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ACTION ALERT: End Hunting of Big Cats and Wild Animals in Cages! PLEASE ACTION !

Animals  (tags: captive semi tame wild animals, imprisoned, caged, gunned down, canned hunting cruety, laws, legalisaiton )

- 2885 days ago -
Captive hunts are privately owned ranches where customers pay a fee to shoot semi-tame exotic mammals--even endangered species--for trophies. Some of these operations even offer "no kill, no pay" guarantees--eliminating any sportsmanship from the practice.


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Patrick Donovan (344)
Friday June 24, 2011, 8:04 am
These "hunters" are despicable humans and unworthy of respect by anybody. There use in my view would be as targets themselves. Put them naked, with no weapons, food, nor clothing and let the carnivores have them.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday June 24, 2011, 8:49 am
Noted, thank you!

. (0)
Friday June 24, 2011, 9:35 am
Signatures open to U.S citizens/residents only :(

Andrea Tackett (187)
Friday June 24, 2011, 8:09 pm
This is absolutely sickening. I can't imagine anyone letting people do this. Please keep doing all possible to end this cruelty.

Regina P (63)
Friday June 24, 2011, 8:24 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks Simone

Regina P (63)
Friday June 24, 2011, 8:41 pm
Noted again, took all 21 actions. Thanks Simone.

Saturday June 25, 2011, 4:20 am
noted with hope...

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 7:30 am

Kay M (347)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 10:18 am

Paola Amarante (11)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 10:40 am

. (0)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 10:57 am
Not being a US citizen I cannot take a fully active role. What I can do is to express my condemnation and shock, if these people feel so strongly that they need to carry a gun and shoot at something why don't they volunteer to join the armed services who might be able to accomodate them.

Terry King (113)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 11:34 am
I already signed... What a despicable and cowardly practice!

Al C (7)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 12:07 pm

Shirley H (49)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 1:53 pm
Noted, signed and shared with friends and family.
Shirley H.

Justin R (0)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 2:02 pm
Could not find a place to sign but forwarded.

These low-brows killers should be executed! No mercy!

Ruth C (87)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 2:20 pm
To make it really challenging lets put the hunters in the cage with the animal and nothing but his/her hands to defend themselfs, now that is a challenge!

Constance F (418)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 2:21 pm
Your'e awsome Regina. Thank you for posting. I get this at home, and frankly, can't tell or remember what action I took.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 2:48 pm
I agree with Terry. Noted, thanks Simone!

Anna Borsey (66)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 3:09 pm

I signed a petition a day or two ago against this despicable, immoral practice, also known as "canned hunting".
In Africa, wealthy tourists can shoot and murder lions and other wild animals in "canned hunts". I have signed petitions against this abuse also.

Nelson B (0)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 4:45 pm
Big cowards shooting defenseless animals.

. (0)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 4:48 pm
Very cowardly practice!!!

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 6:32 pm
Noted. I can't sign.

Patricia W (94)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 8:20 pm
Thanks Simone.
I signed a petition 2 days ago and am making the phonecalls Monday. My comment from the other petition still stands... These scumbag cowards should be put into a fenced-off bushy areas without weapons, with a hungry big cat to stalk them through the underbrush. This should be their punishment, each and every one, until they're all gone. That should keep the cats fed for quite a while.

Patricia W (94)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 8:23 pm
PS : I don't advocate any kind of violence, but sometimes you just have to say WTF and weigh your options.

Michael L (2)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 9:04 pm
These "hunters" are deplorable to the human race, unworthy of any respect; and wouldn’t know integrity if the butt-end of a rifle stock hit them square smack on the forehead….

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 9:49 pm
noted and sşgned

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 1:20 am
Very useful information

Sunday June 26, 2011, 1:25 am
Has mankind become so pathetic that they will kill an animal when it is unable to escape and it can even be sedated ?????? If you were the last person on this earth, I could not be bothered with you. You are obviously very disturbed.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 4:15 am
We need massive petitions for this issue, please! Thankyou!

Helle H (21)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 8:14 am
This is so disgusting.

Lisa On Vacation (203)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 8:53 am
Noted & shared on FB, thanks Simone!

cynthia l (207)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 9:23 am
noted, signe, shared Stop the insanity! Sick, cowardly, creeps that are just disgusting

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 9:35 am
Thank you

Bernell Trapp (236)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 9:58 am
Noted, tweeted, forwarded to others, and will make the call. Bernell

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 10:37 am
Noted with dismay.

Jean A (14)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 10:50 am
These are not hunters, they get their guns off by killing . Go watch porno instead and get off. Isn't this what its all about? Why don't we have laws preventing this. Great legislators we have in fact some might be a part of this.

Lindsey Williams (234)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 12:31 pm
Noted, thank you Simone.

Theresa C (1)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 1:03 pm

M B (62)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 1:06 pm
That's disgusting, humans are the worst creatures on earth, no animal would do this.

wilma s. (0)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 1:22 pm

Terry Royer (5)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 2:56 pm
We need to know who this ranchers aré that allowe this inmoral,unethical,disgusting,coward acts. This poor excuse of a human beings aré no hunters they aré cowards!!!!! How is this allowed by law???

Fran F (116)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 5:31 pm
"Hunting" caged animals is pathetic and immoral. Will call my rep and senators on Monday. Thank you, Simone!

Walter Firth (45)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 7:20 pm
Noted.Thanks for posting.This is incredible as they say "only in America".No need to add to the abuse heaped on the slime who kill helplss animals for the pleasure,no words could be low or filthy enough to describe them .If there is power in curses ,they are cursed for eternity. I hope your approaches to your senators can bring an end to the brutal practice.I couldn't find any petitions.

Alcataz L (0)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 7:54 pm
cowards! how would they like to be shoot for tropy!? leave this animals alone....

Pamela C (75)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 10:42 pm
Called and left a message for my Congressman to please support and co-sponsor Anyone who would kill an animal in a cage is a waste of space.

Dany Strakova (123)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 11:08 pm
totally agree with Patrick Donovan! anyway noted and signed

Janis B (7)
Monday June 27, 2011, 7:57 am
What cowardly drips these cretins are. they should be caged and shot many times until it really hurts and then killed.

. (0)
Monday June 27, 2011, 9:08 am
Born to be wild....


Dana W (9)
Monday June 27, 2011, 11:13 am
Noted - captive or canned hunts is the literal equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel. Members of my family hunt and fish but they eat what they kill and hunt normally. Who allows this horrible practice? As for why, just look to greed and the egos of people who want to be able to brag that they bagged a "ferocious wild animal".

Morris G. (18)
Monday June 27, 2011, 12:15 pm
While I have no doubt there are places where you can do this type of hunting, if it is your thing, I have hunted for 41 years all across the country and have never even seen one of these "caged" hunting places. I certainly have no desire to do this type hunting and frankly none of the hundreds of hunters I know do either.
At the same time reading the comments it appears that many if not most of you believe wild animals should be destined to live some sort of peaceful, relaxing life. The truth is wild animals invariably die violent, painful deaths. Most die very young from predation - literally eaten alive - or from exposure or disease. Even the ones that make it to old age eventually succumb to the same things. None except zoo animals die peacefully in an "old animals home."
For that reason I don't get too upset over stuff like this. I have spent a lot of time in the wild and have seen nature up close. It is beautiful, but it isn't merciful.

Jennifer M (78)
Monday June 27, 2011, 1:23 pm
Noted. Thanks

Ron A (20)
Monday June 27, 2011, 5:17 pm

Dianne D (490)
Friday July 22, 2011, 4:19 pm
Email sent to my Congressman.
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