California — Finally! — Bans Bear-Hunting with Dogs
California state legislators, after weeks of false starts, have finally passed S.B. 1221, which will prohibit using packs of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.
Here are some links.
Governor Jerry Brown hasn’t signed the bill yet, but presumably he won’t buckle under to the NRA and other “sporting” groups. Ahh, the thrills and ejaculations of using a pack of hounds to chase a bear for hours and hours, and then finally shooting the cornered exhausted animal at close range. It’s not quite as sporting as beating up little old ladies with a tire iron, but it comes close.
Most people — i.e. those who can find their way in and out of a one-room apartment and whose parents aren’t first cousins — are in favor of this law. On the other hand…
If you’d like to see a description of this sickfuck “sport” — or if you’re one of the above-mentioned inbreds and you’re looking for something to masturbate to — here’s a fact sheet on Hounding for Bears.
This “sport” is cruel to the hunting dogs as well as the bears. The cornered bear will often fight back and tear the hounds to shreds. I would have thought the already-existing laws against dog-fighting would make this “sport” illegal, but what do I know.
There was one down side to the article about this new law. I had always thought animal cruelty was one of the few issues that cut across party lines. Not this time. In the California State Senate, not a single Republican voted in favor of this bill. (I got my information from a Humane Society e-mail.)