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Urge Federal Officials to Halt Cruel Poison Drop in Guam ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


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Cher
- 564 days ago - secure.peta.org
sing the form below, please politely urge USDA-Wildlife Services officials to scrap this cruel and dangerous initiative. If brown tree snake control is insisted upon, then ask officials to find a more responsible plan. And please forward this message



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Christeen Anderson (489)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:35 am
Signed.
 

Autumn S. (149)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:45 am
done, TY Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:48 am
Done
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:51 am
Done,thanks.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (630)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:11 am
what about the other species that might eat the poisoned mice??? signed and shared, thank you Cher
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:16 am
Noted and signed- thank you Cher
 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:22 am
Absolutely NS&S. Yes, Raven, the situation must be resolved, but I don't think a desperate flight into action ignoring the potential consequences is an appropriate or well-thought out solution.
 

Gabriela V. (164)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:27 am
S/S, thank you Cher !
 

Teresa W. (688)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:28 am
noted, signed and shared, thank you
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:28 am


Dropping poison filled mice from the sky is definetly NOT the answer!!!!!!!!!


 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:32 am


Thnx everyone!!!! I appreciate it muchly!!

 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:35 am
Certainly NOT dropping poison from the air!

Firstly, many birds scavenge meat (ei- poisoned mice)

Secondly, many insects eat dead meat- and the birds eat insects!
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:38 am


Not sure why anyone would think that dropping poison from the air would be ok.


 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:42 am


poorly written petition??

at least they are bringing awareness to this!!!

 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:42 am
And thirdly-

When the snakes crawl off and die somewhere, they die and the rat poison will seep into the ground, and eventually into the water.

I really don't want to pay more tax dollar to do a 3 trillion dollar scientific study on the "mysterious mass die off of fish in Guam"!!!!!!
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:44 am
SOOO wrong on SOOOO many levels!
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:46 am


there are people that say wolves are a menace.

 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:46 am


Thnx for siging everyone!!!!

And thnx to Peta for bringing this to our attention!!!!!


 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:47 am
What kind of a person believes that rat poison that seeps from dead snakes into soil and water is NOT going to kill Children and Babies????????


Where the hell is your common sense???????


You don't think snakes eat rat poison and the rat poison disappears, do you???? or maybe you do, and that is SAD.
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:53 am
And RAT POISON will wipe out EVERY SPECIES. Get a grip. Go take a science course.
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:55 am
Well? There are now 2 choices- LEAVE- or stay there and die of RAT POISON in a snake free environment.
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:56 am


where are your solutions???? all I see is someone doing a lot of complaining about others who are trying to stop poison from being dropped rom the sky.which would effect EVERYONE!!! both human and animal!!

please get off of Peta's back !!!

I see them doing good.

What are you doing about it?, if it bothers you so much??

 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:00 am
Hmmmm... must be one of those people waiting in the wings to do one of those 3 trillion scientific studies to see why everything MYSTERIOUSLY DIED and LEAVES SCIENTISTS BAFFLED.
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:06 am


wow ok I have had enough of this conversation, it's not going anywhere.

Peta isnt claiming to have a solution, they just don't want humnas, animals and the environment to be poisoned!!!!!

I never claimed to have a solution... but then neither did you!!!

Please just go bother someone else now.

I have grown very tired of this.



 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:10 am
Stop the Exotic Pet Trade- PETA has been saying that for DECADES.

They gave you the solution- you just didnt listen.
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:11 am


Thank You Nyack!!!


You cannot currently send a star to Nyack because you have done so within the last week.


 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:16 am
No- let them stay there- and drop rat poison all over them. GREAT SOLUTION. You win.
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:20 am


sure they will. lol

this petition will bring about awareness, why is this so hard for you to figure out??

Why is it you would rather drop poison on animals/people/the environment??

Sounds pretty screwed up to me.

sorry I am an activist and I have a very BIG problem with them dropping poison form the sky and anyone who thinks this is ok cleary has a different way of thinking than me. Because i am smart enough to realize this WOULD DO NO GOOD!!!!

ok enough said from me.

have a nice day!

 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:31 am
They are "catch phrases" and the exact same thing is happening in Florida with the Burmese Python.

PETA raises awareness. How many people have not even heard of this issue?

And, and issue with a solution of rat poison????????

Im glad you think its all "catch phrases"
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:34 am
And so what???? you have information???? You still dont have any other solution that to drop rat poison from a plane all over the environment. And seem to think its a darn GREAT idea. That's NOT very smart, for all your information.
 

Michela m. (3925)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:35 am

S&N
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:38 am
Nobody is offering a solution, other than to NOT DROP RAT POISON!


Thats a reasonable start!
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:39 am
now this is what I cal a "heated" discussion........ I signed (Thank You for Helping Animals!
Send a Message to Your Friends

Please help us spread the word about this issue by using the form below to e-mail this important information to your friends.)
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:40 am


I never claimed to have a solution. So stop asking for one!!!

I just have enough intelligence to know that dropping poison from the sky is wrong.

the real issue is that!!!

 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:41 am


Thnx everyone again for signing!!!

Just please ignore all the nonsense!!!

 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:41 am


You cannot currently send a star to Frans because you have done so within the last week.


 

Amy E. (66)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:44 am
n/s
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:51 am


'6th largest extinction event ever' sure and according to you, dropping poison on the environment will help that?

LMAO!!! NOT!!!

clearly you are the one in need of educating yourself.

 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:55 am
SIGNED! Thanks for bringing this up.
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:56 am


Thank you care2 for removing the problem!!!


 

Ruth L. (299)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:05 am
S&N Thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:07 am
s&n thx:))
 

Sandi C. (235)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:10 am
s/n
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:10 am
Raven Watch- its a NEWS ARTICLE not a meeting at the United Nations to find solutions.

Here are some things which are NOT good solutions; (in the way of education)

Dropping a Atomic Bomb on Guam

Dropping Agent Orange out of an Airplane

Dropping Rat Poison out of an Airplane



 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:13 am


boy you don't quit eh?

I will not support the 'The Center for Consumer Freedom' as it is clearly out to end Peta and the HSUS and any other org that is trying to make a difference. ( maybe cause then they wouldn't make so much money if they stopped Peta etc. )

as far as the truth... maybe you should read some more before posting your lame links.

and you know you started the mockery first.

I am thinking you are only here to cause problems so why not take your so called truth and go bother someone else with it.

 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:14 am


you know you shouldn't believe everything you read!!!
 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:15 am


Thnx AGAIN to EVERYONE who has signed this petition.

 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:19 am
S&N
 

Constance F. (433)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:22 am
Revised and sent, thank you ! PS: PETA is actually writing an email protest, and they write some of the best protests. They often do include "practical solutions" And you can include more ! The point is : they, along with other orgs, ask you to EDIT or REVISE the letter. The reason for this is personal emails, ones written by individuals CARRY THE MOST WEIGHT of influence with legislatures. And I know that for a fact. This is what makes PETA's actions good. They are also written in a way that allows people to edit and revise easily, and also ADD YOUR OWN THOUGHTS - To sum it up : That's an effective protest.
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:25 am

You just aren't getting it- rat poison DOES NOT "disappear" after a snake ingests it. It seeps into the soil, and into the water, out of the dead body of a snake.

So? If you want to poison the people of Guam, come out and say so- rather than some false humanatarian cause such as "saving babies". No baby was ever saved with rat poison.

 

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:25 am


Thnx Constance!!!


You cannot currently send a star to Constance because you have done so within the last week.


 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:31 am
Well Raven Watch- and YOU have done what to raise awareness? NOTHING! But PETA has.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:34 am
N&S such a heated argument, I don't want to be caught in the middle of it - but entering rat poison into the environment is very bad and can affect all nature around. Poison is terrible!
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:37 am
You haven't raised awareness that Federal Official want to drop rat poison on Guam, now have you???????

Maybe you are just that jealous of PETA that they raised awareness about the topic- and you didn't.

Not playing this game with you anymore- you have hijacked enough of my time.


 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:39 am
WOW, people chill out! Raven was stating an opinion and giving us some valid information to research. I've expressed my opinion on fracking, GMOs, and several other controversial subjects. My comments haven't been censored..YET..like Raven's was. If they ever are, I'll leave Care2.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:53 am
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Cher.
 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:59 am
Okay, children, enough!! Cher's having a bad day and we're all losing our tempers. Raven's original post should not have been removed, but the rest of this nonsense should be.
Let's all take a deep breath....1...2...3...and move on.
 

Tina P. (30)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:59 am
S&N
 

Erika M. (202)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:01 am
signed
 

Jan Garen (76)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:02 am
I will sign a petition if I agree with it and there are many things which PETA do/not do that I may disagree with. In this case using a substance that is known to cause problems of toxicity in more than the targeted animal is neither good science nor humane and I have signed the petition. I do not need to approve of PETA's policy on euthanasia to sign petitions which they initiate. Nothing about poisoning an animal can be considered a good solution and unless this is stopped finding an alternative solution will be academic.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:06 am
Not signed. I think most of you should Google brown tree snakes and also look at the videos on You Tube. If you have better solution to getting rid of brown tree snakes you would be surprised that most all of them have been tried.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:06 am
Thank You for Helping Animals!
I agree about banning the exotic pet trade....and would also like to see ALL poisons banned.
signed and shared, thanks
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:16 am
i signed, thnx Cher.
 

Jeri L. (7)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:16 am
Signed Thank you Cher!
 

Jeri L. (7)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:17 am
You cannot currently send a star to Cher because you have done so within the last week.
 

. (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:50 am
done
 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:56 am
To keep the mice bait from dropping all the way to the ground, where it could be eaten by other animals or attract insects as they rot, researchers have developed a flotation device with streamers designed to catch in the branches of the forest foliage, where the snakes live and feed.

Experts say the impact on other species will be minimal, particularly since the snakes have themselves wiped out the birds that might have been most at risk.

"One concern was that crows may eat mice with the toxicant," said William Pitt, of the U.S. National Wildlife Research Center's Hawaii Field Station. "However, there are no longer wild crows on Guam. We will continue to refine methods to increase efficiency and limit any potential non-target hazards."
 

Emma S. (227)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:57 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:58 am
The poison-mouse trick has been used before in Guam: In 2010, the USDA air-dropped mice at military installations on the island, according to CNN.com. That program's effectiveness led to the current airdrop program, which will be limited to Guam's Andersen Air Force Base.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:01 am
Signed
 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:01 am
The invasive reptiles, mostly brown tree snakes, have wiped out nine of Guam's 12 native bird species and much of its other wildlife.
 

Donna Hamilton (140)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:15 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

naomi cohen (44)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:01 am
thank you, cher. signed.
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:18 am
Signed & Noted Thank you
 

Carol Bischoff (377)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:47 am
S & N
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:40 pm
Thank You for Helping Animals!
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:44 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Julie E. (345)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:13 pm
NOTED, SIGNED
AND READ SOME OF THE COMMENTS ABOVE. RAVENS WERE MISSING.

Snakes or not, I do not want to hear that any poisons are being used for any reason. I did some researching but nothing was dated.

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From Wikipedia
---Current status on brown tree snakes
Currently, the brown tree snake population on Guam is declining with an equilibrium population size predicted to be roughly 30 to 50 snakes per hectare.[15] The decline in snake population may be identified as a result of depleted food resources, adult mortality and/or suppressed reproduction.[15] That is, the brown tree snake population on Guam has exceeded the carrying capacity of the island.

I did not read anywhere except on the petition that these snakes do not exist in Guam. Seems they do. I can not confirm this either since I do not live in Guam and I do not know anyone in Guam.
 

Pat B. (354)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:32 pm
TY,Cher. Done.
 

Alison A. (234)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:50 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Ruth M. (252)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:51 pm
Signed & noted
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:39 pm
message sent
 

Beth M. (244)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:19 pm
Done.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:41 pm
Done, TU Cher
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:03 pm
Its not a PETA bashing thread Barbara.

 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:04 pm
And why would you flag my comments anyway???? Thats intesting.
 

Nyack Clancy (434)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:14 pm
Even the EPA thinks rat poison is a BAD IDEA

http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/administration/280183-epa-moves-to-pull-rat-poison-from-shelves-

EPA moves to pull rat poison from shelves
By Megan R. Wilson - 01/30/13 03:56 PM ET

The Obama administration claims a company that makes rat poison is refusing to comply with standards to protect children, and is moving to ban 12 of its products from the market.

The Environmental Protection Agency said Reckitt Benckiser Inc. is the only manufacturer of rat poisons that has refused to work with the government on new safety standards. The company’s product brands include Veet, Air Wick and Clearasil.

“Moving forward to ban these products will prevent completely avoidable risks to children,” said James Jones, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention in a statement. “With this action, EPA is ensuring that the products on the market are both safe and effective for consumers.”

Reckitt Benckiser can appeal the decision within 30 days, according to Businessweek. If that process does not move forward, the EPA can continue with imposing the ban. A spokesman for Reckitt Benckiser denied comment to the magazine.

The EPA has been in talks with industry to make rattraps and poison safer for households with children since issuing new regulations in 2011. The agency says 10,000 children are accidentally exposed to mouse and rat baits every year.

The agency requires consumer poison products to be inside “protective tamper-resistant bait stations," with pellets or other materials that cannot fall out. It has other restrictions on specific chemicals in rat poison because of adverse environmental impacts.

“EPA expects to see a substantial reduction in exposures to children when the 12 D-Con products that do not comply with current standards are removed from the consumer market as millions of households use these products each year,” the EPA said.

This isn’t the first spat between the regulator and Reckitt Benckiser. In 2010, the D.C. court of appeals ruled in favor of the U.K.-based company, saying the EPA violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, which allows the agency to set the levels and standards for the chemicals contained in pesticides and recall “misbranded” products.

In 2008, Reckitt Benckiser was the target of an EPA recall for 10 of its products, but the appeals court found the regulator did not give the company a notice or the chance for a hearing before it moved forward with the products' “cancellation.”



 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:42 pm
N&S
 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:26 pm
Nyack, acetominophen is Tylenol which is not a *rat poison" and is not toxic to the environment. Did you read my posts containing statements I copied from Internet news channels concerning the situation?
I flagged the comments that all three of you made because you got to the point of people-bashing. Inappropriate on Care2 where everyone should have the right to state and document facts without reprisals.
I am a card-holding member of PETA. They're capable of defending themselves; however, they don't always thoroughly research their issues and do go a bit overboard at times.

As for Peta, I'm a card-holding member. They can stand up for themselves.
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:53 pm
Noted and signed - I don't even have words for this barbaric cruelty.
 

Danuta Watola (1198)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:05 am
noted
 

John S. (303)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:26 am
Noted. They do realise lot's of people take Acetaminophen?
 

Hugo L. (267)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 1:37 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher!
 

Ellen G. (340)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:31 pm
2 sigs
 

Nancy C. (798)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 12:53 pm
some thread...ty1
 

Wendy F. (43)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 5:16 am
Signed
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 8:03 am
N & S Cher :-0 Thnx
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:58 pm
signed and noted, thanks Cher
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 6:42 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:53 am
So signed!!! Thanks Cher
 
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