Day 112 10/15/13: Endangered Sharks & Disappearing Moose

English: A timeline of the largest mass extinc...

English: A timeline of the largest mass extinctions on Earth in the past 500 million years. Made using the numbers at Extinction event (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At my writing class today, a wonderful woman who knew that I write about sharks, said I ought to find out why the moose are disappearing, which led us both to remark on extraordinary fact that we are living through a mass extinction that, in day to day life, few people really talk about.

Here’s a gesture against forgetting:

Although CITES granted protection for hammerheads, manta rays, white tips and porbeagles, five countries (Japan, Iceland, Denmark, Yemen and Guyana) still refuse to recognize these treaties.

Please sign this petition to ask President Obama to apply sanctions against these countries.