This past week a federal judge dismissed a case filed against the Department of the Interior. The Center for Biological Diversity, an extreme animal rights group, filed the suit in an attempt to keep the department from giving the state of Alaska back management control of its wild life.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, The group sought the reinstatement of a 2016 federal policy banning numerous state-sanctioned predator-control policies for bears, wolves and other wildlife on federal refuges in Alaska. But the suit was dismissed on Friday by U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason, according to a one-page ruling.
The animal rights group has been trying to capitalize on the issue by spreading lies and falsehoods. Even though some of the practices they oppose are legal there is no indication that they have ever been used. Sure it may be legal to kill bears in their den, but nobody does this, aside from a small group of native Alaskans.
Alaska faces greater challenges then a lot of states due to having to manage for a large population of subsistence hunters. And they need all the tools in the tool box to make sure that there is enough game animals for people to survive.
The policy that was handed down by the Obama administration was unprecedented. States have always managed the wildlife with in their borders. And to take the management authority away from the state is an incredible over reach by the Federal Government. I am glad the Trump administration corrected this.