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Court Rules That Grizzly Bears Near Yellowstone Will Remain Protected From Sport Hunting

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by Michie, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

    United States
    From the article-

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of protecting grizzly bears last week restoring their status under the Endangered Species Act in the wake of hunts planned in Idaho and Wyoming.

    Conservationists and tribes that see the bears as sacred called it a “tremendous victory.” The decision spares the grizzlies from previous plans for controlled hunts in Wyoming and Idaho on land that is within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which includes 34,000 square miles.

    The judge said that the decision in 2017 to delist the grizzly bear violated the Endangered Species Act because it was “the result of political pressure by the states rather than having been based on the best scientific and commercial data.”

    The Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove the grizzly bear from its bearanimalslist of endangered or threatened species prompted a lawsuit. The delisting was then overturned in Federal District Court a year later, which forced Wyoming and Idaho to cancel the hunts planned for lands outside of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons parks, which would have allowed for up to 23 bears to be killed.

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    Court Rules That Grizzly Bears Near Yellowstone Will Remain Protected From Sport Hunting
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  2. Lost4words

    Lost4words Jesus I Trust In You Supporter

    United Kingdom
    If thats the case, they will think of themselves as 'happy' bears and not grizzly ones!