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Stop Wolf-Killing in Utah »

Target: Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Utah State Legislators

Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

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The state of Utah has it out for wolves. Back in session for less than a week, Republican state Sen. Allen Christensen already introduced and ushered through committee a bill that would require state officials remove or destroy all wolves who cross into areas of Utah unprotected by the Endangered Species Act.

Christensen’s argument: “This bill simply says any wolf within Utah will be captured and killed. We don’t want any of them here.”

Utah’s draconian proposal has already been pared back, not for the wolves, but to avoid conflict with the federal Endangered Species Act. But we need to make sure the proposal dies — so wolves don’t.

Tell Governor Gary Herbert to protect Utah’s fledgling wolf population and stop this dangerous bill.

I signed this on mar 20, 2010 – Please do the same.

My god. Have a heart. Any person from Utah outside Utah boarders, will be captured and killed. We don’t want any of them here.

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Stop the Abuse of Afghan Women »

Target: President Karzai

Sponsored by: Care2.com

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When Gulsoom was 15, she was forced to marry a 40-year-old man. Her husband was a drug addict who regularly beat her. Feeling trapped in her abusive marriage, Gulsoom attempted suicide by setting herself on fire.

More and more Afghan women are resorting to suicide to escape abuse within forced marriages. Last year, a law was passed in Afghanistan that legalized marital rape. Laws like this keep Afghanistan’s hospitals overrun with women who attempt suicide by self-immolation. These women do not have the support of their governments to report their abusers and leave their abusive husbands–they see death as the only way out of their miserable circumstances.

Women should not be seen as second-class citizens. Until the government enforces protection for women and outlaws domestic violence, the women of Afghanistan will continue to seek refuge through suicide. Tell the President of Afghanistan that women need more laws to protect them from violence and abuse.

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Stop McCain’s Anti-Supplement Bill »

Target: U.S. Senate

Sponsored by: Alliance for Natural Health USA

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Senator McCain introduced a new bill that threatens access to dietary and health supplements many Americans depend on.

It would repeal key protections in the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and give the FDA sweeping new powers.

Senator McCain’s bill, called the “Dietary Supplement Safety Act”, would likely mean drastically fewer supplements available and higher prices.

The public outcry has gotten Senator McCain’s attention, but time is running out. A final big push could change McCain’s mind and put on the brakes in Congress.

Please take a moment and send the U.S. Senators a message urging them NOT to co-sponsor or support Senator McCain’s bill. With your help there’s a good chance we can halt this harmful anti-supplement legislation.

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Help Save Japan’s Dolphins »

Target: President Obama, Vice President Biden and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki

Sponsored by: TakePart.com/TheCove and SaveJapanDolphins.org

In The Cove, a team of activists and filmmakers infiltrate a heavily-guarded cove in Taiji, Japan. In this remote village they witness and document activities deliberately being hidden from the public: More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often times labeled as whale meat.

The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The Taiji cove is blocked off from the public. Cameras are not allowed inside and the media does not cover the story. It’s critical that we get the word out in Japan. Once the Japanese people know we believe they will demand change.

Send a letter to President Obama, Vice President Biden and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki urging them to address this issue. Everyone who signs the letter will be able to have their name displayed in a widget that will be posted on top social networks, web sites and blogs in Japan. The widget will link to actions people there can take to make a difference.

Stop Expanded Logging in the Tongass National Forest »

Target: U.S. Congress

Sponsored by: The Wilderness Society

Legislation currently working its way through Congress could give a single corporation, Sealaska, the green light to log some of the best, oldest and most biologically-rich areas left in Tongass National Forest in Alaska.

The Tongass is one of the last remaining, largely intact temperate rainforests in the world — home to all five species of salmon, black and brown bears, wolves, whales and rare birds. With more than half of the largest trees clearcut, protecting what is left is of paramount importance.

Sealaska Corporation, which has a history of clearcutting its lands, is seeking ownership of some of the most ecologically and biologically diverse parts of the Tongass National Forest. In fact, the lands targeted by Sealaska have more than ten times the habitat value of other Tongass forest land!

A House hearing is scheduled for March 17th and a Senate Committee could soon decide the fate of the Tongass National Forest. Send a letter to Congress and urge them to protect the Tongass from expanded logging and commercial development.

Help Stop Child Marriage »

Target: Members of Congress

Sponsored by: Plan USA

Right now there are an estimated 60 million child brides worldwide—some as young as 7 years old.

It is hard to believe, but it’s happening all around the world: Young girls are forced to marry much older men, and often these girls are pressured to bear children as soon as possible.

Right now, Congress is considering a new bill that would give the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) more power to work with countries around the world to fight child marriage.

We can’t leave a single vote to chance. We need as many people as possible to write their legislators to make sure this bill passes. Will you send your letter today and urge your elected official to protect girls from child marriage?

These girls face unimaginable risks to their health. Their dreams and independence are snuffed out before they even reach puberty.

Something MUST be done to stop this horrible practice. Please tell Congress to pass this critical bill.

Stop Mercury Contamination in Streams! »

Target: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

Sponsored by: Care2.com

A recent study done by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showed that 100 percent of the 291 freshwater fish tested contained mercury contamination. Of these, 66 percent had levels higher than the “level of concern” set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

This strikingly high number sets a new standard for how concerned Americans should be about mercury in fish. Mercury can have devastating effects on young children, but in high levels can also affect older adults.

Mercury pollution occurs almost entirely from air-born emissions, primarily burning coal. We need to stop this pollution at the source before we start to see improvements in contamination levels.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating industrial mercury from factories and plants. Please tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson that mercury levels should be strictly regulated. We can’t get much worse than 100 percent.

Save The Loggerhead Sea Turtle »

Target: The National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Sponsored by: Care2.com

As the struggle for survival continues, sea turtle populations dwindle more each day. The loggerhead sea turtle has experienced an aggressive decline in the past decade — with an 80 percent decrease in the North Pacific and a 40 percent decline in the Northwest Atlantic, their most popular nesting spot.

Right now, the loggerhead sea turtles are only one of six remaining turtle species left in the United States. Fortunately, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service understand the importance of saving our dwindling sea turtle populations, and recently proposed to change the status of the North Pacific and Northwest Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles from threatened to endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Listing the loggerhead as endangered will be a major step in guaranteeing further protection. Speak up for sea turtles and sign the petition to list loggerheads as endangered.

Harper: Put Down Your Forkful of Seal Meat and End the Slaughter NOW! »

Target: Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Sponsored by: Care2.com

Last week, the Canadian Parliament was served up a fresh plate of…seal meat?

And you thought your cafeteria food was bad.

The MP’s ate seal meat to show solidarity and support for the Canadian commercial seal slaughter amid battles with the EU, who has banned imports of seal products. Although the seal hunt claims to be sustainable, humane, and a significant income for isolated communities, nothing could be further from the truth. Here are some facts about the seal slaughter:

* The Canadian commercial seal hunt is the largest marine-mammal slaughter in the world.

* 98% of harp seals killed are under 3 months old.

* The hunt is wasteful: Hunters are usually only interested in their pelts as there is no market for seal meat. They leave the ice littered with carcasses.

* In the area where 90% of seal hunters live, the revenues from seal hunting add up to less than one percent of gross domestic product.

The seal hunt is incredibly cruel, unsustainable, and does not provide significant financial benefits for Canada or the Canadian sealers. The slaughter needs to end now. Tell Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stand up against the seal hunt and end this cruel, unnecessary practice.

Urge Congress to Increase Funding for Emergency Food Assistance »

Save The Loggerhead Sea Turtle »

Harper: Put Down Your Forkful of Seal Meat and End the Slaughter NOW! »

Hold Sodexo Responsible for Contributing to Poverty! »

Send Rush Limbaugh a Farewell Card! »

Time is Up Congress: Pass Health Care Reform This Month! »

Pledge to Keep Kids Safe »

Reform America’s Broken Immigration System »

Target: U.S. Congress
Sponsored by: Reform Immigration FOR America

The American immigration system is broken and hurting families, workers and the economy. What we need is a distinctly American solution, one that combines fairness, accountability, dignity and an ethic of getting things done.

It’s time to stand up to the extremists who want to expel 12,000,000 hard working immigrants and fight for a practical immigration solution rooted in the restoration of the rule of law, earned citizenship, united families and fair treatment for all workers.

President Obama supports immigration reform, but only Congress has the power to pass legislation. Tell Congress: “It’s time to fix the broken immigration system. Pass comprehensive immigration reform this year!”

Now is the time, this is the year — we need our leaders to lead. Act now to help fix America’s broken immigration system.

I signed this on mar 21, 2010 – Please do the same.

Urge Congress to Permanently Protect the Arctic Refuge! »

Don’t Let Congress Gut the Clean Air Act »

Congress: Protect Our Fisheries! »

Congress: Extend the Ban on Ivory Trade! »

Tell China: Free Tibetan Filmmaker »

Save Critical Habitat for the Florida Panther »

Don’t Let Congress Risk Your Health Care! »

Oppose the Murkowski Attack on the Clean Air Act »

Finish the New START Treaty »

Encourage Secretary Clinton to Continue Fighting for Women’s Rights »

Break the Stereotypes: Legalize Medical Cannabis »

End Childhood Hunger in America! »

Stop Age Discrimination »

Stop Shell’s Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling in the Arctic »

Target: President Barack Obama

Sponsored by: Center for Biological Diversity

Right now, the Obama administration is poised to allow major petrochemical company Shell Oil to drill for gas and oil off the Alaskan coast this summer. If this goes through, Shell Oil will pump 1,800 tons of pollution into the fragile Arctic ecosystem in just six months.

The pristine Arctic ecosystem and its wildlife are already suffering the effects of past oil and gas development and this latest plan will only exacerbate the environmental destruction. Further, if Shell has an oil spill, there’s no telling how massive the damage to the environment will be.

The Arctic, including the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, is one the world’s last pristine ecosystems. It is home to endangered polar bears, walruses, seals and whales. It is no place for industrial oil rigs, pollution, noise and oil spills.

Please sign the petition to President Obama and tell him not to allow any off-shore oil and gas drilling in Alaska.

I signed this on mar 20, 2010 – Please do the same.

Obama: Keep Commercial Whaling Illegal »

Stop the Whale and Dolphin Slaughter in the Faroe Islands »

Protect Arctic Alaska from Drilling »

Stop the Money Train to Washington »

Investigate the Link Between Pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease »

7 Cents Can Save a Child’s Life »

End Alaska’s Awful Aerial Wolf Killing Programs — Support the PAW Act! »

Restore Coastal Louisiana »

Close Concentration Camps in North Korea »

Stop the construction of a dolphinarium in Oludeniz, Turkey »

Stop Corporate-Sponsored Wolf Slaughters ».

Target: Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

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What is a “predator derby?” It’s a contest, where people compete to see who can kill the most wolves and other animals over a two-day period. What is a predator derby, really? It’s a relic, from a time when we didn’t know how important wolves are to the health of the American west.

Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse — two major outdoor retailers — sponsored three wolf-killing derbies in Idaho, held by the misleadingly named Sportsmen for Wildlife. Even worse the fees paid by derby contestants were funneled to support anti-wolf lawyers and lobbyists whose job is to keep wolves off the endangered species list and in the crosshairs.

Grassroots opposition has already convinced Nikon to drop its sponsorship of the predator derbies. Now its time for Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse to hear from citizens concerned for wolves and the American west.

Demand that Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse stop sponsoring wolf-killing predator derbies.

I signed this on mar 20, 2010 – Please do the same.

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Enact bill to protect radio collared research bears »

Outlaw the Cruel Practice of Canine Devocalization »

Save Our Shelter »

Justice for Rigsby! Beheaded dog! »

Help America Protect Animals from Domestic Abuse! »

Senators: Where is Banking Reform? »

Anti Whaling Crusaders »

Support Global Elimination of Measles »

Justice For Military Dogs »

Stop Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms »

End Water Pollution from Mountaintop Removal Mining »

Protect Endangered Species From Harmful Pesticides »

Stop the Calderon Dolphin Slaughter in Denmark »

Target: Denmark’s society, and its goverment!!!

Sponsored by: Carla Valdivia

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Every year, in Denmark, specifically the Faroe Islands, innocent and helpless Calderon Dolphins are slaughtered brutally by the danes. Why you may ask, simply because. A pointless and stupid right of passage to manhood.

What points is there in killing another living being just to prove you have “evolved”, you have transcended. There is simply no need.

This poor dolphins are stabbed a number of times, but as if that weren’t enough, they bleed to death, probably in excruciating pain while the whole town watches.

Needles to say, that killing a deffensless animal is no prove of anybody’s manhood.

So, I urge, as I am sure many more have, to stop this nonesense. And take action.

Never, ever, killing an other creature, another living being, with whom we share this world, has done any good, to anyone. So let’s stop it.

I signed this on mar 20, 2010 – Please do the same.

I never heard of this before, and it doesn’t sound very Danish. But I must say, that if this is true, I’m embarrassed to be Danish. Not to mention, embarrassed to be a part of the human race.

STOP Bill C-428 Residency Requirements for Old Age Security Act »

Help STOP the Hunting of Feral Cats in NJ »

Townsville Council: ban exotic animal circuses! »

Make Nuclear Disarmament Part of U.S. National Security Strategy »

Immigration Reform Must Keep Families Together »

Target: U.S. Congress
Sponsored by: Reform Immigration FOR America

The American immigration system is broken and tearing American families apart.

Every day, hard working immigrants are forced to choose between living in poverty and oppression with their families — or in America without them.

Our outdated family immigration channels, which keep close family members separated for decades, must be reformed to restore our commitment to promoting family unity. Those stuck in endless “backlogs” should have their admission expedited, and those admitted on work visas should be able to keep their families intact.

Act now. Sign our petition and tell our leaders that now is the time to fix America’s immigration system — and ensure that American families are kept together.

Support Stronger Boxer-Kerry Climate Bill! »

Speak against the ABUSE of Dairy Cows »

Stop Japan from Commercial Whaling »

Modifica legge 189 20 luglio 2004 »

Tell Sarah Palin to Get Her Facts Straight »

SAVE THE ANGEL OAK ON JOHNS ISLAND, SC »

Help save dogs that have been abused by nasty humans!!!!!!!! »

Support the UN’s Response to Haiti Quake Victims »

Congress Belongs to the American People — Not to Fortune 500 Companies »

End International Violence Against Women »

DEMAND JUSTICE FOR BUDDY! »

The Iberian Lynx needs our help! »

STOP LIVE SHARK FINNING/ONE PERSON JOINED ONE SHARK SAVED »

Urge Hillary Clinton to End Child Trafficking »

Help save the Red Wolf! »

Demand Equality & Respect for ALL Students »

Florida Panthers Could Disappear Forever Without Your Help »

Protect National Parks from Climate Change »

Ban the sale of dolphin meat »

Chinese Animal Welfare Awareness Campaign »

Justice for Rape Survivors »

Stop the defamation of Paramahamsa Nithyananda »

Stop Abuse of Ringling Bros. Circus Elephants »

Stop cruelty to Spanish greyhounds (galgos) »

Save the Mexican Gray Wolf From Extinction »

STOP THE MASS KILLING OF DOGS AND CATS IN SERBIA »

China fur Farm »

Fight to End Hunger! »

Demand Ohio to pass Felony Law to protect Animals »

Bring Water to Gaza Residents! »

Keep the East Van Farmers Market at Trout Lake »

Support Early Education »

Finally STOP ALL DOLPHINARIUM- TOURS »

Tell General Mills to Stop its Mass Deforestation »

Restore Endangered Species Act Protections to Wolves »

End Cruel Farm Animal Confinement Nationwide »

Feed a pup in Need! »

Stop Factory Farming Now! »

SHELTER WILL KILL THIS DOG INSTEAD OF RETURNING TO OWNERS »

Captivity is cruel – don’t go to a show! »

Naming Newton North High School’s New

Animal Police In Denmark

Target: Start with 1,000 signatures and expand there from.

Sponsored by: Jan de Richelieu

One of my greatest ambitions is to get enough support to be able to start an Animal Police in Denmark like I have seen many states in the U.S.

Can I start with getting support for this petition, then maybe later I will start a collection to get this ambition off the ground.

I signed this on mar 20, 2010 – Please do the same.

I absolutely agree. Every country should have this. And It would be my great pleasure to join this animal police force if possible.

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