Northport Fire Department Bans Animals Acts

Northport Fire Department Bans Animals Acts

When LION heard that the Banana Derby—a cruel monkey rodeo where monkeys are chained to dogs and raced around a track—was coming to the Northport Firemen’s Fair, we pleaded with the Fire Department to cancel the act and protested when our messages were not...
New York City Bans Wild Animals from Circuses

New York City Bans Wild Animals from Circuses

For years, LION led protests calling on New Yorkers to stay away from UniverSoul Circus, the now-defunct Ringling Bros. circus, and other traveling shows that use and abuse elephants, tigers, and other wild animals—and the New York City Council has now prohibited all...
200 Geese Saved on Lake Ronkonkoma

200 Geese Saved on Lake Ronkonkoma

When Long Island Orchestrating for Nature heard that Suffolk County was considering killing 200 Canada geese—the entire population on Lake Ronkonkoma, LION president John Di Leonardo presented to the Lake Ronkonkoma Advisory Board about humane geese management plans...
Rodeo in Manorville Denied

Rodeo in Manorville Denied

After the Mexican Folkloric Dance Society tried to bring a rodeo to Manorville, Long Island Orchestrating for Nature and PETA notified the town of Riverhead of the society’s history of violent brawls and inhumane animal acts at rodeos in Coram as well as their...
Beagle Freedom Bill is Signed into Law!

Beagle Freedom Bill is Signed into Law!

Today, Governor Cuomo signed New York’s Beagle Freedom Bill into law, requiring university laboratories give nonprofit rescue organizations the opportunity to adopt and rehabilitate dogs and cats before the laboratories can discard of them. We are grateful to...
Cruel Lion & Tiger Act Denied in Levittown

Cruel Lion & Tiger Act Denied in Levittown

LION will fight for any animal regardless of species, but when someone comes onto Long Island whipping our name-sake, we take particular offense. Following emergency protests outside the Levittown Memorial Day Fair last year and dialogue with the Levittown Chamber of...
Cole Bros. Circus Denied in Islip

Cole Bros. Circus Denied in Islip

A planned protest against Cole Bros. Circus turned into a celebration after the Islip Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs denied a permit application—submitted by the East Islip Fire Department—to host Cole Bros. Circus at Brookwood Hall Park. We had...
Rodeo in Coram Denied

Rodeo in Coram Denied

After meeting with Coram residents distraught over a boisterous, inhumane, and illegal rodeo coming annually to their neighborhood, Long Island Orchestrating for Nature worked with the residents to contact Brookhaven officials, launched an action alert, and attended a...
Nearly 5,000 Deer Saved on Eastern Long Island

Nearly 5,000 Deer Saved on Eastern Long Island

Following a 300 person protest, meetings with town officials, and a successful restraining order against the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Long Island Orchestrating for Nature and the Wildlife Preservation Coalition of Eastern Long Island stopped...
Merrick Furs Goes Out of Business

Merrick Furs Goes Out of Business

Three years ago, LION launched a Fur Free Friday campaign targeting Merrick Furs every single Friday from November until March. As the years went on, our schedules got busier, but we did not give up, continuing to protest nearly every week. Today, Merrick Furs went...
600 Geese Spared in North Hempstead

600 Geese Spared in North Hempstead

When the Town of North Hempstead announced it had signed a contract with the USDA to kill 600 Canada geese residing on town properties, we spoke out at a town meeting, announced a protest, and roared our way into a private meeting with the Town Supervisor. Our protest...