Action Needed To Ban ‘Sport Hunting’ of Black Bears Throughout California

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

January 27, 2021ByKaren LapizcoSHARE

A groundbreaking bill that has offered a glimpse of hope for animal advocates inCalifornia,has just been introduced bySenator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco).The Bear Protection Act (SB 252),that is sponsored by theHumane Society of the United States (HSUS),would finally ban all ‘sport hunting’ of black bears in the state.

Shockingly, theCalifornia Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW)currently allows hunters to kill up to1,700 black bearsin a single season. This legislation would ban all ‘sport hunting’ of black bears, while this is a historical move in protecting bears throughout California, there are sadly still exemptions including situations in which bears can be killed to protect human safety, public property, livestock, and endangered and threatened species, and for scientific research.

If successful, California would be the first state to offer this level of protection…

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