Recent Petitions

Provide Healthcare for Imprisoned Activist

Provide Healthcare for Imprisoned Activist

An activist – imprisoned in Iran – has been routinely denied medical care for a serious heart condition. He has also allegedly been subjected to torture and other ill treatment. Sign this petition and demand his immediate and unconditional release.

End Illegal Evictions of Haitian Refugees

End Illegal Evictions of Haitian Refugees

The latest evictions of earthquake refugees carried out by the Haitian police resulted in the illegal eviction of over 60 families. The refugees, who claim that a pregnant woman was recently assaulted during the evictions, have alleged police brutality. Sign this petition to demand that these illegal evictions come to an end.

Ban University’s Unnecessary Experiments On Pigs

Ban University’s Unnecessary Experiments On Pigs

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has revealed that young pigs are force-fed 20 shots of vodka a day in experiments conducted by Brown University. We must ask Brown to immediately ban these cruel and unnecessary experiments.

Commend Non-Profit for Providing Education to Children in Need

Commend Non-Profit for Providing Education to Children in Need

For children with disabilities and children who have gone through the juvenile justice system, it can be challenging to obtain an adequate education. Learning Rights evens the playing field by providing legal services that help those children get the education that they are entitled to. Sign the petition to support equal access to education for all.

Applaud Musicians for Canceling Sea World Performances

Applaud Musicians for Canceling Sea World Performances

Rock bands, Heart and The Barenaked Ladies, and country singer, Willie Nelson, were scheduled to perform at Sea World in Orlando, Florida in February. However, questions have been raised about Sea World’s abusive treatment of captive whales, prompting the musicians to cancel their upcoming shows. Sign the petition to support the musician’s brave stance against animal cruelty.

Protect Grizzly Bears from Hunting

Protect Grizzly Bears from Hunting

Canadian grizzly bears may soon face an increased threat from legalized hunting. Hasty research has prompted a proposal for enlarged grizzly hunting areas, but in reality, the increase in hunting may kill the bears off . Sign this petition and reduce the area of legal grizzly bear hunting, not expand it.

Keep Terminator Seeds Out of the Soil

Keep Terminator Seeds Out of the Soil

Terminator seeds, also called suicide seeds, are sterile genetically modified plants that may soon be released in Brazil. Instead of reproducing yearly like normal seeds, this technology will force farmers to buy new seeds each year, inevitably increasing poverty and debt among the country’s hardest working people. Urge the Brazilian Government to uphold the ban on terminator seeds.

Save Wetlands From Destruction

Save Wetlands From Destruction

Protecting wetlands is essential to ensuring water resources are clean and plentiful in the United States, but Congress is proposing cuts to wetland conservative efforts. Demand Congress reinstate conservation funding.

Prevent Commercial Delivery Drones from Killing Birds

Prevent Commercial Delivery Drones from Killing Birds

Major online retailer, Amazon.com, has promised to commercially fly drones to deliver products to their customers. While defending their territory and nests from perceived threats, birds will be put at risk for severe injury and death. Sign the petition to stop the unnecessary deaths of birds.

Ensure Home Delivery Mail Service

Ensure Home Delivery Mail Service

Canada Post has announced that it will be phasing out home delivery in favor of community mailboxes which are subject to frequent arson, vandalism, and theft. The new boxes may be inaccessible for some elderly and disabled citizens, making retrieving bills difficult without help. Ask Canada Post to consider alternative cost-cutting measures.

Save Sea Turtles from Hotel Development

Save Sea Turtles from Hotel Development

Hundreds of sea turtles are threatened by a proposed resort development on their nesting grounds. Urge the resort to protect these endangered animals rather than harming them.

Rescue Bears from Abusive Circus

Rescue Bears from Abusive Circus

A group of performing bears are living their lives as prisoners, spending 90 percent of their time in tiny cages inside a hot trailer. Help stop the traveling circus that owns these animals from abusing them any longer.

Praise Pizza Brand for Fighting Animal Abuse

Praise Pizza Brand for Fighting Animal Abuse

Severe animal abuse was recently documented at a dairy farm that supplies cheese for a popular pizza brand. In response, the pizza company decided to cut all ties with the inhumane farm. Applaud the company for standing up for animals.

Commend Show for Casting Woman of Color as Popular Princess

Commend Show for Casting Woman of Color as Popular Princess

A black woman was recently cast as the popular fairy-tale character Rapunzel, who has typically been portrayed by a white woman with golden hair. Breaking out of this stereotype is an inspirational step that deserves to be congratulated. Show your support for this decision.

Improve Child-Safety for Poisonous Laundry Detergent Pods

Improve Child-Safety for Poisonous Laundry Detergent Pods

A recent invention called ‘detergent pods’ – individually wrapped pods of laundry detergent – are causing serious illness and even death in children that pick them up and eat them. Demand this product be made to look less like candy and save the lives of at-risk pets and children.

Condemn India for Homophobic Ruling

Condemn India for Homophobic Ruling

India’s Supreme Court recently upheld laws forbidding same-sex conduct. Speak out against this example of anti-gay hate, and tell India that it needs to accept its gay citizens.

Stop Coke’s Anti-Tap Water Campaign

Stop Coke’s Anti-Tap Water Campaign

Drinking inexpensive tap water is good for your health, your wallet, and the environment, but the Coca-Cola Company is secretly coaching restaurants to push its products instead. Demand an immediate end to the company’s anti-tap water campaign.

Demand Whereabouts of Abducted Community Organizer

Demand Whereabouts of Abducted Community Organizer

Civil society leader Sombath Somphone disappeared one year ago in Laos, and the government refuses to conduct an investigation into his abduction. Urge the influential Prime Minister of Japan to call for justice for Somphone, during an upcoming meeting with the Laos government.

Commend Diver for Saving Hurt Dolphin

Commend Diver for Saving Hurt Dolphin

A compassionate diver saved a bottlenose dolphin’s life in early 2013. Commemorate this diver’s good deed by signing this petition, and let him know that his actions are an inspiration for humans to help animals in need.

Don’t Let the Great Barrier Reef Become a Dumping Ground

Don’t Let the Great Barrier Reef Become a Dumping Ground

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most famous natural sites in the world, but its future is in real jeopardy. Already ravaged by pollution, a planned project for the world’s largest coal mine could deal the death blow to this precious habitat. Sign this petition today, and stop the Great Barrier Reef from being used as a garbage dump.

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Stop Cruel Government-Funded Animal Sex Experiments

Taxpayer dollars are going towards cruel sexual behavior studies, some of which involve the genital mutilation of hamsters, mice and rats. Urge the government to halt the funding of these sadistic experiments.

Stop Euthanizing Innocent Dogs

Stop Euthanizing Innocent Dogs

Many friendly shelter dogs are put down every year due to a faulty and unreliable ‘personality test.’ Protest against defective testing methods, implement a dependable measure of personality, and save the lives of countless innocent dogs.

Commend Conviction of Shark Thief

Commend Conviction of Shark Thief

A court recently convicted an aquarium owner for illegally stealing sharks and stingrays out of the wild. Thank the judge for upholding laws that protect marine life.

Stop Plan to Kill Threatened Sharks

Stop Plan to Kill Threatened Sharks

Western Australia’s government has decided to kill sharks that venture close to shore, rather than seeking non-lethal ways to prevent shark attacks. This is unsustainable, and will put more stress on already endangered species. Demand that non-harmful shark deterrents be used instead.

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Stop the Government from Extorting Guilty Pleas

The government has been systematically charging or threatening to charge drug offenders with additional offenses in order to coerce them into waiving their right to a trial and pleading guilty. Demand free access to a fair trial and end unjust drug sentencing.