kesha and lions
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Kesha and Humane Society International are asking the public to sign a petition that would declare African lions as an endangered species.

Even though the African lion population has been just about cut in half over the last three decades, according to HSI, “lion trophy imports to the United States are on the rise.”

Kesha is asking fans to sign a petition so that these animals can be better protected by being declared endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). She tweeted, “Please join me & @HSIglobal to #helpafricanlions endangered cats are not trophies and should not be hunted”.

HSI writes, “An ESA listing would prohibit lion trophy imports to the U.S. unless it serves a conservation purpose, and would raise global awareness about the need to protect lions from this and other threats. We must reverse the decline of the African lion and our petition demonstrates that listing them as endangered under the ESA would help to do just that.”

Right now The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are reviewing the African lion’s status and are accepting public comments. That’s why a big response from the public is so important.

Hopefully Kesha, HSI’s first global ambassador for animals, will be able to inspire her millions of fans to sign the petition. In case you need some extra inspiration, this is the kind of thing we’re fighting against.

 

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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