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Don’t lump bear baiting with dog, cock fighting

While I completely agree with the editorial on April 8 that dog fighting and cock fighting must end, I am mystified how bear baiting got included with these crimes.

Bear baiting is not legal in New York, but it is completely legal and commonly used in many states and most Canadian provinces.

People who think this method of hunting is cruel and unethical need to get off their sofa and see for themselves. In 15 years of hunting in the north Maine woods, I have seen four bears and taken three – hardly a slam-dunk or a crime.

Let’s do some research before we editorialize.

Gary Chamberlain

Sandusky