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6 years ago

BLM: Don't Kill Our Wild Horses

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/266046279

Stand up for our wild horses and send a comment to BLM today. Urge our government to abide by the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burro Act of 1971 and effectively manage the land to preserve wild horses rather than kill them!

6 years ago

Have you heard that the Bush administration wants to severely weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA)? We know this law is as important to you as it is to us; that's why we need your help to make sure this doesn't happen!

Currently, all Federal agencies must subject any plans that would potentially affect endangered animals and plants to an independent review by the Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service.

So, what would President Bush's proposed rules mean? They would allow projects, such as dam and highway construction, to proceed as long as the agency in charge decides they would not harm vulnerable species.

It sounds to me like President Bush wants to leave the fox to guard the hen house!

We have an opportunity to fight these changes – but time is running out. The comment period for these new rules ends September 15th!

Please take a moment to speak out against Bush's assault on the Endangered Species Act – click here to take action now.

For more than 30 years, the ESA has been a safety net for plants and animals on the brink of extinction, including grizzly bears, bald eagles, and gray whales. Yet President Bush wants to gut these protections, despite ESA's overwhelming success.

Consider this: a report by biologists at the National Marine Fisheries Service found that three EPA-approved pesticides are causing serious harm to endangered stocks of west coast salmon. This review was triggered under the very section of the Endangered Species Act that the Bush administration is now hoping to undo.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – one of the agencies in charge of implementing the Bush plan – will accept public comments on the ESA changes until September 15.

Take a minute right now to tell Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, that you oppose Bush's plan to gut the ESA.

Animals on the brink of extinction need consideration and protection. To ensure the future of our most vulnerable species, we should continue the requirement for independent scientific review and abandon these proposed changes.

We successfully defended the ESA the last time the Bush administration tried to undermine it, and with your help, we will do it again.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Michael Town
SaveOurEnvironment.org

6 years ago

Ready to line our coasts with oil rigs that would pollute our waters, threaten dolphins and other marine wildlife and wreck coastal economies?

George Bush and Dick Cheney are making plans to do just that, and we’ve got less than two weeks to stop them!

Please urge the U.S. Minerals Management Service -- the federal agency accepting comments on the Administration’s plan -- to shelve the Bush/Cheney Administration’s latest offshore oil drilling scam.

As part of Defenders of Wildlife’s marine wildlife program and someone who has studied offshore drilling for more than three decades, I can tell you with absolute certainty that offshore drilling and sensitive coastal ecosystems are a dangerous combination.

  • Offshore drilling contaminates water, routinely spilling oil and toxic liquids into our oceans and releasing hazardous fumes into our air.
  • Pollutants like mercury and persistent hydrocarbons contaminate important marine habitat near platforms.
  • Seismic testing associated with drilling can cause dolphins, whales and other marine mammals to become disoriented and stranded and -- in some cases -- even die.   
  • Massive spills that can result from drilling and increased tanker traffic can kill dolphins, seabirds, sea turtles, fish and marine mammals.

And while the environmental damage of offshore drilling may be significant, the savings to U.S. consumers would not be. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that drilling off our coasts would have "no significant" impact on domestic production until 2030, and even then “impact on average wellhead prices is expected to be insignificant."   

Say “No!” to this awful plan: Tell the Minerals Management Service to reject calls for risky new drilling off our coasts.

Comments on the Bush/Cheney plan are due by Monday, September 15th, so please send your message today.

Respectfully,

Richard Charter, Defenders of Wildlife

Richard Charter
Outer Continental Shelf Drilling Specialist
Defenders of Wildlife
6 years ago

The Northern Rockies gray wolf was once a great endangered species success story. Increasing from a handful of individuals in the 1970s to more than 1,500 in 2008, the wolf showed that people can change their ways and learn to live with nature.

Then came the Bush administration.

In March of this year, it stripped away the wolf's protection even though federal recovery objectives had not yet been met. The result was predictable: over 100 wolves were gunned down in four months.

The Center for Biological Diversity and its allies took to the courts immediately, and earlier this month we won an injunction temporarily stopping the slaughter. Agreeing that the wolf should not be removed from the endangered species list until fully recovered -- especially when Wyoming and Montana pledged to issue hunting permits as soon as federal protection was lifted -- the judge halted the killing, at least until our lawsuit is fully resolved.

We're confident we'll win in the courtroom, but we need to win in the political arena too.

The next administration will be more friendly toward wolves (how could it be worse?). Please help us show the Department of the Interior that tens of thousands of Americans want the killing to stop. More than that, they want wolves to be allowed to freely spread from the Northern Rockies to Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. Please sign our petition today, and then pass it on to a friend.
 
Thank you.


Kieran Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

6 years ago

The cerulean warbler -- treasured by bird lovers across the country -- is in trouble. This small, sky-blue bird’s population is dropping faster than any other warbler species in the United States as habitat loss and other threats make survival more difficult.

Without serious, ongoing conservation efforts, the songs of these and many other neotropical birds may fade from America’s wild places.

Help save cerulean warblers and other neotropical birds. Urge your U.S. Representative to cosponsor legislation reauthorizing the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (H.R. 5756) to protect these birds.

The Act provides millions of dollars for vital conservation efforts, including monitoring efforts, habitat restoration, education, and other projects in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Since its inception in 2002, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act has supported vital conservation projects in 44 U.S. states and territories, 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries, and 12 Canadian provinces, benefitting roughly 3 million acres of migratory bird habitat.

If not for projects like these, neotropical migratory birds like the Cerulean warbler might be even more imperiled. Yet many essential conservation projects remain unfunded.

Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI) and Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) have introduced this vital legislation that will reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act at increased funding levels. It’s one of the most important bird conservation bills that Congress will consider this session, and we need your help to ensure its passage.

Urge your Representative to cosponsor the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act and speak out for birds in our backyards and across the world.  

Respectfully,

Caroline Kennedy, Defenders of Wildlife

Caroline Kennedy
Senior Director, Field Conservation
Defenders of Wildlife
A proposal to test UK Household Products without using animals
6 years ago

To all UK Citizens

Despite large reductions in animal testing since the early 1980s due to improved in vitro methods there was still over 3 million procedures in 2006 in the UK.

The Humane Household Product Standard signifies that no finished products and none of the individual ingredients they contain have been tested on animals by that company or its suppliers. Other schemes exist, but it is the only internationally recognised standard which requires companies to prove what they claim.

To be endorsed household product manufacturers must be able to guarantee that they:

* Conduct or commission no animal testing

* Not use ingredients animal tested after a fixed-cut off date (FCOD)

* Ensure the FCOD is observed throughout their entire supply-chain by careful monitoring and independent audit

To learn more about the HHPS go to http://www.BUAV.org/

Early Day Motion 1215 asks the UK Government to stop granting licences for the animal testing of household products including their ingredients.

Please ask your MP to sign EDM 1215 via http://www.writetothem.com/

European Directive 86/609 is the legislation that defines all animal experimentation in Europe. It is currently being reviewed and the new version is expected to be ready soon. This review is an opportunity to make replacing the thousands of Primate experiments each year with humane alternatives a priority.

If you think that this is important please sign the petition "Ban Primate Experiments" at

http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/f/ACTIVE/petition/?id=11&campaign=experiments

Regards

Tonyg

Tell Illinois No- Don't Let Illinois Otters and Bobcats Suffer in Cruel Traps!
7 years ago




Your help is urgently needed to oppose legislation that would expand trapping in Illinois. HB 4632 attempts to expand the use of cruel and indiscriminate traps throughout the state. If passed, this bill would initiate a new trapping season on river otters and bobcats. We need your help to keep this from happening.


The traps most commonly used to capture river otters and bobcats are the steel-jawed leghold trap and the Conibear trap. Triggered by a tension device, the weight of an animal stepping between the jaws of the steel-jawed leghold trap causes the jaws to slam shut on the victim in a vice-like grip.


Most animals react to the instant pain by frantically pulling against the trap in a desperate attempt to free themselves -- potentially enduring fractured bones, ripped tendons, blood loss, and tooth and mouth damage from chewing and biting at the trap. Leghold traps are inherently indiscriminate and will trap any unsuspecting animal that steps into the trap jaws. This includes family dogs and cats, and threatened and endangered species.


Body-gripping traps are cruel and are not species-selective. Instead, they catch and kill non-target animals. Effective alternatives to the use of steel-jawed leghold traps and Conibear traps exist. Instead of expanding trapping, these alternative methods should be utilized in the state of Illinois.


Family cats and dogs can and do become victims of traps. Veterinary reports reveal that caregivers have found their dogs and cats alive in these traps, but because the humans were unable to open the trap jaws they could not free their companions in time to save them.


As with many wild species, river otter and bobcat populations are naturally regulated by available food and habitat. Lethal control, however, can cause more otters and bobcats to reproduce, and encourages larger litter sizes because of decreased competition for food and habitat. As a result, killing these animals may actually be ineffective as it may cause an increase in the number of otters and bobcats.


This legislation specifically targets a predator species for trapping. Predator species are considered keystone species and help to maintain the health, stability, and integrity of ecosystems. Because populations of predators are regulated naturally by available food sources and the availability of habitat, there is no need to implement a harvest season on these species.

If HB 4632 bill is enacted into law, the expanded use of these cruel trapping devices will cause immense suffering.


Please take a few moments of your time to help defeat HB 4632 so it does not become state law.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/tell-illinois-no

After signing the petition, you can also take more action here:

http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1499&more=1

Protect the Clouded Leopards
7 years ago

CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, lists the Clouded Leopard as an Appendix I species. This means that the Clouded Leopard is among the most endangered of all species. CITES prohibits international trade of Appendix I species except for singularly important reasons such as scientific research. The United States also lists the Clouded Leopard under the Endangered Species Act, further prohibiting trade in the animals or any parts or products made from them. In the countries of its native range, hunting of the Clouded Leopard is prohibited, however these bans are poorly enforced.


They are threatened by a high demand for their attractive pelts, which have ceremonial meaning in Taiwan. Due to the reclusive nature of the clouded leopard, it is difficult to assess how many remain in the wild, but they are highly endangered in some areas, and only relatively stable in others. Deforestation, habitat destruction, and poaching are major concerns for the future of the clouded leopard.


Deforestation, resulting from commercial logging and the growth of human settlements, is thought to be the foremost threat to the clouded leopard. Not only does deforestation remove the clouded leopard's own habitat, but it reduces the number of prey animals.

Rampant habitat loss and fragmentation throughout the clouded leopard forest habitat in Southeast Asia and active poaching of clouded leopards are causing a decline in their already uncertain population. Clouded leopard pelts have increased dramatically in the illegal wildlife trade due to active poaching in Asia.


Hunting of this cat for its fur and teeth as well as its bones, which are prized in the traditional Asian medicinal trade, is another major threat. The clouded leopard has also been featured on the menu of restaurants in China and Thailand which cater to wealthy Asian tourists, and it is sometimes persecuted for killing livestock.


Please sign to ask that these beautiful cats have more protection than what they are getting now and to make the penalties of breaking these laws much harsher. The Clouded Leopards are NOT food, clothing, or medicine. They are magnificent cats that should be more protected!

(Photo courtesy of www.thebigcats.com)

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/11/protect-the-clouded-leopards

Protect the Clouded Leopards 

7 years ago
Tell Burberry to stop selling fur
Most of us still ignore the cruelty behind the fur industry. Minks, rabbits, foxes, lynx, chinchillas and other animals raised for their furs are forced to live their entire lives into filthy wire cages. Exposure to harsh weather conditions and survival without clean water, adequate food and space and self mutilation causes many of them to go insane. A study in Danemark indicates that approximately 17 percent of minks raised in fur farms are dying prematurely as a result of stress, poor sanitation, and cannibalism.

Fur trapping is just as cruel. Leghold traps are used to capture wild animals, holding them tightly between their two metal jaws. These are powered by high strength springs that shuts themselves on the paw as soon as triggered. Not only are they causing severe bleeding and injuries, but the animal will most of the time try to escape and cause himself even more damages than the trap did. They will mutilate themselves, break bones and teeth, rip tendons in their struggling to break free. 
Traps are also a danger for children, companion animals and other animals (including endangered species). After one, two, three, or even more days of languishing, the trapper will come back to take him, and kill him.

''To kill the animals without damaging their fur, trappers usually strangle, beat, or stomp them to death. Animals on fur farms may be gassed, electrocuted, poisoned with strychnine, or have their necks snapped. These methods are not 100 percent effective and some animals "wake up" while being skinned.'' - http://fur.elehost.com/

Even buying the tiniest fur trim on items and accessories such as purses, bikinis, sweatshirts, hats and boots encourages the cruel practices of the fur industry.

Tell Burberry that you won't buy their products until they adopt a permanant fur-free pledge
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Once the petition reaches it's goal, it will be sent to:

Angela Ahrendts, CEO
Burberry Group PLC
18-22 Haymarket
London SW1 4DQ
United Kingdom
angela.ahrendts@burberry.com
7 years ago

Help Wildlife Survive Global Warming

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/112863442
7 years ago
 The Amur Leopard, a very rare and critically endangered big cat, is on the verge of extinction!

With only a few left remaining in the wild due to logging, farming, building and poaching- this beautiful species is on a harsh road to extinction if there is not any action done immediately.

This is my second petition to try and push for more conservation efforts for these beautiful, majestic creatures. If I meet the signature goal, I could get these cats the media attention they need and deserve to have so that more people may be educated on their critical endangerment.

There are approxiamately only 30 remaining in the wild; only 5-6 of which are female. In captivity, the situation is also very serious, as interbreeding with animals of unknown heritage has affected a large percentage of the captive breeding pool. Because of this, of the 150 remaining in captivity, only 12 are purebreds.

There has been very little research done to protect the Amur Leopard and it has been virtually ignored.

There is still hope to save them. We can make similar steps that were made to save the Siberian Tiger; most importanly we need to make people aware of the situation the Amur Leopards are in and their extreme danger of extinction.

Please don't let these gorgeous creatures disappear! Something must be done!


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-amur-leopards


I am determined to meet my goal this time. I'm not giving up on these beautiful cats and am requesting to please have you all sign this petition and spread the word.

I've been working very hard over the last year and am very passionate over these beautiful cats. Please sign my second Amur Leopard petition and help me reach the 10,000 signature goal!

Lots of Love,
Crystal


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-amur-leopards
7 years ago

Protect Ancient Trees and Spotted Owls!

If the Bush Administration has its way, the northern spotted owl could go the way of the dodo.

America's old-growth forests in the great Pacific Northwest – with their ancient trees, cascading rivers, salmon, and spotted owls – deserve the highest form of protection.

But the Bush Administration seems intent on using poor science to justify cutting down ancient trees and endangering the species within these old-growth forests. Tell the Bush Administration to withdraw the faulty and misnamed "Draft Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan" immediately!


7 years ago

The message below was sent to you from: http://www.polarbearsos.org

This letter urges concerned Americans to come to the rescue of the Alaskan polar bear, which is facing extinction due to global warming and is now threatened by the more immediate danger of oil development being rushed through by the Bush Administration.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Dear Friend,

By speaking out today, you can help save Alaska's polar bears from the threat of toxic oil spills.

The Bush Administration is trying to rush through the sale of oil and gas leases in prime polar bear habitat -- the Chukchi Sea off of Alaska -- before the polar bear can win protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Please join us in supporting legislation -- the Markey bill -- that would reverse the go-ahead for this dangerous sale.  Otherwise, the Alaskan polar bear, which is already facing extinction as global warming melts its sea ice habitat, would face the more immediate threat of a toxic oil spill. 

There is no proven method of cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic's icy waters -- and there is virtually no way for oil-covered polar bears to survive.

Please speak out now to put polar bear protection ahead of oil and gas development.

Go to http://www.PolarBearSOS.org/takeaction_polar_bears

Thank you for speaking out at this critical time.

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
President
Natural Resources Defense Council

7 years ago
End Whaling NOW!

This year, the Japanese whaling fleet plans to kill more than 1,000 whales, including 50 endangered fin whales and (for the first time) 50 threatened humpback whales. This is the biggest hunt since the moratorium on commercial whaling began over twenty years ago.

Take action! Tell the United States to do all it can to put pressure on Japan to stop whaling and save the whales!

Help Stop Cruelty to Animals in China
7 years ago
TO: All People Who Care There has been much attention on the trade in cat and dog fur recently. This is an issue that has struck a chord with consumers and politicians alike, reflecting a widespread repugnance at the idea of wearing the skin and fur of companion animals. Investigations by animal welfare organisations have revealed the suffering caused to millions of animals by this trade. Many cats and dogs are killed inhumanely in countries such as China where there is little or no animal welfare legislation. The European Parliament has finally adopted a Regulation to ban the import into the EU of cat and dog fur. The move ends many years of campaigning by animal welfare organisations and politicians to end a trade which causes terrible animal suffering. The ban will apply from 31 December 2008. The Ban will not stop the fur trade, only in Cats and Dogs, but the barbaric treatment can be stopped. The offending countries must improve welfare standards for all animals if it wants to do business with Europe. They must provide resources to help the Fur producers to find alternative incomes which do not involve animal cruelty. This will encourage investment from developed countries who can also help. Please keep the pressure up and do what you can to help. Contact your own governments to put political pressure on the offending countries. All UK Citizens please sign this petition to the Prime Minister http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Animalmassacre/ All Europeans contact your MEPs at http://www.europarl.europa.eu People everywhere please sign http://www.wspa-usa.org/pages/1706_animals_matter.cfm For More Info http://www.petauk.org/feat/dogcatfurUK.asp Thank You Tony, Nottingham, England
7 years ago

 

Help Us Succeed in Stopping DogfightingYou Can Help Us Succeed in Stopping Dogfighting:
Tell your friends and family about this petition and ask them to send a message to their Representatives in support of the Federal Dog Protection Act! Forward our sample email below, or simply send your friends this link: http://go.care2.com/helpdogs

=========Please forward to friends========

Dear Friends,

Did you know that for the sake of human profit, dogs are trained for dog fighting by being beaten, chained and fed gunpowder, illegal drugs and even live animals -- and sometimes they are not fed at all for long periods of time? In the end, dogs that do not win are either killed or left to die horrific and painful deaths.

I can't even imagine what these dogs must go through. Every animal deserves the right to live a cruelty-free life.

I just signed a petition to end this horrific practice, and I hope you'll join me in urging the U.S. Congress to support the Federal Dog Protection Act: http://go.care2.com/helpdogs

Care2 Campaign Team
Care2 and ThePetitionSite

7 years ago

End Animal Suffering Worldwide - Sign the Petition for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/458691259

 

Urge the Bahamas Government to Ban the Catching and Killing of Endangered Sea Turtles!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/urge-the-bahamas-government-to-ban-the-catching-and-killing-of-endangered-sea-turtles

7 years ago

Nothing can truly prepare you for seeing the magnitude of destruction and despair the wildfires in Greece have burned in their path over the last week.

A woman sobs in my arms as the few sheep she has left huddle together in an unmoving circle, at risk of starvation because they are too afraid to step onto the blackened land that surrounds them.

A cat sits on the scorched earth - white on charcoal black - meowing next to its owner, an elderly man who sat watching from his porch as every inch of his land and life’s work went up in flames just a few yards from his chair.  

A Greek gentleman barely manages to save his goats with a fire hose after losing all but one of his 18 sheep -- now badly burned around the ears and mouth after the man used a blanket to try to stamp out the fire that engulfed it.

My name is Dick Green and I am on the ground in Greece as part of IFAW’s Emergency Relief Team to help feed and treat as many burned or injured animals as we can find. I urge you to step forward today to help me stop this suffering.

The inferno that swept Greece killed 66 people, destroying more than 4,000 homes in 110 villages and nearly 500,000 acres of countryside and farmland.  Most of the villages I’ve visited are ghost towns – surrounding lands burnt to the ground with only a few empty houses standing.

Fields of ash look like the blackened surface of the moon as the stray dogs I pass cower and hide.  The villagers have plenty of donated food and clothing for themselves, but desperately need assistance with the long term sustainability of their agricultural community after losing most of their livestock and olive groves. Insurance in Greece is almost nonexistent.

It takes around 6 months for new grass and crops to grow for feed.  And since most of the animals and herds are free range – there is little land left for food.

I believe that IFAW, along with local agencies in Greece who are helping to lead the feeding and treatment of injured animals, can assist a great many animals and help rebuild the shattered lives these fires have left behind, but we cannot do it alone. Please give what you can today to help.

After delivering food for his surviving goats, I pull away from the older gentleman who lost all but one of his sheep as he waves both hands in the air and shouts “I will fight.”  With your help, he can.

With hope from Greece,

Dick Green
Disaster Relief Manager
IFAW Emergency Relief Team

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7 years ago

Animals Actions are one of the closest to my heart!    

7 years ago

We need your help.  The only wild flock of endangered whooping cranes in the world is at risk.   A development plan near Aransas National Wildlife Refuge could destroy the habitat they need to survive. 

Take action now.  Tell the Army Corps of Engineers to put this development project on hold until unbiased research can be conducted. 

Each year, the world’s last wild whooping cranes begin a 2500-mile journey from the Northwest territories of Canada to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast of Texas
 
These endangered birds count on finding safe wintering and feeding grounds at Aransas.  And the Refuge and the surrounding areas provide vital habitat for several other endangered migratory birds.  
 
But a development project might change all that.  Seadrift Ranch Partners, Ltd. has petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a 700-acre housing development next to the Refuge right in the middle of the habitat these whoopers count on for survival. 

One study has been conducted so far.  There’s only one catch: The company who conducted the study is on the Seadrift Ranch payroll!  They obviously can’t be trusted to make an impartial assessment based on sound science.

With just over 200 whooping cranes left in the wild, they can’t stand to lose any more ground in their fight for survival. 

Urge the Army Corps of Engineers not to grant the permit these developers need to start their project until an independent environmental assessment can be made. 

Whooping cranes are shy, secretive birds and very sensitive to human disturbance.  While these cranes depend on the refuge for nesting, they regularly forage on lands outside its boundaries for food including those targeted by the developers.  This development plan is simply a bad idea. 

It’s important to act today.  The deadline for comments is this Friday, August 31st!  This flock represents hope for the survival of this struggling species.  Help us protect them. 

Thank you for your ongoing dedication to imperiled wildlife and wild places they need to survive
 
Sincerely,

Noah MatsonNoah Matson
Vice President for Land Conservation
Defenders of Wildlife

7 years ago

The northern spotted owl is in big trouble.  The Bush/Cheney Administration’s disingenuous draft “recovery plan” threatens to undermine years of progress in protecting these owls and the old growth forests they need to survive. 

Tell officials to go back to the drawing board and develop an effective science-based recovery plan that protects northern spotted owls -- not just timber companies
 
From the current draft plan, it is clear that:

  • The Bush/Cheney Administration and the timber industry are in cahoots to weaken habitat protections and increase logging in the public forests where these owls live.
  • The draft “recovery plan” as it stands now will destroy old growth forest networks -- the backbone of an effective conservation strategy for the northern spotted owl and many other species that depend on these forests to survive.
  • The Bush/Cheney Administration continues to put politics before science.

Old growth forests once dominated the Pacific Northwest, but decades of logging have left them drastically reduced and forced endangered northern spotted owls out of vital habitat.   

Dwindling by almost 4% per year, the northern spotted owl is at risk of declining to the point that the species would need to be "uplisted" from threatened to endangered.  Some scientists believe there may be as few as 3,000 pairs left. 

In early 2006, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service created the Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Team, a broad coalition of scientists and other experts from state and federal agencies and local stakeholder groups, to develop a recovery plan for these beleaguered birds. 

But in what amounted to top-level political interference, a Washington, DC “oversight committee,” consisting of high-ranking officials from the Bush/Cheney Administration rejected the science-based plan put forth by the Recovery Team in favor of a plan that put timber interests first

Let officials know that we won’t stand for political interference when it comes to endangered species and habitat recovery

The so-called oversight committee ordered the recovery team to stop work on development of their conservation approach and develop a second approach that would allow federal agencies to decide where to place chunks of owl habitat ad hoc and without accountability in order to maximize timber profits

The “recovery plan” that emerged would set back nearly 20 years of progress for both the northern spotted owl and the old growth forests they depend on for survival. 

Science should govern wildlife management, not greed and politics.  Urge officials at the Fish & Wildlife Service to withdraw the politicized draft recovery plan and reconvene the Recovery Team to draft a new plan based on real science.

We have just days to act, but there’s still time to save northern spotted owls and the hundreds of other creatures that depend on these ancient forests to survive.  The deadline for comments on the draft “recovery plan” is this Friday, August 24th, so please take a stand for the northern spotted owl and against political corruption today. 

Thank you for being there for wildlife when they need us most.

Sincerely,

Gina LaRoccoGina LaRocco
Conservation Program Associate
Defenders of Wildlife

7 years ago

Echo E.
Echo has received 98 new, 201 total stars from Care2 membersEcho has been awarded 16 butterflies for taking action at Care2Echo has 8 Golden Notes.
PLEASE Help NAYSA, Horse snared, dragged, shot ! Sunday, 9:29 AM

And the abusers name is NOT RELEASED!



PLEASE FORWARD, CROSS POST FAR AND WIDE


Please-Please sign this petition--this little mare was-dragged
behind a trailer in a barbed wire halter/shot in the face/then he ran
the trailer over the top of her and left her under it! They don't want
to release this creeps name, I think the PUBLIC has a right to know!



http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/648901666
7 years ago

The Bush Administration has just issued a disastrous "License to Kill" plan that could trigger the extermination of half the gray wolves in Wyoming and Idaho, starting as early as October -- unless we stop it now.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on this cruel proposal only until August 6. Please register your opposition right now by going to: www.nrdcactionfund.org/wolfaerial

Our best hope for blocking this "open fire"  order is to generate a tidal wave of public outrage and protest . . . so please sign your Citizen Comment immediately.

The Bush Administration wants to treat wolves like vermin, instead of an endangered species that has staged a welcome and dramatic comeback from the brink of extinction.

In preparation for these mass killings, the government has already purchased planes and helicopters capable of gunning down entire packs of wolves in minutes.

Their goal: To immediately kill up to 700 wolves in Greater Yellowstone and central Idaho.

Our goal:  To stop this horrific proposal in its tracks -- by generating 200,000 pro-wolf Citizen Comments by the August 6 deadline.

Please help block the License to Kill by expressing your personal opposition while the Bush Administration is still taking public input.

Submit your Official Citizen Comment now -- and shield the wolves of Greater Yellowstone and Idaho from the coming crossfire -- by going to: http://www.nrdcactionfund.org/wolfaerial

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
President
NRDC Action Fund

7 years ago

Save Tigers: Urge China to Maintain Ban on Trade in Tiger Parts

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/973664192

 

Stop Polar Bear Trophy Hunting!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/432024587

 

Stop Prairie Dog Poisonings!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/144532872?z00m=9441485

7 years ago

Tortoise P.
Tortoise has received 95 new, 347 total stars from Care2 membersTortoise has been awarded 185 butterflies for taking action at Care2
Dolphin Slaughter - Please SIGN PETITIONS, Repost, Blog etc Saturday, 6:09 PM

Dear Friends,

Please help these wonderful animals. Please, all decent animal loving people be the voice for the voiceless. Please sign the all petitions and share, blog, repost – please make a difference today.



DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER! - PLEASE VIEW HERE





DOLPHIN PAIN !





DOLPHIN AND PORPOISE SLAUGHTER!





TUNA AND DOLPHINS!





PANAMA DOLPHINS !





JAPANESE DOLPHIN MASSACRE !





JAPANESE DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER!



Please also sign the Tortoise Protection Group Petition




STOP TORTOISE IMPORTATION FOR THE PET TRADE!



7 years ago

Rhonda G.
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HELP END THEIR MISERY! WOLF AND DONKEY 7:23 PM



Dear Friends....please sign.....



http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/171270834 Please sign and forward!

A wolf and a donkey share a cage in the northwestern town of Patok in Albania, about 40 km (25 miles) from capital the Tirana, May 9, 2007. The donkey was brought into the enclosure to be fed to the wolf, which was caught in the northern Albanian mountains four months ago. The animals have since become attached to each other, cohabitating in the cage for the last 10 days, and attracting curious villagers and local media.

These poor animals live in misery, the scared wolf cowers behind his donkey companion. They live in appalling filthy conditions with little room.

Please be a voice for these animals and ask for their freedom.

7 years ago

Tortoise P.
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MORE PETITIONS - MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY - JUST A FEW MINUTES 1:49 PM

 

Here are a few of many thousands of petitions worth a few minutes of your time. Please share, cross-post and forward to friends on Care2 and via e-mail.

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/214374227 (Tiger- ExxonMobil)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/384199995 (Polar Bear)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/633698197 (Primate Experiments)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/812598517 (Californian Sea Otters)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/400108473 (Shark Fin)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/850630917 (Bear Hunting)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/750000687 (Amur Leopard)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/817294880 (Headstart Turtle Protection)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/214798550 (Galapagos Tortoise)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/444442399 (Deer)

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/767792986 (Bobcat)

 

7 years ago
Petition to Stop the Capture of 80 Wild Dolphins from the Waters of Panama

The capture of 80 wild dolphins from Panama's waters by Ocean Embassy Panama, an entertainment facility, will be seen as an environmental crime drawing profound international criticism.  

    Freedom - Not Exploitation!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/363299497

7 years ago
Keep Wyoming Wildlife Safe!


Photo: USNPS

The southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of America's most important and spectacular wildlife habitats. Sadly for the mule deer and pronghorn, it is also one of America's fastest-growing gas fields.

The Bush Administration wants to radically escalate gas drilling in Wyoming's Upper Green River Valley, which is public land owned by all Americans. Their plan would effectively TRIPLE the number of gas wells to more than 10,000 – generating huge profits for gas companies at the expense of the American taxpayer, local communities, and wildlife.

Fortunately we have a unique opportunity to reduce the scale of these projects. Before the public comment period closes on June 18, speak up for the alternative that includes safeguards for wildlife and air quality. The stronger our numbers, the stronger our impact.

Sign the petition today to urge the Bush Administration's Bureau of Land Management to choose the conservation alternative for management of the Upper Green River Valley.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/779907327
7 years ago
HELP END THE TIGER TRADE   Please Take Action/Cross Post & Forward Today!!!!!

Dear Jennieb,

Your snapshot could help save tigers. Add your photo to the world's largest photo mosaic of this endangered species and your picture will be included when the mosaic is unveiled to world leaders in June as they gather to discuss trade in endangered species. Upload your photo now. 

You can also sign a letter urging China to make its tiger trade ban permanent. Your views will be personally conveyed to China's leaders.

The tiger is one of the most revered, feared and popular species on Earth. It is perhaps the most powerful symbol of our planet’s endangered wildlife.

Once widespread across Asia, fewer than 5,000 wild tigers are now found in just 7 percent of the habitat they once occupied.

Take action now and help end the tiger trade.

Despite international and domestic bans, a thriving black market for tiger skins and bones threatens to wipe out wild tigers. China, with its booming economy, burgeoning human population and ancient traditions of using tiger parts as medicine and clothing, is the world’s leading consumer of tiger products.

The good news is that the Chinese government has taken decisive action to help save the species, outlawing the trade of tiger products, increasing enforcement efforts and running public awareness campaigns to curb the demand for tiger products.

But there is a new threat in China that could put every last wild tiger at risk: the increasing population of captive-bred tigers on so-called “tiger farms.” Investors in these businesses are now pressuring the Chinese government to allow them to sell tiger products.

Take action now to add your photo to a massive tiger photo mosaic and to sign a letter showing your support for tiger conservation.

7 years ago
Urge Congress to Help Save Great Cats and Rare Canids!
Lions, leopards, jaguars, wolves – these magnificent and iconic species face numerous threats, including poaching, poisoning and habitat destruction. Around the world, our great carnivore populations are declining dramatically – and they need our help.

Conservation-minded members of Congress have just reintroduced legislation to help protect great cats and canids around the world. The Great Cats and Rare Canids Act of 2007 would assist in the conservation of rare cat and canine populations outside the United States. This legislation covers 13 species of felids and canids, from the endangered Snow Leopard of Central Asia to the critically endangered Ethiopian Wolf.

This legislation is modeled after the highly successful Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), which provide critical funding for species such as tigers, elephants, and rhinos. The Great Cats and Rare Canids Act would create an additional fund to augment the MSCF, thus expanding the United States' global conservation work to include conservation of imperiled cats and canids.

Sign this petition to ask your senators and representative to support the Great Cats and Rare Canids Act of 2007!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/407944922

8 years ago

Chinese Fur Petition

Millions of animals in Chinese fur farms are subject to cruel husbandry and slaughter practices, inc.. Read more ...


Canned HuntPetitioning

The undersigned oppose the breeding lions and other large predators for canned hunts from a conserva.. Read more ...


Badger culling petition

Badgers are once again faced with the threat of a widespread killing regime across the UK in an atte.. Read more ...


Blood Red Seas

This October will once again mark the start of a gruesome 400 year old tradition of dolphin drive hu.. Read more ...


Tesco Turtle Petition

We the undersigned categorically oppose the sale of live turtles, frogs and fish by Tesco's Chi.. Read more ...

8 years ago
Save Sea Turtles from Extinction - Take the Plastic Bag Pledge
Each year, thousands of sea turtles choke on plastic bags after mistaking them for jellyfish, a favorite food.

Leatherback turtles have been around for 100 million years, but if changes are not made for these turtles, they could be wiped out from the Pacific Ocean in just ten more years.

Did you know that between 4 and 5 trillion plastic bags are used each year globally, and each one can take between 500 to 1000 years to decompose?

Moreover, other sea critters like sea lions and dolphins have also been found with their stomachs filled with plastic bags!

By reducing plastic bag use and recycling or reusing plastic bags, everyone can help these ancient creatures.

Sign the pledge below to signify your commitment to reduce your plastic bag use, and add a comment to share your ideas on how.
8 years ago
Prevent Delisting of Wolves in Northern Rocky Mountain States
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extends public comment period

Survival of Alaskan Beluga Whales Endangered
Urge the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect species threatened with extinction

House Passes Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act
Urge President Bush to sign the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act into law
8 years ago

Save the Lives of Cats and Dogs: Support Non-Surgical Sterilization

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/509465576

 

End Greyhound Racing - the ''Sport'' That Kills

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/226603898

 

URGENT! UPGRADE UTAH'S ANIMAL CRUELTY STATUTE

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/130698574

 

Thank PA Governor for cracking down on puppy mills

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/659306722

 

Tortoise Importation Ban (Pet Trade) - End Their Misery

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/769012123

8 years ago

Go Orange for Animals!

CELEBRATE ASPCA DAY AND GO ORANGE FOR ANIMALS ON APRIL 10!

The ASPCA is the oldest humane organization in the Western Hemisphere, and we're more dedicated than ever to our work preventing animal cruelty and finding homes for millions of animals all across the country. But we couldn't do it without the support of compassionate citizens like you, so please join us on April 10--our birthday!--in celebration of ASPCA Day.

In celebration of ASPCA Day, show your love of animals--and your support for the mission of the ASPCA--by going orange for animals! Dress yourself, your pet (even your community!) in orange, take a picture, and post it here. You'll join with animal lovers across the country in going orange for animals!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/483680278

8 years ago

The Cook Inlet once teemed with up to 1300 beluga whales -- a genetically distinct population of these white whales. But sadly, their numbers have dropped to around 300 -- and they could vanish forever within our lifetime unless we act now!

Federal officials will decide soon whether to list the Cook Inlet belugas as an endangered species. But they need to hear from you.

Urge the National Marine Fisheries Service to list Cook Inlet belugas as "endangered" and protect these creatures for future generations. A decision could come as early as April -- so please take action today!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/385057140

End the Seal Hunt by Using Your Buying Power!
8 years ago

Last year, the hunt left more than 350,000 seals dead -- almost all of them were babies as young as 12 days of age. One of our most effective weapons against the hunt is a boycott of Canadian seafood.

Why? Seal hunting is an off-season activity for Canada's east coast commercial fishermen. Only a small fraction of their incomes come from selling seal skins to the fur industry. [1] The majority of their income is made through seafood products such as snow crab, cod, scallops and shrimp.

This financial connection between the commercial fishing industry and the seal hunt means that people all over the world have the power to end the hunt by choosing not to buy seafood products from the hunters.

This year, we are excited to report that the boycott is working! The Canadian fishing industry has suffered a $350 million (Canadian) decline in the value of snow crab exports to the United States.

Put the pressure on Canada's fishing industry by joining the more than 350,000 people who have pledged not to buy Canadian seafood products until this cruel hunt ends for good.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/223733910

8 years ago
 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/19/AR2007031901168.html

Save the Polar Bears, End the Hunts

When the secretary of the interior proposed adding polar bears to the federal list of "threatened" species late last year, the reaction was thunderously positive. Editorial pages across the country, including The Post's, commended the administration for taking a step that acknowledges the impact of global warming. But the applause is premature.

The proposal to list the polar bear is just that, a proposal, and it will take years to have an impact. While I hope the Interior Department adds the polar bear to the list of endangered species, and fast, I am not holding my breath.

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/largerPhoto/images/enlarge_tab.gif
Polar bear
Polar Bear (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

There is, however, something that can be done immediately to help protect polar bears: closing a loophole in domestic law so big that polar bear populations may not live long enough to experience the full brunt of global warming or the benefit of being listed as an endangered species.

That loophole? Sport hunting by Americans for polar bear trophies in Canada.

About three-quarters of the world's polar bears live in Canada. Unlike Norway and Russia, Canada allows sport hunting of polar bears. Over the past three years, for instance, more than a thousand polar bears were killed legally in the Inuit territory of Nunavut, Canada. American hunters were responsible for more than 200 dead bears.

Subsistence hunting is one thing. Sport-hunts by wealthy Americans who hope to nail a trophy over the fireplace mantel are quite another.

As a species, polar bears are important barometers of global environmental health. As the ice caps that comprise their habitat disappear, polar bears are among the first indicators of impending distress for other species, including our own.

Polar bears inside our borders are already well protected under a 1972 statute. The Marine Mammal Protection Act permits only subsistence hunting by Alaskan natives, and even that is regulated under a quota-setting treaty between the United States and Russia.

The immediate threat to polar bears is not addressed at all by the proposed endangered-species listing. While U.S. law cannot govern activities that take place in Canada, it can regulate what goods enter this country. That includes "trophies" such as polar bear heads or hides, which are prized by Americans who travel to Canada for sport hunts.

Originally, the marine mammal protection law banned the import and possession of all polar bear trophies. In 1994, the sport-hunting lobby pushed through an amendment that weakened this prohibition by allowing the importation of polar bear trophies from regions certified by Canada to contain healthy populations. This system worked for years, but now economics are trumping science again.

For sport hunters, a polar bear trophy is a prize, and the hunts are big business. American hunters often pay outfitters upwards of $25,000 to guide a polar bear hunt, even plunking down $2,000 just to get on a waiting list. But all it takes to get things started is $100 and an application.

According to the U.S. Safari Club, hunters spent $2.9 million in Nunavut in 2002. Since then, spending and hunting have increased dramatically. Two years ago the region's annual polar bear quota rose 30 percent, from 403 to 518. Since 1997, more than 800 permits have been issued to U.S. hunters, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Before the polar bear listing gets subsumed by the politics of global warming, let's do something for the bears that will have an immediate impact.

8 years ago
all signed and in other threads
8 years ago

Kentucky Animal Cruelty should be a FELONY

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/866451848

PROTEST CHINA'S BARBARIC KILLING OF PET DOGS

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/665021184

Help persuade Tesco to stop selling live turtles in China

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/518761759

 Save Whales From a Cruel End: Stop Whaling Now

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/446578966

 SEND CLARA AND PEARL TO SANCTUARY NOW!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/945032478

 Support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/159614943

 End Animal Cruelty at Japanese Bear Parks!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/455773738

 JAPAN'S CATS & DOGS NEED OUR HELP

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/903445567

Protect Mountain Caribou Habitat
8 years ago
The mountain caribou needs more habitat than British Columbia's government is currently prepared to provide. And, without proper protection, one of the most endangered mammals in North America could disappear.

Industrial logging and out-of-control motorized recreation are not only destroying caribou habitat, but also diminishing opportunities for nature lovers and recreation enthusiasts.

Yet, the British Columbia government has prepared a mountain caribou recovery plan that proposes less habitat protection than the government's mountain caribou science team believes would be necessary to fully recover the herds.

Canadian pressure is critical for the recovery of this endangered species. Please tell the BC government that habitat protection is the cornerstone of an effective mountain caribou recovery plan. The comment period ends February 28, 2007. Send your comment TODAY!
8 years ago

Save Peruvian Jaguars and Other Rainforest Wildlife

The Peru Free Trade Agreement would sanction the destruction of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest -- home to jaguars, long-haired spider monkeys, blue-headed macaws, giant river otters and other endangered species -- by failing to address the illegal harvest and trade in mahogany.

This rampant, illegal logging is taking its toll on endangered jaguars and other creatures in Peru. Not only does it destroy Peru's Amazonian habitat, but logging routes expose endangered jaguars and other rainforest animals to hunting and capture. Peru exports thousands of cubic meters of mahogany that is illegally and unsustainably harvested -- over 90% of it imported to the United States.

Free trade shouldn’t mean illegal trade! Send a message to your Representative and Senators urging them to reject the Peru Free Trade Agreement:
8 years ago

Declaration of The No Kill Movement in The United States

Please, Sign the Declaration

To sign the Declaration, click here.






Declaration of The No Kill Movement in The United States visit site
Society & Values  - 2 days ago - nokilldeclaration.org
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Mike
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No Kill is a revolution. And behind every revolution is a declaration—a statement of grievances, and a listing of rights and principles that underscore our great hope for the future. We assert that a No Kill nation is within our reach.
8 years ago

Katmai Bears Caught in the Crossfire

The Katmai bear population is one of the most photographed wildlife species in the world. Thousands of visitors flock to Alaska each year to catch a glimpse of these bears in their natural habitat. How would you feel if you traveled to Alaska to capture that incredible image and those bears were nowhere to be seen? The Alaska Board of Game is allowing brown bears to be hunted beyond what is sustainable in Katmai National Preserve--and they are set to open 95,000 acres of land in Katmai National Park to bear hunting for the first time in almost 22 years. Without a change to existing bear hunting regulations, the population will continue to decline. And the photographs will be all that’s left. Ensure that the bears continue to have a protected habitat--and that you can continue to view them. Take action!

Click here To Take Action

Thanks & Please Forward
Bless You All
Catman P.
8 years ago
Polar Bear S.O.S. - Your Official Public Comment Urgently Needed

The Bush Administration has proposed to list the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act because its Arctic sea ice habitat is melting from global warming. This proposed protection comes after successful legal action by NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and its partners to protect the imperiled polar bear.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/891727564
8 years ago
Undercover Investigation Reveals Cruelty to Animals at PetSmart Stores ~ Take Action
 Away from public view and off-limits even to many of PetSmart's employees, PetSmart's back rooms hide away the immense suffering of the littlest companion animals.
 
Please take action:



http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/petsmart_jails_birds?rk=Z1sPsaE1lmrFW

Please Forward
Thanks
Catman P.
8 years ago

Receive this email from a friend, Catman. Hope you will lend a helping hand by signing the petitions below. Thanks ~ Rachel

Declawing is like amputation and should be banned by all states and countries. There are many alternatives available. This is a very painful procedure for the cats involved..If you have already signed, thank you. Please take a moment to forward and take a stand for the voiceless..Thank you for caring..Karenlee

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/327400811

OFFICIAL PETITION AGAINST PALMER CHIROPRACTICS MURDERING CATS


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/123197660

Friends, please sign this petition, it only takes a minute. This type of experimenting just has to stop. It is both cruel and heartless. The fact that the government condones this type of activity and will fund the university with huge grants to allow the crucifician of the voiceless, helpless animals. If we take a stand and express ourselves and our disgust, maybe the government will grow a heart..thanks for your time. Karenlee

8 years ago


Catman has received 195 new, 762 total stars from Care2 membersCatman has been awarded 1087 butterflies for taking action at Care2Catman has 2 Golden Notes. Catman P.

Help create tougher federal laws against animal fighting


https://secure2.convio.net/aha/site/Advocacy?id=369&s_oo=RwpQvDWxY2TRz1moOTJfrA
..

Please take action and forward
Bless You All
Catman P.

8 years ago

Baby Seals Need Your Help!

This year, by late March, the Canadian seal killers armed with clubs and rifles will go again to the nursery floes of the harp and hood seal, to massacre them in the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals on this planet!

In 2003 alone, 350,000 seals where killed in this brutal way and this year and in 2005, each year they will kill 350,000 more to make a total of over a MILLION seals killed within 3 years.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/236982184

8 years ago
 3:41 AM

Anne R.
Anne has received 19 new, 58 total stars from Care2 membersAnne has been awarded 586 butterflies for taking action at Care2
Sign Petition Against Using Chimps in RESEARCH PLEASE Saturday, 10:16 AM

This petition has very little signatures. PLEASE SIGN AND CROSSPOST.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/742739131

8 years ago

Thank State of Illinois for Preventing the Criminalization of Canines

An innovative law that took effect January 1, 2007 will prevent dogs from being used as weapons.

Gang members, who are often legally prohibited from owning armed weapons, frequently use dogs as weapons to intimidate community members. This novel law was developed as a solution to protect the public from dangerous dogs, while also keeping the best interests of dogs at heart.
8 years ago
Save Man's Best Friend from the Dog Meat Trade - Say YES to House Bill 2991

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/879609320

Anonymous
8 years ago

URGENT  -  WILL DIE ANY TIME

PLEASE CLICK PIC FOR DETAILS

Matt

Anonymous
8 years ago

URGENT  -   WILL  DIE  THIS  FRIDAY

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8 years ago

Save the Polar Bears! Help Stop Global Warming!

Rising temperatures due to global warming are threatening the entire Arctic ecosystem. Warmer temperatures means less pack ice - ice that polar bears depend on for hunting.

As their natural habitat gets warmer and decreases in size, the end result is fewer polar bears. For the polar bear, an irreplaceable symbol of the Arctic, climate change could lead to extinction.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/256644385

8 years ago

Support Proposal to List Polar Bears As "Threatened"

Send in your public comment to support listing polar bears as a "Threatened" species!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/384199995

8 years ago

I just posted a news story on Care2 regarding Banfield Pet Hospitals teaming up with Meals on Wheels to provide pet food to it's recipients who own pets. Note it if you wish and please participate if you can.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/693468233

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8 years ago
  There is an important petition with a deadline, the end of August. The petition will be taken to the United Nations regarding better treatment of animals. Please take 5 minutes to sign this petition, and send it to more of your friends or family.

Speak up for the innocent ones without a voice, do it for them!

I will try to attach the actual petition (I'm not very good at this), so if that dosen't work, please go to;

              www.animalsmatter.org

               THANK YOU! Time is running out.
8 years ago

Community Care for More Than 16,000 Pets

This year 7,800 dogs and cats were spayed or neutered through IFAW’s Community-Linked Animal Welfare program (CLAW). CLAW provides desperately needed veterinary services to dogs and cats, as well as vital animal care education to pet owners in some of the world's poorest communities.  More than 16,000 pets were also vaccinated in Latin America, Russia, South Africa, Canada and the Caribbean Island of Dominica.

To help reduce the number of stray dogs in Dominica, we are conducting an intensive education and spay/neuter campaign. Beginning with a week long spay-a-thon last November, IFAW sterilized more than 160 animals on the island, took many strays off the streets and trained local veterinarians.

Learn more about CLAW Dominica

8 years ago

Against Destroying Pit Bulls in California
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/257409023

Tell Leader Dogs for the Blind to Save More Lives!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/899436277

For The Love of Samantha (Abused Dog)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/920255172

NYC - Offer an Affordable Travel Service for People with Medium & Large
Dogs
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/384046888

Relax the Leash Law on the Uninhabited Islands of the N.C. Outer Banks
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/362474320

Cincinnati Zoo is Sending Small Domestic Cats to Research Lab!!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/115302219

Prevent Ringling Bros. From Coming to Cincinnati!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/257409040

Stop Ringling Bros. Sponsorship Across the Country!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/781089469

Stop Animal Sacrifices for Our Enjoyment!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/886955832

Halt Plans for a Dolphin Exhibit in Cleveland!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/229095703

Tell Hersheypark Not to Replace its Dolphin Show!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/979580779


Keep Tuna Safe for Our Families and for Dolphins
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/492975274

Tell the EPA: Make Our River’s Shoreline Healthy Too!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/606606259



Write to save the Namibian Cape Fur Seals!
http://www.harpseals.org/helpstop/protest_new/namibia_email.php
8 years ago
Over the past few months, NRDC Members like you have played a pivotal role in defending the Endangered Species Act -- one of America's most important and effective environmental laws. I am writing to update you on this ongoing fight and let you know we are still depending on your efforts.

Ninety-eight percent of the species protected under the Endangered Species Act still exist today, and many are stable or improving.Without this landmark law, wildlife such as the bald eagle, American alligator, California condor, Florida panther and many other animals that are vital parts of America's natural heritage could have disappeared from the planet years ago.

Nonetheless, in September 2005, the House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that would have severely undermined the Endangered Species Act. The bill (H.R. 3824), sponsored by Representative Pombo of California and backed by large-scale developers and other powerful industry players, would have
eliminated protections of critical habitat for all endangered and
threatened species, exempted the pesticide industry from wildlife safety regulations and authorized millions of dollars in payouts to wealthy developers, oil and gas companies and other special interests in return for not killing or injuring endangered and threatened species.

Opponents of strong wildlife protection then turned their attention to the Senate, and tried to push though a similar bill. NRDC Action Fund Supporters responded by sending more than 120,000 letters to the Senate, and delivered the unmistakable message that Americans support a strong Endangered Species Act.

Thanks to these efforts, to date the Senate has not taken up an
endangered species bill. This is a major victory over powerful industry groups, who were using their money and influence in an all-out effort to undermine the Endangered Species Act.

But we still need to keep up the pressure. So, if you haven't contacted your senators yet, go to
http://www.nrdcactionfund.org/esa/action.asp?step=2&item=53031
now and let them know that you support this landmark law.

If you have contacted your senators, please forward this message to your friends. Working together, we can help ensure that our nation continues to protect endangered species and their irreplaceable wild habitats.

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
President
NRDC Action Fund
Please Help Me Save The Pygmy Chimpanzees
8 years ago

My Dear Friend,

There is an animal catastrophe happening in the Congo thanks to man's greed for precious metals and ores.

It is looking very likely that Bonobo Apes (Pygmy chimpanzees) will be extinct within just a few years (95% population drop in two decades)

I am a member of Pan Pansicus, a group set up to raise awareness of the plight of the Bonobo Apes in the hope that urgent action can be taken.

A petition has been set in place.  This petition calls upon the United Nations General Assembly members to take firm and positive action to prevent the loss of the Bonobo from the world. These measures must include the protection of Bonobo habitat and the censure of organisations directly or indirectly responsible for threats to the Bonobo and its habitat.

Please may I ask you to sign our petition: http://www.savebonobo.org/container.asp?content=actions


There is also a website set up to help explain more this important and urgently needed petition.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Peace,
Wyllo

The Pan Pansicus Chimpanzee - Image Source - Primates.com

Add On...Compiled Petitions
8 years ago
"Let's put a stop to KFC cruelty" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/518205184.
(JUST & ONLY  328 signatures! on 24.June)
"Stop Huntingdon Life Sciences" Killing beagles for experiments...petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/172407776.
(Only 359 signatures....!as on 24.June)
Please help save the WOLVES
Please sign!  The petition is here:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/939595590     
(1959 signs as on 24.June)
Help the Beagles - they are being killed!!!!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/172407776
(Some 300 signs only !!
THE WHALES DO NEED US – WHALING IS  DIZIMATING THEM!

Compiled Petitions
8 years ago
"Save Cats From Lilies" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/724378911.
(758 signatures up to 24.June)
"Protecting Pets with Restraining Orders" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/472089875.
(323 signatures on 24.June)
"PETS DESERVE A HOME TOO! Make Pets allowed in apartments, help change the LEASE LAW" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/681974441.
(on 24.June, 728 signatures)
"Stop Gov. Vilsack (Iowa) from Legalizing "Dog Farming"" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/220296369.
(695 signed on 24.June)
"Tell Clorox To Stop Testing On Animals" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/146424495.
(on 24.June,  1049  signed)
"Stop Exploiting Sharks!" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/209935872.
(733 signed as of 24.June)
"Justice For Hooch" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/910674690.
as of 24.June,  827 signed)
"Will Sam's Needless Death Be in Vain?" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/457689757.
(471 signatures as of 24.June)
"Stop Foie Gras Abuse" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/132630020.
(as on 24.June, ONLY 354 signs)
"Terminar con los abuso con los Caballos y demas animales de las calles.(" Put an End to abuses on horses & other street animals") petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/755923872.
(ONLY 371 signs as of 24.June)
"Allow Pets in Privately Owned Dwellings" petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/738171316.
(2216 signs as on 24.June) NEEDS MORE SIGNATURES, PLEASE !
"Let's put a stop to KFC cruelty" petition at
Anonymous
8 years ago
Sending Prayers that these Petitions lists get shorter & shorter, till there are no more in My Life time!!!th_puppyprayers.gif
8 years ago
Coral reefs. Migrating song birds. America's beautiful coastlines. Polar icecaps. Majestic glaciers. What do these have in common? They're all disappearing.

And these? Gas prices. Global warming pollution. The destructive power of hurricanes. Big Oil's profit margins. You guessed it – they're all growing.

Who are the Dirty Dozen?  U.S. Senate2005 LCV ScoreRick Santorum (PA)10%Conrad Burns (MT)5%Jim Talent (MO)15%  U.S. House of RepresentativesRichard Pombo (CA)6%Katherine Harris (FL)17%Robert Ney (OH)11%Heather Wilson (NM)22%Henry Cuellar (TX)33%  Read the full Dirty Dozen Report*Additional Dirty Dozen politicians will be announced soon.

In Congress, there are a handful of vulnerable anti-environment politicians – the "Dirty Dozen." With the 2006 Dirty Dozen campaign, the League of Conservation Voters will target these anti-environmental politicians with an aggressive, multilayered and independent campaign. We are going to beat the Dirty Dozen this November, and we'll need your help.

Take our quick online survey. Let us know how you can help LCV Beat the Dirty Dozen on Election Day.

Just think – when you help us defeat Richard Pombo, you'll be removing the man who is leading the charge to gut the Endangered Species Act. Senator Rick Santorum is certainly no better. He has racked up a frightening string of anti-environmental votes. By defeating Senator Conrad Burns, you'll be helping us remove a man who scored just 5% on environmental issues in 2005. This is a man who votes against the environment almost every time.

LCV has defeated 51% of all Dirty Dozen candidates since 1996 – at a time when incumbents were winning 95% of the time.  We have done it in the past, and we know that you play a huge role in helping us win an environmentally-responsible Congress. That's why we need to hear from you.

We've done our research on the Dirty Dozen – now it's time to learn more about you! Which environmental issues do you feel are the most important? How can you help LCV educate other voters about the Dirty Dozen’s environmental voting records? Can you help turn out voters in November?

Take our quick online survey. Your feedback will help our campaign staff craft our strategy!

Together, we will take immediate and effective action to protect our air, land, water, and wildlife. Your participation will help us map out the best route to victory in 2006. The Dirty Dozen must be – and can be – stopped.


Sincerely,

Gene Karpinski
President
League of Conservation Voters

P.S. Find out more about the Dirty Dozen – read the report online at LCV.org.

Anonymous
Signed
9 years ago

Anonymous
9 years ago

ALSO  THE  CARE2  PETITION :-

Help Stop Canada's Cruel Seal Hunt!!


18 Days 02 Hrs. 30 Min. 19 Sec.

300,000 seals
could be killed
this year - most
of them babies.

Sign the petition to end the hunt now!

Anonymous
9 years ago

FROM  GREENPEACE :-

Marked for Death

If you thought the clubbing of seals ended decades ago, think again. In 1981, during my first campaign with Greenpeace, I traveled to the ice floes of Labrador to spray seals with harmless paint - rendering their white coats commercially useless. What I witnessed during that time is impossible to forget, and 25 years later I remain committed to this issue.

Thanks to the public outcry we helped generate, a ban was instituted in 1987. But the moratorium only applies to the killing of "whitecoat" seals - seals less than 15 days old. This destroyed the market for seal pelts and effectively ended the giant commercial hunts, but not, unfortunately, for good. In just a few days, Canada is expected to announce its plans for the world's largest slaughter of marine mammals.

Take Action! Tell Canada to Put an End to the Seal Hunt

This government-sanctioned eradication of seals jeopardizes a species already facing an uncertain future. Global warming is melting the ice that harp seals depend on for breeding, nursing and resting. This February, at least 1,500 grey seals drowned when poor ice conditions forced them to give birth on land and they were swept away by a storm while too young to swim. For the Canadian government to promote this hunt is shortsighted and irresponsible.

Please take a moment to tell Canada's new Prime Minister to end this practice before it's too late.

Sincerely,
Willem Beekman

Willem Beekman
Marine Projects Manager



P.S. Please pass this message on to your friends and family. It will take all of us working together to change Canada's ways.

3 Ways to Help

1: Donate Now
Help Greenpeace Take a Stand. Become a Member Today.

2: Take Action
Visit our Action Center and take action today.

3: Tell a Friend
Forward this message to a friend. Help spread the word.

Going Green

This Friday, people of Irish descent (and people pretending they are of Irish descent) will undoubtedly be celebrating St. Patrick's Day. If you are planning on wearing green for the parade, party, or pub - don't forget to live green as well.

Check out our
Green Living Guide for things you can do in your every day life to step a little lighter on the Earth.

14 March 2006

Anonymous
9 years ago
Mari has received 192 new, 3141 total stars from Care2 membersMari has been awarded 868 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Mari E.
Earth & Animals In Terror! 5:02 PM




Animals In Terror!




800,000 acres of US public lands to be sold!

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-forests28feb28,0,5353265.story?coll=la-h

ome-local






please sign this petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/664381213



We have seen how one hurricane devastated everyone in New Orleans. We
have seen & heard endless stories of their pain, their lost homes
& loved ones. Yet the animals who live on this land & Our Earth
are faced with the same kind of terror but by the hand of Man.



Now Bush wishes to not only destroy land that is healing us & our

waters but he wishes to devastated little helpless animals & leave

them homeless!?



Selling off this land for what Greed & Money? The root to all evil is

the love of money & he is the root!



This never stops for the little animals. 24 seven they are terrorized

& their homes stolen away.



I can't and wouldn't want to even think of how they feel endlessly

with no where safe to go



Signing, Forwarding & this should be a 911 for all animal activists as

well. These lands, rainforests ect are not empty. They are filled with

little animals with NO place else to go.



There is no reason they can't make paper all paper products from hemp
& make MILLIONS off that. (Hemp is not Marijuana) An acre of hemp
produces as much pulp as 4 acres of trees, while it can take 20 years
to once again grow a tree. Hemp can be grown and harvested in 90 days,
twice a year. Such sustainability gives hemp a distinct advantage.





Love & Light



Mari





we continue to allow our rainforests to be destroyed at the terrifying

rate of one and one-half acres per second. If you haven't? Please

click to donate today & help save animals homes & their Lives!




Take this land away from them forever! Please click to donate

http://groups.msn.com/helpmesavetheworld
Help improve a life
9 years ago

Bill the Chimp, a gifted artist, is being kept confined in a zoo. He has a chance to be relocated to a sanctuary for a better quality of life. Please sign a petition that I helped with to make this a possibility.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/902584609

Thank you.

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