Save African lions from extinction by listing them as an endangered species!
  • Petitioning US Fish and Wildlife Service

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US Fish and Wildlife Service
Secretary of Interior
Ken Salazar (Secretary of Interior )

Save African lions from extinction by listing them as an endangered species!

    1. Cheryl Semcer
    2. Petition by

      Cheryl Semcer

      Hoboken, NJ

Many people already think African lions are protected as an endangered species, but they aren't listed under the Endangered Species Act. That means the US government doesn't protect them, and it's legal to import lion trophies and lion parts and to serve lion meat at restaurants here in the states.

I've been to Africa to volunteer with these amazing, social and family oriented animals and it worries me that they might disappear in my lifetime. But there's hope: Right now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering adding African lions to the endangered species list.

We've lost more than 80-90% of the world's lion population in recent decades due to massive habitat loss, disease, trophy hunters and the exotic animal trade. Two thirds of lion trophies have ended up in the United States over the last ten years! If listed as endangered, hunters will no longer be able to bring lion trophies into the US therefore saving a large number of the lion population.This is our chance to give these iconic animals the protections they need before they disappear forever.

We only have until the end of the day on Monday, January 28th to tell the government we support endangered species protections for lions!

Please sign my petition in support of listing lions under the Endangered Species Act. Once you've signed, I also encourage you to leave a comment on the official proposal at You will find the comment area on the upper right hand of the page.   

Recent signatures


    1. You signature counts!

      Cheryl Semcer
      Petition organiser

      Thank you to each and every person who signed this petition!
      I wanted to you to know I received an email from USFWS stating that your signatures have all been added.

      Here is a quote from that email:
      "It is the policy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect personal information we get in comments. I will enter a record into stating a petition with 140,000 signatures were received, but restrict viewing of the document to Service staff.

      Therefore, the actual names of the petition signers will not be visible to the public on However, be assured that information will be available to Service staff when they review comments."

      Thank you again for all your support!

    2. Reached 150,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Joan Lichterman OAKLAND, CA
      • about 2 hours ago

      Lions are iconic animals and must be saved from extinction!

    • sandra mae AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 hours ago

      They are biologically essential to the health of the environment they live in. Can't we just stop killing everything?

      • about 3 hours ago

      This world is a better place with African lions around. Look how great they look, how kind they are. We should protect this majestic species.

    • Catherine Geurts CHARLEROI, BELGIUM
      • about 3 hours ago

      Le roi des animaux

      • about 3 hours ago

      Ive been fortunate enough to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat and would like for my future grand kids and their kids to experience it for themselves one day


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