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Start a New White House Tradition at Thanksgiving ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, Thanksgiving, turkeys, protection, killing )

- 1120 days ago -
Every year the president pardons a pair of turkeys on Thanksgiving and then sits down to a large meal including turkey for dinner. End this hypocrisy by urging the Obama family to set the right example for Americans

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Cher C. (1462)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:00 am

For my dear friend Rock!


Sue H. (6)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:07 am
Tell the President to have a Vegan Thanksgiving?? ?

. (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:45 am
Signed and Noted.

Pat B. (356)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:50 am
TY, Cher. Done.

Michela m. (4049)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 9:02 am


Kit B. (276)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 9:02 am

Michell does have a garden, they do have chefs - could be done. Though I know the real turkeys - the lobbyists would be screaming over this. ---Signed -

Kay M. (345)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 9:19 am

Rock H. (254)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 9:53 am
Thanks Cher. No animals harmed in the making of this meal. The health connection might resonate with Michelle and the election will already be decided.

Divergent revolution (328)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 10:01 am
Signed.Lots of other offensive parts of this day of grievances.Thanks Cher for turkey mercy.
We need to reevaluate the whole holiday.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 10:45 am
Noted and signed, thank you.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 11:22 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.

. (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 11:27 am
I could not in good faith sign this petition, as I feel it is unfair to ask this of anybody.
What should have been long ago is to have Michelle step up her hollow balanced diet for children - especially during big family dinners.

aj E. (162)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 12:18 pm

Elizabeth O. (90)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 12:22 pm

Nancy Black (303)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 1:48 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, signed, tweeted. It would be neat if Obama would be a role model for stopping a bloody tradition.

Lenicka R. (58)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 1:48 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks Cher.

Dave C. (237)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 2:16 pm
signed, thanks.

Nyack Clancy (538)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 2:27 pm
Signed it- though I doubt it will happen

Penny C. (94)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 3:00 pm

Eternal Gardener (750)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 3:07 pm

Bartlomiej T. (296)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 3:14 pm
Signed and noted.

Joe R. (190)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 3:22 pm
Signed and noted.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 5:11 pm
signed, thnx.

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 5:58 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher!

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 6:04 pm

tracey p. (81)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 6:22 pm
nice idea.noted and signed.

Lauren Kozen (169)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 6:32 pm
Noted & Signed.

Mike H. (245)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 6:53 pm
Michael, You signed on November 4, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

Leslene Dunn (79)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 10:36 pm
Signed and noted.

Victoria Pohrebna (281)
Monday November 5, 2012, 12:42 am

Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday November 5, 2012, 12:54 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Past Member (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 3:39 am
I don't like him, but still wouldn't do that to him.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 4:09 am

Constance F. (429)
Monday November 5, 2012, 6:15 am
Thank you Rock and Cher ! Absolutely !

Past Member (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 7:52 am
signed, thanks Cher

Danuta Watola (1260)
Monday November 5, 2012, 8:00 am

MmAWAY M. (483)
Monday November 5, 2012, 9:51 am
Totally signed, but agree with Nyack...don't think it will happen!

Past Member (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 10:10 am
signed, TU Cher

naomi cohen (44)
Monday November 5, 2012, 10:38 am
we should adopt a turkey instead of stuffing its carcass into our mouths. signed.

Sara W. (107)
Monday November 5, 2012, 10:56 am

Lisa Neste (751)
Monday November 5, 2012, 12:22 pm
Lisa, You signed on November 5, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

Alison A. (244)
Monday November 5, 2012, 2:45 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Kim O. (395)
Monday November 5, 2012, 9:28 pm
Signed!! Every year I adopt a turkey at Farm Sanctuary. Most years two, one for Canadian Thanksgiving for me and then another as a gift for American friends for their Thanksgiving in November. It's only a one time payment of $30 and right now until Thanksgiving, adoptions are being matched! That's a two for one!!! If anyone would like to start this great tradition, I'll put the linky in here>>>>>>

They'll send you an adoption certificate with some little details about your turkey!
Thanks for the story, Cher, you rock!!


Julie E. (372)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:52 am
Good luck on this one.

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:53 pm
signed and noted

Arild Warud (173)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 2:51 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Gabriela C. (109)
Friday November 9, 2012, 12:51 am
Thanks Cher, signed.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:12 am
Noted and signed Cher :0

Wendy F. (46)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 10:10 am

Erica B. (36)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:37 am
Sorry, but I think this petition is ridiculous. Why on earth would the President suddenly "go vegan" for Thanksgiving? That would be hypocritical, since neither President Obama, nor his wife and children, are vegan. It would be like saying "do as I say, not as I do." Now, under these circumstances, I think the right message to be made would be for the First Family to get a humanely raised organic turkey for their dinner...that sends out a message that MORE people could relate to.

Honestly, why should the President and his family give up their Thanksgiving turkey for some bitter vegans that insist on controlling what everyone ELSE eats? And this is coming from a vegetarian!
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