Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Blood Chocolate

Here in our Region we are working on a petition that we want to send to the producers of 60 minutes in the hope that we can get them to investigate the source of the coco beans that are used in the manufacture of Chocolate here in NZ.
The reason we are doing this is because we want to do something that will (1) help people focus on the issue of modern slavery (2) we want people to be more ethical and thoughtful in what they consume (3) because we want to eat chocolate with a 'relatively clean' conscience knowing that it is slave free chocolate and the only guilt we feel is knowing we have eaten far too much.

If you're reading this we would love you to join us, and set up and distribute your own petition,
you can download the petition here
And if you want to read more or watch some video's as to why we might want Slave Free Chocolate then follow this link.

Hope you will join us in this, if you would like to post a link to the petition we would love you to do that too, just leave a comment to let us know.

Thanks

2 comments:

rachandpaul said...

hey mike, hope youve had a good week. im keen to do this, but what do we do with the petition once we've got it signed and stuff...???? rach holmes.

Michael Treston said...

Please fax the peitions in on August 23rd, 2007, which is UNESCO day
for the remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

Fax to: 09 366-5904
or post to: Private Bag 92624
Symonds Street, Auckland

thanks,

we also have an online petition at:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/60minuteschocolate