Petition to Colette Kaminsky, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Hasan Hutchinson, Pierre Sabourin
Keep Dairy off the Canadian Food Guide and help transition farms toward sustainability!
If you've been following the recommended changes to the Canadian food guide and are aware of the current NAFTA re-negotiations, you'll know the Canadian dairy industry is facing pivotal challenges and currently grazing the edge of a crucial crossroad. Now, due to these developments, they have taken to soliciting support from Canadians to recognize dairy as an important part of our health and economy in hopes of ensuring its place both in our homes and on store shelves. Fortunately, however, most Canadians are now well-aware that dairy consumption is not suitable for humans. Compounded by its cruel and unethical practice and the devastating effects of cattle farming on the environment, there is a dire need to step up and push back on the milk industry's pleading mandate to maintain its stance in the food chain. This petition demands that the government uphold current recommendations leaving dairy off the CFG and requests that the government support the industry towards a more viable way forward. We ask that the government divests in the dairy industry and instead focuses on helping transition dairy farms to produce alternate products of the more ethical, sustainable and health-conscious kind. We ask that, instead of holding on to this cultural norm and practice, we move forward beyond dairy and adopt more sustainable and healthy farming practices Canadians can be proud of. Specifically, we ask Executive Director of Policy, Planning, and Integration, Colette Kaminsky of AAFC, Minister of Heath,Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Assistant Deputy Minister and Director General of Health Products and Food Branch at Health Canada, Pierre Sabourin and Hasan Hutchinson to come together to discuss this avenue with a proposed strategic plan. In doing so, the government of Canada will benefit in taking this proactive and progressive stance by supporting a slow transition instead of facing inevitable and sudden country-wide farm closures that will consequently affect many livelihoods and the economy. Additionally, its support will help Canadians best meet our green house gas emissions goal by eliminating its number one producer. And lastly, by reducing the industry's stronghold, Canadians will no longer receive confusing messages about dairy and health which will be sure to unburden the health care system and help empower Canadians to regain responsibility of their own health. Because let's face it, when it comes to health, If you're not supporting the truth, you're not supporting your people. At this point in time, the Canadian milk industry doesn't need to garner support from Canadians; it is beyond this. As more and more individuals are moving away from dairy every day, the right way forward is not to resist change but instead to embrace it with grace. Again, you don't need dairy supporters; you need progressive change makers. More information can be found here: Dr. Michael Greger on Dairy Dr. John McDougall on Dairy Dr. Mark Hyman on Dairy Dr. Neil Barnard on Dairy Expert panel on Dairy Dr. Michael Klapper on Dairy Decrease in Canadian Dairy consumption Milk can now be claimed as inhumane Dairy cruelty explained in 5 minutes Supporting documentaries: Cowspiracy, What The Health, Forks Over Knives, Food Inc., Earthlings
Petition to Government of Canada
Canada: Implement a Vegan Option in Menus of Public Institutions, Schools, Hospitals.
- According to the Dietitians of Canada, “a healthy vegan diet has many benefits, including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure / cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.” - Against the backdrop of the breaking news that Canada’s New Draft Food Guide 2017 Favors Plant-Based Protein And Eliminates Dairy As A Food Group. - Considering that the American Medical Association is now telling hospitals to go vegan and ban meat and dairy, and that the Institute of Research on Cancer is asking the population to cut down meat and avoid processed meat. - Following a vegan diet is the best action to reduce one's ecological footprint (United Nations, Greenpeace, Forbes, Oxford Martin School's research) - For a number of reasons, including the environment, animal welfare, and health, many Canadians are choosing to adopt plant-based diets and lifestyles, or have reduced their consumption of animal products. - A poll commissioned by the Vancouver Humane Society in 2015 indicates that 33% of Canadians are either already vegetarian or now eat less meat. - In Portugal, a strict vegetarian option is required to be provided in all public canteens, including schools, universities, prisons, and hospitals. We call upon the Government of Canada to require public canteens under federal jurisdiction to provide a vegan option, and to raise this issue and work with provincial and territorial counterparts to require the same at all levels of government. ¸.•*`*•·.¸¸.¸ •*`*•·.¸¸.•*`*•·.¸¸¸.•*`* IMPORTANT¸.•*`*•·.¸¸.¸•*`*•·.¸¸.•*`*•·.¸¸¸.•*IF YOU ARE CANADIAN Please SIGN the petition on Change.org but ALSO HERE BELOW to have your signature CONSIDERED by the CANADIAN GOVERNMENT : English: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1205 French: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/fr/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1205 AND BE SURE TO SEND BACK THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL! *At the adoption of the law in Portugal, a lot of support and positive feedback came from non-vegans and non-vegetarians as well, as in general, there are lot of people who just enjoy having more diversity and the possibility of doing a vegetarian and more healthy meal once in a while.For more info: Watch the documentary "WHAT THE HEALTH!" on Netflix, COWSPIRACY and EARTHLING.
Petition to Pinnacle Foods, The Blackstone Group, Mark A. Clouse
Keep All 17 Gardein Products On Canadian Shelves
Gardein has been a staple in thousands of homes for people who want delicious, meatless alternatives. A proudly Canadian company, Gardein experienced tremendous success all across North America. However, problems started with the sale of Gardein to an American company, Pinnacle Foods, in 2014. Canadians everywhere are feeling crushed and betrayed to learn that 17 popular meatless dishes will now be discontinued. Shelves are bare, and Canadians who value their ethical choice to eat less meat or no meat have long relied on Gardein to provide an array of nutritious and tasty alternatives. The loss of Gardein in Canada is, quite frankly, devastating. Please BRING ALL GARDEIN PRODUCTS BACK!!!!
Petition to Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst
Survivor Vegans vs Meat Eaters
Think vegans are protein deficient? Think meat eaters would kick their butts? Think vegans would easily survive and thrive on a deserted island? Let CBS know we want to see this showdown once and for all !
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/
Petition to Greg Hunt MP
Donut king to remove Beef Fat/Beef Tallo to a suitable frying oil for vegans/vegetarians.
I would like Donut King to replace beef fat / Beef tallo to a suitable frying oil so vegans and vegetarians can eat the doughnuts. I love hot fresh Cinnamon Doughnuts but they use animal products the beef fat for frying the doughnuts in.
Petition to Carleton Univeristy, Dining Services
Expand Dairy Plant-based Alternatives at Carleton University!
***PLEASE STATE IN THE COMMENTS IF YOU ARE A CARLETON STUDENT*** The Canadian Food Guide is currently discussing removing dairy from the food pyramid; as it is becoming increasingly more accepted that it is not a needed component of a healthy diet. All dairy products can easily be replaced with plant-based versions. Carleton Animal Defense is asking that Carleton University provides dairy free plant-based alternatives, for both students and the benefits of the animals which supporting Dairy inflicts harm on. The following is a list outlining products which are being requested: - Plant-based ice creams available to students in the first year dining hall. - Replace butter with dairy-free (vegan) butter and alternatives. - Have vegan cheese options available. - Make sure veggie burgers and other faux meats do not contain egg, or dairy so that it is suitable for those on a plant-based diet. - Have more plant-based dessert options; i.e with replacing the milk with dairy-free alternatives and so forth. Overall, where it is possible to incorporate more plant-based dairy options we are recommending that it be done. Students signing below are asking for more plant-based alternatives on campus. ***PLEASE STATE IN THE COMMENTS IF YOU ARE A CARLETON STUDENT*** Find out more information about our organization by clicking here : https://www.facebook.com/CarletonAnimalDefense/