Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yellowstone bison death tally likely more than 570 | Exposing the Big Game

Yellowstone bison death tally likely more than 570 | Exposing the Big Game

Yellowstone Bison Slaughterphoto shows a bison from Yellowstone National Park being held for shipment to slaughter near Gardiner, Mont. Park officials said 15 bison originally slated for the quarantine on the Fort Peck Reservation were instead loaded onto trailers Wednesday and sent to slaughter. Hundreds more will be shipped in coming days.
Wildlife managers estimate more than 570 Yellowstone bison have been killed so far this winter between hunters and the annual ship to slaughter, according to state and federal bison management documents.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Protect Alaska's native wildlife - The Humane Society of the United States

Protect Alaska's native wildlife - The Humane Society of the United States

I strongly support protecting animals from cruelty and I strongly oppose S.J. Res. 18 overturning FWS rule which protects wildlife from barbaric methods of 'hunting'.

(Senators Sullivan and Murkowski's S.J. Res. 18 would overturn a FWS rule aimed at protecting native animals, such as wolves, black bears, grizzly bears and coyotes, from some of the most egregious hunting methods.)

Good to know that this is what representatives are working on so hard on - putting profit before people and planet, business as usual. But when the attack is being made so shamelessly blatant, the degree of privileged entitlement is grotesquely appalling. The continued attack on wildlife and wild places is wholly unethical - but especially so in regards to allowing such barbarism and cruelty on refuges! Making our beloved national refuges more like canned hunting sites managed by people with an empathic level of Pol Pot... more suitable for sociopathic trophy hunters and others that get a thrill from or are apathetic, indifferent to watching others in suffering - Not for families, vacationers or those who simply appreciate are care about nature.

The passing of H.J. Resolution 69 is alone, is beyond morally outrageous but S.J. Res. 18 (from Senators Sullivan and Murkowski) is nothing short of an abomination and wrong.

This is about ethics and morality, not about party affiliation however it does appear that the anti-choice, anti women's rights ('pro-life') loving Republicans have declared nonhuman animals (and a significant amount of the human population) as having little more intrinsic value than a toaster oven.. THIS IS NOT OK.

But then, it is also NOT OK to hunt & slaughter any sentient being just so you can use their butchered body remains, cut out or cut off body parts as macabre home d├ęcor or personal fashions impressive only to fellow emotionally detached soulless psychopaths and/or the biologically defectives either...

Millions of tourists are drawn to view the animals this rule protects, with wildlife watchers spending over $2 billion in Alaska each year. This is five times the amount hunters spend in Alaska. Alaska's wildlife is worth far more alive than dead, particularly to the state's local communities, which depend on tourism. The wildlife within these refuges are a national treasure and must be protected for future generations. On the majority of federal land in the lower 48, these egregious hunting methods are all banned. 

DEMAND PROTECTIONS FOR OUR PRECIOUS WILDLIFE! Protect our nation's majestic bears, wolves and coyotes in Alaska for future generations & keep the FWS Alaska National Wildlife Refuge rule intact! SIGN PETITION + TAKE ACTION Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S Senator. Look up your senator's phone number. You can simply say, "Please oppose Senators Sullivan and Murkowski’s Joint Resolution 18 which would revoke the FWS rule protecting wildlife on Alaska national wildlife refuges from cruel hunting methods."