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 Benjamin L. Cardin, Larry Hogan, Maryland State House, Chris Van Hollen, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Maryland State Senate
Bring Nova back home to his family
On December 11, 2020, our 1 yr old Cane Corso, Nova was taken from us by Animal Care and Control (ACC) We took Nova to Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Center(AAVEC) on Dec 10th because a collar that was placed on him in Oct had become too small and broke his skin. Nova was successfully treated and released back to us on Dec 10th. However, ACC without any supporting information came to our home Dec 11th with Anne Arundel County Police who had a search warrant and took Nova away. The Officer who subsequently took Nova stated that other then the collar injury Nova was completely healthy. Like many pet owners would agree, our pets are family, they're like our children. We have 4 children, ages ranging from 2 to 14 yrs old, who love and adore Nova. We followed all of the instructions given by ACC on how to get Nova back. However, it has been said that in MD, the courts tend to side with ACC on cases like this. Which is why we are asking for you to help us bring Nova back home.
Petition to Assistant State's Attorney Caroline Kennedy, Assistant State's Attorney Jameika Mangum, Arlington Heights Police Department, Midlothian Police Department
Justice for Kirby & Daisy, two dogs murdered by a man that the system is LETTING walk free
Mathew Berry murdered my dogs, Kirby and Daisy. The police and prosecutors REFUSE to press charges. After a 7 month investigation, where the Midlothian and Arlington Heights police did not return my calls or emails, they have decided they are not pressing charges against the man who murdered my dogs. I witnessed every second of the torture and murder. The state's attorneys and police say my witness statement means nothing because I'm the only witness. The vet reports denote abuse and blunt force trauma as the cause of deaths of my dogs, but still the system says that is not good enough. The vet that received Kirby's body said there is undeniable evidence that my dog was tortured, yet the state's attorneys and police are saying that means nothing. On May 4, Mathew Berry violently abused my 1 year old dog Daisy. She bled out internally and died an hour later of blunt force trauma. On June 23, I witnessed Mathew Berry torture and abuse my dog Kirby for 14 hours until Kirby died in my arms as I rushed to get him to the vet. EVERYBODY (judges, lawyers, detectives) tell me how egregious this case is and that there is NO DOUBT abuse occurred. They are not pursuing charges. The system is telling Mathew Berry it is okay that he murdered two sweet, innocent dogs. They are letting him off to do it again. In fact, one detective said, "hopefully he moves on to his next person." Help me get justice for my dogs. The system is saying they do not care about animals or criminals who harm animals, especially pure, innocent little dogs. Let them know that is NOT okay. Help us get justice for Kirby & Daisy. Sign this petition and have your voice be heard. Tell State's Attorneys Jameika Mangum and Caroline Kennedy that it is their duty to press charges against Mathew Berry for murdering Kirby and Daisy. State's Attorneys Jameika Mangum and Caroline Kennedy, you have the power to ensure justice for my dogs. Do your duty to us, to the innocent victims, to my sweet dogs, and press charges against Mathew Berry for abusing and murdering my dogs.
Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Ohio
Rescue of neglected pitbull
I’ve known about boss for about a week and a half now. I found out that one of my grandmas “tenants” had a dog down on a lot of land they’re “supposedly” renting from her. I asked the owners of the Boss if I could go down and give him water and food and meet him. Because I’m an animal lover (especially pitbulls). After going down to the lot I found that boss was 90% staying outside. When I first saw him he was very timid and tried to seek shelter under a very small tree (which offered him no shelter from the weather. After getting boss to warm up to me he immediately turned into the most warm and kind pup ever. It was overwhelmingly clear to me that the dog was shown little to no attention. He acted like he hadn’t been giving a good scratch’n in a very very long time. His (log) chain was attached to an old gate put up by my grandfather a long time ago, And he had about 10ft of space to roam. The only shelter available to him was a small “dog house” that clearly could not withhold rain. With no door, and straw as the “bedding”. (Keep in mind it was 38F° And raining the first time I saw Boss. He had no water in his water bowl and no food in his food bowl. The only food available to him was a bag of (damp) dry dog food inside the trailer. ( the owners knew I was going to feed the dog) (with evidence and witness’s). After asking someone (who had been attempting to collect rent from these people) for a while now how these people treated Boss. She went on to tell me how on multiple occasions she has had to go down and feed Boss. She also mentioned one occasion where they were asked to bring boss to our house because the man that also claims ownership of Boss was “beating him. There have been many people in the community who have told me that Boss isn’t the first animal they have neglected like this. After taking into my own hands and removing Boss from that space. I was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor 1 count of petty theft. And have spent 72 hours incarcerated because of it. I am now facing up to 6 months in jail and 2 years of probation. If you’d like to see Boss’s story. You can watch it from the beginning on my TikTok (jay.plvg). Or look for the hashtag #saveboss. Also links to donate to help me help boss are all in my bio there as well. My goal is to have boss rescued and put in a loving and caring home. For charges of neglect and animal cruelty brought upon his “owners” Also to have the charges against me dropped considering I was acting in the best interest of boss removing him from those conditions.
Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), PetSmart
Stop the abuse of betta fish in pet stores.
Many betta fish can be found in tiny cups stacked together at pet store chains, which is harmful because they are there for large amounts of time and are visibly stressed, dying or even dead. They close proximity of the cups can cause harm to these aggressive fish, because male bettas are prone to fighting. Many people think that betta fish are a beginner level, like a gold fish, but it turns out they actually take a lot more time and effort to be healthy and happy.
Petition to Amazon.com
Paw traps are cruel, barbaric, and inhumane. Amazon must stop selling them.
Paw traps are sold with impunity on Amazon. Deployment of cruel, barbaric, and inhumane paw traps (with 98 percent certainty, as estimated by a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officer), likely, by someone who lives very close by -- traps that are diabolical, excruciatingly painful, and permanently maiming to raccoons, horribly, forcing them to smash and gnaw off the trapped forelimb to survive, illegal in many states, including Washington State, and being sold by Amazon, until very recently, for as little as $13.99, plus free shipping for Prime members -- has led, recently, to the dismemberment of right front paws and forelimbs in four raccoons who are members of a small extended family of intelligent, inquisitive, and truly peaceful, gentle, and innocent creatures living in the woods behind our home of 22 years, in Woodinville, a suburb northeast of Seattle. In addition, over the summer, an older female raccoon, a matriarch, lost her left eye, and this fall, a younger female raccoon, a mother of three kits, lost her right eye -- in both cases, likely targeted by a cruel and heartless human, with a BB gun, or an airsoft gun -- who wanted them off of a back deck, or out of a back yard. It is hard to fathom the level of sustained depravity, wickedness, and barbarity in humans who would do such things to all of these gentle, peaceful, and innocent creatures, and this is all quite disturbing and terrible to contemplate. These raccoons, and their extended family, and before them, their ancestors, have lived here for decades, and long before that, their far distant ancestors had been living in this area for thousands of years. There has always been an interest in this extended family of raccoons, and in their well-being, and I had always hoped that their home territory would be a safe place for them to live their lives in peace. That was the case, until recently. The absolute cruelty directed toward these poor raccoons, apparently starting over the summer, and escalating into the fall and winter, is devastating, deeply disturbing, and absolutely heartbreaking. The four raccoons who have lost their right forelimbs will, hopefully, find a way to adapt to life without their right front paws and forelimbs, but their lives have become, in an instant, much more difficult. In addition, the matriarch and the young mother raccoons -- both of whom have had an eye put out -- will, hopefully, find a way to adapt to life with only one eye, but their lives have become much more difficult as well. All of these raccoons should be allowed to live out their lives in their home territory, in peace, along with their kin, without danger of further human-perpetrated cruelty or abuse. Do these creatures not have the same right to live their lives on this earth as we do? Are the cruel and intentional maiming of these innocent creatures not injuries to us all? And, if we do not raise our voices and speak out against this unspeakable cruelty -- on behalf of poor, gentle, peaceful, and innocent creatures who have no voice -- who will? If we can find some hope in these raccoons' survival, if we can learn some lessons and find some meaning in their suffering, and if we might take steps to decrease potential future cruelty toward native wildlife mammals through the use of paw traps, and related ensnaring wildlife mammal traps, please let us work together toward those ends. Please, go to your Amazon account, click on "Customer Service," located near the top left of the top bar, then drop down to "Need More Help," and click, and then scroll over to "Contact Us," and click, and then scroll to "Need more help by phone? We can call you," and click. Once you are connected to a call center representative, ask to speak with a supervisor. Please share your thoughts and feelings about the cruelty, barbarity, and inhumanity of paw traps, and your opinions about Amazon selling them. At the end of this call, ask specifically for a call-back and follow-up from an Amazon Executive Customer Relations Associate, both by phone and via email. Please persevere, and don't take "no" for an answer. Working together, speaking with a strong, clear, unified voice, we will make a huge difference on behalf of these poor raccoons, and we will convince Jeff Bezos and Amazon to stop selling cruel, barbaric, and inhumane paw traps, once and for all.