A veterinarian who posted a photo of herself holding a dead cat which she claimed to have shot through the head with a bow and arrow was recently fired. Praise the dismissal of this woman who ignored proper procedure and illegally slaughtered a pet.
SeaWorld is planning to open up marine parks in the Middle East within five years. This means continued captivity for some killer whales, a species in need of permanent freedom. Urge SeaWorld to have a change of heart and discontinue plans of expansion.
Human rights violations including wrongful imprisonment and limitations on fundamental freedoms are being perpetrated against the citizens of Azerbaijan. It is time the people were allowed to participate in a free and fair election. Urge U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to impose sanctions on Azerbaijan for abusing human rights, and help the citizens get the quality of life they deserve.
Utah’s bears can’t find food and the state’s water supplies are running low, likely due to warmer temperatures. Sign this petition and urge lawmakers to set measures in place that will reduce the adverse effects of climate change.
A police officer recently refused to shoot a violent suspect who was trying to provoke violence. Applaud the officer for his refusal to use deadly force unless absolutely necessary.
A city mayor made a public decree to use 100 percent renewable energy, making it the largest city to do so. Sign this petition to applaud the mayor’s efforts for a cleaner city and a healthy planet.
West African nations are struggling to rebuild after the devastating Ebola outbreak while also repaying debts to international banks. Urge world lending institutions to follow through on promises to relieve debt to the Ebola-stricken nations and provide aid.
Gay high school students are allegedly being bullied, harassed, and threatened with lynching from a group of homophobic students as part of an “Anti-Gay Day” protest they organized. Demand that these hateful students be expelled at once for everyone’s safety.
The world’s tropical forests face a grave threat from the rubber industry as the worldwide demand for car and airplane tires continues to rise. Demand the world’s major tire producers take responsibility for the environmental backlash of their cash crop.
Civil unions between same-sex couples will now be recognized in Chile. Praise the decision to grant same-sex couples equal rights.
A chef has been fined $2,000 for feeding the homeless restaurant-quality meals. Don’t let police take food away from people in need; sign here to demand her citation be withdrawn at once.
The use of wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes such as in circuses or movies has been banned in San Francisco. Applaud this ban as a positive step towards bettering the welfare of animals and protecting them from unnecessary cruelty.
A father was arrested for trying to place a barricade at the bridge where his daughter died in a fatal car crash. Although he had the right intentions, he may be punished with a maximum of five years in jail. Sign this petition to ensure that all charges against him are dropped.
Animals in inhumane zoo enclosures often suffer from a mental illness known as zoochosis, which is caused by being deprived of the spacious and stimulating environment they need. Help improve the lives of zoo animals by giving them better and more natural homes.
Every three days a greyhound dies at a Florida racetrack after being confined to a dark, cramped cage for 20 hours each day. Sign this petition and demand the cruel sport of greyhound racing be outlawed for good.
A school recently decided to alter out the word “feminist” from a student’s t-shirt in their school photo. Instead of passively accepting this, the 8th grader stood up for her rights and started a feminist movement in her school. Thank Sophie for her valiant efforts in defending gender equality and promoting understanding and awareness.
The World Bank claims to fight poverty, yet forces impoverished farmers off their lands to build oil pipelines and dams. Demand that the organization stop displacing the world’s most vulnerable people.
An auto repair shop has begun to treat gay people as second-class citizens by refusing them service, and is able to do it because gay people are not legally protected from discrimination. Demand that an anti-discrimination law is put in place to stop this business from discriminating against this minority.
Michigan’s forest lands are being sold to a private mining company. These lands, which used to be accessible to the public, will be completely cleared for mining infrastructures and strips, leading to a massive destruction of wildlife. Sign this petition to stop the transaction and construction of mines from moving forward.
Transgender individuals are required in many European countries to undergo sexual reassignment surgery to be legally recognized as their preferred gender. This surgery is unfair and has negative effects like irreversible sterilization. Demand Norway makes sexual reassignment surgery a choice rather than an obligation.
An allegedly racist and homophobic sheriff’s sergeant regularly sent text messages containing racial and gay slurs to his subordinates and is now facing punishment for doing so. Demand that he be fired at once for his disgusting prejudice.
A Florida woman was found with more than 80 diseased, injured, and malnourished animals at her home. Ensure that a full investigation is held and that this woman, if found guilty, will be forever banned from pet ownership.
Nestle has been illegally sourcing and bottling water from California, a state in the middle of an intense drought. Demand the company be banned from sourcing in the state, at least until the drought is over.
Malawi has raised the minimum age for marriage from 14 to 18, effectively banning child marriages. Applaud the move, which will reduce instances of child abuse and risky pre-teen pregnancy and allow young women to focus on their educations.
Kayakers are getting ready to block Shell oil rigs headed towards the Arctic. Sign this petition and request a full campaign be launched that encourages people to boycott all Shell products in support of their efforts.