Stop Maryland’s Black Bear Hunt

Target: Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Senator

Goal: Demand cancellation of Maryland’s black bear trophy hunt.

Maryland’s black bear trophy hunt has killed nearly a thousand bears, at least half of which were cubs, within the last decade. The species had been under strict protection laws for 51 years before the hunt was allowed to resume in 2004 for profit reasons; the hunt brings in extra revenue for the state plus donations from big game hunters.

We cannot let this hunt happen. The black bear’s numbers have dropped drastically since its reinstatement, and all for the sake of monetary gain. Wild animals are not objects to claim as trophies and gain profit from, and bears play an important role in our ecosystem. They distribute fruit seeds throughout their ranges, which can be up to 80 square miles, and control certain insect populations. The loss of this species could spell disaster for the ecology.

The hunt is fast approaching with little time to stop it, but stopping this year’s is only one step. The hunt must be permanently banned in order to ensure the safety of the black bear population from here on out. Sign this petition to protect black bears from future slaughter.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Van Hollen,

Your state’s black bear hunt has lowered the population of black bears by nearly one thousand, at least half of which were cubs. Worse, the reasons for allowing the hunt after 51 years of protection for the species is entirely for monetary gain; it has been claimed that the event brings in extra revenue and donations from big game hunters.

Black bears are extremely important to the ecosystem. They spread fruit seeds as far as 80 square miles, in addition to controlling certain insect populations. You cannot allow people to kill these bears for the sake of glory and profit; it is unethical and cruel. Cancel the annual black bear hunt immediately, and cancel any and all future hunts. Help us to reinstate the protection for these bears before it is too late.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ken Thomas

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15 Comments

  1. BAN THE MARYLAND BLACK BEAR HUNT NOW.

  2. Anyone who hunts an innocent animal for a trophy is a really pathetic coward. They have a weapon which kills while the animal has no way to defend themselves. This is home to the animals while man is trampling on their territory. Shame on these cowards. They must feel really proud of themselves. Shame on them.

  3. TES COWARDS EVERY ONE OF THESE TROPHY HUNTERS, I HOPE THEY ALL ACCIDENTLY SHOOT AND KILL THEM SELVES THAT WOULD MAKE ME VERY HAPPY.

  4. Stop All Hunting Already Before They Wipe Black Bears Off the Planet! You Should Stop Before it’s Too LATE!

  5. Jacqui Skill says:

    Stop the barbaric ignorance of these humans!

  6. No need to allow these BLOOD THIRSTY POACHERS to Murder the beautiful God’s creations. BAN this Violence COMPLETELY. THIS POACHERS ARE CRUEL AND EVIL…THIS IS NOT AT ALL A FUN THING. THIS poachers are a GROUP OF BLOOD LUST MORONS.

  7. Patricia Dumais says:

    Boycott Maryland!

  8. Jaime Perez says:

    Hunters are nothing but cowardly murderers of innocent animals. All hunting should be outlawed and banned everywhere.

  9. LOVE ALL GOD’S CREATIONS!! YOU CAN BE GREAT N FAMOUS NOW BY KILLING GOD’S LOVING INNOCENT ANIMALS, AND DO YOU NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ALL WILL GET IN RETURN OF YOUR SINFUL SELFISH ACTS ???
    KILLING = MURDER = HUGE SIN!! ENDS IN HOT FIRE BURNING HELL ETERNALLY PUNISHMENT!!
    HEAVEN N HELL BOTH ARE REAL!!!

  10. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

  11. if only they could kill each other, that would please me, what have these beautiful creatures done, just tried to live their lives. please leave them alone.

  12. It is time hold all those responsible for authorizing and overseeing the implementation of torture against fellow EARTH inhabitants & creatures accountable. A special prosecutor is the most comprehensive way to do that.
    THESE BARBARIC MUD DESERVES INCLUDED ALL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE THERE NOT TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

    THE INHUMANE and BARBARIC ASSHOLE – STYLE HAS TO STOP!

  13. Stop this bullshit now leave animals alone and deal with animal abusers bunch of mongrels.

  14. HOPEFULLY THESE MONSTER (TROPHY HUNTERS) GET ATTACKED BY A BEAR.

  15. To all pleasure killers and supporters – May God show no mercy in our life!

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