by Countable | Updated on 4.16.18
Do you agree with the Interior Dept. that the current MBTA allowed for “unlimited potential for criminal prosecution”? Or does this new reading of the law allow companies to escape legal responsibility for the killing of birds? Does Congress need to revisit the MBTA? Hit Take Action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
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This is a giveaway to Trump/Zinke friends. This law has been on the books through two world wars, oil booms, and recessions, and yet the oil industry survived. Protecting our natural resources and beauty should be a top priority of Congress.
In regards to removing the protections of law for migratory birds, I find this deregulation distasteful and obscene. This allows for the wholesale slaughter of sensitive species as long as it wasn’t “on purpose”. Our ecosystems plants and animals are not a inconvenience to “accidentally” kill off. Stop protecting corporations at the expense of people and nature. Do not support this deregulation allowing the unrestricted “accidental” slaughter of our birds.
Please protect the Migratory Birds!
Protect the act as it stands. Stop allowing companies free reign over real people. This action is disgraceful and unnecessary except to allow companies wholesale destruction of the environment.
It never ends with this administration. They are determined to destroy everything for their own benefit.
This President and his Administration have no shame, and obviously they stay awake all night dreaming of new and heinous ways to destroy the planet, its other-than-wealthy-white-American people, and its defenseless animals. There is no reason for what they do, yet they do it -- while Congress does nothing. How sad to have abject villains running our country.
WHY would you do this? WHY? Please vote AGAINST this bill.
This president has no respect for our wildlife, our land, or our people ...he either needs to respectfully step down or be relived of his duties through law and tried for treason. Everything his administration is doing, puts America on step further behind corporate interests and private enterprises ...when can we finally make America first Mr. president? Likely, that will be when he and his coup of an administration has left office.
This administration has no concept of protecting anything but their own corrupt asses.
Ryan Zinke, current head of the Department of Interior, graduated from University of Oregon. attending on a football scholarship. In his biography, Zinke has written the way he chose geology as his major was by closing his eyes over the school catalog on pointing to geology. Since graduating 34 yrs. ago, Zinke has NEVER worked a day as a geologist. Although now that he’s the head of the DoI, he will say “as a geologist”....” Those who are practicing professional geologists will say Zinke IS NOT a geologist. Regarding changing the MBTA: Please, do not allow this to happen. All our birds deserve our protection so they can continue to fly in our skies, use our lands and waterways freely as they were meant to do! To allow the change will encourage big money corporations and manufacturing companies to practice without consciousness and avoid legal responsibility. Protect our environment, not big money!
Of all the despicable actions by 45, this is the absolute worst. Birds are critical to the biodiversity of this planet. They perform innumerable tasks that are crucial to the economy like pest control. Their contributions to quality of life are unquantifiable. This alone tells you the type of person 45 is. We already know he hates the environment and animals unless they’re dead heads hanging on the wall. Now we know how truly morally bankrupt and ethically incompetent he is. The law needs to be significantly strengthened so it cannot be changed by every administration.
Can you find a way to get this guy out of office? Anything? Take him down. His continued assault on the well being our environment and animals of all kind needs to stop.
Please Protect the Migratory Bird Act.
Why, why, why? May Trump, Zinke and their ilk rot in environmental hell. Do not vote for passage of this Bill.
Please stop this administration from dismantling the protection of migratory birds. Someone needs to clip Trumps wings instead.
This is just so ridiculous and only is meant to let business and industry off the hook. This is totally against humanity and will serve to end up in decimating populations.
Can you please stop attack on our Animals or Birds.
Trump's announcement that he intends to allow the flouting of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act must be met with some kind of resistance now, and be completely prevented with legislation after the midterms when we will have given you the votes in congress to do so. We must do the work on our end; please do the work on yours.
Nothing better to do with their time over at the Trump Whitehouse than screw over the Environment for the further profit of Big Businesses...thanks Republicans 🇺🇸
Horrifying action by an unspeakable pig of a person. Many bird populations are already in steep decline. I spend part of every week rescuing for rehab birds downed by the knowingly or inadvertently irresponsible acts of humans. I suppose now we will be busier