VETO S.J. Res 18: KILLING Hibernating Bears and Wolf Pups

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The U.S. government is making it legal for people to shoot hibernating bear families in their dens — but there's still a way to stop this from happening.

It’s time to act now! Animals in Alaska's national wildlife refuges will soon be at risk of being hunted in their own homes. S.J. Resolution 18 will revoke the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule prohibiting controversial and scientifically unjustified hunting and killing methods on over 76 million acres of federal lands in Alaska.

The FWS’ rule prohibits these egregious tactics of unsustainable predator control including denning of wolves and their pups and using airplanes to scout, land and shoot bears. The rule does not prevent subsistence hunting on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. If the rule is overturned by invoking the Congressional Review Act, the FWS will be permanently barred from reinstating it unless Congress passes a law allowing a new rule.

We must act now to ensure Alaska’s wildlife is protected! The wildlife on these refuges belong to all Americans, not just a privileged few who want to kill iconic species like wolves and bears for trophies.

We are asking you to please sign petition, contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to oppose Senators Sullivan and Murkowski’s Joint Resolution 18 and House Joint Resolution 69, which would revoke the FWS rule protecting wildlife on Alaska national wildlife refuges from cruel hunting methods.