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Designate the American Mustang as an Endangered Species

December 29, 2010



 

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Targeting: The President of the United States, The U.S. Senate, and The U.S. House of Representatives
Started by: J D

SUMMARY

The purpose of this petition is to bring awareness to the fact that the American Mustang is being subjected to conditions that would put any other species on the Endangered Species List, and to request action be taken immediately to put the American Mustang on The Endangered Species List.

PETITION TEXT

Greetings,

The purpose of this petition is to bring awareness to the fact that the American Mustang is being subjected to conditions that would put any other species on the Endangered Species List.Below is a quote from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, regarding the Endangered Species Act.

“Under the ESA, species may be listed as either endangered or threatened.

‘Endangered’ means a species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

‘Threatened’ means a species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future.

All species of plants and animals, except pest insects, are eligible for listing as endangered or threatened. For the purposes of the ESA, Congress defined species to include subspecies, varieties, and, for vertebrates, distinct population segments. As of March 2008, the FWS has listed 1,925 species worldwide as endangered or threatened, of which 1,351 occur in the U.S.

How are Species Listed? Section 4 of the ESA requires species to be listed as endangered or threatened solely on the basis of their biological status and threats to their existence. When evaluating a species for listing, the FWS considers five factors:

1) damage to, or destruction of, a species’ habitat;

2) over-utilization of the species for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes;

3) disease or predation;

4) inadequacy of existing protection; and

5) other natural or man-made factors that affect the continued existence of the species. When one or more of these factors imperils the survival of a species, the FWS takes action to protect it.

To ensure the accuracy of the data, the FWS decides all listings using sound science and peer review.”

It does not take a great stretch of the imagination to come to the conclusion that the United States is currently subjecting the American Mustang to many, if not all of the conditions above.

By signing this petition you put your name down as an American citizen, in protest of the current treatment of the American Mustang, and petition the U.S. government to cease and desist in any activity that continues to threaten these animals. In addition, we petitioners request with extreme vehemence, that the U.S. government take action to put the American Mustang on the Endangered Species List.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 29, 2010 1:04 pm

    icon of the american west
    we must do whatever it takes
    to protect you best

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  2. Terri Russell permalink
    December 30, 2010 5:50 am

    It is truly an abomination what Obama has set allowed to happen to our American mustangs and burros under his jurisdiction. The appointment of that butcher Salazar was clear indication that our mustangs and burros were doomed. And still he ignores the atrocities. You can add my name to the petition and hope it doesn’t fall on blind eyes and deaf ears like so many others have. If a country is judged by the way it treats its animals then a president should be judged as well.

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  3. December 30, 2010 8:55 am

    Hopefully this will work, seem so far nothing else has. If the gov gets their way they will all be gone soon. So very sad, they have the right to live, free and without all the stress of these damn roundups!

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  4. Betty Kelly permalink
    December 30, 2010 9:46 am

    12-30-2010 To Change.org:
    For the enlightened truth and documentation of criminal activities by multiple agencies and others who are supposedly entrusted by the public to protect America’s wild horses-burros go to this link. http://americanherds.blogspot.com/2010/12/iron-curtain.html
    My comment:
    12-29-2010 Cindy and all, Thanks you so much for your hard work in the without a doubt documentation of “what the heck BLM in cahoots with NvDOA” and with their contract favorite sons from Utah and others, have been doing to America’s wild horse-burros, etc. Your excellent documentation opens the way for an undeniable compulsory investigation by the Obama administration and the U.S. Department of Justice into the activities of these public agencies and their gangsters who are laughing all the way to the bank on the bloody backs of Our National Treasurers! I, along with many others, have known and suspected these sneaky and illegal activities all along but you, Cindy, have hit the nail on the head. From a Nevada position, I hope that the new Nevada Governor-elect Brian Sandoval will be a believer in the facts and have the moral pledge to help stop this madness against America’s wild horse-burros. Obama needs to wake-up and hopefully understand the significance of this ongoing out of control atrocity and do something ASAP. Get rid of Salazar and Abbey, not our wild ones.

    Betty Kelly, M.D. (retired pediatrician, long-time wild horse-burro advocate/rescuer, resident of northern Nevada since 1970.

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