Cockfights result in punctured lungs, broken bones, gouged eyes, and death for the roosters forced to participate. In the some states, this cruel practice is only a misdemeanor. Demand protections for gamecocks by making cockfighting a felony offense.
While many major airlines have banned the transportation of primates to laboratories where they are force-fed chemicals and infected with diseases, some airlines still have not prohibited the shipment of animals to be used in experiments. End this violent industry by banning the shipment of monkeys destined for animal testing.
Indiana is on the verge of passing legislation that would render its own officials powerless in protecting the environment and controlling pollution within the state. Reject this bill and preserve Indiana’s ability to fight for our planet.
The U.S. government has rejected a proposal that would have permitted road construction through a federally designated Alaskan wilderness, destroying this diverse habitat and threatening the animals that call it home. Thank officials for protecting this vital region for future generations.
Nearly 165,000 children die from secondhand smoke-related illnesses each year. China’s new ban prohibiting smoking in schools protect children from the hazards of secondhand smoke and may lead to another ban prohibiting smoking in public places all together. Applaud China for implementing a ban on smoking in schools.
Home health aides provide essential care to those who need it, but they make low wages and aren’t eligible for paid leave, causing them to choose between caring for family or paying bills. Urge President Obama to reward caregivers with paid leave.
Despite laws banning the capture of sloth bears for entertainment purposes, more than 1,200 cubs are kidnapped, mutilated and tortured each year. Tell government officials to finally put a stop to this barbaric tradition and encourage the development of wildlife sanctuaries to help protect the sloth bear from abuse.
A shelter euthanized 82% of the animals in its care in 2013 in order to save money for public stunts and marketing. Demand this organization prioritize animals over publicity and change to a no-kill shelter immediately.
Mining and development in Uganda threaten the land and livelihood of the people living there. In the midst of growing interest in mining by corporations, the government has failed to protect the human rights of its citizens. Demand that the president of Uganda institute protections against corporate exploitation.
A major pharmaceutical company has banned the sale of cigarettes in all of its pharmacies in the name of health. Applaud CVS Pharmacies for this bold move, and encourage people to ditch cigarettes in order to live healthier lives.
Several shelters still use gas chambers to euthanize their dogs and cats. This practice is terrifying, painful, and sometimes even ineffective, causing some animals to face their horrifying fate twice . Ask these shelters to switch to a more humane method immediately.
A Frenchman recently posted a video of himself throwing a cat against a building onto social media. Thank French authorities for quickly arresting and convicting the man of animal cruelty.
A firefighter has been demoted after publishing comments that advocated the drowning, stabbing, suffocation, and sexual abuse of pit bulls. Tell his supervisors to permanently remove this cruel man from his position and let animal abusers know that these actions will not be tolerated.
Foreign special interests are trying to remove strong shark conservation measures from a new international trade agreement so they may continue the atrocious practice of shark finning. Urge the U.S. Trade Representative to stand strong against these groups and protect vulnerable shark populations.
A 13-year-old student was recently hospitalized after an Apple iPhone exploded in her back pocket. Accidents like these are unacceptable in products as widely used as iPhones. Demand that Apple’s faulty products be taken off the market before they hurt anyone else.
Cruel and unsanitary puppy mills will now be discouraged in Los Angeles, thanks to a policy enacted by lawmakers. Ask the rest of California to follow this example by enacting laws to prevent these horrifying mills.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is a law designed to protect the meat and pharmaceutical industries from demonstrations undertaken by peaceful animal rights activists. The message is clear- if you stand up for animal rights you can be prosecuted as a terrorist. Implore members of congress to repeal this unjust legislation.
Strong international environmental protections are being dropped from a major Pacific nations trade deal. Please tell President Obama not to sacrifice our protection of the environment just to please other countries.
Forty schoolchildren recently received their lunches only to have them taken back and thrown away in front of all their peers, because of lunch account deficits of which their parents were not informed. Demand that the superintendent find the district official responsible to set an example and apologize to the children hurt by this stunt.
An insurance provider reinstated family policies held by same-sex couples, who had previously been denied coverage. Applaud the company for honoring the sanctity of same-sex marriages and recognizing these unions as families.
A man in France who posted videos to his Facebook page showing him abusing and injuring a kitten was recently sentenced to one year in prison. Commend French authorities for treating this crime so seriously.
The Native American tribe, the Lakota Sioux, has faced hardship and persecution over the years. Yet treaties are still violated regularly and the Lakota endure some of the worst living conditions in the Western Hemisphere. Give back to the Lakota the land and prosperity that was taken from them so long ago and continues to be denied them today.
A bill in Afghanistan’s parliament will protect abusers of women by prohibiting authorities from questioning witnesses. If passed, this bill will put women and girls at the mercy of their abusers and override laws that have provided them protection. Sign this petition and demand that the Afghan president vetos this law.
Plastic water bottles are devastating to our oceans and environment; we must focus on advocating reusable bottles and banning the sale of plastic water bottles. Urge Seattle, Washington to ban the sale of plastic water bottles within city limits.
Thousands of moon bears spend short, painful lives in cages on bear bile farms. Microsoft is helping to increase awareness and educate people about the plight of these animals. Thank Microsoft for taking a stand against cruelty.