Farm Sanctuary

22,306 supporters

Farm Sanctuary works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. We envision a world where the violence that animal agriculture inflicts upon people, animals and the environment has ended, and where instead we exercise values of compassion.

Started 2 petitions

Petitioning Tom Vilsack

Message to USDA: Cut the cheese subsidy!

Stop taxpayer handouts to the dairy industry! As people continue to switch from cow’s milk to plant-based milks, the demand for dairy products is plummeting. But as the dairy industry struggles, instead of lessening their production and thereby their impact on animals or better yet, moving into popular, healthy, and cruelty-free products, industry lobbyists are requesting – and receiving! – millions of dollars in taxpayer handouts. Please speak out against this egregious misuse of federal money. The government should promote fruits, vegetables, and other healthy plant foods, and not be subsidizing fat-laden, artery-clogging cheese that citizens are choosing to reject.  Please send a letter of protest to Secretary Vilsack. 

Farm Sanctuary
9,752 supporters
Petitioning Megan J. Brennan

Tell the U.S. Postal Service to ban shipments of live animals

Tell the U.S. Postal Service to Ban Shipments of Live Animals As impossible as it sounds, millions of newborn chicks and ducklings are being sent through the mail as if they were objects like books, clothing, and electronics.  Barely one-day old, these helpless babies are packed in dark boxes without food or water and sent on harrowing cross-country journeys that take up to 72 hours.  Often some of the chicks are dead by the time they reach their destination, which is why hatcheries often toss in “extra” animals just in case. These chicks are males for whom the industry has no use. These boy chicks are so devalued that the industry has even referred to them as nothing more than “packing material.” Farm Sanctuary is leading the fight to end this cruelty. We believe that farm animals should be treated as individuals, not warehoused on factory farms, or boxed, stamped, and sent through the mail without any legal oversight whatsoever. If you agree that living animals should not be shipped through the mail like catalog purchases, then please sign Farm Sanctuary’s petition to the U.S. Postmaster General. 

Farm Sanctuary
12,554 supporters