Squirrel trap-and-release methods may seem humane, but relocated squirrels are left without food and shelter and are often killed off by predators. A small community in Kentucky is now trapping squirrels and releasing them miles from their homes despite the disapproval of many community residents. Urge this community to employ humane methods of squirrel population control instead.
Despite potential social and environmental destruction, Indonesia has decided to push forward with the largest coal-fired power plant in Southeast Asia. Please stand with the villagers, environmentalists and legal aids in protest of this damaging power plant.
A gigantic wall being considered on the U.S.-Mexico border would prevent wildlife from pursuing their natural migration patterns across the border. If permitted, this wall would sever crucial and sensitive wildlife habitats that jaguars, ocelots and other cross-border wildlife depend on. We must stop the construction of this destructive wall before it is too late for these animals.
Fracking is dirty and dangerous, and the new federal rules regulating it are woefully inadequate to keep people and the environment safe. We cannot allow gas companies to continue to expand fracking operations on federal lands, putting countless people and wildlife in harm’s way.
32-year-old Mark Carson was walking down a street in New York City one evening when a man came up to him and his friends, yelled ‘f—ot’ and ‘queer,’ and shot him in the head. Hate crimes are sadly nothing new, but we can let our local leaders know how we’re all feeling right now: horror, outrage, and a determination that love will conquer hate even in a moment as awful as this one.
Twitter is one of the few large technology companies that has refused to cooperate with the National Security Agency’s secret data gathering program. While nine other major internet companies have complied, Twitter declared that it will stand by the rights of its users. Please add your voice and thank Twitter for refusing to violate the privacy of its users.
A Michigan representative recently proposed a bill that would create an animal abuser registry in the state. Sign the petition now to keep Michigan’s animals safe.
Coal India is the world’s largest coal company and recently made a surprising commitment to go solar, an act that will surely set the bar for the rest the coal industry. Commend the world’s largest coal company for turning solar.
A reformed citizen was acquitted of all charges a year ago, but is still being held in prison due to a three-decades-old conviction. He must be granted parole again so as not to spend further time in prison for a crime he did not commit.
With the expansion of the drone program, refusal to deliver justice to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and crackdown on civil liberties, President Obama has only contributed to worldwide terror and tyranny. His 2009 Nobel Peace Prize is a great insult to peace and a truly tragic hypocrisy that must be corrected by being revoked.
Violence against women happens daily in India, and the rape culture is still very much intact despite numerous laws and protests. Demand that India enforce the new laws to better protect women.
Corporate power has turned us into a sophisticated third-world country; half our population is poor, inequality is rampant and the perpetrators of egregious crimes go free. It is time for a real change. We must demand a presidential initiative that challenges the corporate dominion over our government.
Soldiers on both sides of an ethnic conflict over the Kidal region of Mali have been accused of robbing, beating, and torturing civilians. Both sides must be urged to better police their soldiers and stop these crimes from escalating if there is ever to be peace in the region.
Although awareness of mental illness has spread among the public in the United Kingdom, healthcare professionals still need to improve their knowledge of behavioral health problems. Ensure that mental health patients who have the courage and information to seek help are able to receive the highest quality of care from their doctors.
The police have frequently been involved in violent acts against the LGBTQ community in Rio de Janeiro. The governor of the state has implemented policy to educate its officers and detectives on the protection of the community. Commend the governor for protecting all citizens of Rio.
Deric Lostutter was involved in the leaking of deleted social media posts that were instrumental in the conviction of rapists in Steubenville, Ohio and exposing the local cover-up of the crimes. Now Mr. Lostutter is facing five times the jail time than the rapists he exposed, for crimes that he insists that he did not commit. Please demand that the U.S. Attorney’s office drop all charges against Mr. Lostutter for doing nothing more than republish public social media postings.
Women in Afghanistan and other middle eastern countries are being wrongfully imprisoned – often for crimes committed against them by abusive husbands or families. Demand that they be released or that alternative housing be created for women in their situation.
‘Live sushi’ is a practice in which sushi chefs gut and sever the lower half of a frog, fish, octopus, or lobster while it is still alive, and then serves it to a customer while the animal is conscious. The consumption of animals while they are still capable of feeling is inhumane. Demand that this cruel practice ends.
Recently, Sudan threatened to break a security pact with South Sudan. The two countries have been hostile to each other for years and on the edge of war. Tell Sudan to respect this pact and keep peace between the countries.
At a cruel event in Mexico, trained bulls ram into horses and gore them. The horses then die slowly on the ground, while being trampled by other horses and bulls. This event is a source of entertainment, and dozens of horses die brutal deaths as part of the ‘rodeo.’ Demand the authorities take action against the ‘Torneo de Lazo.’
The Anchorage Assembly approved an anti-worker measure that strips public sector workers from the right to strike and arbitration, limits pay increases and outlaws performance-based bonuses and incentives. This bill undermines collective bargaining and sets a bad example for the country. Urge members of the Assembly to repeal this damaging legislation and to restore union rights.
One of the main reasons that parents give their children vitamins is to make sure that their children are getting all of the nutrients that they need in order for them to be as healthy as possible. What they don’t know, is that there are added ingredients in those vitamins that are known hazards to their children’s health. It’s time to tell Bayer Pharmaceuticals to remove harmful additives from Flinstones vitamins.
Hundreds of horses are tortured and abused every year all for the unnecessary production of Premarin, a product that contains hormones for menopausal women. There are many viable, humane alternatives, including the exact synthetic form of this drug. Please tell Pfizer it’s time to end this shameful, inexcusable exploitation of these gentle, intelligent creatures.
Many girls in Nepal are forced to drop out of school at a very young age due to financial hardship and gender discrimination. Support education for all Nepali girls, regardless of financial status.
Casino waitresses are often forced to wear high heeled shoes even though wearing these shoes for long duration can cause excruciating pain and serious medical problems. Sign the petition to demand Foxwoods Casino allow waitresses to wear shoes of their own choosing.