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.
India has announced that soap and detergent manufacturers can no longer test their products on animals. This is a groundbreaking and progressive decision. Sign this petition and thank the Indian government for saving countless animals from a lifetime of misery.
A popular circus that has been working with alleged animal abusers is planning a show in Kansas City. Allegedly, large cats have been kept in small cages and elephants’ illnesses have been neglected. Sign this petition and demand the show is canceled.
A recently released video appears to show a student being tackled to the ground by a teacher’s aide. Demand this incident is investigated and the aide punished to the fullest extent possible.
Sperm whale populations in the Canary Islands are under threat from shipping traffic. Researchers believe that the number of whales killed by ship strikes each year exceeds the number born. Tell government regulators to protect sperm whales by diverting shipping routes.
Two old, unstable nuclear plants are remaining open in Belgium despite a request for shutdown from its neighboring country, Germany. Sign this petition to demand that the nuclear plants are shut down until the ongoing safety risks are resolved.
2,500 pangolins are poached in Swaziland annually. Poachers are given free rein, with a slap on the wrist as the only punishment when they are caught. Tell Swaziland’s king that the poaching needs to be stopped.
Emily Waggoner chose to respond to anti-LGBT discrimination with a message of welcome and hope. She formed a coalition of businesses and churches that welcome transgender people to help their community until North Carolina’s discriminatory “bathroom bill” is overturned. Commend Ms. Waggoner for her initiative and compassion.
Around a dozen bears are languishing in a sordid roadside zoo in North Carolina, where they are confined to empty concrete pits. Urge the zoo’s owners to retire their bears to a reputable wildlife sanctuary where they can receive the stimulation and care they need.
Over 300 animals each year are forced to undergo torturous and sometimes deadly surgeries in the name of medical training. Demand that the use of live animals in medical training is stopped in favor of more accurate simulation equipment.
Nine dogs were found locked in the backyard of an uninhabitable home. They were tethered with a heavy chain, injured, and given no access to food of water. Demand justice for these innocent dogs.
Twenty-three nearly lifeless dogs were rescued after a man allegedly tried smuggling them in packed crates across the border. Demand that the suspect be banned from owning or working with animals so that no more dogs have to suffer for his personal gain.
African grey parrots have been dying out due to the international bird trade, which remains largely unregulated and often operates illegally. Sign this petition to demand greater protection for this vulnerable species.
Harriet Tubman will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill in a significant victory for gender equality. Applaud the Treasury Department for removing a violent racist from America’s currency in favor of a courageous woman who freed thousands of slaves.
A man who stole $31 worth of candy bars faces the possibility of 20 years to life in prison due to Louisiana’s habitual offender law, which imposes ridiculous mandatory sentences for repeat offenders. Demand that this corrupt law is changed.