Nevada police officers are authorized to use deadly force when dealing with dogs. This means they can shoot or even run over a dog that is actually a beloved pet. Support legislation to make this type of inhumane behavior illegal.
A major New York airport is planning to add a state-of-the-art animal care facility to its host of services. This will greatly ease the stress travelling puts on many unfortunate pets. Applaud this caring push for animal rights.
An initiative that would limit excessive CEO salaries was recently proposed in Switzerland. Enormous salaries offered to high-level executives promote income inequality and are a detriment to social and economic health – it’s time they were controlled. Support this initiative and encourage similar legislation across the globe.
A pregnant woman was confined against her will in a psychiatric facility, sedated, and given a forced Caesarean section. Her child was stolen out of her womb by the state and never returned to her. Please sign this petition to demand justice for this woman.
A California judge tried a case where the defendant was charged with 13 accounts of sexual assault committed against minors. The ruling decided that since the defendant had already served a year in prison, he only deserved three years of probation. Sign this petition to tell the judge that rape is a serious crime and deserves justice, not a slap on the wrist.
A canine caregiver suffering from depression is guilty of abusing her eight dogs. She was banned from owning pets for five years, but this sentence is not severe enough to fit her crime. Ban this abusive dog owner from owning pets ever again.
Thanksgiving should be a day reserved entirely for family and relaxation. Urge Whole Foods, a major organic grocer, to support employee happiness by closing on this major holiday.
An animal advocate supporting the rights of Tennessee Walking Horses is being threatened, after giving public testimony about horse abuse. Commend this man for speaking up in the face of adversity.
Suicide is a serious, and frequently underestimated problem in the United States. Support the efforts of a strong organization that is fighting against this epidemic.
New legislation has given the public a rare opportunity to increase knowledge about our vast oceans, and ultimately protect their health. Push to establish a secure fund to support research, responsible management, and habitat restoration in the oceans.
The United States is one of the few industrialized countries to still allow animals to be tortured in brutal military medical exercises. Urge the U.S. military to stop using helpless goats and pigs as test subjects.
A major radioactive waste site is not being cleaned up properly, and leaks into groundwater pose a very real danger. Voice your concern about this looming environmental disaster, and urge the U.S. Department of Energy to clean up the mess it made.
New York has created a registry of animal abusers, so the perpetrators’ crimes will be recorded by the criminal justice system and they will be forever barred from owning another animal. Applaud this registry and encourage more actions like this to protect animals from cruelty.
A musician was recently found guilty of abusing his celebrity to sexually assault and rape children as young as 11 months old. Condemn him for this perverted and corrupt behavior.
French legislators have proposed a bill that would elevate the legal status of animals, classifying them as sentient beings rather than objects. Support this legislation and encourage stronger legal rights for animals.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve sustains indigenous peoples and spectacular wildlife populations. Call for an end to dangerous proposals that would open this ecosystem to resource extraction.
Following a disastrous spill, oil company Tesoro Logistics hired a notorious contractor to oversee its cleanup. Tell Tesoro that the cleanup, not public relations, must be priority number one.
A new device is in the process of being developed that would help paralyzed wheelchair users gain more independent mobility. Praise the team of scientists who are working to finalize this device.
A high-end fashion chain has stopped production of angora-containing clothes until they can be assured that the soft rabbit wool is being sourced humanely. Thank them for this display of social awareness and compassion.
Mayor Bloomberg announced a solar panel facility will be built as part of the renovations to turn a 2,200 acre landfill into a park. Besides enjoying water activities and art installations, citizens will know the park is creating a better, cleaner source of energy. Sign the petition to support these efforts to help both humans and the environment.
The focus of community service should be on helping those in need in ways that are effective and enduring. Sign this petition to encourage an attitudinal shift in how volunteers approach community service.
The association that gives out the popular label of “No Animals Were Harmed” to Hollywood films has allegedly overlooked and even helped cover up animal cruelty on set. Urge this association to be truthful about on-set cruelty and to refuse handing out their coveted approval to films guilty of abusive practices.
A new, creatively presented book dispels negative connotations about gender and sexuality, promoting positive images of the LGBT community. Support the efforts of the creators and activists who made this project possible.
More than half of European donkey breeds are currently at risk of extinction. Misunderstood for centuries, donkeys have been neglected for too long. Urge investment in research to protect this species and conserve a way of life.
In the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo is a species of ape that lives nowhere else in the world. Urge the Congo government to protect the shrinking habitat of this remarkable endangered species.