Unrestrained dam construction is an environmentally disastrous policy. Help end the environmental and social devastation caused by shortsighted hydropower projects.
During the past nine years, more than 3,000 innocent Pakistani citizens have been killed in targeted U.S. drone attacks. This practice is unethical, irresponsible, and extremely dangerous. Urge President Barack Obama to cease all U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.
Public school teachers have been contributing a portion of their salary into pension funds each year, only to find that they’ve been lied to, their money has been spent, and their futures are in jeopardy. Oppose unconstitutional pension cuts and protect retired teachers.
A man on death row in Iraq may be executed at any time, despite the fact that he was convicted on the basis of a ‘confession’ made under torture. Urge the Iraqi government to reexamine his case and ensure that justice is done.
One-in-three women will be a victim to gender based violence in her lifetime. U.S. Congress must make the proper changes to ensure global violence against women ends. Sign the petition to end violence against women.
A newly bill introduced Washington State bill will eliminate protections for endangered animals and make it harder for other species in need to be listed as endangered. Oppose this new bill and, instead, continue the necessary and current protection of endangered animals.
Kohl’s was recently busted for selling real fur products labeled as faux. This disappointing incident has upset customers and animal-lovers across the country, and it directly violates the law. Urge Kohl’s to stop false advertising and pledge to go fur-free in the future.
A waitress recently claimed she was left a homophobic note in lieu of a tip. Now it seems she might have been lying about the entire incident. Demand she share the truth with the public who supported her when she first told her story.
Four chimpanzees in New York are being imprisoned under inhumane and unhealthy conditions, when they should be released to a primate sanctuary. Sign this petition if you believe primates shouldn’t be stuck in confined spaces and subjected to research.
An NBC show host recently posted a picture of her posing with a lion she shot. The host, Melissa Bachman, is a well-known trophy hunter. On her show, she is shown laughing and giving the camera the ‘thumbs-up’ every time she kills a wild animal. Urge NBC to take her off the air and stop supporting trophy hunting.
Millions of people suffer from chronic pain, because the Indian government imposes strict restrictions on medications like morphine. These patients desperately need treatment. Urge the President of India to reform the nation’s medical laws.
Rapper Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce announced that they will be adopting a vegan diet to celebrate his 44th birthday. Thank them for using their celebrity to promote a humane and healthy lifestyle.
An LGBTI rights organization in Haiti was recently attacked, potentially exposing members’ personal information. This leaves many people associated with the organization at risk of harassment or violence. Urge Haitian police to offer protection to the activists, and urge Haiti to fully support human rights work.
A veterinarian and her husband recently found a badly injured dog on their family farm. After finding out the dog came from a nearby puppy mill, the couple saved a number of puppies from the mill as well. Thank the couple for their help.
A study conducted by the Humane Society of the United States revealed that Maryland’s roadside zoos are housing dangerous, exotic animals in filthy and unsafe structures. We must urge Maryland’s governor to amend state law to ensure the safety of the animals and the public.
Cattle in the UK have been victim to a deadly virus outbreak in recent years. It has been speculated that badgers are responsible for infecting the cows, and the UK’s solution has been ‘culling’ – or killing off – entire badger populations. The most recent cull has been called off, but other culls could be in the works. Applaud the most recent cull’s cancellation and urge representatives to stop the killings from happening elsewhere.
Loose change is left behind at airports all the time. The United States government recently decided to donate this change, totaling $500,000 annually, to charity. Thank our government for its generous decision.
Einstein Bros, a popular bagel shop chain, pays employees minimum wage and bars them from accepting tips. Urge the company to allow tips, and let its employees make an income large enough to live on.
Mice are being tortured and killed in sexual experiments at Johns Hopkins University. Urge the university’s president to immediately ban these cruel and deadly experiments.
A small French-owned island is overrun by stray dogs and cats. The islanders’ solution is to use the poor creatures as live bait to attract sharks, whales and other fish. Urge the French government to ban this abhorrent practice.
Recently, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient was shot dead after wandering into a Georgia resident’s yard in a state of confusion. Ask Georgia to repeal the law stating that citizens are not required to attempt to avoid a potentially dangerous situation before employing the use of lethal force.
The Peruvian Amazon supports countless wildlife species, as well as communities who practice traditional agriculture. Now this region is under threat from illegal deforestation. Urge Peru’s government to stop the destruction now.
The six largest fast food companies awarded their CEOs more than $183 million in performance pay between 2011-2012. All these stock options, gains and bonuses were 100% tax deductible, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. Urge the Senate to end this unacceptable loophole.
In detaining arrestees and checking their immigration status, police departments often hold innocent people for long periods of time. Individual police departments can choose not to observe this federal policy, and the Seattle Police Department has recently done just that. Thank the Seattle Police Department for deciding to stop issuing immigration holds on low-level offenders.
Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide (GROW) is an incredible organization that helps at-risk youth in Thailand escape abusive circumstances. Sign this petition to support GROW’s efforts to rescue and nurture innocent children.