Two Americans who were infected with Ebola have been recently released from the hospital. The doctors and other hospital staff should be thanked for treating these patients with a rare and deadly disease.
Tigers, elephants, rhinos and orangutans are at risk of extinction due to development and deforestation. Your signature will demand government aid in halting the destruction of wildlife habitats.
Gentle manatees are at risk from deadly speed boat collisions and other threats. Help save these graceful aquatic mammals from danger.
A prominent charitable foundation has left a corporate organization that pushes anti-consumer legislation. This means the foundation’s money will no longer be used to work against average people. Thank the foundation CEO for her excellent decision.
A popular Facebook page said to be run by ‘God,’ has raised a significant amount of money for a billboard that will proclaim love and acceptance of gay people. The billboard will exist in a city with a very strong anti-homosexual presence. Commend ‘God’ for this powerful message.
Styrofoam production and use has harmful effects on the environment and threatens public health. Commend young students for urging Dunkin’ Donuts to finally fulfill its promise to stop using styrofoam and instead provide a recyclable, eco-friendly alternative.
Sea lions are at risk of being driven out of the natural habitat they depend on for survival. Please help prevent sea lions from losing their homes.
Cellular phone devices will now include a shutoff switch in an effort to deter cell phone theft, however, the switch is vulnerable to abuse by law enforcement. Demand that the ‘kill switch’ law be revised to prohibit police access.
The sale of ivory leads to tens of thousands of elephant deaths per year. Thankfully, New York has just banned the sale of ivory. Give New York your support and thanks.
Chickens raised in a broiler chicken facility often experience unreasonable cruelties, including burnt lungs from the toxic ammonia they are forced to breath. A new broiler chicken facility with a capacity to raise 188,000 chickens has just been proposed. Sign the petition to stop the construction of this inhumane death trap.
Mountaintop removal coal mining has devastating impacts on the health of people who live nearby, as evidenced by extremely high rates of cancer, kidney disease, and even mortality. Demand a moratorium on mountaintop removal coal mining until people are guaranteed that their health will not suffer for the coal industry’s greed.
Bullfighting is a barbaric and antiquated tradition. Sadly, the European Union continues to fund this ‘sport’ to the tune of $50 million per year, causing the deaths of over 40,000 bulls. Tell the European Union to put an end to this now.
More than one and a half million people are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year. Pledge to be part of the solution, and help find a cure for all variations of this deadly disease.
As ice levels reach record lows in Canada, the government continues to block climate change scientists from sharing information about environmental degradation through the media. These policies are putting both the environment and the Canadian population in danger. Sign the petition to demand that information about climate change flow freely throughout the country.
Prenatal exposure to a dangerous pesticide can cause serious mental and psychological side effects in developing children, yet it is still being used. Call for a permanent ban on these harmful chemicals that are routinely sprayed on food.
Food that fails to meet safety and health standards could soon enter the United Kingdom from the United States. Please show your appreciation of a famous chef who is working to ensure that food remains free of hormones and pesticides.
Two men recorded themselves kicking a harmless squirrel over the edge of the Grand Canyon, but have yet to be charged for this blatant act of animal cruelty. Sign this petition to urge authorities to arrest the men responsible for this crime.
In an attack on the free press, a reporter is being prevented from leaving Afghanistan while the government investigates an article he wrote. He has been accused of no crime and there is no reason to hold him. Urge the Afghan Attorney General to set him free.
Giant anteater numbers are quickly declining due to habitat destruction and sport hunting. Support legislation that would protect this amazing, 25-million-year-old species.
Student loan debt is ballooning out of control, hurting the economy and keeping college graduates saddled with debilitating financial burdens for years or decades. Help bring an end to this unacceptable situation.
Stress in college students seems to rise each year, leading to poorer student performances. Show your appreciation of colleges that implement dog therapy programs during finals week to help reduce stress.
The conflict in Gaza has spelled disaster for zoo animals, who have no access to food or water and are dying through starvation or as a result of violence. Demand that aid be sent so these animals can be fed, watered, and taken care of until the conflict has ended.
South Sudan is facing a food crisis that has been described by the United Nations as “the worst in the world”. Almost four million people are at risk of severe food insecurity and acute malnutrition. Please tell Congress and Obama to send aid.
An Oscar-winning actress has journeyed to the Arctic to campaign against drilling and to empower individuals to take positive action to better the world’s environment. Thank her for being a champion for the environment.
‘Reparative therapy’ programs prevent gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people from living free and open lives. Denounce politicians for supporting these misguided programs and for attacking LGBT rights.