The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has wasted at least $150,000 by inspecting facilities that do not house any animals at all. These resources could be put to better use by inspecting facilities that actually have animals. Sign this petition and demand a revision to the APHIS’ inspection policy.
A unique horned lizard is experiencing rapid population declines due to human development, illegal trapping, and invasive fire ants. Demand protection for this incredible reptile.
A teacher was fired after posting a Facebook message critiquing the dairy industry’s treatment of cows. Ask that the district apologize for its unethical actions and offer him his job back.
Feral cat colonies are now able to continue living peacefully in the town they call home as a result of a new ordinance. Thank the Barnegat Township Committee for permitting feral cat colonies.
A captive orangutan has won her freedom on the grounds that it is cruel to keep such an intelligent creature behind bars. Praise the lawyers and officials who helped assert this gentle creature’s rights.
The checkerspot butterfly’s chances of survival are steadily declining as its habitat is limited. Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the butterfly as an endangered species to ensure its protection.
Old white men continue to be misogynists, especially to women in positions of power. Demand that the executive director of a pro-gun organization end his offensive and threatening campaign against a prominent congresswoman.
Coal ash contains toxic heavy metals and tends to leach into the environment, harming human health. Demand that it be properly treated as the hazardous waste that it is.
Fifty-four soldiers have been sentenced to death for embarrassing the armed forces by requesting enough weapons to fight. Demand their lives be spared.
A female police officer of 19 years was fired after she stopped another officer from using excessive force against a handcuffed suspect. Condemn the termination of this righteous officer and demand she receives justice.
Sacred Native American land will be given away for tourism development if the U.S. government doesn’t do something. Sign the petition to tell Congress to keep its hands off protected ceremonial sites and stop desecrating land for money.
Wildlife habitat, fresh waterways, and fertile farmlands are at risk from a proposed 108-mile gas pipeline. Take action now to protect this area from permanent environmental damage caused by the pipeline’s construction and operation.
Wolves will be placed back on the endangered species list, protecting them from being trapped and hunted. Praise the move, which will ensure past conservation efforts do not go to waste.
Mining companies often use violence to intimidate farmers into abandoning their fields. Praise one woman’s bravery in resisting a wealthy energy company and successfully preventing the destruction of her family’s land.
A man who tortured a cat and dog will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to help determine an appropriate sentence for his horrific crime. Applaud the prosecution’s efforts to ensure that this murderer does not re-offend.
A veterinarian allegedly responsible for the starvation deaths of four animals within their care and the neglect of several more have been charged with several counts of animal cruelty. Applaud the prosecutor’s efforts to ensure that the vet’s cruel and negligent actions are punished.
China is drafting its first-ever legislation recognizing animal rights. Support the bill, which will be a large blow to the illegal endangered wildlife trade.
Fracking in New York State has recently been banned due to the numerous health and environmental risks it poses. Applaud the governor for prioritizing the health and safety of New Yorkers over profit.
Pregnant women seeking an abortion may soon be required to obtain a man’s permission prior to receiving the procedure. Please act now to fight for gender equality and protect a woman’s right to choose.
A cop posted threatening messages directed at protesters on his public social media account, saying that he would be carrying his gun if anyone decided to protest around him. Demand that this violent, hostile man be removed from his position as a police officer.
Little was accomplished at a recent global climate change conference except for a resolution that spreads responsibility for climate change evenly among nations, regardless of their ability or impact. Tell U.S. Climate Envoy Todd Stern to press for a greater share of responsibility for developed nations.
Wild salmon in Alaska are threatened by the construction of an invasive and potentially toxic mine. Demand that the Pebble Mine project be dismissed entirely.
Trans high school students will no longer be discriminated against on sports teams thanks to a monumental new policy. Sign the petition to support trans-inclusivity in America’s schools.
A police officer was recently caught on camera hitting a K-9 dog and hanging him in the air by his leash. Urge the Hammond Police Department to instate a program to educate its officers on how to humanely interact with dogs.
Baby elephants are being torn from their mothers and exported to work in Chinese circuses. Stop this abuse by urging China to stop accepting these infants into the country.