Progress happens when states hold people accountable
As you can read in the attached article, a resident of Haines Alaska killed a grizzly bear sow and her two cubs when he discovered them in his garbage. Thankfully, the courts held the man responsible for following and killing the bears. Greater awareness of the consequences of abusive destruction of wildlife may deter would-be offenders. It is encouraging when states acknowledge the severity of these kind of crimes. They are crimes that target not only the animals but society as a whole.