Florida Black Bear

Yesterday the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission held the second of their annual public meetings in Jupiter, Florida, just north of Fort Lauderdale. The primary reason FWC held the meeting was to discuss rules associated with aquatic life and fishing rules — but wildlife activists had something else in mind and flocked to the meeting to address rumors that the […]

Last year we fought and fought to convince Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) to #StuntTheHunt of Florida’s Black Bear. You already know they didn’t listen and the result was a Black Bear Bloodbath that took nearly 300 bears from the people of Florida. Worse yet, FWC announced plans to make the hunt an annual event despite not even knowing the […]

Warning: The Images Contained In This Article Are Graphic, Disturbing and May Not Be Suitable For Some AudiencesLast weekend was supposed to be the beginning of a week-long Black Bear hunting season in Florida. Hunting  was previously banned due to a dangerously low population of Florida black bears – they were only taken off a federal endangered species watch-list three years ago. However, earlier […]

Yesterday in Tallahassee, Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds III ruled in favor of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), dismissing the argument that their rules associated with lifting the 20 year ban on hunting Florida Black Bears are arbitrary and capricious. The ruling clears the way for a week long hunt to commence at 8:00 AM October 24th . […]

Yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) proved what we have long suspected – It is a runaway agency with no regard for public input, public opinion and little regard for the wildlife it’s name implies it is pledged to conserve.During yesterday’s hearing the ratio of those who oppose the hunt to those who support it was at least […]

Yesterday the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) in a 5-1 decision, voted to lift the 40 year Florida Black Bear hunting ban. They did this despite the fact that a majority of Floridians (75 percent) oppose the hunt after a massive public education campaign by Environmental Action members and our allies — including running ads like the on on the right […]