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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Zinke To Migratory Birds: Drop Dead

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and unleashed the biggest oil spill in history. Soaked in stinking goo, a million birds also perished — quadruple the toll from the infamous 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska.

For the humans killed in the Deepwater Horizon accident, BP pleaded guilty to 11 felonies and paid $4 billion. The deceased birds cost it $100 million, money that was used to restore wetlands and conserve other bird habitats.

For the latter penalty, we can thank the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, which makes it illegal to kill migratory birds “by any means or in any manner” without a permit.…

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To Spite Obama, Trump Allows Hunters To Kill Bear Cubs

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

Trump never seems to tire of attacking President Obama’s legacy. In the latest example of his reckless jealousy, his administration wants to make it easier for hunters to kill brown bears and their cubs.

In 2015, the Obama administration put rules in place that protected these animals from a hunting method that wildlife activists and conservationists consider cruel.

The prohibition prevented hunters from baiting bears and cubs on public lands in Alaska with bacon and donuts so they can be shot for sport. Now, the Trump administration is in the process of repealing it. It’s also pushing for hunters to have the ability to use spotlights while hunting down the outgunned animals.…

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