Donald Trump, still wanting to destroy Obama, repealed an Obama-era law protecting Alaskan wildlife. Now, hunters can track bears from air crafts, kill them while they are hibernating, and trap wolves and their cubs in their dens.
“What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America,” Wayne Pacelle, chief executive of the Humane Society, said in a statement. “If the Senate and President concur, we’ll see wolf families killed in their dens [and] bears chased down by planes.”
Richard D. Young, an Alaskan Congressmen, authored the resolution in order to restore predator control to the state. “We have to recognize,” said Young, “this is not about the little polar bears, the little grizzly bears or wolves on television, this is about the state’s right to manage — not allowing the federal government to do so.” The bill was also supported by the National Rifle Association, the highly influential gun rights lobby.
The “little polar bears,” “little grizzly bears,” and “little wolves” are not the only animals in danger because of Trump. It was also reported that Trump’s Border Wall will destroy a Jaguar habitat, along with many other wildlife species.
Alaska is home to 16 US national wildlife refuges. But thanks to Trump’s signature, a better name for them might be “hunting parks.”
Watch Young defend the resolution below.