Plans to defund Planned Parenthood, and a requirement that medical professionals report all miscarriages to the health department, would restrict access to reproductive health care and safe abortions in Kansas. Demand an end to this assault on women’s rights, and protect a woman’s right to choose.
A man found guilty of illegal fishing was recently ordered to pay a heavy fine for dredging in a protected area of ocean habitat that is critical for marine mammals. Commend the Welsh government for taking steps to crack down on this type of environmentally destructive illegal fishing.
An ordinance has been proposed that would ban sales from puppy mills to pet stores in a major U.S. city. Support this bill to ensure that anti-puppy mill legislation continues to garner attention across the nation.
Senegal’s laws on abortion date back to Napoleon’s times, and threaten the lives of women and children. Sign this petition and demand that the country update its laws so women can have the right to an abortion if they are raped.
A human rights activist in Mexico has faced death threats from the police, and her son has been imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Sign this petition to demand the Mexican government step in to ensure the safety and rights of peaceful protesters.
Migrants are being forced to labor on World Cup construction sites in Qatar on the Arabian Peninsula. Passports are being withheld from workers and dozens of men have already been killed on these brutal work sites. Demand that basic labor protections be imposed and workers being held against their will be released.
The Keystone XL oil pipeline would be a disaster for our environment and climate. Tar sands are one of the dirtiest forms of energy on the planet and this oil pipeline would enable vastly increased tar sand production. Ask President Obama to support a clean environment and reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Endangered orcas, dolphins and other marine mammals are being devastated by the Navy’s war games and sonar. These highly intelligent and social marine mammals are relentlessly harassed by the Navy’s activities and are experiencing disorientation, hearing loss and even death. Demand the Navy train in a more humane manner that doesn’t destroy the fragile fabric of the ocean’s web of life.
A couple faces animal abuse charges after letting their pet puppy starve to death in one of their bedrooms. Demand that authorities arrest this couple so they can serve time for what they have done.
The maned wolf is a shy species on the verge of endangerment from human encroachment and habitat loss. Petition the Wildlife Conservation Society to increase awareness efforts and encourage South American governments to protect maned wolves.
A TV show is under investigation for deliberately endangering the well-being of a coyote during filming. Demand that the show receive the punishment it deserves.
Brown pelicans are struggling to survive. The law mandates that a monitoring system be in place to protect these birds, but no plan has surfaced. Urge officials to take what action is necessary to protect this important species.
The three year civil war in Syria has amounted to 150,000 dead, and that death toll will continue to rise. Sign this petition and urge the president to end the violence by resuming talks with the opposition forces.
Donkeys in a popular tourist town are being forced to work under terrible conditions. These animals often go for hours without water, shade, or rest, carrying loads far greater than they can comfortably bear. Sign this petition to protect these working donkeys from lives of neglect and misery.
An international aid organization has taken steps to increase diversity among its volunteers, while also expanding its base of volunteers. Sign this petition and commend these efforts to diversify its volunteer force.
A juvenile hall has been sued for placing teens with mental disorders and other disabilities in solitary confinement, a practice proven to worsen symptoms of mental disorders causing paranoia, anxiety and depression, and risk of suicide. Demand that the use of solitary confinement be banned.
The Humane Society of the United States recently granted an emergency fund to an animal sanctuary ravaged by fire. Thank the Humane Society for taking action to support non-profit sanctuaries and helping animals in need.
Violence has broken out against the Muslim community in Burma, as census takers attempt to register Muslims as citizens. Armed groups not affiliated with the government have pledged not to allow census takers in areas under their control. Urge the government to do what is necessary to stop the violence.
Conservation groups petitioned to list a rare woodpecker species as threatened or endangered, but the federal agency responsible has ignored the deadline for issuing a decision. Demand that the agency ensure full protection for these imperiled creatures.
A report commissioned by the Human Rights Watch has revealed extensive police abuse and a severe lack of true accountability in the Malaysian Royal Police. Torture and unjustified killings occur on an egregiously frequent basis, and detainees are often abused to elicit confessions, true or not. Demand that the Malaysian government put an end to police abuse, and establish transparency and accountability.
Undercover video footage has revealed horrific and unsanitary slaughterhouse conditions at a large facility. Cows and sheep are viciously beaten with metal rods, dragged through pools of blood and left hanging by one leg for hours. Demand that this facility be shut down and save animals from unnecessary torture.
A top newspaper will feature full-spread ads from a pro-fur lobbying group. The group advocates for the use of fur for fashion accessories, ignoring the pain and deaths of countless animals that are sometimes skinned alive. Petition the newspaper to remove these horrific ads.
The Turkish government has banned national access to YouTube, blatantly violating freedom of expression in the country. Demand equal rights for Turkish citizens.
An unnecessary sex-selective abortion was recently signed into law after being championed by legislators who made no secret of their racist assumptions about Asian immigrants. Urge the governor to repeal this bill and acknowledge its dangerous effects.
Two women face life in prison because of trumped up terrorism charges in their home country, Bahrain. Their confessions were obtained while being tortured in prison. Demand the Bahraini government give them a fair trial.