Petition: Coca-Cola, your plastic waste is choking us!

by: Care2 Team
target: April Hembree Crow, Global Director, Environment & Sustainability at The Coca-Cola Company

123,361 SUPPORTERS
130,000 GOAL
That’s not just water you are drinking. When you buy water in a plastic bottle you are likely guzzling down a few hundred particles of microplastics along with it.

According to a new study, in an analysis of 259 bottles of water, from various brands and countries, scientists found an average of 325 plastic particles for every liter of water being sold. That’s roughly twice as many plastic particles that were found in water directly from the tap.

The study is alarming and shows just how prolific plastics have become in our environment. And while we know that the microplastic buildup in marine life is causing serious problems in our ocean ecosystems, the World Health Organization says that the impacts on humans have yet to be determined.

When asked for their response to the study, Coca-Cola replied that due to the abundance of plastics in the environment, plastic fibers “may be found at minute levels even in highly treated products”.

That means that Coca-Cola, one of the largest producers of plastic bottles and owners of major bottled water brands like DASANI and Smart Water, thinks that plastics have so infiltrated our daily lives that is would be nearly impossible to keep the material out of our drinking water or environment. This is unacceptable.

That is why critical that major players in the plastic industry like Coca-Cola immediately implement smarter and more environmentally friendly policies to help reduce the use of plastics. If we continue to use plastics at the current pace, by 2050 there will be more plastic per lbs in our oceans than there are fish!

Coca-Cola needs to be the industry standard and commit to using more recycled plastic in their to bottle their drinks. This would keep more of the material out of landfills and our oceans and incentivize plastic recycling industry.

Please sign and share this petition to call on the Coca-Cola Company to lead the way and publicly pledge to set global benchmarks to reduce its use of un-recycled plastic.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/225/330/806/

 

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Petition: It’s Cecil the Lion all over again! “Big Tusker” the elephant killed by hunters in Zimbabwe.

by: Care2 Team
target: Government of Zimbabwe

19,493 SUPPORTERS
20,000 GOAL
Every animal lover will remember the day they learned about the death of Cecil. Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, who was lured out of his reserve by an American hunter and shot. The animal was left to suffer in agony for hours before it finally died. What made the news even worse was that Cecil was being studied by scientists to learn more about lion habits.

Now, a similar story has emerged but this time the victim was an extremely rare type of elephant known as a “Big-Tusker.” Big-Tuskers are elephants with tusks so long they reach the ground. According to the latest study, there are only around 30 left on Earth.

Make that 29, unfortunately, one was murdered last month by a Russian trophy hunter on a Safari Club affiliated hunt.

To make matters worse — like Cecil — the pachyderm was collared and was being studied by researchers. The hunters claim not to have seen the collar but even if that were the case, there are currently no laws in Zimbabwe that prohibit hunters from killing collared animals!

It is unbelievable that Zimbabwe allows the murder of animals so important they are being specifically studied by scientists. It must stop.

It is time to have your voice heard and demand that Zimbabwe stop these senseless killings. Help to make sure this never happens again. Ask Zimbabwe to ban the killing of ALL collared animals — and save the last of the “Big Tusker” elephants!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/479/423/078/

Seven years on, radioactive water at Fukushima plant still flowing into ocean, study finds

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Fukushima Daiichi still leaking radioactivity into Pacific Ocean. That expensive Ice wall turned out to be a slushy. Keep trying. Better yet, shut down before meltdown.

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Fukushima Daiichi still leaking radioactivity into Pacific Ocean. That expensive Ice wall turned out to be a slushy. Keep trying. Better yet, shut down before meltdown.
More than seven years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, radioactive water is continuing to flow into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled No. 1 plant at a rate of around 2 billion becquerels a day, a study has found.
The amount of leaking cesium 137 has decreased from some 30 billion becquerels in 2013, Michio Aoyama, a professor at the Institute of Environmental Radioactivity at Fukushima University, said in his study, which was presented Wednesday at an academic conference in Osaka.
The study said the concentration of radiation — 0.02 becquerel per liter of seawater found…

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Petition update · 4/6/2018 NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT PONCE’S LAW BILL SIGNING · Change.org

April 7,2018 – If you click on the picture you will see that I have mentioned that all of you from all over the world signed the petition for Pounce’s Law. In this picture I’m in mid-sentence so it looks like I’m being very direct with reporters but in actuality I’m telling them all about the people that have sign this petition, being all of YOU, also our group Justice for Pounce, just wanted you to know how much I appreciate all of you!! THANK YOU

https://www.change.org/p/10993904/u/22604331?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_campaign=299131&sfmc_tk=Y65ELrEVwnOSO7%2bDYTtOccgZBvARtBearG8C6Uh7ibNaUzc8YW7wLPge%2b8TXDH06&j=299131&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=53990123&mid=7259882&jb=38

Petition update · CASE UPDATE · Change.org

Petition update · CASE UPDATE · Change.org

Apr 7, 2018 — Per casenet: Preliminary Hearing is scheduled for May 22, 2018, 9:00 AM
**It looks like he did enter a plea of “NOT GUILTY” this morning.

Preliminary Hearing Scheduled: Scheduled For: 05/22/2018; 9:00 AM ; JOSEPH LESLIE GOFF JR; St. Francois

Initial Arraignment Hearing Held. State appears by Assistant Prosecutor, Ben Campbell. Defendant appears in person and by counsel Michael Hackworth.

Defendant waives formal arraignment and enters a plea of Not Guilty. Cause called and case is set for Preliminary Hearing on May 22, 2018 at 9am. State to issue subpoenas.

https://www.change.org/p/13021511/u/22604655?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_campaign=299181&sfmc_tk=Y65ELrEVwnOSO7%2bDYTtOcWi2%2bX2CJxmEomgZ6x3o50tQEiuTrv1cNGahcoCoG5WV&j=299181&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=53999935&mid=7259882&jb=23

Petition update · 4/5/2018 News Article on Ponce’s Law SB 1576 · Change.org

April 7,2018 -be sure to listen to the speech given by Governor Scott in regards to Pounce’s Law.

Just click on the link and then click on the pic in the article to watch the video!

https://www.change.org/p/10993904/u/22604372?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_campaign=299139&sfmc_tk=Y65ELrEVwnOSO7%2bDYTtOcY5a8SnGVqD1LryIuX%2fZUskJ733gUrMGb4hpL%2fi0xq4Y&j=299139&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=53991807&mid=7259882&jb=38

Petition: 2,400 Sheep died because of carelessness. Demand Justice now.

by: David Littleproud, Minister of Agriculture

1,319 SUPPORTERS
10,000 GOAL
Emanuel Exports doesn’t seem to be too good at its job. The company has, once again, caused the death of a staggering number of sheep that was in their care. The live exporter was shipping around 64,000 animals to the Middle East but just under 62,000 made it there alive.

Now the Australian Department of Agriculture is investigating just how a company whose sole duty is delivering products in good condition, managed to lose a pretty hefty chunk of their cargo.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Emanuel Exports has been responsible for a mass death of sheep. In 2016 the Perth-based exporters lost more than 3,000 head of sheep.

Australia has strict live animal shipping laws and regulations that help ensure animals aren’t treated cruelly during the journey nor in the country for which they are destined. In fact, the government has banned or suspended live exports to countries like Indonesia and Egypt in the past.

If Emanuel Exports can’t comply with Australian laws and are unable to deliver live sheep in healthy condition then the government should no longer allow them to do so. After more than 5,000 animals have died under their care in just two shipments, the government should have all the proof they need.

Please sign the petition and ask David Littleproud, the agriculture minister, to ban Emanuel Exports from live animal shipments.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/211/980/443/2400-sheep-died-because-of-carelessness.-demand-justice-now./

petition: Justice for Laxmi. The Elephant beaten for 30 years and left dead in her own excrement

target: Indian Forest Department

1,516 SUPPORTERS
10,000 GOAL
Laxmi the elephant never stood a chance. When she was young she was snatched from the wild by heartless poachers. Stripped away from her mother and her herd she never got to know what life could be.

From that moment on she was forced to toil and work. For thirty years she endured the harsh treatment of the men who owned her. She was neglected and malnourished and after years of such horrific treatment, it left her so week she couldn’t even support the weight of her own body on her nearly muscleless frame.

After three decades of torture, three decades of mistreatment and pain you would think that perhaps her owners would finally let her enjoy her last remaining years in peace.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

In a heart-wrenching video, her captors can be seen attacking her with spears, bull-hooks, and sticks. The unrelenting men whale on her body as if they were trying to force the life out of her.

When rescuers finally arrived, they found her carcass chained and shackled surrounded by urine and feces that had not been cleaned in months. Yet, her “owners” were nowhere to be seen.

Such treatment for privately owned elephants is not uncommon. And if the government refuses to prosecute people who treat their animals cruelty it will unfortunately continue.

That is where you come in. Please help tell the Indian government you want Justice for Laxmi. Sign the petition and demand that the Indian Forest Department find and prosecute Laxmi’s killers.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/853/582/989/justice-for-laxmi.-the-elephant-beaten-for-30-years-and-left-dead-in-her-own-excrement/

Petition: Demand the maximum sentence for the one who left 70 horses to starve on top of a mountain

by: Jasmina Tzvetanova
target: https://ec.europa.eu/anti-fraud/home_en; http://www.babh.government.bg/en/; http://www.justice.government.bg/; http://www.vss.justice.bg/en/page/view/2068; dfz@dfz.bg; https://www.prb.bg/en; http://www.nij.bg/Default.aspx?lang=en-US; http://kjustendil.cou
more

33,002 SUPPORTERS
35,000 GOAL

This man has decided to keep horses. Applied for European funding and received it. Yet he abandoned them on a high mountain, in 5 feet of snow, with no food or shelter, at least a couple of months ago.

According to the volunteers who managed to reach the place on motor sleds yesterday, it was a mournful sight. At least 40 of the horses were dead, the rest bearly alive, buried in the snow, with eyes pecked out by birds of prey, and worse; not able to stand up or chew the food that was brought to them.

There is an Animal Protection Act here in Bulgaria. The maximum penalty in it is 3 years imprisonment. However, the local courts are extremely lenient towards animal abusers. There have only been a couple of mild sentences for the past 7 years since animal abuse was classified as felony. Despite the fact that this type of crime is widely spread! 😦

My friends and I are going to make sure that charges are pressed but fear that it will result in just another slap on the wrist. And this is neither just nor acceptable. Sign and share, please! Your help is highly appreciated!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/297/960/016/demand-a-harsh-sentence-for-the-person-who-left-70-horses-to-starve-on-top-of-a-mountain/?TAP=1724

Update #33 days ago
Friends of the Horses, I don’t have good news today. Apparently, the government agency in charge of animal welfare, http://www.babh.government.bg/en/, refuses to seize the surviving horses. For lack of setting they say. Lack of common sense whatsoever I’d say, as volunteers and activists offer their help to organize both transport and shelter. What will happen to the horses when the perpetrator goes to prison! Please, keep sharing this cause! Change will have to happen!
Full Update
Update #26 days ago
2000 signatures and counting! Thank you all! An investigation is taking place. Though rumour has it that a prison sentence is not guaranteed. Please spend another minute and share our cause again. This petition may turn out to be the key to justice being served in this outrageous case.
Best Regards, Jasmina
Full Update
Update #19 days ago
Thank you, kindred spirits from all over the world. ❤ For your time, for your care and for your support! We reached more than 1000 signatures in 24 hours. What a great response! Please keep sharing our cause! We will not let this criminal slip through the system! Best Regards, Jasmina

Petition · David Littleproud. It’s time to END LIVE EXPORT! · Change.org

107,950 have signed. Let’s get to 150,000!
Gareth Dodd

I started this petition because I have seen a lot of evidence involving incredibly cruelty to livestck that leave Australian Soil. If we do not speak up and take action these horrendous acts will continue. The latest pictures I have seen involve cows being hit numerous times on the head with a sledgehammer. I have seen video footage of cows and sheep having their throat cut without being sedated before the slaughter. The look in the eyes of these animals is heartbreaking and WE need to make sure there is NO live export and animals that are to be slaughtered are sedated prior to the kill. I’m not going to post videos or pictures, because believe me they are something NO one should ever have to see. So PLEASE sign this petition, I’m not asking a lot and it will take 3-5 minutes out of your life THANK YOU.

https://www.change.org/p/david-littleproud-it-s-time-to-end-live-export?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=12978046&grid_position=2&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAOXoNAAAAAAAWsgZVYm5GQMwZmQyYjJjOQ%3D%3D

There’s Nothing Humane About Gas Chamber Euthanasia – The Animal Rescue Site

[There’s Nothing Humane About Gas Chamber Euthanasia]
Goal: 30,000 • Progress: 17,043
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Spending the last minutes of your life scrambling for air in a mass of writhing and desperate limbs is nothing short of an horrific nightmare. Yet, for the animals slated to be euthanized by gas chamber, which is still allowed in some states, it’s the last reality they leave this world with.

For a period of up to half an hour, the unfortunate dogs and cats fit into these hot boxes are forced to fight for what remaining air they can gasp, as it’s replaced with carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide [1]

The phrase “gas chamber” isn’t exactly comforting, and it shouldn’t be. Despite a categorical ban on such methods in 27 states, gas chamber euthanasia is still practiced in a few, including Utah, Wyoming, Missouri, and Ohio. Bowing to pressure from animal rights advocates, commissioners in Branch County, Michigan, shut down the state’s last suspected gas chamber in 2016, giving hope to efforts in the remaining states where the nightmare continues to play out.

In Utah, the fight to ban animal gas chambers has reached the highest halls of state government. But while the state senate was given the opportunity to leave this barbaric option behind, SB56 supporting the ban failed to get enough votes to pass.

Votes against the bill came from senators who claimed the costs of switching to lethal injection methods was too high for their constituents. However, nonprofit groups like the Humane Society of the United States and others offer financial assistance in the form of grants to cover the expense [4].

Sandy City Council member Kristin Coleman-Nicholl offered firsthand testimony of the results of switching in an interview with the Salt Lake City Tribune in early 2017.

“The change definitely was easier than anyone thought it would be. The staff has embraced the policy and has adjusted very well,” Coleman-Nicholl said. “Our level of service has not gone down, and we still handle wildlife. None of our employees has reported any injury or incidents.”

The same compassion for animals can easily be replicated in the few remaining Utah animal facilities that still use the gas chamber for euthanization. With the help of informed and active citizens, the torture can be brought to an end.

Sign this petition to tell Utah’s Senate Government Operations Committee and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food: Animal Industry Division that legislators need to be made aware of the nightmare they’re allowing to continue, and ban animal gas chambers for good.
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Petition: Find Animal Serial Killer Who Is Terrorizing Florida Neighborhood!

target: St. Petersburg Police Department

18,521 SUPPORTERS
19,000 GOAL
In 2016, Rob McCahan received an anonymous note that said, “Shut your dog up or we will.” A few days later, his brindle pitbull terrier mix, Annabelle, nearly died from kidney failure after eating wet dog food laced with Tylenol that someone had purposefully thrown into Rob’s yard.

Just last month, Rob received a similar note, and a few days later, Annabelle fell ill again. This time, she didn’t make it.

Please join in demanding that the St. Petersburg Police Department do everything they can to find the sick animal abuser(s) who did this!

Annabelle wasn’t the only victim in the neighborhood. A few houses down, a healthy 8-year-old golden retriever also died after eating a poisonous bag of food that had been thrown into the yard.

Animal abuse is a huge indicator of future violence against other animals and humans. Whoever poisoned these dogs is a real threat, and needs to be stopped before they kill again.

According to HSUS, numerous studies show a link between animal abuse and violent behavior towards other humans. A 2001-2004 study by the Chicago Police Department showed that 65% of those arrested for animal abuse had been arrested for battery against another person. When examining seven school shootings that took place across the country between 1997 and 2001, another study showed that all involved boys who had previously committed acts of animal cruelty.

As long as this person is out there, human and animal lives remain at risk. Sign now to urge St. Petersburg police to find this animal serial killer now!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/311/047/466/find-animal-serial-killer-who-is-terrorizing-florida-neighborhood/

petition: Ban the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Spain After Elephant Dies in the Name of ‘Entertainment’

target: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey

83,456 SUPPORTERS
85,000 GOAL
An elephant was killed today in the streets of Spain. That’s a headline that we should never have to read. But when governments allow animals to be used as entertainment, tragedies like this can — and do — often happen.

Five innocent elephants, forced to work in a circus, were tossed from their trailer when the truck carrying the pachyderms lost control trying to overtake another vehicle. One lost its life, two others were injured and the others escaped without any physical injuries.

Yet, whether or not the elephants experienced any physical pain, what is certain is that these beautiful creatures are suffering mentally. Circus elephants are often sent on the road for hours at a time, traveling from one location to the next. Their trainers often use cruel methods to train them and coerce them into doing tricks they would never do in the wild.

And now, an elephant has lost its life all for the sake of “entertainment.”

While city, state, and national governments have been banning the use of animals in entertainment all across the world, Spain hasn’t gotten the memo.

It’s time for Spain to join its European allies like Italy, Belgium, Austria, Sweden and Portugal and a whole host of other national and local governments in ending the animal entertainment industry. Please sign the petition and ask Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey to end the suffering. Ask him to ban the use of animals in circuses in Spain.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/948/403/204/