Petition to Tillamook County Creamery Association
Be the Truth Tillamook: Say Goodbye to Mega-Dairies!
As loyal customers of Tillamook, we have long believed your advertising about the source of your milk: family farms in Tillamook county, raising cows humanely on pasture, letting them roam free on rolling green hills. Tillamook claims to be the answer to Big Food and “Dairy Done Right,” but in reality, the majority of the milk that goes into Tillamook dairy products, including the signature cheddar cheeses, comes from the nation’s largest industrial confinement mega-dairy in Eastern Oregon—quintessential “Big Food.” Threemile Canyon is permitted for 70,000 cows, or 100 times larger than a “large” dairy confined animal feeding operation, and produces more waste than Portland. Unlike small or mid-sized pasture-based dairies, industrial mega-dairies also use massive amounts of fresh water and are major polluters, generating huge quantities of waste that is disposed of—virtually untreated—on land where it can contaminate rivers, streams, and groundwater and harm wildlife. The noxious air emissions these facilities produce can threaten public health, contribute to climate change, and decrease visibility in special places like the Columbia Gorge. Tillamook bought milk from the disastrous Lost Valley Farm, before that operation (permitted for 30,000 cows) was shut down after racking up over 200 environmental violations in its year and a half of operation. A new operation (Easterday) has bought the Lost Valley Farm facility and has applied for another permit for nearly 30,000 cows. Sign and share today to tell Tillamook that customers want them to drop Big Dairy for good. Tillamook markets its products as sustainable and humane, but the conditions at these mega-dairies tell another story: cows are intensively confined with little or no access to pasture, and waste is concentrated in open-air pits to be sprayed on surrounding fields, emitting air pollutants with no government oversight. Tillamook has profited from the goodwill generated by its past practices and current marketing, but Tillamook is the “Big Food” industrial model it decries. That is why we demand that Tillamook say goodbye to mega-dairies. Tillamook must live up to its ideals and be the truth of what it claims in its advertising. This means sourcing from Oregon family farmers who raise animals humanely and sustainably on pasture, not mega-dairies that pollute surrounding communities and our special places, and contribute to climate change. Specifically we demand that Tillamook not source milk from mega-dairies like Threemile Canyon and the new Easterday mega-dairy replacing Lost Valley Farm, if it reopens. If Tillamook cannot be the truth of its advertising, it no longer deserves to profit from the name “Tillamook.” Until Tillamook makes these changes, we the undersigned will no longer purchase any Tillamook dairy products.
Petition to Angry Orchard
Angry Orchard Cinnful Revival!
When it comes to beverages, hard ciders versatility makes it a great addition to any occasion. This wonderful drink has many flavors that range from many variations of apples to pears or even rose'. Angry Orchard once released a delectable combination of apples and cinnamon; debuted as "Cinnful", which like laying down into a just made bed; is perfectly refreshing and calming. Like many other apple based treats, cinnamon is a wonderful spice that just adds a "Popeye" like punch leaving its taste testers crying for more in an "Olive" like fashion. And that is just what the creators at Angry Orchard did. After waiting until the public got only a mere sample of its wonderful nectar from the heavens, it was ripped off the shelves and stuffed into a vault. This flavor now like "Repunzel", lonely and locked in a room, awaits it's strong-willed and determined knights (thats us folks) to rescue its smooth and erotic flavors to once again seductively graze our tastebuds. Its not until it is back, can we know what it is like to live happily every after. Urge Angry Orchard to be our fairy godmother and grant us the magic that is "Cinnful" hard cider and please don't let there be a curfew this time.
Petition to Penzey's Spices
Boycott Penzey's Spices
It is time for conservatives to vote with their wallets. This virulently hate filled company interjects politics in the marketplace with a venomous attempt to influence political opinion. They spent 100k to take down a truly great fighter for citizens: President Trump. We call on you, fellow Patriots, to take your business elsewhere and not support Penzey's Spices.
Petition to Martha Stewart, Cory Baker, Talbot Logan, Jenna Meistrell, Glenn Cooke, Joel Richardson, Nell Halse
Martha Stewart: Cut ties with cruel salmon and make a splash with vegan seafood!
I recently worked as an undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing at a massive industrial salmon hatchery in Bingham, Maine, operated by Cooke Aquaculture. I captured footage of senseless violence against fish on a daily basis and witnessed horrendous living conditions. Fish here were being raised for human consumption in filthy tanks, covered in fungus and suffering immensely. This hatchery farms and raises Atlantic salmon to be sold under its marketing branch, True North Seafood—which has recently partnered with homemaking icon Martha Stewart to supply salmon for her new seafood line. During my time at the hatchery, I witnessed workers throwing improperly anesthetized fish across great distances. Sometimes they were thrown into another tank; other times, into waterless buckets, where they were left to either be crushed by others or suffocate to death. Imagine the horror if this violence were committed against any other animal, like a dog, cat, or chicken! At Cooke, it was like a game to the workers as they attempted “trick shots” and blocked each other’s tosses. I also frequently saw hatchery employees stomping on fish's heads and slamming them against the ground multiple times in failed efforts to kill them. Often, they were left on the ground, still conscious and writhing in pain. Fish at Cooke are routinely vaccinated, yet this procedure, along with fin-clipping (cutting of the fish’s fins in order to identify them), is performed sloppily and carelessly, resulting in even more injury because the fish are often not even properly anesthetized first. The salmon at Cooke are also confined in such filthy, overcrowded, and putrid tanks that fungal infections are the norm. I even saw many fish who were missing eyes because the fish are starved and forced to live in such filthy water conditions that they can mistake each other’s pupils for food as they desperately search for nourishment. Fish are intelligent, sensitive animals who feel pain, stress, and fear just like other animals. Recently, researchers have found that they use tools and can recognize themselves in mirrors. Fish pain receptors are remarkably close to our own--likely from a shared common ancestor. Fish scientist Becca Franks says it best: “The science on fish sentience is clear: fish have the capacity to suffer and feel pain.” Yet they are denied even very basic protections afforded to other animals. Martha Stewart, a self-proclaimed animal lover, shared that she’s happy to partner with True North because the company touts sustainable practices and claims to care about its community. As the world’s major wild fish populations have been cut in half since 1970, commercial fishing is clearly unsustainable for our future. Yet my footage reveals just why factory farming fish is not the solution. The salmon True North is feeding to the public are suffering from painful deformities and are housed in tanks riddled with fungi. Sadly, the cruelty that I caught on camera at Cooke Aquaculture is not an isolated case. As long as there is a demand for Atlantic salmon meat and seafood in general, these murky practices will continue as employees in facilities all over the country are forced to cut corners to turn a profit. Luckily, millions of consumers are realizing that the best way to help fish and to keep our bodies and oceans healthy is by leaving animal products out of our shopping carts and off of our plates, leading to the proliferation of delicious vegan seafood like those from Good Catch, Sophie’s Kitchen, and Ocean Hugger Foods. Even animal meat giant Tyson Foods has jumped aboard with its recent investment in vegan shrimp maker New Wave Foods. After being contacted about COK’s investigation, Cory Baker, COO of Marquee Brands (which owns the Martha Stewart True North Line) replied right away, stating that the company will be opening its own investigation immediately and is committed to “sustainability and of course ensuring cruelty free practices.” The only way for Martha Stewart to cut out cruelty from her salmon line is to drop it completely. Please join me today in urging Martha Stewart to make waves for sea animals by ending her True North salmon partnership and instead pave the way to the future of food by investing in a plant-based seafood alternative. In solidarity,“Pat”Undercover Investigator, Compassion Over Killing P.S. The easiest way you can help create a more compassionate world for all animals is to try more sustainable and delicious vegan eating. Get started here!
Petition to Big Boy
Petition to make Big Boy a worshipped and a official religion
I want Big Boy to get the dedication and the rights he deserves I go to his church every wednesday with my Papaw and his hot fudge cake is delicious I love him and Everyone should love and praise him like me and my Papaw do so Big Boy should be a religion help Big Boy recieve the honor and praise a rightfully deserves
Petition to United States Department of the Treasury
Free Breakfast & Lunch For All School Children
I have read several stories on Facebook on how many children are not getting their lunch at School because of insufficient funds on their accounts � NO CHILD SHOULD BE DENIED THEIR BREAKFAST OR LUNCH!!! If All Inmates & Prisoners Get Housed, Clothing & 3 HOT MEALS A DAY AT TAXPAYERS EXPENSE!!! THEN ALL CHILDREN SHOULD EAT BREAKFAST & OR LUNCH FOR FREE!!!!
Petition to Savannah College of Art and Design
Create A Food Resource at Adler Hall
Adler Hall is a bustling building, holding 100's of students at a time with no reliable food source. The students who spend countless hours in this hall are reliant on two vending machines, one for drinks and another for snacks. The snack machine is usually, either broken or empty with chips and honey buns to fuel us for the entire day. These machines are also located in a confusing and distant area of the hall, which most students and faculty never find without help, myself included. All of the students have limited access to the dinning halls, which are scattered across downtown Savannah. While most of the students do not have cars, they must rely on the bus systems to take them around the city. These students must race to a dining hall within serving hours to get a decent meal, and then hope they're not hungry by the time they finish an 8hr long project at Adler Hall. The circumstances are, unjust and require reform. Adler Hall has a decent sized common area that is quiet bare most hours and un-used. If this area were converted into a real food vendor that rapidly dispensed actual food to the faculty and students, productivity for everyone would increase tremendously. Having the ability to eat where you're spending most of your day, is truly a necessity. Given that any money spent at this food vendor would go right back into SCAD (Savannah College fo Art and Design), it is a profitable business choice and an ethical one, on behalf of every student that is enrolled and spends their entire day at Adler Hall. Another option, would be a food truck, that stays near Adler Hall and readily cooks food for the students and faculty. This would, in return, feed the hall next to Adler as well. Being a senior at SCAD I have dappled in my fair share of late nights, and tackled the vending machine debacles. Even now, most of my days and nights are spent there. Needless to say it is time for a change, for the students and faculty alike. Real food in Adler Hall is a necessity, that everyone needs access to.