Outrageous Anti-Animal Acts Planned for Alaska

From: HSUS.org

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate chose to turn nightmare into reality for animals living in our nation’s wildlife refuges — federal land in Alaska specifically set aside for them to thrive, not to become targets of inhumane and unsporting killing methods.

By a 52 to 47 party-line vote, Senators voted to repeal a 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule forbidding the most outrageous acts:

Black bears being caught in painful snare traps while foraging for food …

Wolf pups being shot point-blank in their dens …

Grizzly bears being chased by plane or helicopter before being shot down by trophy hunters …

All this cruelty and suffering for trophies.

With this heartbreaking vote, Congress enabled 76 million acres of our national wildlife refuges to become killing fields for trappers, baiters and spring trophy hunters.

The politicians in Washington who voted to allow these cruel practices do not represent the views of regular Americans on animal welfare or wildlife conservation. They sided with the special interests who want to kill wolf pups and hibernating grizzly bears for pleasure.

And this is only one of the recent attacks on animals:

  • Congress is trying to cherry-pick wolves from the federal list of endangered species, exposing them to trophy hunting, commercial trapping and hounding.
  • The Department of the Interior will allow millions of birds and other animals to suffer from lead poisoning by reversing an order restricting the use of toxic lead ammunition on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands.
  • Tennessee walking horses are still at risk of having chemicals burned into their skin until the anti-soring rule is unfrozen under the new administration.
  • And the U.S. Department of Agriculture has purged its website of government inspection reports on thousands of puppy mills, roadside zoos and other facilities.

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6 thoughts on “Outrageous Anti-Animal Acts Planned for Alaska

  1. ..
    I don’t know how much more my heart+soul can take..
    I feel so helpless..
    and so demoralized..
    and so desperately sad and angry for “the evil that men do.”

  2. This is absolutely unbelievable and inexcusable! No society that claims to be civilized or decent should allow such barbaric behavior, all unleashed on innocent wildlife. Well, my all my misanthropic inclinations are affirmed and justified.

  3. We keep ourselves why, what benefits are there from killing wild animals? Is it just the psychopathic satisfaction of taking lives? Nobody can ever come forward and convince us it is for health and safety or economic reasons, in this particular case. We, as the most intelligent species on the planet, are sick in the mind.

  4. I can’t believe we allowed this to even happen
    This bill was voted in along partisan lines .. I find it incomprehensible we did not know the truth that they were planning this type of vote.
    I called Sen Collins office after the vote and wrote her a letter re her vote on this disgusting issue. I was told by Sen King ( Maine) that he voted this way because he thinks hunting is a state’s rights issue and doesn’t want the Feds deciding who we can hunt in our state ! . Unbelievable response ! Science tossed out the window so they can kill beings who share our planet as they sleep with their young ! I also called sen Mc Cain and wrote him as well chastising him for making such a vote against science.. but bottom line we should have understood this was coming and positioned ourselves and gotten the notice to call certain senators .. I am shocked !

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