The Humane League

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Since our founding in 2005, our mission has been to save the lives of as many animals as possible and to reduce as much animal suffering as we can. We want a world where people, companies, and legislators are making choices that help and not hurt animals, a world in which all animals are treated with the same respect and compassion that we show to our beloved family dog or cat. We invest our time, money and energy where they will do the most good for the greatest number of animals. As a result, our primary focus is on farmed animal issues. Farmed animals represent over 98% of the animals used and killed in the United States, and because they are excluded from state anti-cruelty laws they suffer intensely on today's "factory farms."

Started 10 petitions

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Petitioning Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham: Stop Animal Cruelty

If Wyndham ran its hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals the way its egg suppliers run their factory farms, they would be filthy, small, overcrowded, and unsafe. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham Destinations have a dark secret. Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Wyndham’s global supply chain suffer in cruel cages. These cages are so small and packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Hundreds of companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Marriott International, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Best Western, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice.  Wyndham has recognized that cages are inhumane and outdated. In 2017, Wyndham Worldwide promised guests that it would go 100% cage-free globally, and Wyndham received public praise for the pledged move to higher welfare standards. In 2018, Wyndham Worldwide spun off into two companies -- both still holding the Wyndham name -- and deleted its cage-free commitment. Hens are still needlessly suffering for Wyndham. Customers are tired of false promises and hollow commitments.  Wyndham Destinations says: “we believe in hospitality with heart.” Wyndham Hotels and Resorts proudly states: “we hold ourselves to the highest standards. We’re responsible, truthful and transparent. We do the right thing...we honor our commitments.” It’s time for both these companies to take their words seriously; to do the right thing, act transparently, and show compassion to millions of animals that are suffering. It’s time to follow-through on their commitment and work to meet basic animal welfare standards. It’s time for all of Wyndham’s brands to make good on the promise to finally go 100% cage-free globally.  Please sign this petition to tell Wyndham that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

The Humane League
9,681 supporters
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Petitioning Conagra

Conagra — It’s time to do better for chickens

Consumers across the globe are demanding more transparency about where their food comes from — especially with regard to animal welfare. In response, companies are committing to doing better. From General Mills to Kraft-Heinz, corporations are adopting higher welfare standards that eliminate some of the worst forms of abuse commonly used in standard factory farming practices.However, there is one major company that lags behind its competitors by refusing to adopt a comprehensive animal welfare policy: Conagra. Conagra is one of America's top manufacturers, with many commonly used household brands, such as Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Marie Callender's, and Duncan Hines. You might think the company behind Birds Eye vegetables —and even Gardein— would take animal welfare seriously, but they're refusing to keep up with industry standards.Chickens raised for meat in Conagra’s supply chain are crammed into filthy, windowless barns — often only with space the size of a piece of paper in which to move. These social, intelligent animals are even forced to live in their own excrement, with ammonia levels so concentrated that many suffer from chemical burns. Sadly, the torture doesn’t end there. When these birds — who, like humans, experience pain and emotions — are brought to slaughter, they are violently shackled upside down. Their throats are then slit, often while they’re still conscious. The level of terror and suffering is unfathomable. If all of these other companies can take action to end this extreme cruelty, why can’t Conagra? Please join The Humane League in asking Conagra to stop using chickens who are forced to live in agony for their entire lives by signing and sharing this petition. Thank you for your support. A more compassionate world is possible with your help.

The Humane League
56,340 supporters
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Petitioning Best Western

Best Western: Stop Supporting Animal Abuse

Best Western prides itself on providing value to its customers. But at what cost? Why are Best Western’s guests served food that doesn’t even meet the standards of many low-end fast food companies and US prisons? Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Best Western’s global supply chain suffer in cruel, filthy cages.  Caged systems are unhygienic and overcrowded. They are so small and packed with so many birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Over 1,500 companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Marriott International, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group.  Best Western has a tagline: “Best Western for a Better World”. They claim that “Best Western takes care of countless guests every day. It's that same spirit of caring that drives [them] to support numerous charitable efforts around the world.” Best Western has fallen behind on animal welfare and millions of hens suffer as a result.  They have the power to make our world a better, more humane place for animals. It’s time for Best Western to extend its spirit of caring to the animals in its supply chain and commit to going 100% cage-free globally. Please sign this petition to tell Best Western that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

The Humane League
63,996 supporters
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Petitioning Hilton

Hilton: End Animal Cruelty

If Hilton ran its hotels the way its egg suppliers run their factory farms, they would be filthy, small, overcrowded, and unsafe. Hilton brands itself as an upscale and luxurious hotel company, but it has a dark secret. Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Hilton’s global supply chain suffer in cruel cages. These cages are so small and packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Over 1,500 companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Marriott International, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice. Hilton has recognized that cages are inhumane and outdated. It made cage-free commitments in 19 of the 106 countries in which it operates. Hilton promised customers that it would go cage-free by 2017, and received public praise for the pledged move to higher welfare standards. Unfortunately, Hilton failed to go cage-free in some of the countries that it promised and millions of hens continue to suffer for Hilton worldwide.  Customers are tired of false promises and hollow commitments. Hilton says: “one thing has always remained true – we are a group of people who are deeply committed to making our world a better place through our hospitality.”  Hilton has the power to make our world a better, more humane place for animals. It’s time for Hilton to finally go 100% cage-free globally. Please sign this petition to tell Hilton that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

The Humane League
6,476 supporters
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Petitioning Marriott International

Marriott: End Chicken Cruelty

If Marriott ran its hotels the way its egg suppliers run their factory farms, they would be filthy, small, overcrowded, and unsafe. Marriott brands itself as an upscale and luxurious hotel company, but it has a dark secret. Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Marriott’s global supply chain suffer in cruel cages. These cages are so small and packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Hundreds of companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Wyndham Worldwide, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice. Marriott has recognized that cages are inhumane and outdated. In 2013, it promised customers that it would go cage-free by 2015, and Marriott received public praise for the pledged move to higher welfare standards. Three years after that deadline, hens are still suffering for Marriott. Customers are tired of false promises and hollow commitments. Even Marriott’s own brand, Starwood, has made a global commitment to completely phase out cages by 2020. Marriott says: “How we do business is as important as the business we do.” Marriott needs to start prioritizing how it does business. It needs to follow-through on its commitments and work to meet basic animal welfare standards. It’s time for Marriott to make good on its promise to finally go 100% cage-free globally. Please sign this petition to tell Marriott that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

The Humane League
3,156 supporters
Petitioning Uber Eats, Dara Khosrowshahi, Barney Harford, Jason Droege, Rachel Holt, David Richter, Bozoma Saint John, Jeff Holden, Jill Hazelbaker, Daniel Graf

Uber Eats: End Your Partnership with McDonald's

After several scandals, Uber is supposedly turning over a new leaf: the company has a new CEO and has vowed to be more socially responsible. But Uber has yet to let go of one relic from its sordid past: its partnership with McDonald’s through Uber Eats.Branded “McDelivery,” this service brings animal cruelty to customers’ doors. Though dozens of other fast food giants, including Starbucks, Subway, and Burger King, have pledged to eliminate the worst animal abuses from their supply chains, McDonald’s refuses to release a meaningful chicken welfare commitment, allowing abhorrent practices to continue on its suppliers’ farms.Despite knowing about McDonald’s animal welfare issues, Uber Eats continues to promote McDonald’s more heavily than any of its other offerings. UberEats could focus on promoting the products of our local favorites, but instead many consumers will find the fast food giant McDonald’s at the top of their restaurant list in the app. Why is Uber Eats turning a blind eye to animal abuse?Please join The Humane League in calling on Uber to cancel McDelivery until McDonald’s lives up to its promise to take animal welfare seriously. This partnership has no place in the portfolio of a company striving to do right by the world.

The Humane League
33,956 supporters
Petitioning Wells Fargo, Timothy Sloan, Michael Loughlin, John Shrewsberry, Hope Hardison, Zachary Kalemba, Steve Easterbrook, Kevin Ozan, Richard Levy, Mary Mack, Avid Modjtabai, Johnathan Weiss

Wells Fargo: Use Your Influence to Stop Animal Cruelty

Chances are, you or someone you know has a bank account with Wells Fargo. It’s one of the largest banks in the world and almost everyone is familiar with this company. But most people don’t know about Wells Fargo’s close relationship with the nation’s biggest fast-food chain: McDonald’s. Not only is Wells Fargo/Wells Fargo Advisors a top institutional holder of McDonald’s stock, it also has a special financing program for McDonald’s franchise operators, and until recently the companies even shared 2 board members.Wells Fargo’s close relationship with McDonald’s is bad business because it means working with a company that supports extreme animal cruelty.Right now, McDonald’s is the subject of a nationwide boycott because of its outdated and ineffective animal welfare policies. The restaurant refuses to enact standards that would prevent some of the cruelest factory farming practices, despite the fact that many of its competitors, including Subway, Starbucks, and Burger King have already vowed to stop supporting these abuses. And yet, Wells Fargo has continued to invest in McDonald’s and its franchisees. It is unethical for Wells Fargo to continue to do business with a company that is complacent with widespread animal abuse and neglect.As consumers, we have the choice to support businesses that we feel are socially responsible and avoid businesses that don’t align with our morals. That’s why so many consumers are boycotting McDonald’s. Companies like Wells Fargo have this same choice and Wells Fargo has chosen to continue doing business with McDonald’s despite the unnecessary and outdated animal cruelty in the restaurant’s supply chain. Join us in asking Wells Fargo to either use its influence for good by urging McDonald’s to adopt meaningful animal welfare standards, or to end its relationship with McDonald’s.

The Humane League
150,363 supporters
Petitioning Starbucks

Starbucks: Stop Supporting Chicken Abuse!

Starbucks is supposed to stand for more than just coffee. It claims to care deeply about its community and social issues. Yet Starbucks doesn’t extend this care to the millions of egg-laying hens suffering in its global supply chain. Starbucks refuses to end its support of farms that confine hens in tiny, filthy cages. These cages are so small and packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Hundreds of companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to end cruel cages are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including General Mills, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Wyndham Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group. Even low-end fast food companies and US prisons are moving away from this horrible practice. Starbucks, however, has failed to join this movement towards better treatment of animals globally. In its mission statement, Starbucks states: “Now we see that our responsibility – and our potential for good – is even larger. The world is looking to Starbucks to set the new standard, yet again. We will lead.” Starbucks has fallen behind on animal welfare. The world is now looking to Starbucks to meet basic animal welfare standards and to lead the global restaurant industry in abolishing some of the worst factory farm abuses. Please sign this petition to tell Starbucks that you won’t be purchasing any of its products as until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

The Humane League
288,489 supporters
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Petitioning BJ's Restaurants, Greg A. Trojan, Greg Levin, Greg Lynds, Kevin Mayer, Jeff Preston, Don Gardner, Lon Ledwith, Ame Hull

BJ’s Restaurants: Stop supporting cruelty to chickens!

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is one of the top restaurant chains in the U.S. with over 180 locations across the country. BJ's restaurants are known for its award winning beer and Southern California cuisine, but what it doesn't let customers know is that the chickens in its supply chain endure horrific abuse and cruelty. Despite public outcry, BJ’s has failed to adopt a meaningful animal welfare measure to protect the chickens it purchases each year.Crammed inside filthy, windowless sheds by the tens of thousands. Bred to grow grotesquely large at an unnaturally fast rate. Violently shackled, electrocuted, and slit at their throats, some while fully conscious. These abuses are not what you’d expect from an award-winning restaurant, but they’re the sad reality for chickens raised for BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse supply chain. Following efforts from The Humane League, several major restaurant chains, including Starbucks, Chipotle, and Panera have released comprehensive chicken welfare policies to address the myriad forms of cruelty to chickens in their supply chains. Until BJ’s Restaurants joins its competitors and commits to addressing the cruelty in its supply chain, we encourage customers to join the growing movement of consumers boycotting restaurants that do not take animal abuse seriously. Please, sign our petition and let BJ’s Restaurant know that you won’t be dining at its restaurants until it adopts a meaningful animal welfare policy that spares birds from the worst abuses they currently endure in its supply chain.

The Humane League
5,335 supporters