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TAKE ACTION: Protect Millions of Hunted Animals! Block the Sportsmen's Act.

Animals  (tags: animalrights, cruelty, death, endangered, protection, wildlife )

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This law promotes the inhumane act of hunting for sport and exacerbates the illegal wildlife trade. Support IDA and urge your reps to vote down S. 1335.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6:18 pm
More than 100 million animals are reported killed by hunters annually, not including the deaths of millions of animals unregulated by state agencies. Although less than 5% of Americans hunt, hunting is currently permitted in 60% of U.S. wildlife areas. Congress is even considering increasing hunting opportunities with a new bill, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2013 (S. 1335).

The act aims to convert public lands into wildlife areas for hunting and trapping, permit transportation of bows through national parks, and creating shooting ranges on federal lands. It also allows importation of “trophies” from polar bear kills in Canada. These provisions threaten the lives of animals and violate the Public Trust Doctrine, which bans interest groups from dominating natural resources.

Stand with In Defense of Animals and urge Congress to contest S. 1335.


Esther Z. (94)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6:34 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly.

Mary T. (357)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 8:30 pm
You have added your voice to Protect Millions of Hunted Animals! Block the Sportsmen’s Act. - Thank you Beverly

Rose Becke (142)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 10:02 pm
You Did It!

You have added your voice to Protect Millions of Hunted Animals! Block the Sportsmen’s Act.

natasha salgado (715)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 10:12 pm

Ljiljana Milic (110)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 10:46 pm
You have added your voice to Protect Millions of Hunted Animals! Block the Sportsmen’s Act.
& Thank you Beverly

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 12:51 am
Noted and signed.

Judy C. (102)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 1:47 am
Signed. Thanks Beverly.

Animae C. (520)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:29 am
You have added your voice to Protect Millions of Hunted Animals! Block the Sportsmen’s Act.
2,136 supporters. 2,500 needed!

Frances Darcy (225)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 10:45 am

Ilona V. (0)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 1:41 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.

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Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:14 pm
signed #2,324

Constance F. (418)
Friday October 18, 2013, 7:19 am
thank you for posting ! recently s & s

Irene S. (68)
Friday October 18, 2013, 10:29 am

Jill Vickerman (416)
Friday October 18, 2013, 10:48 am
You have added your voice to Protect Millions of Hunted Animals! Block the Sportsmen’s Act.

Thanks Beverly

Caroline S. (81)
Friday October 18, 2013, 11:12 am
Signed }}:-((

Past Member (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 11:23 am
S+N such adorable faces on those foxes. The Foxes in my backyard had better not eve been harmed. I truly would not want to be the one who hurt them.

Julia Kukushkina (6)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:22 pm
Signed, of course. Thank you for a petition!

Shelli S. (374)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:53 pm
Signed & noted

Christeen Anderson (662)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:56 pm

Elena J. (197)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:46 pm

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:48 pm
Signed, noted and shared.
Thank you, Beverly :)

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:55 pm

kate K. (482)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:14 pm
Signed too :-)

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:42 pm

norma laborie (33)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:12 pm

Birgit W. (159)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:37 pm

Carol Cowbrough (98)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:48 pm
Signed and Noted. Thank you.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 4:25 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday October 18, 2013, 6:33 pm
Previously signed. Noted. Thanks, Beverly.

Dori C. (17)
Friday October 18, 2013, 6:35 pm

Ellen Gaston (21)
Friday October 18, 2013, 9:01 pm
I just read a 1963 book to my grandson called "Grizzwold." It is about a grizzly bear trying to find a suitable home after his forest was chopped down. He winds up (finally) finding a National park where the park ranger welcomes him and said he would be safe from hunters because hunting isn't allowed in National parks. I thought about this horrible bill and hope the 1963 book will be not become woefully inaccurate today due to the slimeball politicians catering to the "Skeeter's R Us" lobby. This bill is infuriating and stupid to the core.

Saturday October 19, 2013, 12:42 am

Inge Bjorkman (188)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:13 am
Hunters again, lock them in and throw away the key


Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:24 am

Elaine Al Meqdad (282)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:43 am
S & N!

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:48 am
Noted and signed. TY Beverly

Danuta Watola (1264)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:26 am

PlsNoMessage se (614)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:48 am

Elle B. (84)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:02 am
Ty Beverly. signed. . .

“Whether hunting is right or wrong, a spiritual experience, or an outlet for the killer instinct, one thing it is not is a sport. Sport is when individuals or teams compete against each other under equal circumstances to determine who is better at a given game or endeavor." —R. Lerner

“The thinking person must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition or surrounded by a halo….We need a boundless ethic which includes the animals also.” —Albert Schweitzer

"Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission--to be of service to them whenever they require it..." ― St. Francis of Assisi, [1181/1182 – October 3, 1226]

"Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky and water was a real and active principle. For the animal and bird world there existed a brotherly feeling that kept the Lakota Safe among them and so close did some of the Lakotas come to their feathered and furred friends that in true brotherhood they spoke a common tongue."
―Ota K'Te/Mochunozhin Oglala Lakota, Dec. 1868-Feb. 20, 1939 [aka:Chief Luther Standing Bull Teton Sioux]

Ruth C. (141)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:33 am

Elizabeth McGowan (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:16 am
Done thanks!

Dwain La'Brooy (331)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 1:12 am
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Sheila D. (28)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:35 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly.

Dianne D. (491)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:13 pm

edward jagusiak (25)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:51 pm
Signed & Noted.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday October 21, 2013, 5:58 am

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Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:04 pm
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