Target: Senator Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential candidate
Goal: Ask Senator Bernie Sanders to end his support for the cruel and environmentally destructive animal agriculture industry.
Despite other progressive policies, Bernie Sanders continues to support the cruel and destructive animal agriculture industry. Sanders has stated that he “stands with farmers,” supporting dairy farmers in the past and raising no objection to activists being branded as terrorists for standing up for animals. He recently justified his support for the industry with the feeble excuse that “Americans like pork, beef and bacon.”
Animal agriculture is one of the largest air and water polluters and is majorly responsible for deforestation, land degradation and food inequalities. It is also a brutal industry in which animals are confined, mutilated, abused and slaughtered. Moreover, the consumption of animal products can cause serious health issues, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
A progressive politician such as Sanders should stand up for the rights of all vulnerable beings. Sign this petition urging Bernie Sanders to stop supporting the brutal and harmful animal agriculture industry.
Dear Senator Sanders,
Despite a reputation for standing up for those most vulnerable, you continue to support animal agriculture, a destructive and violent industry that profits from inflicting harm and slaughtering billions of innocent beings. Alongside being extremely cruel, this industry is one of the major culprits of environmental degradation of air, water, and land. Furthermore, the consumption of animal products have been linked to a variety of severe health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Please ensure your progressive policies apply to all sentient beings, including the 50 billion land and sea animals raised and killed for food in the U.S. alone. We demand that you end your support for animal agriculture.
[Your Name Here]
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