animal abuse

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Update posted 18 hours ago

Petition to Jeff Cheney, Shona Huffman, Brian Livingston, Tim Nelson, Bill Woodard, Angela Paxton

Shut down Petland Frisco for 10+ years of abuse + legislative REFORM!

Petland Frisco has been open since 2003 and—over the course of ten years—people have petitioned, protested and gone undercover to reveal that there is no length Petland won’t go to to make a quick dollar off of innocent lives. Petland Frisco buys from puppy mills, doesn’t offer veterinary care, lets animals die in their own vomit and bloody diarrhea, and puts sick animals that are STILL ALIVE in the freezer! The business owners should be charged with animal cruelty and the store should be shut down. Let’s end this cycle NOW. 2009: 2019: ### You can follow these pages to further your support: ### The city of Frisco has a population of 177,000. My goal is to get 40,000+ signatures (yes that’s a crazy number #gobigorgohome #everythingsbiggerintexas) from friends and family of/in Frisco and take this to the mayor, Jeff Cheney, the entire city council, Petland Corp, and the local news stations. Even if you are halfway around the world you should sign this to show we mean business and call the city, the humane societies and the local news. Let our voices be heard! Frisco is a thriving city that wants ethical businesses to grow and flourish here. Will this city continue to tolerate a business that does not follow Frisco’s values?  **Please be civil when contacting the Mayor’s Office:  972-292-5050 or Thank you! I believe there is more kindness and love than cruelty and hatred in this world. ### UPDATE: As everyone knows, this is a SYSTEMIC problem that requires legislative reform. I’ve added our legislators to the contact list for this petition. I’m not sure if they even care to listen to us as there are many problems in this world, but we need to plant more seeds of change! 

Joy Lucas
2,922 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to McDonald's, Josh Kaufman

Improve McDonald's Animal Welfare Policy!

In the Summer of 2016, I became employed with McDonald’s. This job is one that seemed completely unfitting to my friends and family for the fact that I am adamantly against animal cruelty, and McDonald's has a reputation of supporting terrible factory farms. Yet, I was in need of a summer job and unfortunately, McDonald’s was the only place hiring 16 year olds. With this, I decided to give it a go. My summer with this corporation was decent, but I constantly hated the fact that I was serving cooked animal corpses. I used this platform to inform my coworkers and friends of the horrors the chickens in McDonald’s supply chain face daily. Now, I want to take a more firm stand against animal cruelty. Chickens account for 88% of the animal population raised and slaughtered for food in the United States. This figure includes 7.8 billion chickens killed every year. McDonald’s is the largest fast food corporation in the world and with this, they are responsible for the brutalization and slaughter of tens of billions of chickens each year. Broiler chickens raised for consumption of McDonald’s products live horrifying and pitiful lives. They are artificially bred to grow so large in such a short period of time that their legs cannot support their unnatural body size, thus crippling them for the duration of their lives.  Additionally, McDonald’s chickens often face organ failure leading to sudden death due to the genetic “enhancements” that have been made. These already suffering chickens are all packed into a small dark shed with thousands of other suffering chickens. They are not even allowed enough space to move around if they are even still capable. Throughout facing these unspeakable horrors, the chickens often end up covered in ammonia burns from living in their own waste. After this, the animals are, of course, slaughtered for nuggets. These helpless animals are often forgotten due to the devious and deceptive ways of the animal agriculture industry. Slaughterhouses are often located in rural areas with inconspicuous and dull imaging on the buildings as to avoid customer suspicion. It has been made so that consumers can feel at peace with their decision to eat at certain chains such as McDonald’s because the real truth has been hidden. Yet, inside these facilities, nothing but torture and murder takes place. With this, I am asking McDonald’s to improve their animal welfare policy. Several other companies such as Starbucks, Panera, Aramark, Compass group, and Sodexo have realized the sheer horror of the lives of these animals and have committed to change. McDonald’s can and will do the same. I will not forget these defenseless animals and I will not stand by while McDonald's allows chickens to be tortured. Please help me stand against McDonald’s animal cruelty and improve the lives of billions of animals nationwide by signing and sharing my petition. We can and will create change together!

Trinity Slade
2,815 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Dr. Alex Azar, Dr. Sonny Perdue, Ryan Zinke, Dr. Robert Wilkie, General James Mattis, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Dr. David Skorton, Dr. Robert Redfield, Rep. Ken Calvert, Jackie Walorski

Retire dogs, cats & monkeys from government labs!

In 2014, I adopted my best friend Violet from the basement of a taxpayer-funded animal experimentation lab. Now, I’m working with Congress to get dogs like her, as well as cats and monkeys, released from government labs at the end of experiments.  When I met Violet, she lived alone in a cage in a laboratory basement.  She had never been outside, never seen stairs and most of her experiences with humans involved fear and pain. She loved other dogs but was understandably terrified of humans. Now, we’re inseparable, and she’s best friends with our cats and even helps us foster kittens! But, Violet is one of the lucky ones. Thousands of cats, monkeys and dogs like her are experimented on each year in government labs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Smithsonian Institution. Because its quicker and easier than relocating them to rescue groups, private homes or sanctuaries, experimenters usually kill these animals and dispose of them like trash, even if they’re healthy.  Now, the taxpayers who bought these animals want them released. Recently, our organization White Coat Waste Project has secured the release of monkeys from the FDA, and is working to get dogs out of VA labs and kittens released by the USDA.  Please join me in urging all government agencies to #GiveThemBack: retire and release animals at the end of taxpayer-funded experiments! --Julie Germany, Board Member, White Coat Waste Project

White Coat Waste Project
1,208,107 supporters