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Robert
- 250 days ago - action.ufw.org
Mauricio stated that he worked for over 10 years as a milker and, "all those years that I worked as a milker they never gave me a rest break."



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Sue H. (7)
Monday January 6, 2014, 4:06 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Monday January 6, 2014, 5:52 pm
Odd. Signed-Robert
 

AniMae Chi (406)
Monday January 6, 2014, 6:08 pm
Thank you for telling Darigold to use its power to resolve the problems at the dairies that supply the milk it sells.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday January 6, 2014, 6:32 pm
signed via email, noted now
 

Joan M. (1084)
Monday January 6, 2014, 7:10 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Robert
 

. (0)
Monday January 6, 2014, 7:33 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Monday January 6, 2014, 7:34 pm
Noted and signed.TY Robert
 

Shirley S. (174)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 12:15 am
Noted & action taken
 

A F. (131)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 2:23 am
done thanks
 

John Holton (360)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 4:31 am
S and N
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 5:56 am
Humans abusing humans and animals all in the name of Money!
 

kate k g (478)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 6:34 am
noted and signed
 

Kathleen R. (203)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 7:00 am
Thank you Robert, signed and noted. And to Ruth S, I was thinking the same thing. How can we expect dairy farms to treat their animals humanely when they don't even treat their workers humanely.
 

Michela m. (3925)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 7:44 am
Thank you for telling Darigold to use its power to resolve the problems at the dairies that supply the milk it sells.
 

AwayNoMailPlze V. (176)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 11:05 am
S&N, Thanks
 

AwayPlzNoMail V. (171)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 11:40 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Lynn Carin LadySeastar (444)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 12:31 pm
Sadly noted, Tweeted and Signed the Petition. Thanks, Robert and Ruth!
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 1:51 pm
Thank you for telling Darigold to use its power to resolve the problems at the dairies that supply the milk it sells.
S/S/N
 

Allen O. (181)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 4:22 am
Signed
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (172)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 5:12 am
signed and noted
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 6:54 am
S&N
 

. (0)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 7:03 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 7:40 am
S+N
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 8:29 am
done
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 8:35 am
Have signed. Thanks Robert.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 9:17 am
Noted, and email message sent. Thanks, Robert!
 

Mandi T. (426)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 11:01 am
Thank you for telling Darigold to use its power to resolve the problems at the dairies that supply the milk it sells.

 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 11:13 am
N&S
 

Melissa W. (243)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 11:16 am
Signed & noted!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 11:21 am
Thank you for telling Darigold to use its power to resolve the problems at the dairies that supply the milk it sells.

This is another area that is being abused. My daughter worked at a chain eatery and as she was only part time they told her they didn't have to give her any breaks or time to have lunch. It didn't matter to them that 10 hours of her part time hours for the week were in one day.....another time it was from 7am to 10pm that night. No lunch, no break, no dinner either. When she started to stand up for her rights they fired her and in a Right to Work State they don't need much reason, for her, they said she failed to wear her belt that day, despite a fact her pants were staying up fine. Someone else got fired for not wearing black socks, despite the fact one couldn't see the socks but Management had them lift their pant leg to reveal navy blue. Fired.

Before I left my last job, they had cut staff back so far that there was no way to humanely do all that was to be expected and we were not allowed overtime. I finally put in for a job transfer when the Receptionist was asking me question via the bathroom stall door. I told her, is bad enough I don't get a break, don't get time for a lunch, but now I can't even go to the bathroom! Indeed welcome to Corporate America! Where the Heartless Greedy Ones work you to death and stagnate wages so you get less and less for working harder and harder.
 

Alan Lambert (91)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 11:49 am
Signed and Noted
 

norma laborie (32)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 1:55 pm
signed
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 2:03 pm
signed and noted thanks
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 2:18 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 2:22 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Robert.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 2:29 pm
signed
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 2:36 pm
Signed.
 

barb horban (46)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 3:17 pm
Noted and soigned thank you
 

Heather L. (3)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 3:21 pm
Big deal, the cows don't get a break either, for their entire lives ! They are raped, have their babies stolen from them at birth, milked regulary, stuffed full of hormones & antibiotics and when they start to dry up they are raped again and the process starts all over again. Oh yeah, when they get too old to breed and milk they are sent to slaughter. I don't feel sorry for anyone who works for these people, so I won't sign.
 

Vicky P. (463)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 6:05 pm
noted, signed
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 12:08 am
noted and signed
 

Karen Chestney (106)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 3:37 am
Signed and sent to facebook and twitter.....Thanks.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 7:50 am
Gee Heather maybe if you could show some compassion towards the humans then the humans would learn to have compassion for the animals. People who are not so TIRED tend to "think" better, and who would be better to stand up for the cows than those who begin to "think" and realize what horrible conditions both the humans and the cows are in.
 

Lauren S. (28)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 12:43 pm
Customised and sent, thank you Robert! :)
 

carol k. (17)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 3:29 pm
the cows don't get a rest either. their calves are taken away to slaughter, and when they are finished producing calves and milk they end up in the hellhouses of slaughter too. so stop milking for a job, go to school get a real education and save animals from butchers like animal abusers do to them!
 

Alicia N. (87)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 3:37 pm
done
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 6:08 pm
Gee I thought this site was CARE2. I must be mistaken here. I guess it is only caring if it falls within some set up parameter. I may not like the prisoner and what they did but I don't expect the jailer to torture them and I do expect the jailer to get help in learning why that was wrong in what they did. People speak if it is so easy to just go do, get a job, get an education, and if these people could do either so easily I'm assuming they would of done so by now or not even been there in the first place.

Factory farms need to be done away with, certainly the cows should be out in the pasture feeling the sun on their bodies and eating grass. Do whatever you can to rid the Nation of this type of system that these cows are in. But in the meantime, until you can put food on the tables of everyone who is in need of a job not doing these types of work or can offer these people scholarships to attend college, I think the best we can do is to offer our compassion to those who are doing this and continue to support actions to protect animals and the people too.

It seems people that have the most about God and Jesus upon their pages lately seem to understand the least of what it means to Walk in a Christ like way. It doesn't mean pick and choose who you will help and hold your heart out for compassion, it means being there for ALL of God's creatures, that includes the human ones too.
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 6:41 pm
Noted signed & tweeted. Good luck.
 

holly masih (65)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 8:52 pm
email sent.
 

Dale O. (193)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 10:43 pm
Thank you, Dandelion G. There seem to be some people who think that if an animal is suffering then they will go to the ends of the Earth to fight for them but if a human works in a bad situation, oh well, they are only greedy nasty little humans that must suffer because they happen to be working in an industry that they object to and often if factory farm is cruel to animals, so they 'deserve it' if they choose to continue to work for the abusers in their line of thinking.

A lot of people work in jobs that are horrible because some of them live in areas where jobs are hard to come by. Sometimes it is one of the only industries in town and if they are going to feed their family then they have to work and sometimes they end up working at places where most people do not want to. It is easy to sit on a pedestal if one has a wonderful job and even a university education and pass judgement on those who are less fortunate than ourselves and are sometimes stuck in a lot of dead end jobs.

Sometimes there are no other jobs in some areas and the idea that some people sometimes have is that they get an 'education' or perhaps even that they should then pack up and move to greener working pastures doesn't always work if the person is poor to begin with and has no money to move or doesn't want to leave their friends and family and go elsewhere, sometimes hundreds or thousands of miles away.

People with little money also can't afford university or college tuition, especially in the U.S., your tuition prices are very high, there are even some Americans who are taking veterinary science at U.K. universities because the American tuition is so high. One can get student loans and the like but if one is in the lower income brackets to begin with often higher education is a major hurdle. Also, statistically speaking, it is far more difficult for the poor in the U.S. to get to a higher economic rung compared to people living in other western nations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/us/harder-for-americans-to-rise-from-lower-rungs.html?pagewanted=all

Working conditions that are appalling have to be changed and labour laws in many U.S. states are very lax often allowing for extensive corporate exploitation of the employees be it in the dairy industry, corporate box stores, the restaurant industry and yes, in the farming agri-businesses that also produce food for vegetarians and vegans, where many poor people live in shabby conditions and are treated badly while they spend the summer as migrant labourers picking all those tomatoes and other veggies that are shipped across the U.S. and the rest of the world for those not getting veggies from small farms/organic sources/small farmer's markets.. Many of these workers are raped and physically abused as well.


Many times in the comments I see in Care2 some will even say that humans are the scum of the Earth and we should all die and give the planet back to the animals and how fabulous the end of humankind would be.I imagine those people must live terrible lives as Misanthropes, never able to see any good in humankind (unless they hold the same belief as they do, on whatever).

Others will bang their fists and say that all those eating meat/dairy should face the same fate as the animals that are killed, or some say that prisoners should be the ones used for drug testing/experimentation while forgetting that in the U.S., there are a lot of people in jail for crimes that are not even 'jail-able' in many other western democracies. Instead, people are fined or do community work, but since there is the emergence of the For Profit Prison System, there are far more people jailed in the U.S. compared to other western nations.

They also forget that in the U.S. and most democratic nations there is a 'cruel and unusual punishment' provision so prisoners are not going to be used for experimentation or drug trials against their wishes.


In some comments I will see that some people objecting to the treatment of animals in China (yes, this is most certainly a great concern) who will then comment that all Chinese are a plague on humanity and some even go so far as say that the Chinese should be nuked out of existence, which makes me wonder if I have accidentally wandered onto an extremist right wing site.

Some of the things that are said against all Chinese elsewhere on comment boards in Care2...if one said the same things about Jews, African Americans or LGBT and others, this would be condemned by progressive people, yet it is 'okay' for some thinking themselves as progressive to use racism when talking about the Chinese.

One can teach people over time that there are better ways to treat animals and to educate without condemning an entire group of people as a race, nation or to death. Sadly, nations with a large rural populations just beginning over time to modernize have less education when it comes to treating animals humanely.

Sadly, it takes a lot of time, protests and petitions to try and get others to change their ways. but at one time western nations treated all animals very badly a century ago or in ancient times and some still do so, leaving many cats and dogs at shelters, often found in terrible circumstances before rescued from puppy mills and other circumstances.

Eventually, people do learn through education that animals, women, children must be treated humanely, which is better than condemning another race or nationality to Nuclear Winter (which would, by the way would also kill off all of the animals, plants and other life in China that such people hold dear and the people advocating such acts on of exterminating the Chinese via nuclear bombs, etc., tend to fail to remember).

People also have to get over the fact that many other people eat meat and dairy and that is not going to change, ever. What can change are the conditions of factory farms. Get rid of factory farms if they cannot change their mode of operations and go back to farming as it was meant to be.

Go back to smaller scale farming and not massively industrialized factory farming, put video cameras in the factory farms that currently exist 24/7 to enforce standard humane practices and if factory farms cannot change to allow for all animals to live in acceptable conditions, such as no cages with so many chickens stuffed inside instead of having the chickens live a natural life of being outside, then legislate change to make sure that enforceable changes takes place. Get rid of the growth hormones/antibiotics and non-natural GMO foods for farm animals. Don't let developers wanting to put up more malls buy out farm land where small family farms exist. Europe often has stricter laws regarding the treatment of animals in farming.

Many people get their milk and other dairy (and their meat if they eat it) from small organic farms that are not factory farms. That of course will never sit well with those objecting to anyone eating animal products, but as I said before, in much of the world people will always eat dairy and meat. As much as some want the entire world to be vegan (only 3 percent of the world's population is, so that is not going to happen or become vegetarian either as not everyone is going to be vegetarian.) Therefore, the conditions that farm animals are raised in and how they are slaughtered must be made to be as humane as is possible. For those saying that there is nothing humane in killing an animal for food, it can be made as quick as possible. Since meat will never become illegal despite what some people wish, then the only thing one can do is to regulate the process extensively so that things are as comfortable for the animals as is possible and for severe penalties imposed for industries and individuals if they go against strictly enforced laws that can be set up.

Labour practices that are fuelled for corporate greed with the CEO's lining their pockets in profits garnered off the backs of exploited employees have to be changed instead of pandering to the corporate Úlites.

Just because some go to Church every Sunday does not necessarily mean that they are truly Christian in thought and deed.


 

Dale O. (193)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 11:16 pm
Dandelion G, how the employer treated your daughter is inhumane and inexcusable, he wins The Scrooge Award of the Year. You stated that:

"Someone else got fired for not wearing black socks, despite the fact one couldn't see the socks but Management had them lift their pant leg to reveal navy blue. Fired."

Unbelievable! Lift their pant leg? I doubt if any customer did a similar inspection or if they could care less if employees wore socks with candy canes on them. Just an excuse to unjustly fire an employee that stands up for themselves, the same way that big box stores try to control employees that want a union or other fair conditions.

Certainly there are many petty wanna be dictators with illusions of grandeur firing someone for not wearing black socks...I guess that enforcing ridiculous small print regulations and power tripping made their miserable day.

The idea that employers can get away without allowing any employee have a reasonable lunch break and bathroom breaks is outrageous. It is true, employees that are less stressed, have had a good meal and other considerations are far more able to be productive for an employer compared to abused and stressed out employees because the employer could care less about people working for them or give them even basic considerations. It is too bad that labour laws in some places are so pathetic.


The 'Right to Work States?' That really needs to be renamed The Right to Exploit Employees Shamelessly States.

 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:56 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:59 am
Noted
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:42 am
"Thank you for telling Darigold to use its power to resolve the problems at the dairies that supply the milk it sells."
Shared around aswell!
Thx Robert!
 

Victoria Oakey (112)
Friday January 10, 2014, 6:16 am
Noted and signed. Thank you.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Friday January 10, 2014, 7:28 am
noted, tks for taking action
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Friday January 10, 2014, 8:03 am
Dale O. your comment on Thursday January 9, 2014, 10:43 pm covered exactly what I was thinking behind what I wrote. It is easy for people to throw out fast and furious comments without taking into consideration the complete assessment of individual situations. They look solely at it from eyes of mouse and fail to take into account eyes of eagle. Mouse is important, and sometimes we need those eyes solely, but other times we need to combine that in eagle vision.

When one walks the medicine wheel we are taught to look at every issue from the various positions around the wheel. If I'm sitting in the east I can not see what is behind me but the ones sitting in the west can. I can formulate my thoughts from sitting in the east but I can't see all, nor can the one sitting in the west see all that I can. Likewise the mouse is low to the ground, can see the tiny grains of sand and the creepy crawlers so it makes judgement from that point of view, however eagle flying high in the air can see the broader picture of it all.

I appreciate you coming forth onto the thread. If people are going to advocate and become activist they need to open their hearts and understand, we solve nothing if we condemn and hurt others in the process of our help. We are all interconnected and those who are being exploited are many and we must not look at those from an educated mind and point our fingers at those who haven't had the same opportunities.

We, all must take the time, as you so did, and bring forth a more compassionate understanding to move us as a society to a better place. It hurts my heart when people say, take away their unemployment then that will find a job for them. Sure may force them right into that cow milking job because they were trying to find a job as the Assistant to the Veterinarian. Or in places that Corporate has now made into a "Sacrifice Zone" (look up the term if unfamiliar) the people's whose jobs were destroyed are now left with nothing. How does one find what is not there? How does one move when one hasn't the money, and taking away their little check isn't going to help them do anything. Perhaps bringing into their communities jobs or offering job training programs would be a good start, but no, too many don't want that, but they don't want to help those either that have been set off to drift in a leaky inner tube either.

Indeed Right to Work is a misnomer as is so many of these fancy titles that they place on to make people think they are getting a "deal" that will benefit them in some way. People wouldn't support the Right to Exploit State but the Right to Work sounds nice. Like the Patriot Act, sounds nice, now people are realizing what it is, so it is not so nice. We have lots of those Organizations set up to convince people to slice their own throats or that of their neighbor. All backed by the Oligarchy in one fashion or another to get their employees to work for nothing or feed them into either the Prison Industrial Complex or the Military Industrial Complex. All suffer under this, the air, water, lands, animals and the people.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Friday January 10, 2014, 8:56 am
Done.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:29 am
Noted and signed - Thank you
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:20 pm
signed & noted
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:15 pm
Letter sent. Thanks Robert
 

Farah Hage Ali (159)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 6:41 am
noted and sent, thank you for sharing
 

Ondine J. (133)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 3:02 pm
Noted and signed,thanks
 
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