Bear Baiting In South Carolina
Albert felt nauseated after researching bear baiting for Jasper. He joins his friend in wondering, ‘Who are you people!?’
In a recent article, activist Sharon Seltzer writes:
Undercover video captured “bear baying,” a practice so cruel that animal advocates thought it had been outlawed since the 1800’s. Hunters in rural South Carolina are popularizing the activity.
Bear baying or “bear baiting” is the act of chaining a defenseless bear to a stake while a pack of dogs are released to attack the animal.
Bears are either declawed or have their claws filed down and are defanged or have their teeth pulled. Activists compare the “staged fights” to those in the Roman Colosseum. Read More Also here's a video and story from the Huffington Post.
Check out links to Sharon’s articles located on the right side of Jasper’s Blog. Sharon Seltzer is one of the founders of the animal rescue group, Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary, where they focus on aggressive spay/neuter programs and adoption of homeless pets. She and her husband share their home with three rescued dogs and three semi-feral cats.
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
"I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on (the movie) Babe that by the
end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
~ James Cromwell