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Originally Posted: December 17, 2012
A property-rights group is trying to strip away Endangered
Species Act protections for the last remaining killer whales in Puget Sound.
We cannot let this happen.
Sign the online petition (copy/paste the URL into your browser):
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Protected Resources Division, NMFS, Northwest Region
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-0070
Regional Receptionist: (206) 526-6150
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
There are only about 86 orcas left in this population -- and they continue to face the very real threat of extinction because of pollution, climate change and food shortages. This unique population feeds on fish -- unlike other orcas -- and their salmon food source has been severely depleted.
Despite these threats, the federal government is considering a proposal by the property-rights group Pacific Legal Foundation to remove orcas from the endangered species list.
From the Northwest Regional Office website: We conserve, protect and manage Pacific salmon, groundfish, halibut and marine mammals and their habitats under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other federal laws.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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