Urge Officials to Spare Virginia's Bears
From In Defense of Animals
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is getting set to hold a cruel hunt in which as many as twenty bears will be killed in the name of recreation. This hunt is not taking place to curb overpopulation, nor is it to protect members of the public. It is simply to appease hunters' blood thirst and it's just not right.
According to The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and the
Nansemond National Wildlife Refuge Final Comprehensive
Conservation Plan, "The main purpose of the hunt is to add a
priority wildlife-dependent recreational opportunity for the public.
There are limited public hunting opportunities in southeastern Virginia
and northeastern North Carolina. By implementing a bear hunt an
additional 200 hunting days will be provided to the area."
Please "take action" to urge The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine to call off the hunt. Also, please tell a friend and take a moment to sign our petition to Governor Kaine.
Then download your letters and fax or mail to the addresses indicated below.
Governor Timothy Kaine
Suzanne Baird, Refuge Manager
Marvin Moriarty, Regional Director
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