Animal Rights Victories

This is where we showcase all of our local and national victories.

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 returned....

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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...

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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...

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Head of the Harbor Chooses Immunocontraception

One year after Long Island Orchestrating for Nature urged the Village of Head of the Harbor to scrap plans to legalize bow-hunting in favor of immunocontraception, the village unanimously approved a plan to manage deer using this humane method of birth control.

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Suffering Elephant Minnie Skips Long Island Fair

Following formal complaints to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) alleging the Commerford Family Zoo's violation of New York state permits mandating that "Animals must be exhibited, held, transported, and housed in a manner which...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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