This is the first time the state has stepped into the issue over the species, which is losing protection and being killed in several states.
Activists including conservation groups, animal rights supporters, and First Nation tribe members have serious qualms about the hunting of these bears for pure sport.
Currently, Japan's whaling program is killing about 1,000 whales a year under the guise of "scientific purposes."
The report was based on a poll which found that two out of three U.S. citizens want the Endangered Species Act either strengthened or simply left alone, but not circumvented or weakened.
Dolphin hunting is also known as drive hunting, and involves driving the animals together with boats and trapping them. It is increasingly seen as a cruel, inhumane, and entirely unnecessary practice.
The Act has encountered obstacles and outright attacks, in an atmosphere where climate change and environmental havoc are growing problems.
An oxygen-devouring algae bloom that is causing a 5,840 square-mile dead zone - and growing - in the Gulf of Mexico is part of the tightly woven web of climate change disasters.
Experiments on chimps have been conducted in the U.S. for more than 90 years, despite consistent pressure on the government and corporations by animal welfare groups.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Africa's western black rhino is now officially extinct.
Dumping of drugs into water, flushing medicines down the toilet, or passing through people's bodies in an un-metabolized form are ways pharmaceuticals enter rivers and streams.