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wildlife

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Update posted 22 hours ago

Petition to Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Bill Walker

NO Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!

There are few places left on earth that haven’t been changed by industry and development, but the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is one of those places. Now, after a decades-long fight, the U.S. Senate has just passed a budget resolution that could allow for the ANWR to be opened for oil and gas drilling. With all that we now know about the effects of drilling on its surrounding ecosystem, to allow drilling in ANWR would signal an absolute surrender of our society to corporate interests. Join me in demanding that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be protected from oil drilling. The ANWR includes eighteen major rivers, hundreds of species of birds, land and marine mammals, and fish. Among the many inhabitants of the refuge are the Gwi'ichin people, who live in the far northern reaches of the state of Alaska, and who for generations, have depended on the animals who live there. All of these creatures and landscapes would be under imminent threat if the refuge were opened for drilling. What's worse is that pulling more oil out of the ground would mean prolonging an energy system that we KNOW cannot sustain itself and is threatening our future on this planet. The money, time and resources going into drilling in ANWR should be put towards other means of securing our future energy needs. Keep the oil in the ground and protect the ANWR by signing my petition. This is by no means a done deal – there are several steps that must be taken before the refuge is opened for drilling. It’s up to us to oppose every single effort to do so, pressuring legislators to do what’s right for our planet. Join us!

Michael Cianos and Frank Escalona
102,031 supporters
This petition won 3 days ago

Petition to Robert Klepper, Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Rick Scott, Ed Brodsky, Andrew H. Warren

Prison for the men who laughed as they tortured a shark in Florida

This is regarding a video circulating the internet, where a group of individuals traveling at high speed on the water dragged a shark around and laughed at its distress.  This sociopathic behavior demands attention and prevention. This act of violence was in fact a criminal act. We as the people summon Palmetto, FL man Michael Robert Wenzel, born June 07, 1996, and his accomplices in this video to 1,000 community service hours. These 1,000 community service hours will be held under the supervision of The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  They will use that time to teach these men to treat our Florida wildlife with respect. Scheduling may involve either 125 days lasting 8 hours long, or as determined the FWC, given that it equals 1,000 hours and is completed within a year. Wenzel and his accomplices will pay for any costs associated. This may include hiring outside trainers and educators, on-the-clock hours, gasoline expenses, etc. We also demand that everyone in this video has their fishing licenses revoked permanently. We the people also request that Florida lawmakers pass a bill making this kind of animal torture a second-degree felony. We also demand that these people be punished for their crimes of animal abuse. This punishment should consist of jail time in addition to community service. [ Updates - 28 July, 2017 ] This act of violence is criminal per the Florida statute Chapter 828. We expect charges to be pressed as per law. The public is growing more concerned as no charges have been pressed yet. 828.12 section 2 states that a person who intentionally commits an act to any animal which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or both. s. 775.082 covers a wide variety of punishments, including imprisonment. We the people demand that Michael Wenzel and his accomplices be charged with animal abuse and arrested. The delay in action is causing the public to lose faith in the justice system. We expect to see these men arrested for crimes they have committed. Hyperlink - reference to story: http://wtfflorida.com/news-articles/boaters-drag-tormented-shark-around-laughing/

WTF Florida?
258,824 supporters
Started 5 days ago

Petition to Central Florida Expressway Authority, Tavistock Group, Osceola County Board of County Commissioners, Orange County Board of County Commissioners

Do not allow an expressway through Split Oak Forest

Split Oak Forest is a superb public wilderness preserve in Central Florida’s Orange and Osceola Counties. It connects to Moss Park and other conservation lands that are part of a critical Florida wildlife corridor. Split Oak Forest has miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, and hosts the only known community of threatened Florida Scrub-Jays in the area. It’s also a relocation site for over 100 Gopher Tortoises whose homes were destroyed by nearby developments. The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is proposing to put a high-speed toll road through the forest to access future planned developments. CFX has proposed routes that go through Split Oak Forest rather than previously identified preferred routes avoiding the preserve.  In addition to the road impacts, future plans would include intense development along the southern borders of Split Oak, Moss Park and Isle of Pines Preserve that will impact the wildlife and the ability to manage the land and control wildfires.  Friends of Split Oak Forest is working with individuals from many organizations to oppose the route and find an acceptable solution. Public park lands created for the protection of wildlife and natural habitats are deemed protected in perpetuity and should never be compromised for roads. I oppose putting a road through Split Oak Forest and building residential and commercial development up to the boundary of these vital conservation lands. Don’t Split Split Oak! 

Friends of Split Oak Forest
1,930 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Suzanne Jones

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!   Some city council members up for election think a number of open space areas in Boulder including the Twin Lakes Owl Open Space should be bulldozed and built over with apartments and potentially skyscrapers over the next year or two.  Other city council members and election candidates love open space and hiking and biking - just like our meetup members.  There are 4 out of 9 open council seats - it is very important that we support open space candidates if we want Owls to survive at this location. Please come speak with and support the 5 city council election candidates that love open space and enjoy mimosa's or brunch at the Open Space Candidates Forum Sunday Oct 15 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Riverside Club is at Broadway and Arapahoe overlooking Boulder Creek.  This will be a great social event and will support Boulder being a great place to live and hike in.  Meet the candidates that love open space:  Mary Young (council member), Sam Weaver (invited council member),  Mirabai Nagel, Cindy Carlisle, John Gerstle (invited)   Attend for free or get a ticket in advance for drinks and/or brunch and help the Riverside Club that supports sustainability in Boulder. Tickets are $15 for bottomless Mimosas or $35 for farm to table brunch and Mimosas. We'll post the link to get tickets over the next few days.  Questions?  Text KJ at 720 436 2465 After Nov 7, 2017 the new City Council will either: 1) to create the Twin Lakes Owl Preserve and Open Space or 2) 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.  ---------------------------------------- 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. Join the Twin Lakes Owl Open Space meetup here:https://www.meetup.com/BoulderOwlPreserve/  To Volunteer text Owl Volunteer to the cell number below.  Thanks! 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

Twin Lakes Owl Open Space
3,279 supporters