Target: Coles and Woolworths Executives
Goal: Thank Australian Supermarkets Coles and Woolworths for phasing out factory farmed animal products in response to a public outcry
Australia’s two largest supermarkets—Coles and Woolworths—have decided to phase out factory farmed animal products. This important decision was made in response to actions taken by individual citizens. Commend Coles and Woolworths for this significant and life-saving change, and for listening to the public voice.
Australia’s largest supermarket chain, Coles, has agreed to stop selling company branded pork and eggs supplied by animals raised in factory farms by January 1, 2013, . As a result, 34,000 mother pigs will no longer be spending most of their lives in stalls, and 350,000 hens will be roaming cage-free. Woolworths, Australia’s second-largest supermarket chain, has followed suit by supplying eggs from cage-free hens and will be getting all of its pork products from stall free farms. The change was the result of public outcry after a commercial condemning factory farms was aired.
Businesses should be commended for making changes that are necessary to satisfy public sentiment and improve the environment. Additionally, the people of Australia who got involved should be applauded. They made a powerful statement proving that if we use our voices, we can force businesses to be more environmentally and socially responsible.
By signing this petition, you are telling Coles and Woolworths that they made the right decision by ceasing to sell animal products supplied by factory farms. You are also applauding the people of Australia who made their voices heard and demanded these businesses change their practices.
Dear Coles and Woolworths Executives,
Recently, you made the decision to reduce the amount of factory farmed animal products in your stores. The people of Australia spoke and you listened. In a world where so many businesses put the dollar first and customers and the environment last, we would like to applaud you on your decision to practice more humane business policies.
By making this change, you are setting an example for other businesses by letting them know that listening to consumers should be a priority. You are also helping to raise awareness on how businesses can be more environmentally responsible. We hope this petition sends the message that businesses who listen to the public and strive to be more humane will be rewarded, possibly encouraging more businesses to practice the same sort of consciousness.
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