Source Free-Range Animal Products
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Source Free-Range Animal Products

    1. Petition by

      Shannon Randolph

      Stanford, CA

Whenever possible I buy free-range or humanely raised meat for two major reason: it's more humane to the animal, and it's healthier for us to eat animals that have eaten a diverse diet and have moved around as animals should.  As a meat eater this is something I do to practice ethical eating.

The added benefit to proper husbandry (though it also has a lot to do with the breed) is good taste. Treating an animal properly with a good diet and exercise also means that its meat tastes fuller and richer.

Trader Joe's is my go-to store, along with millions in the US, due to its great customer service and low prices on unique food items. Unfortunately, TJs fails customers who care about their own health and that of the planet by sourcing meats mostly from battery farmed animals. I kindly demand that the company begin sourcing at least 20% free-range meat options, with a goal to phase into sourcing at least 50% free-range meats. Be a leader and make the change, Trader Joe's!












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    1. Reached 250 signatures
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      Shannon Randolph
      Petition Organizer

      Trader Joe's cares about what its customers care about. So, we need to show them that at least 1000 of their customers want to see some changes in the store - beginning with free range meats being sold in greater quantities. We'll tackle other issues, like vegetable and fruit packaging next. We need your help to get more signatures. Please ask 10 (or more) friends, family or colleagues to sign this pledge.

      Post it to your facebook page, blog or a listerv that would be interested in this issue. Together, we can start to get humanely treated animal products sold at Trader Joe's.

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Camille Chautard WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is a great cause - let's make America healthy.

    • Bernard Roth STANFORD, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is the right thing to do.

    • Jeremy Smith OAKLAND, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Cause otherwise I won't shop at TJs.

    • Liza Randolph VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm signing from up in Canada. Maybe one day Trader Joe's will come to Canada, and will already be selling free range meat. TJ's--head north!

    • Ruth Anne Randolph TOWSON, MD
      • about 3 years ago

      We are all healthier if we eat free range meat and poultry. You can taste the difference.


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