A woman was recently arrested on eight felony counts of animal cruelty when investigators discovered that she tortured and killed animals for pornography. Sign this petition and condemn the woman for her disturbing and demented actions.
Several Greenpeace activists who encouraged a major company to vow to stop destroying the rainforests have been indicted on felony charges. Demand that all charges against these environmental heroes be dropped.
The recent illegal seizure of dogs at an animal welfare clinic was so brutal that many dogs died before they were even taken away. This incident is the result of a law which promotes the capture and killing of stray dogs. Sign this petition to protect stray dogs from such barbaric cruelty.
The dog leather trade is horrendous, as shown by a recent gruesome discovery of hundreds of dog pelts in Thailand. Using this product to make gloves and drums only serves to increase the indiscriminate killing of dogs. Help stop the use of dog leather.
New animal protection laws in South Dakota make animal cruelty a felony punishable by two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Commend the state, which has become the final state to implement such protective legislation.
A new bill would grant the Tennessee walking horse industry–known for abusing the horses in order to exaggerate their step–regulatory authority, placing horses at risk of continued abuse. Petition the federal government to kill this bill, and protect horses from unnecessary torture.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection debris, mostly plastic, that has collected in the Pacific Ocean. Patches like this are replicated elsewhere in our oceans and it is crucial that they be cleaned up. Sign this petition to enlist the U.S. Navy in cleaning up and protecting wildlife from ingesting this trash.
A Senate committee will vote on whether to release a report detailing the CIA’s methods of detention and torture. As U.S. citizens we should have every right to know what our government is doing to detainees. Sign this petition and urge the release of the report with no redactions.
A new initiative will give students the option to refrain from participation in animal dissections. Students will be permitted to perform alternative work for equal credit. Applaud this progressive new policy and encourage more state school boards to adopt it.
The government of Mozambique recently struck down a proposal that would allow rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Commend the government for taking a positive step towards limiting sexual abuse.
The corporate war on public education is raging at a small university in Maine. Support students and faculty as they take on an administration that values financial profit over higher education, and which is turning a public university into a for-profit business.
A Danish zoo killed four lions to prevent inbreeding. Now the zoo is receiving backlash from animal rights activists all over the world. Please sign this petition to punish the zoo for irresponsibly handling the situation.
Many states have animal cruelty laws that are far too lenient. Individuals who harm animals via unlawful neglect should be punished to the full extent of the law. Commend one senator for strengthening his state’s animal neglect laws.
The very rare Canada lynx have faced increased threat as they get caught and die in traps that are set for other animals. Demand that these beautiful cats receive the protection they deserve and ensure that not one more of these animals get caught in a hunting trap.
Animals in two cramped Costa Rican zoos could soon be released, as the zoos are converted into botanical gardens and nature reserves. Tell the Costa Rican government you support its efforts to ensure the humane treatment of animals.
Following a protest in Madrid, the city government has attempted to infringe upon the people of Madrid’s civil liberties by taking away their right to peacefully protest in parts of the city. Demand they revise these reactionary measures today.
When a shelter was overrun, animals were put down. A new program instead places them in offices and businesses as part of a foster system. Not only does this save the animal from death, but pets have been proven to increase productivity and happiness for humans. Applaud this organization for their innovative, life-saving solution.
A provision banning animal rights activists from documenting animal abuse on factory farms has been inserted into state legislation originally meant to help animals. Call on lawmakers to correct this contradiction and change the legislation today.
In recent years, the number of unwanted horses in the United Kingdom has significantly increased, due in part to continued breeding. Rescues struggle to find homes for thousands of equines, and even more are at risk of abandonment and neglect in the future. Urge the government to increase funding to ensure that all horses find safe homes soon.
Animal shelters across the country work with dedication and compassion to find loving homes for millions of unwanted cats and dogs. Praise a politician for helping one such shelter that burned to the ground during a major fire rebuild and recover.
Mississippi students are suffering because sexual education instructors are not mandated to teach factual or unbiased information. As a result, Mississippi is one of the least educated states in the nation and has the highest teen pregnancy rates. Urge the Department of Education to value student education by requiring sexual education instructors to teach facts, not opinions.
Prison rape violates the human rights of inmates, yet one governor seems intent on ignoring his state’s epidemic. Demand that he comply with federal laws designed to reduce sexual violence behind bars.
A Norwegian billionaire is planning to build a for-profit center that puts captive polar bears on display. Demand that he stop prioritizing profit over the welfare of these majestic creatures, and ensure they continue to live in their natural habitat.
A new anti-domestic violence bill would introduce a number of new measures aimed at making prosecution of domestic abusers more effective. Sign the petition expressing your support for the bill and encouraging lawmakers to further improve laws against domestic violence.
Despite recent discoveries about just how inhumane horse-drawn carriages are, Las Vegas is seeking approval to bring back the tourist trade. Stop this legislation and protect the horses of Nevada now.