Hibernating wildlife in danger from proposed bill change

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Hibernating bears and denning wolves on state lands may soon lose federal protection. Essentially, these animals may be shot while hibernating or denning.

Bear Hibernating

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Snopes.com:

As male bears tend to hibernate for longer periods, Grizzly and black bear populations would be significantly and devastatingly reduced, potentially wiping out entire populations if not the entire species. http://www.snopes.com/2017/03/23/house-votes-killing-hibernating-bears-alaska/

It is expected that Donald Trump will sign this devastating change.

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Proposed Bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/69/text

 

 

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