One of the largest pork producers in the United States keeps its breeding sows trapped for years in crates so small the animals can’t even turn around. Convince a major financial company to end its investments in a corporation dependent on this inhumane practice.
One of the largest retailers of ivory products has announced it will no longer sell ivory. Thank the company for supporting international efforts to save elephants from extinction.
Many Russian orphanages engage in cruel practices like restraining mentally ill children to bed posts, wheelchairs and cribs. This stunts their development and causes them to live unfulfilled childhoods. Sign this petition to demand better mental healthcare for children in Russia.
Wood bison were once prevalent in North America, but they are now listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Applaud the government for working to reestablish a new wood bison population and to help the species thrive again.
Dangerous nitrogen pollution is on the rise. This environmental contaminant has the potential to increase 20 percent in less than forty years, endangering our waterways and air. Urge the U.S. government to implement nitrogen reduction strategies before it’s too late.
Bullying children or young adults is now a misdemeanor crime in the city of Carson, California. Praise this city for taking concrete action to fight the serious problem of bullying.
A Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death for marrying a Christian man, and for abandoning a faith (Islam) she was never a part of. Her execution would be a violation of international laws regarding human rights. Tell the President of Sudan to overturn her sentence immediately.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore may be the first aquarium of its kind to make a sea side sanctuary for their bottlenose dolphins. You can help support their cause and make it happen by signing this petition.
A young woman of color was arrested and brutalized by police, despite bystanders intervening to say she was innocent. Demand that all charges against this woman be dropped, and support the end of racial profiling by police forces.
An animal protection law in Louisiana could potentially be altered by a proposed bill, legalizing the captivity of big cats. A tiger who has been caged for 14 years may never see freedom if the bill is passed. Sign this petition to stop the bill from becoming law.
The recent murder of a Pakistani human rights activist should be investigated immediately. His killing seems to have been motivated by his legal work representing individuals charged with blasphemy. Urge the Pakistani government to bring those responsible to justice.
The South Sudanese people are living in a land where they are threatened by violence from both government and opposition forces. This fighting and destruction of lives and property needs to stop immediately if the nation wishes to prosper.
The government of Zimbabwe has begun plans to withhold food aid from displaced families in an attempt to force them to move onto sugar cane farms and work as low-wage employees. Sign this petition to call for the Zimbabwe government to immediately halt its illegal plans.
Social justice and gay rights groups are being targeted by laws intended to stifle activism and accountability. Demand an end to this clear violation of international human rights.
Hundreds of thousands of children working in tobacco fields face adverse working conditions, health risks, and potential fatalities. Urge the US Congress to restrict child labor in tobacco fields.
A proposed water diversion and damming project would threaten an endangered river as well as the survival of native wildlife, and is being ridiculed by experts who have testified that the project itself will not work. Sign this petition to halt this costly and harmful project.
The Chinese government apprehends human rights activists and supporters on the anniversary of a pro-democracy protest. These yearly abductions need to stop, as they are vile, cruel, and immoral.
To end the persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people once and for all the world must learn to embrace diversity. Unite against the many discriminatory laws still used to harass, abuse and intimidate people with same-sex partners.
A judge has recently demanded an end to the force-feeding of a political prisoner being held without charges. Praise the decision to restore prisoners’ autonomy while upholding medical ethics.
The consumption of dog meat is a cruel, unsanitary and illegal practice. Thank a partnership of organizations working to end the dog meat trade.
Despite the dramatic loss of diversity in ecosystems like coastal Douglas-fir forests, government officials claim they aren’t legally required to protect them. Demand strengthened legislation to save at-risk plant and animal species.
Kenyan refugees, detainees and expats are enduring unlawful detention, degradation and even death at the hands of Kenya’s government and policemen. Urge Kenyan authorities to stop this senseless abuse.
A 10-month-old puppy was recently shot and killed in his yard by a Michigan police officer who was in pursuit of a suspect. Dog behavior is often misjudged by authorities, which can result in devastating fatalities. Demand that police officers receive proper training to help prevent fatal actions against beloved pets.
The arrest of 126 peaceful demonstrators at an anti-fracking protest was a violation of citizens’ right to peaceful protest. Sign this petition to tell the local government that the use of the police force to crackdown on lawful protests will not be tolerated.
Private data about Canadian citizens is being collected by the government in massive amounts. Demand an inquiry into this unconstitutional collection of telecommunications data.