Naturalist and author Doug Peacock talks about the government’s decision to delist grizzlies and why now—more than ever—we need to “fight like hell” to save them. Doug Peacock stands on the edge of the Yellowstone River in Emigrant, Montana. Recently, Earthjustice attorneys presented oral arguments in federal court in Missoula, Mont., in our lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s illegal decision to strip Yellowstone’s grizzly bears of endangered species protections. Though the judge has extended a temporary restraining order stopping Wyoming and Idaho’s planned grizzly hunt that was set to start Sept. 1., the fight continues to protect this imperiled species. Naturalist and author Doug Peacock has joined our lawsuit to defend the grizzlies and permanently stop the hunt. After serving two tours as a Green Beret medic in Vietnam, he went into the American wilderness to confront his demons. There, he closely observed grizzlies across the west—an experience he says “saved his life.” Below, he talks about the government’s recent decision to delist grizzlies and why now—more than ever—we need to “fight like hell” to save them. After serving in Vietnam, Peacock worked for the National Park Service from 1973 to 1982, which led him to the next chapter […]

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