Target: President Trump
Goal: Stop supporting effort to allow hunters to shoot wolves and hibernating bears from airplanes.
Entire families of wolves could soon be shot at from airplanes and killed in their dens due to a recent Congressional vote. This new bill is unnecessarily cruel and must not be signed into law by Trump.
Republicans provided the votes for the bill, which passed with a 52 to 47 margin in the Senate. Though they claimed the measure was a states’ rights issue, most Alaskans opposed the new deregulation, and several Alaskans voiced their concerns during the public comment period. Wildlife protection organizations have worked for years to prohibit practices like these in all states, but they will now be allowed in the state of Alaska.
Wildlife biologists strongly oppose the measure, and not just because of its unnecessary cruelty and inhumanity. Wolves, bears, and other predators play a significant role in their environments, and hunting these animals can lead to unintended environmental consequences, such as overpopulation of prey species. The impact of this new measure could result in environmental devastation in Alaska.
Innocent animals and their cubs should not have to fear being shot and killed in their own homes by flying human intruders. Please sign this petition to condemn Congress’ decision to prioritize the interests of unethical hunters over ecologically important animals in their natural habitats and ask Trump to not sign this bill into law.
Dear Donald Trump,
The vote in Congress to allow unethical hunting practices in Alaska is unnecessarily cruel and environmentally reckless. Though the rule was passed under the guise of states’ rights, Alaskan residents opposed the measure by a 2 to 1 margin. Several Alaskans’ comments in opposition to the bill were ignored.
Not only are these practices inhumane, they are likely to harm the environment. Though predators account for a small portion of Alaskan wildlife, they play a significant role in the ecology of the environment. By killing predators, prey populations could boom, affecting every life form in the natural Alaskan environment. Wildlife experts and biologists have largely condemned the decision due to the possibility of unintended ecological consequences.
Dismantling regulations in the name of states’ rights has historically allowed conservatives to disregard the best interests of people and the environment for years and must stop, especially when most citizens are opposed to the measure in question. I urge you to not support the inhumane shooting of wildlife from airplanes.
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