Chinese authorities killed 5,000 dogs believed to be infected with rabies. Condemn the country for not taking humane preventative measures to avoid this gross loss of life.
Mentally ill inmates in a women’s correctional facility have faced punishment tantamount to torture. Inmates being hog tied, deprived of food and water, left naked for hours and forced into solitary confinement are just a few of the allegations. Tell the Department of Corrections that such treatment will not be tolerated.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all the money people spent going out for food and beer went to a good cause? One pub allowed customers’ money to do just that. Praise entrepreneur for starting the world’s first nonprofit pub for charity.
A zoo owner faces 50 animal cruelty charges for neglecting his animals and illegally purchasing more. Criticize him for putting profits above the welfare of these creatures.
A new HIV law violates the human rights of countless individuals struggling with the deadly disease. Urge the amendment of this unnecessary and intrusive law.
Current pollution regulations are not enough to combat rapid environmental degradation. Commend the EPA for making plans to further regulate the leakage of a potent chemical into the environment.
A developer aims to build Grand Canyon tourist attractions on a site that is sacred to local Native American tribes. Tell him to halt his plans to destroy this pristine natural beauty and to desecrate the sacred site of the Navajo, Zumi, and Hopi tribes.
A horrifying video of a teenage girl and her brother torturing and beheading a snapping turtle has gone viral. Their horrific actions must be punished. Demand that the children be held responsible for their brutal treatment of this poor turtle.
A recent report uncovered the torture and deaths of hundreds of protesters killed by police forces in Sudan. Sign the petition to demand that the Sudanese government stop these human rights violations immediately and bring justice to those who have been injured or killed.
Construction of an underground gas pipeline threatens water resources and the natural beauty of a rich land with no benefit to its communities. Protect homes, farms, and natural land from the devastating effects of this pipeline.
Homosexuality would be a punishable offense if a proposed law is passed in Gambia. Urge the president to amend this discriminatory law and help protect the rights of LGBT Gambians.
A major university uses pigs for paramedic training when more efficient and humane training models exist. Urge the university to stop using animals for scientific training and instead adopt more humane methods.
Many states are trying to ban gay marriage, even though the Supreme Court has already ruled that same-sex marriages are legal. Tell the Supreme Court Justices to stop states from undermining the rights of same-sex couples.
Easter Island has suffered for decades from deforestation and erosion. Applaud a plan to plant over one million trees on the island and restore its struggling environment.
A college basketball coach was recently reprimanded by the NCAA for violating recruitment regulations. However, all he did was make a congratulatory phone call to a little league star. Tell the NCAA to reverse its nonsensical decision to punish this coach.
Live animals are still used as targets for shooting contests, and domesticated animals such as cats and dogs are still allowed to be bought for consumption. Show your support for a policy that would stop these cruel practices and protect these defenseless animals.
A daycare owner apparently duct taped children to their sleep mats to keep them from fidgeting and denied them water in order to reduce diaper changes. Despite this, the school remains open and the owner is merely barred from the property. Tell officials to prosecute this alleged child abuser.
Nuclear waste sites can be incredibly dangerous, and can also be a great burden on the taxpayer’s wallet. One site has been approved for a massive expansion that must be stopped. Sign the petition to ensure that this nuclear waste site does not expand.
Hospital emergency rooms deliver fast, often life-saving assistance when it is needed the most. But dangerous budget cuts threaten the quality of emergency room care. Don’t leave patients stranded and suffering.
A human rights activist has been arrested and sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labor for organizing peaceful protests. He must be granted presidential amnesty before even more years are added to his sentence.
Footage of a kitten being doused in gasoline and set on fire has yet to be removed from Facebook, whose staff claims that the video does not violate the company guidelines. Demand Facebook remove this video that promotes animal cruelty immediately.
Thousands of people, including children, live in refugee camps where the threat of violence is constant. Help end this humanitarian crisis and secure a safer future for destitute families.
The founder of Hope Elephants recently passed away during a freak accident involving an elephant. Thank him for dedicating his life to the rescue and care of these wise creatures.
A young man was sentenced to 14 years in prison after embedding a hammer into his gay roommate’s skull. Sign the petition to applaud the efforts of the prosecution.
As electronic medical records become more popular in exam rooms across America, people are concerned about how safe their data really is. If hackers have been able to steal personal information from prominent retailers, what makes medical record safer than stored shopping accounts? Keep our medical records protected and out of hackers’ hands.