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We Need Your Voices Today! Wyoming Approves Hunting Of 22 Grizzly Bears This Year Despite Comments from 125,000 People Opposing The Hunt – World Animal News

We Need Your Voices Today! Wyoming Approves Hunting Of 22 Grizzly Bears This Year Despite Comments from 125,000 People Opposing The Hunt
By Lauren Lewis –
May 25, 2018

Following this week’s unanimous vote by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, 22 grizzly bears that may wander out of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will officially become at risk of being killed during the state’s first sanctioned hunt of its kind in 44 years.
This despite the state receiving more than 125,000 comments from people opposing the hunt of the bears and only one year after grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem were removed from the Endangered Species List.
“It’s so disturbing that Wyoming thinks they’re more valuable dead than alive,” Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement while referring to Yellowstone’s bears as national treasures. “Grizzly bears have only just begun to recover, and hunting could sabotage that crucial process. People love these bears and don’t want to see them killed just so somebody can put a trophy on their wall.”
According to a statement from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the allowable mortality limits were developed using a pre-set formula outlined in a cooperative agreement between the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.
Wyoming considers its decision to be a “conservative” approach to the state’s grizzly bear management.
Animal advocates consider it to be the unnecessary murder of innocent animals!
Tragically, now for a mere $602.00 for residents and $6002.00 for nonresidents, hunters in Wyoming can obtain a license to hunt and kill a grizzly bear.
On May 10th, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in the eastern part of the state.
Under this ruling, one Idaho hunter draws a permit to shoot one grizzly bear during the hunt, the state’s first in 40 years.
As per the Idaho Statesman, the sole hunter will not be able to use bait or hound hunting to bag his “once in a lifetime trophy” during the season which will run September 1st through November 15th of this year.
In February, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks decided not to hold a Yellowstone-area grizzly bear hunting season this year.
Tragically, the three-state-region is home to only 700 grizzlies. While the number is up from 136 when they were listed as a threatened species in 1975, reducing the population by hunting and killing them is not only unacceptable it is barbaric.
We Need Your Voices Today!
Please Contact The Wyoming Officials Below & Tell Them That You Oppose The Hunting of 22 Grizzly Bears in Wyoming.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
E-mail: Here
Phone: (307) 777-7434
Fax: (307) 632-3909
Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi
E-mail: Here
Phone: (202) 224-3424
Wyoming Senator John Barrasso
E-mail: Here
Phone: (307) 261-6413
Scott Talbott, Director Wyoming Game & Fish
Phone: (307) 777-4501
Fax: (307) 777-4699
MARK ANSELMI – President Wyoming Game & Fish
Phone: (307) 777-4600
DAVID RAEL – Vice President Wyoming Game & Fish
Phone: (307) 777-4600

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Petition: This Zoo Replaced Dead Animals With Animals Poached From the Wild

by: Care2 Team
target: Central Zoo Authority

1,387 SUPPORTERS – 10,000 GOAL
Last year, a zoo ranger at the Delhi Zoo in New Delhi, India noticed something strange. The number of monitor lizards at the zoo seemed to vary from day to day.

The animals were not, of course, playing tricks on him, but his supervisors were.

Turns out the lizards were dying at an alarming rate. From the original five, not even one survived but then, just like that, four more took their place. Zoo officials were replacing dead animals with new ones.

This story and a host of other horrors come out in a report that found that zoo officials at the Delhi Zoo tried to hide their extremely high animal mortality rate by replacing their dead animals with animals they poached from the wild. An inquiry conducted by authority found that zoo staff illegally captured monitor lizards, sand boa, rat snakes, tortoises and two small Indian civets.

Many people think of zoos and their staff as being dedicated to the education of the public on the importance of animals, but the Delhi Zoo staff were more with saving their own skin than saving the animals of our planet.

It’s time the Central Zoo Authority shut down this zoo and end their horrific cycle of poach, kill, replace and repeat. Sign the petition and tell officials to shut down the Delhi Zoo.


petition: Does Your State Still Allow Puppy Mills?

by: Care2 Team
target: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Ha

36,521 SUPPORTERS – 40,000 GOAL
Filthy cages, extreme temperatures, maggot-infested food, dirty water, emaciated dogs, and dogs covered in feces. Step into a puppy mill, and that’s the heartbreaking sight you’ll see, according to The Humane Society of the United States’ most recent Horrible Hundred report.

“Puppy mills” or “pet mills” refer to commercial breeders that force animals to continuously produce more and more young to feed the pet trade. Unfortunately, many of the animals end up in shelters and being euthanized.

Despite the horrific conditions in pet mills across the country, only two states – California and Maryland – have banned pet stores from selling puppies and kittens from commercial breeders. That means 48 states still allow these horrible places to exist.

Puppies and kittens don’t deserve this inhumane treatment. We need to take a stand and end this despicable practice now.

Does your state still allow puppy mills? Sign now to demand that it bans puppy mills for good!


petition: Giving Puppy Mills Advance Notice of Inspections Will Let Them Hide Abuse

by: Laura G
target: Bernadette Juarez, deputy administrator of animal care, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
47,751 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL

Instead of surprising puppy mills, research laboratories, zoos and other facilities with animal welfare inspections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a pilot program in which it will also conduct announced inspections.

Giving the operators of puppy mills and other facilities advance notice of these inspections will give them plenty of time to hide sick and dying animals, clean up dirty areas and otherwise cover up violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

According to a letter sent to these facilities in April 2018 by the deputy administrator of animal care at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which enforces the Animal Welfare Act, one of the benefits of announced inspections is they enable facilities to choose the “optimal hours” to be inspected. How exactly is that beneficial to the welfare of animals?

The USDA needs to continue, as it has done for decades, to only conduct surprise animal welfare inspections of puppy mills, research laboratories, zoos and other facilities. Please sign and share this petition telling the agency to cancel the announced inspections pilot program.


petition: The Trump Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Kill Baby Bears and Wolves

by: Care2 Team
target: United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

61,039 SUPPORTERS – 65,000 GOAL
In Alaska, you might soon be able to teach your children the wonder of the great outdoors by killing helpless bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens or mowing down swimming caribou from the comfort of your own motorboat.

The Trump administration wants to open the door to extreme hunting techniques of some of Alaska’s most iconic animals. The proposal is an attempt to rollback a 2015 Obama administration regulation that banned the same practices.

Besides the horrific caribou slaughtering methods that would be permitted, the rollback would also allow hunters to “lure brown and black bears with bait, hunt black bears and their cubs using artificial lights, […], and use dogs to hunt black bears.”

The park service suggests that loosening hunting restrictions would boost opportunities for “sportsmen” wishing to take advantage of Alaska’s bounty. But, in reality, it is just a disgusting push to make the cruel sport of hunting even more inhumane and barbaric.

Now, the public has 60 days to comment before the final decision is made.

Please sign the petition and tell the Department of the Interior that you don’t want cruel extreme hunting techniques in our federal lands. Speak up now, while there is still time.

For more information about the National Park Service’s proposal or to submit public comments, visit and search for “RIN 1024-AE38.”