Canada’s largest dairy producer has stopped doing business with a supplier found to be treating its cows cruelly. Applaud the move to refuse the products, which enforces a zero-tolerance policy for intentional animal mistreatment.
HIV patients are dying in Louisiana because the governor’s ideological opposition to Obamacare is causing him to reject funding for treatment options. Tell Governor Jindal that people’s health is not a political game and to allow expanded treatment of HIV patients.
Many organic food brands use excessive, non-biodegradable packaging. Call on a major organics company to commit to environmentally-friendly packaging more in line with consumer values.
An enormous oil pipeline recently received a construction permit. This decision will have severe negative impacts on threatened species, indigenous communities, and the climate. Support the movement to ensure this pipeline is never built.
Pollution reductions from coal-fired power plants are threatened by lawmakers attempting to block the program’s funding. Call on officials to protect public health and the global climate, and stop impeding environmental reforms.
Hospital staff did not revive a patient because she had a “Do Not Resuscitate” order on her medical records–issued without her or her family’s consent. Demand that the staff responsible be punished for violating her human rights.
A mentally ill man was recently killed by police despite not having committed any crime. Demand justice for this man and urge the police department to enact wide reforms to prevent similar crimes from happening.
Twelve women were recently kidnapped in Kenya. However the Kenyan president is playing politics instead of trying to rescue the abducted women. Demand Kenya get serious about rescuing these innocent victims.
A lawsuit brought against the Obama administration puts the well-being of rural and cancer patients at risk by denying them life-saving drugs at a discount. Appeal this decision and protect the health of vulnerable citizens.
Experts are calling for the nautilus to be protected as an endangered species in an effort to save it from overfishing and extinction. Demand a ban on the import of these threatened mollusks before it’s too late.
A Chinese human rights activist was recently arrested for attending a seminar that questioned the truth behind 1989′s Tiananmen Square Massacre. Sign this petition to call for his immediate and unconditional release.
The President of Ecuador has enacted a law that severely limits the rights of asylum seekers, violating numerous international human rights regulations. Sign this petition to urge the government of Ecuador to strike down this unjust law.
President Obama has drafted an employment non-discrimination order for all employers that work with the federal government. Thank him for taking action to protect the rights of LGBT Americans.
The city of Des Plaines, Illinois is denying a zoning change that will allow for a second mosque to be built in its community. Take action to prevent this kind of religious discrimination.
People accused of ‘moral crimes’ are being arrested in Tajikistan and then abused in prison. Police have targeted sex workers and those accused of ‘homosexual behavior.’ Sign this petition to demand the government do all it can to end these human rights violations.
Sexual violence in conflict is all too common in the Congo. Urge the president of the Congo to enact policies to protect women and to improve government response to sexual violence.
An investigation into multiple deaths that occurred during a forced eviction has been skewed in favor of police forces. Demand a fair trial for the civilians charged in the killings.
A Chechen man will soon be deported by the Slovakian government and forced to return to Russia, where he faces terrorism charges. The man would face serious human rights abuses if he were deported. Sign this petition to protest this extradition.
Pygmy rabbits are adorable little creatures, weighing less than one pound. However, their habitat is being destroyed by warmer temperatures and commercial development. This habitat destruction is threatening to wipe out the remaining pygmy rabbits in the wild. Demand steps be taken to protect the pygmy rabbits by saving their habitat from destruction.
The magnificent emperor penguin is being driven to extinction due to habitat destruction in Antarctica. This charismatic star of “March of the Penguins” and “Happy Feet” requires sea-ice to raise its chicks and feed. However, due to rapidly melting ice, these wonderful creatures are heading towards extinction. Demand the U.S. government classify the emperor penguin as “endangered” so they may receive the protections they need to survive.
The National Mining Association is airing false and blatantly misleading political ads in response to the Obama administration’s attempt to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. Demand that the Federal Communications Commission put an end to this public deception.
Monkeys are complex animals that require extensive mental stimulation and social interaction, needs that cannot be met when they are housed in a private residence. Demand that government officials immediately pass legislation banning private citizens from keeping primates as pets.
The government of Venezuela recently decided to keep its bondholders happy instead of bailing out its citizens, who are starving and dying thanks to inflation and shortages of food and supplies. Call on the Finance Ministry to pursue strategies to invest in and support local markets.
Starbucks is partnering with Arizona State University to offer free college courses to thousands of its retail employees. Praise Starbucks for making a college education more accessible and setting an example for good corporate citizenship.
Rapid development in Southeast Asia is causing a dangerous and unsustainable increase in fossil fuel consumption. Encourage countries in the region to invest in clean, sustainable technologies that can provide energy while helping the environment.