wildlife protection

67 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Definitely Maasin, Embassy of the Philippines in France, Président Emmanuel Macron, Embassy of the Philippines in Brussels, Big Cat Rescue, Embassy of the Philippines in UK, Wildlife SOS, Embassy of The Philippines in Canada, Embassy of The Philippines in Germany, Embassy of The Philippines in Rome Italy, Embassy of the Philippines in Bern -SWITZERLAND, Embassy of the Philippines in Portugal, Sir Arthur Defensor, Governor of Iloilo, H.E. Sir JOSE MANUEL G. ROMUALDEZ, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, Mrs Angela Grimes

We want to save poor blind Lyka from her sad living conditions in the Maasin Zoo in Iloilo

Petition May 2018 Will some kind people SIGN and share a Petition to get Lyka, the blind Lioness out of the zoo she's kept in, and place her in a sanctuary, in a place where she can be nurtured ? A Petition to keep it going and we are sure there are others on here who could. Lyka does not deserve such treatment just because she is blind. The Born Free Foundation in Kenya might be able to help us and make Lyka feel a little more free and safe ! Horrified visitors are calling for animal welfare to step in and save LykaStaff at the government-run zoo claims the rusty 3ft-wide cage is sufficient A government-run zoo in the Philippines has been accused of animal cruelty after visitors found them keeping a blind lioness in a tiny, squalid cage. Lyka the lion has been written off as a 'breeding mistake' by the zoo, after going blind as a result of a congenital eye problem.  The five-year-old lioness is now living out her life in a filthy, 3ft-wide rusty enclosure the Maasin Zoo in Iloilo, southern Philippines Please, we must save this beautiful Lioness. To see such a beautiful creature suffering like no one cares is extremely painful to see. Your signatures and posts on Social Media are the biggest weapons to help save this Queen of the jungle.  Thanking you sincerely ! Merci pour vos participations !  

24,478 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to J. Blasdel, Alex Damron

No more balloon release at the Indy 500

Every year, thousands of multicolored balloons are released over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to kick off the Indy 500. While this fan favorite might be considered the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” it is a deadly tradition that needs to end.   Balloon debris entangles birds, fish, and a number of other animals, strangling them or damaging their limbs. In addition, animals commonly mistake balloons for food and ingest them, which harms or even kills them. Even "biodegradable" balloons persist as litter for months to years. These massive balloon releases result in thousands of pieces of trash eventually falling to the ground and into waterways. At best, the debris becomes unsightly pollution. Frequently, however, this tradition poses a dangerous threat to wildlife and domestic animals. The garbage can easily make its way through air currents and rivers to the ocean, where it contributes to massive trash islands and the death of sea turtles, whales, and other marine life. While the US Fish and Wildlife Service is opposed to balloon releases and has warned people of the damage they cause, it is up to us to end the outdated and dangerous spectacle. Please stop the practice of opening the Indianapolis 500 race with a balloon release. What looks good for for a few moments causes irreversible damage to our planet.

Jodi Leamon
34,951 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Daniel R. Benson, Vin Gopal, Loretta Weinberg, M. Teresa Ruiz, Sandra B. Cunningham, Paul A. Sarlo, Nicholas P. Scutari, Linda R. Greenstein, Robert W. Singer, Christopher "Kip" Bateman, Thomas H. Kean Jr., Mila M. Jasey, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Thomas P. Giblin, Eric Houghtaling, Annette Chaparro, Annette Quijano, Joann Downey, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Raj Mukherji, Amy H. Handlin, Patricia Egan Jones, Troy Singleton, Carol A. Murphy, Wayne P. DeAngelo, Shirley K. Turner, Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Andrew Zwicker, Joseph F. Vitale, Joseph P. Cryan, Jamel C. Holley, John F. McKeon, Angelica M. Jimenez, Nia H. Gill, Esq, Nellie Pou, Clinton Calabrese, Lisa Swain, Christopher Tully

End ALL New Jersey Wildlife Killing Contests

At the Parlin Buck Club’s fourth Annual 24-Hour Predator Killing Contest in Barnegat, New Jersey, participants pose in front of dead foxes hanging by their feet from a rack. Photo by The HSUS Wildlife killing contests are organized events in which participants compete for prizes by attempting to kill the most animals over a certain time period. Killing contests glorify violence, while disrupting natural processes. These "contests" teach  children that killing is fun, life is cheap, and wild animals are disposable. An overwhelming number of residents were appalled to learn that wildlife killing contests are held in the Garden State. News of the “First Annual Family Squirrel Classic” in Winslow drew so much criticism that local and Camden County officials condemned the killing contests as unnecessary, cruel, and extreme.  The Winslow killing contest was not the first in the state. They take place throughout the state, offering prizes for killing the heaviest coyotes, foxes, and raccoons, and spectators could even wager on the killing contest participants themselves. It is deplorable and irresponsible for the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife to condone these contests. The New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, which sponsored the shocking squirrel killing contest event, nominates six of the 11 members of the Fish and Game Council, which in turn helps nominate the director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife. The reality is that this same group of hunting clubs has tremendous influence over the Division. Clearly, it is time for reform. The slant of this state agency toward that group disregards the truth and science by condoning extreme, gratuitous practices.  Legislation was introduced by Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez (S3541) and Assembly members Daniel Benson, Eric Houghtaling, and Carol Murphy (A5224) to end these contests. There are several other states have either moved to prohibit these contests, or have legislation pending to do so. Let’s be the first state to ban them outright. Permanently abolish contests that promote the mass killing of coyotes, foxes, squirrels, and other species for sport and prizes. 

League of Humane Voters of New Jersey
566 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Martin Adams, Susan Rowghani, Richard Harasick, David Ryu, Mitch O'Farrell, Sarah Dusseault, Jeanne Min, Adam Miller, Mary Rodriguez


We, the undersigned, request the City of Los Angeles and the DWP (Department of Water and Power) to establish a Wildlife Sanctuary within the current boundaries of the Silver Lake Reservoirs. By preserving the open waters of the Silver Lake Reservoirs and their surrounding acreage as a sanctuary, this will create a protected habitat for migratory birds and urban wildlife, to be enjoyed by all. CURRENTLY:The Silver Lake Reservoirs have been permanently taken offline from the City’s drinking water system. Water from the Eastern Sierra snowpack is being used to refill the Reservoirs, and existing ground water from the nearby Pollock Wells will be used to keep them replenished. BRIEF HISTORY:Silver Lake is known to naturalists as a "nature hotspot." Over 140 species of birds have been sighted here, along with the raccoons, opossums, skunks, coyotes and bobcats that have long been part of Silver Lake's ecosystem within the Reservoirs' area. Additionally, Silver Lake has been a vital link in the Pacific Flyway for 100 years, connecting bird habitats from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia. The Reservoirs’ quiet, protected expanse has provided life-sustaining food and rest to thousands upon thousands of migrating birds each year; among them, the Canada Goose, the Bank Swallow—an officially threatened species in California—as well as Buffleheads, Great Blue Herons, American Pelicans, American Wigeons, White-faced Ibis, Northern Pintail, and beloved Mallard Ducks. Silver Lake has one of the rare bodies of fresh water large enough to host many flocks alighting at once. Everyone who loves experiencing Silver Lake's nature will know that a Sanctuary will preserve the Reservoirs as a protected habitat for urban wildlife and a critical resting place for migratory birds. THEREFORE:We request that the City of Los Angeles and DWP immediately support the establishment of a Wildlife Sanctuary within the current boundaries of the Silver Lake Reservoirs, thereby protecting this precious place for the animals who make their homes here, and ensuring this tranquil oasis is preserved for the benefit of the community and the entire city. Note:• We are not requesting any city funds for this Wildlife Sanctuary.• We fully support the amenities that currently exist around the Reservoirs, such as the meadow, the walking paths, the dog park, the recreation center, the tots playground, the basketball courts, and the pocket park on Tesla. (While not an “amenity,” we also support the neighborhood Nursery School there.) ---------- MORE INFO: Silver Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Silver Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
2,107 supporters