ACTION NEEDED: save a rhino with your signature!
(Above info graph from WWF)
ACTION ITEM: The Dallas Safari Club International (SCI) has announced they may cancel the endangered rhino hunt! The club has stated they:
will cancel the hunt if a federal agency denies the winning bidder’s request to bring the dead animal back to the U.S. as a trophy (details can be read here)
Let’s make sure that a federal agency denies the winning bidder’s request!
Please sign theses petitions to ensure that the hunt is cancelled.
We agree strongly with the words of Jeff Flocken, the North American regional director for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) who states,
Kill it to save it is not only cruel, it’s not conservation…If black rhinos and other dwindling species are to have a future, people must be encouraged to value animals for their inherent worth alive, not their price tag when they are dead.
YOUR SIGNATURES MAKE A DIFFERENCE. SIGN AND SHARE WIDELY!
Even more effective, please SUBMIT COMMENTS to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service re: their Federal Register notice, asking them to DENY the permits. The public comment period ends December 8th, send comments NOW. Here’s the USFWS Federal Register notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/…/endangered-species-marine…
Here’s HOW to comment to USFWS:
1) Submit comments to:
Brenda Tapia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358-2281; or EMAIL to: [email protected]fws.gov.
2) You **must include** this info in your email, to refer to the permit applicants:
Applicant: Corey Knowlton, Royse City, TX; PRT-33291B
Applicant: Michael Luzich, Las Vegas, NV; PRT-33743B
3) Be aware that you can request the USFWS *not* to make your address, phone number and email address public but they *may* publish them in the Comments of the Federal Register. The USFWS says, “The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations.”
(MANY THANKS TO THE GLOBAL MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS FOR BRINGING THIS TO OUR ATTENTION.)