Petition Tag - bart

1. Ban BART Strikes

BART carries nearly 375,000 passengers on an average week day. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute estimates that one day of a BART strikes cost the Bay Area economy $73 million. It also hurts our environment, wasting 800,000 gallons of gas each day of a strike and putting 16 million lbs of carbon into the air.

New York, Chicago, Massachusetts, Washington, and San Francisco restrict transit strikes. Due to the crippling impact a BART strike would have on the Bay Area and California economy, it is imperative that the State Legislature provide a backstop to the regional BART Board through a ban on BART strikes.

2. Stop the killing of Cape Town's Baboons

Update (July 13, 2010) William of Scarborough is the first non-dispersing male to be killed under the new "raiding baboon" protocol. He was trapped and killed in secret without any public knowledge or input around the decision making.

UPDATE (May 15, 2010): IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT CAPE NATURE CONSERVATION HAS ALREADY CAPTURED AND KILLED "SOL", ONE OF THE DISPERSING MALES THAT WERE "TAGGED" LAST YEAR, IGNORING ALL NON-LETHAL OPTIONS OFFERED TO THEM, AND OPERATING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, DESPITE VEHEMENT PUBLIC PROTEST. THIS WAS DONE UNDER THE NEW "DISPERSING MALE" PROTOCOL

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Plans are under way to cull Cape Town's dispersing male and repeat raider baboons. Bart, a dispersing male recently seen at UCT is one of the first of a number of healthy adult males targeted for euthanasia.

Three offers have been made to relocate him and other dispersing males elsewhere off the Peninsula, but these are being ignored by the Wildlife Advisory Committee, even though translocation is an option set out in the new protocol.

(To date- July 2010, we do not know what happened to Bart as he disappeared late last year).

3. Bring Back Mission Hill!

Mission hill was a great show created by former writers of The Simpsons and The National Lampoon.

It lasted 13 episodes and had half a dozen that weren't completed. This series has many fans and is truly a work of art.