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The US Fish and Wildlife Service has listed lions under the Endangered Species Act, giving them new protections from US trophy hunters.

This incredible victory could not have been accomplished without your voice. Please take a moment to thank Director Dan Ashe and the FWS for making this monumental decision.

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Take action to protect whales

On Tuesday December 1st, Japan's whaling fleet departed for the Southern Ocean to resume so-called 'scientific whaling' in the Antarctic. This is despite the International Court of Justice striking down Japan’s previous 'scientific' whaling program in March 2014.

Japan has designed a 'new' program to resume killing whales in the name of science and plans to cruelly slaughter nearly 4,000 whales over the next 12 years in an expanded Antarctic killing zone.

Last month, Japan also moved to exempt itself from any future cases about scientific whaling at the International Court of Justice.

Write to President Obama and ask him to challenge Japan’s plan to resume whaling and lack of regard for international law.

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Twenty-four baby elephants, some as young as two years old, were taken from their families for export into a life of captivity earlier this year.

Elephants have deep family bonds — this loss is devastating to the elephants left behind. And the captured young — stolen from their natural habitat and all they know — have a poor chance of survival.

Sadly, this practice is legal and it seems that the Zimbabwe government has every intention of continuing with the capture and export of even more young elephants.

Urge Zimbabwe's Ministers for Environment and Tourism to stop its policy of exporting baby elephants.

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For sale on Craigslist: Pieces of dead elephants

It’s easy to buy and sell all kinds of ivory and other elephant pieces on Craigslist. Yet, Craigslist’s own policy prohibits the sale of animal parts.

Tell Craigslist to enforce its policy and stop the sale of elephant products now.

A quick note to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster will help protect elephants. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

Take action for seals

Year after year, tens of thousands of seals are killed during Canada's commercial seal hunt. The animals are skinned, and sometimes their flippers are cut off. Then their bodies are tossed away.

It's an unnecessary, horrifying waste of life.

Seal meat, while eaten in some parts of Canada, is not the focus of the commercial seal hunt. Almost all of the animals - 92 percent in 2013 - are dumped on the ice or tossed back into the ocean once their fur has been removed. Shockingly, this is completely legal.

Ask Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Hunter Tootoo to end the commercial seal hunt.

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Take action to save Bali's dogs

The Governor of the island of Bali ordered the mass killing of roaming dogs. Thousands of innocent dogs are killed every year, often suffering slow and painful deaths.

The Governor claims free-roaming dogs will lead to the spread of rabies. But human and animal health experts have proven that culling doesn't work to control rabies. In fact, it can result in the spread of the disease. Often, dogs that have already been vaccinated are among the victims of a mass killing.

Tell the governor to stop the mass killings.

A quick note to Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika will help protect dogs. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

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tiger cub

Baby tigers, lions, and other wild animals are frequently used by unscrupulous exhibitors for public handling, typically until they are just a few months old. The animals are then often discarded, with many ending up warehoused at roadside zoos and pseudo-sanctuaries or in the hands of unqualified people with private menageries.

There is no reason why any member of the public should ever have direct contact with wild animals and their cubs.

You now have the opportunity to object to this inhumane and dangerous activity. IFAW has joined other animal welfare organizations in a legal petition that urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ban all public contact and close encounters with big cats, bears, and primates.

Please take a moment to urge the USDA to create a rule that finally prohibits all public contact with big cats and other species. We will submit all letters to the USDA. It is critical that the U.S. government receives hundreds of thousands of notes urging it to protect big cats, bears, and primates during the public comment period.

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