Wyoming Approves Cruel Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt
The state of Wyoming has just approved a hunt that could kill 22 of Yellowstone's famed grizzly bears when they wander out of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks this fall. The move comes less than a year after the Trump administration stripped Endangered Species Act protection from the great bears.
Wyoming received 125,000-plus comments opposing hunting of these grizzlies, which are threatened by isolation from other populations, loss of key foods and human-caused deaths.
"Yellowstone's bears are national treasures, and millions of people come to see them every year," said Noah Greenwald, the Center's endangered species director. "It's senseless that Wyoming thinks they're more valuable dead than alive."
Read more in The Washington Post.