Disney recently decided to stop funding the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization’s prejudiced policies against gay individuals in leadership roles. Applaud this decision and encourage Disney to continue denying funds to the Boy Scouts until this group ends its discriminatory rules.
The monopolization of agriculture in the U.S. will be disastrous in the long run. We need to reverse this trend for the sake of animal welfare, the environment, and our own health. Sign the petition to urge legislators to encourage a return to family farms.
Confronting the food industry directly, Michelle Obama is tackling two controversial issues at once: nutrition labels and the marketing of food to children. Support our First Lady in protecting our nation’s health.
The governor of Idaho recently signed a bill that allows the imprisonment of any person who documents agricultural operations without permission. Sign this petition and stand against the unfair punishment of those who work to protect horrific abuses on industrial farms and slaughterhouses.
A growing demand for healthy infants has caused child trafficking to become a serious concern, while a virtual black market has made it easier for traffickers to sell infants to potential buyers. If this despicable crime goes unchecked, it will only continue to grow out of hand. Sign this petition to halt the trafficking of infants.
Saudi Arabia routinely violates the human rights of peaceful protestors, migrant workers, and women. President Obama will soon travel to Saudi Arabia to discuss its bilateral relationship with the United States. Urge him to convince the Saudi government to end human rights abuses today.
A recently launched organization is battling the existence of anti-black racism in Muslim communities through social media. Applaud their creative and comprehensive campaign to end oppressive behaviors and the use of racial slurs.
Indian tea plantation workers are being paid next to nothing for their labor. This makes it easier for slave traders to lure young girls to go with them by promising a life with better wages. Demand decent payment for plantation workers and curtail the slave trade in India.
Honeybees are dropping dead by the millions. Insecticides promoted by Big Agriculture and approved by the U.S. government are likely causing these deaths. Despite the devastation, new and more deadly poisons are still being approved. Demand these deadly insecticides be banned before the honeybee is completely wiped out.
Stray dogs can now be hunted hunted legally in rural Chile. This law is not only cruel but also impractical, and will lead to numerous cases of mistaken killing of pet dogs. Demand that the Chilean government consider more humane solutions to the feral animal problem.
A woman was recently arrested for ‘trashing a hotel room’ in which she had been drugged and possibly violated. She was then tied to a chair by police, who proceeded to cut her hair off for no logical reason. Demand justice for this young woman.
Animals in pet stores are often subjected to mass neglect and inhumane conditions. They are kept in overcrowded cages without environmental enrichment, and suffer from a lack of veterinary care. Demand stricter and more humane guidelines to protect animals in retail.
Lemurs play a crucial role in maintaining forest ecosystems. Losing them could trigger decades-long extinctions. Urge Madagascar’s president to save lemurs from extinction by protecting their forest homes.
A popular TV host recently suggested that there is something inherent about women that makes them bad leaders. His remarks were extremely sexist, and reflect outdated generalizations about men and women. Demand the TV host apologize and refrain from using sexist stereotypes in the future.
Pro-Russian militants have taken over an airport and government buildings in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Ask Vladimir Putin to denounce this violence and work to ensure peace in the region.
Rouhollah Tavana, an Iranian engineer accused of ‘insulting the Prophet,’ has been sentenced to death, in violation of numerous international human rights standards. Sign the petition and demand that his life be spared.
Recently DC’s mayor announced that insurance plans would expand to protect transgender residents. This is a very important step for the transgender community and sets great precedent for the rest of the country. Thank the mayor for standing up for transgender rights everywhere.
The Obama administration and the FDA have announced a plan to update nutrition labels for clarity and accuracy. With labels that often contain cryptic ingredients, this is a much needed change. Sign this petition to pledge your support.
Each year, animals die needlessly from heat stroke when owners leave them in hot vehicles. Support legislation to enable bystanders to legally remove animals if all other options have failed.
Recently a man courageously stood up against the police who abused his personal rights. It is critical to hold police accountable for their behavior even as they pursue justice. Thank this man for his courage, since his brave actions assist everyone who has ever been victimized by the police.
Nutrition labels on foods and beverages are getting updated to convey more accurate information to consumers. This change will have a major impact on how we look at serving sizes, added sugar, and nutritional additives. Thank the Food and Drug Administration for making this change.
A nursing home resident suffered sexual assault at the hands of a facility employee. Employees allegedly blamed the victim, and put her through an extremely degrading experience. Tell the owner and CEO of the facility to ensure cases like this never happen again.
Phosphorus pollution in freshwater sources causes rapid algae and aquatic plant growth, which harms waterways, impairs recreational use, and puts public health at risk. Oppose legislation that makes phosphorous dumping easier for businesses.
Recently a senator referred to pregnant women as a “child’s host”. This is not only demeaning towards women, it portrays them as individuals with no autonomy over their own bodies. Tell this legislator that referring to women in a way that ignores their rights as human beings will not be tolerated.
A toxic weed killer was found in 75% of air and rain samples taken from around the Mississippi Delta. This chemical has been linked to Parkinson’s disease and several cancers. Sign this petition to stop the poisoning of our air and rain.