According to a news story, grizzly bears in the Yellowstone and Glacier National Park areas may be hunted once again. “With bear-human conflicts on the rise, wildlife managers in the Northern Rockies are laying the groundwork for trophy hunts for grizzlies in anticipation of the government lifting their threatened species status.”
Killing wildlife for sport is inherently cruel and uncivilized. Hunting disrupts migration and hibernation patterns. It decimates animal family units and degrades habitat. The oft-stated reason for hunting is to control animals who have wandered into human spaces. In reality, it is we who have created what is perceived to be an overpopulation of some species by taking away their natural habitat to build roads, homes, shopping centers.
Send a polite note to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting his agency reconsider allowing hunting of grizzly bears when their threatened status is lifted.
Daniel M. Ashe, Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240