Sign the Petition to Nikki Haley, South Carolina Governor and the South Carolina House Judiciary Committee

Defenseless bears have no rights and are attacked for the cruel pleasure of spectators. Bear baiting needs to be stopped. We ask that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley outlaw and criminalize bear baiting in the state to put an end to this practice.

Signed,

Tim Martell

Bear baiting (also called bear baying) pits a declawed and defanged bear which is chained to a stake against hunting dogs that bark and bite at it while hundreds of people watch. Spectators consider this event entertainment and hunters consider this as a training regimen for their animals. As countries around the world ban events such as bullfighting and cockfighting, Pakistan and South Carolina (USA), are two remaining places that haven't criminalized the practice. Sign the petition today to help put an end to this brutal "bloodsport".

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