(Care2) Eco-Activists Take a Stand in 2004

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 21/07/2004 - 19:17

Hi Ken,

Sadly, true to the stereotype, the Bush Administration has recently taken further action to threaten the environment. In today's ACTION, Find out what the Bush Administration is doing to harm endangered species, and how being "green" is an issue in the imminent 2004 Presidential elections.

ACTION from Care2

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

1. Preserving Tiger Species ... as Rugs?

Is killing endangered animals the best way to protect them? Under the Bush administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) seems to think so.

Find out more by watching this humorous clip about the Preservator 3000 -- the newest weapon being used to destroy the Endangered Species Act (ESA): http://www.care2.com/go/z/15867

A new FWS proposal to the ESA would legalize commercial exploitation of endangered species. If we don't act quickly, it will be LEGAL to import endangered species into the US without a permit.

History has shown that promoting endangered species trade leads to overexploitation, increased poaching and illegal activity. The proposed change creates a direct incentive to speed up the pace of extinction of more than 550 foreign species currently protected by the ESA. We must stop this attack on the ESA!

You can help:
1. Learn more & Take Action: http://www.care2.com/go/z/15867

2. Once you have watched the Preservator 3000 info film, send it to your friends & family who care about the future of wildlife!

2. It's Not Easy Being Green.... except on Care2Connect

This election year is critical. Since 2000, the Bush Administration has worked to undo nearly 30 years of environmental progress. Many Greens, Independents, Democrats and Republicans who care about the environment have come to agree... it is time for a change this 2004. Some are even saying, "Anybody would be better than Bush."

Fortunately, you as an "eco-voter" have some choices and, on Care2Connect, a way to engage with other interested environmentalists on topics critical to the upcoming election and the environmental movement.

Here are some groups that may be of interest. Read their descriptions and spend a minute checking them out today:

Green Party: "Committed to environmentalism, non-violence, social justice and grassroots organizing, Greens are renewing democracy without the support of corporate donors." http://www.care2.com/go/z/15868

Greens for Kerry: "We are proud members of the Green Party, guided by its ten key values, including social justice, protection of the environment, civil rights, women's rights and sustainability. The ramifications of a Bush second term could be catastrophic; the stakes are high!" http://www.care2.com/go/z/15869

Conservationists: "The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund is dedicated to stopping the anti-conservation policies of the Bush administration and Congress and to holding them accountable for the decisions they make. We have endorsed John Kerry for President. Your vote counts!" http://www.care2.com/go/z/15870

Get Out The Progressive Vote!: "Help us use this group to turn out progressive voters. Let's discuss key races, volunteer actions, tactics for getting new voters to the polls, & ways to mobilize the Care2 community for this crucial election." http://www.care2.com/go/z/15871

Hot Debates & Shocking News: "This is your place to discuss current events or hot topics in the news or politics. Those who value 'free speech' over civility need not apply. Insulting, mean or off topic posts will be deleted." http://www.care2.com/go/z/15872

3. Inspirational Quote: "A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." -- Henry David Thoreau

Thank you for taking action,
Ingrid Baker
ThePetitionSite & Care2.com

P.S. Don't forget to check out the Preservator 3000 video: http://www.care2.com/go/z/15867


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