We share the planet with the most amazing, beautiful and intelligent creatures. Currently, we are in the process of killing off a number of endangered species that are crucial to our ecosystems. We must support efforts to stop horrific animal slaughters in places like the dog-meat markets of Asia, the dolphin hunting coves of Japan, and the elephant ivory slaughter in Africa. In our own country, we must strengthen animal abuse laws, provide for free spaying of pets, and end puppy mills.