Stop Bear Snaring
  • Petitioned Alaska Board of Game

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Alaska Board of Game

Stop Bear Snaring

    1. Petition by

      Alaska Center for the Environment

Bear snaring is inhumane and unscientific, and should not be allowed in Alaska. We support balanced, scientifically based approaches to wildlife management that benefit all Alaskans, and ask the Board of Game to do the same.

Recently, the Alaska Board of Game has authorized a variety of dangerous, inhumane, and unscientific methods of manipulating wildlife populations in Alaska. For example, the state has authorized the killing of bear cubs, shooting wolves and bears from airplanes, gassing wolf pups, and shooting bears and cubs while they are sleeping in their dens.

In March, the Alaska Board of Game will consider a proposal which would authorize an open season for bear snaring for the first time in the state’s history. This January, 78 biologists called the practice “incompatible with the scientific principles and the ethics of modern wildlife management.” Former Governor Tony Knowles has called the proposed practice “unethical and unscientific.”

Put simply, we Alaskans want these extreme, unscientific predator management practices to stop.

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    News

    1. Proposal was denied!

      Alaska's game board turns down bear-snaring proposal

      The Alaska Board of Game on Friday unanimously voted down a proposal to allow black and brown bear snaring in an effort to save moose calves.

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • angela welch MONTEREY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Ever been standing in front of Jessie James home?? Most will never know how important our forefathers brought us here. to evade the inhumane treatment and be ourselves living free with no expections but graitude and counting our blessings that our communities are a better place to live, my daugher an honor student has a plaque for the some days of wish books and stories of the consitiution of the unitied states, i pledge a america my home sweet home. NOW GET OUT THERE AND PLAY BASEBALL WOULD YEA???

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    • angela welch MONTEREY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Food for thoughts, only eating bear makes us healthy, but snaring is cruel and takes our heritage away from my father who had working dogs and clay piegons to go on long trips for food that was only for nutrition not cruelty

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    • liu wai ling N.T., HONG KONG
      • about 2 years ago

      Please ! stop bear snaring, Their life has already endangered species. They has right to alive, respect our animals life. It most important and necessary in the world.

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    • Eva-Maria Handzik OCKENHEIM, GERMANY
      • over 2 years ago

      Weil ich selber in Alaska war und so viele Tiere gesehen habe und nicht will,dass diese sterben.

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    • peggy schmidt BARBOURSVILLE, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      I will do anything I can to preserve the beautiful bears of Alaska. I am sickened by the cruelty authorized by the Ak Board of Game...Dachau was more humane...

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