Sugar gliders—small, nocturnal marsupials that enjoy living in large social groups and playing in the trees—will soon be sold as pets at a state fair. Sadly, sugar gliders in captivity are often handled improperly and forced to live alone in small cages. Demand the fair cancel its plans to host the company that sells these animals into an unnatural life in captivity.
Pigs were being cut open and killed in order to demonstrate how a well-known company’s products work to its sales personnel. Thankfully, after hearing from many concerned citizens, the company has decided to end this cruel practice. Praise the company for sparing countless lives from unnecessary pain and death.
The Tahoe Keys are being polluted and its native species threatened by dangerous herbicides used to combat invasive species. The use of herbicides is not only counterproductive to conservation measures, but it also violates environmental regulations. Add your voice to ban herbicides in Tahoe.
Thousands of gay men who were convicted, imprisoned, and even castrated under anti-sodomy laws that are now abolished have been denied justice after a bill was successfully blocked in the UK House of Commons that would have pardoned them. These men deserve justice and an apology from their government for the treatment they received. Demand that a bill be reintroduced to begin to right the wrongs done to these men and their families.
Hundreds of endangered snow leopards are slaughtered every year by both poachers and herders attempting to protect livestock. Only a few thousand of these animals remain. Sign the petition to demand that the murder of the rare and endangered snow leopard be brought to an end.
Bike rental programs in major cities — New York in particular — are furthering inequality by failing to provide services in low-income areas. Tell these companies that all residents should have access to this healthy, environmentally-friendly form of transportation.
A transgender teen killed himself after allegedly being discriminated against in a hospital where he was under suicide watch. Staff reportedly referred to him as a girl, causing immense distress on a child who was already going through a crisis. Sign this petition to demand that the hospital ensure that no child under their care experience something like this ever again.
People convicted of drug use, homosexuality, and burglary are being publicly beheaded or stoned to death in Saudi Arabia. Demand that these barbaric killings are put to an end.
At least 33 people have been killed in the Philippines over the past year while fighting to protect the land from mining companies. One region in the country has become the most dangerous place in the world for land activists. Sign this petition to demand that those responsible for the killings are brought to justice for their crimes.
Residents of a housing community are having their health threatened by hazardous heavy metals present in a construction site. Despite the potential for this contamination to spread, the government agency engaged in construction has allegedly taken minimal precautions to prevent contamination. Demand that construction is stopped until a proper plan is laid out to clean up this contamination.
A 13-year-old rape survivor is being denied her right to terminate her unwanted pregnancy, thanks to the authorities refusing to recognize her assault as rape. Sign this petition to demand they change their views and grant her the right to an abortion.
A woman reportedly raped a teenage boy and had sexual contact with a dog. She allegedly photographed both incidents of abuse with her cellphone. Demand justice for this innocent boy and dog.
A chimpanzee is made to chain-smoke cigarettes for the entertainment of zoo-goers in North Korea. Her health is disregarded as she is given an entire pack of cigarettes each day to smoke for human amusement. Demand that this exploitative practice be stopped and the chimpanzee’s health protected.
Donald Trump recently hinted that he might not concede the presidency if the votes are not in his favor in November. This sore loser behavior is unprecedented in American politics and could be dangerous. Tell Trump this is one rule he really needs to play by.
In the latest of a series of murders, two Honduran land rights activists were murdered by gunmen in a region where the World Bank is backing an economic development project. Given the pattern of links between activist murders and developments by multinationals, continuing to support projects in the country is unethical. Demand the World Bank suspend funding pending the end of this violence.
Hundreds of whales, many of whom were pregnant, were recently slaughtered by Japanese whalers in direct violation of an international court ruling. Demand strict punishment for these illegal murders.
Nearly 2,000 mammal, butterfly, and bird species are in danger due to illegal gold mining in Peru’s protected forests. Demand that the government take action to end this illegal and harmful practice.
A puppy was reportedly thrown into a creek and left to die by a random man who was trespassing on the owners’ property. Demand that the authorities find the sick person who did this and bring him to justice.
Forty cats were discovered dead in the freezer of a storage unit reportedly owned by an old woman who sold the unit and left the city. Sign this petition to demand she be found, questioned and punished if found guilty.
Pigs are being cut open and killed so that a major company can showcase its products. Demand that the company stop killing these innocent animals and begin using the cruelty-free methods immediately.
A Swedish co-owner of a politically-minded publishing house disappeared from Thailand over a year ago and later resurfaced in the custody of the Chinese government. Diplomats and family members were not informed of his whereabouts, or of any formal charges brought against him, which is a clear human rights violation. Demand that China free this man immediately.
Thousands of citizens have regained the right to vote after illegal purges revoked their ability to cast a ballot. Applaud the efforts of those who worked so hard to ensure that this fundamental right be ensured to all eligible Americans.
A conservation ranger was shot dead while protecting the critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla. Demand that the perpetrators of this heinous act are found and punished harshly.
Dangerous x-ray procedures could be used on child refugees as an imprecise way to “determine their age,” if a British politician gets his way. It is wrong and manipulative to use people’s fear of terrorists to obstruct young refugees from seeking asylum. Ask this member of parliament to retract and apologize for his request.
Horrific working conditions and maltreatment of workers have been reported in the warehouse of a popular fashion retailer. Demand that action be taken and the retailer’s hardworking employees be treated with the respect and decency they deserve.