America's national wildlife refuges are being turned into trophy hunter playgrounds.
Bobcats, mountain lions and even grizzlies are in the crosshairs in the very places where they should be safe.
This is a disaster for wildlife, so we sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop it.
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Last year, under Trump, the Fish and Wildlife Service expanded hunting and fishing on 2.3 million acres across 147 wildlife refuges.
It authorized damaging practices like the use of lead ammunition and killing of ecologically important carnivores like mountain lions.
Foxes, black bears and countless other species will be targeted, with some refuges providing no limits on how much wildlife can be gunned down.
In places like Swan River National Wildlife Refuge, in Montana, hunters could mistake endangered grizzlies for black bears.
Ocelots living on Texas's Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge could be poisoned by lead-tainted bullets.
The Fish and Wildlife Service had 60 days to respond to our initial legal action. It never responded, so now we've sued under the Endangered Species Act.
We're not going to stand for increased killing of wildlife on even more national refuges. Never before has there been such a massive expansion of bad hunting practices on these public lands.
The extinction crisis calls for fighting for each and every species. This is why the Saving Life on Earth Fund was created.
We have a moral responsibility to protect wildlife, especially in the places specifically carved out for them.
Our vision is to protect 30% of wild places by 2030 and 50% by 2050. And part of that vision is keeping this country's wildlife refuges safe for bears, ocelots, whooping cranes, bobcats, birds and so many other species.
Please support our fight by making a matched Giving Tuesday donation to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.
For the wild,