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Protecting the Orcas of Southern Washington ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


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

Cher Away
- 546 days ago - aldf.org
What does it mean to be "endangered?" For the creatures of the deep--those endangered whales who live in fragile marine ecosystems, it means the difference of life and death. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering



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paul m. (93)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:41 am

Noted...
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:44 am
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Proposed Rule:
Listing Endangered or Threatened Species: 90-Day Finding on Petition to Delist Southern Resident Killer Whale
Agency: NOAA
Document ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0241-0001
Your Comment Tracking Number: 1jx-8311-8ygm
 

Pat B. (352)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:09 am
TY, Cher. Done.
 

Christeen Anderson (469)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:11 am
Done.
 

Nyack Clancy (426)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:34 am
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Proposed Rule:
Listing Endangered or Threatened Species: 90-Day Finding on Petition to Delist Southern Resident Killer Whale

Agency: NOAA
Document ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0241-0001
Your Comment Tracking Number: 1jx-8312-47qe
 

Rock H. (254)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:41 am
Comment made. Thanks Cher!
 

Sandra S. (120)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:36 am
noted,xxx
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:44 am
Done.
Thank you, Cher!
 

naomi cohen (62)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:55 am
signed! thank you, cher.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:03 am
done. TY Muchas, Cher
 

Reynard Loki (16)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:18 am
As a dedicated animal welfare and environmental activist, I am greatly concerned about the situation of the extremely complex, sensitive and vulnerable group of whales (orcas) living off the coast of southern Washington, which is comprised of about 84 individuals. The group spends time each year in the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound. Like humans, they engage in family behaviors such as babysitting and food-sharing.

These southern orcas have been on the endangered species list since 2005. Marine experts have declared that these orcas truly need all the protection we can provide. The ESA is the most important, and often the only, law that protects wildlife. It is imperative that we protect orcas, and not allow profit-seeking groups to remove ESA protections, one case at a time.

The petition to delist southern resident killer whales (Document ID NOAA-NMFS-2012-0241-0001) could have catastrophic consequences for the orcas of southern Washington. Please do not remove the southern orcas from the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

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Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Proposed Rule:

Listing Endangered or Threatened Species: 90-Day Finding on Petition to Delist Southern Resident Killer Whale

Agency: NOAA
Document ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0241-0001
Your Comment Tracking Number: 1jx-8315-1sh2
 

Constance F. (438)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:34 am
Shared, thank you
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Proposed Rule:
Listing Endangered or Threatened Species: 90-Day Finding on Petition to Delist Southern Resident Killer Whale

Agency: NOAA
Document ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0241-0001
 

Natasha Salgado (505)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:38 am
Signed,thanks. We need and must protect these orcas and all other whales.
 

Julie E. (256)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:40 am
-I hope Reynard does not mind me using his comment.

Your comment was submitted successfully!
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Proposed Rule:
Listing Endangered or Threatened Species: 90-Day Finding on Petition to Delist Southern Resident Killer Whale
Agency: NOAA
Document ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0241-0001
 

Reynard Loki (16)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 12:48 pm
No problem at all Julie, I put it there so people could do just that. Also posted this on my blog today: http://www.13point7billion.org/2013/01/tell-nmfs-dont-delist-endangered-orcas.html.
 

kye j. (41)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:00 pm
Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:20 pm
signed. We are guests on Earth Mother, and yet, our actions are those of tyrants. Nothing here is ours to take, not one single life, not one habitat.
 

Lisa Neste (697)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:29 pm
Your comment was submitted successfully!
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Proposed Rule:

Listing Endangered or Threatened Species: 90-Day Finding on Petition to Delist Southern Resident Killer Whale
 

Thomas P. (467)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:46 pm
Noted and submitted comment...thanks Cher
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:10 pm
comment sent-thanks
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:27 pm
Done
 

Natalie V. (27)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:40 pm
noted & signed
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:02 pm
signed and noted
 

Tammy Taylor (11)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:29 pm
signed, sealed and delivered ... thanks
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:11 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared as well as comment below sent. Thanks Cher.

I am against the delisting of the Orca whales of southern Washington. They are a distinct population and they are not like other killer whales in that they only eat fish. The only reason this petition to delist them exists is because farmers want to be able to use irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Delta and they cannot do that if the Orca's remain listed as an endangered species.

We cannot keep putting wildlife at risk for the sake of farming. This has become a global problem and it is wrong to take away protections that were put in place for a reason so that yet another farm can use the resources that the whales currently use.

Please leave the current protections in place as there are only 86 of these whales left in Puget Sound.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:36 pm
Noted, commented, and signed. Thanks Cher.
 

Marie W. (64)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:02 pm
done
 

Diane L. (108)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:24 pm
This is the 2nd petition being circulated on this topic and the first one made just as little sense. I know the author's heart is in the right place, but seriously, Cher needs to do a bit more homework on the topic before starting all these articles. The Orcas of Puget Sound are not endangered, and there are far more than 86 Orcas in Puget Sound. I live here. While I don't swim out there in scuba gear to count them, many researchers indeed have. This is a very misleading article.
 

Charlie Rush (42)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:36 pm
Too many humans are so narcissistic, as to think that our animal cousins, are only here to please us.
How very, very sad.
 

Lenicka R. (64)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:40 am
Done
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:31 am
Noted & Shared.
 

Joy Wong (73)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:01 am
Noted.
 

paul m. (93)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:50 am

Noted
 

paul m. (93)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:56 am

Noted....
 

Danuta Watola (1174)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:04 am
Noted
 

Karin de Vos (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:15 am
Done.
 

Ruth S. (313)
Friday January 11, 2013, 6:17 am
Done
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:36 am
Noted and thnx Cher:-0
 

Ellen G. (337)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:47 am
Done
 

Muriel Servaege (38)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:06 am
Thank you, Cher. Noted and signed.
 

Veronique L. (210)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:01 am
Done!
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:13 am
n/s
 

Ge M. (216)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:21 am
S&N
 

Aaron Bouchard (121)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:09 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Dianne D. (453)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:57 pm
comment subbmitted
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:52 pm
Signed and noted. I don't like that I had to disable my tracking protection to sign. I won't do it again. Petions should not be for advertisers to track my movements on the internet.

Only advertisers track. This petition site is selling our movements to advertisers. They tacked on a tracking cookie(I disabled it).
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:54 pm
I wonder why no one else noticed. I will tell you next signer. Read my comment above.
 

Joan M. (1087)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:57 pm
Signed & Noted. I was not asked to disable my tracking protection. Thanks Cher
 

Jan Garen (75)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:05 am
Whales of all species must be protected. Present day environmental conditions are not conducive to delisting any species. These orcas in particular have not recovered in numbers since 2005.
Placing financial considerations above the protection of the planet is just the kind of action that has caused global warming, the extinction of numerous species, the near extinction of iconic animals and the disruption of the ecosystem.
Please do not consider delisting these creatures. That was my submission - far more polite than my feelings about the financial greed that has brought about the petition in the first place.
 

Wendy F. (41)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:14 am
Signed
 

Liliana D. (124)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:56 am
Agency: NOAA
Document ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0241-0001
Your Comment Tracking Number: 1jx-838h-tpdy
thank you
 

Yvonne F. (164)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:08 am
Action already taken!!! Thanks Cher
 

Sara P. (56)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:40 am
Noted, thanks Cher.
 
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