Following a protest in Madrid, the city government has attempted to infringe upon the people of Madrid’s civil liberties by taking away their right to peacefully protest in parts of the city. Demand they revise these reactionary measures today.
When a shelter was overrun, animals were put down. A new program instead places them in offices and businesses as part of a foster system. Not only does this save the animal from death, but pets have been proven to increase productivity and happiness for humans. Applaud this organization for their innovative, life-saving solution.
A provision banning animal rights activists from documenting animal abuse on factory farms has been inserted into state legislation originally meant to help animals. Call on lawmakers to correct this contradiction and change the legislation today.
In recent years, the number of unwanted horses in the United Kingdom has significantly increased, due in part to continued breeding. Rescues struggle to find homes for thousands of equines, and even more are at risk of abandonment and neglect in the future. Urge the government to increase funding to ensure that all horses find safe homes soon.
Animal shelters across the country work with dedication and compassion to find loving homes for millions of unwanted cats and dogs. Praise a politician for helping one such shelter that burned to the ground during a major fire rebuild and recover.
Mississippi students are suffering because sexual education instructors are not mandated to teach factual or unbiased information. As a result, Mississippi is one of the least educated states in the nation and has the highest teen pregnancy rates. Urge the Department of Education to value student education by requiring sexual education instructors to teach facts, not opinions.
Prison rape violates the human rights of inmates, yet one governor seems intent on ignoring his state’s epidemic. Demand that he comply with federal laws designed to reduce sexual violence behind bars.
A Norwegian billionaire is planning to build a for-profit center that puts captive polar bears on display. Demand that he stop prioritizing profit over the welfare of these majestic creatures, and ensure they continue to live in their natural habitat.
A new anti-domestic violence bill would introduce a number of new measures aimed at making prosecution of domestic abusers more effective. Sign the petition expressing your support for the bill and encouraging lawmakers to further improve laws against domestic violence.
Despite recent discoveries about just how inhumane horse-drawn carriages are, Las Vegas is seeking approval to bring back the tourist trade. Stop this legislation and protect the horses of Nevada now.
A leading airplane manufacturer pays zero in federal income taxes and receives billions in tax giveaways. One governor handed over the largest state subsidy in America’s history to this same company. Demand that he stop rewarding the company’s tax dodging.
A major food company’s ad campaign sparked controversy when it showcased same-sex and interracial families. Applaud the company for celebrating diversity and responding to hate mail with a message of love.
An Indonesian man was forcibly disappeared by the military late last year and has not been seen since. Marines who committed the crime have been arrested but no formal investigation has been opened. Demand the Indonesian government do more to solve this crime.
A bill was recently introduced to tighten restrictions and beef up punishments for cockfighting. Commend this measure to seal up loopholes and put an end to this illegal and inhumane practice.
A wild animal game farm with a history of cruelty has applied for a breeding permit. The farm was recently warned for illegally declawing a tiger, and keeps its animals in cages, seeking only to profit from their suffering. Sign this petition to deny the farm a breeding permit, saving more wild animals from terrible conditions and cruelty.
A new ad campaign which depicted gay, interracial, and non-mainstream families, has been the target of bigoted criticism. This company’s response has been to stand by their message in a way that is positive and respectful. Applaud the company’s commitment to diversity and equality in its advertising.
Whaling is still prevalent in many parts of the world, despite major efforts to put the barbaric practice to an end. President Obama is determined to put a stop to unsustainable whaling; commend him for his dedication to the future of the planet.
A Texas city is trying to ban pollution from plastic bags, but the plastics industry is mounting a fierce campaign to prevent this environmentally conscious plan. Support state and local policies that help stop the far-reaching effects of plastic bag pollution.
Massachusetts leads the nation in renewable energy initiatives and green jobs. Urge the governor to take additional bold steps to reduce harmful fossil fuel emissions and help curb climate change.
Plans to defund Planned Parenthood, and a requirement that medical professionals report all miscarriages to the health department, would restrict access to reproductive health care and safe abortions in Kansas. Demand an end to this assault on women’s rights, and protect a woman’s right to choose.
A man found guilty of illegal fishing was recently ordered to pay a heavy fine for dredging in a protected area of ocean habitat that is critical for marine mammals. Commend the Welsh government for taking steps to crack down on this type of environmentally destructive illegal fishing.
An ordinance has been proposed that would ban sales from puppy mills to pet stores in a major U.S. city. Support this bill to ensure that anti-puppy mill legislation continues to garner attention across the nation.
Senegal’s laws on abortion date back to Napoleon’s times, and threaten the lives of women and children. Sign this petition and demand that the country update its laws so women can have the right to an abortion if they are raped.
A human rights activist in Mexico has faced death threats from the police, and her son has been imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Sign this petition to demand the Mexican government step in to ensure the safety and rights of peaceful protesters.
Migrants are being forced to labor on World Cup construction sites in Qatar on the Arabian Peninsula. Passports are being withheld from workers and dozens of men have already been killed on these brutal work sites. Demand that basic labor protections be imposed and workers being held against their will be released.