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Last Minute Push to End Bear Hunt

June 22nd, 2015 by flanews

The Humane Society of the United States is making a last minute push to try and stop a proposed bear hunt in Florida. 90,000 petitions against the proposed hunt were delivered to the Governor’s office.  The Humane Society says they’re not convinced the bear population can sustain a hunting season – which was outlawed in 1994.

“We do not believe that to have bears in the future of Florida that every year we can eliminate 20 percent of the population. That’s what they want to do, eliminate 20 percent of the population, every year, of a population that’s barely recovered and, we say, not recovered enough,” said Laura Bevan.

The state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is scheduled to vote on the plan Wednesday. If approved, a bear hunting season could begin in October.

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