Justice for Fatally Shot Mother Grizzly Bear

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Target: Mike Madel, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks grizzly bear management specialist

Goal: Stop the unjust killing of grizzly bears by using a different method to handle bear encounters.

Wildlife authorities shot and killed a female grizzly bear who had been killing a nearby rancher’s sheep. The bear was only 6.5 years old. Grizzly bears live to be 20-25 years old in the wild. 

The grizzly killed sheep at the same ranch the previous year so she and her two cubs were relocated before making their way back to their original home. Female grizzly bears are not usually removed or killed until they have been in conflicts at least three times, but this bear was killed after just two.

This grizzly bear should not have had to die simply because a human decided to have a ranch near the bear’s territory. There must be other options besides killing these beautiful creatures. Demand officials come up with an alternate way to handle bear encounters so more grizzlies don’t have to die.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Madel,

Your team recently decided that the only way to handle a grizzly bear who kept having encounters with nearby sheep was to shoot and kill the bear. This bear was a mother of two and now she’s dead. Rather than waiting the normal three strikes or coming up with an alternate way to handle the bear, you chose to take an innocent animal’s life.

This is an unnecessary tragedy that must be prevented in the future. I urge you to please come up with an alternate way to handle bears in these kinds of situations rather than killing them.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Gregory Smith

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11 Comments

  1. Celeste H. says:

    It seems like wildlife officials are becoming more impatient and more out of control — they need to try relocating animals more
    than they now do — I don’t want to see sheep killed either, but
    why are humans allowed to kill livestock for food and profit, but animals are not allowed to kill livestock for survival? I say that because this grizzly bear is just out of thousands every year that are killed by the USDA and Wildlife Services, to protect the livestock industry… There has to be a better way…

    • Bang on. And those sheep were slated to be killed, regardless.

      The bloody ranchers are controlling everything vital to the world’s survival, all in the name of the ridiculous, invisible belief system called Carnism. There IS a “better way.”
      http://www.carnism.org/

  2. todd fletcher says:

    These guy’s need to work in the prison system! How the hell did they end up here!!!!!

  3. What else will the human species kill just for the lust of the kill.
    There will be no innocent and helpless Wildlife left on this Planet if the human species have there way.

  4. MEANS FOR ALL OF THOSE ASSISTS IN THESE CRUEL PRACTICES S(H)OWS THEIR OWN FUTURE! THIS SHOULD BE WELL KNOWN BY PERSONS RESPONSIBLE!

    EVERYONE OF THIS UNBELIEVABLE INHUMANE IGNORANCE AGAINST EXTRADITED LIVING & BREATHING CREATURES INHUMANE RABBLE WILL SEE WHAT FUTURE PROVIDES FOR ALL OF THEM!

    AS YOU CAN SEE ALL OF DISASTERS IN OUR WORLD – YOU SOON COULD BE THE NEXT PART OF THOSE EARNING THEIR SELF DEPENDENT LIFE AS THEY DESERVES IT WITHOUT ANY COMMISERATION!

    LAST INFANTILE AND GREED SCUM – NOT DESERVES TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES – GET RIDDEN BY YOUR GUILT!

    LAST INFANTILE AND GREED SCUM – NOT DESERVES TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES IN OUR ALL WORLD – ALL OF THESE CRIMINAL RABBLE IS BETTER DEATH AND NOT DISTURB THE REST OF THE WORLD POPULATION AND FUTURE GENERATIONS!

    Stop & pursue this deformity – instantly!

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal killer ASSHOLES! Or not?

    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE THEM AWAY – ONCE FOR ALL

    BUT FIRST: P A Y R E D E M P T I O N

    A S S H O L E !!!!

  5. Not surprised

  6. M. Dobos says:

    It’s funny how we can torture and abuse the animals that we eat, but a wild animal that only kills what it needs to eat and survive, is then killed for doing it. Sort of a double standard, don’t you think? They were here first. We took their habitat and now we want them gone? We are a very sick species and I am ashamed to admit that I am a human.

  7. “The only difference between a dog, cat, horse and dolphin and a cow, chicken, pig and turkey is perception. One is no more valuable than another. And yet in this culture, we hold the former animals in high esteem and the latter we brutalize for food. All animals are deserving of respect and freedom from violence. The way to respect others is veganism.”

  8. Tina shurtleff says:

    We need to demand the dismantling of fish and game. They are on the side of ranchers and hunters. Biologists and wildlife experts should be making wildlife policy. That bear could have been relocated farther away. Stupid people kill. Smart people find non lethal ways.

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Son of a bitches!!! ?
    Signed & Shared.

  10. These government wildlife officials do whatever they want, they know they can’t get fired! They are wildlifes worst nightmare.

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