Bears are facing imminent danger as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) considers a proposal that would open a trophy hunt on Florida’s still-recovering population of black bears for the first time in over 20 years. As a Florida resident, I have always valued the abundant and diverse wildlife that this state has to offer, and I need your help to keep Florida’s bears protected.
Florida bears were only recently removed from the endangered species list, and the majority of Floridians oppose this hunt. The FWC doesn’t even know how many bears there are in the state – the last statewide population count was 13 years ago!
If this hunt is approved at the FWC’s June 24th meeting, hundreds of bears could be slaughtered…
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