(CELEBRITY) Outspoken comedian Bill Maher recently tweeted against the “Sportsman’s Heritage Act of 2012.” Calling the legislation “bullish-t,” Maher spoke out to his followers against the proposal. Already passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, if the Senate approves the law, the lives of wild animals like polar bears could be up for commercial hunt. Read on to learn about Bill Maher’s passion for polar bears, and what you can do to reach your Senators. — Global Animal
Ecorazzi, Kelly Keltner
Bill Maher has taken on many a political topic, from health care to religion and now, polar bears. This morning, Maher tweeted: “Protect polar bears and other live things from this outrageous bullsh-t!”
What is this “outrageous bullsh-t?” It’s the “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012″ and the law seeks to open the majority of public lands to hunting, allow certain wealthy hunters to import polar bear “trophies” from Canada and bind the hands of the EPA from protecting the habitats of animals and people from lead poisoning through toxic ammunition exposure.
This isn’t the first time that Maher has been outspoken about environmental issues. In 2010, Bill Maher declared global warming the “ultimate health care issue” on his HBO series, “Real Time.” And if that isn’t direct enough for you, in 2009, Maher said that climate change skeptics were “so stupid,” they made him “question evolution.”
Maher’s latest environmentally-centric outrage comes on the heels of the U.S. House of Representatives passing the “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act” earlier this week. As the bill goes forward to the Senate, Maher and the Humane Society of the United States, who Maher tagged in his tweet, hope that concerned citizens will contact their senators and urge them to oppose the bill.