Just say no

It’s heartbreaking that the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of cruel and overzealous killing methods that could end up destroying the ecological diversity of our federal public lands. Thankfully, the U.S. Senate has a chance to put a stop this once and for all, by voting “no” on the Senate companion resolution, S.J. Res. 18.  Voting “no” on this resolution is a vote against barbaric methods which include shooting hibernating bears with their cubs, killing wolf pups and their mothers in their dens;  using airplanes to scout, land, and shoot grizzly bears; and baiting and trapping black and grizzly bears with steel-jawed leghold traps and neck wire snares.  I cannot understand why anyone would support any of these.
This is an inhumane resolution, which barely squeaked by the House.  Wildlife and wild lands are precious resources that belong to all citizens. Congress made the decision to protect these treasures by setting up a national system of parks and refuges. We cannot allow a single state to override not only Congress but the wildlife experts who carefully drew up the hunting rules that this resolution seeks to overturn. Please, for the good of our nation’s wildlife, for the good of our national park system, and for the good of the rule of law, contact Senator Maria Cantwell at 202-224-3441 and Senator Patty Murray at 202-224-2621, and ask them to vote NO on S.J. Res. 18.

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