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vegetarian

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Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Rodney McMullen, Mike Schlotman, Chris Kirkland, Larry Binkowski, Brian Adams, Nicole Phillips, Lonnie Walp

Stop Selling Rabbit Meat

What would you do if you saw cat or dog meat in a store? Most people would be completely disgusted, because cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the United States.  So if it's considered barbaric to sell the meat of cats or dogs, why is it considered okay to sell the meat of the third most popular pet in the United States, the rabbit? This petition focuses on Kroger, which used to be one of my favorite stores to shop at until I saw that they were selling rabbit meat, specifically, Pel-Freez rabbit meat. According to an undercover study done by the LCA, (Last Chance for Animals), Pel-Freez workers: ·       Hit the rabbits on the head with the dull edge of a knife, which often doesn't knock them unconscious as it is supposed to ·      Break the rabbits' rear legs ·      Hang the rabbits upside down ·       Stun them (this is usually done improperly, meaning the rabbits remain fully conscious) ·       Decapitate the rabbits- depending on how sharp their knives are, this may take anywhere from one slice to a repeated sawing motion that makes rabbits scream in pain until their vocal cords are severed There are no breeds of rabbits that are exclusively, "Meat rabbits." The breeds primarily used as "Meat rabbits," are New Zealand rabbits, and Californian Rabbits, (as shown above in picture). In fact, New Zealand rabbits are the 8th most common rabbit breed kept as pets! There is no reason that we should be eating an animal that is kept as a pet by millions of people nationwide! So what can you do? 1.    Stop buying rabbit meat if you do 2.    Sign this petition! 3.    Share this petition with everyone you know 4.    Donate to the GoFundMe Page by clicking here 5.    Send a letter to Kroger urging them to stop the sale of rabbit meat  Mailing address-  The Kroger Co. 1014 Vine Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1100 6. Consider shopping at one of the following grocery stores instead of Kroger Walmart-   http://www.walmart.com/ ALDI-   https://www.aldi.us/ Meijer-   http://www.meijer.com/# Save-A-Lot-   http://save-a-lot.com/ The Fresh Market-  http://www.thefreshmarket.com/ Trader Joe's-  http://www.traderjoes.com/ If you prefer another grocery store, look online, or call them to see if they sell rabbit meat. 7. Like and share this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Online-Petition-to-get-Kroger-to-Stop-Selling-Rabbit-Meat/893722184049430?sk=timeline If you sign this petition, consider telling Kroger if you're going to shop at a different store, and how much business they're losing by losing you.  If you feel strongly about this issue, I urge you to complete the steps above and sign some of these other petitions that have been set up to stop production and commercialization of rabbit meat in other stores and companies. https://www.change.org/p/wholefoods-please-do-not-sell-rabbit-meat-in-your-stores?recruiter=354128748&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink   https://www.change.org/p/loblaw-companies-limited-galen-g-weston-exceutive-chairman-and-president-grant-froese-chief-operating-officer-sarah-r-davis-cheif-adminstrator-officer-stop-stocking-rabbit-meat   https://www.change.org/p/whole-foods-stop-selling-rabbit-meat?recruiter=354128748&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink   https://www.change.org/p/coach-inc-stop-selling-rabbit-fur-products?recruiter=354128748&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink   These are only some of them. You can find many more by simply searching the word, "Rabbit" in the search bar of change.org.   Thank you for signing this petition and setting us one step closer to stopping the sale of rabbit meat at Kroger.   Resources "Rabbit Slaughterhouse Investigation - Last Chance for ..." 2015. 4 Aug. 2015 <http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/investigations/investigations-in-the-field/rabbit-slaughterhouse-investigation> “Californian Rabbit- A Californian Rabbit with Several Kits” 2015. 4 Aug. 2015 <http://t3.gstatic.com/imagesq=tbn:ANd9GcRlGpOaqamh0S4aE4sC6zB9CllhoAzTSRCSwV6IhbGXaqa2eWZc> "How Many Pet Rabbits Are There in the US? - House Rabbit ..." 2014. 4 Aug. 2015 <http://rabbit.org/how-many-pet-rabbits-are-there-in-the-u-s/> "10 Popular Pet Rabbit Breeds - Small Pets Tips ... - Mom.me." 2015. 4 Aug. 2015 <http://mom.me/pets/small-pets/19118-popular-pet-rabbit-breeds/>  

Anna MacLennan
9,446 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to anyone

Eat One Less Burger a Week

It may seem hard to reduce the amount of meat you eat on average, but its about as easy as signing this petition. All it takes is a little awareness and a simple decision to find a better alternative. About two years ago, I made the decision to become a vegetarian. I was hesitant at first because I thought it would be more effort than it was worth. But after doing research and lasting the first month, I realized it wasn't so hard to change my diet. I hope by creating this petition it can motivate other people to change their diet, if only a little. All you have to do is make a commitment to reducing the amount of beef you eat in a normal week. This could mean ordering a salad or chicken sandwich when you would normally get a Big Mac. Changing your diet this way has many benefits and I'll link some resources below which give even more information on the topic. Most importantly this diet change can help improve your health, positively impact the environment, and decrease animal cruelty. By signing this petition, I urge everyone to strive to reduce their meat consumption if only by one burger at a time. Useful links: Harvard Health Study: Cutting Red Meat for a Longer Life https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/cutting-red-meat-for-a-longer-life Top 10 Reasons to Decrease Red Meat Consumption http://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/top-10-benefits-minimize-red-meat/ Should You Eat Less Meat? http://www.sustainabletable.org/794/should-you-eat-less-meat Why Reducing Meat Consumption Is the Easiest Step Everyone Can Take to Fix Our Broken Food System http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/why-we-need-to-reduce-meat-consumption-for-the-planet/ Animal Cruelty is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/belly-beast-meat-factory-farms-animal-activists

Mary Fomby
40 supporters