Don’t Kill Bears for Protecting Their Homes

Target: Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks Alberta

Goal: Change the grizzly bear response guide, and only euthanize bears as a last resort.

The province of Alberta has seen two fatal grizzly bear attacks in the last month. One of the bears has been caught and killed, while the other is still at large. The loss of human life is horrible, yet people should not respond in kind. These bears should not be killed unless no other option is possible.

The euthanized grizzly was found to be an older female, and this was one of the considerations that led to her demise. Just because an animal is past its prime, does not give humans the right to deem the animal unimportant and to kill it as a result.

The other bear has not been caught, but it deserves a fair chance once it is. Sign this petition to urge the authorities to use euthanasia only as a last result, and find other means to safeguard people and grizzlies alike.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Nixon,

The loss of any human life in a fatal assault is always a horrible thing, and it is tragic that two people have been killed in grizzly attacks. However, this does not give people the right to respond in kind and kill the wild animals who are protecting their land from human interference. These animals must be dealt with in a decisive manner that safeguards the public, but euthanasia should not be used unless no other means are available. Furthermore, killing an animal because it is “past its prime” is an abuse of power, and all creatures should be respected with equal importance.

There is one bear still at large who is linked with a fatal attack. I urge you to show more compassion and respect when dealing with this grizzly and find alternatives to euthanasia when dealing with these situations in the future.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Wulf Willis


55 Comments

  1. Loraine Pretorius says:

    Tell me why the only answer is a gun. For goodness sake they are taking the easy way out. SHAME ON YOU

  2. We NEED our Grizzly Bears — our Planet NEEDS our Grizzly Bears — Do NOT travel in the same circles as Grizzly Bears — Humans uninvited unwittingly trespass Bears’ homes — for this reason, bad things happen — I, too, love the outdoors and wilderness — you MUST BE CAREFUL — to blame and MURDER Bears is irrational, merciless and just plain wrong — as Humans, the smarter ones — we must devise a Plan whereby we and the Bears together peacefully live & share the Planet.

  3. This planet is NOT just for humans; period. We bulldoze their homes and we enter their wilderness. We are supposed to share tis planet!!!

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