Outlaw Bear Baiting in South Carolina

  • By: Animal Advocates
  • Target: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Bears have their teeth and claws removed, are tethered to a post and are subjected to repeated assaults by dogs until it dies. Without teeth or claws, the bear cannot defend itself and is tormented simply for entertainment. It is illegal in every civilized country except Pakistan and the United States of America.

From the HSUS report:
"There are currently 26 captive black bears in South Carolina, many likely used for bear baiting. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources issued permits for their possession, but has turned a blind eye to the cruelty they endure. The South Carolina DNR does not inspect bear baiting competitions.... The DNR issued captive bear permits to individuals who had been convicted of violating wildlife laws, including poaching a bear out of season. "

This is not a sport, it is animal cruelty. We ask that you ban it from all 50 states and prosecute those who continue to participate with federal felony animal cruelty.

Department of the Interior
Sally Jewell
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Web: Feedback form

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
E-mail: president@whitehouse.gov

Vice President Joe Biden
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20501
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
E-mail: vice.president@whitehouse.gov

Bears have their teeth and claws removed, are tethered to a post and are subjected to repeated assaults by dogs until it dies. Without teeth or claws, the bear cannot defend itself and is tormented simply for entertainment. It is illegal in every civilized country except Pakistan and the United States of America.


From the HSUS report:
"There are currently 26 captive black bears in South Carolina, many likely used for bear baiting. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources issued permits for their possession, but has turned a blind eye to the cruelty they endure. The South Carolina DNR does not inspect bear baiting competitions.... The DNR issued captive bear permits to individuals who had been convicted of violating wildlife laws, including poaching a bear out of season. "


This is not a sport, it is animal cruelty. We ask that you ban it from all 50 states and prosecute those who continue to participate with federal felony animal cruelty.


Department of the Interior
Sally Jewell
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Web: Feedback form


President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
E-mail: president@whitehouse.gov


Vice President Joe Biden
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20501
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
E-mail: vice.president@whitehouse.gov
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