Petition to Muhtar Kent, James Quincey, Beatriz Perez, Bernard McGuinness, Clyde Tuggle
Coca-Cola: Save wildlife by switching to edible six-pack rings
Plastic six-pack rings are everywhere. They are a convenient tool for holding our bottles and cans together. Unfortunately, they also cause terrible suffering and death for more than one million wild creatures - like turtles, fish, birds and small mammals - each year. Plastic items we toss in the garbage (or out the window) mostly wind up in or near our oceans. Marine animals can become tangled in the six-pack rings with no hope of escape. Sadly, even cutting them apart doesn't save wildlife who try to eat the pieces, mistaking them for food. Luckily something can be done about this - right now. And it's so simple! Saltwater Brewery, a small Florida craft beer company, has developed a completely biodegradable six-pack ring that wildlife can actually eat! Coca-Cola, we are now looking to you. The animals and the oceans need your company - the global leader in the soft drinks industry - to initiate this long overdue effort for true sustainability. With your team of leading-edge engineers and scientists, surely a harmless, edible six-pack ring can be put into production. It will likely cost more at first. But we only have one earth, and the wild creatures who share it with us should not be condemned to suffer for the sake of our convenience and profits. Please don't let us down.
Petition to Feld Entertainment
Ringling Brothers – Do the Right Thing and Retire Your Animals to TRUE Sanctuaries
Like many, when I heard about the end of the Ringling Brothers touring circus, my first reaction was exhilaration. But as executive director of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), my mind quickly turned to the question “Where are all the animals going?” Right now, thousands of animals are being trained to entertain for profit, bred to provide cub petting opportunities, and forced to "live" in shameful conditions. That’s why I’m worried that Ringling’s tigers, camels, and other newly retired performing animals will soon end up in disreputable roadside zoos, private homes, pseudo-sanctuaries and even more circuses. None of these can rightfully be called a true “sanctuary.” These animals will continue to be treated as property and used for exhibition and entertainment. Please sign our petition to call on Ringling to do the right thing and retire its performing animals to accredited sanctuaries. Juliette Feld of Ringling states “our commitment to all of our animals is for our lifetime," and that it needs to find “suitable homes …” I agree. This is an opportunity for the lions, tigers, camels, donkeys, alpacas, kangaroos, llamas and other animals to live out the remainder of their lives in true sanctuaries offering the highest quality of care in settings that best support their natural needs and behaviors. Ringling’s animals deserve a REAL retirement - not more abuse in circuses and roadside zoos. GFAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 2007 to fulfill a need to differentiate and support animal sanctuaries that not only provide high-quality care for the animals but also engage in sustainable financial and governance practices. We fulfill this need as the only recognized international sanctuary accreditation program. I am asking Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, to prioritize retiring their animals at GFAS-accredited sanctuaries. All 132 of our accredited care facilities in the United States have undergone a rigorous assessment and meet our Standards of Excellence. These Standards include valuable animal-specific guidelines for the proper space, enclosure, diet and social needs; they also offer general information for promoting organizational health and sustainability such as proper governance; safety training and protocols; financial practices; and outreach. I hope that Ringling lives up to its responsibility to place its retired animals in “suitable homes” with the same resolve that kept them in business for 146 years. Prioritizing the placement of retired animals in certified sanctuaries offers a monumental opportunity to set a positive example for all the entertainment community with a decision to do what is right for the many that have served them over the years. I applaud Ringling for its landmark announcement. Now Ringling must take the responsible next step by placing these animals in accredited sanctuaries. So please join me by signing this petition to urge Feld Entertainment to retire animals in GFAS-certified sanctuaries. Ringling needs to do the right thing. These animals deserve it. This petition will be delivered to: FELD ENTERTAINMENT
Petition to Mr. Kevin Plank CEO Under Armour Inc.
Please take the pledge not to buy Under Armour products until they stop endorsing trophy killers.
Petition Start Date: December 21, 2015 Recently, I became aware that Under Armour supports and endorses individuals that kill animals for trophy through a social media site #uahunt. This is one of the many sites where all trophy killers go to brag, post pictures of their latest kills, congratulate one another and share in the glory. As I scrolled through, I noticed that all these killers were thanking Under Armour Hunt for the so-called hunt and products. I went to Under Armour Hunt Facebook page and it was right then that I realized, Under Armour promotes the killing of wildlife for trophy. Many of you may have heard of trophy killers, Kendall Jones, Cameron Hanes, Eva Shockey, Lee Lakosky, to name a few, and may find their lack of empathy towards killing wildlife for trophy, sport or for fun just as appalling as I do. However, what you may not know is Under Armour endorses, promotes, sponsors, not only these four, but many other wildlife trophy killers as well. If you are not aware of who these trophy killers are, please use a social media account to visit their pages, and please be sure to scroll though the Under Armour Hunt Facebook Page and the Under Armour Hunt Twitter Account. There you will find them all boasting about their latest innocent victim with photographs of them smiling proudly over a bloodied animal carcass with zero remorse all while making sure the Under Armour logo is clearly being shown and also giving thanks to Under Armour for its products and this so-called "hunt." These trophy and blood sport killers also encourage more carnage by a "tag a hunter" or a "tag a vermin" post which then encourages others to post pictures of their latest kills as well, where they are then congratulated and glorified by Under Armour employees and other wildlife killers. Ms. Jones latest victim is in the above photograph where she degrades this beautiful animal with a #kittycatdown, admits to killing the Mt. Lion with a 10mm glock, after using hounds to exhaust the animal until it found refuge in a tree until she simply pulls out a side arm and shoots it. She thanks Under Armour for this "hunt" and their products using the #uahunt. Ms. Shockey is a spokes model as she recently did a photo shoot for Under Armour products. Shockey boasts of the number of animals she has killed for trophy, posts these pictures of her kills and also thanks Under Armour for their products and "hunt" using the #uahunt as well. Mr. Hanes is a 'self proclaimed' celebrity and claims to be the best of the best. Translation: "you name it, he's killed it." Mr. Lakosky's information can be found at his Facebook page: The Crush with Lee & Tiffany Lakosky. WARNING: All the content you will find not only through visiting these sites and through the famed #uahunt, and also Under Armour's other advertised hashtags: #ridgereaper #alwayslethal #BBD #gowhereyoudontbelong #MuleyMonday is VERY GRAPHIC!! There are images of Bears, Mt. Lions, Fox, Coyotes, Wolves, Moose, Elk, all killed for trophy. The #uahunt and other hashtag sites also contains very disturbing 'live' videos of a variety of animals being killed for trophy. Please use caution. I cannot in good faith sit back and not bring this to the attention to those who are thinking of purchasing from Under Armour, and are not aware of what this brand now stands for. I am deeply saddened that Under Armour, a company generally known for athletic sports and sports apparel, has now rebranded their image as the leading company in killing wildlife for trophy. Regretfully, I have previously purchased items from Under Armour, but now have taken the pledge to never buy again until this company ends the sponsorship of Jones, Shockey, Hanes, Lakovsky and any and all other trophy killers. I am asking that you please take this pledge with me. I truly believe that together our voices will be heard, and hopefully Under Armour will realize that not only is the killing of any wildlife for trophy wrong, but will also understand that profiting from the blood of the innocent is not acceptable. Again, I ask that you please take this pledge with me, and I will deliver our position on this directly to Mr. Kevin Plank, CEO of the Under Armour Company, to make sure our voices are heard. Dear Mr. Plank, Your loyal customers who purchase Under Armour products for fitness, yoga, running, cycling, athletic sports such as football, tennis, golf, hockey, rugby, basketball, soccer, just to name a few, were totally unaware that your company also has a hunting line made for those who engage in trophy killing. Your same loyal customers were also unaware that you advertise this clothing line by not only endorsing and supporting known trophy killers, but by also glorifying these wildlife killers as they are openly encouraged to share pictures of their 'kills' where they are then congratulated by your employees that operate your Under Armour Hunt Facebook page and Under Armour's Twitter account. The photographs are sickening and heartbreaking! We are asking that you please reconsider the decision to sponsor trophy hunters, and to please distance yourselves from sponsorships of any and all self proclaimed trophy and wildlife killers. This is a Global petition Mr. Plank, and your loyal, and now shocked consumers are not happy, and have indeed taken the pledge to no longer purchase anything made by Under Armour. The World is watching and waiting for an official statement. If your decision is to continue making and selling UA clothing to those who participate in trophy killing, first, we would like to ask that you make a public statement to all of your unknowing consumers around the World to confirm your engagement in such endorsements of known trophy hunters and blood sport participants, and an explanation behind your decision to continue profiting off the blood of the innocent. We also ask that you provide your consumers with a list of every single person that you personally sponsor who participates in blood sports and trophy hunts. Lastly, we ask that a 'warning' label be placed on every product that you sell that states: "By purchasing this item, you have just contributed to the endorsement of Under Armour's blood sport participants" or "Profits made from this item goes directly to the destruction of innocent wildlife for trophy." Consumers have every right to know where their money is going. Once again Mr. Plank, this is a Global petition and the World is watching. We look forward to hearing your personal response, and an official statement letting consumers know how Under Armour will proceed moving further. Thank you very much for your time sir.
Petition to Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
END RHINO HORN TRADE AND THE GLOBAL ATTACK ON RHINOS
PLEASE STAND WITH I STAND WITH MY PACK IN CALLING TO END THE GLOBAL ATTACK ON RHINOS Rhino poaching has officially reached the crisis point, with the killings reaching record highs in the last 5 years. These killings are now not just limited to wild rhinos, but also rhinos in zoos and even babies who have lost their own mothers to poaching. Earlier this month in South Africa, 2 baby orphan rhinos, less than 2 years old, were brutally murdered for their horns at the South African Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, a wildlife refuge and rehabilitation center for rhinos and other animals who have lost their families to poaching. Only a few days later in Paris, the beloved 4 year old white rhino Vince was brutally killed inside his enclosure at a zoo outside Paris for his horn. The mass killing of these gentle giants began to escalate just over a decade ago when Chinese and Vietnamese markets created a demand for their horns, which are made of keratin - the same type of protein that makes up human hair and fingernails. For Asian buyers, the highly-coveted rhino horn is not only a status symbol, but also is entirely falsely believed and marketed to be a cancer-curing miracle drug and aphrodisiac. Sadly, rhino horns are now worth more than their weight in gold, and are as valuable as cocaine. According to Reuters, as little as a kilo of rhino horn was worth about $54,000 on the black market in 2015. South Africa by far has the largest population of wild rhinos in the world, however, rhino poaching levels have dramatically escalated in South Africa over recent years and South Africa is moving forward with legalizing the killing of rhinos and the sale their horns. The country's top court has rejected a government appeal to preserve a 2009 ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn, and has made it possible for legal trade within the borders of South Africa. We can't see any positive conservation benefits from this court ruling, specially at a time when rhino poaching figures are at record high and we are therefore calling on South African President Jacob Zuma and the South African government to appeal this judgment, to desist from any further efforts to legalize the rhino horn trade, and also work more closely to support local anti-poaching and conservation groups to protect the very few remaining wild rhinos before it is too late.
Petition to Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Environment Program, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), World Wildlife Fund, International Animal Rescue, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, National Wildlife Federation
Save the Florida Panther!!!
The Florida Panther is a subspecies of the mountain lion and is one of America's most efficient predators, but now they are facing extinction because of habitat encroachment and poaching. By the 1970's there were about 20-30 Florida Panthers but now because of conservation work there are now 180 left in the wild. These animals are vital to the Florida Everglades ecosystem because they help limit the populations of deer, small mammals, storks and even the invasive wild boar, but now these big cats are still facing deforestation and poaching today and its up to us to help save their species. I love animals and I've always wanted to help with wildlife conservation and save endangered animals, and it would be a shame to see another endangered species fall off the face of the Earth.
Petition to President Donald Trump
Oppose Shooting Wolves and Their Pups in Dens and Killing Brown Bear Mothers and Cubs
Like so many others, I deeply respect wolves and bears. Because I lived in Alaska for over 37 years, I was privileged to see magnificent wolves and bears in the wild, including in National Wildlife Refuges such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. These extraordinary animals are part of our national heritage. Watching a mother wolf and her pups or a mother grizzly and her cubs reminded me and reminds us all of the family of life we share, supported by our national lands and our humanity. That is why I am so outraged by and opposed to a Resolution that has already been passed by Congress and will, unless President Donald Trump vetoes it, be law.This Resolution -- H.J.Res69 -- REPEALS important U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations Protecting Wolves and Bears in National Wildlife Refuges from brutal, inhumane killing practices. Last year, the U. S .Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) promulgated critically needed regulations banning cruel and unsporting practices in National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska. These FWS regulations were the product of a long, deliberate process that included months of scientific review and substantial feedback. Among others, I testified in favor of these environmentally and ethically sound regulations. The thoughtfully promulgated regulations prohibit – on nationally owned and managed refuge lands – brutal practices including shooting hibernating bears with their cubs and killing mother wolves and pups in their dens; using airplanes to scout, land, and shoot grizzly bears; baiting; and trapping black and grizzly bears with steel-jawed leghold traps and neck wire snares. These are grotesque, inhumane, and barbaric practices that certainly do not belong on our National Wildlife Refuge Lands. Unless President Trump hears from you, he will sign H.J.Res.69 into law, which will allow the killing of wolves and pups in their dens and other inhumane practices on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska (which comprise over 80% of all National Wildlife Refuge land in the country and belong to all Americans.) To learn more, read the excellent LA Times Editorial: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-alaska-refuge-20170318-story.html I strongly urge you to sign this petition and also to call the White House (202-456-1111) and/or e-mail the White House (click on and see bottom of this page:https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call to oppose this bill. President Trump needs to know about this. It is abhorrent, and these barbaric assaults on wildlife and our National Wildlife Refuges should not be reinstated under the cloak of ignorance and darkness. And please pass this message on to others. Thank you!! Deborah
Petition to Bruce Messinger, Boulder Valley School District
Create the Twin Lakes Owl Preserve
and Open Space!
Give a HOOT! Please sign this petition to help save Colorado’s most important Owl Habitat from destruction. Together we can win the creation of the Twin Lakes Owl Preserve and Open Space! On Tues Feb 14th at 5:45 pm the Boulder Valley School District will consider: 1) to create the Twin Lakes Owl Preserve and Open Space 2) or to sell and bulldoze the Owl Hunting Meadows to make way for 300+ high density apartments. If you love Owls and Open Space, please sign this change.org petition. NEXT, please write Boulder Valley School Superintendent Bruce Messinger, a good man, to let him know that you love Owls and are grateful for his help in creating the Owl Education Center at the Twin Lakes Owl Preserve. Email Mr. Messinger at: firstname.lastname@example.org; with a cc to: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Please forward a copy of your email to: info@BoulderOwlPreserve.org 3) Tues Feb 14, 2017 - Meet Mr. Messinger in person and the amazing BVSD students Anya and Summer, the talented you filmmakers who produced the hit Twin Lakes Owl Documentary! Can you take a couple of very special hours to speak at this historic Owl public hearing at the Boulder Valley School Board on Tues Feb 14th at 5:45pm? Click here for more info + RSVP to speak for the Owls this Tues Feb 14 at the Boulder Valley School Board Meeting Our dream is that by creating the Owl Education Center more than 10,000 school children each year will be able to experience the majestic Twin Lakes Owls and witness the miracle of Baby Owls learning to fly. These wonderful nature hikes will be guided guided by teachers and students and Owl Preserve volunteers. This spring we hope that thousands of Boulder Valley School District students will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and help ecologists restore the twenty acre Owl Hunting Meadow to rich short grass native prairie with abundant wildflowers. Can you come help speak to honorable school board members? Many of them are unaware that BVSD is about to destroy the home of Colorado's most visited Owls and will want to help create the Twin Lakes Owl Preserve and Open Space if you encourage them to do so. All you have to do is say "I am grateful for your help in creating the Owl Education Center at the Owl Preserve and Open Space". Click here for more info + RSVP to speak for the Owls this Tues Feb 14 at the Boulder Valley School Board Meeting Ken Beitel, Chair of Wilderness Conservation Twin Lakes Owl Preserve and Open Space email: info@BoulderOwlPreserve.org cell: 720 436 2465 ****** Background Information ******** Why is Twin Lakes considered the most important Owl habitat in Colorado? More view peoples experience the thrill of seeing Owls at Twin Lakes than anywhere else in the state! According to Boulder County Parks and Open Space more than 100,000 people visits happen each year at Twin Lakes. Folks come from all over the county and state marvel at the miracle of being able to hear and see Colorado's most famous owls. • Each spring at Twin Lakes in North Boulder, a family of Great Horned owls nest in a hollow tree. • For decades, thousands of people have come to see to see the newly hatched baby owls emerge from their nest. Mother and father owl are never far away. It’s thrilling to see tremendous owl wingspans flying up from the Owl Hunting meadow behind their nesting tree with a delicious mouse or other meal for the young owlets. 1) Boulder County wants to bulldoze the Owl Hunting Meadow to cram in 300+ apartments. 2) Boulder Valley School District is breaking the law. The deed for the land states that it must be used for a park or a school. Wildlife biologists tell us that human activities can destroy owl habitat and make them less likely to survive.(Rohner, 2001; Rudolph, 1970; Sullivan, 1995) You can help create the new Twin Lakes Owl Open Space! A wonderful and nurturing place for owls and people, the new 20 acre Owl Preserve and Open Space will feature an Owl Education Center with interpretive signs and beautiful pictures explaining the owl life cycle and importance of the hunting meadow. Share this petition with your friends by clicking Share on Facebook Visit www.BoulderOwlPreserve.org to participate in Great Horned Owl events like interpretive hikes to the Owl Nesting Tree and music concerts to benefit the Owls! With your help the Owl family will have a home for decades to come! Owl Photo Credit: Alexa Boyes. Baby Owl Photo: h2wphoto.com For more information or to volunteer please email: info@BoulderOwlPreserve.org