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

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
1,318 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, Luigi Bonini, Chris Carr, Adam Brotman, Aimee Johnson, Rosalind Brewer

Starbucks: Take the Next Step and Offer a Vegan Food Menu!

Starbucks was one of the first national coffee chains to offer soy milk, and in the past year, the company has also added coconut milk to its menu as well as announced the expansion of its Animal Welfare-Friendly Practices. In light of these positive steps forward, Starbucks should continue its progress by taking the next step: offer vegan food options!      Right now, a growing number of consumers looking for dairy-free coffee beverages can turn to Starbucks for soy milk or coconut milk – but that’s where Starbuck’s menu falls short.  Plant-based food options are limited to oatmeal and a few pre-packaged fruit-based snacks. By expanding its food menu to include hearty meat-, egg-, and dairy-free options such as vegan muffins or a protein-packed breakfast sandwich, Starbucks would give existing customers more choices while also reaching out to a new customer-base. This simple change will allow so many more customers to add a breakfast item with their coffee, stay for lunch, enjoy a pastry, or grab some food to go. Recent market trend research shows that vegan eating is hitting the mainstream. A recent restaurant industry journal noted that “Millennials are increasingly interested in vegan cuisine, and more than 60 percent consume meat alternatives.” Consumer interest in plant-based food and drink has become so widespread that Starbucks acknowledges that its decision to add coconut milk was based on customer requests – it was one of the “most popular My Starbucks Ideas of all time!” Other national chains similar to Starbucks are already responding to the consumer interest in plant-based options. For example, in addition to dairy-free milk for coffee, Le Pain Quotidien’s menu features several hearty vegan options from breakfast through dessert, Au Bon Pain has a daily vegan soup, and Einstein Bros Bagels offers hummus or peanut butter toppings for bagels. It is clear that consumer demand is shifting towards healthier and more humane foods, and Starbucks has taken the first steps to respond. Now it’s time for the company to take the next step -- and take the lead -- by offering a substantial plant-based food options.  Starbucks has already shown that it listens to consumer requests, so please sign this petition to let the company know that you appreciate the dairy-free milk options, and you’re ready for a vegan food menu!

Jane Velez-Mitchell and Compassion Over Killing
29,250 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Hon. Jesus Dureza (Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP)), Ret. Maj. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana (Secretary, Department of National Defense), His Excellency President Rodrigo Duterte, Hon. Vitaliano Aguirre, Hon. Jose Luis Martin Gascon

An Appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte: Free Ferdinand Castillo!

His Excellency, President Rodrigo R. DuterteRepublic of the Philippines Dear President Duterte, Warm greetings! I am Nona D. Andaya-Castillo, wife of Ferdinand T. Castillo, 57 years old. Together with my daughter, our relatives, friends and acquaintances who know that my husband is a good man, may we respectfully appeal to you to release him unconditionally from imprisonment at the soonest time possible. My husband was arrested last February 12, 2017 and slapped with an arrest warrant for murder,  frustrated murder and illegal possession of firearms. There is no truth in these trumped-up non-bailable charges! He can’t commit murder because we do not even kill for food! Ferdinand is afflicted with severe illnesses: malaria, gout, rheumatic heart disease, transient ischemic attack (TIA) also known as mini-stroke, colon bleeding and hypertension with its fatal consequences only kept at bay with a diet of vegan/vegetarian indigenous fruits and vegetables since 1995. We are appealing for his immediate release for humanitarian reason to prevent the aggravation of his serious ailments should he be kept in prison. In reality, Ferdinand rose to the challenge of a dedicated Iskolar ng Bayan (Scholar of the People). His desire to help in instituting genuine change in our country began at the University of the Philippines Diliman, where he became a member of the League of Filipino Students, Gamma Sigma Pi fraternity and Kagimongan, a support group for Cagayan Valley that campaigned against harassments of farmers in Hacienda Sta. Isabel and San Antonio in Isabela. In 1985, he returned to his region to volunteer his skills and talents and became a co-founder of the Cagayan Valley Human Rights Organization, a member of the Northern Luzon Human Rights Organization and the Social Action Center in Isabela. He helped establish the first chapter of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas in that province in 1985. He led the organizing of Sakbayan (campaign of people traveling from Cagayan Valley) to Manila to support the opening of peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in 1986. In 1996, while recuperating from rheumatic heart disease, he went back to UP to finish his BS Mathematics major in Actuarial Science. But instead of accepting several job offers from companies after his graduation, he became a campaigner of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) NCR in 1997. Until his arrest, he was working for the interest of the urban poor and workers to  protect their rights to decent living and secure jobs. While performing his work at Bayan, Ferdinand generously volunteered his computer knowhow  and other skills to Nurturers of the Earth, an NGO I founded in 2004 that promotes earth-friendly parenting and lifestyle supporting families in breastfeeding and indigenous vegan/vegetarian diet. With his help, we also organized classes and trainings for urban poor mothers in Metro Manila. Ferdinand is a gender-sensitive, soft-spoken husband who understands and respects empowered women like me. We have been married since 1987 and there was no instance that he hurt me and my child physically.  We both share a great love for our country so much so that despite our different brands of politics and attempts to go on our own separate ways, we always end up talking the following day to reconcile. We respectfully urge you to release him so he may be nurtured by our family and continue to serve our people!Yours truly.Nona D. Andaya-Castillo, IBCLC

Nona D. Andaya-Castillo, IBCLC
1,427 supporters