Trump has allowed the killing of bears and wolves, as well as their babies in Alaska.

It’s official: Since April 10, 2017, wolves and bears will be slaughtered again in Alaska – including babies and hibernating animals, which can be killed by helicopter but also directly in their burrows, when they are the most vulnerable.

It only needed the signature of President Donald Trump to validate a text approved by Congress … it is now done. This new law, which will come into effect immediately, reverses a whole set of measures put in place in the United States by former President Barack Obama concerning the regulation of hunting practices for these animals.

In 2016, Barrack Obama had made provisions prohibiting certain hunting practices such as the setting of traps, the use of baits, as well as the aerial hunting and tracking of bears, wolves and other coyotes in their den. Donald Trump has swept aside these regulations by signing a law proposal authorizing what has just been mentioned, and without exception

Trump has allowed the killing of bears and wolves, as well as their babies in Alaska.

76.8 million acres of federal reserves and protected areas

This law, pushed by Republican senators, marks the end of the Alaska National Wildlife Refugia Rule, a law put in place by the Obama administration to ban the killing of these animals over a large protected area. The new legislation would not only reopen the hunt for these predators, but also allow hunting practices that many environmentalists and animal rights activists deem cruel and cowardly, such as killing babies, or shoot animals hibernating (therefore motionless and defenseless).

A coyotte

How can we call “hunting” the simple killing of a sleeping animal? Where is the “sport” in there? Moral concerns that were far from preventing some congressmen from sleeping, apparently, since the measure was approved 52 votes to 47 a few days ago as we told you in an article.

At present, 76.8 million acres of federal reserves and protected areas are affected by this measure, which is being widely criticized and condemned by the most progressive fringes of public opinion, including Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), one of the world’s largest animal welfare organizations.

“What just happened at the White House today should shock the consciences of all those who love animals,” said Wayne Pacelle, director of the HSUS, in a statement.

But this law will have the merit of pleasing voters: Alaska is indeed one of the strongest strongholds of the Republican Party and the conservative right, and the policies of this state know very well how to attract the favors of their supporters by talking about “heritage”, “right to self-management” and “sport hunting” …

Trump has allowed the killing of bears and wolves, as well as their babies in Alaska.

“It’s important to understand that this is not just about the little polar bears and the little cute grizzly bears we see on television, it’s about the right of federal states to manage their own resources – and not not let the federal government do it for them, “said Don Young, a member of the House of Representatives, who introduced the controversial bill …

Before adding that, “if the Alaskans were not satisfied with such laws, it was up to them to stop [re] electing”. The 83-year-old has been in office since 1973, and has been continuously re-elected as a representative of the 49th state.

Following the general indignation provoked by this law, a petition has been launched, and has already garnered a large number of signatures thanks to you. You can sign it HERE.

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