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factory farming

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Petition to Kraft Foods, Bernardo Hees, Michael Mullen, Caroline Krajewski, Juliet Levine

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
46,452 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Sheriff Samuel D. Pratcher, Jr.

Sheriff Patcher, Charge Perdue Farms With Animal Cruelty In June's Death #Justice4June

We're asking for there to be #JusticeForJune!  In the early morning of June 6th, a tractor-trailer contracted by Perdue Farms crashed, killing and injuring thousands of chickens alongside Route 896 in New Castle County, Delaware.  Ten hours after the crash, animal advocates from Philadephia arrived at the accident site to what can only be described as a gruesome scene. The area smelled of death, there were feathers and blood everywhere. Within minutes of searching the area, June – a six-week-old broiler chicken – was found abandoned and badly injured alongside the highway. June had been left to die alongside Route 896 by Perdue employees in clear violation of Delaware's Animal Cruelty Statute.  Unable to move, dehydrated, and showing clear signs of distress and suffering, activist rushed June to the nearest emergency veterinarian hospital in hopes of saving his life. Admitted to Mount Laurel Animal Hospital with a deep chest laceration, a fractured keel bone, and suffering from severe dehydration, a massive infection had spread through his body and doctors were unable to save him. Had he received veterinary care immediately after the accident, June would have survived.  We are calling on New Castle County Sheriff Samuel D. Pratcher, Jr. to enforce the state's cruelty statute against Perdue Farms for the cruel mistreatment, neglect, and abandonment of June.  June's story highlights the routine and immense suffering inflicted on billions of chickens each year and the need for animal cruelty statutes to be enforced against animal abusers like Perdue Farms. Had June been a family pet, there is no doubt that charges would have immediately been filled after the accident. We're asking that the Sheriff's office enforce the state's clear policy against animal abuse against Perdue Farms. 

Mahika Gupta
5,482 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
This petition won 1 month ago

Petition to Brad Sherman

Congressman Brad Sherman, introduce a bill to protect pigs from abuse in factory farming.

Over the years I have signed many petitions against the cruelty involved in factory farming.  I have learned that the sad reality is there are no federal laws protecting the farm animals. Without enforceable laws the animals that fall victim to factory farming are subjected to hideous abuse and brutal death. Recently, I joined a group of activists and gave water to pigs that were arriving to a slaughterhouse in Los Angeles. They were piled in trucks and hadn’t been given food or water for days. They were treated like inanimate objects. We were on street and still heard their screams from inside the slaughterhouse. They haunt me still.  Pigs are intelligent social animals. They are very aware. They are confined in cages that restrict their movement. They are forced to endure being shipped in trucks without food or water. They eventually end their short painful lives with a violent death at a slaughterhouse. I don’t eat meat. However, you don’t need to be a vegetarian or vegan to agree that pigs should be provided with food, water, and space to move around and interact with each other, without being subjected to fear and pain.  It’s time to push for laws protecting the pigs from abuse. It’s time to hold factory farming accountable for the treatment of the pigs.  Congressman Brad Sherman, we commend you on your proven track record as an advocate for animal rights. We are asking you to introduce a bill protecting pigs from abuse in factory farming. Profits and efficiency are not justification for inflicting pain and suffering on intelligent sentient beings. Please stand up for the pigs that are tortured every day.  

Rick Lindland
36,460 supporters