The ivory trade is pushing elephants to the edge of extinction,and Yahoo is making a killing from trinket sales in Japan! But right now we have a chance to end this corporate complicity.
Several big brands like Google and Amazon are refusing to sellivory. Yahoo is one of the few major online markets left. But we could influence that decision. Right now Yahoo is losing some of its best employees, and the CEO is offering millions to convince people to stay. If we threaten to lift the lid on Yahoo’s bloody secret, she could lose staff even faster, and may reconsider the costs of this cruel trade.
100 elephants are being massacred a day, and their emotional intelligence means they understand the horror of what is happening to them. Let’s raise a million voices to protect these majestic creatures — Avaaz will run an advertising blitz and target Yahoo employees worldwide to demand change from the inside. Sign now and recruit others to join on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else!
From the Animal Aid website:
Please submit an objection to plans for a huge new chicken farm in Yorkshire, which could rear more than a million birds per year in cramped, filthy conditions, before sending them to a terrifying slaughterhouse death.
We conducted an undercover investigation at another farm run by H Barker and Son, the company applying to build the new ‘unit’. We uncovered distressing scenes of animal suffering, including birds with missing feathers and raw, sore-looking skin, birds with hock burns (caused by the filthy bedding) and birds collapsing under their excessive body weight. Outside the farm was a pile of dead chickens, left exposed to the open air.
Please help stop H Barker and Son from building a new chicken farm by submitting an objection to the plans, using this link. If you can take a moment to personalise the letter, then that will ensure it has maximum impact.
A recent publication from The Vegan Society includes the following.
Next Monday the Climate Change Conference will begin in Paris. This is a historic event. After two decades of United Nations negotiation, world leaders will gather to reach a legally binding and universal agreement aiming to avoid catastrophic climate change.
In the vegan community we all know that the so-called ‘livestock’ sector is responsible for the suffering of millions of animals. But it has also become a huge contributor to climate change, threatening the lives of non-human and human animals.
However, our government has done very little or almost nothing to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of this sector.
We cannot wait anymore. It is with this mind-set that we recently launched our new campaign, Grow Green. This initiative calls on the government to incentivise the UK production of plant protein crops for human consumption. How? By supporting UK farmers who are interested in transitioning from livestock farming to growing more local, sustainable crops. This could:
• Eliminate the suffering of millions of animals;
• Reduce the threat of climate change and food security;
• Encourage a more sustainable food chain in the UK and healthier food habits;
• Guarantee continuity of employment to young farmers in a climate change era.
We urgently need to ensure that your MP knows about Grow Green too. Please click on this link to send an email to your MP asking them to support this transition.
From Care2 Petitions, by Jaclyn Haggata:
We have now received an enforcement notice demanding we remove the pig shelter (stable), gates and access road – Making it impossible to look after the pigs and ensure their welfare.
After moving our 6 rescued pigs from a very un-suitable exposed field, for which we were charged an extortionate rent, we could not believe how lucky we were when we bought nine and a half acres of ancient, overgrown, un-managed woodland at an auction. …
We, the undersigned, demand the immediate suspension of any move to sell the former health centre site on Rose Street/Pollination Street to McCarthy and Stone. The site has been designated for the use and benefit of the people of Todmorden
The site has been designated for the use and benefit of the people of Todmorden – not as a means of raising revenue for Calderdale Council. We need this green space to celebrate nature and provide a very necessary resource for the community old and young to use. Without Pollination Street there is nowhere in the town centre to hold festivals and community events. Look on any sunny day and see the people enjoying this green space.
Share this petition with your friends and send a message from the people.
TO: DAVID CAMERON (PRIME MINISTER) AND THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
David Cameron, you stated that if re-elected, you would repeal the ban on fox hunting. Please do not go ahead with this plan.
Why is this important?
In a modern, civilised society, there is no place for this grotesque and cruel pastime. The previous government banned the practice, but the new government is planning to legalise hunting foxes using dogs. This is a barbaric and outdated activity that should stay where it belongs – in the past.
We have a choice in this life, we can be kind, or we can be cruel. I think the choice is easy…