Monday, August 21, 2017

Petitions and More, August 21

 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PassHRes30/  Retweets needed!  'Culture' is Not an excuse for Cruelty! Help stop this barbaric practice & Cosponsor HRes401 !
https://www.mesopinions.com/petition/animaux/demande-inscription-protection-animaux-constitution-francaise/31828 France. Needs 100,000 sign. to have any "weight" towards the French government!
http://petitions.whitecoatwaste.org/demand/?pid=4823507 Once again.   Demand the VA end it's painful wasteful dog labs!
https://www.umweltinstitut.org/mitmach-aktionen/schluss-mit-dem-agrar-monopoly.html  End the agricultural industry's monopoly! To confirm
 
http://bit.ly/2vNaWrQ Russia. Solve the problem with homeless animals in a legal way 
https://www.change.org/p/giuseppe-mario-aquino-sindaco-di-patti-me-smantellare-il-canile-lager-di-patti-e-creare-una-struttura-idonea/fbog/520023 Italy. Sicily. Dismantle the Patti non-public killing dogpound and create a suitable structure!
https://www.change.org/p/pol%C3%ADticas-p%C3%BAblicas-para-os-animais-de-rua-de-caieiras Brazil. Municipality of Caieiras SP: public measures for the street animals
https://www.change.org/p/comune-di-canosa-di-puglia-apriamo-il-canile-sanitario-di-canosa-di-puglia-9a22b040-d831-4174-b2d9-26171cfb8af2 Italy. Re-open the vet's clinic of Canosa of Puglia! The Canile Sanità would lead to a drastic decrease in stray animals (neuter and spay program) !
https://www.change.org/p/partido-dos-defensores-dos-animais-do-brasil-ca%C3%A7a-de-animais-em-extin%C3%A7%C3%A3o-%C3%A9-crime-inafian%C3%A7%C3%A1vel Brazil. There are over 633 endangered animals in Brazil, hunted to extinction! We demand 15 years of imprisonment for hunters of extinct animals in Brazil, and the urgent creation of  Sanctuaries!
https://www.change.org/p/pdab-abrigo-para-moradores-de-rua-e-seus-animais Brazil. Create shelters for the homeless and their pets
http://bit.ly/2v5HkTT Rep. Belarus. Stop the death camps for abandoned dogs and cats, create shelters in which they can be vaccinated, sterilized, and live in suitable conditions, prior to adoption !
http://bit.ly/2vRnpLc Russia. Demanding to include in the school curriculum the theme of education in a humane attitude towards animals!
https://www.change.org/p/air-france-et-air-madagascar-recherche-des-chiens-et-chats-voyageant-en-soute-et-perdus-au-d%C3%A9chargement  Air France and Air Madagascar: search for the traveling dogs and cats who were lost during unloading!
https://www.change.org/p/karaman-daki-faytonlar-kald%C4%B1r%C4%B1ls%C4%B1n Turkey. Karaman. For a ban on horse carriages, provide horse shelters for horse riding instead
https://www.change.org/p/noterzacorsia-gmail-com-no-terza-corsia-autostrada-a13-padova-monselice-meno-cemento-piu-spazio-alla-vita Italy, No Third Highway A13 Padua - Monselice! Less cement/asphalt, more space for life/nature 
https://www.change.org/p/ayuntamiento-de-puerto-del-rosario-y-cabildo-de-fuerteventura-habilitar-una-zona-en-el-mar-para-rehabilitar-perros-discapacitados-en-puerto-del-rosario Spain. Eable us to use a small space at the sea for the rehabilitation of disabled dogs at Puerto del Rosario, Island of Fuerteventura, Canaries
 
 
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https://www.facebook.com/rita.wong.77736/posts/1641492582548818  Mr. Dong, of the biggest slaughterhouse in Changchun Slaughterhouse 81, is finally convinced to shutdown his slaughterhouse after endless persuasions by the Buddhist rescuers. Today will be their last business operation day. All regular rescuers including Wang Yan are at the site now. To make sure that no dog is left behind please contribute and share this post far and wide. Wang Yan's direct paypal (indicate "Shutdown Rescue") : https://www.paypal.me/wangyan2016  or 1500932444@qq.com  !
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Petitions and More, August 19

We Need Cosponsors For HRes 401, to condemn the horrific dog meat trade, please retweet and share!
https://action.peta2.com/page/2385/action/1 Yale Is Paying Someone to Torment Birds!
https://support.peta.org/page/2210/action/1 Encourage Bed Bath & Beyond to Be Down-Free
https://support.peta.org/page/2453/action/1  Brown University: Heads Should Roll for Animal-Care Incompetence
https://support.peta.org/page/2204/action/1 Urge Mercer County Civil Courthouse to Ditch Glue Traps
http://ida.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=40197.0&dlv_id=43826&pgwrap=n 1) World's Loneliest Orca Screams for Freedom 2)
Hampton Creek, Put Cruelty-Free Products Back on Shelves!
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50843/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=20968 US-info. Do not weaken protections for clean water; I oppose the proposed repeal of the Clean Water Rule
 
http://bit.ly/2ifSKCw Russia.  Punishment for the fathers of the two minor female residents of Kinel, who killed a kitten and posted the crush video on the Internet!
https://www.change.org/p/tribunal-d-auxerre-chat-tortur%C3%A9-%C3%A0-tonnerre-89 More signatures please. In Tonnerre (Yonne 89), 1st August 2017, this nice 18 year old cat, loved by his masters, came across his 5 torturers. The poor animal was the victim of attempted drowning, followed by various kicks resulting in severe head trauma, succumbed to these acts of cruelty after 48 hours! Sign for justice please
https://www.change.org/p/petici%C3%B3n-firmas-sos-abejaruco-en-extremadura Protest. The use of the shotgun as a method of control of the bee-eater bird is against all European, Spanish and regional legislation that protects this species
 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/203/357/082/ Stop the Use of Cyanide Land Mines that Kill Wildlife
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/759/038/215/ Harsher Punishments for Animal Abusers
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/442/610/097/  Fodor's: Stop Promoting Elephant Cruelty
 
 
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https://www.facebook.com/OnlyNomaly Updates China and other countries

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Petitions and More, August 18

https://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=74771 If not signed yet. Secr. of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, animals are sentient beings and this needs to be recognised by law in the UK!
https://actions.sumofus.org/a/pepsico-nestle-palmoel-umstieg/ Needs 150,000. PepsiCo and Nestlé still use palm oil, which destroys the rainforest and the habitat of elephants and orangutans in the Leuser ecosystem!
https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FWS-R2-ES-2017-0036-0001  International. Mexican Wolf Draft Recovery Plan, First Revision. Again. Compose comments with the help of http://mexicanwolves.org/index.php/news/1780/51/ACT-NOW-Submit-Comments-on-the-Mexican-Wolf-Draft-Recovery-Plan   !
http://rastrosdemexico.com/  Shocking images! If not signed yet. There is no legal consequence for the workers. We need laws to protect farm animals from these acts of cruelty and ill-treatment!
https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/unterstuetzung-fuer-streunerkatzen Germany. City of Mainz, take responsibility for the many stray cats who suffer a miserable existence; I demand a castration obligation for stray cats! To confirm
http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=17707  If not sent yet. US-info. Tell Your Senators to Oppose the Dairy Pride Act, introduced in an attempt to drive out competition and prevent plant-based alternatives from using basic terms like "milk," "yogurt" and "cheese"
http://action.petaindia.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=111&ea.campaign.id=75995 If not signed yet.  Protect one of India's most sacred animals and the country's national heritage animal, ask the minister to enact a complete ban on elephant performances
http://www.likenowhereelse.org.au/bulldozer_horizontal_falls Premier, stop the exploration and protect the Kimberley Coast from mining!
http://wg.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=action_current#.WZa6zdIjE4k  Scroll down please. Speak out to Defend Our Public Lands From Massive New Fracking
 
https://www.change.org/p/minjuchile-hagan-cumplir-la-ley-y-castiguen-los-casos-de-maltrato-animal-en-redes-sociales Chile. Enforce the law and punish cases of animal abuse shown in social networks!
https://www.change.org/p/ayuntamiento-de-el-padul-no-al-exterminio-de-gatos-en-padul Spain. City of Padul. Change your cat-extermination policy (throwing their food out for the rats and fining caretakers 500 €!) Meet with animal groups for a real solution
http://bit.ly/2uWppz1 Russia. Requesting an area to create an animal shelter in Krasnoyarsk, with a sterilization station, quarantine and temporary holding for animals
https://www.change.org/p/realeza-precisa-com-urg%C3%AAncia-de-um-abrigo-provis%C3%B3rio-para-animais-de-rua-doentes Brazil. Realeza needs a temporary shelter for the treatment of sick abandoned animals
https://www.change.org/p/jos%C3%A9-luis-trueba-por-una-fiesta-de-la-gata-negra-sin-crueldad New petition.  Spain. No to Black Cat cruelty! Despite having collected more than 145,000 signatures of people against the celebration of the so-called "Black Cat Feast," Carasa festival, in Voto, in which a cat is thrown into the crowd, the mayor Jose Luis Trueba decided to ignore them and to carry it out anyway!
https://www.change.org/p/richard-burcombe-arr%C3%AAtez-le-projet-d-abattoir-au-lac-brome   No to a $ 35 million pig slaughterhouse in the Bondville area of ​​Lac-Brome, Canada!
http://bit.ly/2vIP0y5 Russia. Stop the atrocities towards horses at the Roslavl Equestrian Club, Smolensk region!
https://www.change.org/p/ministerio-de-agricultura-y-pesca-alimentaci%C3%B3n-y-medio-ambiente-salvar-al-arrui-de-murcia Spain. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has declared the arruí goat a "vulnerable" species in 1986; it is not an invasive species, it does not displace the mountain goat! Requesting an investigation to find out if the Region of Murcia has complied with current legislation by exterminating the arrui goat!
https://www.change.org/p/paolo-gentiloni-kj2-il-progetto-orsi-in-trentino-deve-essere-gestito-da-persone-estranee-al-trentino Italy. KJ2, the EU bears project in Trentino must be run by people from outside Trentino!
https://www.change.org/p/el-ayuntamiento-de-castrill%C3%B3n-un-albergue-de-animales-en-el-concejo-de-castrill%C3%B3n-asturias Spain. Request for an animal shelter in Castrillón Asturias, coordinated by animal protectors
https://www.change.org/p/local-citizens-of-general-santos-city-construction-of-animal-shelter-for-stray-cats-and-dogs-in-general-santos-city  Philippines. Construction of an Animal Shelter for Stray Cats and Dogs in General Santos City  ..... no official target
https://www.change.org/p/parlamento-europeo-sanzioni-per-chi-invece-di-prestare-soccorso-ad-animali-in-difficolt%C3%A0-scatta-selfie-07043cb5-52c9-42ed-bcba-38bbd701d818 Spain. Aleria. Punishment for those who used a young stranded dolphin to make selfies, instead of rescuing it, causing it to die!  
https://www.change.org/p/constitucionalistas-mexicanos-promovamos-un-ecosistema-saludable-en-el-nevado-de-toluca Mexico. Promote a Healthy Ecosystem in the Nevado de Toluca - Free Amparo
 
 
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https://act.americanwildhorsecampaign.org/o/6931/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1398795  Urgent support needed.  Utah public money is used for a "Wild Horse Summit" in Salt Lake City next week, attracting pro-slaughter "wildlife managers" and other pro-ranching special interests to lay the roadmap to begin the killing of America's healthy wild horses. Ryan Zinke, is expected to attend ...
http://www.respektiere.at/ Updates Europe, German language

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Petitions and More, August 17

http://act.alaskawild.org/sign/reserve2017  Secretary Zinke, do not undermine Special Area protections in the Reserve, home to iconic wildlife including caribou, muskoxen, polar bears, brown bears, wolverines, wolves, and millions of migratory birds!
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/474981/f4f1fe8bef/1596501154/c24191372b/ Mexican Wolves. -This recovery plan gives states too much control, especially as both the Arizona and New Mexico game agencies are known to be hostile to wolf recovery!  - Do not support SB 1514!
https://www.mesopinions.com/petition/animaux/justice-keira-lisie-torturees-mort/32402 France. Village of Jaugey, Côte d'Or. Justice for our cats Keira and Lisie, tortured, beaten to death by two individuals! Please confirm
http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22243 Let’s get to 40,000 sign. Tell PepsiCo to cut ties with conflict palm oil!
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/boycott-45-jermyn-street-london .... UK-info. Our moorlands are being stripped of wildlife by gamekeepers who kill natural predators to preserve grouse raised to be shot for 'sport'
http://act.alaskawild.org/sign/reserve2017 Secretary Zinke, do not undermine Special Area protections in the Reserve, home to iconic wildlife including caribou, muskoxen, polar bears, brown bears, wolverines, wolves, and millions of migratory birds!
https://support.peta.org/page/2399/action/1 Urge Centurion Cargo Not to Transport Big Cats Intended for German Circus
 
https://www.change.org/p/senator-derryn-hinch-ban-1080 Ban sodium monofluoroacetate,1080 poison, a slow and gruesome killer! When ingested (usually through baited food) the animals, pets, wildlife, herbivores suffer a prolonged and horrific death, up to 44hrs!
https://www.change.org/p/fin-a-la-caza-del-puma-en-la-patagonia-sergiobergman Argentina. Stop the extermination, torturous use and abuse of the puma, introduce alternatives!
https://www.change.org/p/stop-puppy-mills-a9f858c9-5466-4d87-bf4d-329b19d2cc25 But County Commissioners have no say in this, it is (was) totally up to the zoning board
http://bit.ly/2fKq8k8 Russia. Kill an animal - get a term. A child is no longer a child, if he tortures and kills!
https://www.change.org/p/defensor-del-menor-ning%C3%BAn-menor-en-las-plazas-de-tortura Spain. Do not allow minors at places of animal torture, bullfighting!
http://bit.ly/2x4T3CT Russia. Improve the living conditions of animals in the zoo in St. Petersburg!
https://www.change.org/p/ministerio-de-agricultura-y-pesca-alimentaci%C3%B3n-y-medio-ambiente-veterinarios-en-los-ayuntamientos-esterilizaci%C3%B3n-y-atenci%C3%B3n-primaria Spain. Veterinarians in municipalities: sterilization and primary care as an  "urgency" and in "solidarity" with pet owners without sufficient resources!
http://bit.ly/2i5SDcw Let's save the junipers of Crimea together! Ban the sale of souvenirs from juniper and  tighten the punishment for cutting red book trees in the Republic of Crimea!
https://www.change.org/p/ayuntamiento-de-m%C3%A1laga-no-m%C3%A1s-talas-en-m%C3%A1laga  Spain. Malaga. Stop the logging and rethink your fire-prevention program!
https://www.change.org/p/ministero-apifor-60-e-api-bioxal-a-prezzo-giusto-e-sostenibile Italy. Apifor 60 and Api Bioxal at a fair and sustainable price to fight Varroa in bees
 
 
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http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2017/s4622175.htm Palm oil producers Korindo have gone back on their pledge not to clear any of the forests which are currently occupied by endangered orang-utans!
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101379901457&ca=18e32ab5-f2ba-4b39-8848-acf570c74b04 On the Air "En Español": Spreading ISAR's Spay/Neuter Message Across the U.S.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Please Co-sponsor the Global House Resolution 401, condemn the horrific dog and cat meat trade!

 8/14/17 Republican Highest HSLF List #103 - #122  Change the letter somewhat /use your own words and put the emailaddresses in Bcc please!
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Subject: Please Co-sponsor the Global House Resolution 401
 
In Bcc:

dave.brat@mail.house.gov, hugh.fike@mail.house.gov , eric.heigis@mail.house.gov,
mo.griffith@mail.house.gov, elliot.silverman@mail.house.gov, kristin.seum@mail.house.gov, jaime.beutler@mail.house.gov,
courtney.webb@mail.house.gov , andrew.tharp@mail.house.gov ,marshall.yates@mail.house.gov, bradley.byrne@mail.house.gov,
miriam.fry@mail.house.gov , cari.fike@mail.house.gov ,
hunter.hobart@mail.house.gov,
mike.rogers@mail.house.gov,
forrest.mcconnell@mail.house.gov ,
haley.wilson@mail.house.gov, trevor.pearson@mail.house.gov , rick.crawford@mail.house.gov, jonah.shumate@mail.house.gov ,
a.shleton@mail.house.gov, french.hill@mail.house.gov,
dylan.frost@mail.house.gov , lesley.hill@mail.house.gov,
bruce.westerman@mail.house.gov, jefferson.deming@mail.house.gov,
cody.burkman@mail.house.gov, steve.womack@mail.house.gov,
benjamin.cantrell@mail.house.gov , colin.hayes@mail.house.gov,
issa.darrell@mail.house.gov, chelsea.cuellar@mail.house.gov ,
robert.rische@mail.house.gov,
stephen.knight@mail.house.gov, megan.zavertnik@mail.house.gov ,
courtney.kum@mail.house.gov, john.veale@mail.house.gov, tiffanii.woolfolk@mail.house.gov , trevor.smith@mail.house.gov,
jack.langer@mail.house.gov , ruth.hazdovac@mail.house.gov,
scott.cullinane@mail.house.gov , jeff.vanderslice@mail.house.gov,
daniel.webster@mail.house.gov, steve.koncar@mail.house.gov ,
danny.jativa@mail.house.gov, nick.schemmel@mail.house.gov ,
hart.thompson@mail.house.gov
 
Dear Representative, Sir, Madam, To whom it concerns:
 
I politely ask you to please Co-sponsor the Global House Resolution 401: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401/text
 
It's urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the barbaric dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against this cruel horrific trade!
The premeditated and deliberate torture being inflicted onto dogs and cats and the barbaric, cruel and inhumane treatment of these often stolen pets has to be condemned!
It was estimated in 2014 that as many as 25 million dogs and cats were tortured, slaughtered and consumed globally!
 
Many of those countries do not have animal welfare laws, and the dogs and cats suffer in silence. These sentient beings are intentionally tortured alive before slaughter in the misguided belief that the adrenaline released will make the meat more tender, more palatable, provide health benefits, help with virility etc. ! This is outrageous!
 
The dogs are bludgeoned, boiled alive, blow-torched, burned alive, tied up, legs or paws cut of alive, skinned alive, electrocuted, hung and beaten, and thrown into boiling water pots. The dogs are also roped to cars or motorcycles and publicly dragged to make the meat more tender before slaughter.
 
In his undercover work, Marc Ching of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation had documented the torture footage from all over Asia.
Please view the footage (warning, graphic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGYnBi7zTC0&feature=youtu.be
 
I am asking for mercy and your compassion to help us end the horrific Dog and Cat Meat Trade, to give a Voice to these helpless dogs and cats. Millions are being tortured, slaughtered and dying as I write this to you.
Your HSLF score card is commendable, and I thank you for your support for the welfare of all animals.
Please send your H.Res.401 co-sponsorship to Congressman Alcee Hastings as soon as possible.
 
I am kindly asking for a prompt reply. Thank you.
 
Sincerely,

 

Petitions and More, August 16

http://march4elephantsandrhinos.org/letter-to-oz-minister/  Australian politicians, enact a total domestic ban on elephant ivory and rhino horn to help stop the cruel poaching of these wonderful species!
http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51407/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=23038 ZIP=5 digits. Tell the Forest Service: Don't Shrink the Superior National Forest
https://act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate_doi Tell the inspector general of the Department of the Interior: Investigate the censoring of government scientists and experts
https://secure.ucsusa.org/onlineactions/63GUWC48iUGblO6-7wkO5g2 US. Make the Call: Join the Growing Resistance to the Relentless Attacks on Science
 
http://bit.ly/2fISgny Prohibit the production, import and sale of natural fur in the territory of the Russian Federation
https://www.change.org/p/k%C3%B6pek-d%C3%B6v%C3%BC%C5%9Flerine-son-cakal-osman-ve-grubuna-b%C3%BCy%C3%BCk-ceza Turkey. Manysa. End Dogfighting, stop the Cakallar Osman, Jackal party criminal group, sharing the images on Facebook!
https://www.change.org/p/direcci%C3%B3n-de-protecci%C3%B3n-y-bienestar-animal-de-benito-ju%C3%A1rez-quintana-roo-a-favor-de-la-permanencia-del-refugio-gatto-katt-canc%C3%BAn France. We will not give in to slander of individuals with dubious intentions. We ask the public to raise the voice and sign this request in favor of the permanence of our cat shelter, Gatto Katt Cancun. Stop the harassment!
https://www.change.org/p/ugo-rossi-noallabbatimentodeglianimali Italy. Keep animals in their natural habitat, away from hunters, prohibit the killing (as it happened again in Trentino)
https://www.change.org/p/rena-distasio-change-the-animal-shelters-in-new-mexico Animals need to be spayed/neutered while in the shelter and put up for adoption, do not kill them after 7 days!
https://www.change.org/p/international-transport-maxilaweta-justicia-para-biguie  Spain. International Transport - Maxilaweta, what happened to Biguie, French bulldog of two years, died from a heart attack
 
 
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http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1100357188761&ca=31e5a770-4052-4fc6-a71e-add272174da3 Victory! Lawsuit Protects Your Right to Speak Up for Mountain Lions
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

URGENT! Stop the Drop' of 10+ TONS of RAT POISON on Hawaii's Lehua Island!

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To:  senkouchi@Capitol.hawaii.gov, Scott.enright@hawaii.gov, governor.ige@hawaii.gov
 
Subject: Stop the Drop' of 10+ TONS of RAT POISON on Hawaii's Lehua Island!
 
Hawai`i State Senator
Ronald D. Kouchi,
 
Governor of Hawai`i,
David Ige,
 
Chairman, Hawai`i Department of Agriculture,
Scott Enright.
 
Sir,
 
If your state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) had its way, approximately 11.5 tons of anticoagulant 'restricted use' pesticide would have been aerially dropped by helicopter on August 8.
This decision by the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture has been delayed, but the FINAL PERMIT for this rat poison drop could be signed very soon.
The proposed drop site for the island and waters of Lehua is 18 miles away from Kauai, and ¾ mile from the island of Ni’ihau where a native Hawaiian subsistence community lives.
FACTS TO KNOW:
 
1. Lehua is a State Wildlife Sanctuary. DLNR’s proposed aerial drop violates its own stated mission to “protect… Hawaii’s unique and limited natural, cultural and historic resources held in public trust for current and future generations of the people of Hawaii nei, and its visitors…”
 
2. DLNR has no data or research on the effects of this pesticide on whales and dolphins (called “cetaceans”). Yet, they stated that there would be “no significant impact” to species or the ecosystem in this anticoagulant chemical drop.
 
3. DLNR is skirting the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Lehua island harbors federally listed, endangered monk seals, green sea turtles and three species of birds, all protected under the ESA. Rare coral systems, manta rays, dolphins, reef fish and seabirds are found in abundance there. All would be exposed to the poison, and all can eat poisoned prey, moving toxicity through the food web.
 
4. Fishermen, tour boats, and subsistence based Ni’ihauans depend on the pristine nature of Lehua’s waters for their lives. DLNR and other agencies have not made any provisions or funds available for the possibility of great harm that this aerial drop may cause to the environment and to people.
 
5. DLNR did this same aerial operation on Lehua in 2009 with the same active ingredient. Not only did it fail to kill all the rodents on the island, two whales and a large scale fish die-off followed within days of that operation. DLNR claims that those deaths are “inconclusive.”
 
6. There have been only 3 aerial large scale drops of anticoagulant in Hawaii, all followed by “inconclusive” deaths of either whales (Lehua and Mokapu island) and feral pigs (Keauhou). In a UH assessment report, the 2009 aerial drop has been described as “experimental.” This would also be the first large-scale drop with a new formulation of the pesticide, which just received its EPA label change approval on June 22, 2017.
 
7. There is no Lehua-specific research that even shows a level of rodent pressure warranting an aerial drop of 11.5 tons of poison.
 
8. A FOIA requested document shows that this operation was instigated by a 2011 proposition from a mainland consultant with ties to Bell Labs as the pesticide manufacturer, offering funding for the poison drop in Hawaii.
 
We respectfully request that you support the Native Hawaiians and other citizens of Kaua`i and deny the Department of Agriculture's permit for the application of any and all 'restricted use' pesticides/rodenticides on or around the Hawaiian island of Lehua Rock. Mahalo nui loa for your kokua.
 

Sincerely,