Over 2,000 dolphins, porpoises and whales are slaughtered each year as a part of a barbaric Japanese tradition. Despite pleas from animal activists to stop the killings, government officials have done nothing to help. Demand the cruel slaughter of marine mammals in Japan be stopped.
Oil development threatens thousands of birds, polar bears, caribou, and other animals who call the pristine coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge home. Help ensure permanent protection for this special place and the wildlife that depend on it.
A lack of representation denies prisoners their right to a speedy trial, leaving them to languish as long as 10 months in jail without meeting with a lawyer or being indicted. Demand defendants be appointed attorneys in a timely manner.
A prominent human rights activist imprisoned for ‘endangering state security’ was recently released in Burundi for health reasons. Burundi’s legal authorities should be thanked for their decision. Sign this petition and ask them to continue to release prisoners of conscience.
Indonesian citizens found ‘guilty’ of being in homosexual relationships can now be sentenced to a lashing. In addition, it is now illegal to have sex outside of marriage, which could deter women from reporting sexual assaults. Sign this petition to urge the Indonesian government to strike down this new law.
A recent deal will allow Australia to unload all unwanted refugees into Cambodia. The government of Cambodia has long shown that it has little regard for the human rights of its own citizens let alone those of shirked refugees. Sign this petition to urge the Australian government to throw out this refugee agreement.
A Bahraini activist has been jailed for ‘insulting’ a religious figure on Twitter. Sign the petition and demand that authorities respect his right to freedom of expression.
A cruel state law that resulted in countless unnecessary deaths of healthy, adoptable animals has finally been repealed. Thank government officials for preventing the loss of more innocent lives by ending this senseless law.
Millions of children and adults live less than a mile away from toxic chemical storage facilities, and are in constant danger from the threat of a deadly leak or accident. Take action to protect these families before another tragedy occurs.
Walmart employees must now supply themselves with a new uniform because the corporation recently instated strict dress code requirements. Demand that Walmart abandon this policy, which will cause already underpaid workers unnecessary financial stress.
A popular department store was selling parkas with a real fur lining while claiming on the labels that the fur was faux. This is not the first time a mix-up of this nature has happened with the retailer. Urge the company to stop selling all fur, fake or real.
Properly tracking cases of animal abuse is essential to prosecuting offenders and preventing further violence against both animals and humans. The FBI recently decided to change the way it collects data on animal cruelty and neglect cases. Applaud this move to facilitate tracking and analyzing crimes against animals.
A 60-year-old teacher has been hospitalized in Fiji after being assaulted by security forces. It is widely believed that the order to viciously beat this man was given by the prime minister. Sign this petition to demand an immediate investigation into this case.
Mumbai, India’s commuter rail system is causing hundreds of fatalities and health issues. Urge the city’s government to upgrade the railway system to provide its citizens with safer transportation.
Fresh drinking water, wildlife, and natural land are at risk from a gas pipeline proposed to cross underneath a crucial water supply. Take action now to protect this vital water resource and the community and wildlife that rely on it.
Veterans can now receive free training in solar energy jobs, thanks to a new plan by the U.S. Department of Energy. Praise the program for boosting the solar workforce and giving vets job skills in a booming, eco-friendly industry.
A town in Spain recently held the first alternative event to the annual running of the bulls, replacing the bulls with a large polystyrene ball. Thank them for ending this cruel and unnecessary tradition.
Every day, millions of people go hungry while tons of unwanted food is dumped into landfills. Help end hunger and eliminate waste by getting uneaten food to the people who need it most.
The Kenyan Wildlife Service recently saved 11 elephants that were poisoned by poachers. Intervening in poaching activities is often dangerous; thank the members of this agency for their noble efforts.
A nonprofit leader is starting a mobile animal clinic to neuter and spay stray dogs and cats, reducing the pervasive problem of overpopulation. Please sign this petition to thank her for her efforts to aid animals.
Forced sterilization of female inmates is a widespread problem in correctional facilities across the country. Praise a state’s recent move to prohibit the sterilization of inmates without consent and defend inmates’ reproductive rights.
Thousands of children are forced to live on the streets in the United States and many other countries. Help protect these young victims of poverty from falling prey to human traffickers.
A California elementary school has mandated silent lunches to ensure that students eat instead of speak to one another. Tell the administration that this policy negatively affects young children’s social and cognitive development and urge them to find a more beneficial alternative.
A cruel event where live turkeys are dropped from planes has been a tradition at an annual festival. While this heartless and illegal activity is now banned, there have been reports that an unofficial turkey drop may be planned for this year. Urge city officials to prevent the senseless deaths of any more turkeys.
Developers are looking to destroy the mandatory buffer zone around Pennsylvania rivers and streams, putting them in danger of sedimentation, erosion, and flooding. Tell lawmakers to protect the future of the state’s fresh water supply.