US Senate Passes S.J. Res 18, Allowing Egregious Hunting Methods In Alaskan Wildlife Refuges
Despite strong opposition from the majority of Alaskan Residents, Animal Welfare Organizations, Wildlife and Land Conservationists, Non-Hunters and Licensed Hunters alike, the US Senate Passed S.J. Resolution 18 today, by a vote of 52-47.
S.J. Res. 18 will allow the the shooting of hibernating bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens, as well as the hunting of bears with the use of aircraft, among other unsporting methods.
Those who made phone calls to your senators and spread the word of opposition to S.J. Res 18, your efforts were not in vain. A vote as close as this is a result of your advocacy and our united front grows even stronger now because of that.
Although facing defeat, we can hold our heads high knowing that we stood up for what is right and let this be our motivation to come back even stronger as we face our many battles ahead.
A special thank you to those honorable US Senators that spoke in opposition to S.J. Res. 18:
Senator Martin Heinrich (New Mexico)
Senator Maria Cantwell (Washington)
Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey)
Senator Tom Udall (New Mexico)
As well as to our very own NH leaders who voted in opposition:
Senator Maggie Hassan (voted against S.J. Res 18)
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (voted against S.J. Res 18)
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (voted against house version/H.J. Res 69)
Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (voted against house version/H.J. Res 69)
Roll Call for S.J. Res. 18 here
Roll Call for H.J. Res 69 here
Above is a clip of Senator Cory Booker's testimony on the Senate floor today.
Click here for the full video.
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