Petition: Ban Hunters From Killing Hibernating Bears and Cubs!

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Hunting animals for pleasure is awful to begin with, whether an animal is asleep, awake, moving, still, with cubs or alone. But an animal that’s sleeping is a whole other level of cruelty.

Last year, a father and son hunting duo were in hot water when video was released of them killing a mama bear and her two shrieking cubs while they were in their den. It was horrifying, but that bear was actually part of a study and was being monitored.

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This was fortunate or else we may never have known and they may never have suffered any consequences. That’s because as of 2017, it’s actually legal for hunters in Alaska to kill hibernating .

This law allows bears and wolves to not only be killed while hibernating or in their dens with their cubs, but to be targeted from helicopters. How horrifying must that be? That you could just be walking around your natural habitat going about your life and suddenly murdered, or worse in your home caring for your babies and suddenly your entire family is slaughtered.

When the protections put in place for these animals during the Obama presidency were overturned in 2017, Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle said in a statement: “What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America. If the Senate and president concur, we’ll see wolf families killed in their dens [and] bears chased down by planes.”

To make matters worse, this hunting is being permitted on national wildlife refuges, which as we’ve recently shared, are still at great risk due to a proposal to expand hunting. Government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity, Brett Hartl said: “This isn’t hunting — it’s slaughter. Killing wolves and bears in this cruel, unsportsmanlike fashion is outrageous, especially in national wildlife refuges that belong to all Americans.”

If you agree and want more protection for bears, wolves, and any other animals at risk, sign this ! The petition specifically asks Senator Warren to stand up for the bears, but you can add your voice to the petition and contact congress to let them know this is wrong!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 17 August 2019.


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Sénateur Warren, aidez-nous à interdire le massacre d’ours hibernants! 13 462 SUPPORTEURS 14 000 BUT Les membres de la droite ont légalisé le fait de tuer des ours en hibernation! Ajoutez votre nom si vous voulez interdire cette pratique cruelle, MAINTENANT! “Les chasseurs de l’Alaska peuvent désormais traquer et tuer des ours en hibernation grâce à une résolution de la Chambre des États-Unis et du Sénat américain visant à annuler les règles de l’ère Obama”, a rapporté le Huffington Post. Permettre à ces magnifiques animaux d’être tués de manière “aussi cruelle et antisportive est scandaleux”, a déclaré Brett Hartl, directeur… Read more »

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