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2007-06-12

Important New Flash

Even though polar bears may want to eat us if we were having a party in their territory, we still support their right to live and not be hunted for trophies. Help save these beautiful creatures.


Act Now to Stop Trophy Hunting of Polar Bears

We've seen the heartbreaking images of polar bears struggling to survive as their habitat shrinks due to global climate change. But the bears also face additional pressures from trophy hunting, a practice that inflicts needless cruelty on this already imperiled species. Since 1994, more than 800 polar bears have been shot, stuffed, mounted, and imported into the United States by trophy hunters. You can help protect polar bears from cruel trophy hunts. Click on the link to sign a petition to congress.
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Support the Polar Bear Protection Act

Polar bears face a growing list of threats in the Arctic, including melting ice and trophy hunting. In 1972, polar bears became a protected species when Congress passed the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which established restrictions on the importation of marine mammals and marine mammal products. In 1994, however, the importations of polar bear products were exempted from the original law, clearing the way for increased polar bear hunting in the Canadian Arctic.

While we must all work together to prevent climate change, only Congress controls the laws regarding the importation of polar bear products. With the passage of the Polar Bear Protection Act (H.R. 2327/S. 1406), we can halt the importation of polar bear heads and hides and protect these majestic creatures from American sport hunters hoping to mount a trophy on the wall.

TAKE ACTION
Please call your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators and urge them to co-sponsor the Polar Bear Protection Act to protect the declining populations of polar bears from trophy hunting. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.

5 comments:

Tara said...

I sure hope the polar bears have a chance to survive!

Tara

caricature said...

Great post! Polar bears are so cuddly and adorable. Their trophy hunting is a real shame :(

Cheysuli said...

Great news flash. You polar bears are protected in my species equality act that I plan to put before congress once I'm elected.

Daisy said...

Thank you for the link. I signed the petition. Polar bears are very wonderful animals. I would be sad if they were gone.

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for posting this!
We allowed the maid and the butler free computer time and they subscribed to all kinds of lists, they say they already took action in this matter.
Great post!