These last two weeks have seen some great success because of petitions that people have given support to.
You may know that there has been pressure on Lego to disassociate from Esso, and their potentially devastating drilling for oil in the Arctic. News has been released that, having been petitioned by the public, and a lot of work from Greenpeace, they have realised that their public image will suffer from this association and will not be pursuing it. Great news.
Foie Gras appeared on the menu of a Marco Pierre White restaurant. Following another petition, they were quick to take it off their menu, and ask people who had commented on it on their Facebook page to remove or amend their comments. No one likes bad publicity.
Yesterday, we heard that FCUK have bowed to pressure and are not going to sell angora products any more. They wrote to me to say that their angora was produced in an ethical way that did not involve pulling hair out of the rabbits, but it was clipped. Hmm. Really? I don't know, but I do know that no animal should live in a cage and be farmed for it's coat in any way whatsoever, just so that we can wear something fluffy. Wrong. Just so wrong.
So, there is a very brief summary of the success that petitions can bring. So... onward and upward.
By Victoria (Petition Champion)