A dangerous neurotoxic insecticide could soon be sprayed in and estuary where oysters are harvested. This misguided plan risks doing serious harm to aquatic life. Stop the spraying of this chemical along our shores.
Yellowstone bison are being slaughtered to maintain a ridiculous population control law despite the fact that Native American tribes have plenty of room for the excess animals. Tell Yellowstone there’s a better alternative to killing bison.
A mining company is planning to begin a massive excavation of Native American burial sites in order to exploit the limestone quarries underneath. Call for Wisconsin’s governor to protect the rights of their Indigenous peoples and stop the mining company from desecrating these sacred grave sites.
Every year, ten bulls are pumped with alcohol and run terrified through the streets while bottles, stones and fists are thrown at them. Most of the bulls die in the end. Sign this petition and demand this senseless and barbaric slaughter be put to an end.
Dogs are suffering during America’s low mid-winter temperatures due to the fact that owners are legally allowed to leave their pets outside in the bitter cold. Sign this petition to ban owners from leaving their dogs outside during frigid and deadly weather.
British police officers reportedly entered and photographed private homes in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of unlocked doors. Tell their superiors this behavior was both unacceptable and illegal, and urge they be punished as trespassers.
Hired gunmen are attacking native people in Brazil in order to run them off their own lands. Call for the Brazilian government to step in and protect this tribe and their rights..
During a deadly blizzard, two elderly dogs were trapped in the snow. The pets were rescued only after a neighbor made several posts on Facebook asking authorities to act quickly. Sign the petition to show your support for her quick thinking and perseverance.
Fourteen states have enacted laws that make it difficult for abortion clinics to keep their doors open to women who need their services. This creates a dangerous situation for women who cannot exercise their reproductive rights in a safe environment. Demand the U.S. Supreme Court strike down these restrictive state laws.
Foie gras, or duck liver, is a French luxury cuisine served in the United States. The abuse suffered by animals used to make foie gras is completely abhorrent; from forced feedings to death by disease, foie gras farms display a shocking indifference to life. Help put an end to this cruelty.
Rhinoceros poaching has increased nearly ten thousand percent since 2007, but for the first time in nearly 10 years we have finally seen a decrease in the rate of poaching. Sign this petition to thank the Minster of Environmental Affairs for their efforts to protect these vulnerable animals.
A music publicist was blasted with sexual harassment charges from at least 10 women and immediately resigned from his firm. The company’s president then decided to fold it entirely and start fresh with the remaining employees. Applaud his efforts to distance himself and his employees from an alleged predator.
Over 20 animals are at risk of death in a zoo where owners are failing to provide food and veterinary care. Demand that this zoo close and that the animals are surrendered to rescue facilities properly equipped to care for them.
Over eight million tons of plastic ends up in our seas every year, and this environmental catastrophe is growing at a frighteningly fast rate. Take action now to save the future of our oceans and our planet’s health.
Amnesty International is using virtual reality as a solution to help the world understand the unattended human rights issues in today’s world, allowing them to virtually experience other people’s suffering themselves. Applaud this innovative use of technology for awareness of these issues.
A recent bird flu outbreak forced the USDA to slaughter over 400,000 birds. Bird flu is obviously harmful to birds, but it can also cause sickness in humans. Sign this petition and demand the USDA enforce stricter laws to improve conditions on poultry farms and prevent future outbreaks.
After a second year of acting nominations going entirely to white people, the Academy has announced a new plan to vastly increase the number of female voters and members of color. The actions were voted on unanimously and will take effect in the upcoming years. Let the President of the Academy know that you approve of the new, more inclusive measures.
After a popular television show, The Daily Show, scrutinized a racist town seal, the town of Whitesboro has decided to finally change the seal to a more inclusive and less offensive one. Applaud The Daily Show for taking the necessary steps to cover the issue, criticize it and reveal the controversy to the national public.
A middle school student was suspended for taking action to save a distressed student’s life when no one else would. Support this student’s brave actions by demanding an official apology from the school and the teacher. No student should be suspended for doing a good deed.
Violence against children has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. and around the world. Abused children are far more likely to develop lifelong mental and physical health issues. Sign this petition to demand the Surgeon General make child abuse a public health issue.
An opossum was shot through the head with two crossbow arrows. The poor, innocent animal was found still alive and trying to remove one of the arrows. Demand the person responsible for this horrifying cruelty be given the maximum penalty when found.
A plan to build three nuclear reactors requires that drilling take place offshore in a dumping ground for nuclear waste, and risks spreading the contaminated materials. Stop this operation from going ahead and prevent the risk of radioactive contamination.
President Obama has granted federal assistance to a Michigan city that has suffered from water contamination for almost two years now. Applaud the Obama administration for reacting quickly to the governor’s request for federal assistance to end contamination and ensure the residents of Flint have clean water to drink.
A power company plans to dump more than 250 million gallons of coal ash wastewater containing arsenic, mercury and other harmful compounds into a major source of drinking water. Demand the permit allowing this to happen be revoked to protect people and endangered species from this toxic waste.
Nurses are overworked, underpaid and understaffed in hospitals. This has led to an increase in preventable mistakes that may cost someone their job or life. Push for better standards for our healthcare professionals by better managing the nurse-to-patient ratio.