May 24, 2016
Knowing the Sportsman Heritage & Recreation Enhancement Act (SHARE) is anything but sporting, some members of Congress are trying to bury this extreme anti-wildlife bill as an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S.2012).
Unethical practices such as trapping would be defined as a form of hunting.
If this bill is passed, the damage to wildlife and conservation will be dramatic and far-reaching and jeopardizes what has been and needs to be achieved for wildlife.
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S.405 - Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015
The U.S. Congress is considering a bill called the Sportsmen’s Act that would allow cruel steel-jawed leghold traps to be used on more federal lands. Quietly tucked into the bill, hunting is defined to include trapping. "If you don't look at the definition … you would not know that it involves trapping," Goodwin said. "A lot of people on Capitol Hill had no idea."
S.405 - Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015 can be read here.
Articles on the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015:
- 4 Million Animals Die In Traps Every Year. And That Number Is About To Get Even Higher. May 15, 2015- The Dodo (Ameena Schelling)
- Sportsmen’s Act, or Poachers’ Act? May 20, 2015- A Humane Nation
The House version is called the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act” (SHARE Act), H.R. 2406 which includes:
- Language to prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from adopting a rule to restrict the illegal ivory trade
- Opportunity for a handful of ultra-wealthy trophy hunters to import sport-hunted polar bears killed in northern Canada
- Takes away the regulatory authority of the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to protect wildlife – and the public – from toxic lead ammunition.