West Hartford Police Chief Vernon Riddick said Wednesday morning that calls regarding bears are up 35% this year.
By CTNewsJunkie.com staff
The Judiciary Committee gave a thumbs up to a bill that would allow Connecticut residents to use deadly force against a bear if it was injuring a pet, another human, or livestock. The bill will also penalize the unintentional feeding of bears.
The bill, which already passed the Environment Committee, initially included a provision from the state Energy and Environmental Protection Department allowing a limited bear hunt in Litchfield County. Lawmakers on the committee removed the provision due to lack of support and opposition from animal rights advocates.
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