PETA Adds to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Appeal for Leads About Suspected Poacher(s)
For Immediate Release:
January 4, 2021
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Wind River Reservation, Wyo. – PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for killing a grizzly bear whose body was found on September 9 in the Crow Creek drainage area. Because grizzlies are listed as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is also offering a reward of $2,000, bringing the possible total to $7,000.
Officials believe that the bear may have been the victim of poachers but have yet to make any arrests.
“This grizzly bear deserved to live out his or her life in the wild expanse but instead died at the hands of a cruel person or persons,” says PETA Senior Director Stephanie Bell. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward immediately so that whoever committed this terrible crime against a protected wild animal can be held accountable.”
Those with information can contact the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes Fish and Game Department at 307-330-3208 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service special agent at 307-332-7607 or [email protected].
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