The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is planning to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from grizzly bears who live in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This would turn management of this iconic species over to the states and subject these animals to trophy hunting seasons in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.Contrary to what the USFWS claims, grizzly bears are far from recovered and human-caused mortality is the single-largest contributor to bear deaths. Grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have benefited greatly from ESA protections but are not yet recovered. Removing federal protections from this one small, isolated population and subjecting them to trophy hunting will not advance the conservation of this species.
The American public wants grizzly bears protected for future generations, not killed by a few trophy hunters so they can mount and stuff them.
Please take a moment to send the USFWS a letter, urging them to not remove federal protections from Yellowstone grizzly bears.
This action alert is for U.S. residents only. International advocates, please visit Humane Society International for ways you can take action for animals.
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