Alberta to Ban Spear Hunting After Bear Video Sparks Outrage

August 16, 2016 4:38 PM

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The Alberta government says an online video showing a black bear being killed by a spear is unacceptable and it plans to ban the practice.

The video posted in June on the YouTube account of Josh Bowmar, who runs an Ohio-based fitness company, sparked outrage before it was made private. By the time it was removed from public view on Monday it had garnered more than 208,000 views.

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