Due to the use of wasteful long lines, bluefin tuna are often netted instead of the desired swordfish and yellowtail tuna. The largest tuna and long-lived, the bluefin is a top predator, so its depletion can severely disrupt marine ecosystems. Urge greater protections for bluefin and promote sustainable alternatives to long lines.
A ten-year-old boy’s claims of being cruelly abused by his mother and her boyfriend have been confirmed. Police found evidence that the boy was restrained by zip ties and chained to a radiator for two weeks straight with little food and opportunity to use the bathroom. Demand that this couple be served jail time for the endangerment and criminal restraint of this child.
The South American country of Guyana has failed to recognize same-sex relationships or grant civil unions and marriages. Guyana must reverse its discriminatory practices against LGBT people.
A nonprofit organization has been providing poverty-stricken Haitians with affordable solar ovens that require no energy costs to use. These ovens are steering Haitians away from environmentally hazardous energy sources like nuclear and gas. By getting Haitians to use these ovens instead of cooking with charcoal, the organization is also contributing to the preservation of forests. Thank this organization for helping those in need and preserving the environment in one fell swoop.
Wet Seal recently added Karrie Brown, a teen with Down syndrome, to its models. Sign the petition and applaud Wet Seal for celebrating a diverse array of young women, and encourage the company to continue along this path.
A U.S. federal judge recently ruled that the retail chain Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim employee because she wore a headscarf. They claimed that she did not comply with the “Look Policy” and as a result hurt store sales. Please sign this petition to condemn the company for its discriminatory, anti-Muslim behavior.
A high school named for a controversial Confederate general and founding member of the Ku Klux Klan has still not changed its name, despite numerous requests from community members to do so. Urge the school superintendent to immediately change the name of this high school.
A Fox New Host recently made bigoted and insensitive remarks about American atheists, also saying that they should leave the country. Demand she apologize for these insulting comments.
For the past five years, a mental health facility in Nevada has been dumping its poor and mentally-ill homeless patients onto buses headed to other states for treatment and housing. These patients are sent to locations where they have no friends or family and often are not guaranteed adequate healthcare. Please sign this petition to condemn such careless treatment of the mentally ill and indigent by Nevada
The US Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed strong pollution limits for new electricity-generating power plants, the nation’s largest polluters. Support this important step to combat climate change by urging the EPA to quickly implement the new rules.
A new law is requiring India’ s wealthy corporations to devote a portion of their earnings to funding community development projects. This new source of investment promises to improve the Indian rural poor’s access to a reliable power supply and clean water, as well as better meet children’ s educational needs. Praise the Indian government for passing this law to improve the living conditions and education opportunities for its people.
The opening of Europe’s largest gold and silver mine is planned to be rejected by the Romanian parliament, due to massive opposition from Romanian citizens and lawmakers across the country. The mine would nearly destroy the ecology, history, and future economy of many villages in Rosia Montana. Condemn the Gabriel Resources mining company for attempting to move forward with this proposal.
Many pet foods are being recalled due to harmful contamination. Demand that the FDA implement stricter regulations on pet food ingredients, to ensure that the products on store shelves are safe for our pets to consume.
The US Army Corps of Engineers is conducting an environmental review for one of the nation’s largest proposed coal export terminals. Urge the Army Corps to consider all potential impacts from this project, including climate change, increased coal mining, and pollution from coal trains.
All puppy breeding operations in the U.S. must now be licensed and inspected. Applaud these efforts to protect dogs across the country.
Labeling genetically modified organisms is a big deal and Whole Foods Market has made it clear that they support labeling. Thank Whole Foods for supporting transparency in GMO labeling.
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the only military medical school in the United States, recently joined the majority of American universities in refusing to use live animals in their medical training curriculum. Thank the school for acting in the interest of the humane treatment of animals and ethical medical training.
Even since the Ian’s horrific animal abuse scandal in 2003, the company keeps hundreds of animals for ‘nutritional studies’ in a laboratory. The company refuses to allow organizations to investigate the animals’ living conditions within the facility. Sign this petition to urge Iams to be more transparent about this facility conditions.
The NFL is supporting horrendous, deadly animal experiments. Experimenters deliver skull crushing blows to the heads and skulls of rats, mice, dogs during testing. Scientists then measure the horrific results from injuries to the animals’ brain, skull, and spinal cord. Ttell the NFL that funding this cruelty is unacceptable.
On September 19th, Russian authorities illegally boarded a Greenpeace vessel in the Barents Sea, threatening the crew of peaceful protesters with violence. Demand the release of these brave activists, and urge Russia to affirm its respect for the right to protest at sea.
Polar bears and other wildlife are being threatened by efforts to expand oil drilling in the Arctic region. Big oil companies, like Shell, are lobbying President Obama to sacrifice the environment for profits. Tell the president to say ‘no’ to Big Oil and protect this spectacular environment and all its wonderful wildlife.
Congress has given ‘Big Ag’ giant Monsanto a special protection from lawsuits. This inside deal is about to expire but Monsanto is lobbying hard to renew it. Tell Congress to end its corrupt ways and stop providing Monsanto with corporate welfare and inside deals.
When local communities in turtle hotspots lack the opportunity to witness research and conservation groups’ efforts, it’s hard to learn about the animals and appreciate their importance. Commend efforts to inspire a new generation of sea turtle conservation through children’s education.
People with disabilities in Russia face daily obstacles. While the country has strict laws providing accommodations for them, these laws are not enforced. Sign this petition to give the disabled a way to participate in Russian society.
Homeowners are being fleeced by predatory investors profiting from home foreclosures. Tell Congress to revise and reform laws in favor of homeowners instead of predatory investors.