June 16th, 2012 at 12:00 am (Uncategorized)
Bear hunting is a sport that should be banned due to the fact that it is a very cruel sport which causes much pain and suffering.
Some hunters use dogs for hunting bears. Usually, a pack of dogs chases a bear to the point of exhaustion. If the bear becomes trapped somewhere or climbs up a tree to avoid the dogs, the hunter has an easy defenseless pray to kill. Killing a defenseless trapped bear is definitely cruel.
Even if the bear canâ€™t escape the dogs, it still has them to contend with. The dogs can literally tear the bear to pieces, especially if the bear is exhausted. One bear against a pack of dogs is an extremely unfair and cruel practice.
A bear trap is usually a leg-hold trap. The bear steps in it and steel jaws snap around the bearâ€™s ankle. The teeth of the jaws can pierce the leg causing much pain. Also, a trapped bear may starve to death or be attacked by other predators if they are trapped. This is definitely a cruel practice that should be completely outlawed.
Because of these cruel methods used to hunt bears, bear hunting should be outlawed.