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Australia Wants VEGAN Non-Dairy BEN & JERRY'S Too!!!


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Animae
- 894 days ago - change.org
We want VEGAN ice-cream too!!!



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Animae C (516)
Friday February 5, 2016, 11:17 pm
i've searched the net & rung a few of my local supermarkets but couldn't find it anywhere!!!
 

Animae C (516)
Friday February 5, 2016, 11:19 pm
Please sign the petition.

1,067 supporters
433 needed to reach 1,500
 

Jeanne B (28)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:00 am
Aside from Oreo cookies whose only claim to fame is to be entirely chemical, thus vegan, we don't have any vegan products in France. Time Ben and Jerry's start thinking of us too!
 

Mary T (356)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:04 am
Thank you AniMae - signed, noted and shared
 

Angela K (379)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:08 am
Signed & shared, ty AniMae

In Germany, this variety is available not before 2017 :-(
 

Inge B (202)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:15 am
Signed.

Love
 

Carol Bischoff (409)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:50 am
Noted and signed. Thank you AniMae.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:54 am
Signed and shared for you, AniMae.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:56 am
Signed and shared for you, AniMae.
 

Peter Blattner (86)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:56 am
~ Years of human culture there is only when any kind of animal-products-eating is regarded as cannibalism, everything else is just hypocrisy and cruelty against animals ~ GO VEGAN ~
 

Peter Blattner (86)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:57 am
~ Years of human culture there is only when any kind of animal-products-eating is regarded as cannibalism, everything else is just hypocrisy and cruelty against animals ~ GO VEGAN ~
 

Judy C (97)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:06 am
Signed. Thanks AniMae
 

Ruth L (239)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:12 am
Signed/noted. Thanks AniMae and Ted for the forward
 

Stella G (403)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:15 am
Notato e firmato con 1086 sostenitori. Grazie AniMae.
 

Ondine J (134)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:22 am
Noted and signed, thanks AniMae and Ted for the forward
 

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:42 am
signed
 

Angelika Kempter (96)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:53 am
Signed-THANK YOU Animae
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:56 am
signed too; Thank you, dear AniMae!
 

Ted W (127)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:57 am
Noted, forwarded, signed and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!! Thanks for sharing, AniMae! :)
 

Monika A (94)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:01 am
Signed - I do like to see this products in Poland, too.
Thank you AniMae and thank you Ted .
 

Walter F (129)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:02 am
Signed AnniMae
 

Ljiljana M (115)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:19 am
Signed > You’re one of 1,100 people to sign this petition
& Thank you AniMae
 

Sandra Ferri (114)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:29 am
N&S TY AniMae xoxo
 

Dan Moon (2735)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:38 am
Signed..... You signed “Ben & Jerry's: Australia wants non-dairy BEN & JERRY'S too!”
Hope you see it in your stores soon AniMae :-)
 

Christeen A (371)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 3:19 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 3:29 am
Besides taking care of our guts, never forget our environment
 

Giana P (398)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 3:36 am
Noted and signed, thanks Animae.
 

Giana P (398)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 3:38 am
Noted and signed, thanks Animae.
 

Anne M (222)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 3:49 am
Signed. Hope you get what you want -consumers must have alternatives!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 3:50 am
Reshared petition on social media
 

Arlene C (32)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 4:03 am
Signé et merci
 

Joyce A (22)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 4:28 am
noted, signed. All ice cream, pastries, etc. use chocolate and coffee flavors from plantations in tropics. But here's a good step forward for farmed animals. Thanks AniMae

 

Ben O (142)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 4:37 am
Signed!
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 4:41 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Edwin M (346)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 4:59 am
Signed AniMae
 

Michael Mattson (137)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 5:02 am
Signed and shared. Thank you AniMae!!
 

Solitary Eagle (324)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 5:03 am
Signed, thank you AniMae.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 5:20 am
Wonderful--thanks AniMae--happily noted and signed.
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 5:22 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Sara P (55)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 5:51 am
Signed, thanks dear AniMae
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 5:52 am
Reshared petition on social media
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:04 am
Signed.
 

Michael Friedmann (183)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:07 am
Noted & signed!! thanks AniMae.
 

Lisa N (208)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:12 am
Signed, thanks AniMae.
 

Pat B (356)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:13 am
Signed,
Thanks, AniMae!
 

Nancy C (806)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:44 am
love those guys...they introduced a Bernie flavor! wish the almonds were organic though. s/sh
 

Margo C (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:56 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Ruth C (87)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:03 am
Signed
 

Nina R (103)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:03 am
Signed and Shared Ani Mae...
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:07 am
Noted! Thanks AniMae!
 

Nita L (120)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:22 am
N, S&S. Thank you AniMae.
 

Marco Baracca (41)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:22 am
Signed #1148
 

Anna P (97)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:31 am
Thanks Dear AniMae!
 

mario bouton (85)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:39 am
S&S.Ty AniMae
 

Judy T (227)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:57 am
Signed. :) I hope you get your ice cream soon! :)
 

Elisabeth H (85)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:08 am
Noted, signed. Sound yummy. ty
 

Barbara F (47)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:12 am
Noted & Signed, TY AniMae... I hope you get it!
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:23 am
1,159 supporters SSN
 

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:44 am
Done thanks AniMae--happily noted and signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:55 am
S+S-thx AniMae
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 10:31 am
Signed, AniMae! Vegan ice cream is the only way to go & should be available for everyone to enjoy!
 

Susanoffline Frudd (69)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 10:39 am
Noted and shared, but sorry can't sign as Change.org wont recognize my details, I have contacted them 3 times and they are supposed to be sorting it out....wish they would hurry up lol....Thank you.........
 

Connie Palladini (104)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 10:48 am
Done!
 

Mandi T (367)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:16 am
11723 Signed.
 

Mandi T (367)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:17 am
Oops error sorry 1,723
 

cynthia l (207)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:32 am
signed 1175 THX AniMae as I didn't know they were making this. Years ago I had Chunky Monkey it was fantastic. I stopped eating it being lactose intolerant. Whoo Hoo got to go check the stores.
I hope they come across for you !
 

Maryann S (112)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:51 am
Signed and shared. Thank you AniMae!!
 

Cat Robinson (26)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:58 am
And in New Zealand too please!!
 

JinnySITEISSUES L (82)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:05 pm
Action completed.....Thanks AniMae!
 

. (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:08 pm
Noted and signed
 

Marcia M (27)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:20 pm
Signed and noted. Hope they start making vegan everywhere. Thanks AniMae
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:35 pm
podpisane
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:35 pm
udostępnione na fb.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:36 pm
tweetnięte
 

Mari D (81)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:56 pm
s/s
 

Betty Kowall (304)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 12:58 pm
Sounds delicious! I want it also!!!
 

Antoinette G (62)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:15 pm
Signed.
 

MmAway M (507)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:20 pm
306 needed to reach 1,500

Just signed sweetie! Now I have a craving for Cherry Garcia.

Stars to all above! Hope you get it soon.
 

Lynn Carin (410)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:26 pm
Noted and Signed. Hoping for the best for all who want this!
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:39 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, AniMae.
 

norma laborie (33)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:43 pm
signed
 

William Barratt (49)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:44 pm
Signed.
 

Angelika R (143)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 1:58 pm
Thx, absolutely signed & shared! It should be provided ASAP! Did you know B&J are also running a Bernie support campaign right now where donors can win a free dinner with B&J and a free pnt of icecream.
 

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:12 pm
You’re one of 1,210 people to sign this petition. Thanks AniMae!
 

FOTEINI chormpou (23)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:17 pm
1.213 supporters so far...THANKS ANIMAE!
 

donna m (97)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:32 pm
signed and noted
 

Kathleen M (211)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:32 pm
Absolutely signed, shared and noted! Thanks for posting, AniMae, and Petra for forwarding.
 

Linda M (1748)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:39 pm
Now owned by Unilever. Wow.

I'll plead the FIFTH.

Signed, but ....
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 2:46 pm
Reshared petition on social media
 

Marie Ange Berchem (53)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 3:12 pm
N & S
 

Gisela G (63)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 3:42 pm
Signed and shared. Thanks AniMae
 

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 3:52 pm
ned “Ben & Jerry's: Australia wants non-dairy BEN & JERRY'S too!”


Signed for all the vegans I know in OZ
 

Ruhee B (73)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 4:12 pm
N&S - thx AniMae and Suzanne for the forward
 

Dawn M (141)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 4:19 pm
Done
 

Annemie O (153)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 4:24 pm
Noted & Signed
 

Marianne R (95)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 4:42 pm
Thanks - noted & signed
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:05 pm
Thanks
 

Mitchell D (88)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:18 pm
240 needed....S and N.
 

Dianne D (490)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:34 pm
signed
 

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 6:41 pm
I wanna try it!
 

Lucy S (47)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:04 pm
Noted, Signed and shared. Thanks, Marilyn for the forward!
 

sandra m (17)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:55 pm
I signed the petition.. was really excited to hear B & J was going to do some vegan but they didn't do Cherry Garcia!!! what the hell!!!???!!!
 

Kim O (396)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 8:01 pm
Noted but can't sign, Change page refuses to load. Grrrr!! Viva Chunky Monkey!!
 

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 8:45 pm
Signed for Oz Land Vegans AniMae xxx
1,282 supporters
218 needed to reach 1,500
 

Laurie H (817)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:37 pm
Signed ,Noted & Shared with Thanks AniMae & Marilyn for sending!!~ I can't wait to try it!!!~
 

Jennifer Smell (77)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:53 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared :)
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 10:39 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks AniMae.
 

sandy Gardner (55)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:09 pm
We should probably send them some!!!!
 

. (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:21 pm
S&N. Thanks.
 

Janine V (99)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 2:36 am
Signed and noted AniMae ~ Thank you. In the interim, you should try Co Yo. It's delicious!
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 2:47 am
signed
 

Animae C (516)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 2:57 am
i do buy CoYo vegan yogurt, it's delicious!
Thanx Janine
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 3:13 am
Reshared petition on social media
 

Patricia E G (54)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 4:21 am
Noted
Ice cream makes you fat and
rots your teeth. Unessential as
is this trifling petition.
I can not sign.
 

Carmen A (278)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 4:22 am
Signed, Shared and Noted.
 

fahad A (139)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 4:34 am
Noted and signed. Thank you AniMae.:)

 

Animae C (516)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 4:50 am
O yes i see & Lays potato chips are super for the waistline!
Keep laughing, we are....
 

Charmaine S (38)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 5:17 am
Noted, Signed and Shared !!!!
Step Up Ben and Jerry, Treat "ALL" customers "EQUALLY" !!!!

Thanks Animae !!!!
 

kate K (481)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 5:21 am
signed too thank you Ani
 

Roro l (0)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 6:00 am
Thank you
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 6:19 am
Signed.
 

Frances Darcy (124)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 6:19 am
signws
 

Veronique L (209)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 6:51 am
Totally agree with you Jeanne B.
Noted & signed
 

Helen away A (103)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 7:20 am
signed, thanks
 

marisol melgarejo (41)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 7:37 am
DONE X
 

Hent catalina - maria (95)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 7:37 am
signed
 

Winn A (179)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 8:25 am
Signed
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 9:12 am
Reshared petition on social media
 

Lucia A (16)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 11:12 am
Noted and signed. Thanks
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 11:20 am
I signed, Thanks AniMae.
 

Scott S (14)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 11:32 am
Thanks!
 

Kayla H (0)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 11:38 am
Great idea! Signed
 

Leia P. (7)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 12:46 pm
awesome
 

Michela M (3964)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 12:54 pm
S&N
 

TOM TREE (246)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 2:56 pm
Interesting, both the article and the comments.
 

S J (130)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 3:06 pm
thanks
 

Fran F (117)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 5:54 pm
Gladly signed. Good luck with this, AniMae!
 

Beryl L (80)
Sunday February 7, 2016, 8:22 pm
signed earlier today.. i was curious as to how many people have signed. so far...
1,382 supporters
118 needed to reach 1,500 sure have a lot more than when I signed this morning!
I hope this Petition works for all of you Aussies. despite some other comments, I think Ice cream is good for you! :)
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday February 8, 2016, 12:12 am
Reshared petition on social media
 

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday February 8, 2016, 12:41 am
Noted and signed.
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday February 8, 2016, 1:03 am
S&N
 

Mona Pietsch (9)
Monday February 8, 2016, 5:06 am
Signed
 

Heidi W (162)
Monday February 8, 2016, 6:05 am
Signed and shared.
 

Donna B (104)
Monday February 8, 2016, 10:07 am
signed noted and shared
 

Süheyla C (234)
Monday February 8, 2016, 1:37 pm
Signed and shared.
 

Cheryl Aaron (18)
Monday February 8, 2016, 4:55 pm
Hi AniMae,
Yes! Yes! Yes! Vegan Ice Cream. Whoooo. ok, I guess I got that out of my system. Thanks, AniMae, signed and shared...peace..
 

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Tuesday February 9, 2016, 1:17 am
Signed and noted
 

Sayenne H (92)
Wednesday February 10, 2016, 10:16 am
Signed :)
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday February 10, 2016, 12:07 pm
Reshared petition on social media
 

Howard Crosse (21)
Thursday February 11, 2016, 3:49 am
Happy to support this, large corporations that produce food products should be doing more to accommodate different dietary requirements.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday February 11, 2016, 12:21 pm
Reshared petition on social media
 

Julia Troitskaia (52)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 1:13 am
Signed.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 5:22 am
Reshared petition on social media
 

dagmar karin dag (35)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 8:54 am
Muchas gracias
 

federico bortoletto (44)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 12:53 pm
N & S
 

Dianne D (490)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 10:29 pm
signed
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 12:45 am
Reshared petition on social media
 

Emma S (239)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 8:10 am
Done! Thanks, AniMae - and to Katka for forwarding.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 8:22 am
Reshared petition on social media
 

Michael Carney (217)
Monday February 15, 2016, 2:47 am
Noted, and signed
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday February 15, 2016, 8:40 am
Reshared petition on social media
 

Elizabeth brown (20)
Monday February 15, 2016, 1:33 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Melanie Simon (0)
Monday February 15, 2016, 4:42 pm
Rather than wasting resources transporting American or Canadian ice-cream to Australia (think about it, frozen goods, it's not just in a box) how about inspiring someone to make yummy vegan ice-cream here? Food miles are a thing we all need to be looking at. Weiss makes a yummy tub of pineapple lime and coconut cream 'sorbet' already, maybe they could extend their range?
 

Animae C (516)
Monday February 15, 2016, 5:46 pm
Good point Melanie.
i do buy the Weiss range of sorbets.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday February 15, 2016, 11:52 pm
Reshared petition on social media
 

Agnes H (144)
Thursday February 25, 2016, 1:59 pm
Signed and Noted.
Although a lot of Icecreams say that they are made with Cream, they are made from Seaweed. Did anyone know this? It came out in the UK, while I still lived there! You certainly can tell the difference. I try and make my own, with Fresh Fruit, as I think it is better and Healthier than anything else. Besides, my Grandchildren prefer this!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday February 25, 2016, 2:15 pm
1,809 supporters
691 needed to reach 2,500

Reshared petition on social media
 

Sara Williams (8)
Saturday February 27, 2016, 4:43 pm
Signed. Thanks!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday February 28, 2016, 9:35 am
1,865 supporters
635 needed to reach 2,500

Reshared petition on social media

 

Roger G (148)
Thursday March 3, 2016, 12:49 pm
of course signed, thanks
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday March 3, 2016, 1:39 pm
1,933 supporters
567 needed to reach 2,500

Reshared petition on social media
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday March 4, 2016, 8:48 am
1,941 supporters
559 needed to reach 2,500

Reshared petition on social media

 

Frans B (582)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 4:13 am
You’re one of 2,154 people to sign this petition. Now help find 346 more people to reach the goal.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 4:36 am
2,155 supporters
345 needed to reach 2,500

Reshared petition on social media
 

Sergio P (65)
Friday April 1, 2016, 9:04 am
Done
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 12:39 am
2,227 supporters
273 needed to reach 2,500
 

ERIKA S (87)
Saturday September 10, 2016, 1:54 am
You’re one of 3,564 people to sign this petition.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday September 10, 2016, 6:42 am
3,567 supporters
1,433 needed to reach 5,000

Reshared petition on social media
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 11:34 pm
According to CARE2's own guidelines regards NOTING:
Vet the news in the "Newly Submitted" category by noting the news you like, or demoting news that's not relevant - vetting is your way to add your opinion on what news gets shown on Care2's news network. up to 10 times a day.

My inbox is full of your inane responses. More than 10, so you're engaging in pointless behavior. I gather you've not even bothered to sign OR share/reshare the petition, which is the whole point of being a member of CARE2.

3,580 supporters
1,420 needed to reach 5,000
Reshared petition over social media, AniMae.
 

Animae C (516)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 11:37 pm
Thank you for resharing the petition dear Daz!
 

Patricia E G (54)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 2:34 am
Since this petition has recently been brought to my attention - Thank you for the forward Darren.
I am not pleased with ANIMAE's derogatory, sarcastic, ridiculing, un-called for remark regarding
my comment of February 7, 2016 (above). Seems if people don't agree with her...she mocks them.
My comment is a fact, not just an opinion. I have a 23" waistline as you may have noticed in my
profile photos. Animae is judgemental and overly opinionated, an instigator/ troublemaker.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 3:43 am
And what do you call this?:
"Unessential as is this trifling petition.
I can not sign."

BTW, everyone IS judgemental. . . it's part of what is called being human.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 3:44 am
Of all the people I've encountered on CARE2, and there are some pretty nasty characters here, AniMae is quite innocuous and friendly. Your comments are ill-judged.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 3:47 am
3,582 supporters
1,418 needed to reach 5,000

Reshared petition over social media, AniMae
 

Animae C (516)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 4:28 am
Hi Patricia,

Thank you for your comment, i can't help but wonder why it took you 7 months to air your grievance but as they say 'better late than never' : )
i'm very sorry you took my comment so out of context, i guess my attempt at being funny & calling out your contradiction didn't work that well.

Please accept my sincere apologies.
 

Patricia E G (54)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 5:05 am
Hi Animae,
I normally don't backtrack over petitions unless there is a reason, such as in this case cause it was
forwarded to me. My comments are not often smeared or ridiculed here by members that are mostly
sophisticated and prudent. My mistake however, was reading and signing the petition at all. Your meager
attempt at humor is forgiven, as you are stating it to be.
And Darren, don't send me any more mailings and consider yourself DELETED as a friend.
 

Rosie Adams (340)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 6:33 am
Getting back on the Ben & Jerry's track:

Everyone who wants Ben & Jerry's to produce a vegan ice-cream for whichever country they live in, posting this gives me absolutely no pleasure whatsoever. Every single one of the people above wants a vegan ice-cream, justifiably because they see it as an obvious choice in wishing to negate their part in any cruelty toward dairy farm cattle. As Animal Advocates and Activists of the very first and finest order, I feel bound to point out the following. There is nothing worse than to eat something which you later come to realize is made by those totally opposed to your ethical and altruistic beliefs. Each and every one of you, if you do not already know, you will know now.

This is not a criticism of ANYONE who thinks the best thing since sliced bread is Ben & Jerry's ice-cream because so many of their loyal consumers have been left totally unaware but Ben & Jerry's sold out long ago to Unilever. Unilever is one of the 100 or so corporate companies that owns all the other ones on earth.
Unilever conducts some of the most horrific animal experiments imaginable on the face of the planet, mainly for household and vehicle industry products. I would not touch a Ben & Jerry's cream cornet for $1 million US.
----->>

After months of negotiations, Ben & Jerry's accepted the Unilever offer because they agreed to:

commit 7.5 percent of Ben & Jerry's profits to a foundation and agree[d] not to reduce jobs or alter the way the ice cream is made. [They would] also contribute $5 million to the foundation, create a $5 million fund to help minority-owned businesses and others in poor neighborhoods and distribute $5 million to employees in six months" said Perry D. Odak, chief executive of Ben & Jerry's.[2]

It would also be run as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Socially and financially this made sense to Ben & Jerry's so they agreed to be acquired.

* Backstory: Dreyer's was a long-time partner with Ben & Jerry's. For many years they distributed Ben & Jerry's. In 1986, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream was contracted to manufacture for them in the Midwest to meet demand. This continued for almost 20 years. Ben & Jerry's liked to keep production close to Vermont. When talks stalled with Dreyer's, Ben & Jerry's decided to open a new production facility in Vermont. Shortly thereafter, Dreyer's discontinued Ben & Jerry's and launched a new brand called Dreamery which had many similar flavors. Dreyer's manufactured Dreamery until Ben & Jerry's successfully sued them to cease that brand, circa May 2005.

Sources:
[1] WSJ: Unilever Buys Ben & Jerry's, SlimFast for Over $2.5 Billion
[2] NYTimes: Ben & Jerry's To Unilever, With Attitude


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Best Ethical Consumer rating for palm oil policy
In March 2016, Ethical Consumer viewed the Unilever website, which stated that it had achieved '100% of palm oil from sustainable sources by end 2012: 97% via GreenPalm certificates; and 3%‡ from certified, traceable sources (through a segregated supply)', and '8% of palm oil purchased from certified, traceable sources (through a segregated supply) by end 2014; 92% via GreenPalm certificates.' It was not clear from the website whether this commitment also covered palm kernel oil and palm oil derivatives. However, the company's 2014 submission to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil confirmed that all forms of oil palm products were included. Unilever was considered to have a positive policy on palm oil sourcing.
Unilever Corporate Communications:www.unilever.com (10 March 2016)
Worst Ethical Consumer rating for animal testing
In March 2016 Ethical Consumer viewed Unilever's website for the company's animal testing policy. The company manufacturered foods as well as cosmetics and household cleaning products. It therefore operated in a sector where animal testing was commonplace. A statement was found on its website which said "We use a wide range of non-animal approaches to assess the safety of our products for consumers. We do not test our products on animals and are committed to ending animal testing. Our leading-edge research has one clear purpose: to continue to develop new non-animal approaches that can guarantee that our products are safe, without any need for animal testing. Occasionally, when there are no suitable non-animal approaches available, some of the ingredients we use have to be tested; and some governments test our products on animals as part of their regulatory requirements. We are actively working with these governments, other scientists and NGOs, to put in place alternative methods." While Unilever appeared to be working to end the use of animal testing in cosmetics, food, and household cleaning products the fact it operated in countries which still required animal testing and had no fixed cut off date for ingredients tested on animals meant that it received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for animal testing.
Unilever Corporate Communications:www.unilever.com (10 March 2016)





 

Animae C (516)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 6:39 am
Thank You so much for your informative comment Rosie!
i guess the excitement of something vegan overruled my usual need to do a background check!
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Rosie Adams (340)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 7:57 am
It is great to belong to a community where I could place the comment above and elicit such a magnanimous response. It is not the fault of anybody, so no one should feel that they should have done more checks. The fact is that Unilever did not make this hugely public news for the reason that they were relying heavily on the excellent business and product reputation built up by Ben & Jerry's Ice Creams over the decades and aware of the published results and photographs made by the undercover investigation teams inside its animal testing laboratories and industrial centres over time. These companies have long, long been versed in the art of subversive and deceptive practices and have been utterly ruthless in securing the monies that have made them some of the most powerful companies on earth. They even own Levi Jeans. Nobody can be blamed for a lack of checks. We cannot all be on top of everything all of the time. Jus use it to further promote non-animal testing and who knows; with Ben & Jerry's being so very popular, Unilever may just find it in their best interests to listen or to face boycatting on a best selling product! xx
 

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Noted and signed a while ago, keep on smiling AniMae, , there should be choices re- food for everyone, this isn't a trifling petition, no pun intended, and if people worry about waist lines, see the sugar industries, who have lied and manipulated people for years. x wendy k x & kelly cats xxxxxx
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