Petition Successes of 2014-15

By Editorial Staff in Feel Good On 6th October 2015

#1 Transport of Exotic Animal Hunting Trophies Banned

Every year thousands of wild animals are hunted, rhinos are poached; elephant populations have plummeted 66% in the last 5 years. Finally, success came when this petition succeeded and Delta Air Lines was asked to refuse to transport exotic animal hunting trophies.

#2 Clemency to Jeff Mizanskey: Life without parole for marijuana

Jeff Mizanskey was sentenced to life in prison for dealing marijuana. All the criminals involved in the crime were set free but Jeff became the easy fall guy in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Jeff's son succeeded with his petition and got his dad clemency with a whopping number of almost 400K supporters.

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#3 Garrett Holeve

Garrett Holeve, a man who practices Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was denied the opportunity to compete because he has Down Syndrome. He was supported by a whopping 124K supporters and succeeded to overcome the hurdle in his sporting career.

#4 Danielle Green

Danielle Green lost her daughter, Angel, to suicide caused by bullying. She started the petition to stop a bill from being passed which could dismantle an anti-bullying legislation against cyber-bullies. She was victorious in her campaign with help from nearly 240K supporters!

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#5 Bring my sister home; #FreeGhonchehGhavami

Ghoncheh is a British Iranian citizen who was arrested and imprisoned for a misunderstanding at a men's volleyball game. Iman's petition was a huge success as she got support from almost 780K supports from around the globe! Her younger sister is now free!

#6 Revoke the Tax-Exempt Status of the National Football League

Despite that NFL is a $10 Billion/Year industry, it enjoyed a non-profit organization status. The Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, alone made $44 Million a year. After support from almost 430K supporters, the NFL no longer holds the non-profit status and now pays taxes!

#7 End Female Genital Mutilation in the US

Jaha Dukureh, a victim of Female Genital Mutilation was determined to have this practice ended and succeeded with support from a whopping 221K supporters!

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#8 Tyrone Hood: Wrongly Convicted Man

Tyrone Hood, a wrongly convicted man for murder was still seen as a convicted murderer in the eyes of the state of Illinois. Tyrone started this petition and gained national attention and support from over 142K supporters and finally had his name cleared.

#9 Help farmers and end harmful business practices that cause global warming

Richard Oswald, a fifth generation sustainable farmer noticed the horribly unsustainable business practices by two giant American food corporations, Kellogg and General Mills and decided to make a stand. He petitioned online and made change with over 117K supporters. Richard got General Mills and Kellogg to reduce its harmful emissions that were severely damaging the environment.

#10 Mark Woodworth: Wrongly Convicted For A Crime He Didn't Commit

Mark Woodworth spent 20 years of his life in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Although he was freed after serving his sentence, he was in danger of being tried a third time. This petition made change with 140K+ supporters and the Special Prosecutor dropped all charges against the innocent man.

#11 Charges Against Transgender Teen Defending Herself

May 7, 2014 After being bullied for months, transgender teen Jewlyes Gutierrez fought back against a group of girls harassing her at school. Though she was outnumbered, she was the only student who faced criminal charges after the fight. Her sister started a petition on Change.org and when more than 210,000 people signed it, the charges against Jewlyes were dropped. Her petition is currently by 217K+ supporters.

#12 Daniel Larsen: Stuck in Legal Limbo Since 2 Years

Daniel Larsen spent more than 13 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. With the California Innocence Project's help and the signatures of more than 130,000 people who signed his wife Christina's petition, he walked out of prison a free man. The current number of supporters is 133K+