Wildlife and Wildlands in Danger
Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment,
The U.S. Senate will soon be voting on the dangerous "Sportsmen's Act�??, a radical handout to extreme trophy hunting groups.
In a single swoop, this legislation would open millions of acres of public lands -- including sensitive Wilderness Areas -- to hunting and fur trapping, at the expense of other land users and endangered and threatened species. It would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from even considering the issue of toxic lead ammunition which poisons wildlife and the environment. And it would permit the latest in a series of import allowances for sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada, encouraging trophy hunters to escalate the killing of threatened species around the globe.
Your senators need to hear from you right now. Please make a brief, polite phone call today to Sen. Bill Nelson (202) 224-5274 and Sen. Marco Rubio (202) 224-3041 urging them to oppose S. 2363, the "Sportsmen's Act." And don't forget to send a follow-up message»
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO