People suffering from an incurable and deadly disease have been offered new hope thanks to an innovative social media campaign. Praise the ‘ice bucket challenge’ to encourage people to search for a cure to Lou Gehrig disease, and to provide better care for those affected by it.
Military-style weapons and vehicles have been provided to local police precincts under the guise of propagating the wars on terrorism and drugs. The use of these forces against citizens is leading American cities to resemble police states. Urge officials to stop providing such equipment to police precincts and to demilitarize law enforcement.
As many as 100,000 children are sold into slavery and forced into prostitution in the U.S. each year. Help end child trafficking and save these children from a horrifying fate.
A man was recently detained and tortured by authorities in order to extract a confession from him. Torturing suspects in order to produce confessions is barbaric and reprehensible. Take a stand against physically abusing suspects who have not even been convicted of a crime.
Redtail Coffee has a policy of only hiring homeless people in an attempt to overturn stereotypes and help them establish a successful future. The coffee shop owners must be praised for their charitable and honorable actions.
Many residents living in the 245 flats of a housing society are pet owners and occasionally care for the stray animals in the area. The housing society has now begun charging the residents for owning pets and for the stray animals on the premises. Sign this petition at denounce this new resolution.
What began as a school project evolved into a large scale campaign to end the illegal ivory trade in Hong Kong, one of the busiest ports for smuggled ivory. Thank three girls for educating their communities about the devastating toll of elephant poaching.
Responding to the outcry of the public, and its financial losses, Seaworld has made plans to double the size of its killer whale habitats. The company should be praised for listening to the public, and beginning to provide for the animals’ needs.
Organ and tissue donations from HIV-negative gay donors are being rejected for harvest and transplant due to an archaic and homophobic ban. Urge the FDA to end its ridiculous ban on healthy organ and tissue donations from gay donors.
Many police officers have access to military-grade weapons and equipment that may not be necessary, and that are used against undeserving targets. A prominent lawmaker has announced his intention to investigate the militarization of police forces. Thank the lawmaker for looking into this important issue.
Despite the risk of injury to both horses and the public, a renowned clothing designer plans on using horse-drawn carriages to help debut his products during a fashion exhibition. Urge him to remove the horses from his show and display his work in a safe and humane manner.
A Canadian company holds an annual campaign to raise awareness about the world’s declining shark population, paying specific attention to shark finning. It raises money for organizations dedicated to the survival of sharks. Commend this company for its continued support of sharks.
The shooting of a Missouri youth has resulted in violent protests by the community. While these demonstrations have turned rowdy, the police are using excessive force to quell the people. Demand an investigation into the conduct of the police and punish those who used unlawful force.
A man claiming to operate a training and rescue facility has reportedly broken legal contracts, held dogs for ransom and surrendered numerous dogs to a high kill animal shelter, where some were euthanized. Urge authorities to launch an investigation into this matter so that he may be held legally accountable for his deplorable actions.
A general nicknamed ‘The Butcher’ was recently arrested for his crimes against humanity. His unit was responsible for numerous human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial executions. Sign this petition to thank the government for acting strongly in this case.
In wake of the Ebola outbreak, Canada has decided to donate doses of an experimental vaccine in order to help those infected in West Africa. Sign the petition below and thank Canada for their compassion and urge other countries to follow their steps.
A young girl from Australia is writing to the Prime Minister every day to urge him to legalize same-sex marriage so her uncles can wed. Ask the Prime Minister to thank the girl for her activism and encourage her to continue fighting for the issues she is passionate about.
Bobcats on a fur farm are routinely torn from their mothers when extremely young and are later killed for their pelts or sold to taxidermists. Don’t let this cruel industry spread, and help save innocent animals from the cruel international fur trade.
The food industry in the United States plays a significant role in creating waste and carbon emissions. One giant food corporation is attempting to reverse the negative impact that the industry has had on the environment. Sign the petition to thank this company for committing to sustainability.
Two former government officials have been charged for crimes against humanity for their participation in the Cambodian Genocide nearly 40 years ago. Thank the Cambodian government for finally prosecuting these men for their violent actions.
A Chilean priest was found to be responsible for several illegal adoptions in the 1970s and 1980s. Sign the petition below and punish this priest who is responsible for lying to these mothers and stealing their children.
Genetically modified crops, and the increased use of chemicals that accompanies them, are devastating bees around the world. Take a stand for bees and demand that regulators prevent companies from planting modified crops on a massive scale.
Mexican gray wolves about to be released into the wild are in danger of being killed by people. Help keep these wolves safe as they return to repopulate their rightful habitat.
The Colombian president announced his support for legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Legalization would help those with terminal illnesses and also quell drug-related violence in the region. Sign the petition and thank President Santos for taking a strong stand on the issue of legalization.
Human rights violations are common in China’s prisons, as evidenced by one human rights lawyer who was detained without a trial and tortured. Call on China to address these violations of basic human rights immediately.