A beautiful 300 pound Florida Black Bear hit and killed near our home here in the Ocala Forest.
Picture credit: USFS Carrie Sekerak
So much for transparency from the King of backroom deals and hidden agendas, or the Governor of what is now known as the sad state of Florida for all wild animals.
Here is the who and what of this deed yesterday: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee backed a measure (SB 1364)
Florida’s Governor Scott, who was apparently, although the proof of this has now somehow disappeared, outed last fall for buying a Bear Hunting Permit, before the murderous rampage began, surely must have had his hands all over this bill that was just passed yesterday, that will now keep the names of any/all Black Bear Hunters who buy a permit to kill them, out of sight, out of mind!
Just finding information about this was VERY difficult, although the story was on our local ABC NEWS Station in Orlando, this morning. It was not on their web site, nor any other local one here.
I finally found the story in the Gainesville Sun and on Fox 13 in Tampa Bay.
It was no accident that last Fall that the names of 103 persons, who were kept off of Florida’s public bear hunt licensee list included: police, judges and public officials.
Now the Governor wants to up the stakes, by hiding everybody’s names.
It was no surprise that the Hunt last fall brought Bear lovers and Animals Activists out of the woodworks, and some idiots even emailed and/or called people on the Permit List.
Two of those well known on the List included, musician Ted Nugent and newly appointed by Scott, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission member and Rancher, Liesa Priddy, who voted to approve the new hunts.
Yes, those protestors were stupid and did nothing to help the already volatile situation.
Of course, the outcry from hunters and gun owners went all the way to Tallahassee into Scott’s loving, attentive ears.
Oh my we can’t have the public knowing who is going to be doing any Bear killing, why those people could be dangerous, a gun owner might be hurt, or worse.
Now armed with these tasty facts, the Governor and his Mounties say, no more to transparency in Tallahassee, like we have ever had any anyway.
No more public records for gun owners or Bear Hunters in Florida.
Don’t worry, those of you who want to kill Bears again in the fall, if the Hunt is repeated, and I guarantee you it will be, because it was a huge money maker for Scott and Florida, with over 3,778 permits sold at $100 or $300 each, for a grand total of $376,900, your name will be kept secret.
Remember that just a short time ago, this same group of intellectuals in Tallahassee passed a silencer bill that now allows Hunters on any road in Florida to sit on, or in, their trucks and fire at will, into the woods, using riles now legally armed with silencers.
Sadly, their poor innocent victims will never know that they are about to die.
Heads up Snow Birds, Visitors, or families, while walking in any Woods in Florida!
This Governor has become notorious for the secrets he keeps, so it was not much of a stretch for him to encourage his puppets in Tallahassee, to Hide the Hunters.
Places to learn more:
Senators pursue public-records exemption to shield to hunters
Senators target records about hunters
Anti-hunting Protesters Obtain List of Florida Bear Hunters’ Emails
103 names kept off Florida’s public bear hunt licensee list
Florida bear hunt foes use hunting license list to email individuals
Gov. Rick Scott: CANCEL the Florida Bear Trophy-Hunt
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Thank you for sharing this!
With the picture in the background, it is difficult to read the post. I hope you don’t mind my saying this.
It is even more difficult for our Bears who are being murdered and those of us who have to live here with this murderous situation who love the Bears.
A very sad situation.
We who love the Bears are at our wits end trying to stop these slaughters. Our collective hearts are broken.
Is there no way to stop them?
This all comes from the top here. How do you stop a Governor??We did NOT vote for him!
Understood. Power and greed put together can play havoc.
Thanks for keeping us all informed. It is awful what is happening in Florida.
How do we get rid of this man and his anti-animal policies?
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#GovScottSucks …. in all the ways imaginable! Sad, sad state of Florida!!
Heads up, He will be running next for Senator and then POTUS. He is a monster to our Florida animals.
Arrrgghhh!! Wanna puke!!
We had better get on the ball here or here will be our next POTUS!
He can’t, he can’t!!!
He was an unknown who came here from Ill. and became our Gov, twice. Sure about that?
Well, it won’t happen in this cycle!! Phew ….
Thank you so much Dr. Rex. Your followers are so many, this will help!
You’re most welcome!! I sure hope so …. hugs to all 3 of you!! 🙂
Huge Hugs back to you from all 4 of us:(Ishi)
Some humans will never learn and they are responsible for most of the misery on this planet in the way they treat the earth and all her creatures inclucing our fellow humans. I am so tired of the daily cruelty.
I hate writing these sad/depressing stories to all of you. It is the main reason I left here and spend most of my time on Twitter. Don’t have to think about Scott and what he is doing to this beautiful place and its fragile wildlife. I am only one person and not that many others seem too worried here.
commendable sharing of this sadness!
It all makes me sick. I can only take it for so long, then I must tell others what is happening here. This state and those who run it are corrupt up to their teeth.
If they are so proud of their exploits against the wildlife, they should have no concerns about having their names published! This is unspeakable!
Scott runs this state with an iron fist. He caters to his wealthy donors who will see him become POTUS after his Senate term is done. Remember he does NOT allow the words,
“Climate Change” to be used in his presence!
Well, that’s just plain asinine, he needs to wake up about the world around him!
Listen to him when he talks. He lives in a cocoon.
Hope you are well. Wish you were on Twitter. I stay there, less painful~
I’m great – YOU? Hope your health has greatly improved.
Twitter – no time as it is now!!! 🙄
We are all perfect right now!
Our great loss on Twitter~
We could really use some help here from others who also care about animals. We can’t fight him and his puppets alone.
Despicable waste of life. 😦
We are sure that they are going to be murdered again in the Fall here and likely in NJ as well.
So very sad. I used to see them quite a bit in New Hampshire. 😦
Do you have Legal Trophy Hunting there too?
I moved to Florida in September. I’m not sure. But I would imagine there is bear hunting, but it may be by permit? I’m very far removed from that lifestyle having been a vegetarian/vegan for close to 40 years. They are close to shutting down the moose permits as that population has dwindled due to tick infestation. But everything comes directly back to human impact. We have taken away natural tick predators
Yes, that is what this post is all about, the Trophy Bear Hunting in Florida. I did not know you lived down here!!!
I mentioned it a while back, but you have a lot going on 😊
So very true~
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Re-blogged the link to this vey interesting piece/update on bear hunting in Florida – Thank you for sharing this sad and worrying information.
Another murder of an innocent animal. Shame!
Barbaric. Both the act and the cowardly politicians. I truly believe in Karma. Those who condone or allow animal cruelty will meet with justice.
Great to hear from you Eric! Yes, I too strongly believe in KARMA. But this man has his eye set on the WH after his Senate run. Then the entire country will learn what we in Florida have had to deal with here.
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Damn shame. RIP!!
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Thank you so much for sharing their story.
This is heartbreaking! Thank you for getting the word out!
Those of us living in Florida, have to deal with this man and his complete contempt for our wildlife every day.
Yes it is for all the animals who are made to suffer by this man and his puppets.
It’s thoroughly disgusting how blatantly corrupt this state is run… all at the expense of the wildlife and environment. I’m still in utter amazement how this hunt was allowed to pass. So many people, the country over, were in tears. And yet, the sad excuse for humanity continues to stay in office. As always: No words, but countless thanks for showing the truth.
This monster will run for Senate next, then on to the W.H. You saw it here!
YUP! It’s happened before, wink.
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