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Unlike Republican President Teddy Roosevelt, for whom Teddy Bears are named, Trump-Zinke have no mercy. They want hunters to be able to kill any black bear, including cubs and mother bears with cubs, with artificial light at den sites…use dogs to hunt and kill black bears in Alaskan National Parks-Preserves.
OPPOSE HERE until Jul 23 2018: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NPS-2018-0005-0001

Trump-Zinke apparently hate bears, baby bears, and other animals, and want to be able to: Kill any black bear, including cubs and mother bears with cubs, with artificial light at den sites; kill brown bears over bait; kill wolves and coyotes (including pups) during the denning season – in their dens- (between May 1 and August 9); shoot swimming caribou; shoot caribou from motorboats under power; kill black bears over bait; and using dogs to hunt and kill black bears in National Parks-Preserves in Alaska. (NPS wording with euphemisms removed for clarity.)

Newly born Black Bears, Mark Betram – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Trump apparently is not a hunter. However, he sent his sons to stay with their maternal grandparents in Czechoslovakia in summers, where their Czech grandfather taught them to hunt. Trump’s Czech inlaws also stayed six months of the year in Trump Tower and are believed to have acted as informants to the Czech secret police, who in turn worked with the KGB (where Putin used to work). See: http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs

US President Teddy Roosevelt was a Republican. Unlike Trump, Roosevelt sought to regulate big corporations and conservation was important to him. He “served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909… As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. As a leader of the Progressive movement, he championed his “Square Deal” domestic policies, promising the average citizen fairness, breaking of trusts, regulation of railroads, and pure food and drugs. Making conservation a top priority, he established many new national parks, forests, and monuments intended to preserve the nation’s natural resources…. His successful efforts to broker the end of the Russo-Japanese War won him the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt

From the National Park Service:
The Story of the Teddy Bear

Did you know that the Teddy Bear was invented in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt? It all began when Theodore Roosevelt was on a bear hunting trip near Onward, Mississippi on November 14, 1902. He had been invited by Mississippi Governor Andrew H. Longino, and unlike other hunters in the group, had not located a single bear.

Roosevelt’s assistants, led by Holt Collier, a born slave and former Confederate cavalryman, cornered and tied a black bear to a willow tree. They summoned Roosevelt and suggested that he shoot it. Viewing this as extremely unsportsmanlike, Roosevelt refused to shoot the bear. The news of this event spread quickly through newspaper articles across the country. The articles recounted the story of the president who refused to shoot a bear. However, it was not just any president, it was Theodore Roosevelt the big game hunter!
Clifford Berryman’s 1902 cartoon that lampooned T.R.’s bear hunt

A political cartoonist by the name of Clifford Berryman read the article and decided to lightheartedly lampoon the president’s refusal to shoot the bear. Berryman’s cartoon appeared in the Washington Post on November 16, 1902. A Brooklyn candy shop owner by the name of Morris Michtom saw the cartoon and had an idea. He and his wife Rose were also makers of stuffed animals, and Michtom decided to create a stuffed toy bear and dedicate it to the president who refused to shoot a bear. He called it ‘Teddy’s Bear’.

After receiving Roosevelt’s permission to use his name, Michtom mass produced the toy bears which were so popular that he soon founded the Ideal Toy Company. To this day the Teddy Bear has worldwide popularity and its origin can be traced back to Theodore’s fateful hunting trip in 1902.
Last updated: February 26, 2015


From the NPS:
The black bear (Ursus americanus) has played an important role in Mississippi’s natural history. Native Americans traveled the old Natchez trace from Natchez to Nashville. They relied on the black bear as a source of food, clothing, and goods for trade.

By the early 1900’s, black bear numbers had been drastically reduced. With a natural slow reproductive rate coupled with the clearing of forest for agriculture, and overhunting, the state’s bear population was reduced to less than a dozen animals in 1932. In fact, there were no documented cases of black bears giving birth to cubs in Mississippi for a period of time from the early 1970’s until 2005. The reason for this is quite simple. There were no female bears. The few bears that did inhabit the state were primarily sub adult males that had been pushed out of their former ranges from other states by older, larger males. By 1980 more than 80 percent of the bottomland hardwood forest in Mississippi was gone. In 1984 the black bear was placed on the endangered species list. Things started changing for the black bear in 2005. A radio-collared female bear from Louisiana wandered into Wilkinson County and gave birth to 5 cubs and a new era in Mississippi black bear conservation and management was begun. From 2005 to 2010, biologist documented six litters of cubs born to six different collared females throughout Mississippi. Den checks by MDWFP biologist and MSU biologist documented six more litters of cubs in the Delta region of the state.

Today, we are witnessing the re-colonization of one of Mississippi’s greatest icons. Due to federal programs to restore bottomland hardwoods and protected federal land such as the bayous and swamps along meandering rivers in the southern portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway, the black bear is doing well.

Actually, no, they aren’t doing well. There are only 40 to 50 bears, at most, according to the Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks: “MDWFP biologists currently estimate the Mississippi bear population at 40 to 50 bears in the entire state and that’s being generous.” https://www.mdwfp.com/wildlife-hunting/black-bear-program/black-bears-in-ms.aspx

Zinke-Trump want to overturn the following rule: “On October 23, 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) published a final rule (Final Rule) to amend its regulations for sport hunting and trapping in national preserves in Alaska (80 FR 64325). The Final Rule codified prohibitions on certain types of harvest practices that are otherwise permitted by the State of Alaska. The practices are: Taking any black bear, including cubs and sows with cubs, with artificial light at den sites; harvesting brown bears over bait; taking wolves and coyotes (including pups) during the denning season (between May 1 and August 9); taking swimming caribou; taking caribou from motorboats under power; taking black bears over bait; and using dogs to hunt black bears. This rule is inconsistent with State of Alaska’s hunting regulations found at 5 AAC Part 85….” Read the rest and comment here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NPS-2018-0005-0001

Not just Alaska is at risk: https://committeetoabolishsporthunting.wordpress.com/2018/05/26/interior-department-wants-to-open-more-wildlife-refuges-for-hunting-and-fishing

Since Zinke and Trump hate bears, they can return to their indigenous homeland of Britain-Germany-Switzerland, where they have been killed off, already:
170 years on, wild bear returns – to a death sentence” by Luke Harding in Berlin, Mon 22 May 2006 20.28 EDT https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2006/may/23/germany.conservationandendangeredspecies

Alaskan Black Bears also come in blue! Who knew? But, Trump-Zinke want these beautiful bears dead!

Black bear with Glacier bear cubs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_bear


TRUMP HATES BABY BEARS: https://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/jimmy-kimmel-scoop-donald-trump-hates-baby-bears/