Time for a new thread - the other one is getting too long.
FROM RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK
2,000 orangutans need our help Bornean orangutan with child. Their home, the Kutai national park, is at risk
Dear friends of the rainforest,
more than 2,000 orangutans on the Indonesian island of Borneo are in danger. A British conglomerate called Churchill Mining claims to have the rights to a coal deposit below the grounds of their conservation area.
The company has already been caught illegally logging in the Kutai national park, one of the most important habitats of the endangered Bornean orangutans. This is why an Indonesian authority revoked a formerly issued licence. Now Churchill Mining is preparing an international lawsuit in order to claim its right to destruction.
The planned opencast mine would seriously damage the national park's delicate ecosystem. The endangered Bornean orangutans would lose even more desperately needed habitat.
Please help to save the orangutans. Write to Churchill and the Indonesian government. No mining in the orangutan forest!
Thanks for being involved,
Rainforest Rescue (Rettet den Regenwald e.V.)
Already signed. Thank you Dianne.
Signed- thank you
Noted and already signed Dianne Thanx
signed thanks Dianne
The Navy estimates that its five-year plan to train with sonar and explosives in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico will harass, injure or kill marine mammals more than 33 million times. Send a message urging the Navy to put tough safeguards in place before unleashing this assault on vulnerable marine wildlife.
all. thanks DTIMEOUT
Beluga whale petitions
Help Save Endangered Belugas from Big Oil's Airgun Attack!
HELP SAVE THE BELUGA WHALE FROM EXTINCTION AT THE HANDS OF MINING GIANT (Force Change Petition)
Both signed. Thank you Dianne.
Signed all above petitions. Thanks
Caught up, signed..
Noted and signed Dianne Thanx
Tell Japan It's Time To Stop Slaughtering Whales
Stop Japan from ignoring the International Whaling Commission's moratorium on commercial whaling.
Japan's cruel whaling industry is at it again!
Even though the International Whaling Commission issued a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986, Japan continues to slaughter the whales in hopes commercial whaling will be reinstated.
But that's not going to happen. The mass killing of these majestic animals is opposed by most of the world, and it's Japan's turn to respond to the outcry.
Urge the Prime Minister of Japan to stop allowing the whale massacre now!
all done. thank you dianne.
Alredy signed, Thank you Dianne.
I love this qupte I found posted by Care 2 today:
"What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected."
- Chief Seattle, Native American.
Earlier this month, PCRM filed a complaint with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service against Harvard University’s primate research facility for violating the Endangered Species Act by negligently harming and killing cotton-top tamarins. Harvard has responded by claiming that efforts are being made to relocate the nearly 170 tamarins—critically endangered monkeys native to Colombia—to “other institutions, such as wildlife preserves or sanctuaries.”
We may be on the verge of getting these animals out of Harvard’s New England Primate Research Center for good, but your help is needed. Please ask the center’s interim director R. Paul Johnson, M.D., to announce a plan to retire these delicate primates to responsible sanctuaries or wildlife refuges immediately.
Harvard has a track record of abusing and killing cotton-top tamarins. In June 2010, a cotton-top tamarin was found dead after his cage was sent through a cage washer. If the tamarin was alive when he entered the washer, he suffered through 15 minutes of scalding, high-pressure water and harsh chemicals before succumbing to third-degree burns all over his body.
Another cotton-top tamarin at Harvard’s primate center was found severely dehydrated in February 2012 after being left without water and had to be euthanized. Cotton-top tamarins fare poorly in captivity even without Harvard’s fatal mishaps. Relocating these monkeys is essential to preventing future deaths at Harvard’s New England Primate Research Center.
According to published scientific papers, cotton-top tamarins have been used at harvard in numerous studies of very dubious value. A 2006 study reported that tamarins increase the volume of their calls in the presence of background noise. Earlier this year, a comparative study of chimerism (a genetic oddity rarely observed in humans) in marmosets and cotton-top tamarins was reported, using tissue samples obtained “immediately postmortem from animals euthanized following unrelated procedures or in the course of normal end-of-life palliative care.”
It is time to place Harvard’s tamarins in sanctuaries or wildlife refuges—by the end of 2012, if possible—and to continue the shift toward human-focused research methods. Please encourage Harvard to release its cotton-top tamarins by contacting Dr. Johnson today.
Thank you for your support on this urgent matter.
Associate Director of Research Policy
Most people find cockfighting, or any blood-sport involving animals simply abhorrent, but a recent article by the Associated Press highlights the fact that cockfighting is still alive in Puerto Rico and the territory is fighting to help it thrive.
While it’s illegal in every state, Puerto Rico is one of the only U.S. territories that still has legal cockfighting, along with Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands, and the fights continue to be barbaric government sanctioned cruelty funded by, you guessed it, taxpayers.
Once generating $100 million in government revenue annually, the ‘sport’ has fortunately seen a decline. The government continues to try to keep it going, while many who participate have taken their fights underground to avoid fees and charges issued by any of the 86 government regulated clubs.
But in October 2010, Puerto Rico legislators voted for a widely-lauded resolution to protect cockfights, stating they’re an integral part of the island’s folklore and patrimony. Subsequent legislation to crack down on illegal fights have received a lukewarm response.
“They can propose whatever measures they want, but no one will put a stop to this,” said Samuel Hernandez, a 29-year-old gamecock breeder, who has attended clandestine fights and says he understands their attraction.
Puerto Rican cock-fighting has long been considered a social equalizer, with everyone from farmhands to business executives sitting elbow-to-elbow at fights. It’s accessible to all, from those who can afford only one scraggly gamecock to reggaeton singers who buy gamecocks at $3,000 a pop.
The alleged sport is an ugly one. Birds are forced to fight each other to the death for gambling and entertainment and are left with a variety of injuries from broken bones to internal organ damage, especially if they’re fitted with razor-sharp gaffs, before they’re thrown away like trash.
A bill was recently introduced to crack down on illegal fights, but the effort was abandoned after it was rejected by the Senate. No one seems to think efforts will make any difference and violators are already rarely prosecuted….or they don’t want to bother anyone who continues to hide this disgusting abuse behind culture. Then again, what difference does it make to try and stop illegal fights when it’s perfectly acceptable to allow animals to suffer in legal ones.
Please sign the petition asking Puerto Rican legislators to take a stand against animal cruelty and ban cockfighting.
Good timing receiving this in my Email, which I noticed after posting a petition link from this group 2 posts above: GOOD NEWS!!!
PCRM has had a recent string of amazing victories. Thanks to our tireless staff and your unwavering support, we have many reasons to celebrate!
- The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act has passed out of committee on a Senate voice vote overwhelmingly in favor of the bill.
- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced the Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act last week. This bill will phase out the use of more than 6,000 animals each year in military training courses.
- After much work by PCRM, we just learned that the pediatrics residency programs at Vanderbilt University, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and the University of Texas at Houston have replaced the use of animals with human-based medical simulation.
Change.org petition ( I didn't watch the video available on this)
MELAKA ZOO; STOP ABUSE ON SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN
Melaka Zoo, 2 hours south of capital Kuala Lumpur is now infamous for their treatment of orangutans.
The picture of this petition is of a beautiful male Sumatran orangutan, who has been locked up in his barren cage for at least 12 months now. Absolutely cruel and heartless, and this is condoned by the Malaysian wildlife authorities, Perhilitan!
No one knows if he ever gets a chance to go out in the boring enclosure in front, to breathe fresh air, to feel rain on his back, to feel freedom from the hell he is going through day in, day out. This poor orangutan is now showing signs of mental illness....
All signed. Thank you Dianne.
Thanks Dianne. Signed.
Signed- thanks Dianne
All noted and signed. Thank you Dianne.
All signed & up to date.
All signed and up to date what I could Dianne Thanx
Thanks to all who signed my petitions above: You're great and gr. stars sent:
Please sign the petition ”Stop Killing The Dolphins On The Faeroe Islands”
Every year on the Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 2,000 to 3,000 Dolphins are brutally murdered in a ‘traditional’ ceremony. This ‘tradition’, which goes back to 1584, involves, every year. The Dolphins are bound and dragged till they are beached. Next comes a general butchery which turns the sea blood-red as young men harpoon the victims and extract their entrails.
The killing is a ceremony rite for young men to show there virility!!
Let's help get signatures up to 100,000!!!
This post was modified from its original form on 11 Aug, 14:24
done, dianne. thank you, sweetie.
Already signed. Thank you.
Signed. Thanks Dianne.
Signed all that I had not done already.
Thanks Dianne, all signed.
Thanks again to any who signed the above. Gr. stars sent to those I can send to today.
I've had so much trouble with Firefox again I'm not getting done what I hoped to do (this seems to happen to me a lot.) When Windows 8 comes out I'm getting a new computer - fed up with these constant probs. and hope Windows 8, and using IE again, fixes this so I can get more done. I lose so much time restarting, etc. Enough of that for today. Grrrrrrrr!!!!
Three versions of the same petition AGAINST SHARK FINNING ,ONE for CANADIANS and two for AMERICANS. ( A SEPARATE ONE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENT (I think you might have noticed that I love the ocean and all ocean creatures and lots of my petitions are about that.)
BAN THE SHARK FIN TRADE IN CANADA
The shark fin trade is decimating shark populations worldwide. Shark fin soup is a luxury that is responsible for tens of millions of sharks being killed every year. While sharks are essential, this soup is not.
Join Shark Savers and the growing movement to Ban The Fin!
BAN THE SHARK FIN TRADE IN THE U.S.
A third of shark species are threatened with extinction. Some populations have plummeted by over 90%. Sharks cannot easily recover from overfishing because they reproduce slowly, taking years to mature and producing few offspring.
Help Save Sharks in California: Support Bill AB 376
For California residents only.
California bill AB 376 is now being considered in the Senate to make it illegal to "possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin." A statewide survey indicates strong support for AB 376 among registered voters and Chinese-Americans. However, the bill is being strongly opposed by those who profit from the trade. Tell your State Senator that you support AB 376 and the sharks.
Hi Dianne- the last two are closed- the first one I signed last August-
Canadian Premiers and Legislators
Oh well, just more of my time wasted, Nyack. I'm a pro at that it seems.
I don't even know where I saw the Canadian one - but it led to the others and I didn't even notice that the 2 American ones were closed. Blind in 1 eye and can't see out of the other. And I told you I would get my brain in gear, NOT!!! laughing at myself
Hopefully some Canadians on the group will sign the first one then.
lol- it happens! I do it myself! lol
Here are a couple of more current ones-
Tell NY to Stop Importing Shark Fins
EU- No Permits for Shark Finning
Same as Nyack.
Have already signed the last two from Nyack.
Signed. Thanks Dianne & Nyack.
Hi Dianne was able to sign all 3 Shark Savers Actually I was allowed to sign twice on the Canadian one and I am not even Canadian Thanx Nyack and Dianne...
Hi Dianne I was able to sign all 3 Shark Savers...I actually was able to sign the Canadian one twice and I am not Canadian All others were previously signed...Thanx Dianne and Nyack
A Dianne, good old Mozilla and Firefox posted my comments twice...so don't feel bad Barb E
This post was modified from its original form on 13 Aug, 8:15
I have signed all at one time.
This IS strange. The U.S. Shark finning petition I posted above was closed to Nyack but others were able to sign it and it isn't closed when I click on the link today. Odd things happening on the site again? So the U.S. one seems to still be signable (is that a word - well it is now, haha)
Yes, Please sign the Canadian one even if you're not Canadian. Lots have.
As for the California one, Good news! I see this update on it, which I missed yesterday.
Success! Shark Savers is pleased to announce that the world�s embattled shark populations got a reprieve today as the California state Senate passed a historic bill to protect all shark species from the environmentally destructive shark fin trade. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 25 to 9. It now moves to Governor Jerry Brown to be signed.
And thanks Nyack for the 2 petitions you added. I signed the first one today and had already signed the 2nd.
Here in B.C. this seems to be an issue municipalities and cities and passing laws against as there is an unwillingness on the BC Govt's part to do so it seems. It would be great if the Canadian Govt. would ban shark finning in the entire country.
You're all Fantastic!!!
Dear friends of the rainforests,
the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1982. It is the largest Game Reserve of Africa and home to elephants, black rhinoceroses, giraffes, hippopotamuses, crocodiles and the highly endangered wild hunting dog.
Now the UNESCO has accepted a boundary change within the Reserve and thus enabled the uranium mining in this unique conservation area. Previous successful protests by Rainforest Rescue have shown that UNESCO responds to your voice.
Please support the worldwide protest against the decision of the UNESCO by signing now:
Thanks for being involved,
Rainforest Rescue (Rettet den Regenwald e.V.)
Good news from Shark Savers! Already signed petition. Thank you Dianne.
All noted and signed. Grood news from the Shark Savers. Thank you Dianne and Nyack.
Great news. Already signed. Thanks Dianne.
thank you, dianne. already done.
Wonderful news about Shark Savers...All noted and signed what I could Thanx Dianne
Nobody wants to sign the petition to protect the Game Reserve from mining in Tanzania??? Habitat loss is one of the biggest problems wild animals face in today's world so I hope you might consider signing the above petition. Thx.
Oops, shouldn't have said "nobody" is voting to protect the Tanzanian Game Reserve because maybe some of you have and I've misinterpreted.
Re Shark Finning, I've just read in today's Vancouver Sun that another municipal council has joined the growing list of those who have banned the trade, sale or distribution of shark fins in B.C. It seems this has to be done so far by cities and municipalities beause our Provincial Govt. hasn't done this, and Canada right now just bans shark finning itself, not the trade, sale or distribution of shark fins. 3 other B.C. cities are contempating bans on trade, etc. including Vancouver which is examining a regional ban including 2 other metro Vancouver areas including Richmond, a city with a very large Chinese population. I've no idea how many other cities in other provinces have banned trade, sale, etc. So Canada needs to change that law on shark finning to include sale, trade or distribution. I need to update my Sea Shepherd thread, which I did a few days ago and then had to ask Nyack to deltete it as I used an email link, which is no no. Yes, I was doing this again: And the air was blue but I won't go into that You'd be ashamed of me. I love computers, and if you believe that I've got some swamp land to sell you - cheap!
Signed for the Game Reserve and posted to FB
I've signed to protect the Game Reserve in Tanzania, Dianne!
So have I Dianne!
Videos portraying the slow loris as a cute, furry pet increase the demand for slow lorises, fuelling the trade. Slow loris behaviours which are caused by stress or fear are misinterpreted as funny. You Tube has many slow loris videos on the website which show the slow loris as a pet, some of which have been watched millions of times. Despite requests to take these videos down, You Tube refuses to see the animal suffering and illegal activity in the slow loris clips.
I'll catch up on gr. stars when I'm able to send to signers again. Sorry!!!
Signed. Thank you Dianne.
Noted and already signed. Thank you Dianne.
All signed and noted including change.org Thanx Dianne
AVAAZ PETITION - STOP LION SLAUGHTER FOR SEX AIDES
I have great disdain for Traditional Chinese medicine which uses animal parts for superstitious remedies for all sorts of problems. This Avaaz petition came to me via email and it upset me sooooo much I gave them a small donation for their campaign to fight this. But all I'm asking is that you sign the petition - let's reach their target of 1 million signatures!!!
Hundreds of South African lions are being slaughtered to make bogus sex potions for men. But we can stop this cruel trade by hitting the government where it hurts -- the tourism industry.
A global ban on tiger bone sales has traders hunting a new prize -- the majestic lions. Lions are farmed under appalling conditions in South Africa for "canned hunting", where rich tourists pay thousands to shoot them through fences. Now experts say lion bones from these killing farms are being exported to phony 'medicine' makers in Asia for record profits. Trade is exploding and experts fear that as prices rise, even wild lions -- with only 20,000 left in Africa -- will come under poaching attack.
If we can show President Zuma that this brutal trade is hurting South Africa's image as a tourist destination, he could ban and punish the trade in lion bones. Avaaz is taking out strong ads in airports, tourism websites and magazines, but we urgently need 1 million petition signers to give the ads their force. Sign below to build our numbers fast:
'Tiger bone wine' and other tiger-part medicines were banned after massive international outrage -- now traders have shifted their attention to lions' bones to make all kinds of bogus remedies. Experts say unless governments act now, lions could be the next in line -- after tigers and rhinos -- to face extinction.
There is a solution: banning and punishing the trade of lion bones and organs. South Africa is currently the largest exporter of lion trophies, bones and organs -- it is also the only African country actively breeding lions in large numbers to supply trophy hunting. But if we can show that allowing this senseless trade can hurt South Africa’s booming tourism industry and make visitors flee, President Zuma could be forced to act.
Let's build a thunderous global roar for the lions. Avaaz will show the cruelty of the lion bone trade with stinging ads -- sign now: