Articles written by: Cristina Tangreti

Cristina Tangreti

Respect Muslim Students’ Right to Abstain from Pork

Respect Muslim Students’ Right to Abstain from Pork

Muslim students at a French primary school are being denied pork-free alternatives for their school lunches. Tell the mayor, who refuses to accommodate them, that creating a pork-free menu will benefit everyone and protect religious diversity.

Justice for Veteran Allegedly Falsely Arrested and Taunted by White Cop

Justice for Veteran Allegedly Falsely Arrested and Taunted by White Cop

A black army veteran was allegedly taunted by a white, pro-Trump police officer after being falsely arrested. This man now stands to lose his job as a therapist, but no penalties have yet been issued against the cop. Demand justice for this innocent vet by signing this petition.

Protect Australia’s Waters from Illegal Whaling Practices

Protect Australia’s Waters from Illegal Whaling Practices

Japan has allegedly slaughtered a whale within Australia’s waters, violating a United Nations ban on international whaling. As of yet, Australia’s government has done nothing to prevent illegal whaling. Tell Australia’s Prime Minister to take action immediately on behalf of these magnificent creatures.

Don’t Ban Social Justice Courses from Schools

Don’t Ban Social Justice Courses from Schools

Schools in Arizona could be banned from teaching classes about social justice issues such as race and gender equality should a proposed new bill become law. This blatant attempt to stifle academic freedom is one of many made by Republicans since the election of President-elect Donald Trump. Demand that the bill be killed by signing this petition.

Stop Giving Students Sexist Homework Assignments

Stop Giving Students Sexist Homework Assignments

A high school girl was sent home with a dating assignment with blatantly sexist advice, such as “be feminine and lady-like” and “don’t waste his money.” More assignments like this exist in the school’s database and must be removed immediately to create a more inclusive and progressive learning environment. Urge the principal to make these changes as soon as possible.

Justice for Tiger Allegedly Tied Down to Pose for Pictures

Justice for Tiger Allegedly Tied Down to Pose for Pictures

An endangered Siberian tiger is allegedly being tied down at a Chinese circus so that circus-goers can “ride” the restrained animal and pose for pictures. A degrading and miserable life in captivity is no life at all for a wild animal. Demand that the tiger be rescued and relocated to a sanctuary by signing this petition.

Remove Seal Meat From Menu at Food Festival

Remove Seal Meat From Menu at Food Festival

Seal meat procured from Canada’s infamous seal hunt is set to be served at a Vancouver restaurant as part of a trendy food festival. Tell this business that the slaughter of innocent seals is unacceptable and that these animals should be removed from the menu immediately.

Stop Threatening University’s Funding for Spotlighting Progressive Issues

Stop Threatening University’s Funding for Spotlighting Progressive Issues

The University of Wisconsin, Madison could soon have funding cut based on claims that the school’s politically progressive curriculum pushes a “politically correct agenda.” Tell legislators that these threats to academic freedom will not be tolerated by signing this petition.

Protect Nation’s Drinking Water from Toxic Animal Waste

Protect Nation’s Drinking Water from Toxic Animal Waste

Millions of pounds of toxic livestock waste are legally dumped into U.S. waterways every year, putting the environment and public health at risk. Demand that Congress work to strictly limit the amount of waste the animal agriculture industry is allowed to dump.

Stop Removing Dogs’ Hearts for Cruel Experiments

Stop Removing Dogs’ Hearts for Cruel Experiments

Greyhounds are having their hearts ripped out in cruel scientific experiments. Help prohibit the use of these dogs in all medical and scientific research.

Ban Wild Animals in Circuses Nationwide

Ban Wild Animals in Circuses Nationwide

Wild animals are still abused in circuses in the U.K., despite overwhelming public support for ending this cruel practice. Demand a nationwide ban on the use of animals in circuses.

Justice for Dog Slaughtered With Ax

Justice for Dog Slaughtered With Ax

A New York family’s dog was found buried in their backyard with ax wounds in her head and neck. Demand that the man accused of slaughtering this innocent animal serves the maximum sentence for this crime if found guilty.

Protect Dozens of Cats From Potential Animal Hoarders

Protect Dozens of Cats From Potential Animal Hoarders

Nearly three dozen cats were abandoned at an animal shelter, bringing the shelter’s tally of abandoned cats up to 130 in the past four years alone. The shelter suspects that a local animal hoarder may be responsible and wishes to help them. Ask for the local police department’s assistance in this matter.

Protect Innocent People From Hate Crimes in Wake of Brexit

Protect Innocent People From Hate Crimes in Wake of Brexit

Hate crimes against E.U. nationals and ethnic minorities have been at an all-time high since the U.K. seceded. This may be because the British Parliament has failed to issue a public statement ensuring the safety and future of its immigrants. Demand that the Prime Minister make this statement as soon as possible.

Protect Endangered Chinook Salmon From Sport Fishing

Protect Endangered Chinook Salmon From Sport Fishing

California’s Chinook salmon are on the verge of a crisis as the state’s drought continues to deplete their natural habitat. With water levels dangerously low, it is highly illogical that California is allowing the salmon to be fished for sport. Demand protection for this endangered species.

Young Girl Body Shamed by Her School Deserves Justice

Young Girl Body Shamed by Her School Deserves Justice

A young, somewhat overweight girl was sent home from school for wearing a T-shirt and leggings because the school claimed they were too form-fitting. Demand that the school apologize to her and her family and reevaluate their discriminatory dress code.

Success: Ban Lifted on Proposed Mosque

Success: Ban Lifted on Proposed Mosque

Proposed plans to build a new mosque in a Georgia city were vehemently opposed by bigoted citizens. Despite this, the county’s board of commissioners has voted to allow the mosque’s construction. Thank the commissioners for protecting Muslim-Americans’ right to practice their religion freely.

Protect Great Barrier Reef from Dangerous Microbeads

Protect Great Barrier Reef from Dangerous Microbeads

Australia has not yet banned microbeads despite evidence that these tiny bits of plastic are bad for the environment and even worse for wildlife, especially that of the Great Barrier Reef. Demand that Australia do more to protect this fragile ecosystem by implementing a nationwide ban on microbeads as soon as possible.

Applaud Ban on Bullhooks Used to Abuse Captive Elephants

Applaud Ban on Bullhooks Used to Abuse Captive Elephants

Elephants in California are now protected from bullhooks, a cruel weapon typically used to beat these animals into submission. This huge victory could not have been possible without the work of the state legislature and governor. Thank them for their efforts by signing this petition.

Girl Sent Home for Wearing Afro Deserves Justice

Girl Sent Home for Wearing Afro Deserves Justice

An all-girls school in South Africa is reinforcing an outdated dress code that prevents black students from wearing their natural, curly hair. This policy is blatantly discriminatory and rooted in racist ideals of beauty. Tell the principal that this policy must be terminated immediately.

Success: Cops Suspended for Tasering Innocent Man

Success: Cops Suspended for Tasering Innocent Man

An innocent man was tasered by cops who were issuing a warrant for another man but failed to ask this man for his ID. The police chief has since apologized to this innocent victim and suspended the cops responsible. Thank him for acting in the name of justice.

Stop Using Cocoa Grown by Child Laborers

Stop Using Cocoa Grown by Child Laborers

A popular food company continues to sell chocolate products made from cocoa allegedly harvested by child laborers and slaves. These children lead miserable lives doing dangerous work for the sake of supplying corporations with cheap cocoa. Demand that this company switch to strictly fair-trade cocoa.

Justice for Dog Killed by Chemical Burns

Justice for Dog Killed by Chemical Burns

A couple’s beloved dog was tragically poisoned by chemicals during a routine trip to the groomer. The owners of this pet grooming business have decided to close their doors, but as of now they are not facing any criminal charges for the neglect that allegedly led to this poor dog’s untimely death. Sign this petition to demand that the local police department investigate this tragedy as an animal cruelty case.

Cancel Cruel Elephant Rides at Theme Park

Cancel Cruel Elephant Rides at Theme Park

A popular theme park continues to host elephant rides. These elephants are rented from a company that allegedly beats the animals with bullhooks and shocks them with electric prods. Urge the park to cut ties with this cruel company and end all elephant rides permanently.

Protect Muslim-Americans’ Right to Religious Freedom

Protect Muslim-Americans’ Right to Religious Freedom

Citizens in a Georgia city are using Islamophobic rhetoric as the basis for their protest against a proposal to build a new mosque in their community. This is blatant discrimination and an infringement on Muslim-Americans’ constitutional right to freedom of religion. Tell the county commissioners that their decision to grant a building permit should not be influenced by bigotry and irrational fear.

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