Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sign for Cecil: End lion trophy hunts today!

Bad news from Zimbabwe! Despite over 1 million of us signing a Care2 petition seeking justice for Cecilthe government has announced they will not charge the trophy-hunting dentist with an illegal hunt!
Thankfully, the U.S. is poised to protect lions under the Endangered Species Act as early as tomorrow, which is a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, the current proposal will allow some trophy hunting to continue. Can you take a moment to sign this urgent petition to end lion trophy hunting under U.S. laws?
Since 1975, the number of African lions has declined by 80 to 90 percent. While Cecil captured the world's attention and outrage, his story has been repeated time and time again throughout Africa.
Momentum is absolutely turning against the selfish, destructive "sport" of trophy hunting. In addition to the positive steps from the Department of the Interior, Delta, United and American Airlines have all banned the shipment of dead wildlife trophies, and efforts are underway for an international ban on the practice. But we must do more to protect and restore lion prides in Africa.

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