Re: “Wildlife managers oppose ban on roadside bear hunting” (the News, March 4).
Killing bears by roadways is still considered “hunting” in Yukon. And the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board doesn’t want this changed.
Killing bears that have been habituated to humans by roadways prior to or just after hibernation every year is nothing short of cruel, inhumane and unethetical! And the board wants this to continue? How does this reflect on Yukon’s “larger than life” image?
Killing bears that have become used to people, traffic, is akin to killing animals in captivity.
How does Yukon’s Department of Environment’s proposal for a 30 metre (98 foot) buffer zone, for grizzlies only, threaten people who want to kill bears?
Both grizzly and black bears need protection. It’s not safe or ethical to allow any hunting from the highway.
Or do we change Yukon’s “larger than life” slogan to “killing made easy”?