Target: U.S. Senate
Goal: Stop a hunting proposal from passing the Senate in order to protect polar bears and other wildlife from hunting and toxic ammunition exposure.
A radical hunting proposal that opens hunting on federal grounds and caters to polar bear poachers has passed through the House of Representatives and will now be voted on by the Senate. The proposal, dubbed “The Sportsman’s Heritage Act of 2012,” is a serious threat to the dwindling polar bear population. It is also a threat to all the wildlife that lives on federal property.
According to the Humane Society, the bill would cater to wealthy trophy hunters seeking to import polar bear trophies from Canada despite current laws that make such an act illegal.
The bill also mandates that federal agencies open nearly all federal public lands to hunting with no regard for the impact that hunting will have on habitat and wildlife. And the bill strips away the power and ability that the Environmental Protection Agency has to protect people, animals, and habitat from lead poisoning through toxic ammunition exposure.
Hunting on public lands such as National Parks is dangerous for people as well as animals.
By signing the petition below you can urge your senator to oppose “The Sportsman’s Heritage Act of 2012” bill that would undo the necessary protection of polar bears, mandate hunting on public land and strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its right to protect the environment from a devastating poison.
There are many things in this world that threaten the environment and the wildlife that thrives in it. “The Sportsman’s Heritage Act of 2012” is one of those dangerous and deadly bills that needs to be stopped before it becomes a law. The proposal threatens polar bears, humans, and public lands and shows a blatant disregard for the purpose of the Environmental Protection Agency.
I urge you to oppose this bill as it would mandate hunting on federal grounds, endanger polar bears and undo the protections already in place for the threatened and vulnerable species, and put people, animals, and habitats at risk of lead poisoning through toxic ammunition exposure by stripping the EPA of its right to protect.
Please take action to stop this legislation from passing the Senate floor.
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