by: Care2 Team
target: U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
12,753 SUPPORTERS – 13,000 GOAL
They’re tiny, they’re adorable — and pretty soon, thousands of them will be dead.
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) recently announced a plan to poison 100 colonies of black-tailed prairie dogs in North Dakota, potentially killing thousands of these little critters — unless we act fast.
Though prairie dogs have called the area home for centuries, cattle ranchers have blamed them for eating up the grass their cattle rely on and have successfully fought to remove them. The truth is, however, that even though prairie dogs eat grass, they are natural grazers who actually help maintain healthy grasslands to feed more animals.
We must fight back and save these creatures from mass slaughter. Please sign this petition and demand that the USFS drop its plan to poison prairie dogs!
If the cull goes through, these prairie dogs will suffer a slow and painful death. The government plans to use rodenticide, which can take days to kill the little animals as they slowly bleed out. It is a cruel, inhumane, and unnecessary plan.
Don’t let the government’s cruel plan continue. Sign now to put an end to the mass slaughter of prairie dogs now.
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