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Only animals should wear furs. Stop killing bears for their fur: Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD)
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Only animals should wear furs. Stop killing bears for their fur

Only animals should wear furs. Stop killing bears for their fur: Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD)

    1. Petition by

      Sarah Brown

      Stony Brook, NY

For nearly two centuries, Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has waged a war on black bears, subsidizing the slaughter of hundreds of these animals in Canada and using their pelts to make headpieces for The Queen's Guards.

Bears are cruelly killed for their hides; they are either shot during hunts or ensnared, sometimes for days, in painful traps. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources reports that during hunts, as many as one bear in seven is not killed immediately after being shot, and some escape wounded, often dying later from blood loss, gangrene, or starvation.
Mother bears who are killed leave behind orphaned cubs who are completely dependent on them for food during their first 17 months. When left alone in the wilderness, the cubs often cannot survive. In many areas, there are few restrictions against shooting mother bears with nursing cubs, leading to the destruction of entire families.
It is common for bears to be hunted at bait sites. Food is left regularly for hungry bears so that they will become accustomed to going to the same spot to find food. Hunters then hide in tree stands and shoot at the bears who come looking for their regular meal.
Although the MoD has acknowledged that it is time for a change, it has delayed taking any action. It is inexcusable that the same army which is capable of building some of the most sophisticated equipment and machinery in the world claims it is unable to find a synthetic replacement for bearskins after almost three decades of "searching" and despite the wide availability of luxurious synthetic materials. Meanwhile, it is money from buyers such as the British Army that keeps hunters making profits from killing these animals. Bears aren't crops to be "harvested"; they are individuals who live in families and feel pain and terror when shot.
FROM: http://forcechange.com/29114/stop-killing-black-bears-for-royal-guards-fur-caps/

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    • eleni skarlatos AUSTRALIA, AL
      • 6 months ago

      We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

      -William Ralph Inge

    • Cindi Scholefield HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 year ago

      Buzbees are outdated and a cruel reminder of what happened to the glorious animals who once wore that fur.

    • Joan Brocklehurst ALTRINCHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Only Bears need Bearskins.

    • Denise Lapointe LONDON, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals have central nervous systems and therefore feel the same pain as you or I. They have brains and have 'feelings' the same as you or I. While they may not have the level of intelligence we have, they do have intelligence and know pain.

      The physical pain is obvious to the viewer of bears being shot, trapped or otherwise 'harvested'.(Alternatively they may be lucky, and escape, and then die in agony, maybe even luckier, and live the rest of their life disabled and/or in agony for a longer time.) The emotional pain of fear for the killed or wounded animal is also obvious, but the emotional pain of the animals family, specifically the females cubs is inexcusable. The inescapable fate of these innocent animals is fear and hunger to end in starvation, or predation to another carnivore.

      We are above this brutality. Please adopt a civilised approach to this issue and end this practice.

    • liu wai ling N.T., HONG KONG
      • about 1 year ago

      Please Britain's Ministry of Defence stop killing bears for their fur, only animals should war furs. All of animals have been killed by hunting or trapping for their fur, It was wrong and not fair. And is cruelty ways for their life. Give love and peace , do the right things now. Respect and responsible a life, Thank you.


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