Subject: Stop the attacks on our wildlife now!
I am shocked and saddened that you have delisted the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear.
Grizzly bears are an essential piece of the American West, a wildlife icon that has been integral to the Yellowstone region for centuries. Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, grizzly bears were making a remarkable recovery, but that recovery was far from over.
By delisting these bears, you are setting grizzly bear recovery in the Yellowstone region back by decades. Now states like Wyoming, Idaho and Montana have the green light to implement their appalling version of wildlife management -- allowing trophy hunters to come in and decimate the populations of these endangered bears.
Shame on you. You have ignored the rightful calls for government-to-government consultation of Tribal Nations who hold grizzly bears sacred and the hundreds of thousands of people like me who believe Greater Yellowstone grizzly bears must remain protected.
There is no more beautiful or powerful symbol of our wild heritage than the grizzly bear. It’s sad to even imagine places like Yellowstone National Park or the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area without the spine-tingling presence of the Great Bear. The grizzly bear embodies true wilderness, with all its risks and rewards. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to protect this amazing animal and the place it calls home.
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