A plan to clear 38 million acres of land will not have any positive impact on the prevention of wildfires. Urge California to reject this proposal in order to protect our environment from unnecessary destruction.
A recent building collapse in Bangladesh killed hundreds of people because its safety was never approved. Corporations owning factories that are hazardous to work in refuse to implement better safety inspections because it will cost them more money. Demand that they step up and protect workers’ lives.
The recently legalized practice of killing great white sharks that swim into the coastal line of Australia will have a devastating impact on the environment. The Australian government needs to stop this practice in order to protect the coastline’s fragile ecosystems.
Last year, one thousand baby chickens died in United States Postal Service transport during 105 degree weather. Instead of tightening the guidelines for shipping live animals, the USPS is now allowing shipment of all live birds under 25 pounds, along with bees, scorpions and small cold-blooded animals. Urge the USPS to stop shipping live animals now.
Kathmandu has been making news headlines after a video circulated of police abusing a stray dog. Investigation has since revealed rampant neglect and cruelty throughout the city. It must be stopped immediately.
In exchange for funding, Chicago will soon roll out thousands of new recycling bins branded with images of Coca-Cola products. Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel that recycling bins should not double as billboards for unhealthy soft drinks.
Compression diving in the Philippines, known as pa-aling, is one of the most dangerous fishing methods in the world. These divers descend over 40 meters deep without adequate safety equipment. Demand that these men are provided with proper equipment in order to survive.
A chemical in Powerade has been linked to a number of serious health issues, including neurological impairment and decreased fertility. Urge Coca-Cola to remove this chemical from Powerade until further research on its health effects can be conducted.
A landfill in South Carolina is trying to fill more than 14 acres of freshwater wetlands in a nearby protected forest. This blackwater swampland serves as a reference point for similar ecosystems because it has been allowed to remain in pristine condition. Don’t let this ecosystem be tainted by a harmful and pointless landfill.
Lion bones are being used in Chinese medicines, and their skeletons are fetching huge prices from trophy dealers. This is leading to an increase in lion hunting and is harming lion populations. Demand that China stop using lion bones in traditional medicines.
Currently, most professional sports franchises are tax-exempt, meaning they don’t have to pay federal income taxes on any earnings. Executives of these franchises make up to to one hundred times what executives of non-profits make. Demand that these pro sports leagues be treated like the for-profit organizations they are.
Los Angeles has approved a plan to end the use of coal by 2025. The proposed plan aims to shift utilities away from coal usage and toward natural gas, wind energy and solar power. Commend Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for taking steps toward an environmentally sustainable future.
A high school student in Michigan was sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate and athlete. When she reported the attack to school administrators, she was told not to file a police report in order to protect her attacker’s future athletic prospects. Condemn the high school that so completely failed to help this victim, and demand that an apology be issued to her and her family.
Three activists chose to serve jail time rather than pay a fine for trespassing after a peaceful protest against a natural gas storage project on Seneca Lake. These activists have stated their continued commitment to the fight against hydrofracking, and should be applauded for their brave acts.
A public high school in West Virginia recently invited a faith-based abstinence-only speaker for a controversial assembly packed with inaccuracies, fear-mongering and a one-track agenda. Please sign this petition and demand that this high school provide comprehensive, accurate sexual education.
A group of state senators in Washington are attempting to allow businesses to legally discriminate against LGBT people under the guise of freedom of religion. This is a thinly veiled attack on the freedom and equality of the LGBT community. Demand that discrimination not become legal.
Senator Marco Rubio recently remarked that he would not necessarily be against limiting visas to Muslim students. This is a discriminatory response that should not be tolerated. Sign this petition to demand an apology and a rethinking of these remarks.
The minimum wage in the United States has not been increased for three years despite inflation. Congress, pressured by the public, is now debating raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Demand that Congress give the economy a boost by putting money in the pockets of working people.
Romanian horses have been severely devalued by laws banning them from public roads. A result of this is that thousands are being sold to slaughterhouses to fuel the illicit horse meat industry. Only by repealing those laws and putting these animals back on Romanian roads will they be saved from being being butchered for meat.
Recently, a middle school in New Jersey banned girls from wearing strapless dresses at a formal dance. The reason given is that strapless dresses are ‘distracting’ to the boys. Tell the school to lift this limiting and sexist ban.
New Mexico is home to mountain ranges that set a beautiful landscape, harbor unique species, and boost the tourism economy. However, development in the region threatens to destroy this fragile and vulnerable natural resource. Preserve these unique mountains by making them part of a National Monument.
A plan to release 10,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild could have unknown consequences on both humans and the ecosystem. Urge the Food and Drug Administration to reject this proposal in order protect our environment and citizens.
Harvard Medical School is closing down its infamous Primate Research Center, but instead of sending laboratory primates to safe homes, the Center is sending them to other labs for continued research. Demand that these primates are harassed no more and finally sent to sanctuaries.
One of the world’s largest food corporations is in the process patenting the fennel flower, a natural remedy used in the Middle East and Asia for over a thousand years. A for-profit corporation cannot be permitted to patent and control a traditional cure, and it must be pressured to drop these patent plans.
A 21-year-old Division I athlete chose to end his college athletic career early in order to save a man’s life. Sign this petition to praise the young athlete for donating his bone marrow and saving a man’s life.