Do petitions work?

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Do petitions work?
« on: 07/09/2009 09:51:12 »
Sometimes they do.

Look at this result of a petition to protect Turtles in the Bahamas.

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A while ago you signed the petition I posted online demanding the ban of the sea turtle slaughter in the Bahamas.

You helped us to make history. Thanks to you and people like you, the Sea Turtles now have total protection in this country. The Prime Minister took the right choice:

Ban on harvesting marine turtles in The Bahamas

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources hereby announces that the Fisheries Regulations governing marine turtles have been amended to give full protection to all marine turtles found in Bahamian waters by prohibiting the harvesting, possession, purchase and sale of turtles, their parts and eggs. The new regulations also prohibits the molestation of marine turtle nests. NASSAU, Bahamas.


The Government has engaged in intensive and extensive consultations with the public over the issue of the ban on the harvesting and sale of marine turtles for the past twelve months. The commitment to the conservation and preservation of these species while in Bahamian waters has been demonstrated by the introduction of protective measures and safeguards over the past two decades, starting with the actions taken to safeguard the hawksbill turtle in 1986.

The regulations will come into effect on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009.

Thank you a lot for your participation.

Best regards:

M. B. Pedro S. Baranda
bahamianturtle@care2.com

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« Reply #1 on: 07/09/2009 10:18:44 »
Excellent.  Well done.

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« Reply #2 on: 07/09/2009 14:51:13 »
Congrats :)
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« Reply #3 on: 08/09/2009 22:55:59 »
Petitions are great.
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

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« Reply #4 on: 14/09/2009 10:29:01 »
First step taken.
Now we have to wait how well this new law will be enforced.

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