Hundreds of millions of women lack access to modern birth control in countries around the world. Demand improved availability of family planning resources and women’s health care.
Researchers recently developed an innovative method of tracking polar bear populations that involves the use of satellites. Thank them for devising a noninvasive way to track these endangered creatures.
U.S. companies can legally merge with foreign businesses in order to dodge paying U.S. taxes. Tell Congress to close the loophole and make big business pay its fair share.
Factory farms continue to abuse antibiotics, posing serious threats to human health by strengthening bacterial resistance to the drugs. Urge Congress to criminalize this dangerous misuse of life-saving antibiotics.
A United States scholar has been barred from entering China because he is supporting a wrongfully detained friend and colleague. Call for the immediate release of his colleague and urge the country to grant the scholar passage back into the country by signing this petition.
A large oil company has recently bribed a small town to refrain from commenting on the oil development projects in the region. A massive pipeline is among this company’s proposed future projects and this deal means that citizens will not be able to debate this pipeline and speak up for the interests of their community. Demand that the town reject this bribe and allow its citizens the right to comment on oil projects.
A popular yogurt brand recently removed aspartame from its products due to the artificial sweetener’s potential negative health impacts. Thank the brand for removing aspartame from its products and urge the company to replace it with a healthy, natural sweetener.
Juveniles who commit crimes are often tried as adults and suffer because of a system that isn’t designed to accommodate them. Happily, juvenile sentencing reform might be on the way, thanks to a pair of senators. Thank them for working to improve the lives of minors.
A woman found walking along the highway was brutalized by the police. Demand that officials press charges to send a clear message that the use of excessive force against non-violent civilians will not be tolerated.
Whales and dolphins are intelligent mammals and should not spend their lives in captivity. A major aquarium may soon pass a ban on captive marine mammal displays, which would be a victory for these animals. Show your support for keeping whales and dolphins in the wild.
The mute swan population is being drastically reduced through systematic and brutal mass killings as a result of unfounded claims that they are harming the environment. Urge officials to cancel their rash plans and to use their resources to determine scientifically-based solutions to the problem.
A Chinese zoo recently unveiled its elephant martial arts show, which forces elephants to participate in stunts that may cause them injury or mental harm. Demand that this cruel show be shut down immediately.
Although the U.S. has strict regulations in place to ensure that imported foods are safe, there is not enough funding to enforce these regulations. Demand that Congress allocate the necessary funding to keep our food free from contaminants.
One of the most well-known charities in the world is withholding information about how it spent more than $300 million in donations after Hurricane Sandy. Demand that the charity’s officials be transparent about how funds are spent.
Anti-immigration protesters recently prevented immigration buses from entering a processing facility, shouting hateful words at the immigrants. These families and children are often fleeing poverty and extreme violence, hoping for a better life in the United States. Denounce this group’s hateful actions and demand that they cease their immigrant harassment.
Walgreens plans to move its headquarters overseas and dodge an estimated $4 billion in taxes. Don’t let Walgreens turn its back on America. Help keep Walgreens in the U.S.
Animal cruelty has no place in society, and the laws against it should be strictly enforced. Urge the court to insist on a harsh sentence for a man charged with abusing dozens of cats to ensure he never commits this terrible crime again.
Undercover footage of wool factory workers punching sheep and plunging metal tools into their skulls has surfaced, yet no charges have been filed. Demand that officials seek legal action against the perpetrators and help end animal abuse in the wool industry.
One of the last medical training programs to still use live animals has canceled plans to bring in pigs as training dummies. Applaud its humane decision to abandon torture in favor of advanced technology.
Animals in circuses can be abused and neglected for as long as ten years without relief. Elephants are slashed with bull hooks, tigers are malnourished, and other exotic animals are forced to perform while injured or ill. Hold the agency charged with regulating circuses accountable for the suffering of these beautiful and sensitive animals.
The dying deserve a chance to fight for their lives with whatever means are available. Help persuade state leaders to give terminally ill patients access to potentially lifesaving drugs.
Raju is an Asian elephant who has lived in spiked shackles for 50 years, but was recently rescued from this torture by a wildlife organization. Sign this petition and praise the organization for their commitment to this elephant’s well being and happy future.
A magazine editor and a human rights lawyer in Swaziland have been imprisoned for their criticism of the country’s judicial system. Their imprisonment is a clear violation of their right to free speech. Sign the petition and demand their immediate release.
Instead of killing animals that were threatening the San Francisco Bay, a city instead enacted a ‘no feeding’ policy in its park. Applaud the thousands who protested the original decision and successfully stopped the mass murder of the animals.
San Francisco has just begun construction on California’s largest and most fuel efficient public transportation system. Thank the construction company for being a leader in sustainable public transportation design.