Man Poses Proudly With The Bear He Shot While It Was Hibernating. The Poor Animal Didn’t Stand A Chance

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The U.S. Senate has voted 52 to 47 to overturn a law that forbids the hunting of wild animals that are in hibernation. The regulations enforced by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) were put in place to prevent excessive hunting, protect animals during the hibernation phase, and stop the killing of mothers and their offspring.

The new law allows hunters to use unfair practices, e.g. baiting hungry bears with food to shoot them at close range, and entering wolf and bear dens to slaughter entire families. It also removes the prohibition on hunting from the air (shooting animals from an airplane or helicopter). All of these hunting methods were formerly banned.

Soon we start a new year for bear cubs. Even though we may not be aware, somewhere in a secluded den under the snow a…

Geplaatst door Bear With Us Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Centre for Bears op maandag 2 januari 2017

Sow (female bear) and cubs back in the den after being tagged.

Geplaatst door NYS Department of Environmental Conservation op vrijdag 8 april 2016

“What the Senate did today should outrage the conscience of every animal lover in America,” stated Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The protective measures were enacted during the previous administration.

Gray wolf pups emerging from their den. Photo: Hilary Cooley, U.S Fish and Wildlife

Geplaatst door SOS Wolves op maandag 26 oktober 2015

The new U.S. administration has left the most vulnerable creatures in the country almost completely unprotected. Let’s hope that both Republican and Democratic animal lovers can unite to put an end to this barbarism as soon as possible. You can have your say and help the cause as well by contacting the current administration and protesting this brutal law.

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