Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Petition · NSTA Board and Council: boardofdirectors@nsta.org: Keep Trophy-Hunting “Science” Out Of Our Public Schools! · Change.org

Petition · NSTA Board and Council: boardofdirectors@nsta.org: Keep Trophy-Hunting “Science” Out Of Our Public Schools! · Change.org Bookmark and Share



... to see educational materials from Bear Trust International being distributed in public schools via the National Science Teachers Association. Under the guise of a small, nonprofit conservation organization, this group has worked with the gun lobby to try to defeat the Black Bear Protection Act (twice!) and delist endangered species like the gray wolf. Now they are craftily posing the question of whether to delist the grizzly bear from the Endangered Species Act. This is no surprise given that their founder and board members are award-winning trophy hunters of exotic species.


They are now lobbying to pass bill HR 2406. The Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (S.H.A.R.E. Act) would remove federal protections for gray wolves, expand trapping and recreational shooting on public lands, block efforts to restrict the use of toxic lead ammunition, block efforts to crack down on the global ivory trade, and even allow the importation of trophy polar bears from Canada.


Here's a recent letter from Bear Trust International to Washington signed along with their regular lobbying partners supporting the bill:
http://nssf.org/share/pdf/020516-AWCP_Fishnet_SHARE_Act_HR_2406_support_letter.pdf

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