Chicken of the Sea: Stop Ripping up the Sea

31 Aug

Greenpeace

Tell Chicken of the Sea that it’s time to end their destructive ways and start getting serious about saving the oceans. 

 

Greenpeace Supporter,

Take Action

Tell Chicken of the Sea it’s time to end its destructive ways and start getting serious aboutsaving the oceans. Once we have collected 30,000 signatures Greenpeace will personally deliver your message to the company.

 Take Action

There’s more that goes into a can of tuna than just what you find inside. A lot more.

 

According to an Australian government study, the canned tuna industry is responsible for killing thousands of sharks, rays, sea turtles, sea birds and other marine life as a result of the methods they use to catch tuna every year.

 

One company called Chicken of the Sea has a particularly bad track record when it comes to ocean destruction.That’s why we’ve been trying to start a dialogue with Chicken of the Sea for months now about how they can make their fishing practices more sustainable.

 

In fact, just last week I personally traveled to their headquarters and delivered a letter. They promptly showed me the door and have refused to acknowledge the damage they are doing to the oceans.

 

But they can’t ignore you and the tens of thousands of other Greenpeace supporters who care about the oceans. So join me and sign on to my letter to Chicken of the Sea. Once we reach 30,000 signatures I will head back to their headquarters and deliver the message again.

 

Tell Chicken of the Sea that it’s time to end their destructive ways and start getting serious about saving the oceans. 

 

As one of the largest tuna companies in the U.S., Chicken of the Sea has a major role to play in saving our oceans. They have a chance to be a real leader in the industry, but it is pretty clear that they aren’t going to do it on their own. 

 

Right now, the company is using something called fish-aggregating devices (FAD) to catch their tuna. The problem is that FADs, which are basically floating objects, don’t just attract tuna. They attract all sorts of things — including sharks, marlin, and baby bigeye tuna, which is a species in serious trouble. When the ship returns, it takes everything that has gathered around the FAD with a net. Very few animals caught in these nets survive the process.

 

The simple truth is that if Chicken of the Sea doesn’t change how it catches tuna, our oceans don’t stand a chance. 

 

We aren’t going to allow that to happen. Join me and add your name to my letter today. 

 

Once we’ve collected over 30,000 signatures I will head back to Chicken of the Sea Headquarters and deliver the letter with your signature on it. This next time we’ll make sure we get their attention. 

 

For the oceans,

 

Casson Trenor,
Greenpeace Senior Markets Campaigner

P.S. Forward this to everyone in your address book who eats canned tuna and cares about the oceans.

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