England: I Faced Off against the British meat industry.




Viva! Web Site – http://www.viva.org.uk/

I Faced Off against the British meat industry.


Now I desperately need your help to reach the British public…

Will you help save pigs from suffering? Donate now to help Viva! expose the British pig industry:

What I saw on a pig farm in Norfolk will never leave me. I sat and faced a sow with the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen. Like the majority of British mother pigs, she was temporarily incarcerated in a ‘rape rack’ – a cage so small she couldn’t even turn around – to be forcibly made pregnant.

I named her Blue. Looking into her eyes I made a silent promise that I would take her story from that farm and make millions aware of it. I need your help to do just that.

Watch the footage and take the Face Off challenge with me.

Factory farming in Britain happens behind closed doors. Consumers are rarely confronted with the reality of what they’re buying. That is why our ground-breaking Face Off campaign is so important. It is already changing the lives of people – and saving the lives of animals. We have taken our footage of pig cruelty onto British streets and the reactions are astounding.

Watch what the people of Bristol thought when they Faced Off against the British meat industry.

Now we need your help to reach even more. Please consider a donation to:

Help us take Face Off on the road to talk to people on the streets of towns and cities across Britain (we need to buy new equipment to show footage and print materials to help people change)

Gain more undercover footage of animal cruelty to publicise region by region

Reach people of all ages across social media sites, such as Facebook (every pound donated can reach over 1,700 people!)

Provide people with all the help they need to change their diet to save animals

I’m doing this for Blue – and the millions of other pigs factory farmed in Britain every year. Whatever you can donate will be put towards our campaigns to end animal suffering.

Thank you for your support.

Juliet Gellatley,

Viva! founder and director























USA: Stop Slaughter of Rare Mountain Lions For Wall Displays ! – Sick Hunters !! – Will The USA Act ?



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Target: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior

Goal: Prevent slaughter of rare mountain lions in the western U.S.

In the past decade, thousands of rare mountain lions have been killed by trophy hunters, according to a report by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona are listed as the states with the highest number of mountain lions slaughtered for sport in the past decade. In Arizona alone, nearly 2,900 of these big cats were killed. That number only increases in the other four states. According to HSUS, these states do a poor job of properly monitoring their mountain lion population, frequently allow multiple killings and do not have season limits.

Trophy hunters prize these big cats as mounted displays or rugs. They often use packs of dogs wearing radio collars to corner the big cats and make for an easy kill shot. The mountain lion is a rare and beautiful animal, making it a target for trophy hunters and in need of our protection.

Demand legal protections are implemented to prevent this slaughter.


Dear Ms. Jewell,

Mountain lions in the western U.S. are being slaughtered by trophy hunters at an alarming rate. According to a Humane Society of the United States report that collected data for the past decade, nearly 2,900 of these magnificent animals were killed in Arizona alone. Ahead of Arizona in the top five are Utah, Colorado, Montana and Idaho, each with increasingly higher numbers of mountain lions killed for sport. According the HSUS report, these states do a poor job of properly monitoring the mountain lion population and do not impose hunting limits.

Trophy hunters seek mountain lions for decorative purposes, but these cats occupy a critical place in the food chain and must be preserved from extinction.

We demand legal measures are taken to protect these beautiful big cats from slaughter by trophy hunters.


[Your Name Here]



China: Conditions On Rabbit (Fur) Farms As Exposed By Peta.

We start by showing you the excellent anti fur video from (UK) ‘Respect for Animals’ called ‘dumb animals’ – click on the following link:


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Then we move on to the new Peta campaign:

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Think about how terrible it would be if you had a broken leg and you couldn’t go to the doctor—and no one cared. That’s the reality for these rabbits who are packed into urine-incrusted cages on a fur farm. They are left to suffer.

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After living on a fur farm like this, rabbits arrived at the slaughterhouse. As seen in the new expose, workers left them to struggle and thrash wildly after smacking them on the head with the back of a knife, hanging them upside down, and slitting their throats.

They weren’t checked for signs of life before being skinned, and some were still kicking and twitching as the skin was torn off their bodies.

This happens because companies sell rabbit fur. Who could be so heartless? Find out and tell the companies to STOP selling fur now.


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Until every cage is empty,


All photos are from Peta.



Pain In The Bum !



If something is worth doing, it is worth doing it well.

With this in mind, and through this site, we aim to be a real (polite) pain in the arse to all politicians and governments who do not listen and act upon what the people that elected them want – whoever and wherever they may be !


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More Good News: Palm Oil – Starbucks Announce Commitment To Extend Palm-oil Policy.

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Then, we showed up at Starbucks’ international HQ, and delivered our petition  to Starbucks’ Sustainability Department. You can see it all in this video! Share it on Facebook so your friends can see that people power is working and putting an end to palm oil deforestation.

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Since we started campaigning against Starbucks, the company has updated its palm oil sourcing and deforestation policies a whopping three times. But unfortunately, Starbucks has only made minor changes. While many other major fast food giants such as McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme have committed to cut deforestation from their supply chains, Starbucks has lagged behind.

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That all changed when we turned up in Seattle with the support of SumOfUs members like you.

Thanks to you, the event was a smashing success even before we arrived on site. A few days before the big day, the threat of our action brought Starbucks back to the negotiating table.

The policy now covers all of Starbucks’ licensed and joint-venture stores, as well as its company-owned outlets. Licensed stores, such as the Starbucks in your local grocery store, make up a significant number of Starbucks’ total outlets. Half of the Starbucks opened in 2015 were licensed stores.

Starbucks has also responded directly to our demands by committing “to sourcing deforestation free, peat free, and exploitation free palm oil.”  

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In March it will  “announce a time-bound commitment to extend our palm-oil policy beyond company owned stores as part of Starbucks Global Responsibility 2020 Goals.”  The company also plans to report the volumes used to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.

How’s that for proof that our pressure is working?! You were one of the hundreds of thousands of SumOfUs members that made it possible, so go ahead and pat yourself on the back.

Thank you for standing by us as we fight to end palm oil deforestation,
Hanna, Fatah and the team at SumOfUs.

P.S. Websites like Facebook and YouTube let people promote videos to users who are likely to be interested — but it costs money. Can you chip in a few dollars to help us pay for ads to make sure more people hear about deforestation?


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WELL WORTH A LOOK – More information:


Starbucks and sustainable palm oil,

Starbucks, updated January 19, 2016.

Starbucks exposed, SumOfUs, August 13, 2015

Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?,

The Guardian, October 30, 2015


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Costa Rica: VICTORY – Petitions Work ! – 38 countries unanimously vote to increase protections for 22 species of sharks and rays.

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SAV Comment – Sometimes folks, however we think to the negative about them and what they achieve, signing petitions and keeping up the pressure DOES work !


Today we won a big victory for sharks and rays. Thanks to the actions of caring people like you.

Yesterday, 38 countries unanimously voted to increase protections for 22 species of sharks and rays at a meeting of the United Nations’ Convention on Migratory Species in San Jose, Costa Rica.

22 species!

And it all started with the 8,000 people like you who signed our petitions which were hand delivered to the Costa Rican President and asked him to take a lead role in protecting sharks.

It is incredibly gratifying see Turtle Island members come together to safeguard endangered hammerhead, silky and thresher sharks. Together we can truly make a difference for our world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Please click here to donate today.

“Better times are coming for sharks,” said Randall Arauz, Goldman Environmental Prize Winner and Turtle Island’s International Director. “The signatories acknowledged by consensus that these species are in urgent need of conservation actions.”

Thank you again for all you do for our blue-green planet! Sincerely,

Peter Fugazzotto

Strategic Programs Director

Turtle Island Restoration Network

What else you might want to know

  • A United Nations Meeting The United Nations meeting is formally called the 2nd Meeting of Signatories of the Memorandum (MoU) of Understanding of Migratory Sharks developed under the Convention on Migratory Species.

  • Required Action Listed species will gain greater conservation protections in the regions they inhabit, and countries with listed species within their borders will be required to help protect these shark and ray species.

  • Overfishing In the Eastern Tropical Pacific, overfishing has been identified as the main threat for the survival of sharks and rays.

  • Sharks Protected Three shark groups are of relevance to Costa Rica: two species of hammerheads, three species of threshers, and the silky shark. These species are commonly caught by Costa Rican fishers to commercialize their fins in international markets and their meat in domestic markets.

  • Rays Protected Manta rays and Mobula rays were also listed.

Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation today. Your partnership will help Turtle Island extend our advocacy reach and expand our research to provide more protections for sharks.


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Please note the petition given in the second link below is no longer applicable.