Tell Ryan Zinke: Protect Wildlife on Alaska's Refuges

President Donald Trump recently signed a cruel bill into law repealing protections for wolves, bears and other wildlife on Alaska's national wildlife refuges. The law - rushed through Congress under the Congressional Review Act — repealed an Obama administration rule that prohibited killing wolves and their pups in their dens, gunning down bears at bait stations and shooting them from airplanes. And it's all in an attempt to artificially boost caribou numbers to placate sport hunters.

This law is as barbaric as it sounds, and it may also be unconstitutional. The Center for Biological Diversity launched a lawsuit in response to Trump's callous move, challenging the constitutionality of the CRA.

Our lawsuit aims to restore protections for wildlife on Alaska's refuges. But in the meantime, we need the Interior department to take a firm stand and refuse any requests from Alaska predator controllers to kill wolves and bears on our national wildlife refuges.

Take action - tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to deny any request by Alaska for predator control in wildlife refuges.
Dear Secretary Zinke,

I'm writing today to urge you to deny any request by the state of Alaska for predator control measures in wildlife refuges. The Interior department has a responsibility to conserve wildlife on federal refuges, including ecologically-important predators.

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Killing wolves and grizzlies to artificially inflate moose and caribou numbers for hunters is inconsistent with that responsibility. Please do the right thing and refuse any predator-control measures on wildlife refuges in Alaska.


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