After each new mass shooting Congress often holds a moment of silence for the deceased, but then continues to ignore the issue of gun violence. Change can only happen if there is a conversation about it. Tell Congress to hold a discussion about gun violence for every moment of silence.
Los Angeles has permanently banned pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs, cats, and rabbits. This law will take away business from cruel puppy mills and encourage animal adoption. Sign this petition to thank the city for passing this ban.
Mining plans threaten to destroy 60 percent of the remaining habitat for the southern black-throated finch. Sign the petition to demand a halt on new open faced mines in prime finch territory, including the Galilee Basin.
A tiger was recently found roaming a residential neighborhood after it escaped its home, where it was being kept as a pet. Demand that exotic pets are banned in the U.S. in order to protect both humans and animals.
A student was shot in the head and killed while participating in a peaceful demonstration on his campus. Reports indicate that he was killed by Sudanese intelligence agents. Demand that authorities investigate the incident and bring charges against those responsible.
Those who target police officers because of their badges could soon be charged with hate crimes, but some are worried that the law is too broad and could be used to target those who scrutinize police misconduct. Demand that the proposition, which is based on paranoia and misinformation, be thrown out.
An environmental protection organization recently ended all illegal fishing in Antarctica. Congratulate the organization on its success and thank it for its steadfast and courageous defense of the oceans.
Chinese tiger farms have a captive population of an estimated 4,000 tigers. These tigers are kept in deplorable conditions, abused, and then made into a food product. Put pressure on Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to end the cruel tiger farming industry.
The scarlet macaw is heavily threatened by habitat loss and the parrot trade, and is at risk of losing valuable endangered species protections. Sign this petition to demand that this endangered parrot continues to receive the protection it needs to survive.
First Nation, Inuit and Metis communities are in crisis across Canada in part because their rights are not fully housed in Canadian law. A bill has been introduced in parliament that will make the international laws on the rights of indigenous peoples Canadian law. Help us ask Prime Minister Trudeau to support the bill.
South Africa has decided not to propose an end to the ban on the international rhino horn trade, a move that would have left rhinos even more vulnerable to poachers. Sign this petition to applaud the country’s decision to maintain the ban, and urge further action to protect the rhino from extinction.
Addicted persons could have been given access to a life-saving drug, but the Governor of Maine decided that taking away the threat of overdose death would perpetuate addiction. This is not supported by a basic understanding of how the drug works. Sign to denounce this heartless decision.
Over half of the Great Barrier Reef is dead or dying and the entire marine ecosystem is in danger of extinction. Urge the Australian government to protect the world’s largest living ecosystem.
Mac Phipps was convicted of manslaughter with no physical evidence and with testimony from witnesses who say they were bullied by prosecutors into fingering the wrong man. Phipps should not be behind bars. Sign this petition to ask the governor to release him.
The passage of the “bathroom bill” in North Carolina is the reason why NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has vowed to move basketball’s biggest annual event from the state. Sign the petition and join NBA Commissioner Silver in telling the North Carolinian government that the “bathroom bill” will not be tolerated.
Millions of coyotes, cougars, bobcats, and other animals are mercilessly killed every year by a taxpayer-funded agency. Shut down this cruel killing program and stop the mass slaughter of predators.
More than 200,000 reformed convicts have regained their right to vote thanks to an executive order from Virginia’s governor. Thank the governor for taking such a progressive stance and restoring such an essential right to these citizens.
The already fragile Great Barrier Reef is being put at risk for the sake of corporate profit and unsustainable energy. This is a mistake that cannot be fixed after the fact. Urge Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr. Anthony Lynham, to revoke his approval for the project.
A 7-month-old baby nearly died when she choked on the unraveling threads of an age-appropriate toy. Demand the manufacturer of the Jittering Giraffe issue an immediate recall to prevent any further incidents.
A teenager was reportedly killed in a high school bathroom after being attacked by a group of girls. Police took two girls in for questioning, but no arrests have been reported. Demand that this violent tragedy be investigated and everyone involved in the alleged murder of this poor girl brought to justice.
Police unjustly arrested several children for not getting involved in a fight involving other kids. These children have been processed into the criminal justice system and are being criminally charged. Sign the petition to tell the chief of police the officers who arrested these kids did so unjustly.
In the farming industry, pregnant pigs are kept in narrow metal enclosures called sow crates, despite these stalls being too small for them to even turn around. Demand that these sow stalls are banned immediately.
An animal control unit is reportedly keeping a senior family pet locked up at the pound unlawfully. Demand that this dog is immediately released back to his family.
Plastic bags, fast food wrappers, and even mattresses litter streets and threaten the environment. Even regular cleanups are not enough to keep a historic site free of pollution. Take action now to urge for stricter penalties for those who litter.
A farmer who sent a sick cow to slaughter, which caused the animal to suffer during a long journey to the abattoir, has only received community service. Demand that this man be punished more harshly and be banned from keeping animals for life.