Clear Channel: Allow PSA Billboards to Expose Animal Abuse
  • Petitioning William Eccleshare

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CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings
William Eccleshare
Communications VP of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings
Jason King
Chief Communications Officer of Clear Channel Communications
Lisa Dollinger
General Counsel of Clear Channel Communications
Robert H. Walls

Clear Channel: Allow PSA Billboards to Expose Animal Abuse

    1. Petition by

      Farm Animal Rights Movement

The American public is hungry for knowledge about the truth behind food production- and they have a right to know! Each year, World Day for Farmed Animals seeks to expose the public to the unpleasant realities faced by animals used for meat, dairy and eggs.

That's why we were shocked and disappointed to learn that Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings has deemed 4 billboard concepts unfit for their Public Service Announcement (PSA) program in every market of the country - even when an age-specific warning for graphic material was added to the website. Attempts to clarify what steps could be taken to modify the billboards went unanswered by Clear Channel.

World Day for Farmed Animals is October 2, so we need your help urgently in asking Clear Channel to accept our ads into their PSA program rather than censoring our message of compassion for all.

Animal agribusiness goes to great lengths to hide their operations. The shocking truth includes practices such as:
- Baby animals being taken from their mothers at birth, only to be killed immediately or raised in confinement
- Painful castration of piglets, branding of cows, and searing off of chicken's beaks
- A gruesome and terrifying slaughter, often while fully conscious

 

Recent attempts to pass "ag-gag" legislation banning the videography and photography of animal operations is a clear demonstration of this larger attempt to keep consumers in the dark. And given that these attempted laws failed in all 11 states they were introduced in this year, it is just as clear that the public won't allow this information to be hidden.

Sign the petition now to join the growing movement demanding transparency in our food production system. Tell Clear Channel to accept FARM's PSA's, which meet the standards they've previously set for our educational billboards.

And, if you're still in the dark about animal agribusiness, you can educate yourself with a short video at www.InformedConsumer.com

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. We reached our first goal!

      We shattered our goal of 1,000 signatures - thank you everyone! Unfortunately, Clear Channel has not yet budged, so we need to keep the pressure on. Can you help us get 700 more signatures so that all 2,000 of us can tell Clear Channel that animal abuse should not be censored?

      Thanks so much,

      Michael A. Webermann
      FARM Executive Director

      P.S. Here's a glimpse at another one of our banned billboards. Why are agribusiness and Clear Channel trying to hide?!?
      https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1240001_10153202287445632_290959517_n.jpg

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
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      Thanks to everyone who has signed this petition! We're very close to 1,000 signatures, so please share, share, SHARE!

    5. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Suzanne Sultan AUSTRALIA
      • 13 days ago

      animals are like children. they FEEL pain!!!

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    • John Fritz WEST FORK, AR
      • about 1 month ago

      Because the world needs more humaneness.

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    • Sandra Johnson CONCORD, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      People should be able to make informed choices, they can't when the truth is hidden.

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    • Kathy Gleason CONCORD, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Consumers MUST know how their food is raised and "processed"!

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    • Harry Dinzes SUN VALLEY, NV
      • about 1 month ago

      Everyone needs to know...

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