Stop Alaska's officials from expanding aerial shooting of bears
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Stop Alaska's officials from expanding aerial shooting of bears

    1. Alejandro  Vasquez
    2. Petition by

      Alejandro Vasquez

      Bound Brook, NJ

In a new package of policies criticized even by some hunters, the Alaska Board of Game on Tuesday opened the door to aerial gunning of bears by state wildlife officials. It also debated a measure that would allow more widespread snaring of bears -- including grizzlies, which are officially considered threatened across most of the U.S.
The controversial "intensive management" moves are the latest in a series of increasingly aggressive control methods targeting bears and wolves in Alaska. In some areas, wolf pups can be gassed in their dens, bear cubs and sows can be hunted, and wolves shot from helicopters.

The board deferred until March the decision on whether to permit baiting and snaring of black bears and grizzlies in additional areas, a practice utilized for the last four years in a pilot project in central Alaska.

But it removed the historical blanket prohibition against aerial hunting of bears and specifically authorized state game agents to begin helicopter and fixed-wing hunting of bears along the Dalton Highway corridor in the high Arctic, where a precarious population of musk oxen has been threatened by predators.

"That potentially does open up that [aerial] method for other places as well -- to take bears with aerial shooting and land-and-shoot," David James, Region 3 supervisor for the state Department of Fish and Game's Division of Wildlife Conservation, said in an interview. "It would no longer be illegal to do that anywhere else in the state."


{from the L.A Times}

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    Reasons for signing

    • Elle Jordan CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      There is absolutely no reason to shoot bears. What is the matter with you people?

    • calovi carole ALèS, FRANCE
      • almost 2 years ago

      Do you believe God creature all alive animals ? Yes ? Then stop to destroy God Creation ! These animals merit to live and to reproduce ! Thei feel suffering !!! Please leave them living in freedom and happyness like God should want it is !!!!

    • Sophie So FUVEAU, FRANCE
      • almost 2 years ago

      Shame on you !!

      • almost 2 years ago

      Je viens de signer la pétition suivante adressée à:. Gouvernement de l'Alaska ---------------- Nous, les gens demandent d'arrêter cette loi contre les ours. Tuer un être vivant pour résoudre un problème est l'état droit de le faire d'une manière intelligente, ce n'est pas une solution, il est extermination. Nous vivons au 21ème siècle et nous avons suffisamment de ressources pour résoudre les problèmes que les gens de l'Alaska est confrontée. Alors, arrêtez de cette loi et de protéger la vie, Trouver d'autres moyens pour résoudre les problèmes en Alaska et ne nuisent pas à la vie. Sincèrement,

    • Sabine Dassinger BABENHAUSEN, GERMANY
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is barbaric and cruel - please stop that !!!


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