List the African Lion as an Endangered Species!

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • target: Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Janine Van Norman, Chief, Branch of Foreign Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The African lion population has decreased nearly 50% and they have disappeared from 75% of their historic range,-meeting the criteria to be listed as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

In just a few decades, the African lion population fell from more than 75,000 to fewer than 40,000. Despite the decline in number, African lions are still being hunted as trophies.

The U.S. is the world's largest importer of lions and lion parts for commercial and recreational trade- this includes skulls, claws, hides, and live lions. Recently, even as food served in restaurants.

Some people have tried to argue that big game trophy hunters inject money into the local economies, which is then used for conservation.The Humane Society International has flatly rejected that notion, saying that none of the money from canned lion hunts is used for wildlife conservation.

Protect African lions under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. There clearly is no legitimate reason to kill African lions, and their continued slaughter for "sport" is causing the rapid disappearance from the wild.

Save this iconic species from extinction in the wild.


President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: (202)456.1111
Fax: (202)456-2461
Email: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/


Department of the Interior
Sally Jewell
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Web: Feedback form
Please move forward with plans to list the African lion as an endangered species.

The African lion population has decreased nearly 50% and they have disappeared from 75% of their historic range,-meeting the criteria to be listed as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

In just a few decades, the African lion population fell from more than 75,000 to fewer than 40,000. Despite the decline in number, African lions are still being hunted as trophies.

The U.S. is the world's largest importer of lions and lion parts for commercial and recreational trade- this includes skulls, claws, hides, and live lions. Recently, even as food served in restaurants.

Some people have tried to argue that big game trophy hunters inject money into the local economies, which is then used for conservation.The Humane Society International has flatly rejected that notion, saying that none of the money from canned lion hunts is used for wildlife conservation.

Protect African lions under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. There clearly is no legitimate reason to kill African lions, and their continued slaughter for "sport" is causing the rapid disappearance from the wild.

Save this iconic species from extinction by listing it as endangered!


Update #12 years ago
Good news! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has formally decided that the African lion deserves to be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act! But that doesn't mean the noble lion is safe quite yet. FWS is still determining exactly how they will protect this gorgeous animal, and is asking the public for our input. We only have until January 27 to send in more comments - will you share this petition with your friends and family to increase its total?

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