Stop Exploiting Animals at Natural History Museum

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Target: George Amato, Director of American Museum of Natural History

Goal: Send the alligators and crocodiles imprisoned in the American Museum of Natural History to an accredited sanctuary and stop the museum from encouraging visitors to buy animal skin products.

At the American Museum of Natural History in New York, alligators and crocodiles are on display through a glass wall. Every day, these animals are forced to endure loud crowds and people banging on the wall of their small enclosure. It is a very sad and unnatural life for these animals.

In the wild, alligators and crocodiles can travel long distances, socialize among others, and swim and explore freely among the rivers, lakes, bushes and trees. At the museum, there is not much to explore for these animals. In addition to being confined in such a small area, the American Museum of Natural History encourages visitors to buy alligator and crocodile skin products.

Sign this petition to demand the American Museum of Natural History release these animals to a sanctuary and stop encouraging visitors to buy animal skin products.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Amato,

The mission of the American Museum of Natural History is “to discover, interpret, and disseminate knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.” Keeping alligators and crocodiles in small enclosures does nothing to teach people about the natural world.

In the wild, alligators and crocodiles can travel long distances and will socialize with others of their kind. They are free to explore rivers, lakes, and even land. Unfortunately, there is not much to explore in captivity. Captive life is unnatural and depressing for these animals.

In addition, your museum encourages visitors to buy alligator and crocodile skin products. These products typically come from factory farms where crocodiles and alligators are over-bred, confined in much too small of spaces, and killed early in life. There is nothing more unnatural than that.

Please consider sending your alligators and crocodiles to an accredited sanctuary where they can live the natural life they deserve. In addition, please stop encouraging visitors to buy animal skin products.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Gareth Rasberry

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7 Comments

  1. Angela Rabon says:

    I have written an email directly to the museum!! Maybe if we contact them individually they will realize how many people want change.

  2. WAU Usahanun says:

    Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!
    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be banned on an island for their whole lives! Or not?
    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE  ALL   RESPONSIBLE   PERSONS  AWAY   –  ONCE  FOR ALL !
     
    ALL OF THAT  INHUMANE  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  CRIMINAL NONPERSONS  ARE ONLY SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – FEED THEM  TO ALLIGATORS !

  3. It has come to my attention that even though the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has been informed that alligators and crocodiles suffer whilst on display at your organization and that PETA eyewitnesses have recorded the horrific conditions in which these animals are reared on big factory farms your museum still exhibits alligators and endangered crocodiles in small tanks, which only encourages visitors to the museum to support the barbaric skins trade.

    This is clearly not conservation nor does it even come close to their natural habitats. Instead, these wonderful creatures must endure noisy crowds and loud children who oftentimes bang on the tanks. And, it only gets worse on the factory farms: Workers will coarsely slash into the animals’ necks and mix up their brains with metal rods, with some animals thrashing and kicking for minutes afterward.

    It was my understanding that the museum’s mission is “to discover, interpret, and disseminate knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe”. How does AMNH’s exhibit “Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World” have anything whatsoever to do with that?

    I ask that you please close down the alligator and crocodile exhibit at once and stop encouraging visitors to buy cruelly produced exotic skins.

  4. Bev Woodburn says:

    Here it goes again the imprisonment of innocent animals purely for GREED and committed by the sadistic and heartless human species. No animal is safe from the clutches of the heartless human species.

  5. Linda Barnett says:

    No creature, be they wild or domestic, should ever be imprisoned for man’s whims! No creature is born into this world to be exhibited! We are guardians on this precious planet and such guardianship requires respect to ALL living creatures. Man does not have the right to take from the natural world and imprison creatures in captivity. When will man learn? When it is too late!

  6. sybil eberhart says:

    These people have the mindset from the 1800’s and their attitude to exert their dominance and power over the rest of nature. I totally lost respect for them after finding out a “scientist”, Dr. Chris Filardi,of American Museum of Natural History killed a RARE and beautiful bird for “scientific research” when he had photos, DNA, feathers, and voice recordings of this first ever photographed bird!! He had been searching for 20 years for this bird then killed him, read: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/scientist-discovers-one-worlds-rarest-birds-and-kills-it-research. They have no respect or empathy for nature/animals and they are nothing more that trophies. Do not expect them to change!

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

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