Here's how a "den hunt" in Russia goes down. On snowmobile, an armed Russian guide with a dog takes you to a cave where a bear is hibernating. The guide lets the dog rouse the bear from a deep sleep and when she/he comes groggily out of the cave to see what all the ruckus is about, you then put the bear in your cross hairs and fire what you hope is a fatal shot. Should two bears wake up, you might experience an extra thrill and take that one out too. When mother bears are killed, baby bears are left to fend for themselves. You can imagine how well that works out. Fortunately, IFAW helps orphaned bears when it can.
SIGN A PETITION TO END THE DEN HUNTS
Read how an adventure hunting outfit in Russia describes this kill for thrill hunt. I hope you'll sign a petition to end this atrocious type of "hunting". Who are the people who take delight in killing these bears??!
Straight from IFAW:
IFAW is helping to rehabilitate Russian bear cubs orphaned by hunters so they can be released to protected forests. They are also campaigning for a ban on killing hibernating bears in Russia, which leaves hundreds of cubs to die. GO TO THEIR WEBSITE
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"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."
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