Washington Bear-Baiting Act, Initiative 655 (1996)
The Washington Bear-Baiting Initiative, also known as Initiative 655, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure categorized hunting for black bears with bait and black bears, cougars, bobcats, and lynxes with dogs, as gross misdemeanors.
|Washington Initiative 655 (1996)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||Shall it be a gross misdemeanor to take, hunt, or attract black bears with bait, or to hunt bears, cougars, bobcat or lynx with dogs?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 655 was filed on January 5, 1996 by Joseph F. Scott of Seattle. 228,148 signatures were collected to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
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