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Petitioning United States Fish & Wildlife Service, International Primatological Society, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, African Wildlife Federation, Freeland, WildAid, Conservation Interna...

Illegalen Handel mit Wildtieren beenden

Hallo, mein Name ist Jane Goodall und ich möchte Sie um Ihre Unterstützung bitten, den illegalen Handel mit Wildtieren zu beenden. Ich verbringe jedes Jahr rund 300 Tage auf Reisen und spreche mit Menschen darüber, wie wir den Tieren am besten helfen können. Aber ich weiß, dass die Kraft der sozialen Medien sehr viel mehr Menschen sehr viel schneller vernetzen kann, als es eine einzelne Person zu tun vermag. Bitte helfen Sie mir den illegalen Handel mit Wildtieren zu beenden. Gier und das Verlangen nach zunehmend seltener werdenden “Trophäen” lassen den illegalen Handel mit wildlebenden Tieren boomen. Dieser grausame Handel treibt die gefährdeten Arten dieser Welt rasant auf ihre Auslöschung zu. Ich treffe in diesem Jahr mit einigen der führenden Vertreter von Artenschutzorganisationen zusammen und ich brauche dringend Ihre Unterstützung, um ihnen deutlich zu machen, dass es Ihr Wunsch ist, dass die internationale Gemeinschaft den illegalen Handel mit Wildtieren mit höchster Priorität behandeln muss. Meine Kollegen und ich vom Jane Goodall Institut haben die schrecklichen Wunden gesehen, die den Opfern durch Wilderei zugefügt wurden. Wir wissen als Vertreter einer gemeinnützigen Artenschutzorganisation, die gemeinsam mit großen internationalen Partnern in vielen afrikanischen Ländern vor Ort zusammenarbeitet, dass die Abschlachtung dieser wunderbaren Tiere grausam und unentschuldbar ist. Wir haben auch den heroischen Einsatz von Rangern unter Verlust ihres Lebens gesehen, die die Tiere gegen Wilderer verteidigt haben: wir dürfen nicht zulassen, dass ihr Tod umsonst war. In unserem Tchimpounga Schimpansen Rehabilitationszentrum sehen wir Affen, die durch tödliche Schnappfallen verstümmelt wurden, Affen, die an Schusswunden leiden und Schimpansen im Kindesalter, die ihren Müttern entrissen wurden, nachdem diese von Wilderern erschossen wurden. Sie werden auf Märkten angeboten, wo Menschen illegal Schimpansenfleisch kaufen können. Die kleinen Schimpansen kommen oft mit schweren Verletzungen zu uns, sind sehr krank und leiden an schweren psychologischen Störungen, die vielleicht nie mehr heilen werden. Und trotzdem gehören sie zu denen, die Glück gehabt haben. Die Kleinen, die es nicht bis Tchimpounga schaffen, werden oft im illegalen Handel für exotische Haustiere oder für den Unterhaltungssektor verkauft, wo ihr Schicksal ein kurzes, einsames Leben voller Schmerz und Misshandlung ist. Dies ist kein einfaches Thema und voller Beispiele dafür, was der Druck der Armut, fehlende Möglichkeiten des Vollzugs von Schutzrechten, staatliche Korruption und die unreflektierte Nachfrage nach wildlebenden Tieren oder deren Produkten durch Konsumenten in aller Welt anzurichten imstande sind. Der unmenschliche Brauch, in das natürliche Habitat von geschützten Tieren einzudringen um sie zu fangen oder zu töten, um bestimmte Teile zu verwerten, zerstört die kostbarsten Arten unserer Erde, und er muss aufhören. Die Fakten, die die Dringlichkeit dieser Krise verdeutlichen: 35.000 Elefanten werden jedes Jahr für ihr Elfenbein getötet. Die Wilderei von Nashörnern ist zwischen 2007-2014 um 9.000% gestiegen. 73 Millionen Haie werden jedes Jahr ihrer Flossen wegen getötet. Eine Studie von 2014 zeigte, dass es wahrscheinlich nur noch 3.200 wilde Tiger in Asien gibt. Jährlich werden 3.000 Menschenaffen (auch Schimpansen) illegal getötet oder aus der Wildnis gestohlen. Diese Zahlen sind Schätzungen, die auf Populationsgrößen basieren, die es nicht einmal mehr gibt, denn jährlich sind es weniger und weniger Tiere, die überhaupt gejagt werden können. Das Jane Goodall Institut hat nun die großangelegte Jane’s Traffic Stop Kampagne gestartet, um diesen Handel zu beenden. Bitte seien Sie ein Teil davon! Es ist unsere Hoffnung, dass wir einen Beitrag leisten werden, der Wilderei endgültig ein Ende zu setzen, indem wir eine riesige Gemeinschaft von Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützern in den sozialen Medien aufbauen, die im Kampf gegen die Gewalt kontinuierlich die Entscheidungsträger in die Verantwortung nehmen. Ich glaube fest daran, dass wir - vom majestätischen Elefanten bis hin zum kleinsten Schmetterling – vom Aussterben bedrohte und gefährdete Arten wertschätzen und zelebrieren sollten, damit sie in Ruhe leben können... wild und frei. Das kann nicht eine Person allein erreichen. Und wir brauchen Unterstützung. Diese Bewegung braucht Sie! Erheben Sie sich gegen den Handel mit wildlebenden Tieren, indem Sie diese Petition zeichnen und so Ihre Unterstützung zeigen. Und helfen Sie mir dabei diese hoffnungsvolle Botschaft weiterzuverbreiten und z.B. an die IUCN beim World Conservation Congress, an die International Primatological Society auf ihrem zweijährlichen Kongress und vor allem an CITES bei der CoP17 Konferenz in South Africa im September diesen Jahres, zu überbringen. Wir müssen der Welt erzählen, dass wilde Tiere nicht auf der Erde sind, um bis zu ihrer Auslöschung gejagt zu werden und stückweise als Beute oder Trophäen verkauft zu werden. Wir dürfen das Geschäft mit der Wilderei nicht unterstützen, wir müssen bewusster einkaufen und es vermeiden, illegale Tierprodukte zu kaufen oder Unternehmen zu unterstützen, die das tun. Jeder und jede von uns ist nur eine Stimme in dem Kampf um die Beendigung der Wilderei, aber wenn Sie mir alle kollektiv beistehen und Ihre Stimme erheben, dann wird unsere Botschaft unmöglich zu überhören sein. Ich werde eng mit unseren Partnern zusammenarbeiten, um sicherzustellen, dass die Unterschriften dieser Petition weiteren Druck und Erfolg in diese internationale Bewegung bringen, um die Wildtiere zu retten. Unterschreiben Sie jetzt diese Petition und werden Sie Teil meiner Kampagne. Wir werden Sie mit Informationen über weitere Aktionen in den kommenden Wochen und Monaten auf dem Laufenden halten. Ich danke Ihnen. -Dr. Jane Goodall www.janegoodall.de

Jane Goodall
322,326 supporters
Petitioning Donald Trump, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations, U.S. Embassy in South Africa, European Parliament, Gregory Stanton, Justin Trudeau, Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Jun...

THE STAGE IS BEING SET FOR TOTAL GENOCIDE OF ALL WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS! 5 March 2018

As much as we would hate to admit it – THE STAGE IS BEING SET FOR TOTAL GENOCIDE OF ALL WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS! (PLEASE BE WARNED THAT SOME SCENES AND/OR GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF FARM KILLINGS , RAPE AND TORTURE IN SOME OF THE INFORMATION, LINKS AND VIDEO MATERIAL MAY UPSET SENSITIVE VIEWERS) -Not only because of government politicians and their followers screaming and singing “One settler one bullet” or “Kill the Boer, Kill the farmer” or “Bring me my machine gun” etc.etc.etc. (For our international visitors - the words Settler, Farmer and Boer refers to White South Africans). WATCH: Fire and chaos as EFF chant 'anti-boer' songs #HoërskoolOvervaal  WATCH | BLF FIRST CALLS FOR MORE SLAUGHTERING OF WHITE “BOERS” [SHOCKING FOOTAGE] Kill the boer kill the farmer Protesters chant outside HoërskoolOvervaal BFLF-members sing 'Kill the Boer' at #RupertMustFall SA protestors singing "Kill the Boers, the farmer" President Zuma: Singing Kill The Boers (White Farmers) Even a compilation: Blacks sing about killing whites - Kill the Boer compilation -And not only because of the fact that white people (and their children) are, as we speak, being tortured, murdered and raped on farms and in residential areas in the most gruesome ways imaginable because they (Government supporters) are incited to such gruesome hate crimes because of the above. Some of the media reports can be viewed here: https://southafricatoday.net/tag/farm-attack/. Lists of names of murdered farmers and their families can be found here: http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.co.za/2011/03/rural-deaths-names-details-sources_18.html & here: http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.co.za/2011/01/farm-murders-victim-names-1994-2010.html -And not only that a motion was passed in the South African parliament on 27 February 2018 that the Constitution of South Africa should be changed to “lawfully” expropriate land from the white population to be given to blacks without compensation. http://www.africanews.com/2018/02/28/south-african-parliament-passes-motion-to-expropriate-land-without-compensation// -Now also the comment in parliament today, 1 March 2018 by our new “appointed – not elected” Minister of police – Bheki Cele that: “We’ll have to work very hard to make sure that South Africa is disarmed”. http://paratus.info/2018/03/01/3515/ - South African Government now also wants to proclaim a new law that would be used as a means of censorship for online content, Petitions like this could soon be a thing of the past, also Facebook, Youtube etc. We will have no means of spreading news about our fate. Parliament has passed the ‘internet censorship’ bill – here’s what it means for you  "This includes specific instances where the FPB will be allowed to regulate user-generated content (such as YouTube videos, pictures, and music), and possibly even block non-compliant online distributors at an ISP level." If you absolutely don't have time to watch all the videos quoted below, I beg you to, at the very least, watch the following titled : South African Farm Murders - A Warning for America  *Whites are tortured, murdered and raped daily; *Their farms and property will be taken away by the government just because the owners have a white skin; *They will be disarmed with no way of being able to defend themselves, their property or their children; *Those whites not killed, tortured- and raped to death will most certainly starve to death after all farms have been expropriated to black owners. Please see what happened in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa south of the Sahara. Malema is a violent nutcase’: Fox News 'South Africa Is FALLING Apart' - Tucker Carlson Reacts To Situation In South Africa "White farmers in South Africa are being murdered at a rate of more than one per week, as the country’s  new President Cyril Ramaphosavows to seize back land without compensation." - Sky News, Australia News Corp Australia chief reporter Paul Toohey, who travelled to South Africa to investigate, has told Sky News farmers are struggling to defend themselves, and local police are not dedicating enough resources to investigate the crimes. More than 400 farmers were attacked in 2017. Sky News: White farmers face surge of violence in South Africa (Video) Sky News: White farmers facing grim future in South Africa (Video Report follow up) Katie Hopkins, a UK journalist, visited South Africa in 2018, here is her documentary videos: (PLEASE BE WARNED THAT SOME SCENES AND/OR GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF FARM KILLINGS , RAPE AND TORTURE IN SOME OF THE VIDEO MATERIAL MAY UPSET SENSITIVE VIEWERS) Katie Hopkins in South Africa: "I'm not easily scared, but..." Katie Hopkins: Why I'm going to South Africa Katie Hopkins in South Africa: Farmer's son traumatized by deadly attack Katie Hopkins in South Africa: Security comes at a high price LATEST VIDEO - Katie Hopkins: What South African "land expropriation" is REALLY about “The white man is up there with the rhino, forced to the brink of extinction, and the only difference is that the world doesn’t care” – Katie Hopkins She was unlawfully arrested when she tried to leave South Africa: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/katie-hopkins-detained-south-africa-11977548 Lauren Southern, a Canadian journalist,also  visited South Africa during 2018 to investigate the claims about Genocide of whites in South Africa, this is her documentary videos: (PLEASE BE WARNED THAT SOME SCENES AND/OR GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF FARM KILLINGS , RAPE AND TORTURE IN SOME OF THE VIDEO MATERIAL MAY UPSET SENSITIVE VIEWERS) TRAILER: South Africa Documentary South Africa is Killing the Farmlands Inside South Africa's White Displacement Camps Land or Death: Mandela's Failed Rainbow Nation South African Wives are Living in Constant Fear THE WORLD’S FIRST COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTARY ON SOUTH AFRICA by Lauren Southern Stefan Molyneux conducted these two interviews with Simon Rouch and Steve Hofmeyer of South Africa: South Africa: Civil War | Simon Roche and Stefan Molyneux 2018 Is South Africa Headed For Civil War? | Steve Hofmeyr and Stefan Molyneux 2017 On Monday, 30 October 2017, South Africans stood up – in black – to farm murders… as seen in these photos and videos from #BlackMonday: https://www.google.co.za/search?q=South+african+black+monday+images&newwindow=1&rlz=1C1CYCH_enZA667ZA667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiti-7ow9XZAhXKL8AKHV76AQUQ_AUICigB&biw=1582&bih=693 Unfortunately it had the exact opposite effect. Farm attacks and -murders 1 January 2018 to 28 February 2018: 102 Farm attacks = 1.7 farm attacks per day 12 Farm murders = 1 farmer murdered every 5 days on average Fortunately there are international politicians who really does care about our dire straight situation, people like Janice Ann Atkinson who is an independent Member of the European Parliament for the South East England region, formerly representing the UK Independence Party. She was elected in 2014, second on the list for the region behind Nigel Farage.  - On 20 November 2017 she requested the European Parliament at the plenary session in Strasbourg, to discuss the situation on farm murders in South Africa, her request was denied. To the members of the European Parliament: You refused to even listen to what she had to say - YOU ARE COMPLICIT IN COMMITING GENOCIDE AGAINST A MINORITY NATION! -  Interview on 23 November 2017 with: Janice Atkinson, MEP, shares her view on ways of political and economic issues in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Problems of successful farmers, land grabs, farming as most dangerous profession - why EU remains silent? - MENF conference on the political situation in South Africa hosted by Janice ATKINSON - Brussels - 30/01/2018 - WHY ISN`T EU DISCUSSING HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN SOUTH AFRICA? - Janice ATKINSON Posted on 7th February 2018 - Britain must intervene in SA land debate‚ says member of European Parliament (Janice Atkinson) 02 March 2018 We thank you very much for caring Janice! Unfortunately the Presidency of the United States of America is still silent about the issue of farm attacks and Genocide of Whites, maybe because the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in South Africa does not report back the correct facts to the Presidency. They would rather post a video about the "soon to be extinct" Rhino than the white's dire situation. The video was posted on 6 March 2018 on Facebook with the title: "Through our strong US-SA partnership, we work together to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking and to protect South Africa’s iconic wildlife species and promote economic development among affected communities". REALLY??? Please, please get your priorities straight - at the current rate the White minority in South Africa will be extinct well before the Rhino! The U.S. Embassy does however acknowledge the fact that South Africa is a VERY dangerous place for US Citizens. See all their warnings published here and here. Yet on their U.S. Relations With South Africa - page they promise the following: "U.S. Assistance to South Africa South Africa has made remarkable strides toward building a prosperous and peaceful democracy since 1994, but faces many challenges, including slow economic growth, high unemployment, HIV/AIDS, crime, and corruption. U.S. assistance focuses on improving healthcare, increasing education standards and teacher training, building capacity in agriculture to address regional food security, developing clean energy, and adapting to changing weather patterns. Improving the capacity of South Africa's security force will enable it to take a lead role in regional stability and security efforts. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) programs seek to strengthen small- and medium-sized enterprises, create employment, improve learning and job skills, promote basic education, combat gender-based violence, and promote HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and treatment."  Sirs, you are neglecting your promise to South Africa! The population count in South Africa, according to the 2011 Census was, 79.2% of South Africans (41 million) were 'Black Africans', 8.9% were Coloured (4.62 million), 8.9% were white (4.59 million), 2.5% were 'Indian or Asian' (1.29 million) and only 0.2% (280.4 thousand) who declared another race. The population count in South Africa, according to Statistics South Africa in 2016 was: 80.7% of South Africans (45.1 million) were 'Black Africans' , 8.8% were Coloured (4.89 million), 8.1% were white (4.51 million), 2.5% were 'Indian or Asian' (1.38 million). More than 45.10 million blacks vs. not more than 4.51 million whites. (LET THAT SINK IN FOR A WHILE BEFORE CONTINUING!) White South Africans are very strong and brave and will most definitely try to defend themselves, their wives and their children to the best of their ability with the means to their disposal BUT with such overwhelming odds stacked against them, the annihilation of a minority nation from the face of the earth will go down in history as one of the biggest and saddest blunders of the modern world! We request the following: 1.    That the international community and world leaders step in immediately to curb the damage already done and to also stop further annihilation of a peace loving nation from the face of the earth. The United States of America, Canada, Europe and the United Nations has always been on the forefront of curbing Human Rights violations. Why look the other way when a Genocide is taking place that will ultimately end in a slaughter that will make Rwanda look like a picnic? If they do not, they will be complicit to Genocide. 2.      That President Donald Trump (USA), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Canada), President Donald Tusk (President of the European Council), President Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission), President Antonio Tajani (President of the European Parliament) & President Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia (United Nations General Assembly President), immediately take the necessary steps to initiate an emergency evacuation and immigration plan to USA, Canada and Europe and allowing white Boers/Afrikaners/South Africans refugee status.  If you cannot, please,please at least admit our wives and little children. 3.       That the United States of America stop funding our oppressors.  Last year the U.S. Agency for International Development subsidised the South African Government with more than 350 million USD in aid. Please do not make the same mistake in 2018! Rather use the money to subsidise an emergency evacuation and immigration plan allowing white Boers/Afrikaners/South Africans to go to the United States, it will be money WELL SPENT! A crowd funding project has been started in the UK by Sharyn Grainger on Justgiving.com - thank you for caring Sharyn: Weʼre raising £2,000,000 to Please Help Give New Hope. White South Africans are living under attack while others living in rural areas are systematically slaughtered Please also see other petitions that, notwithstanding the fact that they were signed in their thousands, nobody seems to notice,care or act upon. Our plea born from frustration, anxiety and fear is seemingly simply ignored: https://www.change.org/p/donald-j-trump-genocide-of-whites-in-south-africa - More than 17,000 signatures https://www.change.org/p/the-secretary-general-of-the-united-nations-end-farm-murders-in-south-africa - More than 139,000 signatures https://www.change.org/p/supreme-high-court-genocide-in-south-africa - More than 17,000 signatures https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-stop-farmer-killings-and-white-genocide-in-south-africa-21b37734-2141-404a-b3da-85aee3f63798 - More than 6,500 signatures https://www.change.org/p/lieutenant-general-lesetja-mothiba-stop-farm-murders-in-south-africa - More than 3,000 signatures https://www.change.org/p/jean-claude-juncker-allow-all-white-south-africans-the-right-to-return-to-europe - More than 19,900 signatures Please see some of our local news: http://ewn.co.za/2018/03/01/cele-dismisses-calls-for-s-africans-to-arm-themselves-in-wake-of-ngcobo-attack http://ewn.co.za/2018/02/27/anc-unequivocally-supports-land-expropriation-without-compensation http://ewn.co.za/2018/02/27/watch-live-eff-offers-anc-support-on-land-expropriation http://ewn.co.za/2018/02/28/agrisa-calls-on-ramaphosa-to-detail-plans-for-land-expropriation http://ewn.co.za/2018/02/28/eff-warns-da-over-failure-to-back-land-motion http://ewn.co.za/2018/03/05/if-you-want-to-hit-them-hard-go-after-a-white-man https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/we-are-cutting-the-throat-of-whiteness-malema-on-plans-to-remove-trollip-20180304 Please also feel free to write an email directly to President Donald Trump, as I have done, here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

The ResistANCe
7,153 supporters
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Petitioning Department for International Development, Justine Greening, Global Fund for AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, World Health Organisation, PanAmercian Health Organisation, USAID

Reduce deaths from AIDS by focusing on lethal fungal diseases

Please support our campaign for DFID, WHO and USAID to prioritise saving lives from AIDS. There are too many young people dying from AIDS, about 1,500,000 each year, about 50% due to fungal diseases, and 20% due to TB. The average age at death is 35 years. This is equivalent to the entire population of Leeds or Glasgow dying each year. The economic impact is huge, destroying communities and leaving many orphans. The tests for fungal diseases work well, and the antifungal drugs work most of the time, but they are not where they need to be. We could save 1,600,000 lives by improving availability to the diagnostic tests and drugs over the next 5 years. But the WHO, DFID and USAID are not focused on saving lives directly, only indirectly.

Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI)
569 supporters
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Petitioning Council of the European Union, United Nations Security Council, USAID, Greenpeace USA

Pétition pour la liberation de Ne Muanda Nsemi

PETITION POUR LA LIBERATION DE  Ne MUANDA NSEMI Dans un espace de vie où l’on ne vit qu’à l’envers, il est nécessaire que les hommes et les femmes dignes de ce nom, puissent dire TROP C’EST TROP !!! C’est ce qu’a fait Ne Muanda Nsemi. Pour le bon vivre de tous, il s’est exposé au danger. Il a osé dire si haut, ce que tout le monde pense si bas. Que reproche-t-on à Ne Muanda Nsemi ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i02-CEgeWTA ·         Il a dit que comme toutes les autres religions du monde, la religion Kongo avait aussi droit d’exister au Congo et ailleurs ; ·         Il était intolérable que tout congolais soit responsable dans da région d’origine sauf le mukongo au Congo Central. ·         La région du Congo Centrale produit beaucoup de richesse dont les Kongo de bénéficient pas ; par exemple, l’électricité produit à Inga au Congo Central, est distribuée au Congo Brazzaville, en Namibie, au Botswana, en Afrique du Sud, en Ethiopie et en Egypte, sauf au Congo Central ; ·         Après 57 ans d’indépendance et d’assujettissement, il est préférable de FEDERER LE PAYS ? comme cela chacun pourrait être responsable de son espace d’origine. Tenez-vous bien, cette proposition pourrait être un sauf-conduit pour Kagame et ses Acolytes  qui veulent s’approprier de des terres riches de l’Est de Congo. Nous y veillerons car l’ouverture au fédéralisme ne pourrait donner libre cours à la création des zones de suprématie rwandaise au Congo. Pour cela nous invitons les hommes et les femmes épris de justice et de paix de dire à l’Organisation des Nations Unies, de peser de tout son poids pour que Ne Muanda Nsemi, cet homme de Dieu, ce grand intellectuel qui a écrit au moins 200 livres, recouvre sa liberté… REFUSONS L'HUMILIATION DU PATRIOTE LE HERO NE MWANDA NSEMI Nous attendons au moins 10.000 signatures pour cette PETITION POUR  LA LIBERTE DE Ne MUANDA NSEMI pour la Paix au Congo.

Malaki ma Kongo
151 supporters
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Petitioning USAID, Bernie Sanders, Paul Ryan, Donald Trump

Persuade USAID and PMI to Buy American products

Each year, the United States of America expend billions of dollars to make a difference in the world through USAID. It is the gift of the people of the United States to the world. This is a very commendable effort and as an American, I am very proud. In many countries overseas, USAID is known as a partner to foster change through providing basic necessities to needy communities in health care, infrastructural development, capacity building etc. In doing this, the USAID solicits the help of various organizations such as PMI, Chemonics and many others to provide these services. Unfortunately, US companies are not benefiting from this act of goodwill from America. PMI, the Global Fund, Chemonics, PSFCM and others have gradually developed policies that have booted US companies from the procurement process of many healthcare and nutritional products. Their procurement policies favor Chinese and Indian companies that do not contribute to USAID but these companies enjoy the profits of supplying most of the products earmarked for procurement cheaply. American companies cannot compete in these multi million dollar procurement activities each year because priority is given to cheaply produced medical goods in countries where labor is cheap with little oversight. It will make sense that if the US tax payers are paying for these services, then US companies that employ these taxpayers should be given priority in all these procurements so that US influence is felt overseas through its products too. In this petition therefore, we ask USAID, the US congress and all US stakeholders to mandate that in all procurement of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food, nutrition and all other basic necessities that that utilize tax payer funds, priority should be given to US companies and a rule of first preference for US products should persist.  Only and if only there is no US company available to supply a product should the contract be given to a manufacturer of another country. US companies have suffered so much in competition with Asian companies in the global market place and it is unfortunate to see foreign companies making huge profits out of USAID activities while the same US companies are struggling at home with taxes and offering jobs thereby putting food on the tables of US tax payers who fund the USAID. Let USAID do the right thing and showcase US products overseas by putting American manufacturing first.

Dr Corey Cross
89 supporters