• Donkeys Shouldn't Have To Die For This 'Medicine'
    In 2016 alone, the world lost an estimated 8 percent of its donkeys. Many were stolen, some were skinned alive, and all were part of a black market trade that fuels the Asian ejiao industry [1]. China saw its own donkey population drop from 11 million in 1990 to around 6 million in 2014 [2]. Now that the demand for donkey meat and ejiao, a medicine believed to improve circulation and ease a number of other health issues, has increased, external sources of donkey products are being considered. China reduced its tariff on donkey skins in late 2017 from 5 percent to 2 percent, making it even easier, and more lucrative, for ejiao manufacturers to get what they need, and placing the future of donkeys around the world in peril [3]. In response, donkeys around the world are now being kidnapped or stolen, and skinned alive to fuel this industry. In Africa, where donkeys are used for transportation, and religious custom often forbids eating donkey meat, donkey thievery is especially damaging both to health and culture. "From Tanzania to Peru, South Africa to Pakistan, donkeys across the world are being stolen and skinned in the night, their carcasses found by distraught owners and their skins imported into China," said Alex Mayers, the Donkey Sanctuary's head of programs [4]. Traders can sell a donkey hide for as much as 3,000 yuan (USD $460) today, whereas the same skin would have sold for a fifteenth of that price in 2000 [5]. “For millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities, donkeys are still the main means of livelihood and sustain families by providing them with an income and independence," Mayers said [4]. "This latest news from China is sadly a backwards step for donkeys and for communities that rely on them." Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal have banned the export of donkey skin and meat products to China [3]. A growing number of individuals are standing up against those exports, too. [1] Horsetalk (2018, January 4), "Trade in donkey skins continues apace, as China lowers tariff." Retrieved January 16, 2018, from https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2018/01/04/chinese-trade-donkey-skins-apace-tariff/#v5EAbQ5qR0LmWiSq.99 [2] The Donkey Sanctuary (2018), "What is ejiao?" Retrieved January 16, 2018, from https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/under-the-skin/what-is-ejiao [3] BBC (2017, December 31), "China reduces tax on donkey skins despite population fears." Retrieved January 16, 2018, from http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42527299 [4] The Donkey Sanctuary (2018, January 2), "Charity disappointed by 'backwards step' for donkeys." Retrieved January 16, 2016, from https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/press-release/china-takes-backwards-step [5] Stephen Chen (2017, December 31), "China cuts import taxes on donkey hide as appetite for skin and meat soars." Retrieved January 16, 2016, from http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2126310/china-cuts-import-taxes-donkey-hide-appetite-skin-and-meat-soars
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  • Terminate Lingering Bans on Hemp
    The 2018 Farm Bill defined hemp as a legal agricultural product. People who maintain irrational "Reefer Madness" grudges against hemp should not be allowed to impede access to hemp. In other words, people who dislike broccoli can't prevent others from eating it. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp should be no different. Organizations that maintain antiquated hemp prohibitions, such as Colorado State University-Pueblo*, are not only out of compliance with federal law, but also absurdly impede access to hemp’s myriad health benefits. Anyone who wishes to consume hemp to enhance health and nutrition should not be prevented from doing so. Therefore, signatories of this petition call for the immediate termination of all existing bans on hemp across the USA. *Colorado State University-Pueblo, which ironically houses an Institute of Cannabis Research, maintains the following ignorance-inspired prohibition on hemp and/or Cannabis: “The use of marijuana on campus, even with a valid medical marijuana license, is prohibited.”
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  • Stop Killing Animals
    You have local, regional and national communities including non-profit no kill shelters and experts with years of experience in the management of no-kill shelters willing to help manage the situation you believe you are in: needing to kill animals: especially dogs. You are refusing to yield and let people and organizations step in and take these animals. Volunteers, staff and community are experiencing leadership as indignant. You are violating the mission and ethos of Brother Wolf. You have take nationally known organization and tainted it with no care as well as the community of Asheville, NC. We want you to stop and legally allow non-profit no-kill shelter or specially trained individuals assume care of animals you deem not worthy of living with no legal responsibility on you once transfers are complete
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  • Reduce Plastic Waste in STEM Labs at Schools
    This is important because we are trying to protect sea life. "According to the United Nations, at least 800 species worldwide are affected by marine debris, and as much as 80 percent of that litter is plastic," says Pewtrusts.org. Also, National Geographic Kids said, "Over 700 species of marine animals have been reported to have eaten or been entangled in plastic."
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  • Pop up shops
    This is important because it’s so many young entrepreneurs that have so much to offer to the community and to expand their businesses. It would be a great dealbreaker for the mall and the entrepreneurs that are trying to create a brand for themselves. It also gives people a chance to explore and open doors for prosperity
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  • Rename South Van Ness as Dolores Huerta Boulevard
    Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 in California and was the lead negotiator in the workers' contract that was created after the strike. Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers', immigrants', and women's rights, including the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was the first Latina inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, in 1993. Huerta is the originator of the phrase, "Sí, se puede" (Yes, we can). As a role model to many in the Latino community, Huerta is the subject of many corridos (Mexican or Mexican-American ballads) and murals. In California, April 10 is Dolores Huerta day. It is also her birthday.
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  • Beau Pollock x Joe Rogan interview
    This book is necessary tool for Men and young Men to deal with modern American life and society and personal growth.
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  • Donald Trump Jr. shouldn't get a pass for killing protected species
    Donald Trump Jr. recently went to Mongolia with taxpayer-funded support after purchasing a hunting trip at a charity auction to benefit the National Rifle Association (NRA). While in Mongolia, Trump Jr. shot and killed an argali sheep that is listed and protected as "Threatened" in Mongolia under the Endangered Species Act. Trump Jr. did not reportedly have a permit to kill the imperiled argali sheep at the time of his hunt, and was granted one retroactively after he had left the country. The argali sheep is threatened by agriculture and energy production and is listed as "Decreasing" globally by the IUCN Red List. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service considers whether local, national, and multi-national laws and regulations are followed and whether the killing of animals is beneficial to conservation as a part of the importation process. As Mr. Trump only received permit for his trophy hunting after he had killed the imperiled species and was likely only able to do so because of his father's position, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service should investigate to determine if it should reject any forthcoming import request from Mr. Trump and ascertain whether he has already imported the carcass in violation of U.S. law. SOURCE: https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-inc-podcast-donald-trump-jr-went-to-mongolia-got-special-treatment-from-the-government-and-killed-an-endangered-sheep
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  • The Fight For The Youth in Talladega City School System
    I am a community activist within the Talladega Community. I have been communicating with parents and those who are concerned about our school system, but because for the last 3 months the Talladega Board of Education has displayed lack of leadership. They have been the topic in the local new paper, The Daily Home. We have parents that attended board meetings expressing their concerns about The Talladega Board and the Superintendent being accused of "racism". Nevertheless, we now have a parent who has a taping of the superintendent talking about black teachers and members of the Talladega School System Board.
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  • Endorse Bernie Sanders
    Bernie will fight for the working class and poor. He has been consistent for 40 years. Medicare For All, tuition free public college, Green New Deal, Get money out of politics, get us out of endless wars, Federal Jobs Guarantee, Expand Social Security, Immigration reform, Criminal Justice Reform
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  • Solar Panel to be installed in Condo Complex
    Every Consumer are able to save on Electric Bill.
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  • Leaf Burning Ban within Morrison city limits
    Leaf burning has detrimental effects on people with respiratory struggles, including those with asthma, infants, the elderly and those on oxygen. Additionally, it is a carcinogen for all people (causing cancer) and is terrible for air quality. The health of our residents should take precedent over the aesthetics of our lawns. Burning is optional with other alternatives to leaf disposal, breathing is not. Please sign IF you live within Morrison city limits and share on your page if you support a Leaf Burning Ban. The final vote will be held March 9, 2020.
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