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Breaking News: The U.S. Senate just voted 52-47: Measure also allows aerial spotting and killing of grizzly bears on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.

The U.S. Senate today used the Congressional Review Act to strip away regulatory safeguards implemented by the Obama administration in 2016 to protect wolves, bears and other predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. In a strict, party-line vote, Senate Republicans approved today’s measure, which will allow the unsportsmanlike killing of wolves and their pups in their dens and gunning down of bears at bait stations.

“This isn’t hunting — it’s slaughter,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Killing wolves and bears in this cruel, unsportsmanlike fashion is outrageous, especially in national wildlife refuges that belong to all Americans. Repealing these protections also undermines the critical role predators play in healthy ecosystems.”

In August 2016 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized regulations that protected predators from new predator-control tactics approved by Alaska’s Board of Game. Alaska’s predator-control activities are intended solely to artificially inflate prey populations, such as moose, for human hunting.

These tactics include killing black bear cubs or mothers with cubs at den sites; killing brown bears over bait; trapping and killing brown and black bears with steel-jaw leghold traps or wire snares; killing wolves and coyotes during denning season; and killing brown and black bears from aircraft.

The House of Representatives passed Joint Resolution 69 to overturn the rule using the authority under the Congressional Review Act, in a highly partisan vote on Feb. 16. With the Senate’s approval of the Resolution, the measure now goes to President Trump for his signature.


“Senate Republicans have shown just how mean-spirited and petty they are with today’s vote,” Hartl said. “Passing a law to allow baby bears to be killed in their dens should be beneath the dignity of the Senate, but apparently it’s not.”

Now the government is set to overturn previous U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regulations that were put in place to protect our wildlife, allowing hunters to lure grizzly bears with food to shoot them at point-blank range. They will be able to legally enter bear and wolf dens to kill mothers and their young cubs and pups. Hunters will also be allowed to shoot bears from airplanes. Steel-jawed leghold traps and wire snares will be allowed on these national lands.

Responses to "Government approves legislation to kill bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens"

  1. Pretty God damned pathetic, how do we get a bill passed to kill politicians not doing their appointed duty?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cowards. Lowlifes. Barbarians. Disgraces to humanity.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It's about time somebody stood up to you crying wining pieces of sh--t just saying from a Rancher that's lost over 35 head of cattle to a cute lovable Grizzly bear,not.

  4. Anonymous says:

    There is a ecosystem that these animals play a roll in that is needed. That like saying to kill all bees cause they sting people, if they are not around to pollinate flowers what happens then we lose things that we live in

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is about as LOW AS AMERICA CAN GO... You are a despicable people doing this to innocent animals. For God's sake.. who the hell do you think you all are?????

  6. Marsha Squibb says:

    THIS NOT what the American people want!!!!!How fckn moronic and cowardly to kill babies and mothers... There's more $ in wildlife watching than hunting.

  7. Hey anonymous,you had no idea there were bears in the neighborhood??
    It's their home not yours..move you asshole!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am saddened that our government has no regard for life.

  9. We have to stand up for these innocent creatures. Please let us know what we can do to put an end to this slaughter.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is disturbing at best and anybody that hunts like this has serious mental issues that should be diagnosed. I would not want to be associated with anybody that can knowingly sneak up on an entire hibernating bear family and murder all of them without blinking. People that are capable of this can definitely kill a human being. These are not mentally stable people that do this and I don't understand why it should be condoned.

  11. Brenda says:

    This is very disturbing. The "people" who have farms are not realizing that the "people" are the problem here and "people" have moved into their territory. They have no where else to go when they keep getting pushed out of their homes! The fact that this area is a refuge, a sanctuary, a home for these animals, and you are now going to allow monsters to brutally murder the whole family? This is outrageous! I think someone needs to get the US Senate's heads examined along with anyone else who agrees with this! I am so sick of people like you thinking that all these animals are disposable and have no right to be on this earth! Hey you idiots, they were here way before your sorry asses! No conscience, no morals, no values, no compassion! This downright disgusting and you all should be ashamed of yourself, to even call yourself a human being! Instead of KILLING, maybe think of another way this could be dealt with to make everyone happy, including the animals! Don't be so quick to throw in that KILLING as an option! Wow!

  12. Anonymous says:

    How would you like if we come to your houses and kill all of your children while they are sleeping???

  13. Anonymous says:

    This government will be reminded one day that all of nature is needed for survival. Without the animals humans too are at risk. This government is fails on the level of the magna carta tremendously!!
    This government may need another reminder of how fragile even for human existance to go forth without the respect of the Life force of which surrounds every being. If that is necessary..may the warning be heeded...

  14. Those animals we're here before we were this was their land their way of life we interrupted their ecosystem we have absolutely no right to hunt them for any reason whether they're adults or Cubs as humans we have no right to interfere in their ecosystem or to brutally murder them like we are some bunch of gods that can rule whatever we want. humans need to learn their place in this world we're not the only beings who have the right to live here animals have just as much right to live everywhere on this planet as we do if not more because they were here first. for the people who raise livestock hate to break it to you but if humans hadn't destroyed habitats of the animals in question if you want to blame somebody look around your neighbors all the other humans around who have bought up every piece of land that they possibly could and build a mall a shopping center a freaking parking lot or whatever it was and destroyed the natural habitats of those animals they have no other choice but to hunt livestock because humans have taken away all their other means of survival and unlike humans they hunt out of necessity not for the thrill of it not because they have nothing better to do with their time they do it to survive not so they can put a trophy on their den wall and try to look special

  15. Sumit52 says:

    This administration is the worst nightmare our country has experienced and it has only been a few months. I have PTSD even at the thought of this viscious attack on the sacredness of life....across on every level. We must stand up and resist and rebuke the evil that is upon us!

  16. Anonymous says:

    This is so cruel let me guess in support of rich ranchers. This will not be tolerated!!!

  17. Unknown says:

    Sad state our government is in.

  18. Sue Poriazis says:

    This is beyond disgraceful - how low can humans go???

  19. https://youtu.be/IM1-DQ2Wo_w

  20. Vegan says:

    Only vegans have the right to protest.
    Necrovores and vegetarians do not!
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/nJAfQhXjOxk

  21. mitzi c collins says:

    stupid degenerates-when the eco system goes we all go

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