Actor Adam Baldwin publicly compared gay marriage to incest on Twitter. His remarks were offensive to fans and also promoted an inaccurate depiction of homosexual individuals. Urge the actor to apologize for vilifying a minority group.
A supermarket chain has begun to brand its meat as being treated with compassion, even though the animals still have to suffer through tortuous ordeals before being killed. Urge the company to remove this misleading label, and ensure a strict set of animal welfare standards for its meat.
California is poised to pass a state-wide on plastic bags, as the bags are known to clog storm drains and pollute our environment. The plastic bag industry is lobbying against this measure, so it is crucial that this ban gets your support.
Nyox, an ecologist’s research dog, was maliciously poisoned after the ecologist advocated banning dangerous rat poisons. Demand justice for Nyox.
Jason Collins, the first openly gay professional basketball player has been signed to an professional basketball team. Commend this team for courageously signing Collins to a 10-game contract.
A Canadian-owned copper mining company is seeking permits to construct a new mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, permanently destroying the area’s landscape, contaminating air quality and water supplies, and threatening local wildlife. Tell U.S. officials to prevent construction of the mine and help protect the Santa Rita Mountains.
Businesses will soon be allowed to refuse service to LGBT persons, if a recently proposed bill becomes law in Arizona. Tell the state’s governor to veto this bill, which represents a serious human rights violation that would legalize discrimination.
A rodeo-like event in which participants must attempt to catch and restrain a pig in a certain allotment of time, pig wrestling is dangerous and unnecessarily stressful to the pigs involved. Pigs can be injured when they are wrestled down, and may be unable to breathe when their snouts are forced under the mud, not to mention the emotional stress and terror of the event. Demand a crack-down on these pointless events and protect pigs from undue stress and mistreatment.
The United States’ first underground nuclear storage site is leaking, and nearby residents worry they aren’t being told everything. Demand the government’s complete transparency in handling this crisis.
Forest conservation just got easier, thanks to an application that provides a visual of our disappearing forests. The tool will aid in creating smarter policies to conserve forests. Commend the organizations responsible for creating this ambitious and useful application.
Many household products contain chemicals known to harm childhood development; more have yet to be identified as toxic to the brain. Demand that regulators protect the public, and require testing of all chemicals.
Selling elephant ivory is now illegal in the United States, and the new rule will help save thousands of elephants from slaughter. Thank the federal government for protecting these vulnerable animals.
Twenty journalists have been imprisoned after covering the military coup d’etat in Egypt. Demand that they be freed immediately, and that the arbitrary charges laid against them be dropped.
Factory farms create unimaginable suffering for millions of animals, while at the same time destroying our environment and poisoning our bodies. Demand legislation banning factory farms in one of the most important meat-producing states.
A hog farm has been feeding piglets to unknowing adult sows, which are often the piglets’ own mothers. Not only is this practice inhumane, it is also illegal. End forced cannibalism of pigs today.
An ocean protection organization received a $3 million grant from actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The money will be used to protect important ocean habitats and marine life. Commend Mr. DiCaprio for giving so generously to this important cause.
Maryland is considering a reversal of laws discriminating against pit-bulls. Pit-bulls have been proven no more inherently violent than other breeds – help overturn the senseless laws making their lives so hard.
The California Assembly recently introduced a bill to end the indiscriminate capture and killing of marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, and sharks in mile-long drift gillnets off California’s coast. Tell them to pass this bill to protect marine life.
An elderly polar bear is stuck living in unnatural and dangerous conditions where temperatures reach upwards of 100 degrees. We must demand that this polar bear be transferred to a more suitable environment.
Human trafficking in Egypt has claimed countless lives, but the Egyptian government continues to deny its severity. Demand an end to this injustice.
A charity has begun a campaign to provide Syrian children with the warm clothes they need to withstand the icy winter, during a time of war. Sign this petition and applaud their efforts and compassion.
A national egg farm has been lying to the public for years. Photos of chickens roaming grassy fields were put on cartons, even though the animals actually live in cages. Sign this petition to tell the company that dishonest practices do not deserve our business.
Arizona recently passed a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays. The law is based on the same religious excuses that were used against blacks during the time of slavery and segregation. Stop this unjust and archaic law before it goes any further.
The cruel practice of producing habushu, a type of snake wine, involves eviscerating or drowning live snakes in alcohol. This is an obviously inhumane practice, yet it has not been banned despite the suffering endured by snakes subjected to the process. Sign this petition to demand that the Japanese government put an end to snake wine production.
Some Republican party members continue to push against women’s access to full health care. Despite little success, these politicians are ignoring relevant issues like immigration and education in order to push immaterial religious agendas. Urge our leaders to stop restricting women’s health.