Hey Everyone, thanks for supporting this cause! We have reached over 5,400 signatures and I am sending this petition to the people at Disney. I could not find many email addresses for them, so if anyone has any suggestions, they are appreciated. Please see below for the letter:
I am an avid animal lover and a long time Disney fan. I, like many of your fans, are emotionally connected with the Disney brand and characters. Since I was very young, Disney characters have been a part of my life and I hope to make it a part of my children's lives.
This is exactly the reason I have created a petition on change.org to ask Disney to genuinely consider creating a character modeled after the pangolin. The pangolin is a beautiful, scaly creature that features a long, slender snout and soft, expressive eyes.The pangolin is an amazingly mysterious creature and conservation efforts lack assistance and funding because scientists and researchers know almost nothing about it. The animal has garnered attention on CNN's Change the List project and is featured in John Sutter's article, The Most Trafficked Mammal You've Never Heard Of:
Through Disney branding, emotional connection to an animal is easily achieved simply by including it in an animated movie. If Disney introduces a pangolin character, awareness will soar and we can change the way people see this animal and reduce the demand for it in illegal trade. Many companies and organizations have pledged to help stop the demand and I truly hope Disney will be able to stand with us and help.
To date, over 5,700 Disney fans have signed 3 separate petitions on change.org asking for a pangolin character. I have attached the signatures acquired through my petition for your review. I strongly encourage you to forward this request to any individual(s) that can assist with our request and I look forward to your timely response. Please feel free to contact me via phone or email.
Thank you for your time,