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HSUS says DOD not complying with wildlife laws HSUS article CWD management angers HSUS HSUS article
Despite overwhelming public sentiment against the idea, the Bush Administration and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) continue to push Congress to grant the DOD broad, sweeping exemptions from major environmental and animal protection laws.As it was originally proposed in April, the Readiness and Range Preservation Initiative, part of the National Defense Authorization Act, would have enabled the agency to perform military trainings that could jeopardize the health and welfare of both humans and wildlife. Specifically, military trainings and bases would have been exempted from many requirements in laws such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Air Act, and the Superfund……….more1 On May 18, Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum signed a bill that gives wildlife officials broad powers to deal with an outbreak of chronic wasting disease in the state’s deer population. As part of the $4 million plan, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to kill every one of the estimated 15,000 deer in a 287-square-mile area, using whatever means necessary, including aerial shootings.The plan is based entirely on the fact that Wisconsin officials found chronic wasting disease (CWD) in 14 deer in the southwestern part of the state……………more .
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