Boycott Troy Gentry for Killing "Cubby" the Black Bear

  • by: Jennie Boatman
  • recipient: Troy Lee Gentry, Country Singer, Montgomery Gentry Duo, Sony BMG Entertainment
The purpose of this petition is to boycott Troy Lee Gentry, Country Western singer (Montgomery Gentry duo), for killing "Cubby" a domesticized black bear in a pre-arranged "canned" killing on November 28th in the bears 3 acre pen attached to a wilderness area. In addition, Mr. Gentry lied in registering with the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources in which he claimed to be hunting in the larger wilderness area attached to the penned area where Cubby was located. Because Gentry is a wealthy "star" the fine of $15,000 is a mere "slap on the hand." This "punishment" was a plea agreement made w/the star so he does not have to appear in court. He did have to return Cubby mounted head. There were no legal ramifications for killing Cubby because "canned killing" is not illegal in MN. Someone like Mr. Gentry is more likely to understand the error of his ways if the public who make his fame and wealth possible boycott his concerts, CD's and other products. We are asking that by signing this petition, you are supporting and participating in a boycott of Mr. Gentry, his concerts and any products associated with him. He needs to know that the American people do not approve of his behavior - he is neither an honorable hunter, nor is he a good role model for our children. We can't bring Cubby back but we can BOYCOT for CUBBY!
On November 28th, Troy Lee Gentry, in a pre-arrangement with the owner, shot and killed, a domesticated black bear named Cubby for the sum of $4650. The owner generally charges $750 for hunters to use the wilderness next to the penned-in area where Cubby lived. The owner was charged w/two felonies and has not yet appeared in court. Mr. Gentry admitted he lied on the registration form he completed for the Department of Natural Resources (MN) when he indicated he would be hunting in the wilderness area. He later apologized to his young fans (mostly young women who quickly forgave him because he is according to one, "hot"). In a plea agreement, Mr. Gentry agreed to the $15,000 fine, and to return Cubby's mounted head, and to give up his MN hunting license (5 years). He was only charged with a misdemeanor crime of sumbitting a false registration form and there were no charges in relation to killing Cubby.
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