The Nightmare on Constitution Avenue

The Tongass Chainsaw Massacre. The Coal Pit and the Pendulum. The Haunting of Capitol Hill House. No matter what order you rank some of the scariest stories of all time, there’s a new horror story developing in town that deserves a place among the greats. The Nightmare on Constitution Avenue is as revolting as it is shocking…and the scariest part is that it’s based on a true story. Grab your backwards ranger hat and saddle up for one of the most frightening rides of your life.

(Photo Courtesy of the Department of the Interior)

The Nightmare on Constitution Avenue starts out much like any chilling film, with everything rosy and hopeful. Endangered species are making a comeback. One of the world’s largest protected areas has been expanded and is now the largest contiguous fully protected conservation area under the U.S. flag.

But in rides Ryan Zinke. This Secretary of the Interior claims to be the second coming of Teddy Roosevelt, who must be rolling in his grave. Secretary Zinke forms an International Wildlife Conservation Council, with a focus only on hunting, that meets in the black swamp. He redecorates the Department’s Headquarters with taxidermied heads and begins slashing regulations left and right, while eliminating obstacles for his those who seek to destroy the most vulnerable wildlife and wild lands.

(Via Secretary Zinke, Twitter)

While flying his pirate flag, he unleashes vampires to suck the oil and gas from under public lands and waters and digs graves for imperiled species. His extinction plan guts the nature you hold dear.

Secretary Zinke wins “least recognizable” for his portrayal of the rough rider, without the mustache or the conservation chops.

He’s haunted by the ghosts of climate change language he carved from official reports and butchering the Endangered Species Act seems to be one of Secretary Zinke’s favorite pastimes. Will the bogeyman ultimately be undone by his own hubris?

Sit back and watch this horror unfold or take action to stop this madness! And donate to support our work as we battle this nightmare on all fronts.

🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃

14 Responses to “The Nightmare on Constitution Avenue”

  1. Robin Lynne Isaman

    Leave our wildlife alone to be free where they were born. Do not allow the senseless slaughter of innocent animals to decorate walls and egos!

  2. Caryl Jones

    That’s ENOUGH !!!
    Join me in the fight for the lives of our planet…
    Start with a donation, if you can, read the blog, TAKE ACTION..please…

  3. Suzanne fitzpatrick

    Don’t you guys have something better to do then kill inocent animals for your stupid egos? wWhy don’t you try working for the people of this country in stead of yourselves.Shame on you.

  4. Dawn Marlowe

    Our animals deserve to be taken care of people! Smarten up and stop thinking of your pathetic entitled selves!

  5. John Holden

    Of all the horrible things about this administration, his/their demolishing the environment is the singular most important issue.

  6. Pauline St Denis

    And Zinke you destroyer of what Teddy Roosevelt created – you trophy hunting – animal killer – remember these words ““Defenders of the short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things sometimes seek to champion them by saying the ‘the game belongs to the people.’ So it does; and not merely to the people now alive, but to the unborn people. The ‘greatest good for the greatest number’ applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction. Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations. The movement for the conservation of wild life and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentail” Teddy Roosevelt – he knew that industrialists and greedy corporate land and oil hogs would try and ROB future generations And there are Americans who will fight you until the last breath you draw – you are destroying our children’s legacy .

  7. Christy Molenkamp

    Please conserve the wild lands and wild life that remain. This path of destruction and devastation on animal species and national parks is not the legacy I want to leave to my child and their children.

  8. Leia Oliveira

    Sorry for frankness! But nowadays peolple who defend hunting and dead animals as trophiesare at least kitschy, cruel and ridiculous.
    Animals should be protected by laws and people who have fun with such cruelty should be arrested and caged.

  9. Nikki K

    These poor animals are innocent! They deserve to live!! They were put on this earth just like us ungrateful humans. Please let them be 😓

  10. Iliana Manriguez

    They should Leave the animals alone instead of hunting them down you should be finding new ways of protecting and keeping them safe and expanding there habitat but if there so eager to hunt they should hunt down the corrupt politicians that are stealing large amounts of cash and doing nothing for the environment.

  11. Diane Ethridge

    Leave the animals alone and let them live our their lives. Get rid of the ones who preach otherwise.

  12. Toni Gomez

    Please protect the Endangered Species Act and fundamental laws that protect borderlands wildlife, the roadless rule for habitat in Tongass and make trophy hunting illegal.

  13. Toni Gomez

    Please protect the Endangered Species Act and fundamental laws that protect borderlands wildlife, the roadless rule for habitat in Tongass and make trophy hunting illegal.

  14. Phyl

    our US gov’t officials are a bunch of RICH people who have more money than they know what to do with…so they pick on wilderness & wildlife & get away with murdering of these innocent animals that are slowly loosing ground & areas to live. SO SAD.

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