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Ask Barack Obama & Mitt Romney how they will protect endangered species
  • Petitioned Debate Moderator Jim Lehrer

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Debate Moderator Jim Lehrer

Ask Barack Obama & Mitt Romney how they will protect endangered species

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The Presidential debates are just weeks away and we need your help to make the protection of endangered species an issue.

Despite the fact that the decline of fish, plants, and wildlife costs the world's economies trillions of dollars annually1, there is little mention of this crisis in coverage of the Presidential race. We believe that this is an issue of resounding worldwide importance and deserves an answer from the individual that would be leader of the United States. Addressing species loss will require sometimes difficult choices and it is of absolutely vital importance that the country know how these candidates would proceed if elected.

We know the costs of inaction. Per a recent United Nations study, trillions of dollars are lost as plant and animal species dwindle around the world. We see the costs at home, in imbalanced ecosystems and depleted resources upon which entire communities depend. This issue is not something that came from the fringe, rather something that touches each and every one of our lives.

Please join us in urging that the preservation of endangered species and their dwindling habitats be an issue in this fall's elections. less

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    Reasons for signing

    • Eren Ercan ANKARA, TURKEY
      • almost 2 years ago

      As the the natural host to most hazardous industry and array of companies in the World, The United States is bound to be ever more vigilant about nature. It is our world that those companies are destroying not of The United States'.

    • Sherry Gerszberg KENDALL PARK, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      All animals on this earth, all life, birds and reptiles too were here on earth before we were and they all need to be protected and respected! Laws to protect cats and dogs against animal abusers and puppy mills and backyard breeding, and animals for entertainment need to be protected!! Animals for food need to stop and milk procts need to be gotten from animals n organic free roaming farms and chickens need to be cage free! All animals, born free, set free, live free as G-d intended them all to!! Protect and respect all life before G-d gets to all of you with KARMA!! In the end, he is the REAL judge!!

    • elaine white BATTLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      All species of animals are important to the ecosystem of this planet! Why let animals be hunted to the point of extinction! It's the 21st Century now and we should know better and should have learnt by our mistakes of the past!!!!

      • almost 2 years ago

      peace in world

    • barbara baggs CHGO, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      EXCELLENT QUESTION...........


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