Baiting grizzlies with donuts and chicken fat?
Using snares that trap bears to be shot like fish in a barrel?
Shooting grizzlies and their cubs during hibernation?
As part of NPCA's campaign to protect grizzlies in and around Alaska's national parks, we created the #Unbearable campaign, which addresses irresponsible practices allowed by Alaska's Board of Game. For years, the state agency has approved specific hunting methods and season lengths that allow hunters to kill bears and wolves simply to increase moose and caribou populations, so there are more for sport hunters to kill. Leveraging promoted tweets, the project generated 339,251 impressions, had an incredible 12.4% engagement rate, yielded 1,060 retweets and led to 1,500 link clicks to NPCA's take-action page. NPCA delivered 45,000 signatures and 30,000 letters in support of the Park Service proposed hunting regulations, which would eliminate these unsporting practices. UPDATE: In November 2015, NPCA won the protections for Alaska's grizzlies.
Illustrations by Drew Litton.