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This petition has been created by Lorenzo M. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Lorenzo M.
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Recently, large protests by farmers and breeders have spread through streets and cities all over Europe. Their demands aim at defending the European subsidies of the Common Agricultural Policy, as if there would be no future for European food sector without it.

Food For Profit, the first documentary that exposes the links between the meat industry, lobbying, and the corridors of power, debunks them and shows that the problem is the opposite: with the present funding scheme of the Common Agricultural Policy, the European Commission is spending billions euros to support polluting and unsustainable intensive farming practices.

For this reason, we urgently reach out to you in order to ask to all European candidates at the European Parliament for the upcoming elections, an immediate and resolute commitment to prioritize in next term the following critical measures aimed at reducing polluting emissions and improving the living conditions of animals and overcoming intensive farming in Europe:
  • Exclusion of Intensive Farming from CAP subsidies
    We advocate for the immediate exclusion of intensive animal farming from the subsidies foreseen in the Common Agricultural Policy
  • Inclusion of the agricultural sector in the Emission Trading System by 2028
    We urge the inclusion of intensive farms in the European Trading System (ETS) by 2028, taking in account agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and including a social fund reusing payment revenues for small farmers. This step is crucial to address greenhouse gas emissions and marks a decisive move towards a sustainable agriculture in the EU.

  • A European Citizens’ Assembly: Shaping Sustainable Agriculture Policy
    Organize a European Citizens' Assembly dedicated to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), with a primary focus on the distribution of public subsidies to intensive farming. Additionally, the assembly will address the development of a strategy to assist farmers in transitioning towards sustainable agriculture.
Let’s stop using -directly or indirectly- european taxpayers money to fund an industry that pollutes air, water and often mistreats animals.

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