April 16, 2012
Tell Your Representative To Vote 'No' on H.R. 4089 Today
We need your help to defeat an unnecessary and irresponsible bill pending in Congress (H.R. 4089) that undermines federal protection for polar bears (an officially designated "threatened species"). This legislation also would allow recreational hunting on additional federal lands, thereby putting more wildlife at risk.
Please write your representative today to express your opposition to this controversial and backward bill, which could be voted on as early as this week.
The "Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012" would, among other dangerous provisions, amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow the importation of polar bear trophies from Canada, setting a dangerous precedent regarding the trophy hunting of imperiled species.
Only through strongly voiced opposition can we withstand this latest assault on animals. Please take a moment of action today.
For the animals,
P.S. Our senior program associate in Canada, Barry Kent MacKay, has blogged about polar bears and written extensively about them in our Canadian Projects section. Check it out!
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