One Planet Sunday

Chinook Rescued at Last

IMG_0335Chinook as he waited patiently in an animal shelter.

“Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by President Eisenhower – known then as the Arctic National Wildlife Range. Recently at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reiterated the Obama administration’s support for protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying that certain areas — like the Refuge — should never be opened to oil and gas drilling. And in November, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced legislation to protect the Refuge’s Coastal Plain as Wilderness!

Twenty-three years ago, President Jimmy Carter, Honorary Chairman of the Alaska Wilderness LeagueBoard and a true champion of Alaska’s wild places, signed into law ANILCA (the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act). ANILCA doubled the size of our country’s national park and refuge system and tripled the amount of land designated as Wilderness, expanding the National Park System by more than 43 million acres. Celebrating ANILCA’s 23rd anniversary this week, President Carter said, “If I had one request of President Obama, it would be to designate ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) as a national monument so it can be protected forever.”

Thanks for caring about dogs, pets and wild creatures.

We also need to protect wild places, so please advocate to protect wild-lands everywhere on the planet.

One planet, one people.

Thanks for reading and caring,

Deborah Taylor-French

Dog Leader Mysteries

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