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Bill that would allow homeowners to shoot bears appears dead

The proposal would have given Kentuckians the authority to shoot bears if they got too close to homes.

Incline bear problems.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Bear lovers have beaten back a proposal in
the state legislature that would have given Kentuckians specific
authority to shoot the animals when they get close to homes.
Both the Humane Society of the United States and the Kentucky
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources opposed the legislation.
The Humane Society of the United States' Kentucky director,
Pamela Rogers, said the public shouldn't be given authority to
shoot bears simply for walking across someone's property.
Democratic state Rep. Rick Nelson of Middlesboro capitulated to
opponents after filing the legislation last month.
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The legislation is House Bill 141.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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