I posted this because I want to make sure people are aware that there is alligator hunting. No surprise, unfortunately, but sometimes we forget that no species is safe.
alligators — posted by mary anna gentleman on September, 9 2010 4:10 PM
A notice from the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF):
Activists with ARFF plans to call attention to alligator hunting by hanging a large banner reading “Gator Hunting = Heartless Killing” at the Interstate 4 overpass at Conroy Road at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.
Lake Jesup, Lake Harney and Lake Monroe are among the Orlando-area destinations for alligator hunters. Florida’s 2010 alligator hunt began on Aug. 15 and continues until Nov. 1.
AARF objects to the way in which alligators are snared by hunters.
According to ARFF coordinator Bryan Wilson, “Death is rarely quick, and alligators may be left to suffer long after being pulled from the water.”