What: All Issues : Environment : H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote to Prevent Hunters From Attracting Bears With Food. (2003 house Roll Call 382)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote to Prevent Hunters From Attracting Bears With Food.
house Roll Call 382     Jul 17, 2003
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The subject of this vote was an amendment by Representative Gallegly (R-CA) which would have prevented the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management from using funds to bait bears on federal lands. Bear-baiting is practiced by attracting bears with food; when the bear has found the meal, the hunter then shoots the bear. Progressives opposed bear-baiting on ethical grounds; in their view; bear-baiting unfairly advantages sportsmen over bears. Many Republicans, conversely, viewed Gallegly's amendment was an infringement on states' rights and opposed the measure for that reason. On a vote of 163-255, the Gallegly amendment was defeated.

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