People join the battle to keep the internet FREE- Protest- Petition- Press this!

https://www.battleforthenet.com/?t=dXNlcmlkPTU1NjQ3NjY2LGVtYWlsaWQ9OTI2NQ==

Dear Fight for the Future member,

 

The FCC is moving ahead with their plan to kill net neutrality. In response, Fight for the Future members (like you!) have organized more than twenty #InternetEmergency protests across the U.S.

 

Emergency protests for net neutrality TONIGHT! Click here to find one near you.

 

Please share this widely with your friends and family. There’s no time to lose.

 

Sincerely,

-Evan at FFTF

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Success: France Stops Classifying Animals as ‘Furniture’

Target: Le député UMP Frédéric Lefebvre

Goal: Praise the success to no longer classify domestic animals as “furniture”

Recently, France’s parliament voted in favor for no longer classifying domestic animals as “furniture” but as “living beings capable of sensitivity.” This is a huge step in France to better protect animals and to seek harsher punishment for those who abuse or mistreat them. A previous ForceChange petition commended French legislators for working to reclassify domestic animals. The push for legislation was made possible by many animal rights groups and supporters, but French legislator Le député UMP Frédéric Lefebvre made notable progress by putting forth the legislation for a vote.

This battle has been going on for years, making this success even more notable. The code that classified them as furniture in a legal sense was first drafted in 1804, so it was clearly time for an update in the code. Animals were thought of as simply tools for agricultural purposes back then and did not take into account the welfare of domestic animals. The reason that the law took so long to change was due to concerns from farmers that this new law could hurt the agriculture business, although the legislation does not go so far as to extend to farming animals, unfortunately. The new legislation is a positive step forward and will change the mentalities of judges and prosecutors in France in favor of domestic animals.

Le député UMP Frédéric Lefebvre has made a positive impact in France by pushing so hard for this legislation to pass. Animals everywhere should be treated as “living beings capable of sensitivity” and not something similar to an armchair. Sign the petition below to thank Le député UMP Frédéric Lefebvre for his hard efforts to no longer classify domestic animals as “furniture.”

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Monsieur Le député UMP Frédéric Lefebvre,

I would like to thank you for your significant efforts to push for legislation that will no longer classify domestic animals as furniture. This is important for the health and well-being of domestic animals in France, and the recent passing of this legislation makes greater protection of domestic animals a reality.

Please continue your efforts to make the world a better place for animals. While this is a huge step for France, more legislation could be enacted to further help animals, such as extending protection to farming animals or wild animals. Animals everywhere should be thought of as more than just furniture so that we can continue improving their lives.  Thank you once again for making this legislation possible.

 

http://forcechange.com/134811/success-france-no-longer-classifying-animals-as-furniture/?utm_source=ForceChange+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b38e1e3f8f-NL47011_5_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_600a6911b9-b38e1e3f8f-297251197

Woman shares powerful story about self-acceptance and body image

In a world inundated with stories, articles and tips on how to banish belly fat, reduce wrinkles, grow more hair or remove unwanted hair, it’s easy to understand the pressures that many pregnant women face to lose weight after the birth of their child. That’s why, when Taryn Brumfitt posted a very untraditional before/after image of herself, it got the world talking. Her “after” image, seen at 2:44, is far from the ones typically plastered in articles and ads, not representative of the commonly-held notions of what a body should strive to look like post-pregnancy. Her story is one of bravery and self-acceptance, inspiring others to join her in her mission to love, rather than loathe, their body. Be part of the mission today. We all deserve to feel great about ourselves.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/embrace/embrace-the-documentary-that-will-create-global-ch/widget/video.html

About: This video was found on Kickstarter.com, a creative site dedicated to helping others obtain funding for causes that aim to make the world a better place.

My name is Taryn Brumfitt! 12 months ago I posted my non traditional “before and after” photo and the world’s media stood up and took notice. People everywhere were astonished – how could a woman possibly love her body ‘after’?

Many applauded me for my bravery in posting the ‘after’ shot however, many berated me for promoting obesity. There were others who labelled me a bad role model for my children.

It got me thinking…the world has been brainwashed!

Women and girls are constantly held back and lead to believe they’re not as good as they should be. Why? Because every day we feel we’re being judged on our appearance and how far away it is from an unachievable ideal.

Lose weight, reduce wrinkles, fight cellulite; we’re constantly told to fight a battle to be someone other than who we are.

Excessive photoshopping, the sexualisation of women in the media and advertising campaigns that prey on women’s insecurities – it’s no wonder there is a culture of body loathing and body shaming of epidemic proportions going on in the world.

Read on… https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/embrace/embrace-the-documentary-that-will-create-global-ch