A teenager recorded himself strangling and throwing a cat across a street. Demand that police charge this teenager with animal cruelty.
The president recently declared California’s beautiful San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, thereby protecting them from activities such as mining and drilling. Thank the president for preserving our land for future generations to come.
Government forces are using slave labor to process crops in an important cotton-growing country. Urge a major corporation to stop participating in this corrupt industry, and help end modern slavery.
Offshore oil drilling devastates local ecosystems, economies, and aquatic habitats. Despite the well-known environmental risks of offshore drilling, oil companies are now eyeing the untouched waters off the East Coast. Stand firm against greedy oil barons to protect our world’s future.
Homophobia should have no place in politics, but a prejudiced lawmaker continues to launch hateful attacks on gay marriage rights. Stand up to hatred and show your support for full marriage equality.
A utility company is seeking permission to emit an amount of pollution eight times the legal limit. Refuse to budge on measures that are in place to protect our environment, and ensure that this company complies with emissions standards.
A dog breeding facility kept more than 50 dogs in derelict conditions, denying them food and water and confining them to cramped cages littered with excrement. The couple responsible has been charged with only two counts of animal cruelty. Demand more serious punishment for these horrific crimes.
A clothing company is highlighting the achievements of women in comedy by using female comedians as models for its fall collection. Sign the petition and thank the company for presenting a more well-rounded, three-dimensional image of women in fashion advertising.
Gays and lesbians will finally be accepted into the Catholic church, according to a new statement from the Vatican. Thank Pope Francis for this radical change, and encourage the church to extend its support to same-sex marriage.
Child brides are often victims of domestic violence and the fatal complications of premature pregnancy. In defiance of international law, one country seeks to lower its legal marriage age to 16 for girls. Protect the health and rights of women and girls by urging Bangladesh to reconsider this ill-conceived law.
Hundreds of beautiful bird species are at risk because of threats posed by global warming. Take action to protect birds from big polluters and help stop climate change.
Animal brothels and bestiality are legal in Denmark as long as the “animals don’t suffer.” Demand that bestiality in Denmark be stopped and that those who commit sexual abuse of animals be punished.
A government inspector was seen not only allowing but encouraging animal abuse at a hog transport facility. Demand that the investigator be suspended from his duties, and that if he is found guilty of breach of conduct, he be fired altogether.
Pets rely on their owners for adequate safety, nutrition, and love. Too often, pet owners let their animals go without the care they deserve, abusing and neglecting them. Support a new bill in Thailand to hold owners accountable for their pet care.
Anyone wishing to photograph federally-owned land could soon be required to purchase an expensive permit, or face a hefty fine. This decision violates First Amendment rights. Urge the organization responsible for this proposal to keep nature photography free and legal.
Every year, children and teens are injured or killed by firearms in their own homes. Too often, unsafe storage practices give children and teens access to these dangerous weapons. Demand action to protect our nation’s youth from guns.
Bulls are set on fire and burned alive for entertainment at a horrific annual festival. Spectators watch as the bulls suffer unimaginable pain from balls of flaming pitch fixed to their horns. Urge officials to end this inhumane practice.
The production of angora wool relies on the barbaric practice of ripping fur from the skin of angora rabbits. Many fashion retailers have stopped selling angora, but French Connection continues to support these cruel practices. Tell French Connection to end sales of angora wool.
A judge just stood up for chickens by throwing out a case alleging that California’s farm animal protections are unconstitutional. Applaud this judge for refusing to let agro-industrial interests trump the rights and welfare of vulnerable farm animals.
Despite violations for unsafe and unsanitary conditions, cruel dog breeders continue to run their businesses. Sign this petition to demand punishments for animal welfare violations be actively enforced to give dogs better lives.
Streams and wetlands are being polluted by companies taking advantage of a loophole in the law. Protect our wildlife, natural ecosystems, and drinking water from toxic pollution by granting the EPA regulatory authority over our smaller bodies of water.
A vocally Islamophobic blogger and author is stirring up fear about Islam, the Middle East, and the ‘Muslim World’ on Fox News. Urge Fox to stop inviting her to advocate her prejudice and hateful stereotypes on its programs.
Oil and gas wastewater used to water livestock causes genetic defects and eventually death in cow populations. Unfortunately, the EPA allows the use of this harmful wastewater for livestock and wildlife. Take action now to protect the future of these animals.
Two police officers were recently suspended after an aggressive attack on an innocent teenager caused him to lose consciousness. Praise disciplinary action against the officers, and ensure that further action is considered should an investigation find the officers guilty of misconduct.
Four provincial parks are in danger of degradation by the construction of a tar sands pipeline. Prevent an oil company from threatening these beautiful natural lands and further polluting our environment.