Re: Bear Cub Death
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 15:14:35 -0400
From my past expiences with black bears in the Airondaks and
yellowstone, and from the published accounts . . .
The bears were only eating food that was easy to get.
There was NO threat to the scouts or leaders, infact the bears
left when threatened. IF there was any threat, the safe thing
to do is leave the area where there are eating!
Can you justify killing a young cub for eating the food that
was apparently not properly stored?
I personally feel that killing the young bear, with no clear
threat is WRONG! And also that the attack on the bear CUB could
have sent the mother bear into a killing rage that could
have been far more costly than the lost of food.
I have also NEVER seen anything that had instructions to THROUGH
any objects at bears.
> Here! Here! Without more information the death of a bear is far better
> than the death of a young Scout, or even a Scoutmaster.
> Paul Adling
> Fox W4-33-19-21
> Vigil 1981
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