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livestock production reduction petition for environment!
6 years ago

Hi all!!

The University of California, San Diego student organization: VEG (Vegetarian Environmentalist Group) is happy to present an online petition which aims to reduce the livestock industry via means of removal of governmental subsidies for livestock farmers as well as implementation of tax for livestock products for their detrimental external social burden on the environment. If you are still unfamiliar with the relationship between livestock production and the environment, I have listed the key facts below. Here is our petition link:

Please support us and help us spread the word! This is definitely an attempt at a baby toward in the right direction!
Thank you!




Our current livestock industry is responsible for emitting 37% of all human-induced Methane, 65% of all human-induced Nitrous Oxide, 9% of all human-induced Carbon Dioxide, and 64% of human-induced Ammonia. The Carbon Dioxide equivalent of livestock industry emissions is 18%, which is greater than all transportation combined (transportation CO2 equivalent is 12%). So, we need to decrease the livestock industry along with turning to alternative transportation systems (like biking!!). We cannot just pin global warming on one single source and go from there, all aspects need to adapt to the current climate crisis.

In addition to the greenhouse gas emissions, livestock current needs 36% of the world grain and 74% of the world soy to sustain its industry. If you think about it, this is not sustainable at all in the long run. It is definitely not an efficient usage of world crop supplies.

Now let’s talk water. Water is essential for survival. Did you know that California currently imports 100% of its clean water supply? Yes... and we are not increasing our world water supply. Yes, there are technologies being researched to desaltize the ocean waters, but think about the cost of that. It’s not a quick and easy solution. The best solution would be for everyone to be frugal. While major medias are telling us to conserve water during showers and toothbrushing, they are leaving out a major part of water usage.

According to the Stockholm International Water Institute, 20% of all world water supply goes to industries, 10% of all water goes to households, and 70% of all water goes to producing food. These statistics awaken a lot of people because if you think about how much water we use in industries and households (it’s A LOT), many folds more is going to agriculture. Now get this: within the agricultural business (which uses 70% of all our clean water), 1 POUND OF LETTUCE takes 23 gallons of water to produce, 1 POUND OF WHEAT takes 25 gallons of water, 1 POUND OF APPLES take 49 gallons of water, 1 POUND OF CHICKEN takes 815 gallons of water, 1 POUND OF PORK takes 1,630 gallons of water, and 1 POUND OF BEEF takes 5,214 gallons of water. (You can do some research online to see how to have defined these water usage values according to pounds) So now the question is, one plate of dinner will fill most of us up (some go for seconds, thirds, but anyways..). If you fill that one plate with meat, that’s 6000 gallons of water or more. If you fill that one plate up with rice and veggies (this can be tasty faux meat too!), it takes less than 100 gallons of water. Please, be frugal and responsible. Imagine a planet with no more water.

Here are just some additional costs of livestock production. Did you know that livestock farming land takes up 70% of all agricultural land, and 30% of world's ice-free terrestrial surface? Yup. And for the forest lovers (we should all love forests, they are the lungs of our planet), 70% of the Amazon rainforest is currently being occupied by pastures; feedcrops occupy a large sector of the remaining 30%.

Everyone talks about saving energy now with new bulbs, solar power, etc. Well why not talk about food, too. The livestock sector requires 16 times more fossil fuel energy than other sectors of agriculture. Moreover, livestock is increasingly being fed with grains and cereals that could have been consumed by humans, converting only up to 33% of its nutrients for our consumption.


Lastly (for my purposes), the U.S. livestock sector alone produces 900 million tons of manure annually. Immense lagoons used to store waste are known to heavily degrade the surrounding air and water, creating dead zones within our clean bodies of water. Besides harming our precious marine life, it’s nice to know that we are surrounded by 80% of water of this planet. So if our ocean dies, we probably don’t have much of a chance for survival either.


All in all, it’s good that we are more aware of global warming and finally (most people) recognize it as partially (if not mostly) human caused. Now, besides being frugal, using a reusable bag, riding a bike or taking the bus, changing lightbulbs, and saving shower time, please also change your diet. It really makes a huge impact, even though it seems like you’re just intaking a piece of meat, that piece of meat came from loads of environmental damage (as well as suffering!). Inaction is inexcusable. If you’re a non-vegetarian, go vegetarian. If you’re already a vegetarian, go vegan. If you’re already a vegan... go organic Of course, if you can go straight to organic vegan that is the best for the environment in terms of personal contribution. Be Veg, Be Green, Save the Planet. (doubtful? do research!)

6 years ago
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7 years ago

Stop Wal-Mart from Wasting Much Needed Food Sunday, 2:08 PM

Every single day, Wal-Mart stores across the nation throw tons of perfectly edible food into the dumpsters instead of donating it to local food pantries and/or soup kitchens. Petition Wal-Mart to change this wasteful practice!! In light of the current economy and rising food prices, more and more people will be going hungry and Wal-Mart, though they do help tremendously, could do so much more! Watch videos from KMOV News 4 Investigates in Missouri about this issue. Please click the link below to sign the petition and pass it on to everyone in your email address book. Thank you!!

Stop The U.S.A. from cutting funding for rainforest conservation
8 years ago

Stop The U.S.A. from cutting funding for rainforest conservation


Treasury Department will cut funding for the Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA), the largest pool of U.S. government money exclusively for helping developing countries conserve threatened tropical forests, according to the Tropical Forest Group, a forest policy group based in Santa Barbara.

Please Note this Care2 Story & Forward in your Network


Please Contact Your Senator by Mail, Phone and in Person.

If you live in the USA, please contact your senator and let them konw this is not acceptible - request that they increase the proposed funding proposal from $20 million to $40 million and to sign on as a co-sponsor of the bill - find your senator here: 


Sign the petition: Hands Off The Arctic!
8 years ago
Global warming is melting the Arctic at an alarming rate. This summer the Arctic ice cover was the smallest ever recorded. As a result, there really is a race on to grab up the oil, gas and other resources once protected by ice.

And the more oil and gas we burn, the faster the Arctic melts and the closer our planet comes to catastrophic climate change.

Sign the petition to save the Arctic from exploitation and military activity at

Pigeon aka the Dove Petition
9 years ago

Arty T.
Arty has received 3 new, 3 total stars from Care2 membersArty has been awarded 39 butterflies for taking action at Care2

Federally protect the Feral Pigeon aka the Dove

The Pigeon is mankinds oldest feathered friend, this bird helped save lives before the telegraph or phone was invented, they flew the skies delivering messages from hospital to hospital, they fought next to our troops in many wars including the Iraq war,this bird shares the sky with other birds and currently is being slaughtered accross the USA by the numbers just for the fun of it as they are not protected by any laws.
Please help these birds that deserve honor instead of persecution.
The Dove aka the Pigeon aka the Rock Dove is our nations symbol of PEACE.

9 years ago

just stopping in to sign some petitions-!!!!!



Soldiers Taunt Injured Iraqi Dog
9 years ago

Animal Rights C.
Animal Rights has received 1 new, 41 total stars from Care2 membersAnimal Rights has been awarded 36 butterflies for taking action at Care2
Soldiers Taunt Injured Iraqi Dog Thursday, 8:22 AM
Soldiers Taunt Injured Iraqi Dog

Lisa G.
Lisa has received 1 new, 19 total stars from Care2 membersLisa has been awarded 147 butterflies for taking action at Care2
 Thursday, 6:00 PM

Please contact your federal senators and representatives and demand an investigation into this atrocious and cowardly act, and demand that the slobs in uniform be brought to justice.

To find contact information for your federal representative, go to and enter your zip code.

To find contact info for your federal senators, go to and use the drop down box to select your home state.

9 years ago
ALL Petitions signed except for those closed and those were already signed months ago! Thank you. JennieB
Ill make my public appology here to Amanda
9 years ago

Id be gratefull if you would let her know of this George.

I rang the Scottish executive three years ago and they denied any knowledge of such a hedgehog cull. This morning when I rang, they admitted- that this was the case, also claiming that they were advised that this is the kindess act (?). However if Amandas friends have succefully relocated any hedgehogs and have monitored this we can challenge the the poor advise given....

Road Tax.. tracking device petition act now UK
9 years ago
Dear All
Sign and pass it on. It only takes a minute. The government's proposal to introduce road pricing will mean you having to purchase a tracking device for your car and paying a monthly bill to use it.

The tracking device will cost about £200 and in a recent study by the BBC, the lowest monthly bill was £28 for a rural florist and £194 for a delivery driver.
A non working Mum who used the car to take the kids to school paid £86 in one month. On top of this massive increase in tax, you will be tracked. Somebody will know where you are at all times. They will also know how fast you have been going, so even if you accidentally creep over a speed limit you can expect a NIP with your monthly bill.
If you care about our freedoms and stopping the constant bashing of the car driver, please sign the petition on No 10's new website.

Please pass this on to anyone who owns a car/motorcycle. It affects them.

Petition. Need signatures and help
9 years ago

Rebeca has received 12 new, 364 total stars from Care2 membersRebeca has been awarded 55 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Rebeca C.

Dear friends...
This time it's mine. Please sign and pass along.
Also, can anyone help me figure out what to do once a bunch of signatures have been collected. This is my first petition and could use some advice.

Border Fauna in danger of Extintion

The U.S. government has voted for the construction of a wall between Mexico and U.S creating an enormous wildlife barrier. The construction of this wall will: - prevent wildlife migrations between the two countries - destroy the habitat of endangered species - cause water pollution - destroy environmental resources along the border thus further hurting the recovery of endangered especies such as the Jaguar, Sonoran Pronghorn, and Mexican Gray Wolf. We appeal to the U.S. government to work closely with conservation organisations and make use of their technological and economic power to find alternatives to the border planned to be built between Mexico and the U.S which do not cause further damage to endangered species and their environment.
While we recognise that the US is entitled to let in whoever they please, border control should not extend to animals, especially endangered species who have used their routes long before humans started dividing the natural world with borders and fences.

Historic Waimea Canyon- Paradise or Parking Lot?
9 years ago

Please help Waimea Canyon in Kokee National Park! - this is an environment petition

Thank you in advance and have a great day!

All signed, hope that helps
9 years ago

Congress wants to stop your petitions
9 years ago

Defend the Democratic Process: Don't Let Congress Block Your Email

Peace and Love

9 years ago

Signed the newest one.


Global Petition demanding sustainable energy supplies to mitigate Climate Change
9 years ago

Please read, sign and forward this brand new petition...

"We, as global citizens, having the right to decide where our taxes are spent, and being increasingly concerned about our taxes and research funding being invested into subsidizing unsustainable and polluting energy production methods which induce climate change (for example the coal and nuclear industries) hereby request that those tax dollars and research funds be RE-CHANNELED into sustainable energy production that will protect the planet and benefit all its inhabitants, indefinitely."
9 years ago

Hector has received 13 new, 77 total stars from Care2 membersHector has been awarded 789 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Hector N.
Jaguars and other big cats in danger 10:40 PM
A group of ranchers offered a reward for the killing of Jaguar that
according to them is killing their livestock. Local hunters responded
by killing an Ocelot.

Locals were glad to hear the news of the killing and hope that the Jaguar is killed to.

We ask the local authorities to punish the persons responsible for the
killing and to develop education programs for the local people to avoid
further killings.

Please sign the petition:

Thank you
9 years ago

Since all Petitions for Helping The Six Nations in Canada Protect their Land and Themselves,Have either been moved to this Thread or the Whole Thread Deleted,I won't repost them here.

For those who are interested in those Petitions,You can find Them on Most of the Native American Groups on C2C.

I sincerely hope you find a group with them posted and Sign Them!

Its Important!



Save the Bonobo Petition
9 years ago
Save the Bonobo Petition
The closest ancestor to the human race is a little known and highly endangered primate called the Bonobo.

These creatures have been called "cupids ape" because they tend to resolve all potentially conflicts by making "love not war". They are gentle creatures that live in the congo and are being pushed to the brink of extinction because of deforestation, hunting and civil war.

There are many who say the real reason for the turmoil in the Congo is because of multinational corporations determined to get their hands on
Congo's Gold, Silver and Uranium deposits; by rights the Congo should be one of the worlds richest countries but whilst so many of our corporations are paying "rebel forces" for access to resources things
are unlikely to change.

Let's all put pressure on our governments to fix this problem properly by getting our corporates to stop funding the destruction of the Bonobo, lets all sign this petition:

I'm a member of a group that is trying to get a much higher profile for this "forgotten Ape", you might care to join:
9 years ago

Joelle has received 80 new, 220 total stars from Care2 membersJoelle has been awarded 54 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Joelle C.
Please read and Sign this Petition! 4:57 AM
Copy of Letter sent with Petition 

TO:Michelle Jean, Govenor General Of Canada
Please Read and View This Petition and its signatures: "Stop the Siezure and Violent Police Invasion Of Six Nations Land in Caledonia!"

I will be forwarding Copies of this petition and its signatures to concerned citizens,poloticians, and media members around the globe.
This will be an ongoing Petition untill Your Goverment deals with The Six Nations, In a Fair, Equitable and Just manner with-out violence.
Thank You,
Joelle Clark

Please Sign My Urgent Petition! Alabama Judge Might Only Fine You $38 to starve a dog to death!
9 years ago

Please Sign My Urgent Petition, I want to Get Harsher Laws on Animal Cruelty Passed in ALL states! Thank you:

Love & Light,

Valerie Grogan

ID Cards
9 years ago

As you will have heard, ID cards are set to become compulsory if New Labour win the next election. However, listening to the debates I don't think that the 'powers that be' really appreciate the strength of feeling against this unjust imposition on our freedom. As many of you know, the Thatcher Government also were unaware of the strength of feeling against the Poll Tax. This resulted in mass disobedience and the nasty events in Trafalgar Square. As a pacifist, I don't want to see another Trafalgar square. I don't want to see people locked up and fined for non-compliance to an unjust law. But I don't want to see my, or my children's freedoms eroded away. I want to send a message that tells the Government that if they try to impose ID cards they will meet a wall of non-violent resistance from the freeborn men and women of these islands. I want the politicians to see that the people of these free and independent islands will not roll over.

You can find the petition at,

Please only UK citizens and only sign it once. If we do have to stand up and be counted I want to stand with the 5000 who signed it, not the 500 with 10 email addresses.

There are those of you who might not be able to sign up for many reasons, family, job etc.

You can still help stop ID Card scheme by visiting

Please forward this to all that you think may be interested.

another Tesco petition for UK
9 years ago

I also have an antio tesco petition in Reading, where they plan to build one on an old hospital, theyre knocking it down now and have demolished 70 protected trees.
Click on

9 years ago
thank you for letting us know.
9 years ago

To: Tom Hakes
Subject: RAINFOREST VICTORY: Indonesia Halts Oil Palm Plans in Orangutan Habitat

Indonesia Halts Oil Palm Plans in Orangutan Habitat
  Heart of Borneo to Be Protected
Rainforest Portal a project of Ecological Internet, Inc. -- Rainforest Newsfeed
March 28, 2006
OVERVIEW & COMMENTARY by Dr. Glen Barry, Rainforest Portal
Bowing to unrelenting pressure from Ecological Internet and
others, the Indonesian government has abandoned plans to destroy
1.8 million hectares of rainforest by establishing an oil palm
plantation in prime orangutan habitat. This is a MAJOR
RAINFOREST VICTORY for which our rainforest network - and the
several hundred thousand protest emails we generated - is
largely responsible!
Further the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei have
announced plans to protect "the Heart of Borneo" - establishing
a massive trans-boundary protected area. The initiative will
preserve rather than develop for oil palm plantations one of the
most important centers of biological diversity in the world,
including approximately 220,000km2 of equatorial forests and
numerous wildlife species. The Heart of Borneo harbors up to six
percent of the world’s total biodiversity.
Ecological Internet's network is on a roll! In the past month
our and Rainforest Portal projects have been
instrumental in protecting millions of hectares of rainforest.
Our years of advocacy have contributed substantially to massive
new protected areas in the Amazon, we took the lead in
successfully organizing Internet protest which has delayed the
World Bank's plans to subsidize rainforest logging in the Congo,
and now this marvelous Borneo rainforest conservation

9 years ago
Hi to all of you
few weeks ago I got the news that close to Shepton Mallet Tesco hat a plan to build a new shoping centre, because of that many trees will be chopped down. Many of them are old about 200 /300 years old. Tesco were promising to plant new trees. Many people are upset about it . Some Druids and other protestors went to the place to protect the trees. After few days when they were changing the people at a shift , police came and took them away. Fences were build up. The prostestors are back and in the trees. Please support these protestors and sign the petition. I hope we can save this trees.
Blessings to you all..

am passing this on having received and signed it myself :
9 years ago

  • Cigarette butts are the number one form of litter and are consistently at the top of all beach and roadside cleanup litter tallies
  • There are 176,000,000 pounds of butts littered in America annually
  • Costs to clean up cigarette butts on a single college campus can exceed $30,000 annually
  • Littered butts kill plant, animal, and marine life and deteriorate water quality
  • Huge devastation, injuries, and death result from fires caused by dropped cigarette butts
  • 90 percent of littered cigarette butts are dropped within 10 feet of an ashtray
  • Raising awareness of littered cigarette butts DOES reduce the amount of littered butts because dropping butts is simply a habit that can be easily changed

 The legislation we are seeking would just require cigarette manufacturers to include a warning notice on each package of cigarettes sold, informing smokers to “Please Dispose of Butts Properly.” There is nothing objectionable about the language, and many cigarette manufacturers have devoted a portion of their websites to environmental issues. In fact, both R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris have worked in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful with respect to supporting environmentalism, which we applaud.


We are three kids who started the No Butts About It Campaign after doing many beach cleanups and becoming fed up with the number of littered cigarette butts. The campaign has spread to most states, and other nations are also concerned with the issue of cigarette butt litter. Let’s make America butt-free! Smokers who become aware of the detrimental effects of littered butts are usually eager to dispose of their butts properly. Really, it seems like it is just a habit that smokers engage in unconsciously. Once we raise awareness through a simple package label, the issue will be at the forefront of smokers’ minds and at their fingertips!


Please sign this petition and forward it to anyone and everyone that you know. Let’s make a difference now and end this terrible litter habit.


Thank you!

9 years ago

Cigarette Butt Litter Awareness Law

Hey, you know what? this isn't as off-topic as all that: aren't Heritage Sites all-too-often littered with disgusting and defacing smokers' debris, even when ashtrays and garbage cans for proper disposal have been provided???

This petition was started by a group of teens with the right attitude! Please sign AND pass on to your friends and groups!

9 years ago
All the ones I hadn't already signed. thanks.
9 years ago
(rachel corrie)
(martin anderson)
(heating shutoffs)
(gay rights)
(global warming)
(womens rights)
(provide pills)
(pill without prescription)
(womens respect)
(pension laws)
(pharmacy chains gender discrimination)
(health care)
(save stacey)
Child Abduction by the State
A Daughter's Plea For Help to Find Her Mother
Investigate the Disappearance of Ruth S. Hoffman
(free father)
save the seals-boycott canadian seafood
stop mass slaughtering of baby seals
protect NZ's coast and maui dolphins
stop killing of sea lions in california
save blind indus dolphins
save baby harp seals
say no to sharkfins
stop lobster zone
dont downlist manatee
stop treating oceans like waste dumps
call on canadas prime minister to stop seal hunt
(oil drilling in Florida)
(endangered species)
Stop the Seal Pup Hunt                  
Stop Canada's Cruel and Senseless Seal Hunt!

Off Topic petitions and campaigns
9 years ago
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This thread is for off topic petitions.

If you have a petition and are not sure if its on topic, put it here.

Moved from the other thread:

Amalthea has received 46 new, 110 total stars from Care2 membersAmalthea has been awarded 63 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Amalthea L.
Doing Mission #1a on this site:

I took a walk around my neighborhood and collected these;
-juice box
-capri sun
-2 wrappers
-5 other

- 5 plastic cups
- 2 cans
- 3 plastic bags
-5 plastic/glass bottles

Amanda has received 23 new, 469 total stars from Care2 membersAmanda has been awarded 368 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Amanda M.
URGENT petition to save hedgehogs January 26, 2006 4:55 AM
Save Hedgehogs from Annual Cull
Target: Ian Jardine, Chief Executive, Scottish Natural Heritage
the undersigned, request that the Uist Waders Project cease their
annual cull of hedgehogs. The cull is cruel and unnecessary as the
hedgehogs can be safely relocated.
if ANYONE can sign and/or forward on I'd really appreciate it!! x A

Seal Petition

Posted for Green TA

I know you've signed my petition as one of the first George, but for
everyone who cares and didn't stumble upon it yet, I'll post the link
inhere. Maybe not the right group, but anyway... 

and a biiiiig hug

old growth forest alert 
March 08, 2006 5:25 PM

Environment  (pub. ago -
Australia's old growth forests are highly threatened by the woodchip industry