A recent attack on an Iraqi settlement left fifty-two people dead and resulted in the abductions of seven Iranian exiles, whose tenuous status has put them at risk of torture, ill-treatment, and deportation. Sign the petition and demand that the Iraqi government proceed in full compliance with international human rights laws.
An Idaho Congressman plans to introduce a bill allowing federal discrimination against gay couples under the guise of protecting religious freedom. Demand he drop this bigoted proposal.
Japanese scientists have invented a cost-effective alternative to animal testing that could forever end the cruel, inhume practice. Cosmetic companies restrain bunnies, dogs, and rats while dripping makeup directly into the animal’s eye. Sign this petition to applaud the scientists for using their time and resources to end the outdated, disgusting practice of animal testing.
Shark nets have become a popular tool for protecting beachgoers in Australia. Unfortunately, these inadequate and ineffective nets are trapping harmless creatures, and providing little protection from sharks. Urge Australia to ban the use of deadly shark nets.
A nonprofit organization has provided thousands of students, teachers, and families with electronic reading devices, also known as e-readers. Offering these amazing tools to those in developing nations increases literacy and creativity. We should take the time to commend this organization for their efforts to improve literacy.
It’s a well-documented fact that lack of sleep can weaken students’ academic performance. Conversely, when students are well-rested, absenteeism, tardiness, depression, obesity, drop-out rates and even auto accidents all decline, new studies say. Encourage schools to set later start times to protect students’ health and enhance their learning.
With the help of an anonymous donor, an animal rights group in rescued thousands of hens destined for gas chambers. Thank this group for their noble efforts.
The Supreme Court of the Netherlands recently found that Dutch peacekeepers failed to protect three victims of genocide in Bosnia. Thank the Court for its historic ruling.
A designer recently made an offensive tweet, using the crisis in Syria to sell shoes. Demand he apologize for his insensitive remark.
In thirty-three American states, pregnant prisoners are shackled during labor. This restraint is unnecessary, painful, and insensitive to the suffering of expectant mothers. Tell the United States government to make shackling during labor a federal offense.
China’s longest river, one that serves as a source of drinking water, has been polluted by a chemical plant in central China. The plant’s negligence has killed thousands of fish and posed a threat to the health and safety of millions of people. Demand that the plant clean up the pollution and take measures to prevent future spills.
A recent petition written by a former humane society volunteer at alleges that the shelter severely neglected and abused the animals it housed. Tell the Harbor Humane Society Board of Directors that such disturbing abuses will not go unnoticed, and must be immediately stopped.
The government agency responsible for reviewing all proposed regulations has an obligation to return a decision on new laws within 90 days. Despite this, two important pollution rules were recently withdrawn after going years without a decision being made. Please sign this petition to demand an explanation for this unjustifiable obstruction of pollution law.
For more than ten years, a conservation group has fought to protect precious lands in the Sierra Nevada from construction and development. They have finally succeeded with a recent agreement to protect thousands of acres of forestland and meadows. Please sign this petition to thank them for their dedication to preserving the American landscape.
Hospitals routinely dump millions of pounds of medicines into American lakes and rivers every year. The drugs disrupt ecosystems, harm wildlife and contaminate drinking water. Urge the EPA to prohibit medical facilities from flushing pharmaceuticals into the U.S. water supply.
A 12 year girl recently decided that instead of using her money – saved from mowing lawns, babysitting, and doing odd jobs – on leasing a horse, she would rescue one from slaughter. When that horse wouldn’t leave without its best friend, the girl decided to save them both. Commend her for rescuing horses from certain death.
A Texas company has promoted and sold tailgate truck decals featuring a very life-like image of a bound and gagged woman. Boycott this company for encouraging violence against women.
Thousands of cattle are subject to inhumane treatment during transport due to South Africa’s lack of regulations for the industry. Cattle become sick and injured due to conditions, and can be beaten and abused upon arrival. Ask South Africa to impose and enforce humane export regulations.
Looking to end online discussions about corrupt government officials, the Chinese communist party has decided to prosecute Internet users posting false information or rumors. Sign this petition to stand up for the right of the Chinese people to freely express themselves on the Internet without fear of government retribution.
Atlanta has announced it is linking police pay raises to additional traffic ticket revenue. Demand the city halt this new rule that encourages police officers to pursue unethical behavior.
The U.S. Congress is considering reducing spending for scientific research even more than the impoverished level set by last year’s cuts. Those earlier cuts have already caused thousands of layoffs and closings of important laboratories researching cures for cancer and other diseases. Urge Congress not to cut the budget for scientific research any more than it already has.
Glenn Beck recently raked an employee over the coals for pursuing some environmentally responsible changes in the workplace. Beck declared that any employee found to be purchasing fluorescent lightbulbs for the company would be fired and that ‘global warming is a pile of crap.’ Condemn Beck for his anti-environmental statements and his hysterical pronouncements.
Studies have shown that the use of lead ammunition in hunting typically leads to lead poisoning in wildlife species and damages the ecosystems in which they survive. California is looking to ban the use of lead ammunition. Show your support of this environmentally important bill.
Fiji’s currently restricts human rights, barring freedom of expression, assembly and association. Human rights are inherent and universal. Tell the Fiji government to revise their constitution for the sake of their people.
Harvesting palm oil normally has a very negative impact on the environment. Palm oil production and harvest is responsible for much of the rainforest depletion found in Southeast Asia. However, one company is growing and harvesting palm oil sustainably, while actually renovating the land they use. Applaud this company for their dedication to the environment.