Articles written by: Leah Holleran

Leah is a freelance writer, actor, and performer based out of Philadelphia, PA.

Drop Charges Against Man Beaten By White Supremacists

Drop Charges Against Man Beaten By White Supremacists

A black man who was the victim of a brutal assault by white supremacists at the Charlottesville far-right rally is facing charges himself because of a statement made by one of the white men who allegedly beat him. Demand that these wrongful charges be dropped.

Success: Gucci Promises to Go Fur-Free

Success: Gucci Promises to Go Fur-Free

Luxury brand Gucci has promised to stop using animal fur in its products in a huge victory for animal welfare. Support this decision to stop supporting the fur industry and to instead stand for animal rights and human compassion.

Do Not Fire Navy Officer for Being Transgender

Do Not Fire Navy Officer for Being Transgender

An officer of India’s navy has been discharged because of being transgender. Demand that the navy reverse this discriminatory and unjust decision.

Animals Reportedly Butchered While Conscious, Running Around Bleeding and Shot in Head Deserve Justice

Animals Reportedly Butchered While Conscious, Running Around Bleeding and Shot in Head Deserve Justice

Some animals were still conscious while they were butchered because they weren’t stunned properly, some were seen running around bleeding or with bullet holes in their heads, and some had body parts falling out of trucks in transport, according to reports about a slaughterhouse in Vermont. And yet, the Trump administration has done little in response. Sign this petition to demand the federal government take action against this slaughterhouse.

Wells Fargo Chief Executive Must Step Down

Wells Fargo Chief Executive Must Step Down

Following the millions of fake accounts created without the knowledge or consent of the customers whose names and information were used, Wells Fargo Bank continues to have serious problems that put their customers at risk. Demand that the chief executive of Wells Fargo resign so that real changes within the company can be implemented.

Japan: Ban Wild Animal Cafes and ‘Petting Bars’

Japan: Ban Wild Animal Cafes and ‘Petting Bars’

Animal cafes in Japan exploit wild animals such as otters for profit, keeping them in completely inadequate living conditions so that tourists can play with them like pets. Demand that these ‘petting bars’ be banned.

Stop Hosting Cruel Animal Circus Acts

Stop Hosting Cruel Animal Circus Acts

Two tigers died within a month of each other while being exploited as part of a traveling circus. Demand that the Shrine Circus, which uses tigers from the cruel company responsible for this abuse, stop hosting animal acts as part of their performances.

Poland Must Ban Cruel Fur Farms

Poland Must Ban Cruel Fur Farms

New heart-wrenching footage has been released depicting cruelty and abuse at the hands of the fur industry at a fox ‘fur farm’ in Poland. Demand that these innocent animals be protected and fur farms banned.

Success: Museum Pulls Cruel Animal ‘Art’ Exhibit

Success: Museum Pulls Cruel Animal ‘Art’ Exhibit

‘Art’ works depicting animal cruelty will be removed from the Guggenheim Museum’s exhibit following much controversy and outrage. Support the decision to remove the exploitative pieces.

Success: Facebook to Release Content of Russian Ads

Success: Facebook to Release Content of Russian Ads

Facebook has agreed to release the ads linked with Russian propaganda regarding the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and will update its policies regarding political advertising. Support this commitment to transparency and to our democracy.

Punish Cop Accused of Shooting and Killing Deaf Man

Punish Cop Accused of Shooting and Killing Deaf Man

Police officers reportedly shot and killed an innocent deaf man who was unable to understand the orders they were giving him. Demand justice for this man and his family.

Stop Slaughter of Bison in Grand Canyon National Park

Stop Slaughter of Bison in Grand Canyon National Park

Hundreds of bison are at risk of cruel ‘selective slaughter’ by groups of volunteers to cull the population, even though safe and humane methods of population control are available. Demand the use of cruelty-free methods and stop the senseless killing of innocent animals.

Protect Women, Children, the Elderly, and the Sick From Republican Healthcare Repeal

Protect Women, Children, the Elderly, and the Sick From Republican Healthcare Repeal

Breaking their promise to protect women, children, the elderly and the sick, Republican senators are frantically pushing a healthcare repeal bill that would strip coverage from these groups, leaving tens of millions of Americans without healthcare. Why? Because this is what Trump wants and they are eager to do his bidding, and they fear the wrath of wealthy GOP donors. Demand the few remaining patriotic senators do what’s right and reject this mean-spirited attack on millions of people.

Facebook: Release Ads Linked With Russian Meddling in American Election

Facebook: Release Ads Linked With Russian Meddling in American Election

Facebook has recently discovered $100,000 in ads reportedly sponsored in secret by Russian agents, targeting American voters to influence the 2016 presidential election. Demand that the content of these ads be released to the public.

Success: Anti-Puppy Mill Bill Passed

Success: Anti-Puppy Mill Bill Passed

In a critical victory for innocent pets, the California Senate has passed a bill to put a stop to mass breeding and deplorable puppy mills. Support this important and humane decision.

Stop Killing Pigs in Medical Lab Experiments

Stop Killing Pigs in Medical Lab Experiments

Pigs are being killed in medical training labs at universities across the globe. Demand that these labs be shut down before more animals are killed.

Stop ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar

Stop ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar

The Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar has long faced discrimination, and is now facing what the UN chief of human rights says is “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Demand that these violent and discriminatory acts be stopped.

Save Kentucky’s Last Remaining Abortion Clinic

Save Kentucky’s Last Remaining Abortion Clinic

The last remaining abortion clinic in Kentucky is at risk of being shut down. Demand that women’s rights be respected and the clinic allowed to stay open.

Stand Against the Slaughter of Wild Horses

Stand Against the Slaughter of Wild Horses

America’s wild horse population is at risk of mass slaughter, as the House Rules Committee rejected amendments that would protect them. Demand that the Senate stand strong against horse slaughter and prevent wild horses and burros from being sold and killed.

Animal Circus Must Leave Guangzhou Zoo

Animal Circus Must Leave Guangzhou Zoo

A zoo in China has made the admirable decision to end wild animal circus shows, but the animal circus whose lease was terminated is refusing to leave and continues to force animals to perform. Demand that this circus stop performances and close its doors.

End Commercial Breeding and ‘Puppy Mills’: Showcase Rescue Animals in Pet Stores

End Commercial Breeding and ‘Puppy Mills’: Showcase Rescue Animals in Pet Stores

Rescue animals can have a better chance at a loving home, pet overpopulation in shelters can be combated, and California’s doors can be closed to cruel puppy mills if a new bill passes in the Senate. Demand that the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act be passed into law.

Do Not Deport Innocent ‘Dreamer’ Children

Do Not Deport Innocent ‘Dreamer’ Children

A program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children is at risk of being axed by the Trump administration. This move violates human rights and even leading Republican lawmakers are opposed to it. Demand that this program be preserved.

Protect Hurricane Victims From Chemical Poisoning

Protect Hurricane Victims From Chemical Poisoning

Toxic spills and devastating explosions in the wake of Hurricane Harvey have highlighted the need for better chemical safety measures. Stop the Trump administration’s attack on chemical standards that help keep us safe.

Success: Law Punishing Sanctuary Cities Blocked in Texas

Success: Law Punishing Sanctuary Cities Blocked in Texas

An unconstitutional ban on sanctuary cities in Texas was blocked by a court ruling. Support this upholding of human rights and America’s constitution.

Reverse Discriminatory Ban on Pit Bulls

Reverse Discriminatory Ban on Pit Bulls

A ban on pit bulls and similar breeds is forcing owners to ‘dispose of their dogs’ or leave their homes. Demand that this cruel ban be lifted.

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