A bison slaughter is occurring in Yellowstone National Park, where bison are being killed by Yellowstone managers for straying into Montana. Petition the governor of Montana to stop the slaughter of these animals by allowing them access to the lands they deserve.
A popular cruise line has recently made accommodations for people with autism. Support its efforts in creating autism-friendly cruises, and encourage other cruise lines to follow this example.
Selection of the head of the Honduran National Human Rights Commission is underway. The Honduran government must do all it can to select someone who will improve the country’s human rights record. Sign this petition to ask the Honduran government to do the right thing for its people.
Recently the FDA announced it would make generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter. Thank the FDA for expanding access to cheaper options and for standing up for women’s reproductive rights.
One hotel and casino conglomerate is tackling energy consumption by working to conserve water. Its efforts have resulted in the conservation of 50.5 million gallons annually. Thank the company for showing that supporting both the environment and the economy makes sense.
In the United States alone, over 200,000 children and teenagers are subjected to sexual slavery and faced with a justice system that punishes victims instead of helping them. Only twelve states now have safe harbor laws that protect and aid underage victims of sexual trafficking. Demand the government take action and enact a nationwide safe harbor law now.
Over 180 puppies and many other animals were rescued during a recent puppy mill raid in Jefferson County, Arkansas. These animals were living in unsanitary conditions without sufficient access to food or water. Sign this petition and thank the organizations involved for rescuing these animals.
A new initiative will use hydrogen fuel cells to curb emissions and energy consumption in the Port of Honolulu. Applaud the project for setting a precedent in clean energy technology.
A disabled veteran recently asked for the help of police after being asked to leave a restaurant because of his service dog. Ask for a review of the responding officer’s conduct, as he questioned the validity of the man’s disabilities rather than writing the restaurant a citation.
There are currently less than 75 Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and a new bill is placing these majestic animals at a greater risk of extinction. We must demand that this deadly bill is withdrawn.
Syrian women in a refugee camp are putting their lives back together while also learning marketable skills. Commend the organization providing these women with a safe, educational haven.
Greyhound dogs are dying almost daily in Florida at the track races. Tell Florida legislature it is unacceptable for innocent animals to at the hands of entertainment and gambling.
Nearly half of domestic violence victims stay in abusive relationships to protect a pet. A new bill has been passed that protects domestic violence victims and their pets by allowing victims to take custody of their pets. Commend the Virginia State Senate for passing this bill.
Legislators recently rejected a bill that would make dogfighting attendance a misdemeanor, marking a massive step backwards for animal rights. Demand that this bill be reconsidered.
Tourists in China recently made headlines for handling a dying dolphin, causing the mammal undue stress and fear in its last moments. Sign this petition to urge the Chinese Government to place stricter penalties on those who inhibit the help of wildlife, or cause more harm than good.
The recent conflict between Ukraine and Russia could lead to bloodshed if Russian forces are not withdrawn from Ukraine. Fight for the rights of Ukrainian citizens and demand the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops.
Animals who are bred or captured for use in the fur industry endure lives of sheer misery. We must demand that fur be removed from luxury stores across the United States.
Pet stores in Virginia must now tell consumers where their dogs came from. This new law discourages puppy mills, and protects pet buyers from unhealthy milled dogs. Commend the passage of this humane and logical measure.
A devastating addition to a dangerous crude oil pipeline is threatening water supplies, ecosystems and our environment. The Keystone XL pipeline must not be constructed and we must unite to stop it. Urge President Obama to decline the pipeline addition and put the environment before profit.
A new bill introduced to Congress would require a warrant for the government to access personal electronic communications. United States law does not currently protect private online information from the government. Support this bill and protect our internet privacy.
Mozambique may allow rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Urge lawmakers in Mozambique to stop this gross miscarriage of justice.
A Senatorial candidate recently issued a violent and racist remark, essentially condoning the shooting of foreigners if they are on one’s property. Later, he tried defending the slur. Demand an apology for this senseless racism.
The state of Florida is about to execute a mentally disabled death-row inmate. The Supreme Court ruled execution of the mentally disabled unconstitutional in 2002. Urge the Supreme Court to overturn his sentencing today.
The Recession has seen a surge in animal homelessness, and animal shelters are often overwhelmed. Applaud comedian Ellen DeGeneres’ campaign to raise awareness while donating 200,000 meals for homeless pets.
A controversial oil and gas drilling technique has been linked to human illnesses, polluted drinking water, and even increased earthquake activity. Support one major city’s recent ban on the dangerous practice.