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Stop Cruelty Campaign

Stop Websites that Promote Animal Cruelty

In response to the rising number of websites that promote, glamorize or trivialize cruelty to animals, we have put together this information to help you to do something to stop it. Much of what you see on the Internet is created for the purpose of drawing attention to the author's website. They are so disassociated with society that it doesn't matter to them if what they are displaying has any moral value. All they are concerned with is the attention -- whether good or bad -- it is all attention and motivates them to continue their effort to increase their hit count or reputation. To those types of sites, we encourage you to ignore them. Hopefully, without the attention that they crave and the lack of interest in their site, they will go away.

In the past, we provided petitions and worked to have the sites removed. Even though this process was successful, it also helped to draw attention to those sites. We now feel that it is in the best interest of all concerned that we handle these things in another manner.

Should you find a site that is promoting animal cruelty, here is what you can do:

  • Do not contact the website. The author isn't interested in how you feel about him and what he is doing.
  • Do not send emails to all of your friends and associates telling them about the site. Doing so would be promoting the site and, thusly, giving them what they want -- attention. It is what they crave and you would only be fueling their fire. Don't give them any satisfaction.
  • Contact the ISP who hosts the website to let them know about the abusive content. To find the ISP's contact information, use our Whois tool. The administrative and technical contacts are who you should be sending your complaint to. The registrant is most likely the website author.
  • If you know of real animal abuse in your community, contact your local authorities. Provide as much evidence to support your complaint as possible.
Animal cruelty hurts everyone, and it most certainly it is not funny.

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. -- Albert Schweitzer

Local Laws

The best prevention of animal cruelty is knowledge. Learn the laws in your area and report any cruelty to the authorities. Here is a list of state statutes for the United States.


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