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Stop Plastic From Killing Ocean Animals ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, nature, oceans, pollution, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 851 days ago - action.biologicaldiversity.org
Please sign our petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency to curb plastic pollution on our beaches and in our oceans.



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tasunka m. (338)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:37 am
I have seen this before,aside from entanglement of sea animals,the digestive tracts of the dead show a crap load of non marine trash that would kill anything that swallowed it....poor ocean dwellers know no better,so it is our responsibility to make sure they don't have to suffer this atrocious demise of their habitat and their food supply.
Very appreciative of this,thanks Cher
 

Emma S. (228)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 12:36 pm
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Michela m. (3955)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 1:58 pm
S&N
 

Michela m. (3955)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 1:59 pm
S&N
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 2:28 pm
Done, thanks!
 

Lisa Neste (711)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 2:32 pm
Thank you for taking action on "Stop Plastic From Killing Ocean Animals." Your letter will be delivered to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson.
 

Ann B. (140)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 2:46 pm
noted and signed :-)
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 3:50 pm
Signed.
 

. (0)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 3:56 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Rock H. (254)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 5:12 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 9:25 pm
Signed. Thanks Cher
 

Constance F. (431)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 9:50 pm
Yes - Please - NOW! thank you. Signed.
 

Lori Mabry (18)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 10:22 pm
It is up to us as humans to take care of these defenseless animals.Why should they suffer do to our lack of responsibility?
 

Bonnie S. (26)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 10:23 pm
We have to save our beautiful ocean animals. Signed and noted.
 

Fran away F. (117)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:09 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher. It's great that more states in the US are now holding volunteer beach clean-ups, but then that removes just a small fraction of the plastic debris that's out there harming and killing marine life. It does of course save some animals. Two or three times a year hubby and I collect almost all the used-up hard plastic items and plastic film that we haven't managed to do without and take them to a recycler. Again, that's a tiny fraction of what gets thrown away, even with many people in our area doing the same. Now if we could just get a world-wide effort to deal with that Texas-sized mass of plastic in the Pacific.
 

Bette M. (91)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:31 pm
S & N

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Rich Blue (72)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:45 pm
Signed~
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:41 am
noted
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 4:31 am
signed and noted
 

Beverly M. (90)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 6:28 am
Noted and signed ~ thank you Cher!
 

Ellen G. (345)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 7:20 am
signed
 

Sandra Penna (109)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 7:37 am
noted and signed.
 

Roxi M. (22)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 8:15 am
signed, ty
 

Joe R. (190)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 8:17 am
Signed and noted.
 

Reggie Thomas (5)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 8:46 am
signed and noted.Lets hope that the EPA actually do something.?(O_O)
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 8:48 am
done, thank you!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 8:56 am
I saw these same pictures and worse and was going to do a similar story, but am thrilled there is a petition for this too. Thanks Cher!
This issue REALLY UPSETS ME! And its not just the beaches and ocean that need to be cleaned up and maintained. Stuff going on ships to landfills, fly off and land in the water also and this stuff should be recycled! There should be beach police making sure people are cleaning up after themselves. If they cant be responsible maybe someone should make sure they are. The things ive seen on the beach is appalling.

What angers me is that recycling is not mandatory. Are people so lazy they cant put something in a separate bin to help the environment? I spoke with someone in my area last week about this actually and was told people dont want more regulations in their lives. R U KIDDING ME? This planet is ours to take care of. its raped, pilaged, scarred and destroyed on a daily basis and it needs to stop. Wildlife is getting the brunt of it and people just go about their daily lives, because they are not affected personally. or because they are lazy or they just dont care.
I was told there is plenty of room in the landfills in my area. SO WHAT? WHAT goes in them is toxic and can take hundreds of years if not more to decompose and its unnecessary. Recycling can be another source of fuel, as has been shown.

These animals are choked and poisoned because of human laziness and disregard for anyone but themselves.. Schools, govt agencies and the like should be leading by example, by recycling and making people aware of whats going IN to the earth and the oceans. Plastic should stop being made in my opinion. people did with out it b4 and survived. AT LEAST plastic bags, and diapers too. they are a HUGE problem. bring back paper bags that are made with recycled paper. The problem is people dont recycle cuz they dont have to. those damn plastic bottles are ridiculous. your BUYING TAP WATER for gods sake. Get a reusable bottle if you HAVE to carry a fluid around. That will be less bottle caps for birds to die from.

Sorry, but when I walk by peoples houses with my dog, I see tons of garbage that can be recycled and many times they are in a garbage can RIGHT NEXT to a recycling bin and to me thats totally UNACCEPTABLE. The side walks leading to local schools is DISGUSTING with crap kids just toss.. Vending machines in school is also part of the problem in my opinion They werent in my school growing up and we did just fine. the ditches are FULL of discarded plastic bottles. There was actually a plastic cup that you would use at home just thrown on the ground with something still in it. Someone decided they didnt need it anymore and just tossed it. ARE YOU SERIOUS? that thats the mentality of people today is DISGUSTING!

Sorry for going off there, but this REALLY upsets me and with 7 billion people and counting, everyone needs to do their part of there will be nothing left for us or the wildlife that have no choice in the matter and I think thats what really bothers me is that THEY are the ones suffering the most. Many of the pictures ive seen similar to the ones above were from birds on islands MILES AND MILES from any continents and these birds, MANY of them, were FILLED with nothing but plastic bottle caps. its sickening.
Ok, Im done. thanks :)
 

. (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:42 am
done
 

Dave C. (227)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 10:31 am
signed. we have to take care of the whole world...air, water, land, and life.......
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:05 pm
potpisano
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:16 pm
Signed.
 

James Doeppers (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:41 pm
Thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (550)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:46 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Beverly C. (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:12 pm
SURE WISH WE COULD STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING. I SIGNED THIS PETITION WITHOUT QUESTION.
 

Kelli J. (9)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:43 pm
I just don't get it- recycling is one of the easiest things to do!
 

DAVID LAIRD (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:13 pm
SIGNED
 

Mariette G. (151)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:14 pm
Thank you for taking action on "Stop Plastic From Killing Ocean Animals." Your letter will be delivered to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. Thanks Cher!
 

Alison A. (240)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:17 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Jaime A. (35)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:38 pm
Signed.
 

Jaime A. (35)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:39 pm
Signed.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:42 pm
Noted & signed
 

Mary D. (64)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:50 pm
Signed and noted. Let's hope that if plastics must be used constantly, they should be biodegradable.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 3:09 pm
Signed
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:06 pm
signed, thnx.
 

Sheila D. (26)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:23 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher.
 

LMj Sunshine (143)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:36 pm
N, S, TY.
 

chris b. (38)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:49 pm
This plastic practice is so disgusting I can't even stand to hear about it. What is wrong with people? Do they think plastic just disintegrates? have they not seen the devastation it does to our oceans and poor little critters that only search for food and find this crap? WHY are we not eliminating plastic bags like, once again, San Francisco has? What is it going to take, eating fish with plastic in their little stomachs? Alot of this crap comes from cruise ships. Are there regulations ships are not following or no reguations at all ? and for what countries? they are all different. ANd I don't know why. What is happening with sustainability? We won't have it if we feed our fish plastic and destroy our oceans ecosystem. We are just duh-umb. Even with all of our smarty pants engineers and scientists. Where do they think their next lobster is coming from? Twits . . .
 

janet f. (31)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 7:02 pm
signed
 

Dana B. (133)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 7:25 pm
Signed, thank you
 

KEVIN KREISS (2)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 8:06 pm
signed
ban plastic bags!
 

Marie W. (67)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:06 pm
signed
 

Cindy Black (61)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:35 pm
Once when I was in Mexico they had one of those intense summer downpours that left the streets running with water. OMG, there were THOUSANDS of plastic bottles bobbing along -- a neverending armada sailing down the streets, whirling in circles around storm drains.. SIMPLY UNBELIEVABLE! If we ONLY got rid of plastic bottles -- ESPECIALLY ones only used for water -- it would make such a huge difference!!

I have a PUR faucet-mounted water filter. I fill up my stainless-steel water bottle and off I go. Not only is the water great-tasting and healthy, it costs just pennies and it saves the environment! WHY THE HELL CAN'T EVERYBODY DO THAT??!

Of course the above doesn't even address all the plastic doodads, trinkets, bits and pieces of other stuff, etc., that end up in the stomachs of those seabirds and other creatures. All I can say is: it's simply nauseating, infuriating and terrifying. If we can't find answers for this terrible pollution, we're dead ducks -- dead as the poor birds in those pictures.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:46 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Sara W. (110)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:59 pm
Signed!
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday August 24, 2012, 12:01 am
Noted and signed thanks
 

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Friday August 24, 2012, 12:43 am
horrible
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 24, 2012, 1:02 am
noted + signed
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Friday August 24, 2012, 1:59 am
Signed!
 

Rosette Reyes (8)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:31 am
plastic is really harmful. i just hope it could be minimize by using green bags or brown paper bags for shopping. thanks for sharing..
 

Mira M. (8)
Friday August 24, 2012, 3:08 am
Done
 

Ruth S. (298)
Friday August 24, 2012, 6:02 am
Signed
 

Karen C. (0)
Friday August 24, 2012, 6:07 am
We need to ban the use of plastic for the sake of all life on the planet!
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Friday August 24, 2012, 6:18 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Friday August 24, 2012, 6:26 am
It is easier said than done, how to control this. We all know how to dispose responsibly, but there are people who are so irresponsible and take the easy way and just chuck their rubbish onto the street. And our younger generation is the biggest culprit. I have a house near a catholic secondary boy's school, well one can imagine the mess every day on the street and front lawns. Anything from plastic bottles of all sizes, shapes and brands, all sorts of snack bags, plastic bags and cans and naturally Mc Donald packaging still containing half eaten food. And maybe not surprisingly also condoms, near bushes I have along the fence, "Hey, boy's school" ha, ha ha. Their parents are no better, while waiting to pick up their boys after school they eat junk food and naturally add to the plastic pollution by chucking the packaging out of their car. Some are so bored while waiting, they empty their ashtrays out onto the street. All this ends up in the stormwater drain and eventually ends up in the Northern Pacific Carussel Tip. Our Marine life will be choking on it. What an example parents are these days. Do that lot deserve this planet, absolutely not. And they are the ones to suffer the consequences in the end. No vision.
As for our street we still collect the rubbish from our front lawns and recycle what we can, we had no choice. But we do not clean the the street anymore, because we were called scavengers for cleaning up by parents and students alike. Some one called the council obout the situation, several letterboxes were smashed up including mine. Then they started blocking my driveway and others, you come home and are to wait for 30 min. because the bitches would not move just to make a point. My neighbor was effected as well and called police. Sure we were positioned at 45 deg. to enter our drives but when police arrived they all pissed off in a hurry, Police almost fined us, but thought better, and listened.
Just imagine the amount of rubbish I have to pick up from that school over one year? I can not measure it, but I collected more than 10 kg of alu cans last year alone. Sure I sold them and made $10.
As for the catholic church, I left that mob and looked elsewhere.
 

Raquel Sofia Pereira (14)
Friday August 24, 2012, 7:36 am
sign
 

Gabriela C. (104)
Friday August 24, 2012, 7:45 am
5071, signed. Thanks Cher!
 

DORIS L. (61)
Friday August 24, 2012, 8:17 am
Signed.
 

Valentina R. (4)
Friday August 24, 2012, 9:50 am
The ocean is not our dump.
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday August 24, 2012, 11:58 am
There is a International coastal cleanup day on September 15! Check it out at
http://www.signuptocleanup.org/

Thanks!
 

Nicole K. (0)
Friday August 24, 2012, 12:57 pm
Thank you all for caring!
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:48 pm
n/s
 

Jane H. (138)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:49 pm
signed and noted TY
 

Barb Mann (12)
Friday August 24, 2012, 3:23 pm
Signed and noted! =)
 

Dianne D. (462)
Friday August 24, 2012, 3:43 pm
signed
 

Juliette Claparede (42)
Friday August 24, 2012, 3:56 pm
N/S
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Friday August 24, 2012, 4:44 pm
Its done.
 

Rhonda Maness (583)
Friday August 24, 2012, 4:48 pm
signed
Thanks Cher
 

Stuart Thomas (519)
Friday August 24, 2012, 4:51 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted. Thanks Cher.
 

Helle H. (21)
Friday August 24, 2012, 5:19 pm
Noted, nut can't sign. Olease let the peitions be for alle the people in the worldl.
 

Stella Nobrega-Garcia (4)
Friday August 24, 2012, 5:56 pm
Signed and noted.
 

silja salonen (94)
Friday August 24, 2012, 6:57 pm
thank you have signed
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday August 24, 2012, 7:53 pm
noted and signed
 

Marie W. (67)
Friday August 24, 2012, 9:12 pm
signed
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 12:04 am
Signed & Shared on Facebook.
 

Ira M. (211)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:47 am
Signed and noted, thank you!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (281)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:22 am
Signed Cher THanks
 

Thomas Brueckner (43)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 5:19 am
I feel with all the people here!! What if the humans have to eat such grab every day.I think then we work all together to clean it up!! But their are only animals the most think of,but without these beauty creatures we also perish. When does the greedy people accept!!
 

Michael Barth (43)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 8:40 am
Noted and signed.
 

Silvia Gonzalez (34)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 9:41 am
Signed. Thanks Cher. Sabiendo el daño que hacen debería estar prohibida la fabricación de bolsas de plástico, no son necesarias, podemos utilizar bolsas de tela.
 

Holly Schaeffer (36)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 5:32 pm
Signed
 

Jo Ellen H. (3)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 5:45 am
signed and note
 

Anneke Andries (263)
Monday August 27, 2012, 3:14 am
thank you Cher
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Monday August 27, 2012, 3:25 pm
Done
 

Amber Beasley (20)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 5:25 pm
signed and noted
 

Sheri D. (0)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 4:46 pm
signed
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday September 3, 2012, 9:42 am
Done
 

alicia m. (100)
Monday September 3, 2012, 11:59 pm
noted, shared, gracias
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Friday September 7, 2012, 7:39 am
Signed!!!!! Thanks Cher
 
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