Many household products contain chemicals known to harm childhood development; more have yet to be identified as toxic to the brain. Demand that regulators protect the public, and require testing of all chemicals.
Selling elephant ivory is now illegal in the United States, and the new rule will help save thousands of elephants from slaughter. Thank the federal government for protecting these vulnerable animals.
Twenty journalists have been imprisoned after covering the military coup d’etat in Egypt. Demand that they be freed immediately, and that the arbitrary charges laid against them be dropped.
Factory farms create unimaginable suffering for millions of animals, while at the same time destroying our environment and poisoning our bodies. Demand legislation banning factory farms in one of the most important meat-producing states.
A hog farm has been feeding piglets to unknowing adult sows, which are often the piglets’ own mothers. Not only is this practice inhumane, it is also illegal. End forced cannibalism of pigs today.
An ocean protection organization received a $3 million grant from actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The money will be used to protect important ocean habitats and marine life. Commend Mr. DiCaprio for giving so generously to this important cause.
Maryland is considering a reversal of laws discriminating against pit-bulls. Pit-bulls have been proven no more inherently violent than other breeds – help overturn the senseless laws making their lives so hard.
The California Assembly recently introduced a bill to end the indiscriminate capture and killing of marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, and sharks in mile-long drift gillnets off California’s coast. Tell them to pass this bill to protect marine life.
An elderly polar bear is stuck living in unnatural and dangerous conditions where temperatures reach upwards of 100 degrees. We must demand that this polar bear be transferred to a more suitable environment.
Human trafficking in Egypt has claimed countless lives, but the Egyptian government continues to deny its severity. Demand an end to this injustice.
A charity has begun a campaign to provide Syrian children with the warm clothes they need to withstand the icy winter, during a time of war. Sign this petition and applaud their efforts and compassion.
A national egg farm has been lying to the public for years. Photos of chickens roaming grassy fields were put on cartons, even though the animals actually live in cages. Sign this petition to tell the company that dishonest practices do not deserve our business.
Arizona recently passed a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays. The law is based on the same religious excuses that were used against blacks during the time of slavery and segregation. Stop this unjust and archaic law before it goes any further.
The cruel practice of producing habushu, a type of snake wine, involves eviscerating or drowning live snakes in alcohol. This is an obviously inhumane practice, yet it has not been banned despite the suffering endured by snakes subjected to the process. Sign this petition to demand that the Japanese government put an end to snake wine production.
Some Republican party members continue to push against women’s access to full health care. Despite little success, these politicians are ignoring relevant issues like immigration and education in order to push immaterial religious agendas. Urge our leaders to stop restricting women’s health.
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.