Militarized police have used increasingly violent tactics to disperse protests ahead of the World Cup soccer tournament, injuring thousands of demonstrators and tourists. Demand an end to the violence, and that all those arrested under false charges of terrorism be immediately released.
Racing greyhounds spend their lives being locked in cages and pushed to the point of exhaustion, terrible injury, and even death. Thank legislators for passing a new law that will help end the cruelty of greyhound racing completely.
Louisiana’s governor is protecting oil companies from a lawsuit that would hold them accountable for damaging the environment through oil spills and negligence. Urge Governor Jindal to protect the environment instead of promoting the interests of big oil.
Art has always been an important way for people to express themselves while influencing social change. Praise one artist’s creation of an especially thought-provoking, eco-conscious art exhibit.
Harbor seals looking for relaxation on urban beaches often suffer harassment by curious humans, frightening the seals back into the water before they’ve received adequate rest. Sign this petition to urge full protection of harbor seals and their pups on a popular, urban beach.
More than 35,000 elephants are illegally slaughtered each year by poachers looking to sell their ivory tusks. However, thanks to the combined efforts of several government agencies, many traffickers have been thwarted and thousands of illegal trade items have been seized. Applaud the efforts to help save elephant populations by ending the trade of wildlife-related products.
Two men were discriminated against by their supervisor based on the color of their skin. Please sign this petition to get justice for the men who had to put up with the supervisor’s racist comments and actions.
A flawed drilling gear is still being used in oil rigs even after the flaw caused numerous disastrous oil spills. Sign this petition to ask the oil companies to fix their equipment so that this type of incident does not happen again.
Millions of healthy dogs and cats are killed in shelters each year because there aren’t enough homes for them. Urge legislators to support a bill that would address pet overpopulation by ending a ban on nonprofit spay-neuter clinics.
A recent proposal from the U.S. President will reduce carbon emissions, protecting the environment and the public’s health. If the proposal is approved, the number of droughts, hurricanes, heart attacks, and asthma attacks will be greatly reduced. Support this plan and ensure a better future for generations to come.
Famous dog trainer, Cesar Millan, has been promoting abusive dog training methods for 10 years. His methods are outdated and dangerous to dogs and their owners. Urge Millan to quit promoting abusive training techniques.
A former police officer has been indicted for fatally shooting a friendly, leashed dog. Applaud the indictment, which helps achieve justice for the innocent dog and its owner while letting other officers know that excessive force against animals will not be tolerated.
Sawfish are rare and threatened creatures in need of protection. Accidental overfishing and lack of education are contributing to their demise. Call on elected officials to help save the last of these beautiful fish.
A deadly chemical ingredient from Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War, is about to be added to a common herbicide produced by Dow Chemical Company. While the herbicide is intended to only kill weeds, the addition of this potent chemical will also make the herbicide deadly to innocent animals and their habitat. Demand the government prohibit the use of this horrible chemical agent before it wreaks havoc on vulnerable wildlife.
With only 50 wild ocelots left in the United States, action must be taken to preserve their habitat. Urge government officials to protect these beautiful wild cats.
Greyhound racing forces dogs that should be family pets to endure a life of suffering and causes countless unnecessary deaths. Legislators recently rejected a bill that would have taken steps to end greyhound racing. Denounce their decision to continue supporting such a horrific business.
The discovery of a new population of an endangered species on an island in Western Australia illustrates the need to conserve this pristine area with marine and national parks. Urge Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to follow through with the proposed Horizontal Falls National Park.
An infant was critically wounded after a SWAT team threw an explosive device into a family’s home during a drug raid. No drugs were found, but the infant was left with critical burns and is now in a medically induced coma. Demand the child’s family receive medical compensation and a formal apology for this reckless police action.
We need safe, sustainable biofuels that can help curb climate change. A team of scientists is developing an alternative fuel made from wood chippings, which could decrease pollution and change the shipping industry forever. Commend this project for its innovative scientific strides.
Entire mountains are being removed in China at an unprecedented scale, polluting the soil, water, and air. Help stop this massive and destructive project which harms people, the environment, and wildlife.
The World Cup is one of the largest sporting events on the planet. Social services have seen steep cuts while billions are spent on new stadiums and military-style security. Call on officials to scale back frivolous spending and address the ongoing needs of their people.
Every year millions of people die suffering from unnecessary pain, with no access to pain medication. Easing this suffering begins with proper education. Urge public health officials to make end-of-life care a priority.
Dependence on high-polluting fossil fuels continues to threaten human health and the environmental. Urge national leaders to end expansion of one of the most devastating drilling techniques.
An uranium mine is being reopened before a report detailing a toxic spill was released to the public. Demand that the mine be shut down and the spill be properly cleaned before it resumes operation.
Carelessly discarded chewing gum is a significant issue for many cities and towns around the world. Littered gum diminishes the value of beautiful public spaces and is costly for local municipalities to remove. Applaud the Gum Litter Taskforce for helping people realize that chewing gum waste is litter.