Congresswoman Michele Bachmann recently met on Capitol Hill with the leader of the Netherlands’ far-right Party for Freedom, who is a vehement Islamophobe. Urge Congresswoman Bachmann to stop associating with such an extremist.
An old-growth forest home to endangered wolves and eagles may become the latest casualty of human overdevelopment. Urge authorities to preserve this fragile environment instead of clear-cutting through it for an expensive highway.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has made plans to attend a weekend retreat hosted by a fringe Islamophobe. Urge Governor Perry to cancel his plans and not provide a tacit endorsement of the host’s and other guests’ bigotry by attending the retreat.
Waste incineration is a dirty process that pollutes the air and produces ash that is toxic to the environment and to humans. Take action now to stop the construction of Europe’s largest waste incinerator.
Breed-specific legislation (BSL) unfairly punishes responsible pet owners with well-behaved dogs by placing bans and restrictions on pit bulls and similar breeds regardless of the animal’s temperament. Urge government officials in North Dakota to pass a statewide bill preventing BSL.
Domestic animals in France are no longer legally classified as “furniture,” thanks to the dedicated efforts of activists like you. Applaud these efforts to ensure animals are considered “animals” rather than “furniture.”
Wild bird populations in Europe have shockingly declined by nearly a quarter in the past three decades. Demand that this important issue be addressed immediately with the creation of protected habitats.
Wolves, wolverines, and other animals are at risk of losing their wilderness home to expanding development. Help protect one of the largest intact ecosystems in North America from destruction.
The second largest pork producer in the U.S., North Carolina, has faced challenges in preventing animal waste from polluting the air and local water supplies. Urge North Carolina’s governor to better enforce waste management regulations.
A dangerous and dirty liquefied natural gas plant is proposed to operate on the shore of a sensitive network of fjords. Requiring a large amount of energy for the liquefaction process, the plant could increase climate change and threaten water quality in this beautifully natural area. Help stop this harmful project.
Three reactors are being proposed in a nuclear site’s buffer zone, which protects the environment and communities from potential harm. Take action now to protect the land, wildlife, and residents from these dangerous reactors.
Living or working near an oil or gas production site is associated with feelings of illness and a higher risk for cancer or other serious illnesses. Push for further research into this vital public health issue.
Hundreds of thousands of children are living on the streets, and many need help escaping from human traffickers. Give vulnerable kids a shot at a better, safer future.
A teenager killed a bobcat to scare a rival school’s football team. Tell the principal to expel the student for animal cruelty and for horrifying the students who discovered the murdered animal’s corpse.
Issues such as environmental degradation and the need for conservation are often difficult to present to the public in engaging ways. An artist has revolutionized the way that these issues are conveyed through his art. Praise his influential efforts to raise awareness about our impact on the environment.
A liquefied natural gas facility was just approved for development on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. The facility will emit a destructive amount of greenhouse gases; take action now to stop this facility from degrading the environment today.
A valuable tourist town, known for its pristine mountain water, is threatened by a proposed gold mine that will contaminate the surrounding area’s air and water with toxic dust. Please take action to protect this mountain town from this destructive mining practice.
The largest colony of free-tailed bats in the world was recently saved from the devastating effects of economic development. Praise those who helped to conserve their habitat.
Children with allergies are often hard-pressed to find safe treats to eat on Halloween. Applaud a recent non-profit-led campaign for encouraging households to hand out non-food items in addition to sweets and for helping trick-or-treaters with food allergies have a happy Halloween.
Eight men were recently sentenced to three years imprisonment for posting a video supposedly showing a gay marriage. Demand their immediate release and the repeal of all charges against them.
Health information about emergency contraception will soon be censored out of the honors biology textbooks used by a group of high schools. Demand that the school board abandon its efforts to censor vital information, and keep its textbooks the way they are.
Most cats and dogs sold in commercial pet stores are bred in inhumane and abusive conditions. Urge West Springfield to adopt an ordinance that will ban the retail sale of cats and dogs in its pet stores.
A man has been arrested for allegedly holding dog- and cockfighting events and mistreating over 100 animals on his ranch. Please sign this petition to urge authorities to charge this man with animal abuse.
Rodeo animals are only allowed the minimum standard of welfare protection, thanks to recent revisions to the Code of Welfare for Rodeos. Support the animal welfare group fighting to end this exploitative animal practice by signing this petition.
A judge has ruled that passwords to electronic devices are protected under the Fifth Amendment, thereby preventing law enforcement from compelling citizens to give up passwords to electronic devices. Praise the decision, which will protect the privacy of millions of Americans.