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Stop Hunters from Killing Innocent Bear and Wolf Families

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Ever since the initiation of the new Administration in the U.S., environmental and wildlife issues have been given less and less attention and concern. Attempts have been started since day 1 to dismantle protections guarding the safety and preservation of America's lands and animal species. 

The attacks on the United States' wildlife have just reached a whole new level.

I'd like to take this time to bring your attention to an alarming article regarding restrictions on hunting:

https://www.thedodo.com/us-house-alaska-bear-wolf-2268102226.html

The House of Representatives has voted to overturn bans protecting  bear species from being hunted during hibernation, when they're most vulnerable and defenseless. The legislation would also allow innocent wolf families, including pups and their mothers, to be slaughtered in their dens.

Further, as stated within the article: 

"'What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America,' Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), said on Thursday. 'If the Senate and President concur, we'll see wolf families killed in their dens, bears chased down by planes or suffering for hours in barbaric steel-jawed traps or snares.'

The overturning of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ban would also allow hunters to lure animals with food and shoot them at point-blank range."

I understand hunting can't be banned altogether, and I'm not saying it necessarily should be, but the restrictions set in place are there for a reason, and there are definitely those who would love to have those restrictions lifted. Are hunters in general evil people? No. But that doesn't mean there aren't people who would gladly operate in ways discussed herein. The ban and restrictions need to stay in place to make sure individuals don't practice inhumane hunting tactics.

Please contact your senators and urge them to vote against overturning this ban, and stop hunters from slaughtering defenseless animal families.

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