Keep Black Bears Out of the Crosshairs
Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment,
Once forced to the brink of extinction, the Florida black bear, a rare subspecies, is finally beginning to recover. But since much of its former habitat has been lost, the bears are often drawn to residential areas with unsecured garbage.
In response to recent human-bear incidents, lawmakers have asked wildlife officials to reopen hunting on the majestic Florida black bear. This "solution" would not solve any conflicts and would only appease a small minority of trophy hunters.
Please tell the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Gov. Scott to maintain protections for bears»
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO