H.J. Res 69: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska". The House Voted to overturn a ban that will allow the practice of cruel hunting tactics on wildlife refuges in Alaska. Hunters will be able to enter dens where bear families are hibernating and shoot entire wolf families raising pups in their den.The overturning of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ban would also allow hunters to lure animals with food and shoot them at point-blank range."What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America," Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), said on Thursday. "If the Senate and President concur, we'll see wolf families killed in their dens, bears chased down by planes or suffering for hours in barbaric steel-jawed traps or snares."Even people in favor of hunting applauded the ban when it was issued. "Inhumane hunting methods have caused the overkilling of native Alaskan predators; this rule takes a balanced approach allowing for traditional, permit-based hunting," then-Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) said last year after the cruel practices were banned.
The House Voted in Favor of it 225 to 193 on Thursday February 16, 2017.
Despite a 2016 poll of Alaskan voters that this practice should be banned, Representative Don Youngl R-AK, who has trapped animals in the past, introduced the measure anyway.
We Demand that the U.S. Senate oppose H.J. Res 69, H.J. Res 35 (Identical Bill), H.J. Res 49, also identical, H. Res 123 (Procedural Bill), S.R. 18 (related Bill)This proposal allows the practice of Cruel Hunting tactics on wildlife refuge's in Alaska., and lifts the ban on non-substinence Hunting; Keep Wildlife Refuge's a Refuge! We, the Citizens, strongly oppose!