Well, here we go again!
Under the Obama administration, the US Fish and Wildlife Service implemented a rule that prohibited certain hunting methods on 76 million acres of federal land in Alaska.
Those methods include shooting or trapping wolves and their pups in their dens and using airplanes to search for and shoot grizzly bears.
The rule does not apply to subsistence hunting, does not restrict the taking of wildlife for public safety purposes or defense of property, and does not impede upon the state’s right to manage wildlife on its own land.
It simply prohibits the cruelest and most egregious methods used to kill our nation’s wildlife on national wildlife refuges.
On February 17, the House of Representatives passed H.R. Resolution 69, which is the first step in revoking the rule under the Congressional Review Act.
Claudia Tenney, John Katko and Tom Reed all voted in favor of the resolution.
The U.S. Senate is now considering similar legislation, S.J. Resolution 18.
If it passes, the Fish and Wildlife Service will be permanently barred from reinstating the rule unless Congress specifically authorizes it.
Our Senators Schumer and Gillibrand can, in all likelihood, be counted on to vote against it, but a reminder won’t hurt.
Better yet, make sure your animal loving friends in other states also know about this and understand the importance of contacting their Senators.
We will monitor the results and keep you informed.
On a happier note, how about coming to the Fur Ball?
On April 29 from 6 to 11 p.m. at The American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St., Oswego, there will be dinner and dancing, contests, a fabulous silent auction and more.
Invitations will be coming in March or go to our website to reserve a ticket online.
$60 per person or $100 per couple.
Or call our office to ask about sponsorship.
You know you’re a party animal!
The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.
Located at 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, NY.
Email: [email protected]
Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other.