Update on Florida Black Bear Massacre

On October 24th and 25th, at least 298 Florida black bears were killed during the Florida Fish and Wildlife “Conservation” Commission’s (FWC) bear hunt, the first time the hunt has occurred in 21 years. Just three years ago, this unique subspecies of black bear was still on the list of threatened species with an estimated…

Countdown to War on Florida Bears

On October 24th, a profit-driven massacre of the Florida black bear is scheduled to begin, an event which hasn’t occurred for 21 years due to their formerly threatened status. In 1994, the Florida State Legislature outlawed hunting of this genetically unique subspecies of bear, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a pro-hunting…