Breaking news: Federal judge blocks Wyoming and Idaho plans to open season on grizzly bears

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

August 31, 2018

A federal judge in Montana last night issued an order blocking what would have been the first trophy hunting season on grizzlies since the 1970s, set to open in Wyoming and Idaho this Saturday. The ruling came in response to a motion filed by the Humane Society of the United States with a coalition of conservation groups, as part of our lawsuit challenging the federal government’s removal of Endangered Species Act protection for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The temporary restraining order lasts for 14 days while the court considers the merits of the…

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One thought on “Breaking news: Federal judge blocks Wyoming and Idaho plans to open season on grizzly bears

  1. It was much, much too soon for a hunt on these bears. It was dismaying to see that the continued health of a species is second to hunting them for trophies, and bringing in money to the states. For some reason, non-violent means of bringing money into the states is never of importance.

    I hope that the bears are returned to threatened status, and it is my fondest wish and dream to have no-hunting buffer zones around all National Parks. The states, and Wyoming and Idaho especially, have proven that they cannot ‘manage’ the country’s unique and precious wildlife without oversight by the American people.

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