Donkeys in South Africa could soon be facing a poaching crisis similar to that faced by elephants and rhinos. Demand a crackdown on the illegal killing and trade of these long-eared beasts.
A state attorney will not charge the prison guards who allegedly locked a schizophrenic inmate in a boiling hot shower until he died with his body covered in burns and his skin flaking off. This heartless attorney must resign for allowing this potential injustice to go without a trial.
Clinique sells its products in China, which requires animal testing for all cosmetics, though it claims to be “committed to the elimination of animal testing.” Please sign this petition to force Clinique to stop testing its products on animals.
The Trump administration will severely cut funding for foreign aid and contributions to the United Nations, in an “America first” approach. This decision will damage development and economic aid programs around the world and will complicate the efforts to solve a crisis of famine currently faced in Africa and the Middle East. Sign the petition to demand that cuts are blocked and that the U.S. collaborates with world safety and peace.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that signs of religious faith should not be outwardly exhibited in the workplace, a decision that will directly affect Muslim women and other religious minorities. With rising anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe, the ruling sends the wrong message and boosts right-wing populist discourse in the lead-up to several national elections. Urge the reversal of this decision, favoring the promotion of tolerance in the work environment.
Trump’s counter-terrorism advisor is allegedly a sworn member of an anti-Semitic Hungarian nationalist organization. Questions have emerged about whether he omitted this crucial information in his naturalization process or procured citizenship through illegal methods. Demand that these foreign ties are scrutinized so this alleged membership has no influence on the decisions of the American government.
A teenage ethnic rights activist was reportedly shot and killed by military police during a check point. The soldiers claim that they shot the young man out of self-defense, but their stories do not add up. Please sign this petition to demand that a third-party investigation be conducted and that the soldiers responsible are punished if found guilty of using excessive lethal force.
A cyanide device used by the U.S. government to kill coyotes and wolves has led to thousands of accidental deaths to non-targeted wildlife and family pets, and recently a child was exposed to this deadly device. Sign this petition and demand that the government ban this dangerous device immediately.
Creationism could soon be taught in school science classes if a proposed bill in Texas passes. With science already under severe attack from the Trump administration, this will only encourage more denial of scientific evidence and facts, severely harming students’ education. Sign this petition to demand science classes be kept safe.
Children could be forced to work in the highly dangerous logging industry if a lawmaker’s proposed bill passes. Sign the petition and demand that this senator throw out his legislation and protect the children of his state and the country.
The critically endangered Maltese skate must be protected before the species is wiped out entirely. Sign to demand better protections for this vulnerable species.
Kittens face the highest rate of euthanization in the United States. Neonatal kittens are euthanized by the hundreds of thousands every year due to lack of proper care training in shelters. Sign this petition to urge the implementation of a program to save shelter kittens from certain death.
Ninety-three bears and eight rare wolves will be massacred by hunters in Slovenia soon. Sign this petition to oppose this attack on majestic and innocent wildlife.
Over 30 wolf-dog hybrids and 14 horses were reportedly found chained to trees and denied food and water by a breeder. Demand that she is punished harshly and banned from animal ownership.
A teen who allegedly killed 15 endangered Laysan albatrosses could escape conviction and go free. Urge the prosecutor to ensure that this egregious case of animal abuse does not go unpunished.
A venue has announced it will no longer host an allegedly cruel circus after hearing about the neglect and misery the animals reportedly face behind the scenes. The circus has been accused of abusing and neglecting animals. Sign this petition and praise the venue for ending its support of this awful form of entertainment.
The Mexican government is trying to destroy some fundamental legal protections for its citizens, imposing a setback to human rights in the country. A law reform proposed by the government is in contradiction with Mexico’s present denunciation of human rights violations and xenophobia by the U.S. Demand that Mexico immediately withdraws this legal reform and strengthens its human rights standards.
Two transgender women were reportedly attacked in an alleged hate crime. The suspect reportedly called them derogatory names before pushing one of the women to the ground and kicking her. Demand justice for these innocent women.
Content posted by some LGBTQ bloggers has been flagged as sensitive material by YouTube even though the videos contain no offensive depictions. Sign this petition to demand that these videos be made accessible when using the restrictive search feature.
Two frat boys recorded themselves doing a stupid beer stunt using a beached shark, much to the disgust of many. The shark’s fate and the true location of the incident have yet to be revealed. Sign this petition to demand the location be determined and the young men be held accountable for this shark’s exploitation.
A church in Alabama may be given the right to form its own police force in a blatant violation of the separation of church and state. Prevent the unconstitutional creation of a church police force.
The remains of a Shih Tzu mix was found along a roadside in Michigan after the animal was bound and beaten to death. Please sign this petition to urge officials to seek the maximum penalty for those responsible.
Endangered gray wolves may lose their protections under the Endangered Species Act if California’s agricultural industry has its way. Sign this petition to help ensure that their recovery can continue.
Dolphins are at risk of being kept in cruel captivity in a proposed new tourism attraction. Sign this petition to encourage the rejection of this proposal.
Over two million Americans suffer from drug addiction — overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with over 50,000 deaths in 2015. The American Health Care Act would remove mandated coverage for substance abuse treatment. Sign the below petition calling on Congress to maintain support for substance abuse treatment.