Tuition hikes in South Africa have caused the largest student protests since apartheid, and police are handling these protests with stun gun grenades. Tell the higher education minister to address student concerns and resolve the tuition problems.
Recently, a business mogul traveled to Zimbabwe and killed one of the largest elephants hunted in the past 50 years. Demand that the international airport of his country of residence ban the import of hunting trophies to help prevent future slaughter.
A four-year-old girl was shot and killed in the backseat of her moving car after an unidentified person involved in a road rage incident pulled out a gun and opened fire on an interstate. Insist that the police find this person and bring them to justice.
Valuable conservation areas neighboring national parks in Utah are at risk of losing protection. These areas provide habitat to vulnerable species such as the endangered Mojave Desert tortoise. Urge the Bureau of Land Management to place conservation above land use and protect these fragile desert ecosystems.
Subway has long marketed itself as a healthy fast food option. Their latest announcement to convert to antibiotic-free meats shows their continued commitment to providing healthier alternatives. Applaud their progressive decision.
Corporations will join in the fight against climate change thanks to a new agreement between the White House and 81 major corporate powers. Applaud the agreement, which will keep America at the forefront of environmental protection policy.
A Florida drummer was allegedly shot and killed by a plainclothes police officer after his car broke down while driving home after a gig. Demand justice for his murder.
A NYPD officer was shot in the head and died in the line of duty while in pursuit of a suspect. Demand officials charge the murderer who committed this crime under the full extent of the law.
A slaughterhouse has come under investigation after a video allegedly taken at the facility showed employees slitting cows’ throats as they were still conscious and violently beating horses with electric prods. Demand that the facility, which has been closed temporarily, is closed permanently.
Child slaves are producing the chocolate used by big candy companies like Hershey and Nestle, and they’ve known this for at least 15 years. Demand that congress act to punish any company that fuels the child slave market.
Millions of animals are cruelly dissected in classrooms annually. Stop the use of animal dissections in classrooms and promote virtual dissections as a more humane and safe alternative. Save an animal’s life.
Approximately 750 animals were allegedly tortured and painfully killed at illegal slaughterhouses. Urge the attorney general to enforce an investigation and charge all responsible parties with the maximum sentence for these sick crimes.
A major food retailer has allegedly been performing cruel and unnecessary tests on animals even though they are not required by law. Demand this company stop animal testing immediately.
Child rape is a sad truth that must be stopped. Take action now to prevent these crimes and bring these disgusting predators to justice.
Britain just gave itself the power to shut down mosques and sanction media outlets it doesn’t like in order to “fight extremism.” This kind of blatant Islamophobic discrimination is in itself extreme and a violation of human rights. Demand this governmental bigotry be put to an immediate end.
Corporations are trying to weaken protections against toxic substances that can cause severe illness and death. New provisions would restrict states’ rights to ban potentially harmful chemicals for the sake of profits. Demand that attack on our rights to health and safety be stopped.
Feral and stray cats are inhumanely controlled through euthanasia. This method to control overpopulation of cat communities is ineffective and cruel. We must speak up now to instate a humane and functional way to stabilize homeless cat populations.
A newborn baby was allegedly beat to death by his father, then left in his crib to decompose for a week. When the smell became bothersome, the parents put the tiny body in garbage bags and tossed him in the closet before finally burying him in the woods. Please ask that they receive the maximum penalty so they can’t ever harm another baby again.
Officials are investigating fires that they believe were racially or religiously motivated set at six mostly black churches in St. Louis, Missouri. Demand officials punish the criminals responsible under the full extent of the law.
Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood has been cut off by Texas officials. Demand they reinstate the vital funding for these centers so they can continue caring for women in need.
South Africa is considering reversing the ban on the sale of rhino horns. With less than 5,000 rhinos left in sub-Saharan Africa, the reverse of this ban would put these already endangered animals in even more danger. Sign this petition to keep the current ban on the sale of rhino horns to help protect these precious animals.
Students reportedly chose to kill and cook alligators before eating them as a sick way to celebrate their team’s match against the Florida Gators. They then allegedly posted gruesome photos to social media, showing the animals skinned and burning. Demand that they be reprimanded for their disgusting, proud cruelty to animals if found guilty.
Thousands of chronically disabled New Jersey residents are going to become homeless if Governor Chris Christie doesn’t renew an emergency assistant program. Urge the governor to provide this much needed service to his most vulnerable residents.
The Obama administration has taken a stand for the environment by shutting down new oil drilling leases and denying renewal of others. Sign this petition to thank President Obama for standing with environmental activists and scientists.
Over 1,200 endangered green turtles were allegedly killed in a four-month span at the hands of the Cayman Turtle Farm. These deaths were reportedly caused by a bacterial outbreak that is also potentially harmful to the thousands of tourists that visit the farms annually. Demand that this farm be shut down and the turtles moved to a sanctuary.