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Help Wildlife Victims of Louisiana Oil Spill

Help Wildlife Victims of Louisiana Oil Spill

By now, you’ve probably heard about that big giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is currently spewing an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil into the gulf per day. 

The growing crude oil spill will have long lasting effects on the ecosystem, with the potential to destroy 1,000 miles of beach, wetlands and fisheries while sickening and killing birds and marine life that come into contact with the oil. 

“This spill spells disaster for birds in this region and beyond,” said American Bird Conservancy President George Fenwick. “It is ironic that next weekend is International Migratory Bird Day. At a time when we should be celebrating the beauty and wonder of migratory birds, we could be mourning the worst environmental disaster in recent U.S. history.”

For more information on the effects of the spill on wildlife read Sharon Seltzer’s post: Oil Spill Will Spell Trouble for Wildlife Long After It’s Repaired

Meanwhile, wildlife experts and volunteers from across the country are mobilizing efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife.

How to Help

Visit the National Wildlife Federation for ways to help including volunteering with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, speaking up for clean energy choices, spreading the word  and donating

Visit the Alabama Coastal Foundation to volunteer, report affected wildlife or make a donation.

Visit Save Our Seabirds for information on volunteering and donating. 

Sign up with the National Audubon Society who is organizing volunteers to help birds who are starting to nest in vulnerable areas and migratory birds traveling over the Gulf.  

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is accepting volunteer sign-ups by phone, mail or e-mail as they prepare to rehabilitate affected animals.  

Contact the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida who is seeking donations and volunteers.

Visit the Oiled Wildlife Care Network for information on volunteering.

Defenders of Wildlife is encouraging people to call the White House comment line to stop more drilling offshore at 1-202- 456-1111. 

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12:57AM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

Oh goodness me those poor birds, etc it is dreadful what is happening and I am so disgusted. I hope it will be dealt with now as it has been going on for too long.

7:26PM PDT on Jun 3, 2010

What I am pissed off about is Obama was enjoying a concert last night with Paul McCarthy and he should be in Louisiana helping to clean up the poor birds and dolphins and meeting with the heads of BP and other inventors and engineers to figure out faster actions and more back up plans! He should be with a large staff working around the clock in efforts to resolve this horrible catastrophe occurring every second for the past month.... NOT laughing at Jerry Seinfeld stupid jokes or wasting time honoring McCarthy! It totally reminds me of Bush when he was whispered that the towers were hit by planes and he continued reading to the children at the school!!

4:37AM PDT on May 22, 2010

Are these lovely beings supposed to die because currently Man functions on oil which he plans recklessly to use up anyway someday which in itself is a wrong idea

10:40PM PDT on May 21, 2010

the environment will suffer long after the spill

2:44AM PDT on May 16, 2010

STOP KILLING OF WILD GEESE IN THE NETHERLANDS. STOP THE ABUSERS, STOP THE HUNTERS
Sep 18, 2008 (look how long this petition has been lost!! PLEASE SIGN, AND PUT UP ON FACE BOOK AND NEWS. PLEASE HELP KIA LEAVE THIS WORLD AND CARE2 KNOWING THE GOOD SHE HAS DONE.PLEASE SIGN AND FORWARD.)
Focus:Animal WelfareAction Request:PetitionLocation:Netherlands

CALLING ALL ANIMAL LOVERS, BIRD LOVERS, WILDLIFE LOVERS TO HELP, SIGN MY PETITION,THANKS.

STOP KILLING WILD GEESE IN THE NETHERLANDS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE VIDEO OF THE BRUTAL TRAPPING OF GEESE AND THEIR YOUNG AT THE LINKS PROVIDED IN THE PETITION TEXT. ALL THESE GEESE WERE TRANSPORTED TO DUKE DESTRUCTION COMPANY AND DIED IN HORRIBLE WAY, THEY WERE GASSED.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/18/stop-killing-geese-in-the-netherlands

Sunday May 16, 2010, 1:44 am
PLEASE FIGHT THE HUNTERS, SO THAT THE HUNTED CAN BE FREE, BE BORN FREE, LIVE FREE AND DIE FREE AND PEACEFULLY OF OLD AGE..WITH OUT THE FEAR OF BEING HUNTED.STOP KILLING OF WILD GEESE IN THE NETHERLANDS. STOP THE ABUSERS, STOP THE HUNTERS..STOP AS MANY AS YOU/WE CAN..KEEP GOING AND DO WHAT YOU/WE CAN AND NEVER GIVE UP HOPE OR ACTIONS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCES.

5:42AM PDT on May 14, 2010

Oh the heartbreak in seeing all this suffering because of BP's cost cutting is just unbearable. These animals are innocent victims of BP's laziness and greed. All this trauma because they couldn't be bothered to buy another safety valve ! Cheapskates, I do not see any reason why they can not be made an example of and bear the FULL cost of reparation.

10:27AM PDT on May 13, 2010

It`s always the enviroment that suffers all these disasters, nobody cares

10:44AM PDT on May 12, 2010

I went to the beach this morning with my dog on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico and all I could think about was what is going on farther out. This is a true tragedy.

10:06AM PDT on May 12, 2010

Sadly, the damage cause by BP will live it's mark for a very long time. BOYCOTT TO BP.

12:53AM PDT on May 10, 2010

As long as any petition against the oil spill and BP does the rounds, I will sign it!
I must say one of the comments from Daniel M.about the planting of hemp in only 6% of the US , would solve the fuel problem, is absolutely intriguing! (Just hope the hemp that is mentioned is not the same as in S.Africa, which is another word for dagga or marijuana)

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