Thursday, June 14, 2007

TT #18

Thirteen Worthy Petitions That Will
Improve the Lives of Animals

Here is your chance to make a difference TODAY! These are REAL petitions at Care2. Please pay special attention to the first petition. Thanks for your support!

1) Help Kimo & Sabi Experience the Great Outdoors! - Deadline 6-30-07
Kimo & Sabi are indoor cats but deserve the same experience of the great "out of doors" as their human counterparts! By signing the petition (and this is a REAL petition) you will help them get a pet stroller - they only need 50 signatures! Sign today so their beans will be encouraged to buy them a stroller for their birthday (July 4th)!

P.S. Some of you have concerns about sumitting yer personal info in da petition. For OUR petition, you can be creative (ie: Name: Bob Cat, 1234 Cat Scratch Lane, etc.). For all other petitions #2-13, please use correct information, as these are important causes. Fanks!

P.S.S. - More than 50 is good too!

You can also access Kimo & Sabi's petition below:

2) Help save the Florida Panthers! - Deadline 6-15-07
There are fewer than 100 Florida panthers left in the wild, and many of them live in Big Cypress National Preserve. Yet the National Park Service is now considering opening up a part of Big Cypress to off-road vehicles!

3) Save The Amur Leopard From Extinction! – Deadline 7-20-07
The Amur Leopard, a rare leopard found in Russia, is on the verge of extinction! The World Wildlife Fund has announced at a news briefing recently that there are only 25-34 of these graceful creatures still living in the wild; a major decline since the beginning of the 20th century when there had been several thousand Amur leopards.

4) Urge China to Maintain Ban on Trade in Tiger Parts!
Tigers are the largest of the big cats, and they are also one of the most threatened. According to a new report, tigers are on a "catastrophic" path to extinction - and China's proposal to lift its ban on domestic trade in tiger parts could spell the end for these majestic wild cats.

5) Oppose the Killing of Cats!
In the U.S., more cats are intentionally killed than die of any other cause. But this doesn't have to be the case. Many feral cats that enter a shelter or animal control facility are killed. The very system that is supposed to care about the welfare of animals is, in fact, subjecting them to a ruthless policy of extermination.

6) Protect the Most Important Fish in the Sea!
Atlantic herring just need some respect. These small fish are essential to the health of our oceans. But large industrial ships known as herring mid-water trawlers are removing more Atlantic herring from New England’s inshore areas than is sustainable.

7) Stop Polar Bear Trophy Hunting!
We may not be able to stop Canada from allowing hunting, but we can stop the U.S. from allowing Americans to import polar bear trophies. Please act today and urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop issuing polar bear trophy permits immediately!

8) Protect the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear!
On May 1, the Bush Administration removed the Yellowstone grizzly from the Endangered Species List. Instead of undoing protections for grizzly bears, we should be guarding them more vigilantly than ever before, and taking decisive action to stop global warming. Tell the Administration that you want to see grizzly bears protected and that they should re-list the bear today.

9) Stop Distribution of Shark Fins! is one of the largest online traders of seafood and other products, especially shark fin - without regards to source or sustainability. The practice of shark finning, where a shark is captured, the fins removed, often while the shark is still living and the body discarded, is a brutal practice that is decimating shark populations worldwide.

10) Keep Wyoming Wildlife Safe!
Sign the petition today to urge the Bush Administration's Bureau of Land Management to choose the conservation alternative for management of the Upper Green River Valley.

11) Improve Primate Sanctuary Regulations!
This petition evolved from a recent case of horrid findings in a Texas primate sanctuary, where years of inadequate care of it's residence and upkeep resulted in the Attorney General stepping in and placing the facility in receivership.

12) Stop the Killing of Animals for Sport or Amusement!
To the Chair of the State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, Senator Carl Marcellino. Senate Bill 784 which would stop canned shooting of animals for sport or amusement is being reviewed by this committee.

13) Delete MySpace Profiles that Promote Animal Abuse!
Petition MySpace to delete profiles that promote animal abuse - 'nuff said!


Marie, Donny, Casey said...

These are all excellent and worth petitions! Esp #1. ;) We were going to sign it tonite but we have to wait until tomorrow....

Marie, Donny, Casey said...

Ok, well, mommy signed it anyways! :) hope you get the stroller!

Michelle M Pillow said...

great list! thanks for sharing!

Raven Paranormal Blog said...

wonderful list! thanks for posting!

Tara said...

Those are some pretty worthy petitions, especially #1!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Wow! Whut a grate list of putishuns! I'm gonna sine 'em all!

Dragonheart said...

Wow, you have your very own petition!

All of those petitions are for very worthwhile causes. My humans and I visit Care2 every day and sign the worthy petitions that don't require U.S. citizenship.

Anonymous said...

What an excellent list of worthy petitions! Thanks so much for the heads up, Kimo & Sabi -- and you two fellows are just precious, as always. Sending hugs and scritches under the chin to both of you. :)))

Daisy said...

K&S, what a great list of worthy causes!

Stroller! Stroller! Stroller! Stroller!

Daisy said...

ps: I might have accidentally signed the stroller petition twice.

Parker said...

Nice 13!

DEBRA said...

Terrific TT!!

We sure hopes yu can get all da signachures yu need furrs yur stroller!


Sue said...

Great list idea! Happy TT!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

All three of us signed but only Speedy showed up! Mom bisits Care2 at least once a week to see if der are new petitions she needs to sign.

jcfloresinc said...

We signed for your stroller. Can Tigger sign separately? Let me know and we'll go back and add him, too. Great list and wonderful causes.
Samantha & Tigger

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Those are great petitions! What a great way to get your point across. I couldn't sign #1 because I hate the stroller but Latte did because he LOVES it.


Delicious said...

what a noble cause! good on ya!

The Meezers said...

ooo all excellent causes!

Caesar and Princess said...

Wonderful causes
all of them very very important and worthy of attention!

Jimmy Joe said...

Hi Kimo and Sabi--
You are great researchers. You could go to Cornell like my momma. Good luck with the petition!
Your new buddy, Jimmy Joe

Sparky Duck said...

some great causes there kitties. I hope you share the stroller though.

Alasandra said...

You have some excellent petitions.

Scylla & Charybdis were rescued through the spay and neuter alliance their Mommy was a feral cat.

Kat 3 said...

Oh, poop in the box!
Bogdan signed, and now the site won't let me and Sara sign, too...

We hope you get a stroller!

Peach Man said...

I hope you get your cat stoller. All kitties should be FREE to feel the wind on their whiskas, sez the Peach Man. Now if only I could convince the NO lady to untie the lead.

Forty Paws said...

If you guys want to come over and smack the crap out of Obi, I would be most appreciative of it.

Luf, Dorf

Hot(M)BC said...

We signed! Mommy made us sign once for the house, but since there's 5 of us, it should count for 5 votes for you to get a stroller.
Mini, Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Gree and Pepi

Pee Ess. If we get a stroller by aksident, we'll send it to you. We don't want one.

Karen Jo said...

What a great idea for a TT! I hope you get your stroller. I signed some petitions, too.

小芥 michico said...

I have already sign #1.
So Kimo & Sabi, go~!!

Bogart said...

We signed 'em all!

Hope you get that stroller... life on "the outside" can be pretty darned fun...


DaisyMae Maus said...

Our mom signed your petition for us using her account and she was #50! It looks like you'll be gettin' your stroller, guys! Whoo hoo!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

We signed your petition and thought we'd be #50, but it doesn't appear to be there at all! DaisyMae's mom is #50. Our secretary (Mom) doesn't want to have to go through the sign in again, but we think you'll get your stroller without us.