Florida has a growing trend of prosecuting children as adults, preventing them from going into juvenile programs meant to rehabilitate them. Sign this petition and demand the governor to change the law so children can made into contributing citizens.
Fur farming is a cruel practice that results in the torture and slaughter of millions of animals every year. Urge the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ban fur farms in Wisconsin.
A recent ban only prohibits Japanese commercial whaling activities in the Southern Hemisphere. Whales’ seasonal migration and the mostly northern range of the minke whale, targeted for its flavor and aroma in sashimi, makes an extension of the ban imperative. Urge an extension of the ban to protect whales in the north.
Unexploded bombs and mines litter the Afghanistan countryside, and many question whether America’s military will keep its promise to clean up the mess. Demand a firm commitment to removing all toxic military waste from Afghanistan.
A unique Alaskan wolf is being driven to extinction by the clearcutting of its old-growth forest home. Alaska has some of the last and most spectacular remaining old-growth forests on Earth, which are home to countless wildlife, including this vulnerable wolf species. If we don’t stop the greedy and reckless logging of this old-growth forest, we will lose one of nature’s most spectacular ecosystems and this wolf species will be lost forever.
We are over-using the planet’s natural resources, causing irreversible damage at a very high rate. Recycling saves resources and causes significantly less damage to the environment than making new materials. As large producers of waste, demand that all businesses that sell food and drinks be required to recycle their plastic, aluminum, and glass materials.
The Uganda Society for the Protection and Care of Animals recently hosted its third annual clinic for animals in impoverished areas in the country. Animals were vaccinated, neutered, and given veterinary attention. Commend this group for taking action to help animals in need.
Just a couple decades ago, there were over two billion used tires scattered across landfills in America. With the help of rubber associations across the country who have pushed rubber recycling programs forward, approximately 90% of those tires are now gone. Sign the petition to commend those who have worked to save our environment and encourage even more innovations.
New Brunswick is one of the only Canadian provinces that restricts public medicare coverage for abortion. Demand that their outdated limitations be repealed, ensuring equal access to pregnancy termination procedures.
The government plans to hide the identities of animal researchers engaged in controversial projects so that the research can continue in secret. Many of these researchers use apes and chimpanzees as their subjects. Speak out against the newly proposed bill and preserve public transparency into these inhumane animal research practices.
SeaWorld executives are desperately trying to persuade California lawmakers to reconsider passing a bill that will ban live performances and captive breeding of killer whales. However, this bill has the best interest of these animals at its heart. Sign this petition and support the passage of this bill.
Militaries continue to torture and murder live pigs in medical training exercises despite proof that non-animal training methods are actually more effective. Tell government officials to stop these cruel and unnecessary exercises and switch to humane non-animal training methods.
We must demand that a new federal department be established to solve the problems associated with violence both in the United States and abroad. Urge Congress to pass legislation that will create a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding.
Animal welfare organizations in one state started a campaign with the goal of becoming a no-kill shelter state by 2019. This is a lofty, but achievable goal with public support. Sign this petition to contribute your support for their campaign.
The reconciliation process following the Rwandan genocide has taken 20 years. One photojournalist is still documenting Rwandans as they ask for and offer their forgiveness. Commend his work today.
America continues its attempts to oust the Communist government of Cuba, despite international criticism for tactics that have caused widespread suffering for the Cuban people. Demand an end to a recent, covert campaign to sow dissent within the Latin American nation.
A chemical plant has contaminated groundwater that supplies drinking water for millions of Americans. Praise government agencies for securing over a billion dollars to help decontaminate this site and ensure that we have clean water to drink.
Three journalists have been detained in Egypt on the accusation that they are involved with a terrorist group. With no evidence implicating them, the journalists should be immediately released. Sign this petition and urge the president to pardon them.
Black-backed woodpeckers face extinction due to loss of habitat resulting from massive logging projects. Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to give protected status to these beautiful, rare birds.
Black jails are illegal detention centers used by corrupt Chinese officials, where they torture citizens who are trying to report abuses of power. These centers violate human rights and must be torn down. Sign this petition and demand an immediate demolition.
The Philippine Supreme Court recently upheld reproductive rights by ensuring that poor women receive contraception and young girls receive sex education. Sign this petition and commend the court for supporting reproductive rights.
The war in South Sudan has displaced too many of the nation’s people. Tens of thousands of refugees live in cramped, flooded camps in terrible conditions. Demand action to relocate the refugees and improve camp sanitation.
Undercover footage of extreme animal cruelty has resulted in the closure of a sordid slaughterhouse that once supplied pork to several U.S. school districts. Now that this inhumane, lawbreaking facility is closing, urge school officials to boycott all slaughterhouses that do not comply with animal welfare standards and promise to only provide cruelty-free pork to their students.
More Americans with severe mental illness are incarcerated than are treated in state-run psychiatric hospitals. The trauma of life behind bars often worsens symptoms. Demand prioritization of funding for treatment instead of for jails and prisons.
Tropical rainforests are being destroyed to grow palm oil for U.S. manufacturers. Take action to urge U.S. lawmakers to reconfigure agricultural subsidies so as to greatly diminish the destruction of rainforests.