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    Default What companies do you boycott and why??

    Quote Originally Posted by Marepoppin View Post
    Sigma Herron Pharmaceuticals. Used to be entirely Australian owned and operated until about 5 years ago when the American company Sigma bought Herron, and after a couple years closed down a factory or two to send jobs overseas. Now we buy home brand drugs instead of supporting the company my mother used to work for
    Oh I had no idea. I still buy Herron thinking its Australian. Oops. I should really pay more attention to the news.

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    Default Re: What companies do you boycott and why??

    I don't really boycott anything. I have preferred brands but I don't go out of my way to avoid certain ones. We don't have the money to be picky, and being in a small country town doesn't help. We just buy whatever we can afford out of what is available.
    Although reading through the previous posts will help sway my decision if I have a choice of more than one brand/shop/product. Thank you for the info everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shh View Post
    Bras and things. Because when I was 16 I was an 8DD and they made me try on a "granny" bra which was too big around the back, pushed my boobs under my arms and had massive thick straps. I hated it and they told me "if you didn't wear such slutty clothes the thick straps wouldn't matter". I was with my mum, and had just run into a friend of hers in the next changeroom. I was so upset and we have never forgotten it. That was 13 years ago.

    ETA: I had no idea about that Bellini, but I don't go to Gloria Jeans anyway because their coffee is crap.

    that sounds awful! i hate poor customer service, its like if i want your opinion i will ask for it. anyway, i boycott KFC cos of the animal cruelty. Apparently they are squashed together until their wings are broken and their legs crushed. readmore here:http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com/
    really sad.

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    I don't really boycott any specific companies (i guess indirectly i do but i'm more focused on finding ethical companies to buy from than focusing on the ones who aren't) but I use cruelty free & (& vegan where possible) cosmetics, health & beauty products and household cleaners. I purchase only organic meats from a certified organic butcher (I don't trust anything labeled organic or free range from the big supermarkets) and buy my eggs from a friend with beautiful free ranging rare breed chooks & ducks. I try to grow as much of my own fruit & veg as I can & swap with other gardening friends & family.

    As a result I almost never eat out. Maybe once every 2 months which is kind of boring because I am a chef (at a health retreat) & avid foodie.

    I try not to buy over packaged anything too. Nothing miffs me off more than a small electronic item (like a phone or remote control) wrapped in 15 layers of plastic, cardboard & styrofoam for no reason at all.

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    I also boycott buying pets from pet shops or home breeders but not only them I boycott the RSPCA. I know it's a controversial one, but they receive millions of donations yet they refuse to provide sick or injured animals medical treatment. They would rather kill than treat. They also refuse to train, they disgust me and I cannot tolerate the perception in the community that they are saving animals.

    Adopt from a no kill shelter or animal rescue agency. These are the people that are saving animals. Google RSPCA kill rates and read for yourself.

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    Arli I agree, I have read some very disturbing articles on the RSPCA

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryjane86 View Post
    that sounds awful! i hate poor customer service, its like if i want your opinion i will ask for it. anyway, i boycott KFC cos of the animal cruelty. Apparently they are squashed together until their wings are broken and their legs crushed. readmore here:http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com/
    really sad.
    If their legs and wings are broken why are they whole when cooked?

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    I used to work at KFC and the chicken was all brought in in pieces from Ingams.. Don't know if all stores are the same but ours weren't cooked whole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopoke View Post
    If their legs and wings are broken why are they whole when cooked?
    I have never seen a whole KFC cooked chicken. As far as I was aware they get chicken pieces not whole chooks



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