Laws that discriminate against dogs based on the way they look rather than on their temperament have proven to be ineffective and a waste of resources. Urge government officials to stand against an ordinance that would unfairly discriminate against pit bulls.
Lack of a fair chance at higher education is holding back women of color and single mothers. Help end inequality by giving all women the opportunity to go to college.
Hunters often kill small animals to encourage their dogs to hunt badgers, but some hunters have been cruelly mutilating them. Fox pups have been found tied to trees and disposed of in trash bags. Demand authorities take action to stop this brutality.
Google has just donated almost $200,000 to a program that teaches teenage black and Latina girls about the basics of computer programming. Applaud Google for their donation and the program for helping to diversify the tech industry.
An atheist recently tried reenlisting in the Air Force but was denied when he would not swear to God. Tell the Air Force religious freedom needs to be respected for our military and to let this airman reenlist.
Wolves are often killed by farmers for posing a threat to livestock, so activists have been encouraging governments to better protect wolves by instating strict rules for when a farmer is allowed to kill a wolf. One state has refused to enforce wolf protections, putting some populations at risk. Encourage the government to refocus on saving wolves.
Shockingly, the majority of captive tigers in the United States are being kept as pets. Urge government officials to put an end to this highly dangerous and inhumane trend by creating a system to regulate tiger ownership.
A woman recently negotiated to save a pet monkey that was a victim of a drug raid. Thank her for setting a precedent for fostering international cooperation in future cases like these, and for shedding light on the victims of illegal trafficking and poaching.
A little league star and his family were facing homelessness until a local businessman offered to pay the family’s rent for one year. Thank this kind man for making a difference in the life of this young boy and his family.
A beautiful mountain that is also a historic landmark is in danger of being blown up to build a massive coal mine. Speak out to save this special and historically important place.
Dolphins will no longer have to suffer at the hands of a Florida aquarium as they have decided to pull the plug on a proposed plan to create an entertainment stadium. They will focus instead on rescuing and rehabilitating dolphins. Sign the petition to thank the aquarium for changing their minds on this important issue.
A young woman is protesting her university’s mishandling of her rape complaint by carrying the mattress she was raped on until her assailant is expelled. Support her in her performance piece protesting the callousness of our nation’s approach to sexual assault on campus.
Women and girls are being abducted by human traffickers to be sold as brides. The act of buying and selling human beings is illegal and the prime minister should stop this business by making the country understand that men and women are both equally important to society.
A massive tobacco organization pledged not to hire child workers under the age of sixteen. Praise them for their stance and encourage them to be a role model for other tobacco companies.
Citizens are being left vulnerable to invasions of privacy due to the stalling of legislation that would require warrants for the use of drones for surveillance. Support passage of this bill before the rights of citizens can be violated.
Plastic takes years to decompose and in that time, it is polluting our oceans and killing our wildlife. Demand that the United States place a ban on plastic bags so that our environment can be clean and safe for all living creatures.
Ecologically important bats are being devastated by a strange and deadly disease. Help give these imperiled animals much-needed protection before they go extinct.
Almost one in four homeless children have been sexually exploited for commercial purposes. Help protect this vulnerable segment of the population from further acts of horrific abuse.
A common food additive called carrageenan has been linked to many health issues such as gastrointestinal inflammation, colitis disease, diabetes, and colon cancer. This substance is not fit for human consumption and should be banned by the FDA.
Oil company BP has been found guilty of gross negligence for a massive oil spill disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. Praise the verdict, which will result in billions of dollars in fines for pollution.
The wild tigers of Vietnam are critically endangered due to deforestation, illegal trading, and poaching. There are now only 47 wild tigers living in Vietnam. Please sign this petition to urge the Vietnamese Prime Minister to protect the beautiful, wild tigers before they go extinct.
Dangerous fishing nets have been temporarily banned to protect endangered Pacific loggerhead sea turtles. The turtles migrate closer to the shores in warm weather, often getting trapped in nets. Thank NOAA for implementing the ban and protecting the welfare of loggerhead turtles.
Migrants seeking new homes are held indefinitely in cramped cells under poor conditions, awaiting decisions about their future. The conditions are deplorable for the adult detainees, but even worse for the children of detained migrant families. Urge the government of this country to implement new systems for these families to keep children safe.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade traditionally has been an event that excludes the gay community altogether. Please support the change of heart that resulted in the inclusion of gay groups in the Roman Catholic Church’s festivities.
An editor and blogger has been secretly arrested by police for his work documenting human rights abuses. Withholding any information from his family and his lawyer, the police refuse to acknowledge that they’re even detaining him. Free this human rights worker before further abuses are inflicted on him.