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Beyond damned, souless House OK's the potential Killing of Hibernating Animals

https://www.thedodo.com/us-house-alaska-bear-wolf-2268102226.html

People Want To Shoot Hibernating Bear Families And The Government Just Voted To Let Them

"What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America."
SARAH V SCHWEIG

FEB 17, 2017
Mother bears hibernating with their cubs and wolves raising pups in their dens may no longer be protected from a hunter's rifle.

The lives of countless bear and wolf families are hanging in the balance today because the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to overturn a ban on cruel hunting tactics that previously protected animals on some of the most treasured wildlife refuges in America.

On 76 million acres of federal refuges in Alaska, hunters will be permitted to enter dens where vulnerable bear families are hibernating and kill them if the resolution becomes law. They will also be able to shoot entire wolf families raising young pups if the Senate and President agree with the vote.

"What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America," Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), said on Thursday. "If the Senate and President concur, we'll see wolf families killed in their dens, bears chased down by planes or suffering for hours in barbaric steel-jawed traps or snares."

(More revolting info at link.)
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Sat Feb 18, 2017, 03:56 PM (10 replies)
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