This, my friends, is the grand finale, our final hope in stopping animal cruelty from resuming on our National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.
Tweetstorm: Stop #HJResolution69 and #SJResolution18 which seek to void the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule.
Your National Wildlife Refuges encompass more than 76 million acres in Alaska. These lands are your lands. Your voice can help protect them.
All of these carefully crafted protective measures were designed to ensure that wolves and bears remained as viable components of Alaska's environment.
Federal delisting and subsequent hunting, as well as the imminent extinction of a key food source due to global warming, spell disaster for the iconic grizzly bears of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
The Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 2406), aka the "SHARE Act", is an irresponsible omnibus of pro-hunting and anti-environment regulations that, if passed, would open federal lands to trapping, prevent the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service from restricting the illegal ivory trade, allow hunters to import the bodies of polar bears killed as trophies in Canada, prevent the government from regulating the use of lead ammunition (the consumption of which by wildlife can result in illness and death), and force wildlife managers to consider hunting and trapping interests above all others.
The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act (S.659 and S.405) would destroy years of work done by animal protection advocates, environmentalists, and conservationists to protect endangered species and other wildlife. Such blind dedication to implementing recreational killing is detrimental to both conservation efforts and goes against the wishes of the majority of Americans.
The Board of Game has also practiced intensive management by liberalizing sport hunting regulations, including increasing bag limits from five per season up to 20 per season or 10 per day (as high as 20 a day for wolves in some areas of the state), and liberalizing hunting seasons for predators to increase their "harvest".
Good news for Alaska's Wildlife and Wolves Over the past decade, the National Park Service has objected to at least 50 proposals by Alaska wildlife officials to liberalize the killing of predators within national preserves. The conflict can be traced back to 1994, when the Alaska Legislature passed a law mandating that the Board of Game … Continue reading Restrictions On Predator Hunting Will Help Prevent Steep and Long Term Depression of Predator Populations