It doesn't matter how much they like it, chocolate is now illegal to use as bait for bear hunting in the state of Michigan.

The Natural Resources Commission met Thursday in Lansing to vote on a handful of proposals dealing with updates to hunting seasons and regulations.

Baiting for bear hunting is still legal in Michigan, but the use of chocolate or anything with cocoa in it is now against the law.

Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which can poison bear, raccoons, dogs, some birds and other animals and possibly result in death.

The sweet candy has been used for years in many ways to attract bears to areas where hunters establish themselves in preparation for the hunting seasons.

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