Birds and other wildlife are being contaminated by mercury thanks to coal burning factories. In order to protect our animals from this danger, we need to ban all coal factories and switch to renewable resources.
A court of appeals recently sided with local residents and animal rights advocates in a fight against a hog farm. Thank them for making this humane decision.
Each year, 21.6 million women experience an unsafe abortion, most of them in developing nations, according to the World Health Organization. Tragically, 47,000 die from complications of unsafe abortion. Thank this doctor who is working to help women worldwide make better-informed choices about their bodies.
Human rights defender Silvia Pérez Yescas has been threatened with death if she sets foot in her hometown. The authorities have been informed of the threats against her but have yet to act. Sign the petition and demand protection for Silvia Pérez Yescas.
More than a thousand children die from malaria every day. Join the fight to stop this preventable and deadly disease.
Rare and elusive wolverines are threatened by trapping and climate change. Help save these animals before the last 300 wolverines in the Lower 48 disappear forever.
The owner of a wildlife sanctuary was videotaped abusing a tiger cub in front of a group of visitors. Sign this petition to demand that these animals are protected and that justice is served.
Migrants living in makeshift camps in Morocco are in danger of serious injury as the raids against them become more violent. Demand an end to the violence against migrants in Morocco.
Although deforestation in the Tanjung Puting National Park is illegal, corporations continue to decimate the land for corporate gains. This deforestation is devastating not only for the health of the environment but also for the survival of multiple species of plants and animals. Sign this petition to demand the enforcement of the law banning deforestation in this national park.
The second biggest school district in the country has firmly turned away from zero tolerance policies in favor of counseling and other more compassionate measures. Applaud this district for acknowledging that zero tolerance policies are hurting American students and communities.
A powerful politician recently stoked fears that terrorists could be crossing into the U.S. through the border with Mexico. There is no evidence that anything of the sort has happened. Tell the politician to stop frightening people without cause.
A loophole in a protective bill leaves a section of marine reserve vulnerable to dangerous offshore drilling. Luckily, a proposed bill could close this back door to coastal contamination. Urge state representatives to immediately close the loophole once and for all.
Three human rights activists are facing seven years in prison for arbitrary traffic violation charges. Demand that the charges against them are dropped and that they are immediately released.
Pesticides have proven to be detrimental to human health. However, many farms, homes, and golf courses choose to use them. Now, we want to reduce the usage at home because homeowners do not need to use pesticides — it is a first step toward not using pesticides at all.
Radioactive fracking byproduct refused by other landfills is being imported into Michigan for burial, destroying the environment and threatening drinking water supplies. Tell the governor to protect the health of citizens and the environment by banning radioactive dumping.
A prominent organization has called for state support and funding of militia groups as a method of dealing with a border crisis. These groups are hateful and potentially violent, and should not receive support from anyone. Urge the organization to take back its recommendations.
A police dog was locked in a patrol car in sweltering summer temperatures for hours, resulting in the dog’s death. Demand that the police officer responsible receives the maximum punishment for his actions.
A successful New York hairstylist takes to the street every week cutting the hair of the homeless he meets. Thank him for taking this initiative and bringing confidence where it is so desperately needed.
One department of the government has begun a secretive aerial gunning campaign of a wolf pack in order to appease livestock ranchers. This campaign has begun without approval, and is a completely unnecessary and inhumane way to deal with concerns about wolves. Sign the petition to stop this campaign immediately.
Greenhouse gases continue to devastate the environment, but a new piece of legislation could significantly combat the negative effects of global warming. Sign this petition to support this legislation that could save the environment.
Two friends have established an animal rescue organization that focuses on rescuing animals that are in unhealthy living conditions and pairing them with compassionate foster care homes. Thank them for their efforts to improve the lives of abused animals.
Two giant pandas are being forced to leave their nature preserve in China for New York City by a state representative. Pandas become very stressed during travel and relocation; the bears must be left in their home. Urge the representative to leave the pandas in China where they belong.
Postal workers discard millions of rubber bands that bind people’s mail for delivery every day. The bands are a threat to hedgehogs that become entangled in them. Sign this petition to urge this postal service to find alternatives that will protect the wildlife and keep the community clean.
Life-saving medical advances that could help cure cancer are stalling due to a dangerous lack of funding. Don’t let this important field of research fall by the wayside.
Nestle has promised to implement stricter animal welfare standards, including banning small enclosures and painful procedures on its suppliers’ farms. Praise Nestle for improving the livelihood of tens of millions of animals globally.