Jean Sorrenti
Jean Sorrenti

Why wasn't this little bear taken to a sanctuary. There is absolutely no excuse, for this poor little guy to have been roaming around on 3 legs trying to survive. No excuse, donations are made to these sanctuaries. I can't imagine that they would not have taken this poor little bear. As for people most are uncaring assholes.

Mary Livingstone
Mary Livingstone
  • Jean Sorrenti

Quite right, He should have been taken to a sanctuary.

Harley Rose
Harley Rose
  • Jean Sorrenti

I agree with you. There was no reason to shoot this little bear.

Lisa Susin
Lisa Susin
  • Jean Sorrenti

Poor Guy didn't really have a chance did he :(

Geannie Denise Tarry
Geannie Denise Tarry
  • Jean Sorrenti

You are absolutely right Jean. Just looking at this picture, one can tell that he was extremely vulnerable and struggling to survive. The right thing to do would have been to take him to a sanctuary where this poor little creature would have been well taken care of. Leave it to rich yuppies to want to kill an animal for taking two pies, (oh no, how dare he...that is an outrage), in order to survive. Some people really can't see past their own noses.

Brandon Ranauro
Brandon Ranauro
  • Jean Sorrenti

It was SO WRONG! You said it! How come they just couldn't do that?

Victoria Larrow-Ciolek
Victoria Larrow-Ciolek
  • Jean Sorrenti

Jean, I am a animal advocate. and saw your post...I agree 110%. I don't belong to PETA and I a am not crazy...What I am, is MAD. I posted just above yours..What most people don't know is the state of N.C. uses baby bears as bait for hunting dogs too...BABY BEARS under a yr and up to a yr chained to telephone pole while these hunters let their dogs lose on the bear.. and the screams that those baby bears make...made me cry until I couldn't anymore...The reason I know this, is I saw the video...

Jean, I am a animal advocate. and saw your post...I agree 110%. I don't belong to PETA and I a am not crazy...What I am, is MAD. I posted just above yours..What most people don't know is the state of N.C. uses baby bears as bait for hunting dogs too...BABY BEARS under a yr and up to a yr chained to telephone pole while these hunters let their dogs lose on the bear.. and the screams that those baby bears make...made me cry until I couldn't anymore...The reason I know this, is I saw the video that a animal lover, took, illegally, into that grp...to let people be aware..Most people arent' aware of what is legally done to animals..THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE A VOICE..I will not use my $$$ to promote tourism in NC..I live in Colorado, were animal rape is Legal...I am working to change that one to FELONY in all 50 states...there are hundreds if not thousands of advocates on facebook trying to make people aware so we can get the laws changed....it is so sad, and breaks my heart...thank your for your reply and everyone else...We have now gone into their terrritory and they are paying for it, by being killed...SO NOT RIGHT...Blessings, victoria

Teresa Snider
Teresa Snider
  • Jean Sorrenti

Of course he did, if mankind would have helped him.

Susan Lane
Susan Lane
  • Jean Sorrenti

Transport would cost ... and (OMG ... shudder to mention it ... some EFFORT would be needed ... and ... OMG A SWEAR WORD ... COMPASSION!!!)

Bill Lindau
Bill Lindau

It shouldn't have happened. The people who shot him after he got hold of some pies--doing what bears do!--ought to do hard time, or at least get sacked. Hire some animal control officers with more respect for life.

Brandon Ranauro
Brandon Ranauro
  • Bill Lindau

Man, YOU SAID IT! Really.

Victoria Larrow-Ciolek
Victoria Larrow-Ciolek
  • Bill Lindau

Melonie McL. more than you can even imagine....victoria

Susan Lane
Susan Lane
  • Bill Lindau

Yep you got it ... shouldn't have happened, and should at least be fired. Typical brain-dead specimens issued with firearms ... hard labour would be a BONUS!!! Than you God and Amen to hard labour. Assholes.

Kerina Kikon
Kerina Kikon
  • Bill Lindau

That's exactly what should happen in this case, period!

Prisca Roselyne
Prisca Roselyne
  • Bill Lindau

Exactly (unfortunately) and we human are doing everything to destroy our planet everyday more... this is sad

Gilda Gherardini
Gilda Gherardini

I hope to serve my contribution.

Heidi Sausser
Heidi Sausser

my heart breaks with any kind of animals abuse, but this poor guy being crippled and needing to scavage for survival. so sad. in my prayers.

Maria Garcia
Maria Garcia

Dear friends, please sign this petition, only your signature can make a difference and we can try to stop this. please share with you animal loving friends, thank you,

Jayne Cvetanoski
Jayne Cvetanoski

LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW YOUR CONCERN OVER BEARS KILLING.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
http://www.ncwildlife.org/
http://www.ncwildlife.org/contacts.aspx
http://www.ncwildlife.org/About/Commissioners.aspx
Headquarters: 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.
Mailing Address: 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1701.
Phone: 919-707-0010
REPORT WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS - 1-800-662-7137 (Raleigh Area 919-707-0040).
David Cobb
Division Chief
919-707-0050
wrccomments@nc...

LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW YOUR CONCERN OVER BEARS KILLING.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
http://www.ncwildlife.org/
http://www.ncwildlife.org/contacts.aspx
http://www.ncwildlife.org/About/Commissioners.aspx
Headquarters: 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.
Mailing Address: 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1701.
Phone: 919-707-0010
REPORT WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS - 1-800-662-7137 (Raleigh Area 919-707-0040).
David Cobb
Division Chief
919-707-0050
[email protected]

[email protected]
919-707-0151
[email protected]
919-707-0016
[email protected]
919-707-0015

MOUNTAIN AIR -
http://www.mountainaircc.com/contact/
toll-free 1-800-247-7791.
E-mail: [email protected]
Mountain Air Country Club.
P.O. Box 1037, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Clint Lenard
Clint Lenard

Everyone, please note that no matter who you contact, they have already received a Press Release to spin the facts. There are always alternatives to killing an animal. Many communities in California deal with bears on a daily basis, including breaking in cars, etc.

Bears don't just break in cars for no reason. If you live in a community known to have bears, you have to do what you have to do to coexist, and killing is not one of those.

Rubber pellets that will temporarily scare the bear,...

Everyone, please note that no matter who you contact, they have already received a Press Release to spin the facts. There are always alternatives to killing an animal. Many communities in California deal with bears on a daily basis, including breaking in cars, etc.

Bears don't just break in cars for no reason. If you live in a community known to have bears, you have to do what you have to do to coexist, and killing is not one of those.

Rubber pellets that will temporarily scare the bear, loud noises, etc. -- these are PROVEN SOLUTIONS to deal with bears like this. But, they'd rather try to justify their scumbag actions with nonsense.

Jayne Cvetanoski
Jayne Cvetanoski
  • Clint Lenard

Hi..i just gotr this back from G MYERS.. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts regarding events associated resolving conflicts associated with a black bear habituated human in the Mountain Aire Community of Yancey County. I am forwarding information that I have received from our staff outlining the situation and the course of action taken by the Mountain Aire and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. While I respect your opinion, in this particular situation, community members...

Hi..i just gotr this back from G MYERS.. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts regarding events associated resolving conflicts associated with a black bear habituated human in the Mountain Aire Community of Yancey County. I am forwarding information that I have received from our staff outlining the situation and the course of action taken by the Mountain Aire and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. While I respect your opinion, in this particular situation, community members made a very difficult decision based on understandable concerns of personal safety. With all due respect, I wonder what the opinion might be had a child been severely injured or killed by this bear. These types of decisions are very difficult, but I assure you they are taken seriously and made carefully.

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or wish to follow-up further. I can be reached at (919) 707-0151.

Staff response:

A letter was recently circulated regarding the euthanizing of a black bear in the Mountain Aire community in western North Carolina. The letter draws attention to several issues related to feeding and habituating bears to humans and human food. The letter also implies that reasonable alternatives existed regarding the disposition of this bear; and further that North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) staff were unresponsive to the community and simply suggested killing the bear as the simplest way to address nuisance situations. The account presented in the letter is not an accurate depiction of events as they actually occurred.
The letter states that the bear emerged from its winter den and soon discovered human food, perhaps implying that the bear accidentally came across human foods. In reality the bear was fed intentionally by construction workers in the Mountain Aire community, despite the community’s “bear aware” program and other ongoing efforts to coexist with bears. Bears quickly become habituated to humans under these conditions and this bear was no exception. Having lost its fear of humans, the bear returned regularly and broke into several cars during the month of May, 2012. The NCWRC was contacted by community leaders about the bear and began working directly with them to harass the bear and attempt to discourage it from remaining in the community. The community leaders also addressed the feeding issue with the construction workers.

Those efforts appeared successful at first as the bear disappeared from the community for several weeks. Unfortunately, the bear returned in late June and the NCWRC received a report on June 28th that the bear had damaged the roof of a convertible sports car, reportedly enticed by a pack of gum inside the car. Community leaders stressed that concern among residents was increasing.

On July 30th, the NCWRC was informed that the bear had increased its interactions with humans, having entered homes at least four times and entered or damaged several vehicles. Community leaders and other residents expressed heightened concern and desire for action beyond harassment. NCWRC staff informed the community that the bear had developed behavior that was inconsistent with normal bear behavior and recommended that the community increase harassment activities and offered assistance to trap and aggressively harass the bear in a final attempt to stop the bear’s behavior. On August 2nd, the community reported that the bear had entered another residence, removed two pies from the kitchen counter and re-entered the house that night. It was also reported that the bear entered the bedroom while the owners were sleeping. Subsequently, community leaders requested authorization to pursue other options, including euthanasia, as they felt the harassment techniques were not effective.

Several residents in the community began investigating the idea of trapping the bear and placing it in captivity as an alternative to euthanasia. The residents investigated a location in Georgia and indicated that arrangements were in place to take the bear to that location. NCWRC staff contacted officials in Georgia to assess feasibility of this option. We determined that this was not a viable option because neither a transportation permit nor a license to possess the bear would be granted by the State of Georgia. NCWRC staff informed the community that while we did not support trapping a wild bear and placing it in confinement, we did investigate the proposal as requested by the community. Subsequently, NCWRC staff authorized the community to take action as appropriate should the bear return and pose a threat to persons or property.

On August 9th, NCWRC staff discussed with the community specific actions to be implemented should the bear return. The community natural resources director indicated that most residents wanted the bear removed immediately as they viewed it to be a threat. It was also noted that a group of residents had begun to explore the possibility of moving the bear to a pen at Grandfather Mountain. While this option was being examined, the bear returned to the community. Specifically, the bear appeared near a child’s playground and then approached a condominium on the following day (August 10th). The property owner reported the bear to the community leadership and employees of the community humanely euthanized the bear.

The NCWRC supports the actions of the community as this bear clearly demonstrated threats to persons and property. State law provides private landowners the right to protect their property and their person from damage caused by wildlife. It is unfortunate that human habituation of wildlife often results in the animal’s demise.

Sincerely,
Gordon Myers

Gordon Myers
Executive Director
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1701
Ph: 919.707.0151
Fax: 919.707.0020
[email protected]
www.ncwildlife.org

Dorothy Parshall
Dorothy Parshall
  • Clint Lenard

A lot of words that do not in any way justify this killing. Sanctuary, relocation but not killing.

Rebecca Marant
Rebecca Marant
  • Clint Lenard

agreed.

Nancy Leegard-silva
Nancy Leegard-silva
  • Clint Lenard

what if's, what fi's, all you got is what if"s. NOT dealing with this situation>?

Laurel Coughlin
Laurel Coughlin

Seems to me if they had set up a feeding station for him away from the homes, he would not have had to go and scavage for food. It seems like it is easier for some to just kill the animals instead of coming up with a workable solution.

Jayne Cvetanoski
Jayne Cvetanoski
  • Laurel Coughlin

LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW YOUR CONCERN OVER BEARS KILLING.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
http://www.ncwildlife.org/
http://www.ncwildlife.org/contacts.aspx
http://www.ncwildlife.org/About/Commissioners.aspx
Headquarters: 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
Mailing Address: 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1701
Phone: 919-707-0010
REPORT WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS - 1-800-662-7137 (Raleigh Area 919-707-0040)
David Cobb
Division Chief
919-707-0050
wrccomments@ncwildli...

LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW YOUR CONCERN OVER BEARS KILLING.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
http://www.ncwildlife.org/
http://www.ncwildlife.org/contacts.aspx
http://www.ncwildlife.org/About/Commissioners.aspx
Headquarters: 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
Mailing Address: 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1701
Phone: 919-707-0010
REPORT WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS - 1-800-662-7137 (Raleigh Area 919-707-0040)
David Cobb
Division Chief
919-707-0050
[email protected]

[email protected]
919-707-0151
[email protected]
919-707-0016
[email protected]
919-707-0015

ARE YOU absolutely disgusted in the poor Bears KILLING in Mountain Air NC!
DEMAND that they reconsider their attitude towards the Wildlife..must all animals be so cruelly killed?

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MOUNTAIN AIR -
http://www.mountainaircc.com/contact/
toll-free 1-800-247-7791.
E-mail: [email protected]
Mountain Air Country Club
P.O. Box 1037, Burnsville, NC 28714

Dianna Marton
Dianna Marton
  • Laurel Coughlin

I’m an “animal” lover and defender in France and I signed and shared most of your recent petitions. I think your petitions are very objective, very well written and I couldn’t agree more with them. This petition touched me the same way, I’m so sad for this poor bear we unfortunately won’t be able to help anymore, but we have to do all we can to avoid this to happen to the others. Thank you, Jayne Cvetanoski .

Susan Lane
Susan Lane
  • Laurel Coughlin

He could have been relocated.

Keller Tina
Keller Tina

Fuck mankind! Animals have godgiven rights! Does mankind deserve any right? I shouldn`t think so..........

Keller Tina
Keller Tina
  • Keller Tina

signed!

Keller Tina
Keller Tina
  • Keller Tina

...skinny bear with only one arm............:**-(((( So sorry, little soul........

Cinnamon Landman
Cinnamon Landman

The original story says this poor, hungry bear was shot. Then the letter from the Executive Director of NC Wildlife Resources Commission, says he was *humanely euthanized.* Of course, the very term is a contradiction, since euthanize means to give a kind death to prevent undue suffering. Once again, man pitted against animal, always results in a loss for the animal. So comforting that "state law provides private landowners the right to protect their property..." Where was that law when...

The original story says this poor, hungry bear was shot. Then the letter from the Executive Director of NC Wildlife Resources Commission, says he was *humanely euthanized.* Of course, the very term is a contradiction, since euthanize means to give a kind death to prevent undue suffering. Once again, man pitted against animal, always results in a loss for the animal. So comforting that "state law provides private landowners the right to protect their property..." Where was that law when white settlers stole the property of the Native Americans? Why does that law not apply to wildlife, who by rights should be considered the owners of that property, since they were there first? But no, greedy man takes all the land, then considers himself *threatened* when the original residents dare to attempt survival in the area. Yet another travesty under the guise of human rights.

Rebecca Marant
Rebecca Marant
  • Cinnamon Landman

well said.

Maria Frances Drake
Maria Frances Drake
  • Cinnamon Landman

C'est une HONTE!

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