Petition to Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Gerónimo Gutiérrez
Vaquitas May Go Extinct in Just Months - Sign to Save Them!
One of the world's rarest and most cherished animals, the vaquita porpoise, is on the brink of extinction. With just 30 -- or possibly even fewer -- of these marine mammals left in the entire world, they could be gone forever within months, according to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF). Vaquitas are the smallest cetaceans (a type of marine mammal that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises) on Earth, and exist only in the Gulf of California in Mexico. To lose this special species would be heartbreaking. Why is the vaquita in so much danger? Fishing nets. The tiny cetaceans are dying in rapid numbers because they get caught in gillnets at fisheries. And since they only reproduce every other year, the vaquita population cannot afford to lose a single more member. Fortunately, the solution to save the beloved vaquita is clear: Ban the gillnet. Indeed, this may be the only hope this species has left. Please save the vaquita from extinction. Sign this petition to urge the Mexican ambassador to the United States to outlaw the gillnet immediately -- before we lose the vaquita forever.
Petition to Michigan State Police, Michigan State Legislature
Make animal cruelty a punishable offense regardless of protection status
My name is Hillary, and I recently stumbled upon one of the most disturbing scenes I’ve ever seen. I just saw a Youtube video of a Michigan teenager savagely beating a porcupine to death -- while his friends laughed in the background. These images angered me, as I remembered reading about a similar situation from earlier this year. In Upstate New York, a group of 8 boys butchered a dozen porcupines. Authorities acknowledged the wanton killing. The Sheriff claimed to be outraged by the incident, but his agency was unable to charge the boys with any crime because porcupines are classified as nuisance animals, not protected wildlife, in New York State. And the same is true in Michigan. Psychologists and law enforcement officials have long documented animal cruelty as a leading indicator of future violence committed against humans. There is a clear difference between killing a nuisance animal to protect life, home, or agricultural property, and bludgeoning a nuisance animal to death for kicks. The only way to address this is to ensure that animal cruelty is classified as a crime -- no matter the protection status of the animal it is perpetrated against. The boys who committed this horrific act should be held accountable. And that can only happen if their depraved action against a so-called nuisance animal rises to the level of a punishable offense under the law. Please sign this petition and tell the Michigan legislature to extend animal cruelty laws to cover ALL animals -- wild and domesticated -- today.
Petition to Secretary Regina Lopez, President Rodrigo Duterte
Stop the Underwater Hotel and Ocean Park in
We respectfully request that you rescind the Strategic Environmental Plan permit and the ECC granted by Palawan Council for Sustainable Development [“PCSD”] and the DENR-EMB-MIMAROPA This petition was closed for some reason, but I am reopening it. Recently my daughter met with DENR Secretary Regina Lopez who has asked for an investigation into the Ocean Park. Seven Seas Property's ECC permit has expired, and they have put in for a renewal. In-spite of no ECC permit to build many workers in the village across the bay have been hired to build the engineers cottage and a new small dock has been built. I BEG YOU TO PASS THIS ON AND SIGN AGAIN IF POSSIBLE. RECENTLY barangay residents have come forth to say they were given an attendance record to sign but it was used as an vote of approval. The Ocean Park will fail financially as Palawan does not have the population base to support it in off season, according to a consultant from an Ocean Park in another part of the country. It will a financial disaster for the company and an ecological disaster for the bay. Palawan is regarded as the last natural frontier of the Philippines due to its vast and unspoiled flora and fauna. To quote the City's own words in a recent resolution against a coal fired plant, "Palawan is known as the Last Frontier being one of the top megadiversity hotspots of the world in a fragile environment." This project may also destroy the delicate ecosystem in these bays. Seven Seas Properties were cited last year for building on Boracay’s last pristine beach without an Environmental Clearance Certificate. It is hard to trust such a developer to respect ecosystems in these bays or elsewhere. There are more sustainable eco-tourism solutions for this bay that will benefit the immigrant fishermen and give them livelihood and teach them how to preserve the wildlife and otters. It will help alleviate poverty in this area as well. Turtle Bay is a beautiful small shallow bay surrounded by mangroves which act as sea life nurseries, and form a habitat for various assorted native and unique species, including a population of already vulnerable Asian small clawed otters, which occur only in Palawan. No study has included what the development will do to the native otter population because they are nocturnal, no one sees them but local fishermen. Click link to see this blog with more photos and information about this issue. http://save-turtlebay-palawan.blogspot.com/ The project proposal was approved at Barangay level without the full necessary public consultation as required by the Strategic Environmental Plan law and the PCSD an organization established under the office of the President. I again quote the City's recent statement in another resolution, as it applies to this project, "project planned to be constructed has no informed participation in the environmental impact assessment process. This denied community residents unbiased access to information on coal power plant project before the decision was made;" I believe this statement also applies to this fragile marine environment. An Ocean Park of this magnitude will be severely detrimental to the natural environment of Turtle Bay. The original ordinance was created to ”PROTECT THE DELICATE MARINE ENVIRONMENT therein”. Please don't let Palawan's biodiversity be compromised. Please sign this petition to evidence your support. Keep Turtle Bay and Binunsalian bays as protected marine sanctuaries, keep the zoning limited to low environmental impact. Restore the original Zoning to both bays.
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 Joko Widodo, Eski Buyukdere
Stop Hitay Holdings from building a Geothermal Plant in Leuser
Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra is the last place on earth where Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers, Orangutans, and Sun Bears all live in the same ecosystem. One of the most pristine and best protected parts of the park is the kappi plateau, which is home to hundreds of elephants. But Hitay Holdings, a Turkish Company, wants to build a geothermal plant there, even though there are much better places to do so outside of the national park. In order to build the plant, they will need to construct roads and bulldoze precious rainforest. Gunung Leuser National Park already faces many threats. With three fourths of Sumatra's rainforest already gone, poaching and logging are pushing animals in leuser to extinction The Aceh government must reject this proposal. Please stand against the development of the leuser ecosystem and sign this petition. We cannot afford to lose any more of Sumatras forest to development. For more information, please read the article below. http://alert-conservation.org/issues-research-highlights/2016/12/30/conservationists-aghast-at-scheme-to-degrade-heart-of-biodiversity
Petition to Mayor Wayne Messam, Miramar FL, City of Miramar Commissioners
Stop the planned destruction of 120 acre wetland forest in West Miramar, FL
Florida has lost over 100,000 acres of wetlands in the last few years. We are determined to save the wetlands in our neighborhood, more specifically the 120 acres of land located at the southwest corner of Bass Creek Road and SW 172 Avenue in Miramar. This area is teaming with threatened and endangered wildlife that must be protected. Lennar Construction has filed an Application for Land Use Plan Amendment (#1502812) to develop 385 (modified from 537) single-family residential units on this land. This proposed development will erase 120 acres of existing natural wildlife habitat and surrounding wetlands. This pristine area is now home for dozens of threatened and endangered animals such as osprey, heron, key deer, turtles, and exotic plant-life. destroy a fragile wetland-forest eco-system that reduces green-house gasses, and is essential to preserving our drinking water, add over 1000 cars to our already congested and dangerous roadways and add further delays to the response time of our Emergency Responders Sign this petition - - tell Mayor Wayne M. Messam and the City of Miramar Commissioners to reject proposed land use plan amendment #1502812, and convert this area into an environmentally “impact positive” nature preserve and education center. Please also make a comment about why it's important to you!
Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Stop food waste in America
Food waste is a bigger problem than most people realize. Not only does food waste lead to food gone that can go to millions of the unfairly starving and isolated, it is also tied to a multitude of problems we hear is plaguing society. Getting rid of edible food demolishes the resources used to make it in the first place. 70% of the U.S.’s water and four percent of its energy is thrown to the dirt on food in landfills. That food in that giant hole of desecration releases 3.3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases a year, easily turning it into a major contributor to climate change not even being used for profit. published by, ReFED (Rethinking Food Waste through Economics and Data), the U.S. tosses $218,000,000,000, or 1.3% of it's GDP on trash food. What many don’t talk about however, is the effect food waste has on ecosystems. Predators consume that food, which leads to there being larger numbers of them. More predators, less prey. Less prey, the predators start to either die out safely, or they begin to take in the prey of other predators. After that Yale says repeat steps 2-3. Fortunately there is a solution. Don’t assume that bag of chips went bad because it’s past the best by date. That date just tells you when it's at it’s tastiest, hence best by. Try to buy only what you need, most people have the bad habit of buying too much. And now the best method, don’t throw away food. Seriously, it’s not that hard. Just donate what you have left in the fridge. But consumer waste is only half the problem. The other half is grocery stores and restaurants. Grocery stores dump 44 pounds of edibles a day to make room for ''fresher'' produce. Restaurants, in a study by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, are found to put 84.3% of their scraps in that black trash bag. Thankfully we have a solution to this too. In France, a law was recently ratified that said that grocery stores will donate the food they would instead throw away. We must have congress pass a similar law directed to restaurant and grocery stores. And if you don’t think that signing this petition will change anything, remember that law in France. That law got started when a local councilman, Arash Derambarsh, started a similar petition. So show the news to everyone, demonstrate on the streets, and tell congress to pass something for once. But first, please sign this petition. #Trumpstopfoodwaste Share this! Check out the links below for more information. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/france-supermarkets-food-waste_us_56b4ba4de4b04f9b57d93f53 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/04/french-law-forbids-food-waste-by-supermarkets http://e360.yale.edu/features/unnatural_balance_how_food_waste_impacts_worlds_wildlife http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150122-food-waste-climate-change-hunger/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-mandyck/the-1-trillion-mountain-t_b_11653386.html
Petition to Board of County Commissioners, Manatee County
Save wildlife and nature from excessive development!!
To purchase for conservation and prevent the development of certain wetland property situated between the Braden River and Braden Woods subdivision and identified as Manatee County Property Parcels 583900006, 583910104, and 583910054 (6804 99th Street East, Bradenton). Whereas, the aforementioned parcels are adjacent to the Braden River, a water supply for the City of Bradenton and Whereas, these parcels are home to various indigenous flora and fauna, some of which may be protected species and Whereas, proposed development will destroy natural habitats and increase the risk of damage to the water supply and adjacent residential properties and Whereas, proposed development is inconsistent with the surrounding neighborhoods, We, the undersigned, petition Manatee County to purchase the aforementioned parcels for conservation as a nature preserve and to take the necessary actions to preserve and protect this land from future development and unnecessary human activity. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BACKGROUND: A new development is being proposed near Braden Woods and River Club in Manatee County. Rezoning must be approved before construction can begin. The land is located at 6804 99th Street East in Bradenton (Parcel IDs 583900006, 583910104, 583910054). The proposed subdivision will be a gated community of 32 luxury homes situated on sensitive land that borders the Braden River, source of Bradenton's water supply. The homes will be constructed on lots that will be cleared of existing trees and vegetation. While a few areas will be designated "wetlands" they will be small, non-contiguous patches of nature, limiting the amount of wildlife that will be able to remain on this land. We believe that too much of the "real Florida" is being devastated by over-development of sensitive areas and that more natural habitats must be preserved. Concerned citizens are petitioning Manatee County to purchase this tract and preserve it from future development and human activity. For more information visit http://www.keepwoods.com/