Hundreds of children died in a home for pregnant women and children between 1925 and 1961, and historians believe that the bodies were unceremoniously disposed of in a septic tank. Demand a full investigation into these tragic deaths.
Three young men stole a family’s pet rabbit, threw her in a bathtub, lit her on fire, and then threw her out of a window. Sign this petition to hold these men accountable for the kidnapping, torture and brutal murder of a beloved pet.
Illegal poaching is unfortunately quite common in the United States, and few wildlife criminals are ever caught. Praise a game warden for investigating an illegal poacher and bringing the man to justice.
Cultural conflicts in Burma have escalated, with one group confined in camps and denied medical care. Urge the nation’s president to end the inexcusable treatment of this persecuted ethnic minority.
Companies can now deny female employees important contraceptive care. This new rule directly targets women and makes obtaining healthcare much more difficult and expensive. Protest this unfair decision, and show your support for women’s rights.
Bike sharing programs provide a multitude of benefits including improving citizens’ health and reducing carbon emissions. Urge the city of Cleveland to promote healthy, sustainable living practices by finally implementing its proposed bike sharing program.
Festival patrons continue to race frogs and turtles in conditions ill-suited and potentially fatal to the animals. Urge a ban on these exploitative events and end a long-standing, cruel tradition.
An irresponsible oil company injected corrosive acids into the Earth at tremendous pressure despite appeals from regulators to stop until the public’s safety could be assured. Demand that the company refrain from any future illegal drilling.
Dog brothels and bestiality are legal in some countries, subjecting animals to terrible physical and mental harm for pleasure and profit. Urge officials to ban dog brothels and protect animals from traumatic sexual abuse.
Individuals with lower limb disabilities can find assistance with walking, standing and even climbing stairs thanks to an innovative new device. Applaud this invention for bringing paraplegics greater mobility and social connectivity to their lives.
The USDA is no longer enforcing the requirement of animal facilities to have disaster plans. In the wake of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina and other devastating disasters, emergency preparedness is more crucial than ever. Demand the common-sense law be enforced again immediately for the sake of millions of helpless animals.
Millions of LGBT workers remain vulnerable to discrimination in the American workplace. Urge government officials to end this unjust practice once and for all.
A man shot his neighbor’s dog for copulating with his purebred dog, severely injuring the beloved pet. Denounce this man for his heartless, unnecessary crime and see that he is punished to the full extent of the law.
Illegal sand mining is destroying the mangrove habitat that many species depend on for survival. Urge authorities to take action and protect this vital area before it is too late.
Recent testing revealed that the flu vaccine contains dangerously high levels of mercury. Regardless of the known health risks of mercury exposure, Americans are pushed to get annual flu shots. Demand the removal of mercury from flu shots immediately.
Marijuana is slowly being recognized for the relatively harmless substance that it is, an important step toward decriminalization. Thank a federal agency for making progress toward decriminalizing marijuana, and encourage it to continue the push.
Tens of thousands of sexual assault cases are left unaddressed for years, never providing justice for the victims. A proposed program would help fix this problem and ensure that the perpetrators are punished. Support this policy and help ensure justice for sexual assault survivors.
A couple had their child forcibly taken away to a hospital after opting to have a home birth. This violation of a person’s right to choose a birth method is deplorable and demonstrates the need for policy reform. Demand that the government allow citizens to make their own birth decisions.
A loophole in Tunisian law allows rapists to escape prosecution for rape if they marry their underage victims. Sign the petition and urge Tunisian leaders to do away with this misogynistic, counterproductive, and inhumane policy.
Six Guantanamo Bay prisoners were selected for resettlement in Uruguay months ago, but U.S. officials continue to delay their official release. Demand that these men be freed immediately so they can finally return to their lives and focus on rehabilitation.
Oceans are our largest ecosystems, but they are often overlooked in discussions of environmental health. An international commission has just released a comprehensive five-year rescue plan to revive our declining global ocean. Applaud this vital framework to save this vital part of our Earth.
Nearly 300,000 veterans are now without unemployment benefits due to recent cuts. Ensure that struggling veterans receive the support they need by signing this petition today.
Tar sands oil development has already threatened the habitats of millions of animals. A proposed expansion threatens to destroy the only breeding ground for millions of birds and puts the woodland caribou one step closer to extinction. Stop this destructive expansion from taking place today.
Transgender violence is on the rise as the murders of four trans women of color during LGBT pride month prompt concern about transgender safety and rights. Sign the petition to ask President Obama to do more to protect trans women from further abuse.
Rather than using proven organic methods to fight an insect infestation, the coconut industry plans to use toxic chemicals that will hurt the quality of the coconuts and adversely impact farmers. Demand that the coconut industry use organic pest control programs rather than chemicals.