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 with his wife, set off a deluge of 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.
The 13-minute video shows the man launching a spear — with a camera attached — at a bear from 11 to 14 metres away and captures his jubilant reaction when the animal is hit.
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