• Petitioned Gov. Nikki R. Haley & SC Dept of Natural Res.

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Governor Nikki R. Haley
Gov. Nikki R. Haley & SC Dept of Natural Res.

Please stop bear baying and make it illegal

    1. Philip Wartel
    2. Petition by

      Philip Wartel

      Greenfield, MA

Follow this link to read the article in the Huffington Post and watch the video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wayne-pacelle/uncovered-in-south-caroli_b_691434.html. South Carolina is the only state that allows the mercellous repeated attack on bears made defenseless by removing or filing down their teeth and claws. The bears are targets of endless attacks by teams of trained dogs that attack the bears over and over again, for the sport and pleasure of sick individuals who tout it as training for hunting dogs. These bears always live in constant fear of when they will be attacked again, they rarely, if ever, receive treatment for their wounds. When these events are over, the bears are stored in small cages until needed again. They are made to "cooperate" by the pain of being pulled by rings perced through their lips or noses, and are steaked to the ground by them so they cannot escape the dog attacks. They don't understand why, they have no hope of a better life free of fear, pain, and suffering without our action. We can do something together and free these poor animals from a practice that was ended back in 1856 throughout most of the United States. Why is it still allowed to continue in South Carolina?! We need to bring this into public view and cast the light upon those allowing it to go on and provide a better life for these bears. PLEASE, PLEASE tell your friends and invite them to sign this petition, and their friends as well....the more signatures this receives the more powerful it becomes, and every signature is important!

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    1. Your help is badly needed!

      Philip Wartel
      Petition Organizer

      I have been trying to get more exposure for this petition in order to obtain more signatures, but things have been stalling. Will you please consider sending a link to your friends? I really appreciate your time and effort to make this a successful end to the misery these bears are forced to suffer. Thank you, Phil

    2. Received a letter from Governor Haley!

      Philip Wartel
      Petition Organizer

      I received a letter from Governor Haley indicating her support for Senate Bill 201 which would ban bear baying in South Carolina "IF" it makes it to her desk. This bill was sponsored by State Senator Lourie. I also received a call from Kim Kelley of the Humane Society of the US who expressed her support of our efforts and also informed me about the bill before the SC legislature. This bill is not a sure thing and continued support is still needed to reflect public opinion on this issue. So far, there have been 330 signatures from 33 different countries from around the world, and many, many states within the US, including South Carolina. We have great momentum going, PLEASE help get the word out so more people are aware of this issue and sign this petition. Thank you all for your support!

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    • animal lover CUMBRIA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I LOVE BEARS PLEASE SIGN AND HELP THESE BEAUTIFUL BEARS

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      • almost 3 years ago

      You know what your state looks like to the world?!?! A state full of sociopathic redneck scumbag hillbillys! You bring shame to the USA!

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    • carol Ⓥ crunkhorn AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • almost 3 years ago

      South Carolina seems to be a very primitive place... The photograph looks to be one I've seen before, taken in Pakistan! Perhaps it's appropriate though, because wherever this sort of cruelty takes place, the humans involved are all barbarians.

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    • Cindi Eveleigh SUN CITY, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      This kind of cruelty and sadistic "entertainment" is pure evil. South Carolina needs to outlaw this practice, it is a disgrace.

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is beyond cruel! It should be illegal!

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