Don’t Legalize Trophy Hunting of Black Bears

Target: Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut

Goal: Don’t legalize the trophy hunting of black bears in the state of Connecticut.

The trophy hunting of bears could soon be legal due to a new bill currently under consideration by the Connecticut legislature. If passed, it would cause horrendous suffering for black bears.

The bill does not prohibit bowhunting or hound hunting. In bowhunting, animals are not immediately killed and instead are forced to die slowly and painfully. Hound hunting forces radio-collared hounds to chase the bears until they surrender or decide to fight — often resulting in the death of both the hound and the bear. These methods are cruel and inhumane.

A paper published last year in Biology Letters on why people trophy hunt revealed that hunters target these animals because “worldwide social media creates for trophy hunters a vast audience to which to boast.” This backs the notion that there is no real reasonable explanation supporting why this bill needs to be passed. The death of animals like black bears should not be viewed as a way to show off or brag. In addition, studies have also shown that hunting does not reduce human-bear conflict.

This bill needs to be rejected by the legislatures in Connecticut. Sign this petition to demand that happens.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Malloy,

The bill that is currently under review in your state that would legalize trophy hunting of black bears needs to be rejected. If passed, this bill would allow both bowhunting and hound hunting of black bears. Each of these methods forces a cruel and painful death onto all animals involved.

Trophy hunters are simply looking for the bragging rights that come along with killing animals like bears. Studies have not proven that hunting reduces human-bear conflict, so there is no reasoning to support the passing of this bill. Death, of any animal, should never be viewed as a way to show off.

The time is now to start protecting wildlife for future generations. Bears are a family-oriented species. Tearing them apart through different hunting methods will cause them immense suffering when we should all be looking out for them.

We encourage you and others involved in the Connecticut legislature to reject this bill and help keep black bears safe from trophy hunters.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: NPS Photos/J. Mills

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15 Comments

  1. BAN THE HUNTS OF WILDLIFE NOW CONNECTICUT. THE BEARS ARE SACRED WE NEED NOW.

  2. Anne Moeller Anne Moeller says:

    The only thing that any animal should be shot with is a CAMERA!!!

  3. WHEN CAN THESE IDIOTS LEARN TO LOVE ANIMALS ??!!!! YOU FEEL PROUD OF KILLING INNOCENT HELPLESS ANIMALS AND YOU ARE NOT EVEN FEELING GUITY N SINFUL N CRUEL AT ALL ???? ITS DAYLIGHT MURDERING !! SHAME ON YOU PPLS INDEED! THE MORE U KILL, THE MORE SINS YOU COMMIT !! CAN U SLEEP AT NIGHT ?!! GOD IS WATCHING N COUNTING HOW MANY INNOCENT LIVES U IDIOTS HAVE KILLED!! STOP IMMEDISTELY !!!

  4. Wendy Morrison says:

    BAN ALL TROPHY HUNTING of ALL BEARS & ALL OTHERS ANIMALS TOO!!

  5. ALTO A LOS CRÍMENES, ALTO A TRUMP, ES UN VERDADERO CRIMINAL!!!!!

  6. Caryl Sawyer says:

    Says a great deal about Malloy and his state. Pathetic.

  7. Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut and “other decision makers!!!”:

    Thanks to this WORLDWIDE PETITION, the world knows that you people do not care about wildlife and want to get rid of it like garbage.

    What and who makes you the “person” in charge to either allow or not legalize the trophy hunting of black bears in the state of Connecticut????????????????? I bet you and your “decision makers!!!” are happy you were not born black bears in Connecticut. YOU TOO PEOPLE WOULD BE SHOT AT, HURT AND KILLED BY BIG MACHO USELESS AIR BREATHERS HUNTERS.

    Don’t legalize the trophy hunting of black bears in the state of Connecticut.

  8. Rita Lemkuil says:

    ALL HUNTERS, COWARDS REALLY, ARE SOCIOPTHS. HUMAN NATURE IS NOT HARDWIRED TO MURDER. IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS EITHER TAUGHT, BY REALLY FUCKED UP, IGNORANT PARENTS OR THERE IS SOMETHING DEEPLY PSHYCHOLOGICALLY WRONG WITH THESE PIECES OF SHIT! SERIAL KILLERS KEEP TROPHIES OF THEIR VICTIMS, YOU DO THE MATH!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY SHOULD BE SHAMED AND BEHIND BARS, NOT REVERED AS “MANLY MEN”!!!!!! AND AS FOR THOSE PSYCHO BITCHES WHO “HUNT”? THEY SHOULD BE SPAYED AT THE AGE OF 11 LIKE THE VERMIN THEY ARE!!!!!!!

  9. SHOOT AND KILL ALL TROPHY HUNTERS!!!!!

  10. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️?

  11. Ban all wildlife hunting, leave them alone its the people that need to be hunted down they are the problem in this world Cruel bastards.

  12. All hunting should be banned. Hunters will make up any excuse to hunt, in order to hide the TRUTH – which is that they are CRUEL, SADISTIC lowlifes, who enjoy hurting and killing animals and showing their victim’s bodies and body parts off to their friends.
    This barbaric “sport” must be recognized for what it is, and BANNED.

  13. Waltraud Usahanun says:

    LOTS OF PETITIONS SIGNED ALREADY!

    NOTHING HAPPENED!

    KICK ALL OF THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE OUT OF THEIR PROFESSION AND LET THEM PAY REPARATION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!

  14. As a Connecticut resident, I am horrified and appalled at the prospect of yet another blow to our wildlife. Should more laws of this sort be passed, it won’t be long until our beautiful state will be barren of all the wonderful creatures that make it such a great state to live in.

  15. Sonja Beyer says:

    And we complain about Chinese cruelty …?

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