Target: Coles and Woolworths Supermarkets
Goal: Thank Australia’s two largest supermarket chains for pledging to sell only cruelty-free meat and eggs
In 2013 Coles and Woolworths, Australia’s two largest supermarket chains, will end the sale of company-branded pork and eggs supplied by factory farms. Both companies pledge to only sell meat and eggs from animals that live in cruelty-free conditions. As an immediate result of this pledge, hundreds of thousands of hens and pigs will be freed from their confined stalls and cages and allowed to roam more freely. With this decision, Coles and Woolworths become two of the largest supermarket franchises in the world to reject animal products supplied by factory farms.
This is a great victory for animals. Every year, millions of chickens, cows, pigs, and others live and die in terrible conditions. They are kept in filthy, windowless, quarters with no room to stand up. They are injected with growth hormones and forced to eat food riddled with chemicals and waste. Employees at many factories routinely kick, punch, and drag the animals around the facilities. When death does come, it is often far from painless.
These types of conditions should not stand. Humans as a species are far too advanced to continue this type of behavior towards animals. Thankfully, the leaders at Coles and Woolworths are setting an example by ending the sale of factory meat in their stores. Hopefully, these supermarkets will encourage other large chains to also drop factory meat in their stores.
Dear Coles and Woolworths,
Thank you so much for discontinuing the sale of meat and eggs supplied from animals living in factory farms. Your commitment to animal rights, as well as the health and safety of consumers, is honorable and very inspiring.
As you know, millions of animals suffer and die every year in factories all over the world. Chickens, cows, pigs, and others are forced to live in cramped, unsanitary conditions. They are fed terrible food and are needlessly tortured by factory employees. By refusing to purchase meat from animals raised in these conditions, you are announcing that these practices will not stand and, hopefully, setting an example for other companies.
Again, thank you so much for your decision.
[Your Name Here]
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