AR-News: (CA) Kidnap a baby bear, pay a fine: Let's change the law, critics say

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Sat Sep 13 10:30:12 EDT 2003

A top official with the Canadian Wildlife Federation fears that, even if 
found guilty, a man charged with the cruel treatment of a bear cub in the 
Outaouais could receive nothing more than a fine in the bizarre incident.

Colin Maxwell, executive vice-president of the association, said yesterday 
it is up to politicians and judges to put more teeth into the protection 
of wildlife, saying Denis Ryan's alleged treatment of the cub dubbed Buddy 
Bear is a textbook case of poaching. 

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