This November, there are alarming new amendments proposed in Alabama and Mississippi that could make hunting a constitutionally protected right! The states would join 17 other states that have hunting listed under constitutional protection.
With hunting a constitutional right, imagine the difficulty we would face to pass progressive reform to fight wildlife abuse.
Already in Maine it's been a struggle to fend off hunters and trappers from abusing their hunting rights. They are using dog packs to run bears up into trees, where they can easily shoot them down. It's an extremely abusive practice, yet hunting protections make this completely legal!
This also means that hunting is the "preferred" means of wildlife population control. Amendments in both Alabama and Mississippi proposed for the November ballot would legally make hunting the official "preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife".
With the NRA in strong support of any such amendment, the campaign to add hunting as a constitutional right is well-funded and rampant with special-interest lobbyists. That's why we need to take action together to ensure that these amendment do not pass come November! You can start by ensuring that your state protects its wildlife and keeps the right to hunt off your state constitution.
Sign the petition today to let your state legislature know that you oppose hunting rights for your state constitution. Together, we can protect animals from hunting abuse!
Dear [Your state representative],
I am calling on you to ensure strong protection of our state's wildlife. In doing so, I trust that you will keep hunting rights off of our state's constitution. Hunting is not a constitutional right. Including the right to hunt within a state's constitution just makes it more difficult to ensure wildlife protection from hunting abuse.
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