Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Stop Cruel 'Cowboy Monkey Rodeos'
So-called 'cowboy monkey rodeos' are not just degrading and humiliating to the animals forced to perform, but are also cruel and dangerous. In this abusive form of "entertainment," a Capuchin monkey is dressed in cowboy clothing and strapped to the back of a border collie while the dog herds sheep around an arena. The dogs run at high speeds, making sharp turns and stopping quickly. At these appalling events, which often take place at sports matches, the monkeys are at risk of whiplash, head injuries and spine damage -- not to mention the trauma of being forced to perform in front of thousands of screaming spectators. “[T]his is a thoroughly disreputable practice, animal abuse for cash, cheap thrills for a few bucks and all at the monkeys’ expense” said Gary Kuehn, DVM, retired zoo veterinarian. As you can imagine, animal welfare violations are rampant. These traveling shows have been cited by the USDA for keeping animals in unsanitary conditions, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, improper crowd control, and failure to make animal welfare inspections. Several years back, all of the monkeys, dogs and sheep in Team Ghost Riders were killed in their trailer from carbon monoxide poisoning. Please sign the petition urging the USDA to shut down these cruel operations and finally end the cowboy monkey rodeo travesty.
Petition to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cmsr. David Reifman, Mr. Jerry Mickelson
Please Restore the UPTOWN THEATRE!
Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cmsr. David Reifman and Mr. Jerry Mickleson:The potential of the Uptown Theatre means so much to the people who have fond memories of it and to those who are hoping that its restoration and reuse will bring jobs and make a positive economic impact on the neighborhood and region.I urge you to support and ensure the restoration and reuse of the historic Uptown Theatre for entertainment and other special events. This Chicago Landmark will create jobs for the community and help make the Uptown Square Entertainment District a vital destination. Please let me know what I can do to support the restoration of the Uptown Theatre in the near future.This effort is supported by Preservation Chicago and Friends of the Uptown.www.preservationchicago.orgwww.uptowntheatre.com
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm Ltd
Bring the Old Republic era of Star Wars to Netflix
It's no surprise to anyone that the Star Wars franchise has experienced a massive resurgence lately, with The Force Awakens released last year and this year with the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, it's about time that the stories from over 3,000 years before the Battle of Yavin be told to both new and old fans of the franchise. The Knights of the Republic series of games as well as the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic serve as the main vehicles to tell stories of characters such as Darth Revan, Darth Malak, Bastila Shan, Darth Traya, Meetra Surik, Darth Malgus, Satele Shan, and the list goes on. The popularity of this era in Star Wars history is felt throughout the fanbase, and I feel it would do a massive disservice to us if these stories weren't told. Why Netflix was chosen was because of the wealth of great content they have produced over the years, such as Narcos, House of Cards, and especially everything that Marvel has done and is still currently working on. Not only that, but Netflix can serve as a platform to tell these stories as they were meant to be portrayed: dark, foreboding, and a touch on the mature side. This can also give us fans our healthy dose of Star Wars while we're waiting on the new movies or the new season of Star Wars Rebels. The Old Republic era is a pivotal point in the Star Wars timeline because that's where everything changed, from the Jedi Civil War and the fall of Revan, the First Jedi Purge, and an omnipresent darkness that not only watched the chaos from afar but also kick-started the downfall. Our fanbase would love to see this on Netflix, and I feel that you would enjoy creating and adapting these stories as much as we would enjoy watching them.
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 HBO, Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop, PBS , The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets Studio
Kevin Clash, please come back to "Sesame Street" as the puppeteer and voice of "Elmo".
Kevin Clash should return to Sesame Street as the puppeteer and voice of Elmo. I miss him, especially his Elmo puppeteering and voice. It has adored my childhood. Back then on November 20th, 2012, he resigned after those false accusations! And then, 2 years later, in April and June of 2014, those false accusations have been then thrown out, cleared and dismissed for Kevin Clash, meaning that his personal life has now been restored and well-respected. And those accusers had to go ahead and go after him, frame him, set him up, and ruin his life! And also, those accusers also had to go ahead and ruin my childhood! I loved Kevin Clash's documentary movie Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, released back then in 2011, 1 year before he resigned, and it was such an AWESOME feel-good documentary movie! I am still angry and upset about what happened to Kevin Clash back then on November 20th, 2012, and I am still feeling that way EVER since after that time! And I was also against it, too, when this happened to Kevin Clash, and I am also still against it, too, also EVER since after that time, too! And that is why I am going to keep on protesting, and I am NOT planning on ending the protest anytime soon! And as to when it will end, this protest will end when Kevin Clash comes back to Sesame Street as the puppeteer and voice of Elmo! So hopefully, once again, Kevin Clash should return to Sesame Street as the puppeteer and voice of Elmo, because, once again, like I said before, I miss him, especially his Elmo puppeteering and voice, and it has adored my childhood. If you agree and are with me, please sign this petition. Thank you. P.S. Also, please check out my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/comebackkevinclash/
Petition to HAL Laboratory, Nintendo
Kirby: Planet Robobot Remake! 星のカービィ ロボボプラネットリメイク!
日本語 星のカービィ、ロボ・プラネットは素晴らしい試合だったし、戻ってくる必要がある。多くのカービーファンはこのゲームの続編を愛しています。 English Kirby: Planet Robobot was a smash hit!!! But this is one game we'd really love to see... Nintendo, please let us have this. Pink with mechs just got better.
Petition to Ryan Murphy
Remove Lena Dunham from AHS Season 7
The wildly popular American Horror Story recently announced it's teaming up with Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham. This seems all well and good until we delve into Ms. Dunham's history. In her tell-all book titled Not That Kind of Girl, it seems she may be that kind of girl after all. Lena Dunham is a sexual predator. In her book, she has described her as doing "basically, anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl" to try to get her sister to kiss her. She literally says, "As she grew, I took to bribing her for her time and affection: one dollar in quarters if I could do her makeup like a 'motorcycle chick.' Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds. Whatever she wanted to watch on TV if she would just 'relax on me.'" Also, Dunham's "curiosity got the best of" her when, one day as she and her sister were playing in their homes driveway, "leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina." This is not normal behavior. Yes, children explore their own bodies as well as their friends, yet for someone remembering explicitly bribing your younger sister for affection shows a more serious issue. This is sexual abuse and Ms. Dunham is the abuser. The passages in Ms. Dunham's book are beyond unsettling, yet there is more to Ms. Dunham than her book alone. Ms. Dunham has previously been unable to keep her sisters sexuality a secret by outing her to her parents, naturally causing a strain on their relationship. She monetizes the entertainment value of rape. She has and seems to jump to conclusions concerning the intentions of famous black men, such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Drake. She also wishes she had an abortion, treating it like a gift. She ignores the heartbreak of the thousands who have endured an abortion. Possibly worst of all, she repeats her same mistakes over and over again. She does not learn from her mistakes concerning her casual Islamaphobia, racism, and anti-Semitism. In conclusion, we are asking AHS creator and producer Ryan Murphy as well as the directorial team to drop Lena Dunham from the upcoming season. It is time that we no longer give people like Lena Dunham the platform, air time, and voice she thinks she deserves.
Petition to Julian Lennon, Julia Baird, May Pang
Make new Beatle movie about John and Cynthia Lennon
There are some stories that are left untold. Some are forgotten, while others are ignored. In the case of Cynthia Lennon, her story has always been pushed to the side. For years, fans of Cynthia have wanted and waited for her story to be given the attention it deserves. For too long have her fans waited. Until now. The often under appreciated 1st wife of John Lennon was an amazing and brave human being. She experienced one of the greatest privileges: to be a firsthand eyewitness to the birth of the greatest rock n' roll band ever. For 10 years, she was the loving and loyal girlfriend/wife to the most beloved Beatle. She new him before he was a famous rockstar, and was close friends with the other Beatles during their Liverpool days. Although Yoko Ono is often seen as the important wife of John Lennon, Cynthia's role in John's life was just as important, perhaps more. She was his first love, the mother of his eldest son (Julian Lennon), and was close to every member of the band. She was there when they first formed. She was there when they made it big in America. She was there when St. Pepper was created. And it was her tragic breakup with John that lead to the creation of one of the bands most amazing hits, "Hey Jude". In her autobiographical book, "John", Cynthia highlights pivotal events that happened in John's life, and allows us to see another side to the legendary musician. Unlike other writers, who only knew one side of John, Cynthia knew him better than anyone. In her book, we see both sides to the legend. He was a brilliant musician, but also a broken soul. He had a capacity to love, but also a capacity to hurt others deeply. Yet despite all the suffering she endured by his side, Cynthia never stopped loving John, even after their divorce and his eventual death. Her love for him surpassed whatever anger and hatred she could ever hold against him. This petition is to help make a dream become a reality. Many Cynthia Lennon fans (including myself) have wanted to see her story on the big screen. Many Beatle fans have waited for a proper movie about the beloved Liverpool band. By signing this petition, we can promote and make possible the chance for such a movie to exist. The Beatles are such an important part of culture and music, yet they've never been given a proper film that shows their impact. Cynthia's book is the perfect catalyst for such a movie. My goal for this petition is to reach as many signatures as possible, and then send this petition into the hands of Julian Lennon, John and Cynthia Lennon's son. More than any other person, Julian has loved and honored his mother for her strength and devotion. To see that so many fans want his mother's story to be told would be very touching for him, and there is no other person who could make this dream a reality more than Julian. Cynthia's story shares a message that The Beatles sang throughout their career: all you need is love. In her life, Cynthia loved John and she loved her son. Her love is what allowed her to see some of the most amazing events in music history, and her love gave her the strength to continue on with or without her husband. Her love was constant and unconditional, and it reflects the peace that John Lennon always shared to his fans. Please help spread that message of love, and help make Cynthia's story become more than a dream. Thank you!