Here’s how you can help: The eradication of bullfrogs from
critical amphibian habitat is an integral part of the management plans
for many threatened amphibian species in the western USA. However,
efforts to eradicate bullfrogs will be futile in the long-term so long
as bullfrogs are still being imported into the states to which they do
not belong, as the frogs inevitably escape into the wild or are
intentionally set free. Thus the continued importation of American
Bullfrogs into California runs contrary to state and federal Endangered
Species Acts and is in the worst interest of western states’ ecosystems
and native wildlife.
–Visit the SAVE THE FROGS! website and learn about the problem with eating frog legs and how these invasive species upset the balance of native ecosystems. Read more about the issue here: http://www.savethefrogs.com/frogblog/campaigns/from-the-pond-to-the-plate-bullfrogs-in-chinatown-san-francisco/
NEVER EAT FROG MEAT AND DO NOT BUY WILD-CAUGHT FROGS
–The trade of the American Bullfrog is what causes the spread of disease and invasive species. Do not support the trade of amphibians.
SIGN THE PETITION
–SAVE THE FROGS! supports a ban on the importation, sale, release and possession of American Bullfrogs into and within areas to which they do not belong, i.e. anywhere outside eastern North America. SAVE THE FROGS! requests that teachers and pet seekers not purchase American Bullfrogs or their tadpoles, as either you or the biological supplier has a high chance of being located outside the frogs’ native range.
Sign the petition to ban the import of American Bullfrogs into the state of California: www.savethefrogs.com/bullfrog-petition
Your signature will help convey the importance of this matter to California’s politicians, who to date have been slow to adopt measures to protect California’s native amphibian populations, many of which are endangered. Sign this petition and share it with your friends, family and family. We need your help to stop the inhumane and cruel trade of amphibians that is wiping out native species in California. This is a winnable campaign and together we can save the frogs!