Great Lion and Snow Photo June 8/12
caught up Monika / Anneke
Noted and signed current Monika : Thank-You Everyone : Photos and Graphics are just Fantastic June and Sandi 8/12
Signed and sent
Thanks Monika and Anneke
Signed, tweeted, shared, and wrote emails. Current; thanks, Monika and Anneke.
Petitions signed and working on emails now
House Committee on Natural Resources
Chairman, Rep. Doc Hasting
United States House of Representatives
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2761
Fax: (202) 225-5929 : use http://faxzero.com/ for a free fax
contactformular for US-residents
In the United States, thousands of tigers languishing in tiny, filthy cages and are dropping off the radar daily as there is no one monitoring what happens to them next.
"Generic tigers" that are inbred, crossbred or otherwise not considered purebred, are discarded into the pet trade, warehoused in tiny, barren cells or worse; ending up on dinner menus, skinned, stuffed or disappearing into the black market trade.
Back in the 1980s the US Fish & Wildlife Service decided it was too much bother to deal with every back yard breeder who wanted a permit to breed tigers, so they created a "generic tiger" loophole.
It essentially states that if you are not a legitimate American Zoological Association accredited zoo, which must conform to permitting requirements to breed purebred tigers, then you can breed, exploit and discard tigers at will and with virtually no oversight.
Please rescind the "generic tiger" loophole and require that all tiger breeding require a high costly permit that insures the lifetime care of the tiger.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Secretary_of_the_Interior@ios.doi.gov
Subject: Stop Bobcat Skin Exports
Secretary of the Interior
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W. / Washington DC 20240
The most recent population estimate for the United States is more than 25 years old and there are no population estimates for Canada or Mexico.
According to 2001 statistics provided from actual sales of hunting permits, over 40,000 bobcats are still being killed each year. This figure does not include all the bobcats killed by hunters who do not buy licenses nor report their kills. Less than 3% of our population are hunters but they kill over 100 million animals each year for sport.
They are also trapped in the wild with cruel leg-hold traps for their fur, which is made into garments. More than 53,000 skins are traded internationally every year and the level has increased five-fold since 1995. The United States is the largest exporter.
The illegal trade in endangered and threatened lynx species and bobcat skins cannot be distinguished even by forensic analysis from those of other lynx species, including the critically endangered Iberian lynx, and other endangered and threatened lynx species including the Eurasian lynx, Canada lynx and Mexican bobcat.
I urge you to stop exporting bobcat skins. There hasn't been a population estimate in over 25 years, therefore you couldn't possible know if the cat is endangered, or when it might become endangered.
Noted and signed Current Monika : Thank-You Everyone :0 Great Graphics and Photos Sandi and June It is 7:00 a.m. Friday Morning ,in MI and I am Bright Eyed and Bushytailed and ready to go Great Day To All ) ) ) Hugggs and some xx's 2 ...Barb E 6/12 ( Trying to catch up as usual ...)
This post was modified from its original form on 07 Dec, 4:08
Subject: Two Mountain Lion Kittens killed/CA
Director Charlton Bonham
CDFG Office of the Director
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
On Saturday, December 1st, the California Department of Fish and Game shot and killed two mountain lion kittens in Half Moon Bay.
MLF, the public, and wildlife rescue groups throughout California are now calling out the Department, saying their actions were unjustified and unacceptable treatment of a state protected mammal.
The Department said attempting to tranquilize or capture the 25 pound cats was too risky and would put the public in danger. Wardens ultimately killed the pair, claiming it was, "absolutely the last resort for us."
Based on weight, the lions were likely months younger than estimated, and kittens less than one year old are still entirely dependent upon their mother for food and care.
There is no excuse for this lack of knowledge by the department about mountain lions.
California wildlife rescue expert Jay Holcomb said that, although the wardens had to weigh the public safety issue carefully, trapping the animals would not have been difficult.
"Let's face it, these are cubs. They're easily capturable," said Holcomb, former head of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and current director of International Bird Rescue. "You can go to the store and buy some chicken and they'll be on it in a second. It's a no-brainer."
In addition to a simple baited cage, catch poles, net guns, and tranquilizers are also non-lethal options the Department should employ.
A spokesman for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, which handles animal control in San Mateo County, said wardens put in a request Saturday for a pole syringe and tranquilizing drug but didn't follow through.
Wildlife rescue groups and veterinarians throughout the state are ready and willing to assist CDFG with mountain lion calls. Urge Director Bonham to utilize these (free!) resources for the benefit of California's wildlife.
The law authorizes CDFG to deal with dangerous animals but does not give them permission to kill kittens out of convenience.
The new policy should include:
Non-lethal procedures for resolving public safety wildlife incidents.
Changing the Department's internal position to allow the relocation of mountain lions, and the rehabilitation and eventual release of young or injured individuals.
The creation of a database of wildlife professionals willing to help tranquilize, capture, temporarily hold, transport, collar, provide veterinary care, and/or release mountain lions at no cost to the department.
Mandatory training for wardens in the use of non-lethal drugs and capture methods.
These methods are currently being used by wildlife agencies in other states. It's time for California to catch up!
This post was modified from its original form on 07 Dec, 3:58
all signed. we cannot allow these gorgeous creatures to be only seen in picture books. signed. thank you, monika.
Thank you Monika
What a beautiful animal
It will be soon only a memory.
Demand Permit for ALL Tiger Breeding in U.S. ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher- 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
Up to date
signed, of course. thank you, monika.
Current Monika : Thank-You Everyone : 5/12
Going through all that I missed
signed. I love all the big cats!
majestic, regal tigers. what an empty, cold world it would be without them. signed.
This post was modified from its original form on 26 Nov, 20:34
Well said Nancy! Agree with you!!
'Prevent the Destruction of Indonesia’s Remaining Rainforest and Protect the Remaining Sumatran Tigers ! SIGN ! !
Noted, tweeted, signed, tweeted, shared. Hope the whole world steps up to the plate to save Lions. If they go extinct, we are robbing our children, grandchildren, and earth because of greed, ignorance, and blood lust. Current now; thanks, Monika.
both signed with no hesitation! thank you!
Help Protect African Lions From Hunters ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher- 1 hour ago - ifaw.org
Osponsor the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher- 1 hour ago - ifaw.org
done. thank you!
Tell Tiger Rangers You Care, Send a Postcard Today ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Cher- 30 minutes ago - wwf.panda.org
Thanks very much for taking action my dear friends!
Don't Let the Budget Crisis Devastate Wildlife ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher- 3 hours ago - online.nwf.org
Speak up for endangered ocelots TODAY by editing and sending the message below, telling your members of Congress that cutting crucial wildlife conservation programs is unacceptable
Current. Thanks, Monika.
signed. thank you.
Lenicka for the wonderful video
SIGNED, OF COURSE! THANK YOU FOR THIS, MONIKA.
Thank you Monika
Beautiful Sandi and June !!!
Thank you dear Lenicka, Sandi and June for the BEAUTIFUL video and photos ! You brighten our days in all this cruelty!
Yes naomi , I like this video too.
So nice to see how their life changed after they have more space.
Caging this animals is a big , big crime.
OMG, lenicka. such gorgeous cats in such a wonderful environment now. thank you for this! you made my day!
caught up Monika
signed. Thanks everyone.
all done. thank you for this, monika!
Tell Congress to Protect 3,200 Tigers ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Signed, tweeted, and shared. Thanks, Monika. Sandi, You did it again; wish you could give a course for those of us who are technologically handicapped.
signed. thanks monika.
thank you, monika! signed.
Signed. Thanks Monika.
thank you for this, monika. signed.
Caught up, thanks, Monika.
Haa. Going to watch a Dracula movie (1931) scary. See everyone tomorrow. Love ya!
Signed. Thanks Monika
Thanks Monika, petitions signed and email sent re: leopard cats.
Caught up and might sad and ashamed to realize tigers, lions, elephants, apes, whales, seals, rhinos and many other animals are in danger of becoming extinct. And what do we do? We continue killing. Thanks, Monika.
signed. thank you for this.
Born Free's Petition to Save Africa's Wild Lions ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher- 1 hour ago - bornfree.org.uk
holy crap! ellen is adorable, isn't she? signed.
You make me smile dear Ellen !
Holy crap! I can't believe how far behind I get sometimes.
Going through all now
Cancel the Hunt for the Man-Eating Leopard in Nepal ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher- 2 hours ago - forcechange.com
Noted, tweeted, shared and sent three emails. Thanks, Monika for the good work you do.
of course I signed.
absolutely signed. thank you monika dear.
Save Leopard Cats in Taiwan ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Cher- 4 hours ago - bigcatrescue.org
signed, of course. thank you, sandi and monika.
Wow Sandi !
Support Jail Time for Man Caught Smuggling Tiger Cubs in Thailand ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher- 22 minutes ago - forcechange.com
signed, thanks monika.
Caught Up; thanks, Monika.
gladly signed, dear. thank you.
all done, monika. thank you, dear.
Thanks Monika, most signed and emails sent.
Noted, signed and current :0 Thnx Monika, Anneke, Cher, and Michelle :0 Thnx Sandi and June for lovely pictures and Poster
Caught up, TY.
Relocation for Mountain Lions- Not Trap and Kill ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
All Noted signed and Current Monika and Anneke Thnx Sandi C and June for Beautiful photos Thank-You All Ladies !!!
Great poster, Sandi.
Beautiful photographies dear June and Sandi ! Thanks for sharing !
All signed and Noted Current Monika and Anneke :0 Thnx Lovely Photos June
Caught up; Thanks, Monika. June, love your pictures.
of course signed. thanks, monika dear.
India's Leopards Killed By The Week ! PLEASE SIGN PETITION ! !
Cher- 52 minutes ago - globalanimal.org
thanks, monika dear. all done.
All caught up; thanks, Monika.
Thank you Monika.
caught up Monika
Mr. Minister of the Presidency of the Region of Murcia: reintroduce the Iberian lynx in the Sierra de la Pila
Caught up; thanks, Monika.
To: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Save India's Tiger Reserve
Ms. Kavita Prasad
Director, Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 67-A, North Block
New Delhi, Delhi - 110001
Tel: + 91 11 230 94913
Fax: + 91 11 230 92345
Mr. Hem Kumar Pande
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, Room No. 627
New Delhi, Delhi - 110003
Tel: + 24 36 2551
Fax: + 24 36 0894
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
A tiger reserve in India is under threat of being flooded by closing a dam to irrigate for agriculture.
Kutku dam is part of the inter-state North Koel River irrigation project, in Aurangabad district, India. Closing the gate of the dam would irrigate agricultural land in Aurangabad and Gaya districts in Bihar- but it would also flood and submerge Jharkhand's Palamu Tiger Reserve.
The area under threat is the prime tiger habitat and it is rich in wildlife and biodiversity. The forests are the breeding grounds of tigers, leopards and elephants. Due to submergence, traditional migratory routes of elephants will also be blocked.
According to section 38 V (4) (i) of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, critical tiger habitats have to be maintained as inviolate for tiger conservation.
Please save Jharkhand's Palamu Tiger Reserve!
Protect Pakistani Snow Leopards By Allowing Them to Coexist With Mountain Herders ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher- 1 hour ago - forcechange.com
Noted, tweeted, signed, tweeted, and shared. We need to save the tigers from extinction. Thanks, Monika.
signed! thank you, monika dear.
Signed, tweeted, and shared. Thanks, Monika.
thank you, dear monika. signed.
Hello June !
caught up Monika Thanks
Thanks for taking action Nancy !
Caught Up; TY. Monika.
Hello Naomi !
so very signed. thank you so much for this, monika dear.
Done; thanks, Monika.
LIONS BRED TO BE HUNTED AND SHOT http://www.thepetitionsite.com/240/844/002/lions-bred-to-be-hunted-and-shot/
signed, thanks monika.
Noted, signed, tweeted, share, wrote letter. Thanks for keeping us current, Monika.
Subject: Protect the New Mexico Cougar
New Mexico Game Commission
One Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
To whom it concerns,
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (Game & Fish) proposes to wage war on the State's cougars (a.k.a. mountain lions, pumas, or cat amounts) by increasing the quotas on breeding females. That means it will quickly devastate these majestic cats and orphan numerous kittens who will then perish from starvation.
Game & Fish wants to move to a four-year decision-making cycle that would effectively cut out the public and even the Game Commission--the rule-making body that oversees the Agency--from the process. Game & Fish seeks to limit the publics right to object to radical quota increases by restricting access to the rule making process. New Mexico's cougars could very well be wiped out before our right to defend them comes around them again in four years' time.
Killing cougars will not make people or livestock safer, nor create more deer, elk, or bighorn sheep for hunters. The Agency's proposal focuses heavily on female cougars, and that means it will quickly devastate these majestic cats and orphan numerous kittens who will then perish from starvation. Based on fear, this proposal fails to use the best information available about how to effectively manage for a sustainable cougar population.
I ask the New Mexico Game Commission to reject increased quotas on females.
both absolutely signed! thank you so much for this, dear monika!
Cher- 20 minutes ago - thepetitionsite.com
Cher- 4 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
both signed, of course. thank you, monika dear.
Caught Up. Thanks.
All caught up; TY. Monika.
both signed. cats are my passion. glad to see this petition! thank you, monika dear.
Cher- 2 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
surely signed, dear. thanks.
Cher- 24 minutes ago - thepetitionsite.com
finished. thank you, dear monika.
Caught up! Thanks, Monika.
All caught up. Thanks, Monika.
again, monika. could not look, just signed. thank you.
signed. poor baby. i hope he is kept safe from now on.
Signed with hope. Thank you Monika!
New ones all signed. Thank you dear Monika!
all done, dear monika. thank you.
Thanks dear Gabriela !
Protect Jaguars in Colombia
Rrrrrrrrrrr, signed all the ones I could. Thank you dear Monika! I'm totally agree with Nancy! I don't know how easy it is but for sure it takes great commitment, compassion and time. You're a special person, dear Monika! Chapeau my dear friend.
Awesome tags Sandi and June!
all finished, dear. thank you.
Its easy Nancy because I am well networked also outside Care 2.
Noted, signed, tweeted, shared. Don't know how you do it; Monika, every where I look in all of my groups you are posting necessary petitions. Remarkable.
june and sandi, your pictures are amazing. i love you both.
all signed, thank you dear.
All signed. Thank you everyone.
TY all action taken
done, dear. thank you.
Cher- 3 hours ago - all-creatures.org
signed, monika dear. thank you.
done. thank you, monika dear and sandi, of course.
Beautiful surprise images ! Thank you dear Sandi and June !
signed, thanks Monika.
New ones signed. Thank you dear Monika!
Signed. Thank you Monika.
Cal- 19 minutes ago - forcechange.com
Already signed. Thank you.
fantastic, monika! thank you, dear!
Cher- 4 hours ago - bigcatrescue.org
All signed, e-mail sent for the tigers in Thailand. Thanks Ladies!
Awesome pics, Sandi and June!
This post was modified from its original form on 09 Sep, 0:36
Sandi and June beautifil pictures!
Signed. Thank you Monika.
all done. thank you, june and sandi for your beautiful pictures. thank you, of course, dear monika for posting.
Jutta- 1 hour ago - capwiz.com
To: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Subject: Save Tigers in Thailand
Mr. Chote Trachu
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
92 Soi Phahon Yothin 7 Phahon Yothin Road
Bangkok - 10400
Tel: + 66 2 278 8543
Fax: 011 66 2 278 8545
I'm very concerned about the fate of tigers remaining in Thailand (there are fewer than 300).
I read about the new dam project that threatens one of their last intact habitats. The project would destroy a national park in western Thailand- flooding 8 square miles where tigers are having a sucessful recovery.
The Mae Wong dam also threatens tiger natural prey species such as wild pig and sambar deer.
Creating the dam will push tigers out of their habitats and into direct conflict with human beings.
The Indochinese tiger is already under threat from shrinking habitat, illegal trade in tiger parts for traditional medicines and a scarcity of prey.
With only 3,200 wild tigers remaining worldwide, I ask Thailand to support conservation efforts and protect critically endangered tigers and their habitat- not destroy it with the Mae Wong dam project.
Thank you for your time and attention,
All signed on this page and the other page posted!
Oh , both your pictures are beautiful Sandy and June !
June where did you find that cool picture!
Noted, tweeted, signed, shared. TY.
signed. june love your picture!
all done. thank you so much.
Michelle - 1 minute ago - change.org
Signed, tweeted, and shared. TY.
signed thanks Monika
Thanks Monika, I had this custom made a few years ago.
Sandi what a cute pic !!