An international lending organization offers struggling countries billions in loans while enforcing conditions that increase poverty and environmental degradation. Demand that the organization end its predatory lending practices.
Puppies are being tortured and killed in the name of vaccine research. Demand that scientists use alternative methods and stop this senseless killing immediately.
6,000 animals are injured and killed each year by the U.S. military. Superior technology has been developed to enable medical students to operate on simulators instead of animals, which has been proven unreliable. Urge Congress to save animals from a cruel and unnecessary fate.
Nike is using kangaroo skin to make many of their shoes rather than a more humane alternative. Boycott this company until they agree to use animal friendly materials.
Two teenagers were arrested after they admitted to kidnapping, torturing and murdering five neighborhood pets for satanic rituals. One victim was found hanging from a tree, skinned and missing several organs. Ensure that these heartless individuals are severely punished for their disgusting crimes.
Children are exposed daily to toxic smoke while working at e-waste dumps overseas. There are other, safer ways to responsibly recycle e-waste. Urge Congress to make such options readily available and affordable.
Two actors are participating in an ad campaign in which they appear as a pet-owner duo, with the humorous but firm suggestion that owners should view their pets as people, too. Let them know their work on behalf of the health and happiness of domestic animals is appreciated.
Medical marijuana farms in Northern California are threatening endangered local salmon by polluting and using the species’ scarce water. Call for regulations that will combat this problem and improve the local environment.
President Obama is creating regulations to prevent for-profit universities and degree programs from leaving students with high debt and no jobs. Thank the president for his attempts to combat the increasingly corrupt higher education system.
The Canadian government still permits an annual seal slaughter despite an international outcry. This year, activists are pushing the government to end the hunt with a federal sealing industry buyout. Urge Canada to support the buyout and end this cruelty now.
Pakistan’s forests have been neglected for far too long, and are in danger of disappearing. Encourage Pakistan’s government to take a more active role in preventing deforestation and protecting the country’s dwindling forests.
A school sent a letter condemning the boyish dress and hairstyle of a young student. Condemn the Christian school, which used Bible verses to justify the exclusion of a young girl from class.
A mass trial in Egypt has resulted in death sentences for 528 of the 545 defendants–even though none of the defendants or their lawyers were present for much of the trial. Sign the petition and demand that Egypt abide by both its own laws and international human rights treaties.
A senate agricultural committee has proposed an sly amendment to a pro-animal rights bill that would criminalize investigations of animal welfare on agricultural property. We cannot allow animals to be left alone without truthful representation. Petition the bill’s creator and demand that this amendment be withdrawn.
Russian lawmakers are considering a law that would ban negative information about the Russian government and military. The law is a violation of European human rights regulations to which Russia is a signee. Demand that this law be removed from consideration.
Transgender models in Brazil are increasingly accepted in the fashion industry, but continue to face prejudice by more conservative, religious forces. End discrimination against these individuals, so they may exercise their right to gender expression.
The poorest people in the world will be the hardest hit by climate change. Sea level rise, higher rates of disease and mortality, and violent conflict continue to plague the developing world. Help bridge this disparity for a more equitable future.
The Kentucky Senate has turned an animal rights bill into one that would help facilitate animal cruelty at farms and slaughterhouses. Urge lawmakers to pass a bill that would protect animals at shelters.
A dog breeder had 60 dogs removed from his property after authorities found the animals living in deplorable conditions. Demand that this puppy mill operator be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
A state legislature recently passed three unnecessary anti-union bills in one week, largely thanks to party-line voting. Urge the governor to veto these bills and acknowledge that anti-union measures hurt his hard-working constituents.
The world’s longest serving death row inmate is finally getting a retrial thanks to the efforts of Amnesty International. Sign this petition to ensure that this man receives a fair trial.
Millions of dollars have recently been approved to fund restoration and conservation projects for over 200,000 acres of North American wetlands. Applaud our government’s Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for working to protect and nurture our environment.
Recent legislation has banned the use of incredibly inhumane battery cages for egg-laying hens, as well as the sale of eggs from battery caged hens. Instead of complying with these more humane laws, many companies have challenged their validity in court. Ensure these pro-animal welfare laws continue to be upheld.
The number of people living in homeless shelters in New York City has risen 7% in the past year. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s focus on improving the shelters and creating affordable housing units gives new hope to this crisis. Sign this petition and applaud him for his work in finding a solution to the homelessness crisis.
Indigenous children in Australia have a suicide rate more than five times higher than non-indigenous children. Many face issues such as alcohol use, socioeconomic disadvantages, and loss of continuity in their cultures. Sign this petition to raise awareness about and prevent child suicides.