A pest control company is killing wild pigeons and selling the meat to butcher shops where it is falsely advertised as “wild pate.” Tell officials to put an end to these unnecessary killings and to stop misleading consumers by banning the sale of wild pate.
Female and African American students are severely underrepresented in Advance Placement courses in science and mathematics. Support more effective programs to guide these students towards better and more equal opportunities.
A sneaky attempt to gut state farm animal regulations, known as the King Amendment, has been defeated. Commend the Senate leadership for removing this disastrous amendment and protecting farm animals.
US military bases on a Japanese island are polluting the environment and endangering communities. Support the island’s residents in opposing the military presence.
Famous singer-songwriter Pete Seeger recently passed away, leaving behind a legacy filled with passion and love for the environment. His voice helped make United States waters cleaner and drinkable. Commend this man for his efforts.
A university in Michigan has been performing heart failure experiments on dogs, and euthanizing them after the experiments are done. Help stop this use of animals for cruel and harmful experiments.
In an effort to deter poachers from killing elephants, Hong Kong is incinerating its stockpile of ivory. With one of the largest supplies in the world, it is hoping to send a clear message that preserving the elephant population is a higher priority than buying illegally obtained ivory. Commend Hong Kong for its admirable conservation efforts.
Business owners in San Francisco plan to open a cat cafe to provide a permanent home for up to ten homeless cats in the area. Applaud their efforts and encourage other business owners to follow suit.
Civilians in Kenya are regularly tortured and killed by the police. Demand that civilians are protected and abusive police are punished for their actions.
Pope Francis recently released two peace doves that were attacked and severely injured by other birds. Such release ceremonies could result in further tragedy if they are allowed to persist. Urge Pope Francis to discontinue the use of release doves.
A news broadcaster recently defended sex slavery in Japan, attempting to excuse the enslavement of women during World War II. Demand that this man resign from his position for making such deplorable comments.
A humane plan to limit deer population growth will save the lives of hundreds of deer in a Virginia city. Commend the city for using cruelty-free methods to control the deer population.
A pet supply company has continued to promote its “puppy paint” and glitter fur gels despite the fact that these products could be hazardous to pets’ health. Tell the company to ban the sale of fur dyes and help save pets from enduring painful allergic reactions.
There has been ongoing abuse at an animal shelter, resulting in the illegal killings of many dogs and cats. We must force this shelter to stop its abusive practices.
Thousands of refugees in India have been abruptly evicted from their camps and left with no place to go. Many have also been denied government-promised compensation. Urge the government to protect its citizens’ human rights.
The ACLU has recently filed a lawsuit against a Louisiana school district for its harassment of a young student over the child’s religious beliefs. Demand that the school district stop this harassment and remove prayer and other overt Christian practices from the classroom and school events.
The New South Wales government recently proposed to lift a fishing ban in marine sanctuary zones, which could pose a threat to the recovering ecosystem. Ask that the ban, which positively affects marine populations on a local as well as global level, remain in place.
The Dallas Safari Club recently auctioned off a permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Condemn the club for condoning the hunting of a critically endangered species.
Over 550,000 acres of protected watershed are at risk of pollution from hydraulic fracturing in the Chesapeake Bay area. Demand that all fracking be banned from this vital watershed.
The firefly population is declining, often due to simple mistakes humans make that directly impact this fascinating species. Encourage the National Wildlife Federation to inform the public of simple ways they can protect fireflies from extinction.
The National Football League has been disguising itself as a nonprofit to avoid paying taxes. Tell President Obama to revoke this extremely profitable organization’s tax-free status.
Drunk hunters in Romania killed 30 dogs for fun. This horrific behavior must be punished by Romanian authorities.
Each year, Norwegians brutally slaughter thousands of whales with explosive harpoons. This barbaric practice must be opposed by the rest of the world.
Bayer’s CEO admitted to creating cancer treatment drugs only for those who can afford it at exorbitant costs. He is currently appealing the Indian government’s decision to allow another company to make an affordable generic version of Bayer’s cancer drug for Indian patients. Demand accessible and affordable treatment options be provided to patients around the world.
A popular feminist website recently offered a substantial reward for unretouched pictures of a famed actress and body-acceptance advocate. Such body-shaming propagandizing is absolutely unacceptable behavior from a purportedly pro-women publication. Encourage this website to issue an apology for its insensitive remarks.