Animal Petitions Corner
by Alicia of WoodsEdge
1. Help Your Favorite Shelter win $15,000
Now, you can do more to help animals in your community by voting for your favorite shelter in America's Favorite Animal Shelter Contest to help them win up to $15,000. The second place charity will receive $7,000 and third place will receive $3,000.
The contest, which is being sponsored by Care2, the ASPCA and Adopt-A-Pet.com , is going on between now and July 10.
Visit the contest page at www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest/ to find your favorite shelter and find out more about how you can help them win.
2. Tell Congress to Protect Polar Bears Now Before it’s Too Late
It’s sad to think that polar bears could disappear within our lifetime. While they’re already facing the threat of habitat loss due to climate change, some are still pushing for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic and Chukchi Sea, two critical habitats for polar bears.
Sign the petition telling decision makers to protect polar bear habitats.
3. Help Hammerhead and Oceanic Whitetip Sharks
As top predators, sharks play an important role in the ecosystem. “Up to 73 million sharks are killed every year for their fins, valued for the Asian delicacy shark fin soup,” according to Pew Environmental Group. These two sharks are listed as Endangered and Critically Endangered, yet they’re still killed and their populations are dwindling.
Tell the National Marine Fisheries Service to act now and support global trade restrictions to protect these species.
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