Don’t Abandon Endangered Species Programs in the Wake of COVID-19

Target: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Goal: Bail out American zoos and aquariums so they can continue to protect and preserve endangered species.

Over 200 American zoos and aquariums are “hemorrhaging” following the COVID-19 shutdowns. This dire financial situation may mean shutting down endangered species protection and preservation programs. Sign the petition to demand that the federal government bail out these vital institutions.

Although zoos were closed to the public for the last three months, they still had to feed, shelter, and treat tens of thousands of animals. Many zoos spend millions of dollars to keep these animals safe and healthy. While some zoos are controversial, a great number of other zoos and aquariums are the first line of defense for endangered species. Vital conservation programs help preserve and rebuild endangered populations.

Thousands of endangered mammals, birds, and sea animals are at risk of disappearing forever if zoos cannot continue their conservation efforts. Sign the petition to demand that the government help keep these programs alive.


Dear Speaker Pelosi,

America’s zoos and aquariums help protect, preserve, and rebuild the populations of thousands of endangered species. However, having been closed to the public for several months now, these institutions are struggling to raise enough funds to shelter and feed their endangered species. Many are at risk of shuttering their conservation programs.

America’s zoos and aquariums need a bail out. I ask that the federal government come together to help these institutions keep America’s endangered species alive.


[Your Name Here]

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