POLL: Should the trophy hunting of grizzly bears be banned?

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Over 10,000 grizzly bears have been killed by trophy hunters between 1976 and 2012. More than one third (1/3) of grizzly bears killed by trophy hunters are female. In the Spring hunt female bears may be shot due to mistaken identity leaving their tiny 2-5 month old cubs to perish.

Protect grizzly bears by banning the trophy hunt

A recent report by the Centre for Responsible Tourism (CREST) in collaboration with Stanford University highlighted that bear viewing produces far more jobs and revenue than the grizzly bear trophy hunt, which costs more for the government to manage than it generates back in revenue. There is simply no scientific, ethical or economic rationale for the trophy hunt.

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Should the trophy hunting of grizzly bears be banned?

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Terry Barthram

This so cruel & wicked,should be stopped!This is not a sport.

Tierra Chapman

Jd Creager You won't rest until our one shared Earth is as dead and ugly as you are on the inside. Do you think your Jesus would join you on a hunt of ANY kind? No, because he wasn't that mean-spirited or impotent to need a rush from murdering animals and taking trophies – that's what serial killers do. You have no right to impose your spiritual and your sexual impotence on God's beautiful animals of this world! Hunt each other – problem solved.

Tierra Chapman

Interesting that some are euphoric over the beauty and the lives of wildlife, while others are euphoric over murdering them…. These 'hunters', who are no more than serial killer collectors of wildlife will not be happy until Earth is as dead and devoid of beauty as they are on the inside. Why not take a high end camera and compete for the best photos – the subject gets to live out it's one precious life and other photographers get to compete. It's a win-win for all but those who feel so impotent that they need to murder a magnificent bear… Read more »

Karen Crawford

Look where it says these words : Protect grizzly bears by banning the trophy hunt.
These words are found just above the words You May Also Like. Click on Protect grizzly bears by banning the trophy hunt. This will lead you to the Change.org petition which you can sign, share and tweet.

Anne Grice

This sick obsession of killing wild life has gotten out of control because of politics not being able to resist the pressure of the bunch of psychopathic animal killers who simply find killing defenceless animals pleasurable! These groups are always the ones with more money and more voice thus pushing irrational inhumane cruelty on wild life. Politicians need to stop being influenced and act with integrity and human decency and out laws this morbid pleasure killing of wild life!

Sherra Franklin

Where is the petition?

Jeff Harris
Jeff Harris

of course it should be banned !!! .. All animal killing for sport should be banned !!! ..

Jd Creager
Jd Creager

You can go take the easy way out. Flying leap of a tall building. thats how to stop part of your problem.

Nick Davenport

Does anyone care about proper management? Does anyone care about human-bear conflict? Bears need to be managed. Hunting provides management that helps the overall population. Yes some bears die and that's sad and all but there will be worse consequences than that if the population Is left unchecked.

Alexi McDill

Every day over and over I hate the human species more and more. We are the only species not in balance with nature. An anomaly on this planet. We don't belong. A defective species. Only a few of us have managed to evolved to our environment.

Cort Acker
Cort Acker

Im calling total BS on the 1/3 females being killed, that is absolute nonsense. Hunters go out of their way to make sure that its a male solitary bear. There are an estimated 55,000 grizzlies in North America and growing, harvesting 278 bears a year isnt going to "endanger" the bears.

Joan JC Pool
Joan JC Pool

No killing of these beautiful creatures!

Paula Denmon
Paula Denmon

Hunting is not sport. It is murder. We need to come to terms with what IT IS. Then decide what restrictions should be put on it.

Jd Creager
Jd Creager

You should try hunting real hunting its not easy. But then you probably think that you dont use any animal products. LOL

Paula Denmon
Paula Denmon

Did not say it was hard or easy…it can be both. Tracking elk through snow drifts in Co. Is difficult. Shooting deer eating out of a feeder from a tree house is easy. But both are murder. Come to terms with that…then if you decide to kill animals, it is your decision based on truth…much as some societies have honored animals that they have killed for food.

Jd Creager
Jd Creager

Not murder, murder is what you do to humans. Many people do honor their kill, Some even put the trophy on the wall and eat the meat. I think many of the anti hunting people dont realize until a value is placed on the animal in what it can produce for a local community. It is on no value. Hey ask the car insurance agencies why they are paying the game and fish commissions to eradicate deer in areas!!

Paula Leonardo

All trophy hunting should be banned the sanctuaries do not need more work because of people killing the moms and leaving babies abandoned. I don't think you should kill anything unless you eat it.

Pat Dearden
Pat Dearden

The ONLY acceptable way to shoot a bear is with a CAMERA

LoveYourDNA
LoveYourDNA

Animals can live without man, but man cannot live without animals…

Jd Creager
Jd Creager

Without a value on the wildlife it will become extinct. There is no way to support wildlife without it having a financial value. The hunting occurs in remote places, not the places where bunny huggers go to watch.

LAbradford
LAbradford

No one hunted the animals on Madagascar, they didn’t start going extinct until people did start hunting them. Wildlife would not go extinct if people stopped hunting. Wildlife conservation would still be funded, just through a different means, by wildlife watching instead of murder.

Jd Creager
Jd Creager

Wrong, over population cause the decline. Duh!

LAbradford
LAbradford

Wrong, hunting is causing the extinction. What are you, twelve years old?

Endangered Lemurs being HUNTED to EXTINCTION:
http://blogs.plos.org/mitsciwrite/2011/12/14/endangered-lemur-hunting-prevalent-in-madagascar-despite-local-taboos-laws/

Katharine Fletcher

Human beings are not being culled. We are overpopulating our planet. We have NO right to kill other species just for fun and personal gratification, when they are trying to live in the vastly diminished habitats we are eliminating. Shame on us. Let the wild creatures live. We ought to have the ethical imperative to allow them to survive.

Iain Gibson

I'm totally sickened by all the violence, hate and killing in this world, the only winners ultimately being arms manufacturers. When will we ever approach something resembling civilisation?