Tell Congress: Don't Slash Wildlife Conservation
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Tell Congress: Don't Slash Wildlife Conservation

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      Defenders of Wildlife

Congress is now formulating a comprehensive spending bill for the federal government -- and it's not looking good for our wildlife.

     --  The House of Representatives has slashed funding for the Multinational Species Conservation Fund, denying threatened and endangered sea turtles vital habitat protections and inching these ancient seafarers even closer to extinction.

     --  Congress is considering a 20% cut to programs that protect hundreds of threatened and endangered species -- animals like America's threatened polar bears. Without help, these beloved bears could disappear from our country by 2050.

     --  The House is considering significant cuts to the already underfunded National Wildlife Refuge System -- a move that would threaten the survival of rare Sonoran pronghorns and hundreds of other species.

We need to ensure that the budget axe doesn't swing on our nation's most vulnerable wildlife and wild places.

Take action now -- tell Congress to stand up for wildlife and keep America's treasures off the chopping block.

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    • Jacob Galloro MARION, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      If we save the tigers, we'll save the world!

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    • Nina Clifford SHERIDAN, AR
      • over 2 years ago

      So you work for us and we are not saying we are telling you " Dont Slash Wildlife Conservation!" There is a lot of waisted spending on other things that do not matter. If we do not save these animals in the future the Earth which is already sick by man, the animals will die and our future too. There may need to be a payroll cut in the Governent to save those who can not speak for themselves. May God watch over our wildlife.

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    • Leslie Magner ATLANTA, GA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Honest to God------I Am Quite Fed-Up with the Crap that Congress IS and is Not Doing!! What is it with you people?? Since you can't Agree on the Budget or Anything else, it seems; You've decided to take your anger out on OUR Planet? OUR Animals? OUR Rights? Their Rights? Are you all so Ticked-off and Angry that you figure you'll go ahead and Wreck All OF OUR CONSERVATION EFFORTS!!! OUR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CANNOT AFFORD YOUR INTOLERENCE!!! KNOCK IT THE HECK OFF!!! IF ALL of you Think that Our Planet, Animals, Plants, Wildlife and Our Children/Grand Children can afford All of YOUR CUTS and Intolorence---You Are SO, SO, SO Wrong...and Ignorant to the serious issues at hand!!! SHAME On YOU ALL!!! Get a Grip and DO THE RIGHT THING FOR A CHANGE!!! How about this----Before you vote for more cuts on this matter----READ-UP ON ALL THE FACTS and TALK TO AT LEAST 3 LEADERS IN THE FIELD!

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    • C v FINLAND
      • almost 3 years ago

      Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anticruelty laws. ~U.S. News & World Report, 6 December 1999

      US government REALLY wants to display their ignorance...again?!

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    • stacy nicole gutshall GARDNERS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      we need to protect wildlife and save our animals im a vegetarian so it comes natural to me

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