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Petition to Best Western, David Kong, CEO, Dorothy Dowling, SVP Chief Marketing Officer, Ron Pohl, SVP Chief Operations Officer, Mark Straszynski, SVP Chief Financial Officer, Suzi Yoder, SVP International Operations, Greg Adams, SVP Chief Digital Officer, Wendy Ferrill, VP Worldwide Sales, Bruce Wienberg, VP Operations, Tammy Lucas, VP Marketing

Best Western: Stop mishandling af høns

Hvis Best Western drev sine hoteller i samme stil, som deres ægleverandører driver deres dyrefabrikker, ville de være beskidte, små, overfyldte og utrygge. Best Western har en mørk hemmelighed: millioner af æglæggende høns i Best Westerns globale forsyningskæde lider i grusomme bure. Disse bure er så små og fyldte med fugle, at hønsene ikke kan udføre helt basal adfærd, der er naturlig og vigtig for dem. Ofte bliver deres kroppe fanget i trådnet, hvilket kan resultere i brækkede knogler, deformiteter og alvorligt fjertab. Nogle høns, udmattede eller ude af stand til at bevæge sig, bliver trådt ihjel af de andre fugle i det trange bur. Hundredvis af virksomheder over hele verden dropper buræg. Nogle af verdens største virksomheder har lovet at udfase bure på globalt plan, herunder Marriott International, Wyndham Worldwide, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Unilever, Nestlé, Lidl, Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez og Compass Group. Selv fastfood-kæder og fængsler er i gang med at udfase denne forfærdelige praksis. Vær venlig at underskrive denne anmodning til Best Western, for at lade dem vide at du ikke vil bo på nogen af ​​deres hoteller, indtil de stopper med at støtte dette forfærdelige misbrug af dyr.

Dyrenes Alliance
62,997 supporters
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Petition to Best Western, David Kong, Dorothy Dowling, Ron Pohl, Mark Straszynski, Suzi Yoder, Greg Adams, Michael Morton, Wendy Ferrill, Bruce Wienberg, Tammy Lucas, Rachel Austin, Amy Hulbert, Geoff Andrew

Best Western: Stop Supporting Animal Abuse

Best Western prides itself on providing value to its customers. But at what cost? Why are Best Western’s guests served food that doesn’t even meet the standards of many low-end fast food companies and US prisons? Millions of egg-laying hens throughout Best Western’s global supply chain suffer in cruel, filthy cages.  Caged systems are unhygienic and overcrowded. They are so small and packed with so many birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Often, their body parts are caught in the caging, which results in fractured or broken bones, deformities, and severe feather loss. Some hens, exhausted or unable to move, are trampled to death by their cage mates. Over 1,500 companies around the world are ditching cages. Global commitments to go cage-free are being made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Marriott International, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Unilever, Nestle, Lidl,  Aldi, Aramark, Sodexo, Mondelez, and Compass Group.  Best Western has a tagline: “Best Western for a Better World”. They claim that “Best Western takes care of countless guests every day. It's that same spirit of caring that drives [them] to support numerous charitable efforts around the world.” Best Western has fallen behind on animal welfare and millions of hens suffer as a result.  They have the power to make our world a better, more humane place for animals. It’s time for Best Western to extend its spirit of caring to the animals in its supply chain and commit to going 100% cage-free globally. Please sign this petition to tell Best Western that you won’t be staying at any of their hotels until it stops supporting this egregious animal abuse.

The Humane League
62,997 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Dunkin' Donuts, Mike Shutley, Anne Fajon, David Hoffmann, Katy Latimer

Dunkin’: A Vegan Donut Would Be a Slam Dunk in Our Non-Dairy Coffee!

Like most Americans, I love a good donut—sprinkles, chocolate icing, cream-filled, you name it. But I was disappointed to see that Dunkin’ Donuts, the nation’s largest donut chain, doesn’t offer a single vegan donut for millions of potential customers like me who are choosing to eat plant-based for animals, the environment, and their own health.Several years ago, thousands of Compassion Over Killing’s supporters asked the donut giant for vegan options, and Dunkin’ responded to this demand with a statement on its website: “You’ve Asked and We’ve Heard,” as it poured out almond milk (which it now offers nationwide!) for its coffee. And yet all of Dunkin’s donuts still contain egg and/or milk ingredients. Now it’s time to make our voices heard once more: Join me in telling Dunkin’ we want a vegan donut to dunk in our coffee!More and more Americans are choosing plant-based fare as the public grows increasingly aware of the vast animal suffering in the dairy and egg industries, in which exhausted mother cows are slaughtered when no longer able to produce milk, and male chicks, considered useless, are even ground up alive. Many consumers are ditching cholesterol-packed dairy and eggs for their own health or to cut their carbon footprints. With plant-based eating on the rise, sales of dairy alternatives are soaring, and big brands like Starbucks, Duncan Hines, sweetFrog, and Breyers are already dishing up vegan sweet treats.But consumers are hungry for a vegan donut nationwide, and as the leading donut chain, Dunkin’ has a major opportunity to attract a massive segment of potential customers by offering one. In fact, industry magazine QSR recently cited offering vegan options as #7 in its list of “100 Ideas for Improving Your Restaurant Brand,” while international restaurant consultants Baum+Whiteman named plant-based eating the 2018 trend of the year.Please join me today in asking Dunkin’ for a slam dunk in our coffee today: a vegan donut on its menu!Sincerely,Antoine Knighton, the Vegan Ref

Compassion Over Killing
17,793 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Carmen Rottenberg, James Snee, Luis Marconi, Sonny Perdue, Paul Kiecker, Hormel Foods, Dr. Mindy Brashears

Not So Fast, USDA: Stop the Unhealthy & Inhumane High-Speed Slaughter!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to expand a flawed pilot program that allows select slaughterhouses to dramatically speed up their slaughter lines, while simultaneously pulling back on government oversight. I recently worked undercover at one of these pilot facilities, and captured on video the shocking ways this program fails to protect animal welfare—and American food safety. Please join me in telling USDA and Hormel it’s time to stop this high-speed, reduced-inspection pilot program, known as HIMP. By shifting key inspection responsibilities to the slaughterhouses themselves, while also allowing these plants to operate at extremely high kill speeds, this program is allowing animal abuse and food safety problems to increasingly go unchecked. Consumers deserve more, not less, oversight in food production. Before going undercover at Quality Pork Processors in Austin, Minnesota, I knew that I would see appalling abuses and nightmarish animal suffering—that’s unavoidable at a slaughter plant, especially one that processes 1,300 pigs each hour. But what I didn’t expect was how rare it would be to encounter a government inspector, or how many pigs would be processed into SPAM or other Hormel products despite being sick, injured, riddled with pus-filled abscesses, or covered in feces. Even knowing what I did about animal cruelty, I naively believed that the government was at least making sure that the food supply was safe—but I don’t believe that anymore. Now, I know that our government has rubber-stamped a program that gives the profit-driven pork industry free reign to “monitor” itself. I documented plant employees, under pressure to keep up with the facility’s high operating speeds, dragging, kicking, beating, and excessively shocking pigs. I even saw pigs regaining consciousness on the slaughter line—a major violation of federal law. Let’s demand that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service live up to its name and do just that—meaningfully regulate and inspect our nation’s slaughterhouses. It can’t continue to bow to pressure from industry giants like Hormel. We must end this high-speed slaughter program, which replaces highly-trained inspectors with untrained, industry employees—with devastating results for animals, workers, and consumers. In Solidarity, Scott David (former Compassion Over Killing undercover investigator) October 2017 Update: With a proposal to expand the dangerous HIMP pig slaughter program on the horizon, chickens and turkeys are facing a similar threat. The industry has petitioned the USDA to lift the current maximum line speed of 140 birds per minute (that’s already more than 2 birds every second!). Such a waiver of the cap would essentially allow plants to operate at any speed—a serious danger to animals, workers, and consumers.In 2015, I worked inside Mountaire Farms in North Carolina—operating at speeds of up to 140 birds per minute. I saw live birds being thrown into piles with the dead as workers only had time to perform split-second checks of their condition, fallen birds being thrown across the room, and birds having their heads caught in the shackles as workers rushed to keep up. As investigations and government inspection records reveal, improper shackling can even lead to the kill blade slicing birds open in places other than their throat, and the birds then entering the scalding tank alive. Yet the industry has ignored these risks in a sly attempt to line its own pockets by trying to make slaughter lines run even faster. Please join me in telling the USDA, “Not so fast!”

Compassion Over Killing
262,718 supporters