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Stop the tv show whose contestants killed an endangered species

Action: Wildlife Conservation

May 4, 2015   Action Alert ID# 216

 

A British reality TV show called "The Island with Bear Grylls" recently aired an episode where contestants killed and ate an endangered American crocodile. We need you to tell the show's producers that such cruel treatment of endangered wildlife won't be tolerated.

Although nearly all countries with crocodiles now prohibit hunting, these prehistoric-looking creatures were driven to near extinction by overexploitation for their hides -- and now illegal hunting, as well as habitat loss, continues to threaten their survival.

Under the Endangered Species Act, the American crocodile is protected as threatened in Florida and endangered in the rest of its range, which extends through the Caribbean and Central America into South America.

May 4, 2015   Action Alert ID# 216

 

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