Senate Approves Slaughter in Alaska Wildlife Refuges
Senate Republicans this week passed a resolution to strip federal safeguards from wolves, bears and other predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, allowing the unsportsmanlike killing of wolves and their pups in their dens and the gunning down of bears and their cubs at bait stations.
Joint Resolution 69, passed on Tuesday, repealed protections put in place by the Obama administration in 2016.
"This isn't hunting -- it's slaughter," said Brett Hartl with the Center for Biological Diversity. "Killing wolves and bears in this cruel fashion is outrageous, especially in national wildlife refuges. Repealing protections also undermines predators' critical ecosystem role. The Center will continue its fight to defend these important animals."
Read more in The Huffington Post.