it’s pretty fucked up that because of the “petition to make a death star” getting so many signatures, whitehouse.gov will now only look at petitions with 100k signatures instead of 25k. way to turn a legit means of contacting the government and getting them to notice serious issues into a shitty fandom joke.
Totally, but also can’t help but feel like really, is it that hard to ignore the few prank petitions in order to get to the legit ones. It sounds like a bit of a cop out to me.
Save the Cameroon Rainforest
Stop the Herakles Farms’ project
A US company is planning to tear down a chunk of rainforest the size of 100,000 soccer fields for a palm oil project.
The area of forest is home to thousands of Cameroonian people who rely on it for subsistence farming; people who stand to lose thier land if the project goes ahead. Their peaceful attempts to stop the project have been met with threats, arrests, violence, and beatings.
The forest is also home to endangered wildlife like African forest elephants and the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee subspecies.
It’s time for us to take up the fight.
I’ve been vegan for a year today. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.