Update #2 ·

Could Congress gut the Endangered Species Act?

Ok, first things first. 

The other week this campaign set a goal of collecting 50,000 signatures for the Fish and Wildlife Service to deny Black Rhino importation permit once the application is submitted. The application has still not been submitted but it's pretty clear we'll be ready when it is! 

Not only did we reach 50,000 on this petition, there is now over 108,000 campaign supporters over all! This is amazing and with this kind of support the Fish and Wildlife Service will not be able to ignore us. Now we continue to wait on the application...

So, now about those attacks on the Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately, they may be pretty real.

Politicos backed by big business have long seen the Act as a roadblock to profits and looks like this might be the year they go after it again. We'll keep you updated with any developments and if you happen to see a great campaign on Causes.com about this issue let us know so we can support it together!


How you can help

The Dallas Safari Club recently auctioned off the right to hunt down an Endangered Black Rhino for $350,000. While the government of Namibia has granted this permit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) must grant an additional import permit in order for the hunter to bring home his "trophy". In 2013 nearly 1000 rhinos have been poached in neighboring South Africa, while half of all Rhinos…

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Estimates put the global Black Rhino population at about 5,000. Namibia has a black rhino population of 1,795. This species population has decreased 90% since the 1960s and if we don't actively work to save everyone their time is running out. That is why it is totally irresponsible for this group to auction off a permit to shoot and kill an endangered Black Rhino.  Also, this past March the…

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