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Save African Lions From Extinction By Listing Them as An Endangered Species! PLEASE SIGN!!!


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Julie
- 569 days ago - change.org
Listing them would not only keep lion meat off American plates but would save thousands of lions by addressing one of the biggest threats to the African lion population -- trophy hunting.



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Julie E. (347)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:51 am
Julie -
I think I'm starting to be known as "that Lion Lady". First, I started a petition to get a restaurant in Kansas to stop serving lion meat (we won!), and then I started another to get the FDA to ban lion meat throughout the country. But I can't help it -- I do this all because lions' very existence is at risk.

Now, I'm ecstatic: we have an unprecedented chance to save African lions by getting them on the Endangered Species List. Listing them would not only keep lion meat off American plates but would save thousands of lions by addressing one of the biggest threats to the African lion population -- trophy hunting.

But just like restaurateurs opposed my petition to get lion meat out of a Kansas restaurant, wealthy American hunters are fighting to keep African lions off the Endangered Species List so they can continue to bring their bodies home as trophies. Our time is short -- the government body in charge of the list is factoring public opinion into its decision and the public comment period ends on Monday.

That's why I started a new petition on Change.org calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to bow to pressure from hunters and to place the African lion on the Endangered Species List. Click here to sign my petition now.

In the past fifty years, the African lion population declined by as much as 90%. Many of the lion prides that do exist today are so genetically weak from being small and isolated by international borders that they can't promise a future for African lions.

Legal trophy hunting is a major cause of African lions' decline -- and two thirds of the African lions killed by trophy hunters end up in the U.S. That's thousands of lions!

Americans hold the key to saving the African lion. An Endangered Species listing would ban any lion parts or bodies from being imported into the U.S. -- a huge deterrent to hunters who want to go on safari and bring back a trophy -- as well as stop the sale of lion meat nationwide.

Click here to sign my petition, calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to designate the African lion as an endangered species now before its public comment period ends on Monday.

Thank you.

Cheryl Semcer (aka "The Lion Lady"!)
Hoboken, New Jersey
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:51 am
petition signed
 

Dave C. (213)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:52 am
DONE!
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:10 pm
Noted and gladly signed,thanks. We need to protect these amazing cats,especially from poachers.
 

Lisa Neste (694)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:25 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Save African lions from extinction by listing them as an endangered species!"
Shared w/ FB friends as well, thank you for ROARING Julie!!!
 

Joan M. (1090)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:43 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Julie
 

Carlene D. (239)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:56 pm
Signed and noted
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:01 pm
Signed. Thanks Julie.
 

Erin R. (169)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:05 pm
n & s
 

Vicky P. (462)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:12 pm
noted and signed
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:12 pm
signed and shared, thank you Julie
 

Darren G. (8133)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:16 pm
Signed - TY:-)
 

Kay M. (351)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:18 pm
signed.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:22 pm
Previously signed.
 

Barbara K. (88)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:24 pm
S & N, thanks, my friend.
 

Diane K. (136)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:34 pm
I signed on Change.org, but also created a petition on Care2. Sorry for the duplication, but we must have been on the same page with this, Julie! I also forwarded to my friends on Care2! Yikes, I hope we can receive lots of signatures, together!! Have until tomorrow 1/28.
 

Barbara F. (72)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:35 pm
Signed and Noted, Thanks!
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:38 pm
Signed earlier.

Lions must be put on the endangered species act - ESA immediately.
Other big cats should be placed there as well.

Rhinos definitely belong on the ESA NOW! Already, one specie of Rhino has gone extinct in one
country in Asia.

Ty, Julie.
.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:41 pm
Signed.
 

Agnes N. (717)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:45 pm
Thanks Barbara, Jullie, noted, signed, shared
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:46 pm

The lion lady - that is nice. Petition numbers are very good, with 100,316 supporters
49,683 NEEDED
 

AniMae Chi (399)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:48 pm
signed
 

Svetlana B. (18)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:53 pm
Already done
 

Julia R. (290)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:05 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared! Hopefully everyone will share this petition with family, friends and on face book! This is one of the most important actions that we can take to save these magnificent animals from extinction! Why we didn't do it sooner, shows what a bunch of corrupt fools the majority of our politicians are and the American people need to take a real leadership role in showing what our priorities really need to be!
 

Elizabeth Hernandez (17)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:18 pm
Signed and Tweet
 

Christeen Anderson (473)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:57 pm
Signed.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:59 pm
S&N
 

Mike H. (217)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:00 pm
Signed thanks for posting
 

naomi cohen (52)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:06 pm
thank you for this, julie. xxxooo
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:16 pm
Thank you Julie
signed and noted
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:16 pm
Signed Julie TY
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:24 pm
#107,146 Thank you for signing the petition "Save African lions from extinction by listing them as an endangered species!"
 

Robert B. (57)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:25 pm
Gladly signed. These creatures are unique and intelligent and must be protected. The more animals we protect, the more we are protected.
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:35 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Louise G. (1)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:39 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Constance F. (433)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:45 pm
Excellent Julie ! Thank you for posting. Previously signed.
 

. (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:57 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:04 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Carole K. (199)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:23 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Julie for post & Barbara for FWD.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:26 pm
Done!
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:27 pm
Signed, noted, and shared. Thank you for the opportunity to help in this way.
 

Joe R. (189)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:46 pm
Thanks Julie. Signed and noted.
 

David C. (29)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:11 pm
N&S
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:50 pm
Already signed, TU Julie
 

Melania Padilla (174)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:07 pm
Signed and shared!
 

Lydia S. (172)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:25 pm
Signed & Forwarded , Thanks so much
 

Gysele van Santen (210)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:28 pm
signed.
 

Angeles Madrazo (292)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:32 pm
Signed!
 

Laurie H. (703)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:41 pm
So hopeful for the lions survival----Signed & Shared with Thanks so much Julie!~
 

Kim O. (403)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:50 pm
Noted but can't sign Change petitions. Phooey. Thanks Julie!
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:53 pm
S+N
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:29 pm
Already signed and shared, thanks Julie
 

desanka s. (390)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 8:09 pm
Signer 121,271.
Thank you Julie!
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 8:20 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 8:38 pm
Thank you, Julie. for being a leader in so many important victories especially for the lions.

It takes a lot of work, a lot of sacrifice and a lot of STUBBORNESS to do what you have done.
We support you.

Alone, we can do almost nothing. Together we can save our planet for our children and our
grandchildren and, yes, for the lions. I have four lions in my collection of stuffed toy animals.
Two of them are playing with four little lambs. lol

Hey, wanna run for president?
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:07 pm
N&S. TY Julie.
 

Gabriele R. (29)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:36 pm
noted an signed
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:33 pm
Noted and signed with a sickened heart at the atrocities we as humans inflict upon our animals.
 

karen n. (57)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:10 am
noted and gladly signed!
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:13 am
Signed.
 

Ana R (220)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:48 am
Done!... with hope
Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:58 am
Noted & Signed . Thanks .
 

Nimue P. (230)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:08 am
S&N
 

Emma S. (226)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:39 am
Done - thanks, Lion Lady!
 

Mónica AYUGA (109)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:47 am
No entiendo porque los Gobiernos permiten la caza indiscriminada de todas las especies de animales que habitan el planeta, que pasará cuando ya no queden animales ? Que será de este planeta ?
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:02 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:11 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Danuta Watola (1191)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:55 am
noted
 

Gabriela V. (161)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:29 am
I signed, thank you!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:24 am
S&n thx:))
 

Tanya W. (45)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:29 am
Noted and signed. May all generations marvel and be in awe of these majestic animals fo forever and a day!!!
 

Arild Warud (163)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:09 am
Signed,thanks Julie.
 

Vicki P. (132)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:20 am
Signed with thanks
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:20 am
Noted and signed. Thank you!
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:22 am
noted & signed (Thank you for signing the petition "Save African lions from extinction by listing them as an endangered species!") - don't get your hopes up hey?.....I wish it could be though...
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:23 am
This should help raise people's awareness on this disappearing animal
 

Kimberly B. (121)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:37 am
Signed, shared and noted. Thank you Julie!
 

Veerle V. (41)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:59 am
Petition signed, thank you Julie !
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:12 am
noted + signed
 

Ben Oscarsito (352)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:56 am
Done. 132,529 signatures so far!
http://www.africaguide.com/wildlife/lion.htm
 

Michela m. (3864)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:21 am
Obviously SIGNED!!!
Noted
 

Yvonne F. (166)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:25 am
Thanks Julie for posting this great petition!!!!!
 

Waltraud U. (75)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:30 am
done ty
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:49 am
Noted and signed--thanks Julie.
 

Silvia Gonzalez (32)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:58 am
done, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:52 am
stop eating meat.....
 

. (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:25 am
Signed and noted with my biggest hope - Julie thank you so much for this important sharing
 

Susan G. (54)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:52 am
Signed and noted
 

Valerie H. (134)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:58 am
Thank you, signed.... # 138,555
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:22 am
Noted, signed and tweeted, thanks Julie.
 

Chrissie H. (19)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:37 am
Hope everyone will sign this worthy cause. I did and gladly.Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:56 am
Anybody eating the meat of endangered species and dog and cat meat are as guilty of their killing. Signed.
 

Maria S. (102)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:32 am
Noted & signed. Thanks Julie.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:02 pm
Thank you, gladly signed!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:19 pm
Thank you ~ signed
 

K Verstijnen (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:32 pm
Signed & shared
 

Elizabeth M. (31)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:36 pm
Signed with pleasure, thank you.
 

Gudrun D. (411)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:44 pm
Signed - thank you Julie!
 

Sara W. (110)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:07 pm
Signed.
 

Pamela W. (75)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:42 pm
Noted. Signed and commented petition. Frans ..... never heard of "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" ???
What would this world be without the "King of Beasts" in it ???? We must SAVE them for future generations !!
 

kye j. (41)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:01 pm
Signed
 

deb s. (148)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:16 pm
S & N AND SHARED SAVE THE LIONS EXTINCTION IS FINAL THEN NO MORE LIONS DO WE WANT THAT TO HAPPEN?
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:18 pm
SIGNED ANS SHARED
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:44 pm
Noted, most definitely signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Julie.
 

Carol D. (108)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:23 pm
They will become extinct very soon if nothing is done We are losing them through sadistic hunters and through global warming and their habitats turning to deserts They need to be listed now before its too late Thanks to all the people trying to save this beautiful cat and all other cats

signed
 

Amy E. (66)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:28 pm
n/s
 

Natalie V. (27)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:38 pm
noted, already signed
 

Alison A. (231)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:47 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Julie.
 

Simon Validzic (248)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:17 pm
"Signed" with comment: "Lions are at the top of the food chain; they have no natural enemies and have not adapted to being killed on a large scale. Native animals have an intrinsic value and do not exist just to be killed by humans. The lion population is already fragmented and that leads to inbreeding. Trophy hunting causes negative selection because it targets the largest animals. I do not support any hunting but trophy hunting is even worse than hunting for food."

I hope that it is not too late but I notice that people are still "signing".

I notice that the petition is doing extremely well (having surpassed 145,000 "signatures") and I sent a message to the petition author asking for advice regarding collecting "signatures" online. I am working on the campaign to stop the killing of kangaroos and the most successful petition in that campaign took 4 years to reach 24,000 "signatures" and has a whole coalition of organizations involved. I personally rarely get more than 1 person to "sign" an online petition within each 24 hour period. I am much beter in the street where I can collect 30-60 "signatures" per hour by myself, depending on the petition wording, weather, and pedestrian traffic flow.
 

Linda P. (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:39 pm
signed and noted.
 

aj E. (164)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:44 pm
s&n
 

Simon Validzic (248)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:46 pm
It is still not too late because I just left a comment (petition text + above comment (the part in quotes) then slightly modified) by following the specified link:

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/11/27/2012-28310/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-90-day-finding-on-a-petition-to-list-the-african-lion#table_of_contents
 

Gabriela Baldaia (95)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:50 pm
Thank you !!
Signed and noted.
 

Kay M. (351)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:00 pm
done.
 

Laurie S. (73)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:05 pm
[: Signed

with 146,828 supporters
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:29 pm
Signed!
 

Cathy Aronson (62)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:30 pm
Noted and signed, Lion Lady :)
 

Winn Adams (191)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:32 pm
Signed.
 

LMj Sunshine (122)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:29 pm
TY!!
 

Matthew Cloner (122)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:19 pm
Signed!
 

Pogle S. (88)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:52 am
S&N
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:48 am
S&N
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:48 am
S&N
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:41 am
Noted and signed Julie :-0 Tnx
 

Veronique L. (210)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:54 am
Already signed Julie, but noted today!
 

Aaron Bouchard (126)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:28 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Sherri Martin (155)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:16 pm
Signed and shared....
 

Carol Bischoff (376)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:52 am
Noted and signed.
 

Donnaa D. (13)
Friday February 1, 2013, 3:21 pm
noted shared and signed
 

Chris C. (147)
Friday February 1, 2013, 3:21 pm
Signed and noted. Kudos to the Lion Lady! :)
 

Linda Jarsky (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:05 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. is quoted as saying, “Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
 

Victoria S. (19)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:07 am
Noted and signed
 

Sandra Penna (70)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:12 am
signed and noted.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:28 pm
Poachers & trophy hunters & sickos that love to see suffering and dying, human encroachment are pushing lions [and many other species] into extinction and should be listed as endangered if there is any chance of their survival.
 

federico bortoletto (33)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:51 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Julie.
 

AnimalWhisperer Caswell (152)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:51 am
Noted and signed. Thank you for sharing and caring. Animal Whisperer Rosi X
 

Donnaa D. (13)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 4:02 pm
SIGNED A WHILE AGO, i adopted a family of 3 via navs and i feel strongly that they are endangered
 
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