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Photographer - Greg McFall/ONMS

Description - Seascape of ocean life taken at Gray's Reef National Marine
Sanctuary, Savannah, GA (2006)

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Success: Krill Fishing Companies to Back Antarctic Ocean Conservation

Several krill fishing giants have agreed to halt their fishing to aid in the creation of the world’s largest marine sanctuary, much to the joy of ocean conservationists. Krill are not only a vital food source to many seabirds and aquatic mammals, but they control the levels of carbon dioxide through their own feeding habits; more krill ensures a brighter future in many ways. Sign this petition to thank Aker ASA for being one of the companies to support this sanctuary.

Success: Environmental Nightmare Scott Pruitt Has Resigned

Success: Environmental Nightmare Scott Pruitt Has Resigned

Scott Pruitt, the dangerous and immoral head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has resigned from his position and can no longer use his post to damage the environment and spend taxpayer money on needless purchases. Celebrate this victory for the environment and for a more just government.

Success: Efforts to Protect Pets From Abusers Moves Forward

Success: Efforts to Protect Pets From Abusers Moves Forward

Abusers are often master manipulators, and a favorite weapon of choice for these perpetrators is a victim’s much-loved pet. Every year, animals by the thousands are collateral damage in violent domestic disputes. Applaud legislation that will better shield all victims from controlling criminals.

Success: Trump Signs Order to Stop Separating Families

Success: Trump Signs Order to Stop Separating Families

President Trump has ordered the end of the cruel policy allowing migrant children to be ripped from their parents at the border. Support this order and demand that everything be done to ensure that families are reunited and treated with nothing less than the human dignity they deserve.

Praise Fashion Brand ASOS for No Longer Using Mohair, Cashmere, Silk, or Feathers

Praise Fashion Brand ASOS for No Longer Using Mohair, Cashmere, Silk, or Feathers

Starting January 2019, the fashion brand ASOS will no longer sell clothing made from mohair, cashmere, silk or feathers. Applaud ASOS for no longer contributing to the suffering of animals in these industries.

Success: Seattle Bans Plastic Straws

Success: Seattle Bans Plastic Straws

Seattle just made another historic policy decision and banned plastic straws. Stand with us in congratulating the hard work of Seattle’s mayor.

Success: No More Permits Issued for Cruel Black Bear Killings

Success: No More Permits Issued for Cruel Black Bear Killings

Permits will no longer be issued in Washington authorizing the inhumane killing of black bears. Support this victory and encourage the discontinuance of any such permits in the future.

Success: Teacher Who Fed Puppy to Snapping Turtle Charged With Animal Cruelty

Success: Teacher Who Fed Puppy to Snapping Turtle Charged With Animal Cruelty

The teacher who fed a dog to a snapping turtle was charged with animal cruelty. Sign this petition to praise the attorney general’s office for charging him with a crime in the cruel death of this innocent dog.

Success: Ebola Funding Restored in Wake of New Outbreak

Success: Ebola Funding Restored in Wake of New Outbreak

A new Ebola outbreak recently threatened a small village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At the same time, President Trump cut nearly 250 million dollars from Ebola response funding. Applaud the diligent advocacy that made him back down from this dangerous action.

Success: Frat Members Indefinitely Suspended for Racist Behavior

Success: Frat Members Indefinitely Suspended for Racist Behavior

Syracuse University has made a clear demonstration that discrimination will not be tolerated on campus. Praise officials for taking substantial action against students engaging in hate speech and intolerance.

Success: Volkswagen to End Cruel Exhaust Tests on Monkeys

Success: Volkswagen to End Cruel Exhaust Tests on Monkeys

Horrific experiments that forced monkeys to breathe diesel exhaust will no longer be conducted by Volkswagen, nor will any other animal testing unless required by law, according to an announcement by the company. Support this victory for compassion and animal welfare.

Success: Rhode Island Passes New Gun Safety Laws

Success: Rhode Island Passes New Gun Safety Laws

Rhode Island is taking decisive action to prevent future gun tragedies. These initiatives are the appropriate responses in the midst of a national gun violence epidemic. Congratulate the Ocean State governor for these reformist measures while urging continued action.

Success: 400,000 More Low-Income Americans Gain Healthcare Coverage

Success: 400,000 More Low-Income Americans Gain Healthcare Coverage

It has faced opposition from lawmakers who want to cripple it for alleged budgetary reasons. Increasingly, the will of the people has made it a reality in states with strong backlash from those in office. Celebrate Virginia as the latest victory for Medicaid and healthcare coverage expansion.

Praise Chile for Nationwide Plastic Bag Ban

Praise Chile for Nationwide Plastic Bag Ban

Chile’s President and Congress recently approved the ban of plastic bags across the entire country. Congratulate this nation on being the first in the Americas to institute a nationwide plastics ban, and ask that it encourage others to do the same.

Success: Ireland Lifts Constitutional Ban on Abortions

Success: Ireland Lifts Constitutional Ban on Abortions

Irish citizens recently voted to overturn a constitutional ban on abortion. Sign the petition to congratulate organizers for this monumental breakthrough in women’s rights and reproductive health.

Success: Humane Solution Found for Controlling Wild Horse Population

Success: Humane Solution Found for Controlling Wild Horse Population

A bill has recently been proposed to stop the culling of wild horses in New South Wales, protecting thousands of these horses from unnecessary deaths. This bill has been very much needed for the past two years, as there are far more humane ways to control the brumbie population. Sign this petition to support the bill and ensure it becomes a law.

Congratulate Minneapolis on Choosing 100% Clean Energy

Congratulate Minneapolis on Choosing 100% Clean Energy

Minneapolis recently made headlines by being the biggest city to unanimously vote in clean energy regulations. Congratulate Minneapolis on making history.

Praise Georgia City For Choosing Clean Energy

Praise Georgia City For Choosing Clean Energy

Clarkston, Georgia is one of the most diverse places in the country and recently committed themselves to 100% clean energy. Sign this petition to stand with us in thanking Clarkston for their clean energy commitment.

Success: Charges Filed Against Mink Farm Accused of Animal Cruelty

Success: Charges Filed Against Mink Farm Accused of Animal Cruelty

A mink farm in southwestern Ontario faces 14 counts of animal abuse after an undercover investigation revealed ¨filthy¨ living conditions. Footage appeared to show distressed minks with neglected open wounds in maggot-ridden environments. Sign the petition to congratulate the animal welfare organization for initiating the formal charges and bringing justice to the victims of the global fur industry.

Success: Indiana Will Not Force Slaughter of Wild Animals

Success: Indiana Will Not Force Slaughter of Wild Animals

Thousands of animals will be spared a needless death as Indiana withdraws proposals for new rules, including one that would have forced animal control workers to kill wildlife. Support this move toward humanity and compassion.

Success: Breeder Accused of Abusing Over 80 Pets Banned From Owning Animals

Success: Breeder Accused of Abusing Over 80 Pets Banned From Owning Animals

More than 80 cats and dogs were removed from a breeding facility where they reportedly suffered from neglect and infection. The owner was recently banned from owning pets for the next seven years. Sign the petition below to thank Canadian authorities for protecting more animals from becoming victims of this alleged abuser.

Success: Australia to Invest Millions in Great Barrier Reef Protection

Success: Australia to Invest Millions in Great Barrier Reef Protection

The Australian government has announced funding of millions of dollars into the restoration of the Great Barrier Reef, in order to protect it against numerous environmental threats. Sign the petition to applaud Australia for funding this important undertaking.

Success: Child Marriages to Girls as Young as 13 Abolished

Success: Child Marriages to Girls as Young as 13 Abolished

Child marriages can lead to a lifetime of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse for the young people often forced into these unions. One young woman, compelled by her family’s personal history, took the issue straight to the halls of her state government. Applaud her success in helping change a century-old law that sheltered child abusers.

Success: TripAdvisor Increases Animal Welfare Requirements

Success: TripAdvisor Increases Animal Welfare Requirements

TripAdvisor has updated its policies and tightened its standards of animal welfare so that it will no longer promote exploitative attractions that force animals to perform for human entertainment. Support this important stand for the well-being of animals around the world.

Success: Bee-Killing Pesticides Banned Across Europe

Success: Bee-Killing Pesticides Banned Across Europe

The European Union has agreed upon a total ban on a number of bee-killing pesticides. Thanks to this decision to stop the use of these harmful insecticides, bee populations will have a chance to recover across Europe. Sign this petition to applaud the EU for this important breakthrough.

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