animal rights

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Update posted 2 hours ago

Petition to Kraft Foods, Miguel Patricio, Michael Mullen, Caroline Krajewski, Eric Palmer

Kraft a Better BOCA and Ditch Dairy!

As a staple at cookouts, on camping trips, and on restaurant menus nationwide, Kraft Heinz’ BOCA brand has long been a household name at the forefront of the meatless market. But while other veggie burger brands have embraced the soaring demand for dairy-free dining in recent years, the majority of the BOCA burgers and bowls lining grocery store shelves still contain unhealthy, cruelly produced cow’s milk.In 2009, BOCA took a major, promising step forward by committing to dropping all eggs from its line after hearing from tens of thousands of consumers who were hungry for fully plant-based burgers through a campaign by Compassion Over Killing and other organizations. Yet today, although BOCA has recognized that “consumers are increasingly looking for plant-based options,” most of its meatless products contain cow’s milk. Join us in telling parent company Kraft Heinz that it’s time to ditch the dairy and make BOCA an all-vegan brand!At least 60 percent of adults worldwide can’t digest cow’s milk. Millions more are cutting out milk not only for their own health, but also for the environment and for animals, who, as a recent Compassion Over Killing investigative video exposed, suffer a systematic cycle of cruelty in the dairy industry. On factory farms, dairy cows are impregnated by artificial insemination year after year; each newborn calf is taken from them shortly after birth so their milk can be sold for humans; and when their exhausted bodies can no longer produce milk, these mother cows are sent to slaughter because they’re no longer considered profitable.As more and more Americans turn away from cow’s milk, dairy alternatives are flying off the shelves, with sales projected to reach $35 billion by 2024. To meet the meat-free, dairy-free demand, brands like Gardein, the Bill Gates-backed Beyond Meat, and Field Roast are already producing completely vegan burger lines, and even fast food giants like White Castle are dishing up plant-based patties. After hearing from consumers, meatless brand Lightlife also jumped aboard in 2017, announcing its transition to a 100% vegan line. If Lightlife can do it, why can’t BOCA?A new report by international restaurant consultants Baum+Whiteman has named plant-based dining as the 2018 trend of the year, citing factors like a 257% increase between 2012 and 2016 in vegan-labeled food and drink products at grocery stores. BOCA is falling behind in this plant-based revolution--but it can reposition itself as an industry leader in this rapidly growing market by dropping dairy for good.Join us today in telling Kraft Heinz that consumers are craving an all-vegan BOCA brand, and it’s time to ditch the dairy! 

Compassion Over Killing
48,080 supporters
Update posted 9 hours ago

Petition to Floyd County High School Agricultural Program, James Ingram

Rehome FCHS Calf

Floyd County High School is keeping a calf and it has no place to hide from predators or the weather. Furthermore, in it's habitat are loose electrical wires and glass. The shelter provided is a lean to built from pallets and not waterproof or predator proof. The calf is not in a natural herd and is missing out on much needed socialization with it's own kind. Research shows that this may lead to a very dangerous situation where the calf could become too aggressive and a danger to society.  The young calf is fed in a plastic foot soaking tub and water source is a plastic bucket that could easily be toppled, leaving the calf without water. The small area is not suitable for grazing and littered with feces. We are both concerned for this animals well being and safety since our area here in Floyd County, Virginia is abundant in natural predators including, wild dogs, coyotes, bear, wild cats and vultures. Also, where she is kept, she is exposed to the exhaust of every bus that goes by. They have to come to an almost complete stop to make a turn in front of her pen, filling the air with poisonous engine exhaust as they accelerate. Twice a day. Can you imagine?! We are asking that the school board make a responsible decision to return this animal to it's herd on the cattle farm as we believe it needs proper shelter, pasture land and companionship of it's own kind. We demand that the exploitation of this animal cease immediately. Liberty and justice for all. ******************************************** Some changes to the calf's habitat were made since the original petition was made. See 10/22/19 Update "I need a friend." Also, in cooperation with PETA, I hereby amend this petition asking that the calf be sent to an accredited sanctuary rather than to a farm to likely be raised for slaughter.

Caroline L
406 supporters
Update posted 14 hours ago

Petition to Allen Pitner, Wallace Cartright, Eugene Ray

Boycott Animal Cruelty At Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration - Shelbyville, TN

Shelbyville (Bedford County) TN is a wonderful community where warm,  friendly caring people live and worship, and believe in the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately,  Shelbyville (Bedford County) TN is a VICTIM of the ANIMAL CRUELTY being perpetrated upon the Tennessee Walking Horse breed.   Native Tennessean MTSU Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says the “Big Lick” is Animal Cruelty -  It is a business built on the suffering and pain of horses”. The “Big Lick” Multi-Millionaires who have made the local David L. Howard Family wealthy,  are holding Shebyville (Bedford County) HOSTAGE.   They pay the Walking Horse Trainer BOYZ to SORE their horses so they can enjoy the Animal Cruelty Racket. It all starts with the “BABY HORSES” – Two Year Olds shown while wearing EIGHT POUND+/- SHOES and CHAINS.  No other equine breed does this. The local citizens of Shelbyville (Beford County) TN are silently BOYCOTTING the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.    In 2018,    the Walking Horse “Celebration” is a dying event.    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has not attended the Celebration in 34 years.   The Governor of Tennessee no longer “Crowns” the World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse on the final Saturday night of the 10 day event. *    PROOF OF ANIMAL CRUELTY In 2017, the Celebration World Grand Champion “Gen’s Black Maverick” was discovered to be allegedly SORE at the Celebration (2016).  It took a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Oxford, MS to obtain the “Smoking Gun” evidence.  USDA Vets said the horse was SORE in both front feet.   Facing these allegations,  Trainer BOYZ Mr. Bill Callaway and two owners Mr. Keith and Ms. Lorraine Rosbury consented to USDA Suspensions and fines in the face of USDA Horse Soring charges. *   “BABY HORSE” TORTURE – TWO YEAR OLDS In 2018,   CCABLAC focused on the “BABY HORSE” Torture of Two Year Olds.   “BABY HORSES” are often started under saddle at 16 - 17 months old.   On this video of a “BABY HORSE” on April 14, 2018, TWHBEA Breed President Mr. David Williams, says,  “I Am Smiling - Another Myatt Monster”. This article provides details:    Part II – “BABY HORSES” – Victimized In The Dark Secret World Of “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses Please support “WE, The People” - CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates who will again peacefully assemble outside the Celebration Gates to  protest the Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”). Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition. Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce;  Mayor of Shelbyville, TN; and Mayor of Bedford County, TN.  WE, The People” – CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty)   “Speaking FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty … “WE, The People” -  CCABLAC is a grassroots movement.  The  “Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) - has peacefully assembled and protested against Animal Cruelty to “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the Gulf of Mexico at PTHEYanama City Beach, FL;  to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC;  all the way to the White House in Washington, D.C. one year ago when it delivered over 100,000 signatures against the Animal Cruelty.

G. T. Fleming
37,395 supporters