Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Republicans approve killing of bear cubs and wolf pups - WTF?
In the latest move to destroy the environment, House Republicans have repealed an Obama-era law, under which wolf population in Alaska's Denali National Park began to rise from decades of decline. The law prohibited hunters killing bears and wolves in American National Parks, including shooting from aircraft "if necessary".
Obama's law prohibited hunters from "shooting or trapping wolves while at their dens with cubs, using airplanes to scout for potential grizzly bear targets, trapping bears with wire snares and luring bears with food to get a point-blank kill."
Alaska Representative Don Young (Republican, surprise, surprise, surprise) said "this is not about the little polar bears, the little grizzly bears or wolves on television."
Alaska's governorBill Walker stated: "As Alaskans, we have a unique relationship with our land — especially in the most rural parts of our state where residents rely on hunting and fishing to put food on the table,"
I suppose we all cannot forget where we were when we heard about the great starvation of Alaska of recent years, when bears and wolves ate ALL the fish in the state.
Representative Bill Flores (another Republican) called Obama's rule a bad regulation.
Shame on them all!