Recent Petitions

End Unconstitutional Government Surveillance

End Unconstitutional Government Surveillance

Federal intelligence agencies have been violating the U.S. Constitution by amassing private data from citizens. Representative Rush Holt has submitted a bill that would dismantle this ‘surveillance state,’ and thereby restore the rights of Americans. Sign the petition to thank Representative Holt and to show support for this bill.

End Animal Testing at Oxford University

End Animal Testing at Oxford University

Oxford University research labs are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of animals each year. End the slaughter now.

Ban SeaWorld From Rose Parade in Protest of Their Animal Abuse

Ban SeaWorld From Rose Parade in Protest of Their Animal Abuse

SeaWorld has a well documented history of abusing, neglecting and endangering orca whales and other animals at their theme parks. They try to cover this up by presenting an animal friendly image at family events like the Rose Parade. We must urge the Rose Parade and their sponsor Honda to kick SeaWorld out of their festivities and take a stand against animal cruelty.

Ban Toxic Dye in Maraschino Cherries

Ban Toxic Dye in Maraschino Cherries

Toxic dye is used to color maraschino cherries. Millions of children ingest these harmful cherries and are exposed to the toxins. Urge the FDA to immediately ban this toxic dye.

Require Bear Safety Classes for Residents in Bear Country

Require Bear Safety Classes for Residents in Bear Country

Bear attacks have been increasing around the country. Many residents in bear territory are becoming increasingly alarmed and afraid for their lives; this fear is preventable and should be turned into a learning experience. Sign this petition to encourage the implementation of mandatory bear education classes for citizens living in bear country.

Commend Website for Providing Free Wine Education

Commend Website for Providing Free Wine Education

Wine knowledge is often perceived as indicative of a person’s class. Wine Folly is a free website that provides wine knowledge to anyone, helping to overcome the social schisms that wine can otherwise create. Sign this petition to support more accessible wine education in order to make it less classist.

Prevent Show Horse Abuse

Prevent Show Horse Abuse

Show horses trained to perform an artificially exaggerated gait are being abused by their trainers. A bill in Congress will help prevent any abuse by requiring USDA hired inspectors at training facilities. Sign this petition and protect the welfare of show horses.

Change Black Friday to Black Saturday

Change Black Friday to Black Saturday

Black Friday’s ever-earlier opening hours force workers to miss a holiday with family. If stores delayed sales until Saturday, they would still be able to compete, and workers could spend time with loved ones. Support pushing back Black Friday sales until the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Save Bats from Extinction

Save Bats from Extinction

White-nose syndrome has killed off millions of bats throughout the United States, and some bat species are now being given Endangered Species Act protection as a result. The eastern small-footed bat, however, remains unprotected. Urge the Fish and Wildlife Service to place the eastern small-footed bat on the endangered species list before it is too late.

Commend Music Legend for Defending Hunted Wolves

Commend Music Legend for Defending Hunted Wolves

World renowned musician Iggy Pop is standing up for Michigan’s wolf population. He has endorsed a campaign to stop wolf hunting in the state; sign this petition to stand behind Iggy Pop and stop wolf hunting for sport in Michigan.

Stop India’s Speeding Trains From Colliding With Elephants

Stop India’s Speeding Trains From Colliding With Elephants

A passenger train in northeast India drove into a herd of elephants as they crossed a set of train tracks recently, killing five and injuring many others. Indian officials have denied proposals to reduce train speeds in places elephants are likely to travel. Tell officials to reduce train speed to protect elephants from being brutally murdered by trains.

Stop the Abuse of Racing Greyhounds

Stop the Abuse of Racing Greyhounds

Each year, thousands of greyhounds in Australia are euthanized for not being fast enough or able to race. Even more suffer mistreatment, abuse, and neglect at the hands of greedy owners. Tell Australia to clean up its dog racing industry with enforced regulations.

Help Save Endangered Sharks

Help Save Endangered Sharks

A new kind of shark fishing tournament aims at shark preservation, with catch-and-release and tagging requirements. Support no-kill, research-aiding shark tournaments as an alternative to killing sharks for sport.

Applaud Legal Organ Transplants Between HIV Patients

Applaud Legal Organ Transplants Between HIV Patients

HIV positive patients are now allowed to donate organs to one another, a procedure that had previously been banned. This increase in available organs will improve chances of survival for HIV patients across the country. Praise this open-minded and thoughtful government achievement.

Applaud Online Resource for Encouraging Green Lifestyles

Applaud Online Resource for Encouraging Green Lifestyles

GreenInspiration.com provides inspirational content on creative ways for its readers to live a green lifestyle. Support innovative ideas like the kind supplied on GreenInspiration.com.

Tell Republican Lawmakers To Stop Denying Climate Change

Tell Republican Lawmakers To Stop Denying Climate Change

58% of Congressional Republicans deny the human effect on climate change. This belief goes against overwhelming scientific consensus, as well as against the majority opinion of Republican voters. Tell the Republican National Committee to remove climate science denial from their party platform.

Ensure that Denying Children Fast Food is not Deemed ‘Unfit Parenting’

Ensure that Denying Children Fast Food is not Deemed ‘Unfit Parenting’

A parent was recently deemed ‘unfit’ by a psychologist for not allowing his son to eat Mcdonalds. Support this father who is being criticized for simply trying to practice healthy eating habits with his child.

Thank Pope Francis for Supporting Anti-Fracking Efforts

Thank Pope Francis for Supporting Anti-Fracking Efforts

In a recent meeting with Argentine environmentalists, Pope Francis showed his support for anti-fracking efforts and other destructive practices. Thank Pope Francis for his support of conservation and anti-fracking efforts around the world.

Applaud Mayor for Supporting Clean Air

Applaud Mayor for Supporting Clean Air

New York City is making cleaner air a priority by taking steps to modernize truck fleets of vehicles running on diesel fuel. With plans to replace garbage trucks with less-polluting models by 2020, particulate matter will be reduced by up to 796 tons, improving both the environment and the health of citizens. Applaud Mayor Bloomberg for taking the initiative to reduce emissions for cleaner air.

Condemn Detective for Insensitive Rape Comments

Condemn Detective for Insensitive Rape Comments

The head of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation recently made insensitive comments comparing rape to sports betting. Insist that he work to rectify his mistakes.

Call for Release of Arbitrarily and Unjustly Detained Man

Call for Release of Arbitrarily and Unjustly Detained Man

A man arrested in Iraq in 2004 and convicted under a mistaken identity remains in prison, despite the fact that his sentence was up two years ago. Call for his immediate release.

Eliminate the Ivory Trade

Eliminate the Ivory Trade

In a symbolic stand against the heartless ivory trade, the United States Government will destroy 5.4 tons of ivory that has been confiscated from illegal merchants. Support this powerful statement that elephant hunting and ivory trading will not be tolerated by the United States.

Protect Marine Life from Deadly Fishing Practices

Protect Marine Life from Deadly Fishing Practices

A Florida court recently ordered an end to a ban on nets that endanger threatened marine life. Encourage state officials to work to ensure that the ban on this deadly fishing practice continues.

Don’t Sell Our National Parks

Don’t Sell Our National Parks

Right wing Republicans are considering selling off our national parks to big oil and gas companies. Help save our historic, iconic parks from destruction.

Abolish Fictitious Corporate “Rights”

Abolish Fictitious Corporate “Rights”

A series of Supreme Court rulings have given corporations the same constitutional rights as people. These ‘rights’ enable corporations to tamper with our elections, hurt our health care and run our government, and they need to be revoked. Sign if you agree.