Children are not being vaccinated because of a “personal beliefs exemption,” putting millions of others at risk of catching potentially deadly diseases. Urge lawmakers to get rid of this exemption before more children die.
British Columbia is creating an emergency response company that will be properly trained to handle oil spills in their waterways. Support the creation of a team that will assist in protecting citizens and wildlife.
Operation Catnip is doing remarkable work in capturing, neutering and returning feral cats to their natural habitat, as well as training future veterinarians. Sign this petition to thank Dr. Levy and her team.
The FDA has taken the final step in banning trans fats, setting a date for when they must be fully removed from all products. This ban will save millions of lives and billions of dollars. Sign here to show your support for this ban and your thanks for those working to keep people healthy.
A new national park could be donated to a struggling region, helping to preserve the environment and provide much needed jobs for residents. Sign to urge Congress to approve the area for park designation.
Dozens of animals are starving at two zoos and officials are doing nothing about it. Sign this petition and demand these animals be moved to new homes, immediately.
Female prisoners from all across the country do not have adequate pads or tampons, creating an unsanitary and humiliating atmosphere. Tell Congress to require prisons to provide these sanitary items to female prisoners immediately.
A 3-year-old boy in Ohio recently shot himself to death because his mom left her loaded gun within his reach. Demand more extensive gun training and gun safety laws to prevent more unnecessary tragedies like this from occurring.
Dylann Roof, who shot and killed nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been caught. Now, friends and family are revealing bits about the killer that should have indicated he was dangerous and could carry out a horrific act like this. Urge officials to hold the killer’s friends and family accountable when they could have possibly stopped this tragedy before it happened.
The criminalization of animal abuse has proved vital as a form of punishment and highlights the importance of respect for all living beings. Malaysia now has the opportunity to establish these important principles. Urge the Prime Minister to criminalize animal cruelty now.
Pennsylvanians who have been convicted of selling drugs will be banned from receiving any kind of welfare assistance for the rest of their lives thanks to a new proposed law. Demand that this ridiculous and unfair proposal be vetoed as soon as possible so that it can never take effect.
Animals already living under questionable conditions at the London Zoo are being forced to endure loud, late-night parties complete with rowdy alcohol consumption. Demand the London Zoo end its after-hours parties immediately.
An alliance of school districts around the nation has discontinued the use of plastic trays, opting instead for compostable plates. This eco-friendly decision should be praised, and you can do so by signing this petition.
Oregon women will now be able to obtain a year’s supply of birth control with a single prescription, making it easier for women to access contraceptives. Applaud this progressive new law by signing the petition.
Too many Americans have suffered the unimaginable anguish of losing a loved one to gun violence. Stand up to the gun lobby and support common sense solutions to protect our families and communities from harm.
Koalas are in danger of going extinct as developers close in on their disappearing habitat. Help save these adorable animals and hundreds of other imperiled Australian species.
A woman lost her leg due to Toxic Shock Syndrome from tampons that claim to be natural but are apparently made from synthetic materials that increase the risk of getting TSS. Demand that this tampon company stop lying to consumers about the materials in its products and better warn about the dangers of these materials.
Nine people were shot and killed in a massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, one of only five states in the U.S. that does not have a hate crimes law. Urge South Carolina to protect victims of hate crimes and increase the punishment for perpetrators of horrific acts like the recent shooting.
The toxic and carcinogenic Roundup weedkiller has been banned in France, marking an outstanding victory for both public health and the environment. Praise France for doing the right thing and ending the use of this dangerous agricultural chemical.
Environmental protection programs are at risk of being defunded through a review process backed by big businesses. Protect native birds and wildlife by urging parliament not to cut their funding.
Some of Canada’s provinces and territories are working on saving portions of the magnificent Boreal Forest from development. Canada’s national government should fight to save as much of it as possible before it’s too late.
The country’s leading nutritional science research and policy organization is being funded by Big Food giants like Coca-Cola and DuPont, according to a recent report. Demand that this organization immediately stop accepting funding from these food and beverage industry giants.
An undisclosed number of human traffickers have been arrested by Thai officials, including of one of the alleged leaders. Applaud the efforts of the Thai government to crack down on human trafficking.
A potential ban on undercover footage of animal cruelty could severely limit the rights of animal rights activists and enable businesses to commit illegal methods of abuse. Sign this petition to demand the right to film and expose illegal activities.
High school students who dressed up as racist stereotypes of Hispanic gang members were apparently praised by their principal for their “strength and courage” in the face of media criticism. Demand that this principal be fired at once for his casual support of racism.