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Ensure Punishment for Americans Who Illegally Purchased Narwhal Tusks ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher Away
- 591 days ago - forcechange.com
The narwhal, a small, gentle whale native to arctic waters, is known as the "unicorn of the sea." Males are easily identifiable by the giant overgrown tooth, or tusk, that grows from the front of their heads. These tusks can reach over eight feet long



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Pat B. (354)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:17 am
TY, Cher. Done.
 

Debbie Williamson (264)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:29 am
signed
 

Teresa W. (679)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:51 am
noted and signed
 

Joe R. (189)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:56 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

Rock H. (254)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:23 am
Signed and noted/ Thanks Cher!
 

Constance F. (433)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:57 am
Signed ! thank you.
 

Nyack Clancy (431)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:02 am
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Donna Hamilton (136)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:51 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:21 am
signed, TU Cher
 

Kay M. (351)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:05 am
signed, thanks.
 

Lisa Neste (694)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:17 am
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Julie E. (347)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:08 am
Signed and noted.
 

Rosa mc (47)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:10 am
Thanks I'll sign. My daughter loves Narwhals and always talks about them. I thought they were not real whales! she kept telling me they were real. Now I see shes's right!
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:30 am
Noted and signed. Peace ☮ L♥ve,
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:40 am
Noted and signed
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:01 pm
already signed i go to force change every day to get all my petition signing out of the way its a great idea
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:24 pm
Done !!!
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:25 pm
signed and noted
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:44 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

kye j. (41)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:59 pm
Signed.
Thanks Cher
 

Roseann D. (178)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:01 pm
We should severely fine and jail anyone buying these black market goods. Make it hurt to the max, right in their pocket books. Wipe out their accounts to fund species recovery. It's the least these fiends they can do. End supply AND DEMAND.
 

Darla Taylor (110)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:22 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks so much, Cher.
 

Mariette G. (149)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:29 pm
Signed, thanks Cher!
 

Karin de Vos (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:31 pm
Signed.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:31 pm
Is there any animal left in the ocean that is not under threat by man?
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:30 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Lenicka R. (64)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:35 pm
Noted and signed
 

Ruth M. (252)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:35 pm
It's totally disgusting! Signed & noted
 

Thomas P. (468)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:43 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

tasunka m. (334)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:00 pm
signed. What magical animals!
 

Heather L. (3)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:07 pm
Gladly signed.
For everyones interest, a small number of norwhal are allowed to be hunted yearly by Canada's Inuit peoples and the tusks can be legally sold in Canada, the problem comes from smuggling them across the border.
 

David Menard (43)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:12 pm
N&S
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (226)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:29 pm
S & N!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:31 pm
Signed
 

karen n. (57)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:35 pm
signed and noted
 

naomi cohen (51)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:41 pm
signed. thank you, cher.
 

Aaron Bouchard (126)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:49 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (474)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 4:56 pm
Signed.
 

LMj Sunshine (122)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:17 pm
TY!!
 

Lauren Kozen (158)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:22 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.
 

Erin R. (169)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:34 pm
done
 

Nadereh O. (5)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:51 pm
Is there ANYTHING animal that is safe from human violence?!
 

janet f. (29)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:03 pm
signed
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:03 pm
Signed
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:08 pm
Signed
 

Marie W. (65)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:47 pm
S&N
 

Alison A. (231)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:57 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Wendy F. (42)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:19 pm
Signed
 

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:52 pm
noted and signed
 

F gonefourdays F. (110)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:58 pm
Signed and noted, in support of the narwhal and their absolute right to continue to live on earth!
 

Sheila D. (25)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:04 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:20 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher
 

Sara W. (110)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:25 pm
Signed.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:54 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:05 pm
Signed!
 

. (3)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:07 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:27 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:54 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Kerstin Strobl (337)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:19 pm
signed, thank you Cher
 

Cheryl Ulrich (108)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:29 am
Signed and noted !
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:06 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:13 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Danuta Watola (1191)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:43 am
Noted
 

Carol Bischoff (376)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:46 am
Noted and signed.
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:48 am
thanks
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:49 am
thanks
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:49 am
thanks
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:49 am
thanks
 

Tanya W. (46)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:08 am
Noted and signed.
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:18 am
Signed.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:27 am
S+N
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:15 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:22 am
noted + signed
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:27 am
Signed
 

Valerie H. (134)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:38 am
Thank you, signed
 

Gysele van Santen (212)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:10 am
signed.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:34 am
Signed thank you!
 

Joy Wong (76)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:34 am
Noted and signed.
 

Sheila S. (62)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:49 am
"Although the narwhal population is currently steady, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists them as “near threatened.” Climate change, warming oceans, and ice melt are decreasing their habitats and reducing their food sources. If they are also over-hunted, they will soon become endangered." signed/noted
 

Dave C. (213)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:53 am
signed. thanks.
 

Muriel Servaege (45)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 8:03 am
Noted and signed.
 

Jim Phillips (3208)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 8:33 am
Petition signed.

Ty, Cher.
.
 

Amy E. (66)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 8:40 am
N/s
 

Patricia H. (468)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 8:41 am
done
 

Roger M. (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:28 am
Signed.
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:33 am
Signed.
 

Dianne D. (457)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:45 am
signed
 

Yvonne F. (168)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:51 am
Signed!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:02 am
Done
 

Jan Garen (76)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:47 am
Signed - I hope serious punishment is meted out.
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:35 am
Signed. Thanks.
 

Megan Beery (18)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:50 am
Signed and noted.
 

deb s. (148)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:32 pm
so place a strong ban on the smuggling and do whatever it takes to protect these unique whales from being exploited for their tusks dam mankind is too eager to profit from the animals who can't defend themselves looked upon as a money sign and at any cost to gain without concern to their welfare
 

Jane H. (133)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:37 pm
noted and signed ty
 

Shirley S. (173)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:48 pm
N&S
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:50 pm
Signed
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:39 pm
Signed
 

Tal H. (8)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:41 pm
Signed
 

Ge M. (217)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:45 pm
If something is available only through the black market it becomes more desirable. More severe punishment is needed.
 

Shirley B. (5)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:56 pm
Signed.
 

aj E. (164)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:59 pm
s&n
 

Ana Passos (2)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:04 pm
signed. Wonderful creatures
 

samantha l (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:08 pm
Signed!
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:58 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you!
 

Joan M. (1090)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:01 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher
 

Julia R. (290)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:34 am
Noted, Signed & Shared! I would really like to see these people punished for supporting such reprehensible slaughter of these animals and showing so little regard for their lives which are already on the brink of extinction!
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:02 am
S&N
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:02 am
S&N
 

Roshani S. (79)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:46 am
Signed!
 

Diane K. (136)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:46 am
signed & noted. thanks, Cher
 

Jill Hodges (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:28 pm
Signed-

between this and manatees or seas need saving!
 

Ana R (220)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:26 am
S@N
Thank you!
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:41 am
N & S Cher :-0 Tnx
 

Helmut H. (30)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:40 pm
Already signed. Thanks!
 

Michael Holland (9)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:23 pm
Signed and noted
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:52 pm
Signed!!
 

Donnaa D. (13)
Friday January 11, 2013, 6:03 pm
signed/shared
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:28 pm
Anyone purchasing illegal animals or parts of animals should receive severe punishment' This should apply to Narwhal tusks and Elephant tusks spacificaly.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:47 pm
noted and signed
 

Linda Jarsky (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:50 pm
"Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind."
–Albert Schweitzer
 

Ralph F. (64)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:03 pm
Noted & Signed
 

Alex Keir (1)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:15 pm
signed
 

Rosemary Lowe (2)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:05 am
This is barbaric--but humans are barbaric, and it never stops.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 4:34 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:25 pm
Noted and signed.
Isaac Bashevis Singer Nobel Peace Prize Winner wrote in his book, 'Enemies a love story', "As often has Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought. In their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Nazi’s. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplify the most extreme racist theories the principle that might is right. Lest we forget!
 

Robin T. (14)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:58 pm
@ Ona Coughlan / Cher
Is this petition for or against the slaughter of these animals?

"I urge you to prosecute these two criminals to the fullest extent. Americans must be aware that narwhals, as well as other wild animals, cannot not be slaughtered and sold to the highest bidder. These two men must serve jail time and pay the maximum fine."

As it is written it is FOR the slaughter - cannot not be slaughtered
If, as I understand, it is against the slaughter, you must remove the not - cannot be slaughtered.

In its present form we are petitioning the US Dept of Justice to punish these men for not being responsible for killing narwhals.

The article is not very clear on their part of the crime. Did they import all these tusks for themselves are are the distributors? If the latter then we still are not punishing the people creating the demand so the trade will continue.
 

federico bortoletto (33)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:15 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.
 

Emma S. (228)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:23 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Bekki S. (29)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:50 am
signed and shared.
 

Wendy F. (42)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:44 am
Signed
 

Anastasia J. (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 4:38 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks.
 

Sara P. (56)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:44 am
Signed, thanks Cher.
 
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