Animal rights activists upset over man killing bear with a spear

http://www.guns.com/2016/08/16/animal-rights-activists-upset-over-man-killing-bear-with-a-spear-video/

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An American who carried out a hunt in Canada is facing the wrath of animal rights activists after he posted a video capturing the kill on YouTube.

Josh Bowmar, who lives in Ohio, used a spear to slay a black bear, which is legal in Canada. Bowmar was immediately met with criticism after posting the video, but he was also quick to fire right back.

Masha Kalinina, of Humane Society International, said the animal was “heartlessly slaughtered for fun.”

“No-one could argue there is any skill involved here, no exhibition of hunting prowess, and certainly this has nothing to do with conservation as trophy hunters often argue,” Kalinina added. “This is pure selfish blood lust, a desire for a thrill and a trophy at the expense of an innocent life.”

Bowmar, however, ensured that the bear, which he described as “extremely nutritious,” was not wasted in any way. Likewise, Bowmar said those scoffing at his hunt should be ashamed of themselves for “for trying to kill a heritage that has existed for over a million years.”

Not only that, Bowmar detailed the skill involved in such a hunt, despite Kalinina’s claim that there was none involved.

[ The Mirror ]

5 thoughts on “Animal rights activists upset over man killing bear with a spear

  1. Another example of H. sapiens the world would be better off without. Are we to understand that the bear’s death was justified because this idiot ate him/her? Personally, I would feel better if the bear was the one who ate.

    Below is a link to a petition to get the video shut down. I’m not sure which is better–taking it down so he can’t get any more fame/attention or letting it stay up to disgust every decent viewer who sees it.

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/542/441/711/

  2. Leave it up is what I am inclined to say – for the Trophy Hunter Hall of Shame. Along with that other video where the (I hesitiate to say man) was taking a lot of pot shots at a poor grizzly bear and laughing like the fool that he is. The tacky beauty queens, and the Trump boys.

    • I agree. The more people that see it and are disgusted, the better. I saw one of grizzly that was being shot over and over and was tumbling down a hill in the snow. I guess when he finally came to rest, he was dead. At least I hope so. Unfortunately, the guys involved have probably lived to shoot another day..

      There is also news about a 12-year-old girl with pictures of all the big game she has killed. It never stops.

  3. This dickhead is no better or worse than the psychopaths that murder with gun or bow. In fact, it might be a step in the right direction if spear hunting replaced gun or bow hunting of bears. It would force the psycho-killers to come in close quarters with bears. It is likely that many more of the twisted sickos would get killed and injured than when they indulge their bloodlust from their customary safe distance.

  4. This dickhead is no better or worse than the psychopaths that murder with gun or bow. In fact, it might be a step in the right direction if spear hunting replaced gun or bow hunting of bears. It would force the psycho-killers to come in close quarters with bears. It is likely that many more of the twisted sickos would get killed and injured than when they indulge their bloodlust from their customary safe distance.

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