Don’t Let Hunters Slaughter Grizzly Bears

Target: Keith Culver, President of the Game and Fish Commission, Wyoming

Goal: Do not allow the hunting of grizzly bears in Wyoming following the Trump administration’s removal of their endangered species protections.

Wyoming is pushing for grizzly bear hunts to begin this fall after Yellowstone grizzly bears were stripped of their endangered species protections. Although the bears are still protected within Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, they will be at risk of being killed when they roam outside those borders. As a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity stated, “Wyoming’s reckless hunt ignores the fact that grizzly bears remain endangered in Yellowstone and across the West. It’s tragic that these imperiled animals will be shot and killed so trophy hunters can stick heads on their walls.”

Unlike Wyoming, Montana—which also contains land in these national parks—has recommended that grizzly hunting not be allowed. The bears are still at risk as a species because of isolation from other grizzly populations, the loss of vital food sources, and deaths caused by humans via hunting and other activities. Yellowstone’s bears in particular are so isolated that the government must truck bears into the area regularly. They also face the collapse of food sources in their ecosystem, like white bark pine and cutthroat trout. These threats will only increase with droughts and climate change. Currently, grizzly bears occupy under 4% of the land that they once did in the United States. Sign below to protect the iconic grizzly bear and demand that Wyoming put a stop to grizzly hunts.


Dear President Culver,

Allowing grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming is dangerous and irresponsible. Despite their removal from the endangered species list, Yellowstone grizzlies still face serious threats. Isolation, the loss of their food sources, and human-caused deaths from hunting are major risks that could threaten the species with extinction once again. To allow these animals to be hunted when they roam off the lands of the national parks is unacceptable.

Montana has made moves against grizzly hunting this year, for good reason. Apart from conservation alone, Yellowstone grizzlies are famous—they provide a major tourist attraction for your state. As Andrea Santarsiere of the Center for Biological Diversity says, “Yellowstone’s amazing grizzly bears are loved by people around the world and they deserve a real shot at survival. It’s horrific that Wyoming doesn’t see the intrinsic value that these bears bring to the state’s landscape.” I urge you to follow Montana’s lead in protecting these iconic and innocent animals. Please do not allow the hunting of grizzly bears.


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Photo Credit: I-Ting Chiang

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  1. With so many species in peril and hearing so many terrible stories from the viewpoint of these bears, this is just wrong. We should be protecting them, this is just cruel.

  2. lynn woods says:

    why can’t animals be left alone and let them live why must man kill kill and kill again for so call sport real brave when they have a gun go face the bear without a gun and then see what happens you kill crazy bastards

    • I realise that this world is full of savages,humans are not progressing,but still are barbarians,to kill for no reason and there is no reason for the murder of animals except for the perversion and arrogance of mainly men who think they are somehow superior to weaker species,but it is weak to kill innocents.LEAVE these beautiful bears to live in peace.personally I would prefer to set a hunt on the killer hunters.Take their guns away see how they survive…

  3. Derinda Nilsson says:

    We can thank the trump. This is his idea of being a good president. Please save these beautiful bears. Don’t kill Please, its so not wright.


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