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Unfortunately, the world is not a very peaceful or safe place for many individuals. From conflict to abuse to exploitation, there is so much cruelty inflicted on both humans and animals. While this can get disheartening and difficult to hear about, petitions are a great way to use your voice for good. Just by signing one, you are a part of helping those who are not treated fairly. You can even share them with your friends and acquaintances to increase your impact.
Through petitions, we can reach those in power and demand justice for others. They are valuable tools for making positive changes in the world. If you are looking for a way to help animals and humans, here are 11 petitions you should sign this week, including Protect Birds from Crashing into Windows, Justice for Dog Thrown Out of a Moving Car, and Call on Amazon to Become Carbon Neutral.
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1. Protect Eastern Indigo Snakes
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Snakes don’t have the greatest of reputations, yet they play a crucial role in our ecosystem. Despite this, the Eastern indigo snake has been disappearing and is now listed as a federally protected species because of human encroachment on their habitats. Several decades ago, they were prevalent in Alabama but then became extinct in the state. Conservationists, however, have helped breed the snakes and introduce them back to their native state. To make sure these snakes don’t go extinct again, please sign this petition to urge the government to protect the habitats of these rare and beautiful reptiles.
2. Protect Birds from Crashing into Windows
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It’s estimated that one billion birds die every year from flying into buildings. New research, however, has discovered that bright lights in buildings may be causing a large portion of these unfortunate deaths. Yet despite this, Chicago is planning on building a casino in an area where bird deaths are very common. This will inevitably lead to more deaths as casinos have very bright lights and they are on late into the night. Please sign this petition to urge the Chicago Department of Planning and Development to not allow this casino to be built.
3. Urge Authorities to Find Animal Abusers in the UK
Recently, there have been four horrific cases of animal abuse in the UK. Two of those cases involved breeders who abandoned dogs who were in terrible shape and neglected. Another involved stuffing a puppy into a trash bag, with his dead sibling, and throwing them into a trash can. In the last one, someone dumped a box with a kitten inside, onto a field. When rescuers found her, she was soaked and her leg was in such bad shape that it needed to be amputated. Please sign this petition to urge authorities in the UK to find these heartless criminals before they cause more harm!
4. Ban Duck Hunting in Victoria
Duck hunting is prohibited throughout much of Australia, yet it continues in some areas, including Victoria. Recently, on just the first day of the hunting season, it was discovered that protected and threatened species had been murdered there. On top of that, many birds who were shot weren’t gathered up by hunters and were left to suffer for what may have been weeks. Please sign this petition to urge the government of Victoria to ban this sadistic and unnecessary bloodsport once and for all!
5. Justice for Dog Thrown Out of a Moving Car
In Kent, England, a driver witnessed someone throw a dog out of their window while driving 50 mph. The dog, Freya, was alive but had obviously been suffering from severe neglect and is being closely monitored after her surgery. The person who committed this heinous act still hasn’t been found and could be unleashing more terror on vulnerable animals. Please sign this petition to urge authorities to keep them from hurting anyone else!
6. Urge Florida to Recommend Children get Vaccinated
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Despite many of the leading health experts confirming that vaccines are safe and are an important measure to help keep people safe from covid, Florida is recommending healthy children avoid getting the vaccine. Research has shown that getting vaccinated will not only protect kids from getting severely sick or dying, but it will also guard against passing it onto more vulnerable populations. Please sign this petition to put pressure on the Florida Department of Health to Support the vaccination of children in their state.
7. Call on Amazon to Become Carbon Neutral
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Amazon is one of the richest and most powerful companies in the world. Yet despite their success, they have a massive carbon footprint and aren’t doing much to offset it. They have committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, but climate science tells us that this will be far too late. Please sign this petition to urge the company to use its considerable resources to become climate neutral asap!
8. Demand Congress Protect North Atlantic Right Whales from Going Extinct
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There are less than 340 North Atlantic right whales in existence. At one time, there were well over 20,000 of them, but hunting dropped their numbers below 100. Though hunting has since been banned, the whales have recently begun to lose more of their population again, this time from being hit by ships and getting tangled in fishing gear. However, senator Cory Booker has introduced legislation that would protect them. Please sign this petition to demand Congress pass this legislation to keep North Atlantic right whales from going extinct!
9. Tell Missouri to Reject Abortion Bill
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An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg grows on the exterior of the uterus. The pregnancy can’t be carried out in the normal fashion when this happens and it’s the primary cause of death for women in their first trimester. The fetus is also guaranteed to die, even if the mother survives, and the only way to save the mother is to administer an abortion. Despite this, a bill is being introduced in Missouri which would ban ectopic abortions after ten weeks. Please sign this petition to urge Missouri legislators to reject this regressive bill!
10. Pressure the US Government to Clean Up Racist Air Pollution Practices
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It has been shown that air Pollution disproportionately affects communities of color. The practice of redlining made it so black and brown people would stay in poverty for generations, and then zoning officials sanctioned those areas for polluting plants. This has led to many health problems and even deaths. Please sign this petition to put pressure on the U.S. government to clean up the air Pollution in these neighborhoods!
11. Ask Swiss Lawmakers to Ban Eating Dogs and Cats
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Private citizens in Switzerland are legally allowed to consume the flesh of dogs and cats. On top of that, there are no regulations regarding how they should be slaughtered. Most Swiss people oppose this practice but some don’t have any problem with it. Please sign this petition to demand Swiss lawmakers outlaw eating dogs and cats.
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