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California's Great White Sharks Need Our Help, Not Our Fear

California's Great White Sharks Need Our Help, Not Our Fear | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

About the Petition

The number of adult great whites swimming off our Pacific Coast is alarmingly low, and they are losing their pups to deadly gillnets. If something doesn't change, they could disappear forever.

We shouldn't be scared of sharks, we should be scared for them.

Great whites help keep the ocean food web healthy and stable as they hunt their prey. Our oceans need sharks. We're petitioning the state of California to protect great whites as an endangered species. Please help us protect these iconic sharks — before it's too late.

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Please sign the petition.

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Keep Large Constrictor Snakes Out of the Pet Trade

Keep Large Constrictor Snakes Out of the Pet Trade | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

In 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing nine large constrictor snakes as injurious under the Lacey Act, which would significantly reduce the trade of these species as pets. However, in January 2012, only four of the nine species were listed. USFWS is still considering the remaining five species of snakes for listing and is soliciting public comments on the matter.

Large constrictor snakes have become established in parts of Florida and are consuming native wildlife, including endangered and threatened species. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey concluded that all nine species of these large constrictor snakes present a “high” or “medium” risk of becoming invasive.

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GR:  Express yourself.  Sign the Humane Society's petition.

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Save the Endangered Species Act From Corporate Polluters!

Save the Endangered Species Act From Corporate Polluters! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
About the Petition

Right now the Endangered Species Act is under attack—and ferrets, gray wolves, and the more than 1,500 other plants and animals it safeguards are in jeopardy.

A band of pro-polluter members of Congress, led by Rep. Doc Hastings, is ramming through a series of misleading and devastating bills that would gut the ESA. They say their only goal is to "reform" the act, but we know what they really want: to let corporate polluters profit from logging, mining, and drilling our most vulnerable wildlife into oblivion.

Protecting natural habitat bolsters our economy to the tune of $1.6 trillion a year, and 99 percent of all animals ever protected under the act have been saved from extinction.

More than 40 years ago, Americans stood as one to create the ESA. It's time to come together again to save it. Take action right now, and tell Congress: Protect our wildlife, and save the Endangered Species Act!

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GR:  As Earth's growing human population decimates the biosphere and reduces carrying capacity, these attacks will increase.  Vigilance and persistence are needed.

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Ask USFWS and the Department of Interior To Give Panthers Room To Roam!

Ask USFWS and the Department of Interior To Give Panthers Room To Roam! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Florida panthers once prowled and flourished in America’s southeastern woodlands and swamps, but today fewer than 160 remain.
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GR:  Sign the petition to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Petition: Pigs Want Out

Petition: Pigs Want Out | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
For those who still eat meat it should become more and more important to know where their food comes from. And for those who no longer support this violence against innocent creatures it is still a...
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It is important to teach children that cruelty to animals is wrong. We have laws for adults who did not receive the lesson.  The laws protecting animals are not as severe as the ones that punish child abusers, but they are there and they should be enforced. PETA is handling the petition.

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