The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a new proposed rule that would overturn part of a 2016 rule that, among other things, prohibited the hunting of rare and iconic brown bears over piles of donuts and other fetid baits. This unwanted and unnecessary proposal celebrates this cruel and unsporting trophy-hunting practice while ignoring the wishes of the majority of Americans, including Alaskans, and runs contrary to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s legal duties to maintain natural diversity on this Refuge.
This proposed rollback comes as no surprise as this administration has a devastatingly poor track record when it comes to protecting wildlife, and has made it their mission to allow deplorable hunting methods on federal lands, especially those in Alaska, to appease a tiny minority of trophy hunters who want to kill black bears, grizzly bears, and wolves.
We need your help to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect and conserve wildlife on federal lands -- not squander them for the likes of a few trophy hunters. Please submit a comment to USFWS, using the form below, and let them know you oppose all bear baiting on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.