A boy was sent home from his first day of kindergarten for having hair the school considered too long despite his religious beliefs against cutting hair. The school administrators should immediately rectify their ignorant and offensive actions and evaluate their sexist policies.
Raju the elephant was recently released from captivity after enduring 50 years of abuse. However, poor Raju may soon be forced to return to his cruel former owner. Beg officials to protect this kind animal’s freedom and charge his former owner with animal cruelty.
While under police surveillance, two British human rights workers disappeared after checking out of their hotel. The government of Qatar must release them immediately and punish anyone involved in their abduction.
A man recording a militarized police raid on a neighbor’s home was wrongfully accused of interference and arrested. Demand that the arbitrary charges against him are dropped.
A nonprofit organization is helping communities deliver excess food to hungry people. Applaud this nonprofit’s success in encouraging local residents to reduce food waste and help members of their community.
One company has caused much damage to the environment, and plans to continue this work on a grander scale. Tell this company to stop expanding into towns that are unprepared for environmental destruction.
A travel company has removed information on elephant rides from its tourism programs in support of a campaign against animal attractions. Applaud the travel company for helping put an end to animal cruelty and exploitation.
Rhinoceros populations are diminishing at alarming rates due to relentless poaching. Applaud one national park for implementing an innovative system to save the endangered creatures.
Famine and chronic hunger keep millions of children, women and families trapped in a cycle of poverty. Pledge to help give women the tools to free their families from hunger.
Laws that discriminate against dogs based on the way they look rather than on their temperament have proven to be ineffective and a waste of resources. Urge government officials to stand against an ordinance that would unfairly discriminate against pit bulls.
Lack of a fair chance at higher education is holding back women of color and single mothers. Help end inequality by giving all women the opportunity to go to college.
Hunters often kill small animals to encourage their dogs to hunt badgers, but some hunters have been cruelly mutilating them. Fox pups have been found tied to trees and disposed of in trash bags. Demand authorities take action to stop this brutality.
Google has just donated almost $200,000 to a program that teaches teenage black and Latina girls about the basics of computer programming. Applaud Google for their donation and the program for helping to diversify the tech industry.
An atheist recently tried reenlisting in the Air Force but was denied when he would not swear to God. Tell the Air Force religious freedom needs to be respected for our military and to let this airman reenlist.
Wolves are often killed by farmers for posing a threat to livestock, so activists have been encouraging governments to better protect wolves by instating strict rules for when a farmer is allowed to kill a wolf. One state has refused to enforce wolf protections, putting some populations at risk. Encourage the government to refocus on saving wolves.
Shockingly, the majority of captive tigers in the United States are being kept as pets. Urge government officials to put an end to this highly dangerous and inhumane trend by creating a system to regulate tiger ownership.
A woman recently negotiated to save a pet monkey that was a victim of a drug raid. Thank her for setting a precedent for fostering international cooperation in future cases like these, and for shedding light on the victims of illegal trafficking and poaching.
A little league star and his family were facing homelessness until a local businessman offered to pay the family’s rent for one year. Thank this kind man for making a difference in the life of this young boy and his family.
A beautiful mountain that is also a historic landmark is in danger of being blown up to build a massive coal mine. Speak out to save this special and historically important place.
Dolphins will no longer have to suffer at the hands of a Florida aquarium as they have decided to pull the plug on a proposed plan to create an entertainment stadium. They will focus instead on rescuing and rehabilitating dolphins. Sign the petition to thank the aquarium for changing their minds on this important issue.
A young woman is protesting her university’s mishandling of her rape complaint by carrying the mattress she was raped on until her assailant is expelled. Support her in her performance piece protesting the callousness of our nation’s approach to sexual assault on campus.
Women and girls are being abducted by human traffickers to be sold as brides. The act of buying and selling human beings is illegal and the prime minister should stop this business by making the country understand that men and women are both equally important to society.
A massive tobacco organization pledged not to hire child workers under the age of sixteen. Praise them for their stance and encourage them to be a role model for other tobacco companies.
Citizens are being left vulnerable to invasions of privacy due to the stalling of legislation that would require warrants for the use of drones for surveillance. Support passage of this bill before the rights of citizens can be violated.
Plastic takes years to decompose and in that time, it is polluting our oceans and killing our wildlife. Demand that the United States place a ban on plastic bags so that our environment can be clean and safe for all living creatures.