A prominent conservative lawmaker is planning to risk a government shutdown as a way of opposing the president’s policies. Such a shutdown would have serious negative effects on the economy and cost the government and taxpayers billions. Urge this lawmaker to drop his plans.
A man has been arrested after criticizing the actions of a militia aligned with the government of Sudan. His health is at risk and he faces the death penalty. Sign the petition and urge authorities to free this prisoner of conscience immediately.
Toxic oil refineries spew dangerous chemicals and cancer-causing compounds into the air. Help clean up pollution from these hazardous facilities, and protect the health of nearby communities.
A swimming with dolphins program was recently cancelled at a travel event thanks to responsible travel bloggers. The tourist board responsible for this move should be praised and reminded of the moral dilemmas of keeping dolphins captive.
‘The Only Good Dog is a Dead Dog’ page, which depicted horrendous acts of abuse against dogs, has finally been removed by Facebook. Praise the staff on Facebook for putting an end to a page that perpetuated anti-dog sentiments.
A venue tragically known for a circus mishap that resulted in a dead elephant and trainer has decided to cancel its upcoming animal shows and maintain its “no animal” policy. Praise the city for upholding its cruelty-free stance and preventing harm to both animals and humans.
A veterinarian has committed herself to restoring the sight of blinded bears rescued from a lifetime of abuse on cruel bile farms. Thank her for her compassionate efforts to greatly improve the quality of life of these beautiful creatures.
One organization has thought of a creative and meaningful way to honor the life of actor Robin Williams. Thank peaceful organization for reminding us the best way to combat hate is through remembering love and acting accordingly.
One of the largest consumer goods companies in the world has vowed to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and sustainably source all agricultural raw materials. Thank the company for providing a successful example of corporate citizenship and valuing the planet over profits.
Thousands of foreign workers are duped into unlawful and unjust labor on overseas U.S. military bases. Urge President Obama to protect the rights of foreign workers and end these exploitative practices.
A bobcat fur farm is awaiting approval. Fur farms practice horrible cruelty to animals and keep them in small cages their entire lives, which leads to many behavioral problems such as self-mutilation. Save the bobcats from being held captive and slaughtered by stopping the construction of this fur farm.
Journalists are being forced to reveal their sources under threat of imprisonment. This violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of press. Urge Congress to protect the First Amendment and the future of journalism.
Excessive militarization of American police forces has resulted in overly aggressive cops inflicting violence and tragedy, mostly on people and communities of color. Demand that the Department of Defense stop providing combat gear and weaponry to local law enforcement.
Hunters have been capturing and wounding bobcats and mountain lions, only to release them for use in their hunting excursion business. Prevent these men from ever being able to hunt again.
As abuse continues to devastate the animal community, a new bill has been passed that will reinforce penalties for animal abusers and make it a requirement for veterinarians to report suspected maltreatment of animals. Please sign this petition to applaud the new bill which will save the lives of thousands of animals.
Illegal seafood has been making its way onto American dinner plates without public knowledge. Demand proper documentation to ensure seafood is not coming from poached bounties.
A man generously donated a large sum of money to an animal shelter. Although he is deceased, help show that his kind deed will not be forgotten.
Thailand is working to crack down on animal abuse and to educate citizens on proper animal care. Support the country’s efforts to improve the lives of its countless animals.
Atlantic City has an unemployment rate of 14 percent and will have witnessed the closure of four casinos at the end of 2014. Governor Chris Christie plans to hold a summit to make Atlantic City prosperous again. Sign the petition and help Atlantic City escape its economic downturn.
Congress may soon have more control over the use of military force, thanks to the efforts of two senators. This would foster more debate and make it less likely that the nation would go to war lightly. Thank the senators for their work.
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue has been providing shelter and care for neglected, abandoned, or surrendered domesticated birds for nearly 10 years. Commend the organization for its dedication to improving the lives of companion birds.
People suffering from an incurable and deadly disease have been offered new hope thanks to an innovative social media campaign. Praise the ‘ice bucket challenge’ to encourage people to search for a cure to Lou Gehrig disease, and to provide better care for those affected by it.
Military-style weapons and vehicles have been provided to local police precincts under the guise of propagating the wars on terrorism and drugs. The use of these forces against citizens is leading American cities to resemble police states. Urge officials to stop providing such equipment to police precincts and to demilitarize law enforcement.
As many as 100,000 children are sold into slavery and forced into prostitution in the U.S. each year. Help end child trafficking and save these children from a horrifying fate.
A man was recently detained and tortured by authorities in order to extract a confession from him. Torturing suspects in order to produce confessions is barbaric and reprehensible. Take a stand against physically abusing suspects who have not even been convicted of a crime.