Petition:Sentient creatures demand a Ban on 1080

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Please meet Rex Betty, and Kenya.

On 11 April 2014, Rex died a painful death after eating a Sodium Monofluoroacetate (1080) poisoned bait, in his suburban backyard in Collie, Western Australia. Rex’s death was drawn out and was observed by his owners who were unable to help him. Betty and Kenya both met the same cruel fate. Tests were undertaken on the baits found in Rex’s backyard and they were 1080 dry baits. Thousands of domestic pets die each year from 1080 poison, many go unreported because it is so distressing for the owners to observe. Domestic Pets regularly die across Wildlife suffer the same cruel and unnecessary fate, many of which are endangered species. So called “target specific” baiting is a myth. Baits can be carried for up to 2K and wildlife feed from poisoned carcass.

1080 is a poison with no known antidote. It kills all breathing creatures slowly and cruelly and has the capacity to kill humans. In humans, symptoms include pains in the chest, nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress and frothing of the mouth, coma. 1080 does not discriminate. Made in USA and banned in most countries it is still used in epidemic proportions across Australia.

1080 is a potential risk to human health, it should be banned from any use.

Petition:Conserving Ontario’s Mountain Lions ·

Carina Lai started this petition to Ian Arthur and 2 others

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We, the undersigned, hereby urge the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to publicly release a recovery strategy for the mountain lion (Puma concolor) by December 31, 2019.


In 2007, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of Ontario was established with the intent of protecting over 200 species at risk. Under the ESA, the government of Ontario is required to play an active role in conserving native species. However, a decade after its enactment, the ESA has unfortunately not been effectively implemented, leaving species at risk in a vulnerable position.

One of the defining features of the ESA is the mandatory formation and implementation of recovery strategies by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) for all endangered and threatened species in Ontario. Recovery strategies are based on scientific findings and provide a framework of recommended measures to ensure the survival and recovery of a species. However, the MNRF may delay the release of a recovery strategy for a number of reasons.

Although the MNRF may sometimes be justified in deferring the release of a recovery strategy, we are concerned that this clause may serve as an excuse for the government to indefinitely postpone action towards the recovery of a species. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, as of June 13, 2017, the MNRF has failed to make available recovery strategies for over 40 species, with some recovery strategies being more than seven years late (1). One such species is Canada’s largest wildcat, the mountain lion, Puma concolor.

As a top predator, mountain lions play an essential role in the ecosystem, and severe declines in population numbers can have drastic implications on the food web (2, 3). The mountain lion was classified as endangered in 2008 and its recovery strategy is at least eight years late (4). The MNRF justifies this delay by claiming that it is giving “priority to other species” (4). However, as conservation initiatives for the species have been delayed for almost a decade, this reasoning is no longer acceptable. Because of the mountain lion’s potentially crucial role in Ontario’s ecosystems and its acute sensitivity to human activity (5, 6), we believe that every effort should be taken to conserve the species. In other words, a recovery strategy is long overdue.

As concerned citizens, we, Carina Lai and Mary Kathleen Hickox, intend to write a formal letter to three members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Ian Arthur, the MPP of Kingston and the Islands, the Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks, and the Hon. Jeff Yurek, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. In this letter, we will urge the government to release a recovery strategy for the mountain lion.

But there is something YOU can do. By signing this petition and giving us your support, you can show public servants that this issue matters to you. We hope to garner enough public support so that, combined with our letter, we will be successful in pressuring the provincial government to take action on the mountain lion’s dwindling numbers by the end of next year. Help us make a difference to stop the provincial government’s continued neglect of one of Canada’s most iconic species.

Check out this website to learn more!


David Suzuki Foundation. (2017). Without a trace? Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007. Retrieved from
Ripple, W. J., & Beschta, R. L. (2006). Linking a cougar decline, trophic cascade, and catastrophic regime shift in Zion National Park. Biological Conservation, 133(4), 397-408. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2006.07.002
Ripple, W. J., & Beschta, R. L. (2008). Trophic cascades involving cougar, mule deer, and black oaks in Yosemite National Park. Biological Conservation, 141(5), 1249-1256. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2008.02.028
Government of Ontario. (2018). Progress Updates and Forecasts for Selected Species at Risk in Ontario. Retrieved from
Dickson, B. G., Jenness, J. S., & Beier, P. (2005). Influence of vegetation, topography, and roads on cougar movement in southern California. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 69(8), 264-276. doi:10.2193/0022-541X(2005)069<0264:IOVTAR>2.0.CO;2
Dyke, F. G. V., Brocke, R. H., Shaw, H. G., Ackerman, B. B., Hemker, T. P., & Lindzey, F. G. (1986). Reactions of mountain lions to logging and human activity. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 50(1), 95-102. doi:10.2307/3801496

Photo Credit:

Graham, D. (Photographer). (n.d.). Cougar, Puma concolor. [Digital image]. Retrieved from

Petition · Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board: Stop the Sport Killing of Foxes & Help Combat Lyme! ·

Lindzey P started this petition to Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board and 1 othe

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I am petitioning the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board to stop the trapping and hunting of foxes for sport, for recreation, or for commercial purposes.

Currently, VT is listed as the #1 state in the U.S for confirmed Lyme Disease cases according to the CDC. New research regarding the increase of mice population in connection to the decrease of key rodent predators, such as foxes, has prompted me to request that the Fish & Wildlife Board halt the recreational and commercial trapping and hunting of foxes. This moratorium will likely help reduce human exposure to the diseases contracted by ticks who feed heavily on mice, a major host. Mice are key hosts for ticks and they infect up to 95% of ticks that feed on them. Increasing mice populations means a higher likelihood to contract tick borne illnesses. Predators, such as foxes will help reduce mice becoming hosts and break the cycle of further spreading tick borne diseases.

Foxes not only kill what they’ll immediately eat, but they kill and cache large quantities of mice for future consumption. A recent study revealed that the very presence of foxes on the landscape may impede mice mobility – a greater presence of foxes cause mice to spend more time hiding (refuging), which means less time roaming and becoming key hosts for ticks. Disease ecologist at the Cary Institute, Dr. Richard Ostfeld, and Dr. Holt, ecologist with University of Florida, reason that predators can reduce disease transmission by lowering the density of reservoir-competent hosts, such as mice and other rodents. “The takeaway is, we shouldn’t underestimate the role predators can play in reducing Lyme disease risk,” said Ostfeld who originally speculated on the importance of small mammal predators in a 2004 paper. “Let’s not discount these cryptic interactions that we don’t see very often unless we put camera traps in the woods.” (1)

Recreational and commercial killing of foxes must not take priority over the health and the interests of the general public. Per the North American Fur Auction’s 2017 fur sale, red fox prices are down, with 100% of the offering selling for averages of $13-17. Very few grey fox sold at all. Also, foxes are not killed for food, so why are they killed at all when they offer the potential of helping Vermont fight its Lyme epidemic?

Foxes face a host of dangers from predators, such as fishers and eagles, to human-caused mortality, including cars and landowners killing in defense of property. Fox’s populations are managed based on available food and habitat; their presence on our landscapes is much more valuable alive than dead. Vermont Fish & Wildlife has little to no data on the number of foxes who are hunted or trapped each year, including those foxes who are killed under the nuisance wildlife provision.

In conclusion, the human health benefits of this proposal far outweigh any recreational benefits that a small number of Vermonters may experience. We have nothing to lose with this moratorium and so much to gain. For further reading on research as to the importance of predators in managing the spread of Lyme visit: Cascading effects of predator activity on tick-borne disease risk.

This moratorium will not impact a landowner’s right to kill foxes in defense of property under V.S.A. 10, §4828

1: New York Times | Lyme Disease’s Worst Enemy? It Might Be Foxes | 8.2.2017;algorithm=promoted&amp;original_footer_petition_id=13271964&amp;grid_position=2&amp;pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAGS5vgAAAAAAW8pGBrIM3bIyZTJhZTI1Mw%3D%3D

Petition: Increased Penalties for Murder of Law Enforcement Canine ·

K9s United started this petition to K9s United K9s United Debbie Johnson and 1 other
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FL current law states: Any person who intentionally and knowingly, without lawful cause or justification, causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or death to, or uses a deadly weapon upon, a police dog, fire dog, SAR dog, or police horse commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

This is unacceptable. Law Enforcement Canines are an extension of their human partners and put themselves in danger in place of their handlers, which sometimes leads to their death or serious injury. We need to be their voice and honor them in their ultimate sacrifice.

We feel it should at least be a second degree felony if you intentionally kill a law enforcement canine.

If you agree, please sign the petition. #RIPK9Baron #RIPK9Fang

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Petition · Dannel Malloy, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Jim Himes: #BanFur In Connecticut ·
Petition · Dannel Malloy, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Jim Himes: #BanFur In Connecticut ·
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Los Angeles just followed San Francisco to become the largest city in the United States to ban the sale and manufacture of fur within the city. The unanimous city council vote setting a historic precedent for other cities to go fur-free.

The sale of fur is antiquated and unnecessary. It is estimated that 100 chinchillas or as many as 60 minks are killed to make a single full length coat. Depending on the type of fox, 10 to 24 may be required. These beautiful creatures breath, live and feel just the same as our beloved cats and dogs do.

We can help put an end to this cruel business. Please help ban the sale and manufacture of fur in the state of Connecticut by signing the petition below.;algorithm=promoted&amp;original_footer_petition_id=13271964&amp;grid_position=1&amp;pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAJXg0AAAAAAAW8pDPHRZbBdmYjA0Yjk4Zg%3D%3D

Your voice matters! Thank you so much!


Elizabeth Ramirez Kiernan

Ridgefield, CT

Remember To Speak Up Against High Level Radioactive Waste Coming To Texas – Deadline Friday Night

Good News… this has been extended to November 19, 2018 so you still have time to comment on this very important issue!

Mining Awareness +

Please remember to comment by Friday night, 11:59 pm EDT; 10:59 pm CDT, 9:59 pm MDT. You can comment directly, anonymously if you prefer, here:
And, or, comment here:

From the Sierra Club:


Last Week To Speak Up Against Radioactive Waste Coming To Texas
October 15, 2018
By Michaela Urban, Communications Intern
About a week ago, I wrote about a proposal to bring 40,000 tons of radioactive waste from around the country to Andrews County, Texas. The waste would stay in Texas presumably until a “long-term” repository site becomes available. Unfortunately, if history is any guide, that’s many, many decades away.

If approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), this waste will travel through major Texas cities like Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, placing the numerous hospitals, schools, and businesses located next to Texas railroads in harm’s way.

With the comment deadline this Friday…

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Petition: Finish with the slaughter of animals in Sueca
Finish with the slaughter of animals in Sueca
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I just saw the video of Refugi els Ángels in which it is seen how two small cats from a colony in Sueca, Valencia, were killed, and they say that there are several more missing. People who get drunk and dedicate themselves to beating the animals to death, who end up dead among the bottles that these criminals used to get drunk.

The cats of the colonies suffer the constant mistreatment of neighbors who do not want them, who throw their dogs to bite them, or poison them, or like these little ones, beat them to death. We live with these insane people, and it is a danger for animals and for those who love them.

We ask that the Town Hall of Sueca investigate these massacres that are being carried out in the city and find those responsible. Security for animals, security for those who take care of animals too, is their obligation as representatives of the people.