Recent Petitions

Stop Sending Live Baby Chicks Through the Mail

Stop Sending Live Baby Chicks Through the Mail

One-day-old live chicks endure a dangerous and terrifying ordeal when they are sent through the mail by the U.S. Postal Service. Urge the Postmaster General to put an end to this barbaric practice.

Commend Activist For Getting Sexist Seminars Cancelled

Commend Activist For Getting Sexist Seminars Cancelled

A recent campaign against misogynistic speaker Julien Blanc has met with enormous success, getting him banned from Australia. Please support activist Jenn Li in her continued efforts to stop the spread of these violent and sexist teachings and protect women around the globe.

Reject Secretive, Irresponsible Fracking Guidelines

Reject Secretive, Irresponsible Fracking Guidelines

Fracking destroys watersheds and poisons people, yet new guidelines drafted in secret would allow energy companies to continue this irresponsible practice. Demand a new process that takes into account the public’s concerns about fracking.

Stop Putting Homeless People in Jail

Stop Putting Homeless People in Jail

A local ban criminalizing homeless encampments punishes those who have no place to live by incarcerating them. Urge officials to retract this ban and instead help the homeless population by offering assistance.

Applaud Ban on Cod Fishing

Applaud Ban on Cod Fishing

Fishermen in Maine have been barred from catching cod for the next six months due to concern about its dwindling population. Applaud this policy that will protect the cod population from diminishing.

Fire Cop Who Destroyed Homeless Man’s Only Photos of Dead Wife

Fire Cop Who Destroyed Homeless Man’s Only Photos of Dead Wife

A police officer destroyed a laptop that contained the only photos of a homeless man’s dead wife for no reason other than spite. Demand that this cop be fired for this senseless act of brutality and abuse of power.

Praise Starbucks for Promoting LGBT Visibility

Praise Starbucks for Promoting LGBT Visibility

A new Starbucks commercial prominently features genderqueer actors, making it one of the most progressive LGBT-centric ads in the media today. Sign the petition to show your support for LGBT visibility in the media.

Celebrate Muslim Students’ Holidays at School

Celebrate Muslim Students’ Holidays at School

Muslim children going to school in the U.S. are rarely allowed to celebrate their religious holidays like their Christian and Jewish peers. Demand that a county immediately grant Muslim students equal treatment and amend its calendar to include a day off for a Muslim holiday.

Protect Women from Preventable Death

Protect Women from Preventable Death

Thousands of women die every year as a result of pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions, in developing countries around the world. Don’t let this preventable travesty continue any longer.

Success: State Closes Gun Show Loophole

Success: State Closes Gun Show Loophole

Voters closed a loophole that allowed guns to be sold without background checks online and at gun shows. Let the backers of this initiative know you appreciate their efforts to protect people from gun violence.

Praise Creation of Font for Dyslexics

Praise Creation of Font for Dyslexics

Dyslexia is a prevalent problem for a significant number of readers around the world. Praise a designer for his revolutionary work in creating a computer font specifically tailored to dyslexic individuals.

Demand Protections for Threatened Wolves

Demand Protections for Threatened Wolves

America’s wild wolves are at risk of extinction. Many ranchers unfairly label the animals as evil, and are eager to wipe them out. Call on wildlife officials to save gray wolves from slaughter by maintaining their protected status.

Praise Website Providing Politicians’ Stances on Animal Welfare

Praise Website Providing Politicians’ Stances on Animal Welfare

A new website has been launched to help voters make informed choices regarding a politician’s stance on animal rights. Praise the organization that created this website that will help protect animals in the future.

Protect Our Families from Genetically Engineered Foods

Protect Our Families from Genetically Engineered Foods

Genetically modified foods threaten the environment and our health, but currently there is no way to know if the foods we buy contain GMOs. Call for labeling of all foods with GMO ingredients now.

Protect Abused Animals from Being Stuck in Limbo at Shelters

Protect Abused Animals from Being Stuck in Limbo at Shelters

Animals seized in cruelty cases are often stuck in limbo at shelters for months or even years, requiring valuable space and funds that could be used to save the lives of countless other homeless pets. Urge officials to strengthen state laws so that these animals may either be adopted out or paid for by their alleged abusers while they await trial.

Stop Abuse of Pigs in University Medical Training

Stop Abuse of Pigs in University Medical Training

A university in Ohio still uses pigs to train its medical students. The pigs are subject to intense medical emergency training when effective alternative, animal-free technology exists. Urge the university to abandon its abusive and archaic ways.

Applaud Obama’s Support of a Free and Open Internet

Applaud Obama’s Support of a Free and Open Internet

President Obama expressed support for net neutrality in a recent speech. Praise his efforts, which will help in the fight to keep the internet free and open.

Stop Trans Violence Now

Stop Trans Violence Now

Following the brutal attack of a trans woman in Ohio, activists and legislators are outraged to find that the state has no hate crime statute to protect the LGBT population. Sign the petition to urge hate crime law reform.

Save Otters from Toxic Water Pollution

Save Otters from Toxic Water Pollution

Toxic pollutants are contaminating the streams where river otters swim and raise their young. Save otters from big polluters, and protect the waterways that these playful mammals need to survive.

Applaud City for Voting to Ban Fracking

Applaud City for Voting to Ban Fracking

Another city has joined in the anti-fracking movement by successfully implementing a ban on the harmful procedure in its community. Commend this city for its environmental and community advocacy.

Demand Beauty Company Stop Supporting Animal Testing

Demand Beauty Company Stop Supporting Animal Testing

Sadly, a popular beauty company called Birchbox continues to support the needless pain and suffering of countless animals by offering products that have been tested on these poor creatures. Urge Birchbox co-founders to take a stand against the cruelty of animal testing by refusing to carry these products any longer.

Say No to the Execution of Leon Taylor!

Stop Racially Biased Execution

An African American man was re-sentenced to death by an all-white jury, which may have convicted him due to racial bias. Petition the governor of his state stop his pending execution.

Praise Efforts to Sue FDA Over Harmful Feed Additive

Praise Efforts to Sue FDA Over Harmful Feed Additive

Food safety and animal welfare groups have come together to sue the FDA for approving the use of a harmful additive in livestock feed. Please sign this petition to thank these groups’ efforts to stop the use of this harmful drug.

Retract Suggestion to Euthanize Cat So Family Can Go on Vacation

Retract Suggestion to Euthanize Cat So Family Can Go on Vacation

A popular advice columnist recently suggested euthanizing a healthy cat so that a family could go on vacation. Ask the columnist to retract her unethical advice, and to offer a more humane solution to the family’s problem.

Praise Imprisonment of Dog Fighting Ringleader

Praise Imprisonment of Dog Fighting Ringleader

The head of a huge dog fighting ring was sentenced to eight years in prison for his crimes. Sign to applaud the judge who handed down this just punishment for the abuse and murder of nearly 500 innocent dogs.