Defenders of Wildlife: Help Close a Deadly Loophole for Polar Bears

May 18th, 2007 12:14 pm by Kelly Garbato

UPDATE, 6/14/07:

See also: Protect Polar Bears From Trophy Hunters, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, for a similar alert and sample letter.

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Via Defenders of Wildlife:

Help Close a Deadly Loophole for Polar Bears

Even as global warming and Big Oil’s drills threaten North American polar bears, a loophole in the Marine Mammal Protection Act allows U.S. trophy hunters to kill Canadian polar bears and bring them back to this country. This adds additional pressure to Canada’s vanishing polar bear populations, which — like those in the U.S. — are already declining.

The Polar Bear Protection Act would put an end to imports of polar bears taken as trophies from Canada — and help safeguard the world’s remaining polar bears.

Tell your Senators & Representative to support the Polar Bear Protection Act today!

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