This petition was started by my religion teacher not very long ago. It concerns an endangered species of sloths, called Pygmy sloths. In 2001, the breed was counted to have about 500 members. In 2012, the official count was down to the 70s. It turns out that local fishermen visit the island seasonally, and instead of eating the profitable fish, choose to kill and eat the pygmy sloths.

If she reaches 100,000 signatures, the next step is to contact ANAM (similar to the US’s EPA) and work to preserve the remaining members of the species. This is so important and I implore you all to sign!

In case you're feeling sad.

Here are some photos of a sloth crossing the road.

We stopped traffic in both directions and put a stick in the way hoping he’d climb up and we could lift him to safety. Which looked like it might work.

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But he wasn’t really into the stick thing, so we just let him cross naturally.

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And watched as he went back off into the wilds.

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Best day of my life.

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