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5/15/12: 10,520 signatures sent to Alvin Taylor. Please continue to sign for this important cause if you haven't already!
Goal: 45,000 Progress: 43,238
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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.

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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jul 9, 2014 Janet White
Jul 9, 2014 sebastien FABIANO
Jul 9, 2014 courtney mosher
Jul 9, 2014 Barbara George
Jul 8, 2014 Amy Aversa
Jul 8, 2014 Jacquelyn Butler
Jul 8, 2014 Erik Karlström
Jul 8, 2014 Stacie LaFrance
Jul 8, 2014 Amber Stewart
Jul 8, 2014 Vreni Andermatt
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) Barbaric. USA - you should be ashamed.
Jul 8, 2014 Laura McDonald
Jul 8, 2014 Elaine Archer For Christ's sake, this is the 21st century. How can this still be legal in a 'civilised' world? Heartbreaking :(
Jul 8, 2014 Dineke van Genderen
Jul 8, 2014 cassie arrowood
Jul 8, 2014 Mary Meyers
Jul 8, 2014 Nadine Wolff
Jul 8, 2014 blandine bonnaud
Jul 8, 2014 Jeannette Ernst
Jul 8, 2014 Petruta Mureseanu
Jul 8, 2014 Sheila Phillips
Jul 7, 2014 Jeanne Howe
Jul 7, 2014 Felicia Singer
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is illegal, so why isn't this?
Jul 7, 2014 Susette Stough
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 Joy Mamoyac
Jul 7, 2014 Jamie O'Reilly - Vasquez
Jul 7, 2014 Jeannette Mauviel Stop torturing the bears...what is wrong with you peoples....
Jul 7, 2014 Renate Weinhappl
Jul 7, 2014 Fawn Caldwell
Jul 7, 2014 Hilde Broeckx
Jul 7, 2014 Ronda Maples
Jul 7, 2014 Andrea Dietrich
Jul 7, 2014 Doreen Harris
Jul 7, 2014 Demetrios Lekkas
Jul 7, 2014 Melissa McGuire
Jul 7, 2014 Jane Dellinger Oh my God! Stop this cruelty!
Jul 7, 2014 bill o'connell
Jul 7, 2014 Sharon Morehouse
Jul 7, 2014 TRACY HEFNER
Jul 7, 2014 Jill Pustorino
Jul 7, 2014 merrill aronson
Jul 7, 2014 Bridgit Roeth This is disgusting!
Jul 7, 2014 antonella spain
Jul 7, 2014 Mari Niemeläinen
Jul 6, 2014 Marion Jackson
Jul 6, 2014 Lucia Vertkin
Jul 6, 2014 Susan Murray
Jul 6, 2014 Brinezza Gutierrez

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