Recent Petitions

Don’t Privatize the Public School System

Don’t Privatize the Public School System

Public schools could soon be run by private corporations, despite the fact that that would completely undermine the idea of our country’s publicly-run education system. Demand that the legislation that would make this a reality gets vetoed without a second thought.

Thank Court for Banning Cruel Couple from Owning Pets

Thank Court for Banning Cruel Couple from Owning Pets

A couple has been banned from owning animals after police discovered a hoard of sick and neglected animals in their home. Praise the ruling, which will ensure that the couple is unable to commit such atrocities again.

Stop Overworking Elephants to Death

Stop Overworking Elephants to Death

Elephants are being worked to death for the purpose of pleasing tourists. Demand stricter laws be put in place in order to stop this heartless abuse.

Praise Improved Welfare Standards at Major Dairy Producer

Praise Improved Welfare Standards at Major Dairy Producer

Improved animal welfare standards have been introduced by one of America’s largest independent cheese producers, which include a ban on tail docking and a requirement that all horn removals are performed with anesthetic. Applaud the initiative, which will affect dozens of dairy farms across the country.

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Let Student Group Fundraise for LGBT Youth

Students at a Christian college are not allowed to raise money to help homeless LGBT youth in the area because doing would help ‘advocate LGBT lifestyles,’ according to the school’s administrators. Demand that this heartless policy be abandoned at once so that students can help this oppressed community.

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Drop Football Star From Team for Domestic Abuse

Another professional football player has been arrested on charges of domestic violence and, like so many others in the past, could still remain employed and making hundreds of thousands of dollars. Demand that he be fired from his team if the allegations leveled against him are found to be true.

Stop Dangerous Oil Train Spills

Stop Dangerous Oil Train Spills

Oil trains continue to derail and spill hazardous crude oil into our waterways despite increased safety regulations by the Federal Railroad Association. Demand that the FRA makes railcar safety a priority by investing in better technology and regulations in order to prevent future spills.

Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

Marijuana could soon be legalized for medicinal purposes nationwide, providing necessary relief for those suffering from chronic pain and PTSD. Support the legalization of medical marijuana by signing this petition.

Punish Fraternity Members for Racist Video

Punish Fraternity Members for Racist Video

Fraternity members recently came under scrutiny for a video they allegedly created that references lynching and bias against skin color. Demand a comprehensive investigation, and punish these hateful students if found guilty.

Provide Aid for Refugees Fleeing Terrorists

Provide Aid for Refugees Fleeing Terrorists

Millions of people have been displaced in Nigeria due to the violence caused by Islamist terror group Boko Haram. Demand that additional resources are provided to meet the growing needs of the refugees.

Stop Polluting Rivers with Illegal Mining

Stop Polluting Rivers with Illegal Mining

Illegal gold mining is stripping the land of trees and causing toxic mercury to be dumped into the local water sources. Stop the illegal activity that is destroying our environment by signing this petition.

Applaud Commitment to Gender Equality in the Workplace

Applaud Commitment to Gender Equality in the Workplace

Uber has announced plans to hire one million female drivers over the next several years, in an attempt to level out percentages of men and women working for the company. Applaud the commitment to gender equality in the workplace.

Demand Voting Rights for All U.S. Territories

Demand Voting Rights for All U.S. Territories

People living in U.S. territories are not allowed to vote, are not protected by the Constitution, and are not given meaningful representation in Congress. Sign here to demand this terrible injustice be addressed.

Success: Circus Commits to Eliminating Cruel Elephant Acts

Success: Circus Commits to Eliminating Cruel Elephant Acts

The torment of circus elephants, trained with whips and electric shocks, will finally end thanks to intense public pressure. Praise a prominent circus for committing to end its use of performing elephants.

Support Wikimedia’s Fight Against NSA Surveillance

Support Wikimedia’s Fight Against NSA Surveillance

The National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs will soon be challenged by the Wikimedia Foundation in a lawsuit. Praise Wikimedia for working to end invasive and alarming mass government surveillance.

Success: Elephants Will Soon No Longer Be Used in Popular Circus

Success: Elephants Will Soon No Longer Be Used in Popular Circus

All elephants will be retired from an extremely popular circus by the year 2018. Sign this petition and thank Ingrid E. Newton and the other PETA members for helping to bring about this badly needed change.

End Life Sentences Without Parole for Youth Offenders

End Life Sentences Without Parole for Youth Offenders

The United States is the only country in the world to hand down life sentences without parole to youth offenders despite the adverse effects on their mental health. Demand that this is outlawed, and that the 2,500 prisoners serving life sentences for crimes committed as youths have a chance at parole.

Demand Recall of Grossly Sexist Shirts

Demand Recall of Grossly Sexist Shirts

A clothing company sent out a line of sexist shirts with washing instructions that say to give the dirty shirt to “your woman” because “it’s her job” to wash it. Demand that these blatantly misogynistic items be removed from circulation immediately.

Provide Specialized Medical Care for Rape Survivors in South Africa

Provide Specialized Medical Care for Rape Survivors in South Africa

Rape victims in South Africa are not given proper medical care despite the fact that they have one of the highest rates of rape in the world. Demand that survivors are properly treated and monitored as they deal with both the physical and emotional effects of sexual assault.

Don’t Cut Necessary Mental Health Care Services

Don’t Cut Necessary Mental Health Care Services

Tennessee residents are facing the loss of crucial mental health care services due to a recent state budget cut proposal. Urge the governor to reject this proposal and take a stand for mental health care.

End Daylight Savings Time

End Daylight Savings Time

Daylight savings time not only confuses Americans, but has been shown to waste energy and increase rates of suicides and heart attacks. Remove this archaic system from the United States by signing this petition.

Stop Capture and Exportation of Baby Elephants

Stop Capture and Exportation of Baby Elephants

Baby elephants are being sold to foreign buyers, thereby endangering the species and subjecting these animals to a lifetime of abuse and neglect. Sign this petition to rally support against this heinous act.

Ban Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

Ban Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

LGBT minors might soon be legally protected from being forced into harmful conversion therapy by hateful parents who disagree with their children’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Demand that this much-needed ban be passed into law at once.

Stop Poisoning Bees With Pesticides

Stop Poisoning Bees With Pesticides

Bees are declining, threatening crops and ecosystems, and now the EPA has approved another toxic pesticide that further endangers these important insects. Tell officials to stop caving to the pesticide industry and stand up for bees.

Save Wildlife from Gun Lobbyists

Save Wildlife from Gun Lobbyists

Bald eagles and other predators are being poisoned by lead bullets used by hunters. Fight back against the gun lobby’s attempt to undermine crucial protections against lead poisoning for our wildlife.