An Alabama police officer allegedly slammed a man to the ground, temporarily paralyzing him. Tell the Chief of Police to fire the officer for his brutal and unnecessary use of force.
A lack of rehabilitation programs in the U.S. has caused our prison population to grow to the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Urge government to implement successful rehabilitation programs and lower the incarceration rates of non-violent offenders.
It will soon be impossible for Arkansas local government to create anti-discrimination ordinances to protect LGBT people, thanks to a bill passed by legislature. Tell the governor to veto the bill, and not to let bigots ruin the state.
Feral and domestic cats are being rescued from the encroaching lava flow by volunteers working for a local no-kill shelter that recognizes their vulnerability. Thank them for their efforts in saving these felines from a terrible death.
Thousands of animals die horrific deaths each year as a result of becoming trapped on glue boards. Their nasal passages oftentimes become clogged, and their struggle is only relieved by death. Sign the petition and tell Motomco to stop producing these inhumane traps immediately.
Cats and wildlife are both being put in danger as feral cat populations continue to grow. ‘Trap-neuter-release’ programs are not a perfect solution to the problem, but are a better choice for protecting cats and other animals than alternatives like euthanization. Encourage a key official to support a ‘trap-neuter-release’ program in Virginia.
Public schools are forcing children into physical restraints and throwing them into seclusion behind locked doors for no justifiable reason, according to a recent study. Demand that action is taken to reform these schools so that children are no longer subjected to such horrible abuse.
Millions of tons of plastic waste are dumped into the world’s oceans each year and killing countless marine animals, according to the most recent study published on the subject. Demand that President Obama launch efforts to remove this dangerous garbage from the oceans.
Lawmakers are trying to ban advanced U.S. history courses because they tell the truth about the negative aspects of the country. Don’t let these legislators deny students the chance for decent, honest education. Demand that this ban be rejected.
Greyhound owners are using live animals as bait for races, reports indicate. Greyhound races are inhumane enough, but the use of live bait is simply barbaric. Demand the use of live bait in greyhound races be stopped.
Thanks to the generous donation of bear deterring kits, law enforcement officers can effectively deter black bears from residential areas without resorting to lethal options. Commend the donation of bear hazing kits in an effort to save black bears.
Unregulated water use during a drought has forced an essential lake to historically low levels. Urge the Utah Chairman of Water Resources to set necessary regulations on water use and save lake-dependent industries, air quality, and wildlife.
Native land and wildlife habitat are in danger of development from a massive budget cut to a land conservation program. Action must be taken now to enforce the long-term funding for land conservation. Sign to help protect this pristine ecosystem.
Workers at food flavoring plants and e-cigarette smokers are being exposed to dangerous amounts of a harmful chemical. Sign here to demand it be banned before any more people are forced to suffer.
A proposed seabed mining operation would have destroyed underwater plant life and wildlife from its destructive underwater, opencast mining operation. Thank the EPA for denying the application to mine this coveted sea area.
Efforts to teach intelligent design in science classes have been stopped. Praise leaders for protecting students’ education and keeping religion out of the classroom.
Cockfighting, or the practice of forcing two roosters to fight to the death, is still permitted in many areas, despite the fact that it inflicts terrible injuries and puncture wounds on the birds. Sign this petition to help end this pointless cruelty.
Indigenous people are allegedly being forcibly evicted from their homes without compensation. Ask India’s Minster of the Environment to investigate these claims and ensure that these people are not being exploited.
A mayor in the Philippines suggested that we kill dolphins and whales to eradicate competition to local fisherman. Condemn these remarks and support cohabitation between fisherman and sea creatures.
A racist neo-Confederate organization is going to host a celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination by the pro-slavery radical John Wilkes Booth. Demand that the group cancel all its bigoted plans at once.
Urban Outfitters has started selling a tapestry that looks just like the uniforms gay men were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps. Sign this petition to urge them to stop selling this item, apologize to the LGBT community, and start paying more attention to what they produce.
A homophobic Republican Party official is still on the job even after he threatened that the country would suffer “God’s wrath” if same-sex marriage became legal. Demand that the official be fired for his bigoted fearmongering.
The world’s largest fashion retailer has decided to ban sales of angora rabbit hair and to no longer do business with farmers who treat their rabbits inhumanely. Sign the petition to show your support for this positive step forward.
Forest rangers sold nearly 50 endangered pangolins to local restaurants so their meat could be used in meals after they had been rescued from poachers. Demand these forest rangers receive full prosecution and criminal punishment for their inhumane actions.
A commitment to lowering veteran suicide rates and improving mental health programs has recently been made by the federal government. Applaud legislators and the ForceChange community for prioritizing the welfare of one of our country’s most vulnerable populations.