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
E-mail: mark.anselmi@wyo.gov
Phone: (307) 777-4600
DAVID RAEL – Vice President Wyoming Game & Fish
E-mail: david.rael@wyo.gov
Phone: (307) 777-4600

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Petition: Save Bear Cubs by Ending the Spring Bear Hunt in Alberta

Save Bear Cubs by Ending the Spring Bear Hunt in Alberta

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target: Alberta Fish and Wildlife

64,640 SUPPORTERS – 65,000 GOAL

A black bear cub in Alberta, Canada has no idea just how lucky he is to be alive.

Earlier this week, a 14-year-old boy was out with a family friend hunting for bears. They were perched high above the forest floor in lookouts that were attached to trees. In a video that has now gone viral, a bear cub that was accompanying his mother decided to take a closer look at the strange contraption that was hanging high above its head. The bear climbed to the height of the lookout, gave the young boy a few sniffs, then lost interest and headed on its way.

Millions of people saw the video and many commented as to how cute they thought the interaction was. But in reality, there is nothing cute about what the hunters were doing.

Hunting bears is cruel in and of itself, but Spring bear season is even worse. During the season, female bears have cubs. If a hunter shoots one of these bear mothers, the cubs would have almost zero chance of survival. They would most likely die of starvation.

While it is illegal to kill a female with cubs, there is no guarantee a hunter will abide by the law, or recognize a mother bear before they’ve pulled the trigger.

Alberta should recognize that the spring bear hunt is cruel and end it right away.

Please sign the petition and ask Alberta Fish and Wildlife to end the Spring bear hunt.

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Progress! Politician Calls for the End of Bear Bile Farming in China

Natasha Brooks
Bears on bile farms in China, Vietnam, and South Korea endure torturously painful lives constricted to metal cages and restraints while bile is extracted from their gallbladders. Crying out in pain, many are abused and neglected so severely they lose limbs and appendages. World-renowned charity Animals Asia has long been fighting to free these beautiful bears from their dismal fate, and they have shared some very encouraging news — a Chinese politician has made the proposal that China should pledge to end all bear bile farms by 2035!

This proposal was made by Shi Minghai, Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China and a member of the Hubei province’s National People’s Congress. He proposed that breeding on bile farms end in 2020 and that bear bile extraction should be banned and bears on these farms be microchipped by 2022, with plans for the entire industry to be eradicated by 2035. Vietnam and South Korea recently made efforts to end the bear bile farming industry, and activists hope this new proposed legislation will have China following suit.

In regards to this encouraging news, Animals Asia Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE stated: “This proposal is very exciting and opens the door to a bear bile farm-free future for China. We cannot anticipate whether this proposal will be accepted, but it is very significant that the issue has been raised at the highest levels of Chinese lawmaking and that the proposal has been allowed to go public … With at least 10,000 bears on farms, ending bear bile farming in China will be an enormously difficult task, but I have every faith that the modern China has the funds, the expertise and the will to do so.”

Since 1998, Animals Asia has been fighting to free bears used in the bile industry, and they have successfully rescued more than 600 bears, with over 300 of them living freely on the organization’s sanctuary grounds in China and Vietnam. To learn more about Animals Asia and how you can become involved in their life-saving work, visit their website here.

Many people are still unaware of the cruel bile industry, so please make sure you share this with your network to help shed light on the serious issue.

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Wyoming Pushes For Grizzly Bear Hunt After Trump Administration Removes Their Endangered Species Protection – World Animal News

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Wyoming Pushes For Grizzly Bear Hunt After Trump Administration Removes Their Endangered Species Protection – World Animal News

BREAKING NEWS

By WAN –
March 12, 2018

Less than one year after Yellowstone’s famed grizzly bears were stripped of Endangered Species Act protection, on Friday, the state of Wyoming started advocating to hunt grizzly bears beginning this fall. Under the regulations, the state will sell tags for 24 grizzlies in areas outside of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
“Wyoming’s reckless hunt ignores the fact that grizzly bears remain endangered in Yellowstone and across the West,” Andrea Santarsiere, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement. “It’s tragic that these imperiled animals will be shot and killed so trophy hunters can stick heads on their walls.”
Although grizzly bear numbers in the greater Yellowstone area increased with endangered species protection granted in 1975, the bears continue to be threatened by isolation from other Grizzly populations, loss of key food sources and human-caused mortalities including hunting. Overall grizzly bears occupy less than 4% of their historic range in the United States.
“Yellowstone’s amazing grizzly bears are loved by people around the world and they deserve a real shot at survival,” continued Santarsiere. “It’s horrific that Wyoming doesn’t see the intrinsic value that these bears bring to the state’s landscape.”
Millions of tourists from all over the world come to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Taton National Park every year in anticipation of seeing a grizzly bear and other rare wildlife. The tourism industry is a major economic drive for many towns in Wyoming and Montana. But the new regulations would provide no protection for Yellowstone’s famed bears, which could be shot if they leave the park boundaries.
Just last month, Montana State game agency took the opposite approach, recommending no grizzly bear hunt this year. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission adopted the recommendation on February 15th.
“Montana made the right decision to not allow grizzly bear hunting this year and hopefully in future years,” said Santarsiere. “Wyoming’s failure to follow suit is deeply disappointing.”
The appeal to allow hunting comes as key grizzly food sources in the heart of the Yellowstone ecosystem have been collapsing and grizzly mortality rates have been increasing. The dramatic decline of whitebark pine and Yellowstone cutthroat trout has prompted bears to eat more meat, such as big-game debt piles and livestock, resulting in increased grizzly bear mortality. Drought and climate change are likely to worsen these problems.
Yellowstone bears have long been isolated from other bear populations forcing the government to keep them on permanent life-support by trucking bears in to avoid inbreeding. This fact further argues the need for recovering grizzly populations in the U.S.

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U.S. erred in declining protections for remote grizzly bears: judge

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August23, 2017 / 6:22 PM / a day ago
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – U.S. wildlife managers erred when they declined to list as endangered a small population of grizzly bears in the remote reaches of Idaho and northwest Montana, a federal judge has ruled in what conservationists on Wednesday hailed as a huge victory.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2014 determined the fewer than 50 grizzlies that roam the Cabinet Mountains and Yaak River drainage in the Northern Rockies were not in danger of extinction and did not warrant re-classifying as endangered or threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.

The Montana conservation group Alliance for the Wild Rockies sued, arguing the so-called Cabinet-Yaak population of grizzlies would go extinct unless U.S. wildlife managers tightened restrictions on logging, mining and other activities in bear habitat, all safeguards that would come with endangered status.

On Tuesday a federal judge in Missoula, Montana, sided with the conservation group in a ruling that found that the Fish and Wildlife Service had violated U.S. law in determining that the number of outsized, hump-shouldered bears in the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem could reach a targeted recovery goal of 100 without added protections.

In the ruling, U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen found that the agency had long recognized that population of grizzlies was warranted for listing as an endangered species because of human-caused mortality and other threats.

The Fish and Wildlife Service in 2013 reported Cabinet-Yaak grizzlies were declining at an annual rate of about 0.8 percent per year and that the percentage of bears unlawfully or accidentally killed by humans had tripled by 1999-2012 compared with 1982-1998.

Yet the agency in 2014 reversed course, finding the bears did not need additional safeguards because their population trend had changed to stable from declining.

Christensen ruled that reversal was unlawfully arbitrary and capricious and ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to rework any proposal that would downgrade the status of the bears.

Alliance head Michael Garrity on Wednesday said the judge’s decision was a victory for the grizzles.

“Now they have a chance at survival,” Garrity said.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not respond to a request by Reuters for comment.

Grizzlies in 1975 were listed as threatened in the lower 48 states after they neared extinction.

The Cabinet-Yaak bears are among just a handful of grizzly populations that exist outside Alaska. The grizzlies in and around Yellowstone Park, the second-largest group of bears in the Lower 48 states, were delisted this summer.

Reporting by Laura Zuckerman; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Sandra Maler
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Petition · U.S. Senate: Stop Hunters from Killing Innocent Bear and Wolf Families! · Change.org


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Demand Venue Cancel Cruel Bear Show

A notorious traveling bear show forces its animals to perform cruel tricks for human entertainment. Bears are large and majestic creatures that shouldn’t be held prisoner in small cages for profit. Sign this petition to demand an end to this cruel and exploitative show.

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Petition: Keep the Ban on Hunting Hibernating Bear Families!


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Demand Justice for Bear Run Down and Crushed to Death

A graphic video of men repeatedly running over a defenseless bear was posted in Russia. It shows the men going after the bear as it tried to escape through the snow, and then continuing their cruelty until they were sure it was dead. Sign this petition to demand justice for this bear.

Source: Demand Justice for Bear Run Down and Crushed to Death

Petition: URGENT: STOP THE MARYLAND BLACK BEAR HUNT THAT BEGINS OCTOBER 24


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Pedals the Bear Killed by Hunters – Take Action

Pedals the bear, who walked on two legs like a human, has been shot and killed by hunters in New Jersey. Pedals was beloved by his human neighbors who are devastated by his death. Demand New Jersey adopt protections for bears rather than sanctioning their slaughter.

Source: Pedals the Bear Killed by Hunters – Take Action

Man accused on social media of killing Pedals didn’t do it, state confirms | NJ.com


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Did Thomas McCreary kill beloved ‘Pedals’ the Bear?


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Petition · END THE NEVADA BEAR HUNT · Change.org


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PETITION~Save the saddest bears | Four Paws


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Petition · Chris Christie: Stop the New Jersey Bear Hunt · Change.org


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Keep the Yellowstone Grizzly Federally Protected

 

The Yellowstone grizzly bear is at risk of losing its federally protected status, leaving the future and prosperity of the species unknown. We must keep the grizzly protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Source: Keep the Yellowstone Grizzly Federally Protected

Petition · China: Stop the barbaric ritual of harvesting bear bile · Change.org


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Protect Bears From Illegal Hunting

 

A man who plead guilty to illegally shooting a black bear and throwing its remains in a creek has been let off with a $99 fine. Demand that punishments for illegal hunting are increased in order to protect vulnerable wildlife.

Source: Protect Bears From Illegal Hunting

Petition · The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – An immediate moratorium on the hunting of Florida’s black bears. · Change.org

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petition: Reintroduce The Grizzly Bears To California’s Sierra Nevada, California

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petition: Save the Malayan Sun Bear from Extinction

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Stop Killing Black Bears for Royal Guards’ Fur Caps

 

 

 

The United Kingdom’s Royal Guards, as part of their traditional uniforms, wear hats made from the pelts of black bears. Many of these bears suffer greatly when they are killed to be used for hats. Ask the UK Ministry of Defence to consider using high quality faux fur to replace cruelly-hunted black bear fur for their caps.

Source: Stop Killing Black Bears for Royal Guards’ Fur Caps

Help Protect the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee

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Save Hundreds of Black Bears From Slaughter

 

 

Hundreds of innocent black bears can now be killed and hunted after recently losing crucial protections. Demand the reinstatement of measures to protect these imperiled animals from hunters and other threats.

Source: Save Hundreds of Black Bears From Slaughter

Petition update · I try my best!! · Change.org

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Martina Große
Germany

Mar 12, 2016 — I dont want to close the petition. I try my best to find somebody who can send me pictures from the bears! Thank you all for signatures!

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petition: Save New Jersey Black Bears!

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Bears Chained and Attacked by Dogs for ‘Sport’ Must be Protected

Black bears are captured and have their teeth broken, noses pierced with ring harnesses and are declawed. They are then tied to a pole as “bait” while multiple dogs attack them. The innocent and scared bear is forced to fight for hours, while being bitten and viciously assaulted by the dogs trained to attack by their owners. If the bear survives, he is re-caged so he can be used as “bait” another day. This horrific and barbaric practice is happening inside America and must be stopped.

Source: Bears Chained and Attacked by Dogs for ‘Sport’ Must be Protected