Recent Petitions

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Demand Congresswoman Distance Herself from Anti-Islam Extremist

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.

Don’t Destroy National Forest for a Highway

Don’t Destroy National Forest for a Highway

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.

Urge Rick Perry Not to Attend Islamophobic Event

Urge Rick Perry Not to Attend Islamophobic Event

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 Incinerator

Say No to Massive Toxic Waste Incinerator

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.

Stop Discriminating Against Dogs Based on Breed

Stop Discriminating Against Dogs Based on Breed

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.

Success: France Stops Classifying Animals as ‘Furniture’

Success: France Stops Classifying Animals as ‘Furniture’

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.”

Save Declining Wild Bird Populations

Save Declining Wild Bird Populations

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.

Save Imperiled Wildlife from Development

Save Imperiled Wildlife from Development

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.

Reduce Animal Waste to Prevent Air and Water Pollution

Reduce Animal Waste to Prevent Air and Water Pollution

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.

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Stop a Dangerous and Polluting New Gas Plant

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.

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Don’t Add Reactors to Nuclear Site’s Buffer Zone

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.

Investigate Health Impacts of Pollution from Oil and Gas Production

Investigate Health Impacts of Pollution from Oil and Gas Production

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.

Give Homeless Children a Chance

Give Homeless Children a Chance

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.

Expel Student Who Killed Bobcat to Show School Spirit

Expel Student Who Killed Bobcat to Show School Spirit

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.

Praise Artist’s Initiative to Raise Awareness About Environment

Praise Artist’s Initiative to Raise Awareness About Environment

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.

Liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point

Stop Construction of Liquefied Natural Gas Export Facility

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.

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Prevent Gold Mine from Destroying Natural Landscape

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.

Praise Conservation of Free-Tailed Bat Colony

Praise Conservation of Free-Tailed Bat Colony

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.

Applaud Campaign to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer for Children with Food Allergies

Applaud Campaign to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer for Children with Food Allergies

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.

Release Men Arrested for Purportedly Gay Wedding Video

Release Men Arrested for Purportedly Gay Wedding Video

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.

Keep Reproductive Health Information in Textbooks

Keep Reproductive Health Information in Textbooks

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.

Ban Sale of Abused Animals in Pet Stores

Ban Sale of Abused Animals in Pet Stores

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.

Convict Man for Hosting Dog- and Cockfighting Events

Convict Man for Hosting Dog- and Cockfighting Events

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.

Support Boycott of Rodeos

Support Boycott of Rodeos

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.

Applaud Ruling to Protect Citizen Privacy

Applaud Ruling to Protect Citizen Privacy

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.