Petition to Coles
Please... stop Coles giving out plastic junk!
Are you gobsmacked that Coles has brought out a new range of 'little shop' toys during Plastic-free July? Wow.. Coles.. just wow.. You have just proved you really do not care for our Children's future by bringing these so called "collectables" back. This is when most people are doing their best to bring their own bags, choosing less packaging on their food and saying no to straws. Here you are handing out plastic junk that will end in landfill or in our oceans. Sure, I get you want higher profits but couldn't you have come up with something that isn't plastic? If you really wanted to give our Children something to collect why couldn't it be environmentally thoughtful? This is a slap-in-the-face for all people who care about the future of our planet. It's time to think of our Children and what their future will look like with all this unnecessary plastic. Let's use our wallets as voices and not shop there anymore.
Petition to Victorian Fisheries Authority, Victorian State Government
SAVE THE ICONIC AUSTRALIAN SPIDER CRABS FROM RAMPANT OVERFISHING
SAVE THE ICONIC AUSTRALIAN SPIDER CRABS FROM RAMPANT OVERFISHING This petition calls for action in response to unprecedented overfishing of the Giant Spider Crab aggregation in 2019. BACKGROUND: The WORLD FAMOUS annual Giant Spider Crab aggregation is the largest known crab migration in the world. This natural and historic phenomenon takes place between the months of March - July each year in Port Phillip Bay and greater regions of Victoria, Australia. It has developed into an important and iconic event that thousands of people a year witness and has been featured on many documentaries across the globe including David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’ series. As such, these animals have a global following of enthusiasts. Each year nature lovers and film crews including the BBC eagerly await reports that ‘the crabs are in’ to travel from local, interstate and overseas destinations to experience the spider crabs. This mass moulting, and potential breeding event where the crabs moult their old, small shells to grow into their larger shells has become a major tourist drawcard for the Mornington Peninsula - one that is known, revered and celebrated across the globe. THE PROBLEM: Tens of thousands of crabs congregate in the shallows and under man-made piers which give them an added measure of safety from natural predators such as stingrays, small sharks, birds, octopus and other crabs during the most vulnerable stage of their lives. Whilst this grants the public easy access to view this incredible event, it also renders the crabs vulnerable to human predators. The 2019 spider crab season has been subject to unprecedented overfishing with crabs being dragged out of the ocean each day by the thousands. Not only is this distressing to thousands of spider crab enthusiasts - including locals, divers and members of the general public - but this gross overfishing over an extended period of time also potentially threatens the success of the spider crabs’ critical mass during the moulting season, their genetic diversity and possibly their capacity to recover in future generations. The crabs have evolved to congregate in this manner as they are incredibly vulnerable during their moulting phase. Their numbers afford them greater protection from natural predation, however they simply cannot compete with the relentless crab fishing currently taking place which exacerbates their vulnerability to further natural predation. As popularity of this Iconic event grows, crab fishing during the spider crab aggregation is increasing and is already having devastating effects in prominent locations like Blairgowrie Pier on the Mornington Peninsula. Rampant overfishing of aggregation events have been proven to cause long term devastation. Our southern Australian waters is also home to the Giant Cuttlefish Migration and fishing activities destroyed the Spencer Gulf breeding site populations by more than 90%, reducing numbers from the hundreds of thousands to less than 20,000. Fishing activities were banned in 2013 and since population numbers have increased back over 130,000. WE DO NOT NEED TO REPEAT OUR MISTAKES with the Giant Spider Crabs. If left unabated we fear the excessive crab fishing will destroy the natural phenomenon and economic value for future generations. THE SOLUTION: We are asking the Victorian Fishing Authority and the Victorian government to enact new legislation, ratify changes to existing legislation and to enforce the following: - Victorian government to immediately fund research into better management of the Giant Spider Crab population for the benefit of the local natural ecosystem and future generations. The Iconic Giant Spider Crabs are endemic to southern Australian waters and deserve appropriate stewardship. - An immediate ban on Giant Spider Crab fishing during their critical aggregation period of March - July each year in order to offer an adequate measure of protection to this unique tourist drawcard species with high community value at the peak of their vulnerability - Confirmation that the catch limit of Spider Crabs is 5 not 30 as currently legislated or alternatively a reduction to the catch limit from 30 to 5 per recreational fishing licence holder per day. We believe a catch limit of 30 is excessive and has had damaging effects in 2019 with severe depletion of numbers in prominent locations. - An effective communication campaign supporting the incoming changes to educate the greater fishing community for compliance. - Erect signage at prominent locations throughout the Port Phillip Bay and Bass Coastline regions to add a further level of guidance to ensure fishing licence holders comply with the new legislation.- Increase in patrols by Fisheries officers during the aggregation period to enforce the new legislation and issue penalty notices accordingly. ACTION: Please help us to ensure our Iconic Giant Spider Crab Migration phenomenon remains accessible to the general public and can continue each and every year without being subjected to rampant overfishing. Please SIGN and SHARE this petition.
Petition to Coles, Woolworths
Get Roundup® out of Coles and Woolworths
Take Roundup® off your shelves. What is it?Roundup® a (glyphosate) weed killer is a broad-spectrum herbicide, that means it has negative effects on nearly every plant with which it comes in contact. It is an extremely toxic hazardous chemical the Council sprays in public areas. Roundup® is manufactured by Monsanto. It's the company that developed chemical products which have eventually become controversial or been banned, they include DDT, Agent Orange, Bovine Growth Hormone, and PCBs. Why phase it out? Laboratory and epidemiological studies confirm that Roundup poses serious health hazards, including Endocrine (hormone) disruption, DNA damage, Cancer, Birth defects, and Neurological Disorders. Roundup and glyphosate don't breakdown, it was proved by a French court that the manufacturer; Monsanto lied, they are not biodegradable. They have been detected in air, rain, groundwater, in people’s urine, and even circulating in women’s blood. Glyphosate can even cross the placental barrier and an unborn fetus can thus be exposed. What can you do? Please sign this petition We're asking the Coles and Woolworths to take Roundup (glyphosate) weed killer and other hazardous chemicals off your shelves. There is no “safe” dose for Roundup exposure set by regulators is not based on up-to-date objective evidence; thus current regulations do not protect the public. Some of the Australian City Councils have to pay for employees compensation for the impact on their health and are banning its use. If it's not good for workers why should it be good for homeowners? SOME REFERENCES: Roundup birth defects: http://tinyurl.com/n54ahv6Glyphosate poisoning: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15862083 Glyphosate induces human breast cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170Toxicology of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx1001749 Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 2013 Report: http://tinyurl.com/mpb9ecb Toxicity of Glyphosate-Based Pesticides: http://www.trentu.ca/biology/berrill/Research/Roundup_Poster.htm Roundup Deadly to Human Cells: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=weed-whacking-herbicide-p
Petition to Government of Japan
No more Japanese products for me until Japan ends all whaling
For the past three decades, Japan has brazenly killed whales in the name of “research”. But many of us have always known that science was not the reason driving the slaughter. This was confirmed by Japan’s decision last year to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission so that they can resume commercial whaling. Although they will only be whaling in Japan’s own economic zone and not in the southern ocean sanctuary, this means nothing to migrating whales who do not understand borders. Let’s be clear - Killing a whale is a slow, cruel, painful and bloody practice that is totally unnecessary in the modern world. The whale meat industry only survives because of Japanese Government subsidies. Without government welfare, this barbaric industry would not survive. So I ask the Japanese Government, why are they pumping an estimated US$57 million this year into an unnecessary industry that most of the world finds repulsive? There has been petition after petition and campaign after campaign to shut Japan’s whaling down. But they refuse to listen. So I’m asking people to sign this petition and by doing so, also pledge that they will avoid buying any Japanese products wherever possible. If the Japanese Government is prepared to waste US$57 million on this aberration known as “whaling”, let’s show them just how much it could cost their economy. Take the pledge – No more Japanese products for me until Japan ends all whaling.
Petition to Coles Supermarket
Get Coles to ban plastic including their Little Shop range
With the global plastic epidemic growing out of control, it is absolutely ridiculous that Coles is launching their Little Shop range again. It is literally a zero use plastic product that will end up in landfill and take centuries to decompose. Let's get Coles to stop their production of superfluous products like the Little Shop range and start a broader conversation about how they and other supermarkets in Australia can become plastic free by 2025. Supermarkets around the world are already trialling plastic free ranges and have been proactive in the putting a price on plastic bags. Let's put pressure on Coles to change their ways so Australia can begin to lead the global action on plastic waste. We cannot allow their duopoly to cause environmental degradation that will take generations to rectify. Sign this petition today and share with your friends so we can create change that is good for our animals, people and planet!
Petition to Scott Morrison, Sussan Ley
Ban import and sale of shark fin products in Australia.
Tens of thousands of sharks are killed every day to satisfy the market for products such as shark fin soup. The fins are hacked off and the shark thrown back into the water to die a slow, painful death. While the practice of shark finning is banned in Australia, the import and sale of shark fin soup is a legal, active trade. Shark finning is driving shark populations to near extinction. As the top end predator, sharks have a vital role in maintaining the health of the oceans and the other life they support, including humans. Australia should not be complicit, nor participating, in this trade.
Petition to Woolworths and Coles supermarkets
Please stop the coles minis plastic invasion
Please stop the madness of the coles mini collectables We have enough plastic in the world and don't need more. These largely non recyclable products will either end up in landfill or the ocean. Whilst you increase your profits and raise the whining level of kids demanding to have the latest set, you are also increasing the rate in which the planet is dying. Please stop.
Petition to Coles
Coles - mini collectables are more plastic waste - stop now.
Coles are starting a new promotional campaign to entice young children to enjoy the shopping experience. The only problem is the enticement is more plastic toys - which they do not need. These toys are cheaply made and easily break. Coles has finally banned single use bags but they seem to be happy to introduce toys which have a limited life. Coles you need to consider other ways for children to enjoy the shopping experience - toys that are made of plastic that are just going to end up in landfill are not the solution.