Target: Head of Khabarovsk Police
Goal: Apologize for shooting and killing a wild brown bear who got into public areas rather than taking the steps to subdue the bear with a tranquilizer.
Russian police shot and killed a wild brown bear that was running through public areas. The bear was first spotted near a sporting arena before making its way to a mall. The police chased the bear through the mall, using smoke to scare it out. This only made the bear more anxious and scared as it fled out of the mall.
Police say they had no other choice but to shoot the animal. While many are saying the police made a good call to prevent any human casualties, some are saying the police should have taken earlier action to subdue the animal rather than waiting until the last minute to eventually shoot and kill it. The bear was spotted early on and made it through three locations before police took any real action, and the smoke used in the mall frightened the bear more than doing any real good.
Tragedies like this can be prevented if police are trained and equipped with tranquilizers or other methods of handling situations like this rather than resorting to a panicked shooting. Urge the police to apologize for the handling of this precious creature and take steps to prevent this from happening again in the future.
Dear Head of Khabarovsk police,
The handling of the shooting of the brown bear was not what it should have been and this bear should not have had to die. The bear was seen early on near a local sporting arena and could have been subdued there or at the mall before it was frantically chased down the street and shot.
I urge you to apologize for the way this precious bear was handled and murdered and take steps to prevent this from happening again in the future.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Spencer Wright