Shooting animals in their dens is just wrong

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Today's Action: Shooting animals in dens is just wrong

If you're a fan of Pod Save America, you might have heard Alyssa Mastromonaco mention about a terrible rollback of rules by Ryan Zinke's Interior Department that will allow 'sportsmen' to shoot swimming caribou from motorboats, or wolves nursing their pups in dens, among other disgusting acts.

Practices that would no longer be federally banned after the NPS rule change include:

  • Taking wolves and coyotes (including pups) during the denning season
  • Taking black bears with artificial light at den sites including cubs and sows with cubs
  • Taking brown and black bears over bait
  • Using dogs to hunt black bears
  • Shoot swimming caribou from a boat under power or otherwise

Here's what Snopes has to say about this rule change:

"Environmental and wildlife protection groups are condemning the May 2018 proposal, which would roll back regulations put in place under the Obama administration to enforce federal statutes pertaining to predator management in national parks and preserves."

Alaska's elected officials are angry, too:

Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth said: “These regulations are about the federal government trying to control Alaskans’ way of life and how Alaskans conduct their business.”

And Representative Don Young of Alaska called this move an “illegal jurisdictional power grab.”

Tell Zinke and Trump that this is wrong

  1. Go to this web page: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/22/2018-10735/alaska-hunting-and-trapping-in-national-preserves
  2. Click on the "Submit a Formal Comment" button
  3. Tell Ryan Zinke and Donald Trump why you think this rule change is wrong.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:45 - 12:30PM

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building
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Join us this Tuesday to learn about Trump’s proposed abortion “gag rule.” If adopted, these new administrative rules would deny Title X funds for ANY healthcare a woman receives at a clinic that also offers abortion services or refers patients to any other provider for abortion services. Unable to outlaw abortion, the Trump admin is seeking to financially force healthcare providers to withhold critical information and services necessary for women to meaningfully exercise their constitutionally protected right to choose. 

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Washington State Labor Council
321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98144

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Guest speaker Dr. Kim Schrier, pediatrician and candidate for the 8th CD, will be speaking about some of the big problems our state is facing with health care, public education, the environment and what we can do to help solve them.

We’ll also be debriefing on the past week’s biggest events, including how to best fight back against

  • “Spygate/Liegate”: Trump's use of repeated lies to attack the FBI and our justice system.
  • “Phonegate”: Trump’s refusal to stop using unsecured, hackable non-government phones to conduct official state business.
  • “Koreagate”: Trump’s chaos approach to denuclearization summit talks with Kim Jong-Un.

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