Animal and earth advocate, vegan, communications and marketing manager.
Coca-Cola: Save wildlife by switching to edible six-pack rings
Plastic six-pack rings are everywhere. They are a convenient tool for holding our bottles and cans together. Unfortunately, they also cause terrible suffering and death for more than one million wild creatures - like turtles, fish, birds and small mammals - each year. Plastic items we toss in the garbage (or out the window) mostly wind up in or near our oceans. Marine animals can become tangled in the six-pack rings with no hope of escape. Sadly, even cutting them apart doesn't save wildlife who try to eat the pieces, mistaking them for food. Luckily something can be done about this - right now. And it's so simple! Saltwater Brewery, a small Florida craft beer company, has developed a completely biodegradable six-pack ring that wildlife can actually eat! Coca-Cola, we are now looking to you. The animals and the oceans need your company - the global leader in the soft drinks industry - to initiate this long overdue effort for true sustainability. With your team of leading-edge engineers and scientists, surely a harmless, edible six-pack ring can be put into production. It will likely cost more at first. But we only have one earth, and the wild creatures who share it with us should not be condemned to suffer for the sake of our convenience and profits. Please don't let us down.
Stop Supporting Animal Cruelty
My name is Rosemary and I live in Columbia, South Carolina. I've always thought of Columbia to be more forward-thinking when it comes to animals and the environment. That is why I was so shocked to learn that the Carolina Coliseum at University of South Carolina contracts with Sodexo, a food service company involved in a very dirty practice: Sodexo uses liquid eggs from cruel, filthy, and unsustainable battery-cage farms. Battery cage farms pack egg-laying hens so tightly into tiny wire cages that they can’t even spread out their wings or engage in any of their natural behaviors. This archaic practice is so cruel that it is illegal in the entire European Union and several states in the US. Other major companies like Unilever, Delaware North Companies, Burger King, and more have made commitments to phase out the purchasing of all eggs from farms that use this terrible practice. Sodexo even refuses to work with the The Humane League, an animal protection organization that I volunteer for, to assure they will phase out eggs from cruel battery-cages. Why then is the Carolina Coliseum contracting with a hospitality company like Sodexo? By contracting with Sodexo, the Carolina Coliseum is directly supporting this cruel practice. When I learned that this cruelty was being supported in my hometown, I knew that I had to do something about this problem. Please, sign my petition and ask the leadership at Univeristy of South Carolina to urge Sodexo to end this extreme animal cruelty and completely phase out the use of battery-cage eggs.