A university has been using a petting zoo to entertain its students for several years. Petting zoos can cause terrible distress to animals, and the one in question has been issued warnings for its mistreatment of animals. Sign this petition to encourage the university to find alternative ways to entertain its students.
A bill to restrict women’s access to abortions has recently passed the Missouri House and Senate. Urge the governor to veto this unconstitutional and unjust bill.
Despite facing the same issues as their larger relatives, small wild cats receive significantly less funding, mostly due to a lack of awareness. Hunting and habitat loss have pushed many species to threatened and endangered statuses. Sign this petition to encourage an international wildlife charity to push for more funding for these overlooked cats.
A recent study was launched focusing on the effect of friendly animals spending time with children who have cancer. It is the first study of its kind and is already showing positive results in the kids’ treatment programs. Support this study and bring it to the public’s attention so that it can be implemented across the nation.
Animal abuse cases are not taken seriously in Malaysia due to the lack of interest from local authorities. Urge authorities to enforce Malaysia’s animal cruelty laws and help save countless animals from abuse.
A popular national restaurant chain recently committed to ending its use of pork suppliers that employ cramped, inhumane breeding cages. Thank the company for helping to usher in a more humane future.
Consumers current have no comprehensive resource to help them understand which companies abuse the animals in their supply lines. Call on a leading animal rights organization to create a searchable, online database where people can find this information.
Global warming is a growing problem that must be addressed. Call on environmental regulators to offer incentives that encourage innovations in technology to help stabilize our climate.
One of the largest pork producers in the United States keeps its breeding sows trapped for years in crates so small the animals can’t even turn around. Convince a major financial company to end its investments in a corporation dependent on this inhumane practice.
One of the largest retailers of ivory products has announced it will no longer sell ivory. Thank the company for supporting international efforts to save elephants from extinction.
Many Russian orphanages engage in cruel practices like restraining mentally ill children to bed posts, wheelchairs and cribs. This stunts their development and causes them to live unfulfilled childhoods. Sign this petition to demand better mental healthcare for children in Russia.
Wood bison were once prevalent in North America, but they are now listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Applaud the government for working to reestablish a new wood bison population and to help the species thrive again.
Dangerous nitrogen pollution is on the rise. This environmental contaminant has the potential to increase 20 percent in less than forty years, endangering our waterways and air. Urge the U.S. government to implement nitrogen reduction strategies before it’s too late.
Bullying children or young adults is now a misdemeanor crime in the city of Carson, California. Praise this city for taking concrete action to fight the serious problem of bullying.
A Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death for marrying a Christian man, and for abandoning a faith (Islam) she was never a part of. Her execution would be a violation of international laws regarding human rights. Tell the President of Sudan to overturn her sentence immediately.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore may be the first aquarium of its kind to make a sea side sanctuary for their bottlenose dolphins. You can help support their cause and make it happen by signing this petition.
A young woman of color was arrested and brutalized by police, despite bystanders intervening to say she was innocent. Demand that all charges against this woman be dropped, and support the end of racial profiling by police forces.
An animal protection law in Louisiana could potentially be altered by a proposed bill, legalizing the captivity of big cats. A tiger who has been caged for 14 years may never see freedom if the bill is passed. Sign this petition to stop the bill from becoming law.
The recent murder of a Pakistani human rights activist should be investigated immediately. His killing seems to have been motivated by his legal work representing individuals charged with blasphemy. Urge the Pakistani government to bring those responsible to justice.
The South Sudanese people are living in a land where they are threatened by violence from both government and opposition forces. This fighting and destruction of lives and property needs to stop immediately if the nation wishes to prosper.
The government of Zimbabwe has begun plans to withhold food aid from displaced families in an attempt to force them to move onto sugar cane farms and work as low-wage employees. Sign this petition to call for the Zimbabwe government to immediately halt its illegal plans.
Social justice and gay rights groups are being targeted by laws intended to stifle activism and accountability. Demand an end to this clear violation of international human rights.
Hundreds of thousands of children working in tobacco fields face adverse working conditions, health risks, and potential fatalities. Urge the US Congress to restrict child labor in tobacco fields.
A proposed water diversion and damming project would threaten an endangered river as well as the survival of native wildlife, and is being ridiculed by experts who have testified that the project itself will not work. Sign this petition to halt this costly and harmful project.
The Chinese government apprehends human rights activists and supporters on the anniversary of a pro-democracy protest. These yearly abductions need to stop, as they are vile, cruel, and immoral.