VegNews Daily

South Carolina Eliminates Cruel Bear Baying Sport

The southern state has put an end to bear baying, a sport in which bears are confined, declawed, and attacked by dogs.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has ended the sport of bear baying by denying residents permits to own black bears. Bear baying is when a bear is tied up, sometimes having its teeth and claws removed, while dogs subdue the animal, or keep it at bay. Besides the mutilation and inhumane confinement the bears suffer, many times they are attacked by the dogs, as was shown in an undercover investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States. “Bear baying is nothing but a blood sport similar to dogfighting and cockfighting and has no place in South Carolina,” says Kim Kelly, South Carolina state director for the HSUS. Recently, six bears who were used in the baying competitions were rescued and brought to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, CO.

 Comments

All-Vegan Cheese Shop Opens in Los Angeles

West Hollywood welcomes Southern California’s first artisan nut-based cheese store.
Read More »

Oakland, CA Bans Bullhooks, Follows Los Angeles' Lead

Northern California city outlaws cruel tool used on circus elephants.
Read More »

Animal Rescue Bar Named "Product of the Year"

Delicious charity nutrition bar gives away half of proceeds to non-profit organizations.
Read More »

Movie of the Year: Cowspiracy

Documentary exposes hypocrisy of environmental groups that ignore animal agriculture.
Read More »

Sweet Philanthropy: Vegan Treats

Award-winning vegan bakery makes the cakes and gives them, too!
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »