Animal Welfare Stop Killing Mice With Torturous Glue Traps

Stop Killing Mice With Torturous Glue Traps

A transportation company has stubbornly decided to use glue traps to reduce the rodent population, a method which involves the slow and agonizing deaths of any animal caught in its grasp. Urge company officials to abandon this cruel form of pest control and focus on humane ways for fighting infestation.

Environment Extend Personhood Rights to Great Apes

Extend Personhood Rights to Great Apes

Great apes are highly intelligent animals capable of understanding language, empathizing with others, and forming deep emotional bonds. And yet, they are being murdered, illegally traded, and stolen from their habitats at alarming rates. Grant our closest relatives basic rights to life and freedom and protect them from extinction.

Success Success: Flame Retardant to be Removed from Soft Drinks

Success: Flame Retardant to be Removed from Soft Drinks

The use of a patented flame retardant in soft drinks is dangerous and disgusting. Luckily, PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Company have made plans to eliminate this toxin from their products. Let them know you support this decision.

Featured Save Rhinos from Rampant Poaching

Save Rhinos from Rampant Poaching

Rhinoceros species are nearing extinction as out-of-control poaching skyrockets. Support action to save these incredible animals before it is too late.

Recent Petitions

Praise Governor for Taking in Refugee Children

Praise Governor for Taking in Refugee Children

Waves of undocumented and unaccompanied minors are crossing U.S. borders fleeing violence and crippling poverty. As Congress stalls on necessary immigration reform, tens of thousands of children face very uncertain futures. Support Governor Kitzhaber’s commitment to housing, protecting and sponsoring these children in a time of crisis.

Extend Personhood Rights to Great Apes

Extend Personhood Rights to Great Apes

Great apes are highly intelligent animals capable of understanding language, empathizing with others, and forming deep emotional bonds. And yet, they are being murdered, illegally traded, and stolen from their habitats at alarming rates. Grant our closest relatives basic rights to life and freedom and protect them from extinction.

Stop Killing Mice With Torturous Glue Traps

Stop Killing Mice With Torturous Glue Traps

A transportation company has stubbornly decided to use glue traps to reduce the rodent population, a method which involves the slow and agonizing deaths of any animal caught in its grasp. Urge company officials to abandon this cruel form of pest control and focus on humane ways for fighting infestation.

Applaud Teamwork in Oyster Bed Restoration

Applaud Teamwork in Oyster Bed Restoration

Thanks to a team of government agencies, environmental groups, local fishermen, and commercial fishing industries, the iconic Chesapeake Bay oyster beds are experiencing a dramatic recovery. Applaud this unique partnership for restoring this vital marine ecosystem.

Urge China to Improve Food Safety

Urge China to Improve Food Safety

A Shanghai-based meat supplier was found to have used expired beef and chicken in their products. Push for stricter enforcement of food safety laws, so that no more consumers are put at risk.

Urge Grocery Chain to be Transparent About GMOs

Urge Grocery Chain to be Transparent About GMOs

A major, privately owned chain of grocery stores, Trader Joe’s claims its private label products are free of genetically modified organisms, though there is no proof of this claim through third-party verification. Urge Trader Joe’s to adopt transparency, assuring consumers that the food they are eating is indeed not genetically modified.

Stop Killing Birds as a Form of Pest Control

Stop Killing Birds as a Form of Pest Control

A town has elected to slaughter thousands of pigeons in response to the high bird populations, despite knowing that extermination will actually increase pigeon numbers. Urge town officials to employ humane and effective measures of pest control that do not include the undue harm of innocent animals.

Save Rhinos from Rampant Poaching

Save Rhinos from Rampant Poaching

Rhinoceros species are nearing extinction as out-of-control poaching skyrockets. Support action to save these incredible animals before it is too late.

Support Reducing Food Waste

Support Reducing Food Waste

Over one billion tons of food are thrown away each year. Luckily, one supermarket chain is making an effort to reduce the amount of edible fruits and vegetables that end up in the trash. Support this company’s efforts and help reduce food waste.

Hold Drug Company Accountable for Endangering the Public

Hold Drug Company Accountable for Endangering the Public

A drug company has grown to dominate the market in part by disregarding consumer safety. Demand that executives abandon shady cost-cutting measures, and comply with all regulations designed to protect the public.

Don’t Ban Undercover Animal Cruelty Investigations

Don’t Ban Undercover Animal Cruelty Investigations

It may soon be illegal to covertly film or photograph animal cruelty on factory farms and in slaughterhouses in some Australian states. Urge officials to reject this proposal, which would negate current efforts to improve the factory farming industry’s standards.

Support Making Tech Fields More Accessible to Women

Support Making Tech Fields More Accessible to Women

Women are less likely to enter the tech field because they lack the support to study computer science and engineering. Praise the strides that schools are taking to inspire new perspectives for women by creating an inviting learning environment in computer science and engineering.

Applaud Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Applaud Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Polio, although preventable, poses a problem, especially in Southeast Asia. Thank the international service organizations that are working hard to cultivate healthier communities.

Help Sexual Assault Victims in the Military

Help Sexual Assault Victims in the Military

Victims of sexual assault within the military are routinely verbally abused and mistreated by their superior officers. Lawmakers must make the changes necessary to protect our troops. Demand reform of a system that punishes sexual assault victims while giving lenient sentences to their attackers.

Expose Mistreatment of Monkeys by Lab Staff

Expose Mistreatment of Monkeys by Lab Staff

Monkeys involved in an experiment were recklessly mistreated, being rolled down a hallway in ferret exercise balls. Sign this petition to prevent this abuse from happening again.

Ban Cruel Wildlife Traps

Ban Cruel Wildlife Traps

Leghold traps are cruel devices designed to hold an animal against its will. Sign the petition to help end the use of these inhumane traps.

Applaud Hospital for Increasing Hand Washing Rates

Applaud Hospital for Increasing Hand Washing Rates

It is commonly known that washing hands reduces the risk of infection, though few hospital staff members do so regularly. Thank an attentive doctor who increased hand washing rates to nearly 100 percent and helped reduced infection rates.

Support Design for a Humane Zoological Garden

Support Design for a Humane Zoological Garden

Traditional zoos confine animals in cages under stressful conditions, on display for endless crowds. Applaud a design firm transforming zoo habitats to more closely resemble wild environments, improving the experience for visitors and animals alike.

Stop Destroying the Environment by Breaking Ships

Stop Destroying the Environment by Breaking Ships

The highly profitable ship-breaking industry constantly releases oil into the ocean, greenhouse gases into the air, and asbestos fibers into workers’ lungs. Urge company executives to cease this destructive practice and save human lives as well as the environment.

Don’t Let Cops Get Away with Murdering Dog

Don’t Let Cops Get Away with Murdering Dog

Three police officers have been allowed to return to active duty after brutally shooting a woman’s pet dog fifteen times and killing it in response to noise complaints. Urge city officials to file animal cruelty charges against these men and stop giving special treatment to police officers.

Release Activist Held for Political Reasons

Release Activist Held for Political Reasons

Azerbaijani security forces recently arrested a prominent human rights activist without charge. She was detained due to her recent work attempting to bring together Armenian and Azerbaijani authorities. Sign this petition to demand her immediate release.

End Violence Against Women in Guatemala

End Violence Against Women in Guatemala

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently ruled that the Guatemalan government failed to properly investigate the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. Unfortunately, this horrific murder has not pushed the Guatemalan government to quell violence against women. Sign this petition and demand that Guatemala immediately implement the court’s ruling.

Stop Abuse of Mentally Ill in Prison

Stop Abuse of Mentally Ill in Prison

Inmates with mental disorders suffer three fourths of the serious injuries from corrections officers at the second largest jail in the U.S. Push for human treatment instead of brute force to reduce violence.

Demand SeaWorld Stop Plans to Import Dolphin from Japan

Demand SeaWorld Stop Plans to Import Dolphin from Japan

SeaWorld has plans to subject a dolphin to a terrifying transport from Japan to Texas. Demand SeaWorld to take a firm stance against the annual capture and killing of dolphins in Japan by abandoning these plans.

Thank Actress for Speaking Out Against Animal Testing

Thank Actress for Speaking Out Against Animal Testing

A famous Hollywood actress is calling for a ban on the cruel and unnecessary practice of cosmetics testing on animals in the United States. Please thank her for standing up for the well-being of animals.