“We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity. “
If you have time for nothing else please at least sign the petition and for US citizens please also write to your senators – information about how to do so can be found further down the page
Can you really believe this, there are people who enjoy killing hibernating bears and their cubs and wolves raising their pups in dens? Even more shocking, the House of Representatives has just voted for a resolution which will allow them to do so. If the resolution becomes law, hunters will be allowed to enter the dens of these defenceless animals and their families and kill them. Unfortunately 225 voted in favour of the resolution with 193 against.
For the majority of decent caring people this is shocking.
Please help save the lives of these defenceless creatures who will die for the pleasure of a tiny sadistic minority who delight in killing helpless animals.
Please sign and share the following petition.
Keep the Ban on Hunting Hibernating Bear & Wolf Families!
“The House of Representatives just voted to allow hunters to kill bears hibernating with their young. If their decision passes into law, hunters will be allowed to enter dens where bears are hibernating and kill their entire families. They would also be allowed to shoot and kill wolf families, including their pups.
Slaughtering entire families of hibernating bears is cowardly and inhumane. Bears pose no danger to humans or livestock when they’re sleeping through the winter. Culling wolf families is a short-sighted plan that will push their numbers toward extinction again.
There is still hope to protect bears and wolves from this barbaric slaughter. Please sign the petition to urge United States Senators to vote against this resolution!”
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/670/081/728/hunting-hibernating-animals-should-stay-illegal/?z00m=28894310 – Anyone world-wide may sign this petition.
US citizens please contact your senators and ask them to vote against this resolution Only the U.S. Senate and President Trump can now stop this.
The resolution is now before the Senate, where it must be passed and sent to President Trump for signature before it can take effect. So please write with your objections as soon as possible.
Be sure to read the article cited in the petition if you have not already done so:
People Want To Shoot Hibernating Bear Families — And The Government Just Voted To Let Them
“What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America.”
Mother bears hibernating with their cubs and wolves raising pups in their dens may no longer be protected from a hunter’s rifle.
The lives of countless bear and wolf families are hanging in the balance today because the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to overturn a ban on cruel hunting tactics that previously protected animals on some of the most treasured wildlife refuges in America.
On 76 million acres of federal refuges in Alaska, hunters will be permitted to enter dens where vulnerable bear families are hibernating and kill them if the resolution becomes law. They will also be able to shoot entire wolf families raising young pups if the Senate and President agree with the vote.
“What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America,” Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), said on Thursday. “If the Senate and President concur, we’ll see wolf families killed in their dens, bears chased down by planes or suffering for hours in barbaric steel-jawed traps or snares.”
Please continue reading, this is a very informative article concerning further implications such as
“The overturning of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ban would also allow hunters to lure animals with food and shoot them at point-blank range.”
Watch the video which is also included in the above article of a bear and her cubs.
Bears just like this mother and her family will be mercilessly killed if this bill is passed.
It seems to me that any and every positive advancement during Obama’s time in office is to be systematically destroyed seriously setting back society’s ethical progress.
Now we know don’t we that the overwhelming majority of US citizens would not want this to be allowed by law: “a 2016 poll of Alaska voters showed that most agreed that these practices should be banned”. The fact that the House of representatives voted to allow this is therefore not democratic as it defies the wishes of the majority. They know this of course but instead prefer to favour the abhorrent wishes of a tiny section of society who should not be encouraged to carry out such shocking acts of violence against animals.
Here in the UK we have a similar problem with the Tories hell-bent on repealing the fox hunting bill despite the fact that they know that the majority of UK citizens are opposed to fox hunting.
How can we ever make any ethical progress and make the world a better more civilised place to live for all creatures when one government imposes a ban to protect animals from cruelty than another – usually right-wing – over turns it. Yes the majority who voted in support of the resolution where republicans, only 10 republicans voted against, and five Democrats who voted with the Republican majority.
What kind of society are we living in when any government allows it citizens to wantonly kill helpless animals.The fact that this is even being consider is disturbing. It is bad enough that hunting is allowed to continue but this is even worse than hunting. What sane person enjoys killing sleeping animals?
I am shocked that this is even being considered. I find it quite disturbing that there are people among us who find pleasure in killing defenceless animals, no wonder there is so much violence in this world. If you can kill a helpless animal, any animal, you are one step closer to killing a human being. Animals have a right to their lives as do you and I, when, as supposedly the most intelligent advanced species, are we ever going to respect that right.
U.S. House sanctions killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in their dens on federal refuges in Alaska.
“Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is–whether its victim is human or animal–we cannot expect things to be much better in this world…”
Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging is such acts of brutality.
The Dalai Lama
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”