~~October 24, 2015~~
PLEASE DON’T SHOOT
On June 24th, 2015 the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a state wide hunt from October 24-30th to kill Florida’s black bears. The reasons stated for the approval were “population control” and “to reduce human/ bear confrontations”.
More than 175,000 people reached out to the commission in opposition to the hunt. About 250 people indicated support of the hunt. These 250 supporters of the cruel hunt primarily consisted of trophy hunters and weapon and gun interest groups. Many reputable organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States and The Center for Biological Diversity publicly stated their concern about the hunt and presented multiple scientific studies showing that hunting is not an effective population management tool. Despite the state’s own Bear Biologist testifying that this hunt could be postponed until a census is complete, the FWC voted in favor of the hunt.
The hunt is unnecessary
We don’t know the bear’s current population
Florida has confiscated 82% of the Florida Black Bear’s original habitat by clearing land for commercial and residential building
Florida has sold off the Florida Black Bear’s main fall food source
Residents can minimize human-bear interactions
Innocent animals will experience great suffering and cruel deaths
There is no plan for monitoring or policing the hunt
Selling unlimited permits is wreckless and negligent
There have been no deaths due to bears in the state of Florida, and they are large but docile creatures
A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.
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~IN HER OWN WORDS~
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