BREAKING: Horrible anti-wildlife bill passes full House
Date: 2016-02-26 10:23
From: “Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife”
Dear pbnb reader,
Our worst fears have come to pass on Capitol Hill. And lives are at stake.
Today, the full House of Representatives passed H.R. 2406, the so-called “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015.” The bill is loaded with some of the worst anti-wildlife provisions I have seen.
If this bill passes the Senate and is signed into law, it will be a death sentence for wolves, elephants and other vulnerable wildlife.
Your urgent donation will help Defenders stand up for the wildlife you love.
If this bill becomes law:
*Wolves will die. Wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes will lose Endangered Species Act protection.
The last time wolves were delisted in Wyoming, 80% of the state became a free-fire zone where anyone could shoot wolves at will.
*Elephants will die. America’s ability to crack down on the importation and sale of illegal ivory will
be crippled. This gun lobby-backed provision will send a message to the armed criminals who are decimating Africa’s last herds that the American market is still open for business.
*Alaskan predators will die. The bill would strip the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service of the authority to bar the state of Alaska from launching a program to decimate wolves, grizzly bears and other large carnivores within national wildlife refuges and national preserves across Alaska.
*Toxic lead will continue to contaminate wildlife habitat. The bill would prohibit federal agencies from regulating lead in most forms of ammunition and fishing tackle. In the United States, an estimated 3,000 tons of lead are shot into the environment by hunting every year, leading to the death of many animals from toxic lead poisoning.
You and I Can Stop This Insanity
We are the voice in Washington, D.C. for species that have no voice of their own. And we’re your voice, too.
With your help, we’ll make sure this bill never becomes law. Our legislative team is working together with other conservation organizations to make sure the grassroots pressure to protect wildlife is unrelenting.
Please give generously, for wolves, elephants and all the wildlife you love.
Thank you for all you do!
Jamie Rappaport Clark
President, Defenders of Wildlife
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