Archive for the ‘Take Action’ Category

Panthers Need Room to Roam – Take Action!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Go to the Defenders of Wildlife website to Take Action for Panthers. According to the DoW Take Action alert, “Florida panthers once prowled and flourished in America’s southeastern woodlands and swamps, but today fewer than 160 of these majestic cats remain in a tiny remnant of their historic range. And that habitat is shrinking every day – gobbled up by subdivisions and commercial development.

We’re in a race against time. As panther habitat becomes more and more fragmented, it will be increasingly difficult for these creatures to stay out of harm’s way.”

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Wildlife Conservation Day

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

There is a reason to celebrate in the name of wildlife and the day to celebrate was yesterday, December 4, which was the first Wildlife Conservation Day with a press release by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton making the announcement.

The goal behind the establishment of a special day to celebrate wildlife is to bring awareness about wildlife trafficking to the forefront. More people need to know about this crime that has reduced the number of elephants and rhinos at an alarming rate in a short period of time. Many species are endangered and more and more are ending up on that list almost daily. If you’ve followed any of the blogs for Eye Help Animals, you already know this. The US is working with other countries to strengthen their own laws and wildlife enforcement networks from Central America to South Asia are being established.

Our Eye Help Animals supporters already know how they can help and it is important for others to follow – refuse to purchase products made from endangered wildlife (see our Sept/Oct, 2012 Eyes Alive newsletter to read an article about the slaughter of Elephants for ivory and our May/Jun, 2012 Eyes Alive newsletter for information about the killing of rhinos for their tusks). Stand up and speak out for the animals who cannot speak for themselves. Tell your government that you will not tolerate this mistreatment of wildlife. Take the pledge to protect endangered animals:

Budget Crises Threatens Wildlife

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Defenders of Wildlife is asking congress to not turn its back on American wildlife. Please watch the video at Take Action on Defenders of Wildlife website and then send your message to congress by filling in your contact information. The deadline is December 31, 2012 – send your message now!

Don’t Roll Back 40 Years of Wolf Protection

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Take Action! Since Congress delisted wolves from the endangered list in Idaho and handed over their lives to state officials, more than 400 wolves have been killed. The tragedy that swept through Idaho is due to come to Wyoming at the end of this month, unless we help by signing the petition. Over 62,000 signatures have been added, but 38,000 more are needed to hit the 100,000 mark but August 31. Click on the link to sign the petition through the Defenders of Wildlife Take Action website.

Big Mining Poisoning Grizzlies – Take Action

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Over the last two weeks, 14,000 people have sent messages to the EPA to protect Alaska’s grizzlies from the potentially poisonous waters when the foreign mining giants build the Pebble gold and copper mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Massive amounts of toxic wastes will be dropped into the pristine waters of Bristol Bay where thousands of grizzlies line up to feast on the world’s largest salmon run. But you can stop them by adding your voice and protecting the Alaskan grizzlies. Read about it here and then Take Action for Grizzlies!

Grizzly Bear       Eye Help Animals Grizzly Bear Wildlife Collectible Pin

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End Big Oil Bailouts!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Join the President in ending these bailouts! Every year Congress hands out billions of dollars in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. President Obama’s budget eliminates these handouts and reduces our national debt by $41 billion!!!! over the next 10 years while also improving the environment and public health.

Take Action here!

Will You Pay for Idaho’s Aerial Wolf Kills?

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Idaho officials want to kill wolves from aircraft, using taxpayers money. They want the Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services to track down and kill up to two thirds of wolves in northeast Idaho. As Defenders says “It’s an unscientific plan aimed at artificially boosting big game populations.”

Stop this heinous crime against Wolves! Take Action here!


 Gray Wolf Eye Wildlife Collectible Pin

Leg-hold Traps Should Be Banned

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

A good friend of ours passed along some information regarding fur trapping in NH. There is currently a bill in the NH House (HB 1514) that if passed will, hopefully, eliminate the use of the leg-hold trap by removing any financial incentive to trap wildlife as a source of income. DJ and I urge NH residents who believe, as we do, that our local wildlife is no less important than any other species to sign this petition showing your support.

The leg-trap should be banned outright because it results in intentionally inflicted and totally unneccesary animal pain and suffering. It is our opinion that all wildlife deserves to live free as nature intended and especially deserves to live free from cruelty. Living in harmony with wildlife is the true hallmark of any civilized society.

Saving African Lions

Friday, December 4th, 2009
This Defenders’ Wildlife Alert arrived today.  Help us to help Defenders in their efforts urging Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga to ban the sale and use of carbofuran in Kenya.

*** UPDATE *** As of December 28th, 2009 — only a little more than 4000 signatures are needed on a petition to Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga for action to be taken. Please help us to help Defenders by signing the petition and telling others about this issue!

Wildlife Alert

Take Action to Stop
the Poisoning of Lions

Male lion, Lauren Humphries, NBII

Carbofuran an insecticide the Environmental Protection Agency considers too toxic for use in America is poisoning many of the planet’s few remaining wild African lions.

Stop Lion Poisoning - Take Action

Sign our petition urging Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga to ban the sale and use of carbofuran in Kenya and support new protections for the country’s endangered lions.

Dear Donna,

It’s horrifying. Right now, a poison made by a U.S. company — a product that the Environmental Protection Agency says is too toxic to be used in America — is threatening the extinction of the majestic African lion.

Just a handful of carbofuran — a deadly neurotoxin that Defenders helped to ban in the U.S. — can kill an entire pride of lions. Sadly, this awful poison is still sold in stores (and widely used) across Kenya and East Africa.

If we don’t do something soon, these great cats could vanish from one of their last remaining homes in the wild.

Take action now. Sign our petition urging Kenya’s Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, to enact a ban on the sale and use of carbofuran in Kenya and support new protections for the country’s endangered lions.

Just 50 years ago, it is estimated that nearly a half a million lions could be found in Africa. Now lion experts say that as few as 16,000 remain a staggering decline of more than 95%. [1] In Kenya, home to world-famous wild lions, the story is especially sad.

The Kenya Wildlife Service estimates that fewer than 2,000 of these majestic great cats now remain in Kenya — down from an estimated 35,000 that made their home in the country just 50 years ago. According to the agency, one hundred lions are killed each year — many by carbofuran.

If Kenya’s lions continue their precipitous decline, there will not be a single wild lion left in the country in 20 years. [2]

To address this crisis, Defenders of Wildlife has been asked by some of Africa’s leading conservationists to intervene. Our first step: convince Kenya’s prime minister to get tough on carbofuran use in his country.

Please help us save some of the planet’s last remaining African lions. Sign our petition to Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

At least seventy-six lions have been confirmed killed by carbofuran, with many more deaths left unreported. And while it is a crime in Kenya to use this deadly poison to kill lions, but very few have ever been arrested for poisoning a lion with carbofuran.

A quarter teaspoon of carbofuran can kill an individual lion. Less will paralyze this mighty beast for up to a week, leaving a lion or lioness to starve to death or be killed by other predators.

It’s time for Kenya’s prime minister to get tough on lion poisoning. Please sign our petition and urge him to enact a ban on carbofuran and take concrete action to protect these great cats.

We know that we can win this fight. Over the last two decades, tens of thousands of Defenders activists helped finally convince the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of this deadly poison in America. Now we need you help to save the lives of endangered African lions threatened by carbofuran. Please take action today.

With Gratitude,

Rodger Schlickeisen Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
Defenders of Wildlife

P.S. Today’s petition is only the first in a series of dramatic actions Defenders of Wildlife will be taking in the months ahead to protect the lives of endangered lions. Please sign our petition and stay tuned for more ways to help.





Earth Hour

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

One hour without power.  How easy is that?

At 8:30PM EST, we turned off the main circuit breaker in our home to participate in Earth Hour.  The idea is simplicity in itself, but it can have a big impact when millions and possibly even billions of people and businesses around the world participate.

Earth Hour began in one city, in one country in 2007, when more than 2.2 million households and businesses in Sydney turned off their lights for one hour on Saturday 31, Saturday 2007.

In 2008, Earth Hour reached 370 cities and towns in more than 35 countries across 18 time zones, which prompted an estimated 50 to 100 million people around the world to switch off their lights for Earth Hour 2008 when global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, Rome’s Coliseum, the Coke billboard in Times Square New York and Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai, darkened for one hour.

The campaign has now become a global sustainability movement.

We’re going to have our own ‘hour without power’ on a monthly basis from now on.  It's a small act, but we believe all great things are accomplished by the cumulative effect of many small actions.