Arizona’s congress has just approved a bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs. Ask Arizona’s governor to reject the bill, which seeks to revoke gay rights in exchange for a convoluted concept of religious freedom.
A major U.S. retailer recently announced it will be raising the minimum wage for more than 65,000 of its employees. Commend the company’s Chairman and CEO for taking his company in the right direction for worker’s rights and making it a model example for other major U.S. companies.
A mining company hopes to build a copper-nickel mine, a prospect that could devastate the ecosystem of the surrounding area. Urge the officials to oppose this project and reject the necessary permit to construct this hazardous mine.
For-profit prisons have been linked to inmate abuse, unsanitary conditions, and worse. Applaud state officials for cutting ties with a notorious corrections corporation.
Bobby, a friendly spaniel dog, is being kept in dismal and inhumane confinement. However, animal control still claims that Bobby’s owner is not breaking any laws. Demand that Bobby be released for adoption.
More than 10,000 bears are imprisoned on bile farms where they are “milked” for their bile, an invasive and painful practice that causes severe infections. This cruel practice continues despite the availability of affordable herbal and synthetic bile alternatives. Tell officials to shut down the bear bile industry and save thousands of animals from a life of misery.
The “free range” label on many egg and meat products is highly misleading. Animals are often subjected to the same cruelty as those at regular factory farms. Demand higher standards for and legitimate regulation of farms claiming to free range.
On Independence Day, a pitbull’s body was strapped to explosive fireworks, burned, and then left in a alleyway to suffer and die all alone. Commend the arrest of the man who did this to his own pet.
Construction of a massive dam threatens wildlife species and violates indigenous rights in Nicaragua. Tell the government to explore alternatives so as to minimize harm to indigenous people and the environment.
Thousands of cats and dogs suffer cruel fates in unsanitary slaughterhouses all over China. Many are pets, stolen from their owners and butchered for their meat. Sign this petition to help stop the dog and cat meat trade.
Former President Bill Clinton’s foundation has donated millions of dollars to Haiti in attempts to improve the economy and the lives of the people there. Applaud Clinton’s philanthropy by signing this petition.
Ukrainians hoped their president would sign a trade agreement with the European Union to improve political relations and prompt economic growth. Instead, the president deceived his people by accepting offers from Russia, prompting violent protests. Condemn the president for deceiving his people and abusing his power.
The exotic pet trade has long gone without adequate nationwide regulation, and thousands of animals have suffered because of it. Endangered species face mounting pressure from the demand, and exotic animals suffer from neglect and inadequate care, and are often abandoned because of their difficulty. Demand the United States government enact far stricter, nationwide reforms to protect exotic animals.
Small pets often bought at pet stores can need just as much care as larger pets like cats and dogs. However, not all new pet owners know how to properly care for their new animal. Demand that pet stores provide a care manual with the purchase of small pets, like fish, hamsters, and birds, so that new pet owners are equipped to provide the best care possible to these delicate living creatures.
Grain-fed livestock produce unhealthy meat, live miserable lives, and profoundly damage the environment. Tell the United States Department of Agriculture to support human health and the planet by making all livestock grass-fed.
The state of Washington plays a crucial role in oil transportation as a stopping point for domestic production between North Dakota shales and California refineries. If officials know where oil is being transported, they can react to potential oil spills and explosions in a timely way. Force Washington lawmakers to make oil transportation safer and more transparent for the public.
One of India’s most distinctive crocodile species, the gharial, is also among the most critically endangered. Demand that the Indian government enact greater protections for gharials so as to save this incredible species.
Manta rays are extremely vulnerable to overfishing, but are being hunted for their gill rakers and are in danger of extinction. Commend one country that has protected the two largest species of manta ray.
A Russian activist who provides psychological support to LGBTI teenagers has been charged with promoting ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations.’ She could face fines and her organization could be shut down, depriving many LGBTI teens of their only support system. Demand that the charges against her be dropped.
Two chefs have plead guilty to serving whale meat at their restaurants. They were caught after a filmmaker found out they were serving meat from these endangered animals. Sign this petition to applaud the effort to shut down this restaurant and put the chefs in jail.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association is promoting a bill that would make GMO labeling optional. SIgn this petition to stop manufacturers from legally hiding harmful ingredients in their products.
The indigenous people of Ethiopia are being forced to relocate without adequate compensation while their land is developed into sugar plantations. Tell the president of Ethiopia to make amends immediately.
Hamster balls are a popular toy, but they pose serious fall injury, suffocation, and heatstroke risks to the animals inside them. Remove hamster balls from a major pet store chain and inform customers of their dangers.
Denmark has banned the inhumane practice of ritual animal slaughter. Thank the country for protecting animals from undue suffering.
Captive animals in South Korea face heart-wrenching abuse and horrifying conditions with no laws to protect these animals. Demand South Korea end the suffering of South Korea’s captive animals.