Target: Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour
Goal: Refuse further sponsorship to Josh Bowmar for reportedly baiting and cruelly spearing a bear just to brag about it.
Trophy hunter and former NCAA javelin athlete Josh Bowmar reportedly killed an Alberta black bear and bragged about it for a video he posted online. He’s seen using bait to attract the innocent bear and then shot his homemade spear into the animal’s side.
After the senseless killing, Bowmar brags to the camera that “he’s going down. I drilled him perfect.” Graphic images of the bear’s intestines are shown hanging from branches.
The bear wasn’t even found until the next day because, according to Bowmar, it was late and would’ve been dangerous to chase the bear. He defended his actions, claiming that it was humane and that he didn’t care enough to go find the bear that was still alive and possibly suffering.
Bear baiting isn’t illegal in Northern Alberta, where this occurred, but that doesn’t change how cruel and and despicably self-serving this act was. In fact, so many people were outraged by the level of cruelty and heartlessness that they’re calling to make spearing-hunting illegal.
Josh Bowmar’s narcissistic behavior in the video reflects negatively on his sponsors, and he should have to take responsibility and face consequences for his actions. Please add your signature to this petition to tell the company Under Armour that sponsors him to refuse to sponsor and support him after this.
Dear Mr. Plank,
Josh Bowmar reportedly baited and speared a bear on camera, then bragged incessantly about it. The bear flees with the spear in its side and isn’t found until the following day because it’s too dangerous to go after it, according to Bowmar. So the helpless animal was left to suffer to death just for his ego boost.
This is cruelty to animals, and Mr. Bowmar’s narcissistic behavior reflects negatively on you, a brand that sponsors him. People who lure innocent animals to their deaths then proudly kill them should be ousted, not supported. We strongly encourage you to refuse further sponsorship to Josh Bowmar after his display of cruelty to innocent, wild animals.
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Photo credit: Victor