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Sep 1, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Starting in July each year, Namibian license holders start slaughtering Cape Fur seals and don't stop until they reach their quota of 85,000 baby seal pups and 6,000 bulls. This is the largest slaughter of marine life on the planet, surpassing even the Canadian seal hunt.

The cull is driven by one fur trader, Hatem Yavuz, who buys all the pelts and processes them for fashion. Only 107,910 Cape Fur seal pups were born in 2006. Despite this, 85,000 terrified pups are separated from their mothers every year and clubbed to death with clubs that have nails in them. 

Slaughtering seals for fur coats and other fashions is needless and cruel. The Namibian Government could make more of a profit, increase tourism and create more jobs from live seals. Please sign the petition to urge officials to end this annual slaughter.

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Posted: Sep 1, 2012 7:01am
Nov 5, 2011
Focus: Corporate Responsibility
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Many consumers trust Johnson's Baby Shampoo as a safe product to use on their children, due to the iconic "No More Tears" label and classic tagline, "As Gentle to the Eyes as Pure Water." Despite their innocuous packaging, Johnson & Johnson continues to use two potentially carcinogenic chemicals -- dioxane and quaternium-15 -- in baby shampoo sold in the U.S. and several other countries.

Johnson & Johnson currently sells versions of shampoo without these chemicals, but their main shampoo continues to include dioxane and quaternium-15. The company plans to eventually phase out the chemicals, but their timeline for doing so is unclear. According to Lisa Archer, director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, "Johnson & Johnson clearly can make safer baby shampoo in all the markets around the world, but it's not doing it."

There is no reason to include carcinogenic chemicals in shampoo, especially products used on babies and young children. Please sign the petition to convince Johnson & Johnson to remove carcinogens from their baby shampoo.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2011 11:49am

 

 
 
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