Australia is facing an unprecedented disaster. Historic fires are raging across much of the country. People are fleeing from their homes and scientists believe half a billion animals are dead.
A new petition on Change, org urges us all the take action.
The petition, started by Tamara Key and has 165,000 signatures, writes:
We ask our United States Representatives in the House and the Senate to vote to send aid to our friends and allies in Australia to help fight the catastrophic wildfires and that we act immediately.
Australia is burning at an unprecedented rate. Truly beyond anything it has ever experienced. Their All Volunteer Fire Department has quickly realized that this is a highly unusual event and are overwhelmed. Fire season has started months early with no end in sight. It is time for allied governments to send aid in the form of firefighters and equipment. We should also request help from all of the nations of the world who are able. This is an emergency and we cannot stand by without offering our assistance.
The amount of wildlife lost is hard to comprehend and acting now will save many human lives, as well as treasured flora and fauna, some species of which are now lost forever, never to return. The amount of suffering is immense. We have to expect that our government function in an efficient and timely way when our friends and neighbors need us. Help now before many more millions of lives are lost, we will regret this later if we don’t act now.
Please sign now to show our politicians what is important to us all as Americans. That we act in friendship when devastation occurs. That the world is small and we help each other.
You can sign the petition by clicking HERE.