We celebrated some significant victories in July. Here are a few:
FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups
On July 18, the US Food and Drug Administration voted to ban bisphenol A, or BPA, from baby bottles and children's sippy cups after acknowledging that it might affect "the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children." *More than 75,000 Care2 members signed several petitions to demand this crucial action! Read more.
Santa Monica Mountain Lion Shooting Leads to Policy Changes
After shooting and killing a mountain lion who wandered into a courtyard, the Santa Monica Police Department announced that it will be changing its policies and protocols when it comes to dealing with wild animals. Long-term solutions are being addressed that will keep both wild animals and residents safe. Read more.
Urban Decay Gets Cruelty-Free Status Back
Urban Decay, a well-known cosmetics company with cruelty-free and vegan products, announced a plan to expand its line in China where animal testing is required. After listening to criticism from animal advocates, the company has since reconsidered its plan and stated that it won’t be making any such move until it can do so without any animal testing involved. Read more.
FOUR PAWS Team Rescues Cub from Cruel Fate
Thanks to compassionate animal lovers in Ukraine, a bear cub has been rescued from the cage where she was being kept for the entertainment of Euro 2012 visitors. With the support of Ukrainian authorities, FOUR PAWS found and rescued Nastia. Read more.
Leatherback Turtles Protected In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's governor signed a law protecting 1,950 acres of state-owned land from large-scale development. The new reserve makes up 66 percent of what is known as the Northeast Ecological Corridor and is considered one of the prime nesting sites for the endangered leatherback turtle. Read more.
Forage Fish Protected in the Pacific
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) will develop new regulations to protect forage fish. Many of these unmanaged forage species may be unfamiliar to the general public, but they are crucial food sources for ocean wildlife and play a critical role in the overall health of the ocean's ecosystem. Read more.
Chevron to Pay $19 Billion for Environmental Damage
Chevron has been ordered by an Ecuadorian court to pay more than $19 billion in environmental damages. Chevron deliberately dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest. The contamination devastated the homes of some 30,000 indigenous people. Read more.
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Thanks for this post Sandra.
A whole lot of actions ... Sorry!
Support Preventive Health Services without Co-pays and Deductibles
Stop Monsanto's Sneak Attack!
Stand with Colorado Senators Udall and Bennet for our open spaces
Lend Your Voice to Pollution Protections for Desert Skies!
Urge EPA Administrator Jackson to set carbon pollution standards for power plants
Urge EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to protect the Emission Control Area -- and the air we breathe -- from attacks by the cruise industry.
The Senate passed a bill to end the Bush tax cuts on incomes above $250,000. Now it's the House's turn. Sign this petition to urge New York's Republican members of Congress to ask Speaker Boehner to bring the bill up for a vote!
Food safety: No more delays!
Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
Trader Joe's: Take a stand for safe food!
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Tell Washington to help struggling home owners
Sign 2 petitions to President Obama and ask him to Fire Ed DeMarco and replace him with an FHFA director committed to a functioning economy for all, not just protecting Wall Street’s bottom line.
Appomattox: Stop School Bus Bullying - Train Your Drivers!
Support the Student Loan Forgiveness Act
More than 18 million people in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa are facing a desperate shortage of food. Again. We know how to stop this cycle of one crisis after another, and yet it is allowed to continue.
Chilean Waters and Communities at Risk
Governor Cuomo: The frackers will never be satisfied with limited drilling. The only way to keep New Yorkers safe is to ban fracking completely.
Religious Right propaganda shouldn't get free airtime on public television.
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The individual mandate, in addition to other provisions - including those that enhance Medicare - was ruled constitutional.
Sandra - OMG!!! There sure are a lot of petitions here!! Managed to sign them all in one sitting and now I need to get up shortly since my butt in getting sore! LOL!! Just kidding but there IS a lot. All of them for good causes. Glad I could help them out! Thanks for doing all you do!!
to you both!
My pleasure when I have the time!
Tell Washington to tax banks' reckless financial trades
This letter supports campaigns asking Congress and the President to support a small tax on financial transactions by banks.
Papua New Guinea - Stop Dangerous Deep Sea Mining Experiments
Stop the Sneaky and Polluting Coalfields Expressway!
Tell the Obama campaign: Drop your cynical pro-coal ad!
Don't let the Romney campaign steal the election in Virginia
Tell House Democrats: Draw a line in the sand on benefit cuts and the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy
Ask the presidential candidates to support programs that protect families from malaria and HIV/AIDS - all for less than 1% of the US budget.
Loud seismic testing will hurt dolphins and whales
US West Coast Great White Sharks are at serious risk of extinction
Congress: Don’t void our insurance refunds!
Send the human face of student debt to your lawmakers!
No charging 'til they change their ways!
Food safety: No more delays!
Stop unwanted Internet tracking of children!
Get the cell service you want!
Not tonight - but maybe my December - sorry - been so incredibly busy =-
Tell members of Congress who voted to redefine rape as only "legitimate rape": Censure Todd Akin.
Tell Senator Harry Reid to continue fighting on behalf of equal pay for women.
Sign our petition to ask Obama and Romney at the first presidential debate:
"How do you plan to address the climate crisis?"
Say YES to a National Military Sex Offender Registry
War, Drought, and Famine: Promote Peace in the Sahel
Resist Monsanto: Reassert Your Faith in Non-GMO Seeds and Properly Labeled Unnatural Foods
Take Care of Our Wildland Firefighting Heroes!
Tell Nevada Hospital to Allow Gay Spouses Visitation!
Urge Secretary Salazar to promote renewable energy
Don't Let the GOP Steal the Election!
Iran: Don't Legalize Marriage for Girls Under 10!
Free Russian Feminist Punk Band!
NRA Don't Shoot Down Efforts to Get Lead Out of Hunting Ammo
Don't Let Congress Undo Our Progress for Healthy Parks in the Chesapeake Bay!
Tell Congress to Reach a Budget Deal that Protects National Parks
Ask President Obama to Stop Shell’s Rush to Drill in the Arctic!
Oil Drilling in the Arctic Isn't Worth the Risk
Tell Foreign Mining Corporations that "No Means No"
Tell the Obama Administration to stop the Apache Alaska Corporation from launching a deafening airgun attack that could help push Beluga white whales over the brink of extinction.
Stop Syngenta's New Insecticidal GMO Bt Corn!
Tell the USDA and EPA: No labels = no 2,4-D corn!
Urge USDA to reject Dow's 2,4-D-resistant soy.
Governor Cuomo: Fracking is too dangerous to allow in New York. Please stop the DEC from approving the process.
New Bill Would Criminalize Community Radio in Guatemala
Thank YOU, Brenda!
signed them all Sandra dear
Believe it or not Sandra - all signed!
Diane & Vallee, I greatly appreciate you both taking the time to sign all of these!
Already signed Val.