• Petitioned Yoplait

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Yoplait

Re-design their packaging to stop killing wildlife

    1. Susan Bienvenu
    2. Petition by

      Susan Bienvenu

      Falls Church, VA

Yoplait yogurt cups are designed with a smaller top than base. The top is just the right size to allow smaller wildlife to insert their heads to lick the residue in the container. When the animal attempts to withdraw their head from the container, the edge on the inside of the container catches in the fur, thus trapping the animal's head. They cannot get food or water while in this situation. Skunks in particular die from this because they cannot push the containers off of their heads.

A recent article explains it better: http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2011/09/16/news/doc4e72932405aee015982291.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Yoplait has resisted making significant changes to their packaging despite repeated calls from animal advocates to do so. Small wildlife pays a deadly price for Yoplait's trademark container.
Yoplait responds to the calls to change the packaging by putting a printed request on the container for the consumer to crush the cup. This is clearly not enough.
Tell Yoplait to stop endangering wildlife. They can do this by halting the use of this dangerous container design.

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    • S. Young CONCORD, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      I have seen wildlife caught in packaging traps. It's horrible. And yes, these packages look lovely, but are almost designed to trap.

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    • Linda Marshall WAINWRIGHT, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Yes, changing packaging can be expensive. However, an ad campaign explaining why you changed will gain you lots of fabulous publicity. Until the change is made, I'm boycotting Yoplait, and telling everyone I know to.

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    • Ligita Mikelsons MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I rinse a yogurt container after each usage. That way, there's nothing in there to entice an animal. Besides, if it's recycled, it should be washed out anyway, and if not, it should be in a sealed garbage container.

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    • Shannon Pennell ARLINGTON, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This issue was in the news years ago; I'm shocked Yoplait has still done nothing about it. It's even a bad design consumer-wise--hard to get a spoon in and out of the corners. Yoplait, seriously--if you change this and make a big deal of it, you'll get more fans than ever.

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    • Jon Banks SUNNYVALE, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a wildlife conservationist. Clearly, if small animals die, big animals cannot eat them and they die too. Ultimately the ecological balance is disturbed.

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