Cruel hunting

A bill pending in the state legislature would ban the cruel practice of bear and bobcat hounding. Senate Bill 1221 has passed the Assembly and faces a final Senate vote before next Friday’s deadline.
Hounding is an unsporting and inhumane activity where packs of radio-collared dogs are released into the woods to chase frightened bears and bobcats for hours until the exhausted prey seek refuge in trees where hunters can shoot them at point-blank range.
It’s not uncommon that the hou...

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