A bigoted legislator is trying to make LGBT people second-class citizens by promoting homophobic bills, including one that would give businesses the legal right to discriminate against the LGBT community. Demand that the lawmaker halt her hateful efforts at once.
An unarmed teenage girl was shot and killed by police who then handcuffed and searched her lifeless body rather than calling for medical attention. This reckless use of lethal force should not have been the only option to handle the situation. Demand an extensive and transparent investigation into this unnecessary death.
Pet stores in Maine may be disallowed from selling dogs or cats in the near future. Support the proposed ban on dog and cat sales in an attempt to put an end to puppy and kitten mills around the country.
A police officer may not be charged with any wrongdoing after allegedly accidentally shooting a single mother’s home nine times with an AK-47 when he was off duty. Demand that the cop be charged with reckless endangerment.
Someone is killing vulnerable pelicans by slashing open their throats, leaving them unable to eat until they die of starvation. Urge government officials to put a high priority on finding whoever is committing this terrible act of cruelty.
Children need protection from the predatory sex trafficking industry. Call for action to save kids from sexual slavery and end the horrific sex trade for good.
Thirty-four baby elephants are in danger of being taken from their families and sold into captivity. Save these young animals and their mothers from enduring this cruel separation.
The last U.S. jaguars and ocelots are already struggling to survive, and now militarization of “security” at the U.S. border threatens their existence even more. Save endangered wildlife from misguided border security projects.
Arctic animals are threatened by oil companies’ plans to drill in their habitat. Support a plan to protect the pristine Arctic for wildlife and for future generations.
Kids need clean air and a healthy environment to thrive. Stop big polluters’ attack on children’s health, and support strong limits on deadly smog pollution.
Yellowstone’s majestic bison are under attack, and hundreds of them could soon be killed for wandering outside of the national park. Don’t punish these animals for attempting to roam freely in their natural habitat.
An elephant named Nosey is suffering from injuries while being forced to perform for a circus. Tell officials to take action and stop making her travel and perform under cruel conditions.
Multicultural lessons may be scrapped after the high school where the lessons took place received waves of criticism from a handful of vocal bigots who are against educating students about Islam and the Middle East. Urge the school to preserve its important curriculum in the face of this hateful backlash.
NHL defenseman Slava Voynov is suspended indefinitely from any NHL activities, pending trial. Voynov is accused of punching and choking his wife, Marta Varlomova, causing her to require stitches. Should he be found guilty, ban Voynov from any further involvement with the NHL.
Andrew Jackson’s face is printed on the $20 bill despite the fact that he oppressed the Native American people, took their land, and forced them westward. He does not deserve to be immortalized on our currency. Please sign this petition to help us remove his face from the $20 bill.
A woman drowned a 2-week-old puppy in an airport toilet so she could get on her flight, police say. Apparently the woman’s parents could have taken the puppy, but she decided to sneak it on the plane, and when she was caught, chose to terminate the innocent animal’s life so she could continue with her travel plans. Demand the prosecutor seek the harshest punishment possible against this woman.
A black teenage mother died from as yet unexplained causes while in police custody. The family of the victim has yet to see justice and police are blaming the victim for her own death. Demand further state and federal investigation into this tragic and unnecessary death.
Over 12 million acres of wilderness will be protected from the oil drilling industry thanks to an initiative by President Obama. Applaud the move, which will protect hundreds of at-risk and endangered species.
The sex trade is alive and thriving in the United States, where thousands of girls and young women are forced to have sex with strangers. Urge President Obama to end this vile trade by signing this petition.
Australia is backing out of its international conservation obligations by saying they will not help preserve five endangered species of sharks as they agreed to do in the past. Tell the Prime Minister this is unacceptable.
A private Christian academy allegedly denied a gay couple the chance to send in applications for their children to attend the school. Demand that the school end its homophobic discrimination at once.
India’s prime minister has declared that he wants to make gay people “normal” by opening centers to treat them. Please sign this petition to demand he apologize for his offensive statements and abandon his ridiculous proposal.
Charges against a woman who tampered with hunting traps in order to free an injured bald eagle have been dismissed. Praise the prosecutor for protecting a Good Samaritan.
All food must now pass rigorous health standards and requirements to prove that it is safe for consumption by humans and causes no damage to nature or animals. Thank government officials for protecting public health.
Law enforcement can no longer seize civil assets without a conviction, thanks to the efforts of activists like you. Applaud this victory against police abuse and call for a continued effort in working toward a more just drug policy.