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.
Quite right, He should have been taken to a sanctuary.
I agree with you. There was no reason to shoot this little bear.
Poor Guy didn't really have a chance did he :(
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.
It was SO WRONG! You said it! How come they just couldn't do that?
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
Of course he did, if mankind would have helped him.
Transport would cost ... and (OMG ... shudder to mention it ... some EFFORT would be needed ... and ... OMG A SWEAR WORD ... COMPASSION!!!)
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.
Man, YOU SAID IT! Really.
Melonie McL. more than you can even imagine....victoria
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.
That's exactly what should happen in this case, period!
Exactly (unfortunately) and we human are doing everything to destroy our planet everyday more... this is sad
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,...
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.
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.
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.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1701
A lot of words that do not in any way justify this killing. Sanctuary, relocation but not killing.
what if's, what fi's, all you got is what if"s. NOT dealing with this situation>?
I am so MAD I COULD SPIT NAILS! SHAME ON YOU NC... YOUR state also uses baby bears chained to a telephone log, so that hunting dogs can go at... as they scream for someone to help them.. I am not talking 3 yrs and up, I am talking BABY BEARS that can't defend themselves...I have seen the video someone, illegally took while this Baby bear screamed...I will not support you tourism by my $$$. and you can bet I will get every one I know to do the same..this is insane..there was NO REASON TO SHOOT THIS BEAR! NONE~~~~.
So sad - he wasn't hurting anyone!
This Is So Sad.Rember You Hurt The 4 legged Ones You will Pay For It! Can't Stand The crelity That Is Put On All 4 legged So sad.
Little bear could have gone to a rescue, sanctuary, wildlife park, been relocated or helped. What rich cold hearted person wants a little three legged bear shot over stealing her two pies?
Why did you not take the little bear to a sanctuary, Why was it murdered. I cannot believe the things humans do to defenseless animals.
What I see is a bear cub roughly in the 2 year range with a handicap. A) the construction workers need to be held accountable for their intentional feeding of this animal B) a way could have been made to trap the bear and remove it to a safe location i.e. a sanctuary. This situation could have been avoided if the proper actions had been taken here.
Maybe they should evacuate the nastiest jail of all correctional officers and burn the child molesters and rapists and murderers and Gang Members and so on and so on...SAVE THE ANIMALS and frick the jerks we have to pay for.Just my opinion, no trying to offend but I am sick of paying for jailbirds when money could be spent for our Environment and Animals.