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Petitioning Joyce Morgan, Al Ferraro, Aaron L. Bowman, Scott Wilson, LeAnna Cumber, Michael Boylan, Reggie Gaffney, Ju’Coby Pittman, Garrett L Dennis, Brenda Priestly Jackson, Danny Becton, Randy White, Rory D...

Fight Against Urban Sprawl in Jacksonville

This petition serves to represent the Hickory Creek Community, Jacksonville residents, and Floridians who oppose the rezoning of 336 & 342 Girvin Rd. (Ord. 2020-288 and 2020-289). Dear City Council Members, We, the undersigned, ask that you listen to the majority of your constituents and halt the rezoning efforts from Low-Density Residential (LDR) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) for land development purposes. In these trying times, we need to look out for our neighbors, communities, environment, and the wildlife that inhabits our community. The Hickory Creek Community values family, safety, wildlife, and the environment more than an economic increase in an area that will only benefit wealthy land developers and others seeking to profit at the expense of others.  We the people of Jacksonville and the State of Florida request that Jacksonville City Council Members deny the proposal for rezoning (Ordinance: 2020-288 and 2020-289) for the following reasons; An environmental impact study has not been conducted.  The property in question provides critical habitat for Florida wildlife, including the Gopher Tortoise which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and the Pileated Woodpecker protected under the U.S. Migratory Bird Act.  In addition, a natural creek runs through the property, and the lush landscape has many mature trees and native plant species, some of which may be listed as threatened or endangered.  The re-zoning will create a public safety risk by burdening quiet residential streets with a substantial increase in traffic. Increased traffic will lead to more traffic incidents and fatalities. New land development within this existing community will decrease property value. Adding a hundred new families to the area will create an abundance of light and noise pollution, as well as an increased crime rate. The re-zoning is inconsistent with the surrounding areas. The next meeting is scheduled for 08/11/2020. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.  https://www.facebook.com/oneprotest/    

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937 supporters
Petitioning DON C. BEDELL, Barry Orscheln, Vice Chairman, Steven D. Harrison, Mark L. McHenry

STOP THE MISSOURI BEAR HUNT!

Despite strong opposition, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved a bear trophy hunting season on December 11, 2020. The hunting season will start in October 2021. It's been over a hundred years since bears were hunted in the state, and it is hunting that pushed them to the brink of extinction. The driving force behind the Commission's decision is Safari Club International (SCI), the world's largest trophy hunting organization. The approved bear hunt plan includes the sale of 500 permits and allows trophy hunters to kill mother bears and cubs. This hunt has nothing to do with conservation. It has to do with appeasing special interest groups while ignoring sound science and the majority of Missourians' who oppose this trophy hunt. The fight to save Missouri bears is not over. Stay tuned for calls-to-action! Email the Commissioners now & tell them why the hunt should be stopped.https://mdc.mo.gov/about-us/conservation-commission/current-conservation-commissioners https://www.beardefenders.org ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Facts & Non-lethal Solutions  *Bears regulate their own populations through a biological process known as delayed implantation. Delayed implantation allows bears to control their populations. When food is abundant, more bears will be born. When there is a lack of abundant food sources, female bears will not reproduce every two years, but alternatively, every three to four years.  *Deforestation is responsible for the loss of critical bear habitat. Land development and bear attractants such as unsecured trash are most likely the cause of increased bear-human conflicts, not overpopulation. *Research shows that eliminating bear attractants and securing trash in bear-proof trash cans can reduce or eliminate bear conflicts by over 90%. Articles 12/11/2020 - https://fox2now.com/news/missouri-conservation-commission-approves-bear-hunting/ 09/4/2020 - https://www.californiademocrat.com/news/local/story/2020/sep/05/missouri-conservation-department-proposes-bear-hunting-framework/840209/ 05/18/2020 - https://krcgtv.com/news/local/mdc-asks-for-publics-input-on-black-bear-hunting-season-exclusively-for-missourians    

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Help Get Justice For Polar Bear

This petition acts as a show of support for the maximum sentence allowed under law in the case of US v. Gordon. The sentencing hearing regarding this case will be held on February 28, 2020. Last year (2019) in Kaktovik, an Arctic village in Alaska, a whaling captain and Alaskan Native named Christopher L. Gordon shot and killed a polar bear that had wandered into his front yard to eat a butchered whale carcass he had left outside. In Alaska, killing a polar bear is a violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, unless for reasons of self-defense or subsistence purposes (applies to Alaskan Natives only). In the case of Christopher L. Gordon, he shot and killed a polar bear leaving the body of one of Alaska's most iconic, threatened species to rot. The polar bear's body was covered with snow, causing a snow removal vehicle to move the body and rip off one of its legs. The polar bear's remains were later taken to the dump and set on fire. Since Christopher did not use any part of the polar bear, the killing is not considered subsistence hunting, and, therefore, he violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act. If convicted, Gordon faces up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Polar bears are classified as marine mammals because they spend most of their lives on sea ice. As global warming takes effect, less sea ice remains, making it difficult, if not impossible, for polar bears to hunt for food. Kaktovik is located on the north shore of Barter Island on the Beaufort Sea coast, an area affected by rapid global warming which speeds up the movement of sea ice, the primary habitat of polar bears. Because of this, polar bears are often desperate for food and will scavenge, leading to bear-human conflicts. The tourism in Kaktovik is booming because tourists want a chance to see polar bears before they go EXTINCT. The threats polar bears face are imminent. The last thing they need is to be killed for merely trying to survive. We the undersigned support the maximum sentence allowed under law in the case of US v. Gordon. Please also sign our IMPACT STATEMENT: https://www.oneprotest.org/polar-bear  

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Petitioning Robert Spottswood, Michael Sole, Sonya Rood, Gary Nicklaus, Rodney Barreto, Gary Lester, Steven Hudson

Keep Florida’s Bears Safe From Trophy Hunters

Remove Regulated Hunting From Florida's New Bear Management Plan. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking public comment on their 2019 draft Bear Management Plan (BMP). The new plan was released to the public on October 8, 2019, and will be presented to the FWC Commissioners for approval at the upcoming meeting in December. The deadline to submit public comment is November 6, 2019. FWC staff is not recommending a bear hunt this year. However, if hunting is added as a bear management tool, it will be locked into the plan for ten years. This would make it easier for staff to propose future hunts. The FWC would be able to hold targetted bear hunts in areas where they say bear-human conflicts are abundant without necessarily opening up a bear hunting season. We have listed some non-lethal solutions and reasons not to hunt bears.  Bears regulate their own populations through a biological process known as delayed implantation. Delayed implantation allows bears to control their populations. When food is abundant, more bears will be born. When there is a lack of abundant food sources, female bears will not reproduce every two years, but alternatively, every three to four years.  Targeted hunting can increase populations by inadvertently leaving more food for surviving bears. This occurrence is known as compensatory reproduction. Deforestation is responsible for the loss of critical bear habitat. Land development and bear attractants such as unsecured trash are most likely the cause of increased bear-human conflicts, not overpopulation. Research shows that eliminating bear attractants and securing trash in bear-proof trashcans can reduce or eliminate bear conflicts by over 90%. Sterilization is an option. The majority of Floridians are opposed to bear hunting. Education is the key to coexistence with bears. You can read the draft BMP at this link: https://indd.adobe.com/view/ba5d4202-3cb0-4056-9a54-5ab4c5765951 Please contact the FWC Commissioners and respectfully request that they remove hunting as a bear management tool. https://myfwc.com/con…/fwc-staff/senior-staff/commissioners/ https://www.beardefenders.org/        

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10,264 supporters
Petitioning Connecticut State Senate, Connecticut Governor, Connecticut State House

Help Us Stop A Connecticut Bear hunt!

Two Connecticut State Senators are using a recent "bear attack" to promote bills that call for the hunting of Connecticut's black bears.  The Senators who are pushing these bills have jumped at the opportunity to sell this "attack" as a reason for a hunt. A limited hunt is not the answer to reducing bear populations or bear-human conflicts.  Connecticut black bear sightings are on the rise, but that does not equate to overpopulation. Bears possess a biological ability known as delayed implantation. Delayed implantation allows bears to regulate their own populations. When food is abundant, more bears will be born. When there is a lack of abundant food sources, female bears will not reproduce every two years, but alternatively every three to four years. Hunting can increase populations by inadvertently leaving more food for surviving bears. This occurrence is known as compensatory reproduction. Deforestation is responsible for the loss of critical bear habitat. We often don’t consider the impact this has on bears and other wildlife. Land development and bear attractants such as unsecured garbage are most likely the cause of increased bear-human conflicts, not overpopulation. Education is the key to coexistence with bears. Research shows that eliminating bear attractants and securing trash in bear-proof trashcans can reduce or eliminate bear encounters by over 90%.  In reality, bears are generally shy, elusive animals whose diets consist predominantly of vegetation. Bears are not the man-eating monsters that people who wish to hunt them would like you to believe. Unprovoked bear attacks are extremely rare. According to bear expert Lynn Rogers, Ph.D. of the North American Bear Center says you are 45 times more likely to be killed by a dog, 120 times more likely to be killed by bees, and 60,000 times more likely to be murdered by another human being, than to be killed by a black bear. Please take the poll at the link below and vote NO to a Connecticut bear hunt! https://www.wfsb.com/news/state-senators-recommend-bear-hunting-season-following-southbury-attack/article_8a76e242-e3b5-11e9-b970-c332f57d7d43.html https://www.beardefenders.org

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