An old-growth forest reserve is being cut down for short-term economic gain, despite the fact that trees are essential for the oxygen we breathe and for removing greenhouse gases. Stop the government’s devastating logging program.
After flying home to visit her sick father, a human rights worker was detained at the airport and held on false charges. The government of Bahrain must release this activist immediately and drop the charges against her.
A small dog was thrown down a trash compactor by its owner, yet the woman has never been charged for her heartless cruelty. Demand punishment for this shocking animal abuse, which resulted in the senseless death of an innocent animal.
The largest national forest in the eastern United States is being threatened by the proposed construction of a gas pipeline. Help protect this vital area from clear-cutting and a costly and devastating cleanup.
Genetically modified crops, created by a company hoping to boost sales of its toxic chemicals, have been declared safe for consumers. Demand that regulators protect the public and stop approving these dangerous and destructive crops.
In countries where the trade of consensual adult sex is legal, rates of abuse against workers are lower, sexually transmitted infections among workers and clients are reduced, and sex trafficking is less prevalent. Urge the government to legalize prostitution to protect workers and offer them more control over their lives.
The creator of the iPhone recently enhanced security, better protecting consumers against illegal searches of their mobile devices. Applaud the company for safeguarding users’ data and protecting their right to privacy.
A high school’s dress code is unfairly enforced, largely targeting girls for wearing weather-appropriate clothing in non-air conditioned classrooms. Urge the school to stop its sexist rules and allow students to wear comfortable clothing.
A high-pollution contributing country has signed an agreement to regulate the amount of air pollution released into the environment. Praise the country’s initiative to finally ratify the anti-smog agreement.
The protected habitat of a threatened lynx is being reduced with a new rule that’s supposed to help preserve the species. Demand that this part of the rule be removed and maintain the area of the lynx’s territory that’s protected from human activities.
One of the largest global corporations just announced its intent to end the egg industry practice of killing day-old male chicks en masse. Thank this corporation for being a leader in animal welfare and sustainability.
Wetland birds are threatened by a crippling drought that could result in their watery homes being drained. Don’t let birds become the victims of the worst drought to grip the Southwest in years.
While defending an indigenous community from losing its water supply, a human rights worker was arrested on politically motivated charges. Release this activist immediately and drop all charges against him so he can continue to defend his community.
Mountains of glass and toxic metals have been been getting dumped in the desert, where they contribute to pollution of surrounding areas. Enact stricter measures to track electronic waste so we can preserve desert ecosystems.
The wildly popular clothing store Urban Outfitters has once again stirred up controversy with an offensive, tasteless sweatshirt that glorifies a school shooting. Urge the clothing store to stop selling offensive items to gain publicity and reap profit.
A female activist in Iran has been imprisoned after protesting the government’s ban on women attending sporting events. Her time in prison has been marked by a number of human rights violations. Sign the petition and demand her freedom.
A recent study showed that styrene, an ingredient used in many cosmetic and cleaning products under the generic label of fragrance, is a human carcinogen. Ban styrene from all products designed for human use.
The corpse of a missing human rights worker has been found. The activist was reportedly kidnapped by a group of armed men and murdered for reporting human rights violations. Demand justice for the activist’s family and loved ones.
Flood victims were made to wait over a week for disaster relief, such as rescue, food, and clean water. Denounce the government’s slow action and demand increased efforts to help citizens affected by the disaster.
An elderly police dog was taken to a shelter because it was believed to have cancer. Instead of deeming the dog a lost cause, the shelter staff properly diagnosed the dog and is now rehabilitating it. Applaud the shelter for saving the dog’s life.
The ancient Chinese sturgeon is on the brink of extinction due to industrial development and pollution of its natural habitat. Demand an end to the environmental destruction of the river on which this critically endangered fish depends.
An animal welfare advocate created an app that donates 20 cents to animal rescue groups for each mile walked. Please sign this petition to thank this woman for innovatively contributing to the advancement of animal welfare.
A Bangladeshi-American woman was arrested by police officers while waiting for her husband and children in Times Square. End racial profiling by educating officers about Muslim and South Asian communities.
Sweden currently recycles 99 percent of its waste, converting it into new products or electricity. Applaud the country for making recycling such a priority.
A promotion offering a free small pet without a cage, food, or care instructions was recently cancelled by a pizza chain location. Applaud the cancellation of the irresponsible offer and thank the company for apologizing to consumers.