I have sign up for the e-petition since 2006. And every time there was a campaign emailed to me I sign up. Clicked. The last time I logged in was early 2008. Shame on me. So here I am doing my part.
The current campaign closest to us is actually in Malaysia. Here is an excerpt I got from the passport site.
The Malaysian peninsula is home to some of world’s most amazing wildlife including Sumatran rhinos, Malayan tigers and Asian elephants. But these, and many other species in the region, are under increasing threat due to poaching and the demand for their body parts in the illegal wildlife trade.
Wildlife in Malaysia is currently protected by the Protection of Wild Life Act 1972, a 37-year old law, which is severely outdated and riddled with loopholes. As a result many species continue to be poached and illegally traded at alarming rates, whilst wildlife offenders often escape arrest and prosecution.
The good news is that the Malaysian government is now in the process of amending this legislation. But we needyour helpto make sure this will result in a stronger Act that gives Malaysia’s wildlife the protection it deserves.
Examples of the amendments needed include:
- The Act should be strengthened so that all products containing or claiming to contain parts of protected species be made illegal.
- Mandatory jail sentences and stiffer fines imposed for serious wildlife offences.
At the moment, the Act does not contain provisions to allow for active public involvement in wildlife protection. To rectify this, information such as the list of all prosecutions, convictions and sentences imposed should be made publicly available.
All you need to do to support this is to sign up, get your passport, and “sign” the epetition.
Here is the campaign link you can sign up there as well : http://passport.panda.org/campaigns/campaign.cfm?uNC=22686724&uCampaignId=1881
Any hows, after I clicked, I recieved an email from WWF Passport. It read:
Thank you for taking action to protect wildlife in Malaysia. We will present your name, as part of the petition, to the Malaysian government in August 2009.
To find out more about WWF’s work in Malaysia please visit:
Thank you again for your support,
Dato’ Dr. Dionysius Sharma
Executive Director / CEO of WWF-Malaysia
P.S. Help us reach our target of 100,000 signatures by forwarding the message below to your friends and family. Every signature counts!
Shoot. 100,000 signatures. By August 2009. Its now June, two more months and if I remember correctly from the passport page, there is about 80% more to go. So if anyone out there reading this. Please sign up, get your passport and click the e-petition!
Here is the campaign link AGAIN you can sign up there as well : http://passport.panda.org/campaigns/campaign.cfm?uNC=22686724&uCampaignId=1881
PS. You can sit on your ass, but let your mouse click do the work!