Facilities that allow visitors to pet and take pictures with exotic animals such as tigers and lions are not sanctuaries. Urge the immediate closure of such places, as they contribute to the illegal wildlife trade, and are known for rampant abuse and neglect of animals.
Peaceful activists protesting against coal mining were recently imprisoned without charges. Urge their immediate release, and put an end to government and law enforcement collusion with powerful coal mining corporations.
More than thirty malnourished and dead horses were discovered on a man’s property. Urge prosecutors to severely punish the alleged animal abuser who mistreated these animals.
College campuses remain some of the most dangerous places for women, as sexual assault is rampant and universities fail to support victims and prevent assaults. A bipartisan group of senators have crafted a bill to combat sexual assault on campuses and to protect victims of assault. Sign the petition and support this bill to create safe spaces for all students.
While Brazil has technically banned cosmetic animal testing, the country still allows individual chemicals to be tested on animals, even when the effects are unknown. Sign the petition to stop this inhumane practice immediately.
The former security chief of China is being investigated for corruption charges. Applaud the president for his campaign against corruption and ensuring that government officials do not live above the law.
Models’ stick thin standards limit and distort public perceptions of beauty. Show your appreciation of a model who seeks to alter the unhealthy standards of the fashion industry.
The dysfunctional Department of Veterans Affairs will be overhauled and veterans will have access to improved health care benefits thanks to recent work by Congress. Sign the petition and applaud Congress for taking care of our veterans.
Conversion therapy and electroshock therapy are still used as methods to stop homosexuality. One man is calling upon the courts to put an end to these horrendous, offensive, and ineffective practices. Sign this petition to support these efforts.
Many vulnerable species are about to lose their habitat so that a Walmart can be built in the Florida rocklands. Act now to protect at-risk wildlife from harmful commercial development.
Stray dogs are being targeted with poison in Russian cities. Urge the government to bring criminal charges against people who poison these helpless animals, and ensure that innocent dogs are protected.
A man who ordered the illegal disposal of toxic wastewater into a river has been sentenced to 28 months in prison and a fine of $25,000. Applaud the court’s efforts to keep drinking water safe from pollution.
Cell extraction of a mentally ill prisoner has resulted in his death. To date, no one has been held accountable for this travesty and the procedure continues to be administered. Tell officials to bring the offending guards to justice, and to stop these dangerous practices immediately.
A church is planning a pig wrestling event alleged to include punching, kicking, and beating. This is no way to treat animals and is definitely not a family friendly occasion. Demand that the church cancel the horrific pig wrestling event.
A popular website has exposed many cruel animal practices through the use of compelling, often disturbing images. The website highlights circus animal abuse, endangered species and cosmetic animal testing, among many other atrocities. Applaud this website for bringing attention to the many forms of animal abuse.
Thousands of elephants are being killed by poachers every year. Pledge to protect these incredible and endangered animals by avoiding products made from elephant ivory,
Current loopholes in the law are putting the civil liberties of citizens under surveillance at risk. Urge the Senate to close these loopholes and protect Americans from practices that threaten their rights.
A plan for creating a luxury high-rise in New York City with a separate for door for low-income residents was approved by the mayor. Sign the petition below and stop segregation on socioeconomic lines.
Republicans are blocking an effort to discourage US companies from moving overseas, costing the country countless jobs. Urge Congress to start supporting the American people instead of corporations.
American companies hungry for Africa’s natural resources are working to expand their influence in the continent. Stand against the further exploitation of Africa’s lands and people and demand basic protections for workers and the environment.
America’s wealthiest banks have benefited tremendously from taxpayer bailouts. Their recklessness led to the recession, yet little has been done to prevent their failures from causing further devastation. Help hold banks accountable and protect the economy.
Massachusetts recently restricted pro-life protestors from blocking abortion clinics. Thank the governor for his effort to keep abortion clinics accessible to women in need.
Tourists are spurring the cycle of abuse when they take pictures of themselves with exotic and threatened animals. Removed from their natural habits, these animals continue to suffer at the hands of their caretakers. Stop the abuse by refusing to take any photos with these threatened creatures.
Oil shipments by rail have increased over the last few years, and unfortunately so have derailments causing oil spills and explosions. Local authorities have asked for shipping manifests so their first-responders can be on alert. Make the railway companies submit information for public protection.
Thousands of pounds of food are lost due to truck accidents each year. Praise the resourcefulness utilized to feed both animals and people by salvaging edible food.