Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has directed the National Park Service (NPS) to allow extreme hunting methods in our national preserves in Alaska, like baiting brown bears, killing black bear mothers and cubs in dens, and killing wolves and pups by trapping during denning season.
Our national parklands in Alaska should be wild, and animals in these areas safe from unethical and unsportsmanlike hunting practices. That’s why three years ago, NPS successfully banned these extreme hunting methods in Alaska’s national preserves. But now, in a complete reversal by the Trump administration, Secretary Zinke is undermining the ability of preserve managers to appropriately preserve wildlife.
Tell Secretary Zinke that the National Park Service should protect wildlife in all our national parks and preserves, including those in Alaska.