Right now, a poison made by an American company -- a product that the Environmental Protection Agency says is too toxic for use in the U.S. -- is driving some of the last wild lions of the African plains to extinction.
Just a handful of carbofuran can kill an entire pride of lions. Sadly, this awful poison is still sold in stores (and widely used) across Kenya and East Africa.
50 years ago, it is estimated that nearly a half a million lions could be found in Africa. Now lion experts say that as few as 16,000 remain - a staggering decline of more than 95%. In Kenya, home to world-famous wild lions, the story is especially tragic. If Kenya's lions continue their precipitous decline, there will not be a single wild lion left in the country in 20 years.
Help save imperiled wild lions. Fill out the form below to sign our petition urging Kenya's Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, to enact a ban on the sale and use of carbofuran in Kenya and support new protections for the country's remaining wild lions.
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