Don’t Let Hunters Shoot Bears Using Silencers

Target: Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives

Goal: Don’t legalize the use of silencers on public lands to shoot and kill grizzly bears.

A number of Republican congressmen are now backing the NRA and the gun industry in their pursuit of new legislation that would lift strict regulations on where silencers can be used. If the new bill passes, hunters would have the ability to shoot grizzly bears on public lands using these devices, putting animals and potentially the public at risk. This is an inhumane proposal and it must not be allowed to pass.

Thanks to other recent measures that have removed protections for grizzly bears on federal lands, such as Yellowstone, these rare American carnivores are now at greater risk than ever before. Should hunters be permitted to shoot bears using silencers, the species could face jeopardy over the limited lands where they still reside. Also troubling is the fact that should this bill pass, regulations on silencers will be greatly relaxed, which could mean more potential criminals could get their hands on them and use them to commit crimes.

There is no need for hunters to use silencers to kill grizzly bears or any other animal on public lands. The only ones who stand to benefit from this legislation are a small number of vocal trophy hunters. Sign this petition to demand that Congress strongly reject this bill.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Congresswoman Pelosi,

The bill known as the SHARE Act will soon be voted on by the House of Representatives. This bill would, among other things, allow hunters to kill grizzly bears on public lands using silencers. Contrary to the NRA’s position that this bill “will protect hunters and help preserve our outdoor heritage,” loosening the restrictions on silencers will only put large carnivores like these bears at risk, as well as the American public as a whole.

As this bill is currently receiving overwhelming Republican support, it is necessary for your party to do whatever it can to help ensure this bill this struck down. I urge you to strongly condemn this legislation, in the name of America’s wildlife and everyone who visits public lands to appreciate nature.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Scott Calleja

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176 Comments

  1. Ya lo he dicho algunas otras veces:los animales FORMAN PARTE DE “LA CREACION”,al igual que los seres humanos y nosotros no tenemos ningún derecho a hacerles sufrir y menos a quitarles su vida, porque no son nuestros; ellos, han sido creados para compartir la vida en esta tierra con nosotros y debemos respetarlos; su ciclo de vida es, nacer, crecer y morir cuando les llegue su hora al igual que nosotros. Ningún cazador, caza con o sin silenciador por necesidad sino por diversión en la mayoría de los casos, pues parece que si tienen dinero para comprar las armas y su mantenimiento, no?
    Asi que a ver si de una vez por todas, los cazadores empiezan ya a evolucionar mentalmente y dejan de actuar como el hombre primitivo, que al principio era vegetariano, pero luego fué a peor empezando a “MATAR” (estamos en el s.XXI), no siendo que como alguna vez ya ha ocurrido,a alguno “LE SALGA EL TIRO POR LA CULATA”.Y que asi sea.

  2. BEARS SHOULDN’T BE SHOT,BAD HUMANS LIKE THESE SHOULD THOUGH.

  3. Mark Hopkins says:

    Silencers should be legal to hunt any legal game. Silencers will not cause more game to be shot, but we’ll save the hearing of Sportsman. This petition is not only stupid but very ill-informed. You would be better off with a petition that simply bans hunting bears. I don’t believe we should hunt any game where the population is so low it requires a lottery. If there is not enough game for everyone to hunt, there is not enough game to hunt. Let the population grow until there is enough game for every Sportsman to hunt.

    • Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

      Silencers should be legal to hunt any legal game? i think not cause hunting is not a sport game and it should not be legal at all. should be illegal to hunt animals.

    • You’re a poacher. Bears are not game. I would like to see trophy hunting be banned. Game over.

    • A real manly man, aren’t you? Killing from a distance while hiding with camouflage clothing and a powerful rifle. Now you want silencers, too? I’ll bet you’d love it if different species of wildlife were bred like it’s done in Africa for canned hunts so you and your huntin’ pals could have stuffed animal heads on walls while preserving your hearing. Sportsman–is that what you call yourself? Why don’t you go play ball instead of killing for fun?

  4. Denise Devereux says:

    Silencers are NOT LEGAL – and correction you mean Suppressors.

    SPORTSMAN – What a joke you mean THUG KILLERS.
    Only sport when the opponent has an equal chance.

    Go do some skilled Target Shooting. I’m not against guns but I am in how they are used.

    Off you go into the bush WITHOUT A GUN with your coward inbred mates and let’s see how you do!

    Who cares about your hearing hope you all shoot one another.
    I only hope an innocent bystander or protected animal is not another of your victims. Future harm/death is in your hands Congresswoman Pelosi and litigation pending!

    • Well said Denis. Stinking cowards the lot of em. Let em shoot each other!!!! Silencers will ensure that these hunters aren’t heard by other animals. Sport my arse!

  5. Nature treats back now ?
    Take responsibility for your cruelty
    Take responsibility for your Being on Earth

  6. Stop killing bears now arseholes kill the poachers.

  7. The garbage hunters should have their ears blown out. Cowardly inhumane and sadistic. REAL MEN DON’T HUNT they respect all creatures and don”t need to kill any creature to prove anything.

  8. BEARS are sentient beings and should not be hunted and shot – at all! how archaic, cruel and barbaric. appreciate your wildlife whilst you still have it – only a brain dead idiot would consider hunting.

  9. COWARDS! Need I say more……….

  10. I HAVE A BETTER IDEA! … SILENCERS BE MADE LEGAL AND BOUNTY’S PUT ON THE HEADS OF HUNTERS!

  11. STOP THIS HORRIFIC HOBBY OF MURDERING OFF OUR WILDLIFE — WITH OR WITHOUT SILENCERS! — SHAME ON YOU FOR CHOOSING SUCH A COWARDLY & CRUEL PASTIME : KILLING OUR WILD ANIMALS WHO SO MUCH WANT TO LIVE AND WHO HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO LIVE their lives — MOREOVER, our wild animals have a specific purpose in our delicate eco-system! — LEAVE OUR WILDLIFE ALONE!!!

  12. Spencer Badger says:

    Don’t shoot them at all!!!!!!!!!!

  13. It’s bad enough that hunters are killing innocent bears. But with silencers, bears and other animals will have no warning sounds to alert them that there are hunters with guns in the vicinity. This is inhumane and unsportsman-like to say the least.

  14. Simon Rimmer says:

    Trophy hunting is just animal serial killing, and should be banned worldwide.

  15. If you need to kill go to war! There are plenty in the world. Hunters hide, kill from a distance – talk about cowardly!
    May life mirror your actions!

  16. Stop & pursue this insane criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!
    THIS KIND OF BARBARISM AGAINST LIVING CREATURES IS LESS THAN INHUMANE AND MUST HAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CRIMINAL RABBLE!
    THE INHUMANE ASSHOLE – STYLE IS TO STOP!

    STOP ULTIMATELY THESE ENDLESS INCONSIDERATION FOR THE WHOLE WORLD !!!
    KICK ALL OF THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE OUT OF THEIR PROFESSION AND LET THEM PAY REPARATION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!

  17. This should be changed to “no hunting ever”

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