Free Amanda Lindhout & Nigel Brennan

October 5, 2009

Petition of the Day – Help Stop the International Polar Bear Trade

Filed under: Petitions 2 — freeamandafreenigel @ 22:25
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Target: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

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In some countries, collectors can still buy polar bear skin rugs, claws, skulls and other parts of these animals — even as these beloved bears struggle for survival in a warming world.

The U.S. can strengthen protections for polar bears under international law by proposing to restrict trade in polar bear products — a move that could save the lives of hundreds of bears each year. But officials need to hear from you.

Take action now — Sign Defenders of Wildlife’s petition to urge the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to propose an international ban on the trade of polar bear products.

Sign Polar Bear  Petition at the link below:

Amanda & Nigel’s Petition can be found at the link below:

http://bit.ly/fhmqq

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October 1, 2009

A Petition a Day

While waiting for news about Amanda Lindhout & Nigel Brennan, I thought I’d focus on one different petition a day while always keeping the petition for them out in the forefront.A big thank you for all of you who have signed so far.

Hope some of you will join me in signing them. if you have a petition that is  near & dear to your heart, please let me know and I will post it here.

Todays is

Save The Cancun Tigers

and can be found at Change.org at the link below

http://www.change.org/actions/view/save_the_cancun_tigers

Amanda & Nigel’s Petition can be found at the link below:

http://bit.ly/fhmqq

July 26, 2009

Kidnappers losing patience with Ottawa, expert claims

Kidnappers losing patience with Ottawa, expert claims

Mark Iype, Canwest News Service Published: Friday, June 12, 2009

An expert from an international media aid organization says that the plight of kidnapped Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout is quickly becoming dire, and he is worried that the patience of the militia holding her is running out.

“They are really getting impatient,” Ambroise Pierre, the Africa expert with Reporters Without Border said yesterday from his office in Paris. “The kidnappers wanted to negotiate sooner than this.”

Pierre says his sources in Somalia say the militia holding her wants to get rid of her, but it also wants to get paid. He thinks that the kidnappers are surprised the situation has dragged.

He says kidnappings in the East African country are usually resolved within six weeks.

Lindhout, a freelance reporter from Sylvan Lake, Alta., was kidnapped last August with an Australian colleague, Nigel Brennan, while working on a story about internally displaced people.

A woman claiming to be Lindhout called CTV News late yesterday to make a tearful plea for her release.

“I’ve been held hostage by gunmen in Somalia for nearly 10 months,” the woman, claiming to be Lindhout, said.

“I’m being kept in a dark, windowless room in chains, without any clean drinking water and little or no food. I’ve been very sick for months, without any medicine.”

The woman begs Ottawa to help her family pay her ransom.

Pierre says he thinks it is highly likely that the woman who made the call is Lindhout. The call comes just weeks after a similar plea was made by Lindhout and Brennan in a short phone call with Agence France-Presse, in which they spoke of horrible conditions and their deteriorating health.

A spokeswoman for Foreign Affairs says that officials “continue to pursue all the appropriate channels” to determine Lindhout’s welfare.

Source:

http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/story.html?id=1825247

June 8, 2009

Petition Link

Read posts further down for more information on Amanda & Nigel. Am keeping the petition link at top of page.

Link to petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/free-amanda-and-nigel

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