Designate the American Mustang as an Endangered Species
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.
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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