This, my friends, is the grand finale, our final hope in stopping animal cruelty from resuming on our National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.
This is a continuation of our first page of tweets to Stop #HJResolution69. If you have not sent off the first set of tweets they can be located here. Between the two sheets, we have 352 tweets. For ease of tweeting follow these instructions: Close your twitter window and open this post on your browser, do … Continue reading Tweet4Wolves Page Two: Stop H.J.Resolution 69
Tweetstorm: Stop #HJResolution69 and #SJResolution18 which seek to void the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule.
All of these carefully crafted protective measures were designed to ensure that wolves and bears remained as viable components of Alaska's environment.
The fault for the demise of these world-famous wolves rests squarely on the shoulders of Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten. He may not have pulled the trigger, but he permitted it.
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.
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) won passage of an amendment which would strip federal protection for endangered gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes states onto the so-called Sportsmen’s Act in Congress (.S. 659). Barrassos' amendment mirrors a bill he recently introduced with Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and would subvert two federal court rulings, … Continue reading Hey, Congress~Leave Those Wolves Alone
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".
29 other scientists say Great Lakes wolves should stay protected under the Endangered Species Act and they disagree with the idea that keeping wolves on the list increases public resentment. In a statement Tuesday, the scientists said Great Lakes wolves should stay on the list for now. They question the adequacy of state management plans and … Continue reading Keep Wolves Listed