Every year, millions of people come to Yellowstone National Park to see grizzlies. These are some of the most famed and photographed bears in the world – and they’re here because they were protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration have stripped federal protections from these bears, paving the way for Wyoming and Idaho to allow more than 20 grizzlies to be shot and killed this fall if they leave Yellowstone National Park.
We can’t let that happen. We need your help to stop it.
Please sign this petition urging Secretary Zinke to immediately restore Endangered Species Act protections to Yellowstone grizzlies and stop the bear hunt in Wyoming and Idaho.
The last thing these bears need is to be hunted. Grizzlies in the lower 48 states occupy just a fraction of their historic habitat, surviving in isolated populations in places like the northern Rocky Mountains. The hunt comes as key food sources for grizzlies in the Yellowstone ecosystem are collapsing – and mortality rates have been increasing.
Trophy hunting Yellowstone grizzlies is cruel, senseless and unnecessary. Please take a moment to urge Secretary Zinke to restore their protections.
© All rights reserved. Stop the Griz Hunt is a campaign of the Center for Biological Diversity.
Photo credits: Grizzly bear still wet from river by Princess Lodges [FlickrCC], Grizzly Bear with Cub (Yellowstone) by Frank van Manen / USGS [FlickrCC]. Grizzly bear on Swan Lake Flats by Jim Peaco [FlickrCC]