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Email insights: DEP sets record straight on hunting, privatizing Florida State Parks

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Florida State Parks have come under fire recently, and the Department of Environmental Protection feels it’s time to “set the record straight.” A new DEP email takes exception with several recent media accounts, each inaccurately “perpetuated misconceptions” about the future of Florida State Parks. “As these stories are being driven by false allegations based on incomplete information that does not present a complete or accurate picture of the efforts of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service,” the…

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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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Delta joins airline ban on transporting big game hunting trophies

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The buzz surrounding the tragic beheading and skinning of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe has quieted, but the hunter who “took” the lion is probably still up there at the top of the most hated people on the Internet list. In what appears to be a reaction to outrage over American dentist Walter Palmer’s illegal killing, Delta Airlines has announced it will no longer permit transport of some big game hunt trophies including lions. “Effective immediately, Delta will officially ban…

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