Two Ugandan men are facing charges of homosexuality and if convicted, both will spend life in prison. Sign this petition and urge the president to drop these atrocious and inhumane charges.
According to recent documents released in a lawsuit against SeaWorld, trainers have been giving orcas a psychoactive drug to battle their aggressive behavior towards each other. The orcas exhibit unusual violence and abnormal repetitive behaviors such as self-mutilation and chewing on concrete that are very likely caused from living in captivity. Demand that SeaWorld discontinue the use of psychoactive drugs on orcas and properly address the issues that relate to them living in captivity.
Commercial fishing is effectively wiping out a majority of the fish population and a plan of closing international waters has been proposed to boost their numbers. Sign this petition and urge the President to support this ban to ensure that our fish do not disappear from our oceans.
Fertilizer and pesticide runoff from golf courses ruin aquatic habitats, but voluntary compliance with GreenScapes, a program developed by the EPA that mitigates the problem, could successfully combat the pollution. Urge the EPA to incentivize participation in its program to protect our fragile waterways.
Recently, a bill to close the DUI immunity loophole for legislators swept through the House only to be held up in the Senate by opponents who say the bill is unnecessary. Urge these senators to recognize that issues of public safety should be their first priority.
Redwood trees are the tallest, oldest, and most beautiful trees in the world. Increased poaching of their valuable outgrowths threatens their survival. Demand greater protections for our most precious trees.
The owners of a horse rescue have recently been charged with 35 counts of animal cruelty. All of the animals seized were suffering from malnutrition, and some of the animals had already starved to death. Please sign this petition to urge the local authorities to prosecute the owners of this facility to the full extent of the law.
Oklahoma is considering a tax on property owners with solar installations or wind turbines who sell excess energy back to the state. Demand that renewable energy remain tax-free in order to encourage the use of clean energy.
The strong, spicy odor from a chili sauce manufacturing plant is affecting the health and comfort of people in nearby neighborhoods. Sign this petition and urge the chili sauce company to control its odor.
A bill proposing the establishment of a biased Livestock Care Advisory Council has been proposed in Connecticut. This council would consist of farming industry representatives who would deny animal rights, as has been seen in other states with similar bills. Sign this petition to protect farm animals from a profit-centered ‘animal care’ board.
A police officer recently ran a group of longboarders off the road in a fit of anger, putting them at risk of serious injury. Demand that the officer be fired for his lack of control over his emotions and the resulting actions.
The National Marine Fisheries Service has enacted a plan to kill sea lions deemed a predatory threat to salmon runs, despite the much greater and more severe impact that human activity has on salmon runs. Six sea lions have already been killed, and up to 92 animals can be legally euthanized this year for no justifiable reason. Help put an end to this needless slaughter.
Many of our lawmakers have denied the existence of climate change, despite the overwhelming evidence and widespread acceptance within the scientific community. A recent study has shown that there is the potential to reduce the impact of climate change if we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Demand that our representatives accept the evidence of human-caused climate change so we can protect our planet from destruction.
A library in Michigan is using a best-selling book to promote animal welfare as part of it’s reading program. Thank them for their kindness now.
American waterways face a constant threat of pollution from urban, industrial, and agricultural run-off. Praise the government for creating an easy to use app that lets people find out if the lakes and rivers in their communities are safe or polluted.
After a fifteen year ban, a spring bear hunt is set to resume this season in Ontario. Demand that the hunt be cancelled, as it results in orphaned cubs without producing any significant reductions in human-bear encounters.
Thanks to ongoing efforts and negotiations by a nonprofit organization, 130 bears were rescued from a bile farm in China. Commend the organization’s hard work and determination to end this unacceptable practice.
Safeway refuses to label genetically modified foods, despite strong public support. Every consumer should be informed about what they are purchasing. Please sign this petition to ask Safeway to label its genetically modified store brand processed foods.
Recently released grooming regulations for the Army remove most of the options for women of color to wear their natural hair. Urge the Defense Secretary to call for the amendment of these regulations to stop excluding women of color in uniform.
Almost every bite Americans take is thanks to pollinators like honeybees. Dwindling numbers of honeybees due to pesticide use, infection, and habitat loss have made for a serious ecological and economic crisis. Thank the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service for giving honeybees a better chance at survival.
Each year, a town holds a gruesome event in which residents kill as many squirrels as they can. Children and adults compete in this deranged fundraiser for the local fire department. Sign this petition to support a bill that would ban animal killing events permanently.
Many pet rabbits are forced to live in small cages that don’t give them the room they need. Sign this petition to demand an animal welfare law that helps pet rabbits.
There has been a dangerous increase in steroid drug use among teenagers. An organization has been helping to combat the problem by providing needle exchange facilities for abusers. Please sign this petition to thank this group.
A city zoo has recently been placed under pressure by the public to reevaluate its elephant program out of concern for their welfare. The elephants spend most of their time in tiny stalls because they are not used to the city’s cold, wet climate. Demand that officials order the zoo to release these elephants to a sanctuary, where they will have space to wander freely.
Horrific elephant training methods are used in an attempt to force these gentle, intelligent creatures to be submissive to their human captors. Young elephants are taken from their mothers, tied up in cramped pens and severely beaten until their spirit is “broken.” Tell government officials to finally ban these barbaric and heartless training methods and save these magnificent animals from abuse.