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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: 50,000 Progress: 43,891
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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


Aug 27, 2014 pepper rundle
Aug 27, 2014 GILBERTO SIMAO
Aug 27, 2014 Renate Gärtner
Aug 27, 2014 marilyn shup this is cruel and must be stopped, as a South Carolina resident i am appalled that this barbaric practice is legal!
Aug 27, 2014 Anne Havard
Aug 27, 2014 vanessa marcano
Aug 27, 2014 Shawn Gordon
Aug 27, 2014 Judy Tittle
Aug 27, 2014 Suzette Fiege
Aug 26, 2014 Alicia Dishman You should be ashamed!
Aug 26, 2014 Olivia McFetridge
Aug 26, 2014 b clark
Aug 26, 2014 James fox
Aug 25, 2014 jane drexler
Aug 25, 2014 Debbie Waynick
Aug 25, 2014 DIANE ORR
Aug 25, 2014 Jennifer Haney
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Pat Ruotolo
Aug 25, 2014 Jennette Eaton
Aug 25, 2014 julie wylie save the bears and other wild life and stop hunting animals
Aug 25, 2014 l bryant
Aug 25, 2014 Mary Tagliarino
Aug 25, 2014 ROCIO GONZALEZ
Aug 25, 2014 Linda Hertel Pleeeease STOP it now!!!!
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2014 Kristine Johnson STOP
Aug 24, 2014 Meritxell Fernandez Casal
Aug 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2014 Alyssa Hill
Aug 24, 2014 John Sorensen
Aug 23, 2014 nuray baran
Aug 23, 2014 Tamara Medeiros
Aug 22, 2014 Noelle Ray
Aug 22, 2014 Rod Ridenour
Aug 22, 2014 Virginia Sui Let's chain up the geniuses who thought this up and watch the dogs torture them.
Aug 22, 2014 Kim Foster
Aug 22, 2014 Synthia Smith Murdering innocent animals is UNCONSCIONABLE!
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2014 Jackie godbout
Aug 21, 2014 Nikki Stoltenberg
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) this is outrageous
Aug 21, 2014 Katie Lane
Aug 21, 2014 Angela Roberts
Aug 21, 2014 Esther García de Diego
Aug 21, 2014 Minerva Krueger
Aug 21, 2014 Lisa Whyte
Aug 21, 2014 Nicole Veracruz
Aug 21, 2014 Donna Weissbeck
Aug 21, 2014 Sema Richards

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