Staying with the African Lion
Listing African Lions as an endangered species – you have until 11:59 pm Eastern Time today to so do.
Yesterday, at 08:25 Pacific Standard Time, I published a second post under the title of ”Yet another vital cause – the African Lion“.
Rather than repeat the plea to support the petition please go here and do all you can to “Save African lions from extinction by listing them as an endangered species.” As that petition explains:
We’ve lost more than 80-90% of the world’s lion population in recent decades due to massive habitat loss, disease, trophy hunters and the exotic animal trade. Two thirds of lion trophies have ended up in the United States over the last ten years! If listed as endangered, hunters will no longer be able to bring lion trophies into the US therefore saving a large number of the lion population.This is our chance to give these iconic animals the protections they need before they disappear forever.
We only have until the end of the day on Monday, January 28th to tell the government we support endangered species protections for lions!
Please sign my petition in support of listing lions under the Endangered Species Act. Once you’ve signed, I also encourage you to leave a comment on the official proposal at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/11/27/2012-28310/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-90-day-finding-on-a-petition-to-list-the-african-lion#table_of_contents You will find the comment area on the upper right hand of the page.
To pick up on the deadline again, from that Federal Register website one can read this:
To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we request that we receive information on or before January 28, 2013. The deadline for submitting an electronic comment using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on this date [my emphasis].
So the deadline is as follows:
11:59 pm USA Eastern Time
10:59 pm USA Central Time
9:59 pm USA Mountain Time
8:59 pm USA Pacific Time
4:59 am on the 29th UK time
You don’t have to be resident in the USA in order to sign the petition.