Monday, September 27, 2010

Mother Bear and Three Cubs Shot Dead

by Norm Richards



A mother black bear and her three cubs were shot dead on Wednesday September 22, 2010 in Birch River, Manitoba, Canada. These bears had no chance. Dogs drove them up a tree. The town is situated adjacent bear country. Efforts to scare them off failed. These efforts are clearly questionable. The bears are dead. What else can I say? A resident with a rifle was left with making a decision on the lives of these bears. Conservation authorities were not properly prepared. What else could have been done? These bears might still be alive and free if locals were more properly prepared. Do humans living in bear country deserve this? Who should answer for it?