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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: factory_farming, corporate_greed, government_collusion )

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". . . many ask why "farms" like Willet, Conklin and Buckeye are not shut down but allowed to continue operations with legal slaps on the wrist.



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Just Carole (338)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:01 pm

Many of you may ask why this is not under "animals." It's because the damage extends much further.

The "death on a factory farm" referred to in the graphic is not just about "animal rights on trial."

From the fields, where generations of modest, but hard-working, Americans have earnestly strived to earn an honest living, but are now being bullied into bankruptcy by Monsanto and bankers . . .

To the meals you serve, with love, to your own family (now suspiciously tainted with genetically modified foods, raised in secrecy) . . .

To the unemployment checks, that are about to expire, causing your dreams to be interrupted by growing unease . . .

That now leave you uninsured, and incapable of affording exorbitantly-priced health care and necessary medications . . .

CORPORATIONS ARE DESTROYING YOU!

Recognize the ever-present evidence of their effect on your every day; open your eyes to the collusion of your so-called "representatives" that allow the bills that support them (and jeopardize your right to a pursuit of happiness) to pass . . .

This is NOT a partisan issue . . .

It has become an issue of SURVIVAL!

Fight it EVERYWHERE you see it.

Start now; and alert others.
 

Care For All (46)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:09 pm
Thank you Just Carole!


This is about corporate greed, corruption and control, special interests, and pay-to-play lobbying. We need to focus on fighting corporate and political corruption to preserve our future!


TAKE ACTION!
Here are some suggestions:

1. OpenSecrets.org - find how much your Senators and Representatives have received from corporate interests here:
http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/index.php

2. MAPlight.org - http://maplight.org/ MAPLight.org makes connections between money and politics transparent, to help citizens hold their legislators accountable. It tracks money and influence in the U.S. Congress and the California legislature, with more states to come.

3. Use the OpenSecrets and MAPlight.org websites to find out how much money your Senators and Representatives have received. Share what you have found out with the media, on blogs, facebook, Twitter, etc.

4. MOST IMPORTANT -- CALL AND WRITE TO YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES. Confront those who are corrupt. HOLD YOUR LEGISLATORS ACCOUNTABLE. You can find your legislators’ contact information here: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

5. Ask your legislators to sign the FIGHT WASHINGTON CORRUPTION pledge.

http://www.fightwashingtoncorruption.com/

6. Take a look at: MoveOn.org
http://www.moveon.org/about.html
Quote: MoveOn.org is “a way for busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice in a in a system dominated by big money and big media.”

Please spread the word!
 

Bob E. (113)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:13 pm
Signed...
 

Cary Mostly-Away (94)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:14 pm
# 45:
6:13 pm, Sep 6, Cary Vizzutti, BC
 

. (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:16 pm
Salam and thank you so much Carole for this one. I was asked where i can purchase "halal" meat? It struck me to wonder..that is meat killed in a humane way. Muslims will not eat any other kind..I think here in CA the closest thing would be a Jewish meat market..but I don't even know where I would find that! As Jewish peoples also only eat kosher meats. I feel so sorry for people who have to work in places like this describes. Here in CA Mexican peoples are the slaves of choice...sad. I support them and love them for all the beautiful service they have given for us for years!! Corporations are evil..let us strive with a great jihad against them! xoxo love you girl! arij
 

Brinda Davis (61)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:24 pm
SIGNED JUST "C" THANKS HUN!
 

Blacktiger P. (247)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:38 pm
signed and noted.
 

. (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:40 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Carole and Kit for all your efforts!
 

Sandrea S. (208)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:50 pm
Noted and Signed. Sad....really sad!!!
 

John C. (80)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:59 pm
Signed and noted.
Thanks Carole!
 

Chien Chao (105)
Monday September 6, 2010, 7:05 pm
Thanks Carole!
 

MICHELLE S. (101)
Monday September 6, 2010, 7:20 pm
Signed, noted and tweeted.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 7:25 pm
Jesus Christ Oh Mighty !
this farm was not pre-selected or nothing like that I've seen some heavy crap but these guys take the cake
90 days for for each of the twelve counts what a joke.
All of these cows should be remove from there we saw that even the owner hits them that prick and he's not even charge ...whats that ? Justice hell no !

Every time I see this kind of video my pressure goes up I have a really short fuse when it comes to this kind of torture because this is not abuse its torture and they should be judge for that not abuse Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

Thank You *C*
signed and duly noted
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday September 6, 2010, 7:25 pm
Thank you, Miss Kitty for this video, but also, thank you, Carole for getting this out!!
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday September 6, 2010, 7:30 pm
Thank you Dearest Carole.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Monday September 6, 2010, 7:46 pm
Already signed & sickened..:(
 

Magdalena M. (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 7:50 pm
Thank you Carole, signed and shared.
 

Linda G. (187)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:04 pm
Noted, signed and shared with great gusto. I would like to do to those owners what they've done to their animals.
 

Janet G. (109)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:04 pm
Signed Carole, thanks~This is animal cruelty, abuse and violence toward God's dear and innocent creatures at it's worse and it's legal. This needs to be a crime and these places of ill repute need to be shut down for good and every single person who is an accessory should be prosecuted and imprisoned and treated the same way. Ultimately, justice will come be served...
 

Michael Carney (209)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:12 pm
Noted, and signed...I just wish something could be done for these poor Animals, who are tortured and abused, everyday...It's sickening, and these people are criminals who should go to jail, for what they do to these poor animals...
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:24 pm
 
For those who are unaware, the petition's author, Miss Kitty, is my very dear friend, Kit. B.
 
Thank you, Miss Kitty, for this very wonderful effort to promote awareness!
 
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:30 pm
Don't ya just love cooperative efforts? We can do more working together then just as one person trying to fight the dragon.

Some one asked me if I hated non-vegans. What I hate is this country being over taken by Corporations from the food we eat to the wars we send our children to fight. Along with Carole, I thank you all for signing this petition.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:32 pm
Noted, signed, left a comment, posted to myspace, facebook & twitters
Thank you Carole
 

gerlinde p. (161)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:48 pm
signed thanks
 

Magdalena M. (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:49 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Just because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:50 pm
Done/thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:57 pm
Thanks Carole!

John, You signed on September 6, 2010. #43
 

Ness F. (211)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:58 pm
Signed and noted with Thanks ladies! ( Carole and Kit )
 

Michelle Matthews (287)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:00 pm
Michelle, You signed on September 6, 2010. I'm sure most of you have seen 'Earthlings" but it does touch on this issue in a very poignant way. Thanks for sharing this Kit and Carole.
 

Hugh M. (75)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:06 pm
The most chilling aspect of this story is the comment by the prosecuting attorney - 'in context, Mr. Conklin's actions were entirely appropriate'. When will the United States reign in these little self appointed gods and return to a justice system. At present the U.S. courts are substantially corrupt. Wild accusation? No. Whenever there is a legal system subject to political or economic influence instead of principles of jurisprudence and competence for appointment of office bearers and influencing case outcomes, that system can be said to be corrupt. It is time that the world and U.S. citizens together realized that the justiciary of the United States deserves international scorn for their acts of injustice. Such clear sighted Americans as our friend Just C. deserve that title but the courts do not. If ayone in that system objects to my assessment let them stand with her and not against her and proclaim the truth.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:12 pm
Thanks for signing.....Corporate Dairy Factory Farms

I suggest to anyone who has not viewed it to watch Food, Inc. Explains things very well.

Thanks Kit for the petition and Carole for promotion. We need to go back to the smaller local farmers. They at least treated their animals with much more respect, they were more closely related to the land and the animals under their care. We need to cut off the Corporate subsidies.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:14 pm
Signed, Thanks so much Carol.
 

Henry P. (171)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:41 pm
Noted and Signed Thanks Carol
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Monday September 6, 2010, 10:30 pm
Thank you Carole, signed and forwarded.
May I, PLEASE!!! use your term:
"This is NOT a partisan issue . . .
It has become an issue of SURVIVAL!"
For other topics, related?
 

Jack B. (57)
Monday September 6, 2010, 10:45 pm
thanks
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Monday September 6, 2010, 11:15 pm
Greed has surpassed humanity.
 

Ian MacLeod (79)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:16 am
I left this on the petition:
"How we treat the lesser lives under our care is what marks us as human. People who treat animals like this won't care for humans any more than than they do animals. And we pay more than just a moral price for treatment like this. The animals are not healthy. Neither is the meat.

Ian
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:31 am
Carole said: "Many of you may ask why this is not under "animals." It's because the damage extends much further."
I agree. There's nothing that goes on that is not directly tied to politics and government. These things cannot be separated from each other. Human beings are social creatures, and society suffers when people do NOT act politically - I use that word in the old sense: politic comes from the same root as polite, as in civil and social. How civil are we to each other when we cannot even treat an animal with kindness?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:48 am
You cannot currently send a star to Just because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:57 am
# 141: 9:54 am, Sep 7, Arild Warud, Portugal.
TY "C".
 

Mack David (100)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:01 am
signed.
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:04 am
signed* Best to You Carole* for Your Hard Work* Bravo !!
 

Anna Smith (493)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:22 am
Noted ...Thanks Carol !!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:25 am
thanks for this !
 

Lena Rehberger (109)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:26 am
Noted and already signed and shared. Thanks for posting ^^
 

Robert C. (7)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:29 am
Signed and noted. Thank you for sharing this petition (which I somehow missed)!
 

Kamakshi Ramaswamy (4)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:55 am
Signed.Thanks.
 

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:56 am
Thanks, Carole. May God bless you.
 

Ronni G. (108)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:09 am
Signed and forwarded. This is totally abhorrent bahaviuor by thos charged with looking after the welfare of animals. Thanks to you, Carole for highlighting the petition and to Tippers for the 'heads up'
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:26 am
Thanks Carole! GREAT article.
Thanks Tippers and parsifal for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:39 am
Signed and noted.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:51 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Mike M. (53)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:57 am
noted signed
 

Patricia Myers (77)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:00 am
THANKYOU SIGNED&NOTED
 

gail dair (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:06 am
signed ty
 

Barbara K. (88)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:07 am
Signed #24 on Sept. 6. Thanks, Kit & Carole, I could not watch the video beyond a minute or two. The inhumanity to these helpless animals is just too hard to bear.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:42 am
Thanks Kit for the petition. Thank you Tippers for the forward. Signed #176. This is a very important issue. Don't let them totally destroy family farms. I grew up on a dairy farm and always enjoyed the freshest of everything. It was in the days long before Monsanto decided they should rule the world food supply. All our cows had names. I drank raw milk and didn't die either.
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:16 am
Signed # 179...
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:18 am
Thanks for this forward Tippers! Noted!
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:30 am
Signed and noted.
 

kindle G. (1557)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:44 am
signed..
sooner or later enough farms will be busted for cruelty, enough videos will be seen, that such large corporate animal/farm industries will start watching their butts about these torturous behaviors of owners/employees.

we just got to keep hollering our objects to abuse to ALL ANIMAL LIFE, and ALL HUMAN LIFE.
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:47 am
Noted with thanks *C* and petition signed with heartache for these poor sweet suffering cows.
 

kindle G. (1557)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:53 am
corporations think they are hidden from public, doing thier behind the scenes business for profits. but the people see, the people know, and those inside those corporations aren't exactly holding back and keeping the code of "mum" on their lips either.

sooner or later these things are going to bust open. the people can and will take down corporate control...give it back to the people what is right and true again.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 6:04 am
noted...already signed, thanks
 

Lynn Christy (125)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 6:14 am
noted and signed... thanks *C*... =)
 

Vivien Green (150)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 6:19 am
Signed and noted
 

MarilynBusy WITHCHARITIES (259)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 6:59 am
There is no excuse for their greed. All living things deserve respect.
 

Tierney G. (383)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:07 am
I cannot send you a star at this time because I have al.ready done so within the last week. Thank you so much C and Miss Kittty for Sponsoring it . :) :D
 

Peter B. (54)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:36 am
noted sgned and shared thankyou Carole
 

Jean Adams (73)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:46 am
signed and noted
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:52 am
 
SHAMELESS PLUG (well, not really that shameless [smirk]):
 
Care2 Group -- join us!:
 
END Corporate Control!
 
 

Patrizia S. (315)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:06 am
noted signed and posted thank you Carole
 

joan f rodriguez (26)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:37 am
SIGNED, POSTED THANK YOU CAROLE
 

Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:39 am


Cher, You signed on September 7, 2010.


Thnx Carole !!!!!

 

Karen S. (106)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:41 am
Thanks for a great post Carole and Kit. Animal rights are so interwoven with human rights. This particular issue is an insult to everything that is legally and morally just and it offends me greatly.

 

Ana R (220)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:50 am
S@N
TY
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:58 am
Noted and Signed. Thanks Carole and Kit. There is no respect for living things, animals included.
 

Kris B. (136)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 9:10 am
People that can do this to animals can not know how to love.
Yes Karen it offends me too.
Signed.
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 9:57 am
Thank you Miss Kitty and Just for doing this. This is an important petition for us all to sign. Like the rest of you, I feel sad about such suffering of innocent animals. People who do these cruel actions need psychological help, they seem to be completely out of balance. Signed with great pleasure.
 

Liliana D. (124)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 10:07 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Carol.
 

SusanNoMailPls D. (30)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 10:10 am
Signed and Shared....This is so Sad, unreal!!
 

Gregory Hilbert (422)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 10:15 am
Noted and signed and agree 100% that our destruction at the hands of corporations (and many of the wealthy elites who own and control them) is a non-partisan matter that negatively impacts virutally every Care2 user and every cause Care2 users hold dear.
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 10:15 am
Noted and signed... what is it in human nature that can lead to this?
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 10:49 am
Noted and signed.
 

Darlene K. (367)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 11:31 am
...teach the children this truth, and we will see great manifestations of change..., noted, petition signed, and shared on fb, thank you.
 

Eva L. (96)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:05 pm
signed!
 

Mm M. (449)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:18 pm
Thank you Just "C" -- Signed this morning, went to check #'s, but Goodness now I forgot...269 maybe?
Forgive not sure, but signed!
 

Mm M. (449)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:20 pm
Sorry, didn't watch the video, I am sure it would show what goes on correctly and that had me worried!
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:21 pm
Please flag the spammer!
 

Lance Smith (84)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:34 pm
Thanks for keeping our "eyes on the prize", Carole and Kit.

I think you've both hit the proverbial nail on the head. This is not only about the unacceptable cruelty practiced against helpless animals, it's about the exploitation of us all by huge corporations as they've continued to sweep family farms up into the agri-business "combine"--and spew out dehumanized industrial-style farms in their wake. Their impact on our health, on our environment, on our cultural and social institutions,on our entire fabric of life is insidious and pervasive.

Here in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts we are fortunate enough to have a number of organizations active in the support of alternative agriculture. Foremost among them is CISA (Community in Support of Agriculture. http://buylocalfood.org/ ) Through their efforts, and the efforts of many other folks, we have a growing number of farmer's markets, CSA's, coops, community gardens, etc. They make it increasingly possible to make each meal a reflection of our deepest values. Without a great deal of effort it is possible to buy milk, meat and eggs from local farmer's who are intent on resisting the forces seeking to corporatize our lives and our lifestyles.

If you haven't already, seek out similar opportunities where you live.
 

Helene B. (19)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:47 pm
For the love of God, take all the animals out and burn down this house of horrors. How can these gruesome, inhumane creeps allowed to walk among us, HOW?
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:50 pm

Excellent suggestions, Lance. As I live in a rural area in Tennesee, our household has started doing just that for meat, eggs and some vegetables. (Others, we grow ourselves and share with neighbors, who reciprocate.)

And yes, the attitude of corporate farmers toward animals is much the same as the disdain they have for human rights.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:55 pm
Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:55 pm
Yip-Yip-Yippee! You made the front page! Now you'll reach 'em!!
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:00 pm
Thanks for posting!
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:04 pm
SIGNED AND THANKS FOR INFO!!
 

Ana F. (131)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:09 pm
FIRMAQDO, QUE HORROR, Y QUE SADISMO!!
 

Lady Flo (118)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:11 pm
Noted and signed.Thank you!
 

Jane H. (133)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:23 pm
TY for this post noted and signed
 

. (1)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:25 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Carole.
 

Ian MacLeod (79)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:26 pm
"How can these gruesome, inhumane creeps allowed to walk among us, HOW?" Human slavrey was (and remains) no less cruel. It's based on profits - turning the sweat, blood and suffering of other people into gold. It's the same for these animals (I'm talking about the owners). Suffering that isn't their own means nothing to them.

Ian
 

Sher M. (23)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:53 pm
NOTED AND SIGNED! I thought they were SHUT DOWN! DANG DANG DANG!!! grrrr
 

Leah Nelson (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:03 pm
I hope humans do the group mentality thing to the max and just start taking these ugly beings out.
Bang Bang.
We'd be doing the globe a huge favor and ridding the world of this evil.
Let's take out the corporations with violence if necessary. Bomb the buildings. Follow the execs home in their car and take them out with a silencer and leave them on the side of the road.
I know this is a terrible thing to say, but jail time is not enough of a punishment for poisoning our food, our water supply and the air. They have to be stopped. Remember there only a small percentage of the population against such a large volume of citizens.
God forgive me, but I think they should suffer serious consequences for this unconscionable behavior.
And I am a peace loving person. Sorry to vent like this, but I hate big corporations and the Supreme court that they have in their pocket.
I manufactured a children's rug and the same major carpet mill that produced my rugs also stole my intellectual property. Two lawyers later my case was going to be so expensive that the lawyers ran from it.
I WOULD LOVE TO NAME THIS COMPANY BUT CAN'T BECAUSE THEY WILL SUE ME.!!!
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:37 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Carole!
 

Edward H. (45)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:57 pm
I signed the petition and wrote:

"The way to stop this inhumane treatment is to do to the workers and owners what is being done to the animals. I would personally have no trouble volunteering to do this to them."

I despise and am intolerant of abuse...and those committing abuses need to be punished to the extreme. If that doesn't work, the death penalty is fine.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:23 pm
Another example of how ashamed I am to be part of the human race!!! This is utterly DISGUSTING!!! Signed & shared on Facebook!!! :(
 

Julija M. (2)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:48 pm
noted and signed, vegetarianism is the answer!!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:00 pm
Thanks Carole. Signed and sent.
 

Marcia Mueller (13)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:19 pm
It is hard to believe that anyone could treat animals in so savage and barbaric a manner. It is equally hard to believe that even after documentation of that behavior, government agencies, prosecutors, and judges have not taken it seriously and shut down the facilies and sent the perpetrators to prison for LONG terms.

All of use who are outraged by the brutal treatment of animals will have to continue writing, protesting, as well as supporting animal rights and farm animal rights groups to get this stopped.
 

jacqie h. (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:49 pm
WHEN IS THE WHOLE WORLD GOING TO WAKE UP TO THE TERRIBLE TREATMENT WE ARE DOING TO INNOCENT ANIMALS? why are so may humans so cruel? I only wish the position could be reversed and that we would have to feel the brutality that we treat the animals to.
 

Laura H. (880)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:52 pm
Don't be part of the problem; be a part of the solution~GO VEGAN.
Cruelty and abuse happens every day in every factory farm around the world...it must be stopped.
 

Laura H. (880)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:55 pm
Anyone in Ohio would remember the Wiles pig 'farm' undercover footage from a few years ago; that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Noted and signed.
 

linda b. (190)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:57 pm
So glad i don't eat meat. Signed Thank you Carole and Kit.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:57 pm
When we, as a country, become so accustomed to animal abuse, that we think this behavior is normal, we are in DEEP trouble, morally.
 

John M. (6)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:40 pm
Be sure to watch Paul McCartney"s video "Glass Walls" at http://www.meat.org It is an eye opener to the animal cruelty on factory farms.If they do not care about the animals do you think they care about you? (don"t think so)
 

Freya H. (304)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 6:21 pm
A lot of dairy products are awash in hormones, antibiotics and other unhealthful swill. That is one reason I am endeavoring to cut back on dairy, such as cheese (but I love pizza!), and drinking soy milk and almond milk rather than moo juice.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 6:40 pm
I could hog tie my family members, pry open their eyelids, make sure there's no wax in their ears and make them watch and hear all the documentary films on what goes on in factory farms for days. but they still eat meat. go figure. There must be some sort of genetic mutation that goes on that makes people resistant to what they don't want to hear/see/or feel.As for myself, the meat department in the store looks like a bunch of body parts pulled from a train wreck- totally inedible. The thing that IS appealing is the smell of some cooking meats...but it's all hickory smoke and mirrors...chemicals. the sad thing now is that soy is now processed with chemicals. I guess we do the best we can- sign petitions, and hope that the next generation will have advertising resistant genes.
 

James W. (257)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:00 pm
SIGNED, THE PEICE OF CRAP ON THE CONKLIN FARM WANTS TO BE A COP,COWS TODAY KIDS,THE ELDERY NEXT? THESE GUYS NEED TO BE TREATED LIKE THEY TREATED THOSE POOR ANIMALS!
 

Anne K. (128)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:17 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Carole!
 

pj d. (57)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:22 pm
It seems like the older I get the less I'm able to views the horror videos on this subject and when I try all I can do is cry. Human apathy amazes me to no end!!!
 

Melanie Clark (13)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:30 pm
Noted, signed and posted on FB. Thanks.
 

Sharon S. (8)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 9:10 pm
I am no. 700 on the petiion. I also commented. I am glad people go undercover to expose the creeps of animal abuse. These creeps need to be taken out of the gene pool. Out of the pool you creeps!! Animal cruelty, soon, will be a thing of the past and will be a heavy duty felony. Let us see how you like the abuse you receive from jail, Ms. animal abuser-and somebody's B****. hah! yay for the animals, down with creeps.
 

Lynda H. (96)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 9:40 pm
I’m sorry, but I cannot sign the petition. I completely agree with what Carole said, and I think she expressed her convictions beautifully. But the article written by ‘Miss Kitty’ contains over-emotive language, exaggerations, and untruths, while omitting important evidence. I know I will get howled down for this, but any case involving law has to be precise and accurate. It has to present factual evidence, and proof that a violation of one or more person’s rights has occurred, or that a law has been seriously and deliberately breached.

The misinformation Miss Kitty wrote concerning the Conklin Dairy farm incident proved to me instantly that this petition would go nowhere. In fact, it could well damage the case, and allow the worst of the meat industry to continue even stronger than it is now. This horrific possibility prevents me from signing the petition.

The facts that should be presented are simple. Animals deprived of sunlight, freedom to move, maternal and social contact, appropriate diet, veterinary care and humane handling are suffering cruelty. There are laws about cruelty that would prevent factory farms from operating.
More facts are that antibiotics, hormones and other chemical and natural waste is damaging human health and the environment. There are laws concerning health and environment that would prevent factory farms from operating.

Why are these laws not invoked? Corporate power and government complicity. Will this petition address this? No, but it will remind them to tighten up their little scheme, and make it even harder to fight.
 

Stan B. (124)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 10:56 pm
Signed # 32. The only way to stop this inhumane treatment of animals is to boycott all the products these companies sell. We should also inform all retail outlets why we are boycotting them. The laws regarding animal welfare are far too lax and need to be changed asap.
Thanks Carole and Kit.
 

Hanan W. (47)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 2:20 am
So many people are unaware of the these cruelties. Unfortunately, too many are also unaware of how animals are slaughtered for food consumption effects those who eat that meat. Thanks Carole for this important post which I have shared with others.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 2:20 am
I too wish to thank Kit and Carole for the effort of launching this petition and post which I of course signed and noted. But I also largely agree with the points Lynda H. and stan b. are making. First of all, going to the ROOT of the problem would naturally be the best solution, which is to STOP THE (Over) PRODUCTION of animals and meat for various obvious reasons. Since this goal cannot easily be achieved in the forseeable future we need to go step by step within the possibilities the law offers and seek out alternatives. More Farmers markets are a step in the right direction and I am glad to see that Ma is going a greener way as Lance Smith is telling us.
One more thing many of you perhaps could do is PRINT OUT and hang flyers of such revealing reports and petitions to your local supermarkets and retailers. Let them know that you refuse to buy their products from such sources for they need to know WHY you boycott.


 

NICKY MELVILLE (115)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 3:03 am
Lynda and Angelica... Intelligent and good comments. I too have signed, but agree with what you said. I want to thank Kit and Carol for tying their very best to do something about this sickening and multifaceted problem. How I hope and pray that one day soon public pressure will see an end to this intolerable situation that is a blight on our lovely world.
 

Christene Du Preez (34)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 3:53 am
Wealth for the greedy is like drinking seawater, the more you drink, the more thirsty you get. the consequences of their actions and the lifes they ruin, the torture they inflict is of no importance when it comes to money and power. these people will learn a valuable lesson when it is too late for them and the animals that suffered at their hands. I believe you cannot pass on untill you have grown spiritually and opened your heart to love and compassion.
 

Marty H. (119)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 4:08 am
Thanks Carole and signed!
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 5:53 am
Petition signed and fwded. TY.
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 6:10 am
Thanks Carole, noted, signed, forwarded, shared on facebook, myspace and tweeted.
 

Georgia Copeland (0)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 7:43 am
Thanks, Carole. A much-needed comment and education for us all. I will pass it on.
 

Helene B. (19)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 7:48 am
Yesterday, on my way back from shopping, I saw an old farmer guiding his cows across the road to the barn, when he saw me, he stops the last cow from crossing by strocking her head gently, then finally kissing her eyebrow. I wanted to see this beautiful event again and again and in slow motion. I was absolutely taken by this pure love, by an old man's pure soul.
 

J Massetti (11)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 9:58 am
SIGNED & NOTED......ALSO WOULD WHO PAID OFF WHO WHERE CONKLIN IS CONCERNED ?????????????
 

Lynn C. (94)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 10:02 am
Love cows and drink milk with gratitude. Signed!
 

Heidi L. (88)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 10:11 am
Signed! I wish more than anything that all factory farms will be shut down!
 

Jim Phillips (3208)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 10:19 am
Petiton signed.
.
 

ARTLADY ONE (56)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 11:41 am
Thank you so much dear, dear Carole for posting this story. This food and Monsanto problem is one of those problems that really should cause people to sit up and take notice, even if 50% of the population is in lala land from prescription drugs (another huge problem that should cause people to sit up and take notice!)

I'm going to borrow this quote from the first comment posted here: "This is about corporate greed, corruption and control, special interests, and pay-to-play lobbying. We need to focus on fighting corporate and political corruption to preserve our future!".....................

Yes it's all about those things Care A so eloquently pointed out. One thing that MUST become common knowledge among the majority of "we the people" so the RIGHT ACTION can begin to take place is the fact that our Federal, State, County and City Governments are simply nothing more than PRIVATELY OWNED CORPORATIONS.............It's a lot for one to wrap their brain around if they haven't already been exposed to this truth, but it IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE. The President of the US GOVERNMENT (CORPORATION) is NOTHING MORE than the CEO FOR THE US GOVERNMENT CORPORATION, period. This is why they consistently make promises and do the exact opposite. All CORPORATIONS have ONE THING IN COMMON, they care only about MONEY & PROFITS. This means that our very own GOVERNMENT(S) have a huge conflict of interest. How can they represent "we the people", when they main interest is profit margins. So the next time you wonder why congressman so and so or some other politician's actions, just think about the PROFIT agenda. Attached to the PROFIT AGENDA IS the RAW POWER AGENDA, but that' for another time.

It took years of serious research to finally figure out the root cause of not only America's woes, but the worlds woes as well. It aint pretty. It's time for everyone to WAKE UP, even the 50% who have been drugged into a stupor. We all MUST WAKE UP unless we simply do not care about the welfare of our kids, everyone's kids and the welfare of ALL others. If we don't become a UNITED FRONT AND SAY NO, NO, NO to the government's corporate BS and DEMAND that everyone in office UPHOLD THEIR OATH OF OFFICE, then I honestly don't know what will happen.

I have been a lifelong democrat. I am no longer proud to be a democrat. I finally realized dem/rep, doesn't matter, it's JUST ONE CORPORATE POLITICAL PARTY PRETENDING TO BE 2 political parties who represent We the people. They do NOT represent We the People. They are entrenched in Biz as usual which is PROFIT MARGINS AND INVESTMENTS. How many people are aware that it is UNLAWFUL for attorney's to hold office, any office? It is outlined in our constitution that attorneys MAY NOT be government officials. How many realize that virtually ALL government officials ARE IN FACT ATTORNEYS!!!

Nothing is as it seems. In the interest of profit margins, a great and fraudulent deception has been perpetrated against every American citizen since circa 1860 and it simply continued to escalate to the point where we find ourselves today. It's beyond high time for ALL OF US to become real American's who recognize it is We the people who have the TRUE VALUE and we ARE worthy and deserving of having TRUE FREEDOM, and stand up for something that means something instead of playing the "divide and conquer game that says the dems are bad or the rep's are bad and/or "my team is better than yours." Both parties HAVE BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR. It's that simple. The sooner everyone sees THE TRUTH, the BETTER!
 

Cindy C. (125)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 11:54 am
I HAD ALL READY SIGNED IT AND THANKS
 

Michael Masley (5)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 11:56 am
signed, noted and will remain vegan...
 

Andrew Butt (84)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 12:03 pm
Sometimes wonder why we call it humanity and not inhumanity as the people in the highest postions seem to be inhumane to the extreme and this is another example that shows this. Signed.
 

Trish K. (93)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 1:02 pm
It's a good thing the offspring of these cows aren't taking care of us. It is our job to protect the innocent be it animal vegetable or mineral.
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 2:27 pm
Signed and noted. This is why we must all adopt a vegan diet until the farm industry changes. WE HAVE THE POWER TO SHUT THEM DOWN PEOPLE!! Will it really kill you to give up animal products for the sake of the animals, YOUR HEALTH, and the health of the environment? I just don't understand why people are so stupid and greedy and cruel...
 

Robert Tomlinson (64)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 2:52 pm
Signed!
One of the reasons that animal abuse is tolerated is that religious leaders do not condemn it from the pulpits etc.
 

Alison A. (232)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 3:34 pm
Signed and noted with thanks.
 

billy belshaw (11)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 4:30 pm
thank you Just Carole,
signed #943
 

(0)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 4:52 pm
K,

The sad fact remains that people are to far removed from food!

So long as people get their breakfast from a box, then we will see similar videos year after year!

So long as people can by lunch at a chain restaurant, then we will see similar videos year after year!

So long as people can buy meat in a plastic wrapped Styrofoam container, then we will see similar videos year after year!

So long as people can buy milk in a plastic jug, then we will see similar videos year after year!

Mega-Farms. Mass Transit. Exploding Population. Dwindling Resources. There are no easy solutions for the very many difficult issues that mankind faces!

With sadness, I signed your petition!

Keep up the good work and thought provoking posts!

SW
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 5:40 pm
Sentinel,

I only wish I could find even one issue listed to argue with, but alas you are correct. We live in shutter houses, don't speak to our neighbors, shop in chain stores, supporting with vigor and justifications even the worst of them. Yet are surprised at the evil background of the all important convenience of our lives.

Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Sentinels because you have done so within the last week.
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 8:01 pm
I appreciate the distinction of 'corporate'.
 

Bernadette Gilbride (11)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 8:54 pm
signed.This is so sad how people just love to TORTURE animals.They are sick. They get away with this because these corporations is running this country. I would not want them around my family or animals.I guess they think they are so tough but they are nothing but cowards
 

Lucy Wingate (83)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 10:08 pm
Noted and signed!
 

Tharmendra Selvarasa (0)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 10:13 pm
This is NOT a partisan issue . . .

,,,,," It has become an issue of SURVIVAL!

Fight it EVERYWHERE you see it.

Start now; and alert others,,,,,,,........"
 

Mandy M. (13)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 10:59 pm
Signed, thank you Carole, Kit.
 

Melissah C. (389)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 11:33 pm
Thanks
 

leslie smith (0)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 11:39 pm
So sad...signed.
 

mary f. (176)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 12:20 am
signed noted thanks
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 12:46 am
Factory farms should probably all be shut down. They sound very bad for the animals, and are bad for the environment.
 

Denise P. (65)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 2:40 am
I gladly signed this petition two days ago. I would have signed it again if I was allowed!
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 6:32 am

With 990 signatures (only 10 away from goal), I (and Kit) want to thank all of you who signed and promoted this this petition. Its success is due, in large part, to your caring and energies.

You're a great bunch of people!
 

IE Ries (237)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 6:56 am

The #1 excuse by profiteers to bully others into giving them their way is that "we're running a business here" and in a crapitalist society, that means you can't touch them because they are out to make a profit and it's just ungodly to get in someone's way of "running a business."

Never mind they are breaking *current* laws.

Never mind they trying to wheel and deal with sympathetic "officials" who are letting them off lightly.

Never mind that the public was horrified to learn of the abuses.

STOP EATING ANIMALS

STOP EATING ANIMALS

STOP EATING ANIMALS
 

Jane Parker (70)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 10:59 am
This Conklin moran should be hung and Phillips should be slapped about the face with a wet fish - maybe knock some sense into him!!!
 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 11:35 am
At 1:32pm Central Standard Time we have 1,009 signatures. Our (Carole and I) deepest thanks to all of you that helped to achieve this goal. Let's not stop here keep sharing with friends and let's make a really strong impact.

Lady Carole and Miss Kitty
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 12:29 pm
# 1,014: 2:29 pm, Sep 9, Terrie C. Williams, TX
 

Robert B. (57)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 3:23 pm
We need stricter laws and much stiffer penalties against subhuman scum like this.
 

Laurie IS AWAY S. (128)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 9:51 pm
Thanks for the petition Kit!!! Definitely signed!!

And thanks for the post, CArole :)
 

Marcia Mueller (13)
Friday September 10, 2010, 2:44 pm
The "justice" system does not appear to be interested in prosecuting brutality to animals, especially when committed by a business. The prosecutors and judges should hear from us every time this kind of travesty occurs.
 

Jane R. (10)
Friday September 10, 2010, 3:05 pm
signed and commented,especially about procecutin Gary Conklin ! This is horrible !!
 

Lisa Koehl (58)
Friday September 10, 2010, 3:24 pm
Signed and shared with a heavy heart :( Carole TY
 

Karen B. (10)
Friday September 10, 2010, 3:25 pm
SIGNED. I couldn't watch the video; just knowing this is happening is enough to ruffle my feathers! Shame, shame, shame. If I could, I'd rescue them all and let them run free in the greenest pastures I could find. Grrrrroooooowwwwwwllllll!
 

mimmi philipsphilips (34)
Friday September 10, 2010, 11:33 pm
Noted an signed Sept 8
I've looked on You tube to earthlings....if you see that , you eat no meat anymore.....what happened to farms and slaughterhouses is not to mention human.... its the HOLOCAUST...I can not sleep tonight... pfffff...I do not want farm animals to abandon so horrible for my food...... NO WAY......
 

Nan B. (62)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 1:42 am
Signed so so and happy to do so... Pain and torment seems to go hand and hand!!!! I could barely peek with one eye, and had to click off. I could just $#*&@*&$^# the rotten inhumane jack legs that have it in them to torture and kill.....
 

Julija M. (2)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 3:04 am
noted and signed
 

SusanNoMailPls D. (30)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 5:28 am
Noted, already signed.
 

Jinny L. (66)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 5:29 am
noted, commented and signed.
 

Joel Scott S. (17)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 10:05 am
More power to the average dairy farmers! Kick the big corporation out of any kind of farming.
 

Amber Beasley (20)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 12:20 pm
absolutely disgusting! signed and noted!
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 12:43 pm
signed ty Carol
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 5:26 am
Noted and signed. #1135 . Thanks Carol
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 8:37 am
Signed on 9/6. Noted today. What goes around, comes around. Karma can be a bitch.
 

Linda Mills (104)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 11:10 am
noted & signed with thanks. #1153.
 

Mervi R. (74)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 4:31 pm
noted, signed
 

Karen Tucker (39)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 9:29 pm
Noted and will sign. Thank you!
 

Mandi T. (424)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 11:26 pm
Tks Carol xo
# 1,171: 11:25 pm, Sep 12, Mandi TT, CA
 

Cary Mostly-Away (94)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 7:37 am
A survey of how our food supply is being
deliberately contaminated by corporate
America.

Video:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/935.html
 

Cary Mostly-Away (94)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 7:39 am
It's been going on for a long time...

The corporations that run the US would like
you to stop engaging in the growing,
production and distribution of food outside
of "appropriate" channels.

A recent incident - police entering an organic
food co-op with guns drawn in search of
"illegal" food - has dramatized the situation.

Video:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/933.html
 

Dianne D. (457)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 1:30 pm
Petition signed.
 

Dianne D. (457)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 1:32 pm
Petition signed/
 

AniMae Chi (400)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 3:20 pm
SICKENING!
for anyone who hasn't yet watched the short movie 'EARTHLINGS'
here's the link.
PLEASE watch & circulate
http://www.unleashed.org.au/features/earthlings/
 

murray m. (100)
Saturday September 18, 2010, 9:44 am
Just C., you are correct, this is a non-partisan issue. However, even the current administration supports Monsanto by the president's appointment of a pro Monsanto czar. We are in a very dangerous state of affairs.
 

Loesje vB (15)
Friday October 1, 2010, 5:51 am
I signed & noted. Thank you J.Carole.
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Saturday October 2, 2010, 3:16 am
Noted and signed!
 

Jane Parker (70)
Saturday October 2, 2010, 10:34 am
Signed.
 
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