The crippling pain of a young boy with a severe brain-injury was finally alleviated with the use of cannabis oil. Now, the mother who brought the oil to her home state, one without medical marijuana legalization, is facing child endangerment charges. Demand that the district attorney dismiss this case so the boy can have pain relief once again.
A Mexican woman was stabbed to death, allegedly by her boyfriend. Police knowingly failed to intervene in ways that could have saved her, and insist the accused murderer is not guilty despite clear evidence to the contrary. Demand that the killer be brought to justice.
Dogs across South Korea are raised on meat farms to be slaughtered for food. Thank the Humane Society International for successfully shutting down a farm, rescuing the dogs, and helping to end this cruel trade.
A unique, endangered aquatic snail still faces many threats in its habitat, including agricultural pollution, groundwater pumping, and invasive species. Help restore the species by demanding protection for its habitat.
New Orleans has become the first city in America to successfully eliminate veteran homelessness. Thank city officials for their hard work and applaud their success.
A journalist sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 whip lashes recently suffered his first round of 50 public lashings. Demand that this cruel and torturous punishment is immediately halted.
Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, recently reminded us of his true colors by saying that all Muslims should be held responsible for extremist terrorist attacks. Demand that he immediately issue a public apology for his bigotry.
A billboard equating diversity with ‘white genocide’ recently appeared in Alabama. Demand that this incredibly racist and hateful advertisement be immediately taken down.
Animals are being treated like online auction items by irresponsible breeders. New regulations are giving more freedom to breeders when they should be more closely monitored. Speak out to protect the welfare of animals who are sold to new homes online.
Eggs sold in California are now required to come from hens that have larger enclosures. Thank California’s governor and the voters who pushed for the humane treatment of egg-laying hens.
The tufted puffin has experienced severe population declines due to climate change, oil spills, and loss of safe nesting grounds. Take action now to help save this gorgeous seabird from extinction.
A plan to provide two years of free community college to American students has been introduced by President Obama. Show your support for the bill, which would benefit millions of young people as well as improve the American workforce.
Deer will suffer from the proposed expansion of a gold mine that would run right through their migratory route. Take action now to protect treasured wildlife from this dangerous development.
Two young girls generously donated food and toys to their local animal adoption center. Please sign this petition to thank the girls for helping animals find their forever homes.
The Sentinelese people have resisted contact with the outside world for 60,000 years. As fishermen encroach on their territory, exposure to modern diseases could wipe out their tribe. Ask the Indian government to ramp up protection efforts for this isolated group.
Seventy-six endangered plant and animal species are at risk because Canada has refused to agree to their protection under an international trade agreement. Demand that Canada join the rest of the world in protecting these threatened creatures.
Elephant and rhinoceros populations are severely threatened by the ivory trade. Urge lawmakers to enforce stricter ivory trade regulations and help protect endangered animals across the world.
Dogs are being slaughtered by the hundreds in Chinese leather processing facilities. They are being bludgeoned over the head before having their skins ripped off and made into leather products, which are then shipped around the world to unwitting customers. Encourage the Chinese government to pass laws against such cruelty.
Gap Inc. recently acquired a new company and continues to sell its fur-lined products. Harvesting fur usually involves bludgeoning, electrocuting, and skinning animals alive to produce quality pieces. Tell Gap to stop buying fur from these grisly operations and make Gap Inc. 100 percent fur free.
The construction of an oil pipeline that could have severe consequences on the environment and local communities will be vetoed by President Obama. Please join us in applauding this decision.
Polystyrene foam containers litter our streets, waterways and landfills, threatening our ecosystems. Thankfully, one major city is working to end the use of this harmful material. Applaud the success of a citywide ban on plastic foam containers.
The NRA is trying to force its views into the public education system by requiring schools to spend three weeks a year on the Second Amendment with an NRA-approved lesson plan. Urge legislators to put a stop to this attempted brainwashing.
Muslims continue to be demonized and held accountable for the actions of a handful of extremists by the Republican Party. Demand that an official who issued a call to arms against all Muslims be immediately fired from his position.
Animals around the world are better protected and respected thanks to an organization that is dedicated to the health and happiness of all animals. Sign this petition to thank the organization for its tireless dedication and compassion.
The spot-tailed earless lizard population is being threatened by the use of harmful chemicals in nearby agricultural crops. Take action now to demand protection for this unique species.