Stop the planned slaughter of  tortoises due to lack of funds.
  • Petitioned Amy Lueders

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Nevada State Director BLM
Amy Lueders
Nevada Governor
President of the United States
Nevada State Senate
Nevada State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Stop the planned slaughter of tortoises due to lack of funds.

    1. Dianna Bickett
    2. Petition by

      Dianna Bickett

      Etna, CA

The animals were taken in by BLM with the promise that they would protect and care for them. These wonderful animals are on the endangered species list and should be protected at all costs. Other placement needs to be found if funds cannot be appropriated to allow them to continue to live where they are.

"LAS VEGAS — For decades, the vulnerable desert tortoise has led a sheltered existence.

Developers have taken pains to keep the animal safe. It's been protected from meddlesome hikers by the threat of prison time. And wildlife officials have set the species up on a sprawling conservation reserve outside Las Vegas.

But the pampered desert dweller now faces a threat from the very people who have nurtured it.

Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they've been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species list in 1990."

To:
Amy Lueders, Nevada State Director BLM
Nevada Governor
President of the United States
Nevada State Senate
Nevada State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Stop the planned slaughter of tortoises due to lack of funds. There are other options available. Transfer them to other rescue centers where they can continue to live out their lives. Apply for grants to keep the center open.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Melody Meck LENA, WI
      • 3 months ago

      Killing an animal just to kill it is wrong and at the rate of animals dying off they don't need help joining the extinct list for something so damn stupid!!!!

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    • Pam Cart LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 4 months ago

      They have the God-given right to live, too!

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    • FRANCIS MCGUIRE GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      its there planet to

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    • alexandra fung CAVITE, PHILIPPINES
      • 9 months ago

      Animal lives are still life that indeed needed to be protected

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    • al jessee ASHLAND, VA
      • 9 months ago

      I love tortoises

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