05/09/2012 09:06 am ET Updated May 09, 2012

Animal Rights, Sex Trafficking, LGBT Issues: 10 Petitions To Sign Right Now To Make A Difference

We can’t help but to follow along closely as heartbreaking stories about young girls getting trafficked and gay Boy Scouts volunteers getting fired unfold.

But as these injustices perpetuate, sometimes just reading these pieces, and sharing them with our friends, doesn’t feel like enough.

It often gets to a point where we want to stand up for the teacher who was fired for helping her students organize a Trayvon Martin fundraiser and make sure that babies, like Caylee Anthony, are better protected when they disappear.

To do more than just shake our heads at the latest scandalous headlines, we've rounded up 10 stories of injustice, and the petitions you can sign, to help make a difference in the lives of those who are suffereing

Check out these 10 petitions below