The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for our input-and it’s crucial that animal advocates weigh in on the future of our National Wildlife Refuge System. The National Wildlife Refuge System, which is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, contains more than 150 million acres-with the stated intent to “conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants.”
Contradicting that objective, the Refuge System also allows hunting and angling in some areas. These allowances are an affront to the animals meant to be under protection. Animal advocates must deliver a clear, powerful message: No more angling — No more hunting — No more trapping
Animal exploitation needs to be challenged in every aspect of society-but to allow guns, traps, and killing in our national parks is a tragedy we shouldn’t tolerate (there are over 300 hunting programs within the Refuge System!). According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly 41 million people visit the Refuge System annually-mostly to observe, enjoy and photograph the natural world. Hunting is a dying obsession-let’s keep it out of our public spaces, for everyone’s sake.
Visit America’s Wildlife to share your ideas, and to deliver a powerful message to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. You’ll have to register at the website-it only takes a second!-and then you’ll be able to submit ideas and vote on others.
Please participate. Animals need your voice.