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chickens

95 petitions

Started 2 days ago

Petition to Village of Pawnee Board of Trustees

Allow Backyard Chickens in Pawnee, IL

There are many benefits to raising backyard chickens. However residents living in Pawnee, IL are prohibited from keeping them:"4-1-15: HARBORING OF CERTAIN ANIMALS PROHIBITED: linklink Subject to the provisions of Section 4-1-16 of this Chapter, and subject to the Village Zoning Ordinance, the keeping or harboring of any wild animal or fowl, horses, asses, mules, cattle, swine (including pot-bellied pigs), sheep, goats, geese, ducks, rodents (except hamsters, guinea pigs, mice and other rodents commonly kept as pets) or chickens within the corporate limits of the Village is prohibited, and is hereby declared a nuisance. Such animals, if found running at large, shall be taken up by the animal control officer and taken to the poundkeeper for humane destruction or other disposal at the discretion of the poundkeeper. (Ord. 96-12, 9-9-1996)"http://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=445Arguments for allowing residents to raise a limited number of hens (no roosters) are piling up very quickly. Chickens can make a family-friendly addition to a backyard. Aside from the obvious benefit of fresh eggs for your family, they are also natural pest control, provide compostable manure for your garden, quieter than most dogs, and they are just plain funny birds that can make great pets! Keeping chickens also adds the potential for children to use them as projects for school, 4-H, scouting programs, and more!Many cities and towns across the country are changing their ordinances, to the delight of all those who want a few feathered friends in their lives. Per Purina Mills, "The combination of chickens and a garden can create a strong backyard ecosystem. Along with fresh eggs and family fun, raising chickens provides a natural and simple way to add to a backyard’s health and beauty." (https://www.purinamills.com/chicken-feed/education/detail/gardening-with-chickensWe ask for your support in helping us take our arguments to the Village of Pawnee to get the ordinance against backyard chickens revised!Village of Pawnee Contacts: http://www.pawneeil.net/quick-pawnee-contacts.html Meeting Info: "Board of Trustee Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00 pm. If you have business that you would like to discuss, please email the Village Clerk, devonamartin@msn.com , to be added to the agenda."

Crystal-Joy Carbiener
30 supporters
This petition won 1 year ago

Petition to Subway, Suzanne Greco, Cindy Eadie, Millie Shinn, Carman Wenkoff, Chris Carroll, Elizabeth Stewart, Don Fertman, Kimberly Strzelecki, Joe Tripodi, Lisa Shea, Tara Hammon-Canfield, Sonja Tilki, Robert Schibler, Fulton Brown

Subway: Stop supporting cruelty to chickens!

For quite some time, Subway’s footlongs have been a regular lunch time go-to for myself and many others. As a busy student, it’s important for me to have access to food that works for my budget as well as my health. Until now I was under the impression that Subway was the solution. Unfortunately, I will no longer be eating at Subway. The reason I have chosen to boycott Subway is because I recently found out that the chickens in its supply chain endure horrific abuse and cruelty. Chickens raised for Subway's supply chain spend the majority of their lives crammed inside filthy, windowless sheds by the tens of thousands. They are bred to grow grotesquely large at an unnaturally fast rate and are violently shackled, electrocuted, and slit at their throats while fully conscious. These abuses are not what you’d expect from a restaurant chain that prides itself on food quality, but they’re the sad reality for chickens raised for Subway’s supply chain. Fortunately, several major restaurant chains have released comprehensive chicken welfare policies to address the myriad forms of cruelty to chickens in their supply chains. Some of these companies include Quiznos, Chipotle, Shake Shack, and Starbucks. Until Subway joins its competitors and commits to addressing the cruelty in its supply chain, I hope you will join me in boycotting Subway! It’s time for Subway to release a policy to provide birds with more space and a clean, naturally lit environment, shift away from fast-growing breeds of birds, and eliminate live-shackle slaughter methods. Please, sign my petition and let Subway know that you won’t be dining with them until they adopt a meaningful animal welfare policy that spares birds from the worst abuses they currently endure in its supply chain.

Lia Hyman & The Humane League
53,314 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to 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 a major shareholder 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
14,925 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Tyson Foods, Tom Hayes, Gary Mickelson, Derek Burleson, Scott Rouse, Doug Ramsey, Justin Whitmore

Tyson: Stop Starving Birds

Tyson Foods keeps its breeder birds perpetually starving and desperate for food. When I started my investigation, I was prepared to see animals forced to live in miserable conditions, but I wasn’t prepared for just how extreme that misery actually is. This is the first time anyone has worked undercover inside a “broiler” chicken breeding factory farm.The egregious abuses were the most horrifying to witness: Tyson employees kicked, swung, and threw live birds by their wings, violently shoved them into cages, inhumanely and improperly killed them, and even punched or suffocated some animals to death. Workers also ran over birds with forklifts, crushed them with transport cages, and left them to slowly die.I was also shocked to discover a cruel and painful practice that few people even know about — it’s  never before been documented on hidden camera: workers grabbed young male breeder birds by their heads and stabbed dull plastic rods or “bones” through their sensitive nostrils, commonly referred to as “boning.” The wide plastic rods block the birds from fitting their heads inside certain food containers in order to limit what and how much they eat.The good news is that after watching our investigative footage, Tyson announced that it’s immediately ending this cruel and barbaric practice.  But there’s still a crucial underlying issue that Tyson needs to address about this practice: why was it being done in the first place?Tyson’s chickens have been genetically manipulated to grow so unnaturally obese so quickly that they often collapse under their own weight and some suffer from heart attacks. With such extreme growth, these birds have developed extreme appetites. However, unlike an average “meat” chicken, who will be slaughtered at less than two months old—before these ailments fully manifest—breeder birds must survive much longer.  Thus, to prevent these breeder birds from growing too big, too quickly, Tyson deliberately starves them -- leaving the birds in a constant state of hunger.So while Tyson is taking a step in the right direction by ending the cruel practice of “boning,” these birds will continue to starve and suffer until the company stops breeding and raising birds who have been genetically manipulated for fast growth.The best way we can help birds is to leave them off our plates, but we can also take a stand against cruelty by telling Tyson to stop starving birds!  - Rusty, a Compassion Over Killing undercover investigator

Compassion Over Killing
190,329 supporters