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Obama Announces New U.S. Focus on Wildlife Trafficking


Animals  (tags: wildlife, wildanimals, protection, goodnews, animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates )

Cal
- 427 days ago - ipsnews.net
President Barack Obama on Monday announced a series of new initiatives to combat spiking levels of international poaching and draft a new national plan on wildlife trafficking, an industry that has grown so significantly in recent years that the presiden



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Teresa W. (683)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:14 am
thank you
 

Constance F. (433)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:26 am
That's nice. Very Glad to hear the Adminstration has a concern for international wildlife poaching and intends on new proposals to combat it. It would be also be very nice if the Adminstration would stop destroying the integrity of ESA
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:32 am
Good, hope he follows through! Ty Cal
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:37 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Christeen Anderson (478)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:43 am
This sounds good but will he follow through?
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:55 am
It sounds promising but i'll wait and see what exactly his plans are...i really hope he keeps his word and doesn't disappoint all the animals. Thx Cal
 

Winn Adams (191)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:24 am
Thanks
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:47 am
OK! But....until the problems of human overpopulation and the resulting poverty are solved, wildlife poaching WILL continue.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:53 am
I love it!
 

John S. (301)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:12 am
Really Pam, then why "Under Obama’s initiative, significant new focus will also be placed on regulations here in the United States, which is second only to China as the largest market for illegally trafficked wildlife products." Doesn't seem so much as overpopulation as a problem with the US (do you really think Asia would worry about palm oil if the demand from rich nations wasn't driving it.
 

Jeaneen A. (128)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:17 am
I do hope that Obama keeps his word on this and uses his position to work with these nations to get all the poachers and execute them all. I realize the execution part will not happen, do not know why, that is all the creeps deserve. But I do hope Obama can get these countries to finally get really serious before we have no more elephant and Rhino left.
 

Sandi C. (242)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:25 am
thanks
 

Arlene Morrison (1)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:40 am
Sounds like a good measure if he can get it into real legislation with bite! There is killing for food by desperate people and killing for vast profits by criminal gangs who couldn't give a damn about the animals~ that's what really needs to be stopped!
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:32 pm
Thank You for this, Dear Cal~~
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:16 pm
Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:49 pm
Agreed Constance! Thanks Cal.
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:26 pm
Noted with thanks - let's hope everyone comes to this party as something urgently needs to be done.
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:21 am
noted
 

Mm M. (450)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 3:48 pm
Goodness, I will believe it when I see it happen. I want to know where that $$$ will actually go, cause I don't think it will actually help the animals!!! Noted with a skeptical heart!
 
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