Australia’s declining dingo population is causing an ecological imbalance. The remaining dingoes need to be protected to prevent overfeeding and desertification. Sign this petition to urge the Environment Secretary to protect them.
Zero-tolerance policies at schools help lead children into the criminal justice system, instead of to college. Applaud the U.S. government for issuing new guidelines that shift away from zero-tolerance and encourage common sense.
Major entertainment company Disney is continuously risking the lives of animals in its films and theme parks. Demand that it stop putting animals at risk for entertainment.
The ivory trade is responsible for the slaughter of thousands of elephants every year. Most of the wold’s ivory is bound for Chinese markets, where high prices have increased illegal poaching. Applaud recent moves by the Chinese government to crack down on this horrific practice.
Recently, the largest pork producer in America announced that it will be expecting better animal welfare standards from its suppliers. This will mean larger crates, less brutal forms of euthanasia, and pain mitigation measures during painful procedures. Applaud the move to make the pork industry more humane and compassionate.
When his ex-lover tried to end their relationship, a Seattle police officer retaliated by posting nude photos and a video of her online. Actions like these are unacceptable, especially from a police officer. Demand that the officer be fired immediately.
Dolphins in Japan are still being trapped by fishermen who herd them into a small cove, where they are separated from their young and murdered for their meat. Urge the Japanese government to finally put an end to these brutal hunting practices.
The sun bear has lost 30% of its population in recent decades due to deforestation and poaching. A longtime researcher of the sun bear has opened a conservation center to raise public awareness. Commend this advocate for his efforts in protecting this endangered species.
Scientists have recently found shocking amounts of trash at the bottom of the Thames River in London, a body of water previously thought to be clean. This trash could greatly impact the ecosystem, causing wildlife to die and other bodies of water to become polluted. Demand that a plan be put in place to clean up the Thames River immediately to prevent further damage.
The U.S. government has been collecting massive amounts of data from phone calls made by citizens and foreigners. An investigation shows this is an unnecessary violation of the basic human right to privacy. Urge that this mass surveillance by stopped.
Cropping a dog’s ears at home may cause infection, excessive bleeding, and sometimes even death. Dog owners should not be allowed to perform this precarious procedure themselves. Please sign this petition to ask President Obama to make this act illegal.
Prisoner Albert Woodfox has remained in solitary confinement for 41 years, where he is denied access to social interactions and rehabilitation programs. Many believe that his trial was full of bias and mistakes and human rights activists are vying for his immediate release. Sign this petition and lend your support to Woodfox.
Two families recently faced an impasse when they signed up for health insurance through the government exchange and found that their children did not qualify for coverage. While officials attribute the problem to a website glitch, the cause is still unknown and now many children who were previously insured are left unprotected. Urge the President to determine the problem and fix it immediately.
A school helped restore habitat for native plants, birds, and butterflies, setting a wonderful example for children and the rest of the community. The administrators should be commended for taking the initiative to conserve native species and promote conservation.
A company faked clinical studies for a fake weight loss powder, knowingly misleading consumers. Demand that this product be banned, and that the company be prevented from making any future weight loss products.
Great white sharks are being increasingly targeted by poachers in the Gulf of California. As a result, these unique sharks are becoming increasingly vulnerable. We must encourage better enforcement of laws already in place to protect them from illegal fishing.
Recent studies show that about 40% of seafood for sale is mislabeled as a different species. This poses a dangerous threat to consumer health in numerous ways. Urge the senate to pass a bill that will impose strict regulations on seafood markets.
A serial horse abuser has been released from prison and has continued to neglect his animals by not providing them with food or water. We must demand that this man is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Recent research has proven that global warming will have disastrous effects on deep-sea creatures over the next 100 years. As many 38% of deep-sea creatures in the North Atlantic may perish if current trends in global warming continue. Demand that our leaders, including President Obama, arrest global warming and save our oceans.
A plane at a New York airport narrowly avoided a dangerous accident, after attempting to land in snowy conditions. Demand that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey update its bad weather policies to ensure airplane passengers’ safety.
Wisconsin has revolutionized the process of de-icing highways with cheese brine; mixed with traditional rock salt, this liquid lengthens the life of de-icing materials and cuts down on costs, waste, and pollution. Thank Polk County for developing and implementing this innovative solution, and for being an example of sustainability.
Fox News hosts have contended many times that terrorism is defined as the violent behavior of radical Muslims. There is no question that gross generalizations like this are the real danger, and that encouraging religious prejudice will likely lead to violence of some kind in the future. Fox News must be held accountable for this slander and must prevent it from occurring in the future.
Regulations protecting consumers from mad cow disease focus only on the direct feeding of cow meat to farmed cows, and ignore loopholes allowing factory farms to feed cows animal products that often contain cow proteins. Demand the FDA strengthen their feed ban regulations.
The U.S. government continues to source many of its uniforms from sweatshops with abusive working conditions overseas. The U.S. must end its financial support for child labor and sweatshops.
Elephants are plummeting toward extinction because of the illegal ivory trade, but a new plan agreed on by representatives of several countries could save them before it’s too late. Support this plan to save elephants from being killed by poachers.