By Sam Friedman,
* Jul 8, 2018
FAIRBANKS – According to a poll commissioned by a national animal rights
organization, a vast majority of Alaskans oppose the relegalization of bear
baiting and several other hunting practices that were banned in Alaska’s
National Preserves by the Obama administration.
The Humane Society of the United States commissioned Remington Research
Group to conduct a telephone survey of 1,004 Alaskans last month.
Respondents were asked five questions about relegalizing techniques on
National Preserves, including bear baiting, hunting hibernating bears and
shooting swimming caribou.
“Alaskans and the majority of Americans oppose the killing of brown bears,
black bears, wolves and other species using unthinkably inhumane and
unsporting practices on National Preserves in Alaska,” stated Nicole
Paquette, vice president of the Humane Society, in a written statement.
“Overturning the National Park Service’s 2015 rule is simply and purely
motivated by trophy-hunting special-
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