NRA Pushes Congress To Legalize Killing Bear Cubs In Wildlife Refuges

"The House voted to overturn the Obama administration’s ‘Fair Chase’ rule."

"The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to legalize the killing of black bear cubs and their mothers at their dens in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges.

The controversial measure, backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), overturns a ‘Fair Chase’ rule, promulgated by the Obama administration, that also limited baiting, trapping, and the use of airplanes to track and shoot bears and wolves on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands in Alaska.

The vote was met with an outpouring of criticism from wildlife and conservation groups."

Nicole Gentile reports for Think Progress February 16, 2017.

Source: Think Progress, 02/20/2017