Two teenagers reportedly ran over an opossum, snapping its spine and causing its organs to hang from its body as it tried to escape. They plead guilty, but were let off with probation and fines. Demand that this disgusting injustice be righted and the men be given a harsher sentence.
Over 300 firefighters from South Africa have been deployed to help contain wildfires running rampant in Canada. Thank them for taking time to help residents as well as the forests and the animals that rely on them.
A monkey rodeo that forces monkeys to ride on top of racing dogs is being hosted at an annual summer fair. It is a terrifying ordeal for the monkeys and could potentially injure the innocent beings. Sign this petition and tell the fair not to host this cruel event.
ISIS militants could soon be incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay Prison. The prison is already a source of inspirational propaganda for terrorist militants, and its continued, intensified use will only further agitate them. Tell the Senate to rebuke attempts to continue using Guantanamo Bay.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced she’s seeking the death penalty for Dylann Roof, despite the families of his victims opposing this. The death penalty is an ineffective, hypocritical form of retribution. Sign the petition to demand AG Lynch drop the death penalty pursuit.
A 9-year-old pit bull died after being reportedly dragged from a pickup truck by her owner. Demand the harshest punishment for this man, including a jail sentence and a lifetime ban on owning pets.
An off-duty police officer allegedly manhandled a pedestrian for attempting to pass through a crosswalk at a green light. This absolutely represents excessive use of force. Urge the district attorney to pursue prosecution of this officer for gross misconduct.
Royal Dutch Shell is responsible for two separate oil spills in just ten days’ time. This is simply unacceptable. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement must force Shell to suspend all of their fossil fuel operations in the country.
Three police officers allegedly went out of their way to shoot three dogs while executing a search warrant, reportedly telling the owner that she was lucky not to get shot herself. Demand that these officers are harshly punished if they are found guilty of this disgusting crime.
Animal abusers will no longer be able to escape with meager punishments if a new bill in Ohio is passed. Demand that this bill be signed into law so that innocent animals can receive protection from malicious owners.
The emergence of superbugs due to farmers misusing antibiotics increasingly puts our global health at risk. Ensure farmers are banned from overusing antibiotics, in order to prevent millions from dying.
The endangered ocelot is dying due to the use of cruel snares and traps. The traps are part of an effort to control predatory animals, but they end up killing innocent animals in the process. Take a stand for the ocelot and support a ban on snares and traps.
Giant fish species are vanishing from the coral reefs that depend on them, according to a recent study. Sign our petition to urge the Philippines’ government to intervene and save these essential species from extinction.
A company with a dubious financial record plans to build a new coal terminal. Coal contributes to carbon dioxide emissions and raises health risks in communities where it is produced. Halt the construction to preserve the environment and the people living in it.
Planned Parenthood clinics in Louisiana could be stripped of all public funding if a new bill is signed into law. The bill forces clinics to choose between providing abortions and getting funding to treat low-income patients. Sign this petition to encourage the governor to veto this bill.
The Chinese government is recommending that people eat less meat, which could significantly reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Sign the petition to praise China’s new dietary guidelines.
A police commissioner referred to all rappers as “thugs” and made other racially coded statements. This is unacceptable during a time when so many police departments are coming under fire for racism. Demand that this commissioner apologize and commit to avoiding racist language in the future.
A dog was reportedly tied to a truck and dragged down the road while the helpless animal cried as the cruel driver tortured it to death. This has become a common form of animal cruelty and it must be stopped. Demand that this man be sentenced to the maximum penalty if found guilty.
Over 100 animal welfare violations were discovered at one of PetSmart’s suppliers. Thankfully, PetSmart decided to end its business relations with the horrific animal mill. Sign this petition and thank PetSmart for making the compassionate choice.
A young transgender activist was shot and killed by a murderous gang known for attacking members of the transgender community. Demand that these violent criminals be brought to justice for their heinous crimes.
We live in a modern, technological society, but our schools still use traditional textbooks that are often 20 years out-of-date. Demand digital textbooks for students in order to update our public education system.
Three white students allegedly raped a disabled black student with a coat hanger. This devastating assault was the culmination of months of reported racist abuse. Demand justice for this innocent student.
Two horses died at a recent horse racing event. Fatalities are frequent in the horse racing industry, as owners often over-medicate their horses in the weeks before a race. Sign this petition to demand the establishment of national standards that will provide greater care for the welfare of horses in the racing industry.
A massive pharmaceutical company is trying to buy Monsanto, creating one mega corporation that will have an incredible amount of control over what the common people put into their bodies. Sign our petition to stand up against food monopolies.
An anti-wildlife bill that would allow hunting in national parks, de-regulate lead ammunition, and halt protections for elephants abroad was passed by the House earlier this year. Now members of Congress seek to attach this egregious bill to an important energy act in an effort to force it into law. Demand this bill be stopped in its tracks.