Hunting is never good for any type of animals or species,
though it has a long game-like tradition and has been
inherited by civilization across the world down from
the centuries. Kings and highly-placed people of bygone
eras used to hunt the animals in the wild for the enjoyment,
and no wonder the practice holds well even with the
modern man; though there have many organsations and
oppositions to such activity. Many governments and wild-life
authorities have come to the rescue of the wild animals,
and have imposed certain kinds of bans on hunting.
Bear hunting is a popular sport enjoyed by the people
across the globe for many reasons—gall bladder
of the bear, its fur, and certain other parts of the
body, which are used for various functions varying from
medicines to garments, etc.
Bear hunter demand is always a good propellant for
people to hunt the innocent bears roaming in their areas
of wild nature. Some of the prime motives of bear hunting
include recreation, food, clothing, weapons, and ornaments,
and medicines, etc.
Bear damages and nuisances are also one of the major
reasons for the hatred in men toward this animal, and
they take it hard to hunt the bears—bears often
indulge themselves in destruction of beehives, foraging
at garbage dumps, destroying crops, feeding on grain
at livestock feeders, damage to trees, harassing campers,
and killing of livestock, and therefore, they are done
with this ultimate trick!
Some of the dense and develop areas, which have certain
kind of access to the bears also face problems in damage
to wooden structures and bird feeders, scavenging garbage
cans and pet food, automobile accidents, and simple
public sightings—though some of these problems
are not serious enough to be rewarded by death, but
still, human mind does not like to be troubled unnecessary,
and that even by an animal!
Reasons for bear hunting
- Reported cases of crop and agriculture damage by
- Bears like honey and, therefore, bee farming faces
many problems from the bears.
- Automobile accidents also propel the human mind
to reduce the population of bears in the surrounding
- Attacks on humans by bears also end up in bear
- Damage to farm and property is also a big nuisance
for the humans to bear the loss—it often results
in bear hunting in the surrounding areas.
It is clear that sometimes humans also suffer from
bear attacks and various problems, but government and
wildlife authorities should take appropriate steps to
solve the problems in both ways—the wild areas
should be protected from any type of hunting activity;
and at the same time, wild animals should also not have
access to the human population. This will help in saving
the endangered species of animals and birds, and would
also help to flourish the bears to their fullest grandeur.
Educational and promotional activities should also
be sponsored in order to educate the people about the
negative effects of hunting on our environment and ecological
WSPA and help us stamp out cruel practices like Bear
Since 1981, The World Society for the Protection of
Animals has fought to realise a dream where animal
welfare matters and animal cruelty ends. Having successfully
eradicated the practice of Bear Dancing in Greece
and Turkey, we are now hoping to bring an end to the
inhumane industry of Bear Bile Farming. None of this
would be possible without the generosity of our supporters.