Just a couple decades ago, there were over two billion used tires scattered across landfills in America. With the help of rubber associations across the country who have pushed rubber recycling programs forward, approximately 90% of those tires are now gone. Sign the petition to commend those who have worked to save our environment and encourage even more innovations.
New Brunswick is one of the only Canadian provinces that restricts public medicare coverage for abortion. Demand that their outdated limitations be repealed, ensuring equal access to pregnancy termination procedures.
The government plans to hide the identities of animal researchers engaged in controversial projects so that the research can continue in secret. Many of these researchers use apes and chimpanzees as their subjects. Speak out against the newly proposed bill and preserve public transparency into these inhumane animal research practices.
SeaWorld executives are desperately trying to persuade California lawmakers to reconsider passing a bill that will ban live performances and captive breeding of killer whales. However, this bill has the best interest of these animals at its heart. Sign this petition and support the passage of this bill.
Militaries continue to torture and murder live pigs in medical training exercises despite proof that non-animal training methods are actually more effective. Tell government officials to stop these cruel and unnecessary exercises and switch to humane non-animal training methods.
We must demand that a new federal department be established to solve the problems associated with violence both in the United States and abroad. Urge Congress to pass legislation that will create a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding.
Animal welfare organizations in one state started a campaign with the goal of becoming a no-kill shelter state by 2019. This is a lofty, but achievable goal with public support. Sign this petition to contribute your support for their campaign.
The reconciliation process following the Rwandan genocide has taken 20 years. One photojournalist is still documenting Rwandans as they ask for and offer their forgiveness. Commend his work today.
America continues its attempts to oust the Communist government of Cuba, despite international criticism for tactics that have caused widespread suffering for the Cuban people. Demand an end to a recent, covert campaign to sow dissent within the Latin American nation.
A chemical plant has contaminated groundwater that supplies drinking water for millions of Americans. Praise government agencies for securing over a billion dollars to help decontaminate this site and ensure that we have clean water to drink.
Three journalists have been detained in Egypt on the accusation that they are involved with a terrorist group. With no evidence implicating them, the journalists should be immediately released. Sign this petition and urge the president to pardon them.
Black-backed woodpeckers face extinction due to loss of habitat resulting from massive logging projects. Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to give protected status to these beautiful, rare birds.
Black jails are illegal detention centers used by corrupt Chinese officials, where they torture citizens who are trying to report abuses of power. These centers violate human rights and must be torn down. Sign this petition and demand an immediate demolition.
The Philippine Supreme Court recently upheld reproductive rights by ensuring that poor women receive contraception and young girls receive sex education. Sign this petition and commend the court for supporting reproductive rights.
The war in South Sudan has displaced too many of the nation’s people. Tens of thousands of refugees live in cramped, flooded camps in terrible conditions. Demand action to relocate the refugees and improve camp sanitation.
Undercover footage of extreme animal cruelty has resulted in the closure of a sordid slaughterhouse that once supplied pork to several U.S. school districts. Now that this inhumane, lawbreaking facility is closing, urge school officials to boycott all slaughterhouses that do not comply with animal welfare standards and promise to only provide cruelty-free pork to their students.
More Americans with severe mental illness are incarcerated than are treated in state-run psychiatric hospitals. The trauma of life behind bars often worsens symptoms. Demand prioritization of funding for treatment instead of for jails and prisons.
Tropical rainforests are being destroyed to grow palm oil for U.S. manufacturers. Take action to urge U.S. lawmakers to reconfigure agricultural subsidies so as to greatly diminish the destruction of rainforests.
Many seabirds suffer natural and human-caused injuries to their feathers that reduce their ability to survive in cold ocean waters. The Cape Wildlife Center is providing innovative rehabilitation for these birds with its new hydrotherapy pool. Commend this organization for developing new methods to better care for injured seabirds.
Costco recently dumped nearly one million jars of sound and edible peanut butter into a landfill after feuds with their supplier. Demand the company rectify these wasteful actions.
The Filipino Supreme Court has recently upheld a law requiring public access to free contraceptives and sexual health education. Commend the decision to protect the right to family planning and birth control.
A new law makes dog owners solely responsible for the action of their dogs in Maryland, and also reduces discrimination against pit bulls. Sign this petition and commend this new legislation.
Foster kids were given free prom dresses and accessories for their big prom day. Sign this petition to thank the organizations involved in this event for their generosity.
A zoo in Ukraine is running out of food to feed their animals thanks to the recent conflict in the nation. These animals are held in captivity and depend on humans for their food and well being. Sign this petition and urge the International Fund for Animal Welfare to send supplies to these animals.
A country is about to destroy its stockpile of confiscated ivory. Customs officers have gone above and beyond to ensure that ivory cannot be smuggled through to foreign markets. Sign this petition to commend the actions of a country fighting to end the ivory trade.