Business and Brands
Petition to Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com
Tell Amazon to Stop Supporting Fur Industry
Stand with me and call on Amazon.com owner, Jeff Bezos, to stop supporting the fur industry by removing the sale of all animal fur products on Amazon.com. What if you spent your whole life locked in a wire cage only to be electrocuted or gassed and then skinned for your fur? What if you spent the last moments of your life with a steel trap latched on your leg while you struggled, starved, and dehydrated until a trapper came to skin you? This is the horrific suffering that all animals go through when they become subjected to the fur industry either by means of trapping or being tortured and imprisoned in fur farms. When companies sell animal fur, and animal fur products, they are supporting and funding the fur industry to continue enslaving and abusing so many beautiful creatures. As human beings, we need to be the voice for animals who cannot tell people to stop hurting them and subjecting them for profit. We can be the change and we need to make change happen now. Please sign this petition to stop major companies like Amazon.com from supporting the cruel and barbaric practices of the fur industry.
Petition to Adidas
Create Vegan Friendly Footwear Options with Faux Leather
The production of real leather requires the death and suffering of cows. Everyone knows this. So why do mainstream shoe companies still not carry faux leather options? Faux leather is cheaper to produce, lasts longer, and most importantly, does not harm animals. That's why it's absurd that a shoe company as successful and popular as Adidas does not carry vegan (faux leather) options in any of its styles. Not only does this prevent vegan and ethical shoppers from being able to purchase their shoes, but it perpetuates the idea that we as a society need to use leather. Would Adidas signature styles such as the Superstar and Stan Smith still be as stylish and highly sought-after if they were made with faux leather? I dare say they would. However, I recognize that making the leap from using real cow leather to using solely faux leather is a difficult process. Therefore, I propose a solution. Would it not be absolutely fantastic -- for both humans and animals- if Adidas was to come out with a line of faux leather versions of its most popular styles? This would be an idea that benefits everyone involved. Adidas would open up their market to vegan customers, vegan customers would be able to purchase a pair or two (or twenty) of fashionable new cruelty-free shoes, and fewer cows would have their lives taken for a fashion material that already has a cheaper, more durable alternative. Sign this petition if you agree that everyone would benefit from Adidas coming out with vegan/faux leather versions of their most popular styles. Signing won’t cost you a thing, but if we are successful, your signature may just save the life of an innocent animal.
Petition to Electronic Arts
Save Battlefield Play4Free
Unfortunately, Electronic Arts recently decided to shut down Battlefield Play4Free (and some other Free2Play games) on 14th July 2015. We need to do something about it. Sign now to support us!
Petition to FOX Broadcasting Company, ESPN, Ohio Governor, Ohio State Senate, Fan feedback, MLB, Executive relations, Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball, Harold Reynolds, Chris Rose
WE WANT OUR CHIEF WAHOO BACK!
The Indians' fan email reply told me I have to address this to MLB, not the Indians organization. It appears MLB and the Indians Organization does NOT listen, nor care to listen, to their fans! Indians fans buy the tickets, merchandise, etc..the protesters do not spend one thin dime! Cater to those who write your paychecks. The courts recently ruled it goes against the 1st amendment to force a team to change their name or logo. There are thousands of Indians' fans who want their beloved Chief Wahoo incorporated back the way it was before all the P.C. hype! We also "dislike"..(to be mild), the block "C"! TOO many reasons to mention why it's sooo awful! We know where Chief Wahoo can still, barely, be seen. But the block "C" has taken over his spot everywhere else. It appears it doesn't matter what the fans want because absolutely NOTHING has been done or even acknowledged. It's very disheartening that not ONE person has acknowledged our plea. I have one of many pages full of fans who want this! Included are some links to 2 of those many pages, showing how Indians' fans..and even other people, want Chief Wahoo back as our prominant logo. Indians fans want their Chief Wahoo back! Below, 2 facebook support pages: https://www.facebook.com/KeepChiefWahoo/?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/Keep-Chief-Wahoo-697346770308085/?ref=hl
Petition to Tyson Foods, Christine Daugherty, Gary Mickelson
Tell Tyson to Stop Ripping Heads Off Live Chickens
Hi, I’m Candice Bergen. If you’re like me, you would never condone animal abuse. But if you eat chicken from Tyson Foods (which supplies McDonald’s, KFC, Chick-fil-A, and more), you may be unknowingly supporting some of the most sickening animal abuse imaginable. How do I know? Multiple undercover investigations by Mercy For Animals have uncovered ongoing and systemic animal abuse at Tyson Foods. Most recently, a brave investigator used a hidden camera to document conditions at a Tyson slaughterhouse in Mississippi. What he witnessed was beyond disgusting. I watched the video in horror as workers who seemed to take pleasure in tormenting the frightened birds punched, beat, and threw the animals before violently slamming them upside down into metal shackles. One worker even used the shackled live birds as punching bags. The birds were then painfully shocked with electricity to immobilize their bodies before having their throats cut open. The investigator documented countless birds who weren’t shackled properly getting their heads ripped off while they were still alive and conscious. The investigator reported these abuses to his supervisor on multiple occasions. He even called the Tyson Foods hotline to report the daily cruelty he had witnessed. But he saw no corrective actions taken. At Tyson Foods, extreme cruelty to animals is just business as usual. But I think we can change that. Because of caring people like you, who sign petitions like this and use their voices to speak up for the voiceless, we’ve already seen some of the biggest food companies make important changes. For example, after hearing from thousands of people through Change.org, Nestlé, Walmart, and Starbucks all made commitments to ending some of the worst forms of factory farm cruelty in their global supply chains. There’s no reason Tyson Foods can’t do the same. Please, take a moment to sign my petition calling on Tyson Foods to implement meaningful animal welfare changes. Thank you.
Petition to Music Streaming Services
Bring Peace to the Loudness War
Music streaming services need to properly manage audio loudness. We ask them to implement a loudness level in line with the Audio Engineering Society recommendations. No More Loudness JumpsMusic listeners’ number one complaint is when volume levels jump up and down. In contrast, loudness management can make for a far better listening experience: Quiet songs or albums are turned up and loud songs or albums are turned down. This is called “loudness normalization” — and the benefits are huge. When streaming services start using normalization, listeners will be happier and sound quality will improve across all services. Keep the Artists’ IntentStreaming services, please let artists choose how their music should sound! Some producers choose to master loud as part of their art. But other creators feel forced to master too loud (over-compress), compromising their vision because more dynamic music would sound lower than the “competition.” They mix and master to the level of the loudest streamer, adding unwanted distortion, pumping and clipping. This situation intensifies the Loudness War in music production and discourages creators from producing programs which are dynamic, open-sounding and impactful. Streaming services, please turn normalization on by default and choose the AES recommended loudness level (‘target’). This sensible target protects the sound quality of the original production and maintains loudness from track to track. When artists know and expect that loudness management will be used, they can finally follow their own vision without worrying about competing and we can enjoy the music exactly as they intended. Streamers: Let’s CollaborateWe know streaming services want to provide the best sound and service to their users. As music streaming hits the mainstream, now is the perfect opportunity to end the Loudness War by adopting universal loudness management. So please join the dialogue here at change.org. Let’s work together to make a better sounding audio world! Take Action!The Loudness War is over if you want it. Many people have been concerned for a long time about this issue… Sign this petition, asking streaming services to implement loudness normalization now, following the AES guidelines — and share it with your friends! References Wikipedia about the Loudness War. Loudness War links at MLA’s website Technical InformationThis petition focuses on music providers but all genres and services are affected by loudness issues, from podcasts to talk shows, music programs and videos. Tremendous progress in loudness measurement and management has already been made by groups like the EBU, the ITU and ATSC. The AES has produced this streaming recommendation: Recommendation for Loudness of Audio Streaming and Network File Playback: Audio Engineering Society Technical Document AES TD1004.1.15-10. Recommendation for loudness normalization by Music Streaming Services: Eelco Grimm, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Presented on May 22nd 2017 at AES 142nd convention in Berlin. Give Peace a Chance - Sign here now!
Petition to Amazon, Jeff Bezos
Amazon: Create an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV and Google Chromecast
Amazon recently banned selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices on Amazon.com, including third party vendors and businesses because they allegedly do not support Amazon Prime Video. The truth is Amazon has yet to create an apple for either Apple TV or Google Chromecast. This is impacting paying customers of Amazon who subscribe to their prime service. This is essentially forcing us to us an inferior app to stream from a phone or tablet, or buy Amazon's own hardware to use Prime Video streaming with your television. Join me in demanding that Amazon create an app for Apple TV and Google Chromecast to deliver the best experience for paying Prime customers.
Petition to Brian C. Cornell, Target
Tell Target You Expect More And Want Them To Waste Less Food
The power of our collective action has convinced Whole Foods Market and Walmart to start selling ugly produce. Let’s now work together to encourage Target to combat food waste and increase fresh produce access by sourcing, selling and marketing ugly produce. Target says it listens to its customers so let’s give a clear message that we want it to do something simple, effective and good for the retailers’ and its customers bottom line. This can have a major impact, given it is one of America’s largest retailers with about 1,800 U.S. stores. Target already offers lower prices on “regular” produce at its stores and we applaud its efforts on fruit and vegetable prescriptions (FVRx) in Los Angeles and beyond. In the U.S. studies show that almost 90% of people are not eating enough fresh fruits and vegetables, the recommended five servings a day. Many American families simply can’t afford enough fresh produce. Yet, we throw away about 25% of all produce before it even reaches the grocery store due mostly to cosmetic standards from large grocers that dictate exactly how fruits and veggies should look. If produce fails to make the grade for size, shape, or color, retailers deem it "ugly" and refuse to sell it in their stores. Billions of pounds of good, healthy produce goes uneaten because it’s not pretty! But this food is perfectly edible. Studies confirm that the “uglies” are equally as nutritious as any produce you get in the store, and, can actually have more taste and nutrition! Stores in Australia, Canada, Europe, have seen success selling many different types of not quite "perfect" produce, offering it at an average of 30% off, and it has increased store traffic and total sales. Giant Eagle in Pennsylvania and Ohio, Hannaford in New York and Whole Foods Market in California have successful “ugly” produce programs, with multiple fruits and vegetables as well. Wouldn’t you buy “ugly” but perfectly delicious and nutritious produce for 30-50% off if you had the chance? So join us and the “ugly fruit & veg revolution” as we ask Target to be part of the solution, not the problem. Tell them to add an ugly produce program to their store aisles so you can save money, fight produce deficiency and help the environment all in one. Culinary Nutritionist Stefanie Sacks and I were successful in petitioning Whole Foods Market to sell ugly produce. And we have received over 150,000 signatures to urge Walmart to sell it as well. We delivered the petition and Walmart started two ugly produce efforts but didn’t commit to anything long-term (Whole Foods did commit). Now we are asking you to call on Target to help stop massive food waste by selling cosmetically “less than perfect” produce. #GetUglyProduce