Howard Crystal Testifies Against Polar Bear Import Bill

Today Howard Crystal testified before the House Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife against H.R. 1054, a bill that would override current law and allow certain polar bear hunters who have killed polar bears in Canada to imports their “trophies” – i.e., polar bear body parts – into the United States, despite the Bush Administration’s decision that the species requires protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A copy of the written testimony is attached