Start A Petition

Green Groups Sue to Get Giraffes on Endangered Species List


Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, interesting, pictures, news )

Christeen
- 70 days ago - ecowatch.com
Yes.



   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Animae C (507)
Saturday December 8, 2018, 5:36 am
GOOD!!!
 

MmAway M (519)
Saturday December 8, 2018, 2:28 pm
Wowie, this news @ site has so much information I will have to read later. PERFECTION DARLING!!! TY for posting!

"The United States cannot stand idly by and allow thousands of U.S. imports of giraffe parts every year without any regulation while these animals are on a path to extinction. It is time that the United States stands tall for giraffes and gives this at-risk species the protection that it urgently needs," HSUS Managing Wildlife attorney Anna Frostic said in the press release.

The number of giraffes in the wild has dropped almost 40 percent in the past 30 years, to the point where there are fewer than 100,000 left. The main threats they face are habitat loss, illegal hunting for meat and human fighting, but they are also vulnerable to a trade in skins, bone carvings and trophies. Despite this, the U.S. imports more than one giraffe hunting trophy a day and imported around 40,000 giraffe products between 2006 and 2015."
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)


Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Offbeat





 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.