Petition to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Revoke Mark "The Shark" Quartiano's Charter and Fishing Licenses
Mark "The Shark" Quartiano has killed over 100,000 sharks during his fishing career, of which several have been protected species. The practice of shark fishing is truly despicable considering the dwindling number of sharks in the world today, as they near extinction due to overfishing and shark finning. Due to sharks' late and lengthy reproduction period, their populations cannot be sustained while unscrupulous hunters like Mark "The Shark" continue to decimate their populations. By revoking Mark Quartiano's charter and license to fish, marine ecosystems off the coast of Miami will slowly rebuild from their currently imbalanced state.
Petition to City of Rocklin, CA
Stop High Density Housing At Sierra College/Rocklin Rd Intersection(400 Oak Trees Destroyed!! 400 Extra Cars on Your Travel Route!!)
An LA developer with zero investment in the natural beauty of Rocklin plans to build 9 three-story apartment buildings, 195 apartments, approx 400 new residents near the intersection of Sierra College/Rocklin Road. Being planned for the first quarter of 2015 - act now!! An extra 400 cars are expected to exit onto the already busy Sierra College/Rocklin Rd intersection each day from this new construction. Apartment direct entry/exit located both on Rocklin Rd, and Water Lily Ln. It will be hell on your commute! 400 oak trees will be destroyed along with the natural habitats of many birds and other wildlife. 10 acres of land flattened, natural hills and landscape demolished. This high density housing project will also bring increased crime and decreased safety for our homes, families and children, in addition to increasing noise and other forms of pollution.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DO ANY OF THESE ISSUES AFFECT AND CONCERN YOU!? ACT NOW!!!! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO PETITION AGAINST THIS DEVELOPMENT (AND GIVE A REASON FOR YOUR PETITION IF POSSIBLE). Read more below!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE IMPACT TO ROCKLIN’S OAK TREES - THE CITY’S FAILED PROMISES In the past, Rocklin City has recognized the value of oak trees as a valuable natural resource for the area with their oak preservation guidelines stating; "Oak woodlands constitute a valuable natural resource for the city. They also provide habitat for many wildlife species. They contribute to the City's beauty and varied scenery. They also provide shade in parks as well as developed areas. Oaks enrich the soil and protect watersheds and streams from erosion". They have a clear and strong message, demonstrating how they will honor their commitment to "....address the decline of oak woodlands due to urbanization.....". However, with this proposal they do not appear to be honoring that commitment. The project will completely destroy 400 oak trees, and will flatten 10 acres of land. The natural beauty and wildlife will be replaced by 9 very large three story buildings, housing approx 400 residents. This will contribute to noise, light and other pollution, possible crime, decreased safety for our homes, family and children. Is the City paying lip service to us all as residents? In reality, the city allows developers the options simply pay into a fund to mitigate the loss of these trees. This mitigation fund collects money and stagnates….. With over $1.3 million accumulated in this fund already, it would appear that very little is being done to truly preserve these precious trees. INCREASED TRAFFIC Those who use Sierra College and Rocklin Road on a regular basis strongly believe that the proposed entry and exit routes into the development will cause significant delays to travel time and increased congestion. After all there will be approx. 400 extra cars entering and exiting the Sierra College Blvd intersection from the apartment complex. They will be entering just around 100 feet from two of the entrances of the intersection (north from Sierra College, West from Rocklin Rd), on this already very busy intersection. It’s clear to see how this will disrupt commuter traffic and the major trucking/transport companies, for whom Sierra College Blvd is essential route. A traffic impact study is being conducted for this development. These studies assess the impact of developments upon the traffic systems, such as intersections. However, the experiences of residents/commuters and their opinions about the current state of traffic, and how they feel the changes will impact upon delays and safety, are not taken into consideration as part of such studies. Furthermore, this traffic analysis study is conducted by a third party company hired by the developer, which though entirely compliant with the State guidelines, gives a general feeling of uneasiness, lack of confidence, and a feeling that there may be partiality within whole process.
Petition to Ryan Zinke
Tell Secretary Zinke To Save Our Wild Horses!
The persecution of our nation’s wild horses is at an all-time high, and it is disgusting to hear the Bureau of Land Management's reasons for wanting to wipe out these American Icons! They have said on multiple occasions that they have no other options than to slaughter the horses that they round up—but there are many other alternatives that they refuse to entertain, because they just want this “problem” to go away so that they can appease the special interests in the swamp in Washington! This is not a complicated issue, and it is absurd that our government insists on wasting time and taxpayer money when we stand ready to come in and fix this issue for them. We have the tools and resources to make this right, and we are ready and willing to work with the new administration to solve this issue once and for all! For years, Madeleine Pickens, Founder of Saving America's Mustangs, has been working tirelessly, and investing millions of her own money into creating a sanctuary for America's wild horses, Mustang Monument. Yet, despite her continued efforts, the BLM refuses to work with her, and instead have opted to implement copious roadblocks to keep her from operating her sanctuary, and sharing the wonder of these animals with the public! Join us as we address Secretary Zinke directly, and tell him that we, the American people, are unwilling to allow this administration to slaughter tens of thousands of innocent horses, when we have real, sustainable alternatives available NOW! Our wild horses need a voice, and our government needs a solution--we ARE that voice, and we ARE that solution! Say NO to slaughter!
Petition to Nathan Deal, Georgia Governor, Georgia State Senate, Georgia State House
Ban shark fins in Georgia!
Shark finning is the abhorrent practice of cutting only the fins of a shark off, all while the shark is still very much alive, and then dumping it back into the water. Because most sharks need to keep moving to breathe, they sink down to the bottom and die a slow and agonizing death. Studies have long confirmed that fish feel pain. This is done because generally, the only good part of the shark is the fins. They are used in a Chinese delicacy called shark fin soup and fetch a high price globally. Since the popularization of shark fin soup, shark populations have been absolutely decimated by this truly sinister practice. Most people think of sharks as powerful and frightening predators, not vulnerable or in trouble, but the truth is that the ocean's sharks are being driven to the brink of extinction due to the global demand for their fins. Unlike other fish that have hundreds of babies at a time, sharks only give birth to a few babies each year. They are very slow-growing and do not reach reproductive age until they are as old as 10. Because of this, they are extremely vulnerable to overexploitation, and in many places, shark populations have decreased by 90% in the last 20 years. Although many people view sharks as a danger, only 12 people per year are fatally wounded by sharks, where as humans kill over 100 million sharks a year for their fins. The truth is that we need sharks. Sharks are vital to the health of our oceans. As top predators, they play the important role of keeping the populations of everything else below them balanced. When sharks start to disappear, we see entire ecosystem collapse. This leads to a trickle-down effect that studies have proved negatively impacts human lives and local/regional economies. We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event that our Earth has seen and in the next 100 years, 50% of the planet's biodiversity could be gone. Species are going extinct at a rate 1000 times faster than that of the natural extinction rate, and this is due to humans. We have a responsibility to protect what is left and to be stewards to the ocean that we rely on for everything from the oxygen that we breathe to the weather that impacts our lives. Our oceans need sharks to be healthy, and so that means that all of us need sharks. In the United States, only 10 of the 50 states prohibit the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fins within state borders: Texas, Hawaii, California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Washington, Illinois and Massachusetts. I recently moved from MA to Georgia, and after walking into a Chinese Restaurant in Atlanta and seeing shark fins displayed right at the door I knew I needed to take action to press for my state to follow in the footsteps of the other 10 ocean steward states that have banned the trade of fins thus far, bringing our country 1 step closer to a fin-free society!
Petition to Hon. Jay Schneiderman, Hon. Christin Scalera, Hon. Julie Lofstad, Hon. Stan Glinka, Hon. John Bouvier, Sundy Schermeyer
B.A.N. the Gateway Proposal across from Bridgehampton Commons -
BRIDGEHAMPTON ACTION NOW (B.A.N.) THE GATEWAY PROPERTY ACROSS FROM BRIDGEHAMPTON COMMONS We won the first battle. Help us to Preserve this high traffic area and Watershed. B.A.N. supporters with the help of our attorney forced the withdrawal of the Town sponsored PDD Gateway proposal. However, the fight is not over, as a new proposal is expected to be submitted in the very near future. Due to B.A.N.'s vigilance and other concerned community groups, we have opposed any new inappropriate plan in order to protect the critical natural features and rural appearance of the Gateway site. B.A.N. will work to have the Town Board enact greater zoning protections for this important site. We will also participate in any Planning Board review to make sure that natural features and the watershed are fully protected from harm. The 1999 Comprehensive Plan already recommends the use of scenic greenways and watershed greenways to protect the features and the rural appearance of the Gateway site. A moratorium and a new Hamlet Study are also possible to evaluate appropriate development of the site. Residents’ comments in this petition overwhelmingly favor limiting development and protecting the natural features and appearance of the Gateway site. Additional zoning protection is required to stop the following potential impacts: Water Impact- Water and storm water runoff which threatens the integrity of 5 ponds which connect to Kellis Pond and Kellis Creek. in Bridgehampton are connected. DISEASE causing BLUE-GREEN ALGAE already growing in many of our Ponds including endangered Kellis Pond, currently on the New York State Impaired List. Existing Set-Backs must be increased to protect this sensitive watershed. INTENSE TRAFFIC CONGESTION- development threatens to increase the already horrific traffic during the Summer through Fall season. Traffic accidents have increased on Montauk Highway all year round between Water Mill and Bridgehampton in particular. Emergency vehicles, Fire trucks, Police etc. will have tremendous difficulty getting to those in need. ENVIRONMENT- The commercial development of the site poses a serious threat to Kellis Pond and wetland area which is habitat for wildlife and birds. ECONOMIC IMPACT DISASTER to MAIN STREET- Commercial development threatens the economic future of the charming retail and antique shops which are the centerpiece of the Bridgehampton . Four retail stores have closed on Main street and most are still unrented. Retail uses should not be introduced. Say no to high end and pop stress that kill local buinesses Additional zoning overlay restrictions: The Town Board should consider more restrictive zoning overlays to better protect the natural features of the site. If necessary, the Hamlet Study Plan should be updated to reflect current conditions. PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAILS directed to Town Board Members (listed below) to Bridgehamptonactionnow@gmail.com, and we will hand deliver these email to be sure they are read. This petition along with personal letters to the following board members will help us to Victory. CONTRIBUTIONS-in order for us to claim victory, we must see this through to the end with legal counsel, environmental and planning engineers. Checks are payable to Bridgehampton Action Now. Please send your contribution to Bridgehampton Action Now P.O. Box 1245, Bridgehampton, N.Y. 11932-1245. Thank you again for all your support. We CAN and WILL make the difference Letters directed to- Town Supervisor Jay Schneidermanfirstname.lastname@example.org Board Member John Bouvier- email@example.com Board Member Julie Lofstad- firstname.lastname@example.org Board Member Stan Glinka- email@example.com Board Member Christina Scalerafirstname.lastname@example.org Town Clerk - email@example.com Please send a copy of your letter to Bridgehamptonactionnow@gmail.com Bridgehampton Action Now Committee (B.A.N.-a not- for- profit organization)
Petition to City of Folsom City Council
We ask the Folsom City Council to protect and save our Hinkle Creek Nature Preserve.
In 2014 the City of Folsom City Council authorized $268,000 to evaluate building a road through the Hinkle Creek Nature Area to maintain a ~35 year old sewer line which will cost the City an additional $1 million dollars to construct. This road will scar the pristine natural park and destroy 75-125 oak trees. Rather than building a road to provide access for sewer maintenance vehicles, we ask the City Council to seriously evaluate other alternatives to ensure the sewer line is properly maintained. One very viable alternative would be to contract with a qualified contractor to provide annual sewer line maintenance. We have identified qualified contractors who have the necessary equipment, experience and have provided maintenance services to municipalities, cities and counties throughout Northern California. This would accomplish the following: 1. High quality sewer maintenance that begins in weeks, not the months it would take to construct a road. 2. Save the City +$1,000,000 and have minimal impact on operating expenses. 3. Eliminate the road and save 75-125 mature oak trees as well as leave the area untouched for the various species of wildlife that call this area home.
Petition to Gucci , Michael Kors, Finnish Farms, Saga Furs, Free Fur Alliance
Stop Gucci and Michael Kors from genetically modifying
foxes for fur
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/top-brands-using-fur-from-monster-foxes/ Foxes in Finnish Farms who supply Gucci and Michael Kors through the auction house Saga Furs, are being deliberately bred to be overweight and grow excess folds to grow more fur, only to be kept in wire cages and killed by being gassed or having their necks snapped. We are not powerless, we must so something to stop these genetically modified foxes from being bred and treated so badly. We are not powerless, please sign my petition to stop them today.
Petition to Reaching out to the DENR, Local and National Goverment of Boracay Island,
Save Boracay's last remaining Wildlife, Forest and Puka Shell Beach
Help us protect the last remaining pristine beach, forest and wildlife in Boracay, as its now again threatened to disappear. By signing this petition, we hope that the local and national government will realize they can not take away all our wildlife on this island for profit. Make our voices heard and make an impact on the environment of Boracay Island. If you don’t speak up, the last forest will disappear! Property owners and developers are again pushing to revoke the forest classification of this land and make it into commercial land for development. In protecting this forest and declaring it a WILD LIFE SANCTUARY, we make sure our islands ecosystem, Puka shell beach and its forest above will survive for future generations and tourists to explore and enjoy . Here are the main reasons why you should sign this petition now: Puka Shell Beach, north of Boracay - a stunningly beautiful beach surrounded by green hills consisting of pristine tropical beach forest which is home to a wide range of wildlife, such as turtles, lizards, monkeys and birds among them are also found tropical fruit bats. Because of the Bats the forest hill above Puka Shell Beach is the key forest, the mother host for the eco-system of Boracay Island and all Northwest Panay Peninsula. The bats fly from Boracay to north west Panay to feed and distributes seeds all over Boracay and Panay while feeding. The trees on land are a big factor in a healthy coral reef and beach life as well. Lack of vegetation on land reflects in unhealthy life below the sea. We can already see the results of this on big parts of the island. This is the last forest in this small tropical island, and the key to a healthy eco-system. The bats living in the forest are world wide endangered, and their survival is based on this forest. Tropical fruit bats distribute seeds from trees on a wide range of land and stand for 90% of reforestation of cleared land. Boracay’s green hills are the product of that. Boracay’s water source actually comes from the forest in the mainland that these bats also reforest. The fruit bats have declined by 15000 in 1986 to 2238 bats in April 8, 2014 (last official registerd bat count). We can not lose more! Make a difference, sign our petition online and spread the news to the world! The more signatures, more voices, the better! Save the forest of Yapak, Puka Shell Beach and the worldwide endangered species, the golden crowned Flying Fox. For facts and information supporting this matter go to our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SaveBoracaysLastremainingWildlifeBeachandForest