We're Going to Court to Keep Trophy Hunting Out of Wildlife Refuges

We've taken legal action to make sure refuges remain safe havens for wildlife.
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Hi Everyaction,

America's national wildlife refuges have been 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 just moments ago we took legal action against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop it.

You can help us in this fight with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund. Your donation today will be matched dollar for dollar.

The massive expansion of hunting across more than 2 million acres of national wildlife refuges is unprecedented — and violates the Endangered Species Act.

Foxes, black bears and countless other species will be targeted, with some refuges providing no limits on how much wildlife can be gunned down.

Kicking the doors open to more hunting on refuges will have a ripple effect on whole ecosystems.

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.

We're not going to stand for increased killing of wildlife on even more national refuges.

The Center submitted more than 30,000 letters opposing the proposed rule released this spring, but the Service ignored the public's wishes.

We're already in court to keep wolves and bears in Alaskan refuges safe from trophy hunters — and from cruel tactics like baiting with sweet foods or hunting in wolves' dens.

Today's action covers wildlife and refuges across the country.

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 gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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