Washington Bear-Baiting Act, Initiative 655 (1996)

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Washington Initiative 655, also known as the Bear-Baiting Initiative, was on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved.

Election results

Initiative 655
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,387,577 63%
No815,38537%

Text on the Ballot

The question asked on the ballot was, "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

  • 228,148 signatures were collected to qualify the measure for the ballot.

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