Millions of families will be left struggling to make ends meet, if unemployment benefits are allowed to expire just three days after Christmas. Support the extension of these benefits to needy families.
Horrifying animal cruelty cases have more than doubled in a Florida County. Take action to stop the torture now.
Sea turtles are kept in cramped and inhumane conditions at the Cayman Turtle Farm, where they are raised for human consumption. Help end this cruel practice.
It’s been over a year since the Tazreen Textile Factory fire in Bangladesh, but Wal-Mart still refuses to compensate the victims or their families. Tell Wal-Mart to protect and respect the victims’ human rights immediately.
An Indian diplomat, accused of visa fraud, was arrested and horribly mistreated. Urge the Mayor of New York City to issue an immediate apology to ease mounting tension between the United States and India.
A European clothing store recently pledged to pull angora products from its shelves. Angora, which is obtained by plucking fur from live rabbits, is a symbol of cruelty. Applaud this store for supporting animal welfare.
Political third parties in the US are marginalized, dismissed, and even mocked by news corporations. Tell news media giant CNN to provide adequate and fair coverage of third party political candidates.
The gray wolf, nearly eliminated in the 1960′s, has recovered in a handful of states due to conservation efforts. Removal of their federally protected status is being considered, which could be devastating for the fragile population. Demand that the gray wolf remain federally protected as an endangered species.
The gray wolf was tragically exterminated from Olympic National Park, as it was throughout most of the United States. The reintroduction of wolves to the park would benefit the ecosystem, increase tourism and boost the local economy.
A popular actor is demanding that the United States ban cruel animal testing for cosmetics. Applaud this actor for speaking out against animal cruelty.
Northern Ireland now allows same-sex couples to adopt children. Commend their human rights commission for taking a step in the right direction for equality.
If this clothing store raised their clothing prices by a mere ten cents per item, third-world workers could be paid much better wages and the factories they work in could be made much safer. Sign the petition to show support for just payment for these workers who currently live far below the poverty line.
Bee populations are declining across the country, and you can do your part to help sustain their numbers. Pledge to plant flowers during the next planting season, and ensure that bees get the nutrition they need to survive.
An unarmed student was recently shot several times and killed for resisting arrest. Urge the school to prioritize the investigation and pursue justice for the student’s family, friends, and community.
Multiple young military privates came forward saying they had been pressured by superiors into sexual acts. While horrifying, this is not shocking as roughly 26,000 sexual assaults occurred in the military just in 2012. Sign this petition to support an immediate end to the rape culture that exists in the military.
Animals at the Smithsonian National Zoo are being neglected and injured because of budget cuts. Demand that Congress increase funding to hire zoo staff, and ensure the best care is available for these defenseless animals.
A new Medicaid rule allows a deceased person’s estate to be billed for hospital expenses. The low-income individuals who rely on Medicaid to provide them with free or reduced health care cannot afford this expense even beyond the grave. Demand that Medicaid stop this unethical practice now.
A fire killed 112 factory workers in Bangladesh last year, and the survivors have not received just compensation or help with medical costs. Urge the factory to pay up and end the suffering caused by this disaster.
The Polar Bear Seas, off the coast of Alaska, are home to a dizzying array of wildlife, including polar bears, grey whales and countless kinds of birds. Yet this spectacular ecosystem is under attack by Big Oil and Gas companies which are looking to exploit the environment for financial gain. Tell President Obama to stop the destruction of this wondrous place before it is too late.
New legislation in California is helping to ensure justice for victims of modern day slavery. Support efforts to bring human traffickers to justice.
Goody Awards is doing great work helping organizations get the word out about their philanthropic efforts. Support the Goody Awards for maximizing the impacts of philanthropy.
President Obama recently extended a law protecting the near-extinct Right whale. By setting reduced speed limits in whale populated areas, ships are less likely to collide with the unfortunate whales. Thank President Obama for making this decision.
A new piece of proposed legislation would guarantee all American workers paid family and medical leave. Applaud the congresswomen who brought forward the proposal for standing up for our workers.
Ron Jeremy, a famed celebrity and actor, recently joined PETA in condemning cruel sexual experiments on animals. Please take a moment to thank him for raising awareness about this important cause.
After posting a satirical video online, a young American was arrested, sent to a maximum security prison, and denied bail. The lighthearted joke was seen as a threat to national security and public order. Ask that he be released immediately without charges.