USA: First Black Bear Hunting Season in 20 Years Planned in Florida.

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As the article says:  “We invade and destroy the natural habitats of others, and then decide that it’s our right to kill them at will, to ensure that their numbers do not affect our lives in a negative way”.

Sadly; because there are too many people now trying to live on the planet, (has anyone ever suggested a ‘human hunting season’ ?), nature and all the animals that form part of it are now totally at the want of politicians (maybe we should start by hunting them !).  Man, even though he was one of the last to arrive; now decides what does live and what does not; apart from himself of course.

A real sad story, but well written with many true points.  Looks like Florida is off the holiday destination list for the future years.  Europeans want to see live animals in their natural environments; not endless dead ones as appears to be the case more by US ‘politicians’ find them guilty of terrorising the human populations; and thus killing them as the only option; more and more each and every day.  Who was there first we ask ???

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First Black Bear Hunting Season in 20 Years Planned in Florida

http://www.care2.com/causes/first-black-bear-hunting-season-in-20-years-planned-in-florida.html

The state of Florida is going to open bear hunting season in October for the first time since 1994, with a planned “harvest objective” of 275 black bears.

Black bears were placed on Florida’s threatened animals list back in 1974, at a time when the bear population was around 300 to 500. In 1994, a statewide ban on black bear hunting was issued in order to protect the species, and since then, numbers have steadily increased to around 2,500.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission are reviewing the ban on April 14, with plans to have a killing season this fall, claiming that black bear numbers are now becoming problematic to human populations.

Why Bring Back Barbaric Bear Hunting After 21 Years Without It?

Around the globe, humans have endangered and wiped out thousands of native species of animals due to hunting and poaching. The ban on black bear hunting in Florida has given the bears the opportunity to thrive once more in their natural environment, and this ban should be permanent, not something on a limited time scale until their numbers have recovered.

Sadly, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission have the power to decide whether animal populations are worth protecting or not, and in this instance they have deemed it necessary to start murdering animals once more.

The Director of the commission’s Division of Hunting and Game Management, Dianne Eggeman, stated that “the bear population has grown for the last 15 years or 20 years, steadily and pretty rapidly, based upon all the information that we have. So our job, of the agency, is to manage that growing population and the best tool to manage that population growth across the board is to use hunting…The more the (bear) population grows, the more likely bears move out of the wildlife and into neighborhoods.”

The proposals will allow hunters to buy a permit ($100 for Florida residents, $300 for non-residents) and to murder one bear per permit using crossbows, bows, revolvers, pistols, shotguns and muzzle loading guns, until the quota of 275 bears have been killed.

Who Are We to Decide How Many Bears Is Too Many?

As humans we have allowed ourselves to believe that we’re the most important species on the planet, rather than just one of millions, equally as important and deserving of life.

Unlike other animals who kill for survival, we have taken it upon ourselves to do so for convenience, pleasure, and out of a strange idea that nature requires us to in order to maintain the right balance of animals.

We invade and destroy the natural habitats of others, and then decide that it’s our right to kill them at will, to ensure that their numbers do not affect our lives in a negative way.

The black bears of Florida do not deserve to be murdered this year just because the authorities have decided that there are now too many.