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Stop Supporting Factory Farm Cruelty

Starbucks is supposed to stand for something more than coffee. They even have an animal welfare policy that claims to opposed cruelty to animals. So why is Starbucks supporting intensive confinement of animals? Battery cage farms cram egg-laying hens into tiny wire cages. With less room than a sheet of computer paper to live in for virtually their entire lives, these poor animals are unable to spread their wings or engage in any of their natural behaviors. This outdated agricultural practice is so cruel that it is already illegal in the entire European Union and several states in the US. Thankfully, we've also seen lots of movement away from battery cages in the private sector, too. In the last few years, some of the worlds largest restaurant chains and food service providers—places like Aramark, Sodexo, McDonalds, and more—have made commitments to phase out this horrible practice from their supply chain. Despite this progress, Starbucks sources the vast majority of their eggs from cruel battery cage farms. Please, sign our petition and let Starbucks know that consumers do not want to be supporting this kind of extreme animal cruelty with their dining dollars. It's time for Starbucks to do the right thing and end their support of farms that still use outdated battery cage systems.

The Humane League
135,149 supporters
Petitioning NIKE

Tell These Companies: It's Time To Dump Trump!

Donald Trump's brand is bigoted bullying. His commentary has been increasingly reckless and racially charged -- and his conduct has been exposed as predatory. For example: Trump bragged about sexual assaulting women, claiming that he can get away anything because of his celebrity. Trump attacked Mexicans, calling them "murderers" and "rapists." Trump endorsed and encouraged violence against Black Lives Matter as well as other anti-Trump demonstrators Attacked female critics in the media by suggesting that they were having their period or by explicitly calling them ugly. Said that he would seriously look into getting rid of all the Muslims in the United States. Several weeks after saying that, he put out an official policy that called for banning all Muslims from entering the United States. Trump's conduct has gotten so extreme that even mainstream and venerable news outlets have started comparing his conduct to fascism. Many of Trump's major business already cut ties with him. NBC and Macy's as well as many other companies that do business with Trump ended their relationship over the summer. It's a good start. But there's more work to do. This petition is targeting remaining Trump business associations: 1) Did you know that many of the Trump buildings are not actually owned by Trump? They're actually owned by other property companies and they pay Donald Trump to license his name and put it on the building. These companies should stop paying Trump to use his name and remove his name from their buildings. 2) Over the years, Donald Trump has bragged many times that Gucci and Nike placed their flagship stores in Trump buildings. He's very proud of these stores and these business deals. Donald Trump uses Gucci and Nike's brand recognition to legitimize his bigoted bullying. Gucci and Nike should no longer allow for Trump to do this. They should reconsider their business deals with Donald Trump and begin exploring relocating their flagship stores. 3) Starbucks has coffee shops in Trump properties. Trump's brand is wildly inconsistent with Starbucks' brand. Not only that, but recently Trump actually called for a boycott of Starbucks, claiming that Starbucks was engaging in a war on Christmas. Starbucks should reconsider its business arrangements with Trump and pursue relocating those stores, 4) Kitchen Aid is the named sponsor of the PGA Senior Golf Championship. Donald Trump spent many years lobbying for a major golf tournament and was awarded the 2017 Kitchen Aid PGA Senior Golf Championship. Trump is very proud of this. Kitchen Aid should not allow for Donald Trump's dangerous bigoted bullying to be rewarded. Accordingly, they should push to move the tournament to another location (as many less prestigious golf events have already done). Follow The #DumpTrump Effort On Facebook:

Angelo Carusone
93,188 supporters
Petitioning Starbucks, CEO Howard Schultz and COO Kevin Johnson

Starbucks: Give paid parental leave to dads

I am so disappointed to learn that Starbucks doesn’t offer dads any paid parental leave. Starbucks offers 6 weeks paid parental leave to new moms as well as to adoptive parents - but leaves out birth dads. That doesn’t make any sense!  I'm a new dad, and I love Starbucks. After my son was born, we spent countless afternoons cruising our neighborhood together. We have a regular route, and it always starts with dad getting a little treat at the nearby Starbucks. The staff were always so nice to us, and it was a warm and welcoming environment for a new dad who was often in a sleepless haze.I am asking Starbucks to update its policy to catch up with the modern standard for paid parental leave and include dads.I think of Starbucks as a forward-thinking and modern company - one that would recognize that all parents should be able to be there when a new child arrives. As a father, I know that taking time to bond with a new child is critical for families.As one of the largest employers in the country, I’m asking that Starbucks update their paid parental leave policy to include dads - because it’s good for families, and they’re a great business who has a chance to be even better.If you want to read more about the paid family leave practices at the largest employers in the country, check out the new report by PL+US.

Matt and PL+US
47,636 supporters
Petitioning Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, Luigi Bonini, Chris Carr, Adam Brotman, Aimee Johnson

Starbucks: Take the Next Step and Offer a Vegan Food Menu!

Starbucks was one of the first national coffee chains to offer soy milk, and in the past year, the company has also added coconut milk to its menu as well as announced the expansion of its Animal Welfare-Friendly Practices. In light of these positive steps forward, Starbucks should continue its progress by taking the next step: offer vegan food options!      Right now, a growing number of consumers looking for dairy-free coffee beverages can turn to Starbucks for soy milk or coconut milk – but that’s where Starbuck’s menu falls short.  Plant-based food options are limited to oatmeal and a few pre-packaged fruit-based snacks. By expanding its food menu to include hearty meat-, egg-, and dairy-free options such as vegan muffins or a protein-packed breakfast sandwich, Starbucks would give existing customers more choices while also reaching out to a new customer-base. This simple change will allow so many more customers to add a breakfast item with their coffee, stay for lunch, enjoy a pastry, or grab some food to go. Recent market trend research shows that vegan eating is hitting the mainstream. A recent restaurant industry journal noted that “Millennials are increasingly interested in vegan cuisine, and more than 60 percent consume meat alternatives.” Consumer interest in plant-based food and drink has become so widespread that Starbucks acknowledges that its decision to add coconut milk was based on customer requests – it was one of the “most popular My Starbucks Ideas of all time!” Other national chains similar to Starbucks are already responding to the consumer interest in plant-based options. For example, in addition to dairy-free milk for coffee, Le Pain Quotidien’s menu features several hearty vegan options from breakfast through dessert, Au Bon Pain has a daily vegan soup, and Einstein Bros Bagels offers hummus or peanut butter toppings for bagels. It is clear that consumer demand is shifting towards healthier and more humane foods, and Starbucks has taken the first steps to respond. Now it’s time for the company to take the next step -- and take the lead -- by offering a substantial plant-based food options.  Starbucks has already shown that it listens to consumer requests, so please sign this petition to let the company know that you appreciate the dairy-free milk options, and you’re ready for a vegan food menu!

Jane Velez-Mitchell and Compassion Over Killing
24,180 supporters
Petitioning Mr. Howard D. Schultz

Starbucks and Coffee Bean: Support the fight to end the dog and cat meat trade worldwide

Please join me in asking Starbucks and The Coffee Bean and their top executives to help put a stop to the cruel dog and cat meat industry worldwide. Every year millions of dogs and cats are beaten, boiled alive, skinned alive, and dismembered before slaughter. This is done while all the others, starved and dehydrated, wait terrified in nearby filthy cages. There is a belief that the adrenaline released by the animals makes the meat tastier and gives it health benefits. This is barbaric that anyone would even entertain torturing another living being for such a purpose. Lets ask Starbucks and Coffee Bean to help. They have businesses located all throughout the world; including China, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and other countries that participate in this shameful industry. These two huge companies can put political, economic and social pressure on their governments to put a stop to this and enact laws protecting these helpless animals. Let's also encourage Starbucks and Coffee Bean to help give incentives for these dog farmers and butchers to possibly go into the coffee and tea business instead.

Elizabeth Burke
23,669 supporters
Petitioning Starbucks

Starbucks: Stop charging an extra 60 cents for dairy alternatives

Whether it's because of an allergy, or for health, ethical, or medical reasons, a growing number of the population can not drink dairy milk. With its increasing popularity (Starbucks has 3 variants of non dairy milk now!) it is time to stop charging more for non-dairy milk on top of your already expensive drinks. Please sign to send the message out to Starbucks! 

Devon N
11,981 supporters
Petitioning Starbucks

Stop using bugs to color your strawberry flavored drinks

It was recently discovered that the Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino as well as the Strawberry Smoothies at Starbucks contain cochineal extract. So what is cochineal extract? Well, simply stated… bugs. Cochineal extract is a red dye made out of dried female cochineal insects. Reports indicate it takes 70,000 cochineal to produce 1 pound of the red dye. Known to cause a rare, but severe allergic reactions in some individuals, the FDA requires manufacturers to list the “cochineal” in the ingredient’s list. Once promoted as vegan-friendly drinks (when made with soy milk), the strawberry beverages at Starbucks are no longer an option to those following a plant-based diet. Additionally, the drinks are not safe for those following a kosher diet. In response to a recent article on This Dish is Veg that warned readers of the cochineal extract, Starbucks provided the following statement: “At Starbucks, we strive to carry products that meet a variety of dietary lifestyles and needs. We also have the goal to minimize artificial ingredients in our products. While the strawberry base isn’t a vegan product, it helps us move away from artificial dyes.” While it’s commendable to move away from artificial ingredients, there are other natural means to achieve the red coloring. Red beet, black carrot, purple sweet potato and paprika are all-natural alternatives to artificial dyes and safe for those with dietary restrictions. (And those who don’t want crushed bugs in their designer drink.) Please let Starbucks know, you don’t want bugs in your drink!

Daelyn Fortney
6,648 supporters
Petitioning Starbucks

Save La Boulange from Closure by Starbucks

In 2012, Starbucks bought beloved Bay Area bakery/cafe chain, La Boulange, for $100 million in an effort to improve their quality of baked goods. For the last 3 years, they were kind enough to keep the Bay Area's favorite bakery/cafe chain running, even expanded the number of stores, and created larger storefronts that are widely popular in the Inner Sunset and West Portal neighborhoods. However, in June 2015, Starbucks announced that it will be shuttering all La Boulange locations by September 2015 because they "weren't sustainable for the company's long-term growth." Starbucks- you can't come in, buy out our local cafes, and close them all. We don't care about your long-term growth; we care about keeping around a Bay Area icon!   Someone, please save La Boulange. If you want someone to buy out the chain or stop Starbucks from closing the stores, please sign.

Catherine Cocke
1,323 supporters
Petitioning porto, Câmara Municipal do Porto, Timeout , Starbucks

Stop Starbucks at S.Bento Train Station

Vamos impedir Starbucks de abrir uma loja na Estacao de S.Bento A cidade do Porto e Portugal, possui uma qualidade de cafe', ao nivel da melhor tradicao Italiana. Nao precisa de Multinacionais do cafe', como Starbucks, com a sua ma' qualidade, a especular nos precos das lojas e pondo lojas particulares, fora de negocio. Vamos manter a cidade, longe das cadeias mundiais de Restauracao, protegendo os negocios pequenos. Porto City and Portugal have high quality of coffee in the best Italian traditions. It doesn't need chains like Starbucks with its lousy coffee, speculating on premises prices and running small businesses to the ground. Let's keep Porto City from being over run by world chains, protecting the local gems.

carlos almeida
1,237 supporters