Protect Alaska’s wildlife from the cruelest methods of hunting!
The National Park Service has proposed a rule that would ban certain extremely cruel methods of trophy hunting and trapping on Alaska’s national preserves. This is a major step forward to protect some of our nation’s most iconic wildlife, including bears and wolves.
These practices include some truly horrific methods that most hunters abhor, like killing hibernating mother black bears and their cubs in their dens, shooting wolf and coyote pups, their parents and extended pack members at birthing dens, shooting vulnerable caribou while they are swimming, using dogs to hunt black bears and using bait like donuts and meat scraps to attract and subsequently kill brown and black bears.
Although we were able to get these practices banned in 2015 under the Obama administration, in a move clearly pandering to trophy hunting interests, the Trump administration allowed the practices to resume in 2020. We have been fighting this decision for the past two years, pressuring the agency to reconsider. And our efforts have paid off.
Now we need your help to ensure the National Park Service finalizes this important rule. National preserve lands should be a safe haven for animals, and we should be working to protect them, not making it easier for trophy hunters to gun them down.
Please use the form to send a message to National Park Service Director Charles Sams III and urge the NPS to finalize the Alaska; Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves rule, to once again ban these violent and extremely inhumane hunting practices on national preserve land.