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Discovery Communications, Inc. is an American global mass media and entertainment company based in Silver Spring, Maryland. The company started as a single channel in 1985, The Discovery Channel.


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Petitioning Banco Santander, Papa Francesco Bergoglio, BBVA, Nickelodeon, Discovery Communications, FOX News, Netflix, Cartoon Network, Nintendo, NIKE, CenturyTel, Walt Disney, Jeff Bezos, CLAUDIA

Sigamos a @juandacrece​contuayuda en Instagram para lograr su tratamiento en Tailandia.

#3milpesosporjuanda #juandamejoraentailandia #sindromedemorsier Sigue a @juandacreoce.cntuayuda en instagram aquí , si logramos 50mil seguidores que donen $3.000 pesos colombianos ó $1 USD lograremos la meta! ¡Juanda podrá ver y crecer mejor con un tratamiento en Tailandia, ayúdanos a llevarlo! Juanda will be able to see and grow better with a treatment in Thailand, help us! Juan David es nuestro pequeño de 5 años diagnosticado a los 3 meses de nacido con una 'enfermedad rara' llamada Síndrome de De Morsier, o Displasia Septoóptica, en la Clínica Colombia en Bogotá; sus nervios ópticos no están sanos, no tiene quiasma óptico, cuerpo calloso, ni algunas hormonas; todo esto le resta a su desarrollo global y cognitivo y a su visión por supuesto; sin embargo es un niño feliz, inteligente y amado, está en kinder y asiste a terapias... Pero sus papás queremos agotar todas las opciones y lo que sea posible para su mejoría. Hay un tratamiento para él, solo que es en Tailandia, en el Hospital Better Being con la tecnología Beike, que resulta muy costoso por supuesto, y es por eso que requerimos de tu ayuda para reunir 40mil dólares con plazo aproximado hasta febrero de 2022. Mi cuenta en Colombia Davivienda 488407566485 ahorros María Fernanda Serrato Daviplata o Nequi 3195982711 Ayúdanos! Él es nuestra luz, y nosotros + ustedes seremos la de él ! :) Sigue la campaña con #3milpesosporjuanda #JuandamejoraenTailandia ...Gracias!!! (Por supuesto enviaré avances de la campaña y del tratamiento). Follow to @juandacrece.contuayuda on instagram here , if we achieve 50K followers who donate $3,000 Colombian pesos or $ 1 USD, we will will meet the goa!!!! Juan David is our 5-year-old boy diagnosed at 3 months of age with a 'rare disease' called De Morsier Syndrome, or Septo-Optic Dysplasia, at the Clínica Colombia in Bogotá; his optic nerves are not in good shape, he has no optic chiasma, corpus callosum and lacks some hormones; all these keep him from his overall and cognitive development and his vision of course; However, he is a happy, intelligent and beloved child, he is in kindergarten and goes to therapies ... But his parents want to exhaust all the options and what is possible for his improvement. There is a treatment for him, just that it is in Thailand, in the Better Being Hospital with Beike technology, which is very expensive, of course, and that is why we need your help to raise $40,000 with a term until January 2022. My account in Davivienda 0550488407566485 savings, María Fernanda Serrato. Colombia. Daviplata and Nequi 3195982711  Help us ... He is our light, and with your help, we are his light forever! Thank you! Follow us with #3milpesosporjuanda #JuandamejoraenTailandia (Of course, we will send progress of the campaign and treatment).  

María Fernanda Serrato Rodríguez
54,639 supporters
Petitioning Ministerio de salud, Discovery Communications, CNN, Comisión Salud Diputados, Comisión Senadores Salud, colegio de matronas de chile, SEREMI SALUD, Sebastián Piñera, Ministerio de la Mujer, Emilio ...

Modificar a favor de las matronas el código sanitario de Chile

Las matronas y matrones de Chile exigimos que la Contraloría revoque el dictamen que nos quita la exclusividad en las áreas de Ginecología, Obstetricia y Neonatología. Es decir, este nuevo dictamen inválida la NORMA 21, la cual habilita nuestras tareas.  El trabajo de una matrona es: Velar por los derecho sexuales y reproductivos de la mujer chilena y su familia, a lo largo de todo el ciclo vital familiar, enfocado en modelo de salud familiar en Chile, la cual abordar desde lo fisiológico y lo patológico, por profesionales idóneos y con formación enfocado en lo integral en el ciclo vital de grupo social primario que es la familia. Matronas y matrones han contribuido a través de este tiempo a mejorar la salud de las mujeres y sus familias a través de diferentes acciones sanitarias del ámbito de la salud sexual y reproductiva, lo que se ha expresado en la disminución de las tasas de mortalidad materna e infantil llegando a las cifras actuales. El aporte de las matronas y matrones no se ha limitado a la salud sexual y reproductiva, se ha extendido a los ámbitos de gestión en salud, destacándose en cargos directivos en los niveles de atención primaria y secundaria. El 1° de septiembre de 2010, el MINSAL a través de la Resolución Exenta N° 678 “APRUEBA NORMA GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVA N° 21, “ADMINISTRACION DEL CUIDADO DE PROFESIONALES MATRONAS Y MATRONES PARA LA ATENCION CERRADA”, tiene como propósito establecer las normas generales para operacionalizar el “Modelo de Administración del Cuidado de Profesionales Matronas y Matrones para la Atención Cerrada” de los Servicios y/o Unidades deHospitalización de Obstetricia, Ginecología, Neonatología, Urgencia Gineco-Obstétrica y Pabellón Quirúrgico Gineco-Obstétrico en los Establecimientos Hospitalarios de Alta y Mediana complejidad, e implementar los procedimientos técnicos y administrativos que aseguren los mejores resultados en la atención de los usuarios. Esta norma responde a la definición del artículo 117 del Código Sanitario y lo dispuesto en los artículos 118, 119, 124 y 125 de dicho cuerpo legal, y al nuevo ordenamiento orgánico funcional para el modelo de atención en salud, establecido en los artículos 31, 35 y 36 del D.F.L. N° 1, de 2005, del Ministerio de Salud, que fija el texto refundido, coordinado y sistematizado del Decreto Ley N° 2.763, de 1979, y de las leyes Nº 18.933 y N° 18.469, y en el artículo 44 del Decreto Supremo Nº 140 / 2005, Reglamento Orgánico de los Servicios de Salud. Es decir, otorga la exclusividad de la gestión de los Servicios Clínicos y/o Unidades de Hospitalización de Obstetricia, Ginecología, Neonatología, Urgencia Obstétrica y Pabellones Quirúrgicos Gineco-Obstétricos de los establecimientos de alta y mediana complejidad, atención de la Salud Sexual y Reproductiva a lo largo de todo el ciclo vital familiar de las mujeres e involucrados de nivel primario y secundario del Sistema Nacional de los Servicios de Salud, a las matronas y matrones por sus competencias y formación técnica, gracias al merito y su autonomía  a lo largo de los años, delegando funciones medicas, generado un impacto económico, social, cultural,entre otras, disminuyendo así las tasas se morbilmortalidad maternas, perinatales y neonatales. Son 180 años de historia que quiere borrar la Contraloría. Nosotros somos un referente mundial, en esta área. Por eso los invitamos a unirse a nuestro pedido.  Firma y comparte. 

Alejandra Silva Gonzalez
51,779 supporters
Petitioning The Food Network, Discovery Channel, FARM , Discovery Communications

Food Network: Compassion in the Kitchen

With 385+ Food Network shows, isn’t it time for programming that will reach a new, growing demographic with a 100% vegan cooking show? Assured 85 million people who identify as vegan and a good percentage of the 775 million who are vegetarians worldwide would tune in if the network launched a plant-based/vegan cooking show. The demand for meat-free food in the UK alone increased by 987% in 2017 and the U.S. is on a similar track. In 2018 the global vegan food market’s worth was $12.7 billion and is expected to rise to $24 billion in 2025. In 2019 the plant-based food sector grew by 11% (compared to 2% in the overall retail food sector) and the rising popularity of plant-based is irrefutable. Roughly 40% of North Americans are including more vegan ingredients in their diet and, of course, this equates to an even larger viewing audience for the network. The whole-food plant-based practitioners, the ethical vegans, the health conscious, the animals, and the planet all win when we consider compassion in the kitchen. With all of the talented vegan chefs, there's no shortage of people who would jump at the chance to host and share their vegan recipes. Considering all the plant-based options that replace virtually every ingredient, the odds of a vegan program being a success are very high and the recipes are endless. If the hurdle is a concern over advertising dollars look no further than Smithfield, Tyson, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, KFC, PepsiCo (with expanded partnerships with Beyond Meat), Perdue, Hormel and others, with massive advertising budget and who are expanding their product lines to include more plant-based products. Let’s send the Food Network a strong message and show there's demand for a heart healthy, earth-friendly, animal-saving, plant-based/vegan cooking show.  

Farm Animal Rights Movement
27,707 supporters
Petitioning HGTV, Discovery Communications, TLC, DIY network, National Association of Realtors

Make Pool Fences the Norm in Home Renovation TV Shows to Help End Childhood Drowning

Dear HGTV, TLC, and National Association of Realtors,  I witnessed a child drown. It was fast, it was silent, and we never imagined it would happen. By the time we realized what was unfolding, it was too late. I have since thrust myself into the drowning prevention world, surrounded mostly by bereaved families who are forced to relive their nightmare daily. The harsh truth is tragedy-stricken families have been doing this work for decades and yet, I never knew the intensity of the risk until a child drowned in front of me. We need to change our culture, and we won’t be able to with the same platform that continues to fail the nearly 1,000 kids who drown each year in the United States. Half of these children are less than 5 years old and most commonly drowning in pools when they were in the house and not expected to be near water. A toddler can drown in 30 seconds and never be revived. Drowning is the number 1 reason a healthy child will die before they reach kindergarten, and we need your help.  Reality TV shows have fundamentally changed how our culture approaches home buying and home renovating. HGTV alone has over 95 million viewers. Homes across America now feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and even shiplap, trends all stemming from TV influencers. I can’t help but wonder, “What would happen if self-latching pool fences were the new trend?” How many families would be spared the grief of finding their child submerged, lifeless in the water?  I recognize it is not intentional neglect on the part of any major networks or realtors, but the systematic oversight of pool fences in home sales and renovations is irresponsible. A four-sided fence separating a pool from the house and yard can reduce the risk of drowning by 83%. Here is what we beg of you:  Make pool fences a non-negotiable in the budget for any homeowner. Kids drown in their neighbor’s pools too.  Every time a family with young children purchases a home with a pool, consider sharing this PSA from the American Academy of Pediatrics featuring my friend, Nicole Hughes, who bravely faces the world to fight for other people’s children after losing her own son, Levi, to a pool with no fence. (They also have a 15 second version available).  Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4 and #2 for 5-14. You have a platform to reach millions and a responsibility to prevent these tragic deaths for generations. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Halle Quezada, mom, teacher, and witness to tragedy with support from her friends at Parents Preventing Childhood Drowning: Nicole Hughes, Levi's MomJenny Bennet, Jackson's Mom (pictured)Keri Evans Morrison, Jake's MomJennifer Witmer, Zane's MomSophia Brizeus, Soraya's MomKristina Andrews, Kourtney's MomDeonesia Grays, Bria's MomHeather Spurlock, Steven's MomCarmen Glasser, Co-Founder of NonProfit Swim Safe ForeverLiz Huber, Founder of the CAST Water Safety FoundationTina Whitehead Baron, Swim Instructor and Owner Little Otter Swim AcademyKasey Newlon, ISR Swim InstructorLisa Adams Bolin, ISR Swim InstructorKaren Tillis Faust, ISR Swim InstructorTracy Wheeler, ISR Swim InstructorLauren A Wilt, ISR Swim InstructorBeverly Sack, ISR Swim Instructor Ellen Rome, MD, MPH, FAAPHead, Center for Adolescent MedicineCleveland Clinic Children’s HospitalReference:https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Pool-Dangers-Drowning-Prevention-When-Not-Swimming-Time.aspxNot a single pool fence installed, several removed, even in homes with swing-sets: https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/outdoor-remodel/before-and-after-swimming-pool-transformations-pictures

Halle Quezada
6,647 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Discovery Communications, Stephen Dost, Discovery ID

Discovery ID: No Means No! Stop Your Exploitive Program, “Village of The Damned”

Despite protests from victims’ families and community leaders, Discovery has chosen to premiere its show, inaccurately depicting a series of unrelated, tragic events around the small town of Dryden, NY, over a ten-year period, throughout the holidays–the very time many of the events happened. This series is not an attempt to inquire, investigate, help or to heal.  It is voyeurism of human suffering and tragedy. It misrepresents and commoditizes grief. It disrespects those whose lives it depicts. EXPLOITING TRAGEDY / IGNORING VICTIMS From early on in the production, key family members of victims portrayed in this series objected to and protested its creation. In lengthy personal conversations with producer, Stephen Dost, of Red Marble Media, victims’ families pleaded with him to stop, explaining the damage and retraumatization this would bring by forcing the families to relive their experiences on Discovery’s and Red Marble Media’s terms. They asked, they pleaded, and they were ignored. One of the aspects that makes trauma so debilitating is a lack of control or ability to influence life changing events.  These ignored pleas have caused fresh wounds for those preyed upon. There is no healing, rather additional trauma. Discovery’s unaccountable power is unacceptable to us and runs counter to Discovery's own corporate campaign, “Inspire a Difference.”   This initiative purports: "Raising awareness of domestic violence, civil rights, bullying, victims’ rights and healing." Discovery must hold their own programming choices accountable to the very principles they claim to champion. The Mayor of Dryden and eight local pastors support these protests and have signed a letter on behalf of the community.  You can read the letter here. The United Methodist Church Finger Lakes District Superintendent also wrote a letter of protest.  You can read his letter here. UNETHICAL PRODUCTION Healing and compassion have nothing to do with this program. The series title alone gives it away. “Village of the Damned” serves no purpose other than to cater to the macabre and prurient interests of viewers. It is instructive that other productions by Red Marble Media include Evil Lives Here, Grave Secrets, My Dirty Little Secret, Gates of Hell, and Most Evil. While some families participated in interviews, which we do not raise issue with, others strenuously objected to having their stories told in this way.  The producers ruthlessly persisted, misrepresenting their motives, claiming to be promoting healing while hearing from the mouths of the victims themselves that they were being caused stress and pain. The voices in this series are not a fair representation of the whole. Throughout filming, community members were misled about having the permission of the families principally involved in these events.   These lies have caused conflict, stressed our relationships with each other, and further isolated the very people this community has tried to hold with gentleness and healing grace.   MISLEADING MARKETING Contrary to Discovery’s assertion in press materials, Dryden residents and family members of victims did not “put their trust” in the production company. Though they were able to find some willing participants in the area, the producers of this program were repeatedly asked to halt production by far more who opposed it. In fact, producers were well aware of objections as they were denied interview space at a local church, a cafe, as well as school grounds because of community protest. Additionally, Discovery claims "two love stories turn to tragedy." In fact, relationships that end in murder are not love stories. They are stories of abuse, violence, and pain. Furthermore, this series creates a fictional community. Referencing the “village” of Dryden is misleading and inaccurate since most of the events did not happen in the village but in other towns. TRANSCENDING EXPLOITIVE MEDIA Promotion of “Village of the Damned” refers to a curse, and this is true. It is the curse of salacious programming that has been spawned within our country, unfortunately propagated by Discovery Channel. The real Village of the Damned lies within our media culture. With mass shootings becoming the new normal, with unimaginable suffering of victims and survivors, does this now represent the new normal on our public media response? Compassion replaced by self-interest, a tabloid-loving nation that respects neither the privacy nor suffering of its neighbors? There is no higher motive here, no transcendent reason to dismiss the needs of the victims. No overriding reason to open wounds that have yet to heal. Airing this program will prove the Discovery Channel is simply interested in profits over compassion, willing to take the common denominator of television to new lows. In the 1960 horror, sci-fi film of the same name, “Village of The Damned,” the aliens who take the form of children say, “You have to be taught to leave us alone.” Discovery Channel: Leave us alone! Please sign our petition to help us stop this series. Here are other ways to help: Twitter: Tweet your disgust to @DiscoveryID @DiscoveryComm @DostStephen @RedMarbleMedia “Village of the Damned” is Exploitative, Unethical and Misleading. LISTEN to and RESPECT victims! Let people tell their own stories on their own terms. Register your complaint at Discovery viewer relations: https://corporate.discovery.com/contact/viewer-relations/ Corporate campaign for victims: https://www.facebook.com/InspireADifference/ DiscoveryID Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery/

Lion Pride
5,631 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Discovery Channel, Discovery Communications...CEO David Zaslav

Discovery Channel: Cancel "Ted Nugent's Gun Country" or face a massive boycott of your channel

Ted Nugent is a twice convicted poacher and he participates in penned/canned hunts. He is an admitted pedophile, homophobe and misogynist. He constantly spews hate speech. He recently threatened The President of the United States and The Secretary of State. He stated that if Obama gets re-elected he will shoot him. His behaviour is volatile, obnoxious and arrogant. He recently told a reporter after getting asked a question he didn't agree with, that he should perform oral sex on him ( his words were more vile). When the female producer intervened she was told by Ted that he would f**k her. He is also a draft dodger and is a vocal anti-government proponent. As a former viewer and long time fan of the Discovery Channel, I am shocked and disappointed to know they would promote this hate speech spewing misogynist.The discovery channel used to be known for it's educational programming and content. Why on earth would they lower their standards to partner with this less than stable raving lunatic. I am urging everyone to boycott this channel until this filth is removed. Please join me in signing this petition and share it with everyone you can. National Geographic just cancelled their program featuring trophy hunter Melissa Bachman due to public pressure. We can do this!!! UPDATE: The first episode aired, unfortunately. It featured Ted killing a Scimitar Horned Oryx. An animal who is now extinct in the wild. This just makes it that much important to get the word out about Discovery's decision to promote Nugent.  

Maryann Holm
5,216 supporters