New Trump Public Land Rules Let Alaska Hunters Kill Bear Cubs In Dens

“The ‘amazingly cruel’ move by the National Park Service reverses Obama-era regulations which also affect wolves and coyotes”.

“The Trump administration is finalizing rules that will allow hunters in Alaska’s national preserves to shoot bears and wolves, and their cubs and pups, while they are in their dens.

The National Park Service is reversing regulations written by the Barack Obama administration, which banned some of the much-criticized practices for hunting the predators, including luring bears with food like doughnuts.

Jesse Prentice-Dunn, policy director for the Center for Western Priorities, called the rule change “amazingly cruel” and said it was “just the latest in a string of efforts to reduce protections for America’s wildlife at the behest of oil companies and trophy hunters”.”

Emily Holden reports for the Guardian May 28, 2020.