Save Monarch Butterflies
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Save Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterflies urgently need your help. This iconic, orange-and-black beauty was once common in backyards across the country -- but its population has plummeted by 90 percent in the past 20 years. One of the main causes of its decline is the widespread use of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) -- which is wiping out milkweed, the butterfly's only host plant.

That's why we've petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list monarchs as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The Act is 99 percent effective at preventing species from going extinct, but a species must first be listed to reap the benefits of the Act's protections.

These incredible creatures need our help to survive. Every year monarchs migrate thousands of miles -- from Mexico to Canada -- in an incredible, multigenerational journey that thrills all who are lucky enough to witness part of it. But without swift action, we may see the end of this migration.

Please sign our petition to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act before it's too late.

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Number Date Name
15326 6 days ago Joy Knobloch
15325 6 days ago TINA REILLY
15324 7 days ago stephanie clark
15323 7 days ago stephanie clark
15322 7 days ago Patricia Marlatt
15321 7 days ago Barbara Gladfelter
15320 1 week ago Ann Edwards
15319 1 week ago Camiel Rodriguez
15318 1 week ago Kendra Wilson
15317 1 week ago Isabel Rupper
15316 1 week ago Sandy Cook
15315 1 week ago Andrew Philpot
15314 1 week ago Andrew Philpot
15313 1 week ago Sue Hall
15312 1 week ago KIMBERLY TRUJILLO
15311 1 week ago Irene Lutz
15310 1 week ago Cindy Stein
15309 1 week ago Karen Toyohara
15308 1 week ago gerrit woudstra
15307 1 week ago Ali Hotmer
15306 1 week ago Shelley Billik
15305 1 week ago Fiona Shelley
15304 1 week ago Jean Malley
15303 1 week ago Rick Malchow
15302 1 week ago Jillana Laufer
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Please take action by Jan. 21, 2019.

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