Petition to Secretary of the Interior, House Committee on Natural Resources, Chief of the United States Forest Service, Director State Of Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks, Congress, Raul Grijalva
Rare Yaak Montana Female Grizzly Poached! Tell Montana & U.S. Government to Prosecute
Tell the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service and State of Montana to Prosecute and Increase the Penalty for Killing an Endangered Grizzly Bear. Tell Congress to Pass the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act. In late November 2020, an adult female grizzly bear was brutally killed in the northwest Montana’s Yaak Valley. The killer or killers shot the bear, partially skinned and cut off her paws, before dumping the body in a driveway. An estimated 24 grizzlies remain in the Yaak Valley, and after this brutal poaching, they are more in need of your help than ever. The poached grizzly was one of possibly only 3-5 remaining females. These last two dozen bears are stubborn survivors on the U.S.-Canada border in a unique ecosystem where nothing has gone extinct since the end of the last Ice Age. Now climate change and poaching are the greatest threat to the grizzly. At present, it is unknown if she had cubs. If she did, they too would surely have perished. If they were a family of four, that would represent roughly 15% of the valley’s population in one day, and possibly an unbelievable one-third of the valley’s reproductive females. “Often called “the walking dead,” the tiny population of grizzly bears in northwest Montana’s Yaak Valley are the most endangered in the state,” stated Montana grizzly bear advocate, author, and activist Doug Peacock for Save The Yellowstone Grizzly. “Yaak grizzlies are already beset by an out-of-compliance high-volume through-hiker trail in their fragile habitat, a proposed mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains, and a Kootenai National Forest that seeks to implement clearcutting across four contiguous project areas totaling almost 250,000 acres without any Environmental Impact Statement—well, you get the picture—Yaak grizzlies need our help,” added Yaak Valley Forest Council Board Chair, author, and activist Rick Bass. “Please help us turn this around. There were an estimated 25 grizzlies remaining in the Yaak. Now that estimate is 24,” concluded author and activist Terry Tempest Williams of Save The Yellowstone Grizzly “There is such villainy in this act that I can hardly express my rage and sadness,” continued Montana-based author, environmental historian, and conservationist Betsy Gaines Quammen The state of Montana is only offering a paltry $1000 reward for information leading to the conviction of her killer or killers—hardly enough to solicit tips, or to act as a deterrent to other, future poachers. We are asking the federal government and the State of Montana to: • Investigate and prosecute the Yaak poaching to the full extent of the law • Increase the penalty for killing an endangered grizzly bear to $100,000 • Pass the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act with additional protections for the Yaak grizzly bear population. Please sign our petition to be delivered to the new Secretary of the Interior, Congress, the State of Montana, as well as the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, demanding investigation, and greater protection for grizzlies on our public lands. Thank you from all of us at Save the Yellowstone Grizzly and the Yaak Valley Forest Council. Let's not let this mother grizzly die in vain.Read the press release (PDF) Addendum: To offset the abysmal state reward amount of $1,000, Save The Yellowstone Grizzly and the Yaak Valley Forest Council have set up a supplemental reward fund. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to be added to the state reward fund. Click here if you would like to donate to the reward fund: donatenow.networkforgood.org/yaakgrizzlykillrewardfund If you have information regarding this killing, call the state of Montana at: 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668) Save the Yellowstone Grizzly - fights for the safety and welfare of all grizzlies south of Canada, and laying the groundwork for a large-scale grizzly bear ecosystem recovery area. savetheyellowstonegrizzly.org Yaak Valley Forest Council - works for a wild Yaak through science, education, and bold action. yaakvalley.org
Petition to President Joe Biden, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Stop Animal Euthanization Make all United States Shelters "No Kill"
Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). Animals are unnecessarily euthanized every second throughout the United States. In addition, there are millions who die, are subjected to ridiculous cruelty, and who are sick on the streets. This is all completely avoidable and results from human negligence and failure to address the root causes of the issues and enact laws that cure these ills and prevent such barbaric cruelty. Unlike the “adopt some and kill the rest” form of animal sheltering that has dominated in the United States for the past 100 years and is responsible for the needless deaths of millions of healthy and treatable animals every year, No Kill shelters are saving as high as 99% of all animals entrusted to their care. The No Kill Equation decreases a shelter’s impounds and increases a shelter’s reclaims while vastly expanding adoptions. When implemented comprehensively and with integrity, these programs are transformative.
Petition to Benjamin L. Cardin, Larry Hogan, Maryland State House, Chris Van Hollen, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Maryland State Senate
Bring Nova back home to his family
On December 11, 2020, our 1 yr old Cane Corso, Nova was taken from us by Animal Care and Control (ACC) We took Nova to Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Center(AAVEC) on Dec 10th because a collar that was placed on him in Oct had become too small and broke his skin. Nova was successfully treated and released back to us on Dec 10th. However, ACC without any supporting information came to our home Dec 11th with Anne Arundel County Police who had a search warrant and took Nova away. The Officer who subsequently took Nova stated that other then the collar injury Nova was completely healthy. Like many pet owners would agree, our pets are family, they're like our children. We have 4 children, ages ranging from 2 to 14 yrs old, who love and adore Nova. We followed all of the instructions given by ACC on how to get Nova back. However, it has been said that in MD, the courts tend to side with ACC on cases like this. Which is why we are asking for you to help us bring Nova back home.
Petition to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Stop Arctic Drilling, Save Polar Bears!
Within weeks convoys of heavy trucks could be crushing polar bear dens in the Arctic Wildlife National Refuge. The trucks could scare mother polar bears into abandoning their dens, leaving their cubs to perish and sending the species into further decline. Undoing decades of federal protection, the Trump administration has moved to open more than 1.5 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. This will spell disaster for a pristine wilderness that's home to polar bears, Arctic foxes, caribou and vast numbers of birds and other wildlife. It'll open up the region to devastating oil spills. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population is the world's most imperiled, with as few as 900 individuals. The Arctic Refuge's coastal plain is vital to its survival. Oil and gas development there could eradicate polar bears from the region. This refuge is America's largest remaining stretch of pristine wilderness. If industry is allowed to turn the Arctic Refuge into an oilfield, exacerbating the climate crisis and wildlife extinction crisis, this rare and wild landscape will be forever scarred. The high cost to polar bears and the sensitive Arctic Refuge ecosystem just isn't worth it. The federal government must not allow harm to come to polar bears while looking for oil that Americans don't want the oil industry drilling for anyway. Stand up for the Arctic Refuge, polar bears and our climate. Sign the petition now to tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw plans to auction off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the oil industry.
Petition to Pleasantville City Council
Removal of Canine Breed Ban - Pleasantville, IA
Pleasantville has a restriction on canine breeds that are classified as "dangerous." I'm wanting to change that. On January 19th, I will be at the city council meeting to do just that. I'm looking for signatures to help remove this ban from the city of Pleasantville, IA. Please help me in efforts to change the harsh labels on certain "breeds" and give a voice to those who don't have one. ”Pit Bull” is NOT a breed. It's a generic term often used to describe all dogs with similar traits and characteristics known to the public as "pit bulls." When we use the term “pit bull” here, it should be understood to encompass American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and mixes of those breeds. Pit Bulls are very responsive to training and eager to please. It is therefore strongly recommended to take them to obedience classes as soon as they are up to date with their shots. A well-behaved and obedient Pit Bull will be a great ambassador for the breed and help fight prejudice and misconceptions. Maybe instead of banning certain type of canines, we ban certain owners that don't have the ability to train or have the experience for the specific loving creatures.
Petition to The govenor, City Counsil
Leaving pets inside of hot cars is illegal, but leaving them in the freezing cold isn't?
The state of Louisiana needs to change their enforcement on leaving pets outside 24/7. It has become illegal to leave pets inside of hot vehicles, but what about leaving them on a chain in the yard in the freezing temperatures and rain? Recently I have experienced this with a home on my street. They have 3 medium breed short haired dogs. Each dog has a small plastic dog house, but have we considered since the dogs may have a "roof" over their head that the wind chill nor rain still doesn't somehow blow inside their dog house? I've timestamped the numerous of times I've seen these poor animals outside, I've taken photos and also contacted the Tangipahoa Humane Society. Once I contacted the Tangipahoa Humane Society, they told me instantly that I must contact the Sheriff's office. I contacted the Sheriff's office and they came out for a check on the animals. From what I heard "the dogs were okay." This particular home owns a garage, so my first thought was, why could these animals not stay inside their garage during frigid temperatures? Each time stamp that I've kept on my phone when seeing these animals outside, it was raining and about 30 degrees or colder outside. I knew well enough these dogs stay outside on a chain 24/7 because they are there when I leave for work in the morning and when I get home that night. Judging by the way they just curl up on the wet ground for warmth is a red flag that these dogs get zero attention, love, and warmth, and that's not fair! As I stated in the beginning, how is it illegal to leave pets inside of a hot car, but it is okay to leave poor animals unattended outside on a chain majority of their life in all weather conditions. It is extremely dangerous leaving animals outside when even the news channel tells you we are in the middle of a freeze, to please "bring your pets inside." This is something that seriously needs to be enforced and illegal! It is inhumane and those poor animals deserve better!!
Petition to MiHoYo , Genshin impact directors, miHoYo SPay
Genshin impact implementing the choice to pet the town dogs
In the game Genshin Impact you can see dogs all of which are huskies and I would say 9/10 times you would pet a dog especially if they were rolling around and waiting for belly rubs. Yet in Genshin Impact you sadly cannot do this, so if you would sign this petition you’d be in the proses of making so many peoples days.
Petition to Government, Philippines
Giving a safe home for stray animals
A petition letter to the government to make them take action for providing these stray animals a halfway home and medical care. Street dogs and feral cats. Everyday we pass them by. They roam the streets, and salvage any food in the garbage. Their rights are still not recognized by most us in the society. Some causes of this animals cruelties are as follows: Abandonment Giving them away to people not prepared for adopting Dumping animals far away where they won't be able to find a home Large populations of stray animals are public health concerns. Dog bites, rabies, leptospirosis, cat scratch fever and many more. The disruption caused by street dogs barking because of territorial fights is also a problem faced by residents in such areas. It is important to reduce the stray animal population to control the spread of dangerous diseases and stop dog bites and attacks. Providing these animals what they need and recognizing their rights will help not on ly them but also us, members of the society, for our health concerns.