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wildlife

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Petition to Honorable Doug Ducey, Larry D. Voyles, AZ Dept. of Game & Fish

Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests in Arizona

I strongly oppose Arizona’s allowance of wildlife killing contests. Such contests are offensive in their wanton waste of wildlife and disregard for the important ecological role of coyotes and other predators in maintaining ecosystem health and species diversity. Blood sport contests are conducted for profit, entertainment, prizes and, simply, for the "fun" of killing. Such contests degrade the reputation of the ethical sportsman of Arizona and perpetuate a culture of violence, sending a message to children that life has little value and that an entire species of animals is disposable. I urge you to use your authority to prohibit wildlife killing contests in Arizona and to set the trend for the nation by moving this great state toward more responsible, science-based, and ethical wildlife stewardship. It is time that the Commission and the Department develop comprehensive regulations and policies to reform and modernize predator management in Arizona. These regulations and policies should reflect current science, conservation biology, and the ecological principles of ecosystem-based management as well as proven coexistence practices that are more likely to yield better outcomes for wildlife and people. It’s time to institute “ecosystem based management” and the best science in its stewardship of Arizona’s wildlife. It makes good sense to start at the top —with the apex predators upon whose viability our entire ecosystem depends.  Thank you for taking my concerns into consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Wildlife in Neighborhoods
11,925 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

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 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!

Miramar Citizens Coalition
11,227 supporters