Ontario Minister of Natural Resources: Do Not Re-Institute the Spring Bear Hunt
  • Petitioned Kathleen Wynne

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Premier of Ontario
Kathleen Wynne
Ontario Minister of Natural Resources
David Orazietti
NDP Critic, Ministry of Natural Resources
John Vanthof

Ontario Minister of Natural Resources: Do Not Re-Institute the Spring Bear Hunt

    1. Petition by

      The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals

We understand that Ontario MPP Bill Mauro has is seeking to have a Private Member's Bills passed to bring back the spring bear hunt which has been banned since 1999.  Please listen to the majority of Ontario residents and do NOT re-instate the spring bear hunt when mother bears are raising their cubs. 

Science shows that hunts, culls and other lethal action are not effective means of reducing wildlife conflict. Your own Ministry showed that when the spring bear hunt was in place, 274 cubs were orphaned as a direct result; and despite what hunting lobbyists may claim, it is impossible to prevent this. There is no way to effectively protect mothers and cubs while striving to kill other bears.

The spring hunt will result in orphaning, suffering and cruelty and will impact Ontario’s ecosystems in unimaginable ways.

Please respond and confirm to the signers of this petition that you will not re-instate the hunt.

I recommend you visit Animal Alliance of Canada (animalalliance.ca) and The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (furbearerdefenders.com) for information that will convince you a spring bear hunt is NOT wanted or needed in Ontario.

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    • s minhas SHEFF, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Hunting beautiful sentient creatures is completely wrong.

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    • Riko Yano RICHMOND HILL, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      This is totally unnecessary for "public safety". It's also outdated, sickening & completely inhumane. The fact that Ms Wynne approved this is disgusting- does she not have empathy for the innocent bears & their cubs? There are much better ways to go about any bear-related troubles, making a sport of slaughtering them is NOT an acceptable solution.

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    • Andrew C AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      It is cruel to Animals.

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    • T Harding KITCHENER, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      There is no reason to hunt the black bear and to do this in a time period where you are ensuring that baby bears die a brutal death.

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      • 4 months ago

      THESE CREATURES FEEL AND SUFFER JUST LIKE US. WE MUST PROTECT THEM, THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE JUST LIKE US!

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