Tyson Foods recently stopped doing business with a pig farm that was documented abusing animals. Commend Tyson Foods for acknowledging the unnecessary abuse, and for standing up for the fair treatment of farm animals.
Furniture retailer IKEA is pioneering renewable energy by purchasing a wind farm to produce power for its stores in Canada. Commend the company for going green.
Help save hundreds of species in one of the world’s most ‘irreplaceable’ biodiversity hotspots, by ensuring resources are allocated to protect the area from harm.
The incredible bluefin tuna, one of the most adept predators in the oceans, is at risk of extinction due to wasteful fishing methods. Urge national decision makers to take swift action to save this imperiled species.
A Yemeni political activist has been detained without charge for weeks, and there are indications that he is being ill-treated in prison. Arbitrary detainment is never acceptable. Demand that the activist be charged with a crime or immediately released, and ensure that he is being treated properly while he remains in custody.
Washington’s Swinomish people are taking action to confront climate change, creating a plan to meet the challenges head-on. Thank the Swinomish Tribe for providing a shining example of what can and must be done to address the threats from climate change.
Coal mining corporations have been denying sick coal miners compensation for medical conditions sustained while working in toxic mines. Protect the families and the rights of coal miners: demand they be allowed compensation for their serious work-related illnesses
Poaching has become an epidemic in Kenya. African elephants and black rhinos are in severe danger of becoming extinct in the near future if we do not stop the brutal practice of poaching. We must urge Kenyan officials to declare poaching a national disaster in order to protect these endangered species.
In the heart of British Columbia there is a species of bear, called the Kermode or ‘spirit’ bear, that lives nowhere else on earth. Currently, its habitat is at risk of being destroyed by a pipeline that will transport toxic oil across hundreds of salmon streams in the area. Urge the Canadian government to stop all plans to develop this dangerous pipeline.
Innocent people are getting hurt by teenagers playing the ‘Knockout Game.’ Support new measures to prevent this cruel and violent game.
Social and cultural norms that devalue animals are at the root of animal abuse. Support the efforts of the Animal Welfare Trust to change these deep-rooted attitudes.
Schools in Pakistan are being converted into military facilities during armed conflicts, putting students and teachers at risk. These disturbing and dangerous occupations need to stop; take action to keep soldiers out of the classroom.
A pastor was recently tried and punished for his decision to perform his gay son’s marriage. Show support for this pastor, who did the right thing by acting out of love for his son.
In response to Russia’s Anti-Gay Propaganda Laws, an LGBT activist group has decided to send 10,000 pro-gay coloring books to the children of Russia. Commend the organization for this brave campaign.
Antibiotics are being over-prescribed, causing germs to become resistant in patients. Urge federal officials to rectify this dangerous situation before an epidemic of antibiotic resistance occurs.
A US company, Lumber Liquidators, is contributing to the extinction of the last remaining Siberian tigers. Tell the corporation to end its participation in practices that destroy tiger habitat.
The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to warrantless wiretapping, which questions the right of the National Security Agency to collect phone data on millions of Verizon customers. Urge the Court to hear the case, and protect the Fourth Amendment right to privacy.
New York City wants to restrict the inheritance of property rights to legal spouses only. Speak up against this proposal, which unfairly targets low-income gay families.
The African Union is asking the International Criminal Court to grant immunity to current and past leaders who are suspected of committing crimes against humanity. Demand that the Court prioritize justice over immunity.
Indonesia’s Sumatran tigers are at high risk of extinction, due to paper and pulp companies clearing the forest that they call home. Urge Indonesia’s president to protect this land from further deforestation.
The National Chicken Council will soon release updated animal welfare recommendations. Ensure these guidelines improve the lives of the nine billion chickens raised for meat in America every year.
Deadly drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles used for missile strikes, are now available in nearly ninety countries. Urge the US government to stop the rapid proliferation of drone technology.
While it is a beautiful national monument, San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge is also a hotbed of suicide attempts. San Francisco district officials need to build a higher railing along the bridge to deter people from jumping.
A recent violent break-in at a human rights organization in El Salvador has left staff members vulnerable to further violence and has seriously hindered the group’s ability to pursue its mission of reuniting ‘disappeared’ children with their families. Sign the petition and urge Salvadoran authorities to step in and protect human rights workers while investigating the break-in and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
China has recently drafted 60 reform proposals which would significantly change the Chinese way of life. Among these are proposals to abolish controversial labor camps and the one-child policy. Praise China for these progressive efforts towards stronger human rights policies.