A flawed drilling gear is still being used in oil rigs even after the flaw caused numerous disastrous oil spills. Sign this petition to ask the oil companies to fix their equipment so that this type of incident does not happen again.
Millions of healthy dogs and cats are killed in shelters each year because there aren’t enough homes for them. Urge legislators to support a bill that would address pet overpopulation by ending a ban on nonprofit spay-neuter clinics.
A recent proposal from the U.S. President will reduce carbon emissions, protecting the environment and the public’s health. If the proposal is approved, the number of droughts, hurricanes, heart attacks, and asthma attacks will be greatly reduced. Support this plan and ensure a better future for generations to come.
Famous dog trainer, Cesar Millan, has been promoting abusive dog training methods for 10 years. His methods are outdated and dangerous to dogs and their owners. Urge Millan to quit promoting abusive training techniques.
A former police officer has been indicted for fatally shooting a friendly, leashed dog. Applaud the indictment, which helps achieve justice for the innocent dog and its owner while letting other officers know that excessive force against animals will not be tolerated.
Sawfish are rare and threatened creatures in need of protection. Accidental overfishing and lack of education are contributing to their demise. Call on elected officials to help save the last of these beautiful fish.
A deadly chemical ingredient from Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War, is about to be added to a common herbicide produced by Dow Chemical Company. While the herbicide is intended to only kill weeds, the addition of this potent chemical will also make the herbicide deadly to innocent animals and their habitat. Demand the government prohibit the use of this horrible chemical agent before it wreaks havoc on vulnerable wildlife.
With only 50 wild ocelots left in the United States, action must be taken to preserve their habitat. Urge government officials to protect these beautiful wild cats.
Greyhound racing forces dogs that should be family pets to endure a life of suffering and causes countless unnecessary deaths. Legislators recently rejected a bill that would have taken steps to end greyhound racing. Denounce their decision to continue supporting such a horrific business.
The discovery of a new population of an endangered species on an island in Western Australia illustrates the need to conserve this pristine area with marine and national parks. Urge Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to follow through with the proposed Horizontal Falls National Park.
An infant was critically wounded after a SWAT team threw an explosive device into a family’s home during a drug raid. No drugs were found, but the infant was left with critical burns and is now in a medically induced coma. Demand the child’s family receive medical compensation and a formal apology for this reckless police action.
We need safe, sustainable biofuels that can help curb climate change. A team of scientists is developing an alternative fuel made from wood chippings, which could decrease pollution and change the shipping industry forever. Commend this project for its innovative scientific strides.
Entire mountains are being removed in China at an unprecedented scale, polluting the soil, water, and air. Help stop this massive and destructive project which harms people, the environment, and wildlife.
The World Cup is one of the largest sporting events on the planet. Social services have seen steep cuts while billions are spent on new stadiums and military-style security. Call on officials to scale back frivolous spending and address the ongoing needs of their people.
Every year millions of people die suffering from unnecessary pain, with no access to pain medication. Easing this suffering begins with proper education. Urge public health officials to make end-of-life care a priority.
Dependence on high-polluting fossil fuels continues to threaten human health and the environmental. Urge national leaders to end expansion of one of the most devastating drilling techniques.
An uranium mine is being reopened before a report detailing a toxic spill was released to the public. Demand that the mine be shut down and the spill be properly cleaned before it resumes operation.
Carelessly discarded chewing gum is a significant issue for many cities and towns around the world. Littered gum diminishes the value of beautiful public spaces and is costly for local municipalities to remove. Applaud the Gum Litter Taskforce for helping people realize that chewing gum waste is litter.
Scientists have recently developed a new bioplastic that is completely decomposable, helping decrease our country’s total waste output. Thank these scientists for working to reduce household waste and keep everyday products out of our nation’s landfills.
Many plants are sold pre-treated with neonicotinoids, a class of deadly pesticides that have been linked to plummeting bee populations. Demand that major garden retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s stop using these bee-killing pesticides on their plants.
Women’s rights are under attack from a state bill that seeks to ban insurance from covering birth control and abortions. Fight back against this assault on women’s health and demand the bill be rejected.
Allowing post offices to offer basic banking services would enhance the financial security of millions of Americans, as well as benefit the postal system and increase job security for thousands of public employees. Sign this petition to support this public banking initiative.
The inhumane practice of severing live sharks’ fins and spines, known as “shark finning,” is on the rise. Current laws do little to protect sharks from this cruelty. Demand a complete ban on these terrible hunting techniques.
At least 13 people died because General Motors failed to recall a faulty ignition switch in its cars. Faulty ignition switches were installed in GM cars for more than a decade, without anyone addressing or correcting the problem. Demand that GM pay victims’ families for the injuries and deaths its cars caused.
The use of surveillance drones by police is on the rise. Past targets have included protestors and activists–a clear violation of human rights. Demand that law enforcement reject the use of these military machines.