Action Alerts

Please support ban on wild animals in the circus

A bill has been introduced into the House of Representatives that bans wild animals in traveling circuses – about time!!!  This is HUGE and will end such profound suffering.  Your representative needs to hear from YOU, their constituent, that you want him/her to support the bill.

Here is how to find your representative and their e-mail address:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

You can simply copy/paste this into the subject line: I support HR 3559 – no wild animals in circuses. Include your address so they know you’re a constituent. You can write more if you choose but please do it!

Here is a short article to give you more details:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-bekoff/wild-animals-do-not-belon_b_1081479.html?ref=email_share

Tell SeaWorld CEOs to Start Planning the Release of Orcas
Contact Blackstone Group—the company that owns SeaWorld—and ask that it immediately set in place a firm and rapid plan to release the animals to sanctuaries that can provide them with an appropriate and more natural environment.
The only thing that people learn from visiting a SeaWorld theme park is how miserable life is for the animals confined there.

Contact:

Hamilton James
President & CEO, The Blackstone Group
345 Park Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10154
phone (212) 583-5000
fax (212) 583-5712
BlackstoneInvestorRelations@blackstone.com

Save grizzly bears from a destructive mine

Urge the U.S. Forest Service to reject the Montanore Mine. In northwest Montana, a small, isolated population of 30 to 40 grizzly bears hovers on the brink of extinction. Their habitat is already fragmented by roads and development, and the proposed Montanore Mine could destroy what little grizzly habitat is left.

Lynn Hagerty
Kootenai National Forest
Supervisor’s Office
31374 US Highway 2
Libby, MT 59923-3022
(406) 293-6211

Online email form:

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

I request that the Forest Service deny the permit for the proposed Montanore Mine. All of the “action alternatives” in the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement are incompatible with the survival of the threatened grizzly in the Cabinet Yaak Ecosystem. The Forest Service should restore and protect essential habitat so this endangered population can recover, rather than allow for additional harmful development.

The Cabinet Yaak grizzly is one of only five populations remaining in the lower 48 states, where grizzlies have been eliminated across 99% of their former range over the last two hundred years. This population is especially important since it lies in a critical ecological corridor between Yellowstone and healthier grizzly populations in Canada.

Under the Endangered Species Act, the Kootenai National Forest has a fundamental duty to protect all listed species and their habitat from harm. Permitting this disastrous project would violate those requirements.

Instead of approving this mine, I request that the Kootenai National Forest move swiftly to substantially reduce road densities, restore degraded habitat, and increase essential habitat throughout the Cabinet Yaak Ecosystem. In addition, I urge you to redouble your efforts to reduce human-caused mortalities in order to save this beleaguered grizzly population from extinction.

Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on this important issue.