Petitions:

Establish Sanctuaries to Protect Fireflies

Establish Sanctuaries to Protect Fireflies

Over 120 species of fireflies call the U.S. home. However, their populations are endangered due to light pollution, development, and harvesting. Sign the petition to ask officials to establish sanctuaries to protect the unique insect.

Punish Amish Man Who Allegedly Beat Fallen Horse

Punish Amish Man Who Allegedly Beat Fallen Horse

An Amish man allegedly beat an overburdened horse to death and the police told a witness that they’d likely be unable to prosecute the man because the Amish are governed under a different set of laws. Demand that this man be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Sherrie Vargson ignites the water coming out of her kitchen faucet in Bradford County.  Methane in her well has caused her health problems.  The well is just 100 feet from her house.

Demand the EPA Ban Fracking Outright

Fracking has been proven to be more dangerous than coal in both the emissions it emits and the pollutants it releases into our air and water. Demand that the EPA bans fracking to prevent the Earth from reaching “climate catastrophe.”

Release Detained Turkish Journalists

Release Detained Turkish Journalists

The Turkish government has detained over 60 journalists since the attempted military coup on July 15th. They have been labelled as terrorists by their government for criticizing it, with little to no evidence against them. This is a violation of the right to free speech and freedom of the press and we must call on President Erdogan to release these journalists.

Don’t Make 5,000 People Homeless

Don’t Make 5,000 People Homeless

After receiving demolition notices, 5,000 people face losing their homes without compensation. This is happening despite a court order banning the demolitions. Help save these innocent people from impending homelessness.

Denounce Government Suppression of Gay Pride Activities

Denounce Government Suppression of Gay Pride Activities

Ugandan officials have announced their intentions to continue to discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Demand an end to these repressive policies and laws.

Demand Fair Cancel Cruel Sea Lion Show

Demand Fair Cancel Cruel Sea Lion Show

A fair is planning on hosting a traveling sea lion show that has a long list of Animal Welfare Act violation. The company is notorious for its alleged abuse and neglect toward its animals. Sign this petition and demand the fair cancel its plans with the cruel sea lion show.

Ban Cruel ‘Udder Flaming’ of Dairy Cows

Ban Cruel ‘Udder Flaming’ of Dairy Cows

Dairy cow farmers run blowtorches under the udders of their cows in an attempt to burn off the animals’ hair. This terrifying practice is called “udder flaming” and, when done incorrectly, can cause serious injury to the animal. Dairy cow farmers must treat their animals more humanely and stop udder flaming.

Dog Suffocated with Duct Tape Deserves Justice

Dog Suffocated with Duct Tape Deserves Justice

A dog was reportedly killed by an intruder who suffocated him with duct tape. This senseless, savage attack on an innocent animal must not go unpunished. Please sign this petition to demand that the person who did this is found and brought to justice.

Don’t Let Dog Poisoners Off With Lax Punishments

Don’t Let Dog Poisoners Off With Lax Punishments

The state of Minnesota classifies most charges of animal cruelty as gross misdemeanors, meaning that many animal abusers never spend a day in jail. Killing, poisoning, or disabling an animal may be penalized with no more than community service and behavioral counseling. Demand that Minnesota improve its animal protection laws by classifying gross misdemeanor animal cruelty charges as felonies.

Stop Power Company from Delaying Coal Clean Up in National Parks

Stop Power Company from Delaying Coal Clean Up in National Parks

A power company plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its recently approved plan to reduce coal pollution in our national parks. This lawsuit’s only intention is to slow coal clean up in the name of corporate greed; demand that it is stopped.

Punish Mother Who Allegedly Starved Her Son and Burned His Dead Body

Punish Mother Who Allegedly Starved Her Son and Burned His Dead Body

A 4-year-old boy reportedly suffered horrific abuse, leading to his death. His mother allegedly locked him in a storage room, beat, and starved him. Demand justice for this innocent child.

Justice for Dogs Allegedly Starved to Death by Owners

Justice for Dogs Allegedly Starved to Death by Owners

Three dogs are dead and another in serious condition after officials found them locked in a feces-covered basement without food or water. Demand that those responsible are punished.

Support Wearable Tent for Refugees

Support Wearable Tent for Refugees

There are currently 65.3 million people who have been displaced from their countries and are now living in dire conditions. A pair of design students made a revolutionary shelter that can be worn on your back as a jacket, except they lack the funding to truly make an impact. Ask a sporting goods giant to partner with the students in order to get this lifesaving product out to as many people as possible.

Demand Maximum Punishment for Couple Who Abandoned Dogs

Demand Maximum Punishment for Couple Who Abandoned Dogs

A couple in New York left their dogs to die in a feces-infested house and they are only getting a slap on the wrist. Demand that they be punished to the fullest extent of the law for their animal abuse.

Save Manatees From a Record Number of Boat Collision Deaths

Save Manatees From a Record Number of Boat Collision Deaths

Manatees are being killed by boats at a record rate this year. If protections aren’t increased, this animal could soon become extinct. Sign our petition to demand that boating be restricted to stop these unnecessary deaths.

California State Park Ranger ÒJeffÓ Jeffrey Sears and his 21-year old quarter horse named Peter in Montana de Oro State Park, Los Osos, CA 03 Nov. 2010.  Photo taken as a candidate for Òbaseball cardÓ handouts to park visitors, and included in a set of 13 photos.  Note that IÕve left most photos in this set largely uncropped so that the end-user can decide between portrait or landscape orientation.  Photo assistant was Dawn Beattie.  JeffÕs wife Gina assisted with PeterÕs setup and behavior.  Ref. Jeff Sears 805-975-5894 jsears@hearstcastle.com.
Photo by "Mike" Michael L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Shooting a Canon EOS 1D Mark III 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera (RAW), Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras, with no circular polarizer, handheld.
Tech note:  Shot around 4-5 PM, still a bit early to take advantage of late light.  I wish IÕd paid more attention to trees coming out of the heads of the subjects or at least blurred the backgrounds more.  We had trouble finding homogeneous backgrounds at this location while also positioning the subjects in shade or diffused light to avoid the harsh light encountered when using the mountains as a cleaner backdrop.
To use this photo, see access, attribution, and commenting recommendations at http://www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit - Please add comments/notes/tags to add to or correct information, identification, etc.  Please, no comments or invites with badges, images, multiple invites, award levels, flashing icons, or award/post rules.   Critique invited.

Demand Protections and Benefits for Park Rangers

A shocking 107 rangers have died in the line of duty within the last year, and yet many are without even basic health and life insurance. Demand the world’s rangers have ensured health coverage, long-term disability, and life insurance benefits.

Congratulate State on Allowing First Responders to Save Animals

Congratulate State on Allowing First Responders to Save Animals

First responders can now treat animals in cases of emergency without having to worry about legal repercussions. Congratulate Ohio on its huge step forward in the fight for animal rights.

Celebrate Rescue of Lions from Roadside Zoo

Celebrate Rescue of Lions from Roadside Zoo

Two lionesses were living under cruel conditions at a roadside zoo until the Animal Legal Defense Fund stepped in and sued the zoo to secure their transfer to a sanctuary. Congratulate the ADLF on a job well done in saving the lives of two endangered lions!

Protect Unique, Beautiful Ecosystem from Human Destruction

Protect Unique, Beautiful Ecosystem from Human Destruction

Million of acres of wild land are at risk from destruction, yet has no federal protection from human interference. Demand that the government designates these lands as a national monument now or risk losing their natural wonder to developmental pressure, mining and human destruction.

Save Animals and Children From Enduring Inhumane Suffering

Save Animals and Children From Enduring Inhumane Suffering

Thousands of animals die painfully and many children become severely injured every year as a result of getting stuck in steel traps. Demand these traps be made more difficult to purchase in order to spare numerous animals and children from suffering or dying in pain.

Success: Minor League Baseball President Urges End of Monkey Rodeos

Success: Minor League Baseball President Urges End of Monkey Rodeos

The President of Minor League Baseball has spoken out against the use of monkeys and all other animals in MiLB’s events and promotions. Thank him for being a voice of compassion and reason.

End Extrajudicial Executions by Police and Vigilantes

End Extrajudicial Executions by Police and Vigilantes

Hundreds have been murdered by police and vigilantes in the Philippines in an attempt to crack down on the drug war. Over 120 of those killed remain unidentified. Demand an end to the killings.

Commentator Must Apologize for Implying Obama is not a U.S. Citizen

Commentator Must Apologize for Implying Obama is not a U.S. Citizen

In a recent on-air interview, CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski insulted President Obama by implying that he was not a U.S. citizen at the time of his admission to Harvard. Demand that he apologize for his inappropriate and disrespectful comments as soon as possible.

Don’t Allow Innocent Dogs to be Taken from Families and Euthanized

Don’t Allow Innocent Dogs to be Taken from Families and Euthanized

Well-behaved dogs are taken by police and often euthanized because they look like pit bulls. Demand this discriminatory law be changed to prevent more innocent animals from being needlessly killed.

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