Tell Starbucks to stand against cruelty to animals and offer a humane alternative
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Howard Schultz

Tell Starbucks to stand against cruelty to animals and offer a humane alternative

    1. Amy Coryer
    2. Petition by

      Amy Coryer

      San Antonio, TX

Attached is a picture of Bob, a calf I sponsor that is currently residing at The Gentle Barn in California.  Bob is one of the calves rescued from the E-6 Cattle Company in Castro County, Texas, where horrific cruelty was taking place.  Unwanted calves were starved, beaten in the head with hammers, shot with defective guns that did not kill them but left them suffering, and inexcusable abuse by workers.  Please visit the Mercy for Animals website to see the entire story.  The video is hard to watch but necessary to bring to light the crimes that are taking place at many dairy farms across this country.  Aside from torturing and killing unwanted calves, the milking cows are subjected to a lifetime of suffering including, but not limited, to lifetime confinement in close indoor quarters, discomfort and injuries caused by inappropriate flooring and housing, lack of daylight and fresh air, social stress and injuries caused by overcrowding, and restriction of natural maternal behaviour (calves taken from their mothers at birth causing great stress to the mother and the calf).

STARBUCKS has chosen not to purchase its dairy products from a source that carries the "Certified Humane Raised and Handled" label, or another certified humane label.  Further, Starbucks has refused to carry Almond Milk at its stores, which is a healthy and humane alternative to dairy and soy milk.  Studies show that soy milk actually has very serious negative medical side effects and doctors are recommending against ingestion of soy milk.  Please sign this petition asking Starbucks to offer Almond Milk as a healthy and humane alternative and then begin the process of moving its dairy purchases to a source that carries the "Certified Humane Raised and Handled" label.  Starbucks needs to know that its customers want to be able to enjoy a latte without being responsible for harm to these precious cows and calves.  We pay enough for a latte that we should demand certified humane dairy products or, at the very least, a humane and healthy alternative, Almond Milk.  Starbucks has a social and corporate responsibility to do so.

We're not seeking equality between humans and animals ... just an understanding that animals feel pain equally.

 

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. 1,000 signatures reached!

      Amy Coryer
      Petition Organizer

      We just had another signature to make 1,000. I'm going to send another letter to the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, and ask him if 1,000 people saying the same thing in any way convinces him to listen. Please ask friends to sign! Thank you!

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Amy Coryer
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone for signing this petition. I need the help of as many people I can get to reach Starbucks. Please tell your friends about this petition and let's write letters to Mr. Schultz of Starbucks to encourge him to read about what happens at these dairy farms and take a stand with us. A lot of people just don't know. Of the 35 million weekly customers of Starbucks, I bet 34.5 million are just simply ignorant of what really goes on at dairy farms. They picture happy cows in the pasture getting milked once a day. We have to educate the CEO, Starbucks' Board and, most of all, Starbucks customers.

    5. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Katie Ruth THIENSVILLE, WI
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you Amy for starting this petition! I agree we must all stick together until animal abuse it put to end all over the world. These are sick sick people who do this.

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    • Susan Adkins COATS, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      BOOOOO on Starbucks!

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    • Fred Watson BALDWINSVILLE, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I will boycott Starbucks (and encourage everyone I know to do the same), until you do the humane thing ...SHAME ON YOU!!

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    • Saran Singh ANTELOPE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I love Starbucks and the atmosphere but they need to stand up against animal cruelty. I hope they do because many other companies will follow their footsteps to make sure all animals are treated equally. It's time to be responsible.

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    • JOHN wHITE FORT WORTH, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      What are you afraid it might cost you a dime more to save some innocent animals life.. until you do this i will not go back to Starbucks, and will pass it on to everyone I know.

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