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Urgent: Oppose Senate Bill 2363, the “Sportsmen’s Act”

07 Jul

Urgent: s.2363 is a very dangerous hunter/trapper/hounder power grab that takes over our federal public lands for trapping and killing our wildlife, shooting galleries, roads and ATV’s and traffic where wilderness and wildlife had been protected for all of us. It legalizes import of trophy – killed polar bears and more.

The U.S. Senate will soon be voting on the dangerous “Sportsmen’s Act”, a radical handout to extreme trophy hunting groups.

In a single swoop, this legislation would open millions of acres of public lands — including sensitive Wilderness Areas — to hunting and fur trapping, at the expense of other land users and endangered and threatened species. It would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from even considering the issue of toxic lead ammunition which poisons wildlife and the environment. And it would permit the latest in a series of import allowances for sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada, encouraging trophy hunters to escalate the killing of threatened species around the globe.

Your senators need to hear from you right now. Please make a brief, polite phone call today to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (202) 224-5653 and Sen. Ron Johnson (202) 224-5323 urging them to oppose s. 2363, the “Sportsmen’s Act.” And don’t forget to send a follow-up message»

Please act now.

Thanks.

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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