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Province defends bear hunt pilot

This comes as activists start legal action

The province is defending putting in place a spring bear hunt pilot project on May 1st after animal activists try to take the government to court.

Animal Alliance of Canada and Zoocheck Canada have filed an application for judicial review and a notice of constitutional question, which are set to be heard on April 29.

However, Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti says this has to do with community safety. He stresses Ontario has launched the pilot in eight out of 95 wildlife management units in the province, areas he says have had the most bear incidents.

He says it's not responsible to ignore the concerns of thousands of residents in Northern Ontario.

Orazietti says those launching the lawsuit have no understanding of the safety challenges of residents who live where this bear hunt has been launched. He points to bears coming onto school grounds and in parks.

The province ended it's full-scale bear hunt in 1999.

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  1. Frankie posted on 04/18/2014 05:06 AM
    I find it 'unbearable' that this province ended the full scale bear hunt many yrs ago.It's time to break out the ol' Winchesters and send little Yogi and Boo-Boo to bear heaven.
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