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Originally Posted: April 14, 2012

Tell your Federal Representative to oppose radical hunting proposals

FROM Endangered Species Coalition

ACTION

Tell your Representative to OPPOSE H.R. 4089 (The "Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012") that could drastically alter the way polar bears and other wildlife species are protected in the United States.

Sign an online petition:
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6014/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10313

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Contact your U.S. Representative
http://www.house.gov/ 

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

H.R. 4089 (The "Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012") combines several anti-wildlife proposals into a single dangerous bill.

It amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to allow for the importation of polar bear "trophies" from Canada that are presented as having been taken prior to the May 2008 Endangered Species Act listing.

It requires federal agencies to open nearly all public lands to hunting--including national parks--and prevents federal agencies from reviewing the impacts of hunting on non-tartget species or their habitats under the National Environmental Policy Act.

It removes the ability of the EPA to protect wildlife and people from lead poisoning through toxic ammunition exposure. 


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