New York State recently barred the use of solitary confinement on inmates under 18. This comes as part of a set of reforms improving prisoner treatment. Sign this petition and support the reform of our ineffective prison system.
Leghold traps are an incredibly barbaric hunting tool that threaten the lives of thousands of innocent animals each year. Birds, domesticated cats and dogs, and various endangered species have all been unintentionally caught in these inhumane traps. Tell the government to ban these cruel devices and save animals from torture and death.
Elephants in zoos spend decades imprisoned in cramped concrete cages, severely threatening their physical and mental health. Urge conservation authorities to free these elephants to a sanctuary where they can enjoy their remaining years roaming freely.
Iron Maiden Hog Farm was recently found to be feeding ground-up intestines of piglets who had died of a highly contagious diarrheal disease to their sows, who are locked in gestation crates. This is illegal and inhumane. Shut down this terribly cruel facility.
Animal hoarders put ninety dogs in danger by leaving them in unsanitary and freezing conditions in Ohio. Fortunately, the dogs were recently rescued. Urge law enforcement to charge the animal hoarders for the cruel treatment they put these dogs through.
Duck Dynasty “stars,” who promote violence against animals as entertainment, are making millions of dollars off products sold by pet retailer Petco. Ask that Petco pull the Duck Dynasty product line from its shelves.
After the unnecessary euthanasia of six lions at a safari park, new management has been appointed. Commend the change of leadership, which will see that improved and progressive welfare measures are implemented.
Hospitals and pharmacies in India can more easily purchase essential pain medications for patients, thanks to recent reforms. Thank India’s parliament for ensuring that patients receive the care and treatment they need.
Climate change is causing permanent sea ice to melt and allowing fishing trawlers to enter parts of the Arctic Ocean for the first time in human history. The United States is proposing a moratorium on fishing in the Arctic Ocean. Please sign this petition to encourage the governments of Norway and Russia to join this important agreement.
Venezuelans have been beaten and shot by government forces for protesting, while media coverage is censored. The censorship needs to be lifted immediately and the violence halted. Help Venezuela by signing this petition.
Clothing retailer Gap recently announced its two-step plan for boosting American employees’ minimum hourly wage. Applaud this decision to pay workers the living wage they deserve.
A school recently held a “pig rodeo” as part of a student pep rally. The pig was repeatedly spiked into the gymnasium as if it were a football. Tell this school that this type of animal abuse will not be tolerated.
Construction of wildlife tunnels such as underpasses and overpasses allow animals to safely cross roadways and avoid human habitation. The construction of passages for elephants in Kenya has proved highly successful. Encourage the Kenyan government to continue construction of wildlife tunnels.
A secret society of wealthy investors loves homophobic and sexist humor almost as much as it does its privacy. Shine a light on their intolerance, and shame the group for upholding such offensive values.
Nicaragua has plans to build an environmentally disastrous canal from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. Tell Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to reconsider the deal he has made with China to build this canal.
In November of 2004, Oregon voters banned gay marriage. A decade later, the state’s Attorney General has abandoned her duties and declared that she will not defend the ban. Sign this petition and applaud her decision.
Arsenic being used in industrial chicken-feed renders the affected meat dangerous for human consumption. However, one feed producer refuses to pull its poisonous product off the shelves. Demand this corporation respect the health of its customers and its chickens.
Recent obesity prevention programs focused on exercise and healthy eating have shown record-breaking declines in obesity at high-risk school districts for the first time in a decade. Congratulate the school districts involved for their commitment to fighting childhood obesity.
A popular fast-food chain has made the announcement that it will be serving antibiotic-free chicken within the next five years after multiple consumer requests. Thank the company for considering consumer requests and serving safer, healthier food.
A notorious British newspaper is being investigated for leaking the United States’ and United Kingdom’s spying programs. The parliament is attempting to limit and regulate the press’ freedom. Demand an end to these assaults on freedom of speech.
Legislators in Israel have proposed the first national ban on the production and sale of fur coats. Protect animals from unnecessary slaughter by supporting Israel in its efforts to ban fur.
An arson attack against a human rights defender is not being investigated by the police. Political violence cannot be tolerated. Tell the authorities to begin investigating this horrific event immediately.
A hog farm was recently exposed for feeding dead piglets’ intestines to other sows on the farm. Demand the farm stop this inhumane and sickening practice now.
An animal sanctuary has rescued thousands of farm animals over the past decade and is still fighting for their rights every day. Thank them for their tireless efforts to help these creatures.
Lemurs are under threat from war, deforestation, and hunting. Unless things change soon, all lemur species will face extinction. Urge adoption of an emergency conservation plan to save the lemurs.