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Government Plans to Euthanize Hundreds of Threatened Desert Tortoises It Was Supposed to Protect

Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, endangered, Austerity, Biology, Protest, Scandal, USA )

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Federal funds for a Nevada-based desert tortoise conservation center are running dry and wildlife officials plan to close the facility and euthanize hundreds of tortoises that were once classified as "endangered" and are currently considered "threatened."

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. (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 5:04 pm
only 100,000 desert tortoises are estimated to remain in the wild and las vegas plans to murder more than 700 of them

Sheila D (194)
Monday August 26, 2013, 6:42 pm
There's a petition here somewhere for this. Please find it and sign. Noted with sadness and disgust that LV will just kill all these turtles instead of finding a way to save them. Thans.

Constance F (418)
Monday August 26, 2013, 8:07 pm
2 petitions:


Barb K (1688)
Monday August 26, 2013, 9:10 pm

Ljiljana M (115)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:34 am
Duly noted with sadness & Both petitions signet & Thank you Ray and Constance.

Ruth L (242)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 1:02 am
Many thanks to BarbCat for the forward, Ray for the post and Constance for the two petition links. Both signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:17 am
No need 4 killing these cuties---always other options if one seeks them. Petitions signed already, Thanks Ray

Ruth M (235)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 5:00 am
What Next !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Signed

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 7:55 am

MmAway M (505)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:35 pm
Thank you Ray and Constance for the Change.Org Petitions...I think there is one on Care2 I will go hunting. Noted with EXTREME ANGER!!! This is dang pitiful!

Mike M (40)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 3:09 pm
8,570 NEEDED

Mike M (40)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 3:19 pm
One of many stories another petition

June M (139)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 3:54 pm
thanks for posting Ray + thanks Constance, Mike for the petition links which I have signed

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:31 pm
I did sign a petition for this Glad Mike has given the link again to get more signatures

karen n (57)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:43 pm
signed and noted

S J (130)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:44 pm
Save money from making wars then there will be plenty to do something else.

Done both, thanks Ray and special thank to Constance. Also thank you Mike for the other one.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:18 pm
Noted and signed. TY

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:30 pm
They are planning on euthanizing about 700 tortoises that are too weak to live in the wild, and then release the rest into the wild. I still think this is horrible to euthanize any of them- surely some could go to educational programs or Proper zoos, since they are used to people and can't live on their own in the wild.

MmAway M (505)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:33 pm

This is the other petition that Constance did not get, take a peek on the links she posted on Change.Org, if you only want points this link above is a Care2 petition that frankly, I did not read, but signed and posted!!!! For those of you that care, read, read, read...I only posted this for help and I am sure there is another one on Force too...Be well guys and I am so honored to be here to help creatures. There are so many people that do such much more...i.e. Constance! (WOW lady you amaze me)!

Shawna S (45)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:12 pm
How about pumping some $$$ into the conservation center?? Las Vegas is forever expanding, at what cost? Euthanizing these tortoises would really smudge my image of the city.
I surely hope there's safety ahead for these tortoises.

Shawna S (45)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:19 pm
signed and noted too...Thanks Ray :")

Danuta W (1249)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:09 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:25 am
Probably plan to put up a wind farm.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:52 am

. (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 5:05 am
signed petition on

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 5:30 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:24 am
Why to kill?

Jill Vickerman (416)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 7:11 am
Yes why cant they go to good zoos, there are lots of places that can take Tortoises, the ones that cant be released. Thats horrible..we are pleading with people in China not to eat them, and now a first world country wants to euthanize them. ... somethings not balanced
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