Evidence has surfaced that students with special needs have been isolated and physically restrained in school, suffering emotional and sometimes physical injury. Stop these cruel and dangerous disciplinary practices.
A mentally ill man is being sentenced to death because he sent Pakistan officials letters claiming that he was a prophet. This man is being denied his rights to freedom of speech and religion. Demand that Pakistan release him at once.
Stress is a contributing factor to many fatal diseases, and has recently been shown to cause premature death. It also leads to life-long health problems, such as headaches, gastrointestinal disease, and countless others. Demand that the public be made aware of the harmful effects of stress, so they might manage their stress to prevent disease and death.
A new animal abuse unit has doubled the number of prosecutions and convictions for felony animal cruelty in Baltimore. Commend this unit for all of its hard work to protect animals and put abusers behind bars.
Four Russian officials were caught killing and poaching the Siberian Musk deer. These deer are nearly extinct, and now are suffering even more from this incident. Sign this petition and put these poachers in jail.
Olympic athletes will be banned from protesting Russia’s anti-gay laws or self-identifying as members of the LGBT community, due to a misguided decision made by the International Olympic Committee. Demand freedom of expression for Olympic participants.
Current projections estimate that emperor penguins may fade into extinction by the end of the century. By classifying them as an endangered species, these birds gain federal protections to preserve their shrinking habitats and bolster their populations. Defend these victims of climate change by encouraging their protection today.
The apparel brand Aerie recently revealed its Photoshop-free advertising campaign. As a national chain popular with teenage girls, the brand has made a commendable statement in drawing attention to realistic images of female beauty. Support Aerie in its effort to promote healthy perceptions of beauty.
The ASPCA has created a searchable database to help relocate homeless animals to shelters where they have a greater chance of being adopted. Thank the ASPCA for this lifesaving program now.
A centuries-old native forest is about to be clear-cut. This will damage threatened species’ habitat and destroy the ecosystem. We must protect this vital old-growth forest from loggers before it is gone forever.
Due to conservative social taboos, Pakistan cannot even discuss the prevalence of breast cancer. In a community where it is so common, it is imperative to spread the knowledge and save the lives of many. Sign this petition to encourage awareness of breast cancer in Pakistan.
A recent bill proposes all citizens on food stamps must show ID. However, 21 million people in the program are without ID and have no easy way to acquire one. Sign this petition to oppose pushing millions of people into starvation in America.
CNN chose to cover the arrest of Justin Bieber, while ignoring several major international events that could come to define this decade. Demand that CNN uphold their journalistic ethics and focus on real news and important issues.
A Japanese convenience chain has cancelled the release of a ready-to-eat foie gras meal, in response to customer complaints. Commend the chain for keeping current with advancing animal welfare standards.
British police are requesting to use highly dangerous water cannons against protesters. The cannons can be lethal and violate the fundamental human right of freedom of speech. Prevent their institution and protect activists seeking to exercise this right.
The Los Angeles City Council recently amended its Municipal Building Code to include a requirement for all new homes to feature ‘cool roofs,’ made with materials that naturally reflect most sunlight. Applaud this eco-friendly and homeowner-friendly amendment.
A vital cancer treatment costing $65 thousand a year can be made for a fraction of that price, but the company that developed it is fighting to keep costs high. Stand up for cancer patients, and help make life-saving drugs affordable for all.
Anti-government protests in Ukraine have recently turned violent, but the Ukrainian government has finally agreed to discuss a cease-fire with its opposition. It is important that a deal is struck soon so as to avoid further conflict. Commend both parties and ask that they do what is right for Ukraine.
One of the wealthiest couples in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates, is supporting factory-farm operation growth at an alarming rate. Urge the couple to invest in companies that will help, rather than hinder the earth.
A sheriff in Arizona is punishing 38 inmates for defacing the American flag by serving them only bread and water for seven days. Inmates lose several human rights while they are incarcerated, but they should retain their right to freedom of expression. Sign this petition and condemn the sheriff.
A Mexican citizen was just illegally executed in the state of Texas. The victim was never provided with the legal counsel entitled to by international and national law. Condemn the actions of the government in Texas.
A dogfighting operation in Georgia was recently uncovered and stopped; but unfortunately, this cruel and deadly sport is still all too common in the state. Urge an intense police investigation to put an end to dogfighting for good.
A Kentucky lawmaker wants to make it legal to use monkeys as service animals. This is a bad idea for many reasons, including disease concerns and animal abuse. Urge this lawmaker to change his position; monkeys are not service animals.
An Italian military officer saved the lives of a mother cat and her kittens, but could now be sent to prison for her efforts. Ask the Italian Parliament to drop all charges against this heroic officer.
Gay and lesbian couples will now be able to marry in Virginia, thanks to Attorney General Mark Herring making a landmark decision to lift the ban on same sex marriages. Thank Herring for his compassionate act.