BBC is reducing the amount of airtime given to deniers of climate change. This decision restores accuracy to climate change reporting. Thank BBC for refusing to give deniers and those who accept climate change equal coverage.
Massachusetts is considering strengthening its punishments for perpetrators of animal cruelty. Support the state’s efforts to protect animals from harm by signing the petition today.
A ban on the cruel practices of bear trapping, baiting and hounding has been proposed, but misleading ballot language could hurt its chances of being approved by voters. Urge officials to immediately revise the wording and give bears a fair chance.
Honeybees are in a state of disastrous decline, caused by the use of pesticides. The many food plants that bees pollinate are suffering as a result. Show your support for decisive action to protect bees and other important pollinators.
An atheist who was recently detained at a mental hospital for publicly renouncing his former religion has been released. However, he is now facing isolation and deaths threats. Tell the government to support this man’s beliefs and ensure his safety.
The South Korean and Japanese governments have used women as prostitutes during World War II and the Korean War, yet have neglected them for years. Support the former “comfort women” and their demands that the government issue a formal apology. Demand that the historical facts that the governments have been denying are made known to the world.
The Florida Everglades are being threatened by a new oil drilling process known as ‘acid fracking,’ thanks to careless energy companies operating near the protected lands. Urge the government to ban acid fracking and preserve this beautiful environment.
The television host of a popular reading show has been a devoted advocate of child literacy programs for more than 20 years. Thank the actor for his contributions to children’s education.
The NRA is attempting to block a ban on pigeon shoots, which involve the barbaric killing of pigeons for entertainment. Urge the Senate to stop pandering to gun rights interests and stop the slaughter today.
Conservative members of Congress are calling for the deportation of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents. Most of these youth had no choice in the matter; they have committed no crime. Stand up and prevent the deportation of innocents.
The American Bison has neared extinction for years, but they are set to make a comeback with the help of the American government. Praise the plans to bring back the American Bison, a crucial animal for ecosystems in the United States.
Rescue groups struggle to provide adequate nutrition and to find homes for their feline friends. Please show your appreciation of pet food producer Purina’s social media campaign to support cat rescue groups.
A highway patrol officer was caught on video violently attacking a woman on the side of the road. Demand that the officer be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for his barbaric abuse of power.
A small town in upstate New York has won the fight against the powerful oil and gas industry. The State Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of the town’s new zoning laws which were amended to prohibit the dangerous practice of fracking. Applaud their efforts to ensure the safety of local residents and wildlife.
A woman has recently become popular on social media for killing big African game, including some endangered species. Although her kills are legal, they set a negative example for sustainability and conservationism. Urge the South African government to ban hunters from killing endangered animals.
Although some progress has been made in protecting elephants from the severely inhumane ivory trade, ivory prices have tripled and demand is soaring. Demand China’s president take further action to stop this dark industry from perpetuating.
Immigrants facing deportation have no right to court appointed lawyers. This makes it difficult for many to accurately represent themselves, tearing apart families and leaving taxpayers to cover the cost of prolonged detention. Applaud efforts to provide public defenders to people in immigration court.
Elder abuse is a global issue, but laws meant to protect senior citizens only work when enforced. Praise a government official for bringing justice to an elderly woman swindled out of her home by her own son.
Countless studies have proven that a dog’s breed does not make it dangerous, but many counties continue to attempt to rip well-behaved dogs from loving homes based solely on the way they look. Urge government officials to repeal these ineffective discriminatory laws immediately.
Despite being banned in 1986, commercial whaling continues today. Thousands of whales die inhumane deaths each year for this cruel and illegal business. Demand an end to commercial whaling once and for all.
A Maine school district is considering adding a mercury-laden fish to its lunch menu in a misguided attempt to promote the local food movement. Tell this school district to prioritize the health of its students when serving local seafood.
After months of congressional inaction, the president has announced that he will use his powers to work towards immigration reform. This reform has the potential to help thousands of people become U.S. citizens. Thank the president for turning his attention to this important issue.
Shell Oil Company has an unhealthy influence on the minds of children through a popular children’s toy, Lego. Lego features toy sets with the Shell logo printed on the blocks. Influencing young minds to support destructive industries is morally unsound; urge Shell to stop working with Lego.
In a blow to transparency, all-expenses-paid trips taken by members of Congress no longer have to be disclosed to the public. These trips are financed by interest groups that often want something in return. Call on officials to restore disclosure rules to avoid the specter of corruption.
All around the world people are starving because they lack the ability to grow their own food, especially in desert regions. Thank an innovative project increasing food security by adapting to the land instead of manipulating it.