Successful Campaigns

Successful Campaigns
  • Reverse the decision to exclude animal sentience from the EU withdrawal bill
    12/12/17 - We Won! Great news! Michael Gove, the Environment Minister has drafted a new law to specifically recognise animal sentience. The result of our campaign is fantastic news, this will keep standards of animal welfare, at the high levels we have come to expect, from a nation with a reputation for compassion and care. I am grateful to the Government for listening to us, and I think we should all be very proud of this achievement. - Dave Babb - Petition Starter Sky news say: "Mr Gove has been forced to act after social media campaigns by 38 Degrees, Compassion in World Farming and other groups targeted Conservative MPs, calling on them to reverse their vote against recognising animal sentience." The bill proposes ministers "must have regard to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings in formulating and implementing Government policy". Unveiling his plans after visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Mr Gove claimed: "As we leave the EU we will deliver a Green Brexit, not only maintaining but enhancing animal welfare standards...Animals are sentient beings who feel pain and suffering, so we are writing that principle into law and ensuring that we protect their welfare." Thank you so much to everyone who signed and shared the petition! Read more here:
    364,169 Signatures
    Created by Dave Babb Picture
  • Stop the privatisation of the Land Registry.
    UPDATE 07/07/16 The government have scrapped their plans to sell of the Land Registry Read more on the 38 degrees campaign here:
    321,412 Signatures
    Created by James Ferguson Picture
  • Defend our A&E at Broomfield Hospital
    21/07/17 - We Won! NHS bosses have announced they are scrapping plans to downgrade Broomfield A&E. We are obviously very pleased – this is a victory for people power' said Defend Our A&E Broomfield campaign coordinator Andy Abbott. 'It shows the importance of campaigning, of organising, and fighting back. Because if people in mid and south Essex had sat back and done nothing, these dangerous cuts to our A&E services would still be going ahead. So it's a big well done to the more than 30,000 people who have signed our paper and online petitions, and to the hundreds that have supported our public meetings and demonstrations.' 'However, the devil is always in the detail. So we await to see what the Success Regime's final proposals are. However at this stage it's a warm if cautious welcome to the announcement.' Read more at
    21,463 Signatures
    Created by Andy Abbott Picture
    UPDATE: 19/04/17 George Osborne has announced that he's quitting as an MP Read more here:
    195,255 Signatures
    Created by Diana Simkins
  • Stop planned changes to funding for women's refuges
    09/08/18 We Won! We won! Women's Refuges have been saved from disasterous funding changes. The government has listened to the hundreds of thousands of people who joined Women’s Aid, in calling to stop planned changes to how refuges are funded. We told Ministers that these disastrous planned funding reforms would have put women and children’s lives at risk. Refuge managers warned these plans would have “been the end”. We are delighted that the Government has acted; rent in refuges will continue to be funded through housing benefit, which is the very last secure form of income for our national network of services. Up and down the country survivors and refuge services are breathing a sigh of relief. Refuge doors will stay open for the women and children escaping domestic abuse who so desperately need their help. Domestic abuse refuges save lives. With on average two women every week being killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales, refuges provide lifeline. Our campaign is not over; our next battle is to ensure that the funding for the support refuges provide to a survivor and her children - from therapy to help with housing and finances - is secure. We hope you will continue with us on our campaign to win a sustainable funding future for these life-saving services. Read more here:
    175,365 Signatures
    Created by Women's Aid
  • Save 200 year old Oak Tree at EATsgate
    WE WON! 30/06/17 We delivered a downloaded version of this petition to Case officer. The developers have resubmitted their plans and the tree is saved! They are now planning to enhance the area around the tree to enhance its vitality and vigour. We won this battle but fear there will be another in years to come...10 to be precise. More here:
    6,880 Signatures
    Created by Martyn Hancock
  • Don't sell plants treated with bee-harming pesticides
    Update 16/11/17 We won! Homebase says it intends to end the sale of plants grown that have been treated with neonicotinoid-based pesticides by the end of 2018. They said: "We have been working closely with our suppliers and seeking advice from other stakeholders about the use of neonicotinoids and we have committed to stop using these insecticides on garden plants, as well as removing neonicotinoid-based garden care products from sale by the end of 2018." Read more here:
    136,260 Signatures
    Created by Martin Corbett
  • Protect the rights of vulnerable children and care leavers
    UPDATE: 03/03/17 We Won! The government is set to scrap plans to allow councils to apply for exemptions from social care legislation in the face of continuing opposition: Previously we also won a battle to get this rejected in the Lords. Peers voted 245/213 in favour of dropping these terrible proposals. This petition signed by over 100,000 people was named twice in that debate! Congratulations everyone! Thank you for helping to get rid of this massive threat to children’s rights!
    108,056 Signatures
    Created by Carolyne Willow
  • Open up empty buildings in Bristol
    Thank you for signing the petition Open up empty buildings in Bristol, I have been contacted by Richard Drake of Julian Trust and have been informed that there is a new over-night shelter of 15 beds opening up. Training is available and starts this week Thurs/Fri, they need at least 28 people to ensure that the shelter can be open 7 nights a week. Here is a link to the web page for volunteering opportunities: Please email if you are interested! Well done everyone for supporting the petition!
    12,844 Signatures
    Created by Elisha Hindley-Cupper Picture
  • Stop Las Iguanas forcing their staff to "Pay to Work"
    UPDATE - 25/09/15 Victory! Amazing news, following a campaign from 38 Degrees members, restaurant company Las Iguanas have announced they are changing their unfair tips policy. It’s a fantastic victory for people power. Read their announcement here: "What a great result for the hard-working staff at Las Iguanas and all 38 Degrees members. This shows without a doubt that when the public get together and have a single-minded focus, then things can and will change. Other restaurants with unfair tipping policies should be looking at this and following suit." Samuel Hughes - Petition Starter
    89,192 Signatures
    Created by Sam Hughes