Keep Hunting Ban in National Wildlife Refuges

Deer jks Lola

Target: Dan Ashe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director

Goal: Keep the current hunting and fishing ban in all national wildlife refuges.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is considering letting people hunt and fish in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado. If this ban is lifted then hunting and fishing will spread to 12 other national refuges.

Many argue that hunting helps population control, however that is false. Hunting as a means of population control is ineffective and can even lead to reverse effects. In addition, hunting tears wildlife families apart and disturbs the environment’s delicate ecosystem by disrupting migration and hibernation patterns.

Although one cannot hear a fish scream, these animals feel pain and suffering just like all other beings. Wildlife refuges are supposed to be protected, safe places for animals, not war zones. Sign this petition and demand that the USFWS keep the hunting and fishing ban in all national wildlife refuges.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Ashe,

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is considering lifting the hunting and fishing ban in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado. If this ban is lifted then hunting and fishing will spread to 12 other national refuges.

Hunting tears wildlife families apart and disturbs the environment’s delicate ecosystem. Animals’ migration and hibernation patterns can be greatly disrupted by hunting. In addition, hunting is not an effective means of population control as many believe. In fact, hunting can have reverse effects and cause a population boom.

Please keep the hunting and fishing ban at all national refuges. National refuges are supposed to be a safe place for animals, not a danger zone.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: jks Lola

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2 Comments

  1. must keep the ban of hunting wildlife in effect .

  2. Christine Stewart says:

    Hunting in wildlife refuges is horrible in at least three ways- Firstly, “Refuge” implies safety- hunting is 100% the opposite! Second, Wildlife in refuges are at least slightly habituated to people, giving the hunters a completely unsporting advantage. Finally, animals that have experienced the terrifying sounds/sights/scent of hunting will be afraid of people, so that nature lovers will miss the joy of seeing wildlife in their natural habitat.

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