Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear from the Endangered Species List under what NPCA believes is a flawed plan, turning the management of grizzlies over to Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. NPCA and our tribal and conservation allies are fighting this decision in court.Now, Wyoming is rushing to open a grizzly bear hunt that could see up to 24 bears killed this fall. They’re even proposing to allow some baiting--enticing bears with food and waiting for them to approach for easy kills.Take action now by signing our petition below! Tell Wyoming Governor Mead to put a halt to this short-sighted proposal to bait and kill Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears.
Stop the Plan to Hunt Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bears!
Dear [Decision Maker],
We urge you to halt the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's proposal to kill 24 Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears next fall, some even through baiting. Visitors from around the world come to Wyoming each year hoping to see grizzly bears in the wild. These visitors bring millions of dollars into Wyoming's economy. For the first time in nearly 50 years, these bears are now at risk of being shot as a direct result of the short-sighted plan proposed by your wildlife agency.Americans have invested millions of dollars and decades of work to bring grizzly bears back from the brink of extinction. We plan our summer vacations around visiting national parks like Grand Teton and Yellowstone and invest tourism dollars in your state, in hopes of seeing iconic wildlife including grizzly bears. It is irresponsible of your Game and Fish Department to take such an aggressive approach, including using the unsportsmanlike practice of bear baiting. Wyoming can and must do better for the bears of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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