Red and green chili peppers are being inserted into the eyes of bulls that are loaded on trucks for transport in India. The peppers are meant to sting the eyes so badly that they are unable to lie down and rest. Ban cruel transportation methods of cows.
A new clean energy source has been harnessed to create a viable alternative to gasoline. The renewable transportation fuel is a milestone in our country’s initiative to reduce carbon emissions. Commend the company who is making this alternative widely available to the public.
The French Ministry of Justice has upheld abusive and invasive stop and frisk tactics by police. Condemn the courts for upholding laws that blatantly violate civil rights.
Laos immigration authorities deported a group of North Korean defectors back to their country, where they will most likely be imprisoned, tortured, or executed. Sign this petition to condemn the Laos government for their actions.
Ohio county residents are being faced with potentially life-threatening emergency medical response delays due to a faulty system. This cannot be allowed to continue, please lend your voice in demanding that the county allows the nearest ambulance to respond to an emergency call rather than one which is selected due to completely irrelevant factors.
Meatless Mondays is a campaign to replace meals with meatless dishes every Monday in order to promote health and protect the environment. Encourage all U.S. schools to adopt Meatless Mondays to educate children from an early age about the importance of health and the environment.
Customers around the world have demanded to know where there food comes from. It’s now time to implement the “farm to table” concept to apparel. Buy sustainably grown wool to preserve the habitats of sheep around the world.
A television program profiling the violent murder of wild animals was recently taken off the air. Efforts by activists convinced NBC to end the program, and all those who were involved with stopping this televised display of violence deserve thanks and praise.
Despite having a responsibility under the law to protect bears in roadside attractions from abuse and maltreatment, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has become lax on enforcing animal welfare guidelines in relation to these animals. Sign the petition and urge the USDA to ensure the safety and well-being of captive bears.
A prominent Malaysian law enforcement official recently released a public statement endorsing racially motivated violence. Demand that this powerful official be removed from his position.
Wikileaks has done an incalculable service to the public by providing us with inside knowledge about our government’s operations. But according to the U.S. government, Wikileaks is considered an ‘Enemy of the State,’ a list that includes the terrorist organization Al Qaeda. Demand that President Obama remove Wikileaks from this list.
Countless animals are sent to labs where they are subject to cruel and disgusting experimentation. Sign this petition to support proposed legislation that would help protect animals from laboratory tests.
Motorists recently discovered a dead horse on the side of an Ireland road after horse-racers crashed it into the back of a parked car. Prohibit unsafe and inhumane sulky horse racing to keep horses, motorists, and pedestrians safe.
A running shoe company received negative publicity for an advertisement depicting a dead dog. The company realized its mistake and issued a public apology. Thank the company for understanding the issue and reacting appropriately.
Our legal system is dealing with human trafficking in the worst possible way. Instead of receiving help and protection from the law, victims held as sex slaves are sentenced to prison or other legal penalties. Ask that Congress introduce legislative protection for minors accused of prostitution, and for all victims of human trafficking.
National Parks have been closed to the public during the government shutdown, but logging, drilling, and mining continues on federal lands. Demand an end to the prioritization of resource extraction over public access in our nation’s parks and recreational areas.
Indonesia signed a deal with the European Union to help curb illegal logging in their rainforests. The country holds the world’s third largest rainforest, and the new deal helps protect it from those who wish to make an illegal profit. Sign this petition and commend Indonesia for these efforts.
A recent incident of severe road rage led to a confrontation between members of a motorcycle gang, and the driver of an SUV. The standoff ended in an accident, and while both parties deserve some blame, the SUV driver is being portrayed as the only wrongdoer. Ask officials to hold all parties involved accountable for their actions.
The website Autostraddle.com has been a powerful and influential voice in the lesbian community. By signing this petition, you’ll let Autostraddle creators Riese Bernard and Alexandra Vega know that you commend them for their active commitment to girl-on-girl culture.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh recently made homophobic comments implying gays were a threat to human existence. This is just the most recent of several extremely homophobic and discriminatory statements and actions from this president. Demand that President Jammeh rectify his hurtful actions or step down from presidency.
Hydraulic fracking results in large-scale water contamination and air pollution, yet the California governor accepted over $2 million from oil and gas companies and signed new legislation that would allow fracking to take place with little regulation. Tell the governor you do not support hydraulic fracking.
A militant group is attacking western styled schools in Nigeria, massacring students and teachers. Please sign this petition to demand protection from the Nigerian government against these barbaric acts.
‘Turkey drops’ are unnecessarily cruel events in which live, flightless turkeys are dropped from planes. Sign the petition and urge the town of Yellville, Arkansas, to ensure that no turkeys are dropped at this year’s Turkey Trot festival.
Recent citations show that a laboratory at the Ohio State University employs improper anesthesia and inhumane euthanasia. Your signature will demand a follow-up on these citations to ensure proper and humane operations.
McDonald’s recently announced its plans to exchange its long-used polystyrene foam cups for paper ones. Paper is a much safer and more environmentally friendly material than polystyrene foam, which contains a known carcinogen. Commend McDonald’s for making the switch from polystyrene foam to paper cups.