A student was removed from a flight on Southwest Airlines after speaking Arabic to his uncle on the phone. He was then interrogated and humiliated by airport security. Demand Southwest apologize for this despicable action.
A senior at an elite prep school is accused of saying he wants to hunt down and lynch black people. Demand the student be expelled for his hostile remarks.
International trade on rhino horns may soon be legalized by South Africa. Rhinos are an endangered animal, and opening the trade for their horns will just give incentive to poachers. Demand that the ban on rhino horn trade remain in place in order to protect this unique creature.
The Turkish military have allegedly been firing live ammunition at Syrian refugees approaching the border to escape ISIS. Ask Turkey’s president to treat refugees humanely and honor the country’s human rights obligations.
A railway line is being built that crosses through two national parks and disrupts elephant habitat. Sign this petition to demand that rail development is kept out of these protected areas.
Cattle ranchers want to convert a wide swath of rainforest into ranches that would decimate the environment. This would destroy the habitat for an extraordinary amount of wildlife and plant biodiversity and release 12.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. We must take action now to stop these destructive cattle ranches.
Saudi Arabia has threatened financial retaliation against the United States if sensitive documents about the September 11th attacks are declassified. Urge President Obama to resist these attempts at intimidation and release the reports so that the victims’ families can finally receive closure.
An airline announced that it will no longer be transporting monkeys used in laboratories. These monkeys used are typically imprisoned, mutilated and killed. Sign this petition and thank Air Transport Services Group for ending its transport of laboratory monkeys.
A café that fundraises for companion animals still serves animal products. Urge the café’s owners to extend their compassion to all animals and transition to a vegan menu.
A prison with a rat problem may resort to exterminating the animals in a cruel manner, sending its prisoners the detrimental message that killing other living beings is acceptable. Urge prison authorities to deal with the rats humanely.
Convicted animal abusers could be registered in a database checkable by pet shops and shelters, as a way to prevent them from owning pets in the future. Urge lawmakers to pass this vital policy to protect countless vulnerable animals.
Over 60 dogs were apparently abused and used to fight each other in a dogfighting ring. Demand the responsible parties receive the harshest legal sentence for committing this horrific and disgusting crime.
The proposed cuts in arts funding for the fiscal year 2017 are an affront to the residents of Massachusetts. Urge Rep. Brian S. Dempsey to increase, not decrease, state subsidies for arts programs.
Black Lives Matter activists are being harassed by unknown persons claiming to represent the California Department of Justice and the LAPD via letters falsely alleging that activists are facing felony charges. Sign our petition and demand that the California Attorney General investigate this harassment and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Unnecessary and health-threatening anesthetics will now be required for women seeking abortions after 20 weeks due to baseless political claims that fetuses feel pain at that point. Tell the Governor of Utah that women’s health matters more than the imaginary pain of fetuses by signing this petition.
Elephants are being continuously paraded through a day-and-a-half-long festival without access to adequate food, water, or shade. Demand that these cruel parades are banned immediately.
Canadian mining firm Continental Gold holds mining licenses for lands belonging to Colombia’s Embera people. These licenses were issued after the Embera fled their land to avoid violence. Demand that Canadian companies operating in Latin America stop profiting from human rights violations.
A Pakistani woman accused of drinking her neighbor’s water has been sentenced to death, and an Irish blasphemy law was cited as justification for the sentence. The presiding Irish administration promised a referendum on the law but has not yet held it. Demand a referendum before more lives are put at risk.
Five horses were found close to starvation and suffering from open sores on the property of a man charged with animal cruelty. Don’t let any more horses be abused in this way.
Oxitec’s proposal to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys is a dangerous one. The consequences of introducing these new elements into a delicate ecosystem are extremely difficult to predict. Urge Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf M.D. to reject Oxitec’s plan.
A presidential hopeful refuses to apologize for joking about the horrific rape and murder of a missionary. Demand an immediate apology for this crude remark.
A Canadian oil company has been found responsible for four oil leaks that resulted in the deaths of dozens of animals. They have a track record of neglecting safety and have been fined several times. Sign our petition and ask Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to ensure that the company faces serious consequences for its actions.
A 63-year-old pipeline running through the Straits of Mackinac presents a serious threat to the Great Lakes and the surrounding ecosystems. Urge Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to decommission this hazardous pipeline.
A small aboriginal community has declared a state of emergency after 11 teenagers attempted to take their own lives. Drastic shortages in housing and extremely limited access to basic resources have left members of this community in crisis, fueling a suicide epidemic. Don’t let a vulnerable people’s desperate cry for help go unanswered.
Body cameras provide crucial evidence related to police interactions with the public, but Los Angeles is considering delaying a plan to equip police with these devices. Demand that the use of cameras be adopted as soon as possible.