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Do petitions work?

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by veganDreama, Jul 16, 2018.

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Do petitions work?

  1. yes I'm sure they do

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  2. No. It's a total waste of time.

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  3. Sometimes but it depends on the petition in question.

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  1. veganDreama

    veganDreama Active Member

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    I signed a few petitions recently but I couldn't help wondering if they actually work?
    What do others think?
     
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    What, you don't even vote in your own poll?

    I think it depends on the petition and who you're trying to send the message to. For example, the UK Central Bank added tallow, an animal product, to their 5 and 10 pound bank notes. It was strongly protested and petitioned by vegans, but sadly to no avail, as the UK Central Bank says using palm oil, the alternative to tallow, costs too much, and might raise questions about environmental sustainability.

    So no, petitioning is not going to work every time, but what's better, saying nothing at all? Petitioning and protesting is the first move in any revolution. It is often necessary for change in most cases.
     
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    I signed the petition against tallow in the money. It's a shame it didn't work as I don't like handling non vegan money but what else can we do? Only use 1 and 2 pound coins and 20 pound notes?
     

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