The State of New York wants to implement a proposal for bear trapping AND the use of bait and dogs to lure bears in. Not only is trapping inhumane and cruel, pitting dogs and bears against each other is cruel and inhumane as well. Dogs, man's best friend, will also be injured in this practice.
Trapping bears and luring them in with bait is currently illegal in New York State. Let's fight to keep it this way! Won't you sign your name and help me fight this proposed plan before black bears are entirely wiped out in New York State?
Dear New York State Senate,
I urge you to reconsider the proposed plan to trap and lure black bears with bait and dogs. Not only is the trapping of an animal cruel and inhumane, many animals caught in traps often chew their own limbs off, pitting dog against bear is also cruel and inhumane. Imagine the injuries a dog could sustain from a 300lb black bear!!
Humans need to learn to co-exist peacefully with bears. With the rise in the human population by the day, the habitats where bears live are dwindling and more and more human and bear contacts will occur. Instead of killing and instilling fear in people about black bears, we should take the time to educate people about how to live peacefully around black bears and precautions they should take should they come in contact with a black bear.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and considering my petition.