fails to get the safety recall repairs done before they sell cars to consumers.
Angela and Clarence selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers without getting the free repairs done first.
CarMax to hear from consumers. Tell CarMax to stop selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers without getting the free repairs done first.Read more
fisher’s ability tosupply the community with fresh local seafood.Seafood consumers who want to eat consumers have lost access to over 330 million servings of
Australian locally caught seafood per year.
In 2015 - Queensland consumers lost more than 900,000 servings of locally caught seafood per year.
In 2016 - Victorian consumers lost access to more than 1.6 million servings of Port Phillip Bay recreational fishing industry lobbyists have started campaigning for the removal of consumers accessRead more
Donna CookStuarts Point, Australia
Created June 30, 2017
Petition to Janet Kaplan, Edward P. Swyer, Stuvyesant Plaza
NO label laws whatsoever informing consumers that they are wearing dog and cat skins. It's no surprise that merchants lie to it's consumers about their source of animal skins to make a sale.
Caring ConsumersALBANY, NY, United States
Created February 19, 2014
Petition to Governor Mike parson, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Josh Hawley, Representative Sam Graves
Missouri cattlemen and women, as well as consumers, are strongly urging reform. Currently, U.S beef in the world. Missouri / U.S. consumers deserve to verify the source of their beef similar to the you stand up for our food security by giving consumers the choice to purchase MCOOL ( mandatory consumers have risen due to an extremely limited number of packers. All while producers are beingRead more
Ben ThomasCoffey, MO, United States
Created April 20, 2020
Petition to US Congress, GSA & U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
and Consumers Buildings would jeopardize this extraordinary designation and international Century and Consumers Buildings is about to be determined.
These proud and elegant Chicago School Century Building was built in 1915 and designed by Holabird and Roche. The 22-story Consumers federal funds are used to demolish the Century and Consumers Buildings.
Please sign the petition to Save the Century & Consumers Buildings.
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Preservation Chicago: Love Your City Fiercely! AdminChicago, IL, United States
Plastic bags. Many of us use this in our daily lives, but how many of us actually thought of the impact of plastic bags on the environment? When not disposed properly, plastic bags may choke the drainage system and even pollute our seas!
How much plastic is in the ocean?
Although it is difficult to identify exactly how much plastic is in the ocean due to micro-particles and the amount that has sunk to the bottom, most scientists estimate that eight million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year - adding to the estimated 150 million metric tons currently circulating our oceans.
To put that number into perspective, the amount is equivalent to a garbage truck full of plastic dumping plastic into the ocean every minute.
And that figure is only expected to increase as plastic production and consumption continue.
According to the Ocean Conservancy, in less than 10 years, scientists predict there will be 250 million metric tons in the ocean and by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish.
The world is producing almost nearly 300 tons of plastic every year and a significant amount of it ended up 'swimming' in the ocean.
The impact on the environment
Unfortunately, although plastic is a useful product, many of these products are created for single-use - with an estimated 50 per cent of plastic used once and thrown away. This is harmful to the environment and the oceans which will also have a big impact on the animal and us humans.
Here are some marine creatures and how plastic changed their lives in a bad way.
1. Sea turtles
Such adorable creatures right? Well a large number of these creatures are dying from plastic every year. Like many other marine animals, sea turtles mistake plastic waste for a viable food source, sometimes causing blockages in their digestive system. Though the declining sea turtle populations in the oceans are due to a variety of factors (most all of which involve human exploitation), plastic pollution plays a significant role.
Separate studies from 2013 suggest as many as 50 percent of sea turtles are ingesting plastic at an unprecedented rate, and dying because of it. Another study of the Loggerhead species found that 15 percent of young turtles examined had ingested such enormous quantities of plastic that their digestive system was obstructed.
2. Sea Birds
Plastic pollution leads to the deaths of millions of marine bird species each year. Arguably more so than other birds, the Laysan albatross has been deeply impacted by plastic debris through their hunting techniques. When the albatross dives into the ocean to catch fish, squid or other food they use their beak to skim the surface, picking up plastic along the way.
Shockingly, an estimated 98 percent of albatross studied are found having ingested some kind of plastic debris. Once the plastic has been ingested, it causes an obstruction in the digestive tract and can puncture internal organs.
Fish, along with pretty much any marine mammal that brings in water through its gills, are increasingly at risk to microscopic plastic debris. A study performed at the University of Exeter UK suggested that microscopic marine debris could take up to six times as long for the animal to rid themselves of in comparison to ingesting the debris orally.
Of course plastic pollution deeply impacts species of fish, but unlike other animals on our list, this is the one animal that’s also commonly eaten by humans. A number of studies suggest that the fish humans continue to consume have at one time or another ingested plastic microfibers, including brown trout, cisco, and perch.
5. Whales and Dolphins
Like other marine mammals, whales often mistakes marine debris for a potential food source. In some species, similar to that of the albatross, the whales mouth is so large it unknowingly picks up plastic debris (a technique observed in baleen whales). Necropsies performed after numerous whale strandings saw an increase in the amount of plastic debris found.
So many animals are suffering because of us! It's never too late to make a change.
What can you do?
RecycleIt’s simple to apply this to your everyday life by recycling in your own home. Most public places now offer waste versus recycling options, too. If you happen to be out, and you don’t see an area for recyclables, simply ask. Worst case scenario is you’re forced to take a plastic bottle or bag home with you and recycle it on your own. Also, do bring a recyclable bag with you when you go to the supermarket.
When You Can: Just Say NoWe understand that going completely plastic free is challenging for most families, but we all know plastic consumption isn’t always well, necessary. Saying no to straws, buying in bulk and bringing your own reusable bags grocery shopping are just a few of the many ways you can cut down on the amount of plastic you’re consuming.
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Sources: http://www.onegreenplanet.org , https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/plastic-bad-environment-why-ocean-pollution-how-much-single-use-facts-recycling-a8309311.html
Information taken from these websites are for educational purposes only
Helen OngSingapore, Singapore
Created April 21, 2018
Petition to JoAnn Wilkinson (Ownerr), Beck Furs, Beck Furs
Fur is not fashion, it is animal cruelty! It is an ugly and greedy industry that causes immense suffering to innocent living beings who otherwise would never choose to be skinned alive and brutally killed only to be made into a coat or any other item for the fur business.
After viewing this short video clip below, you will agree that fur is not fashion!
Millions of unwanted dogs and cats of all breeds are killed every year at animal shelters. There is simply no reason for these animals to be bred and sold for the pet-store trade. Buying animals in pet stores supports a cruel industry. Puppies and kittens sold in pet stores come from mass-breeding facilities called puppy and kitten mills, where they are denied socialization, exercise, and veterinary care. The puppies and kittens are typically taken from their mothers at an early age, packed into crates, and trucked or flown hundreds of miles to brokers and then to pet stores, often without adequate food, water, or ventilation. Some puppies and kittens don't survive the grueling journey. Breeders, brokers, and pet stores ensure maximum profits by not spending money for these vital necessities. The breeding dogs and cats never leave their cages, nor do they get to play with each other, their only interaction is to mate. The parents are kept in tiny filthy cages, often stacked on on top of the other with only enough room to stand and turn around, they are bred from the time they are old enough and their necks are broken when they can no longer produce. They are not socialized, handled, or loved. Nearly every pet store purchase supports these kinds of breeders, no matter if the cages in the store are nice, or filthy. Deprived of regular, loving human contact, puppies and kittens bought at pet stores are notoriously difficult to socialize and train. Compounded by the fact that, unlike good animal shelters, most pet stores don't bother to screen potential animal adopters, this means that many animals who are purchased on a whim by unprepared people end up at animal shelters. Conditions at many pet stores are inadequate at best; at worst, they are outright abusive. Puppies and kittens are often kept in wire-bottomed cages. Without these stores, the financial incentive for puppy and kitten mills would disappear, and the suffering of animals would end.Please adopt animals from your local animal shelter, where there are puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. Shelters receive new animals every day, so if you don’t find the perfect companion to match your lifestyle on your first visit, keep checking back. You can also visit http://www.petfinder.com/, a searchable online database featuring thousands of adoption candidates at animal shelters and rescue groups.Read more