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Kate MacFall: Florida’s black bears in hunters’ sights starting Saturday

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Thousands of trophy hunters will descend on Florida’s wilderness to kill an estimated 320 Florida black bears, a unique subspecies of the American black bear that’s found nowhere else on Earth. The state is holding this hunt starting Saturday despite most Floridians’ opposition to it. Nearly 3,000 hunting permits have been sold. Kate MacFall, Florida state director for The Humane Society of the United States, issued this statement: This is a sad day for Florida’s black bears. This weekend, trophy…

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