Petition to Secretary of the Interior, House Committee on Natural Resources, Chief of the United States Forest Service, Director State Of Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks, Congress, Raul Grijalva
Rare Yaak Montana Female Grizzly Poached! Tell Montana & U.S. Government to Prosecute
Tell the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service and State of Montana to Prosecute and Increase the Penalty for Killing an Endangered Grizzly Bear. Tell Congress to Pass the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act. In late November 2020, an adult female grizzly bear was brutally killed in the northwest Montana’s Yaak Valley. The killer or killers shot the bear, partially skinned and cut off her paws, before dumping the body in a driveway. An estimated 24 grizzlies remain in the Yaak Valley, and after this brutal poaching, they are more in need of your help than ever. The poached grizzly was one of possibly only 3-5 remaining females. These last two dozen bears are stubborn survivors on the U.S.-Canada border in a unique ecosystem where nothing has gone extinct since the end of the last Ice Age. Now climate change and poaching are the greatest threat to the grizzly. At present, it is unknown if she had cubs. If she did, they too would surely have perished. If they were a family of four, that would represent roughly 15% of the valley’s population in one day, and possibly an unbelievable one-third of the valley’s reproductive females. “Often called “the walking dead,” the tiny population of grizzly bears in northwest Montana’s Yaak Valley are the most endangered in the state,” stated Montana grizzly bear advocate, author, and activist Doug Peacock for Save The Yellowstone Grizzly. “Yaak grizzlies are already beset by an out-of-compliance high-volume through-hiker trail in their fragile habitat, a proposed mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains, and a Kootenai National Forest that seeks to implement clearcutting across four contiguous project areas totaling almost 250,000 acres without any Environmental Impact Statement—well, you get the picture—Yaak grizzlies need our help,” added Yaak Valley Forest Council Board Chair, author, and activist Rick Bass. “Please help us turn this around. There were an estimated 25 grizzlies remaining in the Yaak. Now that estimate is 24,” concluded author and activist Terry Tempest Williams of Save The Yellowstone Grizzly “There is such villainy in this act that I can hardly express my rage and sadness,” continued Montana-based author, environmental historian, and conservationist Betsy Gaines Quammen The state of Montana is only offering a paltry $1000 reward for information leading to the conviction of her killer or killers—hardly enough to solicit tips, or to act as a deterrent to other, future poachers. We are asking the federal government and the State of Montana to: • Investigate and prosecute the Yaak poaching to the full extent of the law • Increase the penalty for killing an endangered grizzly bear to $100,000 • Pass the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act with additional protections for the Yaak grizzly bear population. Please sign our petition to be delivered to the new Secretary of the Interior, Congress, the State of Montana, as well as the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, demanding investigation, and greater protection for grizzlies on our public lands. Thank you from all of us at Save the Yellowstone Grizzly and the Yaak Valley Forest Council. Let's not let this mother grizzly die in vain.Read the press release (PDF) Addendum: To offset the abysmal state reward amount of $1,000, Save The Yellowstone Grizzly and the Yaak Valley Forest Council have set up a supplemental reward fund. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to be added to the state reward fund. Click here if you would like to donate to the reward fund: donatenow.networkforgood.org/yaakgrizzlykillrewardfund If you have information regarding this killing, call the state of Montana at: 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668) Save the Yellowstone Grizzly - fights for the safety and welfare of all grizzlies south of Canada, and laying the groundwork for a large-scale grizzly bear ecosystem recovery area. savetheyellowstonegrizzly.org Yaak Valley Forest Council - works for a wild Yaak through science, education, and bold action. yaakvalley.org
Petition to Head of Olivet Nazarene University, college students
Dogs in Dorms
This is a problem that is not only affecting my schooling but is also affecting a lot of other's schooling. Going to college is hard enough as it is. You have to pack up and leave town going to whatever college you go to. It can be hard sometimes to leave family behind. However, sometimes the hardest thing to do is leave behind pets. If you have grown up with a pet, you have become close to it and could form a special bond. That special bond makes it even harder when you have to leave them when you go to college, all because dorms won't let you have a dog. I think colleges need to change that because you also need to think. Dogs a lot of the time bring joy to people's life. It is proven that when you are in a happier state of mind, you tend to do better in school. You are a lot more friendly, you study more, and your test scores go up higher. So letting college students bring their pets to school with them would actually be quite beneficial to not just the students, but also the colleges. So I would like to change the rules in colleges that say students can't bring pets with them to college unless they have a disability. I believe that anyone should be able to bring a pet to college if they so wish to.
Petition to New York City Council
Legalize bengal cats in NYC
Bengal cats are legal in practically all states of the US. In New York State they are regulated to allow F5 bengals. Which means the bengal cat is at least five generations separated from it wild ancestor the Asian leopard cat. However in New York City they are banned indefinitely. I would like to extend the same F5 regulation to New York City. The bengal cat is a domesticated cat much like the average house cat. The ban on wild cats and all hybrids all began many years ago when a man kept a tiger in his nyc apartment. Then the law was made to ban all wild cats such as lions, tigers etc. in response to the man who kept a tiger for 3 years in his nyc apartment and thus consequently even extended it to hybrids. However this law is not even strictly enforced and there are thousands of bengal cat pet owners all across New York City as well as pet shops that sell them . This law is clearly outdated and should be adjusted to fit our current atmosphere. There have been no reported incidents across the states that allow bengals nor any the city of New York. Bengal cats are in no way anymore harmless than your average house cat. I believe our city’s health code should be updated to reflect the F5 bengal as a domesticated house cat and lift the ban on bengal cats. This is a highly popular breed praised for its intelligence as well as playful and affectionate demeanor. Many bengals can even play fetch! They are highly sought and loved amongst pet owners. Please sign the petition so we can changed this outdated law.
Petition to New York State
STOP NYS Parks from Euthanizing/Relocating Feral Cats
New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has decided to take it upon themselves to decide the fate of feral cats that have lived in there homes in the parks for several years. It was brought to our attention that New York State Parks is currently trying to force the hand of rescuers and colony caretakers to remove, relocate and/or euthanize feral community cats. All cats have been TNR'd (Trapped, Neutered, Vaccinated and Returned) and do not pose a risk to any wild life or people in the park. The cats are fed on a daily basis and provided adequate shelter. The environments stay clean and the colonies are managed. Feral cat caretakers are tired of the constant battle we have to fight all too often for innocent animals. The New York State Parks department and the rest of the anti-feral cat community should not be going after the caretakers and the feral cat trappers of the world. This is not the fault of compassionate people. This is the fault of our municipal shelters for allowing the feral cat population for getting out of hand. Additionally, this is New York State Parks fault for not protecting the parks and keeping them from being a dumping ground for cats. The solution is not to relocate feral cats every time there is an issue. The solution is TNR! That same solution has been proven affective time and time again. When will those studies start to matter in the eyes of the law? PLEASE STAND WITH US AND HELP FIGHT FOR FERAL CATS!! NOT JUST FOR THE CATS AT THE PARK BUT FOR ALL FERAL CATS THAT WILL NEED SUPPORT IN THE FUTURE! THANK YOU!! TNR Taskforce, Inc.
Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
we demand that Devin Harris stop his backyard breeding immediately and be investigated
Devin Harris for multiple years has been known to sell puppies who are severely ill and severely injured. He's has his customers who purchase puppies from him sign NDA forms that they may not tell people that they received their dogs from him. The dogs are living in filth crates in basements and garages. Devin Harris of Great Dane of the Ozark and Madisonn Calhoun his "business partner" who also runs Northern Soul Great Dane need to be immediately investigated for animal cruelty. Devin Harris also currently has my 7 month old puppy Lucille in his custody right now. He disputed the payments he made for her through his bank and got his money back. So now this man has his money back AND my dog. My dogs paperwork was never signed over to him therefore at this point the dog is considered stolen. Please sign this petition so that these disgusting human beings can be held accountable for their actions. No animals deserve to be treated this way. I will not stop until i get my dog back and they have their animals taken away from them.
Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Hampshire IL Mayor, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Not a reputable Breeder IT IS A PUPPY MILL (move pic up/down)
Multiple dogs in one cage, many with metal grated bottoms. Poop underneath. Poop in food. Gravity feeders with reports of food looking “moldy or old.” Reports of Mama dogs who are underweight and bred with broken legs. Dogs identified on vet records as “Yorkie 9” or “Yorkie 10”. Not to mention countless reports from previous customers who were told they were buying X breed(s) and ended up with a mutt. Who were heartbroken because their dog had behavioral and/or health issues. Reports of dogs with things like “coccidia” and even parvo. Look how thin and raggedy some of these mama dogs look! Please take note that these photos were taken when they KNEW the department of agriculture and was coming for a visit. Do you see the coloring on the water bottles? News flash - plastic dog water bottles don’t turn brown unless they spend a significant amount of time caked in dog poo. Their website that looks like these dogs come from a loving home. The inside of their house which you would be lucky to see if you insisted. What you DON’T see is the outbuildings that house up to 150 of these neglected and mistreated animals as shown in the rest of these pictures. THIS IS A PUPPY MILL. They had to shave or hide a white dog’s fur because the poo stains on the fur were so bad, they couldn’t get the brown off just to take a photo. I’ve been told that they have made serious threats to other rescues who have tried to expose them. More pics; https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/139419933_10160521704177785_85546274041134415_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=mi3jDextGOIAX8bHNRD&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=d9eef2b5d5d471b8541a1a504fd24e53&oe=6028017A/// https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/139508866_10160521703237785_6305292677426694993_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=ep6pO1r51MkAX9uPGWG&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=8d7d1b879132a6fc38b611260621fb9e&oe=602AD00F https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/139419933_10160521704177785_85546274041134415_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=mi3jDextGOIAX8bHNRD&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=d9eef2b5d5d471b8541a1a504fd24e53&oe=6028017A https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/139639359_10160521703917785_4830262276424242719_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=-BRvy5aFAqQAX-hWl8p&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=acb34381029ad3b1f2d7b2a99a93154c&oe=602A8562 https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/139639359_10160521703917785_4830262276424242719_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=-BRvy5aFAqQAX-hWl8p&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=acb34381029ad3b1f2d7b2a99a93154c&oe=602A8562 https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/139562510_10160521704162785_6687309661534906693_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=POM0asEtjYAAX_8z0U3&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=f1fb8cb518e67cb0772d9d308fae6ed6&oe=602ABB5F
Petition to Kevin Plank, ÖSV Präsident Prof. Peter Schröcksnadel, Präsident Oke Göttlich, Kevin Mansell, Roberta Myre
Please Boycott Under Armour for promoting Trophy Hunting
Picture: Under Armour sponsored "Athlete" and Trophy Killer Lee Lakosky. Trophy Hunting is Animal Cruelty. Under Armour sponsors numerous Trophy-hunters like Kendall Jones, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, Cameron Hanes, and many others, to kill wild animals for sport on different continents in order to promote the sale of Under Armour Hunting Gear. Under Armour trophy hunters flaunt their numerous kills ostentatiously on "UNDER ARMOUR HUNT" social media pages as well as their personal websites. To Patrik Frisk, CEO and Kevin Plank, Founder of Under Armour: "Sirs, the inspired spirit of innovation that built your company is contrary to the sport hunting programs you support and sponsor. Watching individuals butcher unsuspecting wild animals for the thrill of killing, flaunting pictures of themselves with their kills on social media is something that haunts any conscientious human being. Your aim to inspire through sport is noble and innovative. Including killing sentinent beings into that aim is base, grotesque and inhumane. Please reconsider and cancel your involvement in hunting. It literally destroys the reputation of your entire company."
Petition to You! Everyone and anyone can help :)
Convince My Family To Get Me Mocha (aka Sam)
I just recently had ankle surgery, and I’m missing my whole freshman lacrosse season. My birthday is coming up, and I absolutely fell in love with this lovable rabbit, and that’s all I really want. My family isn’t on board with it, but I hope I can show them this and they’ll say yes! If you sign it, you get unlimited cookies, I pinky promise :)