In a cruel and unusual long-standing tradition, students and players of one high school swallow live goldfish during halftime at an annual basketball match. The ritual quickly escalates into a contest among peers, unnecessarily killing numerous fish. Ask that the school and its students implement a new, cruelty-free alternative.
The USDA may soon limit government inspections in poultry processing and allow companies to inspect their own meat. These shortcuts would increase levels of dangerous pathogens in our chicken. Tell the USDA it cannot compromise consumer health and safety standards just to save poultry processors a bit of money.
A group of anti-gay mobsters recently attacked a group of men suspected to be homosexuals — all while the government remained apathetic. Sign the petition to urge the president of Nigeria to condemn the heinous actions of anti-gay mobsters.
Thanks to the combined efforts of a former professor and a Baltimore Ice-cream maker, nearly 650 Haitian farmers have improved their standards of living by farming vanilla beans and cacao trees. Show your support for this company’s good work.
Demand that all freeways be safely lit with working streetlights, to ensure the safety of drivers and city residents.
A well-known food manufacturing company has pledged to only purchase palm oil that has been produced in an eco-friendly manner. Palm oil is one of the largest causes of rainforest destruction, which threatens the lives of endangered animals and contributes to global warming. Thank the company for helping put an end to habitat destruction by promoting sustainable palm oil production.
The death of a giant panda in a zoo has sparked controversy, as visitors claim the animal died from abuse and neglect. The zoo has denied the allegations, so it is up to a third party to investigate the death. Ask an animal welfare organization to begin a transparent investigation.
After a lawsuit was filed against it, a culinary school revoked privileges allowing its students to bring their food creations home to share with family and friends. Instead, the institute requires that the food be consumed at the school or thrown away, which will incur an incredible amount of waste. Urge this institution to not retaliate against its students.
In a landmark move, Washington State has granted its same-sex couples the right to be legally married. Sign the petition to thank Washington’s Secretary of State for supporting the LGBT community.
Idaho lawmakers have created legislation that criminalizes the reporting of factory farm abuse. This gives workers the ability to mistreat animals without consequence or fear of accountability. Demand that this disgraceful law be repealed.
Countless animals are left outside to freeze to death during the winter months. Demand that this cruel abuse be stopped, and commend efforts being made to raise awareness about this important issue.
A newly developed test for malaria is faster, more cost-effective, and less invasive, and will improve access to health screenings in developing countries. Applaud this revolutionary advance in global disease prevention.
Denmark has been allowing the British army to shoot live pigs in an effort to teach army doctors how to care for wounded soldiers. Sign the petition to end the barbaric practice.
Sexual violence has become a chilling norm in Somalia. With a long history of war and conflict with which to contend, the Somalian government has not followed through on its promise to reduce the extremely high rate of sexual violence against women. Demand that the government take whatever action necessary to combat sexual violence.
Investigation of farm animal cruelty is being removed from the criminal justice system and placed under a political entity without the means, mission, or desire to protect animals. Tell the sponsor of this new bill that farm animal cruelty is a crime and politicians cannot replace police officers.
One of Vietnam’s most well known human rights defenders is currently imprisoned under arbitrary charges of tax evasion. With his appeal fast approaching, demand that he is released and all charges are dropped.
The illegal ivory trade claims up to 100 elephants a day, and a legal loophole allows poachers and traffickers to undercut the worldwide ban on trading this product. Urge New York to keep ivory sales out of one of the nation’s largest ivory markets.
Minnesota may soon legalize the medical use of marijuana, but the state Governor’s cramped opinions could deny ailing patients. Governor Mark Dayton’s position on medical marijuana is based on the advice of law enforcement officials, when it should depend on medical and public health experts. Sign the petition to urge Governor Dayton to revise his position on medical marijuana.
The U.S. government is protecting criminal executives at one of the largest banks in the country. A financial watchdog organization is suing the Department of Justice for this total hypocrisy. Sign the petition to show support for the lawsuit.
Republican leaders recently prevented auto workers from unionizing. We should demand that these politicians quit their union busting tactics.
A 2014 Olympic medalist has dedicated his time and money to making sure some of the stray dogs of Sochi find loving homes. Applaud this compassion by signing this petition.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to require all generic drugs to provide a warning label with health risks, but the drug companies are fighting this potential regulation. Please support this mission to get important warning labels on commonly used drugs.
Due to violence and unrest in the Central African Republic, many Muslims have fled the country. Shopkeepers have abandoned their businesses to be ransacked, and the country is now facing a dire food shortage. Demand that aid organizations keep fighting to save these suffering citizens from starvation and violence.
For the first time in South Dakota a bill making animal cruelty a felony has been approved by the Senate. Thank them for protecting their animals now.
As a result of an increase of stray dogs, Sochi has ordered the killing of thousands of stray dogs. As many animal activists are scrambling to save as many dogs as possible, one US Olympic skier rescued four puppies and their mother from this terrible fate. Sign this petition and applaud him for his actions.