Petition to Enrique Peña Nieto, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Jaime
Investigate into Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation
REOPENING A CLOSED PETITION BY GLOBAL MARCH FOR LIONS! All we want is honesty and clarity from Black Jaguar White Tiger. So in starting this petition we hope to gain some answers, as so far BJWT ignore. We will not allow young people and celebrities to be duped into believing that cub petting and playing with big cats is right. It's WRONG. Very wrong. READ THIS TO EDUCATE YOURSELF & OPEN YOUR EYES TO WHAT IS HAPPENING... Questions many people are uncertain about... ARE YOU BJWT REALLY RESCUING YOUR BIG CATS? WHY DO BJWT ALLOW PEOPLE TO PET/PLAY WITH YOUR BIG CATS? ARE BTWJ REALLY RAISING AWARENESS OF THE PLIGHT OF BIG CATS? HAVE BJWT DE-CLAWED SOME OF THEIR BIG CATS? WHY DO BJWT BLOCK ANYONE QUESTIONING THEIR FACILITY? CELEBRITIES, WHY ARE YOU BEING IRRESPONSIBLE BY SHARING IMAGES/VIDEO OF YOU SELFISHLY PETTING? BJWT are a "Foundation/facility" established and located in Mexico by Eduardo Serio. Their website - http://blackjaguarwhitetiger.org Read this report on BJWT - http://911animalabuse.com/black-jaguar-white-tiger/ Eduardo Serio from your photos and videos, it seems you are a "Kevin Richardson FANBOY". Eduardo Serio CONSTANTLY posts videos and photos of his interactions with big cats. He and BJWT allow "celebrities" and the general public to play and cuddle and ABUSE the big cats WITHOUT ANY proper education, conservation work, research or work displayed that they are working for greater protection for big cats. If anyone reading this believes petting big cats, in particular small motherless cubs is remotely ethical... you are wrong. QUESTIONS ARE YOU REALLY RESCUING YOUR BIG CATS? An answer many of us are given (from their "fans") is based on Mexico "banning" circuses from breeding. Yet BJWT seems to have CONSTANT arrivals of newborn lions and tigers, often days old cubs. If breeding has been banned, then these "rescues" seem to be pre-arranged with the breeders, to then take the cubs in, meaning breeding is still happening.Are BJWT therefore, reporting these breeders to authorities and what are they doing to help clamp down on this breeding?Or, are BJWT breeding themselves? We don't know as there is a dark cloak over BJWT.BJWT confirm that they house MALES and FEMALES TOGETHER and that they are on NO CONTRACEPTION.. how irresponsible is that?! ARE BTWJ REALLY RAISING AWARENESS OF THE PLIGHT OF BIG CATS? Throughout the BJWT website and social media platforms, there is no photographic or video evidence of any rescue (like that you would see from the likes of FourPaws International, Animal Defenders International (ADI), Big Cat Rescue and many other genuine rescue operations).In fact all you see is Eduardo Serio and visitors to the BJWT petting and playing with their big cats.A hashtag on their social media posts does not constitute as education and awareness. Nor does it mean BJWT are doing any genuine rescue or work for big cat legislation or greater issues.BJWT do not appear to show any sign of working TOGETHER with the government as they say. In fact, they displayed a government document recently, which happened to not even include any mention of BJWT, strange?BJWT do not display any partnerships with local or international associationsBJWT do not have any details on their website regarding big cat statistics, research, articles or any other work for big cats.BJWT does not appear to be represented at any major governmental decision process, such as the US push for Cecil's law and the European Union demand for a trophy importation ban to imports of lion and other big cat parts..BJWT do not even call for greater big cat protection, neither on their website nor in their social media Are BJWT not simply a private petting zoo?? HAVE BJWT DE-CLAWED SOME OF THEIR BIG CATS? There are reports that you de-clawed 1-2 of your cats, please confirm this BJWT WHY DO BJWT ALLOW & ENCOURAGE UNETHICAL CUB PETTING? If BJWT are against the ill-treatment of big cats, then why do they play with them? Human hands on big cats isn't a natural thing in the first place, in fact it tames them even more to man than necessary, allows harmful oils to be transferred from human hands to the cat's skin Playing with big cats is not advised as there is a potential danger to the person from attackBJWT seem to enjoy attracting celebrities to "come play with our babies - these celebrities are then helping create a seriously unhealthy situation, whereby they then post their "petting a lion cub or tiger" video or photo, thus attracting their fans to do likewise, this then creates a larger issue that we see today... cub petting and the excessive breeding and exploitation of big cats.You "celebrities" and anyone petting big cats are part of the problem big cats face today.. BJWT are culpable for that by allowing this petting to continue PEOPLE CALL BJWT A "SANCTUARY", THIS IS WRONG A true sanctuary by definition DOES NOT allow any interaction with their animals as they consider this to be a harmful unnatural practiceBJWT are accused of breeding and having improper birth control for their big cats - again this goes against the fundamental operations that a true sanctuary works towards - no breeding and no petting WHY DO BJWT BLOCK ANYONE QUESTIONING THEIR FACILITY? Myself and many others have expressed concern to BJWT and have genuinely asked for evidence to counter all of the above ... sadly I and others have been blocked from their social media, preventing BJWT from answeringI and many others have emailed our concerns and questions to BJWT directly - thus far, those emails have gone unansweredIt's clear BJWT do not wish to answer genuine questions CELEBRITIES, WHY ARE YOU BEING IRRESPONSIBLE BY SHARING IMAGES/VIDEO OF YOU SELFISHLY PETTING? High profile people have a duty to act responsiblyVisiting BJWT and partaking in cub petting and playing with big cats is unethical and ABUSEBy sharing images & video on your social media, you are creating a sham and a continued deceipt towards your fans and followers by leading them to believe that cub petting is ethical when it isn't. Shame on you Celebrities.Putting hands on a captive big cat benefits only one.. the selfish YOU We simply wish to have answers, as genuine people who are extremely concerned as to where Black Jaguar White Tiger's big cats are coming from and to their current state of abuse from cub petting. Why do BJWT hide? Time for answers and clarity which will hopefully make us all understand better. However at this moment, BJWT are condemned as an unsafe, innaproriate and abusing facility based on current evidence and lack of, combined with their silent behaviour resulting in us having to start this petition to try and gain answers. Sign and share this petition if you also would like a clear explanation and the condemn those who share the unethical practice of cub petting, that leads to even more cub petting and exploitation. Thank you everyone who have researched and drawn attention to this matter... NO ONE should be petting and playing with lion & tiger cubs for their own gratification - not even "celebrities".
Petition to Jill Faber
Stop the Torture of Ducks and Geese in the State of New York
Jill Faber, the Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York, would investigate Hudson Valley Foie Gras for animal cruelty IF there is an indication from New Yorkers that they consider foie gras unnecessarily cruel. PLEASE SIGN IF YOU ARE A NEW YORK RESIDENT Hudson Valley Foie Gras operates a foie gras factory in the State of New York even though the laws of the State of New York make the torture or maiming of any animal (including a farm animal) a criminal act under Section 353 of the Agriculture Law (Article 26). There is no way to produce foie gras without torture: imagine having excessive amounts of food forced down your throat by a pipe several times a day every day until your internal organs swelled. Force feeding excessive quantities of food is “torture” under Section 353 of New York Law. Causing an internal organ to increase beyond its normal size is “maiming” under Section 353. To produce “foie gras” (the French term means “fatty liver”), workers ram pipes down the throats of male ducks twice each day, pumping up to 2.2 pounds of grain and fat into their stomachs, or geese three times a day, up to 4 pounds daily, in a process known as “gavage.” The force-feeding causes the birds’ livers to swell to up to 10 times their normal size. Many birds have difficulty standing because their engorged livers distend their abdomens, and they may tear out their own feathers and attack each other out of stress. If you are a New York resident, please sign and share this petition with other New Yorkers to encourage Assistant Attorney General to enforce the anti-cruelty laws of the State of New York against Hudson Valley Foie Gras.
Petition to Adidas
Create Vegan Friendly Footwear Options with Faux Leather
The production of real leather requires the death and suffering of cows. Everyone knows this. So why do mainstream shoe companies still not carry faux leather options? Faux leather is cheaper to produce, lasts longer, and most importantly, does not harm animals. That's why it's absurd that a shoe company as successful and popular as Adidas does not carry vegan (faux leather) options in any of its styles. Not only does this prevent vegan and ethical shoppers from being able to purchase their shoes, but it perpetuates the idea that we as a society need to use leather. Would Adidas signature styles such as the Superstar and Stan Smith still be as stylish and highly sought-after if they were made with faux leather? I dare say they would. However, I recognize that making the leap from using real cow leather to using solely faux leather is a difficult process. Therefore, I propose a solution. Would it not be absolutely fantastic -- for both humans and animals- if Adidas was to come out with a line of faux leather versions of its most popular styles? This would be an idea that benefits everyone involved. Adidas would open up their market to vegan customers, vegan customers would be able to purchase a pair or two (or twenty) of fashionable new cruelty-free shoes, and fewer cows would have their lives taken for a fashion material that already has a cheaper, more durable alternative. Sign this petition if you agree that everyone would benefit from Adidas coming out with vegan/faux leather versions of their most popular styles. Signing won’t cost you a thing, but if we are successful, your signature may just save the life of an innocent animal.
Petition to Hillary Clinton
We want our leaders to promote a vegan lifestyle.
Hillary. When you become president you will make history. You will be our first female president. I want you to make history again, by promoting a vegan lifestyle for all Americans. I want you to take a stand against animal agriculture, against American over consumption of animal products. I want you to help all Americans make the connection between the food on their plate and the death and environmental destruction that the food caused. We know that animal agriculture makes up 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, 34-76 trillion gallons of water consumption a year, 45% of the world's land coverage, the leading cause of water pollution, and the leading cause of deforestation. We also know that the number 1 killer of Americans (heart disease) can be prevented and reversed by adopting a plant based vegan diet. Yet, most Americans are still comfortable eating steak for dinner. I urge you to take a political stand. End government subsidies to the meat and dairy industries. Instead, increase subsidies to local, community based vegan farming. Farming at a local level, producing the veggies and fruits that humans are designed to eat, is the way of the future. Do you have the courage to lead America on the ethical path? Are you willing to state the unpopular so that we can end unnecessary pollution, death and destruction? We need a leader who will do this. We need a leader who welcomes this necessary change. If you, as the future President of the United States of America, promote a vegan lifestyle, the rest of the world will listen. You have the opportunity to encourage billions of humans to positively impact our planet with just the food on their plates. Please do so, not for my sake but for the sake of our children and our planet. We only have one. ___________________________________________________________ Thomas Edison (1847-1931) – Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. Albert Einstein (1879-1955) – Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. http://nutritionfacts.org/ http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ http://www.changeforayear.com/
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!
Petition to Florida Gulf Coast University
Dietetics degree program at FGCU!
To put it Simple, I would just love to have a Dietetics Degree program at FGCU. Dietitians are in demand now and it is a wonderful degree to be in. It is a degree not offered in many colleges and universities in America, so bringing it to Florida Gulf Coast University would give the college another reason to attend it. It could bring in more students!
Petition to Trader Joe's
Bring a Trader Joe's store to Guam!
The U.S. Territory of Guam, which lies in the Pacific Ocean about a 3-hour flight South of Japan, is home to Marianas Island natives (Chamorro), Phillipine, Korean and Japanese immigrants, and a large number of American military personnel. In addition, Guam sees large numbers of daily tourist arrivals from Russia, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, and Japan. Guamanians have limited options when it comes to shopping - the small island has one grocery chain, Pay Less, which only has a small section for organic foods. The major city, Tumon-Tamuning, where I now live after moving from Seattle, Washington for work, doesn't present so many options for vegans, people with allergies, and health-conscious people. I can get by at Pay-Less on my vegan, gluten-free diet, but I don't get the variety, convenience, and price. I miss Trader Joe's, and so do my friends and acquaintances who moved here from the US mainland! Guam could certainly benefit from a Trader Joe's store. Please bring a store to Tumon or Tamuning, Guam and give affordable healthy options to the island as well as improve the appeal and comfort of Guam for visitors!
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!