rights Foundation of Florida
3,807 supporters