Recent Petitions

Abolish Cruelty in Special Needs Education

Abolish Cruelty in Special Needs Education

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.

Release Mentally Ill Man Sentenced to Death

Release Mentally Ill Man Sentenced to Death

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.

Warn Americans About Chronic Stress

Warn Americans About Chronic Stress

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.

Commend New Animal Abuse Unit

Commend New Animal Abuse Unit

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.

Fire Environmental Officials For Poaching Rare Deer

Fire Environmental Officials For Poaching Rare Deer

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.

Support Olympic Athletes’ Right to Political Protest

Support Olympic Athletes’ Right to Political Protest

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.

Encourage Protective Measures for Emperor Penguins

Encourage Protective Measures for Emperor Penguins

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.

Commend Apparel Store’s Commitment to Photoshop-Free Images

Commend Apparel Store’s Commitment to Photoshop-Free Images

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.

Praise Life Saving Homeless Animal Relocation Program

Praise Life Saving Homeless Animal Relocation Program

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.

Stop Clear-Cutting Old Growth Forest

Stop Clear-Cutting Old Growth Forest

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.

Stop Breast Cancer Censorship in Pakistan

Stop Breast Cancer Censorship in Pakistan

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.

Condemn Bill Forcing Millions into Starvation

Condemn Bill Forcing Millions into Starvation

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.

Tell CNN To Cover Real Issues

Tell CNN To Cover Real Issues

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.

Commend Convenience Chain for Cancelling Foie Gras Meal

Commend Convenience Chain for Cancelling Foie Gras Meal

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.

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Prevent Water Cannon Use Against Protests

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.

Applaud New Eco-Friendly Roof Mandate

Applaud New Eco-Friendly Roof Mandate

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.

Make Vital Cancer Treatments Affordable

Make Vital Cancer Treatments Affordable

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.

Commend Government and Protestors For Cease-Fire Talks

Commend Government and Protestors For Cease-Fire Talks

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.

Stop Spreading Fast-Food Through Africa

Stop Spreading Fast-Food Through Africa

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.

Condemn Sheriff for Controversial Treatment of Inmates

Condemn Sheriff for Controversial Treatment of Inmates

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.

Condemn Illegal U.S. Execution Of Mexican Citizen

Condemn Illegal U.S. Execution Of Mexican Citizen

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.

Put an End to Dogfighting Operations

Put an End to Dogfighting Operations

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.

Save Monkeys From Use as Service Animals

Save Monkeys From Use as Service Animals

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.

Don’t Punish Officer Who Saved Cats’ Lives

Don’t Punish Officer Who Saved Cats’ Lives

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.

Applaud Virginia for Reversing Gay Marriage Ban

Applaud Virginia for Reversing Gay Marriage Ban

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.