ACTION ALERT: Stop The Delisting Of The Yellowstone Grizzly – Last Day To Comment!

grizzly mom and cub - USFWS

May 10, 2016

MAY 10th IS THE LAST DAY TO COMMENT!

HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET?

The USFWS is pushing to delist the Yellowstone grizzly bears. It’s obvious why they’re doing this. Trophy hunters are itching for a grizzly bear hunt to satisfy their blood lust and ego’s and the USFWS is perfectly happy to make their dreams come true.  Please don’t allow this to happen.

They’re not just after grizzlies in the Yellowstone ecosystem but Montana is already pushing for the delisting of all grizzly bears, specifically the great bear population in Northwest Montana. Please take a moment and speak out for this iconic species. They are voiceless, we must speak for them!

Follow the link to the USFWS comment page and stand up for the grizzly bear. Points to make:

1. Grizzly bears have one of the lowest reproductive rates of any large mammal. That’s because grizzly mothers keep their cubs with them for up to three years. It takes a long time to learn how to be a successful grizzly bear. This means any grizzly bear hunts could quickly decimate their population.

2. Grizzly bears are not recovered across their historic range.

3. Yellowstone grizzlies would be sitting ducks since they are habituated to people. The most famous female grizzly alive, iconic mother grizzly bear number 399, would be threatened by the delisting.

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The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Proposed Rule: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

https://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-R6-ES-2016-0042-0001

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You Can Write a Comment that Helps Save the Grizzly

by Rick Lamplugh

 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) wants to strip Endangered Species Act protection from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear. We have only until May 10 to comment on the FWS proposal.
 
For our comments to be most effective, they should present reasons that show delisting is not a scientifically sound idea. A comment that simply says, “Don’t delist the grizzly!” may be heartfelt, but it will not carry much weight with the FWS. A comment that challenges specific FWS reasons for delisting will be more effective.
 
Below you will find nine claims that FWS has made to support delisting. After each claim, you will find a short explanation from a scientist or conservation agency on why the claim is not valid. 
 
I have collected this information and posted it here so that you can use it to make your comment effective. Pick one or two or all nine of these reasons and craft a comment using your own words. Your comment doesn’t have to be a work of art, it just needs to address the flawed science behind the delisting.
 
If you have other reasons that show grizzly delisting is not scientifically supported, please add them here by writing a comment to this blog. 
READ MORE:
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Montana outlines specifics of possible grizzly hunt

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Yellowstone grizzly bears face end of endangered species protection

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US federal government says recovery of national park population to more than 700 is a ‘historic success’ but conservationists say move is premature

 
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Posted in: Action Alert, Grizzly Bear, Howling For Justice

Top Photo: USFWS

Middle Photo: Courtesy Rick Lamplugh
Middle Photo: NPS
 Tags: Please comment, delisting of Yellowstone grizzlies, USFWS, trophy hunters want to kill bears, Montana, Wyoming
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  1. How absolutely disgusting that you would even contemplate delisting these beautiful animals, who have as much right to be where they are as we humans do. How would you like it if I just decided to round up a team to kill you lot of sub humans because you are taking up too much space. Not nice hey, considering these animals are innocent, voiceless and defenceless and like wolves and so many other animals, need the protection and care of kind, loving and compassionate humans, not ruthless, barbaric, ill bred, revolting human scum. Come now, show that you are not part of the sub human race and HELP THEM INSTEAD OF ALLOWING THEM TO BE SO CRUELLY HUNTED.

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  2. Reblogged this on tvassila.

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  3. Those who don’t listen to the people, they are condemned.

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  4. WHY DO WE FEEL THE NEED TO ALLOW NATURE TO BE KILLED! ANIMALS ARE A WONDROUS GIFT AND WE MUST PROTECT THIS PRECIOUS GIFT!

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    • “These enthusiasts often like to hang signs that say “Gone Fishin'” or “Gone Huntin'”. But what these slogans really mean is
      “Gone Killing.”
      Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

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      • Great point Allan. They would never admit to themselves they’re causing so much pain and suffering, that animals feel the same pain and emotions we do. They are cowards.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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      • These are phenomenally ACCURATE points!! All animals share emotions such as love and grief…. Among others!! Just like human beings!! When will people start to RESPECT ANIMALS AND THEIR RIGHT TO LIVE?? Like one other person said’ gone hunting’ signs really mean: ‘I find value and fun in killing for sport’!! This has got to end!!

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      • These ALL are great comments but, unfortunately, we are talking to ourselves.

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  5. enough already…tis govt group has got to stop this delisting situation…what if all the wildlife was gone…what would they delist then?

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  6. We kill ourselves and our children every time we kill trees, insects, animals, and rain forests and the Canadian forests. Without these there is a rat hole of a world to live in.

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  7. i commented.

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    • Thank you Rich!!

      For the wolves, For the grizzlies,
      Nabeki

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  8. Totally incredible, but believable. This administration is trying to do everything to destroy this country and it’s history by any and all means possible. They don’t have a lick of common sense, nor a care for anything living unless it’s creates money in their pockets. I think they’d sell their mothers for a vote. Is this really what they want to be remembered for; destroying any and as many lives as possible, degrading America, stomping out our values, and most of all..wiping out anything that makes this country great…whether it’s the two-legged mammal or the four-legged mammal? Shame on you Obama. Shame on this administration!

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  9. Reblogged this on The Jackson Diner.

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  10. Anne,
    You are right! This country runs on money. Capitalism, profit motive, is what causes factory farms, exploitation of all animals, and actually exploitation of all humans.

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  11. I moved to New Mexico from New Jersey five years ago, primarily to be closer to the magnificant landscapes and wildlife that are associated with the Southwest. I am disgusted by the actions of our government that both aggressively and often secretively chip away at the Endangered Species Act. Wildlife belongs to all of us, not just those with self-serving interests and those who profit from these groups.

    That the nerve, arrogance and lack of educaton of those who are interested only in the number of animals that they can slaughter are coddled by those who should be helping to protect all that makes our country unique is beyond comprehension. It is inumane.

    And now, stripping grizzlies of ESA protection??? Really?? Anyone who takes the time to reseach these issues knows that their numbers are not only exactly known but are nowhere near what they once were and are not recovered across their historic range.

    Grizzly bears have one of the lowest reproductive rates of any large mammal as mothers keep their cubs with them for up to three years. Thus, grizzly bear hunts could quickly decimate their population. Turning the “managment” of any species over to Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, who deserve their own special ring in Dante’s Inferno, is a death sentence for these icons of our country.

    Let us all continue to speak up, educate and advocate for those who have no voice.

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    • Turning the “managment” of any species over to Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, who deserve their own special ring in Dante’s Inferno, is a death sentence for these icons of our country.

      You made me smile. My thoughts exactly! 🙂

      I predict that the same thing that happened with wolves will happen with grizzlies – hunters will collect a few grizzly heads while the delisting/hunting is being challenged. That truly is all these base minds care about. I really cannot believe the President allowed it with wolves, or that Sally Jewell was recently attended a function where they were celebrated as ‘conservationists’. November can’t get here too soon.

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  12. From PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility)

    SCIENTIFIC FRAUD INFESTS FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE TOP RANKS

    Posted on Feb 25, 2015
    http://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/scientific-fraud-infests-fish-and-wildlife-service-top-ranks.html

    An explosive whistleblower hearing transcript paints a vivid picture of rampant scientific misconduct, callous reprisal and systemic mendacity within the upper echelons of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which posted the full texts today. The transcript also illustrates how a highly-touted agency Scientific Integrity Policy has become a tool for just the opposite.

    This whistleblower case is striking because it involves a high-level manager rather than a field biologist;

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  13. Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

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  14. Human beings are destroying habit for all wildlife!! It’s the HUMAN population that needs to LEARN TO LIVE WITH NATURE- killing animals is NOT THE ANSWER!!

    What happens to the baby grizzly cub (that depends on its mother for 3yrs) after its mother gets killed?

    The current grizzly population is used to humans!! The Grizzlies have LEARNED TO LIVE WITH US!!! Why are we killing them when they’ve adjusted??

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  15. Ignorant but not a surprise because all we do is run around in circles making the same mistakes and carelessly Annihilating this planet like a plague from hell. There is always some trumped up reason for taking life and abandoning our responsibility to the precious voiceless and everything else.

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  16. When do our wildlife have a fighting chance with such a corrupt Government that we have? They have no regard for our wildlife and heritage they are. What will happen to future generations will they help preserve them or learn that life has no meaning and to just kill them? What is this horrible Government teaching people. It is so disgustin ul creatures that make up this world. Shame on them. it is wo wrong.gthat they have to kill all the beautif

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  17. Thank you for rounding up anti-delisting comments!

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  18. I urge you to take action to protect the grizzly bears. They have one of the lowest reproductive rates of any large mammal. That’s because grizzly mothers keep their cubs with them for up to three years. It takes a long time to learn how to be a successful grizzly bear. This means any grizzly bear hunts could quickly decimate their population and place young ones at risk. Hunters want trophy animals to kill and do not cull out the weak, sick and old, which further places these animals at risk for future.

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