With all the news that blew up last week over the Supreme Court nominee it allowed for less time to take note of items which truly need to applauded.
Such as this one.
A Montana federal judge returned Yellowstone-area grizzly bears to Endangered Species Act protection Monday, permanently blocking hunting seasons in two states.
U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ruled to reverse a United States Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove the protections and canceled the first grizzly bear hunt in the continental United States since 1991.
That is simply the best news possible about this whole sad episode.
I read and heard that there was such outrage over the proposed hunt that grizzly enthusiasts applied for the tags in places like Wyoming to help protect the bears. One of the tags was obtained by a wildlife photographer who stated the only thing he was going to shoot of the bear would come from the lens of his camera.
Grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone have improved since the animals were protected in 1975. But they are still threatened by isolation from other grizzly populations, loss of key food sources, and human-caused moralities.
It would have been monstrous if the proposed trophy hunting would have been allowed to proceed. Overall grizzly bears occupy less than 4 percent of their historic range in the lower 48 states.
Hunters never care about such facts. They only like to shed blood of innocent animals.
Well, not this time Bubba.