Stop Bear Baying Opinion From Being Overruled
Could you possibly write a letter similar to the one below to the SC
attorney general at
firstname.lastname@example.org . We need letters to rally support. Only
in SC are poor bears caged for the singular purpose of bear baying
events (dog hunting training events). Itís just beyond barbaric and
Thank you so very very much,
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Subject: your bear baying opinion is now being overruled in SC
Dear Honorable Henry McMaster,
I understand that you consider it a crime to torture animals, yet
BEARS ARE BEING TORTURED IN SOUTH CAROLINA RIGHT NOW!
Representative Pitts is trying to exempt wildlife from the stateís
animal cruelty laws in response to YOUR opinion regarding BEAR BAYING as
a violation of SC animal cruelty laws.
Bless your heart for a conscience, for compassion, and for
And please help us regarding Rep Pittís ignorant attempt to overrule
Currently there are 28 caged bears in SC, some in horrific
circumstances, and many have been in bondage for years and years, and
ONLY in SC is it legal to do this!!!!! and these poor bears will spend
their entire lives in bondage if your opinion is overruled. Because the
only reason they are caged (some with their toes removed! Most
malnourished! None with adequate space) is to provide for bear baying
If we can end bear baying events, not only can we save the caged
bears, we can also save the heavily injured/maimed/killed hunting dogs
whose owners view them as easily expendable.
Please help us.
Most respectfully yours,
Reply from SC Office of Attorney General
Since our phone conversation yesterday I have learned of an
individual that you may wish to contact regarding the bear baying and
the new legislation that is being proposed. JJ Darby with the Human
Society of the United States. He can be reached at 803-771-1507. Our
office is aware of the current legislation and we are working on it.
Thank you for your dedication to the animals.
Amy A. Colquitt
Director, Constituent Services
Response from Ms. Oppenheimer
I met yesterday with a bear hunter who goes to bear
baying events all the time and he told me the OBJECT of a bear baying
event is to have the dogs rough up the bear. If the dogs weren't
touching the bear, the event would not be considered successful. He
offered to invite me, but said it's very emotional and felt it would be
very very difficult to watch if I had any feeling for the bear.
THIS IS HORRIFYING!!!!!
The law Representative Pitts introduced and passed
stating bear baying would not be illegal as long as no dogs touch the
bears is a SHAM, since there is no one to enforce the law and no
recording of the events are allowed.
Attorney McMasters ended cock fighting. Attorney
MacMasters ended dogfighting. He must end bear baying events.
Please help these poor 28 caged bears in SC used JUST
for these despicable torturous barbaric events.
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