Ban on killing grizzlies proposed
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
October 4, 2017
The Humane Society of the United States has teamed up with Arizona Congressman (D) Raul Grijalva, to propose legislation that would ban grizzly bear hunting in the lower 48 states. H.R. 3894 would ban the killing, possession, or transport of grizzly bears or their parts.
According to the Humane Society blog post by Wayne Pacelle, "The legislation would do more than stop trophy hunters from stalking and killing grizzly bears. If a public lands rancher kills a grizzly bear, he will lose his privileges to graze on those federal lands. Indiscriminate predator controls such as cyanide bombs, traps, and snares would not be permitted in grizzly bear habitat. Rather than killing bears, the government must consider relocation of so-called "nuisance" bears to tribal lands, furthering their protections for future generations."