Wildlife Protections Threatened
A harmful bill (S. 3525) was just introduced in the Senate that, if passed, would undo years of protection for polar bears, and would continue to put millions of animals and people at risk for lead poisoning. The so-called "Sportsmen's Act of 2012" seeks to indulge a small group of wealthy trophy hunters who want to import sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada just to have a head or hide of this threatened animal in their living room; and strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its ability to protect wildlife and people from lead poisoning.
This dangerous and costly bill would encourage more killing of endangered and threatened species around the globe, and would block wildlife professionals from making decisions based on sound science.
This bill could be voted on as early as today. Please make a brief, polite phone call now to your U.S. Senators (click here to find your U.S. Senators' names and phone numbers), and urge them to oppose S. 3525. And don't forget to send a follow-up message.
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO