Products Removed From Recommended List
Sadly, Responsible Consumer can no longer recommend The Body Shop, because it has been bought out by L'Oreal.
Work for PeaceOn 2007 February 5 legislation to establish a U.S. Department of Peace was reintroduced. To see what you can do to support this effort, visit The Peace Alliance.
Work to Save Darfur from Genocide
Join a local group, read Darfur news, send a message to President Obama savedarfur.org. Learn about the background to the conflict and see Human Rights Watch questions and answers regarding the current situation.
Since 2003, Janjaweed militias supported by the Sudanese government have forced millions of civilians from their homes. Aid workers are also attacked. The Janjaweed continue to murder and rape, pursuing refugees when they must leave their camps for such things as gathering firewood, in a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Janjaweed troops are mainly Arab, whereas the targets of their ethnic cleansing are non-Arab, black Darfurians. Not all Arab tribes in Darfur are involved in the fighting, however. Rebels and other groups are also committing abuses. Civilians are caught in the middle. Food is needed, because the conflict has destroyed the local economy.
African Union forces have had some success in moderating the carnage, but do not have the resources to adequately control the situation. Human Rights Watch is calling for a much greater international response.
Ask Hardware Stores to Offer Alternative Products for Rodent Control
In winter, mice and other rodents look for warm, cozy shelter, often in human shelters. Poisons and glue traps cause horrible suffering and threaten children and pets as well as wildlife. Poisons also affect other animals who eat the poisoned animals. Glue traps keep animals in agony for hours. Safe, humane products are available to control rodents (for example, Mr. McGregor's Fence and search Google). Please ask your local hardware store to carry these alternative products and discontinue poisons and cruel traps.
Fair, honest, accurate elections are essential to everything ResponsibleConsumer.net works for: human rights, animal rights and welfare, and environmental protection. For any electoral system to be valid, the process and results must be transparent, and voters must have confidence their votes will be counted accurately. Such a situation does not exist when electronic voting machines are used that produce no paper trail and whose manufacturers will not allow inspection by independent experts. VerifiedVoting.org summarizes the issue, and provides information about what you can do to ensure your vote counts.
Tell the Secretary of Agriculture to enforce the Humane Slaughter Act
There have been many allegations that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does a poor job of enforcing the Humane Slaughter Act. Poultry is not even covered by the Act. The Humane Farming Association Campaign to Stop Slaughterhouse Abuse describes heartbreaking atrocities, related by USDA workers, that animals routinely go through in order to arrive looking and smelling clean and tasty on your dinner plate.