Petition: Stop the dolphin slaughter in Norway before it starts! · Change.org

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Stop the dolphin slaughter in Norway before it starts! · Change.org
Ørjan Jacobsen Fjeldstad started this petition to The Norwegian government and 4 others
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The elected officials of the indigenous northern Sami people of Norway has voted unanimously yes to introduce dolphin slaughter to the northern beaches of Norway. Similar to The Cove in Taiji Japan, or the Grindadrap in the Faroe Islands. They start working on how to legalize and implement this practice. With the ultimate goal of getting the Norwegian government on board.

Dolphins live in groups, and the catch of some, leads to damage in the social structure. Inflicting trauma and suffering, and limiting the ability to reproduce. Not to mention the brutality and suffering inflicted over the period of time it takes to kill the dolphins with various tools. The Sami claim dolphin hunt is a tradition worthy of reinstating.

If this were to happen, it would be a tremendous setback to animal welfare and conservation in Norway. It would color the beaches red. The dolphin population would not be safe anymore. And Norway would have dealt another smack in the face to international solidarity. I’m referring to the whaling ban Norway refuses to uphold, despite being a member of the IWC, and losing a vote that ended the legitimacy of commercial whaling in 1982.

We call on the Norwegian government, and relevant ministers to ban delfinfangst aka dolphin slaughter, and make it illegal permanently. And to refuse any future requests of allowing such an unnecessary and barbarically outdated practice to resurface from the depths of the past. Where progress in animal welfare, and human ethics in treatment of animals has made its slow march.

https://www.change.org/p/the-norwegian-government-stop-the-dolphin-slaughter-in-norway-before-it-starts

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Breaking! Myanmar Expands Protected Area For 76 Critically Endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins Living In The Ayeyawady River – World Animal News

By WAN –
October 16, 2018

Irrawaddy Dolphins in Myanmar. CREDIT: WCS
Working in collaboration with Myanmar’s Department of Fisheries (DoF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced the creation of a new protected area for a population of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins living in the Ayeyawady River of central Myanmar.
Sadly, earlier this year, conservationists counted a total of 76 Irrawaddy dolphins living in the Ayeyawady River between the river towns of Mandalay and Bhamo.
The new 100-kilometer (62 mile) zone will serve as an extension to an existing protected area established in 2005 between the towns of Mingun and Kyauk Myaung in collaboration between DoF and WCS.
“Establishment of the new Ayeyawady Dolphin Protected Area demonstrates the significant commitment of the Myanmar Government to conserve this charismatic species of the Ayeyawady River,” Saw Htun, Deputy Country Program Director, WCS Myanmar Program said in a statement. “WCS will collaborate with all stakeholders on coordinated efforts to save the threatened Irrawaddy dolphins in existing and new protected areas.”
To establish the new protected area, DoF and WCS consulted with over 50 villages along the river. Based on those meetings the protected area status was agreed for a 100 kilometer stretch of the river from Male to Shwegu, with a further 100 kilometers designated as a less restrictive buffer area.
Within the new protected area, use and size of gillnets are restricted to prevent dolphins from getting entangled, sometimes drowning. In addition, other methods like electric fishing and the use of dynamite and gold mining are strictly prohibited along with damage of habitat such as sandbars, grasslands, and vegetation.

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-myanmar-expands-protected-area-for-76-critically-endangered-irrawaddy-dolphins-living-in-the-ayeyawady-river/

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Dog Electrocuted By Metal Utility Cover Wasn’t An Isolated Case

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Dog Electrocuted By Metal Utility Cover Wasn’t An Isolated Case
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On a rainy September evening, Lynn McDermott took his puppy, Charlie Blizzard, for a walk around their Sarasota, FL, neighborhood. As they walked along a sidewalk, the six-month-old Great Pyrenees stepped on the metal cover of a utility box.

Charlie collapsed. When McDermott grabbed the puppy’s leash, he got a shock. He picked up Charlie, who was foaming at the mouth, and ran home, calling 911 on his cell phone. His wife, Debbie, administered CPR on the puppy, as did the firefighters who quickly arrived on the scene. But it was too late. Charlie was dead.

What killed him? The metal cover he stepped on with his wet paws had become electrified, when a faulty underground wire came into contact with it. The utility box contains the wiring for street lights.

Continue reading here

https://www.care2.com/causes/dog-electrocuted-by-metal-utility-cover-wasnt-an-isolated-case.html

 

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The Jane Goodall Institute Launches ForeverWild Campaign To Protect Endangered Species From Wildlife Trafficking – World Animal News

By WAN –
October 9, 2018

With the imminent publication of Horizon Scan, a ground-breaking report that, for the first time, identifies and prioritizes the most urgent issues fueling wildlife trafficking, and as delegates gather for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London, UK, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) announces the launch of the ForeverWild campaign to help end trafficking of endangered species, many on the brink of extinction.
“Without a concerted global effort to stop trafficking, primates and other wildlife will be gone for good. My hope is that we can work together and end one of the most dangerous threats to the survival of chimpanzees, elephants, rhinos, and many other animals for whom, like us, this planet is their only home, Dr. Jane Goodall, world-renowned primatologist and ethologist, said in a statement.
“Wildlife trafficking is a global problem that demands a global response,” noted JGI’s Zara Bending, a legal expert in wildlife trafficking, who is a contributor to both Horizon Scan and JGI Australia‘s campaign to end the domestic trade in ivory and rhino horn. “There are actions everyone can take to turn the tide and put an end to the illegal wildlife trade. It starts with becoming informed and advocating for better law enforcement while eliminating demand for trafficked animals and animal parts.”
According to the most up-to-date analysis, as reported in Horizon Scan, emerging issues to watch closely range from rapid growth in urbanization in many African countries to increasingly active trading in endangered species through online platforms.
The ongoing migration of rural populations to urban centers has caused demand for bushmeat (wild animals including endangered chimpanzees sold as meat) to spike. At the same time, monitoring the global online sales of exotic pets and animal parts poses new challenges which must be addressed.
JGI is pushing back against wildlife crime on several fronts. JGI has contributed to the development of new facial recognition software to counter online marketing of great apes. JGI also operates one of Africa‘s largest chimpanzee sanctuaries where 138 rescued chimpanzees are protected and cared for under conditions that most closely mimic a natural life in the wild.
Providing sanctuary for chimpanzees that have been victims of trafficking is pivotal to ending the practice. Enforcement agencies can only be effective if there is a safe place to bring confiscated animals. Simultaneously, JGI is actively collaborating with local communities to educate people on how and why to protect great apes from the threat of illegal trade.
Through the ForeverWild (#4EverWild) campaign, the Jane Goodall Institute aims to raise awareness of the urgency with which we must end wildlife crime. In addition to JGI’s multiple approaches to stopping trafficking of chimpanzees, local JGI chapters around the world are engaged in efforts to save region-specific wildlife by reducing demand for exotic pets and animal parts, changing government policies, and public engagement activities.
“The Jane Goodall Institute is in a unique position in that we can use our world-wide network to fight illegal trade of great apes and other wildlife in many places and in many ways whether it’s reducing demand or supporting sustainable alternatives for income generation,” concluded Patrick van Veen, Chair of JGI Global.”If we come together, we can still secure a future where wild animals can live safely in the wild.”

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Petition: Protect Octopuses from Ocean Plastics

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Protect Octopuses from Ocean Plastics
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Marine wildlife like our beloved octopuses are counting on us to preserve our ocean and protect their homes. The octopus may be able to escape some of the trickiest situations, but the ocean plastics villain may prove more deadly than any of its natural predators ever could.

But we can stop this. We can keep ocean plastics out of these creatures’ homes.

Make a promise to help octopuses today: make the pledge that whenever you’re able, you’ll say “no thanks” to single-use plastics like those that marine wildlife are so vulnerable to. Promise our ocean’s cephalopods that you’ll commit to being mindful and making responsible choices for the sake of all marine wildlife.

https://takeaction.oceanconservancy.org/page/31411/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=18LPJCBAXX&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=20181008OctopusAlert&utm_content=20181008-OctopusAdvocacy-Prospects-Email1-18LPJCBAXX

Protect Belize’s Endangered Jaguars

Endangered Jaguars are facing extinction as deforestation runs rampant in Belize’s jungles. Sign the petition to demand that the government of Belize work to end deforestation and protect the nation’s endangered jaguars.

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Petition: Stop Killing Washington State’s Wolves · Change.org

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Stop Killing Washington State’s Wolves · Change.org
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Washington state is going on a killing-spree of endangered wolves, and it must be stopped.

Over Labor Day weekend, a helicopter sniper gunned down the sole adult male wolf of the Togo pack. He was the devoted father to two pups seen in the video above. In a sick twist, the state admitted that killing him could force the remaining adult female to hunt livestock to feed the pups. In effect, the state has set her up to have conflicts with livestock, knowing they could kill her and the two pups next.

Just weeks later, a sniper in a helicopter shot and killed a five-month-old wolf pup from the Old Profanity Territory pack. These wolves are living in the exact territory where the state slaughtered seven wolves from the Profanity Peak pack in 2016 – leaving just one female to fend for herself with three pups.

Killing a pup is grotesque and inhumane — and a clear sign that the state’s ramping up its campaign to kill wolves at the behest of special interests. The Old Profanity Territory pup whose life was taken only weighed 50 pounds and was still developing his canine teeth. It was nowhere near ready to hunt on its own.

Time and again Washington’s spineless state officials bow to the interests of a powerful few by putting the profits of the livestock industry above the well-being of wildlife.

The state has killed 16 state-endangered wolves from four different packs, all at the bidding of a single cattle business. Another three were killed for other livestock operations.

It’s a bloody legacy that can’t continue.

The Center for Biological Diversity is fighting in the courts and the streets to end this brutal slaughter of wolves for good. Our activists were at the Washington state capitol protesting and we won’t let up pressuring the state to stop this wolf-killing spree. We’re fighting for each and every wolf and each and every pack.

Sign the petition to tell Washington wildlife director Kelly Susewind to stop killing endangered wolves to line the pockets of just a handful of cattle businesses.

https://www.change.org/p/kelly-susewind-stop-killing-washington-state-s-wolves/sign?utm_medium=email&utm_source=aa_sign_human&utm_campaign=434542&utm_content=&sfmc_tk=jthxxwMtMb7u0Cl%2bu%2fPvM2%2b0sjx5%2fn0tjAC7J5IA6zIpLvOh5NJ1SmttULlva7WQ&j=434542&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=65567773&mid=7233053&jb=792

Protect Atlantic Ocean From Hurricane Waste Pollution

North Carolina’s polluted rivers and streams are flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, carrying decaying organic matter such as leaves and bark. This matter contains various bacteria and chemicals that can contaminate the water and make it dangerous for all living beings. Sign this petition to demand cleanup of the rivers and stronger protection of the ocean.

Source: Protect Atlantic Ocean From Hurricane Waste Pollution

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Your Member of Congress Can Help Protect Forage Fish Like River Herring and Shad

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Forage fish like river herring and shad are a key part of the marine food web, providing food for commercially and recreationally important species such as tuna, cod, and striped bass, as well as for sharks, dolphins, whales, and birds. These fish are essential to healthy fisheries, stable marine ecosystems, and the communities that depend on them.

Unfortunately, demand for forage fish—which are used to make fertilizer, livestock feed, and consumer products like cosmetics—is increasing worldwide. Right now, much of the U.S. does not have measures in place to avoid drastic declines in forage populations and the resulting negative impacts on the marine ecosystem and associated coastal economies.

For example, despite significant work to improve conservation of river herring and shad in the rivers where they spawn, there are no biologically-based catch limits in place for these fish to promote their sustainable management in the ocean.
Ask your member of Congress to introduce legislation to protect forage fish.

To make sure that there are enough forage fish to fulfill their essential ecological roles, now and into the future, please urge your member of Congress to introduce legislation that would authorize fishery managers to establish stronger conservation measures for these crucial fish when they are in ocean waters.

Forage fish are vital for a healthy ocean and thriving coastal communities—they should be protected now.

https://e-activist.com/page/30453/action/1?ea.tracking.id=Alert&utm_campaign=AA+-+ENV+-+USOC+-+FED+-+Forage+Legislation+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Pew

Petition: Help Rescue Abandoned Dolphin and Penguins

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Help Rescue Abandoned Dolphin and Penguins

A dolphin called Honey, 46 penguins, and hundreds of fish and reptiles have been abandoned at Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium in Choshi after it shut down earlier this year. Former employees are reportedly feeding the animals, but Honey has been left imprisoned in a tiny, filthy pool with green, cloudy water, and penguins have been spotted in unsafe enclosures littered with debris.

Honey—who was captured in 2005 near Taiji during Japan’s annual dolphin slaughter—is growing increasingly frustrated and stressed from being deprived of companionship, the opportunity to swim freely in the ocean, and everything else that’s natural and important to her. If she’s transferred to another aquarium, she will likely spend the rest of her life in a tiny tank, being forced to perform circus-style tricks for food.

That’s why it’s vital that all the animals imprisoned at the run-down Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium be released to sanctuaries, where they would be protected and free from harassment. PETA stands ready to help with this.

Please urge the governor of Chiba Prefecture and the executive director of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums to take immediate action to transfer all the animals suffering at the derelict facility to sanctuaries, where they can be cared for.

https://support.petalatino.com/page/6908/action/1?utm_source=PETA%20Latino::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=0918::ent::PETA%20Latino::E-Mail::PL%20Japanese%20aquarium%20abandoned::::aa%20em&ea.url.id=125733

Petition · Roseanna Cunninham Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for the Environment: SAVE DOLPHINS, PORPOISES AND SEALS FROM SCOTTISH SALMON FARMS · Change.org

Porpoises, dolphins and whales are being driven from feeding grounds and can be deafened by Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) used by salmon farms. These mammals echolocate to find food, and if deafened will starve.

Most Scottish farms use cheap single nets. Dead fish accumulate and tempt seals to bite salmon through the net. 121 of 172 farms use ADDs (outputting over 179 decibels) to deter seals, but because ADDs are not very effective, farmers using ADDs also shoot seals.

There are alternatives: Marine Harvest use ADDs and shoot seals in Scotland, however in British Columbia, where ADDs and seal shooting are banned, the same company uses double-skinned anti-predator nets (ref.1), which also solve the problem of escapes.

In 2019, Marine Harvest is predicted to have a net profit of over 1 billion euros (ref. 2). They can afford to fit double-skinned anti-predator nets.

Farms which use ADDs are breaking the law prohibiting “deliberate or reckless disturbance or injury to any porpoise, dolphin or whale”. Scottish Natural Heritage have advised (ref.3) that ADDs cause disturbance and can cause hearing damage and stress, but the regulators, Marine Scotland, have not yet enforced the law.

We call on Roseanna Cunningham to:

Enforce existing laws protecting porpoise, dolphins and whales and ban all ADDs by January 2020.
Honour her pledge not to “roll back our hard-won environmental protections after Brexit” by refusing to allow the laws protecting marine mammals to be weakened.
Insist on independent, peer-reviewed scientific investigations, overseen by a stakeholder committee, including tourism and coastal community members if an ADD is claimed not to disturb or injure any porpoise, dolphin or whale.

Refuse to issue a seal shooting license after January 2020 unless a farm has double-skinned anti-predator nets. Farms not using the best technology are not complying with the licensing condition to only shoot seals “as a last resort”.

David & Jean Ainsley run a wildlife tourism boat. We have lodged a Complaint to Europe (ref.4) calling for our laws protecting marine mammals to be enforced. It is supported by 41 groups and charities representing wildlife, tourism, and coastal communities (ref.5).

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION.

has://www.change.org/p/roseanna-cunninham-scottish-government-cabinet-secretary-for-the-environment-save-dolphins-porpoises-and-seals-from-scottish-salmon-farms?recruiter=353339232&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial.pacific_abi_gmail_send.variation.pacific_abi_select_all_contacts.control.pacific_email_copy_en_gb_3.control.pacific_email_copy_en_us_3.control.lightning_share_by_medium.share_by_medium.lightning_2primary_share_options.variant

Petition: Tell President Trump: Don’t Harm Marine National Monuments

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URGENT: President Trump could throw protections for three marine national monuments overboard.

Marine national monuments protect irreplaceable ocean habitats and safeguard key marine species from threats such as mining, offshore drilling and trawling – and right now, they’re under attack. The Trump administration is considering allowing commercial fishing in three monuments.

No president has ever attempted to revoke protections for a marine national monument – We can’t sit back and let President Trump start now.

Tell President Trump not to weaken protections of Marine National Monuments now.

Dear President Trump,

I urge you to preserve marine national monuments and maintain all existing protections granted to these monuments in the United States.

Marine national monuments protect ocean treasures by preserving unique and critical habitats that are home to countless coral, fish and other marine life.

Research has found that marine protected areas allow fish populations to replenish and food webs to rebuild, resulting in an increase in the abundance and diversity of ocean life both inside and outside the protected area. Essentially, the more fish and marine animals populate an area, the more they venture beyond the monument’s borders, providing increased opportunities for fishing and nature-based tourism. Bottom line: protecting our marine national monuments is good for our country.

Marine national monuments also help to reduce other ocean stressors by providing vital services such as increased ocean resilience and ecosystem diversity to reduce the risk of losing key species and habitats.

Please do not attempt to withdraw monument designations or allow commercial fishing to resume in any monuments.

https://act.oceana.org/page/18881/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter&utm_campaign=Advo&utm_content=20180912MonumentsTweet&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_id=3As8MKMB0Ypraa

Petition · FWC Crack Down On Land-Based Shark Fishing · Change.org

OneProtest started this petition to FWC Commissiner Chairman Bo Rivard and 9 others

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking public input on rules and regulations regarding land-based shark fishing.

This controversial hobby amongst recreational “sport” fishermen has drummed up attention after numerous reports of illegal activity, wanton waste, and public safety concerns. Globally shark populations are under extreme pressure; due in part to overfishing. Although, land-based shark fishers practice catch and release the stress often proves too much for the shark. Sharks that swim away may suffer later from post-release mortality which can occur several hours or days later.

There has been no research conducted on the environmental impacts of land-based shark fishing, the effects LBSF has on shark populations, or the potential risks involved with beachgoers in the same vicinity as land-based shark fishers.

We need to let the FWC know that we want more rules, regulations, and enforcement when it comes to protecting our beaches and wildlife from the thrills of land-based shark fishers.

https://www.change.org/p/fwc-crack-down-on-land-based-shark-fishing?utm_source=embedded_petition_view

For more information visit: https://www.floridasharks.org/

Petition · Protect takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage Area · Change.org

Patagonia started this petition to Tasmanian State Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is a 495,000 hectare region in northwestern Tasmania and one of the last undisturbed tracts of ancient rainforest in the world. It also includes one of the highest concentrations of Aboriginal archaeology in the hemisphere—traditional use of coastal takayna / Tarkine dates back thousands of years and those cultural resources are still an important part of Aboriginal heritage and culture.

The area is a crucial habitat for sixty of Tasmania’s rare and endangered species including the Tasmanian giant freshwater crayfish, the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle and the iconic Tasmanian devil. Despite the takayna / Tarkine’s immense ecological and cultural value, it remains unprotected and at the mercy of destructive extraction industries, including logging and mining.

The Tasmanian State Premier Will Hodgman has the responsibility to protect this landscape in perpetuity as a World Heritage Area.

Researchers have already identified that takayna / Tarkine meets several of the ten Outstanding Universal Values criteria for World Heritage Listing. Not only would a World Heritage Area designation benefit the ecological and cultural integrity of the landscape, it would also create economic opportunities for nearby communities as a result of increased global tourism—a market that already contributes billions to the Tasmanian economy.

Sign our petition and join Patagonia and the Bob Brown Foundation in telling the Tasmanian government to nominate takayna / Tarkine for World Heritage protection and protect this critical region from mining and logging.

https://www.change.org/p/protect-takayna-tarkine-as-a-world-heritage-area

 

California Moves to Ban Fishing Nets Blamed for Killing Numerous SpeciesNow

By Lorraine Chow

Silvertip Sharks (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) caught in gillnet. Jeff Rotman / Oxford Scientific / Getty Images

The California State Assembly unanimously approved a bill on Thursday that phases out the use drift gillnets in the state by January 2023.

The controversial fishing gear, which can stretch a mile long and suspend 100 feet underwater, is used by fishers to target sharks and swordfish, but the nets inadvertently entangle and kill scores of other marine animals, including endangered species.

The Assembly voted 78 to 0 on Senate Bill 1017, sponsored by state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica). It passed 36 to 1 in the Senate in June. It now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until Sept. 30 to sign it into law.

“So grateful to everyone for their hard work pulling together a strong bipartisan vote in support of protecting marine-life from unnecessary death with SB 1017,” Allen tweeted Thursday.

Gillnet with white perch. NOAA / Chris Doley

Should the bill become law, it would create a buy-back program that offers up to $110,000 to fishers to give up their nets, NBC Bay Area reported.

California fishers said the ban threatens their livelihood and the buyout amount is not enough for them to transition to another type of fishing.

“I don’t know what I’d do,” Mike Flynn, who has used drift gillnets to catch swordfish for the past 40 years, told the publication. “There’s very few of us left, and we don’t seem to have a chance … we’re being villainized, unjustly.”

The news site reported that some 20 fisherman actively use the gear off the California coast, down from 141 active permits at its peak in 1990, according to NOAA.

The bill’s passage comes just months after conservation group Mercy For Animals and the Ban Death Nets coalition released grisly undercover footage showing the harmful impact of driftnet fishing on marine life.

Mercy For Animals celebrated the vote and urged Gov. Brown to join other governments that have outlawed the nets. “California is the last remaining U.S. state to allow driftnets, which have already been phased out off the U.S. East Coast and banned by Oregon and Washington states, the United Nations, and countries around the world,” the group stated on their website.

World Animal Protection released a report highlighting that 640,000 metric tons of fishing nets are lost or discarded in our oceans each year, trapping and killing countless marine mammals, including endangered whales, seals and turtles. Shallow coral reef habitats also suffer further degradation from the gear, which can take up to 600 years to decompose.

Earlier this week, fishermen found roughly 300 dead sea turtles off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico. The olive ridley turtles, which Mexico classifies as being at risk of extinction, were entangled in an abandoned illegal fishing net.#turtlesbit.ly/2NzxXF8

Mexico’s office of the federal attorney for environmental protection said the turtles were found in a 393-foot long net that is not approved for fishing, according to the Associated Press.

https://www.ecowatch.com/california-bans-fishing-nets-gillnets-2600792569.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=385f9967e3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-385f9967e3-86074753

Petition · Sign & share the petition: Prevent the Imminent Extinction of the Vaquita Porpoise in Mexico! · Change.org

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Petition · Sign & share the petition: Prevent the Imminent Extinction of the Vaquita Porpoise in Mexico! · Change.org
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The vaquita is a small porpoise that can only be found in the Upper Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in Mexico. The species is listed as “Critically Endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is facing imminent extinction due to accidental entanglement in illegal gillnets set by poachers.

Fewer than 20 individuals of this species remain, and the population continues to decline at an alarming rate.

All efforts by the Mexican government and NGOs to counter the threat to the vaquita and reduce the rate of decline have so far been unsuccessful. Experts agree that the only way to save the species is to take immediate and decisive action: remove gillnets from the Sea of Cortez, step up efforts to enforce the existing gillnet ban and prosecute those that violate it. With a new president elected into office just days ago, it is now absolutely vital to reinforce to the Mexican government that there is no time to take a break. The vaquita will join the baiji river dolphin and go extinct under the world’s eyes if the Mexican government does not take its commitment to saving the vaquita seriously and act now. It needs to act today, as the last vaquita may drown in a gillnet tomorrow.

“The world is watching as the endangered vaquita porpoise in the Sea of Cortez is approaching extinction. This is our very last chance to prevent the loss of a unique species that is just as important to the identity of the region of Mexico it calls home as it is to humanity and as a piece in the vast and amazing tapestry of biodiversity on this planet. We call on the Mexican government to drastically step up its efforts to take immediate, decisive and effective action to end the gillnet threat once and for all; to put much needed resources towards the strict enforcement of the existing gillnet ban and to prosecute those that violate it to the full extent of the law. Do not wait for others to solve this problem. Do not waste precious time. Every single day counts. Do not let it be your legacy that you let the only cetacean endemic to Mexico go extinct on your watch.
¡Viva la vaquita marina!”

https://www.change.org/p/sign-share-the-petition-prevent-the-imminent-extinction-of-the-vaquita-porpoise-in-mexico/sign?utm_medium=email&utm_source=aa_sign_human&utm_campaign=409499&utm_content=&sfmc_tk=Y65ELrEVwnOSO7%2bDYTtOcSmL%2bJzbRR1UQGJAsitGJDq3JkLklUcKe3RacOlVc5UQ&j=409499&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=65155510&mid=7233053&jb=965

Find out more about the vaquita:
porpoise.org/vaquita or vivavaquita.org

Download a PDF version to collect signatures in your community.

Petition: Protect Our Prairie Dogs Before They Are Gone

by: G Brocone
recipient: City of Lafayette, Colorado

111,677 SUPPORTERS – 120,000 GOAL

On July 18th, a colony of prairie dogs on city land in Lafayette, CO came under threat when a city-contracted company laid out traps for their capture and extermination. Public outcry—over the removal as well as the fact that trapped animals were left to suffer in extreme heat for hours—created enough pressure to stop the trapping, and those prairie dogs who had been captured were released. But their fate is not yet decided.

City council and city staff will decide the colony’s fate on September 4th. At this time, we do not know if the city will continue with the extermination. We believe better solutions are available and are looking to demonstrate continued public support for this colony as well as other colonies in peril.

Great horned owls, foxes, coyotes, red-tailed hawks and falcons have been known to hunt in this field. Mountain plovers, whose decline has been linked to the decline of prairie dogs, hatch their young there each year. Native wildflowers bloom here. With the importance of prairie dogs to the ecosystem and their shrinking numbers, we need to make an effort to preserve every colony we can.

We are asking the City of Lafayette for the following:

Allow this colony to remain on this land.
Increase protection for all prairie dogs in Lafayette, whether on public, city-owned or private land.
The formation of a working group of concerned citizens and advocates that can work with the city to make sure humane best practices are followed and all potential options for prairie dogs in danger are examined.
A more thorough and protective prairie dog management policy.

We have been getting support from the Prairie Dog Coalition of the Humane Society of the United States and Prairie Protection Colorado. We already have the support of one city council member. Please help us convince the rest of city council and city staff that this keystone species is worth fighting for!
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Update #3yesterday
The Water Tank Colony is out of danger for now! The city is listening to our demand for increased protection for prairie dogs and prairie ecosystems. Thank you for your support, 107,000 signatures in 8 days and still counting! Supporters speak of the importance of prairie dogs in the ecosystem, their support of predators, their complex language, the need for diverse gene pools, wildlife corridors and their love for the animals of course 🙂 We aren’t done yet, please continue to support us!
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Update #23 days ago
The city will receive your signatures in just a few hours. The compassion and caring for you have shown for the prairie dogs has been incredibly meaningful. We will know that all of you are standing behind us as we present the petition at city council tonight. Thank you, everyone, for your generous support!
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Update #18 days ago
Overwhelmed by your show of support, thank you so much! If you live nearby, please join us September 4th when we will deliver the petition and fight in person for the prairie dogs. At 5:30, the city will conduct a workshop regarding prairie dogs, public can be there, but will not be able to comment. At 6:30, there is open public comment – that is when we will deliver your comments and signatures. Again, thank you for your support! (Lafayette City Hall, 1290 S. Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026)

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/764/215/171/protect-our-prairie-dogs-before-they-are-gone-signatures-needed-by-september-4th/

 

Petition: Demand justice for baby bear cub that was murdered in a barbaric way!, Canada

recipient: Sudbury police, Canada

23,720 SUPPORTERS in Canada
200,928 SUPPORTERS – 210,000 GOAL
A couple of police officers for the greater Sudbury area in Ontario should be dismissed after being called to a scene where a bear cub had been found laying on the side of the road by people driving past.

It seemed as though the cub been hit by a car. A witness states that they called the police. Once on scene, the police officer didn’t even give the bear a look and had stated that the bear had to be “discharged”. The police officer then proceeded to pull out their rifle, and shoot the cub not once, not twice, but five times!

The cub suffered severely after each shot, until it finally passed away in shock and agony. The Sudbury police should pay for their actions in which they took a life in such a cruel way. There are rehibilitation sanctuaries that this cub could have been brought to.

No living thing should ever suffer like this. It is absolutely barbaric, and a disgrace. How disappointing is it to us as a society, to have people be able to just eliminate a beautiful life because it is an inconvenience for them.

The witness states how they will be forever traumatized by the sound of crying and the image of the cub suffering and whaling around in pain. These police officers desevere more punishment then a slap on the wrist. Let’s stand together, because this cub had to stand alone.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/446/494/443/?z00m=30832598&redirectID=2735907372

 

Petition: People Are Snatching Nesting Sea Turtles Out of the Ocean for the Most Horrific Reason

by: Care2 Team
recipient: President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega

47,370 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL
It’s not easy being a baby sea turtle. Once you break out of your shell you have to find the ocean and hightail it to the waves, avoiding seagulls, large fish, and other predators before you even have a chance of survival.

And those are the dangers you face AFTER you hatch. In some parts of the world, they never even get a chance to peek through their shell because the locals find turtle eggs so delicious they collect them by the hundreds.

That’s what happened recently in Nicaragua’s La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. The reserve is a coveted nesting spot among female olive ridley sea turtles. They come in droves to lay their eggs in the soft sand in hopes that in a few months, they will hatch and make it back to sea. But too often that doesn’t happen, and what happened earlier this month is a tragic example.

A video that’s recently gone viral, shows several locals wading in the ocean and grabbing female turtles straight out of the water. Usually, egg hunters wait for the turtles to lay their eggs before they swoop — which is illegal itself — but, as the Daily Mail notes, the most recent “video marks [a] new level of cruelty.” The stunning footage shows the enormous turtles, flipped upside down, propped up on the poachers’ shoulders flailing helplessly before they disappear into the distance.

While the poachers just want their eggs, it’s likely that the mother turtles didn’t survive the ordeal, making this story even more tragic.

The video shows that even though egg poaching is highly illegal in Nicaragua and turtles are protected there, there is still a lot more that needs to be done. If locals can simply walk down to the beach and snatch a 50 to a hundred pound creature out of the ocean in plain sight, with no repercussions then clearly something is wrong.

Nicaragua needs to protect the turtles and their eggs especially at their most vulnerable otherwise their laws are superficial.

Please join us in demanding that Nicaraguan officials implement a beach watch and guard program to protect sea turtles during nesting season and prosecute poachers to the fullest extent of the law. Sign the petition.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/304/009/879/

 

Petition · U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Protection of red wolves in North Carolina · Change.org

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Petition · U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Protection of red wolves in North Carolina · Change.org
Bailie Proveaux started this petition to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and 5 others

Stop the proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that would allow the public to shoot and kill Red Wolves on U.S. soil if not on the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge, meaning any can be shot on private land. This proposal is to voice the general public and the residents of North Carolina’s opinion of keeping the 2006 Red Wolf Recovery Act alive in fear of possible extinction and endangerment of a necessary and incredible species.

The population of Red Wolves in the Wild has dropped to shocking numbers as the current estimate is a heart wrenching 40 in 2018. Don’t wait to do something until the only red wolves we’ve saved are the few behind closed doors and living in captivity. Red Wolves are an important part of our echo system just as any other predator is. Without these animals an overpopulation of deer and other wildlife is possible, which can also lead to problems such as disease.

Let’s make sure they can continue to live there lives on and off of the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge.

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service-protection-of-red-wolves-in-north-carolina/sign?utm_medium=email&utm_source=aa_sign_human&utm_campaign=393490&utm_content=&sfmc_tk=Y65ELrEVwnOSO7%2bDYTtOcZoJO8qaap4jTxSHw11uftls3cxBpKaVDmi8YmY2Is3e&j=393490&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=64896972&mid=7233053&jb=1765

Petition: This Town Could Kick 400 Endangered Turtle Eggs Off Their Private Beach

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Belleair Shore town commissioners

22,265 SUPPORTERS – 25,000 GOAL

Florida is the most important nesting area for the various species of sea turtles that inhabit the United States. From loggerheads to greens and leatherback these turtles rely on the Florida beaches to survive.

Since they are all threatened or endangered you would think that most people would do all they can to help protect them. But that isn’t the case in one small Florida town who at this very moment is trying to kick turtle nests off their private beach.

In an attempt to give the this season’s sea turtle hatch a fighting chance the Clearwater Marine Aquarium relocated some 400 eggs from non-ideal beaches to a better beach within Belleair Shore.

In Florida, beaches that are rebuilt with government funds after hurricanes or other disasters are, by law, public lands. So when the affluent town of Belleair Shore was offered help, they said “no thanks!” in favor of keeping their beach private. But as David Yates, the CEO of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium suggests, the fact that Belleaire’s beach hasn’t been rebuilt is what makes it so perfect for turtle nests.

Now the locals say the cordoned off areas on their beach which are protecting the eggs from being disturbed is an eyesore and want them gone. What’s worse, is even though the eggs are due to hatch within the next sixty days, at their next meeting, the town commissioners are considering passing an ordinance that might give the eggs the boot.

One would hope that the people of Belleaire would reconsider and vote to protect these endangered creatures rather than toss them from their private beach. But we can’t be sure. Their next meeting is slated for August 21 so it’s up to us to let them know we are watching and we want them to protect the sea turtles of Florida.

Please help by signing the petition and tell the Belleair Shore town commissioners to share their private beach and do their part to help save the sea turtle.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/816/174/525/

 

A Mother’s Cry to Justin Trudeau Please Sign the Petition

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https://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/story/3817/a-mothers-cry-to-justin-trudeau/

by Keith Stewart
It’s been absolutely heartbreaking to watch (and hear).

Photograph: Michael Weiss/Hysazu Photography

For the past nine days a grieving mother orca has carried the body of her dead calf.

The calf was the first in years to be born into the endangered Salish Sea orca population, but it died within just hours. The mother Orca however refused to leave her baby behind and instead carried its body with her. She pushed it by herself for days.

When she started falling behind the rest of the pod — the pod joined her in pushing and supporting the infant’s body.

It’s a truly inspiring and heartbreaking story – watching another species mourning its loss in such a dramatic manner. It speaks to the deep love that a mother has for her child, and the importance of a community especially in a time of grieving.

Unfortunately, while we all try to deal with this immediate loss, the future of the pod is also dire.

This population of orcas is on the edge of extinction. There are only 75 Southern resident orcas left in existence. Another adolescent has already been observed as extremely emaciated and because of dwindling food supplies, and increased marine traffic, the entire population is at risk.

Add to this already bleak situation the pipeline Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just pledged to buy for $4.5 billion – the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX). TMX is a massive new tar sands pipeline that would bring a very toxic substance called bitumen from Alberta, Canada to British Columbia and right through the heart of the whales’ habitat.

Only 75 Southern Resident Orcas remain.

One of the reasons these orcas are struggling to survive is because the Chinook salmon they depend on for food are in decline. Without enough salmon to eat, the orcas are literally starving to death. They’re severely emaciated — observers can even see the ribs of some of the whales.

The TMX pipeline would cross over 1300 streams and rivers on its way to the ocean and would put this key food supply even further at risk.

If it goes ahead, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could also turn the home of the 75 remaining orcas into a tar sands tanker superhighway – bringing over 400 tankers through their critical habitat every year.

The noise from a sevenfold increase in tanker traffic may interfere with the orca’s ability to find what little food there is left to eat. It will put them at greater risk of being struck by a tanker. And a catastrophic oil spill could be the final nail in their coffin (as the Exxon Valdez spill devastated other orca pods).

These whales can’t just move on to another area. Their home is in the Salish Sea. We can’t let it be put at risk.

Justin Trudeau promised to protect these beautiful animals (in fact it’s a Federal responsibility). Buying a pipeline that would further endanger these fragile creatures and virtually ensure their demise isn’t the way to do it.

The whales are crying out for our help. Listen to their cries.

Tell Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to protect the orcas and stop the pipeline bailout.

With hope,

Mike

PETITION:Add you name today at: https://act.gp/2MdSyS3

Petition: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Please Don’t Support Animal Cruelty

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

13,014 SUPPORTERS – 14,000 GOAL
Hey Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we smell what you are cooking, and this time, we don’t like it.

This week, superstar The Rock took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Georgia Aquarium, a huge marine life museum that holds more than 100,000 creatures. The actor took to Instagram to share some photos of him and his family enjoying an up close and personal experience with some of the animals. His 112 million followers got to see him staring in awe at the aquarium’s whale sharks, posing next to a seal, and shaking “fins” with a beluga whale.

But this time, many of his fans weren’t pleased with what they saw. Specifically, his animal-loving fans took issue with his using his platform that reaches millions to glorify the terrible practice of marine animals like whales and seals in captivity and using them for tricks.

In an Instagram video in which he appears with Katie the seal, he says, “I am one with creatures and animals and basically anything with a heartbeat.” But people are wondering how can he support animals forced to live in permanent captivity if he really is one with them?

It’s a good question. Marine animals held in captivity rarely have an enjoyable life. They are forced to live in over-chlorinated water, do tricks for the public, live in tanks a fraction of the size of their natural habitat, and endure a life of utter boredom. Most people who love animals would rather avoid institutions like the Georgia Aquarium and SeaWorld that use cetaceans and other marine mammals for profit.

We all still love The Rock. It’s normal for people to make mistakes. But we think it is important for someone like with such a huge platform, to take a stand against the practice of animals in captivity, especially marine mammals.

That’s why Care2 is asking for The Rock to please take some time to make a public statement against animal entertainment and donate to an animal rights organization.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/517/157/994/

 

Petition: American Express, Stop Supporting Animal Cruelty. End Your Partnership With SeaWorld.

by: Care2 Team
recipient: American Express

52,072 SUPPORTERS – 55,000 GOAL

The dolphins and killer whales of SeaWorld have made the company billions of dollars. But despite their importance to the to the company’s bottom line, the treatment these animals receive is far from VIP.

SeaWorld’s captive cetaceans live an unhappy and dangerous life. Whales have been seen ripping the skin off of one another, biting each other and even demonstrating signs of severe stress.

And under their management, the company has seen the death of nearly 50 orcas, including the famous Tilikum who died in 2017. Tilikum was the focus of the documentary “Blackfish,” a film that chronicled his life, brought attention to his involvement in the deaths of three individuals and shined a spotlight on the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity.

Since Blackfish first debuted in 2013, SeaWorld has garnered massive public ridicule for the treatment of their whales but have yet to change.

Now one major company has taken a stand. When Thomas Cook — one of Europe’s largest holiday package providers — asked their customers what they cared about, their response was loud and clear: animal welfare. Over 90% of their customer base told them they cared about the treatment of animals. So they took action by announcing they will no longer sell tickets to SeaWorld in the United States and Loro Parque in Spain since they continue to “keep orcas in captivity.”

The announcement hammers one more nail in the coffin of the industry that subjects killer whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals to inhumane treatment and forces them to perform unnatural tricks.

But it’s not enough. We need more companies who facilitate SeaWorld’s business model to stop helping them make money off animal cruelty. Affecting their bottom line is the only way SeaWorld will change its practices and stop holding marine mammals in captivity.

That’s why Care2 is going big by asking American Express, the “official card of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment,” to break their partnership with the park and to stop processing their payments altogether. Please join the fight for animal rights by signing our petition.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/174/870/707/

 

Petition: Leave the Pyrenees Bears Alone!

by: Margherita B
recipient: Shepherds in Pyrenees

20,251 SUPPORTERS – 25,000 GOAL

Goiat is a brown bear who was brought to the Pyrenees in 2016 from Slovenia to help the local population grow and thrive. However, this particular bear has developed a taste for livestock and has attacked and eaten a large number of sheep, goats and horses in the last two years.

Now, livestock owners are demanding that he be removed…or worse.

This is ridiculous! Goiat was forcefully removed from his own territory and dumped in a new one, which must have been extremely traumatising. He is living in his own environment and is no danger to humans – what should happen is that the responsible owners of livestock should learn to protect their animals more efficiently with dogs, strong fences and 24 hour surveillance.

Goiat has gone through enough. Let him stay!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/828/242/310/

 

Iceland’s Minke Whales Just Got A Reprieve From Slaughter

Anti-whaling advocates are celebrating an early end to Iceland’s commercial hunt for minke whales for the year.

Despite an international moratorium on commercial whaling, Iceland, Norway and Japan have continued to senselessly slaughter

Out of this year’s self-imposed quota of 262 minke whales, only six were killed making it the lowest number to have lost their lives since the country resumed commercial whaling in 2003. It’s six too many, but the decline, along with the reasons the hunt ended early, are promising signs this industry is on its last legs.

Local media reports cited high costs, low profits and a declining interest in whale meat as reasons for such a poor hunting season. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Gunnar Jonsson, spokesperson for IP Fisheries, Iceland’s main minke whaling company, also added the enlargement of a whale sanctuary in Faxafloi Bay near the capital of Reykjavik last year.

The area has historically been an ideal hunting ground, but the expansion of the sanctuary has added to difficulties by making whalers travel much further to hunt whales outside the area, which has already made it much less economically viable.

“This is very good news for minke whales and Iceland,” said Sigursteinn Masson, Iceland Representative for IFAW. “Ending minke whaling will have a very positive impact on the far more economically viable commercial whale watching industry.”

While minke whale meat is sold in Iceland, a poll commissioned by IFAW found that only one percent of Icelanders eat it regularly, while another 82 percent said they never eat it. Tourists, on the other hand, continue to be a driving force behind the demand but interest has also declined since IFAW launched its Meet Us Don’t Eat Us campaign in 2011 to help educate people about the industry. More restaurants have also committed to taking whale meat off of their menus.

Hopefully more awareness about the issue will help drive this industry into the past where it belongs, and whale watching will take its place as a far more lucrative and sustainable business.

“IFAW will continue to campaign against whaling which is cruel, wasteful and unnecessary. IFAW’s successful campaign against minke whaling in Iceland was done with understanding and respect for Iceland and its people, and in building alliances within the country that focus on what is best for Iceland and for whales,” added Masson.

Even that minke whales are safe for the year, endangered fin whales are still being targeted, and 57 of them have already been killed, including a rare blue/fin whale hybrid, which recently sparked outrage.

For more on how to help end whaling in Iceland, check out organizations including IFAW, Sea Shepherd and Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

You can also help keep the pressure on right now by signing and sharing the petition New Petition: Icelandic Whalers Have Killed an Iconic and Endangered Blue Whale. Lets Keep Going Whaling Must End! urging Iceland’s Prime Minister to end whaling once and for all.

https://www.care2.com/causes/icelands-minke-whales-just-got-a-reprieve-from-slaughter.html

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Petition: Mountain Lions Need Safe Place to Cross, Los Angeles, CA

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by: Laura G.
recipient: Malcolm Dougherty, director of the California Department of Transportation; Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Los Angeles, CAmore

4,929 SUPPORTERS in Los Angeles

118,453 SUPPORTERS – 120,000 GOAL

Mountain lions that live in Los Angeles are in danger of becoming extinct in 50 years because their isolation leaves them vulnerable to inbreeding, which causes health problems and unusual behavior. Trying to leave their territory is very risky: Since 2002, 17 mountain lions have been killed trying to cross busy freeways in the area.

Last year the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposed overseeing the design and construction of a $60 million vegetated bridge across the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. It will allow mountain lions and other animals to travel from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Sierra Madre Mountains north of Los Angeles without the risk of being struck and killed by speeding cars.

However, Caltrans said, 80 percent of the cost of the bridge must be covered by corporate and private donations. To help raise those funds, the National Wildlife Federation has joined with other advocacy groups in “one of the most ambitious fundraising campaigns ever held on behalf of local wildlife,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

The groups are optimistic the funds will be raised. Caltrans estimates that the bridge will be completed by 2022. But the longer it takes to build the bridge, the longer the lives of mountain lions and other animals are in danger.

Please sign and share this petition urging Caltrans to build the wildlife bridge as soon as possible.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/307/198/583/?TAP=1007&cid=causes_petition_postinfo

 

Petition: Protect Dolphins from Oil Spills

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Opening the floodgates to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling is a catastrophe waiting to happen, made all the worse by President Trump’s proposal to gut a key safety rule.

The BP oil spill was the most devastating oil spill in our nation’s history and the Well Control Rule was one of the only safety regulations implemented in the aftermath.

We cannot allow the Trump Administration to eliminate this key safety rule right when they are pushing to radically expand offshore drilling in nearly all federal waters. We need more safety, not less.

Tell the Trump Administration and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement: Do not dismantle the Well Control Rule and risk another oil spilling catastrophe.

We need 30,000 people to speak up before the Aug. 6 deadline to stop offshore drilling – make yourself heard.

https://act.oceana.org/page/27224/action/1?locale=en-US

It’s Shark Week Take Action for Blacktip Reef Sharks

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Take Action for Blacktip Reef Sharks

The blacktip reef shark’s home around the coral reefs is being damaged by ocean acidification—which occurs when the ocean absorbs carbon and becomes acidified. Increasing acidification degrades the physical structure of these reefs, putting blacktip reef shark habitat and food supply at risk. This affects all the creatures living among the reef—not just blacktip reef sharks.

Federal research funding can help deepen our scientific understanding of this problem and enable us to respond in order to protect thousands of jobs. This expanded ocean acidification research will provide desperately needed resources to help us address one of the most widespread threats to coastal communities and the ocean today.

Please write to your members of Congress today—urging them to fully fund ocean acidification research projects.

https://takeaction.oceanconservancy.org/page/27395/action/1?ea.tracking.id=18LPGCBFXX&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=20180723ReefSharkAdvocacy&utm_content=20180723-SharkweekAA-Prospects-Email1-18LPGCBFXX