United States: Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Protect Bears in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
This action is for US residents only.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is planning on opening Alaska’s Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to bear baiting. Bear baiting involves feeding bears at a designated station, so that they become familiar with the location as a food source — subsequently, making them easy targets for hunters.
The proposed rule would rescind regulations that banned some of the cruelest hunting methods on the refuge, including allowing the shooting of bears after baiting them with food like donuts.
Follow the steps below to submit a comment to USFWS by August 10th and urge them to reject this heartless rule and protect Alaska’s bears from trophy hunters.
- Go to the Federal Register website and click on the green button – “Submit a Formal Comment”
- Type in your comment, using the below as a starting point
- I urge you to reject the proposed regulation that would rollback protections for bears and other animals on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Wild animals should be safe in our nation’s refuges. Allowing the shooting of bears after baiting them with food is cruel and ecologically destructive. Please do not overturn these critical protections for the wild animals who call the two million acres of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge home.
- Finish filling out the form and press “Submit Comment.”
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