Recent Petitions

Immediately Release Parents and Children Detained for Over a Year

Immediately Release Parents and Children Detained for Over a Year

An entire family has been detained incommunicado for over a year in Syria–including the children, whose ages range from three to fifteen. Sign the petition and urge the authorities to free the family and correct this gross injustice.

Save Elk from Cattle Ranchers

Save Elk from Cattle Ranchers

Imperiled elk are in danger of being driven out of their habitat by cattle ranchers who want to see them gone. Don’t let cattle industry interests trump the health of wildlife populations.

Stop Police Violence Against Dogs

Stop Police Violence Against Dogs

An innocent dog was shot and maimed in her own backyard while police performed a raid on the wrong house. Demand that the police put an end to their violence against pets.

Let Disabled Veteran Keep Her Service Pig

Let Disabled Veteran Keep Her Service Pig

A disabled U.S. veteran was fined for keeping a pig in her home, even though the pig is a certified service animal. Ask the New York government to change the laws so the veteran can keep the friend who has helped to keep her spirits up during a difficult time.

Stand Up for Health and Reproductive Rights

Stand Up for Health and Reproductive Rights

Anti-choice protesters can now literally stand in the way of patients trying to access reproductive health clinics. Pledge to fight back against harassment and intimidation of patients.

Success: Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

Success: Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

Part of a law that would have shut down all but eight abortion clinics in Texas has been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Applaud the District Court Judge who originally stood up to unconstitutional restrictions on reproductive rights.

Punish Juvenile for Strangling Cat

Punish Juvenile for Strangling Cat

A teenager recorded himself strangling and throwing a cat across a street. Demand that police charge this teenager with animal cruelty.

Success: President Creates National Monument

Success: President Creates National Monument

The president recently declared California’s beautiful San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, thereby protecting them from activities such as mining and drilling. Thank the president for preserving our land for future generations to come.

End Slavery on Cotton Plantations

End Slavery on Cotton Plantations

Government forces are using slave labor to process crops in an important cotton-growing country. Urge a major corporation to stop participating in this corrupt industry, and help end modern slavery.

Stop a Disastrous East Coast Oil Spill

Stop a Disastrous East Coast Oil Spill

Offshore oil drilling devastates local ecosystems, economies, and aquatic habitats. Despite the well-known environmental risks of offshore drilling, oil companies are now eyeing the untouched waters off the East Coast. Stand firm against greedy oil barons to protect our world’s future.

Resist Hateful Attacks Against Gay Couples

Resist Hateful Attacks Against Gay Couples

Homophobia should have no place in politics, but a prejudiced lawmaker continues to launch hateful attacks on gay marriage rights. Stand up to hatred and show your support for full marriage equality.

Refuse to Give Exemption to Polluters

Refuse to Give Exemption to Polluters

A utility company is seeking permission to emit an amount of pollution eight times the legal limit. Refuse to budge on measures that are in place to protect our environment, and ensure that this company complies with emissions standards.

Establish More Accurate Sentencing for Animal Cruelty

Establish More Accurate Sentencing for Animal Cruelty

A dog breeding facility kept more than 50 dogs in derelict conditions, denying them food and water and confining them to cramped cages littered with excrement. The couple responsible has been charged with only two counts of animal cruelty. Demand more serious punishment for these horrific crimes.

Applaud Clothing Company for Creative, Feminist Advertising

Applaud Clothing Company for Creative, Feminist Advertising

A clothing company is highlighting the achievements of women in comedy by using female comedians as models for its fall collection. Sign the petition and thank the company for presenting a more well-rounded, three-dimensional image of women in fashion advertising.

Thank Vatican for Accepting Gays into Church

Thank Vatican for Accepting Gays into Church

Gays and lesbians will finally be accepted into the Catholic church, according to a new statement from the Vatican. Thank Pope Francis for this radical change, and encourage the church to extend its support to same-sex marriage.

Don’t Lower Minimum Marriage Age for Girls

Don’t Lower Minimum Marriage Age for Girls

Child brides are often victims of domestic violence and the fatal complications of premature pregnancy. In defiance of international law, one country seeks to lower its legal marriage age to 16 for girls. Protect the health and rights of women and girls by urging Bangladesh to reconsider this ill-conceived law.

Stop the Biggest Threat to U.S. Birds

Stop the Biggest Threat to U.S. Birds

Hundreds of beautiful bird species are at risk because of threats posed by global warming. Take action to protect birds from big polluters and help stop climate change.

Stop Bestiality in Denmark

Stop Bestiality in Denmark

Animal brothels and bestiality are legal in Denmark as long as the “animals don’t suffer.” Demand that bestiality in Denmark be stopped and that those who commit sexual abuse of animals be punished.

Dismiss Inspector Who Ignored Animal Abuse

Dismiss Inspector Who Ignored Animal Abuse

A government inspector was seen not only allowing but encouraging animal abuse at a hog transport facility. Demand that the investigator be suspended from his duties, and that if he is found guilty of breach of conduct, he be fired altogether.

Punish Cruel and Neglectful Pet Owners

Punish Cruel and Neglectful Pet Owners

Pets rely on their owners for adequate safety, nutrition, and love. Too often, pet owners let their animals go without the care they deserve, abusing and neglecting them. Support a new bill in Thailand to hold owners accountable for their pet care.

Keep Wilderness Photography Legal and Free

Keep Wilderness Photography Legal and Free

Anyone wishing to photograph federally-owned land could soon be required to purchase an expensive permit, or face a hefty fine. This decision violates First Amendment rights. Urge the organization responsible for this proposal to keep nature photography free and legal.

Keep Children Safe from Guns

Keep Children Safe from Guns

Every year, children and teens are injured or killed by firearms in their own homes. Too often, unsafe storage practices give children and teens access to these dangerous weapons. Demand action to protect our nation’s youth from guns.

End Barbaric Practice of Burning Bulls Alive

End Barbaric Practice of Burning Bulls Alive

Bulls are set on fire and burned alive for entertainment at a horrific annual festival. Spectators watch as the bulls suffer unimaginable pain from balls of flaming pitch fixed to their horns. Urge officials to end this inhumane practice.

Tell Major Fashion Line to Stop Selling Angora

Tell Major Fashion Line to Stop Selling Angora

The production of angora wool relies on the barbaric practice of ripping fur from the skin of angora rabbits. Many fashion retailers have stopped selling angora, but French Connection continues to support these cruel practices. Tell French Connection to end sales of angora wool.

Applaud Judge for Tossing Pro-Cruelty Lawsuit

Applaud Judge for Tossing Pro-Cruelty Lawsuit

A judge just stood up for chickens by throwing out a case alleging that California’s farm animal protections are unconstitutional. Applaud this judge for refusing to let agro-industrial interests trump the rights and welfare of vulnerable farm animals.