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wildlife protection

48 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Church Universal and Triumphant, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, President of the United States, U.S National Park Services

Stop the Church Universal and Triumphant from Facilitating the Murder of OUR Buffalo!

The "Church" Universal and Triumphant has started to give permission for hunters, through the Fish & Wildlife agency getting permission to use their land to murder the buffalo. Unfortunately, Fish and Wildlife agencies are corruptly working our lands for the "private" interests of Ranchers, Hunters, Mining and Oil Companies instead of the public. They promote programs to give children and elderly hunters “opportunities” to become killers and murder buffalo, including buffalo mothers with calves at their sides and in their wombs that are being sadistically murdered, Calves are being orphaned and families torn apart. Besides the 900 slated to be slaughtered by the Montana Fish and Wildlife http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/officials-agree-to-slaughter-to-yellowstone-bison-this-winter/article_96bf9650-d569-5838-9507-64465364b9c5.html . Most of the buffalo that are in the CUT area have been killed by Confederated Salish & Kootenai tribal members. Huge pickup trucks packed with hunting parties will literally park just outside Yellowstone’s boundary at the Beattie Gulch Trailhead, their occupants warm inside as they wait for buffalo to cross from Beattie Gulch to murder them. This cruel and inhumane slaughter. They also intend to use this hunting as a tool to disperse buffalo into daring to step on their grass for more opportunity to fulfill their violent bloodlust. This area, Beattie Gulch is a choke point in one of the buffalo’s most important migration corridors. It has been a death trap since state and treaty hunts started almost ten years ago. Hunting here has also prevented buffalo from accessing the additional habitat they were supposedly granted in the Gardiner Basin in 2011; they are either killed and can’t make it through, or turn and flee back into Yellowstone where they will soon be trapped and shipped to slaughter. the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) partners released their final operations plan for 2016, announcing that they intend to kill 600-900 wild buffalo through so-called hunting and slaughter. we must repeal MCA 81-2-120, a state law that places the Montana Department of Livestock in charge of wild buffalo in Montana, and we must gain Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for them. Governor Bullock’s decision to grant year-round habitat on Horse Butte indicates he is listening, though livestock interests clearly have him wrapped around their finger. Please keep the pressure on. As to ESA protection, BFC and Western Watersheds Project filed a petition with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) in November of 2014. The agency has yet to issue a finding, which they were supposed to do within 90 days of our filing. We have filed a notice of our intent to sue if they do not issue a finding by the end of January. Other action you can do to help bolster our efforts to gain ESA protection for wild buffalo, is by contacting your members of Congress and urging them to support funding for listing the Yellowstone buffalo under the Endangered Species Act. Please take more action to save the beautiful Buffalo:  http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/actnow/takeaction.html

DJ Osh
11,757 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Costa Rica's Environmental Agency, Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia (MINAE), Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia (MINAE)

Save the Sloths from unscrupulous Sanctuary in Costa Rica

The Sloth is Costa Rica's most well known iconic animal.  The recent report of two former Veterinarians who worked at the Sloth Sanctuary and reported on deplorable conditions in an article in The DODO  http://thedo.do/1OQzhCx , needs to be investigated.   They reported things such as animals crammed together in crowded cages often causing fighting and unwanted breeding.  Animals taken from the wild that should have remained in the wild captured and kept in tiny cages not allowing them to climb which causes horrible medical conditions that become life threatening, animals that can be rehabilitated and returned to the wild are kept and not released, deplorable and unnatural diets of foods that cause them to choke and then require emergency surgery to clear their airways of the food.  Babies not being feed as frequently as they should be which causes stunted growth. Sanctuary owners playing Doctor and administering medicines without proper knowledge or training, often over medicating and causing harm to the animals.  The Sanctuaries rate of intake, rehabilitation and re-release is deplorable.  As reported in The Dodo online http://thedo.do/1OQzhCx "Since its founding, the sanctuary has taken in around 725 sloths but released only 41 rehabilitated animals, fewer than two per year, according to figures provided by Dunner. In a 2014 video, Avey-Arroyo says the sanctuary has released 122 sloths in its 20-plus year history, which would be about five per year — a still-low number that appears to be inflated by including sloths who were simply relocated by the sanctuary without being admitted. Yet of the 191 sloths who lived at the sanctuary in March, Dunner said, only 25 were non-releasable."  A Sanctuary's mission should be rescue, rehabilitation and release back into the wild.  The owners of the Sanctuary are getting funds from online fundraising campaigns and using it on themselves rather than putting it towards what the animals in their care need.  The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica needs to be investigated to ensure these iconic animals are properly cared for as they should be.    We ask Costa Rica Environmental Agency Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia (MINAE) to see that this is looked into.  

Candy Copeland
907 supporters