Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Irreplaceable orcas

Below is an email from Alex Vanderweele from the organization EarthJustice, who created a petition on, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.

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Dear MoveOn member,

The critically endangered population of Pacific Northwest orcas has been reduced to only 84 whales. Now, they face a new threat from anti-environmental groups seeking to strip away their Endangered Species Act protections.

Tell the National Marine Fisheries Service that this unique population deserves full protection under the law.

These unique marine mammals have been decimated by the decline of salmon—their primary prey—and by toxic pollution and habitat degradation from shipping, sonar, and other human activities. They need more, not less, protection.

Please voice your support for continuing vital protections for the Pacific Northwest's irreplaceable killer whales by signing the petition I created on to the Protected Resources Division of the National Marine Fisheries Service, which says:

I support continued protections for southern resident killer whales under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Removing ESA protections that the orcas vitally need not only threatens the survival of this fragile population, it would also needlessly disrupt and undermine recovery efforts that demand more—not less—attention.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Alex Vanderweele

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