Animal Welfare Retire Lonely Virginia Zoo Elephants

Retire Lonely Virginia Zoo Elephants

Two elephants have a shot at freedom as a Virginia Zoo tries to decide where to relocate them. Tell the Executive Director to send these animals to a sanctuary instead of another zoo.

Environment Killer of Cecil the Lion’s Brother Jericho Deserves Maximum Punishment

Killer of Cecil the Lion’s Brother Jericho Deserves Maximum Punishment

Cecil the lion’s brother, Jericho, has been slaughtered by a poacher in Zimbabwe. Now that Jericho is also dead, Cecil’s cubs are facing certain death. The illegal and immoral killing of exotic animals must be stopped. Bring Jericho’s killer to justice.

Success Success: Investigation Launched into Murder of Cecil the Lion

Success: Investigation Launched into Murder of Cecil the Lion

The brutal killing of Cecil the Lion will receive a full investigation by the federal government, thanks to efforts by outspoken animal rights activists around the world. Commend the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its efforts to bring Cecil the Lion’s murderer to justice.

Human Rights Success: Activist Released From Prison

Success: Activist Released From Prison

An Chadian activist imprisoned for ‘insulting the judiciary’ has been released, and all the charges against him have been dropped. Celebrate this development by congratulating Chadian authorities for upholding the importance of human rights.

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Success: Activist Released From Prison

Success: Activist Released From Prison

An Chadian activist imprisoned for ‘insulting the judiciary’ has been released, and all the charges against him have been dropped. Celebrate this development by congratulating Chadian authorities for upholding the importance of human rights.

Retire Lonely Virginia Zoo Elephants

Retire Lonely Virginia Zoo Elephants

Two elephants have a shot at freedom as a Virginia Zoo tries to decide where to relocate them. Tell the Executive Director to send these animals to a sanctuary instead of another zoo.

Killer of Cecil the Lion’s Brother Jericho Deserves Maximum Punishment

Killer of Cecil the Lion’s Brother Jericho Deserves Maximum Punishment

Cecil the lion’s brother, Jericho, has been slaughtered by a poacher in Zimbabwe. Now that Jericho is also dead, Cecil’s cubs are facing certain death. The illegal and immoral killing of exotic animals must be stopped. Bring Jericho’s killer to justice.

Stop Child Marriage and Sexual Initiation Practices

Stop Child Marriage and Sexual Initiation Practices

Girls as young as eight are being trained in sexual practices for pleasing future husbands before being married off before the legal age, where they often endure physical damage of early child birth. Demand government officials enforce the laws meant to protect young girls from a harmful practice and prevent another generation of child brides.

Do Not Pointlessly Brand Young Man a Sex Offender

Do Not Pointlessly Brand Young Man a Sex Offender

A young man’s life is on the verge of being ruined by a puritanical criminal justice system that hears the word “sex” and immediately thinks everyone is a perverted freak. Sign here to demand that this young man, who was lied to and had consensual sex, is not branded a sex offender for the next quarter of a century.

Do Not Render 850 Roma Homeless

Do Not Render 850 Roma Homeless

More than 850 people, including 350 children, are at imminent risk of forced evictions that will result in their homelessness. Sign the petition and urge authorities to comply with international human rights laws prohibiting forced evictions.

Save Salamanders from Deadly Fungus

Save Salamanders from Deadly Fungus

The salamander population is being threatened by a deadly fungus and the government has done nothing to prevent it. Urge government officials to save the salamanders and protect our national forests.

Success: Investigation Launched into Murder of Cecil the Lion

Success: Investigation Launched into Murder of Cecil the Lion

The brutal killing of Cecil the Lion will receive a full investigation by the federal government, thanks to efforts by outspoken animal rights activists around the world. Commend the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its efforts to bring Cecil the Lion’s murderer to justice.

Stop the Detainment and Flogging of Women Over Clothing

Stop the Detainment and Flogging of Women Over Clothing

Women are being arrested and sentenced to floggings based on the judgment of policemen finding their clothing too provocative. Tell the Minister of Justice to stop this violation of women’s rights immediately, as no one should have to fear being beaten for their clothing choice.

Fire Detective Accused of Threatening to “Blow a Hole” Through Driver’s Head

Fire Detective Accused of Threatening to “Blow a Hole” Through Driver’s Head

A recently surfaced video allegedly shows a plainclothes officer threatening to blow out a driver’s brains because he accidentally went the wrong way around a rotary. This is unprofessional, unacceptable, and the officer in question must be terminated immediately.

Free Activist Arrested for Peaceful Speech

Free Activist Arrested for Peaceful Speech

A Bahraini activist has been arrested following a speech he made calling for change in Bahrain and emphasizing non-violence. Sign the petition and demand that he be freed immediately.

Demand Justice for Victims of Pride Parade Stabbing

Demand Justice for Victims of Pride Parade Stabbing

The victims of a tragic stabbing at a Pride parade in Jerusalem deserve an apology from the Israeli Government, for releasing the madman who allegedly committed the attack after having been let our of prison. Demand the victims get justice and that the Israeli criminal justice system reexamine how it evaluates its prisoners for release.

Success: Plan to Build Highway Through Rainforest Stopped

Success: Plan to Build Highway Through Rainforest Stopped

The nation’s largest forest has been saved from being split by an unnecessary highway that would have necessitated clear-cutting through it, disrupting the many threatened animal species that call it home. Thank the environmental activists who stopped this from happening.

Success: Government to Test Return of Pell Grants for Prisoner Education

Success: Government to Test Return of Pell Grants for Prisoner Education

A 20-year ban on college financing for prisoners could finally be lifted if an experiment by the government is successful. Applaud the testing of bringing back Pell grants for prisoners to use so that they can get an education while they are locked up.

Clean Dangerous Sewage Water in Rio De Janeiro Before the Olympics

Clean Dangerous Sewage Water in Rio De Janeiro Before the Olympics

The water that Olympic athletes are supposed to compete in is extremely polluted with human sewage, already getting training competitors sick. Urge Brazilian officials to start a massive and expedited overhaul to clean up the water and not only save the environment, but reduce the danger for Olympic athletes and visitors.

Start Including Disabled Children in Lego Sets

Start Including Disabled Children in Lego Sets

After parents put pressure on Lego to start including disabled children as part of its Duplo Community People toy line, it came out with a elderly man in a wheelchair. Please tell the CEO of Lego that disabled children are as much a part of society as anyone and to start including them in their toy line.

Stop Hate Crimes in Jerusalem

Stop Hate Crimes in Jerusalem

A man is accused of stabbing six people at a gay pride parade. Demand he be imprisoned for life.

Stop Slaughter of Native Wildlife

Stop Slaughter of Native Wildlife

Millions of wild animals are slaughtered each year due to a program that uses lethal measures on disruptive wildlife. Not all of these creatures deserve death. Take action now to protect biodiversity and the lives of native wildlife.

Demand Apology from Sexist Airline

Demand Apology from Sexist Airline

A flight attendant recently allegedly asked a female passenger to move from her seat on a plane just because an ultra religious man did not want to sit next to her. This is unacceptable and shows a clear lack of respect for women. Sign here to demand that Porter Airlines issue the woman in question an apology.

Protest Severe Budget Cuts at Animal Shelter

Protest Severe Budget Cuts at Animal Shelter

An animal shelter is about to lose $300,000 in funding due to city budget cuts, which will raise euthanasia rates. Please sign this petition to protest the extreme budget cuts that will kill hundreds of innocent animals.

Prevent Eviction of Indigenous Community

Prevent Eviction of Indigenous Community

An indigenous community in Brazil is at risk of being forcibly evicted from what little land they have as they wait for a decision on whether they can return to their ancestral lands. Sign the petition and urge the Minister of Justice to protect the community’s rights.

Punish Man Who Allegedly Suffocated Puppies

Punish Man Who Allegedly Suffocated Puppies

After being hung and suffocated, two puppies were thrown into the trash. Jason Gentry has been accused of ten accounts of animal cruelty and needs to be punished to the full extent of the law if found guilty. Tell the Attorney General to ensure the puppies and other abused dogs receive justice.

Do Not Execute Man With Mental Illness

Do Not Execute Man With Mental Illness

A mentally ill man convicted of murder is sentenced to die. Sign the petition and urge the president of Pakistan to commute the man’s sentence.

Free Political Prisoners Jailed Without Fair Trial

Free Political Prisoners Jailed Without Fair Trial

Eleven members of Cambodia’s opposition party have been arrested and convicted of leading or participating in an ‘insurrectionary movement’ following their participation in a demonstration. Their trial violated a number of fair trial standards, and no evidence has been presented against them. Sign the petition and demand their immediate release.

Keep Toxic Chemicals Out of Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Keep Toxic Chemicals Out of Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

A rehabilitation and education center for local wildlife is being compromised by the placement of a gas compressor station directly next door, which will spew toxic gases and chemicals and let off disturbing noise. Stop the construction of the station and protect over 3,500 animals every year.