Friday, September 23, 2011

Action Alert - Shark Defenders Petition!

This is gonna be interesting!
Shark Defenders have caught on to We the People, a new initiative by the Obama Administration and launched a petition against the sale, trade, and possession of shark and shark products. If the petition attracts 5,000 signatures within 30 days, the White House will respond.

I've looked at the Terms of Reference and have not found whether only Americans can participate. Logic would dictate that to be the case - but then again, since when has logic ever dictated anything coming out of Washington, DC!

Anyway, great idea by Shark Defenders to give it a try!
The petition is here and I invite our American readers to go and sign. I have no doubt that the threshold will be reached in no time at all - and I'm very much looking forward to seeing how the White House staff will respond to it!

Will it trigger new legislation?
Not a chance - but, it will trigger a response and put the issue on the table, at least for a little while. And, it's always good to challenge one's government, as in little strokes fell big oaks.

The 30-day deadline expires on October 22, 2011.


Diana the Warrior said...

I found that indeed it's apparently not required to be an official US citizen to become a member. I signed the petition earlier today although I live in Europe.

(Tiger)Lily said...

Signed - and spreading the news! : )