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Prosecute Bear Baiting as a Federal Felony ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )

Cher Away
- 445 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Bears have their teeth and claws removed, are tethered to a post and are subjected to repeated assaults by dogs until it dies. Without teeth or claws, the bear cannot defend itself and is tormented simply for entertainment.



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Constance F. (436)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 7:50 am
Thank you !
Constance, You signed on May 11, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell,- President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden
 

Erin R. (169)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:05 am
n & s
 

AniMae Chi (393)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:13 am
SIGNED # 6
 

Pat B. (354)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:14 am
TY,Cher.Done.
 

Nyack Clancy (429)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:16 am
Nyack, You signed on May 11, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell,- President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:21 am
signed; Ty
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:30 am
Armand, You signed on May 11, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell,- President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:36 am
Signed.
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:37 am
S+S,thx Cher.
 

Lydia S. (172)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:44 am
Signed , Thanks
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:50 am
S&N How cruel can you get?
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:52 am
signed and commented
 

Debbie Williamson (261)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:02 am
Signed, noted, and left a comment. Thank you.
 

Anna Undebeck (203)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:17 am
So sick!!! Signed.. Thank you Cher!
 

Mary T. (281)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:31 am
signed & noted -can't believe this is legal in the US, trying shocking
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:45 am
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:46 am
S&n thx Cher:)))
 

aj E. (163)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:49 am
signed.
 

Christeen Anderson (480)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:56 am
Signed.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:09 am
Signed
 

Julie E. (331)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:16 am
Noted, signed and shared.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:30 am
Noted & Signed
 

Carol Bischoff (371)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:48 am
Noted and signed.
 

Shana M. (60)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:56 am
signed and noted. thanks
 

Sue H. (7)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:06 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Joan M. (1091)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:25 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:33 am
Signed & noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Mike M. (55)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:33 am
N&S
 

paula eaton (30)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:43 am
Signed. This is just as cruel as dog fighting. This is sick.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:58 am
signed, noted nd done!
 

Ellen Gaston (19)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 12:02 pm
This makes me so sick. I didn't know this evil form of "entertainment" existed until a couple of years ago, so I bet many people are unaware. To think N. Carolina lets this take place is shameful and stupid. Get a clue, morons. Lawmakers need to fix this NOW.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 12:13 pm
Lisa, You signed on May 11, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell,- President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden
 

Freya H. (299)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 12:17 pm
This is horrible beyond horrible! How could anybody who has a gram of compassion in his/her being possibly think that the cruel death of an animal is entertainment? People who indulge in this depravity are sick and evil - and deserve harsh punishment.
 

Angeles Madrazo (292)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 12:21 pm
Signed!
 

naomi cohen (60)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 12:47 pm
this is obscene and totally shameful. so signed, cher. thank you!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:01 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Barbara D. (106)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:08 pm
NS&S1 Barbara, You signed on May 11, 2013. Naomi said ~ obscene!
 

Beth M. (244)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:09 pm
#190
 

. (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:30 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (45)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:15 pm
S&N
 

Cyrille D. (113)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:42 pm
Noted & Signed.
 

Carol D. (104)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:53 pm
This is disgusting this bear baiting How can a country like the USA condone such treatment of bears Its horrific and cruel and it must be made illegal Those poor bears!!

signed & Noted thanks
 

Sara W. (110)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:57 pm
Signed.
 

Sara W. (110)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:58 pm
Signed.
 

bilja k. (48)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:59 pm
Attack on helpless animal. Horrible, shame on USA.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:02 pm
Happy.to sign
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:02 pm
Signed and noted. I hate bear baiting and other so called "sports" that intentionally hurt animals.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:08 pm
Signed.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:30 pm
Signed
 

Mariette G. (147)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 4:18 pm
Mariette, You signed on May 12, 2013. Thanks Cher!
 

Joe R. (189)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 4:53 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

lori c. (29)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 5:24 pm
signed and shared!
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 5:50 pm
Signed. Good luck with this because when it comes to animal fighting that is a states rights issue. Which is why dog and cock fighting are not illegal in all states
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 5:56 pm
This is animal cruelty and should be prosecuted as all cruelty should be.
 

Susie S. (4)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 7:06 pm
uneducated morons who only like to see animals suffer!!it makes me sick!!
 

Veronica C. (42)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:04 pm
#444
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:29 pm
Signed. This is cruel to both the dogs and the bear (especially the bear). I don't understand how truly depraved a person must be to enjoy this torture and cruelty as entertainment! SICK!!!
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:35 pm
Signed. In the US, the bear isn't killed- but it is still cruel to use a bear tethered to a post to train hunting dogs. Actually, even in Pakistan, the bear isn't usually killed- the sick game is to see if the dogs can bring the bear to the ground- but it is still horribly cruel, as the bear never gets medical attention for the dog bites, and is only fed scraps and lives a miserable life as a source of entertainment for ignorant folks.
 

Michelle S. (457)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:55 pm
The photo above is of a bear being baited and attacked by dogs in Pakistan. World Society For The Protection Of Animals (WSPA) is a major force in trying to bring a permanent halt to this barbaric crime.
 

Dianne D. (455)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:15 pm
Signed. We also need to prosecute those that attend such events.
 

Fran away F. (111)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:41 pm
Signed and noted with the hope that this horrible cruelty will soon become a Federal offense. Before I read about this issue on Care2, I thought bear baiting had ended about the 17th century in Britain, the only part of Europe where it was practiced. There were bear pits near the theaters in London then, and people would go to bet on the bears or the dogs. The bears were treated like athletes, and people had their favorites, as if this "sport" was something the poor bears agreed to do. From Britain bear baiting must have spread to North America and perhaps to Pakistan as well.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:50 pm
Noted & Signed.
 

Gloria Morotti (1)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:18 pm
S&N
 

Kerstin Strobl (330)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:20 pm
Signed, thank you Cher
 

Michael Carney (207)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:02 am
Signed and noted...Human kind sinks lower and lower every day...
 

Danielle M. (40)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:10 am
Signed, shared and noted!
 

Inge Bjorkman (131)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:31 am
As gladiator fights 2000 years ago, now?
Love and Peace
 

(0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:22 am
Signed, shared, and noted. Thank you, Cher!
 

Shirley S. (172)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:26 am
Noted & signed TY
 

Mia Bozhyk (98)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:30 am
noted and signed, thank you, Cher!
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:35 am
Noted
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:55 am
S+N
 

Ruth L. (292)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:16 am
Signed & noted. Thanks Cher
 

Irene S. (59)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:46 am
Signed!
 

Arwen Woods (222)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:20 am
Gladly signed, noted and shared. Thanks Cher.x
 

Patricia H. (468)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:49 am
done
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:59 am
Signed. Bears are dear to me.
 

Walker E. (30)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:25 am
Signed shared and noted
 

Kaspar K. (11)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:39 am
This is abominable.
Signed.
 

Julie P. (55)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:57 am
Absolutely signed.
Thank you Cher for posting.
 

Many Feathers (130)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:15 am
signed and noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:18 am

Olivia, You signed on May 12, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell,- President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden
 

Liliana D. (124)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:39 am
done, thanks
 

paolo gualandri (5)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:44 am
Done! tnk
 

Esther Z. (101)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:57 am
Noted and signed.
 

Susan D. (116)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:01 am
signed noted shared.
Absolutely sickening. How can anyone in America believe they live in a civilized country?
ty Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:14 am
noted + signed
 

Veerle V. (41)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:18 am
Signed and shared, thanks.
 

Dana B. (133)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:41 am
Signed, thank you
 

Mike H. (217)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:19 am
Michael, You signed on May 12, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell,- President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden
 

Emma S. (225)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:27 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:56 am
Signed.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (222)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:23 am

Elaine, You signed on May 11, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell,- President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden
 

Shawna S. (43)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:14 am
Noted and signed. END ALL ANIMAL CRUELTY!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:14 pm
signed and really dusgusted
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:21 pm
This animal cruelty must be stoped.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:32 pm
Noted and signed,, I don't like the new petitions. Just thought I would throw that in there
 

Valerie H. (134)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:23 pm
Thank you - signed
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:39 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:58 pm
Noted, signed and shared.
 

Vita Pagh (36)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:59 pm
Signed. Thank you.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:49 pm
Signed and shared, thank you.
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:11 pm
TY!!
 

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:35 am
Done, thank you

 

Linda P. (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:11 am
This makes me furious, This is so sick.
 

Sara P. (54)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:46 am
Signed, thanks for sharing Cher.
 

Sonali G. (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:32 am
signed thanks
 

Laurie H. (693)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:27 pm
This is NOT ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Signed & Shared~~
 

Kimberly B. (121)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:14 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you Cher.
 

Charlie Rush (48)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:49 pm
What is wrong with the workings of the brains, in certain humans?
Why would anyone enjoy watching torture of another living creature, be it human or animal?

May I repeat: Almost all people abusers started their life of crime, as animal abusers.
Admittedly, I have said this often. However, I repeat it, in the hope that someone will read this who hasn't, in the past.
 

Sherri G. (111)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:12 am
Bear Baiting make me so sick I could vomit. Prosecuting this inhumane and awful man made torture must be prosecuted as a felony and if I had my way it would be a death sentence. Signed and noted TY Cher
 

Arild Warud (159)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:39 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Hugo L. (281)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:49 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Cher
 

Valerie Disle (66)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 5:08 pm
signed
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:31 pm
signed and noted
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 7:44 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher..
 

Debbie Crowe (77)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 12:19 am
How can this be a competition, when the bear has no way to defend himself??? The DNR needs to wake up and prosecute these animal abusers!
Signed & shared.
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 2:52 am
Cruelty beyond words!!! This is a sign of how ignorant the human being is! Thanks Cher
 
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