START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
Aug 6, 2013
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Protect America's Wolves

Dear Care2 Friends

I decided it's only right to share this most urgent cause globally - I've already shared on Facebook, but I have so many more friends [who probably think I've vanished into a puff of smoke] in the Care2 community who feel as I do about the danger to the wolves. If you have difficulty accessing the link, please access it through the HSI website. Thanks so much.
'At a time when America’s wolves are only now beginning to recover from near extinction, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to remove all federal protection from this still-recovering species. This proposal would strip endangered species protection from the iconic animal in the lower 48 states and turn management over to state agencies - where brutal practices such as hounding, aerial gunning, and trapping are considered acceptable.

'Wolves currently occupy a mere fraction of their historic range and allowing states to open hunting seasons on this fragile species would be disastrous.'

Please submit comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and ask them NOT to remove federal protection from wolves»

Wayne Pacelle
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO
Humane Society of the United States

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Posted: Aug 6, 2013 2:02am
Mar 27, 2012

Hello dear friends,

Please accept my sincerest apologies for my extended absence from Care2, but I don't seem to find enough time to attend to all I should since my darling husband David was afflicted by cancer last September - as you can well understand, he's been at the top of my priority list since then.

I fear that you all have been thinking I've disappeared in a puff of smoke, but so not life is currently being dictated by circumstances beyond my control. I have also been off work since November to be David's "right-hand-(wo)man", although I expect to return to the office for a few hours a day from next week if given the go-ahead.

I thought I should put out a friends-wide message to this effect so everyone will know I haven't abandoned my Care2 family.......

Bless you all and warmest wishes,


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Posted: Mar 27, 2012 9:41am
Aug 11, 2009
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Petition
Location: California, United States

My Dear Friends and those of you I don't yet know,

Unfortunately I'm not 'au fait' with setting up news stories, or starting petitions, so as a matter of urgency I have had to take the following text from news I've just received from the Center for Biological Diversity regarding the fate of Californian desert tortoises. There is a link at the bottom, which I beg you all PLEASE to log onto and sign the petition - we and the tortoises have very little time. I can't think of anything else I can do to help save these poor creatures:

"Last year, over 250 desert tortoises died after a disastrous attempt by the Army to relocate hundreds of the imperiled tortoises to make way for a tank warfare training area in the California desert. Now, the Army and the Bureau of Land Management are rushing forward with a plan to move over 1,100 more tortoises, and have provided the public a tiny, 15-day window of opportunity to comment on this misguided proposal.

The federally threatened desert tortoise population cannot withstand yet another ill-conceived and hastily implemented translocation. Please write to the Army and Bureau today asking that they extend the deadline for public comment for an additional 60 days and carry out a full environmental review, including a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement, before moving forward with any further translocations. If tortoises must be moved, translocation must be designed to discourage them from making the perilous journey back to their homes on the base, and to ensure that no tortoises will be moved in a drought year when their survival is already compromised. Assurances must be provided that overall tortoise deaths from the translocation will be significantly reduced.

Visit to take action."

Thank you ALL so much!! If I knew how to put it on the news page, I would have done it that way......

Love and hugs to you all, dearest friends!!


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Posted: Aug 11, 2009 3:11am
Jun 25, 2009

To everyone on the Care2 Network:

I've only just been told that the alert I received was a nasty hoax, and am now mortified that I forwarded it to all my Care2 friends. I actually had no way of checking on it before I sent it off, like I do with hoax e-mails, and if you know how to do this for any future alerts of this kind on Care2, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible [if I'm still in the Care2 circle of friends].

This is a public apology to Laura Norris and everyone - because if this was indeed a hoax e-mail I certainly don't want to be responsible for causing distress of any kind to Laura - it was in good faith that I forwarded it on, as I never ever expected anyone on Care2 to be devious and nasty!

As a result, I am now sadly prepared to withdraw myself from Care2, as it seems I've "blotted my copybook", and would hate to be responsible [albeit in innocence] for this sort of thing happening again.

Laura: I apologise most sincerely to you!!!

Maria O: I do hope this answers the questions in your message to me this morning.

Warm regards,

Merthyr Stevens.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2009 2:06am


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