Showing posts with label White House Petition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label White House Petition. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sign the Petition to Stop Rattlesnake Round-Ups!

Here is an opportunity to help stop rattlesnake round-ups

Rattlesnake Roundups are festivals that are held annually across the United States. The snakes used in these roundups are captured from their natural habitat. In many cases gasoline is poured into dens to force out the snakes. During the roundups the snakes are subjected to brutal torture, including being kicked, stomped on, whipped, burned, and skinned alive. Snakes are then callously killed by decapitation. False information on snakebites are given out at roundups to inspire fear and the justification of the barbaric animal cruelty and disregard of life that is carried out. According to the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH), roundups account for the annual take of over 100,000 rattlesnakes.

This makes roundups a huge conservation concern, as well as an immense animal cruelty issue, and a concern of environmental degradation.

Roger comments: Howdy All,

My friend Peter Lawrence from the UK was kind enough to send me something which was under my very nose for quite a while. Well, it's better late than never.

I hope that you will take a moment to at least look at the link that Peter sent me. I have followed his advice, signed it myself, and now sending it along to you. It was painless to sign.
I was amazed and mostly ashamed that roughly 20 signatures to one were all from foreign countries. We have the power to turn that around.

I'm also ashamed that I misspelled "butchering" with my comments! I hope that they don't take points off for bad spelling........

If you haven't already done so, please consider signing and forwarding.
Thanks, roger

>very good, a moving letter and images. Thanks, I am shipping it
>around. Looking up Melissa I found this, can you ship it to your
>friends, or already maybe you have done so?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Saving the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

The Center fo Biological Diversity needs your help saving the dunes sagebrush lizard from extinction.

Widespread destruction of the lizard's New Mexico and Texas dune-oak habitat has prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to propose protecting the lizard under the Endangered Species Act.

But the lizard has become a pawn in a cynical game. The oil and gas industry is trying to block the creature's protections with misinformation and scare tactics so it can drill and pollute the lizard's last pockets of habitat.

You can help save the lizard by signing the Center's petition to White House policymakers. It asks the administration to put in place the protections federal biologists have already proposed.

They need 25,000 signatures by Nov. 19 for policymakers to review this petition. Please sign today. The text of the petition is shown below.


Save the dunes sagebrush lizard by protecting it under the Endangered Species Act.

Fast losing habitat to oil and gas development, the dunes sagebrush lizard is dwindling toward extinction. Because of threats to its survival, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last year proposed protecting it under the Endangered Species Act.

But if the oil and gas industry and cronies in Congress have their way, the lizard will never see protection. Restricted to small pockets of habitat in southeast New Mexico and west Texas, the creature is indeed threatened with extinction.

The oil and gas industry, though, is using unfounded and debunked claims that protection of the lizard will kill jobs. In fact, the lizard occupies a fraction of oil and gas leasing areas in a region where many leases offered have gone unsold and where existing protections for the lizard have had little impact.
Created: Oct 20, 2011