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vegan

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Petition to Universal Studios, Joshua Berger

Warner Bros. and Universal Studios: Make All Butterbeer Dairy-Free and Vegan!

Unfortunately for all of us Wizarding World fans who want to avoid animal exploitation and dairy products, the Butterbeer™ at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ parks in Orlando, Hollywood, and Osaka contains milk from cows in the whipped topping and in the soda base of the hot version. Much like the members of Dumbledore’s Army band together to defy Umbridge, we fans of Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ are banding together to make a simple request to Universal Studio’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter™: make the Butterbeer™ vegan and dairy-free! Female cows across the country have their milk stolen away from their children and used for these drinks at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter instead. Mother cows on commercial farms are held in cramped, crowded filthy barns or lots, and are subjected to cruel industry-standard practices such as:  Dehorning, a cruel practice where a cow’s horns are cut off with no pain relief Having their children taken away from them moments after they have given birth. (If the calf is a boy he will be sent to the veal industry. If the calf is a girl, she will be exploited for her milk, like her Mom.) Being sent to slaughter at around four or five years old after being used for milking for all those years. In comparison, the average age of a cow not living on one of these farms is twenty years. Cow’s milk is also incredibly worse for the environment than even the least environmentally-friendly milk alternatives. For example, almond milk uses 8 gallons of water per pound to produce, whereas cow’s milk uses 90 gallons of water per pound to produce. It takes about 12 times as much water to produce dairy milk as it does to produce almond milk.  WE MUST FIGHT AGAINST THIS. J.K. Rowling has filled the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ series with many magical creature-loving characters who fight to protect all beings we share the world with, such as Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Newt Scamander, and many more! Please sign to urge Warner Bros.™ and Universal Studios™ to make all Butterbeer™ at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ vegan.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Dear Warner Bros. and Universal Studios, We have been so inspired by the animal rights messages that J.K. Rowling has featured in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts books and films. Thus, we are sad to hear that the Butterbeer being sold at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter parks in Universal Studios contains dairy from cows. We want as many people as possible to be able to indulge in this magical drink from our childhood, and by making the responsible and compassionate decision to replace the dairy milk with a plant-based milk alternative such as rice milk, coconut milk, or almond milk, we can make this happen. Cow’s milk is among one of the leading food allergies among both children and adults, is at least twelve times more harmful to our environment than non-dairy alternatives, and is cruel to mother cows who are turned into milk machines and who in turn have their children stolen from them. So please, Universal Studios and Warner Bros., we implore you to make our favorite, frothy Harry Potter drink vegan so that all of us muggles can enjoy a magical moment at Wizarding World!    

The Protego Foundation
5,142 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Dr. John Malloy, Indira Naidoo-Harris

Stop Serving Known Carcinogenic Food to Children

The Ontario Ministry of Education and the Toronto District School Board allow schools to serve *known* carcinogenic food to children. A report from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released in 2015 categorized processed meat (including hotdogs, hamburgers, pepperoni, and ham) as a class one carcinogen in the same group as tobacco smoke, plutonium, and asbestos:  http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf With this information available to them, it is grossly irresponsible for them to continue to allow schools to serve processed meat to children who have no idea that it could make them sick. We are asking the Ministry of Education and the Toronto District School Board to act on this knowledge responsibly, and in the best interest of the children by not allowing processed meat to be served at school. --------------------------------------------------- On top of signing, please also consider sending a letter to:1. The Director of Education (Dr. Malloy): director'soffice@tdsb.on.ca2. The Minister of Education (Indira Naidoo-Harris): minister.edu@ontario.ca Here's a template: I am writing out of concern for the policies in place that allow Toronto schools to serve food to children that is known to be carcinogenic. I’m sure you are aware of the report from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released in 2015 that categorizes processed meat (including hotdogs, hamburgers, pepperoni, and ham) as a class one carcinogen in the same group as tobacco smoke, plutonium, and asbestos: http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf With this information available to us, I wonder why the Ministry of Education and the Toronto District School Board continues to allow schools to serve processed meat at BBQs, picnics and pizza lunches? Wouldn’t you agree that, given the science, it is grossly irresponsible? Not only does it put students' health at risk, but given that animal agriculture is the leading cause of global warming, water pollution, ocean dead zones, and deforestation, it’s also putting the future of the planet (the one these children are set to inherit) at risk. I’ve been to several school events with my child this year and at each one, *known* carcinogenic foods were being served to children who have no idea that it could make them sick. The Ministry of Education and the Toronto District School Board do know though, and have a responsibility to act on that knowledge. I would like to know how you plan to act. Sincerely, A mother

Jenny Henry
719 supporters
This petition won 7 months ago

Petition to Anne Martin-Vachon

Stop Today's Shopping Choice (TSC) from Selling Real Rabbit Fur!

Today’s Shopping Choice (also known as The Shopping Channel, or TSC) is selling real rabbit fur products.  They are currently selling a rex rabbit fur coat by Adrienne Landau, which can take up to 35 rabbits to make. The fur is coming from rabbit farms in China, where the fur is often removed while the rabbit is still alive, conscious and fully aware. TSC has issued a statement telling consumers that the Rex rabbit fur is “ethically sourced", and a "by-product of the meat industry”. 1. Ethically sourced fur does not exist. The fur for this coat comes from a fur farm in China. With NO animal welfare laws in China, the caging, transport and killing methods of for these rabbits is abysmal. Routinely, factory-farmed rabbits are crammed together in small and bare wire cages with little space to move. Bone disorders, foot abscesses and vertebral column deformations are common due to the inability to exercise and inadequate housing conditions. Rabbits suffer high levels of stress through being unable to perform natural behaviours. The rabbits are not raised or killed humanely or ethically and are often skinned alive. 2. Rex rabbit fur is NOT a by-product of the meat industry. Meat rabbits are entirely different breeds. Rex rabbits are bred specifically for their fur.  Millions of rabbits are specifically bred and killed on factory farms for their fur because the rabbit fur industry demands the thicker pelt of an older animal for a particular quality fur. Rabbits raised for meat are killed too young, when they still have their unstable infant coats or have begun their subadult moult. Make your voice heard:  Tell Anne Martin-Vachon, President of Today’s Shopping Choice, that fur is not socially acceptable and that you will not be purchasing anything from her company until they discontinue the sale of real fur. Contact TSC at: 1888 2020 888, press "0" for operator.  You can also leave a comment on their FaceBook Page. https://www.facebook.com/ShopTSC/?fref=ts Let's work together to Make Fur History and end this cruelty. More Info: http://farming.kim/tag/china-fur-farm-video.htm http://www.animalsaustralia.org/issues/fur.php http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/12/10/rabbits-fur-farms-killed-china-humane-society-international_n_8776900.html http://downtherabbitholes.org/bunny-fur/ http://www.freedomforfarmedrabbits.com.au/farms/fur-farms/

Rabbit Rescue Inc.
9,999 supporters