Editor’s Note: the US Congress is currently considering a bill that contains extreme and unwise provisions, called the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015.” The version that passed the US House in February 2016 would strip gray wolves in the Great Lakes region of protection under the Endangered Species Act (and make that decision not subject to review by the courts; de-regulate lead ammunition; allow polar bear “trophies” to be imported into the US; and weaken protections for migratory birds. Two resolutions introduced in the Michigan Legislature would urge the US Congress to pass this Act.
Read AFA’s letter in opposition to these resolutions which was submitted to the Michigan House Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation here.
“These resolutions urge the United States Congress
to pass Senate Bill 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015.
The resolutions list selective programs that S 659 renews or creates,
but do not provide a full picture of the scope of S 659
and the harm it poses to wildlife.”