Stop Canned Hunting in the U.S. July 23, 2009 7:56 PM
This is sponsored by Defenders of Wildlife, on Change.org; they need to reach more people than their own membership (which they already did), about this legislation; I found out by calling Congressional offices, including that of the PAW Act's author. It already has 129 co-sponsors, but needs far more; it's too easy for 1 or 2 bought jerks to block good legislation, and takes that much to get past them, about 100 more Represntatives are needed as co-sponsors! Change.org has about half a million members, that they send email to every week; the email only has the petitions that win a popularity contest at their site. This is our best chance to save our wolves, before they're extinct; current plans will definitely cause extinction, and the aerial gunning being used (in both Alaska and the Rockies) is considered by wildlife scientists to be canned hunting; it's been illegal since 1972, because of its exceptional cruelty and being obviously canned hunting, but they're using a loophole, that this legislation would close, and bold faced lies of course, too.
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The problem is Safari Club International, known mainly for its association to canned hunting; they're openly funding all the massacres, and opposition to litigation against them by a united front of wildlife and environmental non-profits. A very small, but very wealthy special interest group; they've become much more aggressive, because top predators, the most glamorized animals, like wolves and all the big cats, are mostly endangered now around the world. The scum just wants dead body parts as "trophies" before they're gone, and trophy/canned hunters are one of the primary threats causing endangerment in the first place. We have to draw a line, against the most powerful nation having been turned into a canned hunt against the species it's so closely identified with!
Please crosspost, and forward, the popularity contest at Change.org only lasts a week:
I'd also written two petitions for the wolves at Change.org, one to the House, for the same thing, and one to the Senate, to pick up the ball: