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
Approveda Yes 1,387,577 63%

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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