URGENT / EMERGENCY / TIME-SENSITIVE
*NOTE: signing this petition is a good start, but please also call your legislators to have your voice heard on this urgent issue.
Powerful anti-conservation lobbyists are pressuring our federal legislators RIGHT NOW to pass a package bill that would have extreme consequences for polar bears, wildlife, and all Americans who love the great outdoors. Please contact your U.S. Senators TODAY and ask for current protections to be upheld for wildlife and people by voting NO on H.R.4089.
The so-called "Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012" is a highly controversial bill that combines several radical proposals into one package. This legislation seeks to:
a) indulge a small group of wealthy trophy hunters who want to import dead polar bear trophies from Canada in defiance of current law;
b) mandate that federal agencies open nearly all federal public lands to hunting without regard to the impact on wildlife and other resources; and
c) strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its ability to protect habitat and people from lead poisoning through toxic ammunition exposure.
TAKE ACTION NOW - PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS TO YOUR U.S . SENATORS ARE PIVOTAL IN THESE FINAL DAYS OF DELIBERATION - don't just sign, make the call!
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Senators, urging them to vote NO on H.R. 4089. Look up your legislator's phone number: http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/. You can say: "I would like you to vote NO on H.R. 4089 that will undo years of protection for polar bears, among other harmful actions against animals and people."
Don't forget to email your legislator, too - here is an easy action alert to use: http://bit.ly/a70mQp
REMEMBER: This legislation has the power to impact the lives of literally millions and millions of animals and people. Do not waste one more moment without telling your elected official that this bill is bad news. Contact your legislators now!