PETITION: Tell Thai Union to Stand Up For Human Rights and Our Oceans
"Thai Union Group: As the largest canned tuna company in the world, you have a responsibility to lead the change to truly sustainable fishing methods, and full transparency and traceability of our seafood from ship to plate. As informed citizens and consumers, we expect you to clean up your supply chain and help ensure our oceans, and the people whose livelihoods depend on them, have a fair and sustainable future."
Thai Union, the largest canned tuna company in the world, has been connected to labor abuse and destructive fishing, but is currently considering changes to its operations that would change the seafood industry forever. Thousands of people have demanded better products on store shelves, and the company is listening.
Momentum is growing as retailers, pet food companies, and tuna brands around the globe commit to sell more responsibly-caught products. As the world’s largest supplier of canned tuna, it is up to Thai Union to continue this movement in the right direction -- for workers, marine life, and the ocean.
We have the power to push Thai Union to act immediately.
Imagine you and your family have relied on a food source for generations - until big foreign companies turn up in your backyard and start plundering it.
This is what’s happened with tuna in coastal communities around the world.
Take the Pacific, which until recently boasted the world's last remaining healthy tuna stocks. This made the region a magnet for foreign fishing companies, who have arrived with their giant boats and foreign crews and devastated local fisheries.
The result? Pacific tuna stocks declining, with some already on the brink of collapse, people without jobs and in some cases, local families having to survive on unhealthy imported food.
The same thing has happened in other parts of the world, where the bulk of tuna fishing is being done by large-scale commercial fleets from wealthy industrialized countries, who don’t care about local food supplies, local jobs or local economies.
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