Wildlife SOS

1,217,131 Supporters

To protect wildlife and conserve habitats working in collaboration with governments and indigenous communities while ensuring the welfare of captive wildlife.

Started 5 petitions

Petitioning chiefminister@maharashtra.gov.in, pccfwlngp@mahaforest.gov.in , cp.pune@nic.in , collector_pune@mahrashtra.gov.in

FOUR REASONS TO CRY: RESCUED ELEPHANTS BEING FORCED BACK INTO CIRCUS

To: Shri. Devendra FadnavisHon’ble Chief Minister of MaharashtraEmail: chiefminister@maharashtra.gov.in PCCF (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Maharashtra StateEmail: pccfwlngp@mahaforest.gov.in Smt Rashmi Shukla, IPSCommissioner of Police, PuneEmail: cp.pune@nic.in Mr Vikas Deshmukh, IASDistrict Collector PuneEmail: collector_pune@maharashtra.gov.in Respected Sirs, On May 27, 2016, four abused elephants who were blind, chained, injured, and forced to perform illegally were rescued in Pune by your Government. For this action, we applaud your leadership and compassion. Regretfully, I have just heard that the Precious Four elephants rescued from Rambo Circus have been ordered to go back and resume a life in chains. On behalf of these four elephants. I feel great outrage on this miscarriage of justice. These four elephants, who have survived decades of cruelty, were finally allowed a few weeks of freedom and peace after their rescue. For the first time they received veterinary care, baths, and nutritious food. Nothing could be more brutal and cruel than sending these elephants back to a life of misery and toil in the circus. For such cruelty to prevail in India -- the land of ahimsa and compassion -- would be seen as shameful internationally. I implore you to use your authority under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 and other relevant laws to take action on behalf of the Precious Four elephants. On behalf of Lord Ganesh, please show mercy. Sincerely,NAME, COUNTRY, DATE

Wildlife SOS
56,330 supporters
Petitioning Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com: Stop Selling Snares and Leghold Traps

As an organization that focuses on helping wildlife, we are witness to animals under siege in myriad different ways. However, we have found leghold traps and snares to be among the cruelest of human-created threats to wildlife. It is distressing to imagine the millions of animals that succumb to these devices every year—and the thousands of them whimpering in a snare at this very moment. Also distressing is that Amazon.com, a company that should know better, sells these products as well as books that instruct people to build their own traps and snares. This is the case even in India, where all hunting is illegal! Recently, in India, we saved a 3-month old sloth bear who had lost one of her front paws to a wire snare. We named her Rose, and took her into our rescue center. She is currently under treatment, but will never be able to be released back to the wild. Being the victim of a poacher’s snare—as was her mother, presumably—Rose was lucky to even have this shot at survival. Each day, many animals are caught in snares and leg hold traps and dealt similar injuries. Most will not make it. For the blissfully uninitiated, snares and traps are basically booby traps set in wildlife areas. Once placed, they have no expiration date; devices placed decades ago have the ability to kill today, and devices set today can unselectively kill long into the future. Snares and traps are primitive and unsophisticated, but their use remains widespread because they can be made at almost no cost and can take down anything from small animals like rabbits and foxes to endangered elephants weighing thousands of pounds. Snare and trap use might seem humane compared to shooting or poisoning, but make no mistake: it is not. Animals caught in snares and traps often struggle for hours—in some cases days—before succumbing to thirst, hunger, strangulation, internal injuries, even predation from carnivores. Some, such as tigers, bears and leopards have even been known to chew off their own limbs in order to free themselves. Animals that manage to escape often die days or weeks later as a result of their injuries. And this is not to mention the pain, terror, and anxiety that any trapped animal will experience. We implore Amazon to stop selling snares and leghold traps, as well as books that teach people to make their own traps. These devices are cruel by design, and indiscriminate in their catch. A respected, global company like Amazon should not be complicit in the suffering caused by snares and traps. Please sign and share this petition today! Together, we can convince Amazon to stop selling these barbaric devices.    

Wildlife SOS
10,245 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Mr. Amrit Tripathi, IAS

Help Us Save a Tortured Elephant: SUCCESS!

We updated you yesterday on Mohan's newfound freedom as he was on the road to his new life at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura. Now he's arrived -- and your support helped us get him there immensely. Thank you again.  At this point we are officially closing the petition. If you would like to continue your support for Mohan -- and he really needs it, suffering from a host of health issues based on decades of neglect and abuse -- please see our donate page, here:  http://bit.ly/2bcH6kd And if you want mobile updates on Mohan and all of our elephant rescues, please text WILD to 51555 on your phone.  Thank you again, Mohan supporters! Together we did it.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Imagine being ripped away from your mother’s side as a baby and spending the next 50 years of your life in chains. That is the story of Mohan, a 56-year-old bull elephant who has spent almost his entire life in captivity. Mohan has been worked, tortured, and abused by his owner. Having lost custody of Mohan in a recent court case, his owner, Mr. Bhupendar Mishra, has now filed an appeal that threatens to delay his release and could even keep him chained up for the rest of his life. We are asking District Magistrate Amrit Tripathi to throw out Mr. Mishra’s appeal to reclaim his elephant  and release the elephant to our rescue center. We are Wildlife SOS, an organization dedicated to saving India’s wildlife. We previously started a petition to keep Raju the “crying elephant” from being returned to his cruel owners. And, after nearly half a million signatures, we won that battle! However, the story wasn’t all good news. We couldn’t rescue Mohan, Raju’s companion who also endured the same horrible treatment. Mysteriously, Mohan disappeared during our final rescue attempt and we were unable to locate him till recently. Now we need your help. The court has already stripped Mr. Mishra’s right to keep him, but he has appealed the judge's ruling and wants to keep Mohan living a life of misery. But there is still hope. The judge can throw out his case and order Mohan into our custody. That’s where all of you come in! We need your support to help ensure Mohan’s release. As a young elephant Mohan lost the freedom that every wild animal deserves. And for 50 years he has endured injuries, beatings, malnourishment, dehydration and even been forced to eat plastic. This is not how life should be for such a majestic creature. Join Wildlife SOS and ask District Magistrate Amrit Tripathi to throw out Mr. Mishra’s case and allow Mohan to enjoy the rest of his life in peace.

Wildlife SOS
214,168 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Der ehrenwerte Premierminister, Regierung von Uttar Pradesh

Lassen Sie Raju, den weinenden Elefanten, in Freiheit leben!

Verhindern Sie, dass sie Raju wieder in ein Leben voller Kummer und stacheliger Ketten zurückschicken!  Wir haben Raju gerettet, nachdem er um die 50 Jahre angekettet lebte, geschlagen und von Bettlern in Indien gefangen gehalten. Die Geschichte seiner Rettung verbreitete sich rasend schnell online. Der misshandelte Elefant weinte vor Freude, dass er endlich freikam und in der liebevollen Umgebung unserer Elefantenstation leben konnte. Als wir ihn befreiten war er dem Tod nahe. Er war abgemagert, dem Verdursten nahe und sehr schwach. Trotz seiner Zerbrechlichkeit war er gezwungen worden auf den Strassen zu betteln und wurde ich Ketten mit Stacheln gehalten. Jetzt versucht die grausame Besitzer, ihn wieder zu bekommen - mit einer Klage am Allahabad-Gericht. Viele von Ihnen haben damals Wildlife SOS geholft, Raju zu befreien und in unsere Obhut zu bringen. Jetzt brauchen wir erneut Ihre Stimme, damit er weiterhin frei sein kann. Die Gerichtsverhandlung wurde immer wieder vertagt und obwohl Raju derzeit sicher ist bei unseren Mitarbeitern im Elefantenzentrum in Mathura, kann dass Gericht bereits am 27. Oktober eine Entscheidung treffen (Entscheidung verschoben vom 22. September und 13. Oktober). Bitte zeichnen Sie, um von dem Uttar Pradesh Ministerium für Wälder und den Regionalregierungen zu fordern: Lasst Raju in Freiheit leben!

Wildlife SOS
468,194 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Shri Akhilesh Yadav - The Honourable Chief Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Keep Raju the crying elephant free!

Don't let them put Raju back into a life of misery and spiked chains! We rescued Raju after he spent approximately 50 years chained up, beaten, and help captive by beggars in India. His rescue story went viral online because this abused elephant was crying tears of joy when he was finally set free in a loving environment at our elephant sanctuary. At the time of his rescue he was near death. He was emaciated, dehydrated and exhausted. Despite his frailness, he was forced to beg on the streets and was being kept in spiked chains. Now the cruel person who had illegal custody of him is trying to get him back through the Allahabad court. You helped free him once by supporting Wildlife SOS campaigns and our sanctuaries. We need your voice once again to keep his freedom. There have been delays in the court system, and although Raju is currently safe with our staff at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, a decision may come down from the court as early as November 3 (this is the rescheduled date following court delays again on September 22, October 13, and October 27). Please sign to tell the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and State governments to keep Raju free!

Wildlife SOS
468,194 supporters