Despite all of our phone calls, emails, and letters the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed S 1514, bringing this anti-wildlife and anti-environmental bill one step closer to the Senate floor. Read the press release from the HSUS to see what else this bill harms besides wolves.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Passes Harmful Anti-Wildlife Bill
The Human Society of the United States | July 26, 2017
The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the misnamed “Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act,” S. 1514, which strips wolves of their federal protections in three states under the Endangered Species Act, subverting the judicial process and all but guaranteeing that hundreds of wolves are subjected to baiting, hound hunting, and cruel trapping practices. The bill contains other harmful provisions for wildlife, such as preventing limits on toxic lead in aquatic environments, and allowing 41 wealthy trophy hunters to import sport-hunted trophies of polar bears shot in the Arctic even though polar bears are a threatened species.
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