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Victory! The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has publicly stated that they will not issue any new permits for the private possession of black bears, putting an end to this cruel practice. Help end another form of bear baiting by signing the petition here!:
Final signature count: 50,281
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Bear baiting is a bloody sport in which bears are kept in enclosed areas and tormented by a set of hunting dogs. The bear in question is chained to a solitary structure and then dogs are set loose within the area. The dogs torture and frighten the bear, who can only sit defenseless while this happens, and while its cruel owners sit on the sidelines and watch for entertainment.

Bear baiting is inhumane and causes needless pain and suffering for the bears. Sign the petition asking director of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Alvin Taylor to prohibit bear baiting and any activities related to the inhumane treatment of captive bears.

Dear Director Alvin Taylor,

I am appalled to hear that the cruel sport of bear baiting is still legal and happening in South Carolina. Bear baiting involves chaining innocent bears in enclosed areas and letting dogs loose to torture them. I am enraged that this is considered entertainment to some people. This is right on par with dog fighting and cock fighting.

These helpless bears don't stand a chance against the dogs that torture and ravage them. The bears are chained and cannot defend themselves. I do not understand how this can be considered fair, much less amusing.

I am writing to ask that you use your influence as Director of the Department of Natural Resources to see that this heinous sport is put to rest and made illegal forever. These poor bears need concerned advocates to speak in their favor and stand up for what's right. We cannot allow this kind of inhumanity to continue any longer.


Petition Signatures

Aug 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) STOP this outrageous CRUELTY!
Aug 24, 2017 Helen R Goodman Is South Carolina back in Medieval times. Are you also back in those times as well?
Aug 24, 2017 Geoffrey Frank
Aug 24, 2017 Mike Shields
Aug 24, 2017 Donna Hapner
Aug 24, 2017 Marge Schwartz
Aug 24, 2017 Teresa Conceição
Aug 24, 2017 Sandy Tesar
Aug 24, 2017 Christina Patrick
Aug 24, 2017 Judith Kochen
Aug 24, 2017 Martin Henz
Aug 23, 2017 Bonnie Zotos
Aug 23, 2017 Heather Gutierrez
Aug 22, 2017 K. Youmans
Aug 21, 2017 Darlene Roepke
Aug 21, 2017 Marie McMahan
Aug 19, 2017 Mabel Henriquez
Aug 19, 2017 Karen Moore
Aug 19, 2017 Marianne Sachs-Iacob
Aug 18, 2017 Ashley King
Aug 18, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Aug 18, 2017 Victorine Shepard
Aug 18, 2017 Rob Croft
Aug 17, 2017 d g
Aug 17, 2017 jan golick
Aug 17, 2017 Susan Jules
Aug 17, 2017 agnes trivier
Aug 17, 2017 Ann Erbacher Grey
Aug 17, 2017 Suzanne Thorpe Barbaric - you bring shame on the USA
Aug 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Seriously? You're entertained by watching a living thing being tortured? What century do you live in? This practice is disgusting, & those who think it's entertaining are just as pathetic.
Aug 16, 2017 Glenys Rawdon
Aug 16, 2017 jessica decker
Aug 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2017 sandra falconi
Aug 16, 2017 Sara Rathfon
Aug 16, 2017 Alisha Allen
Aug 16, 2017 Fateh Sidhu
Aug 16, 2017 Stacy Gold
Aug 16, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Aug 16, 2017 Kim Maynard
Aug 16, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Aug 16, 2017 Dawn Beauchamp
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Jen Houston
Aug 16, 2017 Robin Walenga
Aug 16, 2017 Kelly Davidson
Aug 15, 2017 Shannon Campbell
Aug 15, 2017 sharmini sewpersad
Aug 14, 2017 Debra Beck
Aug 14, 2017 andrew chambers stop this parbaric act

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