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India - Stop Classifying Fruit Bats as Vermin ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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- 1921 days ago -
In 1972, the Indian authorities mistakenly decided that fruit bats were a pest and so listed them as "vermin" when passing the Wildlife Protection Act. 40 years later, fruit bats are still there.

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:36 am

Signed and Shared

Erin R (181)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:48 am

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:07 am
Noted and signed.

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:15 am
noted and signed, thank you

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:20 am
done,thanks Cher

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:32 am
Noted, signed, twittered, fb and google shared. Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:38 am
Signed, thanks.

Elizabeth O (94)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:56 am

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:10 pm
signed! thank you, cher.

Judy C (97)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:41 pm
Signed. Thanks Cher.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:29 pm
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:54 pm
Armand, You signed on December 12, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan , Minister of Environment and Forests, India
Corrupt politicians are vermin and not necessary...unlike bats, which are NOT vermin and ARE necessary for biodiversity/a healthy balance. TU Cher

Bartlomiej T (296)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:57 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:22 pm

aj E (164)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:27 pm

Pat B (356)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:59 pm
TY, Cher. Done.

Joe R (190)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:29 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Kay M (347)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:24 pm

Monica D (580)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:48 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 6:47 pm
Just like a lot of ignorant farmers in Australia! Sure signed!

Crystal Hart (3)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:30 pm
Fruit bats are not vermon their just innocent bats that aren't a threat at all

Rock H (254)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:39 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Julie E (404)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8:24 pm
Noted and signed.

Jules W (61)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 9:43 pm
Thanks Cher, S&N.

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:14 pm

Marie W (67)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:28 pm

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:35 pm
Noted and signed - vermin - geez, that's a laugh, the majority of humans are vermin!!!

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:40 pm
Noted and signed.

Sandra M Z (114)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:05 am
Please protect all bat populations.

Signed and noted, Thank you Cher.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:33 am
Victoria, You signed on December 13, 2012.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:45 am
noted & signed (Frans, You signed on December 13, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan , Minister of Environment and Forests, India)

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:45 am

Carol Bischoff (409)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:04 am
S & N

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:05 am
Noted and signed Cher :0 Tnx

Danuta W (1248)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:20 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:46 am
Bats are so important so I signed.

Arthur S (88)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:57 am
Signed & Noted! Thank you Cher

jaya Sinha (26)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 5:01 am

jaya Sinha (26)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 5:06 am
Forest dept not taking killing of leopards seriously: Maneka

Monday, 10 December 2012 18:30
PNS | Dehradun
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The Uttarakhand forest department is not treating the killings of leopards in the State as seriously as poaching of tigers, said Member of Parliament and People for Animals chairperson Maneka Gandhi while addressing volunteers and animal-lovers in Dehradun on Sunday Speaking on the occasion, the noted animal rights activist said, “illegal wildlife trade is not restricted to pelts of big cats and their body parts but is diversifying considering the fact that about 50 per cent of the insects at the international insect exchange fair at Frankfurt in Germany originate in India.

She said that though poachers are active across the nation, the wealth of wildlife in Uttarakhand is attracting wildlife criminals to the State. Wildlife crime has developed and those involved in it make use of latest technologies too, considering which the department needs to pull up its socks. Referring to the more than 1,000 elephants in Uttarakhand, she said that the State authorities need to establishing an elephant rescue centre in Uttarakhand as this facility at present is absent in the State in spite of its healthy elephant population. The main reason why elephants cannot be taken out from zoos in spite of court orders is that there is no elephant rescue centre in the country, she added. With the State becoming a source for leopard pelts and body parts, Gandhi lambasted the forest department for not taking concrete steps aimed at preventing leopard poaching and the conflict of this big cat with humans.

jaya Sinha (26)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 5:57 am
State cover for endangered grey wolf in Maharashtra(TIMES OF INDIA)

State cover for endangered grey wolf in Maharashtra

Clara Lewis, TNN Nov 2, 2012, 03.08AM IST

MUMBAI: To protect the Indian wolf or grey wolf that is threatened with extinction due to shrinking habitats and conflict with farmers, the revenue and forests department has said it will not compensate farmers whose domestic animals are killed by the wolf, if the cattle carcass is moved from the site where it was killed.

To get compensation, farmers take the carcass of the killed animal to government offices as evidence.

Praveen Pardeshi, principal secretary, revenue and forests, said the wolf is found chiefly in the grasslands of central Maharashtra, comprising Marathwada and parts of western Maharashtra such as Solapur and Satara. An endangered and protected species, there are nearly 200 grey wolves in Maharashtra.

"The wolf's habitat is same as grazing ground for domestic cattle," he said. The wolf kills cattle for a meal, but farmers take away the carcasses. So the wolf has to hunt for another kill. "Farmers often poison the meat to get kill the wolves. Hence, now on, the farmers only have to inform the range forest officer of the spot where the animal was killed," he said, adding the wolf does not eat entrails so it is easy to confirm if an animal has been killed.

"Else, the farmer can take a picture as evidence. This will ensure the wolf finishes its meal and does not kill another animal.


Past Member (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 6:20 am
done -TY

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 7:19 am
Olivia, You signed on December 13, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan , Minister of Environment and Forests, India
thanks Cher

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (152)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 7:35 am

Jenny T (41)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:50 pm

samantha l (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:48 pm

Ana Fontan (16)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:50 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks

. (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:09 pm
India talking about vermin? Have they looked at their garbage situation lately?

Beth M (138)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:47 pm
Ridiculous. Signed & shared on FB.

Lenicka R (60)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:37 am
Signed and noted

penny C (85)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:24 am

federico b (46)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:24 pm
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.

Lisa Neste (206)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:17 pm
Lisa, You signed on December 14, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan , Minister of Environment and Forests, India

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 3:31 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 8:39 am
Noted and signed Dec 13th. Thanks, Cher.

Alison A (244)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 10:42 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:05 pm
signed and noted

Wendy F (62)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:03 pm

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 4:08 am
So signed!!! Thanks Cher
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