Save the Rare Chinchilla colony of Chile before it's to late!

    In Chile, 25 rare chinchillas sit atop 3.5 million ounces of extractable gold. These Chinchillas live here and they belong here. Why should we decide to move them? It's not up to us to move chinchillas from where they live. The short-tailed chinchilla, a high-altitude South American rodent, was hunted almost to extinction in the 19th and 20th centuries for its highly-prized fur. Now endangered, a small colony of the species is worth far more alive than dead, skinned, and dried.

    The colony in question sits atop 3.5 million ounces of extractable gold, a resource set to be developed by Gold Fields, a South African-based gold mining company. Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said in 2017 at a mining conference in Cape Town that the chinchillas were one of the main obstacles to the project. These chinchillas shouldn't be removed just so we can mine gold. It's their home and moving then just so we can make money, is wrong. Sign this to tell the mining company to move along and leave these rare chinchillas alone1
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