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"War on Wolves Act"

H.R. 424 / S. 164

Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act

H.R. 1629
 

Animal Welfare Accountability and Transparency Act H.R. 1368 / S. 503


Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act H.R. 1438

Limiting Inhumane Federal Trapping Act  H.R. 1727

Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017 H.R. 1817

Listing Reform Act

H.R. 717

Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017 - "War on Wolves Act"

H.R. 424 / S. 164

Why: H.R. 424/S. 164 would remove gray wolves from the endangered species list in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Wyoming, and allow trophy hunting and trapping of wolves in these four states. If enacted, H.R. 424/S. 164 would prohibit any judicial review of the reissued rules, thus removing the citizens of their right to further challenge these rules in court.

Where: MI, WI, MN, WY

When: Bills introduced 1-10-2017

Description:

H.R. 424/S. 164: Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017

Take Action:

EarthJustice: Stop Congress from unleashing a war on wolves

Center for Biodiversity: Tell Congress, don't mess with wolf recovery

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Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act H.R. 1438

Why: To ban indiscriminate body-gripping traps (steel-jaw leghold traps, Conibear traps, and snares) on all refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Steel-jaw leghold traps, Conibear traps, and snares are inhumane, inflicting excruciating pain on animals, and are indiscriminate, entrapping any animal (including endangered species and dogs). The mission of our national wildlife refuges is to provide sanctuary for wildlife as well as safety for all visitors and their pets.

Where: National Wildlife Refuge System, United States

When: Bill introduced 3-8-2017

Description:

The Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 1438) 

Take Action: Support the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 1438)

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Limiting Inhumane Federal Trapping Act

H.R. 1727

Why: This bill prohibits any personnel of the Department of the Interior or the USDA, in performing their duties, from using, recommending, training in the use of, or planning for the use of, any body-gripping trap used to kill or capture an animal.

 

The LIFT Act would prevent USDA Wildlife Services from using any injurious or lethal trap in the line of duty. Wildlife Services routinely kills two million to five million animals annually in the name of 'wildlife management.' This vital bill would also ban the use of these traps on nearly 700 million acres of federal public land managed by the DOI and USDA.

Where: All federal public lands managed by the DOI and USDA

When: Bill introduced  3-27-2017

Description:

Born Free Commends Introduction of 'LIFT' Act, H.R. 1727

Take Action: online petition not available yet

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Listing Reform Act

H.R. 717

Why: This bill would amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to allow prioritization of the consideration of petitions to list a species as endangered or threatened other than in the order in which the petitions are received. The deadline to decide on whether or not a petition to list or remove a species would be changed from within 12 months to as expeditiously as possible.

If passed, H.R. 717 would remove the 12-month deadline for making listing decisions, allowing officials to postpone decision-making on petitions for years. It would also give the Interior or Commerce Departments the power to reject a listing because of economic effect.

Where: United States

When: Bill introduced  1-27-2017

Description: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/717

Take Action: Ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act

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Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act

H.R. 1629

 

Why: H.R. 1629 would ban the import, export, and interstate commerce of steel-jaw leghold and Conibear traps, the two most widely-used traps in the United States. These traps are barbaric, cruel, and indiscriminate, inflicting excruciating, extended suffering on animals. 

 

Where: United States

 

When: Bill introduced 3-20-2017

 

Description: 

Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act (H.R. 1629)

Take Action: 

Support the Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act (H.R. 1629)

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Animal Welfare Accountability and Transparency Act

H.R. 1368 / S. 503

Why: In February 2017 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) deleted its online database of annual reports, animal welfare inspections, and licensee information. These documents provided vital information about animal cruelty in roadside zoos, circuses, puppy breeding factories, and more. USDA's decision to make it difficult to access this information protects animal exploiters by allowing animal abuse to occur in secrecy.

 

This bill would require the USDA to publish reports of enforcement actions taken under the Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act. 

 

Where: United States

 

When: Bills introduced 3-2-2017; 3-6-2017

 

Description: 

Animal Welfare Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 1368/S.503)

Take Action: 

Animal Welfare Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 1368/S. 503)

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Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017

H.R. 1817

Why: This bill bans the use of lethal poisons "Compound 1080" and sodium cyanide for predator control. The purpose of this Act is to restrict the use of these poisons to kill predatory animals given the risks posed by such poisons to public safety, the environment, persons and other animals that come into accidental contact with such poisons.

Where: United States - nationwide

When: Bill introduced  3-30-2017

Description:

Rep. Peter DeFazio Introduces Legislation to Ban Lethal Poisons Compound 1080, Sodium Cyanide for Predator Control

Take Action:

Predator Defense - Help Us Ban M-44 Cyanide Bombs

Ask Congress to Put an End to Poisoning Wildlife and Companion Animals

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