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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 . […]

Bobcats will not be protected in Illinois, after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law Tuesday. Illinois hunters will target bobcats beginning next year. This is over the express objections of tens of thousands of Illinoisans and wildlife lovers who wrote the governor asking him to veto the bill.It’s a slap in the face to the 75% of Illinois voters who […]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) is only weeks away from authorizing a bear hunt. And our best chance to stunt the hunt and save the bears is to convince Gov. Rick Scot that it’s a bad idea for Florida’s tourism industry to allow the senseless and cruel killing of these shy forest dwellers.But we need your help getting Gov. Scott’s attention. Can you to […]

Yesterday I addressed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) in a last ditch effort  to keep the 20 year hunting ban on hunting bears intact. It was an honor to represent the amazing membership of Environmental Action and present FWC with the $5,000 we donated towards non-lethal management tools like bear proof trash cans and public education.Thank you so […]