Help beautiful and mysterious pangolins by featuring them in an animated movie!
  • Petitioning The Walt Disney Company

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The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney
Head of Animation Production
The Walt Disney Company (Head of Animation Production)

Help beautiful and mysterious pangolins by featuring them in an animated movie!

    1. Kit Skogsbergh
    2. Petition by

      Kit Skogsbergh

      Pasadena, CA

I love animals and if you do too, I hope you will help me save incredible mammals called pangolins. When I read a CNN story about how this highly endangered animal is nearing extinction, I knew I needed to do something to help because this is the most trafficked animal in the world. I'm asking Disney to feature a pangolin in a future movie because it's such a great way to educate people around the world about the need to save pangolins!
 
This isn't just personal to me because I love animals and am a fan of Disney. As a Chinese-American, I also want to speak up because the demand in China is helping drive the demand for pangolins to be killed for meat and medicines. I can tell you many Chinese citizens do not support this cruelty, and I believe we can bring wildlife advocates from around the world together to ask Disney to take this simple, fun, positive step to help pangolins.
 
I believe education and exposure to this curious creature are paramount in saving it. With your help on this petition, I ask Disney to feature a pangolin in an animated film to bring awareness to this creature the same way many people have come to love elephants, tigers, and other animals after seeing them in cartoons.
 
From a child's perspective, this is the animal they've dreamed of. The pangolin, by all accounts, is a mysterious and elusive creature. Some people say they look like walking pine cones or artichokes. They are known to be shy at first, becoming friendly once they get to know you. When frightened, they roll up into a little ball until its safe to come out. By providing this animal with a platform, we can work with Disney to get the public interested in them and then use that momentum to pass laws and inspire the public about the need to save the world's most trafficked animal.
 
As John Sutter from CNN says, "The pangolin would make a great cartoon character: shy, curious and able to roll down hills like a basketball. The heroic introvert!"
 
Will you please sign to help save the awesome pangolins?

 

To:
The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney
The Walt Disney Company (Head of Animation Production), Head of Animation Production
Make an animated movie featuring the beautiful and highly likable Pangolin! "The pangolin would make a great cartoon character: shy, curious and able to roll down hills like a basketball. The heroic introvert!"

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Petition sent to Disney

      Kit Skogsbergh
      Petition Organizer

      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:

      Dear Disney,
      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,

      Kit Skogsbergh

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. Follow-up article by John Sutter

      Kit Skogsbergh
      Petition Organizer

      This petition has been featured in a follow-up article by John Sutter. Please click the link to see how your signatures have helped bring this cause and the Pangolin to the spotlight!
      http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/07/opinion/sutter-pangolin-disney-petition/index.html

      Sutter: Hey Disney Pixar, put a pangolin in a movie! - CNN.com

      Editor's note: John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion and creator of CNN's Change the List project. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. E-mail him at [email protected] The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) -- Kit Skogsbergh can see it now.

    5. Reached 2,000 signatures
    6. Plight of the Pangolin. Great article by John Sutter

      Kit Skogsbergh
      Petition Organizer

      To read more on the Pangolin and the challenges they face, please read John Sutters article, "The Most Trafficked Mammal You've Never Heard Of" http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2014/04/opinion/sutter-change-the-list-pangolin-trafficking/

    7. Reached 200 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

      • 1 day ago

      because i too love animals

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    • Dona LaSchiava TUCSON, UNITED STATES
      • 12 days ago

      ~Entire species of animals and plants will begin to disappear from this world. The disappearances of these life forms will further throw nature into chaos, as the balance of things will alter drastically. If humankind does not change and adapt to the wakeup call and begin to see their true relationship to the Earth and Her creatures, if they do not recognize their role as guardian, then our troubles will worsen...~ ~Last Cry, Native American Prophecies~

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    • Pinkey Li PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 16 days ago

      No animal should be poached to the point of extinction.

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    • Kristi Lyons COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • 16 days ago

      No creature should be hunted to extinction, or even to an endangered status. We, at the top of the food chain, have an ethical obligation to be good stewards of this planet. Watching out for humble little animals is part of this.

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    • Leslie Jones KEENE, TX
      • 17 days ago

      Pangolins are beautiful and wonderful creatures. The fact that they are being trafficked and killed for their skin is sickening. They need support and what better way to give support than to promote the pangolin in a movie that would be shown around the world to millions of people.

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