New Animal Rights Updated March 14, 2017

Sex Offender FAQ

If you believe it is ok to deny registered sex offenders human rights or U.S. Constitutional rights. If you do not believe registered sex offenders are denied their human and constitutional rights or if you are against free speech. 
Please leave this web page now. Thank you.

By remaining on this web page you here by acknowledge that you support human rights and United States constitutional rights for registered sex offenders and that you support freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights.

This blog is not for people to be critical of what is posted here and if the reader is critical of anything here than that means they did not read the disclaimer on the top of each of the pages here and are not welcome here and should stop reading and leave this blog upon my request and in the name of freedom of speech, and my rights as a American citizen.

No sexual abuse is ever acceptable. Sex offense laws and policies should be based on sound research and common sense, not fear, panic or paranoia. Current laws and policies that paint all sex offenders with one broad brush are counter- productive, wasteful, and cause needless harm. Each offense must be judged on its own merits with a punishment that fits the crime and does not waste taxpayer dollars. The public sex offender registry and residency restriction laws do not protect children but instead ostracize and dehumanize individuals and their families. Money spent on purely punitive measures would be better used for prevention, healing, and rehabilitation. 

The author of SO FAQ does not affiliate with any other organization or people on the internet or the world for that matter. I have been saying this since I first logged on to the internet. Just because I like organizations like the ACLU; does not mean I believe in everything they believe in or stand for. Just like in our great country when we vote; we will never believe in everything the candidate we vote for; believes in or stands for. That doe not mean we are should not vote.

Welcome to my new animal rights page!

This page used to have links only. Because most all of there articles have demands for people to either go to prison or petitions to make people go to prison; I had to delete this page I worked on for almost a year. I find this judgmental behavior in today's media to be repulsive and inhuman. 

I must part ways with until they either change there ways or are forced to. 

When we point our pointing finger at people; there are always four pointing back at us. 

Trust me I know I count all the hardships in my life; because I used to judge people falsely.

Animal Rights Updated February 28, 2017

I am going to have to rework this page from now on to stay true to what I say in this paragraph:

New Blogs Part 6 Updated February 28 2017:

It seems the media is the enemy of anyone wanting to get a fair trial. With all these stories about people that did not get enough prison time; in the mass incarceration nation we have created. Is this journalism? You actually have people signing petitions to get people stricter sentences blasted at us in today's media. A petition to make people suffer more? This is what is being passed off as progressive media today? These stories seem to be bombarded upon us all through the media every day more and more. This is not free speech it is abuse of free speech. If this is true; does that mean the media is the enemy of the common people of our society? It seems the media does not care about life or death; the sad, sad fact is someday they will; and even sadder is it may be too late. I have always said on the internet; the one thing that should unit us all with even half a heart is the fact that we all will die someday. The social and human conscience of the media today seems almost gone and this has been the one constant stand of what is right in our country. We need to face the fact that the media is not our friend anymore, yet it is never to late to change. I have not watched a news broadcast in about 10 years now. My only good advice is to read the news only and learn to skip though most of it. 

Most of this page was filled with articles saying send this person to prison or punish that person. I do believe that animal abusers are never punished as they should be so I will leave the stuff I wrote below for now.

This stuff is so very sad; yet due to the biased media and even some so called human rights organizations like Democracy Now; sex offences are punished more than murderers and sicko animal abusers. I believe that the sick obsession people have with persecuting people wrongly like this will lead the eventual end of our country.  The Bible says that America is not mentioned in any way in the last days; and that means we have been gone for a long time. Do not ever be deceived though; it is the self righteous religious that are the propagator of all the worst tortures inflicted through prejudice in all it's form. Even Satan is the enemy of all the self righteous religious; and always has been. This earth will be controlled by Satan eventually. Leading up to that point the exploitation and embracing of sex is inevitably. Verses our country now; with it's obsessive hang ups having to do with anything sexual or the word sex.

Matthew 24:37

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

The days of Noah where well above and beyond Sodom and Gomorrah. People say; oh Sodom and Gomorrah, you mean homosexuals? I say Sodom and Gomorrah was about plan adulterous rape sex. The only thing that I get out of Sodom and Gomorrah is that the angels that came to save Lot where almost raped by a huge mob of people. 

I know all this because I read allot and not just one side of the story. I want to remind you all also that Satan loves animals and hold them in the same esteem as humans. As a example the book where one of the main characters is Satyr-Man – A goat creature. Prendrick describes him as unsettling and "Satanic" in form.

If you do not have a broad spectrum of all things and do not believe there is a Satan or a God, I envy you. To those of this persuasion I say, as I have many times in this blog; Name me one form of government that has lasted that tortures their own citizens? Leninism dictatorship? The Roman Empire? The Nazi Regime? The Stalinist state of terror? All gone.

Animal Rights Updated March 01, 2017

Do Mass Killers Start Out by Harming Pets?
Animal abuse may be an early warning sign.

Animal abuse is often the first sign of serious disturbance among adolescent and adult killers. ... Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert DeSalvo (the “Boston strangler”), David Berkowitz (the “Son of Sam”) and Carroll Edward Cole, a serial killer accused of 35 deaths, all recounted animal torture as their first violent act.

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT joins a long list of mass shootings.  The scenario is by now sickeningly familiar: a troubled teenage boy unleashes mayhem in an instant, taking down children, adults, and ultimately himself in a hail of bullets.  After the shock, we are left to puzzle over the early warning signs missed, the clues overlooked.  While there are no easy answers, animal abuse may be one of those warning signs. 
Young children might pull the cat’s tail or yank the dog’s hair out of curiosity or mischief.  These can be teachable moments for parents or other adults to build empathy by pointing out the animal’s feelings and needs.   However, when a child of any age shows intentional cruelty toward animals that is repeated, severe and without remorse, this should be taken very seriously.  It is not only crucial to keep animals safe, but childhood animal abuse is linked to other forms of violence and psychopathology.  A child who abuses animals requires immediate intervention and treatment.  Animal abuse is often the first manifestation of serious emotional turmoil that may escalate into extreme violence, such as mass killing. Here’s why psychologists are increasingly focused on animal abuse in childhood as a warning sign.
Troubled children are much more likely to mistreat animals.  While less than 5% of U. S. children are estimated to have intentionally hurt an animal, for children at mental healthclinics, animal cruelty rates range from 10 to 25%.  Prof. Frank Ascione at the University of Denver and Prof. Arnold Arluke at Northeastern University estimate that one in four children and adolescents with conduct disorder have abused animals.  Children who have been physically abused and exposed to domestic violence are at even higher risk.  In an assessment of 1433 children ages 6 to 12, Ascione found that among abused children, 60% had abused animals. 
Animal abuse is often the first sign of serious disturbance among adolescent and adult killers.  On Oct. 1, 1997, Luke Woodham, a sophomore at Pearl High School, in a suburb of Jackson, MI, stabbed his mother to death and then opened fire on classmates with a hunting rifle, killing two girls and wounding seven other students.  Investigators later found Woodham’s account of his torture and killing of his pet dog Sparkle, which the boy described as his “first kill.”  On May 21, 1998, fifteen year old Kip Kinkel shot his parents to death before emptying three guns at his classmates in Thurston High School, Springfield, OR, leaving one dead and 26 injured.  Kip had often bragged to others at school about how he tortured animals.  Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert DeSalvo (the “Boston strangler”), David Berkowitz (the “Son of Sam”) and Carroll Edward Cole, a serial killer accused of 35 deaths, all recounted animal torture as their first violent act.  When counselors at several federal penitentiaries evaluated inmates for levels of aggression, 70% of the most violent prisoners had serious and repeated animal abuse in their childhood histories, as compared to 6% of nonaggressive prisoners in the same facilities. 
What to do? Predicting the next mass shooter is complex and imprecise.  No single factor, including animal abuse, is definitive.  We should be appropriately cautious about retrospective accounts of childhood misdeeds that can’t be independently verified.  Nevertheless, there is enough evidence to consider cruelty toward animals a red flag warning that a child or adolescent needs immediate help.  Here are some practical steps communities around the country are already taking:
Improving diagnosis.  Mental health professionals seldom ask routinely about animal abuse. Increasing awareness of the need to do so can pick up early indications of the problem.
 Cross reporting. Since animal abuse and domestic violence are linked, child protective services and animal welfare groups are training together to recognize and report both human and animal victims.
Ensuring treatment. Several states are mandating evaluation and counseling for individuals convicted of animal abuse.
When we keep animals safe from harm, we also help keep children and adults safe.

The Criminal, Underground World of Dog Fighting

Dog fighting is a type of blood sport in which dogs are forced to fight one another for the entertainment and/or profit of spectators.

What Is a Puppy Mill?

A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs.

A Complex Issue

Animal hoarding occurs when an individual is housing more animals than he or she can adequately care for. It is a complex issue that encompasses mental health, animal welfare and public safety concerns. Animal hoarding is defined by an inability to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter and veterinary care—often resulting in animal starvation, illness and death. In the majority of cases, animal hoarders believe they are helping their animals and deny this inability to provide minimum care.

Farm Animals Need Our Help

In polling, 94% of Americans agree that animals raised for food deserve to live free from abuse and cruelty. Yet the majority of the nearly 10 billion farm animals raised each year in the U.S. suffer in conditions that consumers would not accept if they could see them. Most of our meat, milk and eggs come from industrial farms where efficiency trumps welfare—and animals are paying the price.

A factory farm is a large, industrial operation that raises large numbers of animals for food. Over 99% of farm animals in the U.S. are raised in factory farms, which focus on profit and efficiency at the expense of animal welfare.

View the major sources of animal suffering on factory farms
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Packages of meat, eggs and dairy often bear terms that appear to indicate meaningful animal welfare standards, but only a fraction of them do. This confusion prevents conscientious consumers from voting with their wallets for better treatment of farm animals.

View the most commonly misunderstood "labels"
It’s important to understand the true meanings of food labels so you can make informed decisions and help animals by buying products that match your values. Learn more in our Meat, Eggs and Dairy Label Guide.

While most Americans expect our laws to protect farm animals, the reality falls far short. Animals raised for food are among the least-protected class of animals in our nation.

Animals are not the only ones suffering because of these unnatural, inhumane conditions. Human health, the environment and farmers are being hurt by the intensive farming systems employed on factory farms.

Horse Slaughter Is Not Euthanasia.

Every year, more than 100,000 American horses are trucked over our borders to be slaughtered for human consumption. Until this practice is banned and Congress passes a law against slaughter here in the U.S., no horse is safe.

The term “horse slaughter” refers exclusively to the killing and processing of horses for human consumption. Horse slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. While “euthanasia” is defined as a gentle, painless death provided in order to prevent suffering, slaughter is a brutal and terrifying end for horses.

Horses bound for slaughter (who may include pregnant mares, foals and horses who are injured or blind) are commonly shipped for more than 24 hours at a time in crowded trucks without food, water or rest. The methods used to kill horses rarely result in quick, painless deaths for these animals and sometimes they even remain conscious during dismemberment.

Horse Slaughter in the United States

The last three U.S. slaughterhouses—two in Texas and one in Illinois, all foreign-owned—were shuttered in 2007. In 2006, these facilities killed and processed more than 104,000 horses for human consumption, shipping the meat overseas.

Slaughterhouses are not clean or green enterprises and these facilities have proved to be environmentally damaging as well as economically draining to the communities that have housed them. It is clear that states with experience hosting horse slaughter facilities do not want them back: Texas and Illinois have implemented laws that specifically ban selling, giving and possessing horse meat intended for human consumption.

Horse Slaughter Abroad

Looking at data from 2012 to 2016, an average of 137,000 American horses are trucked over our borders each year to slaughter facilities in Mexico and Canada. Reopening slaughterhouses in America is not the answer to ending this form of cruelty.

In fact, even when horse slaughter facilities operated in the United States, tens of thousands of American horses were still exported to other countries for slaughter.

Additionally, long-distance transport is an inherent aspect of this industry. Given the vast geography of the U.S., any transport of American horses to slaughter—within or outside the U.S.—will be long and brutal.

The Future

Until a ban is in place, every American horse is at risk of meeting this fate. Fortunately, in January 2017 the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 113) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States and ban their export abroad for that purpose—but we need your help to ensure Congress passes this important legislation.


Cockfighting is a blood sport in which two roosters specifically bred for aggression are placed beak to beak in a small ring and encouraged to fight to the death. Although illegal in all 50 states, cockfighting still persists across the nation in all sorts of communities and among all sorts of people.

In organized cockfights, the roosters’ natural fighting instincts are exaggerated through breeding, feeding, training, steroids and vitamins. A bird may undergo several months of training before a fight, which may involve running long obstacle courses (and even treadmills) and practice fights with other roosters. Just before a fight, most of the bird’s feathers are plucked and the breeder cuts off the animal’s wattles—the combs below the beak—so that his opponent cannot tear them off.

Once in the ring, roosters often wear knives or artificial gaffs (long, dagger-like attachments) that are sharp enough to puncture a lung, pierce an eye or break bones in order to inflict maximum injury. Fights may be held in abandoned factories, backyards or even basements and can last anywhere from a few seconds to 15 minutes. While the rules usually do not require one or both birds to die in order to declare a winner, death is often the outcome due to the severity of injuries.

Besides being cruel to animals, cockfighting is closely connected to other crimes such as gambling, drugs and acts of violence. Bets on the fights can range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars, depending on the reputation of the breeder’s birds. Attendees can sometimes even purchase box seats the way you would for a sporting event.

Illegal weapons have also been found at cockfights because of the large amounts of cash present, and law enforcement raids across the country have established that cockfights are well attended by gang members, further encouraging violence and illegal drug use. To avoid suspicion, organizers regularly move the events to new locations. Despite these unsettling facts, cockfights often inspire a party-like atmosphere in which entire families gather, including children.

Cockfighting is illegal in all 50 states and is a felony offense in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The possession of birds for fighting purposes is prohibited in 38 states and the District of Columbia, and being a spectator at a cockfighting event is illegal in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

If you think cockfighting is going on in your neighborhood, alert your local law enforcement agency or contact the ASPCA for advice and assistance.

Greyhound Racing

Every year, thousands of young and healthy Greyhound dogs are killed merely because they lack winning potential, were injured while racing or are no longer competitive. While racing has declined sharply in recent years as people have become more aware of the horrors associated with this sport, there are still 19 tracks operating in the U.S.

Animal Rights Updated March 01, 2017

Animal Abuse and Human Abuse: Partners in Crime

Acts of cruelty to animals are not mere indications of a minor personality flaw in the abuser; they are symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many of them move on to their fellow humans. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids,” says Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).(1)

Studies have shown that violent and aggressive criminals are more likely to have abused animals as children than criminals who are considered non-aggressive.(2) A survey of psychiatric patients who had repeatedly tortured dogs and cats found that all of them had high levels of aggression toward people as well.(3) According to a New South Wales newspaper, a police study in Australia revealed that “100 percent of sexual homicide offenders examined had a history of animal cruelty.”(4) To researchers, a fascination with cruelty to animals is a red flag in the backgrounds of serial killers and rapists. According to the FBI’s Ressler, “These are the kids who never learned it’s wrong to poke out a puppy’s eyes.”(5)

Examples That Make the Headlines: Notorious Killers

History is replete with serial killers whose violent tendencies were first directed at animals. Albert DeSalvo (the “Boston Strangler”), who killed 13 women, trapped dogs and cats and shot arrows at them through boxes in his youth.(6) Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer impaled frogs, cats, and dogs’ heads on sticks.(7) Dennis Rader (the BTK killer), who terrorized people in Kansas, wrote in a chronological account of his childhood that he hanged a dog and a cat.(8) During the trial of convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, a psychology professor testified that the teenager, who killed 10 people with a rifle, had “pelted—and probably killed—numerous cats with marbles from a slingshot when he was about 14.”(9)

The deadly violence that has shattered schools in recent years has, in most cases, begun with cruelty to animals. High-school killers such as Kip Kinkel in Springfield, Oregon, and Luke Woodham, in Pearl, Mississippi, tortured animals before starting their shooting sprees.(10) Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who shot and killed 12 classmates before turning their guns on themselves, spoke to their classmates about mutilating animals.(11)

“There is a common theme to all of the shootings of recent years,” says Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, director of the Child Study Center at New York University. “You have a child who has symptoms of aggression toward his peers, an interest in fire, cruelty to animals, social isolation, and many warning signs that the school has ignored.”(12)

Sadly, many of these criminals’ childhood violence went unexamined—until it was directed at humans.

‘The Link’ Next Door: Cruelty to Animals and Family Violence

Because abusers target the powerless, crimes against animals, spouses, children, and the elderly often go hand in hand. Children who abuse animals may be repeating a lesson learned at home; like their parents, they are reacting to anger or frustration with violence. Their violence is directed at the only individual in the family who is more vulnerable than they are: an animal. Professor Frank R. Ascione of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work says, “The research is pretty clear that there are connections between animal abuse and domestic violence and child abuse.”(13)

Parents who neglect or abuse animals frequently subject their own children to similar hardships. Indiana residents Jade M. Jonas and Michael R. Smith faced felony charges after authorities reportedly discovered their two children as well as three dogs languishing in their filthy home. According to news sources, officials first found a tethered dog who was deprived of food and water outside the home. Upon entering the couple’s residence, investigators reportedly found a 3-month-old boy lying near piles of feces, trash, and rotten food. They also found a half-clothed toddler and two additional dogs.(14) In another case, Illinois authorities found 40 parasite-ridden dogs languishing amid 6 inches of feces on property occupied by John Morris. According to news reports, officials responding to neighbors’ concerns found the sick and emaciated dogs confined to filthy animal carriers before confirming that three children—ages 3, 10, and 15—lived in the horrific conditions as well.(15)

Sixty percent of more than 50 New Jersey families that had received treatment as a result of incidents of child abuse also had animals in the home who had been abused.(16) In three separate studies, more than half of the battered women surveyed reported that their abuser threatened or injured their animal companions.(17) In one of those studies, one in four women said that she stayed with the batterer because she feared leaving the animal behind.(18)

Stephen Williams was charged with cruelty to animals, child cruelty, and aggravated assault in Georgia after allegedly hacking his wife’s puppy to death with an ax and threatening to decapitate her with the same weapon—all in front of three horrified children.(19) Scott Maust of Pennsylvania was charged with corruption of minors, making terroristic threats, and cruelty to animals after allegedly shooting his family’s dog with a .22-caliber firearm, ordering his four children to clean up the bloody scene, and threatening to kill them if they told anyone.(20)

Stopping the Cycle of Abuse

Schools, parents, communities, and courts are beginning to realize that shrugging off cruelty to animals as a “minor” crime is like ignoring a ticking time bomb. Some courts now  aggressively penalize animal abusers, examine families for other signs of violence, and order perpetrators to undergo psychological evaluations and counseling.

In March 2006, Maine Gov. John Baldacci signed a law—the first of its kind in the U.S.—that permits judges to include animal companions in court-issued protection orders against domestic abusers.(21) Other states, including Vermont, New York, California, and Colorado, followed suit.  People who harm animals in violation of a court order can face fines and jail time.(22)

A handful of states require animal control officers and spousal/child abuse investigators to share information when animal abuse or domestic abuse is found in a home. Professor Ascione, who also advises law enforcement officials in abuse cases, told The New York Times that cross-reporting requirements have helped foster early intervention.(23)

What You Can Do

Communities must recognize that abuse to any living being is unacceptable and endangers everyone. Children should be taught to care for and respect animals. After an extensive study of the links between animal abuse and human abuse, two experts concluded, “The evolution of a more gentle and benign relationship in human society might be enhanced by our promotion of a more positive and nurturing ethic between children and animals.”(24)

With that in mind, please be sure to do the following:

Urge your local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, judges, and schools to take cruelty to animals seriously. Those charged with protecting our communities and animals must send a strong message that violence against any feeling creature—human or nonhuman—is unacceptable.
Be aware of signs of neglect or abuse in children and animals, and immediately report suspected crimes to authorities. Take children seriously if they report that animals are being neglected or mistreated. Some children won’t talk about their own suffering but will talk about an animal’s.
Don’t ignore even minor acts of cruelty to animals by children. Talk to the child and the child’s parents. If necessary, call a social worker.
1) Daniel Goleman, “Experts See Parallels Between Dahmer, Previous Serial Killers,” New York Times News Service, 11 Aug. 1991.
2) Sara C. Haden and Angela Scarpa, “Childhood Animal Cruelty: A Review of Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Issues,” The Forensic Examiner 14 (2005): 23-33.
3) lan R. Felthous, M.D., “Aggression Against Cats, Dogs, and People,” Child Psychology and Human Development 10 (1980): 169-77.
4) “Animal Cruelty; Common in Many Killers,” Sunbury/Macedon Ranges Leader, 26 Apr. 2005.
5) Ruth Larson, “Animal Cruelty May Be a Warning. Often Precedes Harm to Humans,” The Washington Times, 23 Jun. 1998.
6) Andrea Vance, “10-Year-Old Luke Kicked a Lamb to Death Like a Football,” News of the World (U.K.), 23 Jan. 2005.
7) Goleman.
8) Tim Potter, “BTK Describes His Own Crimes,” The Wichita Eagle, 16 Jul. 2005.
9) Paul Bradley and Kiran Krishnamurthy, “Right and Wrong ‘An Illusion’/Psychologist Who Met With Malvo Said Teen’s Disorder Limited His Moral Judgment,” Richmond Times Dispatch, 9 Dec. 2003.
10) Deborah Sharp, “Abuse Will Often Cross Species Lines,” USA Today, 28 Apr. 2000.
11) Mitchell Zuckoff, “Loners Drew Little Notice,” Boston Globe, 22 Apr. 1999.
12) Ethan Bronner, “Terror in Littleton: The Signs; Experts Urge Swift Action to Fight Depression, Isolation, and Aggression,” The New York Times, 22 Apr. 1999.
13) Ian Urbina, “Animal Abuse as Clue to Additional Cruelties,” The New York Times, 17 Mar. 2010.
14) “Police Remove Children From Filthy House,” Associated Press, 17 Jun. 2005.
15) John H. Croessman, “Filthy Find,” Du Quoin Evening Call, 8 Dec. 2004.
16) Elizabeth Deviney et al., “The Care of Pets Within Child Abusing Families,” International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems 4 (1983): 321-9.
17) David Crary, “Program Links Domestic Abuse, Pets,” Associated Press, 11 Mar. 2001.
18) Sharp.
19) “Man Accused of Killing Puppy With Ax as Children Begged Him to Stop,” Associated Press, 17 Nov. 2003.
20) “Man Charged With Threatening Children Over Dead Family Dog,” Associated Press, 28 Feb. 2004.
21) Sharon Kiley Mack, “Law Protects Pets of Abuse Victims,” Bangor Daily News, 1 Apr. 2006.
22) Phil Arkow, “Expanding Domestic Violence Protective Orders to Include Companion Animals,” American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence eNewsletter 8 (2007).
23) Urbina.
24) Stephen R. Kellert and Alan R. Felthous, “Childhood Cruelty Toward Animals Among Criminals and Noncriminals,” Human Relations 38 (1985): 1113-29.

February 28, 2017

Nevada voters support broad reforms to state’s trapping laws

New Animal Rights Updated March 14, 2017

As I find individual select animal rights story's from I will still post them here. Like the same old lead bullet story, I have already posted on the internet many times and signed many petitions about yet still will not go away. :

Target: Ryan Zinke, United States Secretary of the Interior

Goal: Reinstate ban on lead bullet use in wildlife refuges.

A ban put in place to prevent lead poisoning in bald eagles was overturned by the Trump administration, which cited a lack of consideration for hunters’ rights. It is estimated that 80 percent of eagles may have at least some degree of lead poisoning, which at its least severe can cause coordination lapses and at its worst can paralyze and kill the animal. The ban was originally set in place by the Obama administration, and Trump’s Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke revoked it even though eagles are still dying from lead contamination.

Eagles are not the only ones being effected by lead. Owls and swans are often found suffering with the poisoning too. It happens either when the animal ingests shrapnel while eating off the ground or when eating an animal that was shot with a lead bullet. The biggest complaint from hunters is that non-lead bullets cost extra money, but that cost should be worth preserving one of America’s greatest symbols and majestic creatures. Sign this petition to demand that the lead bullet ban be reinstated in order to save bald eagles.


Dear Secretary Zinke,

The American bald eagle is a symbol of patriotism and freedom in this country, yet the lead you allow hunters to use in their bullets is killing them. On the same day that you revoked the lead bullet ban, an eagle passed away in Oregon from lead poisoning. He spent his final days hardly able to move.

It is our responsibility as the caretakers of this land not to poison it. Lead can get into the earth and the water. We’ve seen what it can do to small towns in a matter of months. Eagles are not at fault for this contamination, yet they are suffering most with the outcome. I demand that you put the ban back in place and prevent hunters from using lead bullets.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Yathin S Krishnappa

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