Polar Bears And Other Wildlife Need You Now
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Polar Bears And Other Wildlife Need You Now

    1. Petition by

      Paul Trader

URGENT / EMERGENCY / TIME-SENSITIVE

*NOTE: signing this petition is a good start, but please also call your legislators to have your voice heard on this urgent issue.

Powerful anti-conservation lobbyists are pressuring our federal legislators RIGHT NOW to pass a package bill that would have extreme consequences for polar bears, wildlife, and all Americans who love the great outdoors. Please contact your U.S. Senators TODAY and ask for current protections to be upheld for wildlife and people by voting NO on H.R.4089.

The so-called "Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012" is a highly controversial bill that combines several radical proposals into one package. This legislation seeks to: 
a) indulge a small group of wealthy trophy hunters who want to import dead polar bear trophies from Canada in defiance of current law;
b) mandate that federal agencies open nearly all federal public lands to hunting without regard to the impact on wildlife and other resources; and
c) strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its ability to protect habitat and people from lead poisoning through toxic ammunition exposure.

TAKE ACTION NOW - PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS TO YOUR U.S . SENATORS ARE PIVOTAL IN THESE FINAL DAYS OF DELIBERATION - don't just sign, make the call!


Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Senators, urging them to vote NO on H.R. 4089. Look up your legislator's phone number: http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/. You can say: "I would like you to vote NO on H.R. 4089 that will undo years of protection for polar bears, among other harmful actions against animals and people."

Don't forget to email your legislator, too - here is an easy action alert to use: http://bit.ly/a70mQp

REMEMBER: This legislation has the power to impact the lives of literally millions and millions of animals and people. Do not waste one more moment without telling your elected official that this bill is bad news. Contact your legislators now!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. BAD NEWS: HR 4089 passed the House and is now waiting in the Senate

      Paul Trader
      Petition Organizer

      Despite hundreds of calls and letters to Washington D.C., the House passed HR4089, allowing this controversial bill move on to the Senate.

      Now is the time to call and write both of your Senators with the following message: "H.R. 4089 passed the House, and I wanted to share with Senator ______ that I adamantly oppose this bill, as it would undo protection for polar bears, mandate hunting on public lands including National Parks, and strip the EPA of its ability to protect people, animals, and the environment from poisoning through toxic lead ammunition exposure."

      Look up your Senators' contact information here: http://bit.ly/a70mQp

    3. HR4089 is up for a vote tomorrow morning, Tuesday 4/17 - call Congress now!

      Paul Trader
      Petition Organizer

      This very bad bill is up for a vote tomorrow morning - if you haven't called and emailed your legislator yet, now is the time. Polar bears, wildlife, and all outdoor enthusiasts need your help!

      Look up your legislator's phone number: http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/

      Don't forget to email your legislator, too - here is an easy action alert for use: http://bit.ly/Ij7zaI

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. HR4089 is being fast-tracked through committees - it must be stopped!

      Paul Trader
      Petition Organizer

      This very bad bill is being fast-tracked through committees and could be up for a vote on the House floor in a matter of days.

      The time to tell your legislators to vote NO on this bill is NOW. Call your legislators today and say, "I would like you to vote NO on H.R. 4089 that will undo years of protection for polar bears, among other harmful actions against animals and people."

      Look up your legislator's phone number: http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/

      Don't forget to email your legislator, too - here is an easy action alert for use: http://bit.ly/Ij7zaI

    6. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Cyrus Vaghar NEWTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      because gov't plans like this don't go unnoticed

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    • Jacqueline Eichman TEMPE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      There is nothing of worth about hunters and hunting. There is a great deal of worth in animals.

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    • Marci Jacobson DAVEPORT, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      Who came up with this law? Ridiculous!!

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    • Caressa Koory ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      We got to be the voice for those who don't have one. Please share this petition.

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    • katelyn ryder STEPHENS CITY, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm a hunter and i think this is just sad that we should have to import wild animals to hunt for pure unsportsman like sport. i dont believe in just going out and killing animals i hunt the real and proper way. No dogs no lures no nothing. i believe that hunting should only be done in the way of helping the environment out by making sure we are not over run by the animals.

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