The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Florida Black Bear Cub Poaching Incident is a Reminder of the Need to Coexist with Wildlife The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Florida Black Bear Cub Poaching Incident is a Reminder of the Need to Coexist with Wildlife

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Florida Black Bear Cub Poaching Incident is a Reminder of the Need to Coexist with Wildlife


Last month, so many Floridians were shocked when the decaying body of a yearling bear cub, fondly nicknamed Bailey by members of the sprawling community that he sometimes visited, was discovered. This was an unlawful killing on its face, one that violated Florida regulations, but what was even more shocking was the manner in which Bailey had died: he had been killed with bird shot and left to bleed to a slow, agonizing death.

Bailey’s shooter, it turns out, was an experienced hunter who should have known that killing Bailey was illegal. At the very least he should have notified authorities right away after shooting the animal, which he didn’t. Among other things, his act made him a poacher.








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